Monday, 29 July 2013

7 I love the Lakes.....

A card which sort of evolved into an 18th birthday card today - in the UK, 18 is when you become 'of age' and can vote, drink and legally do everything else that adults do......the key is a bit of a symbol for that age - the key of the door

The image is from the Emma Canning CD from Polkadoodles, I coloured her with ProMarkers, I thought she looked good on a step card.... 

We wandered around Grasmere yesterday a lovely little village in the heart of the Lake District, I took some photos, I know those of you overseas love to see photos of the English countryside....this was the view as we walked along the road leading to the village

How about this for a quintessential English graveyard - I love that tree!

The Parish Church is so ancient....

and has a beautiful vaulted ceiling....

the ropes leading up to the belfry, which ring the church bells

and how do you fancy sitting here for a quiet coffee?

Then we spent ages looking around Dove Cottage, which was the home of William Wordsworth, one of the most famous English poets, who was poet laureate to Queen Victoria. The house was fascinating and filled with furniture that belonged to the family - I loved it. The little sign looks like a 'for sale' sign, it's just a sign announcing the name of the cottage and the opening times!

Another peep at my holiday wanderings=/?0 tomorrow. Have a great week x


  1. Beautiful card and lovely photo's.
    Gr Elly

  2. gorgeous card En and your pics bring back wonderful memories of lovely holidays in the Lakes...hugs kath xxx

  3. Love the colour of her dress Enfys, smashing card. Isn't the lake district beautiful - we are so lucky to have such gorgeous countryside in the UK. Pat x

  4. Lovely card Enfys! Thanks for sharing the pics...they are beautiful.
    Hugs, Renee

  5. Lovely card, lovely pictures, sure looks like you had beautiful weather and a great time. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  6. Wow what beautiful photos and memories.Glad you had a nice time.So idilic.Stunning card dearie.Love these colours.Hugs Debbie x

  7. what a pretty card ... love the symbolic idea of the key. Great photos ... looks like you are having a wonderful time!


  8. I love your card - the colour is one of my favourites.
    What a lovely area to visit

  9. A very cute card. I just loved your countryside pictures !! It makes me wish I could visit !!
    Anna N.

  10. Beautiful colour choice for your lovely card.

    Fab photos - I've driven through, around and even stopped on the edge of the Lake District but it is not an area that I have properly visited...really must do something about that.

    Toni xx

  11. Gorgeous card and image Enfys lovely colours too! love your photos a place l visited a lot when l was younger with the children the country side looks so lush too nice and green x

  12. Lovely card, but the photos of the village are so nice to see. Thank you for sharing your vacation with us. BethAnn M.

  13. Enfys,
    Thanks for sharing the pictures. I love them and they are so pretty. Keep them coming......Love the card also.

  14. A beautiful card Enfys. Love the colour. Your photos are lovely. A great part of the country to visit.

  15. This came a day late to my inbox. Love the card. Beautiful coloring.
    In love with the photos. What a wonderful trip.

  16. I love everything about this post. My grandaughter turns 18 this month August) so what a perfect card.Loved the countryside pictures. Keep up your wonderful postings and stories and it feels like your sitting and talking to me
    Bev V.


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Enfys x