Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Exciting news

Hi Everyone,

I had a phonecall at the end of last week to say I had a place on a course that I had put in for.
It's called Train the Trainer and Appreciation of Arts and Crafts. I went to the introduction morning yesterday and I am looking forward to the course work. For Art and craft appreciation I have to pick a topic, research it and create a display board for it. I have so many ideas and crafts that I don't know what to pick   :-) Decisions- decisions.

Hugs, Kay


Good morning (a wet one) to all,
I'm in a summery mood tho' and just made a card from free papers from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine
 The little beach huts caught my fancy. I used distress inks to colour the sky and sand and added a few seaguls. 
The card measures 11cm by 16cm and was a piece left over from a fancy folded card. 

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Summer's here Card

I've just entered Yvonne's Card Challenge...Summer's Here.  
Here is the card I entered.

The beach image and decoupaged ice cream are from Hunkydory.
The beach huts and sentiment is from the Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.
I made the kite from scraps.
The sandy card and mirri card are from my stash
and the butterfly is a Papermania gemstone peel off.

I loved making this card as it reminded me of my childhood and sundays spent at the beach.
We always got an ice cream in a little shop on the way home.
Those were the days.

Happy Sunshiny Sunday,

Happy Sunshiny Sunday everyone,
Its been a beautiful day here in the wilds of Kilkenny. So much nicer than yesterday which was like a March day.
I finally put my LOTV image on a card and here it is....

 I embellished her bouquet and hair band with Flowersoft and coloured in the ribbon with a matching promarker. I put Stickles on the hearts and the veil to enhance them. Then I added three little roses to compliment the colour scheme. 
Here is a close up of the Flowersoft bouquet.

The inside back of the card needed a little weight to compensate for the front so I added extra card to match the front and put the greeting on that. I love it!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Parchment frame

This is the piece of grid work I started in Ann Quinn's class in An Grianan and just finished.
It is lovely on any colour and I love the owl print in the bottom photo. I have an idea of what I want to do with it and will post a pic when I have framed it.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

A Wedding card

This is a wedding card I made for a customer who is a good friend.
The image is from Lili of the Valley but they don't make this size any more.I was lucky to find some on eBay
It is a twisted easel card with lace over a contrasting colour and a little posy of a matching rose with lace and a bow.
I put another card on the back of it so an insert could be put into it.

Blogging again

Hi All,
I'm back in the lands of the living again or should I say Blogging.
Its a beautiful day here in Kilkenny. The sun is shining and I'm enjoying it as I think there is more RAIN forecasted.
As I haven't written for a while I'll try to catch up with my self.
I went to An Grianan at the end of May for a parchment class taught by Ann Quinn and had a wonderful time. I met new friends and learned a wonderful craft. She is a marvellous teacher!!
Here is some of the work I did with her.

I also started a frame in grid work and will up load a photo when I take it.