Jun 30, 2012

Voting is now open for the Friday Challenge
Please spare a minuet if you are looking in today, and take a look at the entries further down the page, and vote for your favourite one,
the poll closed on the 7th of July,
and the winner will be announced at 6.00pm
many thanks to all the ladies who took part.
Good  Luck Everyone
Yvonne xx

Jun 28, 2012

A4 Landscape card for Master of the Hunt
Celebrating his 50th Wedding Anniversary
hence the horse theme as he is also a big racing fan,
Horse images Clip art.
Decoupage TBZ
Background Joanna Sheen Cd rom Victorian Companion

A4 Portrait card for a Young Dr Graduation
image fro Crafts-u -print,
they have a good selection of Graduation designs to choose from
Darice Embossing Boarder  from Crafters Companion

Embossed card paper pack from Touch of Craft
Decoupage Le Shu

C5 Landscape card
Image clipart.
This one is for a lady golfer, and has a secret funny message under the main topper, 
which has been stuck on a hinge at the top only.

C5 New Home Card
Image from Card Making Downloads
Punch Ek Success
Scrap of backing paper K&Co

A4 Landscape card
This one was fun to make as it was a challenge
The surname is Lemon.
and the lady is a chef
The Greeting plate reads

Happy 50th Birthday
To our Sister
The Elder Lemon

Vintage image clip art
Recipe cards clipart

Jun 26, 2012

A4 Aperture Acetate Step Easel Card
with a hanging centre panel with birthday greeting.
side view

Flower from Wild Orchid Crafts
Self adhesive pearl flourishes Card Art
Peel-off butterflies Anita have been backed on to acetate and re-cut and stuck to the inside back acetate window.

Jun 22, 2012

Friday Challenge Entries

I am delighted to get the first entry for my first 
Friday Challenge
I have never done a poll before,
so hopefully it works
and everyone who views takes the time to vote.

You still have time to send me your entries please email them HERE as closing date is Friday the 30th at 6.00pm
I will announce the winner on the 7th of July when the vote closes.
Good luck everyone.

Card  1. Aileen Mc Kenna

In this card I have incorporated everything I love about card-making! I really like easel cards, cards with an acetate aperture, (this time to encase my shell!) a soft touch with ribbon as the ‘capaill bána’ (white horses) wave effect. The embellishments - shells strung on to beads, as well as the jumping dolphins add to my beach / sea theme. I was delighted to find peel offs in the shape of shells and an anchor, as well as wavy blue peel offs to add to the silver mirri card to give the effect of water reflection.
Sources: payperbox, docrafts, diy crafts, my stash and of course my shell from the beach! 
I wish everyone a relaxing, enjoyable summer.  Hopefully we will meet up at one of Yvonne’s workshops / fun days in the near future!
Best regards,
Card 2. Pat Walsh

Hi Yvonne here is my entry for your first friday challenge I used the Concertina Gate card ,Card I brought from Marian in Kilkenny, photos some taken by me others downloaded from the net looking out of my window on a wet and windy day thinking of the great summer in 2007 in u.s.a. many thanks Pat Walsh

Card 3 Kay Roche
I love this style of card and I chose this theme because it reminded me of my childhood spent at the beach.
I used the sandy colour paper to represent sunshine on sand.
The sea image and decoupaged ice cream topper are from Hunkydory.
The beach huts are taken from this months free papers from the Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.
I made the Kite from scraps and the sandy card and gold mirri card are from my stash.
The peel off butterfly is from the Papermania gemstone collection.
I really enjoyed making this card and the memories it brought back.

Card 4 Anne Lennon

Stepper Card
Paper from book bought at Belfast show. Toppers from craft box leftovers given to me by Yvonne for the children to use.
I cut them with Spellbinders oval and scalloped oval cut from peralised mauve card. Glamour dust added.
Butterflies cut with Martha Stewart Punch.
Thanks Yvonne,

Card 5 Patricia O Leary

Lazy summer days sitting in the garden smelling the beutiful flowers, my flower is made from scraps from my dressmaking days and cut on the big shot and my blue flower is crochet with scraps of wool. Listening to the buzz buzz from my knitted bee again scraps from my domesticated days. My little ladbird is crochet with 2 tiny seed beeds for eyes. I add a bit of fancy wool a few buttons candy dots and the bees wings are made from tulle. Hope you like it maybe bit childlike but its my child within that creates my cards. 

