Aug 18, 2017

Photos of Yesterday's fun day in Kilcoole,

thanks everyone for coming, really enjoyed the day,
and hope everyone got their MOJO going again,
1st 2 photo all set for the day
last photo Poor Archie, 2 mins after you all left, 
and he never budged all evening,
If I didn't get photos of your finished projects 
will you send them to me so I can add them to my blog.

Will get recipe for Karen's Chocolate cake and put it on my blog. 

Clare's Baby card

Clare's New Home Card

Clare's Birthday Card

Patricia's Card

Patricia's Card

Anne's Card

Anne's Card

Liz's Card

Liz's Card

Liz's Baby Tags

Patricia's Baby card not finished
Edel's Card

Edel's card

3 of my baby tags

My Card

My Card

Archie finally found his spot when everyone had gone
and didn't budge all evening.

Thanks Everyone Yvonne xx

Aug 11, 2017

Hi Everyone
I have added a new tutorial today for
Craft for the Craic Blog

Paper/ Ribbon Weaving

Aug 5, 2017

Hi Everyone
I have 2 Wedding cards
to share today.

This one is for a bride from the groom
using a lovely ornate open heart, 
and decoupage from Craft Creation
finished with pretty lace and flowers.

This one is for a
male couple
I have used 2 tuxedo die-cuts
and finished it witjh
pretty lace, ribbon and miniature bouquet 

A Special Book Style card
for a local Cafe who celebrated 30 years in business

A few recent cards I made for a 50th Birthday

Jul 18, 2017

Afternoon Tea Theme cards

 2 Cards to share today
These cards are for no special occasion, 
as I think these are the nicest cards to receive.
When you least expect one, its more special. 
Plain printed background
With a narrow layered band across the lower half.
With a pretty matted and layered topper
With small doily to the right hand side,
I made these little tea bag holders to hold a single pack of tea.
a a tiny die-cut teapot and cup and saucer at side of tea packet.

It wrote this quote on the front
No other reason, as far as I know
For sending this card,
but to say

I found this lovely poem for inside

When the World is all at odds
And the mind is all at sea
Then cease the useless tedium
And brew a cup of tea
There is magic in its fragrance
There is solace in its taste
And the laden moment vanish
Somehow into space
And the World becomes a lovely thing
There’s beauty as you’ll see
All because you briefly stopped
To drink a cup of tea.
By William Gladstone

This card has the same quote, but a different poem.
Images from delightful doodle.
18cm Sq printed background, on 19cm sq mint green background.
Teapot and cup and saucer, as overlayer on the background, 
 then I added some decoupage layers to the teacup.
and a selection of cakes to the bottom.

A Loving Recipe
For a Perfect Cup of Tea
1 Willing friend who loves to sit and share
1 Grateful heart to have a friend that cares
1 Beautiful garden to show us God is near
Many wonderful memories
of times shared throughout the years
Lots of smiles and laughter
to brighten up our days
Many prayers that we prayed
for each other along the way
I’m so blessed to have a friend like you
to share in everything I do.
For one special friend sharing a special cup of tea
truly makes this a perfect recipe.
(not sure who this is by, as I found it on pinterest, under a tea picture with no name attached)

Jun 25, 2017

Just letting everyone know
That Card Art Kilcoole's Afternoon Tea and Crafting Event
Raised The Grand Total of €1259.61
For The Five Loaves Charity in Bray yesterday
A huge big thank you to everyone who came and sent donations,
Full details on my blog and photos,

Jun 14, 2017

Handmade Wedding Cards

Card 1
A few wedding cards to share today
8 by 8 inch cream scalloped card
with a large single gate fold
the front of this card has a padded satin and lace panel

Inside the card 
has lace border panel with key and floral detail
and a bride and groom die-cut phrase

card fully opened

 Card 2

Tent fold step card with a smaller tent fold in the centre step.

side view of card

card when closed flat.

Card 3
All white 8 in Sq scalloped card
with a touch of silver

Card 4.
8 inch Sq Double Concertina Gate Fold card

View of card when displayed

Card fully opened

Back view of card when opened

Many thanks to everyone who came to the class
Yvonne xx

May 24, 2017

Back again today with another Tutorial for 
 For an Exploding Box
This one is made with 2 sheets of A4 card
you can find the Tutorial HERE