Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Turf and Bog Cotton, Co. Donegal

 Nothing says "Ireland" quite like turf  I took these photos near Glenveagh National Park in Co. Donegal. There's bog cotton growing alongside the peat and you can see the tip of Mount Errigal in the first photo.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Enchanted (Simply Creative papers from Trimcraft)

 A pretty quick and simple card today with Trimcraft's lovely new "Enchantment" papers from their Simply Creative range. I cut an aperture in the 6x6 flower embossed card with the Nesting Doily die and decoupaged little houses from the 12 x 12 pad across the aperture.I also used the heart bunting from the assorted bunting dies and decoupaged some handcut clouds from the 12 x 12 paper pad. I have added a loos leaf of cloud paper from the 6x6 paper pad inside. There is aome Dovecraft Crystal Glitter Glue on the house windows and the clouds and some Simply Creative pearls on the bunting :)

Monday, 17 July 2017

Fanad Head Lighthouse, Co. Donegal

 Some photos of Fanad Head Lighthouse on the Wild Atlantic Way, Co. Donegal from two weeks ago. The lighthouse has only been open to the public for around a year and is well worthy a visit, especially if you climb right up to the top.

 The amazing spiral staircase with the flags to the left.

 Tour guide, Jimmy, who made it very interesting

Star Shaker card -Tonic Studios

 I knew I was right to hold on to those pearl beads as they would be useful some day! I made some cards with the Tonic Studios Blister sets and used the Star & Blister set on this one. The star works with the original Star Layering dies too so I have made a star frame using two dies to fit around the shaker part.I also used tiny die cut stars around the card with part trimmed from the Ada Lace die at the top and bottom.
The paper is Copper Luxury from DCWV.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Win and Tonic Challenge - JULY

Hello :) It'[s time for another challenge over on the Win & Tonic Challenge Blog. The theme is so simple this month - Anything Goes! Have a look at the blog to see the other lovely cards made by the Design Team and be sure to join in so you have the chance to win a fantastic prize from Tonic Studios!!
I have used An Artists Gift Dimensions die set to make a lovely little gift box and the Grand Gala Bunting Set to make the card. I decorated both with the Flower Fairies papers and toppers which are the fre gift in this month's Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine. 
I've also used Rossini's Spray Flourish die set with gold mirror card and the tiny bunting from the Grand Gala set at the top of the card and gift box.
Back of gift box

Friday, 14 July 2017

Perfectly Pink Evening Invitation - Dovecraft by Trimcraft

This is another card I made earlier with the Dovecraft Back to Basics "Perfectly Pink" collection from Trimcraft. I love the pinks and lilacs together in the papers and embellishments :)
I've also used Trimcraft First Edition "Wedding" dies.

Ballymastocker Strand, Co. Donegal

 The strand at Ballymastocker is certainly one of the most beautiful I've seen in Ireland and although it was quite overcast and blustery, I'm sure it would be even more stunning on a really sunny day. We had gone away just to have some peace and quiet and found it right there - there was hardly anyone else on the beach.
Lots of sand, plenty of caves - what more could you want? :)

Birthdays - Tonic Studios Oxford Index Box die set

 Hello :) This is a little "filing system" for keeping a note of birthday dates. I used  the Tonic Studios Oxford Index Box die set with the Vines and Moments, Stationery Spray and Butterfly Recollections dies for the cards inside. The lettering is cut with "Attraction" dies.
The paper is DCWV Copper Luxury and I hand cut the flowers/succulents from the paper pad and glued them to the card.

Old cottage, Co. Donegal

 I spotted another cute little deserted stone cottage on the roadside between Ramelton and Rathmullan in Co. Donegal. It must have been idyllic at one time as it's right on  the edge of the water.

Moss on the branches of the tree

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Thatched cottage - Tonic Studios Bunting die set

 Hello :) I've used Tonic Studios' Birthday Bash Bunting Set to make this little thatched cottage and added detail to the thatch with the Tangled Terrace Window Box die set. I cut the vase with Harvey's Ledge dies and the flowers were punched with a very old mini flower punch which I got from Tonic quite a few years ago but always seem to go back to for small detail.