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 50 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Thursday 25 August 2016

August Christmas Challenge - GDT for Rudolph Day!

Hullo there everyone!
A great privilege today as sharing with you my first card for the Guest Designer for Scrappy Mo's Christmas challenge - Rudolph day which runs from the 25th of each month to the end - in this case the 31st of Aug.
As Mo is in Canada you have extra time if you're in different time zone, as I am!
As I'm still not well, my goal was easy if possible. Took the verse already made up from from snippets in my Christmas bits box, "For unto You is born this day in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the LORD", from Luke.
I like the One Who is the real reason for Christmas to be on every single card  I make, that's the whole point.
Next goal was to use "neglected" dies. I found in my box of tricks a a new- bought-on-sale "American Crafts glitter card" in 6" x 6" pad. Decided to try this and love it. It is fab! So thin, cuts well and glitter stays put.
Used it on the Martha Stewart leaf punch, Memory Box Piestra die, Memory box bauble die.
So added ribbon, bling and silver thread and that was it! you can see glittery bits better on this photo.
Well, short and sweet from me here today as still recovering (see previous post - if you didn't know I have been very ill).
I keep forgetting how slow I have to take things. I maybe slow at returning your very kind comments too. 
Lord bless you and keep you all.
Shaz in Oz.x 

"But He knoweth the way that I take: when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold." Job 23:10

Also linking up to:
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on my card. 
2.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes 


Mrs A. said...

So lovely to see you blogging again. Take it nice and easy and slowly does it. Hoping you will feel a lot healthier soon. This is a super card and the sentiment is a great reminder of why we celebrate Christmas. Hugs Mrs A.

sharon said...

It is lovely to see you back, I hope that you are well on the way to recovery.
Your card is beautiful, I to am bringing out all of my older dies and using
Take care.
sharon :)

Anne said...

Lovely to see a blog post from you. I have been wondering how you are. Take it easy - hope you are making good progress re your recovery. Anne x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hi Shaz, I'm so happy to read your post and -so- to know that you are feeling better!! Yay!:) I wish you a quick recovery!! Your card is very lovely, full of sparkling but clean and elegant. The sentiment is just PERFECT, Christmas is really only this fact.
Hugs and love, take care!

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brenda said...

I am so very sorry you have been so poorly Shaz and equally sorry I only just got to know, sounds like you have really been through the mill and I pay you are soon back to full strength again. I too have been non too good and was sent away to recuperate mid July ahead of our holiday, but it's still slow going with left arm not really working so everything is taking an age and crafting slower than slow.

But it's so nice to see you have made such a lovely card for Mo's challenge.

B x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such beautiful colors and love all the glittery elements Shaz
Get well soon
Dr Sonia

Carolyn said...

BeUtiful card and message. Hope you get your energy back and feel better.
Gentle hugs,

Sue - said...

Congrats on your GDT slot, and you've made a beautiful card for it. So sorry to hear you've been so ill, but glad you're on the road to recovery now. Just make sure to take things slowly and let your body heal.

Betsy said...

Shaz, such a beautiful card today and I agree. Every card I send at Christmas points to the real reason for the season. I am so glad to see that you are well enough to post but so sorry to hear that you are still struggling in your recover. May God be with you and bless you each and every day.

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely to see you blogging Shaz, with this gorgeous card too,lovely traditional Christmas card, beautifully designed.
I hope you get well soon, take things easy, Kate x

Marilyn Mathis said...

So glad that you are feeling well enough to make a card and blog. You are so precious. Take it easy. Love you. Hugs

Kathleen said...

Wonderful card, totally gorgeous and love the sentiment. I am afraid those dies are neglected by me also but may have to re-discover them soon.
Sorry to hear that you are still not well and hope that you will be back to better health very soon.

Kath x

scrappymo! said...

After all you have been through lately, I am awed and amazed that you took the time to make a card for our team this month.
Your card is wonderful, Shaz. I have all these dies think your combination of these ones is superb. I love the design and look of your card...always featuring the best of sentiments!
Thanks for being part of the Rudolph Days Design Team.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a beautiful card Shaz - love the glitter, and thank you for sharing - it's lovely to see you again. Take care

Debbie Harris said...

Gorgeous card!! I was unaware of you not feeling well.
My prayers will be with you, sweet lady.
Take care and rest in the arms of Jesus

Gloria said...

Nice to meet you through Rudolph days challenge!
Your card is gorgeous! I love the message too! xx

Linby said...

I came to comment on your absolutely beautiful card and then saw that you have been very ill. I do hope you are on the road to recovery now.

Di said...

A beautiful card Shaz! I just love how well the b ornament die goes with the Piestra Tile die - perfectly! Lots of lovely detial yet still a fresh and clean card, love it!

Glad to hear you're recovering my friend, worrying times for sure.


Di xx

Conniecrafter said...

So sorry to hear that you are still feeling poorly, I hope it won't be long and you will be feeling much better, it's amazing how are bodies heal but it does take time.
Your card is just beautiful, love the use of the shimmer paper, just perfect for this!!

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I love your card Shaz. Such a great layout and wonderful Christmas colours. I'm sorry to hear how poorly you've been and I wish you all the very best for a speedy recovery. Sandra :) x

Anonymous said...

such a beautiful holiday card! the classic red and white really pops and i love the details you added - the leaves, gems and glitter paper.
rudolph days challlenge design team mate

Anne said...

Beautiful card Shaz! I tend to make cards with a message inside pointing to the real reason of Christmas! I LOVE your glitz and shimmer! lad you are recovering but you must rest, relax and do as the doctors tell you!!!!! xxxx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Shaz! It's so good to see you back. Congrats on the GDT!
Moxie Craftie

Shelly Schmidt said...

So very happy to see you blogging again Shaz! I love your card- so lovely! the glitter is beautiful and love the sentiment. Have been thinking of you- take it slowly and take care!!! Hugs!

Lesley said...

a very beautiful stylish card - Lesley x

Greta said...

Beautiful sparkly card & love having that verse on the front!

mamapez5 said...

This card really stood out for me when I went to the Rudolph day challenge. I love the glittery card, but I especially like the way you have incorporated a Bible verse with a 'secular' image. I too like the real reason for Christmas to be on all my cards, but my verse is usually on the insert. Well done for putting it right there on the front. Kate x

Diane said...

Beautiful card and all your pretty details!! Happy to hear you are on the road to all takes time for sure....hope you are back at full speed soon...take care!!

Pia S said...

Beautifully sparkly and shimmery Christmas card, it's how I love them!

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, a stunning make considering how ill you have been, love the piestra tile down the side of the card and your colours, so many fabulous new dies around we can often forget just how many are hiding in our stash! The glitter cardstock the finer looking one from Spotlight? I don't get to our local one often it's over 1hr away... Sending hugs and get well wishes... thank you for the inspiration...Megan

Brenda in IN said...

It's so good to see you back and crafting. Your card is just stunning. I love the shine, the ornament, the greenery and the holly. I hope your recovery is uneventful and I'm so sorry you had to go through all that. My thoughts are with you.

aussie aNNie said...

Lovley colours on this gorgeous creation. Hope you are feeling better thinking of you ..xx{aNNie}

Aileen said...

This is beautiful, I have that die you used for the side, looks wonderful on white glitter paper. Its good to have you back and making cards. Take it easy.

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