God's Love Is AMAZING!

In the bible,the Lord expresses how much he loves us. Here are just a few verses that prove it:

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." - 1 John Chapter 3 Verse 16

"And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them." - 1 John Chapter 4 Verse 16

"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." - Romans Chapter 5 Verse 8

"But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy made us alive in Christ even though we were dead in transgressions - it is by grace you have been saved." Ephesians Chapter 2 Verses 4 & 5.

So you see. God loves us. Plus His love is overflowing and rich (just like his mercy), and He is ready to give it to anyone who asks. He has poured out His love on me - not just once, but everyday, I awake in His love! My wonderful family surround me daily, there are comfortable beds and clothes, the sun is bright in the sky and God always provides enough and even more. 

I'm not sure I even have the slightest idea of how much He loves me, but I know that He loves me so much that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. It's incredible how huge His love is. He loves every single one of us. And all He's asking in return for His love, is for us to love him back. Read this verse:

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." - Deuteronomy Chapter 6 Verse 5.

And He wants us to be faithful.

"These have come so that your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed." - 1 Peter Chapter 1 Verse 7

We must also believe in Him and His Son, like it says in John Chapter 3 Verse 16. So, these are the things he asks of us. I'm not saying it's easy, these things are hard. But He is with us all the way. Even then, He only wants these things from us because if we do have them, we will not perish!
I want to finish this post with a favourite verse of mine:

"As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." - Joshua Chapter 24 Verse 15.

Best wishes,

My Little Sister's Entry...

Hey everyone! My younger sister, Grace, entered my photo editing challenge #1. She edited the photo I took using photoshop. Here is her entry:

Such cute work!!
Best wishes,

Photo Editing Challenge: Teddy

Hey all! When I said I'd take a break from my drawing challenge...It wasn't very long. ;) But now I'm going to stop it for a while, and start a photo editing challenge until the end of April! :) I hope you guys enter! I've decided to take turns with the two - one month is a photo editing challenge, and the other is full of drawing challenges.
Here are the guidelines/rules:

1. This is how it works; I give you a photo I took, and you use an editing site, photoshop, textures and tones to get it how you like it. Then you post it on your blog and link it up, using the blue frog under my search box at the top of my blog.

2. The prize is a button - and congratulations plus glory. :)

3. The challenge will run until the last day of April; the voting will start then.

4. If you don't have a blog to post your entry on, just email it to me at tane.hannah@gmail.com and I'll post it on my own blog, notifying all the other contestants that you have entered.

5. Be friendly - comment on the other entries! Everybody loves comments. :D

6. Need any help at all? Having trouble understanding? No problem. You may also email me with the same email address up top.

7. When voting time comes, I will post all of the entries in a separate post on my blog.

8. In this challenge, please don't ask anyone to vote for you - It's just the way it's going to be. :) So may the best edited photo win!

9. All ages allowed, be creative, whether you're old or young. :)

10. If you want to enter - you must email me saying that you do. Then I'll email you the picture that you must edit and then you must change it in some way, using photoshop, editing sites etc.

11. Please link back to my blog in your post so that other people can enter!

12. By the way, if you were wondering why the title is 'Teddy' It's because the contestants will have to edit THIS photo that I took:

So - remember, if you want to enter, email me so I can email you the picture and then you must click 'save image as' and then work on it. Here's my example:

^ I edited it a bit on photoshop.

I hope you guys feel ambitious to enter! ;)
Best wishes,

The Winner of My Drawing Challenge #5 Is...

I'm so sorry I'm late, everyone,  but yesterday I flew to Cape Town, so I didn't get any time to post. ;_ Remember I said that in this challenge there was going to be no prize?? Well - I changed my mind and now the prize is a set of stickers!! :) If Braelyn will please email me @ tane.hannah@gmail.com and give me her home address, then her prize will be on its way. If anyone has any questions about the challenge, you may email me on that address as well. :)
Best wishes,

Liebster Blog Award! Yay!

Hi there! Recently I was awarded the Liebster blog award by two sweet people, Aili and Brooke. :) Yay!
So, the rules are:
1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link back to the site.
2. Copy and paste the Liebster blog award logo to your blog.
3. Choose five more up-and-coming bloggers who you feel deserve the award and hope they will accept and nominate in turn five.

