Oct 31, 2012

Handmade Card for Gardener

A4 Handmade Birthday Card for a Gardener
Main image Joanna Sheen Cd Times gone by

Oct 30, 2012

Hi Ladies Myself and Bernie, have decided to cancel the Dungarvan Workshop
I am so sorry to disappoint you, but the numbers are to low. as there are 4 other workshops taking place that day.
We will reschedule a New theme for a workshop in the Spring.
and details will be posted on the workshop page.
Many thanks Yvonne

Oct 29, 2012

A while ago I made some vintage brooch bouquets HERE 
for a friends Daughter's wedding
it's later this week, so today I made an arrangement for the Church
as there was so many flowers left over.

Just reminding you about my 
Open Demonstration Day
Here in my home in Kilcoole 
On Saturday the 10th of November
11.00 am  to 4.00 pm
Where I'll be sharing Christmas Card Making ideas and Decorations.
This is a free event, and everyone is welcome.
(Adults only)
So far the raffle for Greystones Cancer Support has raised €134.00
thanks to all the ladies in Kilkenny.
There will now be 2 goody bags as I was given so much stuff.
thank you to everyone for there support.
Yvonne xx

 1st prise

As you can see it is jam packed with stuff,
   Score board, trimmer, stencils, die-cutters, punches, Scissors,   Gem Styler, Cds, ribbon, lace, gems, every adhesive you can possible use, card, paper. Decoupage, and so much more. Every pocket has crafty surprises inside.

The second bag will be fill with paper craft goodies,
but not as many tools. just waiting on a few more items and I will take a photo.
The raffle will take place at 4.00 on the 10th and the winner will be announced on my blog, and contacted, to collect there prise or pick it up in Dungarvan.

Morning everyone
I was up early with the clock going back, it was brighter this morning, as the sun is shining
So decided to set up my Pinterest Page HERE
I have been thinking about setting this up for a while, but I have been so busy, so having an extra hour this morning, I have done it, enjoy looking at my creations all in one place,
it's a great way to showcase your creations.
I will add to it each week.
in the righthand column there is a PINTEREST link list. which I will add to as I find beautiful pages.
Yvonne Tune

Oct 28, 2012

Handmade Christmas Cards

Pop out pocket card
Backgrounds From Stamping all day. Here
Angel image from Etsy
Feathers, ribbons, poinsettia, with a beautful pearl and diamond button

Tutorial for the Pop-out Concertina Pocket HERE

In side view

back of card

Christmas Blessing
Tartan background
Oval die-cuts with greeting
Poinsettia corners with leaves and berries

Christmas Wish
This is a 21cm Sq card, with a C5 card attached overlayed panels  to create a cutaway card
Background Inside Snowflake HERE
Front paper is from a build a blossom sheet from Jak Heath HERE
Vintage Christmas Lady 
Pink Script paper

Christmas Times Gone By
Snowflake paper HERE
Embossing folder Crafts Too
Die-cut snowflakes from my cricut
Beads and Charm ebay
Santa image clipart

Christmas Past
Poinsettia background Crafts-u-print
Noel Scroll from Print Heaven
Carol singers image, from Crafts-u-print HERE 

Oct 27, 2012

What can I say
A Perfect Day
Thank you so much to Marion Kilbride
 for organising the Day and all your help.
Thank you to my Number 1 helper Margaret Driver, there is no way I could of got to everyone with out your help today,
you're a super lady and a great friend
Thanks to everyone for coming today.

The Winner of the Hello Comments on the workshop page is
Linda Cameron

Yvonne xx

Oct 24, 2012


Hi Ladies
From a very wet and foggy Kilcoole
you all know I love to get comments,
But I got 14 very stupid ones last night, which automatically 
go to spam if you add a link, so they were not published,
My blog is only about Card making, and sharing my hobby, 
with other card makers,
because that person did not leave their name, to the comments, and removing there IP from my feed list, their comments have all been removed. if they really like card making they would of joined as a follower or left their name.

So please keep the comments coming, but if you sign in as Anonymous, please leave you name. and don't add links to other sites. if you would like you craft blog or shop mentioned I am very happy to add you the the lists in the right hand column.
Many thanks  

As you noticed Mr No name
That comment didn't come through either.
this person is leaving links to unsafe sites.
which will not be posted.

Oct 21, 2012

Good Morning Everyone
I am all set for Next Saturday in Kilkenny.
Please check the Workshop page for updates.

Well Ladies I have finally finished the last sample,
this one was really stumping me, as I wanted to do something completely non Traditional and take me out of my comfort zone.
As to me Christmas is all about Tradition, carrying forward the Traditions you learned from your family, and bringing them to your own family, adding new ones each year.

I will save the photo snippet. as I want to keep it a surprise.
Really looking forward to catching up with you all.
Yvonne xx

Oct 17, 2012

Champagne Bottle Gift Tag and Matching Card

Oct 13, 2012

Card Making Fun day

Card Art Kilcoole
Come and join me for a
 Christmas Demonstration fun Day
Here in my House
On Saturday the 10th of November
Time 11.00 am to 4.00 pm
Everyone invited so please bring a friend,
But I would like to know who plans on coming for catering,
as I may need to stagger the times, depending on numbers.
I will be demonstrating lots of different fancy folds,
to get you in the mood for all those Christmas cards you need to make, and if there is something particular you want to see demonstrated please let me know in advance.
Tea/coffee and light refreshments served
Just come along to catch up with all your card making friends.
There is no charge for this event.
it's my way of saying thank you to everyone who comes to my workshops.

