27 Mar 2009

This is a LO done with my new "softy stripe" papers,

I had to show off the beautiful flowers my son Gary sent me for mothers day. I didn't expect them as he had driven 16o miles to spend the day with me and he was clutching a very big box of  'Lily O'Brien' chocolates. I thought he was looking a bit agitated but later in the evening the local florist knocked at the door and produced these gorgeous flowers. Her delivery man had left them to the wrong address and was in a panic when they were returned. No harm done though, it was a great surprise and only added to the rest of a wonderful day. Thank you Gary, you are the best! and thanks too to the honest recipient who returned my flowers, you are next best.

22 Mar 2009

Congratulations to all the wonderful 'Mighty Men' 

Who won the Six Nations GRAND SLAM 2009 yesterday in Wales. They have lifted the spirits of everyone in this small country throughout the weeks of  the tournament. I thought I was going to have a heart attack yesterday when it came down to the last two minutes and Wales were awarded a penalty. You could hear a pin drop in the stadium as the thousands of supporters held their breath and then the huge roar as the Welsh ball dropped short !  
The celebrations are ongoing as I write this with a huge homecoming party in Dublin this evening and further events around the country as every fan of this fantastic bunch of young men are bursting to show their appreciation. Paul O'Connell was outstanding along with Brian O'Driscoll, Ronan O'Gara, Peter Stringer and Tommy Bowe. They happen to be my favourites but every man on the team contributed to the win which we have waited 61 years for! last word has to be for the manager Declan Kidney who has done us all proud, long may it continue.

21 Mar 2009

Sue in Australia has been very busy and these are two new layouts she has done with my St. Patrick's Day QP Freebie . Beautiful work Sue and thanks a lot for sending them.

This is a great advertisement for Ireland Sue, I love the way the large picture has been blended into the background.

13 Mar 2009

Here is a Lo I received from Sue in Australia, using my Freebie Qp. The pics in this were taken on Vietnam Veteran's Day last year, not St. Patrick's Day, but if I know Sue and John & Katie and Owen they probably celebrated 'living' and I think the pics show they had a great time. Thanks for sending it Sue, now i'm waiting on the Paddy's Day LO for the coming weekend. Have a good time everyone and CHEERS!

10 Mar 2009

This is my St. Patrick's Day gift to you.
As you can see there are no big leprechauns, sparkly CLOVER or rainbows with pots of gold at the end!  I know millions around the world will be wearing the wigs and big hats and good luck to them, I hope they have a great time, anything to lighten the mood at this dreadful time.
For myself, this QP represents how I like to see  St. Patrick's day represented - with dignity.
I hope you enjoy yourselves though and I think this QP will be perfect for new - or old pictures. Amazingly, In the last American Census around 50 million citizens claimed to have Irish connections, how wonderful is that! SO.... there must be millions of photos just waiting to be presented, I would be delighted to see some of your LO's.      Link below.

4 Mar 2009

Here is a freebie for Mother's Day,

It has been over five months since I posted so what better event could I choose than this. The last months have been traumatic for me as my beloved hubby was very ill. Things are starting to look better now though and positive thinking is helping us to cope. I want to thank all of you (you know who you are) who kept in touch and sent me lovely emails, cheery notes and lo's to keep me smiling. I won't forget. I will have a St. Patrick's Day Freebie for you in a few days so pop over again and leave a hug.
Download link below.

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