Close up of Flower

Close up of Lady Bird

Card 6 Shirley Power
Here's a Summer Card I designed for one of the workshops I done at Marions shop.
It's made using a backing paper and embellishments from the Faye Whittaker CD by Joanna Sheen and a marianne creatable die of a ship. The circle is made using two of the large circle spellbinders die cuts. All the card was purchased at Crafty Bride in Kilkenny. Regards, Shirley

Card 7 Kathleen Murtagh
The centre is an accordion base placed on an easel card. Decorated with summer flowers purchased from Wild Orchid Crafts and finished with peel offs and a lilac ribbon.

Card 8 Phil Curran

I have taken these images from the Joanna Sheen ‘Faye whittaker Collection, 
Which I have fallen in love with.  I used 2 sheets of 300g card and cut at 17cm in height x 29.8cm. 
I scored both the same, that is at 12cm for the front and after 12cm, I then scored 1 ½ cm seven times.
 I then turned one the other way around and stuck them together at the back making sure that the back measured 12cm so that the front, the middle and the back each measure 12cm. 
 I then cut the same image from the CD but cut away an extra part and stuck to the accordion folds

Card 9 Helen Gibbs
C5 Easel card
Joanna Sheen Decoupage by Faye Whittaker 
Cream hammer card

Side View

Card 10. Helen Gibbs 2
15cm Square Easel card
Handmade Crocheted flower  

Come on Girls where is your Challenge entry
1st prize A3 Guillotine and I have added an A4 €10.00 card pack
Remember everyone who takes part get a little embellishment goody bag.
Please wait for a few more entries to start voting.
Many thanks Yvonne

Jun 19, 2012

Hi everyone
What you all up to ?
I have been blog hopping today, and noticed nobody has updated their blogs in a while, and my Friday Challenge has had no entries,
come on girls there a €40.00 guillotine up for grabs.
Sorry no new cards so far this week, I had a few days away from card making, as I have guests coming for the weekend and have been busy doing a tidy up.
I have a few ideas in my head so should have some tomorrow evening to share, giving my classes a theme gets the creative juices flowing so my sketch pad is nice and full with designs.
I have made some changes to my front page, but can not get the background to fill the page, which will drive me mad, so it will probably change again in a few days.
Take care
Yvonne xx

Jun 17, 2012

Sorry Ladies 
Cancellation Notice
I am cancelling the Fun Day on the 14th  of July
There simply isn't enough interest in the day.
So I will wait until after the summer holidays when there is more free time. and try again.

However I have updated the workshop events page
with some dates for July and August

Saturday 14th July Small workshop here in my house
places limited.

Sunday 12th of August Small workshop here in my house
places limited.

Wednesday 15th of August. Arts Festival Kilkenny
2 mini workshops
Kilkenny retail centre
James Street, Kilkenny

Sunday 26th of August Small workshop here in my house
places limited.

Full Details on my Events page HERE

Jun 15, 2012

What an awful day
It's like a winters day outside, not cold but very stormy, which makes it a perfect day to craft. so I'm setting a
Friday Challenge
I have a A3 guillotine up for grabs
Pick up only. or collect at a workshop.
All you have to do is design a card 
with summer in mind to cheer us all up.
Theme Summer's Here
Take a photo and send it to me by email.
With details of how you made it, where you got the supplies from, and a bit about yourself,
All cards will be displayed on my blog, and viewers will be asked to vote for there favourite one, everyone who takes part will get a little embellishment goody bag. for taking part.

Closing date 30th of June.
I will pop a poll up when the first card comes in.

Have fun designing your card
happy crafting Yvonne.

If you don't have my new email address, please leave a comment and I will email you back.

Jun 13, 2012

Table Top Easel Card

Table Top Easel card
C5 card base with a small easel card attached

Tutorial HERE

Jun 10, 2012

My new Email is now set up.
But I have lost my contact list, except everyone in my Workshop address book, if you added your name to my little red book, 
I have your details,
if you need to contact me you will have to phone me with your email address, as I will not publish my details on my blog again.
due to been hacked.
many thanks Yvonne
Peach and Cream C5 Wedding Easel card
Background Crafts-u-print  printed sheet
Lace Bluebell girl crafts
Flowers Wild orchid crafts and Mulberry paper crafts
Ribbon Meiflower
Rings Create-n-celebrate

Side View of Easel card

Tutorial for this card has now been added HERE

Pink version

Concertina Gate fold
Vintage Wedding Anniversary

Background Crafts-u-print  printed sheet
Lace Bluebell girl crafts
Ribbon Meiflower
Beart Totally beads uk
Vintage images esty

