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, January 4, 2017

WOYWW + Tattered Lace Charisma Poppy Die CD Set

hi there one and all,
Firstly to my desk, as it is WOYWW or What is on your Workdesk Wednesday (pop over to Julia's and please join in, do!).
This is my desk this morning as left last night (except for the magazine which  added because was going to share about it). In middle you can see dies and pricking tool on top of a possible DT stamped image hence hiding it. The ink duster brushes and ink pads were used on it. Finetec Metallic paints were used on tomorrow's DT piece. The (*new to me) magazine was part of my Christmas present (to myself :D) It is my first Tattered Lace Die, with a CD set for Charisma Poppy, you also get free papers which are really lovely. Found an eBay UK seller who sold them in Canadian $ for more than $10 cheaper than you can get them here.

These dies cut very well with room to breathe around the die cuts. I found it hard to find much on how to assemble these flowers, once you die cut them. So I just guessed to be honest. I used silicone glue and layered two layers. First added the base die cut to a white base hand cut smaller then the poppy to give it extra support as there are numerous cuts in the piece. Then added a second layer with some of outside of image cut away and the centre shaped up (although you can't really see it on my card it is there in real life).
There are two sets of each colour of digi papers and the poppy images and about eight colour variations.

So here is my card made up. I used Spellbinder Royal circles (*new) that I bought from Bec, and Our Daily Bread Beautiful Borders die set.
The papers are print outs from the CD, except for base card, it has the Regency Swirls Die'Sire Emobssaliscious Embossing folder.
Gold embossed the Bible verse (from Stampendous 1994), a good one for the beginning of the year - Give thanks unto the LORD, for He is good.
 Now to our photos from Downunder. This was taken up north of here just after Christmas day. As you can see yours truly was sitting under the beach umbrella! Have two views for you to see.
Here is our pineapple baby. As you can see by the image below it is even more like a bromeliad now, as the post linked says it is the only edible bromeliad! It has still a few more months of growth to come. The humid and showery weather we are having will help it immensely.
May God bless each of you this day in all that you do - and thanks for popping over and saying hi - you bless my heart, 
Shaz in Oz.x 
"That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man;"
Ephesians 3:16
Joining up to:
1.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes     http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au   
5.  Challenge - Anything Goes using Die cuts at Dies Rus. http://diesruschallenge.blogspot.com.au/  
6. Monday challenge Something fresh / newhttp://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=7933 

46 comments:

Helen said...

Happy New Year, Shaz! Gorgeous cards, hope you enjoyed your Tattered Lace magazine. It's wonderful to see some warm sunny photos on a cold morning in England! Helen #2

Tertia said...

Love the cards and what a fantastic die set!
It is so hot over here, we are really struggling with a big drought. Hoping for rain very soon.
Happy WOYWW and a very Happy New Year.
Tertia#8

BJ said...

Oh second desk with those tattered lace dies, nice to see them in action too. Happy WOYWW and Happy New Year - BJ#13

Kathyk said...

FABBY photos and loving the desk this week, especially those metallic paints

Happy WOYWW

Kathyk
#14

okienurse said...

Awesome desk...haven't heard of that magazine or those dies before! I think I am going to have to investigate them more. I love your beautiful cards! I planted a couple pineapple tops and so far they are still growing. I doubt we will get a pineapple off of it but...hey it is fun watching it grow. Hope you are having a Happy New Year! Vickie #12

Annie said...

Lovely cards Shaz and your photos of the beach have made me long for warmer weather.
Happy New Year with lots of fun and friendship.
Hugs,
Annie x #17

Neet said...

Hello My Dear Friend.
My you have been busy making cards with those new dies. So glad you enjoyed the Tattered Lace things as they are a UK based company, in fact she used to be a presenter on tv over here - perhaps when you were over with us all that time ago.
Love the thought of you sitting under an umbrella enjoying the glorious sunshine on the day of the Lord's birth. What a wonderful way to spend it.
God Bless, Neet 5 - Happy New Year and thanks for the visit earlier xx

Anne said...

Lovely cards and enjoyed, as ever the photos of the beach. Glad baby pineapple is doing well :-) Anne x #21

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Shaz, I love the sunshine colours and layers, the whole design of this is so pretty :-)

Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Happy New Year! 🍾
Luv
Lols x x x

scrAPpamondo said...

Oooohhh... Amazing poppies, love them! And your orange card is a delight, love the beautiful papers, the diecuts, the Bible verse and the whole design!
Beautiful shots, too!
Happy New Year!

brenda said...

A great creation for our Something New challenge at Allsorts, the Charisma range is one of my favourites from TL, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Julia Dunnit said...

The view from the Umbrella...almost empty beach, sunshine, blue sea..absolutely lovely. I so look forward to these pics! I'm not a great user of tattered lace dies, I didn't realise the dies were for images on the CD for example..lucky I never jumped into buying the mag for the dies alone, which is what I usually do! If there's one thing I never get round to, it's using CD art!Your desk is looking fe to e - lovely light again. Can't help but notice it, it's so appealing!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card, love that idea of CD .xx{aNNie}

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, lovely cards, and a smashing die. Glad you have been able to find some storage sheets, I'm really pleased with how well they are working for very small stamps especially. Love the scenic shots as always. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #3 xxx

glitterandglue said...

Happy New Year, Shaz. May it be a very special year with Jesus! That magazine is the same one Mrs D gave me for my Christmas present!! Well, I never! I have yet to try it out, but I do have some other Tattered lace dies, and they certainly all cut really well. Your card is lovely.
Take care, dear girl. God bless.
Margaret #4

Debbie Harris said...

