Mar 28, 2013

May the glory and the promise
of this joyous time of year
Bring peace and happiness to you
and those you hold most dear,
And may Christ,
Our Risen Saviour,
always be there by your side
To bless you most abundantly
and be your loving guide.

Mar 26, 2013

Hi Everyone

Just thought it was about time, I started a page especially for Card Making on Face Book.
Somewhere, where you can share your hobby, show off your latest creation, and chat about your hobby, share your blog news, and sell any unwanted card making goodies you no longer want. The group is closed, but please feel free to invite friends, everyone is welcome. this would be a great page to share any crafty buys you fine at good prices, Craft Classes or Workshop news, if you read an interesting article about our hobby, or fine a tutorial you felt was of benefit to you, please share it here,
If you have any Card Making questions, pop them on here, and hopefully someone in the group will be able to answer them.
The motto is, if your learn something new share it.

Hi Everyone
It's trying to snow here today in Kilcoole
Roll on Spring I need some sunshine.

Craft Room Clear Out Sale
I will pop photo of a whole lot of Stamps for sale later today
One of the girls from our club had a huge clear out and there are some really fantastic bargains to be had.
most of them never used.
Also a lot of Iris Folding Cards and papers
which might suit a teacher.

Photos have now been added to the Club Page as there are to many for the front page Click  HERE
You can collect them from me here at my house or either Kilkenny or Carlow, at my next workshops.
Will post but need payment up front plus postage cost.

Mar 25, 2013

Every time I do a class I get asked about the quality of the paper I use in my cards.
So have decided to give this one last plug
I buy my paper which is 160gsm from Office
Mathew has very kindly given me a direct link at a fantastic price €11.12 plus vat and postage €6.00
but if you spend over €60.00 plus vat you get free delivery
so why not get together as a group and split the order to save the postage which is minimal anyway. you need to order 6 packs to get free delivery.
there are 250 sheets in a pack, and it is the best quality super smooth paper for backgrounds, decoupage and inserts, at a fantastic price as I have seen this brand for as much as €47.00 on other well know office supply websites.
Here is the direct link HERE
Happy Printing

Mar 24, 2013

Today's Cards
Sewing Style C5 Step Card.
most of the image on the card were found on pinterest.
I have used a Tim Holtz Die for the mannequin, and some Tim Holtz old paper ink to age the background and mannequin,

Side View of Steps

My Fair Lady Dresses Hat Card 8 inch Scallop card
I had this card design in my head for about 3 months, and just couldn't find the right image, and when I described the image to a friend, (not a card maker) she suggested a Gainsborough hat was the style I needed, and an image of this Cd came up in a search on Google. it's Debbie Moore my Fair Lady Cd Rom. 

Dressed 1920s Style Flapper Girl C5 Card
I wanted to create a dressed card ( by that I mean adding fabric and trim to the picture,) I made a tiny headband by plaiting ribbon, made a cluster of feathers, and added the heart button, we recreated the dress from ribbon, and added the tulle shawl, and self adhesive pearls for her necklace.

Back view of the card again there was such a lot of weight on the front of the card we chose a similar image, and matted and layered it to add weight to the back

Give a Girl the right shoes 21cm Sq Card
Images from Daisy Company
Girly to the max Download
But I have used the Oh La La Download from Delightful Doodles to re-create this card as well.

Back view of card, 
The sentiment on the front of the card was blown up,
and matted and layered
 to add some weight to the back of the card
 as there was such a lots of weight on the front 
it needed to be counter balanced

My Fair Lady Musical Decoupage C5 Card
With a lovely lace Ribbon and pearl trim finish
Image from Debbie More My Fair Lady Cd 
Background found on Google.

Click on the images to get a larger view,
links to all the supplies used can be found in the right hand column.

