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, 20 April 2016

WOYWW + Snippets Card Our Daily Bread

Mm, running a tad late for WOYWW as having computer issues with Windows Update. I pray it will be sorted.. its back in the too hard basket for moment.
  WOYWW or What is on your workdesk Wednesday over here our Julia's of the Stamping Ground!   
To my desk this morning:
Was busy this morning - on homeward run with a card. Sharpie blue pen was there 'cos used it to colour the bright turquoise ribbon threaded though the ODBD Beautiful borders. 
Blue Spellbinder fancy Label 8 was done two years ago for my sister's card and not used. Stamped a verse on it, now getting ready to die cut (front centre piece) MB Pippi butterfly and Nellie Snellen fanciful flourish dies.
The red framed piece near Monkey's hand is a Christmas verse found yesterday; thought it would be good for Scrappy Mo's Rudolph Challenge on Anzac day 25th (to 30th April).
Well, this is new part to my desk. Kinda home made looking, but is my wee shelf set, for which I've looked everywhere!!  Gave up and made it myself from a free sturdy box, cut to size, covered it with stash glue and paper, attached it with freebie bulldog clips - so for free I have a wee three shelf topper on my wee set of drawers at the back of my desk. Can display some things and store all those weenie things you need so often. Also have my home made tape tower to the left.

"Nellie Snellen Fanciful Flourish Small" die cut, inked it up with Versafine Majestic Blue, and embossed in Iridescent EP. Did the same with MB Pippi Butterfly
Completed card, for friend with recent surgery for cancer, hence why I chose Stampendous great stamp of Psalm 91:1. DP was snippet, as were all the other elements including the peach card base. Flowers are Impression Obsession - Bunch of Blossoms. Starting point was the centre die cut - pity it wasn't teal as would enter it into Mrs A's Butterfly challenge with is T for Teal and texture this fortnight.

Now for the Aussie shots today .. last weekend we watched some of the *Grom Surfing competition on our local beach. *Surf Groms are aged between 5 to 12 years so these are very young surfers .. only managed few mediocre shots.

These silver gulls were amusing we thought on our icecream drive.. all in unison (almost) preening their feathers, enjoying the very stiff wind that was blowing on this southern beach break.

Thanks so very much for popping over! 
Please say hi - to let me know you've been by!

Shaz in Oz.x  
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. Psalm 91:1, 2

I would like to link over to:

1. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
2. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on all of the cards.  
3. Simon  Says - Butterfly Beauty (Monday Challenge) include a butterfly.
4. Joining up with recipe Challenge at Our Daily Bread 
Recipe   O -Our Daily Bread Designs Beautiful borders die
                 D - Designer Paper
                 B  - Butterfly
                 D -  Dimension, Dies


Glenda said...

I think it is very clever of you to build something you need and it's not expensive to do it yourself! Love the shots of the ocean, makes me want to come stick my toes in the water!
Glenda #37

BJ said...

Love the majestic blue and how you embossed it too.
BJ #17 (not #4 or #16 OOps!)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love the fact that you built your own set of shelves...they look great and do the trick. Well done you!! That flourish stamp is very baroque, love the effect it gives to the card. Your sea pictures are beautiful, as ever, the sea was wild when I was down in Wales last week, I got exfoliated for free by the sand blowing!
Hugs, LLJ 14 xxx

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. I have not visited you for a while and it is great to see your amazing crafting, as well as the Aussie shots. I am loving that blue inkpad - feel a purchase coming on! Amazing card - you put so much love and energy into each one. Ali x #33

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab makes and surfing pics! Take care Zo xx 35

Barb said...

A lovely card for your friend Shaz. I hope she's soon feeling much better.
How clever to make your own box shelves. A super idea and they look useful too. Barbxx #16

Annie said...

I'm doing a lunchtime whizz round all my fav blogs having had a busy morning shortening trousers and a very posh long dress in the sunshine.....what more could a girl wish for?
I really loved your pics today....thats sea looks stunning :-)
Annie x # 15

My name is Cindy said...

That fanciful flourish is one of my favourite dies - very useful and cuts like a dream. I make lots of my storage from boxes, old bits of shelf - in fact anything I can find!! I am finding the boxes that the catfood pouches come in very useful at the moment and I have several of them (cunningly disguised with pretty papers) holding my dies.Happy Wednesday, Cindy #29

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz, love how you embossed that die, must remember that!Clever you making the shelf. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #8 xxx

Kathyk said...

Great pix and workdesk - looking very creative



trisha too said...

Nice shelf, a very good idea! That card is gorgeous with all those layers. (I have quite a stash of ODB stamps, and actually helped demo for them at a stamp show a year or two back.)

Thank you for sharing those beautiful photos!

:)trisha too
#44 this week with
baby shower deco

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Afternoon, just back from the garden. Card is beautiful and love the sunny beach photos. Thanks for popping by to my blog. A Derwent Shaker is a grater with a top where you can grate your art blocks add water and shake...making a homemade paint. Made by the company Derwent :)

Well best have a cuppa now

crafty hugs Pen x #32

Twiglet said...

