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, 17 February 2021

Vale ShazSilverwolf + WOYWW + Joseph’s Coat Technique

 Hi dear ones, well it’s a bit of a sad post ๐Ÿ˜ข today for those of us in blogland and WOYWW - What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday (Deskland over at Queen Julia’s blog here). I was introduced to WOYWW by a few bloggers back in 2010, when I started blogging, and one of my first followers, was ShazSilverwolf ... thanks to Maggie Silvercrafter and WOYWW. To my desk.. and Shaz and her handicrafts are the desk stars ⭐️

So grateful to have met Shaz in 2018 at Margaret’s Llandudno crop. This large photo triptych was made by Shaz for me to remember that day, it arrived chez Margaret the day before I left for Florida (it's described in Shaz's last post for 2018, here, as her favourite make in 2018, so honoured). Normally, it’s between kitchen - dining room, however now it needs to be promoted to my craft room..

Large photo in centre of tryptich.

This is another one of them.. yes, we laughed!
 On the right is photo of Jan and Julia, as Julia was unable to come due to family commitments, BUT our Shaz made sure she made an appearance all the same ๐Ÿ˜ƒ❤️.

The very last card from dear Shaz is the Christmas card at the back left and it rather touched me as knew Shaz was so unwell. The rest are various ATCs by Shaz and my total favourite (it’s out on my shelves all the time) is the purple and silver WOYWW 10. (My craft room is purple ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜‰). I think the saying on that ATC epitomises Shaz ..  “With love from the heart”... “Friends - the essence of Life.” Now some joys of the wonderful day at Llandudno. I never published any photos at the time as was still month before I was home. It was my last trip, my darling dad (story here) had just passed before I left, and it truly was such a time of miracles. At the time I described that day as “a-pinch-me-is-it-real?” kind of day. Starting with the food table spread by Margaret, Chris and other helpers hands, centre at tables is dear Shaz.

Photos will now follow as a bunch, as those who know, can identify without much help. Wifelet, Shaz and Hublet, Doug were at any crop quite a team. Precious memories.

The two sisters Jo and Annie (& hubby) with dear Shaz.
The ladies were in one photo, so the gentlemen starred in the other.

Shaz brought a gift bag to the crop bursting with crafty goodies (these penguin cards back - see here is a set of her Stamps from that day). So Shaz’s liberal bounty often pop to mind as sort through crafty stash.

One more card to share from the Joseph’s coat of many colours series (I’ve not made any in past week, too unwell).

This one was made earlier for dear Shaz. It was her colours, and had it ready to send to her.
However when as I saw last week’s post on Julia’s blog, I sadly paused it ๐Ÿ˜ข - now it’s winging it’s way to Shaz’s dear hublet, Doug. 

When I met Shaz in blogland we had an instant affinity, firstly sharing a name, but a love of craft also. This is her first comment on my blog about Stampscapes which we both loved.

 Blogger shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz, from Shaz! :) Thank you so much for your lovely comments, and for the link over to my blog, that is so nice. I really like your Stampscapes, and the Purple Twilight/ Mountain Rose/ Peach Bellini blend is one I have to try- its gorgeous. I love my Stampscapes, and I agree with you, they make such perfect male cards,and I also love them for Sympathy cards, and for those people whom 'cute' or floral wouldn't suit.
My Brother & his Wife emigrated to Perth in December 2009, and I know they are saddened by the difficulties being experienced by those in the north. 
Thanks for visiting me, I will be back soon.

12 January 2011 at 04:00

You can hear Shaz cheerily talking in that comment, and also again on her extraordinary blog, where she willingly shared her skill, wisdom and understanding crafty-wise. 

Thank you Shaz for your kind and caring ways, your funny, generous and genuine heart. You'll be deeply missed in blogland, for all who came by, it was a favourite stopping post.. and you always left us with a laugh and a smile with your “And Finallys...”. 

And now to two Aussie photos...

First a Eucharist Lily in flower they’re quite intricate and detailed, stunning, love the white and green details. Thinking of you, Shaz....
Creek reflections five mins walk from here, yesterday evening. No swimming for me as been laid up with a summer head cold. A short walk is always good .. very blessed. 
The clouds rather reflect the mood at the moment..

Thank you for taking the time to pop over and especially if you’ve time to comment, you are so appreciated. Lord bless you too and keep you safe, and those you love,

Giant prayer hugs, ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค— Shaz in Oz.x 


Thought for the day:

As I thought upon Shaz this verse came to mind, from Proverbs 10:22 “the blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and He addeth no sorrow with it.”

