Feb 28, 2012

Step Easel Cards

Some more of my C5 Step Easel cards
to share with you today
Vintage Lady C5 Easel Step Card
The image is from Kanban, and comes with 
the bookmark on the die-cut sheet.
Large Lace doily, and 9cm doily from Poppy's Cabin
Flowers and pins from Wild orchid crafts
Leaves mixed bag from Crafts Too
Background from stand at the Belfast show

St Patrick's Day C5 Step Easel Card
This is a new Fold I came up with to stop C5 Landscape cards collapsing 
Background is a free spring background from Jak Heath
Images from Web Weaver

Happy Crafting Yvonne xx

Feb 27, 2012

Thank to everyone who came to Portmarnock
A very big thank you to Aiveen for organising the day, and to her lovely Daughter Aisling for all the help. 
(Your Mum owes you big time)
A very very Big Thank you to Roberta
for all your help and lifts to and from,
A warm Welcome to Aisling, Michelle, Karen, Linda and Charlotte who joined us for the first time, we hope to see you again.
Aiveen has already been on, to Book the 6th of October, but next time back in the lovely Kinsealy Parish Hall,
She has asked for Christmas, Christmas AHHHHHHH
I haven't got over the last one yet.
But more news on that later in the year,
many thanks for all your emails and comments, they mean a lot,
love Yvonne xx

Card Making Ireland Fancy folds

Pansy Twin Step Easel card 
Backgrounds from Daisy Company
Image clipart
Flowers from Artificial flowers direct uk

Twin Easel card in Peach
Images are a download from Teddy Bo 
9cm paper doilies from Poppy's Cabin
Die cuts from cricut
Flowers from Mulberry paper crafts

Concertina Book Card in Peach
Images and back ground from the Daisy and Friends Cd Rom Joanna Sheen
Flowers from Mulberry Paper Crafts Uk

C5 Step card in Lemon
Build a Blossom and background from Jak Heath
Many thanks Jak for the wonderful Free Downloads.
Butterflies are from a butterfly Cd I bought on Ebay
Leaves are a mixed bag from Crafts too.

Feb 26, 2012

Card Making Ireland Fancy folds and Tutorials

Concertina Book card

Back view of card open
Inside view of card opened
Image from Daisy and Friends Cd rom, Joanna Sheen
Background Paper from Craft Creations Uk
Die-cuts are 3 1/2 inch scalloped punch with 
a 3 inch circle punch on top.
Flowers from Mulberry Paper Crafts Uk

Twin Stepper Easel Card

Side view of  Twin Stepper Easel card
Back grounds from Daisy company
Image clipart
Knitting Lace Bluebell girls paper crafts
Daffodils from Wild Orchid Crafts

C5 Twin Easel card
Tutorial for this card and a 
Picture Tutorial for the Doily Rosette
have been added HERE

Side View of  Twin Easel card
the 2nd die-cut is blank to add a personalised name.

This is an A5 Easel card with a long C6 card on the back easel, 
and a 9cm Easel card at the front.
Images from Teddy Bo are downloads, there just adorable.
Backgrounds from the Clip art Fairy
9cm lace doily from Poppy's Cabin.
Die cuts from cricut
Crochet flowers Ebay

C5 Step Easel Card 
Tutorial for this card has been added HERE

Side View of Step Easel
This design happened by accident, I find C5 Landscape cards collapse, and came up with the Mountain and Valley fold attachment to support the main card.

Build a Blossom and the backgrounds from Jack Heath
Jak, very kindly shares free downloads, and lots of wonderful inspirations on her blog.
Butterflies are from a butterfly Cd I bought on Ebay

You can find links to all the products used on these cards
 in the right hand column.

