Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 40 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Fifth Blogaversary ~ Prizes: Illuminated Work + craft die

CANDY IS CLOSED  - draw see here

Hullo everyone - some exciting news today!! 
It is 01.11.15, and if you dont know what that means???
 

I started my blog on 01.11.10 
(yes, it is a palindrome, ie reads backwards and frontwards the same
.. so wont forget it!)

It is this blog's FIFTH Anniversary!
THIS CANDY WILL POST OVERSEAS! 
As I have so many Wonderful Encouragers, who have joined and encourage me during the years on my blog by leaving wonderfully cheering and helpful comments
~ I want to do a BIG "THANK YOU" with a two pieces of candy~
First one is a small (10 X 8cm) framed Illuminated text, it can hang or is self-standing, too.
So this a watercolour and gouache, with 23carat gold leaf illuminated work, with flat gold leaf. Because this frame has no mount you cant do the raised gold leaf, as I like to do.

This verse is the key to our whole lives - if we get this right then we are on the right path.
"We walk by faith, not by sight." II Corinthians 5:7
The key is the word in gold, "faith", if our faith is in the wrong thing, then our feet are on the wrong path.
May our faith be in the One Who never fails, Who said "I am the Way, the Truth and the LIFE", the dear LORD Jesus Christ.
A crafty prize is also on offer of Joanna Sheen Signature die called Holly berries SD001
To enter:
1. You must have joined my blog and become one of my Wonderful Encouragers!
  This is the whole point - it is a THANK YOU to You, those faithful ones! 
New Encouragers are more than welcome :D if you are of the genuine variety!

2. If you are able to, I would appreciate if you could put a link of this candy on your blog's sidebar. Those who take the time to do this, please let me know, as you will get two entries in the candy,  as an extra thank you!

3. Please leave a comment below to say you would like to take part.
If you want the text - put "text" at the end of your comment.
If you want the die - please put " craft die" at the end.
If you want either , please put "either" at the end of your comment.

Is that all too hard? I hope not! I will do a short post later in the week showing the making of the text too.
The candy will be drawn, all being well on 1.12.15, Australian time. 

I will post overseas, I chose light things for that very purpose.

If you're not sure you have joined this blog, (as I forget which ones have joined) just try and join - Google wont let you join twice, this saves you searching.

Thanks so much everyone for popping over for a peek and chat, and most of all may God bless you all for being such WONDERFUL ENCOURAGERS!!
  I really appreciate you all, 
Shaz in Oz.x

32 comments:

brenda said...

Huge congratulations Shaz, it takes a lot to keep blogs going on a regular basis. I will post on my blog now.

B x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Congratulations! Five years - that's awesome! I remember how excited I felt when I celebrated 2 years this summer! Wishing you many more years of blogging fun! I am already your follower! Would love to win your craft die!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I added your photo and link to my right-hand sidebar - thank you so much for the awesome giveaway!

Carolyn said...

Congratulations for Blog Year Five! I enjoy your blog and your artistic talent.

JoZart Quilts said...

Thanks Shaz for your lovely comment. I am glad you saw Neet and I together!
Congratulations on your Blogaversary. Love your artwork and prize but I won't add my name as it should go to someone else who will appreciate and use it as I don't do papercrafting now with my renewed love of fabric projects.
Off to the Lake District tomorrow and hoping the leaves are still showing their Autumn glory.
Love Jo x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Shaz,
Congratulations on your fifth anniversary! Interesting way to remember it too. Your calligraphy work is beautiful. I love the W with all the detail that it has.

I'd like you to put my name in for the art please.

Hugs,
Kay

Betsy said...

Congratulations on five years Shaz! What a great way to remember when you began. :-). Love the verse you've chosen as your giveaway. Since I don't do paper craft the prize should go to someone who will use it, but I didn't want to miss congratulating you on your blogaversary. Many blessings my friend, and I thank you for your wonderful comments on my blog. Isn't it wonderful that although we live on opposite sides of this huge world, we share the same Savior and we will meet someday and praise Him forever together with all of our brothers and sisters. Hallelujah and Amen!
Blessings,
Betsy

Graciellie Design said...

Wow dear friend! What a joy! We have had the blessing of getting to know you through this blog, something for which I know we're all thankful! You are so generous and both your giveaways are so nice! I have a weakness for die cuts so I guess I'll have to go for the craft dies! Thanks so much! You have a blessed soul and I am so glad to have the chance to know you! Hugs, Gracie.

Maxine D said...

Shaz I may not have followed your blog for long but it is always a joy to visit, and to receive your comments on my blog.
Congratulations on your five years!!
I have linked to this post on my blog :-)
(text)
Blessings
Maxine

Bejay Roles said...

