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, 4 April 2016

Darkroom Door Butterfly Post Stamp - Butterfly Challenge

Well time has flown, been quiet online but not at home busy visitors, commitments, etc going on!.. and trying to slip in for the Butterfly challenge #51 Butterflies + M is for Margins and/or Mint.
Mm, think this time might have done both in one hit! YAY!  
Mind you, I finished this card the day after the challenge came out (taken nearly two weeks to post it!).
This card was started on this desk here
 Here I was thinking would have plain background but Mrs A.'s very brainy combo made me change it! Mint margins - looks heaps better.
 This card is made with Darkroom Door Collage Butterfly Post stamp, inked in black Ranger Perfect Medium, then added Perfect Pearls/ Cosmic Shimmers in mint green, chocolate, and teal blue. Sheen is sadly lost in photo. Used Wink of Stella to highlight butterflies. The folder on base was extended by one notch (see how to extend die here), with SB A2 Polka Dots largest die.
Coloured the mint with three sprays - Deep green Cosmic shimmer spray (dont like them they always, always, always clog - no matter what you do, tried all the tips), soft blue and diamond dust glimmer mist. Combo worked a treat.
Can see some of glimmer in this one but still not much.
 To close with your Aussie shot of the day.. taken when dad and I went for our "Sunday icecream and look at the beach" drive.
Our skies are so lovely in autumn.. the sky late this afternoon when went for walk was truly breathtaking, and the water so incredibly clear, clean and blue - so very blessed of God to live where I live.

Well, I'm delighted to welcome a new wonderful encourager..... so do pop over to her blog and give some encouragement! Welcome to Berina of Rudolph Challenge GDT fame at Moxie Crafts.

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 

 "Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down his life for us:" 1 John 3:16a

 Joining up with:

1. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes 


brenda said...

I am always blown away by the beauty of the location where you live Shaz and always enjoy seeing your photos.

It's a super Butterfly creation today and such a lovely stamp so delicately coloured, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge, I for one always love a Butterfly card.

B x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Shaz your card is fabulous
love it
hugs Tamara

Barb said...

Ice cream and a look at the beach with your Dad sounds a lovely way to spend some time on Sundays Shaz.

Your card is lovely. I really do like that gorgeous stamp and your border is beautiful. Barbxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, your card is a delight and in person must be wonderful with all the shine! Love so much the colours combo, the lovely butterflies and the adorable frame!
You live in an incredible place, such an amazing beach!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW love the sheer elegance and beauty of this one...the border you created to frame the butterflies looks super gorgeous
Thank you for playing at Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge
Guest DT
Dr Sonia

Cara said...

Lovely card, love the border you created, just fab. Cara x

Betsy said...

I enjoyed seeing your butterflies taking flight on this card Shaz. Your creativity never fails to amaze me. Thank you for your Aussie shot. We're just beginning to enjoy spring up here in the northwest US. I so enjoy your ocean views.

Pia S said...

Oh, this is so beautiful. I agree, the mint colored frame adds something extra to this card. Love the stamp you've used, might be on the lookout for this one or similar.

Jean said...

A beautiful card Shaz, The butterfly stamp is lovely and the gorgeous shimmery frame compliments it perfectly.
Jean x

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Shaz!! Love the Butterfly post stamps!! You have chosen such beautiful colors!!
Moxie Craftie

kiwimeskreations said...

What a gorgeous card Shaz - love that background, and the butterfly stamp itself is wonderful, and beautifully coloured.

Mrs A. said...

Your border for the butterfly fly stamp is incredible. I really love your choice and how well it goes with the stamp. Colours are amazing. I love this card. Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge. Your card will be entered twice into the draw. Hugs Mrs A.

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card Sharon! I love that stamp and all the cards you have made with it. That view...oh that view! You do live in a very beautiful area my friend. Would love to walk along that beach and see that sky line! So many beautiful places on this earth that God has given us. I just can't imagine how Heaven can be even more beautiful, but they say it is. The colors we have, oh my the colors, but I've heard that we haven't even begun to see all the colors that Heaven has! God just blows me away. Hugs, Brenda

Unknown said...

Lovely card Shaz, the butterflies are very pretty. (Love the PG monkeys on your desk ;) )
Gorgeous photo of the beach too.
Hugs, Kaz x

Conniecrafter said...

Pretty butterfly postage stamps, and such pretty framing of them all!
Yes you are very blessed to live there, living by the water is a wonderful thing!!

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sally H said...

A very elegant and feminine creation! Wonderful photos too! Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month and good luck!

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