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, 11 September 2019

WOYWW + Snippetty Gelly Roll pen colouring

(Warning photo overload again today!)

Hi there everyone! I'm perplexed here? 🤔 How is it Wednesday again already!?? A third of September vanished! How I ask you? As our Queen Julia said last week, there ought be a law against it!
Ah, well! Time for WOYWW again or What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday? So over to Queen of Deskland - Julia of the Stamping Ground. My desk earlier..
Soo.. puzzling over this colouring sheet showed last week’s desk. Started with pencils... then a light bulb moment, and out came Sakura gelly roll pens!
Sooo satisfying to use all that sheeny colours, just rolling, blending sheen onto the card. Tested on back of sheet before using in front.
In my element here, on this photo you can see the sheen which is all over colour up in top of this image, unhappily hard to share. Had scanned and printed it off to reuse before colouring. Added afterwards white gelli roll highlights.
This purple piece is the envelope that Cindy in US sent it in. It triggered my colour choices.
So decided to turn the envelope inside out, and make it the main base for the image as it really made it pop. I just reinforced it with scrap cardstock on the back, a thin border of black, too.
Finished card. Used Embossalicious Swirls EF, a snippet of gingham ribbon to finish.
Next share is new stamp set from Simon Says Stamp, had voucher and some pennies from eBay sales, I loved the multiple uses on these, for single banner greeting.
Or stamp directly as I’ve done on this card, adding some scored lines on either side. Image is a digi in my “Use This or Else!” bag, and inked + gold embossed simply lovely Simon Says stamp greeting.
Now the Aussie shots. This is really photo overload so skip if you like.
First ones are local, floral is the first rose of season, Freisia with mauve sweet peas, oh the knockout fragrance! 
Sunset at weekend.. that’s smoke, a smoke filled weekend, not good with breathing issues. Sadly 78,000+ hectares burnt in Guy Fawkes Nat Park, an ironic name, not fun for farmers who’ve nursed their animals through severe long drought to have them taken by fire, plus fences, cattle yards, outbuildings some homes, over 60 fires in NSW over weekend as I write this all sort of under control, but really the strong wind and lack of rain is issue.
Sunset this evening on walk home, taken few minutes apart, the second one has one of the seagull flying to home somewhere!
These photos are taken by Pauline in Oz, another dear one travelling in WA, she shared this amazing selection! 
Just a few of many native flowers in our spring Downunder.
Truly the handiwork of one single blossom could never be created as exquisitely by a human hand!
Yet the amazing handiwork of our Creator God brings forth an astounding array!
There were two dozen images were shared on FB, all plants so diverse!
Pray you’re all well, and thanks so much for popping over for a peek and chat. May God richly bless you wherever you maybe!
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz.x
Thought for Today
This verse has always meant a lot to me.
I remember in 1992 just before Christmas when I was sole carer for my darling mum, I stepped down from a wee stool and broke my ankle! A simple foot roll & broke it! At the busiest, hottest time of year just before Christmas, I had crutches and a broken right foot. I remember in a wakeful, painful night writing this verse on my bright, white plaster cast. 
It was the only thing I allowed on it, it spoke to me (and others I know) loudly and long. 
God our loving all wise Father is the Stronghold in a day of trouble. Run to Him and WE ARE SAFE, for He knows we trust in Him.. 
Many times in life, as for those dear hurting farmers, and hard working firies fighting just over the hills, there is suffering and hurting in ways we do not understand. God is always only ever a prayer away. May we seek Him. He is our Help in time of trouble.

Also linking up with:
1. Word Art Wednesday
2. Stamp it! Wednesday Simon Says Challenge second card with new Simon Says stamped greeting.
3.Simon Says Monday Challenge Stamp it.. second card with new Simon Says stamped greeting.
4. First card.. curiousity is how to colour.. till tried gelly roll pens! Yummo!


shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz, some gorgeous photos this week. Loving the colouring with gelly roll pens, not thought of doing that. Reading about how you broke your ankle, my sister did that many years ago too, on such a simple thing. She stepped outside the kitchen and turned her ankle over on a tiny little pebble. Result, one broken ankle. Shocking hoe easily it can happen. Have a lovely week, Love & hugs, Shaz #6 X

kiwimeskreations said...

