Jan 31, 2012

 Blog Candy Giveaway.
3 kits from my last class

I Still need 8 more comments 

to make this a bigger give away.

See post below

I still need a few more names to add the 
extra goody bag to this prize

All you have to do is join as a follower, (if your not already one) and then leave a comment. to say hello. (under this most)
 if I get more the 20 comments 
I will add a decoupage goody bag to the giveaway ( worth €30.00)
so a lovely prize up for grads.
This Blog Candy Giveaway will close midnight 31st of January

Jan 29, 2012

Card Arts next Fun Evening is
Tuesday the 7th of February
Full Details HERE
Good Morning to everyone looking in today
How are you all, 
And can I ask, why are you hear?
Do you need help with Card making, 
or are you just here for ideas and inspiration.
I know I visit other blogs, and when I do, 
I normally leave a comment and say hello and thank them for sharing their designs and inspiration with me, 
my Favourite are Linda's works of heart, 
and Amazing Paper Grace.

Every day I get about 50 hits on my blog, and yet very few comments, so today I am going to test you
I have 3 kits left from my last class, so will offer them as a

 Blog Candy Giveaway.
All you have to do is join as a follower, (if your not already one) and then leave a comment. to say hello. (under this most)
 if I get more the 20 comments 
I will add a decoupage goody bag to the giveaway ( worth €30.00)
so a lovely prize up for grads.
This Blog Candy Giveaway will close midnight 31st of January

Last night I have viewers from Puszczykowo Wielkopolskie, 
Selkirk Scottish Borders, Hope Mills North Carolina
London, Killarney, Kerry, Ashbourne Meath, Kildare, Dublin, Dallas Texas, Carlow,  West Berlin, New Jersey, 
Paducah Kentucky, Cork plus loads more.
It just fascinates me who these people are. and why they do the hobby I do. as most of them were looking for card making ideas.
I hope this blog shares ideas and designs.
and have no problem with anyone copying my cards,
that's the whole point of me blogging every day.
I don't share personal information, just my hobby.
so if your looking in today, you are very welcome,
looking forward to seeing your comments.
if you find you can't leave a comment, 
Email me your comment HERE
and I will add it for you. so you will be entered into the give away.

Yvonne xx
Who's in so far
Geraldine, Siobhan, Marie, Mary, Aiveen, Roberta, Jamie, Mary, Linda, Margaret, Kay, Sallie, Anne L, Luanne, Maura. Jenny,

Jan 28, 2012

Handmade cards mixed selection

Thank you to all the ladies
Who came to my Workshop today, for a great fun day.
Here are the cards we made
Wedding Easel Card
Background cards from Payper box
image from Occasions Cd Rom digi crafts
Ruffled ribbon detail on the easel rest with a wedding favour dove,
 sitting on a marabou feather  and organza bow.
Die-cuts from cricut.

Engagement Card
Image from Lily of the valley
Backgrounds from Jak Heath which is a free download.
Trellis satin ribbon 
Flowers from Wild orchid crafts
Heart die-cut is a punch with 
a Martha Stewart trellis heart punch on top

Pop up Valentine Card
Image from google
Paper from Google
Martha Stewart heart boarder punch 
Ribbon and Knitting lace detail
Large heart from my cricut

Pop up inside the card
Marianne die-cut

Anniversary Concertina Heart aperture cards
Background Papers from Dollhouse Decorating!  which is a free download
Martha Stewart trellis heart boarder punch
Large ornate heart is a sizzix large die.
Heart image and inside background  is a download from Crafts-u-print.

Concertina card opened

We left some of the cards blank so they could be used for any romantic occasion. everyone received 4 extra kits in a different colour scheme to repeat the designs at home.
All links for suppliers are in the right hand column

Jan 27, 2012

I have found a brilliant Card maker to share with you
Tina Fitch on Facebook HERE
She designs cards for craftrobo.
Which I don't have, as I have a cricut, 
but her cards will blow you away.
they are so intricate, and can only be made 
with a craftrobo or a cricut. as you simply couldn't cut all the intricate pieces by hand. 
Enjoy Yvonne xx 

I'm off to make some Chocolate fudge brownies for tomorrow
Sorry Aiveen, 

Jan 26, 2012

Good Morning to you all.
Sorry I haven't posted this week
But I am so busy, I simply haven't had time to blog
Hope your all well, and crafting away, I have added sneak peaks of this weeks workshop cards. to my class page HERE
and will add the photos of the cards to my blog over the weekend,
I've been working on the designs from my Portmarnock Workshop, so will share some snippets with you next weekend.
There are still a few places available.
full details are on my workshop page HERE 
Hope you have a lovely day
Happy Crafting Yvonne xx

Jan 20, 2012

Many thanks Ladies for a lovely relaxing workshop today,
as you can see we finished earlier than usual
Here are the photos of the 4 cards we made today
but the ladies also received 4 extra kits'

Pretty in Pink
Easel card with lace finish

Lavender and Lace
Layered Card with miniature Bouquet
Backgrounds from Cuddly buddly
Flowers from Wild orchid crafts
I have a Tutorial for the bouquet HERE

Poppies on Parade
Panelled  Card with Decoupage
Images from Google clipart

Simply Elegant 
Decoupage Cut way card with lace and ruffled organza ribbon detail
Decoupage lady from crafts-u-print

