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

Sunday 5 March 2017

Bizzy Bec's Anything Goes - Slate Blue, Glossy accents + Memory Box dies.

Hullo one and all, 
'Tis time yet again for another "ANYTHING GOES" challenge over at Bizzy Bec's for the month of March! Join in, please do, you just might win the prize of stamp or a die! here's a wee peek at my card... yes, it is a slate blue butterfly with glossy accents :D

Decided it was time to use dies, much neglected, but loved none the less.
 I do love memory Box and Bec has some of best prices around - check out here! if the one you want isn't on the list Bec will do her best to source it for you!
Here using the MB Vivienne die, with some slate blue designer paper, it was a bit pale so added some more depth of ink colour with assorted shades of Distress ink * Stormy sky, etc.
I took a piece of white card and die cut the Memory box Piestra Tile die,( available still, although not listed in 531  Memory Box items on website, so just check with Bec).
I then inked in Black Onyx Versafine the "sending hugs" sentiment from Lawn Fawn "So Much To Say", and heat embossed in EP. Do love this sentiments stamp set!
Coating the butterfly in glossy accents in stages, top first then under layer as didn't want them to stick together.

Adding the Designer paper inked onto back of MB Piestra tile die cut.
  Decided I need a few small hearts so took the Impression Obsession Heart  hearts die.
Cut a few and added below, after coating with glossy accents.

A photo of Australia today... a view taken at dawn from the train on my mobile phone just out of Brisbane... There were three hot air balloons taking off, but because of the sun angle my camera on mobile only caught one.
Well, that's it for today... dont forget to pop over and join in Bec's Anything Goes "March" challenge .. you just might win the prize :D
May the LORD bless you and those you love, wherever you might be. 
Thanks so much for popping over for a peek and a chat. 
Shaz in Oz.x

PS a special welcome to new encourager + a new blogger - the lovely Dorlene of
Check out her lovely spot and creations ... and leave her some encouragement along the way. Thank you, dear friends.
EDIT: Delighted that this card made the Top 3:D 
Thank you, Mrs A!

"He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
Then are they glad because they be quiet; so He bringeth them unto their desired haven"


Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

This card is just wonderful and so elegant! Love the butterfly with the glossy accents and the diecut panel! The tiny hearts are a sweet detail. Thanks for the inspiration!

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card Shaz, great ideas and dies used. Enjoy your Sunday. xx

Valerija said...

This is so beautiful Shaz. Love the dies you used.
Valerija xx

Mrs A. said...

This is a beauty. I love your slate blue bitterfly . The card is so crisp and clean looking and oh so elegant. Thank you for fluttering into my butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

loz said...

Fabulous card and dies Shaz. Beautiful photo of brisbane and the balloons..loz

MaryH said...

This is one of my fav MB butterflies and how lovely it is with the slate blue & cream. It's gorgeous combined with that Piestra tile inlay of the border (that die can be tricky to cut too! Good job with that). It made such a classically beautiful card, and I can bet the Glossy just gleams on the butterfly. ) Enjoyed the wonderful balloon and sunset picture you shared. TFS & Blessings.

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

gorgeous work! and how pretty is that butterfly :) love it

Debbie Harris said...

I LOVE that butterfly!
Such a gorgeous card and the blue is crisp and fresh looking behind the butterfly.

Thank you for the photo shot of your beauty.

Betsy said...

Oh that flutterby! My Mom called them flutterby's! It's beautiful, as is your Aussie shot. Thank you for your beautiful post today my friend.

Kim Heggins said...

Stunning....simply stunning! I have that same die sitting on my desk just begging to be used, gorgeous inspiration!

Aileen said...

Such a beautiful soft creation. Love your butterfly and die cut panel, both of which I think I have. That colour behind the panel is just perfect. Love it

Conniecrafter said...

Your butterfly is beautiful, I so love the paper you used for the background, the little hearts are just perfect to go with the sentiment.
That sunrise picture is so pretty, love the balloon you caught there too, that must be just beautiful ride early in the morning so clear like that!

My Paper Cat said...

Very delicate and pretty. Thanks for playing at Butterfly Challenge this fortnight.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous card, Shaz. I think I have the two main dies you used. The butter is used a lot, the other one.... maybe once? Oh dear, we are so bad.

Anne said...

I hardly use my dies as I really don't know how to use them yet I have been blessed with being given some. I feel very guilty! I love your butterfly, the blue watercolour effect is gorgeous and your finished card is just stunning. I LOVE the hotair balloon photo too!TFS! xxx

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card! Love that butterfly! Very elegant!

Craftychris said...

This is such a beautiful card! Love the die cut background for the gorgeous butterfly and the blue is so pretty! Lovely photo too! xxx

Pia S said...

Classy, age and time neutral design. So versatile!

Brenda said...

What a beautiful CAS card Sharon! I love that die you used and the butterfly is amazing and so gorgeous! I so want that butterfly! lol I love the photo you took, we used to get a lot of hot air balloons over our house, but haven't seen any for years now. I miss seeing them. Hugs, Brenda

Carol said...

Your card is beautiful and elegant Shaz, I love it.

Crafty Hugs, Carol x

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