Friday, 23 August 2013

An English Country Afternoon, with a free download

On Friday I was lucky enough to have lunchtime free at the same time as my Mum, my brother and his girlfriend and we took the opportunity to go out into the countryside at Bradfield, just on the outskirts of Sheffield. We visited The Schoolrooms at low Bradfield and had a nice relaxed lunch and a catch up.

The Schoolrooms at Bradfield

While I was there I thought I'd take the opportunity to take some photos to share here on my blog. My brother's girlfriend is half French, half American and grew up in Oregon and she loves the English countryside and always says it's the image that Americans have of the UK! I know I have a lot of visitors from the USA here so I thought I'd share them with you too. As well as everyone else around the world... (I've been learning how to look at my stats and I'm surprised how many countries are shown as having readers!)

Low and High Bradfield

In many ways Bradfield is a quintessential English village with a village green for cricket, a village hall with farmers markets and events, a post office and tearooms, and a pub or two. It also has amazing views of the Yorkshire countryside looking out over the verdant hills and fields decorated with hedgerows, trees and sheep. It's a great place for taking a walk too with many round walks through the woods, fields and around the reservoirs where you can start and finish in the village (or the pub, depending on who you're walking with!).

Views of Bradfield

 Free digital download for crafting

I then thought a better way to share than just looking is being able to download some pictures too. And as a crafter I thought I'd share them in a crafty way. So I made a PDF picture sheet for crafting and (after a lot of pressing buttons and hoping it would work) managed to get it into a format I can share with you.

There are images of the village which I've been playing with with my editing program which are great for scrapbooking and card making. The three circle images show details from around the village and can be used for adding details to your creations or in jewellery making. Across the bottom of the page is a traditional dry stone wall strip which can be used as boarders. 

Free craft sheet download
This photo sheet is free to download using the link below.

This link will take you to a copy of the PDF which you can save or print. It is free to use in your own crafting as many times as you like. DO NOT share or sell copies. (As I've said before, I'm not very technical - the image in the link looks a little odd but when you press print the true image shows in the PDF!)

Free Bradfield pictures PDF 

Feel free to use the pictures as you'd like, and I always love to see what people are working on so it would be great to see your creations too!

More instant downloads of York and France are available to buy in my Etsy shop.
France download
French market download
York download


  1. What gorgeous villages! It's wonderful to discover new places through the world wide web! Thanks for sharing your photographs. :-) xx

    1. It is very pretty there! That's what's so nice about Sheffield, you have the benefits of a big city with the beautiful countryside too!

    2. Just like Manchester! But don't tell anyone!! ;-)

  2. Thank you and what a great way to spend time with your family. Thanks for linking up.