Saturday, 25 June 2011

Cornwall, cider and a tag!

Got back yesterday from a lovely weeks holiday in Cornwall. The scenery along the coast is fantastic, wild and windswept with plenty of rocky peaks to clamber up and admire the view from. I must have looked an absolute state most of the time with my hair whipped up by the wind!

We stayed in a cabin at Deerpark Forest Holidays which was off in the middle of nowhere (Cornwall seems to be a maze of pretty single track roads with grass up the middle). It was a lovely spot and our cabin had massive windows and a deck that looked out into the forest.  We even had our own private hot tub on the deck - lovely to relax in with a glass of wine and watch lots of little birds flitting about in the trees.
View from our cabin
Our cabin
As well as soaking up the scenery (if not the sun so much), we had some delicious gooseberry ice cream, seriously tasty beer battered fish and chips from Rick Steins Fish and Chips in Padstow, and plenty of cider (we found some that was made on a farm near where we stayed that came in what looked like a windscreen washer fluid bottle but tasted great!).

Anyway, It's nice to be back home, catch up with everyones blogs and do a bit of crafting.

I originally set out today to make something inspired by the colours of some beautiful flowers and plants we saw at the Eden Project, but I got distracted and made the tag below instead! Its my entry for Dragons Dream Tag It On challenge, which has the theme of 'Faces' this week.

I used Graphic 45 steampunk papers and stamps (loving them at the moment!) and Tim Holtz distress inks, tattered florals die, and book plates. The visage word stamp was one of the freebie stamps with Craft Stamper magazine a few months ago.

Edited: I'm also entering this tag into the steampunk challenge at Just for Fun.

Think thats enough from me for now. Thanks for looking :0)

Sarah xx


  1. You holiday home looks idyllic Cornwall is a beautiful part of the world.

    Great Steampunk tag that image is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragon's Dream TIO this week.

    Steampunk is also our theme at Just for Fun this week.... XOXO

  2. Love it. Gorgeous face stamp and I love the embellishments. What a super way to use the 'visage' stamp. Thanks for joining us this week on the TIO challenge.
    Wanda xx

  3. I love your holiday hideaway! I love Cornwall and would love to visit again - especially the Eden Project. Thanks for dreaming with the team this week - your tag is lovely,

  4. Fabulous take on this week's challenge. Thanks for such an unusual dream. I love how you used those great papers. What a fab place you stayed in

  5. Super face image, its a great piece.

  6. Funny I thought I had commented on this already lol
    Thank you for sharing this lovely tag with us at just for fun a women with vision bet she can come up with a better invention :)
    Von x

  7. Great tag Sarah, thanks for playing along with us at JFF this week.

    Sam xxx

  8. Lovely tag - meant to do one myself for this challenge but time got in the way. Holiday looks fab and foody type things sound ideal - never had gooseberry ice-cream and love those berries.
    Thanks for visiting me earlier. Hugs, Neet

  9. Gorgeous tag , its divine


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