Mar 25, 2012

Well it's all systems go for tomorrow
everything is organised.
And we are hoping for a great day,
it's a day off for me. to do what I love most, Paper crafting.
I have had my Cricut and Gypsy for about 2 years, and really don't use it enough, so hope to come home with loads of die-cuts, and a few new techniques. because we are crafting away from our usual craft spaces, there are tons of bags and boxes to bring,
so I hope I remember everything.
there's about 20 of us going, and we still have room for about 10 more people as the hall is quiet large, and the more that come the cheaper the day out will be.
Don't forget a mug and a pack lunch,
See you all tomorrow  
Yvonne xx

Come and join us for a full day of
Card Making
Saturday 31st of March
Time 10.30 to 5.00
At Shoreline Leisure Centre
Greystones Co Wicklow
Directions HERE
To book your Places  please Phone 01 2010117
or Email HERE
Everyone is welcome.

Join us for a great day of card making using die-cuts
See all the Electronic Die-Cutting machines in action, 
Cricut, and Craft Robo
Also the Big Shot, Cuttle Bug, Joycraft and other, Embossing and Die- Cutting Machines
This is a great way to see how the machines work, 
before you invest in one,
We are not selling the machines, 
just showing you what we do with ours.
Make a few cards and toppers,
Bring along all those kits you have bought and never made, 
and finish off projects.
Cost is very low, as we are splitting the cost of hiring the room between us, so a maximum of €10.00 per person.

I will do a few demonstrations during the day.
and please ask me any questions about card making you want help with, lots of advanced crafter's attending, so loads of help available.

More information about What you need to bring HERE

Looking forward to seeing you.
Many thanks Yvonne xx

Mar 24, 2012

What a beautiful day we are having,
it's 19 degrees  and bright and sunny
I hope this isn't an early summer.
Clocks go forward tonight.
I spent the day in Dublin with my son, who is having a birthday next week, looking for DC's (Fancy Runners) I am so not clued up on these things, but found them and a hat to match in Dublin.
Garreth was made up, but said it was an epic walk, up and down streets to find a shop that stocked Children's sizes.
I also want to wish
Patricia O Leary
A Very Happy Special Birthday.
hope you had a brilliant party.
I am working on the kits for Dungarvan
only a few places remaining.
and found the most beautiful embellishments for the wedding card, so say a prayer they arrive in time, as there coming from China.
Have a lovely Weekend everyone
Yvonne xx

Mar 21, 2012

Handmade Vintage Tag Cards

Card Art Fun Day
Die Cutting for Card Making
Saturday 31st of March
Greystones Co Wicklow
Full Details HERE

Vintage Style Pocket Tag card
With a cream cotton gathered lace trim
Satin bow, with a little plastic heart and metal  angel.
Flowers Ribbons and Feather.

Pull out Gift Tag

Card shown with out tag

Card 2

Vintage Style gift tag, with flowers, beads, ribbon 
and Key embellishment
All images from Etsy Vintage Downloads

Card has a diagonal Decorated pocket, 
with Embroidery Anglaise trim,
Flowers, Button, Beaded Pins, Beads, 
Ribbon and Key Embellishment, 


Today's Makes

Mar 20, 2012

March Blog Candy Give Away

Hi Crafty Friends
I think it's about time I had another 
Blog Candy Give Away
So all you have to do is say Hello, by leaving a comment under this post, and your in for a chance to win
A Set of Die Cutters and 2 embossing folders
Closing date 30th of March
Good Luck
Yvonne xx

Who's in so far
Roberta, Jenny, Kay, Siobhan, Mida, Jamie, Mary Walsh, 
Margaret Driver, Brona. Aiveen, Aileen, Patricia O Leary,
Shirley Power, Anne Lennon, Mary O Leary, Camilla,

Mar 16, 2012

To everyone looking in, hope you all have a lovely day

To all the Mums
Hope you have a lovely day

Mar 15, 2012

Lost Jacket
Hi Everyone
Jo lost her Jacket at the Portmarnock Workshop
it's a padded cream one, if anyone found it,
can you let me know.
Thanks Yvonne 

