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, 6 December 2017

CAS Watercolour with Brushos et al + WOYWW

Just quickly popping in for another WOYWW for Workdesk Wednesday over at Julia's place. Be warned... photo overload ... catch up on cards made this week. 
If you want non Christmas cards ... these Lawn Fawn here are sooo cute!
Desk 1: Alcohol inks on gloss card being attached to die cuts in silver.
 Desk 2 - Brusho backgrounds. Two on watercolour card.. tried the other one on yoghurt packet cardstock. It is full of texture, probably from glue .. worked a treat. I've been trialing water colour techniques on various cardstock, for cereal box cardstock with Tombows see the GD Snippets post here
Desk 3: Back here in 2013 I made these anti static pads, some of them need refilling. I do have an embossing buddy, but much prefer these.
 NOW - to photo overload. Wont add too much, details at end of items used.


 






 Yoghurt box background ... is this one.
As you can see there are assorted background: brusho + alcohol ink mainly.
Digis mostly on verses, first card does use Penny Black Star of wonder set. Simple star is disc. Kasiercraft, fancy scroll star is CCD.
Nativity is small die set by Impression Obsession.
Peace die is Memory Box.
Now to the Aussie shots... first one from the courtyard garden.
 Spathiphyllum or Peace Lily is really putting out big flowers this year. The orchid which has been flowering for 6 months is still going along happily, inside the plant.
And your beach fix everyone, to be 30c tomorrow, was 28c today, so, yes! summer is here.
Thanks dear friends for popping over too and a very extra special thanks if you kindly take time to comment!
You are really appreciated!
May God bless you in everything wherever you maybe!
Shaz in Oz.x  

  Linking up to:
 1. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au   
2. http://caswatercolour.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/cas-watercolour-december-challenge.html 
3. http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-anything-goes-44/
4. http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/december-cas.html  First card
5. .http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/chnc-challenge-362.html
6..http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/chnc-challenge-extra-for-december-2017.html 7. Anything Goes 7. http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/2017/12/challenge-186.html

http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/designers-choice-challenge/dcc126-glitter  

46 comments:

Cathy said...

What a gorgeous array of christmas cards Shaz! Love the variety, Cathy x

Sarah Brennan said...

Love those Brusho and alcohol ink backgrounds; fabulous set of cards. Happy WOYWW Sarah #9

Jan Ltc said...

You have a very productive work space TFS. xx Jan (20)

laurie said...

your cards are beautiful! The peace lily is too, I wish mine would bloom like that,, I have saw an orchid growing along with one before,, that's amazing!

glitterandglue said...

Hi Shaz. Those cards are just beautiful - well done! Great fun has been had with all those backgrounds!! The peace lily is beautiful - and aren't orchids just amazing? My daughter has one which decorated the church for John's celebration service - 15months now, and it is still flowering - keeps throwing up new flower stems too. I think it's about 30degrees here too - but that's farenheit!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #4

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, what a beautiful selection of cards. Love how you've used the Alcohol ink backgrounds behind bauble die cuts- thanks for that inspiration! Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #2 XxX

Ellie said...

Your cards are gorgeous. Oh my goodness that's such hot weather hahah.
Ellie #17

SusanLotus said...

So beautiful cards!
It is what Christmas is about.
<3
Happy woyww, SusanLotus nr 5.

Cheetarah said...

Those are absolutely lovely cards you've made! Makes me want to use my brusho's more! Happy WOYWW xo Cheetarah #26

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You really do make some gorgeous cards - my favourites are the ones with the deep blue backgrounds, they're the ones I'd buy in a shop! Beautiful pics of your area again and I'm not jealous of 30C.....much! :-D There's a storm barrelling in across the Atlantic so I'm glad Julia has got back home safe and sound. We were lucky with the weather, even getting onto the beach for a stroll.
Hugs LLJ 10 xxxx

Esther Asbury said...

I love those beautiful blue backgrounds you created for your cards! So pretty!
I'd love for you to link the glittery star one up to The House That Stamps Built where the current challenge is to add glitter to your project!
You can check it out here: http://www.thehousethatstampsbuilt.com/designers-choice-challenge/dcc126-glitter

Laurel Kerr said...

Stunning cards and backgrounds Shaz..loz

brenda said...

Another lovely collection of Christmas creation Shaz, I rather like the blues and somehow the colours works really well with the nativity scenes. Many thanks for joining us again at Penny Black and More challenge.

Thanks also for your kind words the other day, much appreciated.

B x

Helen said...

I love all your cards! Have a good week. Helen #1

Karen Knott said...

Absolutely stunning cards Shaz, love your backgrounds. Gorgeous lily too :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Elizabeth said...

these cards are great. have a nice day

Betsy said...

Absolutely stunning cards Shaz and my favorite colors too. I love the verses on each card too. I hope you are feeling well my sweet sister. I'm doing so much better and I know it is from the prayers of all the saints around me. Praise be to God!
Thank you for the beautiful Aussie shot. It's frigid here. I just ran a few errands and it was 18F outside. Too cold for me. :-)
Many Blessings,
Betsy

Pia S said...

