Aug 31, 2011

I have added a four loop bow tutorial today
as requested by Aileen Mc Kenna 
to my tutorial page. HERE

Have added the little vintage bow tutorial,

And repaired the Paper rose tutorial photos. 
Hi Everyone
I had a phone call from Mathew  from
About the cost of the 160gsm paper I had been buying, I had changed suppliers as the cost of the paper had gone up from about €9.00 to €27.00, plus vat.
it was still showing in my wish list, so he wanted to know why I hadn't placed my normal order, he was surprised to hear about the large increase in price so said he would check it out, there was an error on their pricing, so it has now been changed to €10.71 plus vat, still making this the best value and best quality paper for printing your own Decoupage  sheets, this is the direct link to the paper. HERE
Hope this helps everyone out

Aug 29, 2011

I made this artificial  Rose Corsage for my Son to give to his 
Debs partner tonight.
it's years since I had to make these, so hope Hannah likes it.

Debs Bracelet Corsage

Acetate Window Box for Corsage

Hope you all have a great night!!

Flowers, leaves,Ribbon and pearls from Wild Orchid Crafts. 

Aug 27, 2011

I have just been very naughty and bought myself 
the set of 7 Spellbinders dies from Create-n-craft
Well it's over 3 months so doesn't seem to bad.
and I really really need them!!

Aug 26, 2011

Hello to everyone looking in.
I Just spent the whole afternoon, getting backgrounds on to card, my card boxes are looking very low, so decided I need to get working, I have so much printed paper in my craft room, I decided not to print a single sheet, until I made a big hole, in what's already printed,( ink is so expensive,) well I manage to get 65 cards ready for toppers, so I am really pleased with myself, but need to get cracking on some toppers, so Baby tonight, and then wedding tomorrow,
 What are you all up to,?
leave a comment below, and say hello.

Here are some of the cards I made this weekend

These card haven't been finished off, all the little extras will be added as they are needed.
I have so much stuff, I thought I had better start using it up, 
or I wont be able to go to the Kings Hall Belfast this year,
for the craft show.

Aug 25, 2011












Yvonne (me)

Here are some of the cards Made last night at our fun night, Clare Brought the kit this month, and each kit has a Lily of the Valley image, a Large Scalloped card, selection of pretty matching papers, Ribbons, Pearls, Roses and leaves, every card turned out different, thanks to Aileen for photos, sorry we didn't get all the cards photograph, we also made Vintage Christmas Tags,
thanks girls for a great night, 

Aug 24, 2011

See you all this evening Girls
Will pop photo's of Clare's Kit later this evening, and the Christmas tags we are making late,

Aug 21, 2011

Hi Girls,

My friend Collette has misplaced her xcut guillotine. She last had it at workshop in kilkenny.
It’s a pink and gray one.
Did by any chance anyone hand it in
Yvonne Dunne

Guillotine has now been found
thanks Margaret
Have added photo snippets today of 4 of the cards 
we are making on the 25th of September, 
still waiting on some embellishments to arrive 
to finish the last 2 samples.
Check them out on my workshop page.

Aug 19, 2011

I had hoped to teach 2 classes at the GBCE in Athlone
but Kerry couldn't fit me in on the one day,
so sorry to everyone who has asked if I was teaching a class this year, I'm afraid it's a NO!!
But I do have my workshop the Sunday before (25th of Sept)
which is 6 classes back to back for one fabulous price 
in the Parkview Hotel in Newtownmountkennedy
theme for September is Baby Bliss which is 6 cards for New Babies, Christening, and Young Childrens.
full details are on my Workshop page HERE 

Aug 17, 2011

To our Son Jack
Who passed his leaving Cert
We are so proud of him
Watch out Carlow here he comes

Aug 14, 2011

My next crafty fun evening is 
Wednesday the 24th
Clare is doing the kit this month,
and after our tea break, 
we will make Vintage Christmas tags
You need to bring some Christmas embellishments,
 like holly, berries, poinsettias, charms.
places limited please email HERE if you want to come along

Sorry I have no more spaces for this fun evening
My 9 year old decided I needed to change my music choice, so hope you all like Garreth's choice
Had a great day yesterday at Kilkenny ladies
Many thanks to Marion Kilbride and Margaret Driver 
for all your help.
Thank you to the ladies who provided the much enjoyed
 home made goodies,
and to everyone who stayed back to help with the clear up,
See you all again soon Yvonne xx

Monochrome with a touch of Elegance 
and just the tiniest bit of colour
Large Scalloped Card
Vintage lady images from Cd I got on Ebay
Sizzix Swirl Die-cut
Roses from Wild orchid Crafts
Martha Stewart boarder punch

Rose Elegance
Pink rose image Google Clipart
I used 2 Ek Success punches to make the boarder
Wide Pink Satin Ribbon gathered across the punched boarder
Diamante Button 

Fashion Easel card
Main topper I cut on my Cricut
Image from Daisy Company (girly to the max ) download
Polka dot background 
Large A4 3/4 open Landscape card
I used 2 EK success punches to make the boarder
2 different polka dot Backgrounds
Image from Joanna Sheen Cd rom (Silouettes)
Organza and Gingham ribbons
Will add a tutorial for this bow later in the week.

