I just wanted to share the wonderful day I had yesterday with the lovely Kerry, Linda and Kim from An Siopa Buí, Spiddal, Co Galway. The shop is located two and a half hours away from us on the scenic west coast about 10 miles from Galway. The view from the shop is just spectacular on a clear day but I didn’t get any photos outside yesterday as it was misty and rainy the whole day.
The owner of the shop Kerry , had arranged a day packed with make and takes and demos given by her and Linda. Kerry also kept us fuelled for the day with lots of American style yummies – popcorn, red velvet cheese cakes and snickerdoodles. I’d never tasted snickerdoodles or red velvet cheesecake before but oh wow are they yummy! I’ll have to go looking for recipes for them!
This was my first time to get to a Hero Arts launch party in An Siopa Buí but seemingly each year Kerry arranges for a special cake to be baked and decorated to tie in with the cover of the Hero Arts Catalogue. Look what we enjoyed with a cuppa this year!!
Kerry with the delicious cake to celebrate the occasion!
Looks too good to eat but we managed to demolish it!
So now onto photos of the cards. I didn't manage to get photos of all of the cards but below are the ones I took. All of these cards were made by Kerry or Linda who were full of great ideas, tips and kept us laughing all day!
A pretty make and take card by Kerry
A beautiful card by Kerry. I fell in love with this button cardstock - wish I could find a stamp like it!
This gorgeous masculine card was made before I arrived at the shop so I'm not sure who made it!
Another of Kerry's gorgeous cards - will definitely have to try this design!
Another beautiful card made before I got to the shop - can't wait to receive this stamp in my order from Hero Arts!
One of Linda's gorgeous cards.
A fab card and matching envelope by Kerry
Kerry's romantic looking card.
A romantic card from Hero Arts. I wonder if one of my Hero Hostess pals made this one!
The shop is packed full of stampy goodies and it was great to do some (or should I say a lot!) of shopping there. I picked up a number of the new Hero Arts stamps and quite a lot of other things too!
Can’t wait for my next trip to An Siopa Buí!