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

Saturday, 26 March 2016

Christmas Begin the Easter Story - Scrappy Mo's Christmas Challenge!

Hullo everyone, lobbing with a quick post here - for Scrappy Mo's Christmas card challenge - aka Rudolph day over here! 
Of course - Christmas cards start the Easter story, don't they?
.. the coming of Christ as wee babe!
First card is an upcycle card - Christmas card re-made, nice and quick with few bits added. As it says: " the wise still seek Him".
  ... and why did Jesus come? ..that He might die on the cross, suffer death and be cut off, separated from His Father in heaven - when He bore our sin!
 .. for He cried out on the cross: "My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?" .. 

He was forsaken by God the Father because He was bearing our sins,
 .. dying for my sin and your sins. 
Praise Our God - He didn't stay dead, but He rose again.. and:
"He is not here, for He is risen as He said." Glory Hallelujah!
This is the stamp that was on my desk two days ago, NOEL by Magenta (gift from Ginny of Maxam Made, I just had to pay post cost to Oz :D).
Embossed in gold EP. Touched up with watercolour pencils.
Cut up letters then edged cut plain edges on the edge of Versafine +EP.
Rounded corners, embossed large Ultimate craft folder - Christmas collection, gold vellum strip also embossed, popped up letters in staggered fashion.
Added pearls, ribbon and ribbon slider verse:
"The Father sent the son to be the Saviour of the world."
1 John 4:14
Well, I'm delighted to welcome new wonderful encouragers. Wow! Such creative work on both blogs, so a very big welcome to:
.... so do pop over to their blogs and give them some encouragement!

Thanks so much everyone for popping over for a peek and please stay and chat.. May the LORD God bless your day, wherever you may be!
Shaz in Oz.x 
 Joining up with: 
1. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes


brenda said...

The Noel panels look very striking on the cards Shaz as does the blue and white one.

Enjoy the rest of the Easter weekend.

B x

kiwimeskreations said...

What beautiful cards Shaz - love the treatment you gave the Noel card(s).
I trust you have a wonder-filled Easter

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wonderful card, with these gorgous pieces!

scrappymo! said...

Your NOEL cards are lovely. I really like the gold embossing...looks so elegant.
The first card is a beauty. Perfect image for Christmas!

Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Beautiful cards Shaz and I think the 'Noel' one is exquisite x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Great recycling on the first card, and I love the gorgeous NOEL cards with the gold embossing.

Sue xx

Kathyk said...

SUPER Christmas makes and recycling, thanks so much for entering over at the ScrapsofLife Rudolph Day challenge

GDTM - Rudolph Day

Cara said...

Beautiful cards, so fitting to make Christmas cards at Easter I think. Your calligraphy continues to wow me, the closest I've ever got to calligraphy is dropping my mum's calligraphy board on my big toe as a child and breaking it (my toe not the board!). Take care, Cara x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Shaz and what lovely cards, I especially love the second one, the colouring of the tiles is glorious and what colours. Great upcycling on your wise men card too, have a lovely Easter weekend, Kate x

Anne said...

Christmas?........... don't do this to me!!!!! I love both cards but your Noel card is incredible! Bravo! :O)

Kathleen said...

Totally stunning make Shaz,

Kath x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fantastic Shaz
happy Easter
hugs Tamara

Pia S said...

Beautiful cards with lovely golden touches...

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Shaz! Love the wise men scene on the card!! The NOEL card is my favorite! Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph days challenge.
Moxie Craftie
Rudolph Days Challenge GDT

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Love the Noel images! So pretty, TFS!

Brenda said...

Yes, it sure does all start with Christmas Sharon! I love that you did this post this way. We couldn't have reached this point in Easter without Christ being born. Now I am loving your cards! Great way to recycle an older store card! I love that "wise men still seek Him" sentiment and it was perfect for this card. Your Noel card is just stunning. What a fabulous stamp and I love the sentiment verse you placed on this one too. I hope you had a Blessed Easter my friend! Hugs, Brenda

LesleyG said...

Lovely rich cards xxx

Jane Willis said...

Very beautiful luxuriant cards.
Thanks for playing along at Rudolph Days Challenge this month
Rudolph Days DT

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Shaz, what a gorgeous Christmas card, and I absolutely LOVE the Noel block letters with your amazing coloring! With the gold embossing, it's exquisite! Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

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