Saturday, 14 May 2016

Old Bursledon

Whilst looking through my photo files on the computer  I realised that I had not shared a lovely recent visit we enjoyed a few weeks ago when we were in Southampton. I do love "chocolate box" type villages and my daughter and SIL took us to a nearby village called Burlesdon.
It is surrounded by beautiful countryside which looks towards the sea.

Sadly the old high street no longer has any shops but you could see where the old Post Office had once stood.
There were so many pretty houses, I would love to own the cottage below..
We enjoyed a walk down to the coast too before we headed home for dinner.
I'll share some photos of that in another post soon.

For my card today I am sharing a card I made inspired by our visit...I can just imagine the scene below in the past....................I kept the card pretty CAS so as not to distract from the sweet image. I think this might also be popular to sell in the Tea Rooms, the grand opening is less than a week away now.

and yes I even got out the sewing machine!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

A Vintage Journey sew special
Artistic Inspirations 1/3 Anything goes/use a die cut  I have used my Spellbinders floral oval and my TH celebrate die. 
Cutie Pie 1/3 escape to the country
Crafty friends 1/3 in the garden
Paper Creator 1/3 anything goes
Fussy and Fancy 1/3 birthdays
Allsorts 1/3 vintage

Thanks for visiting me today and for the kind comments you take the trouble to leave. I have been gardening in the sunshine and it's now time for a cuppa with my Hb. Enjoy the weekend,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. You certainly got the Vintage feel here Jane and nice with the sewing around the edge. I always like this range of images from Iganicio, such a shame he's not about any more.

    Many thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  2. Fabulous old image and beautiful card Jane!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Vintage theme;-))m

  3. What a neat village.. I love thinking of living in a seaside stone cottage. I always enjoy the vintage images you use when making cards and really like the sewn edge. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. wow the village looks so pretty and I adore your card - such a lovely image! Hugs rachel x

  5. I love the village and the cottage is so nice looking. I see why it inspired your pretty vintage picture. I love sweet

  6. Your scene card is delightful Jane and perfect with the pictures of that beautiful village. Oh how I would love to live there in that very cottage that you like. I guess that place is quite pricey but I do love it and the village!
    sandy xx

  7. Burseldon is gorgeous and so are your photos, what a great visit. Love your card and I'm sure it will sell well, good luck for the opening xxx

  8. Fabulous vintage card, great photos.

  9. Lovely card Jane, that image is just darling!! I really lapped up all the beauty in those photos, and if you plan to move into that cottage...just so you know...I'm coming with you!!! Wow, what a wonderful and quaint place! have a great Sunday, hugs :)

  10. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Louise DT x

  11. Hello my dear, I'm just catching up with all your posts!
    What a beautiful little village, it's wonderful that these pretty little places still exist in this fast pace world we live in. I love your little vintage card too.
    I also love your fuchsia card in your previous post and how sweet is that little cutie with her kettle..........and wellies!!! :)
    Not long now until the tea rooms exciting!!
    Have a great week my friend and thank you for your lovely and much appreciated card,
    V xxxxx

  12. Gorgeous card and I share your love for "chocolate box" type villages! It is such a shame that like in France, these adorable places are loosing their shops, schools...

  13. Gorgeous card! Love it! Thanks for joining the challenge at Paper Creator.

  14. What a fabulous image Jane...a nice take on your visit...thank you for sharing this beautiful card with us at Fussy and Fancy...good luck!
    Take care,

  15. Wonderful scene on this lovely card. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures too and thank you for playing along with us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. hugs, Pat K x

  16. Beautiful vintage card, Thank you for playing along with us at Allsorts this week, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  17. A beautiful village and a gorgeous card to remember it by, thank you for sharing both and for joining us at A Vintage Journey! Deb xo

  18. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie Challenge cheers Sue N x

  19. Elegant vintage card! Love the image very much! And you design is lovely!
    Thank you very much for sharing this beauty with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you next time too!

  20. Beautiful photos of a lovely village! What a lovely view of the sea they have there! Your card is darling with the vintage children running through the woods - love the red stitching and die cut sentiment! Thanks for playing with the AVJ challenge Jane! Julia xx

  21. What an elegant vintage card Jane! Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey xx


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