Sep 26, 2014

Hello Everyone
from a lovely sunny Co Wicklow
Sorry but I have to add the comments below.

I am very happy for card makers to use my designs and Tutorials for there own personal use, I give permission to other teachers who have attended my classes to use my Tutorials. but would appreciate a credit to the design and instructions.
It has been brought to my attention that a lady is openly copying my designs and instructions and teaching them to a group in Dublin, Who I haven't met and without having contacted me to ask my permission, please get in touch with me if you would like to use my tutorials, as I have no problem sharing, because this is what Crafting is all about.
Many thanks
Happy Crafting Yvonne xx

The lady has now been in touch, and has asked to use my ideas, as she teaches voluntary to 2 groups, and get inspiration from my blog, and will leave comments to let me know,
thanks for getting in touch with me
Regards Yvonne

Today's Card

Swan Lake
This A4 Landscape card was a 21st for a ballerina.

Sep 21, 2014

September at the Wilton

Summers end

Lanscape side opening card,
with a cut away front 

I got the shells from this company HERE

GAA Tribute Card
Front of card

Inside view of card

Back of card

Full view of back of card

Over the Edge Acetate Card

Patchwork Quilt effect card

There's no taste like home

Inside pockets for recipes and teabag envelopes
I wrote a poem for this card, but couldn't get it to rhyme, so asked my lovely crafty friend Janyce Cotterill to have a look at it for me and this is what she came up with,
we used her poem for the card,

I heard you were missing home
And some of your favourite treats
Like apple tart and scones
And a proper cup of tea,
So I made you this little card,
With some Irish recipes
And hope you’ll enjoy making them.
For everyone to eat.
But cake on its own is not quite the same
As when its served with a tea.
so there's a surprise in the pockets
have a look and see
a few Lyons teabags 
now that's a proper 
Cup of Tea.

By Yvonne Tune

Far away and missing home,
You dream of tea time treats,
Like apple tart, your favourite scones,
Now they are hard to beat!
So in this card are recipes,
That you can bake today,
To have a little taste of home,
Although you're far away,
So boil the kettle, make a brew,
And settle down to see,
That life is good and can taste grand,
With cake and a cup of tea!
 by Janyce Cotterill

You can find Janyce on pinterest  HERE 
and her card making sheets HERE
and she also is on  CRAFTS U PRINT

Back view of card

I found the inspiration for this card on Face book HERE
Miranda is probably one of the most talented ladies I follow, and her work is so inspirational, I don't have the things she has, but adapt the projects to the items I have in my craft
room, say hello and leave her a comment if you pop on her blog.

Christmas Wishes

Snowflake kisses

Sep 14, 2014

I have a blog candy give away further down the page
I will pick a winner on 
Saturday the 20th of September at our weekend away.
so you still have time to enter.
just leave a comment under the
I will let you know the winner
next monday.
good luck Yvonne

And The Winners Are
Clare Honan
Linda Cameron
Angela ?  (please can you get in touch with your address)

Made a beautiful card for a lovely couples First Anniversary

it is a concertina book style card
with some lovely photos of the couple 

Sep 5, 2014

Dragons Lair September Challenge

Hi Ladies I have joined the Dragons Lair Design Team,

Dragons Lair SHOP:  HERE  

Dragons Lair inspirational Blog: HERE  

Dragons Lair Challenge Blog HERE


These are the projects I came up with using their 
Holly Dayz Design
for the September Challenge
Theme. Anything but a Card

I use the Alphabet. HERE

and the Matting layers HERE

A Christmas Hanging Ornament 

I have sized the 4 mats 15 cm Sq
and wrapped the lace across the mat diagonally,
the lace on each mat is in the opposite direction.

I then stuck the mats to green card and re-cut the shape allowing about a 1cm boarder, to make the mats stronger.

To stick the Mats to the ribbon I cut 4 green matting layers        13cm Sq, and placed them 7 cm apart on the ribbon, then stuck the the front layers to the backing mats.

Each letter is sized at 9 cm
and backed on to a 3-1/2 inch Scalloped  punched circle
these were raised on foam tape to lift them.

I arranged the holly and ivy leave on each layer, and added the poinsettias to the centre, and tucked the 3 red berries under the poinsettias.

And finished with a large red organza bow. 

Christmas Hanging Decoration
Peace, Noel and Joy.

For this Ornament
I sized the mats smaller for each word.

Starting with Peace
back layer 19cm Square
Front layer 15cm

Back layer 17 cm Sq
front layer 13cm Sq

Back layer 14cm Sq
Front layer 11cm Sq

I put a Square mat behind each layer to strengthen  it.
the layers are raised on foam tape.

Each letter was sized to 3cm
and has a 3- 1/2 cm cream scalloped circle behind each one.

I added white poinsettias, holly and ivy leaves, and a mulberry paper dove with a feather behind it.

I assembled this project, the same way as the Hanging Noel.

Hanging Decoration

I use 12 x 3inch mat layers in 2 different colour schemes.
Folded each mat, in half, and stuck them back to back.
(before I stuck the last mat layer together)
I threaded fine florist wire, through the top and bottom of the little wooden angel
and threaded mixed beads on to the wire,  tied a ribbon loop, to the top beads, and hid the join, with a little bow.

I glued the gold tassel to the centre folds, before 1 stuck the end mat layer together.

Blog Candy Give Away

Welcome to everyone looking in from Dragons Lair Designs
To say a big thank you for popping over
I will give one of these ornaments away
please leave a comment to be in with a chance to win,
don't forget to leave your name, 
and if you came over via dragons lair, 
I will pop the winner up next Friday, here and on Dragons Lair.

many thanks

Thank you for your comment, you are now in with a chance to win.
1. Barbara Gibney. 2. Phil Curren. 3.Kathleen Murtagh. 4. Aiveen Judge, 5. Anne Lennon, 6. Liz Mulvey. 7. Kathleen Murphy,          8. Geraldine, 9. Jenny Mc Eneff, 10. Siobhan Moore, 11. Angela. 12. Clare Honan. 13. Ethel Ahern. 14. Linda Cameron. 15. Roberta