It is always such a joy coming over to visit with you and see your beauty,Chaz.
Blessings for the New Year.
"O give thanks unto the Lord for He is good" He certainly is good and in all things when we look at life from His window.
Thai is another gorgeous card! Oooh in a girl who loves lace. :-)
Thank you for sharing the beauty of your little corner of the world, and beautiful it is!

God bless you~~

Anne said...

What beautiful cards, flowers and dies! Wow! Your creations are gorgeous! Your photos make me feel a little warmer....wishing the days away until summer! Happy New year Shaz! xx

Lindart said...

Do you wrap presents to yourself and put them under the tree? My hubby does, and then looks so excited when he opens them! He's a funny guy! Your desk looks like it can't wait for all the fun awaiting it with all your new toys! As usual, I love seeing your vista from Oz, so much nicer than our vista, dreary rain! Your baby pineapple is very cute, can't wait to see him full grown!@ How lucky are you! Happy New Year! Lindart #37

Lois Wyche said...

Happy New Year, Shaz.
Love your beautiful card!

SumBunneh said...

Happy New Year and hello from England.. loving the baby pineapple :D

I am brand new to WOYWW (and to blogging lol)

Best wishes from Erika #27 :)

lisa said...

Happy New Year, Shaz, make room under that umbrella, I'm on my way!!! Your beach looks so inviting, it's decidedly chilly here in Yorkshire.
Love your flowers, they have worked really well.
Hugs Lisax #38

Barb said...

Wishing you a very happy and healthy 2017 Shaz. Your cards are lovely and as always some lovely photos of your area. Barbxx

Darlene said...

WOW ... so so pretty! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes with Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Betsy said...

Happy New Year Shaz. Love your card and the verse is a wonderful one to begin a new year with. Your photos are so lovely and refreshing because when I look out my window I just see snow! Everywhere! Praying for a healthy year for you my friend.
Blessings,
Betsy

Christine said...

I am so impressed with the Christmas Day photos! it is 2C outside at the moment and I cannot get warm. My hands are very painful when cold so I shall pack up on here soon.
Well done with the magazine buy, I love the tattered lace mags and dies.
Have a good week
Christine #19

Pia S said...

That's is one nice Christmas gift from yourself! I'm sure you'll have plenty of good crafting hours using these goodies.

Nikki C said...

Beautiful Die set nice gift for yourself for sure Happy New Year and actually my sisters PL is done lol I just have to fill the back up with treats and stuff.
hugs Nikki

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Shaz, I love the gorgeous gold one.
It seems really strange to see your photographs of Christmas on the beach!
Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year.
Pauline
x

Carol Norby said...

I so enjoy seeing your beach and other scenes! What a gorgeous beach! And your cards are just lovely! Great die! Happy new year!
Carol N #31

Brenda said...

Happy New Year Sharon! Now let me see if I have this straight. You print your flower and then use the dies to cut them out???? I love how beautiful these flowers are and I adore the texture the dies give them. Just beautiful is your card!! Really love those poppy flowers! Oh my, to be able to sit on the beach at Christmas-how wonderful that must feel! I'm so over winter already and it hasn't been super cold yet. lol But that changes as of tonight for us. Just took Miss Savannah out and baby it is cold out there as well as super windy! Going to be a long cold rest of the week and weekend. I am dreaming of your beach my friend! Your little baby pineapple looks so cute! I bet it is going to be a good one too. Hugs, Brenda

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous card made from the lovely flowers and papers, I would say you did a beautiful job putting them together and love the layout of the card!!
Oh those beach pictures just warm my heart as it is quite cold her now and expecting a snowstorm tonight.

Maxine D said...

What a gorgeous card Shaz - love the gold rose and the way you have made it up with the stunning scripture.
Blessings
Maxine

Barbara said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with us in the DIES R US challenge!
Barbara
Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT
http://carterie-creative.blogspot.fr

Twiglet said...

Lovely card Shaz and super photos - we have blue sky and sunshine today but it is below freezing! All the best to you for 2017 - I hope it's a really good year for you. x Jo

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That really is the prettiest of cards. Shaz, lovely colours! And once again I'm sitting here sighing over the beauty of your beach pics...so gorgeous!
Hugs, LLJ 15 xxx

Mervi said...

Beautiful card, lovely new die!
Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts' NEW Challenge;-))m

susiestacey said...

Lovely card and a great new die too.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Something New' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, I'm on a bit of a catch up this week. Love your post this week. That sunny card is gorgeous and really brightens the day. Happy belated WOYWW, Angela x 18

Helene E said...

That die really made the card wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

Ginny Maxam said...

Beautiful card Shaz, I love your layering style and color choices! Perfect verse too! Thank you for letting your light shine on Word Art Wednesday! Ginny M DT

Karen Letchworth said...

Hello my sweet friend and sister in the Lord, Shaz! What a gorgeous card. Thank you so very much for sharing your God-given talents with us. Having you join us is always SUCH a treat, and I appreciate you more than I can adequately express in a simple comment.
Blessings,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Kath Stewart said...

stunning card Shaz...beautiful colours and textures...thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

Heidi Stamps said...

Those flowers are so pretty! I have not used a product like that before. You did great for winging it for the assembly! The colors and cards are lovely.

It is fun to look at your beach photos as it is about 10 degrees F here this morning. TFS!

scrappymo! said...

The stamp and die set look fabulous. that is a detailed rose stamp!

As always your photos are much appreciated! i love the look of the clouds in the sky over the beach!

Scrappin Sue said...

Lovely
Thanks for sharing at Brown Sugar Challenges x

Jo Ann said...

Such a wonderful card. Very elegant. Thank you for linking with us at Word Art Wednesday. Our current challenge is still ongoing and we would love to have you participate again. I would like to share this passage from the Bible coming from Hebrews 6:11-12 which says, "We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised." Have a blessed week.

JO ANN
httop://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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