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, 21 November 2018

WOYWW Illuminated calligraphy + Snippets makes

Well, another quick post. Amazingly it is Wednesday again, so desk share time with desks of the world over at Julia’s At the Stamping Ground. To my desk, not today some time ago. I was doing an Illuminated piece for my friend with my water colours. I’ve decided I like gouache best as wasn’t 100% happy when it was done. I shared completed work yesterday see here  or scroll down.
The desk today is a little boring and not much different to some others, but here tis anyway.
It’s tidied a tad, on left are some Christmas Stamps partly out of view, not done with yet, and card almost done right next to them at back, in front of it is a background I’m thinking about using. Mm, 25th looms and the last Rudolph day over at Scrappy Mo’s until 30th Nov. Watch this space!
A few cards I’ve done .. one is a Christmas card and a couple of birthday cards which are made totally with snippets. ie embossed sheets, precloured images and verses already done and thrown together. That is fun. Am using things up. 😊
Lastly is the Aussie shot today of a very sunshiny view with wattle flowering in foreground taken a couple of months back on a memorable day. In that scrubby growth are blue wrens hard to photograph but, oh so cheeky!
Well that’s me for the day. May God bless you every one!
Thanks for popping over and saying hi, you are REALLY appreciated!
Shaz in Oz.x
The verse for the day! 
One of my favourites, yes have lots of them! 😉 but tis great to remember when my strength runs out I’m not depleted, for God says “My grace is sufficient for thee, my Strength is made perfect in weakness.”
I’d like to link up with the following:

22 comments:

Betsy said...

Oh what beautiful cards. I especially like the purple one...my favorite color. You always make such wonderful cards with scriptures. What a blessing they are to the recipients.
Blessings,
Betsy

brenda said...

A real bumper post Shaz, from floral to Christmas and all pretty in their own right, many thanks for joining in with our 'CAS Christmas' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Maxine D said...

Love your cards Shaz I have assembled a few recently with 'bits' from around my desk - always a great feeling. The purple one really appeals to me
Blessings
Maxine

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That iris card is gorgeous Shaz, love the colours!! Just to let you know, the link at Stamping Ground takes you to a very old post of yours, you might want to change it.
Hugs LLJ 7 xxx

Annie said...

I'm here again with a copied and pasted comment I can add to to save me time sitting at the computer....hope you don't mind.
Love the latest cards and your views of your beautiful country always leave me smiling.
Hugs,
Annie x #10

Wendy L said...

So beautiful, thanks for joining us at Allsorts. Xxxx

Claire said...

Heehee, I thought 'That's a lot comments, already!' - I still added my twopenneth worth :)
Happy WOYWW - again :)
Claire, no. 2

Neet said...

Lovely cards Shaz! I went to the wrong link but enjoyed reading what I found. clicked "home" and came back here.
Your calligraphy is absolutely wonderful. How long would you say it takes you to do something like that from start to finish and do you have breaks and go back to it or just do it at one sitting? So many questions but it is so beautiful one likes to know about these things.
Take care my friend, must email you soon.
Blessings and Gentle Hugs Neet 4 xx

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, great cards, love it when we can use up leftovers. I always seem to have loads of them. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #5 X

Diana Taylor said...

What wonderful calligraphy, I just scrolled down and saw the finished piece - it's beautiful - you must have such a steady hand to work in such detail. I love the cards too - such a pretty iris stamp.
Have a great week,
Diana x #18

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

There you are Shaz, I came to visit earlier but found myself back in time but I did like looking at that cute Kangaroo playing hide and seek in the bushes.
Your Calligraphy piece will be outstanding, I have not created a piece so big since my college days. Way back I was given a vibrant gold ink from my tutor as a gift, little did I know that I would never find one as good and I am still looking for one that was as good as that, wish I could remember the name of it but it was magnificent for adding opulence into plates such as yours.
Great cards created from snippets, I feel at times I have more snippets than paper..
Thank you for your kind words Shaz, a new date for Hubby's op has now been set.. just have to wait again now.
Happy woyww blessing Tracey #6
P.S So glad to have you as an encourager Thank YOU xx

Christine said...

Lovely post. The nativity card is beautiful.
Thank you for the gorgeous photo, just what I needed to see on such a cold, wet day here!
Have a good week
Christine #23

Sarah Brennan said...

I love snippets and bits for cards Shaz. Quite often they give the most unexpected and beautiful results. I wish the weather was a little warmer here and that beach photo certainly helped me feel warmer. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

Helen said...

I was very confused when I clicked on your first link... lol!! Your lettering looks fantastic! nice to see it again. Thanks for your lovely comment and stopping by earlier whilst I was at the pay-the-craft-bills-day job!! Helen #1

Sue said...

Hi Shaz, The cards are lovely. The Calligraphy is stunning.

Thanks or stopping by my blog.

Happy WOYWW.
Sue #12

Julia Dunnit said...

Well your friend will love the gift, that illuminated scripture is beautiful. Gosh it must take you hours. Lovely to see that you’re using snippets too, my word thats very impressive Miss Shaz! Love to think of the little blue We=rens enjoying the wattle and the sunshine, I know I would!

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Shaz, wow to the calligraphy lettering- it's beautiful. I want to learn, and did buy some cheap pens - but they really don't work for me, so I think Santa may be bringing me some decent pens, we'll see! Your cards, as always are lovely. I need to empty my UFO box and use up the bits in there! Thanks for stopping by earlier and have a lovely week Heather x #9

Mummylade said...

Adorable creations. Thank you for entering it in our CAS challenge at Allsorts.

Lynne K said...

A gorgeous set of cards, Shaz! I particularly like the Christmas one, a beautifully simple design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.
Lynne

Laurel Kerr said...

Gorgeous set of cards Shaz..Loz

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful Iris, great positive verse and sweet nativity card, such pretty sunshine by the seashore :)

Lindart said...

Lovely cards! And what a gorgeous view! Nice to see somewhere warm when we are dealing with -20°C! Have a great week, Lindart #24

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