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, 27 January 2021

Joseph Coat of Many Colours Technique, Mo’s Christmas + NBUS + WOYWW

 Well, everyone, this is actually my first crafty blog post for 2021! Have been blogging, but over on my Christian blog - here. Been making cards, too, but tis summer here, and either had visitors or visiting family, so limited time. We’re blessed re Covid, at a cost though, as our borders are closed. The international tennis players visiting for the Aust Open were not happy at our strict fortnight of hotel quarantine for all who do get to fly in. Since it is Wednesday and WOYWW, this is my desk for What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday (pop over to Julia’s do.. learn lots!).

I’m working a new technique called Joseph’s coat of many colours.. (or more usually Coat of many Colours, but as we know it’s really referring to Joseph’s coat! I’m just reading through there in Genesis, actually as I read the Bible through each year). Saw it in Gina K video hereExcept I cheated, I’ve painted my background in watercolours, way quicker than inking and these ones I’ve layered the colours several times, and spritzed and smooched. Smooch it in coloured layers on side of mat to spread the colours around. Let dry overnight and flatten well under heavy book before stamping silhouette stamps on them. This one is an old Disc Elusive Images UK set -  Scottish thistle, the fern stamp below on ink resist card is from the same set. Desky share above is inked in with top layer in DI Chipped Sapphire.
This desk is pre-inking with just clear embossing over painted background. Here are my cards I’ve made.
First of all my Christmas card for Scrappy Mos Christmas card Challenge.. see over here. I have used WOW Platinum EP on the deep embossing on this EF by 3D Gemini embossing folder of “Hark the Herald angels sing” so multiple embossed it for extra pop. The verse stamped on vellum is Our Daily Bread, one below is up close... the die is a CCD, and has a double layer of vellum behind it. I heat embossed cardstock die in platinum EP. The die is a NBUS entry for challenge (Never Before Used Schtuff, so over to Darnell’s challenge here, special prayers for D’s broken back to heal).
Now here are some cards in Joseph coat of Many Colours technique.
Two male cards, my 2nd NBUS - a penguin Stamp set is from ShazSilverwolf (THANK YOU) Angry Penguins by Krazelkraft (145) and 3D EF by Spellbinders Celtic Weave, on first card the corners are cut up of diecut from SB Magnificent Squares in navy scraps 
The aged look (Tarnished Foil) on the Gold foil card is another new technique I tried.
To be honest it’s hardly noticeable in photo, but more in real life. 
Last card in this technique is for my friend, another birthday. I’ve seven birthdays in February, my friend loves purple and butterflies .. a Stampendous stamp set.
This bible verse of Isaiah 12:2 is by ODB too. Dies are CCD (border) or Scrapdragon (rectangle frames). Also linking this card to Mrs A’s Butterfly Challenge, as lots of butterflies + Geranium = Bright pink! 
The very last card ink resist is on its way to Japan, a good month early (almost), so hopefully in time. The verse “Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and He shall sustain thee.” is a set I bought on eBay, think it’s called Biblical Impressions, might be wrong though, as hunted and can’t find it, was a red rubber sheet of verses. All KJV so I loved them. 

Aussie Shots - now firstly is my darling dad's painting at my sister’s, hadn't seen it for ages..

 It's near where he lived out west, painted of Lake Keepit. Now some photos + video of beach walk at sister's.
Then some photos below of boardriders..
Also a 30 sec. video taken when just north of here in New year. Seascapes galore! And yes, I’ve had some great swims too. 
😀 very blessed!

 if video not displaying - Link here!

Well, that’s it for today. Praying much for all in USA, UK, France + many other countries to be kept safe and that God to watch over all whom you love.

Thanks so VERY MUCH for popping over and saying hi.
Prayer hugs,
Shaz in Oz.x 
Thought for the day:
No matter come what may, if God is our Saviour, we need not fear!
We need to trust, rest... as simply as a little child, with childlike faith as Jesus said, trusting simply in Him.
Jesus said: ".. except ye be converted, and become as  as little children, ye cannot enter the kingdom of God." Matt. 15:3
Although we may not know what the future holds, we do know WHO holds the future, safe caring Hands. In God we trust.. and rest in Him.

