Nov 29, 2011

Up date on Mr Magpie
Well I think he might of been an Angel in Disguise 
On Sunday, My son got all worked up saying there was a burning smell in my workroom again, this smell has been happening on and off for about 4 months, and every time we got the smell, I would go into panic mode, but could not fine where it was coming from. Anyway, Sunday was different, the smell lingered, so I unplugged everything in the workroom, and I wasn't happy, my Son went off to get the train back to college and I started the ironing, the lights kept flickering, and the picture on the telly was not clear, when Michael got back, I told him I wasn't happy, and we started checking everything electrical in the house, when Michael went to the fuse board, it was very close to going on fire, we turned everything off and called a 24 hour emergency service, who came ASAP and said we were so close to a house fire, we had a new shower fitted in May, which was to powerful for the fuse board, so every time it was use the cables were melting, you can't imagine my relief, €400.00 later with new fuse board replaced with right amp fuses, anyway we can now sleep more safely,, Back to Mr Magpie, while repeating the story to Clare, I made a joke about Mr Magpie trying to tell me something was wrong, and at the split second I said his name, he knocked the front door,
Well what do you think?
Me; I think someone up there is really looking out for me 
and my family.
and Mr Magpie is now my best friend, and a very welcome one.

Nov 28, 2011

Christmas Lunch Get Together
1.00 at the Park View Hotel
Thursday the 8th of December
So Far
Roberta, Barbara, Nancy, Clare, Anne Rowe and myself are going,
if you fancy getting into the Christmas Spirit and joining us for lunch then please email me or phone me to add you to the list, 
so that I can confirm bookings with the hotel.
The more the merrier,
Yvonne xx

Nov 25, 2011

Blog Candy Giveaway

I have 6 of the kits left from my last class

Please leave a comment to be entered into a draw, 
to win one of the kits, which I will post out to 6 of the lucky winners

Good Luck Yvonne xx

So Far Siobhan, Maura, Aiveen ,Anne Lennon, Maura, Roberta, Mary, Aileen, Jo, Rosaleen, Clare. have left comments on the posts below, so if you want a chance to win 1 of the kits,
 just leave a comment, 
under this post, if your not in you can't win.

I will draw the winning tickets at the next Card Art Fun night on the 7th of December, and put the winners up on the blog, to contact me with their addresses.
3 Cards to Celebrate Baby's First Christmas
The customer wanted a Mummy bear, Daddy bear and 
Baby bear on these cards
I spent ages trying to find an image, then went back to Cuddly Buddly and used 3 different Christmas downloads, to create these cards. by chopping and changing the clip art I was able to get the theme she wanted.

2 Graduation Cards

Christening card

Nov 23, 2011

Hi there
What are you all up to.?
Well I have no cards to share this week, as I have been really busy making my own Christmas ready to post next week, and just hadn't the time to take Pictures, but have the girls coming tomorrow for lunch, so we will probably have some to share tomorrow evening.
Christmas Lunch
We were talking about getting together for a Christmas Lunch, 
early December, so if you fancy joining us, please get in touch and I will sort a date, possible Thursday the 8th at the park view hotel in Newtownmountkennedy, around 1.00

Our Next Card Art Club Night is
Wednesday the 7th of December
I have tried the Honeycomb Paper ornament from Amazing Paper Grace, it's not easy, but should be fun, and I have lovely hanging gems to finish them off.
Not sure what the Second project will be, but will let you know.
Places limited to 10 max, as my kitchen simply isn't big enough for any more people to craft comfortably in.
so first come! first get places!
let me know early if you want a place.
Happy Crafting
Yvonne xx

Blog Candy
I have 6 of the kits left from my last class
leave a comment to be entered into a draw, to win one of the kits which I will post out to 6 of the lucky winners
Good Luck

Nov 21, 2011

Thank you to everyone who came today,
Christmas is well on the way now, looking forward to our last fun night of the year. on the 7th of December
Should have the house decorated, so you will get to see all my decorations all 26 boxes of them.
Take care
Yvonne xx

Nov 16, 2011

Good Evening Everyone
What a wet and miserable day its been here in Kilcoole
But a perfect day to craft.!!
I have just finished the extra kits for my Sunday workshop,
and have a mountain of ironing to face tomorrow, but just might get a second wind and start to tackle it this evening, 
(I hate ironing)
Have been thinking about the projects for our next fun evening, on the 7th of December, and was thinking of 
Christmas decorations
Would welcome ideas, if your coming, any suggestions? 
email me HERE 
I saw a lovely honeycombe decoration on Amazing paper grace, and thought we could give it a go, or a pin flare ribbon decoration. what do you think.?
Hope your by the fire this evening as its the only place to be.
Yvonne xx 

Nov 14, 2011

Handmade Christmas Card

Joy to the World Stepper card
the letters were cut on my cricut.
background paper free download from Bearly mine designs
Angel die cut with feather
Scroll from google images

Acetate Card
With a Thomas Kinkade Winter cottage scene 
The back of the Acetate card is 1 1/2 cm smaller than the front to allow the image to stand straight to get a clearer view, 
the DREAM lettering was cut on my cricit. 