Knowing Shaz, we all who’ve been touched by her life, are rich and so blessed indeed by that knowledge of her, and will keep her memory close in ♥️heart๐Ÿ’œ. 

In our sorrow at her passing, comfort may indeed be found in God alone. Our God knows what it is to suffer loss... the shortest verse in the bible is “Jesus wept” John 11:35.

And the “no sorrow”? 

We live in broken, hurting world, so now there is sorrow, pain, grief, loss, this brokeness is not at all of God’s original, perfect plan.

One glorious day “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be anymore pain, for the former things shall be passed away..(Revelation 21:4).. 

One glorious day yet to come, in Jesus...

Linking up with also:
**Word Art Wednesday - anything goes. All cards
** Shaz's card is slimline (larger Aussie size, if this is ok) so entering in here


Helen said...

What a wonderful tribute to Shaz - there have been so many - Shaz truly touched us all! take care and stay safe. Helen #2

Susan Renshaw said...

This is a wonderful tribute to Shaz
Susan #5 xx

Sarah Brennan said...

Such a lovely tribute to Shaz. Great photos and memories too. Stay safe. Sarah #6

Betsy said...

Such a beautiful post regarding your friendship with Shaz. I didn't even know her but I can tell through your words and her cards that she was a very special lady.
Thank you for sharing with us all.
Many Blessings and hugs,

Lisa-Jane said...

That's such a lovely tribute. It's actually so nice to see some of the people behind the blogs in these photos that are popping up too. Much love on this difficult day, Lisa-Jane #7

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Shaz, what a warm and loving post. I love the photo of the two of you At crop. Sorry that the cold is lingering and making you feel unwell. The sight of that Eucharist lily is all I need this morning. What an incredible beauty. Xxx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a wonderful post Shaz, so nice to see those woywwers smiling happy faces at the crop meet ups, even though I never got chance to meet her what a blessing it was to have known her. Rip dear Shazsilverwolf.
Stay safe & take good care Tracey #3

Mrs.D said...

Shaz, this is a beautiful tribute to Shaz, she was such a beautiful lady, thanks for sharing it
Chris #15

Diana Taylor said...

What a wonderful tribute to Shaz, she was a remarkable lady and it's lovely to see the photos of her.
Sorry to hear you have been feeling unwell, I hope you feel better soon,
Hugs, Diana xx #22

Anne said...

A lovely tribute and out thoughts and prayers are with all who knew her. Such a beautiful card which will be cherished xxx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

A lovely tribute to Shaz - what I love about all these memories on the desks this morning is that they all share different aspects of our friend, it’s also really great to see someone else’s pics of a crop day! Doug will love that card, so bright and in your face, Shaz was so not a pastels person! I hope that you are feeling better now after being unwell.
HUgs LLJ 9 xxx

glitterandglue said...

Morning Shaz. That's beautiful. I am so glad you were able to "stop over" in Wales and meet so many good friends - it was a bit of a week, wasn't it?!!!I don't quite know how we managed to fit so much in... but we did.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #29

De serendipity said...

Such a lovely post and also nice to see the photos of the crop. Yes we do have a few similar ATC's from Shaz. While I was looking
through my ATC folder I came across a few other crafter's who've passed away. Looking forward to a catch up and I will send an email tomorrow.
Sandra de @28

Neet said...

I remember quite vividly how you two hit it off at the Crop in Wales. Looking back on things it is nice that we all have such wonderful memories of a real lady.
I too had made a card for Shaz but by some strange happening it did not get posted when it should have - and I am glad it didn't as i would have hated Doug to walk in on that after returning from the hospital.
Your card, however, will be loved by him, and treasured for all time.
God Bless you my little friend
Love, Neet 17 xx

Sue Jones said...

aww how lovely. Such a beautiful tribute and card. Take care ( feel better soon X)
soojay 32

Brenda said...

What a beautiful tribute to the other "Shaz" Sharon. I didn't know her or her blog, but she certainly sounds like she was a lovely person with a generous spirit. I'm so happy you have all those precious memories of her as well as the physical memories in the cards, atc's and that large photo triptych made by her. I loved reading about Shaz and enjoyed learning about her as well. Thank you for sharing. Loved the Aussie photos too, please feel better soon. Sending my love, prayers and blessings. Brenda

Annie said...

