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, 5 December 2018

Bugaboo AKV Nativity + Sugar pea Nativityscape + WOYWW

Well, I think I’ve begun the last half dozen WOYWW posts with an exclamation that is again Wednesday! So today.. let’s just look at desks of the world with Julia of The Stamping Ground.. over HERE! Anyway... to my desk, some mess definitely afoot as per usual! 
I shouldn’t actually be at my desk or in here but industriously writing in my cards and getting them in the mail. But this is my desk as I left it last night. I had an idea you see! And ideas do need to tested or you forget them, or I do! This small nativityscape die by Sugarpea (Here) was the subject of my cogitation.
It has a star (to my mind) in a most annoying spot. It’s right above the stable, on it’s side, fixed so it will never ever be detached!! So you simply can’t cut a sky. I really wanted to use these alcohol ink tissue on acetate background as a sky! 
So made the blindingly obvious choice of layer base over top. Yes! Sadly you miss out on that lovely inset look I was looking to have, but better than nought! 
Rest on right of desk are goodies from Simon Says. Over HERE ! This card won a voucher to spend at Simon Says. Oh yummo! How blessed am I?? So was sensible and bought two glues, one lot of tape, but treats = two dies and a small stamp and die set. Using one die (Tonic Joy to World) on the acetate card, as you’ll see layering it up.
Now to cards finished.
 
These are from last weeks desk. Used Bugaboo ATV nativity set. Love Bugaboo especially the ATV images. The Joy stamp die set is by Poppy Stamps is one of my prizes. The tiny scallop die is set by Tonic. EF is 3D by Crafters Companion bought with Margaret in Wales 😊
Now to my Aussie Photos. First two are in our Botanic Gardens. A tree Waratah and some mossy trunks. Love moss.
And last two are on walk one sunset arvo.
Truly beautiful! we are so blessed of God downunder!
Well, that's my share for the day. I'm truly sorry but still a bad blogger at moment, am still time poor!
God bless your day dear kind friends, thank you so much popping by and saying hi.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz.x
I’d like to link up with the following:
** B is for...? for me B for Baby Jesus 
** "Star of Wonder , Star of Light"
"Light" is theme over at Cuttlebug mania so entering star of Light cards.
** Anything Goes at Simon Says Wednesday challenge
Y = Your Favourite or
Z = Zero Embellishments
Bugaboo and Nativity both Favourites all around, and no embellies.. except for one ribbon I've just realised.
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Today's thought.. as its getting near Christmas I've chosen a prophecy written in  800 BC by Isaiah approx. Know time because in rule of King Uzziah.. Yes, bit less than 800 years before Christ was born! God's word is true and reliable!
Immanuel means "God with us"
Truly Jesus is with us at all times, He said: " I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. "

22 comments:

Betsy said...

Oh Shaz, I love those cards made with the bugaboo stamps. And your photos are beautiful as usual. It would be wonderful to have some warm sunshine here. I love how the Bible just flows when you read it in its entirety and don’t take the verses just willy-nilly. It all makes perfect sense and shows miracle after miracle and prophecy.
Blessings,
Betsy

Maxine D said...

Hmm, our desks look similar Shaz - my DH always used to say he couldn't work on a desk like mine, it was so messy. Love your Bugaboo cards, they are so focused on Jesus, but with love and gentleness
Blessings
Maxine

Claire said...

Loving the cards - especially the nativity scene with that bright star in the night sky! Gorgeous :)
Happy WOYWW!
Claire no. 2

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love the colours of your starry night about the stable, really gorgeous. The other cards are fun too, Christmas doesn't always have to be traditional eh?! Thanks for your visit :-)
Hugs LLJ 12 xxx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I know exactly what you mean when you have one of those creative thoughts pop to mind, we mustn't miss out on those moments as they at times can be our greatest achievements. Your card are beautiful Shaz & congrats on that voucher win, every little helps keep those creative hands working.
Wishing you a blessed week & Happy WOYWW Hugs Tracey #8

glitterandglue said...

Morning Shaz. Finally made it on to WOYWW this week - have been AWOL for (ahem) some time! Gorgeous cards - love those cute little figures.
Trust all is well down under.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #1

Annie said...

I love all of your cards Shaz....well done you.
Hugs,
Annie x #15

Christine said...

Love that scene by Bugaboo, I have a lot of their digis, I must sort and print some out - another 'to do in 2019' item!!
Love your photos, can depend on you to bring some sunshine into our dank and miserable day here. Thank you
God Bless and take care
Christine #23

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful and sweet cards, and love your tissue background!

Neet said...

Oh how I love those cute characters - they still relate to The Lord. Never heard of them but they are adorable.
Remind me of Hummel type figures or Louise Mary Alcott (have I got that right?)
As for the first card - that background is fantastic! It looks absolutely beautiful and I cannot imagine it looking any better as what you do to it - impossible because it is the best.
Love your prophecy at the end.
Blessings, Neet xx

Shaz Brooks said...

HI Shaz, some lovely things you bought with your prize. I agree about that die, how annoying.Do you know any handy men locally, who may well be able to cut it away with a jigsaw, then file the edges? Beautiful cards, and lovely images. Fab photos as always. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 X

Helen said...

oh my word, what gorgeous skies! You know how much I love my sky photos!
Shame about the die, that is really infuriating! Have a great week Helen #3

Angela Radford said...

Hi Shaz, what fun are those Nativity stamps. The die is a bit strange putting the star so low down and it looks as though it's impossible to cut it off too. Gorgeous photos too. Have a great woyww and a happy creative week, Angela x16x

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Shaz, that was a beautiful card that won the prize, and you bought some lovely things. The star on that die does indeed look in a very strange place. It wouldn't be so bad if you could detach it. The Bugaboo nativity stamps would be perfect for my grandsons cards, I shall have to look into them. Have a lovely week Heather x #14

Laurel Kerr said...

Congratulations on your win Shaz. Beautiful cards and photos..Loz

Conniecrafter said...

All of these are so pretty, love the stamped Mary and Joseph with baby Jesus, so sweet!

Sarah Brennan said...

Those are such cute nativity images from Bugaboo Shaz. Congratulations on your win! Hope you manage to finish writing all your cards in time. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, five fab cards, love the embossed panels they are sitting on, they are perfectly coloured too. Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Twiglet said...

Hi Shaz -I love that little nativity scene and the little characters are cute too. Send me your address so that I can post out a little sheepy pic for you - I have had it ready for ages. xx Jo

Gail said...

Great cards!
Love Bugaboo!
Haven't dug those stamps out this year!
They make me smile!
Hope you're well!

Mrs A. said...

I see what you mean about the die. Rather a silly idea but I expect it was all done for cost cutting. Your bugaboo cards made me smile. Hugs Mrs A.

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful cards and pics of your part of the world, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx

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