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, June 14, 2017

WOYWW + Male Birthday Card

Hi everyone, as the days are rushing past .... 'tis Wednesday, again!
Here's my desky share for WOYWW or What is on your Workdesk Wednesday (over here at Julia's and please do join in, too!). 
Two desks to see today, warning - and photo overload! desk in in ATC mode.
Dolores ATC and card .. how amazing is this detail in her work???

ATC's received, from UK, left ATC is my PiF from Ali Wade, the middle ATC is an impressive masterboard piece by Julia, and the right ATC is by Shaz Silverwolf. Are they all special? received another one from Sandra Dee shared back here.
Starting ATCs... see brusho sheets, for bases... stamps assorted ones from SU discontinued sets. Buy SU discontinued, on eBay rather than buying new ones. Much cheaper.
Four made for WOYWW8 - out of brusho backgrounds, with dry embossing, stamping and embossing and masking and glue and masking and inking.
ATC sent to Dolores, aka Cardarian.
Made four cards similar to this to send with each ATC for WOYWW8, used my two oxide inks.
Nephew's birthday - has a pug called Frankie, hence the card .. images courtesy of Google, gatefold card, two fronts, lower image is inside of card.
Die - corners made with SB Marvellous Squares, EF disc. Couture creation?
 
To Aussie shots - courtesy of grey headed nomads in our family - they are baby boomers 4WD caravan-ing out west. Traction steam engine from way out west NSW, chimney lying on right side.
Sunset at lake Minindee, out west NSW
 I'm also totally delighted to welcome a new wonderful encourager ..
Hannah of http://simplylovely21.blogspot.com.au/, so very glad she has joined. Thank you!
Hannah is a BRAND new blogger - so  do pop over to give some encouragement too! 
 Well that's if for me today, thanks so much for popping over and saying hi - you make my day.
May God bless your day, wherever you may be, happy WOYWW!
Shaz in Oz.x  


"I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living." Psalm 27:13
  
Joining up to the following:
1. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes both cards  http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/


3. Lemon shortbread challenge - anything goes. 

4. Always fun challenge - For a male or dad .. Pug card

24 comments:

Annie said...

Lovely ATCs and I really love the pug cards you've made...what fun.
Have a great week.
Hugs,
Annie x #14

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Shaz, loved your ATC & card, background is gorgeous. Always nice to see your Aussie pics, so much diversity in your landscape. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #9 XxX

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Gorgeous atcs, both given and received! But the pug card is my favourite, that made me hoot :-D
Hugs, LLJ 3 xxx

Kathyk said...

FAB makes, pix and ATC's - LOVING the sunset photo

Thanks for the visit and HAPPY WOYWW

Kathyk
#12

Betsy said...

My goodness you had a busy week! The cards are all beautiful as always and that pug card will be very well loved by it's recipient. What cute pug pictures! Your Aussie shots were amazing. It reminds me of our west from the old days here in the US. Have a lovely week my friend and may God bless you abundantly.
Blessings always, Betsy

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Stunning ATCs and fun birthday card! Pugs are cute and ugly at the same time! My hubby would find that traction engine fascinating! The sunset is truly amazing! Isn't it funny how your sunsets are someone else's sunrise? I've come up with that little wisdom just now LOL! Thanks for visiting earlier! Enjoy your week! zsuzsa #28

April Story said...

Love the pug birthday card. Such a cool picture from your pioneering relatives. History is so interesting.
April #33

Helen said...

wow, mammoth post but so very beautiful!! Helen #1

Cara said...

Oh wow, what lovely happy mail, and what lovely happy mail you sent! Your pug card made me giggle, just fabulous!

Laurel Kerr said...

Fabulous card and ATC's you received Shaz. I Love your brusho cards but my favourite is of course the dog cards..loz

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous ATC collection and the pug cards are so cute!. Lovely photos too. Happy woyww, Angela x16x

Maxine D said...

What wonderful ATC's you have received - and have made - they are all works of art!!
A beautiful card you have made to go with them too, Shaz.
Love your nephews card with all the pug images.
The Aussie photos are fabulous
Blessings
Maxine

lisa said...

Your pug card made me smile, Shaz. You make some wonderful things. Love that traction engine too, all rusty and neglected but still beautiful somehow.
Thanks for popping by earlier
Hugs Lisax #23

scrAPpamondo said...

How many beautiful ATCs! Great works!
The fun Birthday card makes me laught! :D

BJ said...

Love the male birthday cards, what fun. Often so hard to do male stuff! Thanks for visiting me BJ#5

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful ATCs!! I love the friend to friend card. Beautiful work. The pug card for your nephew's birthday is lovely!! Such a peaceful sunset pic!

Neet said...

He certainly painted a gorgeous sunset for us all to enjoy. What beautiful colours, so warming and so calming.
Love the pug card, am sure your nephew went crazy when he saw it. My friend's little girl loves puts so she would have gone mad at this card.
My words,s some beautiful atc's on show both sent and received. Lucky everyone!
Sending Blessings, thanks for your lovely thoughts in your comment to me
Neet xx

May said...

Gorgeous ATC's what a beautiful collection... Stunning cards, Love the pug so cute... Have a great crafty week ahead... May #29

Victoria Rowson said...

Wonderful creations!! Thank you for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join in again soon.

Conniecrafter said...

Cool ATC's, great backgrounds on them! Love the fun card for your nephew, he will love it...
Love the vintage farm machine picture, that would work great for a masculine card too, and that sunset is just stunning!!

Shoshi said...

Lovely cards and ATCs, Shaz, and as always, the Aussie shots are a delight. So nice to be able to see where you live, on the other side of the world! Thank you for your lovely comment. The carpenter can't start till the beginning of July now but I don't mind, because I'm quite used to using Mum's tiny kitchen and another couple of weeks aren't worth getting stressed out about. Not every diet suits everybody and you have to find the right one for you. The 5:2 is so easy and becomes a way of life. It has taken me time to shed all this, but that way, it's more likely to stay off. I am sorry to say that my hubby had to take Beatrice in to the vet on Wednesday afternoon and have her put down. The loss of Phoebe really seemed to put her into a decline and the last 3 or 4 days we couldn't persuade her to eat, and she simply gave up the will to live. We are both feeling devastated and sad and the house feels so empty with no kitties in it. We are busy looking for 2 new babies to love. We never thought they would die so close together (only 3 weeks) but they were both pretty old and not well, and they'd had such a long and happy life with us.

Shoshi

Shoshi said...

Thank you for your very prompt response, Shaz, and for your kind words! Much appreciated. I am sure we will find the right kittens eventually but so far we haven't had much success. I think the Lord has some lined up for us and we have to be patient! There is an email contact form on the RH side of my blog.

Shoshi

Waleska said...

Very cool Cards... Thank you so much for playing along with us at Always Fun Challenges!
DT Waleska

Princess Judy Palmer said...

OH my gosh, the pug birthday cards have me snickering and snorting. Those pugs certainly are expressive aren't they?

So many ATCs and fun things happening on your desk these days.

My big project lately (in the very little time I have in my room) has been downsizing stuff. I feel too confined in my room, too much to wade through to get things made. That's because I rearranged a few things recently and screwed up the whole works. Ah well..... it needed it anyway. It didn't happen when we moved because most everything is in a box, bin or drawer so it just got moved across that way. No boxes were upended or anything dug through.

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