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.
Places limited to 30. only 7 places remaining.

(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.

There is a Charge for the Clew bay meeting room for classes of €100.00 per day,( which I will cover.)
we can have the room on the Sunday after lunch for €50.00 
if you want to start crafting straight away, 
but this would need to be split between the ladies using the room. 
( I am trying to get it free)
I am hoping we can use the room in the evenings, 
after dinner if anyone want to craft and chat together.
so please bring other craft items with you, that your working 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) 
for photos 

Please let me know if you would like me 
to reserve accommodation for you.

I have ladies looking to share a twin room
so if you don't mind sharing, I can put you in touch.

I need to book rooms  ASAP . to confirm rooms.

Last year they did a black friday sale in November which was 20% off so as soon as I get the link I will let you know, as its a great discount.
And the saving would cover the cost of your classes. for the week.
Need anyone interested in coming to get back to me ASAP.

Class Details
Monday Morning and Afternoon
Multi layered card for New Baby Boy
Vintage Style Shabby Chic New Baby Girl

Tuesday Morning and Afternoon
Vintage card with pretty miniature bouquet for Anniversary
Over the edge Easel card for Wedding

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


Thursday Morning and Afternoon
Twin Twisted Easel for Communion
A really pretty Sympathy card

We will use the most beautiful Card, Backgrounds, 
Toppers, Lace, Ribbons, embellishments, 
learning different techniques at each class. 

You can email me at 
 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,

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.

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.
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



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

The Best Hat winner
Esther Mahon

She made this hat herself.


The most Elegant Lady
Maureen McBride

Kay, Dee and Maureen


Kay, Dee, Liz, and Maureen

Aileen, Clare and Breeda

Liz, Linda, and Patricia 

Aideen and Cathy


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