Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Forever Friends


Not sure if you know but Kerry now stocks some Docrafts products.
Among them are some of these really cute Forever Friends.

Here are some samples from the shop that I have accumulated over the last 2 months

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Nestabilities are now on their way!!!!

Just to let you know that I have now had it confirmed that the Nestabilites have left England and are on route to Ireland - can't wait - might not sleep tonight.
...... and I think that some pop up dies might be coming from Sizzix too - I know I have quite a big order on the way, but I am not sure yet, what is in it.
I just love deliveries.
Thanks for all the support in Carlow. I will get the cards to Helen to get up on the blog.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Lots of News

My life seems a little hectic - but good hectic rather than bad!! We are packing for Carlow today - with some really fab cards and projects planned for Sunday.
I also had a great haul of post yesterday. We are now official stockists of the new mag that is only available through craft stores - Creative Cardmaking - the new issue arrived yesterday. The complete Penny Black catalogue arrived as well - and I am in love again!! We got new stock from Hero Arts, Woodware, Glitter Girls, and the Flower Fairies from Crafters Companion!!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sizzix Samples

Evening everyone,

Hope ye had a nice St Patrick's Day. I can't believe it is Friday again tomorrow.
Here are pictures of the Sizzix samples that Lisa brought with her last Friday.

Forgot to say thanks to Lisa & Sizzix for all our goodies and prizes that you brought along.

Here is a scrapbook LO which incorporates the new Pop-up templates.
The house pop up is definitely going on my wish list


A decorated notebook


Some door hangers/gifts - the heart is a kind of pop-out - you cut the heart shape from folded paper.



And a few more similar items

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And here are some cards


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Lots to look at there.

See ye soon


Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sizzix Coffee Morning Fun & Games

Back again,

Well hope everyone I met on Friday has come back to earth. It was hectic but great fun. I was wrecked for the evening. But I was smiling. Great to meet Lisa from Sizzix - you are a real tonic and we can't wait to see you again. Lovely to see faces I havent' seen for a while.
So here goes - a quick run down on the morning - prepare for picture overload.

What a start to a crafters morning -........................ coffee, cakes, crafty mags & catalogues


....... a kind host...............


......more crazy crafters like ourselves...............


........drooling......errrrrrrrr.........I mean discussing what we would like to order next..........


...................sharing tips on how to pack as much as possible into the Payper Box packs..........


......................watching a close up demo of the latest pop-up dies from Sizzix..............

..................deciding what we want to pre-order from the Sizzix Catalogue.................


..................and then topping it off with a group photo................


All in all a fun day!!!!!!!

Will be back in next day or two with pictures of the yummy Sizzix samples.


Scrapbooking Sunday

Hi there,

Just realised I haven't posted since Wednesday - bad blogger.
Haven't had chance to catch up with anyone who went to the Scrapbooking class today.

Hope ye enjoyed it.
Posting up photos of Fiona's original LO's.

If anyone who went along today would like to show their versions, you can send me a photo to
We would all love to see them.

These are three lovely LO's but my fave is the last one - the colours are stunning.
Photos just don't do these justice.




Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Scrapbooking Sneak Peeks


Just a quick post. Here are some sneak peaks of Fiona's LO's for Sunday.

They are three lovely LO's one in particular is really eye catching with lovely browns/cream/floral.

She has used one 6x4 portrait photo, one 6x4 landscape photo and a set of four 2x3 pictures.
Fiona used pictures of faces in the larger photos.
Also she used stitching on one LO - so lots to look forward to on Sunday





Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I am back from Dubai and loaded down

Hi - just a quick note to say that I am back and loaded down with almost 50 kg of stock. Some already here, and some on the way with Fedex. Lovely Ribbons, beads, toppers, threads and yummy stuff.
While I was away lots arrived too ..... The Flower Fairies from Crafters Companion, The Keepsake Boards, and gorgeous bits to go with them, the Red Hot Bed Range .......

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sunday's Scrapbooking Class

Just a quick update on the class.

Posting about the K&Co papers reminded me!!!

I will be posting sneak peeks of the class tomorrow. Fiona has done 3 (yes 3) lovely LO's.
She has used K&Co papers and Sizzix die cuts, alphabets & embossing folders.
She is focusing on faces and making your own embellishments - very appropriate in the current economic climate (did I just use the depressing phrase??? Should ban it from here).

I'm very disappointed to be missing the scrapping day.
So if you haven't already booked contact the shop on 091 504692 or email on


Hero Arts Challenge Update

Just a reminder that this challenge closes this Saturday 15th March.

I will be at the coffee morning on Friday if anyone wants me to photograph their cards and put them on the blog or you can send your entry to

Don't forget the lovely prize on offer. It is worth €50!!!!!!!!!
  • A clear set of Hero Arts 2009 stamps - your choice
  • A 12x12 K&Co double sided pad
  • Hero Arts Embellishments & more.



Sunday, March 8, 2009

Some Bellas, Sistahs!!!!!!

Here are some Stamping Bella samples.
These can't be sold online but can be bought at the bricks & mortar shop
Contact the shop on 091 504692 or email for more details.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sizzix Coffee Morning News

Well I guess I have to tell ye Kerry's exciting news direct from Dubai (sounds exotic doesn't it)
At the Sizzix coffee morning and on the Saturday - we will have amazing demos of
the latest pop-up dies. There is only one set of dies available in the UK - a
demo set - and they are coming to our Shop for a visit - so people can see how
they work. Lisa Brennan is bringing all sorts of new products as yet not seen,
to show us and demo etc, as well as finished samples, photos and give-aways. We
will also have special offers.
And I've arranged to get the morning off and hubby to pick up the kids from school. Looking forward to it.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Card samples from Dublin Workshop

I've been a naughty blogger. Not been on for a few days.
Loads going on that gets in the way of the crafty world. I'm sure it happens to us all.

Anyway got a big bag of card samples from Kerry and here are some of them.
There will be more to follow in the coming days.

These were the cards she did at the Dublin Workshop on 22nd February
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Had an email from Kerry in Dubai. Blogger is in Arabic so she won't be posting till she gets back.
But she got the email she was waiting for from Sizzix.
Will post the big news tomorrow......................