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

Sunday, 12 May 2019

Snippets + Tim Holtz Mixed Media Swirls Die - Two Ways

Hi there everyone. Have just made two more cards for birthdays or thinking of you cards, going to share how snippets make great cards. Was going to be quick card but in my usual way I’ve complicated it a tad.
First card was this one, it’s with left overs paper-pieced from card 2. Yes it was tedious I did an impression on white card so then like jigsaw just had to work out shape, had DST on back which helped. 
And yes, I lost one teeny bit which I did a cheats job on and recut it. The greeting Die is CCD and double layers. The lovely rose Kaisercraft pad was a bargain buy after Christmas sales, finally used! Greeting stamp Gold EP is by Sweet Sassy “Wait on the LORD” clear set, disc. But may find one like I did, was my birthday pressie to myself in Feb 😊 also available as digi I think. 
Added to this three little punched butterflies from more snippets. All card practically is snippets so off to the Snippets playground, yay! 
Next card uses negative of die cut and the same greetings but different feel. The regal gold braid is stick-on courtesy of Shaz Silverwolf in 2016. Not much left now. Repeated Gold EP stamp on white snippet, gold snippets for double mount too.
Close up of detail.
The Aussie shots from earlier in year, a lovely sunset this evening was walking. It's cooler here now and sister at Hall's Gap drove through snow yest. It’s much warmer here, but still cool for us. 
Well that’s it for today. Praying every blessing upon you in your day, and thanks for coming over and especially thanks if you have time to say hi.
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x 
Thoughts for the day. 
Going to share two quotes ... love them both. The first reflects the command the LORD gives us:
 “In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 
Giving thanks comes from a grateful heart. 

I’d like to join up with the following:
1. Butterfly Challenge F is for FLAP FOLD... not used ..but I did use French Rose, Flax, Firebrick red and Flowers with Butterflies
3. Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes  English country garden theme on both cards.
5. Add something metallic. Gold EP on stamped greeting on both cards.. gold braid on second card.


scrAPpamondo said...

BRILLIANT cards!!! Love so much how you used that TH mixed media die and the labels!! The butterfly in the first one looks amazing!! Thanks so much for the idea!!!

Betsy said...

Such beautiful cards as always dear friend. I love the Aussie shots. Although it's only been two weeks, it seems a long time since we were at the beach. I'm so glad that God blessed us with that trip. And your quotes are so approprieate for us all. I hope you are feeling much better and are well on the road to recovery.

Mrs A. said...

Two lovely cards but hats off to the first card. Must have taken you ages to recreate . I like this one the most. Hugs Mrs A.

Anne said...

I love both cards, they are gorgeous and set off the scripture verse so well! Beautiful paper too, I lOVE roses! Those dies are so lovely and you have worked winders with them,I cannot choose a favourite card! Bravo you! Lovely hotos too along with your two quotes, mmm...the C-T-B one sounds familiar.... !

kiwimeskreations said...

Wow - what beautiful cards Shaz you certainly do make the most of your papers! A beautiful scripture stamp too.

Sarn said...

Hi Shaz . . . 2 gorgeous cards using that lovely Tim Holtz swirly die.

Beautiful pictures of Oz too.

Have a great day xxx

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

What a lot of work on these cards, with all those small pieces! They really turned out well though, so the effort was worth it.

Pia S said...

Same supplies yet very different feels. Love your tip of embossing with the die to know where to put the leftover bits. Both lovely cards. I’m not sure which is my favorite. Perhaps card number one as I do recognize it must have been been quite fiddly to get this beautiful result.

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards Sharon! I love the pattern paper you used and I love the design of the card. The scripture is perfect. Beautiful Aussie shots as well. It's cool here today as well as rainy and we should be warmer, but aren't. Crazy weather for us, but has been since last spring. lol Hope you are feeling better by now, I'm slowly getting there. Hugs, Brenda

brenda said...

It's a very pretty and feminine creation Shaz and great that you managed two cards using the negative of the die cutting. It's lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations challenge but we do need to see stamping as the focal element of entries and I think only the sentiment is stamped?

B x

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous cards, Shaz. The detail from the die is beautiful and the background paper is lovely. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Mrs A. said...

Back to say thank you for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

loz said...

Fabulous cards Shaz. love how you used the cutouts from the second card..Loz

oldpunca said...

Amazing and interesting way to use snippets. You've created two wonderful cards.
Wonderful photos. Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Sonja

Conniecrafter said...

Love both styles of the card, and your gold trim is a beautiful touch with them!

Darnell said...

Thank you for the lovely quotes, Shaz, and I'm so happy to hear your stitches come out this week and your skin cancers have all been successfully removed! Your two cards here are snippet masterpieces! I love that flourish, the stunning pp, and the verse!! Take care of yourself! Hugs, Darnell

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Just had to pop down to this post too. Loving the cards. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

Di said...

Wowser Shaz! These are gogeous - and perfect use of snippets of course. Thank you for your lovely get well wishes. Am sitting at my desk right now so they seem to be working!


Di xx

EmmaT said...

Fantastic cards, what patience you have. Emmax

Aimeslee Winans said...

Blessings to you as well, Shaz. Two very pretty cards I admire you for making. I don't think I have the patience for some of these intricate cuts. Bought an MFT quilt die I was excited about until I realized all those tiny pieces lol. xoxo

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