Sunday, August 6, 2017

Card Making Craft Break Westport April 2019

 5 Day Card Making Craft Break
at the beautiful 
Westport Coast Hotel 
Sunday 31st of March to Friday 5th of April 2019
5 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast for €275 pps
Single supplement is €15 per night. 
The hotel can accommodate 3 in a room. 
but the price is still €275.00 pps

1 single room available
3 twin room available

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 will be held in a local Hall
more details to follow

Sunday meet up
At the Clew bay Meeting Room
on the 1st floor, as you get out of the lift 
turn right, last room on left.

We have the room free each evening if its available
from 8 to 10.00
so if you fancy a bit of crafting after dinner
please bring something to work on.

Hotel details
The Westport Coast Hotel
is beautiful
I have stayed there 4 times, 
and loved it so much have planned 
this 2nd Craft  break there again for 2019
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 

Class Details
we will only do 3 classes during the week,
and I will see if the hotel can arrange a day trip out for us, ( will let you know.) when I have any details. ( suggestions welcome.)

Monday 11.30 to 4.00

We will make 3 projects with Yvonne Tune

Tuesday Guest Tutor
Patricia O Leary
11.30 to 4.00

Wednesday 11.30 to 4.00

We will make 3 projects with Yvonne Tune 
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 very sharp one 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 25th of March.
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
Rose Celine and Kitty

Before it all started

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