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 29, 2017

One Layer Stamped Christmas card + WOYWW

Hi all, Just quickly popping in for WOYWW for Workdesk Wednesday over at Julia's place!
My desk, post is nice and short as Julia likes it:
Am getting inky here as you can see, it is a mask made with SB largest decoration bauble die, and inking up inside, first with Cloud White chalk ink then added golden glitz to edges and DI inks on centre, in Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, and where star is after inking added Seeded Mustard. Stamp set is unmounted set by Unity Stamp by Itty Bitty, called A child is born 1B-126 about five years ago and particularly like this nativity set, inked in Versmark and Gold embossed with Stampendous fine detail gold EP.
 You can see a very CAS card as over at Stamping Sensations they were calling for one layer cards and this idea popped into my head last night, it took me an hour to make. However it would've been less if hadn't botched the corners. 
Had to cover the just inside corners with gold paper to hide that they didn't match through. Should've used corner die not punch, as card is too thick. 
The verse is from Isaiah 9:16, and on stamp background of main image it ties in Prince of peace which I really like too. Love cards to reflect real reason of Christmas. This verse from Isaiah is on inside of all my cards this year.
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: 
and the government shall be upon His shoulder: 
and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, 
The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Now to Aussie shot taken yesterday on our icecream drive, and yes, another perfect day in photo perfect place. Very blessed indeed.
Thanks so much every one for popping over for a peek and chat! 
May God bless your day wherever you may be.
Shaz in Oz.x 
PS have some alcohol ink and die cuts cards below this 

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

2. Stamping Sensations, Single layer card.
3.http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/chnc-challenge-361.html
4.http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/chnc-challenge-extra-for-november-2017.html

5. Allsorts Challenge - inspired by a Christmas song ... For Unto Us a child is born, I know the hymn if others dont as dont think it is a common one!  

42 comments:

Robyn said...

Loving the one layer- it glows!, the sea scape- it does too! and the Matthew reminder!
Robyn 3

Helen said...

Hi, Shaz - we must have been linking at the same time as I was first when I started, ha ha! Love that card, but I couldn't take an hour a card with the number I have left to get done!! it is very stylish though. Thanks for sharing the Aussie shot of the week! Helen #2

BJ said...

Super gorgeous Christmas card. Congrats on #1 - BJ#4

AliWade said...

Happy WOYWW and congrats on the No.1 spot. I will get some dies out and try that inking technique. Looks amazing with the gold embossing. I need some of your sunshine. It seems to be dark most of the time here at the moment (and we aren't that far north compared to many!). Really looking forward to getting to Spain in 2 weeks time. Ali x #7

Sarah Brennan said...

Hi Shaz, thanks for the reminder about one layer cards and using a die to create a stencil. Great tip and so effective. Happy WOYWW Sarah #9

brenda said...

Another delightfully traditional Christmas creation Shaz, the blues and silver within the bauble look really pretty and yes I know the carol, 'For unto us a son is born,unto us a Son is given.............. the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace'.

Many thanks for joining us again at Allsorts and Stamping Sensations challenges.

B x

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card Shaz - love the way you keep Jesus at the centre of Christmas - something I do for all my personal cards, but I have had some commissions that I have had to do without :-(
Blessings
Maxine

Annie said...

What a beautiful card Shaz and the beach photo is gorgeous...thanks for sharing it.
Hugs,
Annie x #11

Anne said...

What a wonderfully creative card! Love it! Bravo you!!!!!

Laurel Kerr said...

Gorgeous card Shaz..loz

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely to see you, and see that you’re still enjoying a daily view....stunning as usual. Hope you’re doing well. Lovely idea on your desk, that stencilling through a die cut works beautifully. And although you call it a CAS card, my word, there’s still a lot of work in it!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Wow, that card is gorgeous - it doesn't look like a CAS to me! Beautiful daily view again, we're so lucky to live by the sea eh?
Hugs LLJ 13 xxx

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, a very pretty card for Christmas, love the stamp and inky ornament shape. Congratulations on making a one layer card, I don't think I could make one. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Patsy Paterno said...

