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

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Belated WOYWW + Sympathy Cards

Okay.. trying another post on mobile. Sorry.. the formatting messed below. It will not co-operate!
A belated WOYWW..  so to show I am making cards.. May not be commenting much for which I apologise. For Desky share please pop over to Julia’s Stamping Ground! HERE.
To my desk a few days back..
The desk shows a left over snippet of brushos with script background stamp. Cut in rectangular die then adding several layers of MB Lavish branch. With  Sympathy die is Elizabeth Craft Designs i think?? I'd need of few sympathy cards so showing them below. Second card is Hero Arts background mosaic mask with Distress Oxides. All dies rectangular are extended. Xcut set, butterfly is MB. Two navy white card are ones I've made before. The stamp greeting set is sympathy one on my desk by Joanna. Inspired by Stamping.. not sure if still available? Bible verse is from early 1990s. A great comfort to those whose trust in Jesus.. we shall meet again.. in that heavenly home where all tears are wiped away... Blessed hope indeed!



And to close. A Birthday card for dear 86 yearold Iris in UK. It will be winging it's way tomorrow all being well! This is a glorious stamp. A Penny Black Trailing Vine. I've only had it a while and made several cards with it. Must replicate this for another friend. A close up below shows how the greeting is layered. Also Elizabeth Craft Designs. Coloured with Tombows and added shimmer.
This is a very special spot near where we live.. I haven't edited this photo. This is how it looked! A magnificent part of God's creation.. to share a verse  paraphrased from memory.. "the heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament shows forth His handiwork." Psalm 19. Our Heavenly Father is but a prayer away.  May the Lord bless and strengthen you in all your doings... and thanks so very much for popping by!! Shaz in Oz.x
Joining also with:
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes   http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au 

18 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

Sympathy cards are difficult to make but you have done so beautifully. The birthday card is also lovely. Thanks for sharing, as always!

Betsy said...

You are oh so right my dear Shaz, our Heavenly Father is but a prayer away. Thank you for the wonderful reminder. You have no idea how much I needed that today. All of your cards are stunning as usual, but I absolutely adore the white ones with the butterflies. You do amazing work. Thank you for always being a bright shining beacon in this world that can be oh, so dark sometimes.
Blessings always my sweet sister, Betsy

Laurel Kerr said...

Gorgeous set of cards Shaz..Loz

Sarah Brennan said...

A gorgeous array of cards Shaz and beautiful sentiments for a sad occasion. I particularly love the white embossed script over the Brusho background. Happy belated WOYWW. Sarah #4

Helen said...

what very pretty cards. happy WOYWW no matter what day of the week Helen #3

Joanne said...

such lovely cards and great ideas for sympathy cards that are always hard to make. Hugs, Joanne

PS Not surprized there are not that many comments any more, you have to click on so many images to actually post a comment (I mean on my blog, not yours lol)

Maxine D said...

What pretty cards Shaz, and so thoughtfully and beautifully made. No doubt with prayer as well. Your coast line looks beautiful and serene too.
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda said...

I've never tried posting with a mobile phone before Sharon, not sure I could figure that one out! Good for you for doing so. Your cards are just stunning and I love your beach photo, so beautiful. You are so right, Our Father is but a prayer away! Big hugs, Brenda

linda said...

your sympathy cards are lovely and the birthday card is beautiful! i especially like the purple and gold together. thank you so much for playing along with us at the penny black and more challenge.
linda

Anne said...

Your cards are amazing mon amie. I think anyone who is in need of a blessing would find comfort and peace in receiving one of these cards. Your ideas and techniques are so inspirational, thank you!xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Shaz, you have been so busy!! These cards are magnificent! Love them all, anyone have a special feel, but all are so elegant!!

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, a lovely post with so many pretty cards, love the clean look with the embossed reeds and the sentiment together, you must have quite a roll when you get into your brushos to create so many panels, a wise idea I should try it with my Distress oxides... have a wonderful week... Megan

brenda said...

Playing catch up after holiday Shaz, hence being so late arriving here.

Absolutely adore your beautiful gold and purple creation, the colours are so rich and it has an almost ethereal feel to it, just lovely. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely sympathy cards, I really love the embossed ones with the sentiments on the side, so lovely. That birthday card is lovely, I thought it was paper before reading that it is a stamp!

Janet Christensen said...

Once again you've rocked it! Stunning cards! I must do yard work today or I would be sprinting down to my desk to create. You inspire me. Blessings to you today.

Babs Watson said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at PBSC just love the gold and purple and your pretty trailing vine stamp.hope you will join us again next time
Hugs Babs DT x

Sally H said...

A beautiful collection of cards, Shaz! I love them all - a very soothing colour combo. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations this month and Good Luck!

susiestacey said...

Pretty collection of cards, love the vine stamp.
Thanks for sharing at Penny Black & More & good luck, x Susan x

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