Hi from the UK, Shaz,
It's a nice November morning this morning, following an early pre-dawn fog, the sun is now shining and the sky is a brilliant blue, although there's a distinct nip in the air. If you're a rugby fan, Shaz, I'm sorry the All Blacks won the world cup. I usually follow footy (go Rabbitohs) but I'll make an exception for the boys in black lol.
What a brilliant thing for you to have reached your fifth anniversary, well done, you :). How kind of you to share the love with a prize draw. Sadly I don't have a blog to share the details with but I would still love to take part (either).
Bejay x

Mehrll said...

Your posts are always such an inspiration to me. You have been a blessing to me and have helped me grow in my own cardmaking. Thank you so much. God bless you richly. Hugs. Your Muddleheaded Friend

Pia S said...

How nice of you to do this. I'm already a follower and I wish you good luck in finding new ones too. Info about your candy is posted on my sidebar. Being addicted to dies my first choice would be the dies:)

aussie aNNie said...

Congrats Shaz, I know I don't come here all the time so may not be eligible to enter but if so love the die....also as I recently lost my Hero, my dad, I am really having a struggle keeping my 'head above water' luv annie xx{The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

Anne said...

Thank you dear Shaz for delighting, befriending and inspiring us through your blog. Many congratulations! One ay I would love to own one o your exquisite calligraphy pieces but for this candy, please do not enter my name. You have blessed me so often in so many ways. Bravo mon amie! xxx

Neet said...

Congratulations on your blog birthday - hope there are many more to come.
Love the text but then we all know what beautiful illuminated lettering you are capable of.
Hugs, Neet xx

Elizabeth said...

HI Shaz, congratulations on your five years of blogging. You have reminded me to check out how long I've been blogging and I find it is just over five years, September, so, my friend, we started blogging within weeks of each other. Hasn't it been fun :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

aussie aNNie said...

I have changed my blog due to a few google + issues it is now here....
 { aNNie}

Nikki C said...

Wow Shaz has it been that long time flies so quickly in blogland thanks for the chance hugs Nikki

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Warm congratulations for five years of blogging, Shaz. I've been following you and I'm now one of your encouragers too :)

The text is so true and beautiful, it's a bliss to look at, so I would say art. I will put this on my blog too.

Lots of love and hugs
Maarit

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thanks for popping by, Shaz, and for your kind words! It's always wonderful to hear from you! Congratulations on this huge milestone blog'versary! I wish you many more!! (I'd rather not be in the draw, my friend, as I am so blessed already. I'd rather someone else have that chance.) Be well! Hugs, Darnell

Shelly Schmidt said...

Congrats on blogversary! Wahoo! I am richly blessed and in the middle of re-organizing, so will pass on prizes. I love stopping by- here is to 5 more years!

sandra de said...

Well done on 5 years of posts and sharing your beautiful art with us. Thank you for the gorgeous card and dies. I caught up with RosA today ..... now I have a special piece of art from Shaz in Oz. :-)
sandra de

Ginny Maxam said...

Congratulations Shaz on your Blogaversery!! May The Lord Bless the works of your Hands and Heart!
Hugs,
Ginny

Ирина said...

Thank you for candy , very glad to get acquainted !Image Panel.

Liz said...

Congratulations on your Fifth Blogaversary and sharing your lovely creations! I've added a link on my side bar to your blog candy. I would love to win the craft dies. xx

mamapez5 said...

Well done on your blogaversary. I was quite sure I was already a follower, but google let me join today so maybe I was wrong. Anyway I am now your newest follower, even if I have been visiting for ages. I would love to have a chance to win your beautiful text, and I will put a link to your candy in my side bar. Love Kate x

Diane Baker-Williams said...

1. Following you.
2. Put the giveaway on my sidebar.
3. Would love the die cut
Happy Bloaversary!

Sofie Vandersmissen said...

Congrats on your bloganniversary! I would love to have a chance to win that beautiful craft die!
I added your candy to my sidebar!

Greetings, Sofie
http://sofies-succulent-beads.blogspot.be/

valerija said...

Congratulations on 5 years blogging.
I am your new follower.
Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful candy.
I addet it on my sidebar.
I would love to win that beautiful craft die. Thank you!
Have a nice day.
Valerija xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW 5yrs!! A huge Congrats and such generous prizes too. Thank you so much for a chance to win such awesome goodies.Am your follower.Have posted about your giveaway on my blog sidebar to send you some more traffic .
PS : I would love to win the craft dies
Cheers
Dr Sonia
soniasv@rediffmail.com
Cards Crafts School Projects

Наталочка Нана said...

Congratulations on your 5th anniversary ! It's great! Thank you for the wonderful little presents ! really I believe in miracles !
Natalia XX

Craftychris said...

Well done on blog anniversary! I love your blog - you are such a talent! I hope I am not too late to enter - if I am in time and by chance should win, I collect dies and don't have one like your candy so fingers crossed! Thank you for the chance! xxxxx

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