Thursday, October 31, 2013

Workshop kit up for grabs - UPDATED WITH A WINNER

Hi everyone, I have a full workshop kit up for grabs from September's cards, which you can find here.
this is one of the cards we made during September.

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning, please leave your name using the Comments box on this blog post (if you don't have a blog or google account leave a comment marked Anonymous, and put your name and surname in the comments box).
I will pick a random winner on 31st October @ 9pm.
I will post worldwide, so everyone is welcome to enter :)
Good luck!

and the winner is Ann Rochford, number 11, picked with
thanks to everyone who entered :)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Workshop Dates

For those who are interested in attending a workshop, my last two dates where there are a few places left, are as follows:
23rd November in Kilcannon Garden Centre, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford
30th November in Crafty Bride Wedding Studio and Craft Shop, Kilkenny City
Both these workshops are Christmas themed.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Workshop Cards

Hi everyone, from a very wet Country Wexford - today sure was one of those days for crafting!
Thanks to everyone who came along for these projects to Caroline in Crafty Cove in Bonmahon last weekend and to Kilcannon in Ennscorthy today.
So full swing into Christmas then, and we made a gift box, pop up note card holder and three other cards, with a mixture of die cut decoupage, stamped images for coloring and printed images, with lots of glitter thrown in for good measure - think we all went home looking decidedly sparkly today he he......:)

Please check the Links to Products page for items you might want to source yourself..

This first card is one of the new Craft Creations due Cut Decoupage designs I really love, called Christmas Birdhouse, with green and a splash of red mini dot satin ribbon

The Christmas Sentiment Stamp was from one of The Snowman set from Crafters Companion which i found in the Crafty Bride Wedding Studio and Craft Shop in Kilkenny - these are just beautiful for traditional Christmas cards!

This next card was by request. I made the original last year and had so  many comments about the cute donkey that I decided to make it this year. 

To make the white pearls blue, use a Royal blue pro marker or peel off pen.

and some partial embossing for the inside layers...

Onto the gable box - reminiscent of the Cupcake Gable box, this one was taller made with either 12x12 or A3 size card sheets, some die cut decoupage (I didn't use the layers though just the main image), a punched border and more dotty ribbon together with stamped and glittered snowflakes.

one of the sides...

and the back..

the next project was a pop up gift card holder, and inspiration came for this from a fab tutorial you can find here

the closure is made with a ribbon tied around the card, and this runs through a snowflake, which is part adhered on the back:

coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils..

Last, is a vintage Christmas card, made with a postcard found here.

finished with distressed, inked papers and soft, muted coloured pearls for an aged look..

if you like the Snowflake paper then you can find it at Bearly Mine Designs, Designer Extreme Volume 3 here.

Friday, October 11, 2013

A new page on the blog!

Hi everyone, I am going to post this up, and leave for a while - I have a new page on the blog which has been added to enable me to link to products I use a lot and which some of you are finding hard to source (especially if the names given to the products are obscure or manufacturers describe them with numbers only!).

The new page called Links to Products is located HERE

If you cant find what you're looking for, or want any help or advice please email me at