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 19 January 2022

Perfect Pearls Brilliance inks with Embossing folder + WOYWW

Yes, it’s Wednesday again and popping in with a desky share + all the cards made of late. Desky share is for WOYWW - What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday, over HERE at Julia's Stamping Ground.

My desk is today, have made a card. About to replicate it with section left in desk centre, lighting isn't particularly good, sorry - grey day.

This sheet was a failed piece of watercolour, embossed with CB Oriental Folder, turned  into something beautiful by layering a selection of Brilliance teardrop inks, then added Perfect Pearls Interference Violet to the top of the embossed edge..

The die and fiddly bits of die cuts are popped on plate, with pricking tool. The die is a long owned but never carded CCD. As this card is to go to Japan the oriental feel was most apt

See close up here - subtle beauty!
The finished card, quite simple.
CAS style is very Japanese! The Verse "Love the Lord Thy God with all thy heart" is a beautiful verse, gold heat embossed, is discontinued. Most of my stamps are, by Aust company Printblocks. Just added three score lines with rounded corners as finishing touch.
Next card was made before Christmas, you can see Alcohol on Acetate technique. Unfinished card was on this post here. The layout is described there too. Gold EP verse unknown, red rubber, unmounted set from eBay. Diecut is another CCD of same vintage, don't think its been used on here before either, another NBUS.

Now to the  Aussie shots.
My roses are still flowering - amazing yellow cut rose, Dr Verhage, very fragrant, as most of ours are. The heat of last ten days have slowed blooms, but this rainy patch will help.
A beautiful sunset out our backdoor.
Then the beach fix for those who need blue skies. I'm still blessed, & enjoying walks, but slack re taking photos when out.

Thanks for visiting, especially if you have time for a chat, I'll do my very best to reciprocate. 

Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz.x

Thought for the day:

 "I will bless the Lord at ALL times: HIS praise shall continually be in my mouth." Ps 34:1

Not all the Psalms are written by David, titles often indicate authorship.
This one is entitled:
Psalm 34 - By David, when he pretended to be insane before Abimelech, causing the king to send him away.
David was often in trouble - just like our days, it didn't always go smoothly!

Here his life was at threat, so he pretended to be mad ->he was sent away. So let us take heart.. let us like David, cheer up, and praise the LORD! 

Count our blessings, or as Pollyanna would say ... every cloud has a silver lining, if we but look for it!

So looking up to the LORD and .. not at the mud underneath!

Joining up to:
1 Word art Wednesday Anything goes! 
2. Joining with the NBUS Challenge .. two NBUS - Never Before used Schtuff
3. Snippets cards, two snippets cards. Di has a brand NEW BLOG for her Snippets challenge ... over here!!
4. Simon Says Monday challenge Insects/ Birds. Oriental card has dragonflies on it 
5. Happy little Stampers challenge anything goes with dies both cards, second alcohol ink card and oriental, Bath have stamped bible verses, no lounger available, in Gold EP and die cuts, 
6. Happy little stampers CAS Challenge, first card.

Wednesday 5 January 2022

Beccy’s Digi + Acetate Alcohol Technique + WOYWW

 Sorry folks. Things have very busy, am slower so things take longer - you know the story! 😄 Been making lots of cards, but not sharing.. here's a quick post for Desky share for WOYWW - What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday, over HERE 😁 at Julia's, the first one for 2022!

Today sharing my desk from few days ago. Yes, you can see new calligraphy textas, permanent, yay! and paint pens, as I needed to go to Officeworks - dangerous!

I've been asked to teach some younger family the calligraphy course I've not done for years! So it is going to be most interesting as some is planned to be on Zoom! I have done the intro and lesson 1, while Brisbane family are here over Christmas/ New year. 

Next are some cards done not shared.

These are a set of easy and light cards, for overseas mailing. I made quite a few of these using a Christmas topper, a pass it on card. The golden rectangle frame is an unused, NBUS Bo Bunny set from memory. Had for years, waiting for the right card!

Then are some of the alcohol an acetate cards, these are the two Christmas designs, the dies are old CCD, the acetate alcohol ink technique was shared back here. The verses are Digi I’ve made myself, and used SB older dies fir those. I’ve a lot of discontinued items, crafting for decades.

 The last card is for challenge at Beccy’s place.. see here!

Special birthday was due quite a while back now, so using also a new to me Beccy’s Digi, it was bought on a flashback sale, I think. Miss 10 loves her ballet, and pink, so the idea was to make this cute image into a spinner card.

However, I was really unwell at time (tooth infection), so did best I could. Created image too large, tricky with the mice to spin around with Ellie. 

Realised too late to manage to resize, reprint, recut out two shapes in my unwell state.

It morphed into this simpler design. Still loved it but was disappointed, it would’ve made a great spinner card. Greetings are on computer.
Now to Aussie shots, it is summer here and some lovely skies these were taken by family member up at my sisters, you can see the contrasts.

My flowers are magnificent and this is one of multitude of rose bunches this season, the rains and extra TLC have contributed to them.
Very blessed.
Thanks so much for popping over especially if you have time to say HI. I will do my best to return your kind encouragement.
May God bless you and all whom you love, in 2022. Especially praying for blessings abounding in health dept. - for us all! 
Prayer hugs,
Shaz in Oz.x 

Thought for the Day:
Today this verse popped into my mind, as I opened my mail with a loving missive from a friend. 
"Iron sharpens iron; 
so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend." 
Proverbs 27:17
I love the book of Proverbs, next to Psalms in OT.
There are 31 chapters, so I used to read one chapter, the first on first of  month, etc (x 12 in a year), for about 20 years. So a lot of times!
Read a Proverb a day, you get to know them well! 
I love this verse.
It talks of how we all influence … or rub off on one another - either for good or not! To my mind this is the same for all in blogland and my wonderful friends here.
This year my aim is to blog more, God willing! 
Time will tell.
Joining up to:
1 Word art Wednesday Anything goes! 
2. Joining with the NBUS Challenge .. three NBUS - Never Before used Schtuff link Here! See Christmas card toppers, used a new die set.and the image from Beccys placeis NBUS too
 3. Simon Says Wednesday challenge - using Beccys elephant h skier dancer. 
4. Simon Says Monday Challenge - Something New using the first set of Christmas cards, due set is new, and Beccys Image
5. Crafty hazelnuts Christmas card challenge, all Christmas cards. 
Hazel's patterned paper challenge too for Beccy card.
 A Christmas challenge called Peace on Earth.. Anything Goes as long as it’s Christmas. Both Christmas cards sets.
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