Mar 23, 2013

Hi Everyone
I am all set for tomorrow
I've a lovely day planned,
Dinner Prepared
Dessert Ready to go in the oven
and will have hot scones and the kettle on when you arrive.
Just need to pray that snow doesn't ruin the day.
see you in the morning

Mar 20, 2013

Good Morning Everyone
Thank you to everyone who emailed me back to stay on the
 Card Art Mailing list.
If I didn't hear from you, you have now been removed from the list so that I won't be bothering you, with newsletters,
I have added a link in the right hand column to contact me,
if you would like to receive workshop information.
Please get in touch.
Many thanks Yvonne

Mar 19, 2013

Card Art Club
meeting this evening
Tuesday the 19th of April
at 7.30 my house
Sorry for late post, but my broadband modem die a death, so had to get a new one this morning.
if you would like to come along
please get in touch via phone 2010117 or email me 
we are making 2 kits and stopping half way for supper
Also Anne Rowe is having a craft room clear out so lots of real bargains.
hope to see you 
Yvonne xx

Mar 17, 2013

Printer Paper I use and where to buy

A lots of the ladies were asking yesterday about Pinterest

I am only new to it myself, but it's a fantastic way to save all the lovely cards or images you find.
You can view images at any time ,but you need to join to save images, this saves you using space on your computer, and when you become familiar with Pinterest, you can open different boards with different titles, such as Baby Cards, Wedding Cards, Inspiration, 
Vintage images ect,
When you join you download the pin it tool, which will appear at the top of your internet page, when your on a site and see a card or photo you like, click your pin it tool and a whole lot of boxes appear, just re-pin the images you like one at a time,to your board.

In the right hand column on my Blog you will see link into some of my boards and a link into Linda duke cards, and Amazing Paper Grace Cards,
But be careful Its very addictive, you will get lost in time just looking at all the amazing photos,
Here is the home page link to join HERE
you can Join up using your facebook account or your email address, it really is very simple.
Let me know how you get on.
And happy pinning.

Mar 16, 2013

Today's Cards
Love in the mist of time
Torn background inked with Spun Sugar Tim Holtz
clocks, decoupage, and vintage lady from Pinterest,
flowers Cottage Crafts Cranford

Travel where your heart desires

Map, Vintage Tags, and Word tiles from Etsy
Passport, Belt, Suitcases, and vintage travel posters google clipart
Car from Crafts-u-print

If Friends were Flowers

Background paper, Manu at Studio girl scrapbooking
Inspiration Printerest
Handmade non woven fabric flower 

Lavender Bird Song
Crafts too die-cut scallop
Marianne bird cage and bird
Flowers wild orchid crafts

The Taste of Wine
All images from pinterest
Decoupage Crafts-u-print

I have 4 sets of kits left from this class,
if you would like a set, please get in touch.

A Special thanks to Margaret Driver
for all her help today,
To the wonderful Ladies from New Oak, 
Kathleen, Anne, Sharon, Teresa, Marie, Orla and Mag
for setting up the hall and the wonderful home baking, and sandwiches, their warm welcome this morning, was just fantastic,
Sorry to Sharon B for waking her this morning, thank you for the use of the hall.
To everyone who came, from far and wide.
Don't forget we are on the hunt for Patricia, 
so keep your eyes open.
Thank you to all the members who stayed back to do the clean up.

Looking forward to Kilkenny already,
Just had my dinner (thanks Sandra)
and a nice glass of wine C/o Clare.
Happy Paddy's day to you all
God Bless
Yvonne XX

I have been asked back to do 2 more Workshops
 for the New Oak Centre
1st one in September.  A Special Mixed Occasion Workshop
Covering a Winter Wedding, Anniversary, Engagement,
and generic New Baby and Christening. 

And 2nd one in November 
A Christmas Card Making Workshop

Dates to be confirmed
and full details added to my Workshop page over the coming months.

Mar 15, 2013

Looking forward to my Workshop tomorrow in Carlow
At the New Oak Centre 
Car's packed and ready to go
will post photo's of the cards on Sunday, that we make.
Have a very Happy St Patrick's Day everyone
and a lovely long weekend
Yvonne xx

Mar 7, 2013

Creative Card Making Workshop

With Card Art Kilcoole

Saturday the 16th of March
Time 10.00 to 5.30
New Oak Community Centre
Theme; All things Vintage.
Ladies and gents cards covered in this workshop
with a lovely vintage style. 
We will make 5 projects at this workshop, and all kits come with full instructions, so you can repeat the designs at home.

