Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year Everyone
Hope you have a lovely night what ever you are doing.




Free Happy New Year.
A big thank you to all my blog followers,
I have had some very tough moments at the beginning of the year, but the people who stood by me, and supported me,
are friends I want to thank most sincerely.
Roll on 2012, I am going to challenge myself to the full,
continuing sharing my love of card making with all my crafty friends, and be there for everyone who needs me.
God Bless Yvonne xx



Don't forget to add your name to my
BLOG CANDY GIVEAWAY
on the post below, 18th of Dec Win Win Win
The Goody Bag is now bursting to the rim 
and everyone who views my blog is welcome to enter.
the winner will be announced on the 3rd of January
Good Luck
Love Yvonne xx



Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hi Everyone
2 dates have been added for my January Workshops
full details HERE
Places limited to 8 people
everything needed supplied and a home cooked lunch provided

Friday, December 23, 2011

Well I said I would share my Christmas cake with you, having enjoyed Kay Roche's Sugar Craft Demonstration at my last Workshop in Kikenny, I said I would give the snow men ago, Garreth and and I had great fun making them. I used my Glass mat covered in cellophane, as a cake board as I couldn't get one any where, and made the poinsettias from my spellbinders die cutters,
thank you Kay for your inspiration, mine's not a patch on your, but well worth all the effort, really found the trees hard to do, even thou you made it look so easy.






Click HERE
For a Very Merry  Christmas Card
From me to you
The Kids will love it

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Win Win Win

Only a week to go now to Christmas Day,
and I have my Mum coming tomorrow for a few weeks, 
so I probably wont have a lots of free time to post,
So wanted to wish everyone who regularly checks in, 
a Very Happy Christmas
Looking forward to catching up with you all after Christmas
have a great time where ever you are.

Win Win Win
Leave a Comment for a chance to win a surprise goody bag
of decoupage delights
Which will be posted out early January
Winner will be announced 3rd of January
Everyone can enter where ever you are from.


Who's in for this one
Aiveen, Anne Lennon, Mary O Leary, Aileen, Kay, Linda, Siobhan,
Jenny, Shirley, Sharon P B, Angela, Maura, Clare, Barbara, Brona, Bernie. Phil Curran, Helle (Norway) Sabrina, Siohban Myles Nolan,


Come on, all you have to do is leave a post.
to be entered into the decoupage give away


What's in the give away
Decoupage, Card, Background papers, foam pads, double sided tape, peel-offs, and die cut background layers, the more names the more there will be in the bag. so keep leaving your comments.
Good Luck 
Happy Christmas
Yvonne xx


Little Extras added 27th of December
Self adhesive pearls, Ribbon,


Little Extras added the 28th of December
Decorative scissors, Stickles


Little Extras added 30th of December
Embossing folder.


Little Extras added 31st of December
Bag of mixed Lace pieces 


Little Extra added 1st of January
More Decoupage
(as I had a craft room tidy up)


Little Extras added 2nd of January
Bag of mixed Flowers and leaves)


The Bag is getting nice and fat.
Come on Ladies
 More comments needed for more goodies to be added. 




Saturday, December 17, 2011

A few more Handmade card I received this week
Phil


Sally



Trish

Many thanks Girls

A few cards I made this week
I can't remember where this image is from,
And had quiet a few of the fleur-de- lys  die cut left over from the snowflake decorations we made 2 week ago, and used then as a backing for this topper.
the background was from payper box

Image from Daisy Company


Image from Kanban
Image from Daisy Company

Friday, December 16, 2011

Hi Everyone
I have added some details to my Workshop page
on the Theme for my first workshop of 2012
feed back would be greatly received as to what you think
or any suggestions you have
Yvonne xx

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Winners for my December Blog Candy
are Aideen and Mary O Leary
Please can you email HERE with your address and I will post them to you tomorrow.
Yvonne xx


