Jun 17, 2018

Afternoon Tea At Fernleigh, Kilcoole, In Aid of The Five Loaves Charity in Bray.

Saturday 30th of June 2018
Time 1.00 to 5.00

Prosecco or Fruit punch  on Arrival
Tickets on sale for raffle
A Truly Scrumptious Afternoon Tea 2.00 to 4.00
served in beautiful Vintage China in the Garden
Raffle will take place about 4.15

This is our 2nd Afternoon Tea event to raise money 
for the Wh Five Loaves
Which is an amazing charity in Bray
our craft group have been supporting them since May 2014
and are delighted to have raised €5186.29 for them so far.
I have a beautiful elegant day planned for everyone.
and all we need now is beautiful weather.
Tickets available from Yvonne Tune please email HERE to book in.
or you can get in touch Via Face book HERE

If you have any unwanted gifts you can donate for the raffle 
I would be so grateful.
you can pop them into me here in Fernleigh, Corrig Dr, Kilcoole.
or bring them along to my Workshop in Kilkenny.
If you can't make it but would like to make a donation.
please get in touch
every euro raised is for the homeless in our area.

If any Local Buisness can sponsor a prize,

it would be really appreciated. 
and we will give you a mention on my blog and facebook.

Spot Prizes

For The Best Dressed Lady
Most Creative Hat
So get your thinking caps on ladies
find a bargain and decorated it yourself.
A few cards to share today
from Kilkenny

21st  Concertina Step Easel

side view

Fashion theme 

golf theme

Multi fold Card with a car theme

Butterfly  floral wreath

May 12, 2018

1 more Loaded Envelope to share today, 
this time for baby girl
I changed the envelope design
as I wasn't happy thing were getting crushed in the box style.

Loaded Envelope
Bucket style which as a rounded envelope
this one holds a lot more
I didn't give this one side seams 
instead I just curved the front folds and didn't join them as tight.
I had to make a concertina base, 
so that it expanded to fit the new shape.

Cute little dressed teddy in the one.

I added 2 handmade paper and lace dresses

Back view of the envelope 
which has a pocket for even more goodies

Everything from the front pocket.
handmade toppers, and tags, some baby verses and greetings which are matted and layered with a selection of of Baby die-cuts, pre-cut images, bag of baby tags. bag of lace, bag of ribbon, flowers and bag of embellishments, enough to make about 20 cards, with 2 baby pleated pin wheels, 
a little dress teddy, and 2 handmade paper and lace baby dresses.

image of tags

goodies from the back pocket

pin wheels

back pocket empty

loaded envelope empty
so you can see the shape

not very clear, but overview of bucket
with concertina base

May 11, 2018

Having a bit of Creative fun time
I rarely get time just to be creative for myself.
so have had some fun, I started this yesterday evening about 8.00,
 but got tired so spent another 2 hours this morning finishing it.
Loaded Baby Boy Envelope

Its a box envelope, with extra pockets. 
This one is Filled with Goody Bags, of Toppers, Poems, Greetings, Quotes, Die-Cuts, Embellishments, Ribbon, and Lace, 
 4 handmade Tags. and 2 pretty pleated pin wheels

  there is enough in the envelope to make about 20 cards.

Loaded Envelope swap just started on  

Thanks Yvonne
Loaded Envelope 
with extra Handmade tags

Side view to see depth

Back of Card has extra pocket attached 
to hold even more goodies

Photo of all the little bags of goodies

Loaded Envelope Empty
it has a 3cm deep middle pocket
and a small corner pocket

Side view of 3cm spine

Back of envelope empty

Side spine decorated

Pleated pin wheel with a punched edge

Simple pin wheel

Front and back of the pin wheels. 

May 7, 2018

Satin and Lace padded card
There is a layer of wadding, which is wrapped in Satin fabric, 
then covered with lace fabric.
Finished with a handmade bouquet of foam roses.

Pop- out Oval Aperture
Simple Card  with a pretty decoupaged Peach rose
the surprise is inside

inside view of the pop -out oval aperture card

Raised oval aperture card
This one fits in a box made with 2 sheets of A4 Card
Inside has a pretty vintage child cameo.
with tiny paper roses.
the oval aperture has a gathered lace collar.
and there is acetate behind the Oval.

Pretty Flutterby Fairy
with a gathered Crepe paper band across the middle. 
and Drinking straws

Apr 30, 2018

A few cards to share this week

Multi fold book style card on a motor bike theme.

pages open

each page is decorated.

 travel by train

enjoy the last of the sunshine

travel by car.

Wedding in pink and mint green inverted decoupage

Wedding cream and caramel

Pretty multi layered card using pretty paper straws

Apr 14, 2018

Here are the cards we made at our
Card Making Craft Holiday in Westport
Thank you to everyone who came
for a fantastic week of card making fun, 
loads of craic and wonderful company.
can't wait for next year.

Monday's Class

New Baby Girl Card
with a Distressed edge detail.

8 by 8 inch New Baby Boy Card
beautiful vintage image on pretty backgrounds
with lace and ribbon detail
and finished with flowers and baby charm

Tuesday's Class

Over the edge Tent Fold Wedding Card

Back view Finished with lace and ribbon detail.

8 by 8 inch Card
Vintage Cone Posy, for Anniversary/ or Wedding.
Beautiful little handmade bouquet, in a Paper cone 
with Guipure lace collar and ruffle,
 This is an idea I took from the little boutonniere 
the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot wears on this collar, 
in every episode, 
I taught this a few years ago. and still love it.

Wednesday's Class

C5 Concertina Gate Fold Card
With a beautiful Seaside theme
Finished with Tiny Seashells, Moss and Sand

inside view

Back View

Double Concertina Gate Fold Card
With an image of a pretty vintage lady
in peach and cream.

Card fully extended

 Back view

Thursday's Class
C5 Communion card
Twin Twisted Easel

Side View

Back view when opened

Closed view

Poem on back of card.

C5 Vintage Lily Sympathy Card
with decoupaged lily and finished with ribbon and lace.