Apr 30, 2012

Thanks for a great day yesterday girls
really enjoyed your company and the craic
We even had no power for an hour and a half
but managed to get through the day.
and finish all the cards
Hope you enjoyed your day as much as me.
Yvonne xx

Apr 28, 2012

Brother Colour Laser Printer HL-3040CN
For Sale
It cost €189.00 new and has 4 cartridges, which have been used with some ink left in them, and a full black ink,€39.50
It also has a new set of replacement drums, €89.00
I will sell as a package for. €150.00
It's about 8 weeks old so a real bargain for anyone thinking of printing there own decoupage or backgrounds,

The cards below were all printed on this printer.

Replacement cartridges from inkmaestro.ie are €156.50 
for set of four. which are the cheapest around.
Pick up only.
Please get in touch if you are interested by email HERE

Apr 24, 2012

Bray Workshop

 Creative Card Making Workshop is
Sunday the 27th of May
                     At  Wilton Hotel (formally the Ramada)
Southern Cross

Bray Co Wicklow

Apr 23, 2012

Hi Everyone
I have been asked to repeat my Dungravan workshop this coming Sunday the 29th here in Kilcoole
only 1 place remaining,
If you fancy coming along, please get in touch HERE

This is a small workshop with a max of 8 people.
everything needed supplied and a home cooked lunch provided.
you simply just have to come along.
Yvonne xx

Apr 22, 2012

Handmade Special Occasion Card

C5 Concertina Step card
Images and backgrounds Debbie Moore CD rom, Art Deco Wedding
Flowers from Mulberry Paper Crafts UK
Pearl Flourish Card Art 

Inside view of wedding card

I have added a Tutorial for this card HERE

First Communion Twin Twisted Easel Card
Image Down load from Teddy Bea Designs
Stamped image from Bernie Keane BK Craft Supplies
Background Download from Crafts-u-print

Side View of Twin Twisted Easel Card

Back view of Twin Twisted Easel card

C5 Christening Step Easel card 
Image Download from Crafts- u-print
Cross Die cuts are both from Sizzix
EK Success boarder punch
Cuttle bug swirl embossing folder
Tiny Silver crosses from Totally beads.co.uk 

Side view of C5 step easel card

Lace doily corner card with a miniature Bouquet
Thank you to everyone who came to my Dungarvan Workshop
it was lovely to meet all the new ladies,
A Special thank you to Bernie Keane for organising everything,
the Room was brilliant, as was our apartment, I would recommend the hotel, and will defiantly use it again,
I will sort the missing sheet out today, and get them in the post to everyone on Monday, don't forget to send me you addresses, 
( my ink ran out in the middle of printing, and the new cartridge was faulty, so some how waiting on the cartridge to arrived, I miss printing the rest of that sheet, please except my apologies)
I will sort it ASAP.
I know a lot of you want to come to Kilkenny, so I will be in touch with Marion Kilbride, and sort out the seating to get a few extra places. please contact Marion HERE to book in
Thank you to everyone who drove long distances, from Dublin, Kilkenny, Carlow and Wexford to join the Waterford ladies,
Thank you for inviting me back, I will sort a date with Bernie, and the hotel, and post details in a few weeks,  please let me know the theme you would like, and I can sort it with Bernie
A Special thanks to Bernie, for bringing her shop BK Craft Supplies along, it's a great shop with lots of wonderful stock, and good prices, if there was something you wanted and she didn't have it in stock,  just get in touch with her, and she will do her best to get it for you.
Thank you all again for the lovely warm welcome.
see you soon
Yvonne xx

Apr 19, 2012

Just back from Belfast show,
Had a great day,
I promised to say hello on my blog to two lovely ladies from Monaghan, Catherine and Martina.
Lovely to meet up with you both again,
The show was a bit disappointing, as there were very few paper craft stands, I only got 3 things on my list, but still managed to spend a lot of money,
Thank you to Camilla for the lift, and to Camilla, Jenny, Roberta and Miriam for their company,
Thanks also to Trish, Phil Clare and Aiveen, for the lovely lunch, in the kings head.
See you all again very soon
Yvonne xx

Apr 16, 2012

Anyone going to The Creative Craft Show
in the Kings Hall Belfast.
19th to the 21st of April
Full details HERE
I'm heading there on the Thursday 
with a group of girls from the club,
Looking forward to a nice day off, before my Workshop in Dungarvan this coming Saturday, I've a long list, as I haven't made the Uk shows over the past 18 months, due to surgery.
So a great chance to stock up. and a catch up with friends,
say hello if you see me.
Happy Crafting Yvonne xx

Apr 14, 2012

Good Morning Everyone
From a beautiful sunny Kilcoole
Only a week to go for my Next Workshop
In The Gold Coast Hotel in Dungarvan
On Saturday the 21st of April.

