Saturday 30 September 2017

Trimcraft Christmas cards from demo at Donegal Stationery

 These are some (most!) of the cards I made at my demo today with Trimcraft papers and dies.

Donegal Stationery demo today

 I am not long home after a fabulous day with all these ladies. Thanks a million to Bernie, Deirdre, Lisa, Mark and Angela in the shop and to everyone who came and made it such a happy day :)
It was especially to have two new young crafters from Galway join us.
Ann, Eilish, Rachel, Hannah and Dese.
I was demoing Trimcraft Christmas cards.

 Aisling, Sharon, Linda, Anna and Daphne.

 Ann, Elma, Joanne, Sharon and Linda

 Linda, Daphne and Anna


 Ann and Gladys

 Aisling, Sarah, Caroline and Linda (Lisa and Bernie)
Trying out some Promarker doodling.

 Eileen and Ita

 Bernie, Lisa, Angela and Mark


 Lisa's fantastic customised Christmas jumper - all lit up!



Friday 29 September 2017

Promarker demo sample for Donegal Stationery tomorrow

I'll be using Promarkers along with lots of Trimcraft Christmas collections at tomorrow's demo in Donegal Stationery, Letterkenny and this is one of the samples I'm just about to pack up.
It would be lovely to see some of you there :)

Thursday 28 September 2017

Bramble Heart - Tonic Studios

I can't resist anything with a robin on it! I used the Tonic Studios "Bramble Heart" die set and, of course, the bird could be coloured differently for various other birds but I wanted a robin :)
I've also used lots of Crystal and Glitter Drops.

Tuesday 26 September 2017

Christmas Stocking and Acetate tent fold card instructions

I absolutely love making tent fold cards with added acetate and thought I'd share how I make them.
I've used beautiful Dovecraft "The Magic of Christmas" paper for this one and added lots of sparkle with glitter glue and gems.

You will need;
Dovecraft A4 Luxury Heavyweight white card
Dovecraft "Magic of Christmas " 12 x 12 paper pad
Dovecraft "Magic of Christmas " Poinsettias
Trimcraft First Edition Craft a Card die - Stocking FEDIE202x17
Simply Creative die - Merry Christmas SCDIE039x17
Simply Creative gold gems - 3mm and 6mm
Simply Creative ivory pearls - 3mm 
Dovecraft A4 acetate
double sided tape
die cutting machine

How to make it:

 1. Score and fold an A4 piece of white card in half and tape the die (cutting side down) to the bottom of the card with masking tape. Pass through the die cutting machine. (You may need to pass it through the machine a couple of times).

 2. Cut a piece of white card 21cm x 8cm and score at 1cm, 4cm and 7cm. Fold in mountain and valley fashion and add double sided tape to the underneath of the 1cm pieces.

 3. Attach the 1cm piece to the bottom of the inside of the card.

 4. Cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 14.5cm x 20.5cm and attach to the inside back of the card with double sided tape.  Cut a piece of acetate measuring 14cm x 20cm and attach to the inside front of the card with double sided tape.

 5. Attach the front inside to the gusset part to finish the tent shape. 

 6. Die cut the Merry Christmas from patterned paper and glue to the bottom of the card. Attach two poinsettias to the top left and one to the bottom right.

 7. Add gold gems to the bottom and the stockings.

 8. Decorate the stockings with red and gold glitter glue.

9. Add 3mm ivory pearls across the top of the card as shown.

Saturday 23 September 2017

Thanks - demo at the Craft Cabin today

 I'm just home now after a couple of stops en route and just want to say a big thank you to Taragh for having me today at the The Craft Cabin, Cavanand for the gorgeous present. Thanks too, to everyone who came along for the day. I really enjoyed your company! Thanks to Julie for all the cups of tea, to Mary for the lovely lunch, to Josephine for the tasty Cavan treats and to Gemma for the beautiful desktop tidy and chocolate. Gosh, I feel really spoiled today:)

Thursday 21 September 2017

Change in demo venue

Due to unforeseen circumstances, my demo at Mandel's Art Shop on Oct 14th is going to be rescheduled at a later date. I'll now be going to the Art & Hobby Shop, Drogheda on Oct 14th. I was looking forward to going to Castlebar but will be happy to go later and I'll let you know the new date when I know myself.
However, I do know some of you from Drogheda have been asking when I'm coming back your way - so I hope you're free then 

So my demo dates until the end of Oct are now -
Sat 23rd Sept - Craft Cabin, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan
Sat 30th Sept - Donegal Stationery, Letterkenny
Sat 14th Oct - Art & Hobby, Drogheda
Sat 21st Oct - Art & Hobby, Jervis Street, Dublin

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Demo at the Craft Cabin, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan on Saturday 23rd Sept

 Hi :) This is one of the cards I'll be demoing at the Craft Cabin in Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan on Saturday. It's made with Dovecraft Premium "Time to Sparkle" paper, glitter card, First Edition die and Simply Crerative gems. I'll also be demoing Mod Melts from Plaid Crafts and lots of other crafty ideas so if you're free I'd love to see you there :)

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Promarker doodling

 I always have my Promarkers close by - I just never seem to put them away as I'm always doodling with them. Yesterday I posted a quick photo on Facebook of a little floral heart which I drew while having lunch (see below) and this morning I wondered why I never seem to use my "doodles". I drew another floral heart and added some extra blong in the form of Simply Creative gems and out a double die cut form the Trimcraft Wedding themed die set in the centre.

Saturday 16 September 2017

Westport Co. Mayo

 Beautiful reflection of the flowers in the river at Westport.
We've been to Westport many times over the years and in all kinds of weather, but I think we got all kinds of weather in the one day this time. It was reasonably warm and bright while we were walking around the town but was really wet, windy and cold round at the harbour.

 Westport House