Oct 31, 2011

Our Next Card Art Fun Night
is Tuesday the 8th of November
Time 7.00 to 10.00
my house
We will make 2 kits and have some supper
Theme this month is Girly to the Max
Cards for ladies in their 20s lots of bling and sparkle
places limited

Back from Carlow
Where I had a great weekend, really enjoyed my Pamper session, and the craic, with my sister and friends,
Back to work today, I need to finish the kits for the 12th of November, and get the photos up this week.
Have added details of the Kilkenny Challenge on the workshop page. so take a look if your coming, I still have a few places left if you want to come along, Email. HERE for more details

My next Vintage Christmas Workshop 
( which is a repeat of the Clonegal Workshop) 
is Next Sunday the 6th here in Kilcoole, 
I have 4 places remaining. if you would like to join us for a great fun day of crafting and a lovely lunch.please email me or phone me on 012010117.
Have a lovely Halloween night.
all the best Yvonne xx

Oct 27, 2011

Happy Halloween Everyone
Hope you all have a lovely long weekend
I am heading to Carlow for a proper girly weekend with my Sister, we are heading out to a bistro tomorrow evening, then off for a full days treatments in Mount Wolseley hotel in Tullow, with lunch, back to Carlow to meet up with friends for dinner, can't wait, I haven't had a pamper session for years
so I am so looking forward to it, 
Should come home all relaxed to finish off the kits for Kilkenny
I am a bit behind, as the Cricut is taking a lot longer than I thought to cut out all the phrases. the cards are lovely and I will share them next week with you. 
Yvonne xx

Oct 24, 2011

Hi everyone
I still have 3 places for my
Vintage Christmas full day class
on Sunday the 6th of November
Time 10.30 to 5.30
full details are HERE
Well isn't it the most awful day,
what a storm yesterday, and the rain is coming down in bucket fulls.
I have started putting the samples together today for my next workshop in Kilkenny
so should have photo snippets to share later in the week, 
I dropped my camera a few weeks ago, so went out and bought a new one on Monday,
it's different settings to my old one, so will take a while for me to sort it out. below are some cards 
I have been working on  this morning.
This card is for a couple expecting twins as they don't know what sex the babies are I chose lemon and green, 
with a lovely poem inside, found on google.
Ten little fingers, ten little toes,
Two chubby cheeks and a cute button nose.
Put these all together and multiply by two -
What a lot of blessings
are on the way to you!
Pink and blue, yellow and green,
All colours for babies yet unseen.
This time it’s twins, isn’t that fine
2 babies on which the stars will shine.

This one was for a lady who had passed her exams in Herbalism  
and found images associated with herbalism on google images

This A4 card is for an 18th Birthday
the girl is into ballet, and I had the cute ballet shoes 
in my box of charms,

Oct 19, 2011

to Brona
on Becoming a Granny for the first time
Enjoy every moment,
I bought myself some display props last week on ebay, not sure they have improved my photography, but I think there pretty. I've a few more to share over the next few days.
 All white Wedding card with touch of silver
Flowers, Lace, ribbon and gems from Wild Orchid Crafts
EK success doily boarder punch
Crafts too die-cut butterflys

Engagement card Red White with touch of gold
              Flowers, ribbon and pearl buckles from Wild Orchid Crafts

Here are the cards we made last night, 
at Card Arts first get together,
Our next crafty evening is 
Tuesday 8th of November weather per mitten 
places limited 

I had 3 sets with full instructions available
if your interested please email me HERE

Oct 17, 2011

Hi Everyone
The 160 gsm colour copy paper is back on at €10.71
 in  Office Spot.ie
Not sure how long Mathew can keep it at this price,
 so well worth ordering today.
This is the direct link HERE
(Any problems with the price phone Mathew on 4292728 tell him you have been sent via Card Art Kilcoole)
It's the best quality for printing your own decoupage paper 
I have found.
Hunt office have 120gsm for inserts x 500 sheets at €15.31 HERE
again fantastic value

A Card Making Club

Especially for Card Makers

Starting tomorrow evening Tuesday the 18th of October

Time 7.30 to 10.00
We are making 2 kits and a bit of supper
Places limited
Full Details HERE

Oct 16, 2011

Margaret asked me to give this company a mention
Wild Irish Crafts
They run classes and workshops in pressed flowers
making pictures, book marks, ect
Their website is Wild Irish Crafts .ie 

We hope to organise a fun day with them early next year,
If you would like your name added to the list, 
then please get in touch, HERE
Hi Everyone
I think I have now sorted the problems with leaving comments,
so please give it a try,
any problems send your comments by email HERE

Handmade Christmas Cards

Woke up this morning to a beautiful day, first wash on the line, breakfast made, and here I am as promised.
The cards from Clonegal.
Would love to know what you think ?
so please leave a comment
Hark the Herald Angels Sing

 The Holly and the Ivy 
Gate fold card with foliage wreath 
Gate fold opened


Santa Clause is coming to town

Ding Dong Merrily on High 
This is the link to the paper I used on this card HERE

Deck the Hall with Boughs of Holly

 Here Comes Santa Clause
Concertina Gate fold card

Concertina Gate fold opened

Flower soft Santa topper

If you want any information about items used on these cards, please leave a comment or email me HERE
I'll get back to you as quickly as I can.

