Jan 30, 2013

C4 Valentine

C4 Christening
C5 Christening

C5 Birthday

C5 Wedding

C4 Rat Pack Theme

Some of today's makes

Hi Everyone
What a terrible evening again!!
the wind is awful.
I am really busy at the moment, but have added some updates to my Wedding Stationery Workshop on 
Sunday the 24th of February in Kilkenny HERE
if you have any questions please get in touch,
I have a a fabulous day planned, with so much to share.
Marion's shop is jam packed with goodies,
so well worth a visit, even if you can't make the day,
Marion will show you how to create your own wedding stationery
to suit your budget.
You can find Marion on Face book HERE

Jan 29, 2013

Handmade Cards

Birthday Card for Nanny

Joint 70th Birthday card
the man loves anything to do with farming 
but especially tractors
and the lady loves dancing,
a hard card to cover

Birthday card for a Mother

I never got round to taking any photos last week, 
as I was just to busy,
here's a few from today,

Jan 25, 2013

Hi Everyone
I have been so busy this week I have not taken any photo's
but have a few on the table so will share some later on,
What you all up to?
I've been making Cup Cakes for my nieces Birthday
Happy 21st Laura
looking forward to tomorrow evening.
Have a good weekend everyone
Yvonne xx

Jan 22, 2013

Hi Everyone
Do you fancy a Crafty Challenge

I am participating in the 2013 Creative Pay It Forward. 
 Five people will receive something from me during the year. 
It could be something handmade, a card making kit with instructions,, or a goody bag, It may or may not arrive in the post. (depending on where you live...) the only thing you have to do in return is,
Pass 5 crafty pay it forward's on to a list of 5 names and address picked randomly from the list of names of everyone who enters,

What can you send on
A card making kit, a small goody bag, or something to do with card making, 

Email me your address if you would like to take part. HERE
I would love to read your comments.
so let me know what you think.

I will pick 5 people I haven't met in person, but are interested in Card making, to send my creative pay it forward's to,

What you have to do, is send 5 crafty pay it forward's to the list of 5 names and addresses I send you,
 from the list of names received., each name entered will send 5 gifts and receive 5 gifts in return, 
it is not a roll over going on and on , it is just a once off.
So if you think it sounds fun
Why not join.

Yvonne xx

Jan 17, 2013

Hi Everyone

Creative Card Making Workshop
Theme; A Beautiful Romance 
Sunday 3rd of February FULL
on Sunday the 10th of February FULL
in Kilcoole
full details HERE
Photo Snippets HERE
If you have any questions please get in touch
Many thanks

Jan 16, 2013

Sorry ladies I forgot about the blog candy, I was so busy designing the kits this week for my Beautiful Romance Workshop, I forgot to pick a winner, I will wait for Garret to home home from school to pick the winning name from the list below

Aiveen, Aileen, Jean, Clare, Sharon Parker, Sheila Shannon, Brona, Barbara, Patricia O, Linda, Liz, Phil, Anne L, Nicola , Siobhan.

                                         And the winner is


Congratulations, will give you the kit on the 3rd of Feb 

Yvonne xx

Jan 13, 2013

Just letting you Know
Have a 25% sale for January
So grab all those lovely flowers I was showing you, at this great discount, have a good luck around the site, I got some Tim Holts inks as well,, they have a great selection of goodies to choose from.

Here is a photo of the packets of flowers
The photo on the site does not do them justice

larger rose 2cm has 40 in the pack 
sale price €2.70 = 6cent each
smaller rose 1.5 cm has 50 in the pack 
sale price €2.63 = 5 cent each
beautiful colours to choose from.

Jan 12, 2013

A Beautiful Romance photo snippets

Hi Everyone
I am working on the samples for my
Beautiful Romance Workshop 
on Sunday the 3rd and Sunday the 10th of February
here are the sneak peeks , 
I still have 2 places left for the 10th if you fancy coming along
Full details HERE
Card 1. Pink Tumbling Heart
beautifully boxed card
Anniversary or Birthday

Card 2. Cupid Love
Birthday, Engagement, Anniversary or Wedding

Card 3. Blue Hydrangea Bliss
Birthday or Best Wishes

Card 4. The Last Waltz
Anniversary or Wedding Card

Card 5.Simply Romance Darling
This card has a choice of images, as it will suit,
Wedding, Anniversary or Engagement.

I dropped my new camera and the lens is broken, so back to my old one, so sorry about poor quality in pictures

Jan 11, 2013

Morning everyone
It's lovely and frosty here in Kilcoole.
Hope it kills off all the grems,
everyone I meet lately has some kind of a cold or infection.
So hope you all get better soon
2 cards to share today.

