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, November 22, 2017

Cards In Hurry - Snippets + WOYWW

  Another Wednesday, so a desky share - or What is On Your workdesk Wednesday.. pop over to our Julia's desk for the link up, at Stamping Ground!
To my desk! yup, current desk in very bight sunshiny window area, hence glare on left, should've shut curtains! I love this spot for finishing up and colouring on cards, have number of Christmas cards on go here - three different types, the top set with start masks and dies was blogged on this post here.

 These two cards were made on the run before a trip away in Sept. Love how you can dive into snippets and come up with cards. The top one is a disc. leaf die bought on sale, a NBUS as Darnell would say, as is the orchid EF by Embossalicious underneath. The alcohol ink piece was one from snippets drawer, alcohol pieces look great under die cuts!

 This card is made with two snippets - a verse printed out a freebie from Word Art Wednesday, and the daisy piece is with Artneko daisy stamp set and using the bleach technique where you paint the stamped and **embossed flowers with bleach which neutralises colour then use colours to shade them (** embossing contains where bleach goes).
How I love this verse which tells of the promise of our great God's faithfulness to us! How rich we are in Him!
To the Aussie shots, first one taken in the Japanese garden in our botanic gardens! one below taken at our jetty marina on a superb spring day!
Well, I'm delighted to welcome new wonderful encouragers, first in many months! 
You will learn much from these clever crafters.. a pleasure to visit..
.... so do pop over to their blogs and give them some encouragement! 
They are very new bloggers and present at WOYWW for first time in last few weeks. 
Pop over and say Hi to Crafty Little Miss K and also Heather's Crafty Retreat!

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!
Shaz in Oz.x  


PS dont forget on 25th Nov - 30th is the last Rudolph day too over at Scrappy Mos Christmas challenge.... where did 2017 go?
 "It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness."  Lamentations 3:22, 23


I would like to link these up to the following challenges: 

27 comments:

Helen said...

gorgeous snippets cards.. love the rich metallic look. the marina photo is just stunning, what beauty!! Helen #2

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW. Love all of your cards. They certainly don't look like you used scraps to make them. Wonderful spring weather. Ali x #3

Betsy said...

Beautiful cards again today. That’s one of my favorite verses and it certainly doesn’t look like you used scraps to make them.
Blessings,
Betsy

Crafty Little Miss K said...

Hi Shaz, thank you for the mention! I love those cards, can't believe they're made from scraps! I haven't ventured into alcohol inks yet but it's on the to-do list 😉 I enjoy seeing your view pictures too
Hugs Karen #8

Ellie said...

Your cards are beautiful! The garden photo is lovely aswell!
Have a good day
Ellie #13

Annie said...

It’s dark and gloomy over here so it was lovely to share a little of your sunshine today. Lovely cards as always.
Hugs,
Annie x #12

Christine said...

Beautiful cards, love the daisies one.
Have a good week
Christine #14

Neet said...

Lovely photos as always, I do enjoy seeing Oz.
The cards are lovely too, especially the one with the gorgeous blues and greens behind the diecut - just my favourite colourway.
Take care
God Bless, Neet 6 xx

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, wow you have been a very busy little bee, love the bleach technique looks stunning. Hope you are better, been to see a US specialist with my physio in tow, which is unusual, but great as she learnt new ways to treat me. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Cara said...

Wow, two stunning cards x

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, love those 'snippet' cards! Especially the deep rich blue, gorgeous.Like the bleach technique, gives the flowers a lovely difference.Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #4 XxX

Marit said...

I love how you used the 'snippets' and made such wonderful cards with it! Re-using and recycling things is satisfying isn't it?! Happy woyww, love from Holland, Marit #19

Barb said...

Oooh a lovely busy desk Shaz and two very beautiful cards. Barbxx

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Such fun photos. Loving the cards, and fun snowflakes from last weeks post. I think snippets are a good idea. Have a great week and Happy WOYWW.

Plush Possum Studio said...

Lovely cards. I like your chosen quote,too.
Happy WOYWW
Rose #29

Brenda said...

Goodness, beautiful cards Sharon and beautiful inky backgrounds as well. I love your photo's as well, your country is indeed beautiful-the whole world is so beautiful!!! Hugs, Brenda

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Shaz, lovely blues and pretty designs.
Super photographs, the sea and sky are so blue in the marina one - it must have been a wonderful day.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Anne said...

Love the cards. It looks beautiful at the marina. it has been grey and very windy here. Anne x #22

Kathleen said...

Like the look of the stars and two wonderful cards made with gorgeous colours.

Kath x

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous photographs and love the cards too. Have a very happy woyww, Angela x10x

sandra de said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz and absolutely stunning pics of your beautiful home town. Hope one day we get to see IRL. RosA and I caught up last week and it was so nice to sit down and have a craft chat and admire each other's projects.
sandra de@11

Lindart said...

Lovely cards! I love the colour of that blue, and it is striking against the gold! Beautiful pics of Oz, someday I will come and visit! Thanks for sharing,have a great week, Lindart #26

craftyani said...

Love the marine blue of the birthday card also the verse of the other one. Have a good week. Anickoana 35

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Shaz. Love the little cards! Many thanks for the mention. I'm not taking part this week, feeling a bit 'under the weather' but I'll be back next week. Have a lovely week, Heather x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, beautiful cards. I like the techniques you used. The colours on the alcohol ink backing to the die cut leaves is particularly lovely. I had quite forgotten the bleaching technique - one to revive. Love the Aussie pics
Have a great weekend. Hugs, Elizabeth x #16

Laurel Kerr said...

Beautiful card and photos Shaz..Sorry I have been missing. i have had not internet..Loz

Cobnut Crafter said...

Stunning cards - and I love the contrast of subtle blue on one and really strong blue on the other. x Anne

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