May 30, 2014

If you have a card making friend
  who would like to view my blog, 
please ask them to PM me via Facebook 
or they can email me.
thanks Yvonne

May 29, 2014

Hello Everyone
I have updated the workshop page 
with details of the cards we are making at my workshop
in Carlow on the 7th of June
At the New Oak Community centre.
there are still a few places left, 
if anyone would like to come.

If anyone can't make the class but wants to pop in to the shop your more than welcome between 2.00 and 3.30
click HERE

May 28, 2014

Hi Everyone as you can see, 
I have changed my blog to private.
So if you can read this, you are now a member of Card art Kilcoole,
please feel free to post comments, especially if you need help.
I will update the blog weekly with photos of cards I have to share,

I will stop doing large classes 
after my Kilkenny class on the 12th of July.
but will go ahead with the September Weekend away as planned,
this is to give me more free time.

The fun night will still be the 
2nd Tuesday of each month.
and I will still hold small workshops in my home 
when I can fit them in. 

Looking forward to some more me time,
I can't remember the last time I sat down with a magazine or book with a cup of coffee.

Class updates

Next Fun Evening is
Tuesday the 10th of June
Time 7.30 to 10.00
we are making an Altered Box,
I have 8 boxes about 9 by 12 inches.
so if anyone has a box suitable for decorating, 
please bring them along.
and we will probably do a card as well depending on time.
2 places left for fun evening

Next morning class is
Tuesday the 24th of June
Some of the ladies want to make the fancy hat card, 
and some a fancy shoe card.
we will also, make a fancy fold card..
Please let me know your choice.
when booking in.
1 place available
as Liz can't make it.

happy crafting everyone

May 25, 2014

porridge bread recipe

Porridge Bread
Sheila's recipe
1 x 500 gram tub of natural yogurt 
1 and a 1/2 teas spoons of bicarbonate soda
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 oz of sugar,
mix them in a bowl.
Using the carton from the yogurt fill it twice with jumbo porridge oats. mixed together and pour into a greased and lined 1pound loaf tin, bake at 170.C for between 50 min to 1 hour,
don't press the mixture down in the tin, as this will make it to dense 

you can add all sorts of nuts and mixed seeds to this bread
but the amount should be 1and 2/3rds full cartons of porridge and 1/3 of seed.

I make a lovely walnut one and substitute about a 1/4 of a carton of the oats with chopped walnuts.
this bread keeps for about 3 days, and is lovely and moist. 

Today's Cards

Peach and cream wedding card 
with handmade miniature wedding bouquet.

Pretty punched edge C5 Easel card
with a 5 inch Sq easel stand

Side view of easel card

View of Easel card when fully opened

Simple White Embossed Card, with a Hand cut overhang
and a floral arrangement.

8inch scalloped card with a lilac and plum colour scheme.

C5 Landscape card using a selection of die-cut layers

Thank you to everyone who came along, it was a bit of a tight squeeze, but a lovely relaxed day, with loads of banter and craic.
see you all soon
Yvonne xx

May 20, 2014

Handmade Paper Dress Card

Today's Makes

Here is the Miniature paper dress card we made this morning.
with a matching box.

Thanks to everyone who came for a lovely morning.

A few more cards I made this week.

May 17, 2014

Hello everyone
From a lovely Sunny and warm Kilcoole
Hope your all having a lovely weekend

My Next all day workshop
is Saturday the 7th of June
At the New Oak Community Centre
In Carlow
Time 10.00 to 5.30
Everyone Welcome
We are making 5 projects
suitable for Men, Children and Blank card
Please book your place with 
Kathleen Murphy 085 1549648 
or myself  on 01 2010117
Cost €40.00 for the full day, 
€25.00 for a half day
As always the lovely ladies from Carlow give us a very warm welcome, and provide beautiful refreshments, (they spoil us rotten.)
full details HERE
looking forward to catching up with everyone.

May 15, 2014

A Few Special cards I made yesterday

Here's the card I mae for Camilla's Swap 
on Facebook for May
The Theme this month was Pink and Brown.

May 10, 2014

Folder Frame Card
Tutorial can be found HERE

Few more cards I made this week
Bookmarks for 50th Wedding Anniversary

Boy's Communion card

Girls Communion Card

Sea view theme card

Computer theme card

Vintage car for 50th Birthday