Tuesday, October 16, 2012

All Is Bright

I'm still making tag cards for Christmas and this one uses a beautiful piece of designer paper from MME 6X6 pack called "All  is Bright".

The tree stamp is from PTI.  After adhering the piece of designer paper to the tag I inked the edges softly with some Antique Linen distress ink, my all time favourite.  The tree was stamped and die cut and then adhered to the tag.  For the little red baubles I added some Glossy Accents and fine glitter over it before the Glossy Accent could dry. 

I'm happy with these tags.

I've been back to the childrens' home, Thandi House, it was a heart warming experience when the children actually recognized/remembered me and one in particular came running into my arms and would not let go.  One really has to work hard on biting back the tears.  If we do not get any major rains overnight I will be going back tomorrow.  Unfortunately the stretch of road leading to the home is pure clay and you basically slip and slide your way all the way up and then down!

A group of us are working with the couple who started the home in order to come up with some permanent, workable solutions for them.  We have made an agreement for a number of months to provide them with food.  Last week when we checked the kitchen there was NO food!  Do you know that they only get some chicken to eat as meat as it is donated, no other meat, no fish...For vegetables they simply hope and pray for the kindness of people to provide for them! 

Can we all just sit down for a moment and be grateful for our lives!

Wishing you a wonderful day.


Dawn said...

delightful little tag. And my heart goes out to the home. I pray that they get more donations. It must be heart breaking to see Brenda. You are so good and kind to go there.

joy said...

Hi, Brenda! I love this sweet little tag! I'm sure the children love to have you visit and it is wonderful that some of you are taking on this project. I can't imagine my children/grandchildren not having food!! Bless you!

Lisa said...

LOVE the tag! You are on a Christmas roll :)
I'm glad you could go back to the home. It must have been so heart warming to see them recognize you. So sad the situation, but if all you ladies can put your heads together hopefully some solutions can be found. What a fabulous place for you to channel your energies, B! You have THE biggest heart of anyone I know XX

Barb said...

Brenda, your tag is gorgeous! Love that pretty tree against the beautiful paper!

Thank you for reminding all of us just how lucky we are to live the way we do. We all forget too easily about those who suffer. I know the children's home must be so grateful to have you visiting and trying to help them. Sending hugs to you!

Lisa said...

Brenda I will be sure to keep these precious little ones in my prayers and hugs to you for giving your time to them.

Your Christmas tag is just lovely, the flourishes on the tree are eye catching! Gosh girl you're on Christmas and I'm not quite into fall projects! Ha~ I better get moving!!

Moz said...

Love the tag Brenda!
Will chat to you when next we meet about the home.

Rosemary said...

another lovely tag, brenda! i really like the glittery baubles... thanks for sharing your experiences regarding the children's home and for reminding us that we are indeed very fortunate. i hope that more people in your area will step up to help!

Cindy C. said...

Lovely tag Brenda!

Robin K. said...

Your tag is so sweet Brenda! You have such a wonderful soul and I'm glad you are able to help out at the children's home:). Your words are a reminder for all of us to be thankful for what we all too often take for granted in our lives.

Jacqueline said...

Amen Brenda! Another privilege to be able to 'do' something, in the form of food, comforting the kids and giving them love! There is so much self-efficiency nowadays in our culture, this must be a blessing for you!
Beautiful tag too!