Linking up with also:
**Word Art Wednesday - anything goes. All cards
**cards linked up to new challenge We love Chocolate Baroque - feminine butterfly card.


Mrs A. said...

Hello Shaz, Fisrtly wishing you a Happy New Year and to stay safe in this very worrying times that we find ourselves in. Your cards are lovely as always the I love the shimmer on the butterfly card. So pretty, Thankyou for coming and spinning the Butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

Betsy said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards Shaz. I really like that Christmas card. We're having snow daily here and it's predicted every day for the rest of the week. Mandy had a blizzard in Omaha yesterday!
I haven't been notified of posts on the other site for some reason so I'll go check it out today.
Have a lovely day my dear sister and I'm glad to know things are going well in Oz.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

A very interesting technique here, thanks for the link to the videotutorial, I will go to watch. All your cards are gorgeous and particularly love that one you sent to Japan. Loved seeing your aussie shots and the sea in the video. Such beautiful paint by your Dad, wow! A true artist!
Best wishes and blessings, take care!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hi Shaz! I'm here again with my DT hat. Your butterfly card looks wonderfully, such great technique you used! Thanks for sharing it with us at We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge!

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, wow have you been busy, I hope you had a lovely Australia Day yesterday however you chose to celebrate, love the background you have made and used with the stamps. The deep embossed Christmas card looks great, have a wonderful week... Megan

Sarah Brennan said...

Good to see you Shaz - Happy New year. Love the range of techniques you have on offer for us this week. Great collection of cards and ozzie photos too. We have had snow and ice here so it warms me up to see them.
Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #3

Helen said...

Good to see you Shaz! how fab to hear the sound of the ocean in that video! love the penguins used on a birthday card - I've only ever used them on Christmas cards before! Glad you are taking care and life is "normal" there - wish the UK had been as strict with it's borders here like your government is! Happy WOYWW Helen #1

My name is Cindy said...

Lovely cards Shaz (particularly like the colours on the leaf one). We should have been stricter from the get go, but it is what it is - can't wait to be beside the sea again! Have a good week, stay well, stay safe, love n hugs Cindyxx #8

Neet said...

Gosh your dad could really paint couldn't he. What a gorgeous picture and one which I hope your sister treasures (am sure she does).
Lovely cards Shaz, I remember that technique and love the leafy prints you have got from doing it.
Good feeling to get a batch of cards done and sent out isn't it.
I should have moved to Oz years ago when I had the chance - another reason now that you are so good with covid issues. I wish we would close our borders, had closed them!
Take care and stay safe and well, Hugs, Neet 9 xx

Lillianb said...

Loving all your cards and it reminds me to do some more heat embossing The effect it amazing, love the painting and all the pictures are stunning. the video is lovely

Take care and stay safe,

Lilian b #11

Anne said...

I really love this technique, thank you for show casing your beautiful cards! I will have to have a go myself! I adore your scenic photos and your Dad's painting is stunning. How lovely it must have been to see it again with fresh eyes. Happy memories! xxx

Glenda said...

I also watched the Gina K video on this technique and I have to say you aced it! It is always so nice to visit across the miles and see what is going on in your world! HOpe you are staying safe and well; isn't it a different world we are living in!

BJ said...

Great technique and super cards. Think you got my name mixed up as I'm Billy not Lilian, although the heat embossing reference I think was probably for a Lilian LOL.
As for my hair, there's no way I could part with it. I have had mine since 1997 and it is great to see what colour my hair was before it went grey and purple LOL.
I just stood on the bed for the first photo, so not dangerous at all.
Great to see some sunshine photos too as it's pretty chilly here in the UK - BJ#11

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It’s so good to see you on the desks again Shaz! I’m glad that you’ve been having a good time with family and friends, I long for the day when we can do that here again, I miss hugs. Those backgrounds are fantastic, you always do some thing interesting to learn about! Lovely beach pics too ❤️
Hugs LLJ 4 xxx

Annie said...

How lovely to be able to enjoy time with family and friends...we are missing that so much here and catch wait for things to change. Love the gorgeous colours you've been working with this week.
Annie x #12

Twiglet said...

