Sunday, 21 January 2018

Belfast - Harbour Estate and Victoria Park

 We haven't had much time or energy for walks lately but late yesterday afternoon we had a quick trip over to Laganside and Victoria Park. There's plenty of wildlife around and I watched these Oystercatchers for a while before they all decided to fly off.

 The Sam Thompson Bridge leading to Victoria Park in East Belfast.

 Short Brothers building with one of the giant Belfast Shipyard cranes in the background.

 The Sam Thompson Bridge.
Named after Sam Thompson (1916- 1965) from East Belfast, who worked in the shipyard, was a trade unionist and later playwright.


 From the bridge towards the harbour.



 Ice on the water.



Monday, 15 January 2018

Nature's Grace - new Dovecraft collection by Trimcraft

 One I made earlier :) A little front pocket card which I made a while back using the gorgeous new Dovecraft collection "Nature's Grace" by Trimcraft. The papers are stunning and the coordinating embellishments are just so pretty..especially the washi tape which I'll be showing you on some of the other cards I have made with this collection. 




Sunday, 14 January 2018

Beyond the Shore - Trimcraft

This is a card I made with the new Beyond the Shore First Edition papers from Trimcraft before the holidays. I have quite a few cards which I made earlier so I'm sorting out the photos and will post soon

Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine issue 179 (Feb)


This is one of a set of Quick Cards which I made for the February issue (179) of Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine. My copy was just delivered yesterday so it must be in the shops soon. At a quick glance I can tell you that there are some beautiful creations inside... a fantastic free gift of a border die set and gorgeous papers.
I used Trimcraft's Wanderlust papers and Bee Happy embellishments.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Newcastle, Co. Down -Jan 12th '18

 Today we went to Newcastle, Co. Down. It was very cold, dark and windy. It was actually too windy and cold to walk as we almost got blown off our feet on the main road opposite this bridge.





 A mural and mosaic at the little harbour on the Kilkeel/Annalong side of Newcastle.




 Tails of Flight sculpture inspired by Harry Ferguson who made the first air flight in Northern Ireland along the seafront at Newcastle.


Ballintoy (evening 11th Jan '18)


 After the postman had been yesterday and left appointments for David's CT and MRI scans I made up a picnic and we headed up to the North Antrim coast. We both love this area and stopped to eat our sandwiches in Carnlough before driving on to Ballintoy.It was just beginning to get dark -but still beautiful. It's a gorgeous little place and no wonder it has become so popular as a filming location.

















Glens of Antrim Jan 11th 2018

 I can't pass by a run down stone cottage without stopping to have a look and wonder who lived there and what life was like for them. This was up in the hills above Cushendun.