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

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Scrappy Mo's Christmas (Rudolph Day) Challenge - Paper Piecing

Well, the weeks are flying by let alone the months! Here it is time for another challenge over at Scrappy Mo's, HERE!
I have been honoured to be a Guest DT member for this month! so this time I did a CASE of Card by Di of Snippets Playground. It was some paper piecing with a Woodware stamp, which I won in the playground, years back now .. see Miss' card over here!
At the time, Miss also kindly sent me a sheet each of the gorgeous LOTV paper that she had used on her card.. how generous is that? So thought I'd better do some of these this year.
Paper Piecing is tedious .. you need to be in the mood. I was thankfully! so stamped with Black Onyx Versafine and embossed two lots of four card backs, then four lots of blue paper and four lots of kraft shade paper. As only had one sheet of each, scanned some for the backing sheets and printed them out. Like the kraft best, as they are 5 x 7' cards, the blue are A2 and a tad small for the stamp I think. The embossed images look heaps better in real life .. not as good in photo. Used some pearls on snowflakes.

That's it for today!
Thanks so much for popping over for peek and chat.. you are really appreciated!

May God richly bless your day wherever you may be!

Shaz in Oz.x

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee.
Isaiah 26:3
Also linking up to:
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on my card. 
2.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes  
3. Crafty Hazlenut's  Extra Christmas challenge


kiwimeskreations said...

Shaz these are beautiful - love the wee scene and the way you have paper pieced it.

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, a great collection of cards, the kraft papers really look great but I love the blue ones, hope you are well and have a great week... Megan

Di said...

Fabulous CASE Shaz! Both sets of cards look great - I fully agree about needing to be in the mood for paper piecing like this though 😊


Di xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Shaz,
what super design cards, and the colours are really lovely.
The stamp used looks awesome, and you have made such a very super job of them.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Anne said...

Wow these are amazingly beautiful! I too love the kraft ones but the blue isvery delicate andpretty. They are both GREAT! Bravo mon amie!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

These are way cool! That paper piecing is so worth in for these cards. Fun stuff!

AlisonC said...

Beautifully done, maybe fiddly but they look so good. A lovely traditional look.

Betsy said...

I can only imagine the time and effort you put into each of these beautiful cards. I'm not exactly sure what paper piecing it but it even sounds tedious! :-). The recipients of each one of these will be doubly blessed my dear friend.

scrAPpamondo said...

How many beautiful cards! And all paperpieced, Wow! You have had a lot of patience, Shaz!!:D These Bethlehem houses look great! Love the papers used, too! Miss Di has been very kind sending them to you!
Congrats for your GD!

BożenA said...

Beautiful, very elegant cards.
Hugs, have a nice day.

Ginny Maxam said...

Congrats on your Guest DT Shaz!! Your cards so so lovely!
I haven't even started on mine!!
thanks for the inspiration!!

Gloria said...

Hello Shaz!
I'm very happy to join Rudolph days challenge with you!
Just I love your cards! Love this beautiful scene!
Awesome design!!!


Jean said...

I love these beautifully paper pieced cards Shaz. I especially like the kraft ones, the Bethlehem scene looks lovely in the toning papers.
Jean x

Conniecrafter said...

they are both terrific, love the papers you used for the paper piecing and you did a terrific job cutting them out!!

Jo Ann said...

These cards are adorable and love how you incorporated some embossing too. 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.


Birgit said...

These are amazing and oh so beautiful! That paper piecing must have taken a long time but so worth your time and effort. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind comment. I'm always encouraged to "meet" a new sister in Christ. Thank you also for becoming a follower. I am one of yours as well. Blessings to you~

Carol L said...

That's some of the neatest paper piecing I've seen yet! It must have taken your hours to put these cards together, but they look amazing with those pretty colors and embossed backgrounds! I can't even chose a favorite between them!

Davi said...

Wow lots of piecing but worth all the work, these are both beautiful sets! I especially love the one in the beige browns :)

CherylQuilts said...

Shaz, these are gorgeous and were so worth the work! Yes, paper piecing is tedious but at the right time very relaxing. What a beautiful stamp for it, and I love the border! Stunning cards, sweet friend, that remind us of the day Christ came to save us from our sin and death!! Praise God! Hugs, sweet friend!

Aileen said...

These are so beautiful, I cant decide which set I like best. The scene is wonderful.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW love your traditional cards Shaz!!!

Dr Sonia

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Shaz!! Love the paper piecing!! Beautiful colors!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very pretty cards- your paper piecing is so pretty- the plain DP is such a great addition to the design. I love the look of both of these- do like the larger card as you mention.

Neet said...

Both beautiful cards, I would not be able to choose a favourite. What a super stamp this is proving to be.
Thinking of you and holding you in prayer as always
Neet xx

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Shaz, a lovely image and great paper piecing - I love paper piecing and fussy cutting.
Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower.

Kim Heggins said...

These are absolutely beautiful!

MaryH said...

Quite a feather in your cap to be a GD at Rudy Day! Congratulations, and Mo made some excellent choices for her GD's this time. Love each of the colorways, although the golden beige looks much larger, I quite love the blue as well. Amazing work with the paper piecing, and good for you at using a wonderful Snippet Playground Prize. Our Miss is a sweet treasure, isn't she? Good job on both sets of cards - what a stash you must be assembling. I like the subtle texture of the backgrounds behind the images too. Well done, Shaz! TFS

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

wow! a big hello from india !! love these cards :) thanks for your kind comment on my blog, have started following your blog and I love your work :) as a newbie look forward to loads of inspiration from seasoned crafters!

Chris said...

Hi Shaz,
Thanks for your lovely comment and for following my blog...I've returned the compliment and am now following you too!
Your cards are beautiful...I love the effect of paper piecing and this lovely stamp lends itself perfectly to the technique.
I've looked at some of your calligraphy too, absolutely stunning! Something I always wanted to learn to do, but never had the commitment!

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