Sunday, 26 July 2009

Crafty Sunday

Yet again I sit here typing listening to the rain. Still mustn't grumble, we had a wonderful day out in The Lake District again yesterday and the sun shone all day. We had planned to visit Sizergh Castle near Kendal, trying to avoid the really popular areas as the traffic was very heavy and we didn't want to sit in the car all day when the weather was so nice.

Unfortunately, the castle was closed on a Saturday!!!! How daft is that. Well let's try Levens Hall I suggested, that's only 5 minutes away. Guess what, that is closed on a Saturday too!!!! Not to be put off we headed for Lakeside and the Aquarium and had a really lovely day. We had lunch overlooking the lake, saw a steam train, enjoyed the Aquarium and then went to look round the other side of the bay where we could see lots of people and discovered Fell Foot. This is National Trust parkland with lovely access to the lake, the children were all paddling quite safely while parents picniced on the grass. There are lots of boats moored and beautiful views, well worth a visit if you are ever in the area. We had a very welcome pot of tea and yummy cakes sat outside on a terrace right on the lake enjoying the last of the afternoon sunshine. Pure Bliss. I had to be dragged away for the drive home!!

We were so glad we made the most of the weather yesterday because it's been wet, windy and cool all day here. Perfect crafting weather and for once I had a really productive afternoon.

For weeks now I've been trying to find time to enter the Tuesday Taggers challenge, but just somehow always ran out of time so this week when I saw it was Swirls and Curls I was adamant I would have a go and so here is yet another tag!!! I promise something different next time.

I used part of a tattered angels mask to get a swirl on the edge and over sprayed with sapphire glimmer mist and the stamped round with a swirly inchy in faded jeans distress ink and then again with my favourite Heidi Grace swirl in black. The wording was from elusive images and the chipboard swirl was inked with brilliance pearlescent orchid and a dark pink chalk ink.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and lets hope the sun is back tomorrow.


Clarky J said...

fabulous tag - love all the different swirls and curls you have incorporated into it x Thanks for managing to join the TT challenge this week - fab to see you xx Janet

Lottie said...

Isn't lovely when you have a fabulous day out - and I can see that the NT trip inspired your lovely blue tag - great tags on here.

I bet with the glimmer mist it looks gorgeous on real life-photos never quite capture the shimmery effect do they.

lisa said...

I agree with you entirely Lottie. However you try to photo glimmer mist, you can never quite get that lovely shine, especially when there's no sun!!


memory-scrap said...

how lucky, the lake district looks beautiful. I love swirls ( I always think add such an interesting deimension to projects) and your tag is just lovely. A real nice colour blue too, I'm sure it is super shimmery fantastic in real life too! Love Jane x

Jill said...

Really love your tag Lisa. You are so luck living within striking distance of the Lake District, its a wonderful area.

Michelle said...

Fabulous tag Lisa, those swirls work so well and you've created a lovely work of art. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Taggers
x Michelle

Debbie Dolphin said...

we must of passed each other in the lakes.We've been up too all weekend for the airshow.Saturday was a glorious day.In fact im sat writing this on back of the boat.Though its been very busy.I know what you mean about being dragged away i have to be too though we are hoping to stay up for the rest of the week weather permitting!!!
debbie xxx

Kim Dellow said...

Wonderful tag, love he colours and swirls. Hasn't the weather just been so unpredicatable? Your photo is just lovely. Kim

Kim Piggott said...

Oh your weekend sounds like pure heaven! So glad you eventually found somewhere that was open!
Love your beautiful tag such gorgeous colour!
kim x

Littlebear said...

Hi Lisa,
It sounds like you are having a lovely time! Your tag is beautiful and I love the colours.
I have left a little something on my blog for you.
Have a lovely day.
Clare x

Marcea said...

what a gorgeous tag. Glad you had a lovely day in the end - how crazy is it that those places are closed on a saturday ... bonkers!

craftimamma said...

Sounds like a wonderful Saturday - eventually!

The tag is beautiful. What glorious blues!

Lesley Xx

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love the tag Lisa, photograph is beautiful. Please pop over to my blog, there's something over there for you, Judith x

Anne said...

Wow your tag is fabulous!

Useful to know where's shut on a Saturday - we're heading for Bowness this weekend for a week, looking forward to it, specially a trip to Graphicus on the Weds/Thu :)


Paula said...
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Paula said...

Apologies for the deleted comment. I am not sure why but sometimes I type & the first few words disappear when I submit the comment!!!

Levens Hall has been closed all 5 times I visited but the grounds are so gorgeous I forgave them!

Very pretty tag.