Tuesday, 15 January 2013

New Years Resolution - FAILED!!!!

Good Morning

Firstly I would like to welcome my new followers, I love having new followers and I love reading your comments.

Then I would like to apologize   In my previous post I made the resolution to post at least one post a week from the beginning of the New Year and oh boy.......... have a failed.  I am not one for making New Years Resolutions but as it seemed like a good idea at the time and I hoped that it would force me to spend more time doing something that I love and enjoy, I made it. However I have a good reason for not keeping it, SCHOOL HOLIDAY.  Here in Cape Town our kids are only returning to school tomorrow, the 16th of January and they have been at home for almost 6 weeks.  Any women that have ever been a mother or that have looked after kids, will understand that keeping 2 small kids (my son is 6 and my girl is 5) entertained for 6 weeks is a full time job (that is not taking into account all the other house work, organizing our Christmas dinner etc, etc, etc). 

Yes we have spent a few hours in my craft room, but it always seem that we end up doing things and making things that they want to.  My projects were moved over for making decorations for the Christmas Tree or making face masks or painting or colouring a picture.  So needless to say, I have not done anything that I wanted to.

But as of tomorrow that will not happen any more...... or at least I hope so.  The kids are starting school and they will be gone until 13h00.  I am hoping to spend at least one hour a day in my craft room.  But enough about that now.  Yesterday I was granted a hour or so to have leave from my work as being a mom, I was abel to spend it doing what I love....... making something.  I decided to make a card and that is what I would like to share with you.

So here is my card, there was no time to colour an image or make something to fancy or complicated, but I loved the end result.  Everything that I used on this card except for the lace at the bottom was a gift from a fellow blogger Sharon, thank you so much, I love all my goodies.

A close-up of the lace.  The lace had little holes in it and I just used some blue cord and then thread it through the holes.

I love this little stamp, I know that I will use it a lot in the coming day.

So that is it from me, for now.  Tomorrow we have a very big day ahead of us as our little boy will be starting his first day in the "big" school, he will be going to Grade 1.  In South Africa our kids wear school uniforms and it is a big thing for us as parents when the kids start in Grade 1, they seem to be starting on a new phase in their lives, they are becoming "big" now ( I will have to share a photo or two or three with you as I am very proud of him going off to the "BIG SCHOOL").  The little one will also start tomorrow, she will be starting Grade R, that is the Grade just before heading off to the "big" school.

I greet you from a sunny Cape Town and wish you a pleasant day.



  1. Hi Marika, your card is absolutely delightful. I am pleased you like the goodies and as I can see from this creation, you are going to WOW us with many more. Happy crafting and please share the pics of your little one's first day at school tomorrow. Good luck! hugs Sharon x

  2. Pragtig Marika!
    Ek wens jou 'n jaar toe met HOPE tyd vir kaartjies maak!