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

Wednesday 26 August 2020

Christmas, Male cards with perfect pearls,Upcycle x 2, + WOYWW

Well, yes! we ARE into Rudolph Day AGAIN, at Scrappy Mo’s from 25th to 31st August!
 Here is my ultra quick upcycle! 
The verse underneath is small, is Digi which says,
”Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift”. 
Amen, thanks indeed! 
EF a gift without cover, 5 x 7 CB, maybe Scribble Frame? Die from Aust co., Scradragon, reduced size.
As it’s Wednesday, for first time in ages - joining over for WOYWW, or What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday over at our lovely Queen of Desks, Julia - to my desk a week or so ago.
Those wondering where I’ve been, had heart attack on 26th June. Original post here (following update here).
Am back to my normal but still not blogging lots. 
My post on 27th June, I actually did on my phone, in hospital in Cardio Care Unit, day after heart attack.  Had made my card, couldn’t miss out on Rudolph day! 
Am using PanPastels here on my desk..
 on an icy pole packet, laying down base colours! 
Coloured cardstock to match brusho colours on stained Darkroom Door photo collage stamp. Used gloss card with the brushos, photo paper actually. 
Colours really pop! 
Added to PanPastels some Ranger Perfect pearls and some other pearls too. Folder is TH Grid Matrix. 
Rectangle Die is from Scrapdragon and Aust company.
Happy Birthday stamp is from Lawn Fawn set, banner die is CCD.
Made another card for 27th Aug, but can’t share yet.
Gave friend this card , she needed a big prayer hug, in hospital after bad fall.
Background stamp is Hero Arts, white embossed & brusho resist done ages ago, stamp die prayers set is Hero Arts, too. 
Now some Aust shots, here’s family‘s Eastern Rosella nesting box, just north of here.
They nest from Aug, on 1st Aug they took up residence.. namely, Esta and Ern (= Eastern, 2019 had different couple, Ross and Ella ๐Ÿ˜Š, not around this year).
A birthday card sent to my BiL, in honour on the newly arrived couple.
 (NOT by me, another family member).
Clever, isn’t it? My dad would’ve loved it.
Another bird photo - this is our friendly Kooka (blue winged kookaburra) munching on the branch I’d draped over our fence. He did this til it fell below!

Now some seaside pickies, first is taken by friend, from our big island overlooking the harbour. Then two night time harbour ones.

A daytime one looking south, with a seagull photobombing it!
Back garden.. in its spring clothes, weeded, fed, mulched - the almost 3 dozen rose bushes are bursting in growth.

The lemons picked, a few left, lavender just has few flowers - hours of work, not all by me! Would that the front yard looked better too. In time!
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May the Lord God be with each of you in your day, and keep you and those you love in His care.
Thanks so much for popping over for a peek and a chat.
Prayer hugs, 
Shaz in Oz.x 
Thought for the day:
This verse means a lot to me, so made a Digi for my iPad screen saver with it. You’re welcome to use (image is sunset at our creek).
Our Heavenly Father is our Anchor in the day of trouble! 
Who said, “Peace! Be still!”, in the midst of a storm? ‘Twas the Lord Jesus walking on the stormy seas.
If it’s buffeting you today, cling to the word of God, let Him be your Stronghold in the day of trouble and your Anchor In the storm. 
Really found it so, in the last 2 months!
 I needed my God in Emergency, in the Cardio Care Unit, with constant “beep-beep”, or having an Angiogram, or at home night after night with pain from cellulitis.
Then I knew Him in ways I never do in quiet waters. 
I am so blessed.
Prayer hugs. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—
Sharing these cards below:
**Christmas card with Rudolph day, link above, and also with Hazelnuts Christmas challenge, here.
**All cards shared with Word Art Wednesday.. link here.
**Snippets used on all cards but linking the Male birthday card with lemonade icy pole packet.
** Also sharing Dandelion brushos prayer card with Simon Says Monday Challenge Beautiful Botanicals 
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