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!!