Monday, September 20, 2010

GBCE Hero Arts Class

Hi there,

I can't believe that GBCE is this weekend. The time has just flown by.
I'm teaching two classes there - one on Friday and one on Sunday.

On Friday I'm teaching a Hero Arts stamping class. I love Hero Arts stamps - they are so versatile and you can get many different cards/projects from one stamp.

These stamps are only released since September 1st so I have been waiting anxiously for them to arrive - but they are here now and here are some little sneak peaks of what to expect in the class. For those that don't like to colour in - you will be glad to find out there is no colouring.

To find out more about GBCE take a look here at their site.
To book a class at GBCE you can do that at An Siopa Bui

Looking forward to seeing lots of new faces there and catching up with some that I don't see too often. Will be back in a day or so with the sneak peaks for the Flower Soft class that I'm teaching on Sunday.

Talk Soon


A Little Confession

Hi there,

Been trying to get my blog full again - so been updating with old cards. So please do go back and take a look at them. I'd love to hear what ye think of them!.


Sunday, September 12, 2010

A very special request!

Hi there,

Got an order from a new customer recently. The brief was - A4 card, the couple spend a lot of time at the beach in Moville, can you include deckchairs, the Irish Independent, murder mystery books and some sign posts to Moville & Newcastle.
Think I managed to include all those things.
I got to use the Pamela West CD from Joanna Sheen and the Cute Companions Summer Stories CD from Crafters Companion. Ultra fine Flowersoft (sand) was used to re-create the beach sand!

Back soon with more


Remember Me!

Hi there Blog!!

Remember me. I have been ignoring you for a long time. Been really busy with crafty things and managed to take photos of most things but never manage to make the last step - putting the photos here!

So my back to school resolution has to be keeping the blog up to date.

I also have to put up some of the photos I have taken of my cards and other creations.

So blog hope to see you more often!


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Hero Arts Stamps & Resist Technique

Hi there,

Been really inspired lately by the Hero Arts blog & Jennifer McGuire's blog.
I couldn't wait to get my hands on these stamps to try out the resist techniques.
These cards were used as thank you cards for end of school year.
I stamped with versamark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder then I coloured in with my copics.
Very happy with the final result



Tuesday, May 4, 2010

More Recent Makes

Here is a recent wedding card order - I love this topper and I get asked to use it in cards on a regular basis.

On this card I got to use a Spellbinders frame and I embossed the inside part of the frame with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Class cards

Hi there,

No this isn't an imposter - I'm back within the same week. Hope I can do this more often.
Here are the cards that I taught at the Spring Extravaganza. I had three made but only got to do the guts of 2. Classes always fly by.
The class was called 'No Stamp Required', so I was using punches, die-cuts and embossing folders.

First card could be used for a wedding or an engagement.
It is a series of black and white card some of which were embossed using any of the dots folders from Cuttlebug, Sizzix or Crafts Too, heart silhouette punch from Woodware, embossed button punch from Woodware and some ribbon. I used glossy accents and some ribbon on the buttons.

The second card uses a Sarah Kay pyramage sheet, Spellbinders Lattice Pendant and Border dies, coloured card and liquid pearls.

The third card (which we didn't get to finish in class) is made with brads, Woodware flower and daisy punched shapes and the white card was sprayed with Smooch Spritz.

All products came from An Siopa Bui.

That's it for now - off to finish some of the projects we did at the Spring Extravaganza - well it is National Scrapbooking Day!!


Monday, April 26, 2010

New cards & candy!!

Hi there,

Have a memory card full of photos that need to be posted - so here is one or two just to get me going.

It was an order for someone who really helped out a community group I'm involved with. I used a paper pack that came on last month's Cardmaking & Papercraft, I think it was Kate Knight paper.

I'm going to try to post regular blog candy links as I come accross them. They are such a lovely idea. A generous crafter puts together some goodies. Then they do a draw with all the name of those that commented on it.

So here is the first blog candy I've linked.

Just follow this link to Jacque's blog, check out her fab cards and leave a comment.

Bye for now


Friday, April 16, 2010

Thank You & Class Cards

These cards were used to show some basic techniques in the beginners card-making class I've been running. The class is small but it is fun.
I then used both cards as thank you cards.

I used this card to show basic matting and layering.

This card was showing a very underused and easy technique - mulberry tissue & topper.


Monday, March 29, 2010

Been a while!!!

Hi Blog,

Remember me! Been a while since I posted never mind show anyone a card or any kind of creation. So here goes - have heaps of cards and stuff to show!

Here are some card orders that I had this month.


This card comes from the Joanna Sheen RHS Collection - I also used Crafters Companin Spray & Shine on the pansy decoupage! Will be using this a lot more. Love the final effect.

A birthday card for my friend Mary - House Mouse decoupage - again I used Spray and Shine!

A confirmation card - order using the Ursus embellishmenst from An Siopa Bui.

A birthday card for a sean-nós dancer!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

21st Birthday Cards.

Some 21st Birthday cards:

The image above came from the Joanna Sheen Precious Petal CD as did the backing paper.

The decoupage piece is a Forever Friends from Docrafts and the backing paper is from the V&A linen pack from Papermania. Card is finished of with pearls & gems!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mother's Day Cards

Here is a selection of Mother's day cards for this year

The topper is one of the new 'Recipie' toppers from Flowersoft with some of the lovely new ultrafine flowersoft on the bear. The backing paper comes from a floral DCWV pad.

This pyramage comes from the Crafters' Companion Flower Fairies CD's with co-ordinating backing paper.

Another Flower soft topper with more ultrafine flowersoft - love this stuff. Again the backing paper comes from a DCWV paper pad.

That's it for now


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Some Card Orders

Some recent makes - two for the same new arrival.

Excuse the poor photo quality - poor winter light!