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

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Mo's Kite Image Paper Pieced + WOYWW

Hi one and all, time is running away from me so lobbing in with a very quick post for WOYWW and to share a card made ages ago now earlier in year but never blogged. As it is WOYWW or What is on your Workdesk Wednesday (pop over to Julia's and join in do!), am sharing my desk.. or as was last night, as packed up now!
Still in Christmas card making mode as you can see these are some images die cut and stamped sent to me by a dear friend in USA. I really love the nativity on these. Used mainly promarkers on them and Wood ware fluffy stuff for the woolly sheep.
In April this year it was Hudson's 3rd birthday... you will never guess that the only colour he really likes is green, would you?? (In July just week before I was sick I shared the "Hudson sleeps here" Calligraphy I did for him)
Anyway the card was with a Mo image have loved this one for ages, and suiting Hudson down to the ground. Am 3D-ing the image, hence the number of images printed off and bits coloured with the Prisma coloured pencils.

Kaisercraft banner Die, Number 3 is from CB alphabet die Olivia, used some SB labels for the main image. I know I had the sketch from somewhere, but not sure where, now. Possibly one of Debbie's excellent ones from the Scrapjourney.
Well, we've cracked the half kilo with our lemons - last year it was 497g but this year we went one better and it is 525g. If you want to see how small our lemon tree is look on this post here. It is an Eureka lemon for those who live in Oz.
On a daily walk this week as it was too windy for the beach, walked in our botanic gardens ... I love these native plant called Flannel Flowers so beautiful, I would love to grow them.

Also walked around the orchid house at the gardens, isn't this spider orchid simply amazing? Its a native too.
Some more photos from our icecream drive.. the sea was very very flat but oh weren't these a clouds magnificent testament to the beauty of God's creation?? I love clouds.

 Please dont forget to hope over to Julia's super blog to join in the worldwide exploration of WOYWW(what is on your workdesk Wednesday)..and will join the snippets playground this week as used lots of snippets in this card for Hudson!
Thanks for stopping everyone for a peek and chat and may God bless your day wherever you may be.
Shaz in Oz.x
O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good: because His mercy endureth for ever. 
Psalm 118:1

Also linking up to:
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on my card. 
2.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
3. Just add Ink Challenge - add G for Green
4Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge October


shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz, glorious scenic images, and the botanical ones are amazing. Love the card for Hudson, I'm sure he will love it. What a whopper that lemon is! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #4 xxx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Loving that birthday card with all the bunting! So cute! Wow, that's a giant of a lemon - you can make lots of lemonade with that! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #22

Anonymous said...

I love all the elements on your card. The shapes are wonderful and all look great together. Great use of papers too. Chantell JAI

Neet said...

I think my email and your comment on mine crossed in ether-land. Hope you get the food sorted out so you can still take your medication. Will be praying for you and for the doctors.
Oh Shaz, I just love that little boy card. It is gorgeous. What a cute little image and fab bunting, fab shapes - just FAB! Hudson will be delighted I am sure.
Congrats on the lemon - that is one big guy you have grown!
Thanks for the flower pictures too, lovely to see what you have on the other side of the world and thanks for the ice cream pictures - always a pleasure to see the ocean.
Take care my friend, will be thinking and praying for you.
Blessings, hugs and love
~Neet 2 xx

glitterandglue said...

Hi Shaz. What a lovely nativity image - I like the way you have made the sheep 3-D. They are going to look great when mounted. The little boy image is really cute.
As for the plants, sea and sky.... wonderful. Aren't we so blessed when we see beauty such as that and can see our Father Creator's hand in it all.
Thank you SO much for the card you sent me. It was lovely, so meaningful.
Take care dear friend. God bless.
Margaret #6

Betsy said...

Lovely card and I'm sure it will be loved. Your photos are gorgeous as always. God's hand paints wonderful pictures if we bit open our eyes to His handiwork. That lemon!!! Oh my!! I hope you are soon feeling better and get everything sorted out soon. I will continue to keep you in my prayers.

okienurse said...

nice post and beautiful pictures. Isn't it funny how we all pick favorite colors. Mine is purple of course. I watched a video yesterday you should show him…check it out!
It is about a 'Green Lady' Love the green card by the way and I am sure he will too! Vickie #11

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Beautiful card, love the 3D effect you achieved for this little guy! So beautiful coloured, too!
Such a great lemon!! :D Fabulous! Very nice photos of your plants and wonderful places, so paceful!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Hi Shaz love the green card you made for him...I love the color green!! And ooh amazed at the size of your lemon!!
Dr Sonia

Barb said...

