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, November 2, 2016

WOYWW + Brusho Glittery Christmas Cards

Well hi there everyone isn't the year flying by.. ducking in quickly with a post but wont be here for few days, so not much commenting till weekend - sorry folks..
Here is my desk this morning, was busy doing some diecutting yesterday for a friend. Two of the dies (ones at the very back, feathers and happy birthday) are Chinese ones, Shaz Silverwolf share a while back, so tried getting some, takes four weeks to Oz). On left is a pile of die cuts ready to make a DT card for mid month. Christmas one of course.
I saw an image of some plants under water, in greens in midst of blue and though mm wonder if I can replicate that in Brushos. So out they came +  gloss card (works best on this I think) and used mainly cobalt blue, touches of burnt sienna, olive and lime green. I really loved it and thought, mm, that kind of looks like a night sky so incorporated it into these cards.
First used Memory box mask of star background with Cosmic glitter paste, on white card. Then mounted the black card with SB Pierced rectangles. Added the scenes I was colouring on last WOYWW, they were gift from friend. Of course added the verse of : "
Unto us a Child is born."
It is is springtime downunder and the sweetpeas have been simply magnificent. I would love to share the fragrance with you! the sea scenes below were taken from a headland about 30 mins north of here.


Well, I'm delighted to welcome some new wonderful encouragers .. a break of six weeks since having any - AND in that time the numbers went in reverse!
Now they've come in with a rush, what a joy it is!
Wow! these do some imaginative stamping and card making! You will learn much from these clever crafters.. a pleasure to visit..
.... so do pop over to their blogs and give them some encouragement! 
Gloria Lee at Gloria's Craft Room http://iiroom1004.blogspot.com.au/
And Birgit - Crafting while I wait.  http://craftingwhileiwait.blogspot.com.au/
Marina at My perfect life http://myperfectlifeuk.blogspot.com.au/
Alison C. Cranberry and Eggplant  http://cranberryandeggplant.blogspot.com.au/
Preeti from My ramblings on Craft, Counselling & more.  http://chatterwithpreeti.blogspot.com.au/
Chris from and here's one I made earlier http://andheresoneimadeearlier.blogspot.com.au/
Welcome also to Jenny Lawrence, and also Paulida - Neither left a comment, sadly I cant find a blog.
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
"And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up" Look and live... John 3:14 
 
1. Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on my card.   http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au/ 
2.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes     http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au  

37 comments:

Maxine D said...

What a busy desk there Shaz :-) - love your nativity cards, those backgrounds are gorgeous!! I could almost smell your sweet peas - mine are only just planted!! A bit late, but will be lovely for a late summer display.
Blessings
Maxine

Betsy said...

I CAN almost smell your sweet peas! I have just one hardy geranium trying valiantly to survive our rather chilly nights here. It will soon be gone for the season too. Very sad. Your nativity cards are fantastic. It does look like a night sky. You are so creative.
Blessings,
Betsy

Annie said...

Sweet peas have to be up there with my fav flowers....happy childhood memories come flooding back cos our dad used to grow lots of them. Thanks for sharing them.
Hugs,
Annie x #13

Anne said...

Hello Shaz. The Nativity cards are lovely. Sweet peas are gorgeous, my dad's favourites. Love the photos of the sea - as always. Anne x #20

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely cards and sweet peas are my absolute favourite flower!!
Hugs, LLJ 9 xxx

sandra de said...

The sweet peas are stunning and also love the cards. Must get a move on and make some for Xmas. Have a lovely catch up with RosA.
sandra de @26

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, glad you found the dies link useful! Love the cards, the backgrounds came out beautifully. Glorious sweet peas, I can imagine the scent is amazing. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #22 xxx

Vicky Fisher said...

great background you created with brushos, reminds me of digging them up and do something with them, I think of trying to make some sprays with them. Happy WOYWW Vicky #25

Anne said...

Busy tableas usual!!!! LOVE yourbrushos and the inspiration behind the background colours, your cardsare beautiful! Bravo!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Love the Brusho background with the gold! Quite unusual, but very effective! Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa #31

Di said...

Wonderful background you created Shaz and two gorgeous cards. Gosh, I can almost smell those sweet peas from here!

Hugs

Di xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Really fabulus backgrounds with your Brushos, and thanks for the tip of gloss cardstock, I will try. Your cards looks adorable, and love the cute Baby Jesus and the sparkling on the frames
Hugs

Lindart said...

It's so nice to think that here, where we are starting the winter months and we get snow here and there, and everything is dying, that you are getting Spring! It just warms my heart. Wouldn't it be nice to go back and forth from here to Australia and only get Spring and Summer, then Spring and Summer again! Enjoy Spring, the Sweetpeas are beautiful!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

You are going into Spring just as we begin the descent into cold weather here! Usually by this time we have had a hard frost but not this year. Still quite warm and very, very dry! I'm always glad to visit and hope you have a great rest of the week!
Glenda #21

Neet said...

