Sunday, February 23, 2014

Colouring class dates

Following recent requests , I Have scheduled in my next colouring class date, which will be in May, full information HERE on the workshops page.
One day is dedicated to standard Colouring Pencils - this is my first pencil workshop, woohoo! The other day is dedicated to promarkers.
If you have any wax based pencil crayons you can attend.

Places are limited for both days as this is a hands on workshop where we will not be making any cards but maximise the use of your colouring tools.

NOTE this is not a class suitable for learning how to use watercolouring pencils/paints as this would be covered in a watercolouring class and the technique is different for that. If you are interested in watercolouring classes, please let me know, since my colouring classes are based on demand and are technique based small classes.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Projects from First Workshop for 2014

Hope you are prepared for lots of photos when you land on this blog post! Here are the recent workshop cards we made in Limerick, Enniscorthy and Kilkenny.

Tent card using Penny black image, finished with die cut foam embellishment using a quickutz die, image coloured with Polychromos pencil crayons.

This card has room inside the back of the tent fold for a 'hidden' tag.

I will post  a quick Hougie board tutorial in the next few days on how to achieve a QUICK and EASY tent card from an A5 landscape fold card blank, so keep an eye out for this :)

The next card was made with a pre-coloured digi, available from Meljen's Designs HERE:

The scene was created using a Martha Stewart grass border punch, Cheery Lynn fence die and dotty papers, and Memory box cloud dies.

- the inside of the card (we had a choice of valentine message or anniversary message for this card).

Partial embossing and inking on the next masculine card, using a stamp from Stampin Up an alterations embossing folder. This stamp may be retired but the GOOD news is I found it available as a digi HERE

For the next card we did simple and effective inking on the flower die cut and on the background using cloud shaped paper 'masks'. I will put up a step by step post on how I inked this flower and what inks I used, in the next few days.


A New Baby / Twins card made using Lili of the Valley Images:

and the new baby option - coloured in pink or blue for a girl or boy..

Confirmation Card for a boy or girl using the Spellbinders Reverence M-Bossabilities folder (Marion in the Crafty Bride in Kilkenny may have these in stock, so please check with her if you would like one - contact details on the workshop page or the  Retail Corner - Where I buy page).
The embossing on this card was partial embossing again, for a subtle hint of the design, a demo of which was done at the workshops (I will do this on video one of these days when I figure that one out!)

So lots of pictures on this card to show the embossing..


There was a choice of an Easter card instead of the sympathy one for those who wanted to make an Easter card, with more embossing and a stamped image from Flourishes stamp range.

Links to some of the products used this month, will be added to the Links to products page - please note that the products are linked by sections, i.e. all dies together..


Quite often I get asked what attendees can expect from a workshop day.
The answer is to have fun, pick up tips and help your own 'mojo' - in other words, give you ideas of what you can do with things you already have and learn something new!  For those thinking of coming along, here is some feedback from this month's workshop days:

Thanks to those workshop attendees for taking the time to let me know your experience of the day ladies :)

Thank you Jessica ... had a lovely time today ...please let me know when you r coming to Limerick again - Sharon

Thanx 4 a lovey day in Woodfield & for all the prep put into the cards. Peggy thoroughly enjoyed the day and method of layering cards - Mary

Had a fab day crafting with the very talented Jessica Meyer. Thanks for a great day. Lots of ideas popping inside my head so hope the week ahead will be productive. - Norah

Thanks a mil Jess for a lovely day yesterday. The cards are beautiful. More lovely cards to make and to keep us busy. thanks again, Deirdre.

Really enjoyed today.. Margaret

Hi Jess so enjoyed yesterday. Up at 7 trying new things I learnt. Thank you. Marie

If you would like to attend one of my upcoming workshops, or for more information on workshop dates and venues, visit the Workshops Page.

Any questions, email me at

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Mam to be using Just Inklined Digi stamps

Popping in to say hello and blog a card I forgot to post - came across the photos when having a sort out :). its for a Mum to Be and using all digi products, papers and image.

The digi stamp is from Just Inklined available here, and the papers from Bearly Mine designs called Patchwork Party - a very versatile set which I have used a few times now!

Inside of the card also decorated with patchwork papers..

and a closeup o the partially punched border and colouring / inking.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Workshop place winners

Just a quick message to let everyone know that the closing date for you to enter and win a place in one of 2014 workshops has been extended to the end of January 2014. 
Please click on the previous post HERE to enter.
Workshop dates can be found HERE.
Sorry for the delay - So thanks to all who entered on facebook and here on the blog, the winners of the workshop places, picked with, are:

7 Anne O'Connor
8 Cecilia
13 Kay Roche


Please email me at and I will email your voucher back to you, for free a free workshop during 2014 :)


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Here is the list of names who entered on the blog and on Facebook: 
1 Angela
2 Marie Quinlivan
3 Siobhan
4 Phil
5 Phil Curran
6 Bet's Bits
7 Anne O'Connor
8 Cecilia
9 Elaine Maher
10 Chris
11 Gloria Casey
12 Sam
13 Kay Roche
14 Margaret Creane
15 Ann Rochford
16 Caroline Barriscale
17 Rita Donovan
18 Margaret Murphy
19 Barbara O'Connor
20 Sylvie Sims
21 Angela Murphy
22 Caroline Whelan