Sunday, August 6, 2017

Card Making Craft Break Westport April 2018

 5 Day Card Making Craft Break
at the beautiful 
Westport Coast Hotel 
Sunday 8th of April to Friday 13th of April 2018
5 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast for €269 pps
Single supplement is €15 per night. 
(1 single room and 3 twin rooms available)
The hotel can accommodate 3 in a room. 
but the price is still €269.00 pps

Everyone is very welcome
If you love Card Making
You will love this craft break,
Where you will learn lots of different techniques
Meet new friends and pick up loads of inspiration and top tips
where to buy from, the best products,
and everyone's favourite craft essentials.


Classes 
(details for classes has been added to the bottom of this post.)
Classes will be €15.00 for 2 hours, 
(full class details will be added to my blog near the time)
Morning 11.00 to 1.00
Afternoon 3.00 to 5.00
On the Mon/Tue/Wed/Thurs, room holds about 15.
so same class morning and afternoon. 
but each day will be different cards.
That way you will have the afternoon or morning off 
to use the beautiful spa facilities at the hotel.

Sunday meet up
At the Clew bay Meeting Room
on the 1st floor, as you get out of the list 
turn right, last room on left.
We have the room free from 4.00 to 6.00pm
so if you fancy a bit of crafting before dinner
please bring something to work on.


Hotel details
The Westport Coast Hotel
is beautiful
I have stayed there 3 times, and loved it so much have planned this Craft  break there for 2018
The bedrooms are very comfortable and specious, 
beautiful bathrooms, fabulous Spa facilities, 
Complementary pick up and return from Train Station 
Mini bus on arrangement into Westport town.
Tea and scones on arrival.
Unlimited Teas/coffees throughout the week.
discount on spa treatments
and the food is 5 star.
They do a fabulous Afternoon Tea. (extra)
http://www.westportcoasthotel.ie/ 
for photos 


Class Details
Afternoon places available
so if you live near Westport and fancy joining us
for a class or 2 please get in touch

Monday Morning and Afternoon
Multi layered card for New Baby Boy
Vintage Style Shabby Chic New Baby Girl
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Tuesday Morning and Afternoon
Vintage card with pretty miniature bouquet for Anniversary
Over the edge Easel card for Wedding


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Wednesday Morning and Afternoon
Single Gate-fold card for Gents Birthday
Ornate Double Gate Fold for Ladies Birthday

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Thursday Morning and Afternoon
Twin Twisted Easel for Communion
A really pretty Sympathy card
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We will use the most beautiful Card, Backgrounds, 
Toppers, Lace, Ribbons, embellishments, 
learning different techniques at each class. 

What you need to bring
Craft Mat
3 pairs of scissors, 1 for paper, 1 for ribbons, 
and 1 for sticky tapes.
Paper trimmer
Ruler, Pencil, rubber, note pad
Tweezers, Pokey tool, bone folder

Good quality all purpose glue (colall or bostic)
Foam pads, foam tape,
Double- sided tape
Hi-tac Tape (the one with the red backing) this is for sticking  ribbon and lace.
Please bring your own glue gun if you have one,
and an extension lead.
I have adhesive Starter packs for €15.00
if you need to borrow tools, let me know by 5th of April.



You can email me at
yvonnecardart63@live.co.uk 
 if you have any questions

Many thanks Yvonne 

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Afternoon Tea at Fernleigh

Afternoon Tea at Fernleigh
in Aid of The Five Loaves Charity in Bray.

Well how to I start
Not really sure, I am exhausted, but so happy, with the day yesterday, first of all Our Lady listened to all my prayers and gave us a glorious day, to be honest, I was so stressed, getting everything ready, that I forgot to go into the garden to say welcome to everyone, even thou I gave you all a hug and a kiss when you arrived, I had set the summer house up for teas and coffees, with hot flasks and kettles, but it doesn't even look like it was used, there was tissues, wet wipes, sun screen and even sun glasses in a basket.
Jugs of Water, 7up, sparkling water, elder flower cordial, Prosecco and Secco light, in the bottle cooler, 
I hope everyone has a good time,

THANK YOU 
I biggest thank yous to Roberta Ruth and Edel Shannon, they were both amazing, because I simply could not of pulled the day off without them. and I don't think they knew what they were letting themselves into when they said they would help.

 thank you to Clare Honan , Cathy O Brien and Linda Cameron 
for jumping in to help and sell tickets, 
To Patricia O Leary for the beautiful exploding box demo. 
Clare Honan had one planned to do, but we ran out of time, 
but we might do it at the next fun night. 
you just need to bring a hard backed notebook. 
Thank you to everyone who gave me china, loaned me Cake stands, Tea pots, umbrellas, Chairs, table cloths. 
I appreciated everyone's help.
A huge big thank you to everyone who came, 
for your generous support, your money will go a long way.

Will I do it all again, YES is the answer, but next time I will have to hire some help. in the way of 2 school girls, who are fit and can run up and down the steps.
 and it will only be afternoon Tea and a Raffle, 
that way we can all enjoy the day, 
and I will get to chat to everyone.

HOW MUCH DID WE MAKE
Drum rollllllllllllllllllll
The Grand Total going to the Five loaves is €1259.61
There is still a few promised donations, put I will add those to the raffle to be held in Carlow on the 15th of July.
When you look through the photos the last one really touched my heart, and had me crying, (please read it)
Myself and Roberta will pop the money in this week.
PRIZES
The best Hat went to Esther Newcombe Mahon
And the most Elegant lady Was Maureen McBride 
I was so busy I didn't get back to the camera, but Esther, Jenny and Brona took loads of photos, which I have added below.
I just finished washing all the china, and putting it away for next year, which will save me so much time, as we now have everything we need to do it all again next year.
We would love your feedback on the day and how we could improve it.
Thanks a million everyone
God Bless Yvonne Tune xx


Dee, Liz and Maureen


Carmel and Elma


Deirdre, Celine, Kitty and Rose


Jennifer


Esther


Anne, Charlotte and Linda


Lower patio. Deirdre, Celine, Kitty and Rose


Susan, Carmel, Elma and Carolyn


Aileen, Breeda, Liz, Linda and Patricia






Esther, Ann and Charlotte


Jean and Esther









Exploding box by Patricia O Leary


Lace Journal by Clare Honan






Jennifer Mary and Carmel

Breeda, Patricia and Kay
Rose Celine and Kitty


Before it all started









The Best Hat winner
Esther Mahon

She made this hat herself.
Brilliant

Dee

The most Elegant Lady
Maureen McBride


Kay, Dee and Maureen

Jean










Kay, Dee, Liz, and Maureen

Aileen, Clare and Breeda

Liz, Linda, and Patricia 

Aideen and Cathy


Kitty

Cathy and Brona

The 2 outstanding helpers
Roberta and Edel
thank you both so much.


This one really touched my heart
Thank you Paul
you are a credit to your Mam and Dad.
and an inspiration to everyone. xx