Feb 25, 2013

Thank you to everyone who came along yesterday to my Workshop
For Marion Kilbride's 
This was Marion's First Wedding Stationery Class
for the Crafty Bride Wedding Invitation Studio 
in the Kilkenny Retail Centre
James Street , Kilkenny
It was lovely to meet all the brides, and my lovely crafty friends
A Special Big thanks to Margaret Driver
Who giveS so much energy to the day, and helps me greatly.

Happy Birthday Margaret

As Promised
I have opened my new 
Card Art Wedding Stationery Guide HERE
I will be adding to it, as and when I find information I think would help brides, create their own Wedding Stationery

if you have any questions please get in touch HERE
or leave me a comment.
Many thanks Yvonne

Feb 22, 2013

Handmade Wedding Stationery

Here are some of the designs 
for my Wedding Stationery Workshop
At the Crafty Bride Wedding Stationery Studio in Kilkenny
For Marion Kilbride (owner)

Cream and Gold
This is my favourite colour scheme.

The colours aren't great, in these photo's 
I am waiting on my Camera to be fixed, so will retake them, as soon as I get it back.

                               The Black and White Collection

The Pink Damask Collection

The White Embossed Collection

The Teal Damask Collection

The Purple and White Collection

You can find further details and photos HERE

Feb 20, 2013

Siobhan Moore, was asking where I got the image for the selection of Vintage Baby cards 
Well I try google first, and if I have no luck, go to pinterest, it takes a while, but I am usually lucky.
Join Pinterest, and then you can open a board to save the images you like.it's very easy,
Here is the link to Pinterest HERE
search Vintage baby images.

Feb 19, 2013

 Beginners class week 2
15cm Sq Easel card with a 15cm Sq card attached to the easel, 
so we could add an insert.

Side view of easel card

Vintage lady with rose bouquet
This was a pop out card, with a difference 
and was a new fold for me.
sometimes they happen by accident. as this one was.

Inside view of pop-out

This is the base card before we decorated it.
I will add a tutorial for this card early next week,
Happy Crafting
Yvonne xx

The ladies have so enjoyed the class, they want to continue meeting up once a month, 

Next week, we are working on Handmade flowers 
and vintage style posy bouquets, which we will turn into toppers with beautiful backgrounds.

Week four will be stepper style cards
Many thanks for lovely comments
Yvonne xx

Feb 18, 2013

Updates for this Sunday
Venue confirmed as
Crafty Bride Wedding Stationery Studio
Kilkenny Retail centre
James St
Marion has organised Superquinn Parking all day €3.00 collect your ticket as normal going in, and Marion will exchange it for the Special price one.

Bring a packed lunch and some soft drinks
Tea/coffee supplied all day.
Bring a cushion (you'll thank me.)
If you have a glue gun bring it as this helps speed up the class.

Morning everyone
So many people stopped by over the weekend
4 left a comment
so hello to Aileen, Michelle, Katya and Kay.
Thank you for taking the time.
I really appreciate it.

I am almost there for my First wedding Stationery Workshop for
 The Crafty Bride Wedding Stationery Studio in Kilkenny

Here are a few photos of some of the items I will be demonstrating in the morning
I have 6 complete Designs to share
and in the Afternoon you will make 1 complete set of stationery.
we are working in groups of 6 and each group will make one of the sets.
so every table will be different,
you will also receive 3 more wedding invitation cards to make at home, in different colour schemes.
I have so enjoyed working on the samples for this workshop
But boy was it hard, as it was like 6 classes for 1 day.
really looking forward to meeting all the brides
and their mums/friends
I will open my new Bridal stationery Guide page early next week,
 I just need to up load a few more photos.
all the best

Feb 14, 2013

26 years ago today my lovely husband Michael
proposed to me
we will be married 25 years this year on the 21st June
He has to work this evening.
So last night treated me to dinner
A meal for 2 from tesco's
(Have to say it was delicious,)
and a new jacket and chocolates this morning.
most of you have met him, he has the patience of a Saint.
running me all over the country to do workshops,
and he never complains, 
So Happy Valentine's Day
to my lovely husband

Hope you all have a lovely evening
what ever you are doing.

Feb 13, 2013

handmade cards

A few of today's makes

3 Christening for same child

baby boy christening

Tom Jones Fan


I still haven't had my camera back from the shop
so working with my old one and it really is on it's last legs
trying to get a light box to improve the quality.
as the light is so bad in the evening.

Feb 12, 2013

Beginner Card making class started this morning
here are the 2 card we made

This card has a love vintage bird theme,
learning simple matting and layering

We then went on to decoupage
and bow making

We started off with cards folds and backgrounds
learning how to get the most out of patterned paper
as papers are so expensive,
There is a tutorial for scrap paper backgrounds HERE

Valentine Card for Lenister Rugby fan

Special card for Stuart Brierton
Our Special winter Olympics winner from Bray Co Wicklow

Back of the card as I couldn't get everything on the front

Feb 11, 2013

Hi Everyone
what an awful day again
Rain rain go away.....
Just wondering are any of you going to Belfast this year
for the Craft Show at the Kings Hall 
On 18th/20th April
 details HERE but still awaiting updates
Code for reduced price tickets is KHC
Admission £7.95
Group Discount available – for every 6 tickets purchased receive a 7th free.

We are hoping to go on the Thursday by train
let me know if your going,
and say hello if you see me there
Yvonne xx

Feb 10, 2013

Thank you to everyone
who came to my workshop today
Hope you all enjoyed the day
Please can I ask you
If you display the cards on your blogs or face book to give 
Card Art a mention
if you use my design at your class or workshop
 please give the design credits to me,
I am very happy for you to do so, 
but would appreciate the design credit.
looking forward to the next workshop in Kilkenny
full details are on the workshop page HERE

Feb 8, 2013

Handmade Baby Card

I made a few new baby cards this week
with a vintage feel.
Some of them still need to be finished with personalised greetings
I have added a few more to my pinterest page HERE
All backgrounds are from Studio Manu, at Scrapbook Girl

Feb 6, 2013

Handmade Valentine Cards

Club night 5th of January
Valentine and roses evening
This is what each lady had to play with in the goody bag, although the paper were different in each kit
They all had a vintage feel,
and had enough extras to make a few toppers.

This heart has the cotton lace and red ribbon wrapped and secured at the back, and a lace ruffle added to the back at the top, vintage heart image stuck to the front,
and 2 lovely vintage tags down the side

This is the card I made last night at the club

We also made handmade floral toppers,

New Tutorial for these little flowers HERE

Yvonne xx

Hi Everyone 
I still have a few places for my new

Creative Card Making
Beginners Course 
Starting 12th of February 2013
Every Tuesday for 4 weeks
Time 10.30 am  to 2.00 pm
full details HERE

Handmade Valentine Cards

Here are the cars the ladies made last night at the club night
not sure if I have the right names on everyone, so please correct me if I am wrong.









Apologises for poor pictures,
Sorry I didn't get Anne R, or Roberta's 
Thanks for a great night,