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, April 13, 2016

WOYWW + ODBD Challenge

Flying in with really quick post - pickies? plenty - yes Words - not too much!
Its WOYWW or What is on your workdesk Wednesday over here ..at our Julia's of the Stamping Ground!   
To my desk this morning:
Well, it is moderately tidy considering I am mid card! You cant actually see it, 'cos it is hid under the white sheet at very front right. It has new item from today's mail on top of it.  The card is for a birthday next month, might also use it DT post.
BTW love the Cottage Cutz stitched ovals, was able to get them very reasonably (for Oz) from Bizzy Bec's ..they fit perfectly onto most of my Spellbinder fancy ovals ones, here am using it (see test die cuts at front with blue peg on top of it) from SB Elegant Ovals.
Loved this since it came out, has underneath the "prayers" die too, to match it - so many lovely cards with this set and cant wait to use it..
My desk last Friday, used SB Fancy ovals with the Cottage Cutz stitched ovals.. dusted in a combination of picked raspberry and dusty concord DI. This was an order, my friend love turquoise and purple, she wanted this verse (which I love) from Romans 12:12 -
“Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;”
Recipe:
Digi image for Romans 12:12 on
Cottage Cutz stitched ovals,
popped up onto SB Fancy ovals, ODBD Beautiful borders, MB Pippi Butterfly,
LOTV Background paper, Lala Land fancy corners.

ODBD Beautiful borders, SB Petite scallop ovals, ODB Rose Stamp layered on dimensionals, CB Vintage Corners (disc.), digi rose paper by Donna of Bearly My designs.
To the Aussie shots - when out with dad for Sunday icecream drive, we found a new spot or "not-in-years" visited one! looks inviting doesn't it?
.. this is the hill we came down, with the beautiful growth all around.
This is what it opened up into - the creek, and goes out to sea in far distance. It is good fishing spot apparently as you see below .. a canoeist!



Well, I'm delighted to welcome new wonderful encouragers ..
a big welcome to Kim of Cupcakes, Cards and Kim
You will learn much from this clever crafter.. a pleasure to visit..
And also Kathy K of Purpliscious Princess Diaries
.... so do pop over to their blogs and give them some encouragement!
Thanks so much everyone for popping over and saying hi!
And may God bless your day wherever you may be!
Shaz in Oz.x 

Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.  
Romans 12:14, 15

 Joining up with: 
1. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes    http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au 
2. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on both cards.   http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au/
3.  Stamping Sensations - April - One for the girls
4. Joining up with recipe Challenge at Our Daily Bread http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/odbdslc273-o-d-b-d-recipe-challenge.html 
Card 1:  O -Our Daily Bread Designs Beautiful borders die,
                 D - Designer Paper
                 B  - Butterfly
                 D -  Dimension, Die
Card 2: O-Our Daily Bread Designs stamps
                D- dies, dimension
                B - Beautiful Borders
                D -
Digital Bible verse, Designer Paper

43 comments:

Betsy said...

I've always liked that verse in Romans and the purple card is perfect. Well, they are both beautiful, but since purple is my very favorite color...You are so talented Shaz.

Love the Aussie shots for today too. What a beautiful road to meander down and have the refreshing water at the end of it. Perfection.
Blessings,
Betsy

Maxine D said...

What a busy desk you have Shaz - you work in an area about as small as I do - although my desk is very large, as I don't have much in the way of storage, so a lot sits on the desk....
Love your cards - they are so pretty.
That river mouth looks beautiful
Blessings
Maxine

Anne said...

Beautiful cards, a lovely verse Shaz. Would have loved to have been on your 'ice cream ride' amd enjoy those views. Anne x #24

Neet said...

Until I was searching for oval dies I didn't realise that each set was different in shape. Narrow ovals and fatter ovals! I think I might have to invest in some of those stitched ones, they look great or is it the 'Shaz in Oz Magic' that has worked them so well?
Thanks as always for the lovely shots from around your area- just wish I was there. So tranquil.
Hugs & Thanks for visiting me whilst I was out.
Neet 2 xx

Barb said...

