Saturday, February 26, 2011

Christchurch our hearts and thoughts are with you.

As you will all be aware on Tuesday there was another horrific earthquake in Christchurch.
It is so hard to comprehend that we are only 2 hours away from all the devastation and our lives carry on as usual to a big degree.
I was so thank full that I had decided to come home for lunch on Tuesday as the kids were off school for the afternoon so I was here with them when the earthquake hit - before the ground had even stopped moving here, I was on the phone trying to contact my brothers in Christchurch and like many we had a few hours of worry until we were very fortunate to make contact with all our family and friends all very shaken but no one injured.
I spent the next 2 hours after the earthquake txting between my brother and his family as they could all txt me but not each other so it was a relief to be able to help even if in such a small way, it was about an hour before we found out that our 11 year old nephew was safe and i could hear the relief in my sister in law's txt when I let her know that my brother had managed to get to him as she was stuck in grid lock traffic only after her work mates managed to remove the filing cabinet that had fallen on her at her work place.

Two Timaru men lost their lives on Tuesday that we know of, and with SO SO many dead and missing it is just so heart wrenching.
We have all our nephews and nieces here now and friends coming down today to have a shower, do some washing and just generally receive some TLC from us!

Nic Howard linked to a web site showing photos from Christchurch - note some of these are graphic, but for me they paint a picture of the devastation not just in buildings and destruction but the personal loss and panic that Christchurch is feeling right now, all while they cope with big aftershocks.

My boss gathered a team together and today he heads off to Christchurch with his heavy machinery to help in any way that they can - apparently there are many business's from Timaru/Ashburton etc with heavy machinery that are heading up that way and all meeting in one place and then being sent out to the places by civil defence where they will be needed.  It is help like this from just everyday New Zealanders' that will help let Christchurch know that we are there for them!

Just know that we are thinking of you all and are willing to help in ANY way that we can.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Busy Playing!

Hi All

Yay for me - got to have a play scrap booking this weekend - I KNOW scrap booking - ya didn't think I had it in me did ya?

Well here is the proof again the photos are not that great but you get the idea:

The wings and the heart were hand cut out of Tim Holtz grunge board then put through the cuttlebug embossing folder, inked with Tim Holtz distress inks then covered with Tim Holtz Distress Stickles - the photo does not do it justice really! The title was grunge board and again it was inked.  The clocks were dusty attic. Tania at Embellish It has a heap of new Dusty Attic coming into store very soon!
I also started a card on Tuesday night and finished it today to :-)

Also did you know that Jo Flannery now has her own blog!  Yay go and check it out here
I am sure she will have it updated very soon but one to put on your google reader for future :-)

Well that's it from me - hope you all had a great weekend. Catch you all again soon



Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New Digi Store

Hi there happy hump day!  Just  a quick post to let you know about a new digi store that i have found with some real cute images.

Sylvia Zet is also a designer for Spesch stamps (blog in my sidebar). You could get the gorgeous digi below for free if you go to her blog and read what you need to do to get it. I would hurry because you have until Wednesday.
Have a great rest of the week!



Sunday, February 06, 2011

Who turned up the heat?

Ok those that know me, know I hate the heat, but we are talking about 25-30 degrees not flippin 40!
Crikey this is NUTS where is the southerly?
Janine turned up at 9am this morning to run - run can you beleive that?  I must admit yesterday we ran the 8km block-  to day my aim was to make the corner (1.5km) but thankfully Janine decided it was to hot and we walked it after about running 200 meters!
As i sit here at 3.52pm the offical weater site says 38.9 - at home it reads 42!
Nigel and I went and lay on the floor in the bathroom as the tiles were the coldest place in the house - we even filled the cats bowl up with iced water and he laped it up!
Jamie decided the best place was in a cold bath with his togs on and the laptop blearing, I told him it was a scrapbooking moment!

So when he got out and I was talking to Jo - it was just too hot to resist and as he took the photo he told me it was definatly a scrapbooking moment!
Righto enough grumbling - I have had a busy week playing here are some photos of my efforts - all of these cards have started following someone else's card but usually ending up a little of my own - the one below was taken off this blog - she is a stunning designer and I love her work.
I really need a new camera as these photos are not the best but you get the idea!

Thats five cards in a week - go me lol!
OK time to head back to the cold bath!

Have a great week!