There are no places available as this workshop is
Fully booked

Everything is ready, 
and I am all set for what promises to be a great day.
We are crafting in a beautiful room, set away from the hotel, overlooking the coast. Gold Coast Hotel HERE 
I have added the sneak peeks to the workshop page.
You can find full details HERE, and a list of what you need to bring.
If you don't have everything on the list, please let me know, as I have extras which you can borrow, just send me an email. so I bring them for you.
Looking forward to meeting everyone.
Yvonne xx

Repeat Workshop
I have been asked to repeat the Dungarvan workshop in Wicklow,
So I have 4 places available for Sunday the 29th of April
Here in Kilcoole.
Everything you need supplied, and a home cooked lunched included. You simply just have to come along.
I will pop photos up on Monday the 23rd,
Please get in touch if you would like to join us. 
Email me HERE 
This is a small workshop with a Maximum of 8 crafter's
so places are limited.
Yvonne xx

Apr 5, 2012

Handmade Easter Cards

Wishing Everyone
A very Happy Easter

Card Art's Next Meeting 
Is this coming Tuesday the 10th of April
My house
Time 7.30 to 10.00
We will be making 2 cards from the house mouse collection.
Places limited to 10
please email me if you would like to come along HERE

Easter Stepper Card
 Easter Acetate Stepper Card
Vintage Child

Apr 4, 2012

And the Winner of the Blog Candy is
Shirley Power

The Die Cutter and embossing folders are on the way to you.

Apr 3, 2012

Dungarvan Creative Card Making Workshop

My Next Workshop is in Dungarvan
On Saturday 21st of April
Time 10.00 to 5.30
At the Gold Coast Hotel
This is my first time to Dungarvan, 
so I am really looking forward to meeting you all.

Booking Via Bernie from BK Crafts Dungarvan HERE
or Yvonne HERE

Apr 2, 2012


Good Morning to you all
Well the feed back has been coming in thick and fast 
about the fun day, and the general consensus is, 
Everyone wanted a bit more structure to the day, and would like to make a kit, so they have something to bring home, and I agree,
We will defiantly do more fun days,
but I think we all had so much with us to set up for the day, we could of done with shopping trolley's just to cart everything up stairs, So maybe if one person wanted to share cricut updates, then we could all sit together, and everyone pick up the tips.
Also Shoreline is way to hot for crafting, so we won't be going there again. Newtownmountkennedy, the lighting is not good enough,
so I am looking at halls this week, and will get back with a new venue, I want to keep the cost down, so will chat to the ladies and see what's best.will share more news when things are sorted.

I was so busy Saturday I forgot to pick the blog candy winner
so will do it later today with Garreth and let you know who the winner is.

Enjoy the Easter break if the kids are off school.
Yvonne xx

Apr 1, 2012

Thanks to everyone who came along yesterday to Greystones
for our Card Making Fun day.
I know some of you travelled a long way to come, 
and I really appreciated you coming.
And I hope you all get home safely.
I hope you all picked up some helpful tips and ideas,
I know I didn't get as much done as was planned, but we all had a great time, and the craic was ninety.
Thanks Margaret for all the fun,
Many thanks to Roberta for setting up the hall, and not forgetting Liam for dropping and collecting the tables,
Thanks for feed back and comments, if you let me know what you would like to do for the next fun day, I will set the balls in motion.
It cost just €8.00 each in the end for the day, so very affordable for everyone, making the goody bags just €2.00 each .
Some of the girls got 4 cards made, a quiet a few tags and still had a bag of stuff going home.

Well done to the winners of the challenge
Brona, Mabel and Ber.

Welcome Ber it was lovely to meet you,
I hope we didn't frightening you off the next one.

Most of you are going to Dungarvan, 
so see you all on the 21st of April
If you can't make Dungarvan, and want a set of kits please can you book them before the 12th of April. HERE

See you soon
Yvonne xx