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, 31 August 2022

Double Stamped Vellum + Batik technique + WOYWW, NBUS, Snippets, Butterfly Challenge

 Well, tis time for a Desky share for WOYWW - What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday, over HERE ๐Ÿ˜ at Julia's. Today’s post is full of inky fun, and surprise - with new and old techniques.

Desk 1: at 1am ๐Ÿ™ƒ two nights ago, as was deciding the design finally for the Double Stamped Vellum technique. 

The design eluded me .. so prayed and waited, and looked around.  And there it was. The other cards made up for butterfly challenge with snippets (inky pieces were all snippets) was a batik technique Loll did over here

Tip: re folds in card to do the batik style, I was too “neat” using my bone folder to make nice neat folds, Loll’s are much better in a random arty style.

So here are my cards, the Butterfly challenge has Forest green, so I’m using that (DI Mowed Lawn, with Salty Ocean like Loll did). Stamp is Hero Arts very old unmounted background stamp, unsure of name. Bible Verse is by Stampendous. Bought with Marilyn.

Second technique was one saw on email from Splitcoast Stampers and decided for first time in long time to join in. It’s by Chrissie Stokes and is called Double Stamped vellum .. technique here 

Tip: Worked out why I had trouble with stamping on the back.

1. I used similar brand ink as Chrissie, but I dutifully cleaned Versamark off before adding green Certainly Celery by SU. If I’d not cleaned it as Chrissie did it would have been easier!

2. plus method of rubbing over large background stamp as on short video, (with a Chucky tool as Gina K calls it), made the imprint much clearer and defined on vellum in both instance. I foolishly used my mini misti and think old way is much better..

Hopefully I’ll remember next time around. Here’s my card, the SB square frame was embossed to frame over SB Marvellous Square background. The verse stamp ( “And God Himself shall be with them .. He shall wipe away all tears from their eyes..”) is a 1990s disc wood mount (see on desk), all items are embossed in WOW Platinum EP, a beautiful colour- need some more. Also some Sympathy cards, so will be making two of these, then have another design in my head for long remnant of double stamped vellum. Hope to extend MFT Peekaboo die! 

This show making again the galaxy sky with silver card embossed with CB Clockworks and loads of alcohol. On this card I only needed one layer of ink, as put way more than on first card - made over here for full technique.  I made two background as wasn’t happy with first bottom one, overdid ink, will strip with alcohol and start again. Finished card, using Beccy's images Disc Nuts and Bolts Bots:

Lastly a quick card again using MFT window die and a piece of NBUS gold embossed Cardstock, which I bought with Marilyn in Florida, was perfect for this congrats card (Lawn Fawn word die).
To Aussie photos, some years ago I shared baby plovers or “fluff balls on sticks” as I call them… over here. This was the other afternoon, they were making a racket and when checked why saw three babies but only caught two, .. not seen since. They’re often killed by predator birds sadly.
Here is a close up of them before, have more info too on the link above.

These sunsets were taken from the same spot in our backyard on different evenings, yet sooo different! God’s amazing creation.
Next is a walk view of our latest addition at our creek park for children to play on, its a giant squid or octopus, with long tendril legs which are for climbing and there is a slippery dip from its body top. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Then some more creek views, including a 30 second video (or if not showing see link here.)

Half way through video, as the person throws the dog a ball there is a lightning flash in the stormy sky beyond them. Love the joyful jubilation of the playing dogs!๐Ÿ˜‚

Thanks so much for popping over - I really appreciate it so much! I will visit as many as I can, but iPad now blocks all bloggers except those with pop up windows comment boxes.

May God bless you and all whom you love, 

Shaz in Oz.x 

Thought for the day:

“..and God himself shall be with them..

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; 

and there shall be no more death,

 neither sorrow, nor crying, 

neither shall there be any more pain: 

for the former things are passed away. Rev 21:3b, 4

This is precious promise to cling to… especially apt for a sympathy card as I used above, not in full on stamp, but put in full inside. 

It brings so much comfort to those who know the LORD as their own Saviour that one glorious day - ALL these crooked wrong things in this poor broken world will be made aright. 

How I look forward to that day and the reality of this precious promise!

 Linking up to the following:

1. NBUS Challenge Never Before Used Schtuff

2. WAW Word Art Wednesday - ANYTHING Goes each new card.

3. Butterfly challenge

4. Snippets Challenge -

5. Allsorts blogspot challenge Anything Goes with option of Rose


Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Good Morning ! Love all those fun photos, your cards are beautiful. And I always love photos of outdoors Mother Nature has some beautiful scenes. Enjoy the week, they fly by so fast

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love the cards you’ve shared today Shaz! The floral windows are just gorgeous, love the blues greens especially and the galaxy metallic skies are fab too, loved the Upgrade card, perfect for a teenager! Great local pics as always, fun to see. Hope you’re keeping well xx
Hugs LLJ 6 xxx

Tracy said...

