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, March 23, 2016

WOYWW, again Already!

Flying in with really quick post - pickies? plenty - yes Words - not much!
Its WOYWW or What is on your workdesk Wednesday over here ..at our Julia's of the Stamping Ground!  To my desk today:

Okay, my desk has been stationary for last 3 days .. been busy sorting paperwork, of a boring quantity so wont rattle on about that. Was wanting to use up this "reject" image with Darkroom Door Butterfly Post Collage, used Cosmic shimmer of varying shades.
Had a die cut - but it needed extending so stopped to think about it, or not! (how to extend a die - here). At rear is NOEL stamp (gift from Ginny of Maxam Made, I just had to pay post cost to Oz :D) ready for Rudolph day in 2 days over at Scrappy Mo's. (or that's the plan :D)
Two male cards from last month for family. This is with shimmery gold mist + green Distress inks, embossed with fern EF by Sizzix, added hand cut Geckos - discontinued stamp (c. 1990's) stamped on cork. Also used IO Greetings Top Edgers trimmed.

A Digi card freebie from Google search, 3D the frog and printed the greeting using DaFont Old Typewrite font. Scalloped Rectangle by Xcut was also extended. (Started this card 3 times, you wouldn't believe issues I had cutting it !)
Again to the Aussie shots take by sister on Holidays on South coast of NSW.. a Goanna .. a very large lizard.
Some more rock pool, at sunrise... very peaceful.
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 
Let us pause to remember the real meaning of Easter time: 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John :16


Those of you who join  up with  Roses of Inspiration over at the lovely Stephanie's, 
this will be her last blog hop this week so pop over and send her blessings.


 Joining up with:
1. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes    http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au
3. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on both cards.   http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au/ 

45 comments:

Maxine D said...

What a busy desk, and beautiful cards Shaz - love the lizard one!
Blessings
Maxine

Helen said...

A busy desk, gorgeous cards and always lovely photos from Australia!! Happy Easter. Helen #2

Vicky Fisher said...

always enjoy seeing the Aussie pics. happy WOYWW, Vicky #9

Neet said...

Love your Aussie pictures - keep 'em coming please, can never have enough of those shots.
Looks like you have been productive despite you having been employed in other areas of living - must say I adore the frog card. He is so darned cute and beautifully coloured.
Have a great week my friend
Hugs and Blessings
Neet xx 12

Virginia said...

Fabulous desk, gorgeous cards and amazing photos!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I remember the first time I saw a goanna in the flesh - I jumped a mile!! They're bigger than you think, aren't they?! I love that gecko card, great colours and texture..
Hugs, LLJ 1 xx

Dr Sonia S V said...

That fern embossing looks really gorgeous !!

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, love the cards. I always get stuck with cards foe men they normally end up with balloons or cars but these are much better. Love the photos especially the lizard. Happy woyww, Angela x 23

Anne said...

Lovely cards Shaz - I always struggle with cards for the menfolk. Anne x #24

Diana Taylor said...

I love the butterfly collage stamp - especially looks good in those two colours. Most of all I LOVE the knitted monkeys - the expression on the bigger ones face really made me laugh! The lizard card is beautiful and I am adding the fern embossing folder to my wish list (although I really don't need any more supplies)!! Have a great week and thanks for the happy blogpost!
Diana #30

Di said...

Great cards Shaz - I do love the frog one! But I didn't love the lizard - silly really but they make me shudder. Ans snakes just make me faint! :)

Hugs

Di xx

Twiglet said...

I love the froggie card - then I got down to the goanna!! Blimey that's some lizard. The ones here are about 10 cms long! x Jo

sandra de said...

Beautiful OZ pics and love all the cards you have created ... always amazed at your attention to detail. Have a blessed Easter.
sandra de @27

Lynsey McGreavey said...

Happy WOYWW Shaz, great pic, Love MUNNNKEY! he he. Thanks for sharing and Happy Easter, Lyns #21

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I like the lizards on your card but not in the photo. The real thing looks too scary for this old girl! Love the free digi you found as well. Hope the rest of your week is wonderful!

Diane Futrell said...

Great cards. Also thanks hit explaining how you enlarged your die.
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #32

Sharon said...

Beautiful pictures of Australia. I always look forward to seeing them. I have an Aunt who lives over there. It's been years since I have seen her.

The digi card looks wonderful - I like that image. It made me laugh.

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K #51

Mrs A. said...

Can't wait to see what you do with the butterflies. I'm with Di on that lizard. Love the froggy card. Hugs Mrs A.

Annie said...

I am doing a very quick whistle stop tour of my fav blogs in my lunch break today. It's pretty manic returning the bungalow to a little nearer normality for when our Dutch friends arrive tomorrow so please forgive me that it is such a quick visit.
Fab cards and that lizard is really stunning....just not sure I would want to meet one lol
Hugs,
Annie x # 11

Anne L said...

