May 29, 2012

My Next Creative Card Making Workshop
Is just around the corner
On Saturday the 9th of June
At the Kilkenny Bridge Centre, Loughboy, Kilkenny
Theme Bridal Bliss
We are making 4 cards on the day all with 
a Wedding/ Anniversary Theme
And everyone receives 4 extra kits in a different colour scheme to repeat the designs at home with full instructions
More details are on my Workshop page HERE
and a list of what you need to bring,
If your new to crafting, and need a set of tools please ask, 
as I have 8 full sets, which you can borrow, 

If your already booked in Check out the Challenge
Details HERE
As always, I have 2 lovely crafty Good Bags to give away.
Everyone who takes part gets their name put in the draw,
I also have a Golden Ticket up for grabs
Which will give you 1 free Workshop place,
so check your kits, Garreth has hidden it well.

This Workshop is now Full

 Marion Kilbride HERE

Really looking forward to seeing everyone again
Yvonne xx

Good Morning Everyone
Having a bad start to the week
My poor Computer has finally died, and I had to buy a new one Yesterday, 
Which should arrive by Friday,
I am dreading it as I have been working on Windows office professional 2003 and the newer models seem so complicated, most of my work is gone, so I'll be starting over again, 
It took me all day to make 2 cards on my sons laptop,
I will let you know how I get on,
Have a good day
Enjoy the beautiful sunshine, it gorgeous here in Kilcoole
Yvonne xx

May 27, 2012

Today's makes

Here are the cards we made at my last workshop.
I just want to thank everyone who came along,
I will add the recipe for the chicken and broccoli bake later this week          
C5 Landscape Vintage Shaving 
This card had a poem for 65th Birthday and Retirement

C5 Step Easel card
Background and football White Daisy Design
Decoupage Crafts u Print
This card had the funniest Non footy Verse 

21st Side Step card
Images and background Delightful Doodles
Oh La La
Die-cuts Cricut

C5 Landscape; Tea and Friendship
Images and background Delightful Doodles
So Sweet
This card has the most beautiful friendship and tea poem and a pocket on the front for a teabag.
The perfect way to say hello to friends across the miles.

C5 Landscape; Relax
Images and background Delightful Doodles
Spa Set and Itty Bitty Baby
This card had a lovely poem inside to go with a pamper gift basket.

I always give a simply insert as well, with each kit, that way you can use the card for another occasion.

Links for all sites can be found in the right hand column
any questions just ask.
Thanks to Tracy Therrien for sharing her designs

May 22, 2012

Good morning everyone
From a lovely bright sunny Kilcoole
It's so lovely to see the sunshine, 
and hopefully it will stay around for a few days

I need your help with input
Every crafter invited. 

We all have kits we never made up, from Create and Craft, QVC, Hunky Dory, Classes, Clubs and others suppliers, 
sitting at home in our craft rooms, waiting to be used.
So I was thinking of having a get together on the 14th of July
Where you can bring these kits for inspiration,
I will have a large selection of card designs on display.
and lots of help available on the day.

The cost will be 10.00 per person to cover costs, and maybe less depending on the number of people attending.

You will have your own craft place for the day,
Tea/coffee and refreshments available all day
Lunch will be extra. in the hotel
(Sorry no packed lunches allowed in the hotel)

You will need to bring your own full tool kit.
and extra Lace, ribbons ,flowers, Gems, Pearls, and anything else you want to add to your cards to completely finish them off. 

However it would need about 25 people to make arranging the whole thing worth while.
If you are interested please leave a comment,
or Book in by email, HERE

Full details will be added to the workshop page, 
as enquiries come in.

Looking forward to feed Back
Yvonne xx

May 18, 2012

New Tutorial added 
Back grounds with paper scraps HERE

May 17, 2012

I have shared 2 images 
for my Kilcoole workshop 
on the workshop page

May 15, 2012

Dublin, Bray Workshop

Hi Everyone my next
Creative Card Making Workshop

 is Sunday the 27th of May

In Kilcoole

Time 10.30 to 5.30

Theme for May. Special Birthdays
Cards for ladies and gents,
covering those special milestones

Join us for a great fun day out,
picking up lots of tips and ideas,
bring a note book, for lots of useful contacts.

