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

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Penny Black Wonder Stamp set - Masked trees.

 For Annie's Smiles and Rudolph day ... see here

Just a very quick post as made this card and found the Allsorts Weekly challenge on "O Christmas Tree!" was closing toute suite!
I'm a huge fan of Heather Telford's work. I'm pretty sure she has made a card similar to this at some stage! Cut a mask of snow bank and stamped one of the tree in Black Onyx Versafine, and also a second one on left then with ink duster and Adirondack inks inked up the banks. Added sky with moon, used Cool Peri with Cloudy Sky. Stamped the "JOY to the world" wreath from the same set for the sentiment, and added some bling coloured some blue with permanent marker.
A close up, added some more silver die cuts to finish off images, and the CB large snowflake folder as this is 5 x 7" card. Three snow flakes in upper left corner.
Sunset taken this evening (at 8pm).. it just after midnight here, now :D
May God bless each of you this day in all that you do - and thanks for popping over and making my day.. you bless my heart, 

Shaz in Oz.x

Joy to the world! The Lord is come.
Let earth receive her King
Let every heart
Prepare Him room
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and nature sing
And heaven and heaven and nature sing

Linking over to:
2.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes 
3. Crafty Hazlenut's  Extra Christmas challenge
4. Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Christmas with dies. 
5. Simon Says Monday Challenge - (Trio-tastic) used a trio of snowflakes in left corner.
6. Finally managed to join up with Beccys Challenge.  


brenda said...

What a beautiful card for our 'O Christmas Tree' theme at Allsorts Shaz, thanks so much for joining us. And what a beautiful sunset, sounds so strange to kow it was at midnight though.

B x

Craftychris said...

Beautiful card with a gorgeous scene! I love it! xxx

Maura said...

You have created a lovely winter scene on your card, Shaz! The trio of snowflakes is the perfect touch for your snow scene. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Simon Says Monday challenge! Maura xx

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Shaz, beautifully designed and coloured, lovely sky,Kate x

Chris said...

What a fabulous card Shaz. Beautiful tranquil snow scene, the sky colours are gorgeous, the embossed background is lovely too.

Linby said...

What a beautiful scene and it could indeed be a Heather card. You could enter it in our challenge at where it fits the anything Christmas theme.
thanks for following my blog - now following back.
L x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, this is amazing, Shaz!! Such a fabulous scene and the trees look wonderful on your beautiful inked sky! Love the sparkling, too!

Ginny Maxam said...

Wow Shaz you have been busy!! Another beautiful card and awesome technique study!! These cards are just superb!! Please post link on CCM if you have time!! Your cards are inspiring! Thank you for sharing your art with is at Word Art Wednesday Anything goes challenge! Ginny M, DT

Jean said...

Beautiful card Shaz, I love sparkly trees and lovely sky colours.
Jean x

Beccy said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful Shaz, I love everything about it. The colours are gorgeous and I love the addition of the silver card. You did a fanastic job masking and inking the sky and snow drifts and adding in the glittery trees. The snowflakes in the top corner are wonderful, as is the embossing in the background. I like how you added the round sentiment in the bottom corner too. Yep, love it all!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Shaz this is stunning - love your soft colours and the beautiful snow banks. An absolutely wonderful card

Tracy Freeman said...

Such a lovely scene you have created, very pretty colours too. Really like where you have added colour to the sentiment.
Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge X

BożenA said...

Great winter landscape! I love the colors of the sky, so beautifully contrast with the whiteness of the snow. Beautiful Christmas card.

Debbie Harris said...

Oh my is that ever a pretty card! I love the colors, in fact, my Christmas wrapping paper and ribbons I chose for this year are those colors. So fresh and fun. :-)

Gorgeous sunset.

Bless you~~

Kim Heggins said...

What an incredible scene you have created...simply beautiful and so perfect for Christmas.

mamapez5 said...

You have put beautiful colours in the sky for this card. I like the trees on their snowy banks, and I always like a bit of bling at Christmas.
The sunset made me smile. God paints the sky for us, better than any artist can, no matter what part of the world we live in. Kate xx

Joan said...

A truly beautiful card with such lovely colours too

Brenda said...

What a beautiful scene you have created Sharon! I love those snow hills and trees. Oh and I don't want to forget the full moon!! It really looks like it is shinning down on the snow! Love the embossing as well. And talk about a beautiful scene, that sunset photo is stunning! I wish it were summer here again. lol Gotta wait for a few more months! Hugs, Brenda

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Hi Shaz, this is such a beautiful Winter scene and I love the blue and purple colour combination. The tree look great and even better close up, it's gorgeous! Happy crafting, Sandra x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fantastic trees Shaz
love your work
hugs Tamara
blessed advent

Conniecrafter said...

Your scene is just gorgeous!! Love the wreath sentiment also, whole card is just perfectly done!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful scene and a beautiful card! Loving the colors and the trees in rolling hills.

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Your sky is really lovely, what nice colors. I had to look over the card several times to take in all the details. I really like how you stamped the sentiment inside the wreath. It is all so coordinated!

cotnob said...

A beautiful card, you have created a fabulous winter scene.

Kathleen said...

Really gorgeous card Shaz, love the scene and fabulous way you have done the sentiment.
Sorry not commented for the past two weeks but been on holiday.

Kath x

Sue - said...

Beautiful scenic card Shaz! Love the photo too.

MaryH said...

I love Heather's work tremendously too. I'd say you channeled her technique wonderfully well in this beautiful card. Your snowhills have all the shadows & hues that an evening sunset can bring to a snowy landscape dotted with trees. I can never manage the sponging quite so nicely. Looks great, and I so enjoyed the blaze of that magical sunset. TFS & Hugs

Anne said...

What a stunningly beautiful card mon amie! I love your design, colours and technique, simply gorgeous! Bravo! Beautiful sunset there too....we had a heavy frost here this morning...... brrrr!

Jo Ann said...

A beautiful work of art. Great inking. Thank you for joining our Word Art Wednesday Challenge. There's still plenty of time to link more projects. God bless you and leaving you some encouraging verses from the Bible found in Romans 8:38-39 which tells us, "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."


Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous trees! What a wonderful snowy scene.

LesleyG said...

Atmospheric and oh so pretty I love it xxx

Shirley said...

I love the beautiful Christmas scene you have created with your stamps. Your card is gorgeous.
Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny Black and More this month.


Karen Letchworth said...

It's always such a blessing to me when you play along in our challenges. Thanks so much!

I'd love to have you stop by my blog tomorrow. I have three new posts in the morning, and I love to hear your thoughts on these projects. Thanks so much, and have a blessed week.

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