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

Friday, 14 December 2018

Friday Smiles + Butterfly Challenge with Flower Fairy

It's Friday and have a few things to share, so thought I'd join up with Annie's Friday Smiles over here. I'm also sharing an entry for Mrs A.'s Butterly Challenge Here... and its Fairies Gnomes and Angels Mrs A wants to see. Here is my entry. 
 As you can see I've taken a brayered snippet on a piece of gloss card, stamped it with Lavender Flower fairy wood mounted stamp from 1990's in Versafine Black Onyx then iridescent EP. The Lawn Fawn Tartan DP went with image perfectly, frame out of stitched Ovals and SU oval punches with pre-stamped greeting. 
 On Wednesday's desk I had a sheet of Penny Black Stickeroos out to make last minute cards. These are two of the five. ODB lacy square die on first. Second card is with adapted dies some CCD and Xcut. Made them longer or shorter to match images. Tad fiddly that's all. 
 Now to my Friday's Smiles, the first were from a walk in an old part of the city when in Sydney last month. One is a beautiful old home with roses and bougainvillea in front yard .. very pleasing to the eye. The second was quite run down but alsobhad a  stunning bougainvillea as well. What made me smile was the fake parrots on the fenceline at the right! 😊
 Last two photos are of our local beach about 7 mins walk from here, one looking south the other looking north. As you can see it gets very crowded here! 😁 Well, it will do once the school holidays begin.. it gets pretty busy in the mornings, you see lots of families and bright beach umbrellas on the patrolled southern section of the beach. Our beaches can be hazardous.
Well, that's my share for today. Don't forget to pop over and see some more smiles at Annie's and wonderful cards at the butterfly challenge!
 May God bless your day and thanks for popping over and saying hi.           Shaz in Oz.x

Today's thought:
The birth of the baby Jesus in a stable, a manger was to share with us His humanity.
He's God's Son Who became a man.. "..was tested in all points as we were, yet without sin" as Hebrews says.
Love was the key. 
God's LOVE, for God is LOVE.
* God so loved that He gave
* Gave His only Son
* If we believe in His Son
*We will not perish
*But have everlasting life!
How good is that?
Have we really believed that?

Linking up also with:
**ABC Christmas Challenge http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/y-and-z-are-for.html?m=1 
Y = Your Favourite or
Z = Zero Embellishments
** http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/pbsc-december-anything-goesoptional.html?m=1
**http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2018/12/week-497-christmas-flowers.html?m=1 First PB stickeroo card
**http://pennyblackatallsorts.blogspot.com/2018/12/december-traditional-christmas-colours.html?m=1 First PB Stickeroo card
** https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-christmas-4/ first PB stickeroo.

14 comments:

Kathleen said...

A really lovely card Shaz, great EF and a really lovely image. Thank you for joining our 'Christmas Flowers' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Laurel Kerr said...

Gorgeous cards and photos Shaz..Loz

Mervi said...

Fabulous stickeroo card.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts
and over at Penny Black and more;-))m

Betsy said...

As always, I especially love that lavender card. You know that’s my favorite color. Lovely, lovely flowers in your photos. It’s gray and dreary here, so I always enjoy seeing shots of flowers. And your beach is just gorgeous. There is no other word for it. I’m glad you have so much beauty so close at hand to enjoy. My husband always says he feels closest to God when he’s at the beach. When he hears the roar of the waves and then the gentle sound as it rushes back out to join the ocean. He would feel like he was in heaven on earth if he lived as close as you do to the beach. I will be sure and show him these photos. Many blessings my dear friend, Betsy

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz and lovely photos too. Have a great weekend, Angela xXx

Mrs A. said...

Surprisingly enough I hardly plan at all. Card nine has only just popped into my head . I know what card twelve will be but ten and eleven are a mystery right now!!!
Love your fairy card using those two colours. Thankyou so much for coming and spinning the fairy wheel with me. Hugs Mrs A.

Conniecrafter said...

Like the pretty plaid with the fairy and your stickers on the last two are so pretty and great design!

Maxine D said...

Such a pretty card Shaz - the lavender and over contrast beautifully with the blue plaid. Your Christmas cards are lovely too - I have taken to adapting my dies to lengthen or widen them as needed - as you say, fiddly, but worth it and it 's good to get extra mileage out of them
those bougainvilleas are amazing - I love old homes, and the first one was a beauty. Your beaches look so lovely too
Blessings
Maxine

Inkyfingers said...

Oops - I'm so sorry Shaz - I meant to thank you for playing along at ABC Christmas Challenges!!!

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely all your cards, the purple one with the fairy is a delight!
Amazing photos, too!

Lisca Meijer said...

What lovely cards!
I enjoyed looking at your photos and doing a bit of arm chair traveling.
The bougainville is so colourful and I hadn't noticed that the parrot was fake.
The beaches are wonderful. What a privilege to have such a beautiful beach so near.
Thanks for your comments and may God bless your day too.
Lisca

linda said...

i love the embossing on the pretty card featuring a penny black stickeroo! thank you so much for playing along with us at the penny black and more challenge.
linda

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Dorte said...

Beautiful cards, Shaz. Thanks for sharing it with us at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
Dorte x

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