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, February 8, 2017

WOYWW + Birthdays - Red Eyed Green Frog...

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!).
And joining in with Work it Wednesday @Simon Says Stamps (new - new digi, new hessian ribbon, first time used brushos with embossing water colour card, too)!
Okay so I've tricked you... this is last week's desk.. this weeks will come .. but thought better show the piece I was working on that I hid from you first.. note the square die out from SB Marvellous squares as it s used as corners below.
Sizzix folder leaves - from the Peacock set, bought this folder loose on eBay no case.
In case you wnat to know what brushos used. It is Lime green, Yellow, Olive Green, yellow Ochre. I learnt in making this no two water colour papers are equal, the colour didnt move much on this unless you really wet it.. but dried okay. (of course I found a loose snippety sheet of paper and dont really know which one it was)
Didn't have right colour card so embossed with SU Sizzix Lattice folder (extended), and inked it up, ended using other side though.
Finished card, the photo is googled digi of a painting by Pravin Sen of the  Red Eyed frog native to Australia. Stamp, Happy birthday gold embossed, is by Lawn fawn too much to say. The image below shows corners - sorry, it wont go where I want it to, will it?
Okay here is my desk now .. (except one thing has changed, the image on left has been trimmed and edged with soft purple tones. This is a new PB stamp called "Bejeweled" a real favourite already, from Christmas gift. So this the play with it and managed three toppers out of four goes, then made the proper card for tomorrow's birthday. I will be back in day or so with the follow up post, God willing.
Now to the pickies from downunder ... taken on our icecream drive.. a surfer or two, if you look really well, taken on mobile so not really good. .. but hot and sunny downunder!



Well, I'm delighted to welcome a new wonderful encourager ..
JennyL of Jenfa Cards
You will learn much from this clever crafter, a pleasure to visit..
.... so do pop over to their blogs and give them some encouragement! 
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 
"Jesus .. is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them". Hebrews 7:22, 25
Joining up to: 
1.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes     http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au   
2. http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/
3 .http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=8171 Young at heart ... this card is for my much younger nephew .. who likes frogs

41 comments:

sandra de said...

Hi Shaz, once again stunning projects and I have to say the new stamp is gorgeous. Have a lovely week.
sandra de @14

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, love your card the frog looks brilliant against the brusho embossed card, just like a rainforest. It also reminded me of my brothers froggy friend that used to come up through the loo, no matter how often they caught and released the frog away from the house it kept coming back... your new stamp set looks great too... stay cool... have a great week... Megan

Annie said...

I really love the frog card...the background is just perfect.
Enjoy your week.
Hugs,
Annie x #16

Laurel Kerr said...

Fabulous card and toppers Shaz..Loz

glitterandglue said...

Hi Shaz. What a lovely card - you are so very inventive in the way you put things together - I would never think of those sort of ideas! Well done, the paper and the card look really good.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Hi Shaz, what a great card, love all those vibrant colours. crafty hugs x

Barb said...

Hi Shaz I love your frog card. What an amazing looking little creature he is. He looks so full of character. I can't imagine having something so colourful hopping around in the garden! I love your Brushos background and it works so well with that little guy.

Your new PB stamps are very pretty and I love how you've used them. I've a feeling we're going to see these around a lot. Enjoy the rest of your day. Barbxx

Mrs A. said...

I was wondering how you had done the backing for the froggy picture as I have that die and it doesnt look anything like it!Lol. Have actually seen these little cuties IRL as the Living Rain Forest (a nature reserve) is only a few miles away form where we are and they had these in a huge wall to ceiling tank which is set up to mimic their living conditions. They are quite hard to spot being only tiny but if you stand in front of the glass for long enough Mesmerised (as one does) they get fed up and come peeking out from behind the leaves. Hugs Mrs A.

Chris said...

A fabulous card Shaz, that amazing background sets off the frog to perfection.
I'm still drooling over your beach photos...look at that amazing blue sky! So dull cold and dreary here today...but not long now until spring, already signs of daffodils and the odd crocus is blooming! Unfortunately the forecast for later today is ...snow!!!
Chris
x

donna garner said...

little trickster! love all your desks whenever they occurred! and I adore red eyed green tree frogs...Dxxx #31

donna garner said...

little trickster! love all your desks whenever they occurred! and I adore red eyed green tree frogs...Dxxx #31

Ginny Maxam said...

Hi Shaz, your cards and techniques are honestly just eh BEST!! I Love the frog card and the PB images are Awesome!! LOVE!
Hugs, Ginny

Anne said...

I love your frog card, so cleverly made! I really want to give Brushos a try one day! They look like fun! The Penny Black stamp is to die for...wow what a beauty! Happy WOYWW! Anne#10

Sharon Koole said...

Beautiful backgrounds! The frog looks stunning against it. Beautiful sunny photos. Lots of sunshine here in Minnesota not sure I want to go back to grey Michigan.

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K #39

scrAPpamondo said...