I am making up a hamper of crafting goodies to raffle on the day, for a local Charity
Greystones Cancer Support
tickets will be €1.00 each.

Looking forward to seeing you all
Yvonne xx

Please email me HERE to except my Invitation

Oct 12, 2012

Hello Everyone
I need a few more names to go ahead with the Christmas Fun evening on the 16th of October,
if you fancy coming along to make the Wine Bottle Cover and the Christmas decorations
please phone me on 012010117 to book in
Many thanks
Yvonne xx

Message received

You can quote me. The fun evening is amazing. The decor 
and wine bottle cover were wow. 
Plus no calories in the supper. (ha ha) 
(sugar free brack)
Dont miss it. Anne rowe. 

Oct 11, 2012

Tea Brack Recipe

Hi Ladies I have added the tutorial for the
Wine Bottle Gift Tag HERE

This is the Recipe for the 
Tea Brack


300ml Cold Tea
110g Sultanas
220g Raisins
55g  Glacé Cherries, halved & quartered
55g Mixed Candied Peel
200g Light Muscovado Sugar
225g Self Raising Flour
1 Egg, beaten
1 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Cinnamon


Place  sultanas, raisins, cherries & candied peel in a bowl pour over the cold tea,
Cover, set aside and soak overnight
Preheat the oven to 180C 
line and grease a 2lb loaf tin
Add the sugar, flour, egg, nutmeg and cinnamon to the tea and fruit, mix well ensuring everything is well incorporated.
this is quiet a wet mix when all mixed together, so don't panic, it works everytime, and is beautifully moist.
Transfer the mixture to the loaf tin
Bake in the oven for 1 hour and 20-30 minutes
Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack.
Serve in slices with butter 
this brack will keep for about a month stored in an airtight tin.

Oct 8, 2012

Kilkenny Workshop Challenge
Morning everyone
Not such a nice day here in Kilcoole
but I'm working hard, getting the kits ready for tomorrow night, and the repeat fun evening on the 16th of October.
Only a few weeks to go to my Christmas Workshop in Kilkenny

So I have a Challenge for everyone coming to Kilkenny on the
 27th of October,

Please note the Theme has been Changed for the Challenge
To Christmas Decoration
As Quiet a few ladies didn't fancy Halloween

Everyone who takes part, will have there name put in the hat,
And Marion is Sponsoring this Challenge.
With a Crafter's Companion Prize

So the Christmas Goody bags,
will be Spot Prizes during the day instead.

This Kilkenny workshop is one of the biggest number of people coming, so can everyone please make a name badge, 
something to sit in front of your craft mat,
and I will have an extra Christmas goody bag up for grabs for this challenge as well.

I am working on the kits this week, so will have sneak peeks to share at the weekend.
looking forward to catching up with everyone
all the best

Full details for the Kilkenny workshop HERE
Yvonne xx

Oct 7, 2012

Handmade Christmas Cards

The Essence of Christmas
Well Christmas is well and truly started in my craft room.

Simply Delicious 
The main image is a Vintage Christmas image from HERE
The Recipes and food clip art are from Printable Heaven, HERE 

I made a Pocket to store the recipe cards in for the back of the card

This card was all about the wonderful food we eat at Christmas.
When I was a child I remember my Mam had a special cupboard, where she started gathering special goodies just for Christmas, you could look, but not touch until Christmas eve, when the extra special food started to appear, and each day until new years eve, we had delightful treats to eat.

Remember when you were a Child, the excitement of Christmas
This beautiful image from Christine Haworth captured that feeling.
Background from Craft Creations

Elegance in Pink
This card was made by joining 2 x 5 inch Sq Scalloped cards together, then scoring diagonally the left and right covers, to form the folded back gate fold card,
Main image from Etsy.
Pink snowflake paper HERE

The large white poinsettia, has a beautiful pearl and diamond cluster button in the centre.

Card opened to reveal a photo corner pocket to hold the topper in place.

Back view of card,
the overlapped cards looked so pretty I decided to add the ribbon seam, and some peel-offs  to finish it off.

Welcome Home for Christmas
This card is for a young couple arriving home for Christmas
and has a beautiful garland surrounding the front door with a tartan bow to finish

Beautiful Angel image from Etsy.
I have used white organza bow, with ivy and holly leaves, white poinsettias, marabou feathers, and beautiful glittered white fern,
This card is for Family or Friends away from home.
but would also be perfect to remember a lost loved one.

I would love some feed back, so please let me know what you think
Yvonne xx

Oct 5, 2012

This is the wine bottle gift tag
we are making on Tuesday the 9th and Tuesday the 16th of October
at our fun evening

Oct 3, 2012

What you need to bring to my workshops.

Craft mat, score board,  paper trimmer, bone folder,
Scissors, craft knife, ruler. pencil, rubber,

Double sided tape, good quality all purpose paper glue,
foam pads, foam tape, 

Hi-tac glue or book binding glue. Glue pen, 

A hot glue gun, and an extension lead, 
so that you can use it at your table.
( This helps to speed up the class as hot glue dries instantly)
Hot glue guns range in price from about €10.00 to €40.00
and are available in most DIY stores.
This is one piece of equipment I could not do without

Stickles, gems, pearls and peel-offs are supplied in the kits,  
but bring extra with you, just encase you want to add extra sparkle.

I set up 2 work station areas with 
glue guns and any extras you might need,
So don't worry if you haven't got everything on the list.
just let me know and I will bring extras. 

But check back nearer the date of your workshop to see 
if I have added anything else.
which will be posted on the workshop information details, and sent out in a email.
All kits come with full instructions, 
so that you can repeat the design at home.
Many thanks Yvonne xx