Mar 14, 2012

Crafty Bride Wedding Invitation Studio 
 Kilkenny Retail Centre,
 James Street Kilkenny.  
Marion Kilbride has just opened her new craft shop,
and is selling wedding invitation stationery 
and all card making supplies.   
Marianne Dies,  Spellbinders,  Debbie Moore, Payperbox card where you can fill a wallet with card of your choice. plus all the usual card making basics such as Glue, Tapes, Foam pads and much much more
She is Specialising in wedding invitations and Stationery  
and personalised handmade cards.  
Marion also teaches Wedding Stationery classes, so if your a bride to be and want help designing your own Invitations, pop in to see her, she has already showcased at a number of Wedding Fares,
and has new stock arriving daily.
Marion also runs the Kilkenny Craft Club and teaches Card Making.
You can find her on Face Book HERE
and shortly will have her website up and running.

Congratulations and Well Done Marion
may you have lots of continued success.
Yvonne xx

Mar 12, 2012

Aperture Step Easel Card
Image Fred She Said
Background Daisy and Friend Cd Rom Joanna Sheen

Pink Lace and Doily Card

Lilac Pansy
Oval aperture Lace Doily Card
A Special Big Thank You
To Marion Kilbride for inviting me along on Saturday 
and organising yet again another brilliant day,
To Margaret Driver for giving up her day, and helping all the new ladies, helping me greatly all day. I really appreciate it.
To all the Ladies who came along, and the ladies who brought the beautiful home made cakes and chocolate biscuit cake, To Marion  for bringing her shop, please let her know what crafty items you are looking for and she will do her best to get them in for you, it was lovely to meet the new ladies, and I hope you all enjoyed the day as much as I did,
Thank you all
Yvonne xx
Triple Easel Card

Side view of Triple Easel Card
This Card folds Flat,
Image and Background on this card from Lilac Garden
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts Uk

Lace and doily card
Pins from Fairy Dust Crafts Uk
Lace from Blue Bell Girls Crafts Uk
Flowers from Mulberry Paper Crafts Uk

Aperture Step Easel Card
Image from Fred She Said
Background from the Clipart Fairy

Side View of Aperture Step Easel card

Oval Acetate Lace doily card
Flowers from Artificial Flowers Direct uk

If you would like a copy of the instructions 
for any of these cards please email me HERE

Mar 6, 2012

Card Art Kilcoole

Our Next Meet up for
Card Art Kilcoole
has been changed to
 Tuesday the 20th of March
My house
Time 7.30 to 10.00
Places limited to 10
Camilla has asked to do Tag Cards
So working on a vintage theme, with Tags, feather,
 lace, flowers, butterflies, ribbon and pins
we will create 2 cards for birthdays
You will get a lovely embellishment goody bag with a vintage image, and we will work on the folds we made at the last few workshops

please email if you want to come along HERE

Mar 3, 2012

Kilkenny Creative Card Making Workshop
Hi Everyone
I have a challenge for all the ladies coming to the 
Workshop on the 10th of March
What I want you to do is,
Make a Name Badge for yourself
Something you can use again and again
But one that can stand up on it's own 
at the front of your crafting place.
I have 3 lovely Goody Bags as prizes
so everyone who enters will be entered into the draw.
Looking forward to next Saturday
see you all then
Yvonne xx

Many thanks to everyone who entered the Challenge 
and to the 3 lucky winners.
I can't remember all names I pulled out, 
so can you let me know.
and I will pop them on.
Every Badge was fantastic, and everyone so different,
thanks for joining in the fun
Yvonne xx

Mar 1, 2012

Well they say two heads are better than one.
So thank your Margaret Driver, for your help this morning,
With getting my mojo back into perspective, 
the card has come together,
which nearly went into the bin.
I could see the design fold working, but every time 
I put the images inside it wasn't right,
Thanks a million
Yvonne xx