Saturday, February 28, 2009

Off to Dubai Shopping

Countdown has begun - Monday I am off to Dubai on a buying trip for the shop. I am going to be buying lots of beads, ribbons, toppers and more. I haven't been for 18 months so I am really excited. The craft shopping is a bit mad. It is all wholesale and you have to go deep into the souk and climb funny little stairs in rabbit warren type shops, but the stock is amazing.
I am going to be looking out for lots of lovely ideas for the Yellow Club too!
......I have very exciting news about the Sizzix Coffee morning on the 13th - just waiting for a confirmation email and then I will post.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Robots. Hot Botz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well I mentioned robots yesterday.
These look like so much fun and it is so nice to see something that makes you smile.

These cards are made by Kerry & Philomena Sullivan, one of the best tutors/designers, associated with the shop. These are just so good. I have them here and the photos just don't do them justice.
They really are the biz IRL (in real life)

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You have to check out these videos on U-tube from Stampendous.
Those with kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews etc - lock up your stamps.

Fran from Stampendous said to link these here for you.........

March Classes

All classes for March are now up.

Check out the 'Classes' button at the top of the blog


Challenge Update!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just to let you know that our gmail is back up and running.

As this has probably caused you problems sending in you entries for the Hero Arts challenge.

We have decided to extend the date until the 15th March.

Looking forward to seeing your creations


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Taster for next Sunday's Class

For those of you lucky enough to be going to Cathy's Parchment class next Sunday here is some of her samples to whet your appetite some more

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Back tomorrow with robots ............. intrigued - see ye then


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Time flying by!!!!!!

Hi there,

Haven't forgotten about ye.
Have a large batch of cards from Kerry which I need to scan/photograph and show to ye.#
Lots of inspiration coming your way.

The Gmail problem that was on the news is affecting the loading of my pictures.
So hopefully ye will have double the amount to see tomorrow


Friday, February 20, 2009

I bought myself a present!

After spending an hour watching Suze Weinberg at CH+S in Birmingham I bought myself a present. It has just arrived. A melt pot, ultra thick, the dies, tools, ranger frames etc etc. Now I need time to play with them.
Hopefully I will get it right and then we can all have a play and start making gorgeous things like the necklace Suze made for me.
Yes, I can hear you Helen, you need a pic of it - I will try and get more organized.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Last of Hero Arts Samples

Here are some more Hero Arts samples from the play day.

Hope they inspire you all before ye send in your entries for the Hero Arts Challenge.

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And here is a decorated PIP (courtesy of Neasa).

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Now who can tell me what is a PIP????????


Basic Grey Card Kit

Hi there,

Here is a few pics for ye.

On the last play day/evening a Basic Grey card kit was opened and all these cards were made.
It was the baby kit. I have made up the Cupcake & Sultry kits. The verdict on these were very good. Great for getting the mojo going again. You can sit and make 8 cards in one sitting with little or no left overs. Also gets you thinking outside the box.
These were all made from the instructions that are included.

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Nestabilities - been saving for these for a while.

Looking forward to getting my hands on these.

Checked with Kerry - sets of 4 like this

€65 per set.

Beans on toast for us for a while.


Nestabilities News!!!

Our supplier is giving us a fantastic launch offer on the Spellbinders Nestabilities and we are going to be passing that onto you.

Our Nestabilities Sets for the launch offer are going to be selling at only 20.50Euro for a set.

I need to have my order in next week, and I am busy deciding which ones to choose. If you want to make sure I choose the right one for you, you can pre-order by emailing me your order in.

Take a look at what is available on

and let me know.

We watched some of the demos at the show last weekend and I am so inspired!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I don't know if Kerry's excitement is infectious or what. But not only is there more new goodies coming to tempt us, we have lots of visitors to the blog.

We have passed the 1000 visitors mark!!

And don't forget to check out the new link buttons at the top of the blog.

Later ( I have some pictures to post later)


The best new things are coming

We are just back from Birmingham and I am so excited. Just as a starter - we are getting Nestablilities - and at a fantastic price!
We are also getting Glitter Girls boards etc, amazing new Sizzix stuff, Red Hot Bed, and amazing new wedding stuff.
Just unpacking the brochures and orders, all I can seem to think is amazing, and wow.
A little sad to be so excited about product, but why not?

Challenges & Classes

Just a quick reminder that the 28th of February is the closing date for our first challenge.

Also upcoming classes are now listed in the new menu buttons at the top of the blog


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Sneak Previews of the Dublin Workshops

I will be putting up some sneak previews as we have them. As well as great card workshops we will be using our stamps and stash to make some other useful gifty things. Take a look at these.

Save the Date

We have it confirmed - we are going to be having a giant Extravaganza in Athlone in September in conjunction with Mandels Art Shop, and hopefully a few others. It is at the gorgeous Athlone Springs Hotel, and the rates are good.
So save the dates 25, 26 and 27 September - for Ladies time out!!!!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

K&Co up on the Site

I have just put up the latest K&Co stock on the site. This stuff is so fab, that it comes in and goes out so quick I rarely I time to get it up on teh site, but this year I have promised myself.

The prices are great too - thanks to the strong Euro.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

More Hero Arts Samples

Here are more cards from the first play day of 2009.
All hero arts - might give you some inspiration for the first blog challenge. You may have seen it on the newsletter sent out yesterday.


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Just a quick thank you to some online crafty friends.

Jackie Mooney for allowing us to use her beautiful photos on the blog. She really has a wonderful talent.

And to Jeanjeany for putting me on the right track with Photoshop - thanks


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Embossing Folders

Well my Sizzix embossing folders arrived this evening coutesy of Fiona R.

I know some people were asking if they fit the Cuttlebug - yes they do.
So even more choice!!!

Didn't make the classes at An Siopa Bui this weekend but pictures are on the way as we speak.