Thursday, April 30, 2009

Hello Kitty from Sizzix is ready to Ship

It really is ..... this is not a tease!!!!! Was out at weight watchers - getting more good news (I have now lost over 50 pounds!) and got back to the call to say that Hello Kitty was ready to ship.
Think we might have to make the Penny Black class next week a combined Penny Black Hello Kitty Class. What do you think?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Scallop Challenge - Closes Thursday.

Just to remind ye all that Thursday 30th April is the closing date for the Scallop challenge.

All entries must be in by Thursday midnight!!!

Looking forward to more lovely projects




Here are some samples from Kerry's wedding album. She has an album in the shop of ideas for brides. There is a wedding class on 9th May - check out the classes button at the top of the blog.

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The black and white card is A4 folded in half.

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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Glitter Girls Cards

Here are some photos for you. These are samples made by the Galway Glitter Girl (aka Fiona Ryan). Don't forget there is a class coming up on 30th May. Just click the classes tab at the top of the blog for more details.

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Another new week tomorrow.

Hi there,

I can't believe how fast the time is passing. Summer is just around the corner. Aplologies for my infrequent visits - but my course finishes on May 6th, and have lots of assignments to do before then. So after that ye can really chase me for posts!!

I wanted to add a link to the blog for a very talented Irish Scraper - Lynn Foley!!
See her link on the list to the right and here -

She was chosen to compete for the Scrapbook Apprentice on Creativity Life.
Each competitor has to submit a set of LO's & projects each month and the public then vote.
Lynn is in third position at the moment.

Take a look at the site - lot of inspiration there. The products are all from Docrafts.

On way with photos!!


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sizzix going online

Helen and I are are committed to getting our website more up to date. So today, as a result of a mad asthma attack - and a resultant inability to run around like a headless chicken, I have been gathering all the pics and am going to start uploading some of our fabulous sizzix stock.
The only problem is that it is so fab, it normally doesn't last that long online before it sells out.
Going to start now so keep checking.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Scallop Challenge

Hi there,

Just a reminder about the closing date for the challenge.
It is April 30th. Only one weekend left to get working on your project.

Remember the prize is a set of nestibilities.

Will be back later with some photos


Sunday, April 19, 2009

More from Carlow...

.... here are the rest of the sample cards from Carlow.

If anyone wants to show their cards from the workshop, or those you made at home later, you can mail me a picture on We would love to hear from you.

Some for the boys...............
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A red hot bed for the boys with insert............
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For the gardener............
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Some vintage/distressing techniques.....

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Cards from Carlow!!!

Back in March, Kerry & Phil were in Carlow to give a cardmaking workshop. It sounds like it was a fun visit and those that went to the classes had a good time too.

Here are some of the cards they made.

Some from Crafters Companion Flower Fairies CD, including inserts....
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......this is from the co-ordinating stamps.....
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...another stamped card - but check out the yummy buckle, had to ring the shop and put a pack away for me. They are available in antique silver......

More girlie cards using templates, rubber stamping, peel-offs & heat-embossing
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Friday, April 17, 2009

Penny Black News

If you have a minute - log onto the Penny Black site they are launching some fab new stamps - especially for the cuties amongst us. My order is going in tomorrow. I am dreaming about them already. I am really long overdue for a Penny Black fix.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Coffee Morning!

Don't forget Coffee morning tomorrow - out of sync I know, but never mind. We have great new stuff and the sale is still on - so it is well worth a visit!
See you at 10:30 -
p.s. I have ordered a big pecan nut pie from the Cafe

Its Thursday!!!!!!


Can't believe it is Thursday already - where did the Easter holidays go?
I had so much planned and only a fraction of it done.

Entries are coming in for the scallop challenge - and they are just fab.
Please keep them coming.
Closing date is April 30th.

If anyone wants a link to their blog, on this blog, please let me know.

If you are free tomorrow morning, don't forget the coffee morning at An Siopa Bui. The theme is weddings.



Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Glitter Girls - Embossing Boards

A few more pictures from the play night.

These are all from the Glitter Girls embossing boards.

The first two pictures are finished items, the second two are work in progress.
I will be back another day with pictures of some fab samples from our own Galway Glitter Girl!!!!


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Play Days & Nights

Well I hope ye have all recovered from the chocolate overload at the weekend.
We still have 3 big eggs in the fridge - not good.

Here are some photos from the play night at Siopa Bui last week.

All of these cards used nestabilities!!!

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Here are two cuties that Phil brought along with her on the night.

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Very Exciting Box

I have just unpacked a very exciting box. It is from Sizzix and has some amazing dies in it. The pop-up house, pop-up cake, an amazing aeroplane card, just more and more amazing things. Going to try and get into the FTP site and get some stuff uploaded as this really needs to go on the site.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Classes are updated

Just to let you know that class lists for May & June have been updated.

Hit the class button at the top of the blog.


Thursday, April 9, 2009


Too exciting - the new parcel of nestabilites contained the impressabilities. We have butterflies, flowers and paisleys.


We are having an easter sale - I have frantically been trying to get the newsletter out, but the posted ones will only go out on Tuesday - sorry. I just couldn't do it. I was running through the rain trying to make time stop, but it didn't work.
The good news is that the sale will be extended. It starts on Good Friday at 11:00 and will run right up Sunday after Easter - the 19th April. We have a great selection of deals including discounted pre-packed payper boxes (6 Euro) 10 peel-offs for 6 Euro as well as other value packs. Gifts with a purchase, and discounts from 10 to 30%. We also have a discounted Sizzix tray and a great used stamp tray (or 2 with stamps from 50c to 3.50 Euro).
Hope to see you over Easter.
Remember crafting contains no calories!

No time for Easter Eggs

Which is probably a Good thing. OK - news!!!! Just unpacked - more Nesties, more RedHotBed, Fab decoupage and great peel-offs direct from Le Suh in Holland. We also had a delivery from our suppliers in Belgium - Artemio - nice scrapbooking goodies, wooden items, tassels etc. Looks like I will be too busy for eating Easter eggs which is not a bad thing.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Red Hot Bed Products

Not sure how this company came up with their name but that is really what they are called - Red Hot Bed. Kerry is now stocking their products. Lovely matching sheets of toppers and backing papers - great for quick cards.

Here is a quick look. Think Phil did these - correct me if I'm wrong Phil!!!
They are very cute in real life (IRL).

I got some of these and haven't gotten around to making them up - time is my big enemy at the moment.

Would love to see pictures of what others have made with these sheets/toppers.


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