Inside view
Tutorial for this card HERE

C5 Landscape All white Card
Flowers Ebay
Bride and groom Create-n-celebrate
Ribbon Meiflower

Pink 21cm Sq Card
Lily of the valley image
This size has now been discontinued 
however you can still get some from Ebay
But lily of the valley have now re sized the designs to 6 die cut on an A4 sheet
Rosette satin Flowers Ebay
Tiny Chrystal flowers Meiflower
Tiny mulberry flowers wild orchid crafts
Silver flourishes Sizzix die cutter
Punch detail ek success

Design in Lilac

Many Thanks
To everyone who came to Kilkenny Yesterday
From Dublin, Waterford, Carlow and Kilkenny
Thank you all for the warm welcome
A huge big thank you to Marion Kilbride for organising the event
To Margaret Driver and Marion for all there help throughout the day yesterday, I couldn't do the day with out there support.
To everyone who stayed back to help with the clean up at the end of the day, especially Phil and Pat who hovered, it's a huge room so a mammoth task.
Thanks Phil for the lovely chocolate biscuit cake.
Thanks to Michelle and Aileen for the lift home, to save Michael coming back, that was just brilliant, which meant dinner was ready when I got home,
I will have pictures later in the day to share, I am still unpacking, and tidying my craft room.

Congratulations to Shirley Power who won the Golden Ticket.

To Clare, Camilla and Mary O Leary who won the Cds for my Blog Candy they are on the way.

To Siobhan who won my last blog candy

To the 3 luck goody bag winners for the challenge
Jamie, ? ? 
sorry I can't remember who the 2 other ladies were, please let me know, I took photo's of all the challenge cards so will put them up later today.

I am heading back to Kilkenny, for Arts Week.
to do a midweek workshop for Marion in July, 
Date to be confirmed.
Places limited to 20 so please get in touch with Marion to book a place. more details will be added soon.
so check the workshop page.

Have a lovely Sunday everyone
Yvonne xx

Jun 7, 2012

Someone is using my email address,
I have been hacked
Please don't open emails from me,
Until I get it sorted

I think I have sorted this, but until I am sure, 
I will also put a personal message in the subject box in any message from me.

I have found 7 emails sent from my account last night at 22.44 to names from an old contact list. but sent using my new email address, on my computer, very bizzar, it looks like I sent them, but I promise it was nothing to do with me, no virus found, but filth.
have run a complete scan and nothing found, so it looks like my email account was hacked, either on Hotmail or Facebook.

Up Dated 8th of June

This is still not sorted as it appears people are still receiving emails from my account, with Malware and Viruses attached.
please do not open emails from me. I have closed my account while I try to set up a new email address, 
I will be in touch, when it is sorted,
The best thing to do is Block the email address you have for me, from your contact lists.

I have closed down yvontune@live.com   
so you will not receive any emails from that address, I am working on setting up a new email address which will not be advertised on my blog,
please leave a comment to get in touch or phone me.
many thanks for you patience while I have been sorting this out,
Yvonne xx


Jun 6, 2012

Our next Card Art Fun evening
is This coming Tuesday the 12th
places limited,
please let me know if you want to come along.
You can phone me or email me to confirm a place.
We are making a Teen card and also a card with Fathers day in mind
looking forward to the craic
Yvonne xx  

Jun 5, 2012

I still need 1 more names for my Blog Candy Give Away,
check out the post further down the page,
 If you not in you can't win
Good Luck Everyone

Comments need to be on the 
Blog Candy Give Away Post

Jun 4, 2012

Kilkenny Challenge 
Design a card for a young professional, 
either Male or female.
I will have 2 goody bags for this challenge, and 
everyone who enters gets their name put in the hat, 
for a chance to win.
This month I am also hiding a Golden Ticket
 in a kit, which will allow 1 lucky crafter 
a free workshop place. so check your kits 
when you get them.
See you all Saturday
Yvonne xx

Jun 3, 2012

Wedding Cards

C5 Landscape
Lily of the valley image
Die-cut and embossing folder Marianne 
Handmade miniature Bouquet

C5 Landscape
Ek success boarder punch
Lily of the valley large wedding image now discontinued
I really don't know why they discontinued there larger designs

C5 card
Craft Creation
 Die-cut wedding decoupage
and background

A4 Card 
As above,
Ribbon and pins  from Wild orchid crafts
Beads Ebay mixed lot
Self adhesive Pearls