Sunday, 28 December 2014

How to buy clear stamps and digi images.

I have designed a range of floral clear stamps called Pick of the Bunch which have been manufactured by Tonic Studios. There are 9 sets of stamps in the range. There are also 6 beautiful dies which coordinate with the stamps..You can view the range of stamps HERE and the dies HERE - . The newest additions to the Pick of the Bunch range are the Punch and Stamp sets which make beautiful realistic looking paper flowers...more to follow soon :)

As you can see from the posts on this blog,I draw my own images for cards. Some of them are available to buy as digi images and these can be viewed on A Passion for Stamps

To buy the DIGI IMAGES simply use the "ADD TO CART" button. When you have paid I will send the chosen digi images to you as a zipped file as soon as possible.
If you have any problems with this send an email, to and I will get in touch to help asap.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Photos from Vibes and Scribes, Cork on Saturday (18th October)

I really enjoyed the day at Vibes and Scribes in Cork on Saturday. It was my first visit to Cork and I loved it!I didn't get time to see much of the city but I met a lot of lovely people.
The shop itself was like a treasure trove and I could have happily spent a few days just exploring the stock! If you're ever in the area you must pay a visit! I got a bit carried away and totally forgot to take photos but this is one of the ones David, from the shop, took at the time.
If I get a chance I'll recreate some of the other cards I made on the day and post pics..........

Art and Hobby, Jervis Street demo cards from Friday (17th Oct)

 I had a lovely day at Art and Hobby, Jervis Street, Dublin on Friday with Sarah and all the ladies who came along.
It was a real treat to actually meet up with Aga Kilbride after all this time - thanks so much for coming along!
I took photos of some of my demo cards at the end of the day but unfortunately some of them are not good enough to post because of the lighting...or really because I didn't know how to take good photographs in that type of lighting :(
However, here are a few to give you an idea of what was made with the Trimcraft Christmas ranges and Promarkers

The top card uses a mixture of Trimcraft Vintage Noel papers and Back to Basics Christmas Traditional papers etc.
 Trimcraft Krafty Christmas with Back to Basics, Modern

 Winter Woodland

 Winter Woodland

Vintage Noel pocket card

Poinsettias galore!

 Good morning! I've a card full of Poinsettias to share with you this morning. 
I have die cut two Tonic Studios Poinsettia Wreaths, coloured parts of them with Promarkers and glued them to the centre of the card. The die at the side is one from the Celebration Seasons Header die set and I've added a Gothic punched border down the edge of the "fold back".
All the paper and gems used are from the Trimcraft Back to Basics Christmas Traditional collection and the white linen card is from Papermill.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Jervis Street, Dublin tomorrow.

 Just packing up for my demo at Art and Hobby, Jervis Street, Dublin tomorrow - this card is made with the Trimcraft Vintage Noel 6x6 papers. I've distressed the edges and added some Dovecraft Glitter Glue.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Demo at Vibes and Scribes on Saturday 18th October

 Hi again- I'll be demoing Trimcraft Santoro, Christmas, Promarkers and Decomache etc at Vibes and Scribes, Cork on Saturday 18th October - please call in and say hello if you are in the area.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Demo in Art and Hobby , Jervis Street, Dublin FRIDAY 17th October

Well, that's all my stuff unpacked from last weekend and sorted out for this weekend! I'll be dmoing the Trimcraft Christmas ranges in The Art & Hobby Shop - Jervis on FRIDAY 17th October. Lots of lovely things in the boxes for this weekend - and the demos will be different to any of the other ones I've done lately in Dublin. Hope to see some of you there

This card was made with a Krafty Christmas 5x7  aperture card and papers etc from the Back to Basics Modern collection.

New Tonic Studios Idyllics and Verso Strip die sets

Have you seen the new Verso Strip dies from Tonic Studios yet? They are the Pick of the Week on Create and Craft at the moment! I've used the Gallant Gate dies on the bottom of this card along with the Delicate Drape dies and coordinating embossing folder to make this card..Both of these are very detailed so you really don't need to use too much extra pattern - just a "pop" of colour!

 Just for You

See you soon :)

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Some beautiful scenery this morning

The mist was just "hanging" over the fields this morning on the way to Donegal and it was breathtaking! I jumped in and out of the card with the camera so many times I thought we'd never make it to Letterkenny!
I'm kicking myself that I didn't stop to get a photo of the eel fisheries in Toomebridge as the view there was spectacular but I was watching the clock as well.

