Thursday, June 11, 2009

Engagement, Wedding & Communion Cards

Hi there,

Where is the time going? I'm so distracted lately. Been out socialising - imagine had forgotten what that was like. Going to see Take That this weekend for my sister's hen party and her wedding is on 3rd July. Not to mention all the pre-wedding preparations that have to be done.

Been doing lots of updating on the Siopa Bui website and now have to do some work on the blog for the Great Big Craft Extravaganza that is being held in Athlone in September. So keep an eye out for that.

Not getting much crafting done - but here are some cards from the last few weeks.

H

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Summer is still here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hard to believe isn't it - 4 hot sunny days in a row and more to come.

Have to get used to it - hard life isn't it :-).

So here are two more cards from the summer stories CD (indoor stories) - haven't had chance or excuse to use the outside stories yet - but loving these CDs & stamps.
These are both wardrobe cards - both finished as A5 size - but I use one set of A5 & one set of A6 panoramic scenes from the CD. All the images in the wardrobe are decoupaged.

H

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Scrapabook Apprentice Voting

http://creativitylifemag.blogspot.com/2009/06/scrapbook-apprentice-challenge-7.html

Check out the link above. Creativity Life are running a Scrapbook apprentice challenge and they are now down to the last 5. It has been running for a few weeks at this stage - check the posts on the link for some lovely LO's and other projects.

And Lynn Foley is still there. This super talented lady is one of our own.
So please take time to check out the blog link and vote!!!!!!!!!

H

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Summer Stories

Evening!!

What a beautiful day - Summer is here.
And it is not good for blogging :-(.

It is such a shock to the system to have a full day of warmth and no rain. DS kept pointing at the sky yesterday and saying - it's blue, it's not raining, it's sunny - poor lad - they just can't believe it.

Spent the day in Ballinderreen at the Community Games County finals. DD got through the heats and didn't get any further than the semi finals. She is only six and she was competing in under-8's. So very proud of her - she is already planning for next year. She wanted to know when we could go to the under-8 Olympics in China :-).

So back to the crafting. Had quite a few orders over the last few weeks. So over the next few days will be putting some of them up for you to see.

This is from the new Crafters Companion Summer Stories CD.

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sunday again!!!

Another week gone - Monday again tomorrow. But it is a study & assignment free week - my course is finished. So more time for other things - including crafting.
Was in Siopa Bui today - there was a demo day for the new Penny Black stamps and the new Sizzix Hello Kitty dies - so many tempting goodies. Not good for the wallet but very good for the crafty stash!!!
Have to start getting more done and showing more pics -my May resolution.

Have to make another 20 wedding invites - sis needs more.

Then it will be time for new crafty projects - I hope.

Been over on Jean's blog and she has some lovely blog candy. Check it out - there is lots of fabby cards there. Lots to inspire you.

See ye soon

H

Sunday, May 3, 2009

May Already

Can you believe it is May already - where is our Summer.

Also can't believe my course finished on Wednesday. Two short assignments to do and I'm finished. Been really busy so not getting to spend time online like I used to.

Had to do this poster with one of the girls from my class last week. We had to do a poster to show how parents can get involved in our fictitious playschool.

Got to use my Cricut - it really comes into it's own when you do bigger sizes.
Used the Paper Dolls cart and the princess cart with Little Mermaid - can't remember the name just now.

Later

H

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

More Weddings

I'm on a count down to the end of course and end of assignments.
Will miss the course, but not the assignments.

It must be the time of year, but have orders for all sorts of wedding cards at the moment.
The first is a regular wedding congratulations card. The one in Frence is a wedding blessing announcement. The inside has pictures and french text.

Got to use my new nesties!!

H

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Wedding Invites

Well enough chat about these invites. They are done!!!
All for my sister - who has to be the most easy going bride to be.
120 invites all ready to go.

Happy with them - in the end. Even managed to find this boot box in my stash to finish it all off.
Don't think anyone on here will be getting one in the post - if you do - act surprised.

Been checking out Facebook - another steep learning curve for me.

Later

H

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Christening Keepsake

I know this is from last year, but not been doing anything crafty/creative of late.
Do assignments count? Never mind!

So here is a project I did last year that I enjoyed. Apologies if you have seen it before!

H

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter Holidays

I was so looking forward to the Easter holidays and now they are flying by.

Was in Spiddal last night for a play day at An Siopa Bui.

We were trying out the new delivery of Nestabilities, Glitter Girls embossing boards and a melt pot - will have to go check out the proper name of it.

Anyway there is a nice challenge this month - the theme is scallop - the prize is a set of Nestabilities.

So pop over there and check it out.

http://anblogbui.blogspot.com/

H

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Awards

Morning again,

I got my second blog award this week from Jeanjeany.

Still haven't figured how to put them up

Anyone got some quick instructions on how to put up the 'awards'

tks

H

Blog Candy

Morning,

Was supposed to be typing up assignments but found myself blog hopping again.
Found this blog through Jeanjeany.

She is giving away some yummy candy.

Here is a link

http://helenscrafthaven.blogspot.com/

Later

H

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A few from me

Hi there,

Time flying by again - I must be getting old.

Here are some samples I made for An Siopa Bui. There are two Flower Fairies from Crafters Companion. One is Zinnia decoupaged and put in a deep set frame. There other is a stackerpage Wild Cherry on a Diamond top Fold card. Similar to one I saw on the Crafters Companion Gallery

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There there are some shaped cards using the new Colour My World Templates. Apologies for the quality of photos. Need to re-take these pictures when I get my hands on the cards again.
I used flock & cuttlebug on them.

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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Confirmation & Birthday Cards

Been a while but time is just flying by - I mean it is Friday again tomorrow.

Doesn't feel like a week since I was at the Sizzix Coffee morning at An Siopa Bui.

Check out the blog for the pics http://anblogbui.blogspot.com/

Made all these cards yesterday - was under pressure as they were for orders.
Was nice to be creative again - but have to get back to the assignments again for a while.

Hope to be back soon

H

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Friday 6th March

Hi there,

Nothing crafty to post today.
Chasing around like a mad thing. Heading to Athlone with my childcare class for the night.

Will try to post some crafty things next week.
Going to DD's school next Tuesday to do some crafty teaching as Gaelige - should be fun.

Bye for now

H

High Schoo Musical card

Definetely the last one for tonight.

Blogging is much more fun than typing up assignments.

Here is the High School Musical card that I had to do in a hurry the other day.

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I downloaded the font from the net. Cut it out and used glossy accents. Then stole the stickers that DD got last week when I bought her High School Musical 3.
Bad Mommy. They were lovely 3-d ones. Will have to look for more HSM merchandise. DD and all her friends are mad about it.
Also noticed that DS is getting into it as well .And dare I say it he has better rhythm than his sister. Think there will be a few battles ahead.

Have to find smiley faces or emoctions for blogger - anyone found them yet?

Night Night

H

More Recent Makes

Back again - a bit sooner than I expected.

Here are some recent makes. Some thank you cards for all those that were so good to me while on work experience recently for my Special Needs module of the Fetac Level 5 Childcare course that is just swallowing up my crafting time at the moment.

I used the new Sizzix emblossing folders. Just sanded them after and added some stickles.
I still have to figure the best size card base to use. These are large square cards cut down, but I got to use some of my large stash of small envelopes.
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Last one for today.

Have to thank Crafty Kate again for her inspiration on the black and white wedding card.

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