Jan 24, 2015

I've been working on my latest DT design challenges this week
(they go live the 1st Friday of February.) so can't share them yet.
And also designing the 10 pretty and petite cards 
for my next workshop on the 22nd of February.
Have a few card to make tomorrow, 
so will share a few photos next week.
hope you all have a good weekend
Yvonne xx

Jan 3, 2015

2 Four Season's Calender 2015

Swap for Craft for the craic DT

Jan 2, 2015

Blocking pop up

I am having problems with my blog, and had to get some help this morning
So want to share the help I got,

I have a pop-up blocker installed on my computer already
So I cannot see the pop-ups or adds and do not get redirected to other sites

So if you already have Google Chrome
You can add a pop-up blocker easily in your settings
This is how you do it.

On the top right hand side of the screen there is a triple bar symbol
Click this and a drop down menu will appear.
Click settings
And a window will open
Go to privacy
And click the content settings
A new window will appear
Scroll down to Pop-ups and click (Do not allow any site to show pop-ups)

And click done, this will stop all sites redirecting you. 

Ad Blocker
Ad Block is available from Google Chrome web store, and its free
You simply go to their site

and at the top of the page click the green tab install

hope this can helps some of you.

Craft for the Craic January's DT Project

Craft for the Craic
January's DT Project
This months theme was a "Favourite word"

I decided to do a a New Years Card
and work on the words of one of my favourite songs
which is very apt for New Year.
"Feeling Good"

Step by step.

1. I have used a 21cm Sq Card made with 2 A4 sheets of card 1 cut 21cm Sq and the 2nd one cut 21cm by 23cm and scored on the 1st line of the crafters companion board, roughly 2cm. and stick the 2 panels together. at the fold.

2. I stuck a 20cm doily to 20cm Sq gold card, and stuck the mat flat to my card

3. I added a layer of  scrunched lace, and some pretty guipure lace trim, and some gold angel hair, loosely glues where the greetings were going to be stuck.

4. I used a lovely Irish New Years Blessing which I printed on cream card, then used the chorus of the song as my main greeting, and 2015, which I roughly tore  the edges and guilded them with a gold ink pad. these were raised on the card with foam tape. But were stuck with hot glue, to ensure they stuck through the lace.

5. I added the little clock and some poinsettias petals with a diamond and pearl centers to finish the card off .

6. The inside was lined with a buff coloured pearlised card and have 1/2 a doily overlayed. to hide the seams of the gatefolds.

Inside I decided to do a gatefold to house a nightlight
so printed an image onto Vellum.with I stuck to the gatefold aperture. 

7. To make the gate fold. I scored a A4 sheet of cream card on the A4 half fold line, then on A4 concertina fold line. and on the 1st line of the base side of the box side of my crafters companion board. Give all scored lines a nice tight crease with a bone folder.

8. To attach the vellum panel. I used a 21cm by 19cm panel of cream card, which I folded in half, and scored the out side edges on the 1st line of the base side of the box side of my crafters companion board. Give all scored lines a nice tight crease with a bone folder. Cut a 17cm by 15cm aperture from the centre of the panel, and stick the printed vellum image behind. The end fold need to be turned inwards, to attach them to the inside walls of the gate fold.

9. I added a smaller strip of the gold card with buff pearlised card, and finished it with a strip of  guipure lace trim.

Overview of the gatefold with nightlight

this image is a little clearer

Back of Card

You can find Craft for the craic on facebook HERE 
Craft for the craic Blog HERE

please pop on to their blog and Facebook page to see what everyone on the DT is sharing this month.
Thanks for looking in
Happy New Year to you all
 Yvonne xx

Dragons Lair January DT Project

Dragons Lair January DT Project
Theme this month is
New Beginnings

I use the pretty vintage postcard from 
Empherma Vintage Birthday Cards One. HERE
and the frame, lace strip and the blank book from the 
Southern Comfort Elements HERE
I have used a violet vintage background from Joanna Sheen's Victorian Birthday CD rom.
Which I matted on to gold card. I stuck the lace boarder strip to violet coloured card, which I stuck to the side of the card.

I overlayed the postcard onto the green vintage frame and cut it out. and stuck it raised on foam tape over the lace boarder strip, I used some lilac hessian mesh, some pretty lilac lace, and some cream guipure lace to add some detail behind the book. I found the beautiful poem called "The Violets" by Jane Taylor and typed it out, then Wrapped the book behind it digitally, the book was cut out and folded, so that I could raise it with foam tape to bend it into shape. I added some lilac flowers above the book.
And finished the card with the ribbons, and pretty purple gem .

Dragons Lair SHOP:  HERE  

Dragons Lair inspirational Blog: HERE  

Dragons Lair Challenge Blog HERE


Don't forget to pop on to Dragons Lair to see what all the 

other Design team members have made this month.
Happy New Year to you all


Jan 1, 2015

Happy New Year Everyone

I am working on 2 DT Projects today
so will share them tomorrow morning.