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, 23 August 2017

WOYWW + Bugaboo Moving House Digi + Birthdays!

Hi everyone, days are rushing past in August, not blogged much of late! Trying to do catch - longish blog post with pickies. Wednesday here! its time for WOYWW or What is On Your workdesk Wednesday.. pop over to our chief's desk for the link up, at Julia's Stamping Ground! 
To my desk:
Well, in between cards here, things hidden on left, then centre baby cards are being ready to do stamp on back. Lovely star die was bought on sale at only craft shop within coo-ee, about 30 mins north of here, when visiting the dental specialist. That was expensive enough but treated myself to this.. marked down, so makes it okay??!! :D plan is for some cards for Rudolph day on 25th.
This is a set of five magnets, from eBay in China site. See here - Have to pay a very little for postage, but he packs them so well. The metal tin + foam padding is what they came in! Thought some others might like to know too.
Work so well with Mini Misti, which I have and should work with regular one. It's hard to get such magnets here in Oz, especially in the country where I live. The photo below shows up close how it looks, and it doesn't have tape on it. Put tape for leverage. They're not quite as thick as the circle magnets which come with Mini Misti but almost the same, about 1mm difference I'd say.
This card is shown step by step on this post here. However, changed it .. from hugs to a special birthday card.. now know what was led to make it these unusual for me colours, it was perfect for my aunty whose birthday it is next week, she loves burnt orange. Numbers are CB Olivia die + this Birthday die..
This is not good photo, but sometimes that happens.  DI tissue paper backgrounds, except I stamped on this with Background stamp French script. Happy birthday Marilyn!!! tis 22nd still in USA. Used MB die Blushing Flower Branch, *CCD for bow die, Elizabeth crafts HB die, a top favourite of mine!
Card for my niece, she doesn't look at my blog, two young lads, so no time! though not mailed it yet, its fine to share it. I love the Bugaboo Digi image and have used it a few time for a new house. Used some of gorgeous background woven mat for background bought in the big smoke when there with RosA. Dies are SB for oval, and Dienamics for rectangles. LOTV New home stamp.
POWERFUL Owl - in our local Botanic Garden, there is nesting pair there but they're not sure where the nest is, this fellow was asleep as twas day time :).
Australian Bush orchid growing in rocks in Botanic garden they normally have them in orchid house but it is being rebuilt so they've put them in suitable locations in rocks, they are attached underneath so as to prevent removal.
Taken yesterday on my walk by the creek. The sun was setting .. at foreground you can see some mangrove bushes, they only just started growing in this more open part of the creek which is quite interesting. I love paperbark trees - they have amazing texture, that is it, the melaleuca in foreground
(* For all Abbreviations, etc see Glossary on sidebar.)

  Thanks so much every one for popping over for a peek and chat! 
May God bless your day wherever you may be. 
  Will do my very best in commenting, and truly appreciate your visits more than words can say.
Shaz in Oz.x


"The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. " Proverbs 18:10  (need this today)..


Linking up to:
1. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/
 

2. http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/pixies-snippets-playground-week-295-and.html All three cards used snippets, but shared first one, so really counting only second two.
3. http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-add-sentiment/ Card two and three.
4. http://sirstampalotchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/august-anything-goes.html 
Cards two (background stamp, gold embossing) and three (sentiment stamp, Clear embossing)
5. http://catchthebugblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/a-new-challege-b-i-n-g-o-challenge.html 
Moving house card - Ribbon, Flower (in LOTV greeting stamp teeny flowers), Bugaboo digi.
Purple inked birthday card - Embossing, Flower Distressed

43 comments:

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, three wonderful cards, I must say they are all wonderful but love the purple-y card with the white silhouette flowers, Kaisercraft have a few new dies and some lovely papers for Christmas, but like you I don't get to real stores often to check them out, the local magpies have been stripping our paper bark tree and taking it away for nesting... have a wonderful week... Megan

Laurel Kerr said...

Fantastic cards and photos Shaz. I will be looking for the star die..loz

scrAPpamondo said...

So beautiful cards, Shaz, and great inking!! Love expecially the second one, it has fab colours!
Hugs

Annie said...

Love the latest cards esp the house moving one and your nature pics are as stunning as always....we live in a wonderful world don't we?
Hugs,
Annie. X #9

Claire said...

Such lovely cards and such beautiful Nature photos :)
Happy WOYWW!
Claire no. 2

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz :-) all of them are fabulous and I love the moving house image, that really made me smile :-) if only moving house was that easy LOL :-)

Lovely photos too, you live in a very beautiful part of the world!!

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Luv
Lols x x x

glitterandglue said...

Morning Shaz. Some lovely cards there - well done. Great Aussie photos, too. A lovely sunset.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #3

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, lovely to see you back. I love that moving house image, it's a great one. Lots of lovely cards in your post, and the magnets are a great find. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 XxX

Sarah Brennan said...

Gorgeous set of cards. I particularly like the orange tones with the Tim Holtz Mixed Media die background. Happy WOYWW Sarah #18

May said...

Beautiful cards the designs and colours are so beautiful... Love the nature photos too... Happy WOYWW.... May #15

Cara said...

After a trip to the dentist you deserved a little Crafty treat and that die is lovely. What a wonderful display of cards you've made recently, they are all so pretty x

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful crd Shaz! I love the French script stamping. Adds a nice touch. The magnets are a nice find.

Di said...

Great cards Shaz - for me, this time. it's purple as my choice (the snippets card) - so pretty! Lovely to see you playing along - the mojo did a hike of its own accord, the back is doing OK thanks - so long as I keep taking the pills, Tried coming off them and 'bam'!

