Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Happy 100th Birthday, Beatrice! + WOYWW

 Hullo, hullo! It’s Wednesday... again! As it’s a fortnight since I blogged I’ve really no right to be surprised, but I am! 😉😃 And yes, for those in the know Wednesday time for desks of the world at WOYWW - What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday So head over to Julia’s - peek, learn and share - do! Today two desks for the price of one.

Here I’m trying to finish a card for my Aunty, this card has been in the making since Friday, one stage at a time, very indecisive, not my colours so seem to have lost natural flow. 

Second desk was last week, when trying to decide on papers, colours and actual images for a 100th birthday for my friend’s mother, Beatrice! Many happy returns of the day, Beatrice!

Her favourite flower is sweetpeas, so I printed out a number of sweetpea images. Hence used them on my aunt’s card, but actually chose the red for my Aunt, as she wore a patterned outfit with a lot of red in it last time I saw her. Anyway, decided mauve with touch of pink, glittery silver was the obvious choice for Beatrice's 100th, added glitter layer (Tim Holtz Rock candy glitter) over the image.
This first image on desk inside under lights captures it the glittery effect the best!
So here is the finished card. Use SB die set Divine Eloquence, used largest die cut and the greeting from it and the 2nd largest Labels 28 happens to fit into the centre perfectly, so this how I cut the sweetpea image out. I was given that set, years ago now, very useful. So blessed..

Now to the Aussie views... for photography, Autumn on north coast has the most amazing skies, colours and clarity of light.

I often just stand still, simply amazed in my walk, at the surprise of such beauty.

How blessed am I? Thank You, Lord!

The last photo .. that scene took my breath away as I came upon it, and it was a real dad painting the whole setting of it, he would’ve loved it.

Every blessing of the LORD everyone where ever you maybe and thanks so VERY much for popping over for peek and chat..
Mm, am way behind these days so will endeavour to call back eventually, God enabling me!
Prayer hugs, 🙏🤗 Shaz in Oz.x 

Thought for the day:
This verse from Hebrews 12:2 is my life verse, I’m sure I’ve shared it before but I will never weary of it. When things are hard, tough and very difficult to bear this verse ALWAYS and in ALL WAYS picks me up.

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2

A dear brother in the Lord now in heaven used to say:
Keep looking UP, it’s only mud underneath! 
How true is that? 
And the One we must look up to, is the LORD Jesus Christ.
He has run the toughest race ever! Bearing His cross, He climbed the hill to Calvary - whipped, mocked and jeered, spat upon, and hanging on that cross He bore  the sins of the whole world. 
So He gets it! 
He understands like none other how utterly different, difficult and tricky life is for us all, at times. 
It always humbles me to read that “for the JOY that was set before Him, He endured the cross”! 
He died for me, my sin and now I have a place in heaven waiting for me, because I asked Him to be my Saviour from sin,  down near this beach when I was twelve years old. JOY indeed! 
You too can know the JOY of sins forgiven and home in heaven by faith it Him, today, read more here.

I would like to link this post with:
  1. Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes?
  2. Springtime! It maybe autumn here but the sweetpea are definitely springtime, my seeds are just sprouting into little babies in my sweetpea patch. 😊 At


  1. The card for Beatrice's 100 birthday looks so pretty with the beautiful sweet peas and all the sparkling!! And very elegant!
    I think that also the card for your Aunt will be very beautiful, love what I can see on your desk!!
    Beautiful Aussie photos as always, especially the last one, really it seems a painting.
    Hugs and take care!

  2. Shaz, the card has turned out stunning! I'm sure Beatrice will love it and appreciate all of the love and effort that went into making it so special.
    The Aussie photos are also beautiful. The ocean and sunrise/sunsets are always so beautiful to me. It seems God is telling us Good Morning and Goodnight with a beauty only He can provide.
    Take care of yourself my dear sister.
    Blessings and hugs,

  3. Oh gosh! Your card is absolutely stunning! The colors are gorgeous and I love the sparkle!
    Valerija xx

  4. the cards are beautiful, Shaz! Of course i love the photos of the skies! Have a great week. Happy WOYWW Helen #2

  5. A special card for a very special Birthday Shaz, such a milestone and I am sure your Aunt will love it.

    So happy to read you have Sweet Peas in Aussie as well, one never knows how many varieties we share in our various parts of the World. They always take me back to childhood, Dad always grew them along the garden patch leading up the the farmyard and evenings when I went to check on Blackbird (my beautiful first pony) the aroma on the walk was beautiful.