What beautiful colouring of that card Shaz - and mounting it with the purple is fabulous - a great result. The other card is exquisite too.
I have heard about the fires here - my (step)son and family are not far north of the Hinterland where there were fires...
Thank you fro sharing all the photos - I love them, and truly our God is so incredibly creative

Helen said...

Gelly roll pens are the best - beautiful colours on that card. Great pics, but not good news about the fires. Have a good week Helen #3

Neet said...

The colourful card has turned out really well - the use of the envelope is truly inspired.
oh Shaz, you can never tire us of the photos of your lovely country - be they scenes, flora and fauna or whatever - joy to our hearts.
Lovely stamp set from Simon Says, I can see you getting so much use from these words.
God is at work for me, I am sure. Thank you for your prayers, the days where I have periods of no pain are such a bonus.
Blessings, Neet 1 xx

Lillianb said...

Such Lovely colouring and those pictures of the flowers in Oz are Stunning,


Lilian B # 8

Betsy said...

The cards are stunning as always Shaz. Of course my favorite is the one mounted on the purple base. The verse and the colors are all just beautiful.
The photos of Oz are stunning. You do live in a beautiful place. I'm so sorry to hear about the fires and the loss of property and animals. Ours haven't been as bad this year as in past years and now the autumn rains have begun so I think we're through the worst of it up here in the Northwest.
I have done a similar thing but didn't break my ankle. Just strained it very bad and that took enough time to heal. My whole foot turned black and blue! God was indeed there for me and is there for me each and every day if I just remember to ask for His help.
Wishing you a wonderful day dear Shaz.

Caro said...

I love that verse in Nahum and it is underlined in my Bible. God is with us all everyday if we know where to find him. The first card you made is stunning with the sakura gelly roll pens and I love the stamp set. Must look out for that one. Have a lovely week. With love & God Bless, Caro x (#10)

Claire said...

Your cards are always sooo lovely!
Happy WOYWW :)
Claire no. 4

Twiglet said...

I am always amazed at the beautiful colouring you do - I am hopeless! Your photos are stunning - so good to see such strong bright colours. The sweetpeas/rose go really well together. xx Jo

Glenda said...

Lovely cards and gorgeous pictures of the area! I'm sorry about the fires and the smoke. How scary to have fires in the area!
Happy WOYWW!
Glenda #13

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gosh Shaz, those sentiment stamps are brilliant and I am loving what you've done with the Gelly Roll pens. I have several of these and haven't used them for ages, must get them out again. Wishing you a happy woyww and a lovely crafty week, Angela x9x

StampinCarol said...

Gorgeous photos! Some flowers I've never seen the like before! And such beautiful scenes. I hope you get some rain soon.
Great card and such fab coloring with the pens.
Have a blessed week!
Carol N #20

loz said...

Gorgeous colouring and photos Shaz...I will have to fine my gelly pens which I never use..loz

April said...

The flowers are lovely. I am so saddened to hear of the fires and the struggle of the farmers. I will keep them in my prayers.
April #18

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful coloring, great job to use your gel pens for it! Lovely rose card, the framing just gives it that extra elegant touch!
Looks like your spring is coming along beautifully.
Sorry you are all dealing with fires once again, hope they are put out soon

Sarah Brennan said...

Beautiful floral shots Shaz. I pray that the wildfires are all under control with minimal damage. The colouring is lush on that card and the stamp set is indeed a great buy. Happy belated WOYWW. Sarah #2

Dorlene Durham said...

Great photos! And great cards. Your coloring is looking good. I struggle on coloring and every so often something comes out looking good. Happy belated WOYWW Dorlene #22

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Your Bless the Lord card is absolutely beautiful and inspiring. As always, I enjoyed my virtual tour through your pictures. Happy belated WOYWW!

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi Saz! Those gelly rolls pens are addictive. I have same affliction! Your coloured focal is gorgeous, though, so worth it, especially the ZEN time. Lovely prayer for your cast back then. So sorry y'all are having fires. I remember one not too long ago seemed like it would never end. My area of Texas is still drying out from Hurricane Imelda. Hubby and I very lucky to live on such high land. We are so glad we didn't succumb to moving to the swankier parts of town. Between Harvey and Imelda, they've all been underwater. Worth staying in the old hood, lol. Once a house floods, it's never the same, don't care who says otherwise. xoxox

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