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 50 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Friday 3 July 2020

Shaz ill - Blog in Recess. " for God His way is PERFECT ". Ps 18

Linking up also to Butterfly Challenge, + WOYWW.
 As of Fri 26th June life took another health turn.
I don't know the way, but God does.
I do know I must rest,  though, so all prayers appreciated,  especially that my other chronic conditions will behave. 😊  Here is new health condition (heart attack, with heart failure, hopefully recoverable) - See link.
Just sharing some cards for Mrs A's Butterfly Challenge -  entering Mrs A, but not for marvellous prizes, thank you! 
Used loads of snippets... also joining there for fun only, Miss thanks. 
Number of cards for special friend's family.. last Fri 26th.
May God bless you all, and may you seek the One Lord God alone Who carries us through every dark valley..
Who not only saves us by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ from our sin and our sin's consequences,  but oh, He is with us in the hardest and longest days.
He holds my hand.

Commenting prob not at all, but praying for you all yes, which is far better.
Loving Prayer Hugs,
Shaz in Oz.x
He promised to NEVER to leave me, to NEVER to leave me alone ... beautiful indeed!


Cath Wilson said...

Praying our God's Shalom over you, Sharon and that he will be your I am x

scrappymo! said...

Hello Shaz. Gorgeous cards, as always. Love the pretty blues you used.

You won at Rudolph Days so drop me your choice of prize and your address to

So sorry to hear you have a heart condition to deal with. You must take care and ret, rest, rest. You must step back a bit and let someone else pick up the deserve to recover your health as soon as possible.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Lovely and elegant cards, Shaz! Fab blue tones and designs! You have been very productive.
Sorry for your bad health. God bless you and holds your hands ever! Prayers for you

Betsy said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your newest health condition. You have certainly had more than your share of trials and tribulations. I promise you that I will be taking you before the Father's Throne for healing if it be within His will. Take care of yourself my dear sister.
Blessings and a big hug,

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Shaz, I just want to give you a big cuddle and made it all better, but that is not possible, so I will pray, especially that there will be no complications with your existing conditions. Take care and rest and get better
Stay safe

LilArtsyWoman said...

Sending up prayers for your recovery.

CherylQuilts said...

Precious Shaz! I have prayed and will continue to pray for you as you need to REST and take a break! You have so faithfully prayed for me this past year, and it has meant the world to me! God has been gracious to restore my health and that of my dear hubby's. Now we are trusting God will allow future blood work and CAT scans to come back with good reports. But now you must rest and allow your body to heal. I read the link about your heart, and it does take time. May God grant you healing in His time and minister to your spiritual heart in a special and close way that only our Abba Father can do. I love you dearly and know that God allows trials to draw us closer to Himself. May you enjoy the time with Him and His Word and feel better soon. This world is not our home, and one day all pain, suffering, and heartache will be gone...and we shall see Him face to face. Oh, what a day that will be! Much love and tenderest of squishy hugs! Always, Cheryl xoxo

P. S. Thank you for your precious comment on my blog and for the lovely thoughts about my card. xoxo

Shoshi said...

Shaz, I am so sorry to hear that you have developed this heart condition. I've never heard of it before. I do hope you recover quickly from it. I am lifting you up in prayer and asking the Lord to bless you.

Shoshi xx

Mrs A. said...

Oh goodness Shaz just followed the link and
I have never heard of this heart condition before. I hope the medication will work and you rest up and take it easy. Know that you are in my constant loving thoughts . These are such a lovely selection of cards and the aquamarine is just perfect. Hugs Mrs A.

loz said...

I am praying for you Shaz. hopefully you will recover quickly.. Lots of Hugs..Loz

Helen said...

sorry to hear of your heart problem Shaz, take care and look after yourself, hope to see you back at WOYWW before too long. much love. Helen

glitterandglue said...