Click on the images to open for a larger picture

Oct 15, 2011

Just back from Clonegal
A huge big thank you to Margaret Driver for organising the event,
and to Yvonne Dunne, Patricia O Leary for all their help during the day, and to the Girls who helped with the setting up and clearing away at the end of the evening,
Thank you to everyone who brought the lovely home baking.
and to everyone for their warm hospitality.
We got lost coming home so didn't get back until 8.15, 
Valerie nearly went out the window.she brought us in a complete circle and 45 minuets after leaving the hall, were back there.
Maybe the witches  from Clonegal Castle, didn't want me to leave.
And to top it all, I had the keys to the hall in my pocket, 
So sorry Yvonne, for nearly giving you a heart attach.
Will pop photos up in the morning.
I have to Say Clonegal is a very pretty village, and on the way home we went through Bunclody, which I would like to see during the day, as it looked like a beautiful town. 

Congratulations to Phil Curran for winning the challenge prise.

Thank you to Marie Fox for bringing her shop along, 
and for the raffle prise.
Have a lovely restful Sunday
all the best
Yvonne xx

Oct 14, 2011

A Card Making Club
Especially for Card Makers
Starting next Tuesday the 18th of October
Full Details HERE

Diamond Wedding Anniversary Card
The background image is a photo of an original Painting, by the lady who ordered the card, the couple celebrating their Diamond Anniversary were Married in this Church (Kilquade Church )

The 3 cards above are for a Nun's Golden Jubilee
Sr Madeline is a family friend

This card is for a 90th Birthday for a neighbour and Friend,
The lady asked me to put a poem about good neighbours inside, but I simply couldn't find anything on google so made one up myself.

Having a neighbour as good as you
Has been a blessing all these years
For a neighbour like you
Is rare to find
And you are a blessing in deed.
Thank you for been such a
Great Neighbour
Over the years

Hello everyone
And happy Friday to you all,
What are you all doing for the weekend,?
Well I'm off to Clonegal, to do a Workshop 
for Margaret Drivers craft club members and guests.
I am all ready for tomorrow, 

I have one place come free for this class as someone had to cancel this morning, so if you want to come then please email me HERE for more details, Full details are on the workshop page.

I have spent an hour this morning baking apple tarts, as Margaret brought be the biggest basket of Apples on Tuesday. as I have friends calling in later today, 
2 of my new props have arrived to use when photographing my cards, but I won't share them until the others come .(hopefully on Monday).

Have heard some bad feedback about the Belfast show,
there are very few card making stands, and very few cross stitch, it isn't the same company organising it as in April,
most of the girls were disappointed, and it closed early last night at 5.00 even though tickets said 8.00
so hope you won't have a wasted journey.

Will share the cards we make tomorrow on Sunday.
have a great weekend where ever you are, and if you coming on Saturday to Clonegal, see you there.
Yvonne xx

Oct 9, 2011

I have spent quiet a lot of time trying to find stylish stands to display my Cards on, to photograph them, to show here on my blog, I'm not much of a photographer, but managed to find 5 items which might help today, when they arrive, I will share them with you, I think this could be quiet a nice market for someone, who has a wood turner in the family. making small decorative wooden stands to sit the card on. 
If you know someone please ask them to get in touch with me, so that I can explain what I mean.
Came across this Blog this morning, and thought you might like it, Inspirational Craft Blog HERE
they share photo's of work they find interesting, 
of lots of different crafts, by different crafter's
from around the world. 

Oct 7, 2011

Thanks for dropping in today
Hope you are all looking forward to the weekend
I have just finished the last sample for Clonegal, and couldn't make up my mind so you have a choice of 2, all the photo snippets have now been added to the workshop page, so take a peek HERE
I was browsing the Internet, looking for ideas and came across this site, Enjoy stamping with Robyn's handmade cards
well worth looking in, if you like Vintage HERE
I am still trying to get hold of M K. , but still getting no reply,
I will just have to sort it at the club
There renewing memberships this month at the club, only members will receive information from the club.
Enjoy your weekend

Oct 4, 2011

How has your day been?
Well mine been busy busy busy.
I'm cutting and packing for Clonegal,
and have added the photo snippets of the cards we are making, 
to the workshop page.
Still waiting on that phone call from M

Oct 1, 2011

Hi Everyone
From a very wet and miserable Kilcoole
What happened to the Indian summer they promised us.
Hope everyone at the GBCE is having a lovely time, and enjoying the classes and demonstrations,
Can't make it this year, as Michael is working all weekend.
Which is probably a good thing, as I am using the time to make the kits for Clonegal.
Will add some photo snippets during the week,
Everything has arrived except my ink,
so hopefully Monday, I can start bagging up
Have a great weekend everyone
see you all soon
Yvonne xx