I nominate:

Jess Leigh!

Thank you so much to the people who awarded me. :)
Best wishes,

My Entry...

Hi everyone!! I'm entering Aaliyah's photo challenge again - the them is 'Pets'. : )

^This is Peru - my older sister, Perrin's cat. She is a darling tabby who loves attention.
What do you think?
Best wishes,

At The Farm Again

All of us love the farm. :) We can't resist dropping by for the weekend now and then. I succeeded in taking a few pictures on our last visit...

^ Grace on the Monkey bike. :) This is a small motorbike that is just right for her, it's so cute! We also have a different bike of the same brand and a Quad-bike at the farm.

^ This old lock is just one of the many things my Dad and my older brothers found using the Garret Ace Metal Detector. So cool. :D

^ Popcorn on the birdbath. She (Popcorn was recently discovered to be a she, not a he) was allowed out whenever she wanted at the farm, since there were no cats or dogs! She enjoyed it very much. 

Little boys blue, lol! :) Chamonix, a good friend of my Mom's came to visit and brought her little Caleb along. Caleb is a bit older than Levi. When I say that, I really do mean a bit. Caleb is only 24 hours older! He and Levi were being so cute - so I managed to get a good shot of them together!

That's all of the photos...not so much, but I had fun taking them.
Best wishes, 

Grace In The Garden

I was inspired by the lovely Kathryn to do a photo shoot with my sweet sister, Grace (9). Here are the photos!

^ This is grace.

^ She begged me to do a close up of her, so I did. And when she saw the result, she said: "See, Tane, I told you it would work out!"

^ Here we have her upside down funny face, so funny, lol! ;)

^ Grace on the swing...

^ Inspired and Happy. (If you look closely, you'll see that her shirt says happy, and the one next to her on the left says inspired!)

^ Serious Grace.

^ A small smile...this is one of my favorites. I also like the first one!

Grace and I had so much fun. Which ones are your favourites?

please vote for me!

Hi everyone! Yesterday Aaliyah's photo challenge started voting...you can see my entry here & you can vote for me here! I'd love it if you would. :) It would make my day!
Thank you. 

voting time for my drawing challenge #5

Hello everyone! I am so, very sorry that I am starting the voting late - but I only arrived home today after our Easter holiday at the farm. Did you all have a wonderful Resurrection Sunday? I hope you did! Anyway...

1st up...

Next comes...

Last, but not least, we have:

So, who will you vote for? To vote - go to the top of my blog, there will be a poll on the right side. Have fun! And thank you very much to those who entered! :)

another t-shirt design

Hi there! Today I finished a kids' t-shirt design...here it is!

Underwater Friends Tee  by Tangerine-Tane

Here it is as kids' clothing:

Underwater Friends Tee  by Tangerine-Tane

And here it is as a sticker:

Underwater Friends Tee  by Tangerine-Tane

So what do you think? I had fun making it!

bougainvillea macro photography

I love macro photography....So I got out the camera today and took a picture of bougainvillea. :) Here is the result:

entry for a photo challenge

Hi there! Over at Aaliyah's blog, she's having a cool photo challenge! The theme is 'Only People'. Click here to see the rules or to enter! I decided to enter my gorgeous brother, Levi.

I got a shot of him laughing! What a precious baby he is. :)


Hello everyone! Last Friday my family and I went on a trip to Bagamoya with some other home schoolers. Bagamoya is a wildlife estate - they breed lions and tigers as well as having other animals such as ducks, geese, rabbits, tortoises and smaller wild cats. Here are some pictures I caught of the big cats!

^ Honey Tiger. :)

^ Milky Tiger.

^ We play rough! These two brothers were fighting/playing together and I couldn't help but get a shot of them!

^ They were all playing together in the mud and splashing us all over - but after a while, this Lioness got tired and decided it was time to rest. :)

There were lion cubs there, too - but I didn't manage to get a shot of them. Sorry, maybe next time! ;)
We had a great time, but I think the best was when we got to stroke the baby tiger cub...he/she was adorable.

What's your favourite big cat?

Thanks for the visit - have a wonderful Monday everyone!