Good morning Shaz ๐Ÿค— I am loooving those cards, they are so delicate and beautiful ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿฆ‹ I hope your wee feathered friends are safe, so tiny they are ๐Ÿฆ hopefully no predators got to them ๐Ÿ™ Glorious sunsets they are, I never tire of the beauty and miracles surrounding us.Such stunning views you have, loved seeing the video, thank you ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฅฐ Sending love and hugs Tracy #9 xxx

Sarah Brennan said...

what gorgeous cards Shaz - I always love the variety of techniques and styles you use. Lovely Oz photos too. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #15

My name is Cindy said...

I love those cards at the top, that is a great technique. Oh my those little birds are fluff balls on sticks! Love your photos and video, it really is beautiful there. Have a good week, love n hugs Cindy xx #16

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hi Shaz, you are always so productive and all your cards look GORGEOUS!! Wow!!
Love really so much your batik-style trio, thanks so much for the link to te tutorial, I would have a try one day!! They are very elegant and absolutely love the colours palette!! Beautiful also the double vellum technique card, the golden embossed one and that for the boy looks so fun, amazing alcohol ink blending on the silver cardstock!
Your aussie photos and video are lovely as always, thanks for sharing!
Hugs and prayers on your way!

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Shaz, it's always a pleaseure to see the local photos it makes me feel closer to you. More interesting techniques too, not sure I've heard of Double Stamped Velum but it sounds interesting. The cards look beautiful. Wishing you a very happy and creative woyww, Angela x12x

glitterandglue said...

Hi Shaz. How's you doin'? Looks like you are keeping yourself really busy with those lovely gentle cards. Well done. Yes, baby plovers really are like fluffballs on sticks, aren't they! Great sunset pictures. I like all those three cards, but think my favourite is With God all things are possible!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #5

Crafting With Jack said...

Definitely a promise to cling to Shaz. Fabulous cards and photographs in your post. Such a shame about the baby birds. Love the batik technique. Thank you for the link. I have had a very emotional week or so, but God answered my prayer’s partially in that it seems my son and I are not be estranged. He wants a line drawn and for us to move on. Shall keep on praying though. Happy WOYWW. Angela #17

Helen said...

Hi, Shaz! the first blue/green cards are just stunning, I love them. great video and fabulous sunsets. Amazing how they change day to day. Have a great week Helen #2

Twiglet said...

The blue/green floral backing is lovely Shaz - making such beautiful cards. I love the children's play sculpture - I bet they love climbing over that! xx Jo

Neet said...

I somehow missed that double stamped vellum technique - must go and have a looky for it.
Well Shaz, you certainly do the most beautiful cards. I remember how I was drawn to your blog in the very beginning of my time on WOYWW by the lovely cards you were making. Things have not changed, you still make beautiful cards yet I do not seem to have the patience I used to have to spend time on them. mine tend to be hurried these days.
Thank you for the beautiful cards and photos of your area, always a pleasure to see.
Take care my friend, God Bless
Neet 1 xx

Di said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz - I must check up on that batik technique. Quite stunning!


Di xx

Betsy said...

Those are all great cards Shaz. You've certainly been busy. It's too bad about the "puff ball" birds. Nature can sometimes be cruel. Love the Aussie pictures. They always show the beautiful part of the world that you live in so well.
Blessings always my friend,

brenda said...

Absolutely love the collection of cards with the green and blue panels Shaz, many thanks for sharing and joining us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful cards Shaz - love how you try so many techniques and always have them looking so gorgeous!
I was so busy watching the tide come in that I missed the lightening, and had to go back and look again. Beautiful photos, and yes, God is so good!

Sarn said...

Very pretty snippets cards Shaz.

Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground. I'll see you in the Treehouse later for cocktails! xxx

Em Louise Fairley said...

The cards and pix are all so pretty, Shaz xoxo

Linby said...

The batik cards are all so pretty with the wonderful white die cutting. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

Gail said...

WOW! You have been busy!
I love all the frames in the cards...the gears and bots, the backgrounds....
I really need to try some.
Love the sunset pictures!
Have a great weekend!

Ellibelle said...

You surely have been busy in the craft room! Such gorgeous creations thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge!
Fabulous photos too, loving those "fluff balls on sticks" :) Too cute!!

loz said...

Beautiful cards Shaz. O really love the colours on the galaxy cards..loz

Regina said...

Your cards came out great! I went to a card making party at my church recently. It was fun and I think I would like to do it more often.

Grandmabeckyl.blogspot said...

Lovely cards you've made. I remember seeing the scripture verse you had on sympathy cards on cards I've given to people. I thought about making cards of my own yesterday as I'm low on birthday cards. I don't have the rubber stamps anymore bur have alot of stickers. Your photos of outdoors are nice. Take care and blessed weekend.

Karen Letchworth said...

Oh dear, always, your art is beautiful and your blog post is encouraging. Thank you so much for sharing and having fellowship with us at Word Art Wednesday. I'm so grateful for you and for the art you share. May God bless you and keep you always.
Word Art Wednesday

Pauline C said...

Fab selection of cards Shaz and wonderful range of techniques. Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this time.
Pauline xx

Mrs A. said...

Your choice of colour combination looks fabulous. I love the green with the blueand then the crisp white. Thankyou for coming and sharing in the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

BJ said...

Fabulous white on white cards with the splash of bold colour, super job
God Bless BJ#8

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