Aug 16, 2016

I made a few cards this week
using die-cut decoupage from Craft Creation Uk

This is a personalised Thank you card
using a selection of flower from I Am Roses

A Fashion Decoupage card 
For 40th Birthday

 A Decoupaged Truck
For a Grandad's Birthday

Aug 14, 2016

I made a corsage bracelet for a Debs
using a lovely gold net ribbon,
pearl string
and flowers and leaves from I Am Roses 

Aug 8, 2016

A Birthday card to share today
using flowers from I am roses
A bit out of season
but the lady loves the frozen film
I used a blue snowflake background paper from craft creations
and decoupaged the image.
added some white roses and leaves from I Am Roses
and some white baby's breath

Aug 3, 2016

I had to make a quick wedding card today
and as I am still out of action with a broken ankle
I had to work with what was on my kitchen table 

8 by 8 inch cream scalloped card
Triple layered, in gold and peach.
with a decoupage design from crafts u print.
lace border  either side, with pearls added to the sides.
finished with flowers and leaves from I AM ROSES

Large peach blossom S15-426
Small cream blossom S10-15
Leaves LO-151
You can find I Am Roses HERE
 You can find wonderful inspiration on their blog HERE
from the wonderful creative designers and guests.


Jul 18, 2016

Made a few cards this week
which have taking so long on account of my broken ankle.
sharing as designs for I AM ROSES

C5 Christening Card
using Lily of the valley image
Pretty Guipure lace
and a bouquet of flowers from I AM ROSES code: SP1-OO
you can find more information HERE
 You can find wonderful inspiration on their blog HERE
from the wonderful creative designers and guests.

Handmade hat card
I drew a hat template and cut the hat out in cream hammer card
and added some pretty guipure lace trim in pink
added a little pearl to the center of the lace band.
Roses Code :G2-518 (25) 
 and buds Code BP/T26-124 (100)
from I AM ROSES as above

A4 Wedding card in gold and white
with personal photo.
white guipure lace down the side with pearl and gem trim.
I made a little white rose bouquet with a marabou feather.
Curly white roses Code : G2 - 152 (25 Pcs)
 and white rose leaves Code : ZQL 0- 151 (100 Pcs)
 from I AM ROSES as above.

Birthday card
decoupage sign from crafts  print.

Any questions please leave a comment
many thanks Yvonne

Jul 5, 2016

I  am delighted to become a designer for
I am roses
I got a wonderful box full of beautiful flowers and leaves
and can't wait to play.
as you know I broke my ankle last Tuesday, so haven't been able to do much.
but got my knee roller today so hope to be more mobile.
I have a few cards to make tomorrow, 
so will share my designs over the next few days'
you can find more information HERE
 You can find wonderful inspiration on their blog HERE
from the wonderful creative designers and guests.

as a florist for more the 25 years, 
I can't wait to get creative with all the pretty flowers myself.

Small open rose pale pink Code : R8 - 2 (100 Pcs)
Large open rose pale pink Code : R3 - 2 (100 Pcs)
I cut the leaves on my cricut (Cindy loo cartridge)
Background papers from Paper Mill UK
and used a double layer  bow in pink and mint green


Jun 20, 2016

A4 Acetate Aperture Step Easel

 This card is A4 in size, with a Square aperture cut 
from the front and back
the step easel is stuck to the back wall of the card,
the greeting is stuck to the top of the inside of the card so that it swing.
the card is decorated with flowers, leaves and butterflies  
from I am roses.

Side view

back view

Jun 5, 2016

A few cards I made a few years ago.
I have been really busy lately,
and the card I made this week, were personalised
so couldn't share them.

Embossed lace card,
 with a pretty handmade lace flower.

Wedding card
with miniature bouquet

Twin twisted easel card

Vintage lady
with a lace cone posy
finished with a Dior bow.

Handmade dress card
the little dress bodice is cut from animal print fabric.
the skirt is made by stitching and gathering a piece of animal print ribbon.

