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

Monday, 29 February 2016

Christmas card for Rudolph Day + BIG Announcment!

Hi everyone! A very quick, "sorta-almost-late" entry (just as well it's a leap year and February has 29 days!) for Christmas card challenges and Rudolph day challenge over at Scrappy Mo's. 
It crept up on me - kinda! And had several last years Christmas cards trimmed ready for upcycling - so here is my offering of two!
Has a lovely gold sheen on this original card with "Away in the manger on it ". Just lifted the nativity scene out by cutting around it carefully, mounting on gold card and popping a gold pearl on the star. As you know, I like Christmas cards to tell of the very first Christmas, when Christ came.
Another simple card, just mounted on gold, the white CB candy striped EF was a reject from another card. Verse is digi I made up (Font is Black Chancery, free from Dafont), and SB Ribbon Label die was used, with little gold ink around edges whilst in die.
Now you're probably wondering (or not! :D) what the big and very exciting announcement is? 
Well, it is that I am honoured to have been chosen to join 
 Bec has things at really competitive prices and is very helpful to get anything available that you may want that is not on the site.. so do pop over.
This is the blog link too, which has regular card postings and the monthly challenge where is it "Anything goes!" and you can won a die or stamp set, posted anywhere worlwide.
On Saturday, 5th I will be doing my first DT post!
Well, I'm also delighted to welcome a new wonderful encourager - Carol of Crafty Carol's Cards.
Carol is also new team member at Bizzy Bec's, and she is a brand new blogger. Please pop over and say hi to new blogger in blogland and give her some encouragement, too. You will make her day happier, as well as mine! 
May God bless your day everyone.. where every you maybe, and thanks so much for popping over for a peek and chat, you really do cheer my heart!
Shaz in Oz.x

I would like to link over to:
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes


kiwimeskreations said...

Congratulations on your DT appointment Shaz - well deserved :-).
love the way you up-cycle your Christmas cards

scrappymo! said...

Your upcycled cards looks great. I especially love the second one...the image is so lovely!

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

Di said...

Lovely cards Shaz! Great upcycling. And huge congratulations on the DT! Look forward to seeing your makes :)


Di xx

Valerija said...

Two lovely cards, love them both.
Thank you for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challnege. Good Luck.
Valerija - DT member.

Conniecrafter said...

Both Great cards, I do love the music sheet with the manger image!
CONGRATS!!!! on your design team!!

Kath said...

Two great upcycled cards - perfect for our Rudolph Day challenge. Thank you for joining us and good luck in the draw. Congrats too on your DT post.
Kath - DT member

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Many congratulations on your new DT post Shaz. I started my first last December so I know how excited you must be feeling. Good luck with your first post and I'll try to pop over and take a look at the weekend :) You've made two wonderful cards here and I especially like the second one because of it's traditional image X

Kathleen said...

Congratulations on the DT and two fabulous up-cycled Christmas Day cards.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

Lovely upcycled cards and congratulaions on your DT post. A new challenge for me to enter into as well. wins all round. Hugs Mrs A.

Brenda said...

Wow Sharon, I am loving how you up cycled some older Christmas cards! These turned out gorgeous! I too, love Christmas cards that tell the true story of Christmas. And these are so perfect. I also want to congratulate you on your new design team gig!! How fun, you will be a great asset to this team my friend. Hugs, Brenda

Heather said...

Two beautiful cards! Commercial cards always have such gorgeous pictures and colors and this is a great way to recycle them and create something just as lovely. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2. (Sorry I'm so late in commenting)

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, two gorgeous upcycled cards, I still have my old one's sitting on the table, Congratulations on your DT appointment, I have ordered fro Bec before too, lovely items that can be hard to find elsewhere in Aus. Have a great week... Megan

Ginny Maxam said...

Congrats Shaz!! They are very blessed to have you on board!! Ginny

RosA said...

Hi Shaz, Congrats on the DT! I'm sure you will make some wonderful creations!

Liz said...

Many congratulations on joining the DT!

Two beautiful, traditional cards. Visiting your blog today with my Rudolph Days DT members hat on. Thanks for joining in the February challenge. xx

Pia S said...

I've got plenty of Christmas cards I could upcycle like you do. I'm already behind on my Christmas cards according to my monthly schedule, so I might take the easy way out using ready made images and personalizing them, like you did here. Great idea!

Darnell said...

Congratulations on the well-deserved Design Team appointment, Shaz!! Bec must be so thrilled you said yes!! Your upcycled Christmas cards are beautiful!! Hugs, Darnell

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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