That's great info. about the magets too - thanks for sharing hun.

Hugs

Di xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That star die is a cracker! I bet you'll use that loads..the elongated star really appeals to me, it's a very useful new bit of stash! Those cards are great too, the purple one really caught my eye. I'm glad you met up with RosA, hope she's ok :-D
Hugs LLJ 5 xxxx

Anne said...

I love your cards! So different in styles, all superbly made with great techniques. Bravo mon amie! I love your photos, isn't that owl amazing? Your Australian bush orchid is gorgeous as is the sunset. Wow, God's creation is incredible!

Suzanne Alexis said...

All of your cards are so gorgeous! I love your nature photos too, and the Scripture at the end of the post. Now I'm off to read your post about distress inks. Have a good week!

Suzanne #34

Helen said...

ah, we missed you! welcome back.. love the last photo especially, but as usual your cards are gorgeous. Helen #4

Lois Wyche said...

Gorgeous set of cards with pretty colors and techniques.

StampinCarol said...

Great cards!!! Love that die work! And so clever putting tape on the magnets! Have a great week!
Carol N #28

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Shaz. I love the cards. My favourites are the purple and the new house card. Thanks for sharing the photos. The sunset one is very picturesque. Have a lovely week, Heather #6

Bernice said...

Lovely cards - and what a beautiful sunset photo.
Bernice #1

Kim Salito said...

Great card, thanks for playing along at Catch the Bug's Saturday Bingo Challenge.

Angela Radford said...

Loving your cards and great photos too. Have a great woyww, Angela x12x

Conniecrafter said...

Well going shopping after a visit to the dentist sure makes going a little easier and when you can get an item on sale, well yes you have to purchase it!!
Love your cards, I still haven't had a chance to try the tissue paper.
So neat that you were able to get a pic of the owl, and I just love that sunset1!

April Story said...

Excellent cards. I like the bar magnets too. Fortunately we can get them fairly easily in the US although I am interested in the ebay guy. Pictures are great. :-)
April #19

brenda said...

Morning my friend, it was lovely to see your name pop up on my SS rounds and with such a pretty card as well, the background is lovely with the depth of colour and little hints of gold running through.

Many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge and how all goes well with you.

B x

Stephanie said...

Love your projects, thanks for playing along at Catch The Bug!

Lindart said...

I love the birthday card - the pearls in the openings just make the card pop! That photo of the tree and the sunset - spectacular! Have a great week, thanks for sharing, Lindart #33

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous cards...just love your wonderful coloring and always your photos are amazing.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, what a joy to see what's on your desk on Wednesdays, Shaz! You are always a delight, and I love seeing the "progress" of your cards. I agree with several others above that the elongated star die looks wonderful! I just ordered a couple more of the long magnets for my MISTI. I am finding I love the one I have and need another for my Mini MISTI. I also love having washi tape on them...makes it easier to get them apart...since they "love" each other so much! Hehe! Such beautiful cards with the floral dies, and the Bugaboo digi is darling! My what a powerful owl he looks like! Good thing he was sleeping! How fascinating to see the orchids growing in the rocks. We have them hanging here in South Florida, but it sounds intriguing, and I'll share it with my DH. Looks like you had a beautiful walk by the creek. What a gorgeous sunset...seeing just a wee bit of the beauty God has shown us so far! Wishing you God's richest blessings, sweet friend! Hugs!

lisa said...

Gorgeous cards as always, Shaz. I've been making moving home cards too.
Love the Orchid, it's so pretty, not like the big bright ones we see here.
Hope all is good with you.
Hugs Lisax #22

Betsy said...

Hello dear Shaz! It was wonderful to see your post pop up on my feed today. Your desk is as busy as always and your cards are beautiful to behold. Of course the purple one is my favorite! It's purple, after all!!! Love your owl photo, we could use him at our lake because the squirrels are taking over and invading summer homes and trailers while they're hoarding nuts and pinecones for winter. In the past we've always had an owl or two around in the summer to help control the squirrel population, but we've not seen an owl this summer. Your orchid and creek photos are gorgeous. How I would love to take a walk with you and talk and sing about our Lord and Saviour. Someday in Heaven we will do that! Oh, I can't wait to meet you dear Sister.
Blessings always sweet friend,
Betsy

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW you have been a busy girl Shaz!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Dorlene Durham said...

Beautiful cards and photos. Dorlene #32

Joan said...

Lovely cards, love that burnt orange background
Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month

Joan

Sally H said...

A fabulous set of cards, Shaz! Gorgeous colours too. Your SS creation is so elegant. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

Darnell said...

Ah, Shaz, I've been away too long and had such a good time reading through your post and seeing all the fun photos of nature (great sunset card!) and of your really sensational cards! I came over from the Playground for a closer look at your lovely tissue snippets card and I'm delighted to find all these other treasures!! Hoping you are doing well, my friend! Hugs, Darnell

Cathy said...

Hi Shaz , gorgeous trio of cards, I love the tissue paper one, such pretty purple shades, Cathy x

Neet said...

What a beautiful sunset picture Shaz. Must have been tremendous in real life.
Love your cards, especially the burnt orange - I love that colour.
Don't think I need any more magnets - but that tin ...
Hugs and thanks for visiting me (whilst I was away), Neet x

Regine Karpel said...

Love.

Marlies said...

Beautiful cards Shaz! Very elegant and A lovely new home card for our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Thanks for joining. Marlies

scrappymo! said...

Your cards are beautiful. The burnt orange Birthday one is so pretty.
The moving house card is perfect for a young family moving in.
The purplish card is pretty and was so mice to see the difference between the reverse di look of the first card and the traditional die look of the purple one.

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