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, 20 March 2019

WOYWW + Male Snippety Birthday Card

Hi everyone, well it's  about  time I did WOYWW  (or What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday) again! Last week I had visitors and next week is busy too with medical appointments so won't  be able to join again. Now to my desks! A few..

Desk 1: Inking up a real snippet! (So off to the Pixie's Snippetty Playground ) Back of a cereal packet which is a kraft colour. I inked  with my ombre ink pad so had several colours and ink blenders. Then to add texture and depth I  bounced it ink pad side down across. This is step 1.
Desk 2a and b: This is step 2 on the snippet. I smooched some brilliance inks over the top  as highlights. Really happy with result and  embossed  the card also. 
Desk 3 is today's  about eight hours ago .. as card is now done and its nightime as I write this. On right is Ombre pad not put away, and new arrival of Tim Holtz Rock Candy.   A nice big jar about 3 times bigger than previous one. So good to have came via dear Marilyn in Florida 😊.  There are the card ready to be assembled and discarded  print outs underneath it.. also various  tools on desk, pricking tool one pair of scissors, 3 glues, 2 tape etc. 
Here is the card assembled.  Its for my BiL to give  to his brother.  As birthday presents, I give my family  card vouchers, then they can order their cards that they want. They enjoy it, and so do I! Used a set of folders  bought with Marilyn  at Monday Tuesday  store in Sept. Two folders  for $3.99!! How amazing  is that? I've  used both folders  on this card and really really love them.  Inked over the rectangle navy piece. 

Now went for walk the other night.. as do most nights. These were taken on the way home.

The radiating lights  on last  two images were from the lights of two fishing  trawlers on the horizon looks really great with the waxing  moon on left too, doesn't  it? God's amazing  creation!

Thank you so much everyone for popping over for a peek and a chat. May God bless your day wherever you may be.  

Hugs, Shaz in Oz. X

A thought  to close with:
Don't  you love  that thought that the LORD  is thy Strength and Shield ! Strength  keeps you going  and a Shield protects  you from all ill. May we indeed put our faith in the One Who never fails! A Shield really needed with so many lives taken foolishly and much suffering in flooding  from cyclone in Mozambique, in central US too. May the Lord help all who suffer much loss. 

Joining also up with:
* Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/?m=1
* Simon Says Wednesday  Challenge https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-whatever-the-weather-2/
** Simon Says Monday Challenge  Tiny things - tiny thing on my card is the treasure chest  on left side of Island.. and an Island  is  a little thing too!
https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/mondaychallenge/?p=15843

31 comments:

Annie said...

Lovely to see your card making processes and the finished results are as always really fab. Love your Aussi pics....you are so blessed to be living in such a wonderflu place in this world of ours.
Hugs,
Annie x #13

loz said...

Your card and the photo tutorial are fabulous Shaz. What a great idea to give them card vouchers so they can order one..Loz

MaggieC (Silvercrafter) said...

You certainly have been busy, Shaz, and lovely results. It is always good to see your lovely photos. Have a good week. #19 xxx Maggie

LilArtsyWoman said...

Love this beautiful card and how you created it. The design, colors and papers works so well together. The pics from your walking looks so calm and relaxing. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with others.

Helen said...

Fab card and love the sunsets Helen #3

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful artwork and photos. Those radiating lights were great shots.

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz, thats such a great card, love how it came out. Gorgeous scenery, as always. Good deal on the EF's- they are always so useful. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #10 X

My name is Cindy said...

That is a fantastic card, love how it turned out. Beautiful photos as well, what a beautiful place. Happy WOYWW, Cindy #15

Glenda said...

Thanks for sharing your card making tutorial! The end product is lovely and I also enjoyed the other photos of the scenery around you. So very much beauty there!

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing result recycling the back of a cereal packet with its kraft colour, I love too using them and the boxes of pizzas too!! D I think that they are very useful! :)
Your BiL's brother surely has appreciated so much your card!! Fabulous vibrant colours and lovely embossing!
Amazing photos too!
Hugs

Mandy said...

