Life’s a beach

Over at Sparkles Monthly Challenge, we are launching a new challenge today which is At The Beach.

“Life’s a beach” for me as I’m lucky enough to live right by the beach with my hubby in the North West of England; we love living here and feel very blessed. So I’m sharing this beautiful beach view with some beach related postage stamps (smile!).

I started by covering the page with a piece of Stamperia paper showing a beautiful beach view; it was from an “Around the World” paper pad. Next I cut some letters to size which were salvage stickers by Tim Holtz, edged them all with a black Faber-Castell marker and stuck them in place to read “Life’s a beach”.

To finish, I added the Australian postage stamps, featuring a Lobster Crab, Banded Coral Shrimp and Anemone Fish, which were from my hubby’s childhood collection that he kindly gifted me for art journaling (smile!).

I hope you’ll join us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge too, for more inspiration please check out the amazing At The Beach designs from my Sparkles Buddies in the Design Team too; we would love for you to join us so please be sure to check out the rules here.

Our beach is quite extensive with miles of beautiful beach, some of which is pictured here with the pier in the background. We love living here and I think that I was drawn back this part of the world as I was born here on the Fylde coast; locally I’m called a “Sandgrown’un” which literally means someone born by the seaside (grin!).

You’ll also find sand dunes along the beach front too.

As well as a promenade and these beach huts which have a lovely outlook overlooking the beach and can be rented for the day.

I hope that you are staying safe and well!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.


As well as Sparkles Monthly Challenge , I’m pleased to be joining the following challenges:

The lovely Chris from Pearshapedcrafting is hosting over at Art Journal Journey this month and has chosen When We Were Young so I’m joining her with my Life’s A Beach page as I was born and lived near the beach growing up and also some of my hubby’s childhood postage stamps are featured on my page.

Paperbabe Stamps and their #174 – Anything Goes challenge with my Life’s A Beach page.

LTCCB#69 – Anything Goes over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog with my papercraft art journal page.

Ally’s Angels and their Challenge #61- Anything Goes; I’m happy to join this challenge with my beach page, thanks Leslie for the invite at your sister challenges (smile!).

10 thoughts on “Life’s a beach

  1. I love this art journal, the beach is the best place to be and I used to practially live there when the kids were young, they take there own kids there now, all ‘sandgrown’ btw. We have beautiful beaches here in the NW.xx

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  2. The beach is a good place to be in August, that is for certain. Oh the blue water looks beautiful and your stickers really drive home your point. Thanks for sharing this at AJJ for Chris’ challenge. It’s looks lovely where you live too. Your lucky to be so close because even if you don’t sunbath in the winter, beach walking is a great thing to do. Happy new week Jo. Hugs Erika.

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  3. Your beautiful page has me dreaming. In two weeks my friend Teague and I are running away to the beach for a few days. I wish some of the beaches here had the cute little beach houses to rent for the day

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  4. What a fabulous page Jo! Lucky you being born by the seaside!! We used to be taken most weekends in the Summer to the seaside by uncles who had cars. It must have been great to go whenever you wished. Thanks for linking this lovely memory page to my AJJ theme, Hugs, Chris

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  5. I love your page. Those Tim Holtz letters are absolutely beautiful and you have found a great way of using them in this journal. So good of hubby to let you have his stamp collection, love those Australian stamps. It all makes for a very enjoyable age.
    Keep walking the prom.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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