A very busy desk Shaz. Your card for Hudson is absolutely gorgeous. I really like the way you 3D your stamped images. How wonderful to grow lemons in your own garden. I enjoyed looking at all your photos. Enjoy the rest of your week. Barbxx

Helen said...

Gorgeous card for Hudson, not my style but so beautifully executed. Love the flowers, and that lemon! what a whopper!! thanks for sharing the beach scenes too. Helen '#1

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a wonderful card Shaz, the photos are gorgeous too.

Sue xx

Chidkid said...

Very beautiful clouds..great projects. Amazing colouring of the images. Happy WOYWW? Elaine no 16

Pia S said...

Hudson's card is adorable. I love the effect of the layering. It's been a while since I last colored up this image, but it's my favorite Mo one...

Unknown said...

Great coloring on such a cute image! Love the card! That is one LARGE lemon! And I always like your scenery pictures!!! Thanks for sharing them! Hope you have a great week!
Carol N #42

Kathleen said...

Those Nativity images look fabulous bet they make super cards.
Love the card for Hudson, beautiful image, papers and design.
I love lemons, when expecting my second child It was lemons I had a thing for, no wonder she doesn't really go for sweet things.
Some fabulous photo;s Shaz.

Kath x

Anne said...

Lovely images and I love the card. love lemon too :-) Anne x 23

RosA said...

Hi Shaz
Good card for the 3 year old. Very nice design.
Yes, I love those flannel flowers! How I would love to grow them! But I'm not sure they would do well here.
Have a good week!
RosA 54

Heather said...

What beautiful pictures! I really want to visit Oz, but it's unfortunately going to be awhile... kinda scared now, as that lemon is HUGE!! Have a great week! Heather (waywardgypsy) #50? #51?

Christine Blain said...

Great little boy's card, Shaz. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week, and sharing some pics of your life. :)

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, a great card for Hudson! love the banners and the layers on the little boy, what a whopper of a lemon, our lemon tree has gone incredibly well the last couple of years but never had one that size, when we have lots I make some lemon butter. Thank you for the lovely comments, have a wonderful week... Megan

Conniecrafter said...

that card for Hudson is just the cutest ever, love the dimension and personalization of the card. Lovely flowers on your walk and the clouds are a beautiful in the sky, that give it so much!

April said...

The card is absolutely adorable. Those are some big lemons. And the flowers are beautiful. Great photography. April #39

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Shaz your card for Hudson is absolutely beautiful!!! Love the dimension you obtained with the layering.
Your photo are beautiful - those spider orchids are amazing!

RosA said...

Hi again, yes should be ok for the 3rd.
Look forward to seeing you. Same place? Let me know what time.

sandra de said...

Great card for Hudson and the image you have used is super. thanks for leaving such lovely comments about my painting. Gorgeous pics of your beautiful part of the world. Have a great week.
Sandra de @28

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous photos Shaz, the lemon looks huge. Love your paper pieced image gorgeous colours used...xx{aNNie}

Lynne Mizera said...

Dear Shaz... GREAT post! First, LOVE your card, your colouring skills are amazing! That lemon you grew is also AMAZING...Grin. And after my first season of growing everything I can appreciate the satisfaction you feel about producing such a mamoth lemon even more. But my favorite part of the entire post are those photos of your area and that Beach! Living in the mountains like I do, those beach photos touched a place in my soul! Happy WOYWW and thanks for the lovely comment you left me! Lynne from Canada (#3)

LisaDV said...

Love your flowers! And WOW to that gorgeous card! Always cool to see citrus grown by someone. Happy WOYWW week! LisaDV #35

CraftyHope said...

