Sunday, 22 July 2018

Rhubarb from the garden :)

 I've been watching the rhubarb for a few days to see when I'd be having my next crumble! Well, today was the day :) I'm not in the habit of taking photos of my dinner but was teasing one of my sons as he's away for a couple of days and was showing him what he was missing :)

Rhubarb coconut crumble with custard. That's just my portion - there was plenty more :)

I'm rather full now as the rhubarb followed this - salmon, roast potatoes, carrots, pea and pesto puree with sauteed tomato and red onion. I shouldn't be hungry for a while!

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Perfect Moments - Love - Trimcraft

 The beautiful vintage patterns and colours of the First Edition "Perfect Moments" papers from Trimcraft are at the top of my Favourites List at the moment :) They are perfect for cards with a romantic feel. I've added a folded part at the front made from the paper from the pad without any card underneath as the quality of the paper means that it can keep its shape with no support.
I have used some dies fro the Unicorn set  (FEDIE274) and a new Dovecraft With Love die DCDIE172 and, as always, lots of Simply Creative gems (silver hearts).

Friday, 20 July 2018

Happy Birthday - Trimcraft Beach Life

 It's a bit too overcast to sit out on a deck chair here today but we can dream 😎
This is another card I made with Trimcraft's Beach Life collection (and yet another 5x7 circle aperture card). I've used the cute decoupage papers with some of the new Baby Themed dies at the top.

I've used some Dovecraft Crystal Glitter Glue on the clouds and added puffy stickers at the bottom.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Perfect Moments Bouquet card - Trimcraft

Hello :) I made this pull out bouquet card with the brand new Perfect Moments papers from Trimcraft and the flowers from new Unicorn die set. The colours and patterns on the papers are just gorgeous :)

Monday, 16 July 2018

Love and Cherish wedding card - Tonic Studios

A wedding card I made with the Tonic Studios "New Start" die set and Will's Hand sentiment dies  I've added a few gold sequins from the Nuvo "Golden Years" set.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Antrim Coast Road

 Between Ballygally and Glenarm on the Antrim Coast Road

Glenarm, Antrim Coast Road, Co. Antrim

Glenarm is just so beautiful, no matter what season it is but yesterday it looked exceptional in the summer sunshine!

 Taken from the Dickeystown Road.

Ballygally, Antrim Coast Road, Co. Antrim

 The sunshine is lasting well and we were able to get a day to the Antrim Coast Rd yesterday. I'm not sure who painted the face on this rock but it seems to have been there for years now and lots of folk stop off to take photos on their way through Ballygally.

 One day I'm going to get up on that wall and take a photo through that circle but there were too many people around yesterday and I didn't want to slip off on the seaweed in front of them !

 Just opposite the Ballygally Castle Hotel.

Friday, 13 July 2018

In my garden today

Some flowers in the garden this morning. These are surviving on soapy dishwater during the dry spell and hose pipe ban in Northern Ireland. 
I've had a massive clearout of plants over the last few months to make the garden more manageable and enjoyable so it doesn't have the "mature" look that I love but hopefully it will recover with some TLC
 Handel climbing rose

 Surfinia petunias and pelargonium


 Castor oil plant - Fatsia Japonica


 Marigold - they are everywhere in the garden! I use them in salads and also to stop bleeding if I cut myself