Sep 20, 2018

I attended the fabulous Foamiran Festival
Organised hosted by Agnies Barska from 14 Craft Bar
with the help of her wonderful family and brilliant tutors
if you didn't attend and love foamiran, 
you really must check dates for next year
 and put it in your Diary
Entrance was €4.00
with classes ranging from €35.00 
the whole Event was in support of Barretstown
there was fabulous demonstrations
and small mini make and take classes for €10.00
with a huge craft shop
and yes I spent loads.
Thank you to Patricia O Leary and Karen O Reilly for lifts, 
their company, and loads of laughs.
I really enjoyed my weekend off
I Attended the Class on Sunday Morning 
with Emilia Sieradzan (Lady E )
You can find her, and details for 14 Craft Bar 
and Foamiran Ireland on Facebook.

I decided to make Cards 
with the flowers I made instead of the Exploding box.

and to top it all
I won 4 spot prizes

Thank you to everyone involved 
for a fabulous crafty weekend


Aug 13, 2018

Breakfast at Tiffany's Loaded Envelope

Another Loaded Envelope to share 
this one has a Breakfast at Tiffany's Theme
so I went with a Blue colour scheme and use some
 Audrey Hepburn images to decorate.

Paper Handbag filled with goodies
I put a pearl necklace and blue scarf inside the handbag as a gift
and filled the box with  Handmade Tags
Handmade flowers, Stick pins, Die cuts with a tea theme,
Matching backgrounds, and quotes so the recipient can make the  tags into cards. 

The sides and base of the handbag have a concertina design,
so that the handbag expands

The Handle was made from a pleated Ribbon plait 

Some of the goodies 

Handmade paper and lace flowers

Stick pins

Handmade Lace Flower

A Decorate tag

A flower Arrangement for a card or box.

3 more handmade Tags

 Handmade Tag

This one is on the way to
Wendy Everall
in the Uk

August Cards

Wedding card 8 by 8 inch
Pink and Gold colour scheme. with decoupage roses 

Single gate fold 8 by 8 inch Anniversary
in Burgundy, Cream and Gold

overview of Anniversary card

All white Wedding 8 by 8 inch 

Anniversary card 8 by 8 inch
in Chocolate, Gold  and Cream

Aug 12, 2018

August open day cards

The cards below were Demonstrated at my open day
On the 8th of August
I auctioned them off on Facebook
and raised 30.00 for the Five Loaves
many thanks Mary Delaney the winning bid.
Lilac and mint green Decoupage.
Image from Crafts u print

Pink and White card
image from crafts u print, I didn't add the decoupage layers,
so I made a lace rosette and added 
some foamiran flowers I had made earlier

Anniversary Card\this is an old topper from Kanban,
the last one from a Charleston Set
and finished with lace leaves and handmade foamiran flowers\
and a double white and pink bow.

8 by 8 inch single gate fold
Decoupage topper from crafts u print

Cream and gold
Decoupage from Crafts u print

Chocolate cream and gold
image from crafts u print

White and gold
image from crafts u print.

I didn't add inserts or greeting to these Cards
so that the winner could personalise then

Jul 23, 2018

July Cards

New Baby Cards

Single Gate Fold.
Christening card for Girl

inside view

Back of Card

White Silver and Gold
Baby Christening
I have used the prettiest gathered Embroidered Anglaise Lace
with Ribbon eyelets at the top, 
which has Silver Glitter ribbon threaded through it.

New Baby Boy Card
Decoupaged Teddy
Finished with pretty Cream Guipure lace
With a band of  flat Embroidered Anglaise Lace
with Ribbon eyelets at the top,  
which I threaded narrow blue satin ribbon through

Side view of decoupage.

New Baby Girl Card
With  Vintage baby girl topper, layered on a doily 
and surrounded with pink gems 
With satin and gingham ribbon band,
with pretty pink guipure lace.
Finished with Satin bow, and 
Pretty flowers and leaves from I Am Roses.

Jul 17, 2018

Another Loaded Envelope to share
This one is a private swap with Becky Keenagan 
Which is a vintage theme
I made a selection of toppers, and filled the envelope with handmade paper flowers, stick pins, miniature bouquets, pretty images and matting layers, with Matching backgrounds, and added little bags of lace and embellishments.
Envelope filled with lots of goodies
and the handmade toppers, flowers and bouquets

Flower and Bouquets

Vintage tag

3 more tags

This one has a handmade bird bath

Vintage tag

Packs of Ready to use Images, Vintage Lace,  
pretty embellishments, and 3 stick pins

Few more toppers, matching paper, stamps and pearls

inside view of box


back of box
you could add extra pockets to the back
to hold more goodies