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, 8 June 2016

WOYWW Goodies + Stormy East Coast Low

For Shaker card for Bizzy Bec's, please scroll down or  click here.

Mm, running a tad late for WOYWW or What is on your workdesk Wednesday over here, at the moment hosted again by our Lunch Lady Jan (Thanks, dear LLJ!)
Latest news from Jan's post,  for non WOYWW-ers, who asked to be updated for prayer for Julia:
 "Julia came out of hospital last Saturday - her post op brain scan was clear so it's a case of slowly recovering. I saw her yesterday.. was surprised to find her downstairs rather than in bed. Julia's face has dropped on her right side because of palsy caused by the op. Has exercises to help the nerves and muscles work again. Her stay in hospital was good, excellent treatment + care. A case of slowly slowly now, may take up to a year for nerves to grow back. We had a good laugh - she says hello to you all." (EDIT: I tried to enlarge this but not able to, sorry)
To my desk this morning - front and centre Happy Mail arrived today! from Shaz Silverwolf and Nikki C - THANK YOU, both of you!!! I know there is one more on its way, too. I'm working on an inky card, hence two stamps there at the back, and it is still not done!
More happy Mail ...isn't this one amazing card sent to me a a thank you from the amazing Darnell of NBUS fame and I think Hammy must have had a hand in this one .. but not sure he went up in those balloons though.. isn't the detail amazing!?? thank YOU, dear friends, all of you!

All up and down the east coast of Australia, from Gold Coast, Queensland to Tasmania there has been tremendous storm damage from a huge east east coast low. it wasn't just one system but two that joined up and also it coincided rather unhappily with the June King tides..
SURFS UP... wave anyone?
Foaming breakers on rock wall, you could not go down the rock wall as normal, as it was breaking over it well and truly as later images show.
The waves breaking over distant rock wall into the marina, this is at almost low tide. Five hours later at 8:30pm, when another king tide hit, the high thundering waves destroyed some marina walkways, office building and sunk two yachts.
People had to be rescued from their yachts/ boats 'cos they couldn't get along marina walkways. They've had to leave boats now as the walkways in some places are destroyed.

Impact of waves pounding this office also collapsed the marina Office building, it fell in on itself.
Creek and beach area near home, storm surge came up onto grassed area and beyond to trees..
A lot of the beach was washed away, and has been deposited in creek mouth clogging it up more.

Peaceful now, after the storm...
Thanks so much every one for popping over for a peek and chat!

May God bless your day wherever you may be. 

Shaz in Oz.x

...this is the Lord; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation." Isaiah 25:9b


RosA said...

Hi Shaz,
Been thinking of you in those storms. We only had consistent rain, nothing like what happened on the coast. Although we do have blocked storm water drains which is a problem.
Those Altenew stamps and dies are VERY good :)

Kathyk said...

FABULOUS NEWS, thank you for sharing - please pass on my best wishes for Julia's complete and speedy recovery.

Great desk, projects and pix


Originally #17 but now #16!

sharon said...

It really has been a very bad week on the east coast this last week.
We had loads of rain on Friday night up here on the Sunshine Coast by mid Saturday morning it was back to normal. Although it has left it's destruction up and down the coast.
The photo's are fabulous
Love your card and your desk, keep the good work up.
Enjoy your week.
sharon :)

LisaDV said...

Gorgeous happy mail and stunning photos. Have fun creating! Happy Wednesday! LisaDV #35

Mrs A. said...

What a gorgeous card from Darnell. Glad to hear the update about Julia too. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Mrs A.

Twiglet said...

That was some storm! Nature is so powerful. Great photos. x Jo

Cara said...

What wonderful mail! I hope the area recovers from the storm quickly. Cara x

Nikki said...

Yah so happy that my snail mail made it to and you like everything. Lol its a love hate with sequins for sure i will either get brat sequins are everywhere or love it lol. That looks like one wicked storm the picture of it going over the break is just so amazing I'm sure those who's boats that was close not so much but it's a stunning photo just pretty to look at
Have a lovely day hugs Nikki 1

Pia S said...

Isn't it wonderful to receive something other than invoices and publicity in the mailbox! Beautiful cards you've received.

Carolyn said...

Always enjoy reading your blog and viewing your projects, both made and received. Sorry there was so much damage at the marina. Stay safe and thanks for sharing the photos.

Betsy said...

It was good to hear the recovery news for your friend Julia. I will continue to keep her in my prayers. My oh my that was a lot of storm damage. I knew there were storms but didn't realize they were so bad. I hope that although there seems to be a lot of property damage, that there were no people lost. Thank you for sharing with us.

