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, 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! http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com/ 
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.  https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-its-time-to-party/ 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.  http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.com/ 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.
 

30 comments:

Helen said...

Great to see you join in again Shaz, hope you are feeling better. Some beautiful cards, even if they didn't turn out how you hoped always. Love the Aussie shots xx take care. Helen #3

Sarah Brennan said...

So good to see you back Shaz and sorry you have been so unwell again. Hope you are feeling stronger soon. Love the cards even the simpler version of the elephant. Happy New Year, stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #12

kiwimeskreations said...

Wonderful to see you here again Shaz - and with such beautiful 'makes' too. Loving that sweet elephant card.
Thank you for sharing this beautiful birthday card with us at Word Art Wednesday
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine WAW DT

Annie said...

Sorry to hear you’ve been poorly too. Let’s hope the new year brings better health for us all.
Hugs,
Annie x #16

glitterandglue said...

Happy New Year, Shaz. Great cards, and lovely flowers from your garden. Goodness - here we are with it getting colder by the day, and you have roses!
Sorry you still are not so well - trust you will soon feel better.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #14

Crafting With Jack said...

Happy New Year Shaz, great photographs and cards. Love that frame diecut. May you be richly blessed in 2022. Angela #1

Diane said...

All are very beautiful! Very beautiful pictures, too!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth! there is a new color challenge Colorful Options, check it out, the link can be found on my blog if interested!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy 2022 Shaz, hope it’s full of fun and crafting! Thank you for my beautiful card, it was displayed in my gallery that I blu tac to my double doors, they looked great! I had a calligraphy set and papers for Christmas as well, I haven’t done it for years so it was fun to sit and have a practise - those Crayola markers look very tempting, honestly I’m such a magpie, anything bright or shiny and I want it!
Hugs LLJ 6 xxx

loz said...

Happy New Year Shaz. Hopefully 2022 will be a bit slower and safer. Youe cards are fantastic. I really LOVE the 10th Birthday card and your photos and flowers ....Loz

Betsy said...

Hello dear Shaz. It's good to see you here today. The cards are all so beautiful and I love the elephant ballerina. I think you're too hard on yourself. The birthday will love it just fine. She didn't know you originally planned a different outcome. :-)
Such beautiful summery photos. We have gray and brown here but the white mostly melted yesterday before bitterly cold set in again. It was -21F wind chill last night but it's warmed up to -5F now. :-)
Blessings and hugs,
Betsy

Darlene said...

WOW you've been busy! These are all just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support on our new challenge adventure!!

Darlene
PEACE ON EARTH CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Anne said...

Your alcohol technique cards are soooo elegant! Great technique! The elephant and mouse card is brilliant and I am sure was well received! Stunning roses, one of my favourite flowers and a delight to see such lovely blossoms.Proverbs 27:17 is indeed a wise truth!

Heather M said...

Hi Shaz, good to see you back. Once again, you have created some beautiful cards, even when suffering a tooth infection - I would not have had the patience. I received a lovely calligraphy set a couple of years ago, but have not yet had a proper sit down with it. Soon, I hope. Have a lovely week, hugs Heather xx #23

Neet said...

Prayers for you to feel much better.
Lovely cards Shaz, as always. I do like the ones with three rectangles on, they look very dramatic in their colouring. Lovely card for the main part too.
Happy New Year and Many Blessings, Neet 2 xx

StampinCarol said...

Welcome back and prayers for health.
Love your cards and scenery photos.
And what gorgeous roses!!
God bless you!
Carol N #4

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Shaz. A bit late tonight but always try to get round everyone if possible so I'm here to wish you Happy New Year. Loving your cards they are gorgeous. Have a lovely woyww and a great week. Hugs, Angela x20x

Megan J said...

Hi Shaz, A Happy New Year to you and yours, love your special card for you family ballerina, I am sure she loved her special card. Sorry you have been feeling unwell, I hope you were able to access a dentist, my uncle had his 2nd Pfizer jab and asked the nurse which hospital she usually worked at and was told that she was a local dentist who had been forced to close due to the pandemic... Have a wonderful time teaching Calligraphy and good luck with zoom lessons... Megan

Beccy said...

A wonderful collection of cards Shaz, I particularly like the gold framed ones with the colourful backgrounds, they are spectacular! The little card you made for Miss 10 is gorgeous, I'm sure she loved the colours. I really like how you've layered the numbers so you can see both colours... that's a clever idea. I hope that tooth is well and truly healed.
Cheers,
Beccy

Conniecrafter said...

Love your gold touches on the Christmas cards and that elephant is just the cutest ever!!

Julia Dunnit said...

HI! You are so busy, it’s lovely to see you. Thank you for your gorgeous card, and my word, that old CCD die you’ve used with the alcohol inks background is stunning. Almost jealous of your family calligraphy course, and I love the look of the metallic calligraphy markers, even I could make use of those! Your sister lives in a lovely lush are, what gorgeous pics, and the roses, well they’re enough to make anyone swoon. Wish I could do a trip to Officeworks with you,!

Martina said...

Wow, beautiful. Thank you for playing in CHNC!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Happy 2022 Shaz! Hope it will bring you heath and joy!
Your cards are so gorgeous, love especially those with the alcohol inks backgrounds! That with the sweet elephant looks so cute!
Fabulous shots!
Hugs and prayers
Alice

Darnell said...

Beautiful Christmas cards, Shaz, and I love how your elephant card turned out, in spite of you being ill. I was lucky enough to receive one of the Christmas cards in the first photo and can say that it is so pretty in real life! Those skies and flowers are amazing! Thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Happy New Year! Hugs, Darnell

Cynthia said...

Beautiful group of cards. Love the alcohol ink designs! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Susan Renshaw said...

Great set of cards! Thanks for sharing with crafty hazelnut's Christmas challenge!
Love to see your Aussie photos.
Susan from WOYWW

Grandmabeckyl.blogspot said...

I enjoy seeing the cards you made! I do ones with my photos that I print out and sometimes put a sticker on it as well! I hope you feel better! I like Proverbs as its got some good verses to help strong in faith. Psalm is really good! I like how there places where there's words written about our Savior, Jesus. How to help other people and how to help ourselves stay faithful with God every day! We had quite a bit of rain the other day and some high wind guts. Some areas in town had no electricity and some places flooded in Washington state. Many creeks were full of water when I was driving through countryside to my dental appt on Thurs. So thankful there was no water on the road or I'd not gone to appt! Never know how deep the water is! Shaz, hugs and blessings! **Becky**

Sunshine Country said...

It's been awhile since I checked on either of your blogs! Actually just read your Christmas post on WWOFL blog for the first time - Late, I know! :D Your roses are so beautiful. I'm missing seeing flowers here in the winter, but hope to be planting seeds indoors in the next week or two. It will be nice to see the greenery at least for now. That is wonderful you'll be teaching calligraphy! I've wanted to learn it better, I'm not very good. You do a beautiful job with it.

Spyder said...

Lovely creations! I'm house sitting dogs for a while so am very much behind with everything! happy new year and a very happy very late woyww too stay safe ((Lyn)) #9

Gail said...

Hope you're feeling better!
Your cards a fabulous, and your roses are gorgeous!

R's Rue said...

Hope your feeling better. Thank you for sharing the beauty of your world with us.
www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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