Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Long time, no blog!

Hello again after a very long break. Things have been hectic since early February. First, we had a trip to Auckland with my mum to attend the dinner for the New Zealander of the Year Awards. Mum had been nominated for the Senior NZ'er of the Year and she was very keen to go to the dinner. Then 5 days later, she fell and broke her leg and ankle and was admitted to hospital in Christchurch. After some time there, she was assessed as requiring high level care, so we had to find a rest home for her to live in. Fortunately, a place was found that is very close to our home and she is now settled there. Much of the last three weeks has been spent getting her clothes organised and buying things that she will need there!

You are probably aware that we have had another very severe earthquake in Christchurch on Feb 22 which has devastated the central city and many suburbs on the eastern side of the city. This again has taken a toll - not just in buildings but also, many lives - to date about 165 people have been named as casualties with many thousands injured - some very seriously.

With all that has been happening, it is not surprising that I have not had a lot of time or inclination to be creative (apart from having to sort out my craft room after the earthquake!) so I have not had a lot to blog about. However, yesterday afternoon, a friend came over and we spent some time in the craft room, so hopefully, I will now get back into being creative.

This is a card I made for a friend on Card Making World NZ Crafters Group. The base was cut from the Cricut using an svg file from Make the Cut and the top layer was also included with the same file.
I stamped a Happy Birthday stamp from Rubbadubbadoo onto white card then cut with a nestie scalloped circle. The red and black shapes backing the top were also cut with the scalloped circle and embossed on the edges.
I cut red, black and white ribbon and attached that underneath the scalloped sentiment to add a little more interest.


Zoechaos said...

No surprise you have not felt like crafting with your world and environment turned upside down. So pleased to see you here now and hope that things will improve from here on.

Your card is fantastic, especially the red and white celtic style pattern behind the main image. XOXO Zoe

Shairon said...

Welcome back to Blogland Janet! It's not surprising that you haven't had time to blog with all that has gone on in life lately. I'm sure your friend will love this beautiful card.xx

Donna said...

Welcome back, I was just thinking about you this evening. I agree with Zoe, it's not surprise that you haven't had the time or the desire. But there is something about getting in there and creating at least for me. You're off to a good start with this pretty card!!!