Happy crafting Yvonne xx

Feb 25, 2012

Charity Cards for Greystones Cancer Support

Hi Everyone
I am making cards for Greystones Cancer support,
My local Chemist here in Kilcoole
Have very kindly agreed to sell them,
 so if anyone one has a few spare cards made, 
can you please pass them on to me to fill the basket, 
I would really appreciate it.
I will let you know how much we raised at the end of March
many thanks Yvonne xx

Feb 24, 2012

Cricut and Craft Robo fun day

Cricut and Die Cutting Machine Fun Day
Saturday 31st of March Greystones
Time 10.30 to 5.00
Cost, of hiring the room will be split with the 
number of crafter's attending,
So hopefully between €5.00 and €10.00
I will finalised the venue next week.
If your interested please let me know 
early as to what size room I need to hire.
Book in HERE

Well this one has been in the pipe line for some time,
we all have these machine, and don't use them to their best advantage, so what we plan to do, is bring along our Cricut's or 
Craft Robo's and spend the day sharing information tips and ideas,

What you need to bring
Your Cricut or Craft Robo with laptop
Big Shot, Cuttle Bug or die cutting machine
 lots of card stock, embossing folders and Dies
Inks, Chalks and anything else you want to play with.
You do not need to own a Electronic die cutting machine to come along,

Die-cuts for sale
If anyone wants to make die-cuts for sale you are more than welcome to bring them and sell them on the day to people who don't own a Cricut or Craft Robe.
I just don't have the time to do this.
If you have a machine for sale because you have upgraded, send me the information, so that we can offer them for sale before the day.
so that the new owners can join us for the day, or collect on the day.

Sale Items
Aiveen has a Cuttle Bug brand new in box €70.00 o.n.o.

Bring a Packed Lunch and your own Mug
soft drinks and snacks.
There is a restaurant at the leisure centre.

Feb 23, 2012

Well my new printer arrived,
so panic over,
just finished all the printing for Sunday,
so I can relax,
sorry no cards to share until next week,
but will have a few on Monday
If your coming to Portmarnock, see you there.
have a good weekend
Yvonne xx

Feb 21, 2012

Hi Everyone
I am having a bad day,
Well a bad 10 days actually.
My printer started playing up, and have had more problems with it, this week, with ink leaving splodges all over the place, have tried everything Dell suggested, only to loose my Patience with the Chap in India, so have ordered a new one, from Office spot.ie
I decided to go for another Colour laser, I know there very expensive, but feel I wont get the same quality with an ink jet, so say a prayer it arrives on Friday as promised, 
I am using my old Epson, to finish the inserts for Sunday, and it's printing quiet well, but very very slowly.
so posting while it does it job.
Looking forward to Portmarnock on Sunday, 
and catching up with everyone.
Yvonne xx

Feb 19, 2012

Hand Made Elegant Lady Cards

Elegant Ladies
Hand made little punched flowers and leaves

Printed wild roses, cut out and shaped,
 with some glossy accents added.

The feather behind this image adds a flourish

Twisted easel card, with guipure lace, 
and a lace posy on the rest. with some pins and a flower 
from wild Orchid crafts.

I've been away for a few days, and have a problem with my printer, so haven't made cards for a few days, so went back through some old posts and choose some elegant lady cards to share again,
I love using lace flowers and embellishments, 
from Wild Orchid crafts. and Mulberry Paper crafts.

Feb 13, 2012

For Sale
Tim Holts Vagabond Die cutting Machine 
from Sizzix
 Its new in the box, unwanted present 
Electric .die cut and embossing machine..  
Cost £249.00 sterling.
Sale Price €150.00 pick up
Contact Barbara HERE
Or collect from Either Portmarnock or Kilkenny workshops
Sorry I haven't put any card photos up today, 
but I have been so busy getting ready for my next workshop
Just thought I would share this with you
I am in the middle of packing the kits for Portmarnock.
And it's taken me about 6 hours to cut all the pieces for 1 of the kits,
there are 19 components  for this kit, the image isn't to clear, 
but you can see how much goes into the kits for each card
there is a sneak peek of this card on the workshop page.
Well its back to bagging up for me, and then more cutting this evening. and bagging all the embellishments tomorrow,
Yvonne xx

Feb 10, 2012

And the Winner of the 
Valentine Card Challenge is
Congratulations, will bring your bag of Decoupage goodies to Portmarnock

Good Morning
From a very foggy Kilcoole
It's a terrible morning, but at lease we have no snow,
I haven't picked the winner of the Valentines card Candy yet as
I am waiting for Garreth to come home from school to choose.
so will be back later with the lucky name.
Have a great weekend, what ever you are doing,
I'll be working all weekend, getting the kits finished for Portmarnock.
Yvonne xx

