Aug 30, 2015

Hello everyone
Here are the cards we made yesterday
This one is a fold back side gate-fold,
it's an 8 by 8 card with a 2 inch front fold back

With a 4 inch over-layed card
the little card is closed shut, to help balance the design.

8 by 8 decoupage baby boy card
with doily and lace detail and a little bow.

Gardening card suitable for lady or gent.

Double heart Wedding card
with lace and ribbon detail
and finished with flowers and leaves

8 by 8 inch baby girl card
with an aperture embossed  raised panel
finished with tiny decoupage booties
flowers and ribbon bows.

lovely to meet all the new ladies
Ethel and Mary came all the way from Cork, 
and stayed at the Wilton Hotel.
Mary and Kay came from Dublin
and Kay from Kilkenny
Mary from Navan
and Aileen from Malahide
so everyone had a long drive home.
thanks you all for coming
and hope you enjoyed the day

as Promised
the recipe for the Porridge Bead can be found HERE

and here is recipe the Coronation Chicken

1 cup of cream
1 cup of Mayonnaise
1/2 cup of curry sauce
1/2 jar of mango chutney
add about 6 poached chicken breasts
to serve 6 people

This is a great summer dish, thanks Liam for sharing.
and can be eaten hot or cold.

Aug 28, 2015

I am delighted to share some news with you
My Blog has been long listed for an Irish Blog Award

If I am luck enough to be short listed for an Art and Culture Award
I will let you know.
and would appreciate a vote if you have time
Voting starts on September 7th and I will add the nominate button if I get through
many thanks everyone
Yvonne xx

Aug 26, 2015

Hello everyone

Here's the 2 lovely cards we made at our
August Fun night here in Kilcoole

The 1st one is an all white card
For a Wedding
Using embossing folders
and a lovely sizzix open heart die
we added some feathers leaves and a large paper rose with some beaded pins for detail

The 2nd one is for an Anniversary
and I  chose the Blue Danube
for the theme
using a lovely vintage image of a couple waltzing

We did a shabby chic style for this card 
tearing the backing layers for a shabby effect
and finished the card with paper roses and leaves.

thanks to everyone for coming
Aiveen, Anne L, Barbara, Anne R, Roberta, Margaret, Liz, Anne Rowe, and our new member Dolores,

thanks for a great night girls
Happy Crafting 
Yvonne xx

I am having loads of problems with my computer
so I am working on an old laptop,
so bear with me for a few weeks, while my computer is being repaired.

Aug 25, 2015

Hello everyone
What a wet and miserable day/week it's been
the kids go back to school on Thursday,
and I bet the sun will arrive, just as they start back.

Few cards to share today

We have our fun night tonight and Clare requested an all white card
and Delores requested a vintage card for a lady, so will share tomorrow what they all make.

My Computer has been playing up, and need to go back to Dell for repairs, 
which will take about 12 days, 
So might not post much until I get it back,

Happy Crafting

Aug 7, 2015

August DT Challenge
for Craft for the Craic
Theme,Inspiration from a photo.

this is the photo I choose
it a photo of my back garden
planted with all my favourite flowers
Lavender, Alchemilla Mollis, Sweet William, Peony roses, Delphinium, Lupins, Geranium  and so many more.
but my favourite and always has been is the poppy, it only lasts a few days, and this year the rain destroyed it, so there all cut back, but coming up again, so I may get a second bloom later in the year, 
I pick up the colours from my photo for this card, 
and chose the poppy as the theme
as you know the poppy is the flower of remembrance.
so made my card a "Thinking of you" card.

close up of the handmade poppy flowers
you can find a tutorial HERE

I wrote the poem below to go inside

Happiness is a garden planted
with many flowers.
Some small and insignificant 
Some sweet with their perfume
But the poppy for me
Outshines the rest
In remembrance of a dear loved one.

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.

Aug 6, 2015

August DT Challenge for
Dragons Lair
Theme, 3 of a kind

For this months Design Challenge
we had to add 3 of a kind, So I went for 3 of the shaped pansy cards and used the tucked in behind the Fold, and added a different colour pansy to each tag.

I used a selection of Lace, Mesh and Doilies to layer behind the fold, and raised the 3 tags.
I cut a selection of pansies to add a decoupage boarder to the fold, and added some ribbon detail.
The background paper is from the pansy a4 background collection  HERE

 The 3 tags are from the pansy shaped cards HERE

I used the beautiful pansy boarder to add some detail to the insert
and found this lovely Poem by my lovely crafty friend
Janyce Cotterill

Pretty Pansies
For the eye to behold
A delight in the garden
With flowers so bold
No matter the season
They Cheer all year through
And there here on this card
With special wishes for you.
By Janyce Cotterill

The beautiful pansy boarder can be found   HERE

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 
 everyone on the DT is sharing this month.
Thanks for looking in

Aug 1, 2015

Some Simple Handmade cards with pretty matching gift tags

This Cards shows you how quick it is to make a card when you have toppers ready.
I have taking the tag from the set above and place it on a Background.
I love making tags from the scraps left over at the end of a card making session.
and turning them into mini little works of art.

Perfect for a wine lover or a thank you to a host for a dinner party,

We will be making a selection of the tags and toppers next week at my class on Saturday the 8th.
but we will be adding a lot more to the designs, to create extra special tags, as keepsakes.
along with toppers. turning them into cards at the end of the day.