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

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Our Daily Bread Stamps + Christmas challenge at Scrappy Mo's

(WOYWW post is just below this one, thank you!)

Well, have managed to join in with the Christmas card challenge - or Rudolph day over at Scrappy Mo's ~ do join over at Mo's, you only have till 30th this month! 
I guess I wont be the only one with a collection of cards since this is the last challenge for 2015.
And, yes, the year has simply sped by not waiting for me to catch up at all.
Saw this on Pinterest ages ago, original by Darsie Bruno in 2010, when this die SB Fleur de lis came out. Minimal explanation on her page but worked out you cut two of each of the large and small dies and overlay them, mounting tape between layers. The stamp is from ODB Joy to the world set. Used SB ribbon label die extended (see WOYWW post below how to extend dies).
The underlay is beautiful sparkly paper called Pacific blue. Wish the photo could capture it. Embossing folder is CB snowflake one, discontinued. Made three in all, may make one more as have enough blue out of my 12 x12" sheet - has anyone else discovered how good a scoreboard is for accurately drawing lines for measuring??? Had light bulb moment when making this card.
TIP: 1. Once I marked from base exactly how big wanted blue layer, ruled the line down my scoreboard with pen, as shown.
2. Then turned it around the other way and ruled the other line.
3. Then simply cut by hand with my very good long bladed scissors. Job done!
This is wonderful time saver .. just line it up with base, mark both corners where you want and the draw a straight 90degree angle line on score board!

Base was a snippet base from last year in reject pile .. one of corners punched with MS layered arches was not quite right but I think no-one else will notice so a year later I use it :D The two stamps on this card are both quite old and discontinued.
More of the Bonbon or Christmas cracker foiled paper saved from previous years .. nearly used it all up but doing different styles as get sick of same one. these use same embossing folders as dont have many of Christmas A7 and need big ones for this landscape card. Used at last my Penny Black Holly leaves die. Greeting is from ODB Joy to the world set.

Thanks so much for popping over for peek and chat .. will return your visit as soon as I can, as do love to see your work too. :D
I apologise as have not commented on many from last few posts .. but will do you first, sorry. 

 May God bless your day and those you love, wherever you may be.

Shaz in Oz.x
O give thanks to the LORD; for He is good: His mercy endureth forever. Psalm 131:1
Linking over to:
1. Di's 200th Snippety challenge - Used laods of snippets, except for card base. 
2. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
3. Rudolph day challenge over at Scrappy Mo's 
4. ODBDSLC263 Our Daily Bread anything goes with Religious Christmas challenge.
  All have Christian verses on them all but one from the "ODB Joy to World" set on them.


Sue Jones said...

Beautiful cards Shaz xx Have a fab week . Soojay xx14

kiwimeskreations said...

Shaz your cards are beautiful - love the red base - I cannot see which corner is wonky. We are so hard on ourselves at time!!

Joanne said...

your cards are lovely, thanks for sharing. Hope you are doing well.

big hugs, Joanne

Neet said...

Lovely cards, and such intricacy. I have the Fleur de Lis die and am always pleased with how it turns out.
Hope all is well with you my friend and that the family is ok too.
Hugs from a wet town close to Manchester.
Neet xx

Unknown said...

So many beauriful cards this week. And they all have such intricate detail. Do love that blue paper but the snowflake is amazing. Diane #24
BTW, entered your giveaway. Happy Blogaversary!

Sarn said...

Hi Shaz . . . what a gorgeous selection of festive cards. They are all so pretty.

Happy Rudolph Day.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

mamapez5 said...

Lots of lovely cards Shaz. I also have the 'Joy' sentiment set, and I've found that one very useful. I love that big fleur de lis snowflake, but really I like the one with the nativity on it. Kate x

Betsy said...

I love your cards today Shaz! The blue one is my favorite I think. I'm very partial to blue-and-white and Christmas decorating. I have some little blue and white snowman that I like to put out and I usually leave them out all winter long. You do such beautiful work. I can't imagine the time it takes to do such painstakingly beautiful work on these cards. Thank you for your prayers for Spokane. The predicted windstorm never happened and I know that it was because the prayers that people were lifting up.
Blessings, Betsy

Barb said...

