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 50 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Bugaboo Golf Cart - Happy 80th, Uncle Ted + WOYWW!

Well, amazingly in a blink! .. another Wednesday has arrived so that's WOYWW or What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday!
 Do join our wonderful head of Deskland, dear Julia of the Stamping Ground, over here.
While you're at it, would you all please say a special prayer for healing for Julia (
and for successful surgery ASAP), fighting a brain tumour - see more on her post here
Okay, two weeks ago exactly this was my desk.. a real struggle going on here .. see that card.. I started it again four times! erk!
Here I was successful in getting the two colours to match, have my Bugaboo Golf cart image printed out ready to make a birthday card. I also had printed some tartan digi paper as golf had its origins at St Andrews in Scotland :D However you will see an issue with the top blue piece, because of cheap card, tape holding it, tore too far down. Hadn't realised the issue at this stage.
At first using Promarkers to colour it.. then had an idea (make it more complicated!! 3D it!). Used CB embossing folder "Branches" to emboss the grass coloured card.

At this stage it seems confusion reigns! Had ditched Promarkers for pencils.
Was onto my third lot of cardstock blue/green. I realised cheap card of number 1 wasn't going to work, so cut number 2.
However the curves of Curved Spellbinder die wouldn't join, ne'er the twain would met!
Here is number 3 all going well!
You will see I have printed the teensy shirt out on the tartan Digi paper so as to paper piece it.
All good, till die cutting time. Sigh, forgot hadn't die cut it, glued 3D images on BEFORE die cutting with pierced rectangles. :(
Fourth start again ... phew! answered prayer, indeed! no mistakes ..the grass embossing flattens somewhat with rectangle die cutting but have to do it before 'cos only green is done. Have large (extra large!) golf ball made with Couture Creations EF "circles" cut with SB. Cut four clouds same size with IO (Impression Obsession) cloud die. While still in die, I rounded them vigorously with my finger nail to get extra dimension to them and make them nice and puffy.
Triple checking I have it right, before I glue it!! the digital sentiments are with Chisel Script, free font by added to Word.
I have tutorial on how to download it here.
Embossed greetings with clear EP, as a dense scrips, printed on smooth card.
If you use a shiny or really smooth surfaced card you are able to heat emboss it:
1. Smooth over surface to be printed on with embossing buddy
(see how to make one here) before printing 2. As soon as out of printer add clear EP and heat set quickly.
Finished card - and jut for the record my very dear Uncle Ted's 80th birthday was just PAR-fect! God blessed in every way.
 To my Aussie shots now.. two taken by my sister (Robyn in Oz :D) on their visit down to South coast of NSW, at a place very aptly named!
Pretty Beach, a real treat visually in every way!
Some lounging lazily kangaroos at nap time in afternoon :D
Here it is ... Pretty Beach, one of its views, God's creation quite takes your breath way. I have few more to share later on.
Thanks so much every one for popping over for a peek as chat, and may God bless your day wherever you may be!  Shaz in Oz.x

Jesus  said "I say unto you, He that hears My word, and believes on Him that sent Me, has everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life." John 5:24

Linking up to:
1. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
2. Use green!
3. City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 303 ~ Make it Green
4.  okay golf carts might not speed, that  much but am sure some do go at speed :D


kiwimeskreations said...

Well done on persevering with this card Shaz - it's a stunner!
Those kangaroos looks so relaxed!! The beach is glorious!

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz,

A gorgeous card for your uncle, I'm sure he will love it!
Glad to hear I'm not the only one who gets things done in the wrong order, your card still looks wonderful.
The 'roos look comfortable and relaxed in the cool...
Have a great week... Megan

Helen said...

glad your uncle's card worked out in the end! Pretty Beach is well named indeed. Happy WOYWW Helen #1

Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Oh my! Feel for you having to start over and over again; been there and done that so many times! Had a real chuckle about pierced dies after 3D-ing. But you ended up with a fab card.
Sharon xx #10

Lynsey said...

Hi Shaz,

Your perseverance with this card has been well rewarded I think, it's fantastic! I love it! Would you mind if I tried to make something similar, I don't have this image but I do have golfy ones and I know someone who would love a card like this.

Thanks for sharing, Lyns #17 xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Isn't it funny how some projects are simply£@^%&$*@ from beginning to end while others just sail through smoothly! It was worth persevering though as that card is fab..the tartan pattern just sets it off perfectly!!
Hugs, LLJ 11 xx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Morning from Sunny Devon,

Love your card, and those Kangaroos are just great. I have lambs in the field next to me.

Have a fantastic day, thanks for popping over the other day

Crafty hugs Pen x

Pen Sunshinepen said...


should have said Crafty hugs Pen x #23 :)

glitterandglue said...

My goodness, Shaz. You are one determined lady. Well done on getting that card exactly how you wanted it at last!!! Great Aussie shots - that beach is just gorgeous....
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #16

buterfliecrafter said...

well, you got there in the end and if you get too much irritated and annoyed you can make a nice walk along that beautiful beach :-) happy WOYWW, Vicky #9

Glenda said...

Just running through and waving good morning Shaz! Love that cute golf card and the photos are amazing! Thanks for sharing!
Glenda #21

Christine said...

You're on the ball this morning! Thanks for the visit.
Great card but so it should be after all that hard work! Love that beach shot too.
Take care and have a good week
Bishopsmate #29

Mrs.D said...

