Mar 27, 2017

A few Mothers Day cards to share

Deb's Night Card
Decorated front and back.

Double Z fold card
for a teenage girl

Anniversary Card
Concertina Card
All you need is love

Graduation Photo Album
Concertina Book fold card.

Little pocket inside for wishes

 Every other page is decorated with quotes and embellishments
Every second page is blank to add a photo to.

Mar 21, 2017

I made this one for my Mam for Mothers Day
Its a little Photo Album
with photos of all her Grand Children
with the lovely Die Cut Heart Frame
 from Crafty Letters on Facebook

I made the little book at a Foamiran Handmade Flower Class
with Agnieszka Barska
and decorated it with all my own bits and bobs.
I wrote the little poem myself.

Made this  Card for my lovely
Aunty Joanie
who celebrated her 70th Birthday
at the weekend.

She's Bingo crazy.
I put tiny handmade envelopes hidden on the card
with some euro's for a game of bingo.

Feb 17, 2017

2 pretty little Easter Cards to share

A few cards with handmade foam flowers to share
 using Foamiran 


Open Blossoms

Closed and open blossoms


Vintage style Anniversary card

Box for Bookatrix Card

Anniversary Bookatrix Card

Elegant Dress Hat Card
image from Debbie  Moore Cd My Fair Lady

Handmade lace and ribbon shoe Card
using a Shoe Template 

Miniature Couture Paper Dress

Feb 1, 2017

 few cards to share today
Twisted Easel card
For First Holy Communion

Side opening Landscape card
For Confirmation

Golf Card for man

Golf card for lady

Jan 31, 2017

A few cards to share today
Fashion card for 21st
finished with a classic Dior Bow 

Thinking of you card for Teen
this one has one of my handmade foamiran flower

and a wedding card
with die-cut leaves
and flowers from I am Roses

Jan 16, 2017

Up Coming Workshops

Foam Flower workshops in Kilcoole
Saturday 4th of February 
( this workshop is now full)
Second date added
Saturday  8th of April (2 places available)

Making beautiful flowers with Foamiran in the morning and then cards in the afternoon with the flowers you created

Creative Card Making Workshop

Saturday 18th of February (full)
Saturday 4th of March (2 places available)
Theme; Couture Card
Beautiful  card with a fashion theme
Decorated Hat with ribbon techniques
Handmade Paper Dress 
and a Handmade Shoe
from Templates.

Carlow Workshops
At the New Oak Community Centre

Saturday 25th of March
Theme mixed occasion Cards
Graduation, Debs, Teen boy and Girls
25th Wedding Anniversary.
(6 places available)

Saturday 8th of July
Date confirmed
Theme to be decided
more details to follow

Saturday 21st of October
Date confirmed
Theme Christmas Delights
more details to follow

Full details on the workshop page

7 UP and Cream Scones Recipe

7 UP and Cream Scones Recipe

I make these scones for every class
and there the easiest scone I have ever made
there also the lightest scone I have ever made
and so simple

                                 It an American Cup recipe

4 Cups of self raising flour = 16oz
1 330ml can of 7 up(you can use diet.)
1 300ml of cream
2 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt

Sieve flour, salt and bicarbonate in to a metal bowl  
pour cream and 7up in and mix with a knife
(not sure why a knife or metal bowl, but it works)
It looks like it will never come together to a dough, as t seems very wet, but suddenly but it does.
Need it lightly on a floured surface, and roll out to about 1 inch thickness.
Cut with middle size cutter you should get about 16 scones
place on 2 baking trays, leaving enough room between to rise.
I brush the tops with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
they take about 15 to 20 mins at 180c or until golden brown.

Enjoy Yvonne