This workshop would suit Beginners as well as Advanced, as we work in 2 groups, giving more hands on help to the beginners, allowing the more advanced card makers time to chat while they craft.
We are doing 2 gents Cards and 3 ladies Cards

Card 1. Travel where your heart desires.
Card 2. The Taste of Wine.

Card 3. Lavender Bird Song.
Card 4, Love in the mist of time.

Card 5. If Friends were Flowers.

Beautiful designs, we are doing some new techniques in this class, please check the list below for
Extra Items need for this class

Tim Holtz Distressed inks,
Old Paper or Vintage Paper
Spun Sugar, or soft pink ink pad
Also Gold ink pad.
Sand paper, or sanding block, or a emery board.

Any questions please leave a comment or email me,
many thanks Yvonne

Full day work shop €40.00
Please bring a pack lunch,
Tea/coffee supplied all day.
Bookings Via Yvonne Tune 01 2010117
Or Margaret Driver 0876391313

Mar 5, 2013

Week 4 of my Beginners class
Here are the cards we made.

Over the 4 weeks, the ladies learned 
How to add Backgrounds to cards
Matting and layering (how to use a guillotine ) to get 1/2 cm and 1cm boarders.
How to do inserts and get them neatly inside a card.
Different folds, for simple C5, C6, Gate-folds, Pop-outs, Easel, Diamond, and Step folds. 
Decoupage, Ribbons, and miniature bouquets.

Simple matting and layering, 
with a decoupage Vintage rose

Side Step Easel Card
The ladies had to score and cut this cards, with measurements,
as none of the lines match the lines on the crafter's companion board, then measure each panel and allow a 1/2 cm boarder for each decorated panel. cut out all the eggs and greeting and the pretty little bunny.

Gate-fold Card for wedding

this was the last class,
but the ladies enjoyed the morning crafting, we have decided to meet the 1st Tuesday morning of each month.
Time 10.30 to 2.30
if you would like to join this class, please get in touch
We make 2/3 cards depending on the folds
and stop about 1.00 for lunch
thanks to all the ladies in the group
I really enjoyed going back to basics.

Mar 4, 2013

Card Art's Next fun evening is Tuesday the 12th
Theme this month
Camilla asked for Children’s Get Well, 
and Sheila asked for Wedding card 
places limited to 8 
Jenny, Camilla, Clare, Roberta, Sheila, Linda,
2 places have come free for this Tuesday
please phone me if you want to come.

But I am starting a second night, 
each month as the numbers have really out grown my kitchen
Which will be the 3rd Thursday of each month.
you can only chose 1 of the night, that way I am hoping to fit everyone in. and both night will be the same kits.

The 1st Thursday evening will be
21st of March
Places still available. Anne Rowe, 

please get back to me ASAP
to confirm which evening suits you best.
many thanks Yvonne

Mar 3, 2013

Beginners Cards week 3
Diamond Fold card 
with handmade paper roses

Gold cream and blue card 
with handmade paper flowers

Feeding the birds
Sorry no cards to share this week
as I have been so busy designing the Vintage Cards for my up coming Carlow Workshop,
Will share my beginners class "3" cards 
and some sneak peaks later today
There are still a few places for the Carlow workshop 
Bookings Via Margaret Driver 087 6391313

We are doing 2 gents Cards and 3 ladies Cards

Card 1. Travel where your heart desires. 

Card 2. The Taste of Wine.

Card 3. Lavender Bird Song.

Card 4, Love in the mist of time.

Card 5. If Friends were Flowers.

Beautiful designs, we are doing some new techniques in this class, please check the list below for
Extra Items need for this class

Tim Holtz Distressed inks,
Old Paper or Vintage Paper
Spun Sugar, or soft pink ink pad
Also Gold ink pad.

Any questions please leave a comment or email me,
many thanks Yvonne