    Hope you are keeping as well as can be,

    B x

  6. After all tat forgot thank you for joining us at We Love Chocolate Baroque.

    B x

  7. Love the 100th birthday card, I have one to make for my aunt, the last remaining member of my mothers family Can't believe she would have only been 27 when I was born but that's because of the large families then. Have a good week. Ani #1

  8. I’m not surprised that the scene took your breath away, it’s the perfect painting isn’t it. And oh my, what amazing skies you have. Beautiful cards and so much love spent on them Shaz! I’d like to join you in wishing happy birthday to Beatrice, triple digits! what an amazing achievement, I hope she enjoys her 100th birthday enormously.

  9. The photographs are beautiful, you have such a different landscape to us but you know that of course. Loving the birthday card and hope you're keeping well. Wishing you a lovely and creative woyww, Angela x17x

  10. The card for Beatrice is beautiful, I love the sweet peas and the colours so much and you can see the glitter really well. Isn’t it funny how some projects just dont’ work though while you skip through others. The photos of the beach are gorgeous, you live in a wonderful place!
    Hugs LLJ 5 xxx

  11. Wow what a special birthday card and how beautiful and pretty it is. Many thanks for joining us at We Live Chocolate Baroque Challenge xxx

  12. Wow, what a beautiful card for a special birthday for sure! Hope all is well with you my friend!

  13. Your cards are lovely, and that sweet pea image is beautiful. Can you remember where you got it from, I really like it. Ho-e you health is okay, the photographs are fabulous. Happy WOYWW and have a great week Angela #9

  14. The card for your friends mother is gorgeous. You make it sound so easy but the care and attention you give to all the details makes it glow. Looking forward to our catch up.
    Sandra de @25

  15. A beautiful 100th birthday card indeed Shaz. Hope the inspiration strikes for the other card you are working on. Gorgeous Aussie photos too. Stay safe and happy WOYWW. Sarah #7

  16. All gorgeous photos Shaz but that last one is quite something. As you say a perfect painting! I had to look at it twice because at first glance I thought it was a painting. Beautiful creative card! Amazing for 100th birthday I hope I get such a pretty card if I get to a 100 years old :-)
    Keep well Amanda x

  17. Your card is gorgeous, what a delight for Beatrice! So beautifully made, bravo you! I always love your photos of Oz but that last photo is incredible, superb! Your dear Dad would have produced a wonderful painting I am sure!

  18. 100 is a great age isn't it - how many changes in the world has Beatrice seen? Love all the sparkle on that card and your glorious views lift the heart. Have a good week, stay safe, stay well, love n hugs Cindyxx #12

  19. Hi Shaz, I'm here again with my DT hat! :)
    Fabulous floral card with sweet colours and all the glitter looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing it us at We Love Chocolate Baroque challenge!

  20. Love the cards in making. I have just planted out my sweet peas - I hope the crazy weather we have been having (frost, snow, sun, wind etc) doesn't kill them. Happy WOYWW. Take care and stay safe. With love & God Bless, Caro x (#15)

  21. What a beautiful birthday card! And love the ocean scenes.
    But your post ending was so uplifting! Thanks!
    Have a great week!
    Carol N #27

  22. WOW!! Gorgeous card Shaz. Beatrice will love this..Loz

  23. that is a gorgeous card, a happy 100th birthday to her, I am sure she is going to love the pretty flower and all the sparkle!
    So glad you are able to get out and enjoy the Lord's creation, such a beauty!

  24. Lovely sweet peas! My dad grew prize winning sweet peas.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Susan #26

  25. Beautiful cards, Shaz. Your aunt's one will come out lovely - how could it be otherwise?! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful Scripture today - one of my favourites too. When I doubt that I am good enough, or have done enough etc. I remember this and remind myself that it's not about what I have done, but about what HE has done for me! Someone once told me, "Don't look up, look down!" which seems contrary, but he said, "We are seated in heavenly places with Christ," therefore the only place to look is down!

    I love your beautiful Aussie pics this week. Such beauty, indeed. The sea looks so wild and wonderful.

    Have a great week, Shaz, God bless and happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi x #18

  26. Praise God! I'm so grateful for your participation in our challenges, Shaz. This is quite a card for quite an occasion, and I'm sure it will be treasured. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday


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