Thursday, January 31, 2013

Quick Up Date

Well what was supposed to be a week of house sitting and hopefully sunshine included has turned out anything but.  It rained the whole trip and at times we couldn't see the road so it was a matter of slowing to a cautious speed.  On arriving we couldn't see the beach the sea mist was to thick but we could certainly here the waves crashing.  The morning brought us more rain and strong winds however we did venture out to quickly take some photos.


As you can see this is what we were confronted with for the first 3 days of our stay, definitely no swiming going to be happening here.
We were able to get out and stock up on food, the locals told us the area we where in does at time become flooded fortunately we were not flooded in but the rain and wind was still to dangerous to allow us to go further than that. 
Tuesday we copped another battering and lost power and we still had no power in the morning however the weather cleared up enough to travel into Coffs Harbour so we could buy a few supplies to at least do some scrapping, the one time we opted to leave our scrapping stuff home.  Lucky the friends house that I'm sitting had the basic, I mean this literally ie cutting mat, knife, paper trimmer and a diecut machine with a few metal dies.  Coffs Harbour does not have a scrapping store but we were able to purchase a few supplies from Spotlight.  Not much of range I can tell you, fortunately we had stopped at Kaiser Craft at Robina and purchased some papers and stamps so this helped.
The weather is still up and down at the moment and the beach is still to rough for safe swimming.  We are still stuck here because the Hwy to get home is closed in both directions and we are having trouble trying to find out real information as to when road will allow travellers to get back home.
Well enough of the drama in my life as at the end of the day I'm safe, not everyone has been this fortunate with townships completely flooded and homes lost, my heart goes out to those.
Here is a page I created for the challenge over at Colorful Creations, unfortunately I interpreted the instructions wrong and had to redo the whole  page.  With hardly any scrapping supplies was not easy unfortunately I cannot post the other page at this time but if you wish to check it out pop on over to Colorful Creations and you can check out what everyone has been doing for the event.
 "So You Think You Can Scrap"

Well I must head off I have borrowed someone's internet access so that I could quickly upload this.  Thanks for looking and for any comments that you may leave me.
Bye for now

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  1. Oh what a week, glad you could find some scrapping supplies, I find that I pack a small kit everywhere I go now and it keeps my occupied. I do purchase other things even if I can't find a scrap shop I head off to the op shops for bits and pieces of lace, buttons or whatever catches my eye. Stay safe Fi and I look forward to your next post.

  2. Wow! It's too back the weather wasn't better! Glad you were able to do a couple of pages. This one looks lovely!

  3. Hey Fi, what a wild time you're having !! I do love the photo of the beach tho.......I'm a winter person , so these conditions appeal to me ( although not in the extreme as some places have had ). Your page is beautiful ! I love it's nice clean graphic look and I think you are amazing to create at all with limited supplies and not in your own craft room...don't think I could do it, so, very well done. xx

  4. What a pretty layout Fi! Gosh considering the time you're having I'm amazed you are even scrapping - go you!! Hope you get home sooner rather than later...

  5. Love the beach pic Fi! LOL! love the story of not taking your scrap supplies - is this a cardinal sin? LOL! You did a great job on the page with your limited scrap tools - love the paper range you used with this page too!

  6. they make a great couple! love the journaling, very sweet!

  7. Love the journalling on this one! And those pics are stunning! I hope you get better weather soon. You could send some of that rain south....please!

  8. Oh my gosh you poor thing Fi. I do hope you get back safely and re-unite with your old friend-your crafty den!! This LO is so sweet and romantic and you have certainly done the lovely photo justice!

  9. Oh my...Fi!!! the beach photo looks scary...very wild time! But your page is Gorgeous!! I love it! xo