You always manage to make me smile Shaz - cards and seascapes just perfect! x Jo

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful card and sure to bring comfort and hope to your friend!
Pretty seaside pictures, wow that is a lot of sea gulls.

Di said...

Beautiful snippets card Shaz - a lot of care and love went into making it for sure. And super photos of the seashore - I do miss living beside the sea - although it's only about a 30 minute drive or so from here to the sea, to reach nice beaches is quite a lot further :( Andget you, little Miss DIY!!

Lovely to see you in the Playground.


Di xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Sweet card for your friend, I'm sure she will like it and your tought and prayers!
Great idea for your new three shelf, space is always too less for crafting items! :)

Cara said...

Fabulous shelving unit. Fortunately Hubby is a carpenter so can make things for me, as long as I'm prepared to wait 5 years for them. Hmm, might be stealing your idea until then! Love the card, I'm sure it will bring great comfort to your friend. Cara x

Sharon said...

Lovely pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Love the card. It's really beautiful and I bet your friend will love it. I like your handmade shelving. They look great.

Sharon K #49

Craftychris said...

What a cool shelf unit you have made, how clever you are! Gorgeous card too! Your friend will love it. You photos are fabulous, it's funny the birds all preening at once! xxx

Betsy said...

That is a beautiful card Shaz. I know it will mean a lot to your friend. And how great to make your own shelf. That's is taking the initiative, that's for sure and it's so useful too. Wonderful Aussie shots as always. Love the beach.

Darnell said...

Your card is stunning, Shaz, and sure to bring joy to the recipient! It's always so nice to know others are thinking of us and praying for us in our time of need! Your handmade shelving is just the ticket, girl!! And for free!! Go you! Thank you for sharing the photos of the gorgeous surfer, er, I mean, the gorgeous ocean!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

Neet said...

First of all thanks for visiting me yesterday whilst I was out and about.
A lovely card Shaz - hope your friend is soon feeling much better from her operation and that it has been successful.
Love the Oz shots but it looks a bit bleaker than usual - was it a cooler day?
Well, Shaz has turned into a carpenter (cardboard type) and made a super job of some shelves. Very adventurous of you to attempt something large like that. Good for you my lovely. I made a quick alteration to my Distress container (cat food boxes) in my window but to be honest I did not decorate, just put them there for the time being but hopefully when (if) I get some time I will rectify and make them permanent.
Take care my friend
Hugs, Neet 5 xx

sandra de said...

Hi Shaz, you always amaze me with your attention to detail ... those cards are stunning.
sandra de @11

Mrs.D said...

Shaz, I have visited your desk three times, and each time been distracted before I could comment. The last time when I saw the Christian verse with the red frame and thought 'Ah, that is just what I need to do with.....' and ran away and did it, before I forgot. Actually it didn't turn out like yours at all, but the idea was there.
Love the finished card too, realy pretty, will definitely be appreciated by the recipient.
Bless you for visiting my page, and your nice compliments for my cards.
Chris #22

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Shaz, you are a JOY! I love your sweet new shelf and the beautiful projects you are working on. And, wow, I love your card! What a beautiful design and a precious Scripture. What a beautiful place you live (much like we do here in South Florida), and I love the ocean scenes! Such beauty God has given us! Hugs, precious friend! xoxo

kiwimeskreations said...

Love your wee shelving unit Shaz - very innovative of you!! Your card is beautiful, and I love that scripture!!
You photos are gorgeous, as for those gulls - we have them this side of the ditch too - I believe they are officially known as Red Bills, but I like you name of silver backs.

Pia S said...

Always fun to see what's on your desk. Lovely blue colored swirl and butterfly, beautiful elements with a sentiment card.

Joyce across the Pond said...

You mean you were building!!! painting????

Seriously a lovely card - I like the background paper, dark so it shows up the border etc.

J x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Another beautiful card! I love the color combo and the cheery feel it has...such an encouraging verse too! I know your friend will love it, prayers for her! Thanks for sharing your creation by joining the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge this week!


Anne said...

I am always amazed at how you take a simple image or a verse and make something so beautiful and sumptuous with it! Your friend will be so uplifted and blessed by your card! Sue always raved about your cards to her. Loving your DIY shelves and I always love your snaps of Oz! Bravo mon amie!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Such a beautiful card and love the scripture! Your shelf is so nice- storage for supplies is always something I need- or I need to get rid of a bunch of supplies....LOL Love your beautiful scenery photos!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Hello there, I've only just noticed you dropped by my blog and are following me. Thank you! It seemed only right that I pop by and I'm pleased I did! It's fun to see what you have on your desk! That's a cute little shelving system! I love your pretty card too! I hope your friend's surgery went well. Hugs, Lesley

Macarena said...

Your card is very pretty and heartfelt. I love the colors and butterflies. The lace is an amazing touch. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! .

Unknown said...

Hi Shaz. I just love the cards and the die you used is beautiful. Also I have to say great job on the mini storage shelf you have made, great job..... I am also hoping to make a new one also. Thanks for visiting my blog earlier and such sweet words. Have a fabulous week. Hugs~Anne L#12

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