A busy desk is always good to see and what a lovely stamp set that is. I'm sure it will get lots of outings.

Your two cards are beautiful Shaz and I love the pretty background colours you've used. Beautiful photos from Oz. Enjoy your day. Barbxx

Annie said...

Really love your cards today....top one is my fav colour....sooo pretty.
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x # 8

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Shaz, my goodness that's a very busy desk you have, but it's produced two very pretty cards.
Super photos of your area in Aussie, never been, my hubby lived for a few years there many years ago, and he says it's a facinating country, Kate x

Angela Radford said...

How do we manage, I'm sure your desk is smaller than mine or maybe just as cluttered Lol. Gorgeous cards! Happy woyww, Angela x 16

Lynne K said...

What beautiful cards, Shaz! I love both colourways. Gorgeous settings for the verse. Thanks for sharing them with us at Stamping Sensations.

Love to see your Aussie photos too!

Lynne

Di said...

Really beautiful cards Shaz - lovely designs and such perfect colours as well. Love them both!

Thank you for coming to play in the Snippets Playground.

Hugs

Di xx

Shoregirl said...

Gorgeous cards! I especially like the lavender one!

Marit said...

Your cards are beautiful and the photos of the scenery... wowzah! I would love to visit these places... Happy woyww and a hug from Holland! Marit #26

Diana Taylor said...

Your cards are gorgeous, you've chosen such pretty Spring colours. I love the scenery, you must feel like you are on holiday all the time living in such a beautiful place!!
Thanks so much for the visit to mine, I hope you have a great week,
Diana #19

Shaz Brooks said...

HI Shaz, I do love your beautiful cards. I always think blues and purples make such lovely backgrounds.Wonderful scenic shots as always. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #3 xxx

Anne L said...

Good morning Shaz. Your cards are stunning just so beautiful and I love the stamp set you are using to. The background paper reminds me of summer which I am longing for here, as it only feels like two seasons where I live winter and a small season of summer. Lol. Have a wonderful week Hugs~Anne L#38

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

A very busy desk and gorgeous cards! I especially like the purple one. Lovely landscape shots too - thanks for taking me to Australia, just for a minute there! ;) Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #32

Lisca Meijer said...

Oh Shaz, what beautiful cards! I love that Prayer stamp set. I've already looked it up online but I can't afford it (UD Dollars 14.99 for the set and USD 14.99 for the postage.30 in total.)Haven't found it in Europe yet, but I'll keep looking.
Love your Aussie photos. What a beautiful area you live in.
Thanks for your visit and your kind comment,
Happy WOYWW,
Lisca

Diane Futrell said...

Beautiful cards.
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #29

Sharon Koole said...

Lovely Australia views. Warmer days ARE supposed to finally be coming here in Michigan.

Beautiful cards. I like that stamp set. It's not one I would usually pick but I could see so many uses for it.

Your desk looks wonderfully busy.

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K #36

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, your desk does indeed look busy this week - lots of lovely goodies in use too. Those dies are lovely and your cards are beautiful. And, of course, I love your Aussie pics - especially the ones of the creek. Oh for some of your sunshine, it's miserably dull here today :( Have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #33

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hi Just in from the garden and must think about getting something crafty done. Beautiful cards and stunning photos....

Crafty hugs Pen x #30

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Oh ps. .... thanks for your comments over on my blog :)

xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

You have always a very busy desck, full of goodies! :D Love so much your sweet and elegant cards with the prayers! Wonderful photos, too!

Tertia said...

I have missed my visits to you every week. Feels like coming back to an old friend. Love the cards. The purple one is definitely my favourite.
Love the photo's too.
Thank you for your earlier visit and kind words.
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #44

Chidkid said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that works in a muddle Ben tidies up at the end! Loving the look of this. Elaine number 51

Cara said...

