Sunday, 18 January 2015

Spring on a card

Hello friends, I hope you are well and have had a good weekend wherever you are in the world. We awoke to a hard frost that quickly revealed wall to wall blue sky so made the most of it and headed off to Broadchurch West Bay for a stroll, it was mighty cold but beautiful and we warmed up with a coffee and a danish pastry!!

Before I jump in the bath and get settled ready for Call the Midwife I just want to share a card inspired by several challenges that I put together using a LOTV stamp that I bought well over a year ago and have taken it out and put it back that many times I've lost count!! Anyway here it is coloured with Promarkers...spring on a card!!

Some challenges that I would like to enter

Allsorts #294 - Spring Flowers
Little Claire #53 - Bright and Beautiful
Aud Sentiments #123 - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers #252 - Hobbies (Flower arranging)
Without Words January - Dreaming of Spring

Enjoy the rest of your evening and stay warm/cool (delete as applicable!!)

See you soon xx


Michelle said...

Bring on spring! Your card is beautiful Sarah. Lovely colours. Sounds like you had a nice but cold time in west bay - the photos are lovely. Enjoy your evening too Michelle x

Julie B said...

Looks a gorgeous morning Sarah. Hope you ducked when you walked under the cliffs!
I have this stamp and it's still to be inked. Perhaps it will come out with the daffodils, I planted along the back track, if the sheep haven't eaten them! Keep warm, the temp is falling as I type and is due to be below the -4' as it was last night.:)

Hazel said...

Sarah, love your photos it looks lovely, I do think that seeing beautiful places or things when you are out in thus weather makes a pig difference to his you feel. Your card is beautiful too. Hazel x

Irene said...

Beautiful photos Sarah, the blue sky looks wonderful, and your coffee and danish pastry sounds perfect during a stroll.

A beautiful and stunning card, the image is fabulous and your colouring is perfect. Love, love the Spring colours.


Patricia said...

Good evening Sarah,
Love your stunning photos.
We had a sunny but extremely cold day here. Went for à walk with John but the cold went for his knees so we had to cut it short.
Love your card very "spring" like and for sure it is just round the corner.......isn't it??

Patricia x

Lucy Woods said...

Stunning card Sarah!! I love daffodils and a fab bold patterned paper too!
We used to holiday at west bay every year as kids!! I'll have to show mum these photos :-D
We used to have a caravan and go to highlands end campsite at the top of the hill the other side of west bay and always walk down there! Do you live very close by?
Lucy x

Lucy Woods said...

Opposite side to the first photo I meant lol the second one is of lym Regis the other side right??

Kelly Lloyd said...

Great photos sarah.
This spring card is beautiful.. So cheerful and Colourful
Hugs kelly

Laine said...

So pretty Sarah. Wonderful colour and papers. Fabulous photos.

Sue said...

Ooo Sarah love your photo's I never miss Broadchurch lol sounds like you had a lovely stroll :) Love your card it's so pretty..lots of huggles Sue xxx

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card Sarah, lovely daffs. It snowed here last night and has been here all day with not much thaw - it has frozen over now, only poked my nose out to let Toby out today.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Spring Flowers' challenge this week and good luck x Susan x.

Whisper said...

Oooo i feel all spring like, looking at your fabby image on your card - the lady down the roads daffodils are out already !!

I hope you didn't find a body at Broadchurch !!, it's a dangerous place according to ITV !! looking at the photos i'm not surprised they filmed there, Luv Sam x

Carole said...

Coffee & a Danish what a wonderful way to warm up, the views look wonderful.
Your card is wonderful too
Carole x

Sue said...

Such beautiful photos Sarah, a lovely place to visit.
Your card is gorgeous, I love the image and beautiful colours.
Sue xx

Carol S. said...

A pretty Spring card and love your colouring. We love West Bay. Great restaurant. We had a week in Bridport a couple of years ago. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Chrissy said...

Great photos Sarah and a gorgeous spring card. Love the sentiment and spotty papers..


Debs said...

