Saturday, 31 December 2011

New Years eve 2011

Hi everyone,
Well its the last day of 2011 and time to think about New Year resolutions.I don't usually, but this year I'm going to set myself some goals and write them down and look back at the end of 2012 and see what I have achieved. 
There is magic in the writing down!!
My Mother is 80 years old on Monday so we are having a 'do' for her at home tomorrow afternoon.
I'm doing most of the food and the all important cake.
I will take loads of pictures and share recipes.
Better get off the computer and get to work now:-)

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Christmas is coming

Hi everyone and I cannot believe its almost a month since I wrote on here.
 I have been super busy and on top of it all I got a bad cold-more like a flu and its still hanging on.
I have loads of photos to show you so here is a few.

This is my sister in law with her brothers,
mine is on the left:-)
at her 50th birthday party in my house.

Her cake, sponge, raspberries and cream and thrown together an hour before.

Below- Christmas cards galore.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Yvonnes Kilkenny Workshop

We had a great day at Yvonnes Kilkenny workshop. You can see the cards we made HERE 
I did a wee demo of some bits and pieces for Christmas cakes and we had great fun.

Below is the card I entered for the challenge-
'Christmas card for a child'

The standard was wonderful and it was great to see so many taking part.

Cake Bits

Hi, I haven't posted in a while because I've been running around like a headless chicken.
Time is flying and try as I might I cannot catch up with it.
I had a brilliant night doing the sugarcraft demonstration in Inistioge,
This is the only photo I have of that night.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Today's news...Sugarcraft Demo's

Hi everyone,
I've been working on a couple of new projects and its time to reveal one of them.
I'm doing some Sugarcraft demonstrations around the south east and this is the first one of them.
I am also teaching a few classes before Christmas.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

A New Zendoodle

Hi Folks,
nothing for ages and now three posts in one morning.
Well here is a little something I doodled over the weekend.
I tried to do one in colour but I love black and white.

Maybe I'll try a colour one next time......

Halloween Spirit

This is a Halloween Card that my 12 yo daughter made.
I couldn't get into the 'spirit' of it but having done taxi for herself and a couple of friends I had a little spirit in a glass with ice- yum!!

Sunny Tuesday

Hi all,
I didn't realise that it was so long since I posted.
Well here I am back today. We survived Halloween weekend and only had one lot of trick or treaters.
Its great to live out in the country side as Inistioge was awash with ghoulies and ghosties and anything else that you care to mention, I know because I was the taxi driver:-)

I've been busy these past few weeks and here are a few cards I have  made along with everything else that I am planning -more info later.

Yes, I guess Christmas is coming

Monday, 17 October 2011

Good Monday Morning to you all!
Its ok, I've been up a while and the foggy head is gone and I'm feeling as bright as I sound.
I had a wonderfully mad day on Saturday with Yvonne Tune in Clonegal (a little north of Bunclody).
We crafted all day and boy was I tired. I took yesterday off and did more of the same (",)
Here are some of the cards we made ...

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

This Afternoons 'Wee' card.

Here is another Wee Stamp. 
She is very enchanting and seems to be dreaming
 as she strolls along.
So I thought that 'Thinking of you' was an apt greeting.
The lace on this card is made by punching an embossed white paper and I finished it by adding some butterflies and flowers
in gold peeloffs.

This Mornings 'Wee' Card

I recently found Wee Stamps and fell in love with them.
Below is one that I coloured with Promarkers, added a bit of sparkle and mounted onto purple and silver card.
I stamped a swirly design on the top and bottom of the card in purple and added lace and flowers and a stamped greeting from Lilly of the Valley.
I hope you like it as much as I do:-)

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

My Zentangle

Hi Everyone,
Thanks to Yvonne I spent all last night doodling. I followed the link for Inspirational Craft Blogs and found 'Zentangling'. Of course I had to have a go as I've spent most of my life doodling if I had a pen in my hand when listening to someone in class or at a seminar etc.
Well here is my first official Zendoodle :-)

I drew a few loopy loops on a piece of card and using a fine nibbed pen I filled them in and embellished the outside spaces then.
There are patterns that you can follow but I just had fun and did what I felt fitted in.
Shading and folds and different patterns give a dimensional appearance.
This piece is only 3" by 3". Try it yourself and have fun.


