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, 18 August 2021

CAS Simple Stencil on Brusho + WOYWW

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Well, everyone I’m back again with another WOYWW, What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Over HERE 😁 at Julia's, Queen of Deskland, there's worldwide desk exploring to be found - so please join in, do! As my title indicates there is brusho in the mix.
The design is similar to that I’ve done before but not like this, which uses TH mosaic stencil, and mauves are the order of the day because it’s favourite colour of a dear friend for her birthday card!
The completed card, used SB fancy oval die, stitched oval die, MB Prim Poppy. Brusho background is from food packet, plus other snippets in die cuts, frame, so off to Di's Snippets playground.

Framed text is coloured, 23 carat gold leaf, begun on last fortnight's post below. We all need to look up, not within or around, that is discouragement.  The upward look, looking unto Jesus.. that indeed is peace,  by faith alone in the Prince of Peace.
This next card is a technique of alcohol ink (actually mauves but look more blue!) on ordinary kitchen alfoil, which I adhered first on scrap cardstock. Once coloured and completely dry, I dry embossed it. Frame is Stitched rectangle, and flower is MB. Saw a example of this on Loll's blog, ages ago, but her alfoil was leftover, was used to keep her desk clean! Must admit alcohol is tricky on Alfoil as we call it(kitchen foil), found not to spray it, just add the liquid alcohol to alcohol inks, not spray or blow very much at all as dries too quickly. 
Birthday stamp is by Lawn Fawn, Too much to say! 😁 as this is a NBUS technique and medium to me, I'm popping over to Darnell's NBUS Challenge. 
(EDIT: links to inspiration post from Loll HERE. Two other similar ones, but diff technique HERE and HERE. The original card was a google image and couldn’t ever find it, just had Lolls watermark, otherwise would never known. Suspect it was on Splitcoast stampers.)
This card again is 
using the lovely penguin set from our very dear ShazSilverwolf at 2018 crop in Llundudno.
 They’re called Angry penguins, however I think they look like they’ve attitude instead?!! Also coloured with brushos, technique here with previous cards - Kazelkraft (145) Angry Penguins stamp. Also more with same image used here.
, a few Aussie photos to close, some fortnight lilies and then some from yesterday's walk, so tranquil. 
That's it for today.  
Hope this finds you well (for you🙏), praying too that God will richly bless and keep you safe and those you love, too. Thanks so much for popping over and saying hi, I really appreciate you very much, will do my best to reciprocate.
Prayer hugs,🙏🤗
Shaz in Oz.x

Thought for the day:
Except below is from my Christian blog post yesterday.

 “This too Shall Pass..“ link Here.

. . in the Bonhoeffer movie this was a prayer he prayed with a young man weeping inconsolably in the cell next door. Bonhoeffer cried out to him, the guard remonstrated at first, then allowed him to speak.

Linking up to:
1 Word art Wednesday Anything goes! 
2. well this penguin set must be one of my favourite sets this year, this is about my sixth card with them! All male one for birthday, not usual Christmas cards I was told. Living in Oz I'd never think of them as Christmas stamps!
3. Simon Says Monday Challenge - Dry Embossing the alfoil floral card
Add some schparkle to quote Darnell.. used 23 carat gold leaf on the illuminated text, and alfoil on floral card both have lots of schparkle which photos dont entirely capture. No worries if not okay.. ie not schparkly enough. 😊


Gail said...

Lovely cards, and great scenery!
Glad you are well, just busy!

loz said...

Stunning cards and beautiful photos shaz..loz

Betsy said...

Beautiful cards dear Shaz, although as always the purple one is my favorite. I think the penguins look as though they have attitude too! :-)
Lovely Aussie photos. Dennis and I have been fighting head colds since we got home from England. I think we're both on the mend. We're staying home and away from everyone because although they seem to be just regular sinus things, people are so afraid of anyone sniffling right now and I can't blame them.
Take care my dear sister.

brenda said...

It's always a delight to visit your posts Shaz and this one doesn't disappoint, lovely cards and as you rightly say tranquil photos.

So nice to see the Ocean as it's one of the things I've missed the most during the Pandemic and although in theory we can now travel, sadly shielding for well over a year becomes a way of life and it now seems safer to stay put. Our son who surfs lives by the sea on the south coast but since the UK were allowed more movement he's not surfed because the beaches are jam packed with all the town folk, even at 6am.

As always lovely to see you at We Love Chocolate Baroque and Allsorts challenges, thank you.

B x

B x

Craftychris said...

Ooh such beautiful cards! Fab techniques too. Love your photographs, thank you so much for sharing them with us. Take care xxx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love both those cards you’ve made, the backgrounds are fantastic, the mauve stencilled one is perfect for the white die cuts and the dark denim is such a great colour! You really do make some great cards Shaz! And the pernguins made me smile, I was thinking of Shaz Silverwolf all weekend as it would have been her birthday.
Hugs LLJ 6 xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card at Allsorts challenge this week.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Thank you for also sharing this gorgeous plaque at Allsorts challenge.

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards Shaz - you are so gifted. Love the AI's on the Alfoil - must try that!
The purple stencil with the poppies is also gorgeous, and you calligraphy is exquisite!!
Stay safe

Christine said...

Great cards - must try that way of using alcohol ink.
Love your picture quote, look for it one of these Wednesdays!!
God bless you for all your inspiration and prayers.
Christine #19

Caro said...

I love your cards - you always try such interesting techniques. Thank you for sharing the Corrie Ten Boom quote - I find her and Bonhoeffer both so inspirational. They lived through so much and kept so faithful while doing it. Happy WOYWW. Take care and stay safe, With love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#17)

Neet said...