 A 21st Birthday card

A 59th Birthday card for a man who drives a grey ford van, delivers Fruit and veg, mad into Man-U and loves Golf.

I still have a few places for my Workshop
A Beautiful Romance
on Sunday the 10th of February
Full Details HERE.
Any questions please get in touch HERE
Many thanks Yvonne

Jan 9, 2013

Hi Ladies I haven't had a Blog Candy Give Away in a while.
So thought I would do something this week
You have until Monday the 14th to leave a comment to my


Why did you start Card Making as a Hobby

The Prize
Will be a small box filled with all the shabby Chic stuff I can stuff into it, to re-create one of the little Shabby Chic boxes we made at our fun night, I will post this world wide
 Everyone is welcome to enter. Don't forget to leave me a contact name, so I can choose a winner.

Good Luck.
I will add the names under this post as they come in.

Aiveen, Aileen, Jean, Clare, Sharon Parker, Sheila Shannon, Brona, Barbara, Patricia O, Linda, Liz, Phil, Anne L, Nicola , Siobhan.

Why I love Card making.
I started Card Making about 7 years ago, I received a lovely handmade card, which was decoupage, and although I had learned Card making in Bourton on the water, in the Cotswold at the local W. I. group, about 22 years ago, I hadn't made cards for years, 
I did some cutting out while recovering from a hysterectomy. I was watching telly, and flicking through the channels and found QVC Dawn Biddy was on, and I spent a fortune. Since making my first very simple cards, I haven't stopped, I love sharing new ideas, and my motto is "when you learn something new share it"
the thanks you get for other crafter's is so worth it. 
and the friendships amazing.
So thanks Ladies
Yvonne xx

Shabby Chic Boxes

Here are the boxes we made last night at the fun evening
I filled the tables with all sorts of everything
and the ladies were allowed to pick what they wanted,
Some of them brought their own pieces of jewellery and embellishments,
but as you can see everyone looks totally different,
sorry about quality of photos, the lighting was very poor, as it was very late.
thank you to everyone for coming
Yvonne xx

Linda Cameron

Side view of Linda's

Anne Rowe

Side view of Anne's

Yvonne (me)

Side view

Liz Mulvey

Side view

Anne Lennon

Side view of Anne Lennon's

Patricia O Leary

Side view of Patricia's

Kathleen Kelly

 Side view of Kathleen's

Clare Honan

Side view of Clare's

Camilla Lino

Side view of Camilla's

Sheila Shannon

Side view of Shiela's

Aiveen Judge
Side view didn't turn out

We were to make matching cards, but never even touched them as the boxes took all evening, but the ladies really enjoyed making their shabby chic boxes, they just took the card kits home.

Jan 7, 2013

Hi Everyone
1 place has come free for Sunday the 3rd of February Workshop
 as one of the ladies has to go into hospital,
so if you fancy coming can you get in touch.
by email HERE or by phone 012010117
thanks Yvonne

Hi Everyone
Hope your all set for tomorrow evening,
Don't forget to bring a small box with a lid, and also any broken costume jewellery you have,
to make the Shabby Chic boxes, we will also make a matching card, and a gift tag.
will pop the photos up on Wednesday, of what we made.
See you then
Yvonne xx

Jan 3, 2013

Here are some of the cards I started today.
these are now ready for Inserts, Embellishments and Greetings
When I have time I spend a full day getting basic cards ready to bling up, this way it saves me a lot of time on a busy week.
I also get lots of cards matted and layered with backing card and pretty paper. tomorrow I will spend the day die cutting on my cricut, matting layers for toppers, as this is also a great way to save time,
My top tip, if you make a beautiful card repeat it straight away, that way you always have back up to hand.

Baby Girls

Baby Boys

Pink Floral

Lilac Floral

Blue Floral


Click pictures for a larger image.

Hello Everyone
Hope you all have a lovely New Years Eve
I had a rotten cold the whole of Christmas and totally lost my get up and go, but had to make a few cards for this morning, so here they are, I have a batch of 30 on the table waiting to be finished, to fill my boxes as they are so low, so its back to work today with a bang.
Will share a group photo later today.
This one is for a Young Man training to be a Baritone Singer

Sympathy card

Birthday card for Chemist

Yvonne xx

Jan 1, 2013

Hi Everyone
Our First Club night of 2013
is Tuesday the 8th of January
Time 7.30 to 10.30
This month we are decorating a box as a gift, and making a matching card and gift tag. in a Shabby Chic Style.
I sent an email out before Christmas asking you all to keep any strong smallish boxes about 10cm to 15cm in size. for this Project, if you have more than 1 can you bring a spare in case someone didn't get one.
if you have any broken costume jewellery please bring it along.
looking forward to catching up with everyone
Yvonne xx