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

Monday, 27 November 2017

Alcohol Ink + Die Cut Christmas Card- Scrappy Mo’s Challenge

 Warning photo heavy post!
I’ve two types of cards to share today, I’m way behind on sharing cards etc.!
Firstly showing how great die cuts are for using up failed pieces of snippets: this piece of alcohol ink with spray adhesive to attach to acetate, and no! spray adhesive doesn't work on acetate.. see post here (I show warts and all!).
  Add a die cut, and hey presto! a great piece of alcohol under the die cut. 
(this is a CCD, on eBay, also freebie with Cardmaker Mag., where first saw it)
Two cards made with the die cut, managed four out of the scrappy bit of alcohol ink piece. Have to make some more alcohol on gloss, now to use under more die cuts!
Embossing Folder  by Ultimate Crafts Christmas set. Verses are digi by Karen Murray of WAW.
 
Used gloss cardstock, mixed alcohol inks Indigo blue + Mermaid green + silver with blending fluid. With cling wrap moved inks around + kept  hands clean. 
When happy, removed plastic wrap and allow to dry (they were hard to photograph).
 
 
Frame from Poppy Crafts rectangle die set - PCD17-23
Assorted die frames for verses. 
To the Aussie shots now taken when out for a drive last week, we are enjoying amazing weather downunder! See there's a seat  waiting for you to visit - we could take a thermos of tea with us!
 
Well, I'm delighted to welcome another new wonderful encourager of this blog, how wonderful... Rose of Rose’s Art Garden
Please do pop over and say hi, as she is a new blogger, too!
I'll try pop by everyone who calls, but time is limited, 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. :D
Shaz in Oz. X

33 comments:

Linby said...

These are all wonderful makes, love how you used the inky backgrounds.

brenda said...

Lovely Christmas creations Shaz, always so nice to see cards which depict the true meaning of Christmas. Always enjoy seeing photos of your coastal area and sunshine of course, something we see all too little of here.

B x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Very elegant cards!! Love the white embossed panels and the stars!!

brenda said...

Me again Shaz, totally forgot to thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Di said...

Gorgeous card Shaz - love the richness of the alcohol inks! I had to delete your entry and then begin again as Mr Linky wouldn't let me update to the correct image. It's all sorted out now though. I do so love your second design as well Shaz.

Hugs

Di xx

Jenny L said...

Hi shaz,
Happy Rudolf Days.
what wonderful cards and super designs too.
Beautiful backgrounds also.
Thanks for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kyla said...

ooh loving the alcohol ink backgrounds, they look lovely.
Running a bit late on my WOYWW returns this week, but thanks for visiting my desk already
kyla

Liz said...

Beautiful cards, Shaz, lovely designs and the inky backgrounds are stunning. xx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz a wonderful star set and really lovely silver nativity scene on a gorgeous background.

Kath x

Kathleen said...

Sorry forgot to add - Thank you for joining our 'Christmas Carol/Song' this week at Allsorts.

Kath x

Betsy said...

I would love some of that beautiful Aussie weather! It's 40F today but the sun is shining so it feels warmer. I've said it before but it needs saying again. Whoever is blessed to receive your amazing Christmas cards is indeed a blessed person. They are always so lovely.
Blessings,
Betsy

Lois Wyche said...

Two gorgeous creations.

Robyn Oliver said...

Hello Shaz, what fabulous cards you've made - I just love them - your AI backgrounds are perfect for the die cuts and the white embossed back panels set add special texture... really nice cards

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, love the background behind the die cut on the first and you get such terrific results on these backgrounds.... Lovely beach photo's!!

Cathy said...

Wonderful cards Shaz, love those inky backgrounds, so beautiful with the nativity scene, Cathy x

Carol said...

I particularly love the second nativity scene Shaz. Really gorgeous.
Crafty Hugs Carol x

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Shaz, your alcohol ink backgrounds are beautiful.
Great photographs, our sky looks like that at the moment but it is freezing cold!
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Whisper said...

Classy and stunning, thanks for joining us at November Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

Kathyk said...

Super pix and delightful Christmas cards - thanks for popping along to enter this months Rudolph Day challenge

Kathyk - GUEST Design Team Member - Scraps of Life

Ellibelle said...

Those inked backgrounds look stunning paired with the metallic papers and white. Such gorgeous cards!
Thank you so much for playing along in my "Inspired by a Christmas Carol/Song" challenge at Allsorts!

Cobnut Crafter said...

Gorgeous cards - and I love all the photos as they are so helpful. The scenic views are beautiful and that bench sure does look inviting! x Anne

Brenda said...

Wow, these cards are stunning Sharon! I love the inky backgrounds you used, they are perfect on these cards. You are a beautiful card designer my friend! I would love to be sitting on that bench right about now. lol Love the photo's my friend. Hugs, Brenda

Bożena Adamusińska said...

WOW !! It's really amazing cards, Shaz. They are stunning!
Hugs,
Bożena

Anne said...

I love your inked background techniques and how you pair them up with die-cuts and embossing folders, so classy! Beautiful cards,the stars are superb! I love your sunny Oz piccys too, we are expecting snow on Friday.....! Thanks for bringing us all some creative sunshine!

Verna Angerhofer said...

What beautiful colors you achieved using the alcohol inks and I love the cards you used them on. I love that your cards show elements of the true meaning of Christmas too. Your work is wonderful!

Plush Possum Studio said...

Lovely, lovely alcohol ink treatment, Shaz. Just gorgeous.
Thanks for the link + kind thought!
Blessings
Rose

Laurel Kerr said...

Two stunning cards Shaz. My favourite is the first one with th Star..Loz

Cara said...

These are fantastic! I love all the texture you've created x

Craftychris said...

These are all absolutely gorgeous! Love the alcohol ink pieces and how you have used them with the gorgeous die cuts. The embossing sets them all off perfectly too! Fab photos - wish I could come and have a coffee with you but it's a bit far to come! xxx

Angela Radford said...

More gorgeous cards, loving the blue background too. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, a gorgeous use of some of your inky backgrounds, love the blue/silver with the tiny nativity on it so pretty. Sad recovery mission on in the valley nearest my house after yesterday's tragic landslide. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Darnell said...

Ah, I'd love to be sitting on that bench in that wonderful weather overlooking the beautiful ocean!! Your cards are outstanding, Shaz! As always! That star made me gasp!! Hugs, Darnell

Kim Heggins said...

Simply stunning and so magical! Love the incredible details you give your cards, these are amazing.

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