Saturday 2 August 2014

Beside the Seaside

Well its our first summer living in sunny Wales and we're still loving it all!  Finding new places all the time.  We've had tea on the beach after work, been out on the boat, finding great places with rock pools, just having a lovely time.  We even had a free concert last week from Sir Tom Jones and Jessie J, actually it wasn't free but because we live so close to the venue it was LOUD so we just sat on the balcony and enjoyed for nothing :)

This is our Molly on Rhos-On-Sea beach, it always has a bit of sand showing even at high tide.  Beach is a lot of mussel shells so you'll need your crocs on here!

We also found Bodafon Farm which we'e driven past a million times!  What a little gem this is overlooking Llandudno North Shore.  Its free entry and theres tractor ride ons then an adventure playground, goats, llamas, deer, birds of prey and a kookoburra!  You cant take picnics though but the food is outstanding, my fussy OH was well pleased.  Its a pound or two dearer than pub grub but so much better and proper home cooked.

We've also been exploring over in Anglesey and favour Penmon Point overlooking Puffin Island next to the lighthouse.  If you love rock pools you'll love this place.  Theres a little cafe there you can use the loo if you buy something!
There are literally hundreds of rock pools and get more interesting the further the tide goes out, we caught loads of creatures and I can spend all day here.

I don't get much time to craft especially if the sun's out then I'm usually out and about.  This one took me about a fortnight to complete, I just had a red/pink theme in mind and went from there.  

I've coloured with promarkers, flex and tria, drawn the background myself and coloured the die cut border with matching promarkers.
Flowers are wild orchid and papers are my fav First Edition, I have a few of their stacks.

I'd like to enter Tilda into;

As you like it challenge - Fav papers - Why because I love all the first edition stacks as they have a mix of fancy and patterned and go together beautifully plus they are a lovely quality


Virginia L. said...

What a cute scene that you created! Lovely use of the darling image and elements! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! Your summer photos are precious!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Vix :-) Tilda is adorable and I love the shape and all the pretty details, beautiful :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Darlene said...

Looks like the kiddos are having a fabulous time! That's what it's all about ... they grow up so fast!
Your card is ADORABLE and your coloring is AMAZING! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIES and/or PUNCHES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Sarah said...

I have to agree with you on the First Edition papers being so great!! Love your card and so glad that you came to play at AYLI!! Good Luck!! Sarah

alethea said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at CYP. I hope that you join in with our new challenge this week. hugsxx