Your cards are lovely Shaz. WellI couldn't see any problem with the red one. Often when you put stuff aside it comes out again looking fine. I think my favourite is probably the first. That fleur de Lis die is a beauty. Hugs. Barbxx

Pia S said...

Beautiful set of cards, all with lovely touches and some shine or sparkle. The snowflake is eye candy, love the layers and dimension if it, truly gorgeous.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Beautiful cards! Love the gold holly leaves Chrisx 36

sally said...

Lovely selection of cards, the gold holly is a brilliant idea!


Anne said...

Wow your cards are so sumptuous and ornate! Superb work mon amie! They are gorgeous!

Kathleen said...

Some stunning cards here Shaz, fabulous snowflakes and some gorgeous cards in the red and gold with lovely sentiments.

Kath x

Jean said...

Lovely cards Shaz, I like the Joy to the world, and nativity stamps and the lovely gold die cut holly.
Jean x

RosA said...

Hi Shaz
Lovely cards, especially the top one! Now, there is no reason I couldn't try my hand at that, is there? As I happen to have the very same die :)
I too have kept cracker cardboard to be reused! It's pink, red and silver, and I actually know where it is!
RosA # 25

Twinks Stamping said...

Lovely selection of cards, my favourite would be the "Joy to the World" cards. Really nice. Have a good day xxx Jan xxx

Sofie said...

Your Christmas cards look beautiful! I'm making Christmas cards too!

Greetings, Sofie # 37

Liz said...

Beautiful cards, Shaz. I especially love the snowflake on the first card. Thanks for sharing your light bulb moment, what a great idea! xx

Conniecrafter said...

They are all so Gorgeous, love the embossed backgrounds on them and the sparkle paper is so pretty for a background!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fabulous cards, Shaz, the stacked snowflake is simply amazing. The cards are very inspiring.

Love and hugs

Ginny Maxam said...

Oh Boy these are really beautiful, I love the first card especially love card #1 Just stunning!! I hope yo wint the challenge!!

scrappymo! said...

Wow! YOu have so many beautiful cards on this post. My faves are the Nativity cards. That is a lovely stamp and sentiment...made at the better with that gorgeous embossing powder!

Thanks for taking part in the November Rudolph Days Challenge. Good luck in the prize draw.

sandra de said...

Hi shaz your cards are always soooo stunning.
sandra de @12

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow, all of these are spectacular!! Love the use of the images along with the dies and sentiments- thanks so much for sharing them with us at the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge!! Hugs and have a blessed week :-)

JD/ Jill said...

All beautiful cards...I especially like your card made with the Fleur de Lis die. I have that spellbinder die and I think that I have only used it one time...I think I need to get it out have so inspired me!

LesleyG said...

Gorgeous array of cards Shaz xxx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful collection of cards especially the snowflake ones.

Sue xx

Sally H said...

A stunning selection of Chrsitmas cards! I too am struggling to believe it is the end of November already. This year has gone way too fast!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hello, Shaz! I am so grateful to have you share this beautiful card in our challenge this week. Your participation is always a blessing, and I'm so grateful for the love and support you've always shown to our blog. Thanks for playing along with us, and for your kind and encouraging words. Have a blessed week.
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. If you are interested in being a Guest Designer for us at Word Art Wednesday in either January or February, please send me an email to let me know. I would love to have you join us for the month. Karen

Brenda in IN said...

These are just stunning! The red card is so pretty with the gold holly and all of the white and gold are outstanding. Don't worry about visiting. I am so far behind and this is such a busy time of year for everyone so it's hard to spend a lot of time on the computer.

Craftychris said...

So many beautiful cards! xxx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just loving the Christmas cards you have whipped up! Very intricately done too. The snowflake card is so awesome, and love love the red and gold die on your card.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow!! You sure have been busy!! Beautiful cards!! Love your use of sentiments and images! Thanks for joining us at ODBD!

MaryH said...

Very lovely & different looks on each of these 3 pretties. I looked hard at the punches, not seeing any problems! It's very pretty in the red with the lovely PB holly die done with the gleam of gold. Love the stamped image too. The Fleur de Lis as a snowflake was a great design also...very elegant. And enjoyed the wonderful look of your cracker paper. It's such fun reading how normal items can get recycled into another wonderful & gorgeous look. Take care, TFS & Merry Christmas with loads of Blessings to you. Hugs

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