Sunday, 17 July 2016

Stormy skies

I was looking though my photo files and realized I had not shared those from a recent visiting to the family in Southampton. Our summer weather has been a real mixed bag this year.  I know we all like clear blue skies and sunshine but I rather like the cloud formations I have also seen.

On this particular Saturday we were  lucky that the rain held off and we were able to enjoy the walk we had planned. We went down to Universal Marina and walked a loop around Sarisbury Green whilst Daisy snoozed in her buggy. As always my camera came with us.

Just look at that sky

We love to walk  along the coastal path.

The tide was out further than I have ever seen it.

and the mud flats were exposed.

We walked a loop around Saribury Green

and of course as with all good walks we ended up with afternoon tea and cake with a view.

And bless her, Daisy only woke up once we had all relaxed and finished out tea and were ready to drive home.

My challenge card today has a retro sea theme to it, just like some of my photos ...using my favourite Nicecrane digi image. This is one I made for Dotty's Teahouse.

I used another piece of my precious sail boat paper from my ancient paper stash. I made some die cut MB sea creatures. The sentiment is LOTV.

Pixies's snippets playground #238
Crafting from the heart  3/3 anything goes
Creative Inspiration 2/3 seaside, sunshine, and summer holidays I have used all 3
Crafty Hazelnut's patterned paper challenge anything goes July
Try it on Tuesdays happy holidays
Little Claire's 1/3 anything goes
Simon says stamp Wednesday create a scene
The ribbon girl any image

Thanks for visiting today and for the sweet comments you leave. I would also like to give you a heads up for an exciting giveaway I am offering soon.

Jane's Journal will be 6 on 26th July..yes 6..where have those years gone? I am giving you a peep today...below is the prize I am offering...all handmade jewellery by me. Someone will win a sea inspired bracelet, a summer bag charm and a pair of sunny dichroic glass stud earrrings.

I would love if you can give this a shout out on your blogs etc in advance. More details coming soon.
The weather has finally taken a turn for the better and we are the enjoying our lunch lunch al fresco today. Happy Sunday.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Great phozos and a wonderful card! Thanks a lot for joining Try it on Tuesdays" happy holidays"!

    oxo Susi

  2. A wonderful vintage summery card and fantastic photos. Barbxx

  3. Wonderful photos and your seaside card is fabulous Jane! Such a happy little person!


    Di xx

  4. Sometimes I prefer overcast days. It looks like it all worked out for you. I'm glad you had a great time at Wimbleton!

  5. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing with Crafting From the Heart.

  6. I love how you tie in your cards with your pictures. You are very artistic. Love the sweet is so carefree and the combo colours are great. Your pictures are great as well. Love the close up of the flower and how green everything looks. That cake looks delicious! Where I live, no rain, grass is ugly and brown and we have had 44C with the humidex!

  7. What a nice walk you all had.. loved the view of the marina full of boats from where you had tea. Bless Daisy.. she slept through it all. Love that card! I will look forward to your giveaway. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. Great photos Jane and I adore the sweet image on your card.
    Julie x

  9. Hello Jane

    LOVE your pictures! Seems you had great time, and that card is so sweet too! Your giveaway looks fantastic but 6 years?!?! Really? I still remember your first post (!!) and I am so happy you started blogging and have kept it up all these years, here's to 6 next to come!

    Have a wonderful new week soon, happy holidays soon!!


  10. Oh I love the sky in the first photo, so angry, mind you I wouldn't want it every day!! Love that little vintage image on your card too.
    Six years!! Goodness, time scares me, really it does!! It's been so lovely to join you along the way my friend and what a gorgeous giveaway to celebrate!
    Have fun my dear,
    V x

  11. gorgeous photos Jane - I love the mudflats exposed one especially - looks amazing - great card and wow - your birthday giveaway looks sensational! Hugs rachel x

  12. A Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at TioT.

  13. A lovely card and such a sweet image.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT

  14. Huge congrats on your 6!! Wow, I'm a baby compared to you, with my piddly 2nd birthday. lol. Gorgeous jewelry, look forward to more details. Wonderful photos, those clouds really are beautiful., Love your card, the image is so sweet! Happy Monday. hugs :)

  15. Your card is wonderful - I love that image and the papers are perfect.
    I always enjoy your pictures - I get to see things I would not ordinarily get to see. I did get tickled at the tea and cake picture - ketchup????
    Sandy xx

  16. Beautiful photos Jane!
    Your card is darling!
    I love your sea cards ;)

  17. Precious card, wonderful papers. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  18. Thanks for entering the Ribbon Girl 'use any image' challenge Jane with your lovely card - good luck!

    Anne x

  19. Lovely summer creation. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations for our summer challenge!
    CraftyNatalie- DT


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