29 June 2012

The great Newcastle flood and a sunshiney card .....

Just after 4pm yesterday afternoon Andrea and I set of in the car to take Haggis our little Westie, to his regular grooming appointment about 2 miles away from our house. Within five minutes of leaving home we were in the middle of the worst storm I can ever remember - it felt like we were driving through a car wash - pitch black dark, very noisy with thunder, massive lightning flashes and very,  very scary and it was like 'The Day after Tomorrow' It was hard to take in just how quickly the roads turned into rivers with torrents of water.  Andrea who is always calm in any emergency negotiated floods, made many detours and eventually got us back home - we are very fortunate - no flooding at our house but hundreds of others have been flooded, had roof fires with lightning strikes, electricity off, no metro trains, no trains, cars stuck for hours and hours on the journey home from work, many schools are closed this morning due to flood damage - I'm sure many of you will have seen pictures of the Newcastle area on TV this morning and here are a few I copied from our local newspaper website taken in Newcastle and Gateshead - the third photo shows the road under the Tyne Bridge - it looks like the river! 



Flooding on Newgate Street in Newcastle. @Oxley75 Shelley drive in Gateshead by @Pinkaz26 Newcastle Quayside flooding

and here is todays card


My guest DT card for this weeks Just Magnolia challenge - to add a banner - I coloured Tilda with distress inks on watercolour paper. I added ivory pearl organza rose ribbon, orange delight satin ribbon, Zva crystal flourish, peaches and cream pearls and some white and tangerine pretty blossoms from here plus some cherry blossoms from stash


See you soon, Mary G


43 comments:

Sonia said...

Beautiful card Mary :) my Son lives in Gateshead he rang me yesterday to say he had never seen anything like it! He had to travel home from Durham in it.
Glad your ok
Sonia xx

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Exclusively by Mel said...

Morning Mary,
I saw the pictures on Sky this morning of Gateshead. It sure did look like the 'The Day after Tomorrow'!! I have never seen such big halestones, we had a few the size of golf balls!
Great card, the sentiment made me laugh! but saying that the Sun is poking it's head out today :)
I love the bling and your gorgeous design.
melly. xxx

Joey said...

Mary your card is beautiful, I love the peachy colour. Glad you made it back home safe, Its awful seeing the pictures of what people are going through. Joey xx

Adriana said...

I could believe it was very scary to be in the middle of that weather. Your sunny card is beautiful. I understand you need that after all the rain.

Janette said...

Morning Mary,
Oh it all sounds so scarey....so sorry for all the poor folk washed out, it's so awful...glad you got back safe anyway...take care...

Almost forgot then...your card is really very pretty, just adorable.xx

sassy said...

well your card is stunnig and so beautiful shame i cant say the same about the floods oh my looks awful i do feel so helpless when this sortta thing happens and yes here was awful as you say thunder bolts...but we are so lucky..others sadly havent been ..hugs sassyxxxx

Milliesmarvels said...

Oh my Goodness! So glad you are both ok, must have been so scary! Love your card, the orange is very summery and warm, just what we need right now!
Jane
x

tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous tilda card! love the colours. hope the floods have gone down a bit now!
Kim x

Mandy said...

The weather was absolutely awful yesterday Mary. I was so pleased to have been on a half day and indoors!

Your card is absolutely stunning, such a pretty colour !

xx

kath said...

gorgeous card mary and oh crikey can't believe the weather you've been having...so glad that you managed to get home safe and sound...hugs kath xxx

Tanya said...

Holy buckets that's a flood and a half! Glad you're OK, it must be the pits to get flooded :( I'm so thankful that my home is halfway up a hill.

I love your card Mary! It's so pretty, that image is darling and your colour combo is absolutely beautiful! I never know what to do with orange so I haven't plucked up the courage to use it yet...soon though, soon!

Tags xx

Suzan L said...
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Suzan L said...

Hi Mary, Thank you for the wonderful prize this week at Just Magnolia. I'm so glad that you were able to join us as a guest DT Member. Your card is gorgeous. I love the peach color that you used and you have colored Tilda so beautifully to match!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Stay safe!
Hugs,
Suzan

Elizabeth said...

Oh my, what a horrible weather. Hope it will pass now! Love your gorgeous summer card, Mary. Love how beautifully you have colored that sweet Tilda, and those flowers are so pretty! It's lovely to have you as a GDT at Just Magnolia!
Hugs, Elizabeth xx

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