07 January 2009

{First Dutch Dare Challenge for 2009}
We returned from our 10-day holiday on Monday afternoon and are still recovering and getting back into a routine ... hopefully a new and improved routine for the New Year. We returned to a powerless house once again on Monday (remember it was the reason why we had to break into our own home on the return of our previous trip). Still not sure when the house's switchboard tripped, but judging by the freezer that has totally defrosted and being warm, it must have happened a day or two after we left for our holiday. So the first core I was faced with on Monday was totally stripping the fridge/freezer of all its food content which has got rotten and washing it inside out. Late Monday afternoon we visited our Woollies just up the road to restock our fridge.
I am still downloading some photos from my camera's memory cards i.e. Xmas 2008, holiday and wedding pics. Fortunately, Enrico and Angie also hired their own photographer for their wedding, as I am totally disappointed with the pics I took. I had to be satisfied with very difficult angles as their photographer naturally had first choice and I did not want to interfere with their photographer they were paying. Will still do some posts with pics in due course.
The first challenge at Dutch Dare for 2009 is to use at least 3 triangles on your card. I am not totally convinced with my DT creation for this challenge, still have to get into the swing of things on the creative front.
My apologies for not visiting all Doing Life's blogging friends' blogs ... I will definitely get to all your blogs as soon as our faulty ADSL line has been sorted by Telkom. We have not had the use of our ADSL Telkom line since 24 December ... you can all just imagine how frustrated I am as its quite costly using my Vodacom 3G card all the time. Thanks for understanding.
Thanks again for taking time out to stop by and for all your kind comments ... each and every comment are sincerely appreciated.
- Getting into the swing of things, signing off


  1. Welkom terug...het jou gemis:) Geseende nuwe jaar vir julle.

  2. Anonymous2:27 PM

    Yaaay, teacher's back - missed you too much! Love your "happiness" card - my kinda colours. Looking forward to seeing all your pics.
    Love from
    Carol (the other TP)

  3. Welkom terug Desire. Hoop julle het die rustydjie baie geniet. Ek hou van die kleure wat jy hier gebruik het.

  4. Lovely card. Sounds like you had a good break and needed it judging by what you have come back to.

    Hope all is sorted out soon.

    Keep well.

  5. It's gorgeous Desire, and such wonderful spring colours. Really cheered my up on the wet snowy day we're having today.
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and all the best to you and your family for 2009
    hugs Heather xx

  6. Great start to the year...

  7. Keep the faith, Sister!! At least you are being creative - I am still trying to get into it ...

    Love, Tracy

  8. Ok Disere,

    I'm reading some comments that are very close to Dutch.
    So here's my comment in Dutch.

    Geweldig kaartje.
    Mooie kleurencombinatie en ik vind het gebruik van de 3 driehoeken helemaal super.

    xoxo Karin

  9. Hi welcome back. know your frustrations, get wireless internets. the best. Hope the year gets better. look forward to wonderful creations

  10. Welcome back.....! lovely creativity! There's a surprise for you over at my blog!

  11. Brilliant just adore the colours and the layout
    Hugs Jacqui x

  12. Welcome back my firend hooboy! Did I miss you!!! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you have the best year ever!!

    Your card is fabulous - I love the colours, perfect to cheer us freezing souls up.

    hugs Bev x

  13. what a kewl design..lovin those bright cheery colors and those triagles are awesome


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