Jan 16, 2017

Up Coming Workshops

Foam Flower workshops in Kilcoole
Saturday 4th of February ( 3places remaining)
Making beautiful flowers with Foamiran in the morning and then cards in the afternoon with the flowers you created

Creative Card Making Workshop
Saturday 18th of February (full)
Saturday 4th of March (7 places available)
Couture Card
Beautiful decorated Hat with ribbon techniques
Handmade Paper Dress 
and a handmade shoe
from Templates.
Full details on the workshop page

7 UP and Cream Scones Recipe

7 UP and Cream Scones Recipe

I make these scones for every class
and there the easiest scone I have ever made
there also the lightest scone I have ever made
and so simple

                                 It an American Cup recipe

4 Cups of self raising flour = 16oz
1 330ml can of 7 up(you can use diet.)
1 300ml of cream
2 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt

Sieve flour, salt and bicarbonate in to a metal bowl  
pour cream and 7up in and mix with a knife
(not sure why a knife or metal bowl, but it works)
It looks like it will never come together to a dough, as t seems very wet, but suddenly but it does.
Need it lightly on a floured surface, and roll out to about 1 inch thickness.
Cut with middle size cutter you should get about 16 scones
place on 2 baking trays, leaving enough room between to rise.
I brush the tops with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
they take about 15 to 20 mins at 180c or until golden brown.

Enjoy Yvonne 

Jan 12, 2017

A few birthday cards to share today
C5 landscape card for ladies birthday who loves baking.

C5 landscape birthday card for lady who loves baking and sewing

C5 landscape birthday card for Roscommon Hurling fan

15cm Square card for new baby

January Fun Night Cards
This month we made 4 small cards 
with matching best wishes insert
so the cards could be used for any occasion

We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month,
Time 7.30 to 10.00
stopping halfway for supper.
The fun night is not a class, 
Everyone gets a goody bag of card blanks, 
background papers, 
toppers or decoupage, 
and a bag of lace, bows, flowers, 
and embellishments, and matching inserts.
everything you need to finish the cards
new members are welcome
if your interested email me HERE
thanks Yvonne

4 x 50th Anniversary Cards

This one is an 8 by 8 inch scalloped card
 with a wreath of yellow roses
and 2 little doves sitting on the Ribbons

Simple C5 Decoupage card with lace edges
Crafts u print download

8 by 8 inch Personalised Photo Card

A4 card with a craftsuprint download

8 by 8 inch baby Birth and Christening on the one card
Decoupage craftsuprint

All flowers used are from I am Roses

Jan 2, 2017

2 cards I made yesterday
C5 landscape for a new home
the couple love
Reading the Irish times,
playing bridge, and gardening.

C5 New baby girl cards

 Christmas at the Tune's

Nov 23, 2016

2 cards we made last week

this one has a photography theme
with some old Dublin photographs.

New home card
with miniature bouquet

 Here are the stars we made last night at the fun night, 
I made the toppers from the waste card left over from cutting the stars out, as there was 2 images on each sheet.

Nov 10, 2016

3 simple cards to share today
with flowers and leaves from I Am Roses

Oct 23, 2016

Here are the 5 cards we made yesterday
at the Christmas Workshop in Kilcoole

Christmas Carroler's
A C5 landscape side opening

In side has 3 mini vintage hymn sheets
and the lyrics to we wish you a merry Christmas

Back of the card.
with room to write a personal message

Frosty Morning Skating
Lovely vintage image of children ice skating
with ice skate die from Tim Holtz 

By the light of the Christmas Candle.
Simple 8 by 8 card  with matting layers,
 and a pretty Christmas floral detail

The most wonderful time of the year.
A Side Step Tent Card

I find that step cards collapse, because the side step is to weak.
so have come up with this design to give the side step more weight.
its a simple Step card with the addition of a 9cm Tent card attached to the back. which sits in between the 1st and 2nd Step.

Side view
Each step is decorated with matting layers
all images over hanging the steps are cut, then remounted on to matching card, 
and re-cut. to give them extra strength. 

Side view

Back of card.

Side step card folded flat to fit C5 envelope.

Little Miss Christmas
Pretty little pop-out insert card.
We Wish you a Merry Christmas.

pop-out insert
with the first chorus of the carol.  

Back of the card.

Sharing some photos of the Christmas Toppers
we made at our 1st October Fun Night. on the 11th 
we have our 2nd fun night on the 25th of October
making these cute little toppers again
2 places remaining.
please get in touch by Email HERE
 if you would like to join us for the evening

Oct 13, 2016

A few simple Christmas cards to share

C5 Decoupage card

5 inch Easel card
pink poinsettias and leaves from I Am Roses
Punched snowflake boarder for vthe easel rest.
finished with a pretty pom-pom trim

8 by 8 inch, with pretty decoupaged baubles,
 the layers of the bauble have a pretty glitter peel-off border
and the small bauble has tiny gold pearls added to help it stand out.