Wow, looks like you've been very busy. Fab cards and beautiful pics. Cara x

lisa said...

Gorgeous cards, Shaz, you've certainly been busy. I always think ovals fit so beautifully on cards don't they?
Lovely Aussie shots as always, I do so enjoy looking at your beautiful surroundings.
Have a good week.
Hugs Lisax #55

MiSchra said...

Oodles of beautiful crafting there at your desk!
Wishing you a creative fun week to come... hope to see you next week again at WOYWW♥
Hugs,
MiSchra ♥ #42

Helen said...

your cards are always so elegant! loved this weeks Sunday icecream trip!! Thanks for stopping by. (I spent far more than I should have, but what the heck...) Helen #1

Kathleen said...

Great desk, some fabulous card and some really gorgeous photo's.

Kath x

Gail said...

Hi Shaz! Thank you for linking up at WAW this week with your lovely card! It is a blessing to have you join us - have a God-filled week! Gail WAW DT

sandra de said...

Your desk creates the most amazing projects no matter how much stuff you have on top. Stunning photos of your beautiful spot in OZ. RosA is back at work, must email and see how she is getting on.
sandra de @35

Vicky Fisher said...

Now I am really spoiled, been virtual to the Philipinnes (2 places) and now Australia, probably the closest I will ever get there. Lovely cards by the way. Happy WOYWW Vicky#9

Conniecrafter said...

Both cards are just beautiful, love the papers along with the elegant dies, love the border dies on both!!
So good you were able to get out to a place you haven't been to in awhile with your Dad, it looks like it was a wonderful day... I love when roads have trees growing over it like that too form little tunnels. We have some of those in Northern Michigan, and it is just beautiful when the trees start turning color!

Mrs.D said...

Shaz, those cards are so beautiful, the co-ordinating colours are fabulous. Love those Simon Says Stamps on your desk, but a search on the internet suggest rather high prices and postage on top, and as I rarely use stamps, I'll wait to see what beautiful thing you make with them.
Thanks for visiting my page, we nearly went to Balmoral, drove past one day and decided to go back the next but it was pouring with rain and I gathered that the only room inside was the ballroom and then we would be slogging round gardens in the rain, so we decided against it.
Chris #4

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Shaz, you are such a joy, and I LOVE seeing what's on your desk! I love seeing all the things you create with - wow! But truly, the two ODBD cards are gorgeous, and I love the new Scripture sets with the verses chosen by our sweet and dear Grace Nywening. And I also love (and now have) this beautiful Prayers stamp set with die. I look forward to seeing what you do with it. And thanks for sharing the beautiful photos of where you live. How nice you went out for ice cream with you dear dad! Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

Eret said...

Both your cards are gorgeous! Love your design and colors. They are really beautiful projects. Thank you for sharing them with us at Stamping Sensation.
Eret x

Pia S said...

Your cards look gorgeous. I didn't realize at first that you'd used the same verse on both cards, they looked different at first glance, the effect of different details and colors I guess. Love seeing someone other than me having a creatively messy desk:)

Sally H said...

A beautiful feminine creation, Shaz! I love your photos too - that looks like an idyllic spot! Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month and good luck!

Brenda in IN said...

These two cards are simply stunning. I love the purple and turquoise and the papers on both cards are so pretty. The bottom trims are so gorgeous too. My mouth dropped open when I saw them!

Nikki C said...

Such pretty cards you have made and lovely spot to have found would make an amazing picnic spot if it wasn't on a road :) so late getting round will visit quicker this week hugs Nikki 5

Joan said...

Beautiful cards, love the stitched ovals and the stamped roses

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

Joan

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Shaz, these are both beautiful! I love the color combo & design on the first, and your use of the beautiful borders die with the ribbon on the second! Thanks for sharing your creation by joining the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge this week!

Blessings,
Chris

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