Oh to walk barefoot along that beach. Bliss! Truly a gift from above.
Love the Brusho cards, at first I hadn't realised it was a crib but now I see the picture clearly - wonderful background.
Hope all is well my friend
Hugs, Neet 5 xx

Mehrll said...

The colors in the sweet peas are inspiring to use on a card. I really like the backgrounds on the nativity cards. I must try some backgrounds. You
inspire me! Hugs.

LisaDV said...

Gorgeous nativity card. Have a Wonderful Wednesday and terrific week. LisaDV #37

Sharon Koole said...

Beautiful cards. I love the coloured background on them, the swirls of blue and green and yellow. Beautiful beach pictures - keep them coming through the winter!

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K #38

Barb said...

A lovely busy desk and your Nativity cards are lovely Shaz. The sweetpeas are so pretty. They remind me of my Nan's garden when I was young. Barbxx

Helen said...

what gorgeous cards, and sweet peas!! Have a good week. Helen #2

Berina RGA said...

Love your nativity cards!! Very beautiful!! The sweet peas are lovely!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Kathleen said...

Desk looks very interesting, the gold candles especially, can't wait to see the card.
Love the very different background for the crib.
Sorry if I have missed commenting on any of your cards but I have been away and no internet.

Kath x

Dorlene Durham said...

Beautiful cards! I love the background colors you chose. Dorlene #46

Ginny Maxam said...

Love the cards Shaz, the background makes me think of my favorite fabric type- Batik!
Love seeing your Ozzy spring too, bracing here for a return to snowy winter!
Hugs
Ginny

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful backgrounds with your manager, thanks for the tip of working best on the glossy cardstock :) How wonderful to be enjoying the lovely spring flowers!!

cotnob said...

Super cards Shaz, such beautiful backgrounds.
Fabulous photographs, we had our first frost of the year this morning - winter has arrived at last!
Thank you for the warm welcome.
Pauline
x

AliWade said...

Happy Belated WOYWW. Lots of crafting going on. I think that if I won the Lottery, I would be flying to Australia now to enjoy your spring/summer. Ali x #11

Mrs.D said...

Oh Shaz, I can almost smell those sweet peas, they are beautiful.
Thos dies from China are very good value, I have ordered the round Happy Birthday one, but they take 8 or 9 weeks to get here, so I still haven't got mine.
And the nativity cards are beautiful, the colouring of the sky is just amazing.
Bless you
Chris #7

Brenda said...

I am loving the dies on your desk Sharon, looks like lots of project in store for us. Your backgrounds with the brusho's look fabulous!!! I love how it looks like the Northern Lights in the night sky, so beautiful that I will need to give this a try myself. Gotta get me some blue brusho's first though. lol Your cards turned out beautiful Sharon and love that they have baby Jesus on them. The sweet pea flower are stunning and I can just imagine how sweet they smell!!! How fun to have Christmas in the spring and not the cold. lol Love those stunning views as well. Love that you share these views with us my friend. Hugs, Brenda

Lynne Mizera said...

Oooh while we are enjoying the very last of our Fall colours here in Canada you are celebrating Spring! What a wonderful mini vacation I just had scrolling through your lovely photos (smile). I love what you are doing with your Brushos and those photos of the ocean have me thinking of our annual winter beach holiday... Happy Belated WOYWW from Lynne in Canada - #47

MaryH said...

Just splendid work with the brusho colors. What a beautiful background sky it created for the sweet manger scene. Both are just lovely. Enjoyed seeing the pretty bouquet of flowers, and as always, the wonderful scenery. Brusho-s work well on mixed media c/s too, just not as glossy as with the c/s as you've used. Work nicely on Yupo paper as well. TFS & Hugs

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great nativity scene cards. I think whatever you are working on with that gold background with gold embossed candles on it is going to be awesome! Thanks for sharing the great outdoor photos! I'm in my usual workday cement box, good to know the outside still exists!

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful cards...love your sweet photos too!

Twiglet said...

Better late than never! I don't know where time goes these days. I'm sure I can smell those sweetpeas - they are one of my favourites - my Dad used to grow lovely ones! x Jo

Heidi Stamps said...

I think your desk doesn't look half bad! I have a pile of stuff to put away myself. I love your cards, the background is just amazing! I love the sweet manger too.

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Swissie said...

Wonderful colours on your Christmas cards!
Thank you for joining Cuttlebug Mania this time!
Swissie DT

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hi Shaz,
I love the spring and summer, so I'm a little envy the of spring :-) but on the other hand, Christmas always reminds me of winter and snow, so somehow stand calmly winter in Europe.
Your Christmas cards are very beautiful. The background is so unusual, and you're right, reminiscent of distant galaxies. God is the Lord of the universe, and this is a great symbolism.
BożenA xx

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