Sunday, June 28, 2009

Parchment Cards

Afternoon all,

Hope ye are all enjoying the lovely weather - it is almost hard to believe.

There is Parchment craft demo day coming up on Saturday July 11th. Cathy G will be demonstrating this beautiful technique. It is a great opportunity to try something new. No need to book, but if you want more information, then please contact the shop on 091 504692 or by email on
It runs from 11am to 4pm with a break for lunch.
In the next day or two I will be putting up some of the parchment goodies on the website. They are available in the shop also.

Here are some new cards from Cathy to whet your appetite.





Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Monday 22nd June

Hi guys,

Bet ye thought we had disappeared.

Kerry is in South Africa and having a ball by the sounds of it.
Check back for updates from her.

I'm just about recovered from getting so close to Take That - they were amazing.
I don't remember them being so good looking the last time around.

My sister's wedding is less than two weeks away and the excitement (and panic) is mounting.
So if I'm distracted ye will know why.

So lots to tell ye:

  • The summer newsletter is out (on email and by snail mail)
  • I will be updating with the details of the Spiddal Summer Extravaganza later this week.
  • I have put up some details of the Great Big Craft Extravaganza (GBCE) in Athlone - check out the extravaganza button at the top.
  • The masculine challenge is now closed - thanks for all your entries - will post the entries for you all to see and get Kerry to judge from SA.
  • Details to follow of upcoming demo days
  • Pictures to come of some parchment samples from Cathy
  • Pictures of the 12x12 demo day from Phil

So lots to come in the coming days, not to mention updates to the shop site. There is some new Sizzix in and lots of sparkly goodies to be added to the website.

Bye for now


Friday, June 12, 2009

Busy Weekend

Hi there,

Just popping in to say hello.

Won't be much blogging this weekend. Kerry has a Dublin Workshop on Sunday and from there she is off to South Africa. But she will be blogging from there.

I'm off to Dublin this evening - Going to see Take That for my sister's hen party.

If the head is well on Sunday I will be popping in to the Dublin workshop with my camera!!!!

Next week I have photos of the 12x12 demo and more

Don't forget to check out the shop site - lots of new goodies have been uploaded.

Have a good weekend


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Big News - We have Cuttlebug Embossing Folders and more

Just had to pop a note to tell you that they have arrived. We have Provocraft Cuttlebug Embossing Folders and more in Stock and will have them in Dublin.
Helen is trying to get them up on the site as soon as we can.
Just finishing unpacking the Box now!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Paper Play Challenge

More challenge news this evening.

Check out this link (will also leave a link on the right side of the page for future reference).

Sandie and the rest of the design team have come up with some lovely ideas and designs.
If you fancy a weekly challenge or just some new inspiration check it out.

The big news over there on the Paper Play challenge blogspot is that they now have some sponsors for their weekly challenge. And An Siopa Bui is sponsoring this week.


June Challenge - Masculine Projects

Evening all!!!

Was speaking to Kerry about our Masculine challenge.
And the big news is the prize will be 3 cuttlebug folders!!!

Not sure when they will be in but keep watching.

Also a reminder the closing date is June 20th.

So masculine cards, LO's, mini books, projects etc

Looking forward to all your entries.


Sunday, June 7, 2009

A Busy Weekend - and The Website back online

After a hectic week, we finally have the new improved website back up and running. Thanks so much to Helen for all the hard work. It really looks fabulous and there is lots and lots of new goodies . Now we just have to keep it up to date, but it should be easier with three of us, Helen, Kim in the shop and me - although I will be doing my bit long distance from South Africa for a few weeks. Do pop over and have a browse.
We had a lovely demo day yesterday and made some really lovley projects. Phil and I were doing demo's with 12X12, and made some great projects - Helen popped in afters seeing the Boats off from the Volvo Ocean race, and took loads of photos so watch this space.
Having a well deserved day off to pack for my trip, so I will sign off now.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

New Creative Cardmaking is Finally in the Shop!

I do get excited about little things. This month's issue of Creative Cardmaking has been delayed due to a breakdown at the printer caused by the insert of the free gifts. Well the mags finally arrived today, and I can see why - It is a really special edition, and well worth the wait. Don't delay booking your copy. Yellow Club members - yours went out this evening.!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

We're going Square - 12X12 Square

Have you got loads of 12X12 stash?
Do you want some new fantastic ideas of projects to make using 12X12?
On Saturday 6th June - we are having a free demonstration day at the shop with Philomena Sullivan.
Phil did a fantastic class for us last year on amazing projects using 12X12 and we are having her back for lots more.
Join us any time from 11:00 to 16:00 - and expect to be inspired!
Don't forget to bring your camera's!
Amazing value goody bags have already been packed inside 12X12 storage! - Stocks are limited though!

See you at An Siopa Bui - in Spiddal - if you are coming to see the Boats off in Galway just continue for a short drive along the coast and you will be there!