Nov 26, 2013

Here are some of the floral Christmas Displays 
I demonstrated last Sunday,

Mossed Ring

Adding the foilage.

Foilage compleat

Dressed Wreath

A Bannister Garland,
A looped swag, with bow.
These are beautiful on a bannister or fireplace.
it's best to make it in 2 or 3 pieces as they are quiet heavy when finished,
this can be straight or  or looped on a bannister. or beautiful drapped across a mantlepiece.

Straight Garland
(photo from pinterest)

Looped Swag Garland
(photo from pinterest)

Fireplace garland
(this was my garland last year.)

Fireplace arrangement
it takes 3 trays to cover my fireplace.

in this picture I have added, 2 beautiful glass hurricane lamp vases.

Starting to take shape.

Compleated Arrangement.

Candle Table Centre 

This is the Keepsake Table Centre the ladies made to take home.

thank you to Sheila and Aileen for taking photos

Nov 15, 2013

Morning Everyone
Had a great day out yesterday in Belfast at the creative craft show.
a special thanks to Liz Mulvey for bringing us, and taking us shopping on the way home.
it was lovely to meet all the ladies, some I haven't seen for ages.
the show was good, not as many stands as last year, but we still managed to spend all our money,
met Kate, from Create with Kate, and Betty Cumminsky, I hope she does well at the show, as the stands are so expensive, if your going make sure to pop on her stand to say hello.
enjoy the show if your going.
Yvonne xx

Nov 10, 2013

A Special thank you to everyone who came to Carlow yesterday.
to Margaret an Kathleen for organising the day, to all the Murphy ladies who spoil us rotten with their home baking, sandwiches, endless tea and coffee, you are go good
to everyone who stayed back to clean up, and to Sharon for letting me use the hall.
to Margaret Driver and Roberta for their funny antics, Chat, laughs  and jokes, you really do make the day.
looking forward to next year already,
all suggestions taken on board, so look forward to a mixed occasion surprise theme. 
God Bless
Yvonne xx

Waiting for Santa
Beautiful image captures the magic of Christmas
Decoupaged, with a lovely lace, ribbon and christmas flowers, leaves and berry finish.

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree.
Lovely ruffled lace tree, bedecked with tiny hanging christmas charms attached with tiny pearls and larger pearls added to look like baubles, on a very pretty snowflake background with an embossed snowflake panel behind the tree, and finished with a selection of different size self adhesive gems.

I found this poem and adapted it to suit this card.
 to go inside the card.

In summertime my branches were
A place for birds to nest.
In autumn my branches were
Their place for food and rest.
And now that wintertime is here
I hope - I hope to be
All glistening bright with lots of lights
A  Family’s Christmas Tree. 

Joy to the World
Letters cut on my cricut, there a Gyspy Cartridge font. called Gypsy Wandering.
And are so pretty and flowing in style.
Letters overlay a matted panel of the music sheet 
of joy to the world.

Believe in the Magic of Christmas
Beautiful image decoupaged, and layered onto blue, white(which as a flowersoft and glitter edge), and silver card, with a lovely blue swirl background, and some die-cut snowflakes.

Miniature Christmas cards and envelopes.
each tiny envelope has been handmade with a pretty lining inside.
3 realy pretty vintage images, adorn the miniature cards.
on a tartan background, with a christmas tartan and floral arrangement at the top of the card.

Nov 6, 2013

Here are the Cards we made at the Club yesterday morning.

Anne Rowe

Anne Burke

Sheila Shannon

This is the box we made for  the Tripple Hanging Cards 

Liz Doran

Liz Doran

Sheila Shannon

Sheila Shannon

Liz Doran

Anne Burke

Many thanks to all the lady's who came today 
it was Lovely to meet you all, and I hope you were not to tired at the end of the day.
Thank you Abina for organizing it all.
looking forward to seeing you all again in the New Year.
Nautical Theme card for a gent.

C5 Easel card with a 15cm Card attached

Elegant Vintage Lady card
with a lace finish

Decoupage Christmas Card

Gate-Fold Card with a Handmade Miniature Bouquet 
on an oval panel

Nov 2, 2013

Hello to everyone looking in today
What an awful day it is
So cold and stormy 
I think it's a night for the fire.
I am putting the finishing touches to the kits for my last 
Creative Card Making Workshop of the year
Which is Next Saturday the 9th of November
In the New Oak Community Centre in Carlow
We are making 5 very pretty cards
and I still have a few places available
Everyone is very welcome
and the New Oak Centre is a lovely warm and bright hall
with the members spoiling us rotten with home baking and tea/coffee all day
If you are free on the day or half day
please get in touch to book a place. 01 2010117
or by email HERE
full details on my workshop page HERE
Many thanks Yvonne