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 40 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

WOYWW + Penny Black Bejewelled + Snippets

hi there one and all,
Firstly to my desk ..... 
Well here tis pretty boring .. I'm tidying up desk working area from making two DT cards which naturally I cannot show you! As Julia would say there are two pairs of scissor .. different sizes, different uses!! Lovely pad and ribbon that may give a clue for one of the two cards. There is at right rear, a corner rounder punch large size by Fiskars, (another hint) which I love and works much better than first one I bought, which was a dud (of different variety, but same brand, which Spotlight changed over for me even though i couldn't find my receipt pretty kind I thought). And you can see the clock says it is past three in the afternoon, when I took it. Two monkeys are falling over because a wooden stamp fell off its perch and knocked them over..
I've some cards to share also,which if finished mostly as presents to folks who had birthdays at end of Feb. and beginning of March. I've some friends who Iove hand made cards and don't have time to craft.. and when pennies are running out due to an oversupply of birthdays in one month or two, this is good route to take 😁
Cards I: Last month for my sisters 60th I used stamp, called Bejewelled by Penny Black see HERE .... step by step shown.
  Then mounted stamped image upon card. Used a new birthday die I bought on very cheap sale, Poppy Stamps Happy Birthday Die cut to in purple and laid it on vellum.
Card 2: I love this card, it was so snippety, everything was just bits laying around craft room, cardmaking detritus. Verse printed off ages ago most of sheet used, I inked up the background I. These colours cos it's my friends favourite colour, that and butterflies so had to get out the butterfly punch and ribbon, too.The DP was a kind gift from RosA of WOYWW! Thank you, Ros.
Card 3:  Also a Bejeweled images, I used the Sue Wilson "Just for You" Greeting Die for it, with contrasting mounting colours.
To the Aussie shots... I've just come back for the loveliest dip ( ie swim) down at the jetty and the water after all our rain in past week(450 mm or 18 inches) was so bubbling fresh there. Loved it. 👍 Very, very God-blessed to live here. 😃
 Here 'tis, the jetty! Saw lots of seabirds today, as there was some  Cunjevoi (it's an Aboriginal name, they ate it apparently, now used for bait for some fish) they're off jetty pylons, or on rockshelf, brought in by high seas. See photo. The sea birds like to eat them,  especially the oyster catchers.

Well that's it for me today, thanks so very much for popping over for a peek and chat, your comments mean a lot to me. 
I want to take a moment too, to thank all who've become real encouragers over the six years of blogging and especially those who've taken the time to join this blog too! ❤❤❤
You are so very much appreciated.
Shaz in Oz.x

"Inasmuch ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me." 

Joining up with:
1.Word Art Wednesday - anything goes  http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/
2. Joining in over at playground used snippets on all but entering card 2. http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/pixies-snippets-playground-week-273-and.html
3. http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com.au/ Use bright colours and PB, first card.

34 comments:

Annie said...

Aren't we funny how we keep certain tools for certain jobs....I have loads of scissors and they are all used for different jobs. I have little snippy scissors, big fabric cutting scissors, paper scissors, medium sized scissors for manoeuvring round smaller items.....etc etc
Love the beach pic.
Hugs,
Annie x #13

Sarah Brennan said...

I really like those bejewelled images. There seems to be a bit of a purple theme going on at the moment! As it's raining here, that beach phot cheered me up too. Sarah #26

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Am loving the lavender colour theme going on here - those cards are beautiful and I know that the recipients will have been thrilled with them. The beachy pics are fab as always - I have some too but the weather is slightly different, lol!!!
Hugs, LLJ 3 xxx

Kathyk said...

Great desk and pix but your cards are spectacular

Happy WOYWW

Kathyk
#12

Heidi Stamps said...

Very pretty cards. That floral you used is so lovely and it looks like it could be a different stamp entirely when you put it at different angles. What a nice time you must have had swimming, it is hard to imagine going swimming for me where it is still too chilly.

Your desk looks like you have been having a good time crafting too. I am lucky, I just shut the door to my craft cabinet and then I can't see the mess I need to clean up.

Di said...

Lovely cards Shaz - each one is so pretty. Especially love your snippets card and the soft and gentle mauves.

Scissors? I have a carousel in front of me with 16 varied sized paper cutting pairs in it! Sewing scissors are kept totally away from them :)

Hugs

Di xx

glitterandglue said...

Hi Shaz. Lovely cards - lovely sentiments, and the colours go so beautifully. Great Aussie shots, too - blue seas! It will be good when we warm up here and have blue seas and skies!!
Take care dear girl. God bless.
Margaret #6

Sharon Koole said...

I can almost imagine basking in that sunshine and listening to the waves hitting the beach. Sigh.

Your cards are really pretty. I like the colours.

Happy WOYWW
Sharon K #34

Ellibelle said...

Gorgeous cards and loving all the pretty colors you used!
Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More!

brenda said...

