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

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Recycle + Ruby Red Butterfly Challenge - Embossed!

(WOYWW post here and Bizzy Bec's Card is here
or just scroll down they're just below :D)

This was on my desk yesterday and if you look on WOYWW post you will see that I used the Stampendous clear butterfly set, a really lovely set. It was stamped in Versafine Black Onyx and Clear EP. Then coloured with Tombows. Cardboard was the recycled back of icecream packet. Double embossing - dry Textile EF on Black card and wet with stamping.

Colouring the verse (a Word Art Wed. digi, printed on white card last year) to match the shading on the butterfly panel. Also stamped the panel with Hero Arts Linen background stamp in Memento London Fog. Verse is die cut with MB Pinpoint circle die then a black SB Scalloped circles. Inks used are Memento Desert Sand, Rhubarb Stalk and London Fog.
Some folks might think this is a strange verse to put on an encouragement card. However if you knew just a little of what the lady has gone through, as I do, then you would know why the Lord brought it to my mind, and had me hunt it out.
When everything around you seems to be exploding or falling apart, then truly we remember not to trust in horses, chariots or other people who've really let you down, but in our LORD God.
For He is our dear Heavenly Father, He loves each of us dearly and wants to help us through whatever we maybe going though!
I pray it may bless you heart too, in whatever need you may have at this moment, wherever you might be.
 Thanks so much every one for popping over for a peek as chat - it means a lot to me! I am woefully behind in commenting but will try and catch up ASAP.
Shaz in Oz.x 
  PS also big welcome to new wonderful encourager - her blog is called Nellie's Nest, and clever cards are what Diane makes - do pop over do!

" Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God."
Psalm 20:7
Linking up to:
1.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
2. Butterfly Challenge - R for Recycle and Ruby Red 

3. Simon Says Monday challenge - Emboss It
The black card was also dry embossed with SU Textile EF. (hard to see) as well stamped butterfly wet embossed.


Diane said...

The finished card turned out beautifully!! A gorgeous butterfly panel and a perfect sentiment!! Thank you for all your nice comments and for giving me a 'shout out' today, I appreciate it very much! Yep my blog is named after my beloved Nellie dog...Nellie is/was a Goldendoodle, half Golden retriever, half standard Poodle and the best dog ever, I do miss her lots!!

Barb said...

Hi Shaz, I saw this lovely panel on your desk yesterday. You've turned it into a beautiful card. Thank you for joining in with the Butterfly Challenge. Barbxx GDT

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Beautiful card. I found it a bit of a challenge this time - still mine to finish.

crafty hugs Pen x

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant recycling work love the colours and gorgeous result...xx  {aNNie}

Cara said...

Lovely to see what yesterday's panel tuned into, beautiful. Cara x

Maura said...

Lovely card with the butterflies! I am so glad you joined us in this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

CherylQuilts said...

What a gorgeous card with the embossed butterflies and your amazing background! And I love this Scripture verse -- such a great reminder that there is nothing in this world that we can trust more than our Father! Hugs, precious friend! xoxo

Sue said...

Stunning card Shaz and thank you for your wonderful comment on my card huggles Sue J x

Betsy said...

So pretty Shaz and the verse is very needed by me today. See, you're encouraging people even without sending a card. Have a lovely weekend my friend.

Jean said...

I love your beautiful butterfly panel Shaz, and together with the lovely scripture verse they make a wonderful card. I am sure it will be much appreciated.
Jean x

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable panel and wonderful encouraging card, I'm sure that the recipient will love it!

Gail said...

A fabulous creation! Thank you for linking up at WAW this week - where you can enter 5 challenges the first week then starting May 18 you can link up 5 more~ best wishes on the win! Gail Scott WAW DT

Mrs A. said...

Wow, I wasn't expecting the card to look anything like it does. I love how the panel pops on the card and the verse is just amazing.
Thankyou for fluttering by my challenge and playing for fun. I appreciate your taking the time to enter. hugs Mrs A.

Kim Heggins said...

This is simply clever and and just beautiful. Do you have photos of your purple craft room??? I would love to see what it looks like, I am sure it is just amazing!

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, a gorgeous card which is sure to be appreciated... wishing you a fabulous weekend... Megan

Kathyk said...

Lovely desk and project

Belated Happy WOYWW

No 34

Brenda said...

Hi Sharon, I have to apologize for not being by in so long! I can see I missed out on some amazing cards, beautiful views and even mystery plants! To much for me to comment on each one, but I have definitely leisurely went over each post and I'm in awe at the cards you have made and at your beautiful views you share with us all the time. I love this beautiful card of butterflies and I think that the sentiment is just perfect. It might be perfect for your friend, but it is also perfect for all us viewers to live by!! I always try to trust in the good Lord, but since I'm a sinner, I sometimes slide and don't put all my trust in Him. It never takes me long to put my trust back into Him though, for which I am always thankful for. Thank you Sharon for your beautiful sentiments to keep us all on track. Big hugs, Brenda

Anne said...

Such a beautiful card, I love your colours and arrangement, very elegant! I must look out for this stamp set...very nice! Bravo mon amie! xx

Pia S said...

Now I see what you meant with the butterfly panel not being finished. It looks beautiful used as a panel on a simple white card base and with a choice of a verse that is tailor made for the receiver.

kiwimeskreations said...

Somehow I missed this post Shaz, but I am glad I found it as your finished card is beautiful.
When I click on a link in a post, I always press control at the same time, and that then opens the link in a new page - simple as! :-)... the joys of a Son in Law being a computer whizz.

Darnell said...

This is so pretty, Shaz! That verse is new to me and I totally get how it would work for an encouragement card; I love it!

Hey, I saw your comment over on Maxine's blog about the link-to-new-window business. It's still working for me just fine, thankfully. Maybe it doesn't work on Google+ blogs? Anyway, I'm crossing my fingers that it's some glitch for others and Blogger doesn't change it. Now that I've discovered it, thanks to you, I don't want it to go away!! Take care! Hugs, Darnell

Karen Letchworth said...

What a beautiful card! You put so much love and heart into your creations, and it always shows in your work. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us, and have a blessed week my friend.
Word Art Wednesday

P.S. Praise God! I had an opportunity to witness to someone this week through Word Art Wednesday. It was someone who had a question about our challenges and what it meant to be a Christian. God is so good to allow us these opportunities to share His love. Thank you for praying for our ministry.

Conniecrafter said...

Love what you ended up doing it is beautiful and perfect for your friend!!

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