Jun 30, 2011

Thanks girls for helping me put the toppers together last night at the club, sorry I didn't bring more, have taken photos of some of the cards I made this morning, so will show them later on today,

Jun 27, 2011

Good morning everyone
Hope you all had sunshine where ever you were this weekend,
I started to assemble the sample cards for my 13th of August workshop (more details HERE )
during the week from the designs I had sketched on paper, which I thought looked great on paper, however  I am really pleased with 4 of them, but really struggling with the last 2, so it's back to the drawing board today.
black and white cards are harder than I thought,
will have sneak peeks to share soon.
the class is nearly full, only 4 places left,
check out the details and email me if you would like to come along, quiet a few ladies are coming on there own, and because I work in 2 sections Advanced and beginners, there's a places for everyone.

Jun 25, 2011

Missing punch
Hi everyone, Kay lost a punch at my workshop on the 12th at the Parkview Hotel
It was a black border punch with small flowers on it and the sides were removable.
can you let me know if you picked it up, and I can tell her we found it, and make arrangements to get it back to her,
thanks Yvonne xx

Jun 23, 2011

I get about 30 hits a day, but rarely get any comments, it would be lovely to hear from you, either by a comment or by email, let me know why you visited my blog, 
can I help you with you card making questions.
One of the greatest pleasures of this hobby, is sharing it.
Thank you so much Girls for a great night last night,
A huge GET WELL SOON to Anne Rowe
who came along last night, She has asked me to pass on her thanks to all the Kilcoole Craft Members
for her bouquet of Flowers and all the Cards she has received.
Will pop date on for the next night soon.

Jun 18, 2011

Card Making Evening
At my house
This Wednesday evening the 22nd of June
This evening is now full
Come along  and a make a card on the evening, if you have any top tips to share, we would love to see them,
I am making the kit this month,
Theme Soft blue and cream, butterfly bliss

All my machines will be set up for playing.
so bring some card with you, and a basic tool kit.
Please email me HERE if you would like to come along as places are limited to 10

There is No Charge, as the aim of the evening is that everyone in the group will take a turn to provide the kits on a rota basis.
Please can you confirm your coming if you already have your name down.
Yvonne xx

C5 Card
Main Card Blue
Cream matting layer

Vintage paper from http://digiprintables.com/store/  

Flea Market Chic Background Papers by Seneca Pond Crafts.

Strip of cream cotton lace across the blue punched boarder panel.

A lace posy, with paper rose from http://www.wildorchidcrafts.com

With a selection of punched leaves from Carl Punches

Die-cut butterflies from Marianne Design Creatables

Tiny self adhesive Pearls down centre of the butterflies.

Jun 17, 2011

I was looking for vintage images and came across this site, 
well worth a visit
Make sure to check out the vintage section

Jun 16, 2011

Hi everyone
just want to thank you for all the lovely feed back I've been getting, via emails and phone calls. for my 12th of June workshop,
the advice will be put into practice, and so I have slightly changed the running of the day for my next workshop,
I have been really busy since Monday, and will take a few photos later today to share the cards I have been working on this week, it wedding season again, so quiet a few wedding ones to show you.
I've been working out of my scrap box, and can't believe how many cards I have made from waste. which nearly hit the bin, I have used the same topper about 6 times, and every card is different.
Check back later to see photos
Yvonne xx

Bouquet Easel Card

Side view of easel card

Peach Orchid on Gold, black and cream

Wedding Pop out card,                         Inside view of wedding card

4 for the Dads
Off to the races
21st Football

4 Wedding cards using the same embellishment on each one
Backing papers from
Top left, clip art image repeated
Top right, Cuddly buddly
Bottom left,  Joanna Sheen lace paper
Bottom right,  Shabby Chic Rose, Daisy Company

3 for the ladies
Top images from Daisy Company
bottom 2 images decoupage from Reddy cards

3 more Wedding
Top left, Do Crafts forever friends
Top right, reddy cards
Bottom, Dufex 

Jun 13, 2011

Details for my Next Workshop 
At the Bridge Centre, 
Loughboy,  Kilkenny
Have been added to my Workshop page HERE
A Special Thanks
To Margaret Driver, Marion Kilbride, Roberta Clare and Jane, for all your help yesterday, and to everyone for coming along, thank you all for a lovely workshop, and hope to see you all again very soon
Don't forget to email me if there is anything I can do to help you with your card making

 Inside of Concertina Book Card
Front of Card

View of Card opened flat
Images on this card available from Cuddly Buddly
Instructions for this Card have been added to my tutorial page.

