Feb 8, 2018

5 Day Card Making Craft Break
At the beautiful
Westport Coast Hotel
Sunday 8th of April to Friday 13th of April 2018
5 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast for €269 pps
Single supplement is €15 per night.
(2 single room and 2 twin rooms available)
The hotel can accommodate 3 in a room.
but the price is still €269.00 pps

Everyone is very welcome
If you love Card Making
You will love this craft break,
Where you will learn lots of different techniques
Meet new friends and pick up loads of inspiration and top tips.
We have classes on the Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur €15.00 per day
Each day is a different theme
Learning fancy folds, ribbon techniques, 
miniature bouquets, and so much more.
Full details on my blog

If you live near Westport and fancy joining us for the classes, I have a few places available for the Afternoon classes.
Booking, please contact Yvonne Tune
by Email HERE.

Feb 2, 2018

My first attempt at a Loaded Envelope
Really Enjoyed putting this little creation together.

See diagram template at end of post.

I made this one as a sewing theme,
Which I will swap with a partner from my facebook group.
Front view of envelope filled with toppers, tags, embellishments.
Hand made mannequin, handmade paper and fabric dress, 
Toppers, and extra images
so the recipient can use the items 
to create handmade sewing themed cards.

Back of envelope with extra pocket.

All the items removed from front of envelope
you can see the envelope folds
and extra pocket I added to the front.

Items removed from back of pocket.

The main envelope is 14cm by 30 cm 
scored at 14cm and 16 cm to make the spine,
do this twice, then cut away the section shown in the diagram to about 6cm from end, to create the envelope design 
it has a spine added to the bottom,

Stick B, directly on top of A.
Give the score line a nice tight crease.
Attach the  Base Spine to create a box envelope. 
I added an extending panel 
to the inside and outside of middle panel, 
so it would hold extra items.
Decorate the panels. with pretty paper lace or ribbon. 
and fill with crafty treasures.

Jan 27, 2018

Few cards to share today
8 by 8 inch card with a Paper pleated Rosette
finished with a selection of flowers and leaves
and double bow

side view of rosette

Confirmation card
Image from Crafts u print

Christening card
Image from Crafts u print

Jan 1, 2018

Sorry I haven't posted for a while on my blog
Here are a few recent makes,
photos from our Charity Christmas Party
And photos of the handmade cards I received this Christmas


Phil Leonard

Anne Lennon

Linda Cameron

Nancy and Barbara


Dee Sheridan


Edel Shannon

Trish Finlay

Anne Rogers

Clare Honan


Inside Roberta's Card

Aiveen Judge

Bridget Ward


Oct 22, 2017

Handmade Christmas Cards

A Few more to share today
C5 Shabby Chic Style card
Two Turtle Doves

Christmas Memories Journal Book Style card.

Star Card  Journal
Each section has somewhere to write notes,
 and a pocket for photos, recipes,
or journal tags.

Baby's First Christmas

We Three Kings
Double Cioncertina Gate Fold.
made from 3 x 8 by 8 inch scalloped cards

Oct 18, 2017

Christmas Cards 2017

All white  8 by 8 inch with snowy edges
muslin layer, and dove and floral embellishment

8 inch Tri-fold Concertina card.
this card is made with 3 8 inch scalloped cards

Card fully opened

One side of Tri-fold.


Chocolate box style C5 card.
For a special couple

8 by 8 inch
Red and White Scandinavian  style card

C5 landscape
Angles we have heard on high.
Decoupage image,
with poinsettia detail