Jul 31, 2011

Where did the sun go?
Every time we plan a day with the family the weather changes.
but it didn't stop us having a great night.
Having the day off today, as I drank a bit to much Wine.
Worked very hard all week on the kits for Kilkenny, only 2 left to go, and Yes I did change the last one, I just wasn't happy that all the pieces were cut on the cricut, so you wouldn't of been able to repeat it at home if you didn't own a cricut, Clare had a sneak peak and loves the new card design, so I am feeling a bit happier, just need to finish the last 2 kits, only 12 days to go, don't forget to check the WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING LIST.
on my workshop page.
If you need any help or directions please email.
Yvonne xx

Jul 27, 2011

Card Art Kilcoole
Hi Everyone I am starting a card making class once a month on a Friday morning, in September, Time 10.00 to 1.00, the venue will depend on the number of people interested,
€12.50 for the morning which will include 2 kits, and a demonstration at the end of the class if time permits, 
tea/coffee and biscuits will be included,
If you’re interested can you email me HERE the more the merrier?  
We can invite guest tutors when we are up and running.
Let me know what you think of the idea.

Lots of comments coming in via email

Jul 24, 2011

Have to share this with you
Miriam from the Club brought some magazines to our fun evening to show everyone,
I couldn't get a copy, so she left it with me to look through, only to fine you can buy it on line, it cost £1.95 and you get to view the magazine on-line and print out the sheets you want for 60 days
this is the link HERE 
It's called Making Cards. it's not a new magazine it's been around for a few years but I have never seen it for sale here.
I  just bought Making Cards for Men
and the sheets print out beautifully, brilliant quality,
let me know what you think.
Free on-line addition to view HERE

Got this reply for the magazine, so if you don't have a printer you can still get a copy directly from the company.

Hi Yvonne
… and thank you for your enthusiastic praise of our magazine.
I just want to say that last week we discovered a few boxes of the printed version of making Cards for Men in our warehouse – we thought it was sold out!
So if you would like a copy and are quick, you can order that on our website – you can also order duplicates of the craft paper section within.
With kind regards
Peter Raven
Magmaker Limited

What a lovely part of Ireland you live in – I’ve been there several times

Jul 23, 2011

Hi everyone I am trying to put a list of Irish craft blogs together on my Blog, to share information about crafting in Ireland and an easy way to find out about Clubs, groups, classes, workshops and craft shopping in Ireland, and wonder would you like to do a link swap with me, 
Just email me HERE your blog address and if you would like a mention give me a brief description about yourself and your hobby, 
Many Thanks

Good Morning everyone from a very sunny Kilcoole Co Wicklow
I have added a few items you need to bring to my Kilkenny workshop,
so if your coming please take a look, I will have some spares you can borrow at the work station areas, but it really helps the classes to run more smoothly, if everyone has there own,
just finished packing kit 2, so starting kit 3 this afternoon,
if anyone wants a spare set of kits, please let me know 
by the 31st of July, really looking forward to this workshop, and meeting up with you all again.
Enjoy the weekend what ever your doing.
love Yvonne

Jul 21, 2011

A few cards I made this week

Simple C5 
Image from Google clip art

Image from PC Crafters
Background paper from Craft Creation

Image from Pop Corn Bear Cd Rom
Background paper is one I made myself from a google gardening clip art which I copied and pasted

Image from Reddy Crafts Die -Cut Range

Image from Daisy Company
Rattle from Woodie's party store Baby table sprinkles  

Image from Google Clip art

A4 Wedding Card
theme for this card was Orange Cream and Gold 
to blend with bridal colours
Image from Craft Creation
Butterfly punch from Martha Stewart
Roses and leaves from Wild Orchid
Back ground paper is a foil embossed Mulberry tissue

A4 Christening card
Image  and Background from Daisy Company
Boarder punch EK Success

Image Google Clip art
This Card was all about the poem,

All sites for items used can be found in the right hand column

Thanks for a great night last night ladies,
really enjoyed the chat and catching up with you all, 
I will put the photos of the cards you made up later today,
When I get a minuet, as I am really busy cutting out the kits for Kilkenny
Yvonne xx


Everyone in the group had exactly the same items to make a card with, 2 A4 sheets of pink card
1 A4 sheet of pink rose decoupage
1 C5 insert
1 x A4 sheet of printed background paper
A4 sheet of silver card
I let the girls have a free hand with my die-cutting machines nesties and embossing folders, and everyone came up with a totally different card.
Clare and Grainne spent the night die-cutting and embossing,
I will have another fun evening next month and Clare Honan is bringing the kit, cost €3.00, not everyone in the group wants to make the kits so this is the fairest way, anyone who makes the kits for the evening will get €3.00 per kit,

Jul 18, 2011

Card Making Fun Evening 
Hi Ladies I am having another fun evening at my house this coming Wednesday 20th of July
Places are limited to 10.
Only 1 place left
I will supply the kit as last month,
please email me HERE if you fancy coming along
Everyone welcome
Happy 18th Birthday
to our lovely Son
lots of love Mam and Dad

Jul 5, 2011

Have added some photo Snippets today of the cards we will make at my August Workshop
Click HERE  to take a peek 

Jul 4, 2011

Two new tutorials added today
for a Miniature Bouquet
and a Raised Oval aperture Card
Check them out HERE 

Jul 3, 2011

Good Morning Everyone
What a beautiful day
Just wanted to let you know that 
my August Workshop is now full,
 if you would like to go on the waiting list 
for a cancellation place, 
Please email me HERE

Jul 1, 2011

C5 Card Guinness
                                        C5 For a Post Man                                  
                                  Who loves Golf and D.I.Y
                                  Golf image Anita's Range
                              Embellishment from Cara Crafts
Kanban image
C5 Card Shoes to die for,
Back ground from crafts-u-print

                                            Kanban Image                                               
                                         C5 Card French Chic                     
8 inch Sq monochrome with a floral touch
Flower topper Janneke Brinkman Die-cut decoupage
Marion Kilbride asked me to pass on that, 
Argos have a glue gun at a special price of €4.99 with 10 sticks of glue, (normally €12.99) fantastic value, but don't leave them on for to long or the glue will over heat and cook, causing the glue to discolour, and the smell will give you a headache. well worth investing in one, as they are fantastic for sticking embellishments instantly.
Check it out HERE
I bought the last 2 in Dundrum, there a large glue gun, and fantastic value at €4.99 because the pack of glue would of cost €2.99 on it's own, you need to check the store locater as there are very few left,

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