Felicia said...

AWESOME happy mail! That's the best! What terrible storms! I hope all will remain peaceful! Blessings, Felicia #50

Lisca said...

Gosh you have had a rough time with the weather. Poor people that have property or boats there. Must have been very frightening.
Aren't those ATCs beautiful!
Happy WOYWW,

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Goodness me, Shaz - that storm must have been scary... We saw a lot about it on our news too, the power of nature is never to be underestimated, eh?
I love that hot air balloon card from Darnell, so bright and breezy - there's something to cheer you up!
Hugs, LLJ xxx

Helen said...

Glad to know you are safe after the storms - how peaceful it all looks now! Love your collection of atcs. Helen #18

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

hi Shaz, the weather is all over the place at the moment. Love the ATCs and the card on your desk looks great. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 26

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, such a powerful storm! Stunning! It's very scary!
...So glad for your friend, instead, :) and for the happy mails you received!

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards!

LOVE the pictures. They are stunning. The wave scenes are beautiful. I hope it does calm down soon though it makes for a wonderful picture.

Sharon K #4

Neet said...

Oh Shaz, what a mess that storm has caused. Hope nobody was seriously hurt or anything. Lives are so precious.
Lovely atc's you have there and what an absolutely gorgeous card from Darnell - I think I have seen one like that before and I admired it then. Lucky you.
Hugs, Neet 7 xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

I always think I am going to arrange my desk to I can join in with the WOYWW, but I never do... : ) I love stopping by to see what you are up to. The ATC and the balloons card- so pretty! So sorry to see all of the damage from the storms.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a wonderful lot of happy mail you have received Shaz - Darnell's is a stunner!
I wondered how you had fared in those storms - thankfully they have had very little effect here where I am - some of the coastal communities had a lot of rain, but nothing as severe as you had.

Tertia said...

We have been hearing about the terrible storms on the news over here. I hope you are safe and warm and dry. Love all the cards and ATC's!
Happy belated WOYWW!
Tertia #46

Brenda said...

What amazing happy mail you have gotten Sharon! I love all of the cards, so pretty and yes, I'm sure Hammy had his hand in those balloons! lol Your pictures are scary looking Sharon. The ocean can cause so much damage when storms collide and then to coincide with the June King tides...well it is devastating to see property destroyed as well as the land around. That's Mother Nature for you and it happens all over the world. I think God is trying to tell us something....Hugs, Brenda

Andrea said...

hI Shaz, that does look like it was a horrendous storm ,the sea is such a mighty force, as mother nature can be. Your ATCS are ace isn't it great to receive such amazing and different mini masterpieces. Yours is on its way as of last Thursday or was it Friday ... a little later than I planned as explained !. but on route. Fab card from Darnell love the bright colours of the balloons. Have a great weekend ahead hope weather stays good belated woyww crafty hugs andrea x #14

peggy aplSEEDS said...

You got some wonderful goodies in the mail! Unfortunately, I wasn't able to join this year's swap because I was abroad.
Wow, those waves are powerful! Reminds me of my friend who just had an accident while learning to surf last Sunday. She got hit by the surfboard and had multiple fractures in her facial bones! My hubby, who is a plastic surgeon, had to put titanium plates in her bones!
Thanks for sharing! Happy WOYWW!
Hugs, peggy aplSEEDS@8

ToadilyDiane said...

I hope Julia continues to improve.
Great card.
Have a great day.
Diane - WOYWW #2

Anne said...

You have been blessed with some beautiful cards! The unusual weather has been devastating and must have bought back some painful memories for many.

Kelly said...

Thank you for sharing pics of the beautiful power of nature. While I hate to see the destruction, the pics are reminders we are one small part of this world... and by far one of the weakest.

Art.. yes... I love that balloon card. The detail is amazing! I'm thinking embossing folder but has ideas swirling in my head. Creative Blessings! Kelly #37

scrappymo! said...

Goodness, that was quite the storm. what a worry for the poor people on their boats!

Your photos are amazing as always. I always like to see the photos of where people live. Must remember to get my own out and take a few to post.

Your post is so full of cards, projects, happy mail received etc. This post has such a happy feel!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! Those storm photos are something else. Mother Nature can be so destructive when she puts her mind to it, can't she? Thanks for sharing all your lovely mail from recent.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, dear Shaz, what wonderful news of Julia! Praise God for bringing her through the surgery, and continued prayers for her recovery. Oh my, what awful images of the storm damage! We've seen damage like that here in the states, and it can be devastating. I pray that people will recover and businesses will resume. Wishing you God's blessings, dear friend! Hugs and love! xoxo

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