Good Morning. I love the butterflies and can not wait to peek at the finished project. The lizard looks very large reminds me of the one my DH brought home a few days after we got married said he had a present and he walks in with a large tank and a very large lizard. Great pictures from your sister. Have a great WOYWW and happy Easter weekend. Hugs~Anne L#7

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love that gecko card with all its shimmer and that EF. All those little left over dots on your desk! Better pick them up soon or else they will end up tracked all over the house! That butterfly piece is looking nifty. All and all, it's all good at your place! PJ #61

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, love that Gecko stamp. Great explanation of how to enlarge a die too. Bookmarked it for later use. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz#29 xxx

Betsy said...

Gorgeous cards as usual Shaz. The gecko one is perfect for a man. That lizard looks huge in the picture. Thank you for sharing as always. Blessings, Betsy

scrAPpamondo said...

You are very talented, I have always a great difficulty to make male cards.
Beautiful photos, nature is just fabulous in Australia!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, your cards are beautiful. The geckos are cute and I love the laid back frog, or is it a toad - I never know the difference :) As usual, I enjoyed the Aussie pics too. Thanks for your visit earlier today. Hope you enjoy the Easter break. Hugs, Elizabeth x #46

dmgarafalo said...

It is a busy Desk & we have a friend in Commom. I lkove Ginney Donna WOYWW #58

Kathleen said...

Two great card, love the embossing and images on the first and what a fabulous fun image on the second card. Great desk.
Happy Easter to you. Seems really strange that we will be posting Christmas cards on Good Friday.

Kath x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful cards, great photos, lovely colour tones too. AND a busy desk...have a lovely Easter weekend...xx {aNNie}

Conniecrafter said...

Love your male cards, that background is so cool with your Geckos in the first card, neat idea to stamp on the cork and I just love that image you found for the second card, just brings a smile to my face and perfect with the sentiment!

Mehrll said...

Always interested in your desk. Wish mine looked like that! You have so many wonderful ideas to share. Bless you during this wonderful season of the year when we celebrate our Lord's Victory over death! Hugs!

Peg Robinson said...

Hi Shaz, great cards. You alwas have wonderful ideas. Peg 70

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Great masculine designs Shaz! I LOVE that very laid back Gecko! The pictures are fabulous! Have a very good Easter weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Nikki C said...

Fabby Cards Shaz but I love that frog for Jay so kewl Happy Easter hugs Nikki 6

Barb said...

They are two great male cards Shaz. I really like the gecko stamp and your shimmery background looks great. What an amazing photo of the lizard. He's a big boy. Wishing you a very happy Easter. Barbxx

Cara said...

Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. I've just been enjoying myself mooching around your blog and enjoying the inspiration and have followed you. Love the male cards you created in this post. I hope you have a reflective and happy Easter. Cara x

Lisca Meijer said...

Visiting you this Good Friday. And commenting late on your woyww post. I don't think Annie has done a Friday Smiles post...
I love your 'male' cards, especially the gecko one. It looks so Australian. I love aboriginal art and they use lizard type motives too. The lazy frog is quite funny too.
We are on holiday on the coast so that we can attend an English speaking church to celebrate the resurrection properly.
Wishing you a very blessed Easter weekend.
Haleluya, He is risen!
Lisca

cuilliesocks said...

Hi there Shaz, and how lovely of you to visit, comment and join my little band of Followers and to make the 100th, I'm just delighted, so thank you so very much.

You have beautiful creations on your blog and I love the photos of your country, never having been myself, my husband has many, many years ago before I met him and he say's it's a fascinating land.

Love your two cards here, both are fabulous and love the little frog, he is so cute. I've clicked the button to be your latest follower, so thank you once again and I hope you will be a frequent visitor and like what I do, Kate x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Two great cards here Shaz but the first one is outstanding. The embossing, cut out Geckos and the colours that you've used are all absolutely perfect, I love it x

Tertia said...

Your desk looks very inviting.
Happy very belated WOYWW!
Tertia #62

Shelly Schmidt said...

It is always fun to see what is on your work desk : ) Love your stamping on cork- awesome cards! Hope you have a blessed Easter weekend!

Anne said...

You are so right,it isn'tabout the bunny.....
Wonderful cards, lovely photos, what a feast for us! Merci bien mon amie! xx

Kelly said...

you were busy! Thanks for showing pic of the lizard. I love critters - big and small. Creative Blessings! Kelly #49

Pia S said...

The gecko cards are so fun! Love your idea of stamping on cork paper and the second one is fun with this great choice of personalized sentiment.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great desk and busy crafting by looks of it. Take care Zo xx 43

Brenda said...

What fabulous masculine cards Sharon!! I so love those cute hand cut geckos and that leafy ef background. The shimmery gold mist and green ink looks so beautiful together, love it! I also love your second card. That frog is just to cute!! And that weaved background die cut is stunning, gosh I love that and works so well on this card. Love the sentiment you did too. This card just makes me smile!! Love the photos of your beautiful country. But it is the last one that I am really loving, for Easter isn't about the bunny. I was glad that my kids told their kids what Easter was really about. I also got them Resurrection Eggs to tell the story too for the older grands. The younger ones will get them as well when they are a little bit older. Hugs, Brenda

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