Another stunning card with that frog and the fabulous brushos background!! I too have this beautiful sizzix EF, it's gorgous!
Love very much your stamped flowers, wow! I can't wait to see what you will do with them! :)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oooh, I do love those embossed leaves very much - it makes a perfect background for the froggie! I bet you'll use that all the time now :-D
Gorgeous beach shots again - my beach is just as lovely but maybe not quite as wam at the moment, lol!
Hugs, LLJ 18 xxxx

Betsy said...

That Frog is so cute. He looks like he's going to hop right off of the card. You are so talented. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog. I'm still laying down a lot, but hopefully the back is healing. I can only dream of days like your down under photos. We're supposed to get another 10 inches of snow today. Good thing I'm not going outside.
Blessings, Betsy

Heidi Stamps said...

That background goes so perfectly with the froggy! Oh my, I just adore that card!

Loving your photos and I will be off to check the link of your new follower!

sue jones said...

wow that is a stunning card I love it. The brusho'd leaves are just perfect and i love how you framed the froggy. The desk from today looks fun - enjoy finishing off.
Those photos are just wonderful , its so cold and dark here :(
Have a great week . Soojay 44

CherylQuilts said...

Hi, Shaz! Sorry I've been MIA so long, but I will email you shortly. I LOVE all the amazing cards you make, and what a fabulous background for this beautiful (and amusing) frog! I so love these and know that God delights in the beautiful of this earth and all HIs creatures! And what a stunning new PB stamp. I look forward to the finished cards for them!! Big hugs, sweet friend, and I always love seeing photographs of your beautiful beach scenes!! Love! xoxo

BJ said...

Super Frog card, love the backing and the corners. BJ#9

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Great gobs of fun are happening on your desk this week (and last too I guess). Love that frog card. I'm betting the flowers will come out fabulous too. Have a happy day!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW what beautiful crisp embossing and such a beautiful creation!!! So good to visit you after ages Shaz!!

Cheers
Dr Sonia

Helen said...

Love the brusho background, fab colours! the new stamp looks gorgeous too. Have a good week. Helen #1

Lindart said...

The ocean is so beautiful, I can almost feel the summer sun and smell the ocean - but I'm stuck here in the ice and snow and rain, yuk! Your Birthday card is beautiful - I love the frog, and the leafy background is wonderful! I love all the different colors and shades you got in there, just like the real forest! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #45

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Shaz, a super background and great image.
Gorgeous photographs, it's freezing here in the UK at the moment!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Angela Radford said...

Brilliant projects, love them. Have a great woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 20

Cathy said...

Hi Shaz, love the froggy card, the ef is gorgeous, as are the colours. That penny Black stamp image is amazing, so pretty. Have a great week, Cathy x

Dorlene Durham said...

What wonderful cards and card fronts. Wow! Have a great week. Dorlene #42

Maxine D said...

Love your froggy card Shaz - quite amazing with that brusho/textured background.
Those flowers look wonderful and I am looking forward seeing the end results
Blessings
Maxine

craftyani said...

Love frogs but some folk don't. the background is stunning, don't think some people realise the work that goes into hand made cards. Lovely. My Med isn't quite as stunning as your sea pics.

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful cards Shaz!! Love the frog digi! The background is very pretty!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh it does look warm and beautiful down under Shaz! Tree frog is a lovely card, it was a lot of work, and I like the addition of the corners, what a great idea. THe PB stamp is just gorgeous, what a great gift that is!

Conniecrafter said...

cool background and perfect with the frog, great idea with the framing, using the die that way, I love the flowers you are working on!

Cobnut Crafter said...

Hi Shaz - It is great to know which Brusho colours you have used as I am a big fan of them - I also like to use them as watercolour paints as they are so vibrant and can be left to dry on a palette and then brought back to life with a drop of water. I must say, your desk looks a lot like mine at the moment as I am busy making samples for upcoming shows. Thanks for kind and encouraging words left on my Blog - I am now of follower of yours! Anne x

Lin said...

Beautiful background for that image, Shaz, and I enjoyed the rest of your post, also! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz lovely card, I like how the Brusho sheet turned out, and the embossing made it really pop. Great use of the corner dies too. Have the rest of a lovely week, and thank you for so many good wishes. Hugs, Shaz Xxx #4

Elizabeth said...

It's 3 degrees here today Shaz, and oh so freezing cold, so your Aussie photos are making me feel just a tad envious. I hear from my cousin in Perth that they are having the worst rain, causing flooding, so it's not all good in Australia at the moment. Your card is fabulous - I love the embossed and Brusho background and the frog image is so cute. Like the PB stamp too. Hope you are having a great weekend. Hugs, Elizabeth x #21

Kath Stewart said...

fabulous card Shaz...that frog is adorable...thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs Kath xxx

Pia S said...

That frog card, brilliant and so to my taste, beautiful background you made. What a pretty new flower stamp, look forward to catching up on your newer posts to see the result of the finished card.

scrappymo! said...

Your frog card is wonderful! The background you made is gorgeous and so suits as a background for this frog.
Thanks for the photo tutorial of the way you matted this digi image. I ike the intricate corners of the mat.

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