Your card looks so elegant!
And that almost empty beach looks fantastic!
:^) patsy

Crafty Little Miss K said...

What a beautiful card! And reflecting what Christmas is all about. As always envious of your beach pic, I only live about 30 mins from the sea, but not sure my photos would look as stunning as yours! I'll make the effort to go there before Christmas and share one for you haha Karen #21

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

The sponged ink is beautifully done and lovely to see your sunny skies.

Fiona #16

Craftychris said...

Beautiful one layer card! Gorgeous photo too! xxx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, lovely card. I'm going to use the SB dies to make some more stencils for doing this Bauble sponging. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #18 XxX

Badvoc Zero said...

It is a beautiful card you made Shaz, whilst it is cold here I too count my blessing in terms of living in a really beautiful part of our world... Donna 26

Lindart said...

Beautiful card! Great idea! Lovely views of the ocean! I enjoy thinking of you going into summer, as we are getting colder and colder - it warms me up! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #27

scrAPpamondo said...

Delightful effect on your card Shaz, very inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

Betsy said...

Another beautiful card Shaz and the photo of the beach is stunning. I love the light. We had more snow last night. Our weather couldn’t be much more different could it?
Blessings always, Betsy

Christine said...

How beautiful is the one layer - gorgeous colours!
Have a good week
Christine #19

Dorlene Durham said...

So beautiful! I love the idea of the ornament stencil over the image. I may have to try that! Have a great week. Dorlene #28

Lois Wyche said...

Gorgeous card and technique

Heidi Stamps said...

Very pretty card, I wouldn’t have known anything was botched if you didn’t say. However, it is good to say sometimes so beginners don’t feel the need to be perfectionist. Have a good day!

Angela Radford said...

So gorgeous Shaz, brilliantly executed card idea. Beautiful photo too, bit different from the weather here in the UK. Have a lovely creative woyww, Angela x12x

Brenda said...

Oh my, what a stunning card Sharon! It might be CAS but it looks very complicated. I love the colors and of course I am totally loving the image you used. Hugs, Brenda

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Shaz, what a lovely card. I too like the nativity scene. It's one of my favourite Christmas cards, as it's what Christmas is all about, the birth of Christ. My visits round workdesks are encouraging me to try new things, which I love. Have a lovely week, Heather #30

Kim Heggins said...

Simply gorgeous card...love your beautiful Christmas scene on that wonderful ornament, amazing!

laurie said...

this is so beautiful,,

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, your finished card is beautiful - lovely colouring technique. As usual I enjoyed your Aussie pic. Thanks for your birthday greetings - I'm not sure how I feel about being 70 yet but I've no option but to get used to it :) Hugs, Elizabeth x #32

Kathleen said...

Really beautiful card Shaz.

Kath x

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my it is beautiful, lovely one layer card, such pretty shading you have done and it all looks great with the silver embossing!! like how the corner punches have framed it all!!
Lovely soft wispy clouds in the sky in your picture, looks like there was some nice waves too :)

Sharon Madson said...

Shaz, those are gorgeous alcohol ink cards below this post! Thank you for sharing your beautiful view from your ice cream run. I would just love to see Sustrailia in person. My hubby says I can do that with my next husband! LOL. Oh, well, I can look at your photos. #35

Neet said...

That is so beautiful. What a simply stunning card Shaz.
Also like the view again this week - you do have some beautiful places - you truly are blessed.
God Bless
Neet 8 xx

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November!
Monica - DT

susiestacey said...

Lovely card, thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Christmas Carol/Song' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

A gorgeous, gorgeous Christmas card - the embossing is done to perfection! Thanks for your earlier visit, Shaz! Enjoy your weekend! zsuzsa #24

Cara said...

This is just beautiful and I'm only slightly jealous of your blue skies as I sit in the frosty north x

Karen Knott said...

Gorgeous design, love the inking and embossed image
Hugs Kaz xx

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