Oct 27, 2013

handmade cards

Hello everyone
from a very dull and windy Kilcoole

Here are 2 cards I made this morning
This one celebrates the ladies life

This one is from her Grand Son
Depicting all the things he loves about his Nana

Below are some sneak peeks from a workshop 
I have coming up on the 6th of November,
it's a mixed selection of cards
and I still have 1 more to finish off

I will share the full images after the 6th.

I have added sneak peeks for my Carlow Christmas Workshop
on the Workshop page.

Oct 25, 2013

handmade cards

Hi everyone what an awful morning, it's lashing here,
here are some of this weeks cards

Wedding card in silver and white

Birthday card with miniature bouquet

Birthday and retirement card
depicting the gentleman's hobbies 

This one was for the same man for his retirement
depicting the gentleman's work and hobbies 

This one is for a lady's 50th birthday
depicting her passion for travel and her beloved Chelsea.

Some of the fun night cards

Morning everyone
sorry these are a bit late,
and as always I am so busy on the fun night, that I forget to take photos,
here are some of the girls projects







If anyone would like me to add there fun night photos 
please send them to me. and I can pop them on .

This is the Halloween swap card for Camilla's Card swap on facebook
from Margaret Weafer

Oct 21, 2013

Morning everyone
Sorry I haven't shared any cards lately,
but my Mum was staying with me the last 10 days, so I have been busy.
well I am back at the work bench today, 
so will have some to share later on.
Just noticed that my hit counter is showing over 80,000 hits
how amazing is that, it would be lovely to receive a few more comments and requests for tutorials, I've given up adding tutorials, as the response is so poor, it doesn't encourage me to do them.
so if there is a particular fancy fold you want a tutorial on,
 please ask.

Upcoming dates for your diary
22nd of October fun night 7.30 to 10.00 places still available.
5th of November Morning class 3 places available
9th of November Creative Card Making Christmas workshop at the New Oak Community Centre,  Carlow. places still available.

14th of November  Craft show Kings Hall Belfast HERE

24th of November and
1st of December
A Handmade Christmas.  places still available.
full details on the workshop page. HERE 


Sorry but it looks like my planned Charity fun day for the 2nd of November will be postponed as numbers are very low, I am really disappointed as this was such a good cause for a very deserving charity, so will hold on to donations and raffle prizes until after Christmas, until a few more people want to come along. if you let me know what you would like to see demonstrated, I will fit it in on the new date,
many thanks

Oct 14, 2013

Hello Everyone
Just want to let you know, I am available to do small Workshops for groups of 8 to 10 people, in my home for clubs or groups,
1/2 day workshop, time 10.30 to 2.30 which includes a light lunch, 
we will make 3 simple but beautiful projects,  or
Full day making 5 projects with a home cooked lunch included, time 10.30 to 5.00
you can choose your own level of crafting, either beginners or more advanced and the theme or occasion of your choice.
please get in touch if you would like more details HERE
many thanks Yvonne 

Oct 8, 2013

A few items I made this week
Birthday Card for a farmers wife

Thank you Cards
For Bride and Grooms Family

Table Plan Settings

Table Names
the poem is on the back of each name.

Oct 6, 2013

November Fun Day

Morning Everyone
I get asked so much about crafting on the Computer, ladies looking for help with inserts and images, So I have decided to do a fun day on Saturday the 2nd of November in aid of 5 loaves Charity in Bray, http://www.whfiveloaves.com/ 

This Charity really touched my heart, when I listened to a lovely lady talking about it last week on the radio, it was such a terrible wet week, and she was explaining the house was full, and how they had spent the evening checking all the usual places for the homeless, to give them a flask and some dry clothes, and a dry sleeping bag, but in the morning when they arrive for something to eat they were soaked to the skin,
I know money is tight, and we are all in the same boat with Christmas on the way, so here is where you can help, I hope to have a dumper raffle on the day, and would like anyone who would like to help, to send me a craft prize, no matter how small, to be grouped together to make a raffle prize, I have 10 prizes for my Carlow Workshop next month, so will put them in to start the raffle (sorry ladies) and a huge craft goody bag started , so will fill it, for the first prize.

So if you are free on
Saturday the 2nd of November
Time 11.00 to 4.00
Lunch 1.00 to 2.00
And would like help with computer crafting, or any of the crafty tools and machines, setting up a pinterest board, or blog, please get in touch, by leaving a post.
(please email me any special requests you want help with, so that we can have a demo ready)
I will have a make and take table set up, to make a few Christmas cards. 
Tickets will go on sale next week at my workshop,
Places will be limited for the fun day, and all you have to do is make a donation for lunch, and buy a ticket or two, and enjoy a day out.
Many thanks
Email me HERE for my address or any questions you have

First bag of donated craft goodies arrived today
thank you Brona

If anyone can't make it on the day, but would like to buy tickets, to support this fantastic Charity, please email HERE and I will send you my address, you can make a cheque payable to 
WH Five Loaves Limited
and I will put your names on the raffle tickets for you.

Oct 5, 2013

Handmade Christmas Cards

Today's Cards

Vintage lady image decoupaged
with background of Gold Cream swirls and Chocolate
with a cotton lace and satin ribbon trim.

Oh Holy Night
3 images depicting the Nativity 
This is a 21cm Sq card with a side spine of 6cm by 21cm, leaving a C5 open card 

Insert was the carol 
O Holy Night on the left 
and a lovely poem about peace n the right

Jingle Bells
Decoupaged Vintage Santa image
With a lovely Tartan paper
and ribbon trim and bow with small poinsettia in the center of the bow
, finished with Gold jingle bells

 Winter Scene  
With a silver, blue and blue snowflake background
A Die cut Christmas tree embossed. with tiny pearls and glitter stars
Finished with a selection of die cut leaves
 and a large white poinsettia and a beautiful pearl button 

Beautiful Santa and angel image in shades of blue and gold
With a selection of different ribbon finishes and beaded pins,
and fine gold angel hair.

we had all the cards finished by 3.45, so some of the girls stayed on a bit later and made some Christmas Baubles decorations, never got the camera out, so hopefully they will share them with you, or send me the photos and I can add them here as well. 

Oct 3, 2013

Handmade Christmas decorations
Next Club night is the 22nd of October
I was thinking we might make Christmas Toppers,
 and Linda requested a Gents card
What do you think ?

Oct 2, 2013

My Goodness that is one awful day outside.
Hope your all warm and dry in doors
I have been busy getting the kits ready for this weekend.
so didn't have time to photograph the cards I made this week,
but will have pictures to share this weekend.
I just made the Autumn swap for Camilla's swap on Card Making Ireland. so will share that when the recipient receives it.
looking forward to Saturday's workshop.

Yvonne xx