Saturday, December 29, 2012

So Special

I've tried to venture into my craft room here and there to play but to be honest, I am not coming up with anything too exciting!  In fact, I think I have become a rather boring card maker!  I need to fix that.  Perhaps once life is sort of back to "normal" here which will be in the second week of January, perhaps then I can get my thinking hat on and also be a bit more organised.  In the meantime, this is what you will have to put up with today:

I'm still a bit hooked on Grey and Pink, and I have just received the Hero Arts "Soft Granite" shadow ink which I am loving.  Such a beautiful smooth ink.  The butterfly is from PTI and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.

A short while ago I was complaining about the constant rain...well, now it's the opposite, it's constant heat!  Today the temperatures are predicted to be around 95F!  Which is ok if you have air conditioning, which we don't, it's not a standard thing here in South Africa.  On the other hand, we get to swim a lot which is wonderful!  We've also recently purchased some "toys" to take to the dam, here is my gorgeous daughter on Daddy's stand up paddle board:


See you again soon I hope!

12 comments:

Barb said...

Aww, she looks so cute out there on the water, Bren! It also looks like lots of fun!

And I happen to love your card! Pretty design and colors! Sending hugs, as always! :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Hello Dear Brenda!

It's a gorgeous card and thank you for sharing a little bit of your life you know how much i enjoy that.
Today, i had the best surprise in my mailbox ;-)

Thank You so so much!!

Hugs~

Tina said...

Dear Brenda, I totally love your card-so elegant and the design is great. I wish you and your family a very happy, healthy and safe new year.

Dawn Turley said...

I think this is simply delightful Brenda... Love the photo of your girl on her Dad's board. Lucky you have somewhere to cool off. Enjoy the summer... plenty of time for creating later in the year!

Lisa said...

This is darling Brenda, you're being much too hard on yourself! 95 and no air conditioning...OH MY I don't know if I could handle that! I would be SO cranky LOL! Sweet,sweet photo of your little girl ;)

Robin K. said...

I know what you mean about the card making Brenda- I'm hoping the arrival of some new stamps will get my mojo going again:). I love the grey and pink combo of your card! Thanks for sharing the sunny, water pic- We're buried under at least a foot of snow where I live!

Rosemary said...

super sweet card, brenda! i'm sure you will feel like crafting more, soon... i haven't been feeling it either!!

Martha said...

OH...look at Natasha go! What a SWEET photo. It looks like lots of FUN...and certainly the perfect way to remain cool during a HOT day.

Brenda, your card is not boring, at all. I love the pretty paper, and the DARLING stamped tag makes your card pop! Beautifully done...and fabulous colors. I love it!

Sending you HUGS!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Love your little card - looks like a purse, Brenda! So pretty with that granite ink. And I love the photo of your daughter borrowing her dad's board!

Trinh said...

I think your card is pretty and not boring at all, Brenda! I have been doing some decorative painting lately and hope to find some time to make cards in the next week or so. Natasha looks like such a big girl on that paddle board! Happy new year to you & your family!

Maureen Morton said...

What a cutie playing with Dad's fun stuff - love it. What a beautiful place, too. And this card is not at all dull, but really cute and feminine. Sometimes simple is best. Love it, Brenda.

Michelle said...

Your daughter has great balance! Looks like fun too! Pretty card, love the color combo and butterfly!