Aug 26, 2013

todays cards

Hello Everyone looking in
I have been mad busy,this week, arranging my new craft room
I'm nearly there, but still have about 8 boxes of stuff to sort,
Here are few items I made this week.
Anniversary in pink

Anniversary in Blue

This card was for a couples Anniversary,
 who enjoy their villa in Spain, Reading, Bridge, and Gardening

This one was for a lady who loves Stage Shows and Drama

I really enjoyed making these little 
Boxed Decorations
The 3 Sq plaques Decorated with Lace, Decoupage, Fancy buttons,
Flowers and Ribbon

Home Sweet Home
For a dog lover

This one was for a Crafter

My New Workroom in the attic

I'm trilled with it,
But you won't believe it. there still isn't enough shelves.
 I really thought one sided and the back wall shelved would be enough room,
as you can see, all the old shelving came in useful, as well as 8 boxes stilled to be sorted under my work tables.
I just need to get a fan now, as it's very warm up here.

A local carpenter from Bray build the
custom designed shelving for me.
Peter Mc Grath (087)2791333

Hi Everyone
Some of you have been looking for the
Fiskars Corner Edger Scissors
Fiskars Corner Edger Scissors
I found them on Debbie Moore's Site 
there €4.49 plus postage

Update from Fizkars

Dear Yvonne,

Thank you for your interest in our tools.

Unfortunately the scissors you are looking for are no longer produced, this is why it’s now difficult to find them.

Best regards,

Linie Samitier
Consumer service

Aug 24, 2013

Card Art Kilcoole
My next morning class is
Tuesday the 3rd of September
time 10.30 to 2.30
this is a class for 8 people max 
we are making 3 Christmas cards this month.
and we stop about 1.00 for a light lunch

please get in touch to book in. by phone 01 2010117 or email HERE
this is a very relaxed class, and would suit anyone new to card making, as we take or time and work in a step by step method,
I demonstrate the card first, then we make it together. step by step.
learning lots of different folds, ribbon art, handmade flowers, and new techniques.
something new each time.

Card Art Fun Evening
Our next fun evening is
Tuesday the 10th of September
time 7.30 to 10.00
Max 8 people 
this is a fun get together, where we make 2 kits and have a bit of supper, very informal,
lots of chat and cups of tea and home baking.
please get in touch to book in. by phone 01 2010117 or email HERE

Full Day Workshop
September 21st Carlow
At the New Oak Community Centre
Bookings Via Margaret Driver 0876391313
or Kathleen Murphy 085 1549648
Theme is a mixed selection of Winter Wedding, Anniversary and Engagement, and a New baby and Christening Card
Full day workshop making 5 projects
Everyone Welcome
Time 10.00 to 5.30
Stopping for lunch around 1.00
Tea/Coffee Supplied all day
Please bring a pack lunch, and some bottled water.
This workshop is almost full

Aug 22, 2013

A Very Happy 80th Birthday
To the wonderful Vera Ledgwich
24th of August 2013
hope you get lots of beautiful
Handmade card
lots of love
Yvonne and Family xx

Called in this morning to wish Vera
a very Happy Birthday
and she showed me all her beautiful handmade cards
and asked me to thank everyone who sent her one.
We are taking her to lunch on Thursday to Lee's Pub,
if anyone is free and wants to join us,
please email me HERE
or phone me, so I can reserve you a seat.

Aug 21, 2013

Hello again, everything sorted, wireless connection in.
nearly 10 hours later, but I am so relieved, 
back to work now, just hope I get all the cards made now,
Craft room nearly ready,
pictures to follow
Well my computer is well and truly clean, nothing absolutely nothing left.
and to top it all dell can't override my computer to fix it, screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeem
pictures are still here, so that saves me a whole lot of work,
Hello Everyone
I have had no computer for the past few days, as I have moved into my new craft space, but didn't have wireless connection, Dell tried to set it up this morning, but there is a fault
and today Dell tell me they need to delete everything from my computer to get rid of the problems, so I will loose everything already stored on my computer, this might effect the photos on my blog, when they do the restoration,
Camilla set up my hard drive, and I updated it this morning, so should get everything back, but it could take a while, please use my pinterest pages, if you are looking for photos of cards,
if you need any help please get in touch
Yvonne xx

Aug 14, 2013

We will make 5 projects for different ocassions
with a lovely Sunday Lunch
this class is now full
please phone me on 012010117 to book in.
If you have booked in can you please confirm your place
thanks Yvonne