Beautiful blue and white themed cards with a little sparkle and shine. You've been busy, I'm still lacking about 20 cards. It seems I need more and more each year...

May said...

Stunning selection of Gorgeous Christmas cards... simply beautiful.... May #3

Kathleen said...

Wow a brilliant set of cards, great dies and some fabulous backgrounds too. I think my favourite is the silver star, but I really do like the crib in gold one.

Kath x

Anne said...

Fabulous cards Shaz. I love the gorgeous blue I see. Fab weather , but I do like it cold for christmas :-) Anne x #8

Felicia Aaron said...

Shaz, your cards are absolutely GORGEOUS!!! That beach photo is beautiful....we are just starting to gear up for cold weather here in the states! Brrrrhhhh! Blessings for the rest of your week! Felicia #35

Angela Radford said...

Brushos! gorgeous and stunning cards too, love them. Have a lovely crafty woyww, Angela x12x

cotnob said...

You have been creating some beautiful cards Shaz, your brusho and embossed backgrounds and fabulous,
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Julia Dunnit said...

Beautiful cards Shaz, you really know how to use a background gal. Couldn’t choose between them! I tend to just make a mess with Brushos, so am in total awe, again. Hope you’re taking the time to enjoy the weather and your wonderful surrounds. Xx

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Shaz, you have certainly produced some stunning cards! I love the silver star card. Have a lovely week Heather #22

Conniecrafter said...

Your backgrounds look fantastic on all of these, neat embossed backgrounds also!! Love the ornament background :)
I have 3 peace lily plants and they are all blooming :)

April Story said...

Love those backgrounds. And that peace lily is lovely. Mine only had one bloom this year.
April #19

Christine Alexander said...

great brusho backgrounds for your Christmas cards. Great colours, I love the blues. Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Great collection of Christmas cards Shaz! I especially love the blue Brusho backgrounds! They're so beautiful, and the white die-cuts and sentiment pop. Hideko

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, a gorgeous collection of cards, love the pretty backgrounds you created and love the little nativity scene in white against the purple/blue background.... have a wonderful weekend.... Megan

Loll said...

Both your alcohol ink and watercoloured brushos backgrounds are gorgeous, Shaz! Especially love the vibrancy of the card you've entered for CAS Watercolour. Those blues are gorgeous and look amazing with the white heat embossed wreath with sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!!

Sharon Madson said...

Shaz, I love your brusho and slcohol ink backgrounds with the manger scene for your Christmas cards! They are gorgeous!
Thanks for the look at your lovely cards! And for the beach fix! I needed that as it is 9 degrees F wind chill here this morning! #36

Cara said...

Wow, what a wonderful set of cards. Beautiful photo of your peace Lilly, totally jealous that yours can live outdoors. I have a variegated peace lilly in my lounge which I love x

Brenda said...

What stunning background and cards Sharon! They are all so beautiful, I love that you made your own embossing buddies, clever. After the holidays I need to play with my brusho's and alcohol inks, haven't played with them in forever. Hugs, Brenda

Anne said...

WOWZA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :O) xxx

MaryH said...

Wowsers! What an array of simply stunning cards. Loving your experiments with the different paper sources, and the box cardboard really yielded a pretty texture. Love the blue shades you've achieved. Loved all of these, but my favorite will have to be the lovely nativity scene. The brusho background really sets off this pretty die image. Well done! TFS & Hugs

Julie said...

What a stunning collection of holiday cards.
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Extra challenge
Julie T

Heidi Stamps said...

Those backgrounds are so pretty, and all were made into lovely cards. That color combo just looks great with so many shapes and scenes. In the US, we can have a peace lily for a houseplant. I heard they flower forever (practically) and have been considering one if they are okay around cats. Thanks for sharing!

Mervi said...

Fabulous set of cards.
Thank you for sharing one at Penny Black and more;-))m

Joyce Stewart said...

Lovely cards indeed and I have one of those stars to grace my home. Thanks so much for your card, as yet I haven't read the letter but it's inside the card. That's for when the work is done....awaiting instructions for two long poems which have to be written and framed for Christmas. Life is busy, beyond busy really and I am telling myself...well, this won't happen next year dv....and it usually does...augh.....there's no hope for me.
Take care - we have a VERY cold night in store...we've had a little snow...and the Manchester folks are probably wallowing in it.

Bonnie said...

What a lovely array of Christmas cards, Shaz! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Esther Asbury said...

Thanks for linking up to the glitter challenge on The House That Stamps Built! I hope you'll join us again sometime. We have a new challenge each Wednesday and a chance to win a $25 gift card once a month!

Heather said...

Wow, you've been one busy lady! These cards are all so beautiful! The backgrounds are really fabulous and they make a big statement without overwhelming the focal points! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Susan said...

What a beautiful batch of cards - in blue and white, my favourite colour combination!! Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

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