Hello again - I made this card this morning with the Trimcraft First Edition "Storyteller" papers and did a little bit of paper distressing with the edge of my scissors.
The papers are really vibrant colours and I had the perfect matching 6x6 card from a new set of 24 Dovecraft cards and envelopes called "Mash-Up".
The dies I used are Trimcraft Clocks and Screens with a Dovecraft Dragonfly in the centre. I've added some texture paste with Dovecraft Glass paint on top around some of the edges but the main texture comes from dots of Dovecraft Puffy Paint placed randomly across the card.
The Puffy Paint comes in 8 different colours and is applied to the project directly from the fine nozzle. On this card I squeezed some out onto my work surface and used a spatula and stencil - then I used my heat tool to give it the puffy effect (good fun!)
I've also used some Dovecraft Crystal Glitter Glue around the edges and on the clocks.
Another Twist and Pop card, this time with the beautiful new Storyteller papers, Screen and Cat dies from Trimcraft. The papers at the front of the pad are so thick that they make fantastic cards in themselves so I've used the red floral one as the outside of my card.
Now I think I'll have to stop making this shape of card for a while as I seem to have made so many now.
This is another of those places which we frequently pass but have not stopped at for many years. It's a really imposing building and the grounds are beautifully kept.
We'll have to come back soon and have a look around inside as we've never been in there yet. This photo is not even centred properly because I caught sight of the magnificent St. Bernard (bottom photo) coming across the road and lost concentration!
Meet Trixie :) I just can't resist a cute little dog when I'm out for a walk and they don't come much cuter than Trixie with her gorgeous red collar and cosy jumper!
We went for a walk up the hill to Scrabo Tower, just outside Newtownards in Co. Down this afternoon and the scenery was beautiful.
You can see how tall the tower really is when you see the person standing at the bottom left.
We stood for a while at the top watching the little planes taking off and landing at Newtownards airport.
Trixie's owners pointed out Islandhill in the photo above as another good place for a walk. By the time we finished admiring the view up at Scrabo and got to Islandhill we decided to leave the walk to another day - hopefully soon, as it looked lovely.
We took the day off a couple of weeks ago as it was David's birthday and finally made it to the Titanic Centre in Belfast!I meet people every couple of weeks from all over Ireland and beyond who have all visited this centre and were amazed that I'd never been, even though It's only about 15 minutes from home. As many of you know, David and I were working together in Belfast for quite a bit of the time when the centre was being built and passed the site twice a day. I used to say that I'd be in there as soon as it opened! Then, it was just so busy that we thought we'd wait till the crowds died down - well, that's almost 5 years ago and we only made it this month!!
When it got the award for being the world's best tourist attraction earlier this month we decided we;d go for David's birthday :) We had a lovely day :)
The photo above shows the cranes of Harland and Wolff (and for the crafters among you - that's the Titanic Exhibition Centre to the left, where the craft shows, among other things, are now held)
With the birthday boy :)
Andrew -who treated us to a lovely turkey dinner before the Titanic tour :)
There's just so much history (including so much of the history of Belfast which is so relevant to my family) captured inside this building that it's difficult to take it in in one day - that's why it was dark when we came out! Now we'll definitely have to go back to have a second helping. My photos do not in any way do this place justice.
When we lwft the Titanic building we also had a tour of the Nomadic which is docked on the Lagan.