Shaz in Oz.x
1. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au
5. Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge (Anything Christmas goes / optional use embossing folder which I did!)
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
|Okay desk pretty tidy all things considered! Just had mammoth card making session of ten cards or maybe eleven, kind of lost track, half dozen were birthday present for friend .. plus her birthday card. Another birthday card made not photos, plus Christmas card for Mo's challenge, a spare or two. Smiled that one monkey was lying down on job on lamp base.. hidden by a piece of dumfing lying sideways!! sounds like me working sideways crablike - trying to get everything done!|
|In hurry to get Rudolph day done again.. I love the verse on this card .. |
Fear not ..
How fearful it must have been when those singing angels suddenly appeared to the shepherds so the angel said ..
"Fear not! for I bring you Good Tidings of Great Joy (lots of smiles there), Which shall be to all people."
Image is left over from when brayering ages ago, been siting in stash patiently awaiting, Stamp is SU Lovely as tree set. Added stars because someone smudges as gluing .. sigh! Double lauered them, added ribbon, rounded corners + CB Holly Ribbons 5 x 7" EF .
|Above and below: Two of six cards made for my friend, she loves mauve/ purple. Background watercolour tissue technique one crumpled, the other just glued the stamped with SU French script background.Hero arts prayer set on top one with MB Prim Poppy. |
Below is SB Petite scallops on digi from WAW, MB Pippi Butterfly + MB Elegant Scrollwork.
|THIS brings a smile - my first flower on the Phaelenopsis dear nephew gave me at Christmas, with many more buds on the way! God's creation is amazing. Lovely winter sunshine today on my walk to our beach.. lifesaver's sign at flags said water temp was 19c, not bad eh?? Gulls and Terns enjoying it too.|
|So my actual desk, this morning, staged with the exquisitely detailed book from Kathy, Julia's long and oh, so very welcome missive on right. It cheered my heart so to receive it!!|
Centre two cards made with gilded tissue watercolour method, and more samples on left not made up yet.. saving them for Rudolph day on 25th, for Christmas cards! To see this technique step by step scroll down to post below or click here.. its a new fun background method!
Saw this tissue watercolour method over at Loll's blog (see here). Now crumpled and glued backgrounds ready for EP gilding watercolour samples below, the tissue paper dries beautifully.
also used the negative from the previous card made with the "Just for
you" die on this post to sue up Mirri outline with some glitter ..
re-cut oval below as you see with SB Petite Scalloped oval to make
another card totally out of scraps love that!|
To the Aussie shots below .. we are really in winter downunder and this was taken out at my sisters, they see the migrating humpback whales heading north for warmer temps in outr winter down here .. all along headlands on coast they come in quite close.
|This was the last bunch picked from our roses before they were given their winter prune. The Oklahoma at the front right was huge my very favourite rose, so fragrant, Mr Lincoln behind it was also very fragrant, Queen Elizabeth Pink is on left.|