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 9, 2016

WOYWW + Total Snippets Card x 2

Hi everyone time yet again... blink! blink! and it's time for another desky share in Deskland! Come and join up with WOYWW or what is on your workdesk Wednesday - over at the Queen of desks, our wonderful Julia!
My desk this morning.. I had received yesterday one of the Chinese dies from eBay, a large snowflake - this one only took two weeks, it was about $3. Have some more coming too. It cuts well, the card in front was masked and its for a FB challenge where we had to chose a colour chart choice this was mine (see below). I also wanted to make a card for dear lady ill in nursing home hence the verse I chose to out on this card.

TamuraColor1 Color Palette

When you dont quite have right colours you substitute ..or that's what I did. Took white snippet from a reject card, and the butterfly stamp set (by Stampendous). Masked off section and pearl embossed butterflies then inked with three colours dont think I like the grey with it , London Fog by Memento. Verse is one I have on my bedroom wall how I need it too.
"Trust in the LORD, Rest in the LORD, Wait patiently for Him. Fret not thyself."
I made another card with Midnight 1 Color Palette

When I have a colour challenge I go to my packets of snippets as they're all in colour sorted. All these including the verse + image came from snippets folders. Even die cut the green piece as well as embossed it, for another card but not used it. So this card went together very quickly not like the first one.

A great verse for us to remember...
"Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not His benefits."
How we are blessed in our lands for freedom! Image is digi and by Nicecrane but not longer available
The finished card... now to our Aussie views, on our Sunday icecream drive again!

Summer has come downunder... here 'tis warm already and in shorts and top till late in evening as evenings are balmy - salad weather. We need rain of course, but stormy season is here, so had little last night. There have been bad bushfires already down south of here so I pray summer is kind to us.
Thanks so much everyone for popping over for a peek and chat, may our God bless your day wherever you maybe... especially the USA, with the uncertain election.
Shaz in Oz.x 

"Trust in the LORD, Rest in the LORD, Wait patiently for Him. Fret not thyself." 
Psalm 37:5, 7

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 

40 comments:

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous photos....so beautiful! And your cards are just as amazing, both are stunning!

Neet said...

Lovely cards but I must say I adore the second one. What a gorgeous digi image it is that you have used - quite reminds me of a Chinese design somehow.
Thanks for the ice cream drive views Shaz, they always brighten our days o er here when the weather is not so kind to us. It has gone terribly cold these last few days.
Hope you are well, remembering you in prayer each night.
Love and Blessings
Neet xx

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Shaz, these are really stunning!! So glad you joined in on the challenge!! I know the people who receive these cards will be very happy you did and thought of them!!
Hugs,
Ginny

Nikki C said...

OH been looking at that snowflake looks fab and all your wonderful cards, beautiful pictures of the beach hugs Nikki 5

glitterandglue said...

Hi Shaz. What lovely cards - I really like the very first one - beautiful the way you have put the colours together. Gorgeous sunny shots of Oz, too. Can it really only be a week and a half ago that I was with my family strolling through Chatsworth Gardens in tee shirt and trousers??? Now I need a thick sweater, rain gear, and thick socks. The temperatures have plummeted, there is snow on the mountains, and we have suddenly plunged from a beautiful warm autumn into a hastily arrived winter!!! It does my heart good to see those blue seas and skies.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #3

Angenita said...

Gorgeous cards you've made, the receiver will be so happy. I like how you made something pretty with just a few elements.

Julia Dunnit said...

That is a lovely die, and heck, what a bargain! Loving your colour challenge cards, you've been so busy! I think you've perfectly fulfilled the challenges too, and of course, reaching for the snippets....how very organised and disciplined!
Lovely to see the start of summer down there, hope you're feeling better every day now. Xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, that snowflake is so detailed! That die is very cheap, I've just seen some others on Shaz Silverwolf's blog too!
Hugs, LLJ 14 xxx

Sarah Brennan said...

Happy WOYWW. I really like that first card - the masking is very effective with white space left to draw the eyes in. It's freezing here in England, so I'm trying not to be jealous of the fabulous views and weather that you have in Oz. Sarah #21

RosA said...

Hi Shaz
The snowflake die is seriously good! And your cards are lovely, as always.
Fabulous beach scenes too!
RosA xx # 23

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, aren't the China dies wonderful value? I've bought a few now, and all work fine, for a fraction of the big name prices too. Lovely cards, you always make such beautiful creations. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #8 xxx

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful cards, Shaz. I've not heard of the China dies - must check them out because, if the lovely snowflake is anything to go by, they seem very good value. I like how you have substituted for colours you don't have with excellent results. As we are now into below zero temperatures here I'm just a teeny weeny bit envious of your sunshine though I do hope you are spared the fires you talk about. Happy WOYWW and have a great week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #13

Annie said...

I really love the snowflake...can imagine them pasted to my windows for Christmas. It must be strange to be making winter cards for Christmas when you're enjoying summer.
Hugs,
Annie x #16

Chris said...

Beautiful cards today Shaz, lovely stamping and masking on the first one, I like the colours too-including the grey:) The image used on the second card is so pretty, great design too and great use of your 'left overs'! I always have good intentions of sorting my 'scraps' into colour coded order but sadly never get around to it, so all mixed together in a drawer...can take ages to find the colour I need!
Stunning photos...blue skies and beautiful beaches, wonderful!
Chris
x

Vicky Fisher said...