Wonderful card Shaz! The scene you've created is adorable.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Diana Taylor said...

Love the card Shaz, and what a really great idea having card vouchers, I just love it! Spectacular images from your walk the other night - what a wonderful place you live.
Hope you have a great week,
Diana x #17

Betsy said...

Good morning Shaz, what a wonderful card you have made. I love the idea of giving gift vouchers for cards to family members as gifts. I can’t do cards, but maybe I could think of some other things I could give vouchers for.
Your photos are stunning as always. You live in such a beautiful place in the world. And I love the Bible verse you’ve chosen. It is true, we all need a shield these days. I, too, am praying for all of those around the world who are suffering. There seems to be so much of it right now. Wishing you a lovely day full of peace and God‘s blessings.
Blessings always my sweet sister, Betsy

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

That is a gorgeous card, someone is going to love that. Great photos too. Wishing you a happy week and a lovely woyww, Angela x11x

Sarah Brennan said...

Nice to see the steps as well as the final card this week Shaz. The embossed/inked panels are great behind the main topper. I am sure the card will go down very well with both parties. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

Di said...

Really great card Shaz! I loved reading how you made it - and such a great idea giving card vouchers to folk. That's a win-win situation, Beautiful photos of where you live as well.

Hugs

Di xx

Caro said...

I love your card and those photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Take care and have a lovely week. With love & God Bless. Caro x (#30)

Anne said...

Super card Shaz. Photos are beautiful. Hope the medical appointments go well. Anne x #14

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Beautiful landscape pics, look at the glorious colours! I like your cards too, great fun!!
Hugs LLJ 8 xxx

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Shaz, lovely card, and beautiful photos. That's a great idea to give gift vouchers for cards. Have a lovely week Heather x #32

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, love the old cereal box done up on the card with the ink and embossing folder, stunning pics of Aus too. Wishing you good luck with your medical appointments, I hope all is well... have a wonderful weekend... Megan

Conniecrafter said...

Great idea to give vouchers to make cards for others, you came up with a great card :)
Love the pictures you took on the way home, so pretty!

Marilyn Mathis said...

You can make such beautiful cards from cereal boxes. I especially love the photos of the sunset. So relaxing. Have a wonderful day. Hugs.

oldpunca said...

Wonderful birthday card for a man. I like the design and colors you've used.
Thank you for wonderful photos.
Have a great day! Hugs, Sonja

Julia Dunnit said...

You’re a whizz with a cereal packet Miss Shaz! Love how it came out, and the touch of Brilliance is well, brilliant! What a great idea the birthday card vouchers are, seriously brilliant! I read with interest that you have a small arsenal of glues and stickies out to make one card, I think we are all over qualified as sticky testers!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

It's so important to remember where our creativity first sprung from and i'm a great believer in getting back to basics using up these bits and bobs. Recently i've been using up cereal boxes in a few upcoming projects.Your cards fab Shaz. Really beautiful photography, a calming breath. It must be so wonderful to walk amongst such beauty of an evening.
Sending Hugs your wishing you well next week with those medical appointments next week.
Happy WoywW & God Bless Tracey #7 xx

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

What a cute little card and stunning sunset shots! Hope the appointment goes well next week. Enjoy the rest of the weekend and thanks for visiting earlier! zsuzsa #22

Neet said...

Hi Shaz
Love that card and loved seeing your desks. Good to see someone with a room big enough to have several areas to work in.
I did enjoy the pictures from your walk - such serene calm scenes - almost made my back pain disappear.
God Bless
Neet 5 xx

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is such a fantastic card! You did an amazing job of layering and mixing patterns. You brought a delightful scene to life and this made me smile. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

EmmaT said...

Gorgeous fun card. Beautiful photos. Emmax

Twiglet said...

Oh such glorious photos Shaz - what a wonderful world we live in. Your little card is lovely - good to see the process too. xx Jo

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