The nearby swing park had baby swings and Daisy loves to be swung gently.
We also took a stroll through the very pretty rose gardens, the scent was intoxicating
We strolled through the gardens on the way to our lunch spot, The 10th Hole, a cafe in a renovated Park Pavilion overlooking a small Pitch and Putt course. It is highly rated on line and it did not disappoint. We had delicious sandwiches followed by cakes to die for.
There is inside and outside seating and it is very child friendly with highchairs and the best baby changing facilities we have recently found. When you have an 8 month old granddaughter these are things which are very important with any ladies' lunches. The decor was very vintage and everything was spotlessly clean.
After our delicious sandwiches we chose a piece of cake to share....there was so much choice it took us a while to decide...this was just a quarter of those on sale and everyone is handmade.
and Daisy had fun chasing a piece of strawberry around the table
After lunch we enjoyed a stroll along the sea front. There was a lovely cool breeze
and we fell in love with the colours of these beach huts
It was a wonderful day, such precious time together. We said our goodbyes and as I drove home I decided that my next crafting project would be a Moment of this special day and I would use these "ice cream" colours of the beach huts as my base colours. I also had a happy accident with a photo I was printing. I wanted to print this photo out to given to my parents of their granddaughter and great granddaughter
The next day after work I headed down to my studio and painted some acrylics onto watercolour paper. I chose blue for a sky plus those "ice cream" colours I saw on the beach huts. I also scratched some texture using my rubber texture tools. I put on a couple of layers, overlapping them quite randomly.
I coloured some grunge paste and added some texture by pressing it through a stencil
I recently bought some seaside themed stamps from Crafty Individuals and added some stamping with Salty Ocean and Vintage photo distress ink. I cut out my photo and also used some seaside die cuts and chit chat words to finish everything off. Here is my finished Moment.
I smile when I look it and it brings back memories of a perfect day with my girlies, cake and the seaside; the best of combinations. It will be joining my other Moments in Jane's Journal.
I would like to enter my Moment into the following challenges;
Country View Stencil it
Natalie and Amy summertime
Artistic Stamper By the seaside
Anything but a card anything goes
Simon Says Monday start from scratch
Crafty Cardmakers under the sea
Whimsy stamps summertime
A Vintage Journey Dies and distress
I would like to thank everyone for the really kind comments you left for me on my last post. My seaside tag seems to have gone down really well. Thank you, you are all very supportive of my work and I really appreciate your encouraging words.
Yesterday we had another day of excitement as my Hb took the day off work and we met our daughter, SIL and Daisy at the Hampton Court Flower show. The weather was looking rather unsettled but luckily it stayed dry all day and we enjoyed a picnic on the grass too. I took my trusty camera and will be back soon to share a post of my floral day out. Today I have the day off work but no leisure fun today...I am attending a conference in London and will find out some of the latest research and ideas for treating back pain. It should be very interesting. I must dash as I have a train to catch. Enjoy the upcoming weekend,
Bye for now,