Sunday, February 13, 2011

Back from the Seaside

At the beginning of last week, my husband suggested to go to the seaside and have lunch there to celebrate our anniversary and Valentine's Day.

So this morning, we picked up my mom and headed East to the seaside.
We are lucky enough to live not too far from the sea. It's not a beautiful sea but our Coast on the North Adriatic Sea is quite famous as one of the most amusing sea locations in Italy. Discos, pubs, hotels, amusement parks etc. are all at their best next to perfectly equipped beaches.
This in summer. In winter - and especially in a foggy day as today - it's not so amusing but we had a great time. No traffic to arrive there, lots of people walking around, open shops, fully booked restaurants and THE PERFECT BEACH.

We had lunch early then we headed to the beach: it is a quite small beach and in summer it's full of umbrellas placed in perfect rows, full of people trying to have the best suntan, kids playing in the sand and teenagers answering phones and playing soccer.
Today, we were just a few. The sea was far away with an incredible low tide, seagulls were making noise while fishing on the beach just a few steps away from us. Bunches of shells (not beautiful shells but my daughter loved them!) to look at hoping to find hidden treasures. The sand was accumulated in dunes, no umbrellas, no one shouting. It was not sunny but it was not too cold so we had an hour of complete relax, wandering around.

Then it was time to drive back home and here we are, an hour later.

And to celebrate this winter day at the beach, I have a card to show you:

This lovely digi is from Whimsie Doodles and I used a Bo Bunny flower paper from the Alyssa Collection and a dooted cardstock from DCWV.
I made it using a sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday:
The sponsor this week is Whimsie Doodles so it's a perfect match.

This card will be entered in the following challenges:
 Cute Cards Thursday Challenge # 151 where they ask for hearts and flowers.

Well, time to go and do something more useful for the home...


  1. Oh Monica, I am with Arlana this weekend and I just had to show her your card. I am still smiling. It is sooo clever and cute as can be. I love how you popped the worm around the hook. Just too cute. i am so glad that you had a wonderful time at the beach for your anniversary and Valentines day. You just talking about it makes me want to take a stroll on the beach. Happy anniversary and happy valentines day. You made my day a little brighter today. Thanks,
    Nancy SSW-DT

  2. That is just so cute, and lovely, and sweet!!!

  3. What a cute image and clever idea to pop the worm! Great card!
    Judi SSW DT

  4. Hi Monica, thanks so much for sharing your part of the world, I love Italy but don't get there enough. We live in New Zealand but my husband is Irish. We have a beach house and yes I love going to the beach in the winter, seeing what the tide and the winds have blowen up on the beach. We only have 4 million people in NZ so we hardly have anyone on our beach and NZ is surrounded by water even in our long hot summer which we are having at the moment. Love your card it's awesome and very well done. Great pink worm and I love your hook. Great job.
    Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Good luck.
    Kathie SSW-Design Team

  5. Such a sweet sweet card. Love the papers and added detail. Thanks for sharing your story. Have a sweet week. Arlana@SSW!!!

  6. Eeekkkk! That is just adorable!!! I love that little worm! Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Deanne :)

  7. Oh what a lovely day you had at the beach - there's nothing like strolling the beach no matter what time of year. Your card is absolutely adorable and I love the added dimension you gave it. Beautiful papers and great job on the sketch. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I hope we'll see you again next time too.
    All the best,
    Sharon, SSW-DT