Feb 8, 2012

New Date Added for April Workshop
In the Gold Coast Hotel Dungarvan
for Bernie Keane of BK Craft Supplies 
Dungarvan, Co Waterford
This is a beautiful Hotel with wonderful views 
over the Dungarvan coast
The hotel have offer a fantastic package for anyone wanting to stay over, so bring the hubby, he can play golf while you spend the day card making, 4 classes back to back.
on Saturday the 21st of April 2012.
Theme Special Occasions
Full details will be added very shortly to the Workshop page.
Yvonne xx

Feb 3, 2012

Hi Everyone
My Next Creative Card Making Workshop

Is at The Portmarnock Sport and Leisure Centre
On Sunday the 26th of February
Time 10.30 to 5.30

Bookings are now open,
 Contact Aiveen at aiveenj@gmail.com
Mobile 086 1226023
Home 8463212 

Full details are on the workshop page HERE

Feb 2, 2012

Valentine's Card Challenge
I've another Blog Candy Give Away
Remember the €30.00 decoupage goody bag, that I was going to add to the kits last week, well I didn't get enough comments. 
So It's up for grabs this week
What you have to do is Design a Valentine's Day Card
Take a photo and send it to me HERE to pop on here for you.
Tell me a bit about the card, 
what you have used and where you got the goodies from.
Competition closed Thurday the 9th.
Everyone who enters will be entered into the draw, and I have a few kits left from my last class, so an extra few prizes up for grabs.
This is open to everyone who views my blog
And I will post the prize world wide.

Good Luck
Yvonne xx

Cream card stock embossed with a texture plate 
and then inked over in red 
mat and layered black and grey cardstock 
stamped out 4 hearts and heat embossed them with black powder 
sentiment and tiny hearts are all heat embosssed . 
all the things  i used for this card were in my stash 
but I buy all my goodies from Cardz and Scrapz

Background Debbie Moore Designs
Embellishments B.K Crafts
Flowers Crafty Angels
Lace Wild orchid crafts
Large heart Fiskars
Small Heart Nellie Snellin Die

I used Tim Holtz Milled lavendar Distress Ink around the card edge and stamped a few hearts in the back ground.
The swirl stamps are by Artemio. I stamped on the edge of the card and then cut around it.
The top edge is accentuated by Berry Fizz glitter.
Hearts are Nellie Snellen Dies.
I finished it with some peel-offs and Stickles.
Anne Rowe

Camilla  No 2



Anne Lennon No1


Clare No 1

Aiveen No 1

Aiveen No 2

Camilla No 1
Paper is from a set back to basics from dovecraft, 
The lace punch is Martha Stewart 
 Hearts are xcut dies, 
Hearts embossing folder Crafts Too
 I got the ribbons in Brazil 
And flowers and peel- offs were bought
 from a sale bin last Rds show

Anne Lennon No 2



Clare No 2

Aiveen No 3

At the end of our fun evening last night, I filled the tables with all sorts of Valentines Goodies,
and as you can see every card made for the 
Blog Candy Give Away
Is totally different,
many thanks Girls for a great evening.
Yvonne xx

Feb 1, 2012

Hand Made Valentine Card

Lace Bluebell crafts uk
Ribbons, Pins, and flowers Wild Orchid Crafts Uk
Selection of die cuts from cricut

Image and background crafts-u-print
Punch Ek Success

Image, die-cut decoupage Janneke Brinkman 
Background papers was a pack

Image Kanban
Backgrounds free download from Dolls house Wallpaper

Image Die cut  Janneke Brinkman Decoupage
Background Daisy Company
Lace bluebells crafts uk
Martha Stewart Butterfly punches

Image Kanbab
Background Kanban
All ribbons and Lace Wild Orchid Crafts
Some of the cards I made Yesterday
February Blog Candy Winner
And the winner is
 Jamie Weafer
Who won the 3 card kits.

Only 15 people entered so the extra Decoupage bag 
didn't make it into the prize.
I will add it to the next give away.

All the names went in a basket, 
and Garreth pulled the winning ticket.

Well done Jamie 
I have your address so I will pop the kits in the post tomorrow
Yvonne xx