Gorgeous card - the colours are stunning but the star of this post has to be that fabulous photo - what a gorgeous place to have a stroll.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx

debby4000 said...

Oh what a beautiful card.

tilly's crafts said...

gorgeous place to go for a walk! and such a lovely spring card too
Kim x

Annette said...

Lovely card Sarah, I'm glad you managed to get it used. I have a (erm) few like that!!! LOL Fab pics too, what a great view.

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Gorgeous card Sarah....Love the spring image....and lovely paper sets it off beautiful...Glad you enjoyed your walk...Joolsx

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Sarah! Fabulous card, and thank you for sharing the amazing photos, and the feel of the weather, too! hugs, de

Inkyfingers said...

We had a beautiful day too Sarah and went off to walk in the Winter Garden at Dunham Massey because you have to get your vitamin D when you can in these grey days don't you? I love your beautiful spring card and I love how you coloured it. Love the polka dot background too.
Have a good week.
Carol x

Asha said...

Beautiful card, Sarah! I am done with winter... can't wait for the pretty flowers and warmer weather. LOL.
hugs, Asha

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sarah. Love the pretty flowers and colours.
Lorraine x

Lucy Woods said...

Aww that's lovely Sarah! I have wonderful memories there too! Oh to go back!!
My grandad owned a motel there for a couple years and my mum & dad and his 3 brothers all lived and worked there in their late teens before they came back to Sussex.
When we got a little older and started holidaying further afield to North devon we still took a half way stop at west bay to and from holiday every year! We'd still be doing that if I wasn't severely ill! Last time I went there was 5 years ago on the way back from a classic mini weekend in Newquay with my boyfriend, we met my parents there for the afternoon :-) xx

Jane Savage said...

Beautiful card, Sarah! Love that stunning blue!
Wonderful photos too! Broadchurch does look lovely at this time of the year!! xxx

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous photos Sarah, looks like a fab place for a walk. Love your card too, such a pretty shade of blue :o) Hugs, Lisa x

brenda said...

Super bright and welcoming colours and flowers Sarah, perfect for our Allsorts theme, thanks so much for joining in. Had forgotten you lived in Broadchurch country.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant design. Beautiful colours. Love the journey and sorry if I have missed commenting last day or{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

That is a beautiful card. Thanks for joining the challenge over at I Love ProMarkers. Hope to see you back soon for new challenges. Good luck, hugs from Lisbeth

Lucy Woods said...

I had been recently admiring Jen Nelsons cards similar to Mary J :-P
Mine never look half as good though!
Was Broadchurch good Monday night? I've heard it's been really popular! Hopefully one day I'll improve a bit and be able to watch TV again and I'll buy the box set! Would live to watch it!! Or even better, improve a lot and go back! :-) maybe we could meet there for some chippies and an ice cream :-P
Was there many people there on Sunday? I've not been there in the winter before. Bet it's been a lot busier since broadchurch started! It's made those cliffs very famous!!x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Such beautiful photos - sounds like a perfect day, especially with the Danish pastry afterwards! I love your card, the colours are so beautiful. Let's hope those lovely daffodils are out soon!

Craftnut said...

Thanks for entering our spring flowers challenge at Allsorts tracy x

MaryH said...

TFS those breathtaking scenes - what a pleasure to visit such awesome places. Your breakfast sounded divine. Loved that gorgeous picture of yellow daffodils (or jonquils..I'm never certain of the proper name). That yellow was so fresh with the bright blue, and just screams 'Spring'. Delighted to hear you like the Midwives. I enjoyed the Christmas special, but the new series is not in the USA yet. Downton Abbey is though!! TFS & Hugs.

lalkygirl said...

what a fabulous pics ,thanks for sharing them ...I love the pretty card you have created ....
Thanks for joining us at Auds sentiment designs and good luck in the challenges
tracey x

Tracey Boley said...

Love your very pretty card. Image and colouring are great.

Daffs are my favourite flowers.

Thank you for playing along with us at Aud Sentiments.

Tracey DTx

Joey said...

Your card is fabulous, love the design, beautiful pics too, thanks for joining us at without words. Jo x