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Up Up And Away

I have just come back from the most fabulous 10 day holiday where Irene, Paul, Andrew and myself toured around the West Coast of Ireland.

Started the trip by driving to the North, Portrush, where we visited the Giant’s Causeway then on to Sligo via Donegal.

We also stopped off at Mullaghmore … they had a little craft shop which was a surprise!!  We then made our way along the Wild Atlantic Way to Achill Island which is too stunning for words and stayed at the best B & B ever.  All the other stopovers were 4 star hotels but they weren’t a patch on the B & B.

Making our way down to Galway we just had to make a stop at Toormakeady where we visited the most fantastic craft shop called Create With Kate (the boys were very good about this) lol.  Kate made us soooo welcome with tea/coffee and cakes, fantastic.  I can highly recommend you visit Kate’s shop if you come to Ireland (and can find it!).

Next came Limerick but before then we visited the Cliffs Of Moher which were breathtaking, then made our way to Cork.  Before leaving Cork we visited Blarney Castle where Paul kissed the Blarney Stone but Irene chickened out.  Andrew and myself climbed all the way to the top of the castle but no way were we kissing the Blarney Stone!!!

We were so close to Tipperary (10 kilometers) but no time left to visit, this will be for another time.  On to Kilkenny then back home to Gorey.  Fabulous break.

Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight has a theme of  ‘Person or Persons’    My lovely teamie sister Amanda chose this fantastic theme.

I would love it if you hopped on over to see all the DT’s work as they are simply stunning.  Also don’t forget that the winner of this challenge has $20 to choose anything they like from Flonz’s store.

Shirl

8 Responses to “Up Up And Away”

  1. Brenda says:

    Sounds like a lovely holiday Shirley, we have yet to visit Ireland so it remains on the to do list, but one of the girls and SIL took the children a couple of years ago and said how beautiful it was.

    Lovely sunny colours on your card today and I do like a bit of stencilling.

    B x

  2. Donna Ellis says:

    Hi, Shirl! A magical 10 day trip – how fun – and to experience so much beauty – sounds like a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing your adventures. Love your card – so sweet – and what a true story your card relates – the white horizontal lines do a beautiful job contrasting with the haze in the background, and such terrific shapes and textures in the background. I so admire that you can tell an entire story with your card fronts! hugs, de

  3. Sue says:

    You make me really want to come to Ireland must put higher on the to do list.Sounds like you had a fab time.
    Lovely card too!

  4. Meggymay says:

    Sounds like a fantastic holiday and crafty shops found as well. Love this fantastic card and the sweet main image.
    Yvonne xx

  5. Avril says:

    Sounds like you had a great time -and craft shops too.
    Love the image you’ve used, and gorgeous colours and textures on your card.
    Avril xx

  6. Craftyfield says:

    Sounds like you had a great time! One of the countries I am still to visit…
    Love your combination of stamps, colours and stencilling for this scene, beautiful !
    xx

  7. Irene Chillman says:

    Finished perfectly, as I knew it would be. Thanks to you and Andy for being such awesome company, we certainly had a few laughs along the way, didn’t we.
    I xx

  8. coco says:

    This card is just adorable!!! Coco xx

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