Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Win & Tonic August Challenge

 So it's time for another challenge over at the Win and Tonic Monthly Challenge Blog - and of course you can enter to be in with a chance of winning a fabulous prize. Just follow the link to the Challenge Blog to see all the details :)
This is my card for the "Christmas is Coming" theme and I've used the Tonic Studios Navy Dazzle Pearlised card and Freshwater Pearls Handcrafted Cotton Paper for the background. On top I've used the Mixed Edge Ovals Layering Basics Die Set, Reindeer Family Trio and A Very Merry Christmas dies. 

Friday, 11 August 2017

Time to Sparkle - Dovecraft Premium

I've got another Christmas card to share today - a real treat for anyone who loves glittery cards :)
This time I've used the Dovecraft Premium "Time to Sparkle" collection from Trimcraft which includes papers, embellishments and coordinating dies.

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Sweet Nothings Envelope - Tonic Studios

 Good morning - it's another beautiful sunny day so I think I'll be working outside as much as possible :)
Before I disappear for a while, here's a little envelope which I made using the Tonic Studios Sweet Nothings "Surprise Bouquet" die set. I added a flower made with the Woodland aster dies and a Mini Moment "for you" on top.

 I highlighted the flower and sentiment with the Aqua Flow Glitter Gloss pens.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Wonderland 3D frame - Trimcraft

 Looks like it's time to share another Christmas creation I had made :) I used the Dovecraft Wonderland 8x8 decoupage pad with some glitter stickers and gems from Trimcraft for this little frame. The new Christmas collections from Trimcraft will be available soon in Ireland (north and south) so I'll keep you posted :)

Roadside flowers - Co. Donegal

 A lovely sight just as you turn a corner on the road. I think it's at Annagry but I need to check :)

Monday, 7 August 2017

Some more photos from Co. Donegal - Dunlewey and Mt. Errigal



Demo at Easons, Belfast last Saturday

There was a lot going on in Belfast on Saturday so I wasn't sure who would be able to come for the demo in Easons, so I was delighted to see all who made it and we had a lovely time together doing some cardmaking, chalk painting, decoupage and colouring with Promarkers.
Thanks so much to everyone who came and to Gerard the store manager who made me so welcome. 

 At 3 1/2 months old, I think this is the cutest little lady to ever come to a demo! She stayed all day and was a little dream :)

Thursday, 3 August 2017

George and the Dragon die set - Tonic Studios

 Hello :) I've used the brand new George and the Dragon die set from Tonic Studios to make this little 3D creation. I've cut out the window and dorr apertures so I can add a battery tea light. This is definitely one of those sets which sparks the imagination - so many different ways to use it :)

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

How many ways to fold/ cut the same basic square card..

Have you ever just taken a basic square card and tried to find as many ways as possible of using the same thing to create different results? Well, I've been making myself some mini templates to use with different coordinating papers etc and am finding it hard to stop! Some are very basic and others have quite a little bit of folding and cutting but they all come from the same square. The one at the back right is made up of two cards joined together.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Demo in Easons, Sat 5th Aug

Here goes again :) I've had a little break from demoing over the summer but I'm ready to roll again. If anyone is free, I'll be demoing Promarkers, Trimcraft and Plaid Chalk Paint (cardmaking and craft)  in Easons, Donegall Place, Belfast on Saturday 5th Aug. Looking forward to seeing some of you again :)

Issue 173 (September) of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

This is one of a set of 4 cards which I made for issue 173 of Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine with gorgeous Copper Luxury papers and Tonic Studios dies. Can't wait to stop for coffee and have a look inside :)

Monday, 31 July 2017

Happy Christmas Banner card- Tonic Studios

 Another Christmas card - Tonic Studios' Tribal Twist around the outside, Christmas Buildables Double Banner in the centre and snowflakes from the Mr & Mrs Claus Buildables .

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Burtonport, Co. Donegal

 Some more photos from a few weeks ago - Burtonport on the west coast of Co. Donegal.
Lovely little harbour 

The  Lobster Pot Restaurant

Friday, 28 July 2017

Folk Art Stencil Spray by Plaid

 I've been having a play with some gorgeous Folk Art Stencil Sprays which Plaid sent me - so much fun to use. I put the cards and canvas in a cardboard box and sprayed the layers :)
I used them with some Plaid Folk Art stencils.

 Folk Art Stencil Sprays, Trimcraft dies, Dovecraft embellishments and Simply Creative pearls.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Kilkeel, Co. Down

Kilkeel harbour. I always enjoy walking round here, watching all the goings on of the fishermen - painting the boats, unloading, sitting chatting to each other.

 Just up the road from the harbour is a steep little path down to the beach.