Monday, 28 December 2015

How to buy digi images.

As you can see from the posts on this blog,I draw my own images for some of my cards. Some of these 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.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Packing up for tomorrow's demo

Just packing up now for my demo tomorrow at the Art and Hobby Shop in Navan and thought I'd post a pic of a couple more of my samples. Hope to see some of you there :)
11.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Demo at Art and Hobby, Navan - Sat 29th August

Hi again - I'll be demoing the gorgeous new Christmas ranges by Trimcraft on Saturday from 11.00am - 1.00pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm in Art and Hobby, Navan.
I'll be using the Christmas Wishes papers which I've shown on this card and box along with lots of others eg Belle and Boo, North Pole, Glad Tidings, Jingle all the Way etc.
If you're in the area and are free, do drop in and join us :)

Monday, 24 August 2015

Thanks - Art and Hobby,Jervis St. Dublin last Saturday

 These photos were taken at the end of a very busy day at Art and Hobby, Jervis Street, Dublin on Saturday. I was really happy to see everyone who came along - lots who are not in these photos, as I never even remembered about my camera until someone reminded me! Thanks to Jennifer from the shop for looking after me and to everyone who came along.
Thanks too for the lovely cards etc - you're all too kind :)
 Arlynn, Catherine, Carla, Romana, Mai, Mags, Joan Milly, Marie and Lu and others..
 Carla, Catherine, Marie and Milly

 Oops! I'm in trouble ! There's David back and he's checking his watch. It's after 4.00pm and no sign of packing up! My taxi's going to have to wait ..

I demoed some decoupage, chalk paint and cardmaking - here's a couple of the cards..

 Belle and Boo stamp, wooden button and papers with Trimcraft Snowflake dies and Dovecraft Polka Dot Embossed card

North Pole papers, Dovecraft 5x7 Square aperture card, Christmas Basics bells and Trimcraft Poinsettia dies.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Belle and Boo mini box card - Trimcraft sample for Art and Hobby, Jervis Street, Dublin demo

 This is one of the cards I'll be making at my demo in Art and Hobby, Jervis Street, Dublin on Saturday. The Belle and Boo range from Trimcraft is really popular and I'll be making a few cards with it on the day. 
On this card I've used the 8x8 papers and the  8x8 glitter decoupage sheets.

 Card front


 Side view


Friday, 14 August 2015

Demo at Art and Hobby, Jervis Street, Dublin - August 22nd

UPDATE - I'll be demoing at The Art & Hobby Shop - Jervis next Saturday 22nd August. 

I've just had a phone call from the lovely Steph and we have decided that I will be changing the arranged venue from The Art & Hobby Shop - Dundrum to Jervis Street instead:)
I'll be demoing the lovely new Christmas ranges from Trimcraft along with some Santoro and Willow products. I'll also be using some Promarkers and Plaid Crafts Chalk Paint.
I have to say a big thanks to those who look after me in Trimcraft and not least, Enda, my "minder" in Dublin for making sure that I got all the products well ahead of schedule so that I could get all my prep done before going into hospital.
It will be my first demo for 2 months (yes, it's been that long!) and I hope some of you can come along during the day. I'd love to see some familiar faces

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Mini card/tag holder

 This is a mini note/tag/ card holder which I made by joining 4 Dovecraft A7 white envelopes.
I decorated them with 6x6 papers from the Trimcraft Willow collection.
 This is the front and I made a little band to go around the envelopes and added a Willow sticker, ribbon and button to the top.

 It's pretty simple but I liked that idea today - I'm still not using my die cutting machine or punches so it's lovely to be able to use papers etc like this :)

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

How to make an Easel card using the Dovecraft "Glad Tidings" collection and Mod Melts

The Dovecraft "Glad Tidings" range from Trimcraft has all the beautiful traditional colours associated with Christmas and I've used some of it here to make an easel card with little painted Mod Melt "presents" as the "stopper" for the easel.