I’m sorry I’m so late visiting this week. I’ve been head down making Memory bears this morning.
What a beautiful tribute to our dear friend. She really was a special lady and will be missed but I have a feeling she will live on in the hearts of so many.
Hugs, Annie x #9

Felicia said...

Shaz, this is such a beautiful post!!! You shared so much and mostly your heart. I am sure everyone who has read can "feel" your thoughts through your words! I am so envious of you all who get to see one another at the crops (when it's not a pandemic) but so, so happy for those of you who got to spend time with her during those crops of fun and creativity!! Your pictures tell the story!! So, so lovely! I love that you have all that goodness from Shaz to display and look on fondly as you remember your friend! She just oozes out of them, doesn't she? That lily is gorgeous and looks like it is perched there in her memory. I have copied the photo and want to draw and paint....I hope you don't mind? And what a beautiful walking scene as well! It will be summer here in no time, so until then, I am enjoying our cool weather! Blessings to you Shaz and thank you so much for sharing your heart! Felicia #34

Crafting With Jack said...

A lovely tribute to Shaz. Sorry to hear you have not been well. Hope you are better now. Angela #21

Twiglet said...

Ah what a lovely Crop that was - we were so lucky to be all together weren't we. It is such a wonderful post too Shaz -so many happy memories and so many WOYWers sharing them too. Beautiful photos. I hope you are soon back on top form. xx Jo

Spyder said...

A lovely tribute to Shaz, lovely photo's too, 'specialy the husbands, the back stage crew! (They should wear T-shirts!) Stay Safe, keep crafting! WOYWW? ((Lyn)) #13

Lindart said...

Lovely memories of Shaz. I never got to meet her, but felt her a friend anyway. Lovely flower in her memory as well. Lindart #35

Kathryn Frantz said...

Thank you!

Your post was the genuine heartfelt hug I needed.

Sending love,


BJ said...

Beautiful Memories of a beautiful lady.

Chana Malkah said...

A beautiful tribute to your friend!
I hope you feel better soon!
Chana Malkah, #36

Heather M said...

Hi Shaz, that is a beautiful tribute to Shaz, and a lot of lovely photos. That was a special day in Llandudno. I'm sorry you haven't been well - I hope you are fully recovered soon. Take care and stay safe, hugs Heather xx #19

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

A great tribute to your friend, that I haven't known. Very touching. Prayers for her.
Big hugs and take care!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Shaz, I started off okay today with the visits, walked dogs and went into the cabin and now I don't know where the time went to! Shaz will never have really left us because her blog will keep her alive for us and I can tell you it wont be the last time I pop over there for some ideas when I get stuck, God Bless her. Loving your card. Have a lovely creative woyww, Angela,x18x

loz said...

Such a beautiful tribute and photos to Shaz...Take card..Hugs Loz

Conniecrafter said...

So sorry for your loss, the card you made is just beautiful and I am sure will touch her hubby as much as it would have touched her.

Crafty in the Med said...

Such an emotive tribute and post dedicated to your friend! The card your have made for her husband is so beautiful and endearing. I am sure he will greatly appreciate it. So sorry for your loss Shaz . Gorgeous lily and tranquil waters very in keeping with such an occasion. keep well Amanda x

Shoshi said...

Oh Shaz, what a beautiful tribute to your namesake. As has happened so often, reading all the tributes from our WOYWW family, I have shed tears. The way you closed your piece was so moving and beautiful. Thank you for sharing God's love from the Scriptures with us.

May God bless you.
Shoshi x #25

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Shaz! What a beautiful tribute to Shaz! I know her hubby Doug will love it. What a joy to cherish the memories you had when in the States and had so much fun at the crop! You certainly live in a beautiful place, Shaz, and I always love seeing photos of the scenario and the plant life. Tender hugs, love, and praying for you! xoxo

Lillianb said...

A lovely tribute to a lady i really wished I had met,

Take care and stay safe

Lilian B #14

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hello Shaz, sorry to be so late coming round, Texas got all messed up in a winter storm and I'm just now catching up. Thank you so much for this wonderful tribute post to Sharon. Just mind-numbing to think she is really gone. You are so lucky to have known her in the flesh. XOXO

Hublet said...

A beautiful card indeed and as you say very Shaz x
She would have loved it as much as I do, I did read the post when it was up but didn't reply, it was too soon xx

Thank you Shaz xx

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