Oval aperture Trellis Wedding Card
Window cut with Xcut oval cutter frame 
and 2 frame cut to encase the trellis, 
which was 3mm strips of matching card.
Martha Stewart  large butterfly punch 
Horse shoes from Cara crafts
Ribbons and Rose from Wild Orchid crafts

Crafty Fox have got the Xcut in stock
blue set of three Oval templates €3.50
pink set with cutter €23.00.
I also have complete set inc cutter for €35.00
cutter only €13.00
you can see them on my facebook page.
many thanks
Marie Fox. (the crafty fox on facebook)

Elegant lady Box  pop-out Gate Fold card
Backgrounds were downloads but I can't remember who from
inside Image from Crafts-u-print
Jade gem from a set of ear rings from Penney's
Feather and button on front

Inside view of Box Gate Fold

The Cards Below were entries for my August Challenge 
to make it fare we put all the names into a bag and
 the winner was
 Theresa Bradley
Who won a lovely Embellishment Case 
and a selection of embellishments.
Margaret Tierney

Phil Curran
Patricia O Leary

 Shirley Power
 Box for Shirley's Card
Kay Roche

Nellie Doherty

Anne Kirwan

Sorry I am not sure who owns which cards so Please email with your name and card details, if you would like to give a brief tutorial on your card, please do, and I will pop it under you're card with a link. many thanks for joining in, we will do it again next month.

Aug 10, 2011

Crafty Morning 
In Meath/ Navan

Hi Everyone, I have a lady who would like to know if there are any Card Making groups who meet up in the Meath/ Navan area, or would anyone be interested in Starting a card making group on a Thursday morning once a month, if your from that area please can you contact Mary on 087 2509364
The Cleaning Poem

I asked the Lord to tell me
Why my house is such a mess.
He asked if I'd been 'computering',
And I had to answer 'yes.'

He told me to get off my bum,
And tidy up the house.
And so I started cleaning up...
The smudges off my mouse.

I wiped and shined the topside.
That really did the trick...
I was just admiring my good work.
I didn't mean to 'click.'

But click, I did, and oops - I found
A real absorbing site
That I got SO way into it...
I was into it all night.
Nothing's changed except my mouse.
It's very, very shiny.
I guess my house will stay a mess...
While I sit here on my hiney.

Thank you Joyce I just loved this little poem,

Aug 8, 2011

Hi Paper Crafter's 
I have run this blog for over 2 years, and get so many people viewing, from places I can't even pronounce, 
in the 2 years I have had over 26000 hits, and so few comments, 
I'm not sure it's worth all the bother,
Why Do You!! visit craft blogs,
are you looking for ideas. inspiration,
Some one in Dunlaoire pops in most day. Why?
Today someone from Grimbsy was looking for twisted easel card.
Someone from Beauport, Quebec was looking 
for a double tri-fold cascade card 
Someone from Woodhouse Cross Roads, Waterford
 was looking for me, Why?
it just fascinates me, as when I visit a site I find interesting I leave a comment, just to say Hi and thank them for sharing information and inspiration, If I see a card I like, I leave a comment,
If you have a craft blog would you like to do a link swap, if you would then please email me HERE
So Please leave a comment if your looking in today.
or if you can't get a comment to work for you send me an email please. 
otherwise I might not be here tomorrow.

Hi Everyone
Just had a cancellation for my 
 Kilkenny Workshop this Saturday. 
as the Lady can't make it.
So there is 1 place available if you fancy 
a full day of card making please email HERE
or you can book in With Marion Kilbride
Full Details are on my workshop page.

Aug 7, 2011

Anyone fancy making Vintage Christmas tags 
at the club this month
Just let me know and I will bring some for you.
Bring some Christmas flowers, holly leaves, berries, 
lace, red ribbon, buttons, and any thing small 
in red and gold to add sparkle, to finish off the tags
I will bring the tags Images and background papers.

Aug 5, 2011

The one that got away

This is the card I had planned for Kilkenny, 
but changed my mind on, 
It's a triple easel card with a get well soon theme.
I couldn't decide if it was right for the class, up till the last minuet, so decided to not include it as one of the class makes, because all the pieces were cut on my cricut, and you would not of been able to repeat the design at home if you didn't have a cricut.
we may do this fold at my September class but in a baby theme,
I am all sorted now for Kilkenny everything packed and ready,
really looking forward to catching up with you all next Saturday.
Yvonne xx