Oct 23, 2016

Here are the 5 cards we made yesterday
at the Christmas Workshop in Kilcoole

Christmas Carroler's
A C5 landscape side opening

In side has 3 mini vintage hymn sheets
and the lyrics to we wish you a merry Christmas

Back of the card.
with room to write a personal message

Frosty Morning Skating
Lovely vintage image of children ice skating
with ice skate die from Tim Holtz 

By the light of the Christmas Candle.
Simple 8 by 8 card  with matting layers,
 and a pretty Christmas floral detail

The most wonderful time of the year.
A Side Step Tent Card

I find that step cards collapse, because the side step is to weak.
so have come up with this design to give the side step more weight.
its a simple Step card with the addition of a 9cm Tent card attached to the back. which sits in between the 1st and 2nd Step.

Side view
Each step is decorated with matting layers
all images over hanging the steps are cut, then remounted on to matching card, 
and re-cut. to give them extra strength. 

Side view

Back of card.

Side step card folded flat to fit C5 envelope.

Little Miss Christmas
Pretty little pop-out insert card.
We Wish you a Merry Christmas.

pop-out insert
with the first chorus of the carol.  

Back of the card.

Sharing some photos of the Christmas Toppers
we made at our 1st October Fun Night. on the 11th 
we have our 2nd fun night on the 25th of October
making these cute little toppers again
2 places remaining.
please get in touch by Email HERE
 if you would like to join us for the evening

Oct 13, 2016

A few simple Christmas cards to share

C5 Decoupage card

5 inch Easel card
pink poinsettias and leaves from I Am Roses
Punched snowflake boarder for vthe easel rest.
finished with a pretty pom-pom trim

8 by 8 inch, with pretty decoupaged baubles,
 the layers of the bauble have a pretty glitter peel-off border
and the small bauble has tiny gold pearls added to help it stand out.

Oct 8, 2016

Carlow Christmas Card

All wrapped up for Christmas
chocolate box style card

with matching gift box

Frosty and Bright
Shabby chic card
with distressed edges 

The road to Bethlehem 
decoupage nativity card
with hessian and Muslin

Santa Claus is coming to town, 
Side step easel card

Side view of Side step card

4 inch Sq Concertina card 
Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Inside view of card

Back view of card

Sep 29, 2016

I had 2 mini classes in Macroom
1 on the Friday evening making
Tags and toppers


Baby girl

Wine lover

Baby Boy

and 1 on Sunday morning
making a lovely snowy scene in in white and silver
poinsettias from I Am Roses

Simple Robin card, using hessian.

Had a wonderful weekend in Macroom Co Cork
with Karolina Pietrzak. 
We made a never ending card, and 3 really pretty cards using flowers , 2 from foamiran, and 1 from paper.

Sep 18, 2016

Golden Wedding Anniversary Card
for a special couple from Kilcoole.

I used a copy of a photo of their wedding day
and chose a gold, cream and kraft card coloured scheme
with gold and cream ribbon
added some pretty gold pearls,
and a piece of guipure lace under the 
flowers and leaves from I am Roses

 Cards for 70th Birthday

This gentleman loves his garden, his dog, and old cowboy films.

Sep 12, 2016

 Summer Pastel 
5 cards all with summer in mind
15cm Sq card with a lovely vintage lady image
marianne die frame
Lace and ribbon
with flowers and leaves in each corner from I an Roses

Shabby Chic Style C5 card
with handmade paper and lace flower

Lavender and lilac lace perfume theme
with a lovely floral display


Quadruple layers
4  matting layers to this card.
with a lovely lace band
finishes with flowers and leaves from I Am Roses

Half gate fold landscape card.
made with 1 x A4 sheet cut 30cm by 15cm 
and scored at 21cm for front fold.
With lovely embossed layers
and finished with flowers and leaves from I Am Roses