Jan 31, 2014

Creative Card Making Class
This coming Tuesday morning the 4th of February
time 10.30 to 2.30
We are making 3 cards, full details further down the page. 
3 places remaining.

Card Art Fun Evening
Tuesday the 4th of February
Time 7.30 to 10.00
When I was a child I loved looking through my Mum's 
Birthday and Valentine Cards from my Dad
most of them has a satin fabric finish and were padded.
The ones I received over the years are buried some where in the attic, so this month, we are going to create a vintage style padded Valentine card, with one of the beautiful little Gold Cupids.
there are still a few places, email me or phone me to book in.

Some of today's cards
This was one of the all white cards I made last week, 
which I updated by adding some pink for a 50th Birthday

40th Anniversary 

70th Birthday

Valentines Day Card
The little gold cupid is one I made from the new Silicone mould I bought, there so easy to make, with air dry clay, then I sprayed them with florist gold paint.

Pink Valentine
The cameo and frame are resin, I got them on ebay,
but last week I bought 2 new cameo frames and 2 beautiful cameo moulds from Ebay.
I was just so sorry, I got them the day before, the beautiful range of silicone moulds were launched by 
Katy Sue Designs Cake Decorating range,
their new moulds are just fantastic, with fantastic crisp detail.
I'll just have to save a few bob to get some of theirs next month.
I am just waiting on some new coloured clay I ordered to arrived, to have a go at the cameos and frames.
will share them once the clay arrives.

Had to share this one with you today, it not mine.
It was made by Aiveen Judge.
absolutely beautiful.

Jan 26, 2014

This was the card for Camillia's Swap (cupcakes) on Card Making in Ireland

This is a Sample project for my up coming workshops,
we will be making a dress, and this card shows the ladies what they can do with it.

Some more of the sample cards

Some of the handmade shabby chic flower cards

A few more of the dress cards

Jan 24, 2014

I watched Katy Sue's Cake crafting on Create and Craft last night, and although it was Sugar craft, I took some inspiration from the demonstrator, and turned it into cards.
their new cup cake molds are just amazing, such fine detail, and as I have just started to make some clay embellishments, was fascinated with their range, and will defiantly be on to order some.

This was the first design that caught my eye, but the card was a bit big, so changed it for the Square Scalloped card instead. below
this was the mold used.
check their site out if you love baking.
"cake heaven"
Pictures of the cakes made are not on the blog yet, but the cupcakes will blow you away.

This was the 2nd design I thought I would try,
What do you think.?

Jan 23, 2014

Hello to all the lovely crafty ladies
on Card Making FB
thank you for stopping by,
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the link is in the right hand column,
thank you for all the lovely comments on FB 
I really appreciate them.
as I do a new tutorial, I will add it to my tutorial links in the right had column. 
Yvonne xx

Jan 22, 2014

Hello everyone
 I've been working on some of the designs for the 
Creative Embellishments workshops today,
had the house to myself, so had some fun.
my favourite is the all black diamonte design

We will be making a variation  of these handmade paper and fabric dresses, and then turning them into toppers ready to go on cards

Some of the handmade flower designs we will create
and in the afternoon we will turn them into toppers.

Click image for a larger view.

Jan 21, 2014

Floral and lace shoe
Decoupage by Ribbon Box Uk

 Bridal lace panel over a cream and gold background
Beautiful guipure lace sides, with a rose and pearl edge and lovely gem flourishes 

Jan 17, 2014

Christening Card

20cm Sq Scalloped Birthday card with handmade bouquet

Box for Bouquet Card
you need a 2 x 30cm Sq sheet of card cut from A3
scored on the 3rd line of the crafters companion  box maker board
as the bouquet was quiet high.

Jan 16, 2014

Embellishment Creation Day

Hello Everyone
I have 2 new workshop dates to share
Sunday the 9th of February (is now full)
Sunday 16th of February (1 place available)
New date added
Sunday the 23rd of February (is now full)

Time 10.30 to 5.00
here in Kilcoole
Places limited to 8

Embellishment Creation Day

This workshop is a little bit different,
as we are Not making Cards
We are making beautiful handmade flowers 
and embellishments to create toppers ready to pop on cards.
and miniature paper dresses. using Dies, Embossing folders, inking techniques, glitters, fabric, lace, and so much more.
So a wonderful day of creative playing.
everything needed supplied, you just need to bring a selection of adhesives. and a A4 box to store the flowers while they are drying.

Please email me to book a place HERE
Home cooked Sunday lunch included
This workshop will suit beginners as well as advanced crafters.

Jan 15, 2014

Hello everyone looking in
Here is the card we made last night at the club.
I received a similar card for Christmas from Nancy and Barbara, and when the girls saw it they askd to do it last night.
I will add a tutorial later today.
5 inch Sq Scalloped Aperture box card.
I used 2 cards to make this design.
I have used the couture creations embossing folder 
(Tied Together) as the back ground, it has a beautiful framed cameo, which has a lace edge detail. in the centre.
and a lovely miniature bouquet with tassle down the side edge, it opens fully for an insert.
there is room at the bottom of the aperture for a greeting.

This is the overview image.

Jan 14, 2014

Hello everyone looking in,
Here are the cards we made today
5inch Sq Scalloped card
plain pink 1st layer
Embossed 2nd layer (Anna Griffin Climbing Rose Embossing Folder)
Scalloped panels cut on my cricut, (Just because cards)
Top white panel embossed with (Couture Creations Embossing Folders - Tied Together)
Selection of leaves and swirls cut on my cricut, (cindy loo)
Butterflies Martha Stewart punches
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts

C5 card
1st layer silver
Punched 2nd layer (Martha Steward Deep edge punch)
3 Layers of beautiful embossed organza ribbon wrapped around the middle panel
top layer is a Punched boarder panel, with a lace wrap.
and a best wishes greeting.

20cm Square scalloped card
Silver layer, with a embossed central panel (Anna Griffin Climbing Rose Embossing Folder)
The side embossed panels were embossed on the Keepsake card craft romance board, and cut out, a strip of lace down both side edges with a strip of flat backed pearl trim.
Selection of die-cut open scalloped circles matted and layered. with a pearl finish.
Organza and satin ribbons with punched leaves and foam rose flourish.

Click the image for larger view.
Links to all suppliers in the right hand column.

Jan 12, 2014

And the Winner of the New Year Challenge is
Aileen Mc Kenna

 I treated myself to this stamp when I was in Sligo. I used Tim Holtz ink 'old paper' to distress the verse and decorated it with a mix of embossed folders, dies, punched flowers and leaves.
 hope you like it!

Jan 10, 2014

Quick card to share today
It's been all go here since Christmas, organising the 
Card Making  Craft weekend Break for April.
and getting my craftroom back, as it was a bedroom for Christmas,
I'm working on the designs for Tuesday morning class, so will have a few to share soon.
Yvonne xx

Jan 5, 2014

Happy New Year Everyone

Here is the link to the 
First Card Art 
Card Making Weekend Away
At the Wilton Hotel Bray Co Wicklow
Friday 11th , Saturday the 12th, 
and Sunday morning the 13th of April 2014
You can find full details HERE