Peace on Earth Good will to all men
C5 Easel card

Believe in the spirit of Christmas
Image from Hunkydory
I added a little polar soft to the image.
Background paper inside was a free down from Bearly mine designs

Noel Wall Hanging
The letters for this wall hanging was made on my cricut
matted and layered on to red tartan background and green card
Which I then stuck onto a strip of red satin ribbon, and stuck a red matting layer behind to encase the ribbon
I finished it with a tartan bow and some red poinsettias and artificial foilage.

This is the window acetate box for the wall hanging
with a lovely poem inside.

There was a lovely Christmas greeting stuck around the sides of the box, and its finished off with poinsettias to match the wall hanging
All flowers and leaves from Artie Kraftie
and Wild Orchid Crafts
links for all suppliers in the right hand column. 

I was asked to give this project a mention
Join the flock are looking for crafter's to make a 
poM pom from ends of wool. 
full details can be found HERE a great fun project to get the children interested in. loads of information can be found on there website.
Instructions can be found HERE
Brother A3 colour printer
Just passing on a bargain as I was thinking of buying this from
 Create and craft
worth checking it out here as it seem a bargain to me  HERE
From €119.00

Nov 12, 2011

Good Evening Everyone
Just back from Kilkenny
And want to say a big thank you to Marion Kilbride and the Kilkenny Craft Club Members for inviting me back
and giving me a fantastic welcome,
Big thanks to Marion and Margaret Driver for all their help today,
and to everyone who brought the lovely home made goodies,

A Special Thanks to Kay Roche for her fantastic Sugar craft 
30 min mini Demo,

Boy are you in for a treat, if your heading to one of Kay's classes 
or workshops, she showed us so many tips 
and shared her wonderful talent with us,

 This was the beautiful cake that Kay finished off, 
showing us how to make the snowmen
the winner was
Kathleen Murtagh
Beautiful rose on pressed moulded topper

And I was lucky enough to be given this snowman topper 
at the end of the day.

The winner of this months Challenge was Shirley Power.
Close up of Shirley's card

Below are all the cards entered into the challenge.
I put the names of everyone who takes part into a hat, and the one pulled out is the winner.

Thanks also to Kay for taking the photos.
enjoy the rest of the weekend
love Yvonne xx

Nov 9, 2011

Hi Ladies have news to share about new craft club Starting.
Craft Club Waterford 
Will be meeting the third Tuesday of every month, from 7.30 to 9.30. All crafters welcome, come along and craft for two hours, drink tea and chat about crafts, 4 euro per person,Contact Midi Walshe  085.2801937. 
 Venue, Whitechurch National School, 
 Outside Dungarvan, 
Co. Waterford.

Nov 8, 2011

Bookings are now closed
for both my Workshops 
on Saturday the 12th of November and
Sunday the 20th of November
as they are both full.
many thanks
looking forward to catching up with you all
Yvonne xx
Hi Everyone
Just popping on to let you know that 
Card Art Club is full this evening, as the numbers are growing, 
I will look for a bigger venue, after Christmas.
Sorry my kitchen isn't any bigger, 
and I'm really sorry I had to say no to some of you.
Please note change to date, as My Nephew is graduating on the 6th of December.
Our next meeting will be Wednesday the 7th of December,
weather permitting.
Full details will be added to the Club page nearer the date.

Art Deco inspired design with a college of images from Arty Jean
in Navy, Gold, Silver and Cream

Flowers and lace, with a pretty beaded pin.
in shades of Grey, Silver and pink
Image from crafts u print
Lace pins and ribbon Wild Orchid crafts

All links in the right hand column

Nov 7, 2011

Hi Everyone
Great News
Kay Roche will give a 30 min 
Christmas Sugar Craft Demonstration
During lunch at my Christmas Keepsake Treasures Workshop
this Saturday the 12th in Kilkenny
I still have 2 places if you fancy joining us for a great Christmassy Crafty fun day.
Tele Yvonne 01 2010117 to book in.

Nov 4, 2011

Mr Magpie
 He is not to clear in this photo

I have a new friend, his name is Mr Magpie
But he's not welcome,
Every morning for the last few weeks, this bird, knocks my front door, with his beak, and flies upwards against the glass, if  I'm in my bedroom he sits on the window sill  and pecks on the window. so this morning had my camera ready, as I'm sure everyone thought I joking, well here he is bold as life, knocking the glass on my front door. and it's starting to freak me out, 
One for sorrow and all that.

Nov 3, 2011

I got so inspired by Kay's beautiful Christmas cakes
I ended up spending a fortune on Cutters, edible glitter
 and coloured fondant icing.

Because my Christmas Keepsake Treasures Workshop 
is in Kilkenny,
 I am going to repeat it, here in Kilcoole for a smaller group
on Sunday the 20th of November. 
Only 4 places remaining
Everything needed supplies and lunch inc, in the cost.
a lovely Christmassy crafty class
Music, mince pies, lovely lunch and a glass of wine 
for the non drivers.
please email HERE to book a place.
places limited to 8
Full Details are on the workshop page HERE

Nov 2, 2011

A friend asked me to give this a mention
Cathy's communion dresses
are an New Irish company
are show casing there dresses and  will have a stand 
at the Royal Hotel Bray this Saturday the 5th Nov
Time 11.00 to 5.00
Beautiful dresses from €69.00
to view styles click HERE
please pass on to anyone you know who has a child making there communion next year.

Nov 1, 2011

Have added some photos to the workshop page 
for the 12th of November