I added the tutorial today for the gathered ruffled ribbon HERE

Jan 19, 2012

A few of today's makes
Elvis Decoupage Card  with musical die-cuts

This one was a bit unusual as the lady wanted a card about Greystones beach and harbour with an umbrella,
 as the lady it was for, walks the seafront every morning
 and always carries an umbrella 
Acetate Card with a cottage scene inside 
and the ladies name on the front
I used my cricut to cut the letters
 and added flowers  and a greeting on the back

Jan 15, 2012

The Winner of the Blog Candy Give Away
is Siobhan
Can you contact me with your address 
as there is no link on your comment.
Well Done
 And thank you to everyone who made a comment.
Yvonne xx 

Jan 14, 2012

Hi Everyone
It's very quiet here today, 
But just perfect for working on the kits for the 21st
I have added 2 photo snippets of the cards we are making 
next week to the classes page HERE.
Can I ask you if your coming
 to bring a hot Glue Gun to speed the class up.
Will share the next 2 cards with you during the week.
Have a lovely weekend
Yvonne xx

Jan 11, 2012

Blog Candy

I have another Give Away
it's for a set of kits from our last club meeting,
see pictures in post below 
all you have to do is leave a comment,
 before 6pm on Sunday the 15th of Jan
and don't forget to add your name,
 so I can contact you.
Good Luck
Yvonne xx

Who's in for this one so far.
Siobhan, Aideen, Aileen, Shirley, Jenny, Anne L, Kay, Roberta,  Sheetal, Bernie Gallagher,

Jan 7, 2012

Card Art Kilcoole
Hi Everyone
We are meeting this Tuesday the 10th at 7.30
making 2 card kits and a light supper
catching up after Christmas and sharing 
card making tips and ideas
places limited to 10
Sorry there are no more places available for tonight
email me HERE if you want to come along

Workshop information has been updated today, 
with 2 planned dates for February and March

Summer Road Show with Stephanie and Nancy 2nd of August Dublin

Just had this email from Nancy Watts

Hi Yvonne,

Oh thank you so much for your email!  I can give you the date, but I don’t have the precise venue details yet, although I know that it has been booked!  The date is 2nd August and to book your tickets, pop along to http://www.summercrafting.co.uk/product.php/10/2nd_august_dublin

Best wishes
Nancy x

I know it's a long way off, but if you're booking summer holidays and don't want to miss the Chance to craft with Stephanie and Nancy you will want to book your place early.
let me know if your going
I know I defiantly am.
Yvonne xx

Jan 6, 2012

Hi Everyone
I have 2 all day workshops coming up
on Saturday 21st of January
Floral Fancies
This Class is now full

and Saturday 28th of January
Elegant Romance
This Class is now full
full details can be found HERE
any questions please get in touch HERE

I've 2 cards to share today
A4 card
The imaged has been decoupaged
(found this image on google by typing in vintage lady in blue)
And the little bouquet has a Marabou feather with a little paper doily folder in half and pleated to look like a fan, cream roses and leaves and a double organza and satin bow

A4 Card
This image is from Times Gone By Cd by Joanna Sheen
I have printed the page twice as I wanted more flowers in the layers
Used 2 EK Success punches 
to form the band across the card

Jan 5, 2012

Here are a few of the cards I made with the new Cd from 
Digi Craft Squeeze cards Furry Friends
the images are designed for Squeeze cards, 
but I cut them a bit neater and use them as Decoupage, 
they come in four layers or eight layers, 
I feel four layers are enough.
They are not finished yet, as I wait to add the finishing touches 
when I need to personalise them.
The art work on this Cd is by Artist Debbie Cook
there are 14 paintings on the Cd, and everyone is beautiful.

Click on any of the images for a clearer view

Jan 4, 2012

What an awful day
The weather here is terrible, winds are gale force, and the rain is belting down,
So I decided to take down the decorations as it was such a bad day,
Then got asked for a quick card, and bang my computer crashed, Simply nothing except a black screen,
Well I nearly went into melt down in a panic,
But Jack to the rescue, about 3 hours later I was back up and running. He unplugged everything, and tested my hard drive on his lap top, which worked, so rebooted and I am now back on-line, Panic Over and card made ready for 6.00 pick up.
What are you all up to?
Are you back crafting after the Christmas break.
I have a few orders for tomorrow evening, so I will share them with you tomorrow.
Not sure what's wrong with the video on the post below. it wont open up for me, but is showing in my design area.
will try to sort that tomorrow.

Hope all the ladies in Kinsealy Malahide have a lovely evening, sorry I'm not there to join you, I'm just going to light the fire, and there's a nice bottle of wine in the fridge with my name on it. 
so I'll share a toast with you all
Happy New Year.
Yvonne xx

Jan 3, 2012

Well just look at What's in my January 3rd Blog Giveaway
You still have until 6.00pm today to leave a comment
There is well over €100.00 worth of card making goodies in the Give Away
And I was hoping for a few more names, there's no catch just leave a comment and your name so that I can contact you and leave a post this evening just after 6 o clock, 
when I pick the winner
all the names will be put in a bag and Garreth will pick the winner which we will record and play here on this post this evening.

Good luck everyone
will be back this evening to announce the lucky winner

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, Tigger, Neasa, Caroline, Camilla Lanigan, Diane, Anne Colfer ,Mary Delaney, Jamie Weafer,

Sorry I am a little late Posting but its taken over an hour to upload the video showing Garreth pulling the winning Ticket,
To Brona Uí Loing
Who won my January Blog Candy Give Away
Hope you enjoy using all your lovely goodies
Happy Crafting Yvonne xx

I will have another give away near the end of January
so keep checking in to see what in the next goody bag.

I did get 1 anonymous post, but I needed their name as there is no contact link.
My First 2 cards of the year