 The photos above were taken near Maghera

and these two were taken at Lough Swilly - just heading into Letterkenny.

Just home from today's demo - updated

 Deirdre - baked these for the demo day :)

 Lisa - sparkling as always!

Daphne won a prize :)

Any Tonic Studios fans will realise the significance of this signpost ;)

And a few cards from the day...

I'm home!! What a day!! Had a super day with all the staff and folk who came to the demo today in Donegal Stationery. It was fantastic to see so many there and feel the buzz in the shop - and I've been fed buns and traybakes all day - what more could I want? 

It was great to see all my Donegal friends again - I always feel so at home there...and lovely to meet Mark too - the new kid on the block!
These are just a few of the cards I made today with Tonic Studios dies and punches along with Trimcraft papers and embellishments and Promarkers too..
Now, I have to say I think I'm going to miss Daphne next week.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Next few demos

Just a little heads up for my next demos - I'll be demoing Tonic Studios dies and punches along with Trimcraft Christmas ranges in Donegal Stationery, Letterkenny, tomorrow ( and if I survive the ladies there....) I'll be demoing lots of Trimcraft Christmas with Promarkers in The Art & Hobby Shop - Jervis, Dublin next FRIDAY 17th October and then on to Vibes & Scribes - Wool, Fabric and Crafts Supplies, Cork the following day - SATURDAY 18th October where I'll be demoing Santoro Mirabelle (cards and Decomache) along with Trimcraft Christmas and Promarkers.
Hope to see some of you there :)
Really looking forward to it!!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

New Die release from Tonic Studios - Clematis Climber

 There are lots of super things you will be able to do with the new Strip die sets - some very intricate and some very simple. My first card shows a really simple use of just one die from the Clematis Climber die set giving a beautiful shaped edge to the card and patterned paper.
You can also use this die on many different sizes of card.

I've incorporated it with a Header fold die, Large Lacy Bow die and an Intrica butterfly.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Christmas Bendy card

This is one of the sample cards for my demo at Donegal Stationery, Letterkenny on Saturday where I'll be demoing some lovely Tonic Studios punches and dies along with beautiful Trimcraft Christmas ranges.
I'd love to see some of you there if you are free :)

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Perfect Husband ;)

Doesn't the card just say it all?

I've used the Groom from the Silhouette Scenes die set, Partner sentiments and Large Lacy Bow dies to make this one.

It's quite simple - but gets the message across ;)

Monday, 6 October 2014

Would you like to be in Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine?

I've been asked to share this message - 

Would you like to be in Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine? I know it's not even Christmas yet (!) but we are looking for any cardmakers who would like to say a special thanks to their husband/wife/partner next Valentine's Day. Maybe they’ve looked after you or helped you through some tough times? Maybe this is your first Valentine’s Day as new parents or as newly-weds? Or maybe you’ve been looking after your special someone and you want to say how happy you are they’re getting better? I’d love to hear from you and see your special cards. If you'd like to find out more email me at Every story published will win a brilliant prize of brand new crafty goodies, to say a big thanks for your time.

Demo at Donegal Stationery, Letterkenny - Saturday 11th October

I'll be heading to Letterkenny this weekend for a day's demoing at Donegal Stationery. ....what more can I say? It's always a great day and I can't wait!
 Hope to see some of you there .

I'll be demoing lots of gorgeous Tonic Studios dies and punches along with beautiful Trimcraft Christmas ranges.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Home from a couple of days demoing in Dublin

 Thanks a million to everybody who came along to my demos yesterday in Art and Hobby, Dundrum and today in Inspiring Ideas, Blanchardstown, Dublin.
I had a great time and really enjoyed catching up with lots of friends - old and new!
This is one of te cards I made in Inspiring Ideas today - using the Tonic Studios Indulgence Affections dies and Intrica punches along with the gorgeous Trimcraft Winter Woodland papers.
 Inside the card - from above    

Front of the card

I have been thoroughly spoilt over the last couple of days - thanks so much to Karen Donnelly for the scrummy apple tart. I never knew I could eat so much apple tart in one day!
...and a big thanks to Alma for looking after me so well today - and to Paul for keeping David fed and watered :)

Hope to see you all soon again.