The colors in your first card remind me of the American flag, very apt today. The damask one and the birds are so lovely and yet again waterdripping over the Aussie landscape and weather, have a nice day, Vicky #9

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW and congrats on the No.1 spot. How clever to have your scraps organised by colour - I have got mine in 3 boxes (white/cream, colours, patterns). Lovely idea to make cards using colour palettes. Ali x #12

my craft cupboard said...

Beautiful cards, the snowflake was very good value!
Yes Summer has arrived a little early for us all, we could also do with some rain up here on the Sunshine Coast, although Brisbane had large hailstones yesterday.
Gorgeous pictures!!!! I do hope that you are keeping well. Thinking of you.
hugs
sharon :)

Jenny L said...

Hi Shaz,
what wonderful cards, and such beautiful designs.
Super colours also, and wonderful inking too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Di said...

Fabulous snippets card Shaz (both are great in fact!) and thank you for the tip about Stickeroos and using glue to be able to move them about a bit - never thought of that one!

Love your photos we're galloping into Winter here, sigh.

Hugs

Di xx

Kathyk said...

Great desk, cards and pix and I am LOVING the snowflakes

Happy WOYWW

Kathyk
No. 35

Chidkid said...

What wonderful cards.. and such amazing photos. Bless! Elaine No 37

Shoregirl said...

Love that first butterfly card -- great colors!!

Sharon Koole said...

Beautiful cards. I love the colours. The photos of sun and sand are lovely and calming.

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K #39

SusanLotus said...

Beautiful cards! I like the first blue-red stamped cards very much.

Can you imagine we are getting 50 cm of snow here and more is to come when you can sit in the hot sun. Ok, I love the snow but I love the sun even more. :D

Happy WOYWW to you!
SusanLotus, Sweden, nr 41

Sharon Madson said...

Oh my goodness! I love that Bless the Lord, oh my soul card! Gorgeous! Also, am envious as I look at your Ausie photos of the beach. Oh, well, getting cold here. Thanks for sharing. #43

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, precious Shaz, what beautiful projects on your desk! Wow! I love all your gorgeous cards, and what a precious print of these sweet birds! And interestingly this morning, I read this Psalm...one of my favorites! Wow! What gorgeous photographs, and I see you live in a beautiful place. Enjoy the weather, and thank you for sharing them. Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday. You are a joy! Hugs, sweet friend!

Lindart said...

Lovely cards! I especially like the butterfly one - someone will definitely enjoy that one! I have a question for you - how do you do your signature over your cards and pictures? Thanks for sharing! Lindart #47

Marilyn Mathis said...

Another blog full of gorgeous cards. I am particularly drawn to the first one. Love the colors and the technique. Your photos make me long to go to the beach and rest a while. Hugs.

StampinCarol said...

Your cards are GORGEOUS! Love how you put the colors together! And I never tire of your beach/scenery photos! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #38

Monica said...

can't decide if you were up early. your lovely summer's day is the opposite of our first truly cold and wet fall day. Lovely cards. Way to go!

Monica #49

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Shaz, I especially like the design of the first one - lovely colours.
Gorgeous scenery, the weather looks wonderful.
Pauline
x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, how many wonderful works!! Love all your cards, and expecially the first one with the butterflies and that with the colourful birdies! fab verses, too!
The dies fron China look gorgous and such nice price! (sorry for the rhyme) :D Thanks for sharing!

Brenda said...

Loving the big beautiful snowflake die Sharon! And I am loving both of your cards my friend. The butterfly card is just beautiful. I love the color combo and love how you embossed the butterflies. And of course verse is so perfect for your ill friend. How great you got to use up some of those snippets on your second card. Love the embossing on both panels and that curved scallop. Again, your verse is perfect and I love the sweet bird image. Ahhh, those views! Wish we were back in summer again. lol I love going for ice cream, but if I lived where you do I'd be eating ice cream all the time just to walk on that beach! Beautiful!!! Hugs, Brenda

Faye said...

Wow, your calligraphy and your cards are so beautiful. It is a real delight and feast for the eyes to visit your blog and see all the gorgeous things you have made. Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate your generous comments. Enjoy your coming summer. We are headed into winter, or at least autumn. The leaves are falling off the trees. Fewer are as colorful as usual.

Maxine D said...

What gorgeous cards Shaz - love your ink shading. I am intrigued by the dies you are buying from China - do you use Alibaba??
Love your photos - summer is very slow in coming here - it's only the past two days that we have got over 20 oC.
Blessings
Maxine

Conniecrafter said...

I am sure the lady will be very touched by your lovely card, those are a pretty color combo, and that image is so pretty on the second card too!
It always seems weird to me to hear just the opposite of our weather to yours, it looks like a wonderful place to enjoy some ice cream :)

Heidi Stamps said...

Very pretty! I especially like the first card with the butterflies all stamped on the masked portion. I like the colors and the layers too!

Heather said...

I love the cards! I find limiting my color pallet frees me up to be creative in other ways. :) Have a great week! ~Heather~ WOYWW #51

Karen Letchworth said...

Your cards are always stunning, Shaz, and I'm so blessed to have you share your talents with us. Your love for our precious Savior, Jesus Christ, shines through your work. Thanks for being a blessing to Word Art Wednesday and all those you touch with your art and your love for Him.
Karen

Pia S said...

Two beautiful cards inspired by color challenges. I do find them tricky, at least those with 3 + colors. But they're really helpful to avoid one getting stuck using the same color combos all the time, which I sometimes tend to.

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