Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Best Wishes - Trimcraft

 Hello :)  This is another card with Trimcraft's beautiful Wild Flower papers. I've used Trimcraft's Nesting Doily, Nesting Bloom, Sentiment, Border , Bunting and Dancing dies along with Simply Creative pearls.

Get Well Wishes - Trimcraft

 A Get Well card made with Trimcraft Wild Flowers paper, First Edition Nesting Bloom, Border, Bunting and Sentiment dies and Dovecraft Painted Blooms dies (butterfly and leaves).

A surprise fold inside with  Nesting Doily and Painted Blooms die cuts  :)

Monday, 24 April 2017

Best Wishes Stepper card

A stepper card this afternoon :)
I used the Tonic Studios Side Stepper Embossing Folder, Stepper Card die, Entwined Hearts Idyllics Folder and die set, Lily Spray and Best Wishes dies.

Crawfordsburn Country Park, Co. Down

 Someone has been very busy with a chainsaw since our last visit. We came top see the bluebells but these were a lovely addition to the park.

50 years of Ulsterbus

We were passing the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum on Saturday when we noticed a lot of vintage buses in the car park. David was keen to see them so we turned back and parked. It was the end of a rally celebrating 50 years of Translink Ulsterbus and was really interesting.

 I really felt my age when I saw this one! I travelled every day during term time for seven years to school on a bus exactly like this one!

 The old City Bus from my teenage years :)

 The driver of this brand new Airport Express let us on board  - super modern inside with USB ports in the seats etc.

 This little miniature bus was driven around the car park by a man inside - I'm not sure how he got in there but I did see him getting out to stretch his legs:)

 The presentation ceremony for the worthy winners  - cups and shields presented by the CEO of Translink - Chris Conway.

There's a great little video HERE with interesting clips from over the years including the famous Mr. Heubeck whose name we heard so often in thew news at the time when he carried suspect parcels off the buses.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Happy Birthday Shadow box card - Tonic Studios

 I'm getting some samples ready top take to Crafting Live, Belfast at the Titanic Exhibition Centre next weekend and this is made with two of the Tonic Studios Shadow Box die sets which I'll be using at the show. These dies make a really special card/ keepsake :)

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

My Happy Place

 Trying out one of the new Folk Art stencils I got from Plaid Crafts with some of their chalk paint - Glacier, White Adirondack and Grotto with some added flat backed pearls.
This has got to be one for the craft room!!

Carlingford, Co. Louth yesterday

 We drove off to Co. Louth yesterday afternoon and had a lovely time in Carlingford. It's a really quaint little place with a beautiful harbour, King John's castle, cobbled streets and cute shops in narrow streets. 
Not so much walking today as I've pulled a ligament in my foot and have it bandaged up with orders not to walk too far :(

 There must be major work going on here as the scaffolding was up when we were here 3 years ago.

 A view of the Mournes across Carlingford Lough.

 I do love an old wreck!!

Easter Monday at Tollymore Forest Park, Co. Down

 After a picnic in the car sheltering from the rain, the weather brightened up and we had a lovely afternoon following the "Red Route" round Tollymore Forest Park in Co. Down. I love making memories with my favourite people!