Today is the last day for submitting items into Holiday Home Decor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World so I thought I'd make a little decoration to hang somewhere around the house at Christmas.
I embossed the little gingerbread men and did a bit of paper piecing. Then I added some diamond stickles to the white parts of their Santa hats for a little bit of shimmer.
Stamp (Hero Arts) - Gingerbread Fun
The letters were die cut and I stuck them and the little gingerbread men to a piece of baker's twine.
A couple of weekends ago we had a fun day out at Trim Castle during the celebration of National Heritage Week. If you've seen the film Braveheart you will have seen Trim Castle and other historical buildings in the area that were used for the shoot.
There were fun activities outside the castle walls that day including this poor knight who had to battle off soggy sponges being catapulted at him by the kids!
One of my knights enjoyed trying on a typical helmets and battle armour. Seemingly the armour a knight had to wear in those days could weigh up to 35kg - I don't know how they managed to walk around not to mind go into battle!
A birds of prey exhibition was also there - these owls were gorgeous and super soft to the touch.
We had a great tour of the keep and grounds within the castle walls.
I'm never the best at heights but the views from the top of the castle were well worth the jitters I had at the top!
These walkways within the castle were a great way of seeing various sections of the castle
including the small chapel with this holy water font.
I fell in love with this pretty row of colourful houses in the town of Trim
and thought these were a couple of interesting buildings near where we parked, with the windows in this one decorated with old Guinness advertisements
and the great mural and old messenger bike atop this one.