Hi Shaz - thanks for your email - there is a FB update - are you linked to it? Jan organised it.

Christine said...

Blessings to you sister. You have been in my thoughts a lot this past week as I 'found' your Christmas card and enclosures, enjoyed them all over again, thank you so much.
Love your cards especially the pink and silver one. Did you heat emboss the dry embossing?
Have a good week
God bless you
Christine #31

Pat said...

Lots of beautiful cards Shaz and love your fun penguins using the Joseph's Coat pretty and love the embossed tarnished foil as a background. x

Karen said...

Hi! Happy New year! ~ So many great cards to see! I've heard of this technique but never tried it. I really like the different results you were able to achieve. Your Christmas card is lovely, I might have to look for that embossing folder. I like how you did the verse in vellum. Enjoy your summer and your company ~ Love, Karen#32

Felicia said...

Shaz, Happy New Year! I LOVE, LOVE what you are working on! I've never seen that technique before, so now I MUST go watch that video!! Your cards are gorgeous! You are such a gifted card maker! :) And let's talk about that GORGEOUS painting!!! I feel like I could step into that gorgeousness! What a talented painter, your father! I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! :) What beautiful seascape photos! I'm not ready for summer yet, but it will be here soon enough! Many blessings and stay safe and healthy! Felicia #28

Lisa-Jane said...

Goodness what gorgeous beach shots! I know you are East coast but not sure where. Your Dad's painting reminds me a farm stay we did in the outback near Rockhampton - one of my greatest memories ever. I love the resist technique on your cards - particularly the last one with the white ferns. So dramatic! Stay safe and keep smiling, Lisa-Jane #10

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Shaz, great to see you again and happy new year too. Gorgeous collection of cards. I think your country is very sensible at making people quarantine it's a shame we don't do more of that here though they are talking about it at the moment. Love the technique you're working on today too. Wishing you a very happy and creative woyww, Angela x18x

Brenda said...

I always love seeing what is on your desk Sharon! Your country has handle the Covid virus really well, so good that the borders are closed. Too bad if it makes people mad, this is life and death situation! The technique "Joseph's coat of many colors" sounds like fun. I will have to watch that video. Love all of your cards, they are amazing!!! That embossing folder you used on the Rudy challenge is just stunning. I think I need that one, so will have to Google it to find it. A stunning Christmas card for sure! Such great makes! I am so wishing for summer to come back. lol I so hate winter anymore. Glad you are keeping busy in your summer season. Your Aussie shots are just beautiful. Blessings and hugs, Brenda

Shoshi said...

Happy New Year, Shaz, and welcome back to WOYWW. What a lot of lovely cards, and the Joseph's Coat of Many Colours technique is gorgeous! Well done you.

Happy WOYWW and God bless,
Shoshi x #24

loz said...

Gorgeous cards and technique Shaz... Your dad's painting is so beauitful..Loz

Caro said...

Hi Shaz, So lovely to see you on the desks again. I love the penguin cards and the beautiful Australia pictures. Happy WOYWW. Take care and stay safe, with love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#14)

Elizabeth said...

Hi Shaz, and Happy New Year to you. It's good to hear you are enjoying the summer with family and friends despite Covid. Can't wait for the time we can do the same. Your new technique looks fun and the cards are beautiful. Have a lovely crafty week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #30

Spyder said...

Lovely rich colours on your 'Joseph's coat of many colours', the cards are beautiful! Especially the Christmas card with all that embossing. A Christmas Keepsake. Keep Crafting, Stay safe and well. Happy WOYWW!? ((Lyn)) #16

Ali Wade Designs said...

Happy WOYWW. Welcome back. We missed your beautiful crafting and fantastic sunny photos. It is tough here in the UK. We live in a rural area where there are not so many COVID cases, but life has changed forever. Not sure when I will feel confident to travel again. Ali x. #26

Conniecrafter said...

pretty job on the Joseph coat of colors.
I love the embossed platinum on the nativity.
Glad to hear you are enjoying your summer!

sandra de said...