Vintage Rose Elegance
We made 3 paper roses in the morning, and then assembled this card just after lunch.
Wedding Pocket Card
Back ground paper from Daisy Company
Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts
Bride and groom Embellishment from Cara Crafts

Inside view of Pocket to hold Gift Card or Cash 

Easel Card with a twist
Background Paper on main card from Crafts u print,
Background on floor of card from clipart
This card has a triangle step to the left of the main card, which we added 2 of the toppers from the suite of playing cards too, we also added 4 cards in a fan design  raised on foam pads and the last 2 toppers to the easel rest.
 Off to the races
College of racing memorabilia  was added to the left hand side with a horse image decoupaged to the right,
the background paper is from 
Joanna Sheen Cd Victorian Companion 
Instructions for this card are on my tutorial page.

Boys night out
Image is the left hand front cover,
This Tri-Fold card has Darts Snooker and Beer
front main image from Crafts u print.
All other images were found on Google images

Card fully opened

Right hand front cover

Jun 11, 2011

Updates for Tomorrows Workshop
Hi Everyone
All ready for tomorrow, just finished packing everything, 
two things I forgot to ask you to bring,
a foam mat, (like a computer mouse mat) I have a few but not enough to go round, so if you see this post please bring one with you, also a small tray, for the paper roses to dry on,
Looking forward to catching up with you all
Yvonne xx

Jun 9, 2011

Only 2 more days to go for my 
Card Making Workshop
in Newtownmountkennedy
Just finished getting everything ready,
so going to take it easy tomorrow,
I still have 2 places available if you fancy joining us for a great day of card making fun, I have 6 lovely projects to share,
full details HERE
What do you think of my Blogs new look

Jun 6, 2011

Hi Everyone
Hope your all enjoying your Bank Holiday Weekend,
I am working on the last kit for my 12th of June workshop,
really pleased how the samples turned out, Have Clare and Ruth coming tomorrow to help me bag up the embellishments for the kits, But wanted to share some photos with you, I sat out in my garden on Saturday, as it was such a lovely day, to eat my lunch, my poppies had come into full bloom, they will only last a few more day, but I cut them back and they reflower at the end of the summer.


Jun 3, 2011

New Tutorial added today
How to make your own personilised inserts
click HERE to go to the tutorial link

Jun 2, 2011

My Next all day Summer Workshop is
Sunday the 12th of June
At the Parkview Hotel
Newtownmountkennedy Co Wicklow
Time 10.00 to 6.00
A full day card making workshop,
Theme this month
Blossoms and bows in the morning
Boys to Men in the afternoon
as Fathers Day is the 19th of June,
We will make 6 projects in total
Full Details can be found HERE
I still have 2 places available for this workshop

Jun 1, 2011

Hi Everyone
Do you fancy an evening of Card Making fun?

Well our hobby should be fun,

And I have been asked to start the ball rolling
So my first Crafty Get together will be
Wednesday the 22nd of June at my house,
but we can change the date for future months to suit everyone
Time 7 till about 10.00
How the evening will work is
The first month I will do the kit, which we will make on the evening, if anyone would like to share a card tutorial with the other guests they are are more than welcome. we will then have our cuppa and a chat, sharing any new tips we have picked up, every month someone in the group can volunteer to do the kits, and we can change the venue if that suits everyone, its not a club, just card makers who want to enjoy an evening card making, so far 6 people have asked to come along, I think I can fit 12 comfortably, so sorry but places will have to be limited,
If we find we have a lot of interest we can always find a larger room. If you fancy coming along to a card making fun night, than please email me HERE
There is no charge, and everyone attending can throw suggestions into the meeting.
if you found an idea, from a craft site or magazine, then bring it along and we can give it a go
Hope you can join us
What you need to bring
Scissors, Glue, Foam Pads, Double sided Tape,
peel-offs, gems and any extra sparkle you want to add,

some spare sheets of card to try new folds.
I don't do stamping, but would like to try a few new techniques, so bring some ink pads, markers, and chalks.

You never know we might create something totally new.
Two other cards I made today

Christening card for a Baby Boy, image from Daisy Company

This card was for a teacher retiring, who is a mad Kerry GAA supporter, they also wanted a 1984 Toyota Yaris, somewhere on the card, but after spending nearly 2 hours trying to find an image I gave up, I got a beautiful retirement poem for teacher to go on the inside,
I hope to add a verses page to my blog soon, so will put the verse on the new page . Book Worm image from Daisy Company, all suppliers links in the right hand column.

Today at my class I showed the ladies how to make paper roses from punched flowers.
we added some stickles for sparkle

Black cream and gold make this card very rich looking, lovely guipure lace added to the side with pearls added for detail, punched gold leaves add that extra elegance, this card was left blank with a best wishes insert, so it could be used for any occasion

Pink silver and white layers with a frilled lace band with some pearls added for detail, we added some large paper leaves, and stuck silver leaf peel-offs to acetate and cut them out, sticking them randomly under the paper roses

Punched flowers from a Nellie Snellin punch and embossing set, with gems added to the center, and a lovely Kanban image, matted and layered on to white, and silver card, some embossed strips added either side.

Main image Flower fairy zinnia , with a punched petal flower, there is 12 layers in this flower, and we added some card candy across the punched strip