Oh, the nativities are really lovely for your cards. And, the card for your grandson is just too cute. I'm sure he'll expand his color preferences as he grows!
That's a big lemon! We moved into a house last year with a couple of lemon trees. It looks as though we've got a bumper crop. Some of the smaller ones have ripened, but not the larger ones yet. I'm trying to be patient! What are you going to do with that bigun? ;) Enjoy it!
Hope #45

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Shaz, lovely photos and I adore that card, gorgeous. Happy belated woyww, Angela x 17

Di said...

Brilliant card Shaz! Such a great design and wonderful colouring as well. I bet Hudson was thrilled. I love it! Marvellous photos as well - you're so lucky to live where you do, with access to a wonderful beach and the sea.


Di xx

Anne said...

Hudson'scard is amazing! What beautiful colouring and the layout is just superb! Bravo you! I adore orchids and have five phalaenopsis, (orchidée papillon), which are the cheapest and easitest to look after! I always like to see photos of the faunaandflora where you live! What a lemon! Well done! xx

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated WOYWW. I love the layers on your card. That is one big lemon. My friend has a lemon tree in her house, despite living in Wales. Beautiful photos. I also love skies - and planning to do some painting with that theme. Ali x #27

Craftychris said...

Ooh your card for Hudson is adorable! I bet he absolutely loved it! Wow that lemon is huge and your photo's beautiful! The flowers are gorgeous and the sea views divine. I see what you mean about the clouds, awesome! xxx

Mrs A. said...

Oh my goodness! Hudson's card is just gorgeous. I love that image so cute and your fabulous colouring has certainly done it justice. Hugs Mrs A.

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Shaz! Love , Love this Hudson card!! Green is my favorite too and you did such a wonderful job coloring it! I saved the picture to my inspiration file!
That is one huge Lemon!!
your photos are just lovely too!! Happy Spring!
Ginny M

Brenda in IN said...

This is the cutest card for Hudson. I love that little boy with his kite. Your scenery is just stunning. What a fantastic place to live! Even having botanic gardens nearby to walk through. Wow. Inspired by nature is the best.

Brenda said...

Hello my sweet friend, sorry I've been MIA for so long! My life is a little crazy right now and I'm having issues at getting myself organized (if that is the right word). I just can't seem to get it together. lol Plus I'm not looking forward to winter at all. But it will come so I better get ready. I love, love, love this card Sharon! What a beautiful job you did creating this card. The little boy is adorable and I just love how you colored him. Hudson has good taste in colors, as I love green too, but then again I love all colors. lol Love the green papers you used on this card. Wow, love that you have a dwarf lemon tree and love it even more that you have such big lemons!!! I so love lemons, love the juice in my water and love to eat them. I know I'm strange. lol And as much as I love eating lemons I can't eat them like I used to because my mouth breaks out on the inside. Beautiful flowers as well, nice to walk around gardens!! The beach is just beautiful, love those clouds, well love the whole scene! What season are you in now Sharon, it looks like it is so nice and warm but I know the sun can be deceiving. We are in fall with winter knocking on the door. Hugs, Brenda

Morti said...

What an impressive lemon! That's huge! Lovely photos, too...

I'm very late getting here this week, hope yours has been good.

Blessed be.

Morti @ 40

Jo Ann said...

Great layering of the image and I admire your patience in coloring every layer. We are so blessed you joined us at Word Art Wednesday. A new Challenge just started today and will be glad to have you linked with us again. Leaving you an encouragement from God's Word found in Isaiah 12:2 which tells us, "Behold, God is my salvation,I will trust and not be afraid; For the Lord God is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation." Have a great week.


AlisonC said...

Thanks for Percy Veering with my link. I was having computer issues yesterday and I think I did something daft at my end. Twice.
I can't imagine being able to grow lemons. Well done. I have lemon tree I grew from a pip quite a few years ago. It's a lovely tree but has yet to produce a flower let alone a lemon. I have to keep indoors of course, here in the UK.
Interesting to see your desk and your cute card.

Aileen said...

Wow Shaz I love that layering, looks totally brilliant.such a wonderful card. So when you get a lemon that big does it only take one for a batch of lemon butter!!!

Gaynor Greaves said...

Beautiful card, love the colours used and your layout, thanks for joing us a DP2, hugs Gaynor xx

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