Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Meet The MIM Team - Chrissy

Hi

Welcome back to my blog today, it's always nice to see you.

Every Tuesday I am running a Meet the MIM Team feature post so that you can all get to know the lovely Design Team ladies a little better.

This week we are visiting 


over in the Land Of The Long White Cloud!


Hello Everyone....Michelle over at Pink paper Paradise, who is our boss, but not bossy.. for Make it Monday  is doing features on her design team....and this time it is ME!!!


My name is Christine [CHRISSY], and have been on the Make it Monday design team...a long time..over a year now,my first DT ... and absolutely love it...the nicest bunch of girlies to work with, awesome senses of humour...brilliant crafters..and just great to know...

I am a widow, have 3 grown children and four adorable G/kids....and I work nearly full time as a care giver..and mind G/kids before and after school, most days..

I live in beautiful New Zealand on the East coast of the North Island - Hawke Bay -Napier.

Well, its on your right now...but over there>>>> in  that Bay..that looks like the letter C

The Art Deco Capital of the World....



From this disaster in 1931...an earthquake...which totally destroyed the town...



To this....the top end of our main street...



And this....our Marine parade... on the left and you can see the clock tower through the trees...



And looking down the main street in the daylight...


A view looking over the city and up the coast.......






We have our National flightless bird...The Kiwi



and we dont have any animals the will eat you...no croc's,snakes.lions or tigers or bears..oh! my...

But we got lots a sheep................................


We have more sheep than people here.....



And some beautiful mountains and scenery.....


Away from the cities there is bush where you can hunt deer and pigs...but nothing really dangerous..the odd spider can do you a bit of harm, but they are rarely seen...

We have some of the best eating fish in the world, and other seafood from heaven....Bluff Oysters...mmm..you have not had an oyster till you have eaten our bluff ones...

Stop drooling Chrissy...okay, got it together...

This is my craft room....



I sit on the left at my desk blogging and colouring...and stand on the right to build my cards..and cut papers etc...



This is my view when I'm doing my thing...my Birthday TV from  my son...and Harry's mess all over the floor...if I throw it in the basket [orange one] he pulls it out and tears it to bits..he is so clever..



Here he is, on his couch, thinking "more photos woman...how many do you need"..lol..]


So thats it...I could go one for hours, but I think Michelle is alrady tapping her foot..lol...

Luv CHRISSYxx

Thanks Chrissy!! What an awesome post, your photos look amazing. Soon as I can work up the courage to get on a plane I'll be over to give Harry a cuddle visit you, lol!

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you are enjoying the feature posts by the MIM ladies.

The Make It Monday linky party is up and running. Come on over and join the fun!!

Michelle :o)



11 comments:

Shirley-anne said...

Great post Michelle .Thanks Chrissy, for sharing a little more about YOU and the beautiful place in which you live .
hugs Shirley-Anne

Karen said...

Wonderful post sweetie!! LOVE your crafty space (makes me miss my old house so much - well maybe not the house but my crafty room I had there.. hehehe.)

Love where you live - it looks so wonderful...
Love n hugs,
Karen.xx
Oh almost forgot to say - we all love working with you too!xx

Lisa M said...

Chrissy you're a hoot! You live in a beautiful area and I can never get enough of the pictures. Are those windows in your work area???? Huh, that's a neat concept! Love your work area and learning more about you. :)
Hugs,
Lisa xx

Nicecrane Designs said...

Thanks for your comments about my Harrison Fisher Women at Lisa Minckler blog, woww,, have a very comfortable craft room,, OMG I want a one so,,, I want. ,,,

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Lisa Jane said...

oh what a wonderful post Chrissy .. the pics are fabulous ..and a lovely insight into your world ... do you think may camper van would get all that way lol.
Lisa x

Rene said...

I agree, a visit is in order...I wanna play catch with your baby! He is SO cute!!!!! Love the pictures and bio!
Rene :D

Manderly said...

Fantastic post Chrissy! The best I have ever read. You are such an interesting person and a fantastic artist. MIM was/is your first DT! Wow! You start at the top! But you are talented enough to be at the very top of any DT! Where you live is beautiful. Really beautiful. I would like to visit. And visit your craft room. You would have to drag me away from there and Harry to see the sites! Lovely town you live in. And so beachy with palm trees. We have every bug in the world here in Oklahoma. Every year a new one comes out in full force so you are sure fortunate you have none to speak of. And did I mention our snakes? Oh yes, you don't have them either! I think I want to live where you do! thank you for such a great bio!
Manderly
xxxooo

Mau xx said...

This was a wonderful post Michelle, Thanks Chrissy for letting us into your world :))
Hugs Mau xx

Mary J said...

It's so great to know more about you Chrissy! Your hometown looks like a great place to be - save a place for me!

Your craftroom is HUGE - soooo jealous!!

Marjorie said...

Wow! Chrissy, I just love your post, you live in such a lovely part of the world, beautiful photos, and what a cute Kiwi...Your craft room is so organized, and looks so bright and cheerful. Harry looks so adorable, I think everyone has fallen in love with him lol!
Thanks for sharing a little bit of who you are...
Hugs,
Marjorie
xx

Margaret said...

Looks like a fabulous time by all.