Here are a few that have caught my eye
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Monday, 25 April 2011
Here are a few that have caught my eye
Sunday, 24 April 2011
There are lots of cheese and cider shops which also sell all kinds of locally made chutneys and jams and there is a cheese making factory where you can see the cheese being made. There were quite a few sweet shops selling handmade sweets and they had the machines on display actually making the sweets as well.
This photo shows one of the few clouds in the sky and it was a spectacular one!! It poked out over the top of the gorge like a Mr Whippy ice cream and looks soft and fluffy!!
The Cathedral is a spectacular building, we were there at around 6pm and the sun gave it a lovely glow.
The photo below shows the centre part of the West Front and depicts the day of judgement. Christ is flanked by two six winged seraphim and supported by the twelve apostles, angels and saints to welcome the seeker into New Jerusalem.
There is so much detail on the cathedral front. It is built from a local limestone which in the afternoon sun seems to glow.
The inside is is also stunning and you can walk though the cathredral and go all around the walls and reach the other side of the cathedral from where you started. The roof of the cathedral is very decorative.
At the moment there is an exhibition showing the Turin Shroud here.
I would really recommend a trip to Wells to see the Cathedral as it is a superb building with lots of interesting things to see inside. Don't miss the clock which dates back to 1390. When the clock strikes on the quarter, jousting knights rush around above it and the Quarter Jack bangs the quarter hours with his heels.
There is a market in Wells on a Wednesday and Saturday so those are good days to visit Wells. The market had closed by the time we got there sadly!
Friday, 22 April 2011
You can just see them on the first pic, little white dots and then clearer on the next 2 photos!
There are steps that you can climb to get to the top of the cliff but we didn't venture up them today!!
We finished off by driving along the seafront at Weston Super Mare and then made our way home.
Another fun day out, hope it's sunny all weekend so we can go out again.
Sunday, 17 April 2011
I loved the brightly painted houses across the estuary, they reminded me of the children's programme called Balamory!!! Here's a closer up photo of them
Our next stop was Brixham, another pretty little place.
Our next stop was Paignton where we had a Devonshire Cream Mr Whippy ice cream with a flake! The tide was in and it was almost covering the beach. I noticed that there were lots of painted beach huts further along but sadly didn't manage to get any photos!
We then drove through Torquay and Teignmouth before making our way home. So we did the English Riviera in a day!!
It was a lovely day out with lots of laughs and good food. I was exhausted by the time I got home and my hair was in so many knots from the wind, I couldn't get a comb through it!!!
We have some lovely coastlines in the UK - it's just a shame we don't get the weather to enjoy them!
Friday, 15 April 2011
I cut the lettering out on my Cuttlebug and the ribbon was from a Crafty Ribbons bargain bag. Not sure where the papers were from!!!
I'd like to enter this into the following challenges
One Stitch at a Time - New Baby (16 April)
I decided to go for a vintage look so I used Tea Dye Distress Ink for the background and co-ordinating Promarkers for the image.
The backing paper has starfish all over it and was a freebie that I downloaded. I tried to use a few different textures on the card, the rik rak is supposed to be the sea and the starfish was made from cork with some distress stickles on it. I threaded some twine through a button and frayed the twine to give it a more distressed look!
The sentiment was another stamp from the Beach Hut set which I cut with Labels 1 Nesties and edged with a Bronze Star Sakura pen.
I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges
Truly Scrumptious - Vintage (26 April)
Stamping Vacation - No Black Ink (12 May)
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Distressing (17 April)
Art Impressions Stamps - Anything Goes (20 April)
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Here they are
We even spotted some bluebells and a few other meadow flowers.