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, 29 May 2019

Scrappy Mo's Christmas Challenge + WOYWW

Just quickly sharing, for two reasons. Firstly  for Christmas card challenge - over at Scrappy Mo's!
It's  also Wednesday so time for WOYWW over at Julia's Stamping Ground - pop over to see stunning desks of the world. Certainly more interesting than mine. 
Okay, mine is in clean up "get-some-clean-space" mode. Just finished the two Christmas cards on the left. Also see a piece of stamped watercolour card, it was a trial piece back in February. Male cards are requisite for four upcoming birthdays in next few months. Liked last four made with watercolour technique going to do repeat. Also a female card needing to be made.. not in view but done trial stamping. 

Two cards done two ways.. but started as one bought card, just one scene.. which I cut in half to make two cards.
Used different EF, both CB though, and dies are both Spellbinder.
The ribbon label also SB and the verse "The Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the World" is a digi. Never seen it in a stamp.

Still not walking, shin needing a bit longer but took the bird ones when came home through unopened car window  .. blue faced honey eaters love our orange  Grevillia, Birdsong.
The sea shot was taken a few hours ago when driving down to our local fish co-op to pick up cooked crumbed whiting. Yum!

Thats me for today everyone. Had issues again with blogger. Had to write the beginning twice with links and all.
God bless your day everyone.. and thanks if you pop over especially if you say hi!
Prayer hugs
Shaz in Oz. X
Need this well known  but much loved verse today. Underneath  are those  wonderful upholding everlasting arms.
Praise our loving Father God. 
Would like also to join up with:
1. Word Art Wednesday 
2. Simon Says Monday Challenge  - Frames both  cards have images framed in gold.


loz said...

The cards and images are fabulous Shaz..loz

Sarah Brennan said...

The cards are great Shaz. Love how you turned one scene into two. Sorry to hear that the shin is not cooperating. Hope you are properly up and about soon. Happy WOYWW. Sarah #12

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz, lovely cards, stunning colours, so rich & vibrant. Hope your leg hurries up and heals for you. What beautiful birds, how marvellous. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #7 X

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I'm sorry that you're not getting better as quickly as you'd like Shaz - fingers crossed that your shin starts to heal really quickly now. Gorgeous pics of your area and the crumbed whiting sounds YUM!
Hugs LLJ 8 xxx

Annie said...

So very sorry to hear you've not healed by now. I guess you've just got to be sensible and listen to what your body needs and be a patient patient.
Annie x #14

Betsy said...

Good Morning Shaz. I'm sorry to read that you're not getting better. I am keeping you in my prayers daily. I have been amazed at my back after the botox injection. Although it's still painful and stiff, there haven't been any spasms, so I can deal with stiffness!
Wishing you a lovely day my friend, resting in His mercy and love.

Caro said...

Love your cards and beautiful photos. I am praying that your leg hurries up and heals properly. Happy WOYWW! Love & God Bless, Caro x (#15)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Your cards are, as usual, impeccable. Great attention to detail, too. Sorry to read your shin isn't better. Hope you are well soon.

Love the bird and the beach photos! Happy WOYWW from #1.

Helen said...

Love the cards, Shaz, but so sorry you are still having trouble with your leg, hope it's not too long now... Great Oz shots as always! I always think of you when I photograph the Grevillia at Kew now! Helen #3

Anne said...

Lovely cards Shaz. Beautiful photos, the fish sounds very good. So sorry that your leg is still not right. Hope that you start to get better soon! Anne x #9

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Shaz, sorry your shin is not healing according to plan. Those two Christmas Cards are lovely. Did you paint the scene or is it a stamp? Whichever, it's beautiful! Great photo of the sea front, so lucky to live so close to it. Hope you enjoyed your fish. Have a lovely week Heather xx #11

scrAPpamondo said...

Great using one image and making two cards, so beautiful both!! Well done!
Lovely photos too. Enjoy your fish launch! :D

Mrs A. said...

I like how you managed to get two cards from that one super image. Sorry to hear your still in poor health. Hope your leg improves soon. Hugs Mrs A.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi SAhaz, lovely photos again. It's so nice to see what's going on where you are. Nice Christmas cards though a bit scary! Have a lovely crafty week and a happy woyww, Angela x17x

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, I hope your leg is improving a little everyday and movement becomes easier. I was surprised when you said that the card started off as a single image, a fabulous way to upcycle the card into two, love the clean white and gold... Keep warm, we have had snow this week.... Have a wonderful weekend... Megan

MiamiKel said...

Sensational cards! I love the difference in both of them - but still striking!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

These are two stunning cards Shaz, what a great idea to split the card into two.
Thanks for joining in with the Rudolph Days challenge this month.

Sue xx

Neet said...

Oh Shaz, worrying about that leg of yours. It is taking its time to heal. Is someone living with you to look after you? You need someone there to make sure you keep your weight off it, not that you weigh much anyhow.
Thanks for the bird photos, stunning, and the beach is so lovely and tranquil.
Lovely Christmas cards, amazing how those words just fit on that tab as they do. Someone looking down on you.
Take care sis, obey the doctors and, hopefully, give us better news next week. Holding you in prayer.
God Bless,
Neet 7 xx

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Lovely gold accents on your pretty Christmas cards. I don’t think I am going to be able to get one done this month. Have a good day!

mamapez5 said...

Lovely cards Shaz, and good use of one bought one. I use a similar technique to recycle some that I receive and it makes them into a totally different card from the original. Nice sentiment too. It is one of my go-to fonts.
Happy Rudolph Day. Kate x

scrappymo! said...

These are both such beautiful cards, Shaz. I like the use of the gold mirri as it really sets everything off so well.

Keep forgetting to mention that I think I saw your photo from one of your visits to England. It was so good to see a face to your name. I so enjoyed seeing you there.

My smiling mug is up on Darnell's blog. I don't get my photo taken often so it was nice that a friend kindly took a photo of us and she had come all the way from California to Crescent Beach BC, close to where I live!

Thanks for taking part in the May Rudolph Days Challenge.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Sorry your leg isn't getting better! Great idea for your cards! Hugs, Chrisx 31

Brenda said...

Hoping your shin is soon good so you can go for walks again Sharon. It stinks when you are stuck in the house, I know as I am stuck in the house once again. I love, love, love both of your cards, so beautiful and elegant. A great way to get two cards out of one image. Love the shots of the birds, they look like they are loving that bush they are on. Hugs, Brenda

Pia S said...

Your desk looks tidy this time around. Nothing like mine, quite ashamed of the mess I’m making at the moment. Beautiful Christmas cards, the colorful images stand out beautifully with the golden framing and white card bases.

Kim Heggins said...

As always, love your gorgeous photos! And your sweet cards are wonderful!

EmmaT said...

Beautiful cards and photos - isn't nature just so amazing. Emmax

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