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, 25 October 2018
Christmas Cards Penny Black and Scrappy Mo's Challenge
However have managed to do three Christmas cards. As its 25th! Time for Christmas card challenge from now to 31st - at Rudolph Day or Scrappy Mo’s Christmas card challenge over Here!.
Craft room organisation BTW is zero almost as full days out mostly or meetings this week helping a friend.. Next week not much better with appointments, visits, etc. Better than being bored though. 😊
Last week visitors will recognise this card has the snippets of stencilled gold paste on black card I found in clean up. I added it on more snippets, even the base is such as they were to be thrown but a friend rescued them for me!! Stamp is by Hampton Arts, bought with US friend Marilyn at Hobby Lobby. Her home after Hurricane Michael still has no insurance person look at roof damage, etc! No power and no water.. so please pray for her and others waiting the same way.
The next two cards are up-cycles. Found in clean-up a base and an image I'd done, so brought them together. The stamp is a Penny Black brushstroke "Sweetest Sound", stylised the birds though, to make them into Aust robins for Christmas card using traditional colours. Find this a tricky stamp to use. Maybe need more practise see expert Heather HERE. Verse "Glory to newborn King" is by ODB.
Last card was a glittery gift card just added to some snippet of gold cardstock embossed with Swirls by Embossalicious EF. I providentially had some square cards I had pre-made also found in clean up .. mm must sort that filing of pre-cut card bases, so ad hoc. Verse is digi from stash.
To close with two Aussie shots.
That bunch of roses is from our garden and has been like that every three days for a few weeks now given number of bunches away. And every single one are VERY fragrant. The rain given by the Lord and care by friend while away is very evident.
Second one is on dusk on Monday evening moon (almost full) rising. Love the subtle soft colours at such time.
Thanks everyone for visiting will try to return your visit. I did better last week.
Two months though till Christmas!! This is something I truly have not absorbed yet!!
God bless and keep you in all your ways through every day.
Shaz in Oz. X
This truly is a verse full of comfort hope and most of all Peace. Only found in the LORD Jesus, for the Prince of Peace is He! praise His name.
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