Morning Shaz. Have come over from Julia's 'cos I found your comment. Trusting Father will bring you through this knowing His constant presence with joy and peace. For some reason your comments on my posts always go to "pending", and have only just found the last comment you made - sorry. You ask about a photo - when I put them on my posts I always shrink them - so I will endeavour to get around to sending you the image full size.
Take care of yourself - rest up good and proper. God bless.
Margaret #3 this week on WOYWW

Lisa-Jane said...

Oh Shaz, I'm so sorry to hear that the wind has been knocked from your sails. I'm not a "faithful girl" but please know that you are in my thoughts xx

Neet said...

oh my little friend, my soul sister, I cannot take this in. Oh I am so sorry this has happened and can only guess at what brought it all on and hope and promise prayer for a quick recovery. Never heard of it before, did not know it existed, I am so upset to hear.
The Lord will look over you and guide you until your little body can find time to recover itself.
God Bless you my dear friend
Neet 11 xx
ps am scared, got to go for a new pacemaker this month and Covid is increasing in our town. So afraid. xx

Brenda said...

Oh my goodness Sharon, thank you for the link on this illness! I will be praying even harder for you for sure. Good news is that it is treatable and heals. I always knew stress was bad, but now I can see why they call it the broken heat syndrome and how much stress and such is really bad for you. Your cards are just stunning and so calming. Thanks for sharing them, now rest! I'm in a flare and can hardly function since yesterday. I hate it, but have learned to go with it and rest. You need to do the same and get some rest. My prayers are with you. Love and hugs, Brenda

Aimeslee Winans said...

Dearest Shaz, please know that I am praying for your complete healing!! Chronic illness and their complications suck! But God provides the open door along with medicine - slow, deep healing breaths of calm and positivity - release your stress and rest in His love. As a survivor of auto immune disorder, I can witness that it helps, along with learning to temporarily let go of the habits that have brought you joy but perhaps also stress for all stress needs to take a vacay for now. Everything can wait til you can handle it again. Not easy but I know you can do it because you have such a strong faith. Examine what stresses you and let it go for now. Our bodies are constantly talking to us - I know after my Dad died, I held it in and bam, my rheumatoid blood factor was 620 and I was having gall bladder attacks. I'm struggling even now with this underlying COVID thing and the unrest over here. But I just have to "forget" about it and do my therapy. Worrying does NOTHING good. Please get better, dear Shaz. Sending love and hugs from the USA XOXOX

Di said...

Oh Shaz - what a shock to follow your link. Dear girl, you must take it easy, give your heart time to rest and recover. I wonder if the loss of your darling Dad finally caught up with you? It's good to see you in the Playground and to know that you've been making these beautiful cards - a lovely selection. Thank you so much for the 'no'line colouring' link - I'll try to find time to follow up and read properly. Take care dear girl.

Love and hugs

Di xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Shaz, I was getting worried as you're still very quiet. I am hoping this means that you are getting plenty of rest and soon will be back to your usual self. It's a strange condition but hopefully one that you can get over in time. I am sending you very gentle hugs and thinking about you every day until I know you are safe and well again. Angela xXx

Darnell said...

I'm so sorry to hear you have taken ill, my dear friend. I am praying that you are recovering and in the good care of knowledgeable doctors and medicine. Also that you be a patient patient, which is sometimes the hardest thing of all. Rest easy now; it's out of your hands and into His. p.s. Loved all your beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing and inspiring!! Hugs and love, Darnell

sandra de said...

Hello Shaz as per usual I am late to woyww and realised I had not seen your last post. So sorry to hear about your heart issues. Praying for you as you rest and knowing that your faith will stand firm as you lean on the LORD in your time of need.
Sandra xx

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Mrs A. said...

Am still thinking of you constantly and hoping that your resting up has done you good. loving hugs. Mrs A.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Beautiful card Shaz and we all love butterflies. I have a lot of plants in my garden to attract them and I've been watching a few of them this morning, so pretty x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Prayers for you and for full healing- all in God's time of course! So sorry for your diagnosis, but glad it can heal and you can get back to creating and living life! Bisg hugs and lots of prayers!

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