Hello Shaz and wishing a belated happy new year. You are doing well to have posted in 2021. I have drifted off my blog and tend to do the occasional insta post. I did add #woyww on Wednesday but not sure how it all works sometimes. Lovely to see your coat of many colours and your stunning cards. Stay safe and well.
Sandra de

brenda said...

What a fabulous post again Shaz, a plethora of super cards and you know how much I love seeing photos of your location - and your Dad's artwork is a bonus.

And how lovely you got to see some family, sadly here it's not permitted, we have not seen some of our children and grandchildren since Christmas 2019 which seems so long ago. But on the positive side I am having my first COVID jab today (and hubby had his last week) so I pray it's the light at the end of this very dark tunnel.

Thank you so much for sharing and joining in our 'Feminine' theme at We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge this month.

Stay safe and well Shaz.

B x

Heather M said...

Hi Shaz,happy new year. Your cards and Joseph's coat of many colours are amazing as always. However I think your dad's painting steals the show this week! Such an amazing picture! I'm glad you are able to get out and about and enjoy the walks and the beach. Things are a long way from being normal in the UK, but hopefully we can see some light at the end of this very long tunnel! Have a lovely week, and stay safe and well, hugs Heather xx #21

Crafting With Jack said...

Great projects and photographs this week. Hope you are well. Angela #15

Darnell said...

I loved the video, Shaz! It's very like our northern California coastline and it looks like you had a wonderful time with your sister. What a beautiful painting done by your father! I can see where you come by your artistic talent! Each and every one of your creations is fabulous! I'm always in awe of your thought process and your finished designs, interspersed with words of faith. Thank you so much for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Take care and keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

kiwimeskreations said...

What a great way to do the first colour layer for the josephs coat technique - a wonderful set of cards using it, and I love the tarnished foil too!! the embossed (dry) embossing is stunning!
Stay safe

Kathryn Frantz said...

Hi, Shaz!
Sorry to be so late.

I saw that Gina K’s video too. Haven’t gotten to it yet. Thanks for reminding me. You may have realized that I get sidetracked easily!

So neat that you were able to capture a picture of your dad’s artwork for yourself! I have a few pieces from both of my parents. The older I get, and the longer they have been gone and the more they mean to me.

Love your beautiful pictures as usual! (Especially since I’m in winter!) Thanks for sharing.

Stay well.


Kathryn #35

Crafty in the Med said...

Lovely cards. I did like the video looks like a great place for long walks. I see art and creativity runs in your family. Beautiful painting. keep well Amanda x

Di said...

So cute Shaz and so lovely to read your post and see the video. You really do keep so many people's spirits up, including mine. Bless your open and loving hart. It's tough here right now as you know - so I do reach for your hand my friend - sanitised first of course!


Di xx

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty Christmas card! I love the deep embossing! Thank you so much for playing along with the first 2021 Rudolph Days Challenge.
Linda DT

Susan Renshaw said...

I will have to try that technique - the results are brilliant!
Beautiful seascapes - we were at the beach yesterday watching similar waves!
Sorry I am late visiting...
Happy WOYWW! Susan #6

flossbite said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

scrappymo! said...

Hi Shaa, This Christmas card is stunning The whole card has a lovely and elegant feeling.
As always I enjoyed your photos of Australia and the amazing ocean ones, especially. There is something so awe-inspiring about the beauty of the crashing surf!

Thanks for taking part in the first Rudolph Days Challenge this year!

Grandmabeckyl.blogspot said...

Shaz, your cards are very nice. I like the ones with the penguins on it. I thought at first they were bears!! hahaha!! Thanks for sharing the ocean video. It was so nice to see. I enjoy going to the coast. Closest is 1.5 hours away. Cold water!!! Your scripture verses are so good to read. In March the new Bible study I am going to be in with be talking about the life of Joseph. That is quite the story I have enjoyed in the Bible. I am glad we are able to go to in person church. Sunday school and worship service. It is also online for anyone to watch. I miss seeing some of my friends I've not seen in months. Have a blessed week!!

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous cards. haven't done the Joseph coat technique for a while. A very striking result and the penguins look very cool. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Hugz

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