Thursday, 21 April 2011

I do like to be beside the seaside

Today has been another day of glorious wall to wall sunshine and so to make the most of it, we packed up a picnice and set off for our annual day out to the local seaside:
Frinton is such a lovely old fashioned seaside town.  At beach level, all you have is sand, a promenade and a variety of beach huts.  No ice cream kiosks or shops selling tourist items.  Consequently, all children on the beach are busy digging, playing ball games, paddling, or building sandcastles.  No whining about wanting lollies or sculptures made out of shells or plastic bits and bobs.  There is a town there too, but it is so very uncommercialised and quaint.  We've been going there for years now, and it's an annual event.  You park up along the road, and there is a large grassy area, perfect for a kick about with a football or game of cricket if the tide is in and you are waiting for the sand to reappear.  Then it's a long windy walk down to the beach.  As the children are all grown up and our visits are now as a couple rather than a family, we give the football and cricket a miss and just sit down and have a picnic whilst looking out to sea.
It's been a lovely day and I've just got home and had a look at the prompt for today. 
I was interested in the ideas for how to photograph layouts as there is one that I am going to be publishing soon that I wanted to show a little sneak peak.  Deb over at Paper Turtle sent me a teal wristband to wear in support of her mum's cancer diagnosis.  It was a 'Giveaway {with strings attached}'.  The 'strings attached' were to post something appropriate on her mum's birthday which is 29 April, and I have made a layout to go with the story that I will be sharing.  Want to see a sneak peek?  Check these out:

I'm especially excited about the frilly bit of the layout.  It's made with Tim Holtz Tissue Tape and I just love this product, I can see it popping up on many a layout in the near future!
Do you have a favourite product at the moment?

18 comments:

Linda said...

Frinton looks lovely! Love your 'sneaky peeks' too, can't wait to see it all!

JO SOWERBY said...

my favourite product has to be my new scrappy blogs chic header...........and a nice segway into the thank you for my comment today and im on ur blogroll too i see. ive never been to frinton but my fave place is lyme regis in dorset. it is just such a wonderful mix of old and sea and arty shops and fossils......not old people but real fossils. anyway looks like u had a fab time by the seaside. loving the cow by the way very classy dresser.
Jo xxxx

Jane said...

sounds just the place I love!

Gem's Crafts said...

Your LO looks fab, I shall be on the look out on 29th April! At the moment I'm loving my little butterfly cutter (my CraftRobo is currently on holiday awaiting the craft room to be finished!)

Denise said...

Oh it's so good to be back in blogland.It looks like a lovely day was had at the seaside,I haven't been to Frinton for years! Your sneaky peek looks very interesting.Tissue tape is my favourite at the moment :-)

Karen said...

Well Deb you know what us girls local to Frinton say ............ "Harwich for the continent and Frinton for the incontinent"!

Love your sneakies and guess what I have been working on today too - a little something for the 29th too.

Enjoy the rest of the Easter weekend xxx

Jinnag said...

I love your sneaky peaks. My favourites of the moment is Petaloo velvet flowers - hydrangeas - and tissue tape. Love the sound of Frinton and sounds like you had a lovely day.

Cheri said...

Can't wait to see the whole layout - you are such a tease!

Alison said...

Thx Deb, for your comment about my weightloss...it looks like you had a lovely day out and I do like the look of the tissue tape...looking forward to seeing the whole LO1
Alison xx

Becky said...

Love the sneak peaks - will be looking for the whole layout with interest! I haven't been to Frinton for years - used to take the children every summer holiday when they were little - loved it there. If we weren't decorating the utility room this weekend might have dragged the husband out for a day trip!

Cheryl McCain said...

Really love your sneak peaks. That is going to be one beautiful layout!

Connie said...

looking forward to seeing the rest of the LO!!!Frinton looks amazing!!

Amy said...

The sneak peeks have turned out really well Deb :-)
Sounds like a great day out you had - the weather looks glorious!

Sian said...

A favourite product? Mmm..I've got a favourite "thing I want" which is a Slice, does that count?

Your seaside sounds lovely.

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Oh that beach looks lovely, Deb! And thanks for the little sneak peek on the layout for my mom's birthday surprise. :o) I can't wait!!!

Valerie said...

Hi Deb! I'm taking Shimelle's class with you. I didn't get here soon enough to take your poll, but I enjoyed your beautiful photos in this post. I like the mixture of a little bit of you, and little bit of a scrapbook page. I'm really loving both tissue tape and washi tape. So fun to use!

Scrappi Sandi said...

I've never been to Frinton, but it sounds right 'up my street'!!

Loving the look of your sneak peeks...have yet to try tissue tape for myself!! My fave at the moment is using various thicknesses of twine!! But my faves can change on a whim!! LOL!! I'm in catch up mode & may I say how gorgeous your blog is looking....I'm also in (NON) catch up mode with my BBFS prompts...no change there then LOL!!!

Lisa-Jane said...

Those sneaks look like wonderful colours,