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

Monday, 5 December 2016

Shaker Cards using Nellie Snellen Eastern Ovals

Over on this post here, I used the Nellie Snellen Straight Eastern Oval dies as a mask for the Faux Vellum technique. Here it is being used in positive and negative for four shaker cards in negative space and for four ornament cards in positive cut.
On these cards I stamped with a silhouette Nativity stamp (from 1992).
Gold embossed the Darkroom Door Splatter stamp on background, masking around Nativity scene.
Verse for Unto us a child is born is by Unity stamps, Gold embossed, but think no longer available as had it for a while. Used SU Oval punch x 2 for verse.
Verses stamps on other shaker cards are from Our Daily Bread Stamps  Joy to the world, available from Bec upon request.
Used on verses, Spellbinder Fancy Tag Two from this die here + SB Fancy Tags.

The background on larger two was made with Memory Box Mask Stars (disc?) and Cosmic Shimmer glitter paste.

Then used the positive shape as an ornament on these cards. The verse used is also a discontinued one from the 1990's. Corners are from Martha Stewart punch, Layered Arches.

And the photo from Oz today sharing our summer sunshine with you, down at the river about half hour south - mouth of river out to ocean in far distance. Taken from our lunch time position on Friday.. not a bad view to overlook while eating, is it?

Thanks so much for popping over for peek and chat.. you are really appreciated! Don't forget to pop over to join in with Bizzy Bec's Anything Goes challenge. You just might win that prize of that die!

Shaz in Oz.x 
“And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.”  1 John 4:14
Also joining up with
 1.Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets on my all my cards.  


Liz said...

A beautiful shaker card, Shaz, gorgeous design. I love how you've used the positive shape to make another lovely card. xx

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I really like that die cut shape for Christmas cards. It looks really moroccan in style, and that is a neat look! And two different styles of cards too! You must be getting close to having your cards ready for this holiday!

Mrs A. said...

This is fabulous . The shaker shape looks really good with the image. Like how you have used the positive shape to make a further card with. Hugs Mrs A.

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Shaz, another stunning card, I love the die you choose and your background colors are so rich! the shaker part is just lovely too and the best part is Honor to the Lord! Thank you for sharing your art with is at Word Art Wednesday Anything goes challenge! Ginny M, DT

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card Shari!! Love the verse!

Betsy said...

That is another beautiful card Shaz. God has surely blessed you with a wonderful talent for card making. Thank you for the beautiful photo of sunshine. We had snow today so I appreciate the summer beauty even more. :)-

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow! Amazing all the cards of your sets, Shaz!! Love very much the shakers, such a wonderful use of negative diecuts!!Delightful details on them! And the white ornaments on the other set look so lovely in the clean and simple style!Love the corners, too!
Hugs, have a joyful week

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brenda said...

Absolutely no idea what blogger is doing Shaz, third time lucky hopefully as I just popped back to thank you for joining in at Allsorts this week.

B x

Carol said...

A lovely Christmas card Shaz, you've done a beautiful background. The cut out shape was perfect for it. Thank you for sharing.
Crafty Hugs, Carol x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely beautiful card Shaz, lovely design and colours, I love the shaker style, Kate x

Chris said...

Your shaker card is beautiful Shaz, very elegant. Love the shape of the aperture and the wonderful little scene inside. You made great use of the positive die cuts too, lovely CAS design.
Thank you for sharing your sunshine...we actually have sunshine here today...brilliant blue sky at the moment but very cold:)

Di said...

Wonderful cards Shaz - as always! I do love the shape of the die you used as well as the lovely images.


Di xx

Marilyn Mathis said...

An economical way to use a die and use both the cut and make a shaker card. Love the cards. Hugs.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That Eastern Oval is a perfect shape to use with a nativity scene. What an elegant shaker card it makes into!

Linby said...

Lovely cards, the shape is fab. One day I will make a shaker card........

Anne said...

WOW! These are gorgeous! Love them all!!!!! Bravo mon amie!

Kathleen said...

Some fabulous creations here Shaz and gorgeous CAS cards.
Thank you for joining in our CAS challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath x

cotnob said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz, such a fabulous shaker design - a lovely shape.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful shaker cards, I love the shading of the background and like the stars on the outside of two of them. Neat idea to use the negatives too!

kiwimeskreations said...

Shaz these are all gorgeous, and I love that you have used both the negative and positive die cuts, and to make such wonderful cards

debby4000 said...

Wonderful cards, do love the shaker cards but also love that you've used the negative and positive die cuts.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

RosA said...

Hi Shaz

That's a great die! I can see it could be very versatile. Love what you have done with it!

Jenny L said...

Hi Shaz,
what wonderful cards and their designs are super.
I love how you can use both parts of that die cut to make such really lovely Christmas cards.
Thank you for the info I have now changed my comments box.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Cocofolies said...

Hi Shaz, coming from Anne's blog, I'm doing a lovely visit tonight on your blog and this post especially.. All these cards are really wonderful!!! Great shaker cards, loving the shape of these dies, they are so beautiful and really perfect for the lovely scene of Nativity featured inside.
All my wishes for you and your family on Christmas!
Corinne x

MaryH said...

What a lovely & very unique shaker card with the wonderful nativity set. I really like the way you've done this aperture (afraid I don't know what the faux vellum technique is, but I'll check on that one!). Also like the shape that you've done on the 2nd set of pretty cards too. You've been busy! Love the sunny sea picture you've shared. So peaceful. Thanks for helping Jenny & me with the comment/publishing problem. Jenny changed per your brilliant suggestion, and I was delighted to be able to type the comment AND publish it without further aggravation!!! Many thanks, and TFS. (also thank you for your sweet comment about how far my skills have come. I could only go up from when I started! And still have long ways to go to become as good as I'd like to be. But it's fun, and I've met such lovely people, so it's been a big blessing all the way!) Hugs

Pia S said...

Those shaker designs look absolutely fantastic, Shaz. I've got my mother on visit and she was peeping over my shoulder while I was looking at your cards and she wondered who had made these lovely cards:) I think you've put those negative die cuts to good use as well.

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge and good luck!
Monica - DT

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A beautiful set of cards, Shaz, the eastern oval ant the image is a perfect match, enjoy the weekend.

Love and hugs

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