Three real beauties Shaz and super shading around that fab PB image, thank you so much for joining us at Penny Black and More this month.

I'm totally envious of your swim, the only time I've ever managed it in the Ocean is in the Caribbean and Miama, everywhere else is far too cold, I don't mind bracing but freezing is just not on.

B x

scrAPpamondo said...

Your flowers cards are just amazing, love so much these Bejeweled flowers and the colours you used!! And the second card is a delight with those Verse and the white butterflies on the lace!
Fabulous shot of your beach, really a fab place to enjoy! :)
Hugs

Jan Ltc said...

Great workdesk xx Jan (41)

Pia S said...

I've got a pair of scissors which looks more like a tweezer than scissors and it's very easy to use with precision and your fingers don't get tired.
I remember this flower stamp, it's a treasure. And that lavender script card is also a beauty. I've made a few card box holders, I fill them with different themed cards and envelopes and give away as gifts. It's much more personal, and cheaper for us, but it's actually a gift with a econo value too. Beautiful cards don't come cheap in stores anymore either.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous cards Shaz.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Helen said...

what amazing cards, Shaz. the beach looks amazing. Helen #2

Betsy said...

Both of the cards are beautiful but I think #2 is my favorite. You have such a talent for beautiful cards that bless others when they receive them. Your Aussie shot is stunning! I'm so ready for warmth and springtime to arrive. It's coming, albeit slowly. May God bless your day my friend.
Blessings,
Betsy

Kathleen said...

Great desk with some interesting objects.
Two fabulous cards in great colours and love the PB image. Gorgeous.

Kath x

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, gorgeous cards, Penny Black make some beautiful stamps, don't they? I'm intending to be ruthless and sort those Christmas papers, and be honest with myself whether I will use them or not, not just hang on to them because I've had them so long! Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #5 XxXx

JD/ Jill said...

All your cards are so lovely! Oh that beach. It's been about 10 years since I've been on a beach...thanks for sharing the pics...(at least I can dream!

Carol Norby said...

Nice busy desk and beautiful cards! And your beach scenes, LOVE them! Hope you have a great week!
Carol N #36

Maxine D said...

What a busy desk Shaz, and beautiful cards. Those photos look gorgeous!
Blessings
Maxine

lisa said...

Your cards are beautiful as ever, Shaz. I love the flower ones especially.
Now you've made me very envious talking about going for a swim, that must be wonderful, I would so love to be able to do that. You are indeed blessed to live in such a stunning place.
Have a good week.
Hugs Lisax #24

Dorlene Durham said...

Beautiful cards. And gorgeous beach photos. I have three scissors that I use all the time. Small - med- large. LOL I wasn't able to link this week but still needed to take peeks! Dorlene

Laurel Kerr said...

Gorgeous cards and photos Shaz. I Love the flower ones the best..Loz

MaryH said...

Wonderful looks with the pretty PB image...and I love how you've used the die sentiment over the vellum. Will have to remember this idea, as I have this die too. I like sentiment dies very much. Really love that fancy SW die, and does it glam up your card too. Always enjoy the wonderful pictures you share of your part of the world. Take care, TFS & Hgus

Linby said...

Great photos of the beach. Scissors - I use loads, if I can't find them I just get another pair out LOL.
Love your cards - beautiful soft subtle effects.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
Lynn x
DT

Conniecrafter said...

Love both of your flower cards they are just lovely, and such pretty color combo's, I love the second card with the border of fluttering butterflies, that is so pretty!!
Yes you are very blessed to be so close to the water, it is such a relaxing place to be that's for sure!!

Craftychris said...

Absolutely beautiful cards, all three of them! I love the Bejeweled stamp - it's on the top of my wish list - I love how you have used it! Gorgeous photos too! xxx

craftyani said...

Lovely cards, and a beautiful beach with golden sands.Scissors tell me about them I must have 12 pairs on the go and can never find the right ones.
Thanks for visiting mine do you happen to have a sock pattern that is simple and doesn't use 4 needles? Enjoy your week.ANickoana#7

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Shaz, they are all so pretty - lovely colours.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Anne said...

Your cards are simply stunning, your desk is 'productive' but I just want to be on your beach! I adore both your cards, such talent, such inspiration! Hope yourmonkey's okay! xxxx

Brenda said...

Your cards are just stunning Sharon! I love each one, the flowers are so beautiful. I also love seeing your views to your world too and yes, you are blessed to live there!!! Hugs, Brenda

Neet said...

Always love to see the photos of where you live. Also the interesting facts you let us know about.
Lovely card, obviously a lilac day or two when you made them - but they are individual in the way they look.
Now you have e buzzing with what you are up to next with all the little clues you gave us. Will wait and see.
Don't worry about the email - enjoy the crafting and dipping!
Love, Neet xx

Berina RGA said...

Ooh1 I spy IBS ribbon and paper pad :) Can't wait to see your beautiful creations!! Your cards are absolutely lovely!!

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