There is nothing like warm sand on your toes is there?
After wandering along the beach we made our way to the famous West Mersea Oyster bar for lunch. It gets very busy so went quite early to ensure a seat.
As it was such a gorgeous day we chose to sit outside. It was also lovely to admire the views.
There are no guesses of course for what I ordered......
Now I know that a lot of people don't like oysters even if they like seafood.....well here was my verdict.
mmmmmmm, yummy. In fact it is making my mouth water remembering that glorious taste. Seeing these photos again really takes me back to that superb sunny day with my girlie. Happy warm summer days. Let's hope we get plenty of them this year.
Now those shells we found have been put to great use as props as I have been playing in my photo tent again.
This is the newest edition for sale in my Etsy shop
Of course I could not mention oysters without pearls could I and I have been making some new pearl based necklaces too ...I know the shell below is not one we found but I rather liked this photo of another new necklace in my Etsy shop. This is a bamboo coral and freshwater pearl summery piece... roll on summer.
and more shells and pearls in this piece
and last but not least is my card challenge card for today which also has the theme of the seaside and pearls. I used the second mermaid Lili of the Valley mermaid stamp which I recently won. This stamp features 2 cute fairy mermaids and I added lots of pearls (card making ones) to this.
Aren't they cuties?
I used my Promarkers for colouring and added Stickles glitter to their wings and tails and pearls to the starfish. The oval die is Spellbinders Floral Oval. My shell die cuts are Marianne (they are great fun and there is one more in this set too) and the tag sentiments are LOTV.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Lili's Little Fairies Pearls (how very appropriate)
ABC challenge H is for Happy Birthday
Marianne Design Divas Favourite colours my favourite colours are these pastels. I really like the pinks, blues and creams. I am never a pink girl but I do love it with blue and cream. The Marianne die cuts I used are the sea shells LR0230
Cute Cards Thursday an eye for detail #256 I love the details I have added to my stamped image..glitter and little pearls.
Forever Friends Fortnight challenge anything goes #55
Penny Black and More Pink, Pearly and Swirly
I love Promarkers One for the girls #155
Deep Ocean Challenge B is for .... my Bs are birthday, bow, blue, brown and bubbles
Allsorts things with wings #194
Natalie and Amy something old/new my old is the lace and my new is the LOTV stamp
Make It Monday Linky Party #127
I hope my post has triggered some summer sunshine memories for everyone and let's hope spring arrives really soon. I would like to say hello to my newest followers :0) and as always a thank you to everyone who visits me here. Here in Surrey I have woken up this morning to some sunshine and it looks to be dry for the whole weekend. We may well get out on the walk we never managed last Sunday! Have a wonderful weekend and I hope the sun puts in an appearance at some point wherever you are.
Bye for now,