Full details on the workshop page HERE

Please email me to book in and full details HERE

There are still a few places for this workshop

Handmade Cards

Olympic Torch Bearer

A4 Lavender Card

Selection of Birthday cards

Selection of Communion cards

Selection of Wedding Card

A4 Landscape card for Lady jockey 

A4 Wedding card

Selection of Christening Cards

A5 Wedding card

Having a busy week, and this is only a selection of the cards I have made this week, as I have made a whole lot more Communion ones, click on the images for a larger image.

May 14, 2012

If your from Co Clare and make handmade cards,  you might be interested in this.

Hi have a small craft outlet in a prominent tourist area in co.clare, and i have been looking for people who make cards for all occassions with a wow factor and have inserts in them.

I advertised my shop etc on karen harper website sometime ago but with no luck, i saw your ad and wondered if you would be interested or could you put me in touch within anyone who would be interested in selling thru my shop, it does not include commission or markup deals everyone who supplies to it pays a small monthly fee towards rent,esb, heating and insurance for good while on the premises.

what i am looking for is 100% handmade cards for all occassions with inserts with a verse or even a few lines, i had some but with no inserts and found that my customers were not keen on them like myself, i think there is nothing worse than getting a card for some occassion and you open it and it is blank but for a signature.

the name of my shop is       puddeepdesigns   and i am situated in the west clare gallery complex in ennistymon co.clare,

i can be contacted by email    or on 087 9628953 
if you or anyone you know might be interested please contact me, the monthly fee is 3 euros a week that is 12 euros a 4 week month and 15 a 5 week months, if a few people want to join to supply together i dont mind, or if you know of anyone in this area please tell me.

my new website  is up but still under construction on the shop side but you can get information from that,  my shop has 12 other suppliers of different hand made craft but no card makers as i try to keep my supplier to 1 or maximum 2 of each craft but if there is more than one it has to be completely different to the other that being if one does baby knitwear the other has to do  adult knitwear.

hoping you can help and kindest regards Liz Crowther

May 11, 2012

Hi everyone
My hit counter is not far off reaching 44444
if your looking in, please check the hit counter at the bottom of the right hand column, then Email me HERE
if you are number 44444, and I will send you a crafty prize.
Thanks for all your support
Yvonne xx

Congratulations Aileen
On taking part, you are number 44444
So your prize is a Selection of Pearls, Die-cuts, Ribbon and Flowers.
Enjoy, Will give them to you on the 27th 

Just also want to thank Jenny and Camilla for donating cards to help me fill a box for Greystones Cancer Support.
Which were sold at my local Chemist here in Kilcoole.
We managed to make €65.00 which we donated to the charity,
So a big thanks you girls.

May 5, 2012

Card Art's 
Next meet up is 
Tuesday the 8th of May
my house
7.30 to late, it gets later every month.
only 2 places remaining
full details are on the club page.

May 1, 2012

The Winner was Siobhan,
Anne Rowe picked the winning ticket.
I will bring your prize to Kilkenny for you.
many thanks to everyone for taking part.
Yvonne xx

4th of May
Come on Everyone leave a comment,
there a lovely crafty prize up for grabs, just for saying hello, you have until tomorrow evening to join in.
What a horrible few days we have had
The weather is just awful
I need cheering up.
If your looking in over the next few days
Please leave a comment and say hello
Then check back on Saturday
I will have  something to share
You may be the lucky winner

2nd of May
Well today I have had 41 views,
but only 3 comments today,
The other 38 have missed the chance for a fantastic prize.
 which I will announce on Saturday evening and will post world wide.

Who's in so far
Siobhan, Aiveen, Aileen, Camilla, Jenny, Margaret, Betty, Anne,  Mary.`Roberta, Caroline, Patricia, Kay, Michelle,

Up date 6th of May
I have no camera so will wait until Tuesday evening at Card Art, 
to pull the winning name. 
Yvonne xx