What a wonderful card, such a lot of love gone into making that, FOUR times! It is so frustrating when things don't work out as you plan, but the end result was well worth the effort.
Love the picture of kangaroos and the lack of imagination but honestly named Pretty Beach.
Bless you
Chris #15

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz, and yes, I admit to laughing a little at all the mishaps. Just because it was so cheering to discover I'm not the only one who has card sessions like that! Well worth the effort though, the card is amazing. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #19xxx

Caz said...

Some cards you just feel like you will never get them right....worth the patience though as it turned out fantastic
Love the 'roos and the beach :-)

Julia Dunnit said...

Thank you.
You are a stayer, I want you to know that I have learned that I don't need realism like grass and sky, I'm just too lazy a card maker! Your Uncles card is perfect. If only our recipients knew what we went through! I love the photo of your desk with pen and pencils cluttered around your space...this is how it is for me all the time!

ToadilyDiane said...

Great perseverance and it pays off!! Awesome card!
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #32

Sharon said...

Thanks for the Australia pictures! Gorgeous as always.

I love the card. It turned out fantastic. Such a unique idea. I bet he'll love it.

Sharon K #45

Unknown said...

Good morning just let me say I love the card I love the doodle figure and golf cart. You have done a wonderful job on it and I bet your uncle loved it. The pictures your sister took are breath taking Have a great Wednesday Hugs ~Anne L #36

Anne said...

Your card is well worth all that effort - it's fabulous. Love kangaroos - I was like a small child when I first saw them in the wild when we were in Aus :-) the beach is certainly pretty - love it. Happy WOYWW Anne x #50

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

So much tried, but your persevering has had an amazing result! Great dimensions and design on your card!
Wonderful photos, too!
Have a great day

Betsy said...

And my husband thinks I tear my knitting out too often and start over! Ha ha! I am so impressed with your perseverance on this car Shaz. It turned out wonderfully. Those two Aussie photos take my breath away. I can't imagine having kangaroos just lounging around anywhere, since I live in the Northwest United States. And pretty beach, oh my goodness, it is beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.
Blessings, Betsy

Nikki said...

Great card for your uncle I do that all the time but I usually just live with my boo boos happy woyww hugs Nikki 41

J said...

Well your card turned out beautifully, I must admit to doing the same, start, change my mind and usually make it more complicated, I get there eventually, hats why I never glue until it's all cut and as I want it.
Jan. No 43

Kim Collister Studio said...

Awesome card and I enjoyed your post!
Blessings and Happy Creative Day!!

Kelly said...

Thanks for sharing the Aussie shots! that beach looks like a place I'd love to just sit and meditate. Those kangas are adorable. I'm not big on sketch/ cartoony images but I do love Bugaboo images. Her stamps are so much fun! Creative Blessings! Kelly #53

Neet said...

Love the beach and the lounging 'roo's are wonderful but your card. It took such a lot of making but was oh so well worth it. Wonderful Shaz!
Hugs, Neet xx
ps Margaret would LOVE to meet up with you. I was so fortunate.
Blessings my dear friend.

Stella said...

Such a fun card and a great take on our theme. Thanks for being with us at CCCB this week!

Pia S said...

Glad you shared your story, I must admit I've got similar experiences with a few of my cards. If it starts wrong, I'll keep naming errors. Good thing you didn't give up as I'm sure your uncle loved his card as much as I did. Cute and masculine and fun!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Great photos and love the finished card. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 22

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

Tertia said...

I am in awe of your perserverance! I would have thrown the lot in the bin and bought a card. LOL It was so worth it though, it looks awesome!
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #60

Lisca said...

Good for you that you persevered. I would have chucked it in the bin by now! It turned out 'par-fect' and uncle Ted will have liked it a lot. How did you do the golf ball? I mean the 'dents' in it.I have many golfers in my immediate family and a golf themed card is always good.
Greetings from sunny Spain,
Have a good week,

Céline said...

fun card
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Brenda said...

Goodness, but this card gave you a fit Sharon! But I'm glad the 4th time was the charm. It sure came out great and I love it! I bet Uncle Ted loved it too!! Love the picture of the kangaroos, they are so cute. And oh my, the beak view is just stunning! Ya'll do have a beautiful country. Well, God has made a beautiful and stunning world! Hugs, Brenda

Marilyn Mathis said...

Your adventure with making this card sounds like me. I do things backward, mess up entirely, find out when I am half way through I don't have what I thought I had that I need. Oh, the fun fun of cardmaking! I think God uses it to teach us patience. Hugs.

SusanLotus said...

God is the greatest Artist and nothing heals us as much as Nature.
Lovely photo of the beach and fun to see the kangaroos.

Happy weekend to your from the other side of the world.
Sussie, nr 28

Anne said...

Absolutely stunning! No wonder it took so much time to get it right, what a stunner! I bet Uncle was absolutely chuffed to bits! What a super-duper card, bravo!

Conniecrafter said...

Isn't it amazing how some cards can give you such a problem trying to get them made and others come along ok. So glad you stuck with it because it turned out awesome! Love the idea for the grass, great coloring and great idea for shaping the clouds, LOVE it!

Cazro said...

A super bespoke card. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

Helen said...

Great card - love the scene you've created.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

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