You will need:
Dovecraft 5x7 scallop edged card
Dovecraft Glad Tidings 8x8 paper pad
Dovecraft Glad Tidings Wooden Frame
Dovecraft Glad Tidings Plastic Buttons
Dovecraft Glad Tidings A5 Glitter Stickers
Dovecraft Glad Tidings Sequin
Trimcraft Christmas Basics Poinsettia die set
Trimcraft First Edition Nesting Stamp dies

Plaid Craft Mod Melt Mold - Celebration
Plaid Crafts Mod Melts - Milk Glass White
Plaid Home Decor Chalk Paint - Tuscan Red and Spanish Moss

die cutting machine
double sided tape
Dovecraft Crafters Glue

How to make the card
1. Score and fold the front of the card in half.

2. Matt a piece of diagonal striped paper measuring 16 cm x 5 cm onto a piece of green patterned paper measuring 16.5 cm x 5.5 cm with double sided tape and attach to the folded part of the card as shown.

3. Matt a piece of diagonal striped paper measuring 16 cm x 4 cm onto a piece of green patterned paper measuring 16.5 cm x 4.5 cm with double sided tape and attach to the bottom of the card as shown.

4. Use the 2nd largest nesting stamp die to cut a piece of white card and the next smallest die to cut out a piece of stag patterned paper - keeping one of the stags in the centre.

5. Attach these together using double sided tape. Then glue a wooden frame on top.

 6. Add adhesive to the bottom half of the frame panel and attach to the folded part of the card as shown. 

7. Die cut the two holly leaves from patterned paper and glue to the top left of the panel adding two red buttons.

 8. Melt a Mod Melt in the glue gun and fill a "present" mould. Leave to harden for 5-7 mins then remove. Make two of these.

9. Paint the little presents with Tuscan Red and Spanish Moss chalk paint and glue to the card to act as stoppers for the easel part.

10. Add a snowflake from the A5 Glitter stickers, with a sequin in the centre, to the bottom right of the stag panel.

Night Before Christmas Snowman stamp card - how to colour with Promarkers

I've used the cute Snowman stamp from the Dovecraft "Night before Christmas" collection on this card and coloured it with Promarkers. You can see all the stages in colouring it below.

To make the card you will need:
Dovecraft 5x7 Polka dot embossed card
Dovecraft Night Before Christmas 8x8 papers
Dovecraft Night Before Christmas Snowman stamp
Dovecraft Night Before Christmas wooden elements
Trimcraft Christmas Basics Snowflakes dies

white card 
double sided tape
Dovecraft Crafters glue
Dovecraft Glitter Glue - Crystal
black ink

Promarkers - Pastel Blue, China Blue, Midnight Blue, Baby Pink, Berry Red, Ruby, Apple, Grass, Gold, Orange, Umber

 1. Matt a layer of pale blue snowflake paper measuring 9.5cm x 14cm onto a piece of blue "present" paper measuring 10.5cm x 15cm with double sided tape.

 2. Stamp the snowmen with black ink onto a piece of white card measuring 8.5cm x 9cm.

3.Colour the large hat with Pastel Blue Promarker.

 4. Add shading with China Blue.

5. Add a little more shading at the edges with Midnight Blue.

6. Blend these shades together with Pastel Blue.

 7. Colour the cheeks with Baby Pink.

8. Colour the parts shown with Berry Red.

 9. Add shading with Ruby.

10. Colour the smaller snowman's hat, scarf and holly leaves with Apple.

11. Add shading with Grass. Blend together with Apple.

 12. Colour the snowmen's noses and scarf stripes with Gold. I coloured one nose later!

13. Add shading with Orange.

 14. Colour the box lid with China Blue.

 15. Add shading with Midnight Blue.

 16. Colour around the inside edges of the snowmen and shade the ribbon with Pastel Blue.

17. Colour the "coal" with Umber.

18. Matt this panel onto a piece of blue "present" paper measuring 9cm x 9.5cm  and attach to the card front at an angle with double sided tape. Add Glitter Glue below the snowmen and dots to resemble snowflakes.

19. Glue a wooden bauble and twine bow to the top left of the stamped image. Dies cut 3 snowflakes and glue to the bottom right of the panel.