Thursday, 6 October 2011

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Priceless Things


Life holds so many priceless things
The falling rain--the wind that sings
Each star on a high--a big full moon
And sunbeams dancing in your room
The river as it rushes on
A sunset when day is gone
No wealth can buy a mountain tall
These priceless things belong to all
An autumn tree lends beauty rare
With leaves piled deep most everywhere
As nature wears a glowing smile
to make each day a day worthwhile
Could anything be quite as dear
As laughing children that we hear
The gift of friendship that is ours
The miracle of growing flowers
Each magic moment--treasured time
These priceless gifts are yours and mine...
Author Unknown ~

Baby Girl Cards

Hi, I've been working on a few Baby girl cards.

I'm delighted with them. Wish I could craft all day everyday.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Easel Birthday Card

This is a simple Easel card made using elements from a Hunkydory kit.

Baby Girl Card

Greetings from the Muggy south-east. I believe that there was sunshine else where in the country during the week but it only peeped through the mist for a couple of brief moments on top of my hill. Great crafting weather:-)
This card I made using a topper from Reddy Creative Cards,
the paper border was made using an Xcut punch
And a pretty piece of paper on it giving a ribbon effect.
Silver peeloffs finish the corners.

Please leave a comment as I love to get them, Kay 

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

A few more cards.

These cards were made for childrens birthdays.

Recycled image, paper from stash and pen drawn stitching to sit it down on the card

The letters and numbers were hand drawn and coloured with pro markers.They are mounted on punched silver card.

This is a recycled  topper.

Monday, 26 September 2011


Hi everyone,
I had a fantastic day yesterday at Yvonnes ) workshop in Newtownmountkennedy.
We crafted all day and I was tired but happy.
Highlight of the day was that Yvonne had used an image on a card that I had hand drawn and coloured.
This morning I have sorted out my cards and photographed them.
 I organised all the photos on my computer and have copied them to a dvd in case of the computer melting down.

This is the card I made for the Card Challenge - 50th Wedding Anniversary card



The mechanics of the card

I have lots of photos of my cards to put up so there will be alot of new posts in the next few days -when I can grab some time on the computer.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Birthday card for my Sister

This is a card I made for my sister.
I embossed the white card and outlined the outside flowers with a blue sparkly pen.
I also out lined the border to balance it all.
The image is from a Sarah Kay sheet mounted on a Nellie Snellen die cut .

Changed the time on my blog

Hi all, I've just changed the time for the postings on my blog as a few concerned people thought I was up in the middle of the night on the computer.
 I'm a morning person so it was very unlikely as I'd be dozing off in a chair for an hour before I'd make myself go to bed.
How many of you have stayed up to watch a film and fell asleep at the crucial part in the last 20 mins and wonder why you bother:-)
 Happy day to everyone,

Cards for Junior Cert.

These are a few cards I made recently,

 This is just a simple gatefold card with matting and layering and some embellishments and peeloffs.
Inside I put a scroll with 'Congratulations on your Junior Cert and the girls name'.
Pics aren't great as I was in a hurry as usual.
This one is made with a Forever friends image from the Easter collection this year and the lace is patterned white paper punched with a border punch and lots of little star peeloffs.
Inside I printed a similar insert to the top one.

Weekend Wanderings

Hi everyone,
The days and weeks are passing so quickly. How do you slow them down?
My sisters and one honoury sister and I spent weekend at my sisters in Gorey Co. Wexford.
Its a lovely little town and we had a wonderful wander around on Saturday.Mind you we didn't get very far in the first hour and a half.
Our first port of call was a sugarcraft shop where of course we gave the owner some cash. A door or two up was a lovely jewellery shop where the proprieter was making beaded jewellery. Having had a little chat there we went a little further up the street and found a Candle making demo just about to start. Brian Woods from Stix With Wix was fantastic and we came out smelling like a French lavender field. This was all before we even got to the main street.
Later on a little shop stuffed with card making goodies topped off the day. 
With the weekend filled with laughter, chat and lots of good food I wandered home on Sunday evening visiting a friend on the way. Tired but happy.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Cake for New Community Centre.

Hi, I've been a little busy this last couple of days. 
We had President Mary McAleese to open our New Community Centre yesterday. 
I of course offered to make a cake for the event so I was under a bit of pressure.
I'm glad to say that the weather was great even if it was a little windy and it all went well.
The centre is called Cois Abhann which means By the River. That's why there is a river on the cake and and I even put the bridge over the river on the side.

Well, have to go to work now........

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Friendship is the most precious gift of all.

This is my first card on my blog.
I made it for a friend who was going through a hard time.
It is parchment craft over a dark red card with a border punched edge.