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 29 September 2021

Galaxy Background Birthday With Beccy’s Digi + WOYWW

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Well, yes, I’m back! 😃 I’ve been absent for some reasons, mixed, will share below. First of all as it’s Wednesday, time for another WOYWW, What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday. Over HERE 😁 at Julia's, Queen of Deskland, there's worldwide desks there is loads of fun!

My desk is quiet today but loads to share… inky fun a few weeks back! The inky background was built up in various stages of ink applications, brights first as shown, mostly Distress Ink, but if didn’t have shade wanted, just substituted. Then added deep colours in black, Chipped Sapphire blue, deep brown.

The latter just in selected areas not all over. At the end water is put into one hand then clapped over it to get a spread out sprinkle, coming from various directions, used paper towel to lift water and colour after 10 to 30 seconds. Then flicked with small short paint brush iridescent medium mixed with white reinker on mat, and also DI blueprint sketch. Pretty much followed video below. Card down below.

Video on HOW TO creating background - link here if not showing.

I’ve been crafting in weeks of absence, although not blogging on here. I’m not as well some days, need more rest plus other time demands.
Here is card above for Mister six, it was a shaker card, the real colour is the shade on left. (I’m linking this card over to Beccy’s Digi Challenge here - check it out do, she has freebie images and paper, really lovely!)
 Cards galore to share, way behind on Christmas cards. First lot of Christmas cards are using a NBUS paper bought near Llandudno with Margaret, it is white frosted and silver Christmas pack, we went halves, I’d bought an ombré pad with Marilyn in Florida on same miracle trip in 2018, and combined the two on this set of cards.
The nativity die in silver is by Impressions Obsession, MB Star die set and 1990s wood mount Joy stamp. Bottom sentiment set is Colorado Craft nativity set.
 More Christmas cards using a new to me NBUS 3D Botanical folder by Sizzix.
Technique is sanding foil card for emphasis as shared 
on Loll’s blog.
With Britannia dies poinsettia, lge medium die. Verse is old 1990s Joy to the world stamp PSX, heat embossed. Made multiple in two styles, haven’t photographed the other.
For the Aussie shots… a bit of garden, when I’ve been well that’s where I’ve been! Had help too, as too much for my little hands.
The first collage, has three roses that my dad planted here from cuttings in 1974! Still same bushes!! Cuttings were from a high school friends mother’s rose garden. Very special, and I’ve just been in touch with that very same friend, after more than fifty years, which is an added blessing!
The 3 dozen rose bushes this year have responded to extra TLC due to our month long lockdown (NO CASES here, in God’s mercy). Once over, I’ve been visiting lonely friends or folks in nursing homes with flowers, see two bunches ready to go in top left image - mixed bunches of sweetpeas and roses. Delivered two more today. As I chat a lot, it takes time!😂 

Also sharing a collage of seascapes, as we’ve had amazing skies on my walks, so very blessed to live where I do.
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. 
Re health: lately been really unwell with lower molar extraction, which is still causing issues, but will, in God's mercy, improve. 😁
Thanks so much for popping over and saying hi, I really appreciate you very much, will do my best to reciprocate, hopefully tooth pain and my oomph 🙄🙏 will co-operate.
Prayer hugs,🙏🤗
Shaz in Oz.x

Thought for the day. 
Although no craft blog I have been posting regularly on my Christian blog!  Today’s verse and share is in second part an excerpt from my last post. 

When I was first teaching in Melbourne there was a lovely landlady, she had a favourite saying:  “ Sufficient unto the day!” 
Meaning she’d done enough for today! 
I’d really want to finish it for her, as it was a verse from the bible, which Jesus shared to encourage folks. 
It was part of the well known Sermon on the Mount which are chap 5, 6, 7 of Matthew.
Basically this verse says 
Easy to say, hard to do. 🤔🙏
But let’s look at the verse. *Take no thought, ie don’t worry about tomorrow. Be prepared, but don’t worry.
Note the LORD Jesus emphasised “Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof”! 
That’s the bit I wanted to add for Mrs Graham. 
Grace is only given for today.

Today’s worries are enough.

So don’t borrow tomorrow’s as well! 

For more info, including story on dear Corrie ten Boom, 
 please continue reading over here.

Linking up to:
1 Word art Wednesday Anything goes! 
2. Joining with the NBUS Challenge .. three NBUS 1. Technique- Galaxy Background, a fascinating learning curve. 2. Ombré Christmas card set, NBUS paper inked in ombré pad. 3. EF 3D my NBUS on poinsettia card.
3. Snippets playground - poinsettia card as snippets used on all cards to be truthful, but prob most on those.
4. Allsorts Challenge anything’s goes with option of nature. Space card, poinsettia card.
5. Simon Says Monday Challenge. Touchy Feely … Shaker card and 3D embossing card with shaped poinsettia.

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