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, October 25, 2017

WOYWW, Scrappy Mo'S Christmas Challenge

Hi everyone, sorry not blogged much of late, but quickly popping in for WOYWW for Workdesk Wednesday over at Julia's place!
My desk:
This will be brief as doing on mobile at minute, as not 100%. It's time for Scrappy Mo's Christmas challenge or Rudolph Day, it runs till 31st Oct.
So my desk shows work... colouring, with lovely Prisma set my sister bequeathed me when she upgraded, using some Bugaboo images. I really love this nativity set, going to enjoy using them!!! 
Top right in image also shows snippets pile of cardstock from previous Christmas year’s bonbons, stamped on it with Prickly Pear Nativity image, then die cut with Impression Obsession Bauble die set. Wow I love this die too. I bought it as wanted hanger bow and top to go on number of other bauble dies I have. Then brains kicked in and thought I could stamp on the actual bauble too. It was tricky doing it on glossiness of bonbon snippet but managed it.
Touched up with black texta where ink wouldn't take. 
Finished card below. 
Verse is a Digi in my Christmas box from previous years as is card base, handy++ :D
Okay, nearly done super brief, just as Julia likes it... here's my Aussie Shot taken on phone when out walking last week. There are two surf ski riders chasing waves in middle of image.
Hope you're well, folks, I'll try pop by everyone who calls, but really struggling to do it these days, so just doing my best. 
May God bless you in your day wherever you may be, and thanks so very much for all your kind encouragement even when I'm not a good blogger.
Shaz in Oz. X

37 comments:

Karen Letchworth said...

Wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge, Shaz. It's always a delight to have you play along.
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card Shaz - I love the wee 'scene' on the bauble - well done on getting it stamped on the slippery surface.
What a fabulous set of prisma pencils!!
Praying your health will improve quickly
Blessings
Maxine

Neet said...

What is this about you not being 100%? Hope you soon begin to feel much better, try not to do too much, rest is important too.
Love the little images you are colouring, that should be restful and I hope it is.
Sending Gentle Hugs, Neet 2 xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's lovely to see you Shaz, I hope that you're ok. That card is lovely, I like the embossed background very much.
You take care, lovely gal.
Hugs LLJ 7 xxx

Sarah Brennan said...

Feel better soon Shaz. Don't worry if you don't get to visit, look after yourself! Cute nativity stamp set and lovely baublecard. Happy WOYWW Sarah #19

Marit said...

Wow, those techniques you describe... I create in a totally different medium and way so it's nice to read how YOU create... I love your card! Happy woyww and a big hug from Holland, Marit #17

my craft cupboard said...

Shaz your card is fabulous :)
I am so very sorry to hear that your unwell at the moment. Hoping you feel much better very soon.
Love the photo.
Take care.
Hugs
sharon :)

Mrs A. said...

So sorry to hear your not feeling up to scratch but nice to catch up with you in blogland. I do like the fun Bugaboo images and this little group are looking very cool. Great idea to stamp the actual bauble too. Hugs Mrs A.

Annie said...

Sorry to hear you’re struggling....for whatever reason. Just hope whatever it is gets better very soon for you. Sending you big hugs across the water.
Annie x #9

BJ said...

Oh what a good idea to stamp silhouettes on patterned papers. Sounds like you were blessed by your sister too. Thanks for the visit BJ#5

Betsy said...

As always, I think your card is just beautiful. Your Aussie shot is wonderful too. Praying for you my dear friend. We all have our struggles don't we? I always try to remember that the Lord walks through each of them with me. He also sends me friends like you that give such wonderful encouragement to me. I hope I can do the same with you.
Blessings always my friend,
Betys

Helen said...

sorry things are tough - hope they improve soon. the card is gorgeous and the photo stunning! Helen #1

Felicia Aaron said...

Shaz love that beautiful card! And what a nice big set of Prisma's! Wow what a super gift! :) Beautiful beach photo! How nice that you are so close to such gorgeous views! :) Blessings, Felicia #27

Craftychris said...

Love those cute digis and your pencils are awesome! Beautiful card - fabulous embossed background for the gorgeous bauble and your photo is breathtaking! Take care of yourself and I hope you feel better soon. xxx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, really do love your colouring, and what a fab collection of pencils.Really like the card with the bauble die, they make gorgeous cards. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #3 XxX

Lois Wyche said...

Very beautiful card for Christmas.

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely card and your colouring with pencil that we can see on your desk is so beautiful!
Hope that you feel good early!

Lindart said...

I love looking at Ozzie shots with winter fast approaching here! You are so good at colouring in those images - not something i have the patience to do! Thanks for sharing, have a great week! Lindart #29

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card and thanks for sharing at Craft this week good luck in the draw

Angela Radford said...

I will have to be quick too as I'm on catch-up today. Love your card and your colouring too. Have a great week and a happy woyww, Angela x11x

scrappymo! said...

Do not worry about stopping by here with comments ever...I know you pop by and if you are strong enough, you visit. If not, I understand. Have flare ups that keep me from visiting as I used to as well.
You have had so much on your plate and it is good that your strong faith walks with you.

Love the card this month. The stamp on the shimmery paper is divine. I sometimes have to fill in some missing stamped images too. I find little dots of black help as if I try to free hand the black, it seems to show more.

The sentiment yu used here is wonderful.

Thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph Days Challenge.

Jane Willis said...

Your health is MUCH more important than returning comments! Take care of yourself and get well soon
It was a lovely idea to stamp on the bauble, it's made a lovely elegant card.
Jane (Rudolph Days GDT)

Joan said...

Love how you have stamped on the bauble, such a lovely card

Linby said...

Hope you are back at 100% soon. Love your Christmas card so CAS.

Anne said...

Hello Shaz. Sorry that you are also finding life difficult, but all we can do is our best and trust in God. Thank you for visiting and your lovely comments.Sorry I'm so late. I have come down with the lurgy :-) felt very under the weather Anne x #10

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card Shaz, love the image on the bauble.

Kath x

Laurel Kerr said...

Gorgeous card Shaz. I hope you are feeling berrer soon.. Hugs Loz

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love the embossed background on your card Shaz and sending you wishes to get better
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card! I love your coloring on the nativity. So pretty.

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for entering our CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for October!
Monica - DT

linda said...

Such a pretty christmas card! I love the bauble die, the gold and it's very striking against the background, which is also lovely with the embossing. Thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph days challenge!
Linda
Rudolph Days Challenge DT

Dorlene Durham said...

Love the. Bugaboo images. So fun. Your card is beautiful. Very unique. Dorlene #26

Conniecrafter said...

those digi images are just too cute of the nativity, they will make some great Christmas cards, as did your lovely ornament !!

Gail said...

Great card! Love the assortment of coloring pencils on your desk!

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Shaz, loving your card and nice to see you're still sharing your Wednesday desk, cheers Robyn

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, hope you are starting to feel a little better, love the pics of what you are working on, and I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who tries to squeeze lots of images on one page! I think I missed the CCD die I used on the quilted Christmas design... I'll have to go back and add it (under A$5) Have a wonderful week and thank you for visiting... Megan

Cobnut Crafter said...

Ooh just look at all those lovely pencils on your desk! Love your pretty bauble card with embossed background. x Anne

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