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

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Butterfly Challenge - Twofer Challenge

Hi everyone, dont die of shock second post in less than four days - when was four weeks silence before that!
However, I must join up with two dear friends' challenges - *Mrs A at Butterfly challenge and *Darnell at the Twofer! Didn't manage either of last time, but these options are easier!
Here 'tis!
 Over at the Twofer it's blossoms, Butterfly it's as shown on wheel .. did all but lace!
So did Lavender, Lemon, Light Blue, Layers, and Letters and of course Butterflies! On the Twofer, the items used on both cards were:
1. Blossoms from MB Lavish Branch
(very tedious cutting them, in first card they're inside the butterflies) 2. CCD Stitched Flag Dies, 3. Butterfly Punch, 4. Corner rounder punch, 5. Bling same one on both  6. Snippets, except for two bases all else snippets (but playground shut at minute), 7. same DP was used on both, and two different occasions too!
 "Thanks" is from CB Olivia Alphabet set Disc. the "blessed to know you" set below is by MB. EF is Crafts Too.
 Now to the Aussie shots... it is pineapple time again. There were two pineapples ripening, I missed out on one as a bird ate it while I was away end of Feb, found top but that was it. Should've picked it before I went, but thought it wasn't ripe enough. This one was small, see my thonged toe on left lower corner, but oo-oooh so sweet, yummo! Best ever!
Centre leaf is lying on the ground, you test if pineapple is ripe by pulling centre leaf. If it comes out cleanly it is ready to eat. Still left it two or three days extra inside though.
Beach shot for those going through withdrawals!! yes, am swimming still though not in that big surf. I go where it is safe, that is too messy for me. Rips plus!
May God bless you in your day wherever you may be, and thanks so very much for all your kind encouragement.
Shaz in Oz.x 



Linking up to:
1. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.com.au/
2. At Simon Says Wednesday challenge - Floral Frenzy both qualify for that!   http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/    

17 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

You cards are so pretty, great use of your butterflies. Your pineapple looks so wonderful! Much more yellow than the ones we get here. Enjoy!

scrAPpamondo said...

Two wonderful CAs cards Shaz!! Love the simply design of the first one and the sweetness of the second one! Very lovely Spring feel for both!!

Darnell said...

You are such a dear, Shaz! I'm glad you played in Twofer Card Challenge #3 and Mrs. A's Butterfly challenge! It's very much appreciated! Your cards are the very essence of spring! I love both of your designs! You put in a lot of time and effort and they are lovely with lots of texture! So jealous of both the fresh pineapple and the seaside!! Blessings and hugs, Darnell

Mrs A. said...

Two such pretty cards and looking completely different even with using the same embellishments. I love the blossom tree. P.s. I would have accepted a lace die cut border or a lace pattern stamp. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel . Hugs Mrs A.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Two beautiful blossom cards and I love the spring like colors. I can see you put a great deal of thought into making them too. And, that looks like a yummy pineapple and a great beach scene. Thanks for entering in the Twofer Challenge #3.

Craftychris said...

Two absolutely gorgeous Spring cards! Both gorgeous colours. Love the photos, the pineapple looks yummy! xxx

Susanne Vargas said...

Your cards are so pretty and spring like! The tiny flowers in the butterflies are such a sweet touch and the many blossoms on the branches looks spectacular!
Thank you for joining us at the Twofer!

Conniecrafter said...

Love the card with the branches and flowers, such a sweet spring card!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving your cards- such pretty Dp and the butterflies are so pretty! I enjoy seeing the pineapple and how you test if it is ready to eat- love pineapple!!!

Loll said...

Two adorable blossom cards Shaz! Love the sweet flower centers used on the butterflies, and the tree of blossom card. Lots of die-cutting and arranging, but so worth the work as both cards are so sweet! Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge!

Laurel Kerr said...

Two very Stunning cards Shaz..Loz

Betsy said...

Beautiful cards to remind us the seasons are changing...even if we have snow falling today! May Go dales your day my sweet sister.
Blessings,
Betsy

Lin said...

Love your blossom branches and butterflies - so delicate! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

cotnob said...

Super cards Shaz, two very different designs using the same supplies, they are both very pretty.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Maxine D said...

What a great pair of cards Shaz - love the colour combinations, it's so pretty.
Blessings
Maxine

Jo Nevill said...

Your cards are so very pretty. What an amazing view to look out on and loved seeing the pineapple !
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

laurie said...

Love this set...how gorgeous!

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