Thanks for getting in touch Aideen and Mary.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Handmade Fresh Christmas Wreath

I have added an updated picture tutorial HERE on my Tutorial page for instructions on how to make your own Fresh Christmas Wreath
you would pay up to €50.00 for a wreath like this in a florist,
but can make one for a few euro's,

Sunday, December 11, 2011

It's Starting to look a lot like Christmas





Some of my Christmas Decorations,
 I still have quiet a few more boxes to put up,
but have been very busy with cards, so I'm a bit behind, and need to start making my Christmas wreaths on Tuesday,


Below are some handmade cards I received 
Barbara and Nancy


 Joyce Boyle
An on-line friend from Sholing, South Hampton.
We have been chatting for about 2 years by email,
Roberta Ruth

Have a very Happy Christmas Everyone.
Yvonne xx

Saturday, December 10, 2011

December Card Candy Give Away
Is the Snowflakes Decorations we made this month at Card Art 
2 lucky people will win one of the snowflakes with full instructions.
Simply leave a comment on this post to be entered in to the
 give away. This Give away is open to everyone.
Good Luck 
Yvonne xx


Kay, Aiveen, Aileen, Rosaleen, Mary O Leary, Anne Lennon, Geraldine, Aideen,


You still have time to post a comment as I will draw the 2 winners on Wednesday 14th when Vera is here,
She want to decorate a bottle with paper scraps, so we are having a crafty morning and some lunch.
I will add your name to the list when you leave your comment,

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Winners for my First Card Candy Give away were
Aiveen
Anne Lennon
Roberta
Aileen
Rosaleen
And Siobhan
Congratulations to you all and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.
Siobhan can you get in touch, with your address so that I can post your kit out to you.
Aileen and Rosealeen, Aiveen has your kits for you.

Will have another Blog Candy Give away soon.
Yvonne xx

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Handmade Christmas Decorations

Here are the 2 decorations we are making this evening at 
Card Art
I changed my mind about the Honeycomb Paper Ball Decoration as it would drive you mad, and you would need the patience of a Saint to make them.
But I did a tutorial on my Tutorial page 
if you fancy giving it ago.


I only used 6 of the Nestie Die-cuts instead of 8
The Tutorial for this Snow Flake Ornament can be found HERE
on  A Path of paper



Tutorial for this Snow Flake Ornament can be found HERE
I found this one on Split coast stampers by Becca from Amazing Paper Grace
This one is only one-sided. (the one on the tutorial is double sided)
as we made 2 instead on the night, as the girls thought it was a waste, as it wouldn't be seen. we added the extra snowflakes to the hanging ribbon. and would be lovely as a topper on a card.

I Still have a few left if your interested.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas is well and truly on the way
I have started to decorate the house inside, 
and will get the outside started tomorrow,
My Mum is in hospital, so I am behind with everything,
hopefully she is getting out later today, and coming to me for a few days rest, just waiting on the call to collect her.
Looking forward to catching up with everyone on Wednesday evening, and then lunch on Thursday in Newtownmountkennedy.
enjoy the rest of the weekend what ever your doing.
Yvonne xx

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Question from Rosaleen,
How I can best glue an paper embellishment to 'glitter paper' like an emery board. I tried raised pads but no joy. 
Answer
Try rubbing away some of the glitter with an emery board, and dusting it with a soft brush, to make the card smoother, this helps foam pads to stick easier, or a product I have found, which works every time is Sticky Fingers Glitter bond. HERE you only need a tiny amount to adhere the topper to the glitter card.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Card Art's next fun evening is
Wednesday the 7th of December at 7.30
This month we are making Christmas Decorations
Places limited to 12
Who's Coming
Roberta, Ruth, Ruth's Friend, Vera, Clare, Aiveen, Grainne, Anne.
Still Room for 4 more,
Just email me or phone me if you would like to join us for a fun crafty evening.
Supper and all craft materials inc in the cost. 
many thanks Yvonne