Never heard of AI's on foil before - that is interesting - do tell us all about it next week please. But what is alfoil please? Anyway, it is a lovely card that you have made with that technique.
Going to your first card I just love that background you have made, it works so well in that oval shape and with just the line diecut flower on top.
You make beautiful cards.
Thanks for the lovely photographs you do have some beauties.
Take care my lovely friend.
Bless you, Neet 11 xx

Crafting With Jack said...

Great cards, love the colour of the first one especially. I agree with the last photograph about the affect of worrying. God Bless you x Angela #4

Linby said...

You have been busy with so many wonderful projects. I really like the poppy die against the mosaic. Your sentiment looks so wonderful in the frame. Love your photos and the message about worrying.
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

Glenda said...

Lovely to visit. I haven't been here very often and I apologize. Love your posting today and those Angry Penguins really made me smile. Have a great rest of the week!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

The penguins are so sweet even if they do look grumpy! loving your other cards too and the gorgeous photos. I love working on kitchen foil, the finished effect is great. Have a very happy and creative woyww, Angela x14x

BJ said...

Super mauve card, love that colour too.

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely job with the brusho background, love the die framing it.
Such pretty coloring of the verse, it looks great framed.
The AI on the last looks great on the foil, trying to think if I have tried that or not, great idea to emboss it after inking, lovely look to it!
Lovely peaceful pictures too!

Julia Dunnit said...

Beautiful cards as always, particularly love the background you’ve made for the Penguins. I agree with the attitude….looks like they’re trying to stare you down for something! Your comment at my blog made me laugh, the gardening is no mean feat anyway, and an Epsom bath is such a good idea for afters….but really, I see no old grey mare in the doings! The finished piece for your friend is a joy, just love the gilding. You have such a steady hand.

Helen said...

I love the penguins too, I think I commented last time you used them I never think of them except at Christmas! the prim poppy die is one of my all time faves. Have a great week Helen #2

Lillianb said...

Lovely cards and I have the penguins as well and must get hem out to use them some more thanks fort the reminder

Take care and sty safe

Lilian B #16

Susan Renshaw said...

Absolutely beautiful cards!
The photos are lovely too!
Happy WOYWW!
Stay safe and keep well!
Susan #15
Calling All Crafters! – My Blog!

Felicia said...

Shaz, you are a master card maker! I ALWAYS love what you do!! I especially ALWAYS love your message of love and light from our Father in Heaven! You are a true ambassador of His Word! Your photos are gorgeous as well! Sorry, I'm making late rounds this week! Blessings for the rest of your week! Felicia #26

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow! How many beautis! I'm in love with the mauve stencilled backgroun you show firstly, and the card o
for your friend is a delight!
Love the Framed text too! Sweet alcohol inked blue card and those angry penguins you shared with us at WLCB are so fun! :D Great card with the brushos, thanks for joining us with it at We Love Chocolate Baroque August challenge!

Darnell said...

Great to see you, Shaz, and your lovely works of art and photos! Your posts are always inspiring and inspirational! Love the techniques and designs ~ and at the end, I really, really love that worry quote! I have saved it to share with a sister, who is a constant worrier, and I hope it helps her stop doing it. Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Lots of hugs, Darnell

Anne said...

Hebrews 12:2, such an uplifiting verse especially for such days as these. Your calligraphy is stunning, I love the colours that you have used! Your cards are beautiful and your friend will be thrilled, that's a really lovely stencil too! Your winter weather seems to be better than our summer weather...! I hope people read your Words of Life blog, it is a great post! xx

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful creations full of so much lovely inspiration the colours just make them stand out thank you for joining our challenge at ALLSORTS hugs
lolo x

Brenda said...

You have been busy dear Sis! Always love seeing what's happening on your desk. Looks like you were really getting inky, all your cards are just gorgeous as always! Love all the looks you got with all those techniques you used. I especially love the calligraphy. Beautiful flower, beautiful scenery from your neck of the world. Never get tired of seeing your country! Blessings and prayers to you and the ones you love, Brenda

Marjeta said...

Angry penguins is one of my favorite images. Your card is fabulous.

Shoshi said...

Gorgeous cards as always, Shaz, and your calligraphy piece from Hebrews is absolutely stunning... I just love that verse - I put it on some digital art I did this week (on this week's blog post). I also love the Corrie ten Boom quote - she was such a wonderful inspiration, wasn't she! My Godmother was privileged to meet her at a talk she gave when she was touring the UK and I have the recording of the meeting.

Lovely Aussie photos as always. You live in a beautiful part of the world.

Happy belated WOYWW and God bless you always,
Shoshi xx #23

Kathyk said...

FAB makes


R's Rue said...

So beautiful. Thank you for the encouraging words.

Crafty in the Med said...

Hi Shaz, Definitely think those penguins have an attitude! I do love that card though and I think it is because of their "attitude" LOL! Beautiful lilac/purple background for the thinking of you card and so like the lace look. I would join you for sure on such a relaxing and peaceful walk as it is I will do so from my armchair. Gorgeous lilies which remind me of orchids. keep well Amanda x

Mervi said...

Gorgeous cards.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Di said...

What lovely work you've been creating Shaz - love your snippets card, it's wonderful to see you in the Snippets Playground!

Huge apologies from me for being so late commenting!


Di xx

mamasmercantile said...

Sorry its taken so long to get back to you but I have only just back to the Island, I would love to follow you also. Beautiful cards and gorgeous scenery.

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