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 50 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Draw of #310 candy + Rudolph day

Hi everyone ... 
 Well, 'tis curious the way that things happen sometimes! When first praying over doing this candy, toyed with idea of 28th Feb draw date or a number instead. 
As ordained of the LORD (so I believe) they co-incide on the same day anyway!
As the verse below says.. "the lot is cast into the lap, (or hat in this case) but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD"
All comments on the candy post (see here) were printed off. Checked for who had actually joined blog, non encouragers were removed; added another entry for each who added it to their sidebar, cut and folded and ready to draw!
The person drawn is new encourager as it happens - so  Denise Bryant, (who doesn't have a blog yet 😊)  please email me with your address {my email is here} so I can have the Joanna Sheen gift card sent to you, or small piece of calligraphy if you'd rather!
I drew a second one  ... and Pia would you send me your address too please (Email is here)? as I will send you a small piece of calligraphy as thank you for being a wonderful encourager of this blog! I am sorry you all can't receive a prize.. to be honest it quite blows me away when I think of it of over 300 encouragers, how blessed of God I am, blogging really is rewarding, isn't it? I never quite realised how much till I'd begun more than six years ago now.
My card for Scrappy Mo's challenge this month for Rudolph day from 25th of each month till the last day of month - which in February's case is today!
All **snippets except base, the bookmark on top was sent to me as a bookmark, I layered it up on green card embossed and gold ink highlights. Stamped and music background stamp and gold embossed and then attached tag/ bookmark.. lo, finished! a cheaters card indeed! (** Snippets, so off to the playground yay!)
I love the words of this image... Jesus is the most important gift at Christmas, for in and through faith in Him alone is found Hope, Love and Joy! and I might add peace...
This is just a playing card still not sure it wont be ditched.. its done with Panpastels and white embossing. It lost lot of its definition, that's why am not sure wont remake it.. what do you think?

Well, I'm delighted to welcome new wonderful encouragers ..
Lisa of
Janet of
Wanda of
Kim of
and then drumroll, please! ..... no #310 is Sam of

These clever crafters are a pleasure to visit..
.... so do pop over to their blogs and give them some encouragement!

Thanks dear wonderful friend and encouragers - you are all such a blessing to me!
.. thanks so VERY much for all your lovely comments and may the LORD bless your day wherever you may be!
Shaz in Oz.x 

The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord. Proverbs 16:33

Things are pretty full on here so this is a scheduled post and will link over when time permits.
Rudolph day challenge over at Scrappy Mo's
2.Di's Snippety challenge - Used snippets first card. 
3.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes


Di said...

Beautiful card Shaz - as always. Lovely to see you finding time to come and play as well.


Di xx

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, a great card for your stash, love the gold embossed music script in the background and the bookmark makes a perfect focal point. Love the little playing card, soft colours and tiny scalloped edges. Happy Rudolph Day, have a wonderful week... Megan

PS. Totally enjoying the cool weather after all the extreme heat this summer.

Brenda said...

Yay, you reached 310 followers!!!! A BIG congrats to the winners as well!!! Sharon, I am in love with that Christmas card! The bookmark is fabulous and I love your gold embossing on the music. Your second card is pretty too, I think if you think on it a while you will realize it too. I love the simplicity of it! Besides, I've never seen you make a bad card!! Hugs, Brenda

Kath said...

Congratulations on 310 encouragers and well done to the winners. Also thank you for joining the Rudolph Day challenge with your lovely card.
Kath x

Kathleen said...

Really lovely RD card Shaz, great image and sentiment.

Kath x

cotnob said...

A beautiful Christmas card Shaz, a fabulous bookmark and lovely words.
Congratulations to your candy winner.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob.

Denise Bryant said...

Happy to find my name on your winner's list! Congrats to the other winners also!
I love the two cards shown here! Love colors and details! I think the Panpastels card is beautiful!

Janis said...

Congratulations to Denise and Pia!! Enjoy your lovely prizes!!
Shaz, your cards are just wonderful. The gold music embossing on your CHRISTmas card is dazzling. Great use of that bookmark....not cheating at all...just being a good steward!! :) Thank you for sharing your beautiful art with us!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Congrats to both the winners, and expecially to my good friend Pia!
Lovely Christmas card, great design and use of snippets!
Love the pan pastels background of your second card!

Mrs A. said...

Congratulations to the winners. Hugs Mrs A.

scrappymo! said...

Your card is so pretty. I really like the gold embossed musical sheets behind your bookmark!
Thanks for taking part in the Feb. Rudolph Days Challenge.

Pia S said...

Thanks! Will send you e-mail...

Valerija said...

Congratulations to the winners.
Valerija xx

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