Handmade dress card
the bodice had been embossed
the skirt id made from 2 layers of crepe paper
with a lace layer added to the bodice, 
and finished with tiny satin roses

May 29, 2016

My next card making workshop
 is in Kilcoole
On Saturday 25th of June
Time 10.30 to 5.30
We will make 5 cards, 
all with a lovely summer shabby chic feel.
Maximum 8 places (2 places remaining)
Join me for a lovely relaxed day of card making fun.
Tea/coffee and homemade scones on arrival
With a lovely home cooked lunch and dessert 
Everyone welcome.
Please email me HERE for more details

Card 1. 8 by 8 inch peach and cream card

Card 2 . 8 by 8 inch lilac and white vintage lady card,

Card 3. Blue shabby chic card with a 
lace and paper handmade flower

Card 4. Half gatefold with beautiful embossed detail and die-cuts

Card 5. Pink and mint green distressed card with 
beautiful lace and floral detail

5 cards all with a shabby chic feel

Vintage rose
This card and destressed torn edges, which have been inked with Tim Holtz Spun Sugar,
there are 7 matting layers to this card, 
with 2 layers of Cheese cloth between layers.
the card is finished with layered bows and pretty flowers.

Ornate Edge Easel Card
I used 3 an ornate square frame die from Joy craft
which I cut in half to give me 6 pieces
the easel card measures 11cm Sq
this card folds flat, and fits an 20cm Sq envelope

Lace edge hanging heart with matching box
Pretty layered heart with a ruffled lace edge

Matching gift box.

Double Gate Fold Card
Each gate fold has a lace panel.
with a pretty floral detail.

Side view

Back of double gate fold

Torn distressed vintage bird card.
using 2 layers of brown paper which has been roughly torn and crumpled
pretty mint green papers with inked and guilded edges
a pretty bird image. with layers of hessian, and cheese cloth
the flourish, is a garden twine bow, with reindeer moss, green stamen, and daisy. 

May 15, 2016

My Next Creative Card Making Workshop is
Saturday 28th of May
in Kilcoole
Time 10.00 to 5.30.
We are making 5 cards
all with a vintage shabby Chic finish.

Join me for a lovely relaxed day of card making
Tea/coffee and homemade scones on arrival
home cooked lunch
and homemade dessert. 

Card 1. Beautiful lace double gate fold. in pretty pink and white. 

Card 2. Elaborate easel card with a ornate finish in pink and cream.

Card 3. Beautiful hanging heart in blue and white.

Card 4. Shabby chic card in mint green and kraft card. with hessian and muslin and beautiful detail finish

Card 5. Shabby chic floral card, with triple layers, finished with muslin and pretty flowers.

Places available 
please email me HERE to book in

May 14, 2016

Few cards we made today.
thank you to everyone who came
for a lovely fun day.

Pretty 15cm Sq card in shades of lilac and mint green,

Vintage lady in peach and cream
with a lovely pleated organza ribbon and peach ribbon detail
finished with bows, leaves and flowers

Pretty pink and mint green 20cm card
Torn detail, with a mesh fabric
lovely friendship quote
and a pretty floral detail at the side.

All white C5  shabby chic card
with a touch of kraft card.
pretty diecuts of musical note and guitar.

Small 15cm Sq card
with a pretty stitched crepe paper band, overlayed with ribbon and lace,
finished with flowers and a lace rosette.
with a pearl boarder.

May 8, 2016

Birthday Card
for a very special friend

Decoupage image of a beautiful French house. 
with a die-cut bike, (thanks Aiveen)
I added a photo of a little basket and added some tiny flowers to it, then added a floral display down the side

over view

This is the poem I found, that I put inside the card.
but I worked on it to make it special for my friend.

I got up this morning, but haven't yet dressed
My dishes aren't done, and my house is a mess
Have not done my house work, nor washed a pot or pan.
You see, I’m gonna be busy
There’s a card to be done.
For a special friend of mine, has a special birthday.
An extra special one
As she’s gonna be Sixty
But she’s away in the sun
So I’ve a little more time
To create a masterpiece, for this friend of mine
There’s so much to say, so much crafting to do
I'm sitting here now covered in glitter and glue
My scissors hasn’t stopped, cut, cutting away.
But ‘O' dear me, I’m finding it hard.
As she a card maker, and a really good one.
And I don’t want to mess up and get it all wrong.
I know what to do now,
to wish her the big six “0”
I’ll add extra glitter, so my card sparkles and shines.
And I’m sure that she’ll love it.
Made by my very own hands.

Boxed Communion Memory Book

I had to make a boxed memory book for a boys Communion , 
with 45 photo's and 40 phrases it took about 14 hours in total. scanning the photos,
 then photo shopping them, matting each image and phrase, 
plus all the extra clip art images, 
a real challenge, sizing everything to fit the pages.
I used 1 x 8 by 8 inch card which I cut in half, and scored to rejoin to make a spine. and added 18 pages, 

with a side scored spine to create the book effect.

Selection of Communion and Confirmation cards