Aug 11, 2013

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Here is the recipe as promised for the Chocolate Biscuit cake
4 oz butter
12oz cooking chocolate
1 tin 397grams of nestle condensed milk
place all ingredients in a pot and melt very slowly untill you have a rich creamy texture.
add in anything you like from the following.
Digestive biscuits, broken in to bite size pieces
mixed nuts /seeds
mini marshmallows
broken crunchie
mixed together until fully coated with the chocolate mixture
line a 12 by 8 inch dish with greese proof paper, and flatten mixture to fill dish, 
melt a further 12oz of cooking chocolate, and spoon over the top to cover.
Chill in Fridge for about 3 hours,
and cut into small pieces.
enjoy xx
A huge Big Thank you
To Marion Kilbride for hosting my workshop in Kilkenny yesterday. 
It was great to see everyone,
A Special thanks to my lovely Friend
Margaret Driver
For coming to help me out for the day.
it was lovely to see you, and catch up, it's been too long.
To Roberta , what can I say, your a star.
thanks for driving me there and back, all the help
the beautiful homemade bracks.
and entertaining us all day,
thank you so much everyone for coming, can't wait for the Christmas one in St Mary's Hall Kilkenny.
Now all I need is to find, all those special Christmas goodies to add to the cards,
see you all soon
Yvonne xxx

yesterday's handmade cards

Cream Raised Aperture Card.
with a little jointed teddy, 
this card has a 15cm card attached to the back of the aperture, 
and has an insert inside,
it needs to be boxed as it won't fit in an envelope,
there is a tutorial for the box on my tutorial page HERE
made from 2 x 20cm Sq pieces of card, with added raised sides.

Easel Christening card
with a cute handmade dress, made from a card bodice, and a tulle and  embroidery anglaise shirt.

Patchwork tile card,
This card has 4 toning blue background tiles. with a lace side on each tile.
beautiful vintage baby image.
and finished with a organza and a satin bow, and some tiny flowers.

All white New Baby Card
with a beautiful lace and non woven fabric handmade flower, with a organza flower in the center. 
with a selection of swirl flourishes behind.
the beautiful vintage image is encased in a frame, with a daisy trim boarder,
it has a 8 inch Sq doily background.

All cream and gold New Baby Card
Beautiful lace and ribbon trim, 
finished with a handmade flowers made from rose petals leaves, with non-woven fabric, and a vintage cream button in the center.with marabou  feather and ribbon trim.
the image has been decoupaged.

Aug 6, 2013

Today's Card

21cm Sq card
with a selection of vintage images

21cm 1/4 fold card with lace doily backgroud
and decoupage

inside view

Vintage C5 Wedding card
in gold and cream

Aug 1, 2013

Creative Card Making
Morning Class
Tuesday the 6th of August
Time 10.30 to 2.30
Lunch included
We are making 3 projects for different occasions
Wedding, Birthday, Best wishes,
2 with unusual folds
This class is open to everyone as we work in a step by step method, at a very relaxed pace. 
Using lots of different materials and techniques
So if you fancy a morning of crafting
please get in touch
Yvonne 01 2010117
Places limited to 7
2 places available

My Next Full Day Workshop is in Kilkenny
At Marion Kilbride's Shop
The Crafty Bride
James Street Retail Centre.
Saturday the 10th of August
Time 10.00 to 5.30
Theme Precious Petals
A Baby and Bloom inspired Class
Making some Handmade Flowers
Although I am bringing a selection of floral images to replace the baby ones as well, 
as I know not everyone wants to make all baby cards,
We are making 5 beautiful projects.
and stopping for lunch around 1.00
Please bring a pack lunch, or you can go out to eat,
Tea /Coffee and some home baking supplied all day
Although Marion's Shop is called the Crafty Bride it has a fantastic selection of all the up to date craft materials, for card making and beyond. So you can do a spot of shopping during lunch, and at the end of the class.
Please email me HERE to book in
or you can phone me on 01 2010117
or Marion on 087 6544737

Cost €40.00 for the full day

Please check the workshop page for list of items needed 
Wednesday next week
This is the die cuts for 1 project.

Sneak peeks below of 3 of the cards

many thanks

2 cards I made last night
50th Birthday
in pink and blue

Emerald Cream and Gold Green Wedding