Monday, May 31, 2010

Gorgeous New stock on the Shelves

We have so much new stock in the shop, I have been giving people tours this weekend. Lots of flowers from Petaloo, yummy Tim Holtz goodies, the latest stamps from Clarity and finally the clarity card stock that Barbara Grey uses on her programmes. It is just such fun going in to work when there is so many nice things to play with!!!
Helen should be posting a few cards later, and I will have a new newsletter out later this week.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Coffee Morning, Demos and more!!


Just a quick post today!

Firstly - tomorrow is coffee morning - date changed due to classes in Clonegal last weekend.
As usual it runs from 10.30am to 12 ish. Tomorrow's demo is all about using fabric on cards.

Secondly - Saturday is a Demo day - Linda Dawson is coming all the way from Cork to show us the fab new BCE templates that have arrived in the shop. These templates have been featured on Create and Craft and you will be able to produce some stunning results from these. She will also be showing us some fab new decoupage.
Demo runs from 11am to 4.30. Kerry tells me there will be lots of special offers on the day and there is lots of new stock in the shop

And finally a card!! When this stamp set came in the images didn't appeal to me but the wordings were fab. You can see it here in the shop. Now the whole set has grown on me. Below is card that Kerry made from the set.

Bye for now!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Demos, Pictures & New Stock

Hi there,

Well - where do you start. Lots of news & stuff!

First Kerry tells me she has taken delivery of a new range of products - BCE Templates.
Linda Dawson is coming to An Siopa Bui on May 22nd to demo these along with some new die cut decoupage products! So there is a date for your diary!.

Secondly the new stamps from the Artist Proofs range from Hero Arts arrived today. I am in love with these new stamps and all things Hero Arts at the moment. Take a look at their site for ideas and inspiration. They should be on the site in the next day or two - that's if there is any left. I have a few ordered!!

And last but not least - some pictures of the Spring Extravaganza class makes. Here I have some pictures of the wedding album class that Kerry taught. All the products are K & Co.
They came out really well. They papers and embellishments are fab!

Kerry tells me there is a newsletter coming with lots of news and updates.



Saturday, May 1, 2010

Cards from Extravaganza

Hi there,

Well the week has flown by, it only feels like yesteday since I was leaving the Westwood hotel with my head full of new ideas and inspiration. I think at this stage that everyone has recovered and maybe ye are getting to finish the projects that ye started that weekend. We would love to see how your cards, LO's, albums and jewellery turned out. You can send us a link to your blog or a picture of the finished item. I never fail to be amazed at how differently the same project can turn out.
Anyway I taught one class, went to five classes and then had to dash home to other commitments.
I have lots of photos of cards & projects but very little of people - so if anyone has any we would love to see those too. Any pictures can be sent to

Just to whet your appitite here are cards from two of the classes that I went to.

The first was Sandie Dunne's class where we painted with Distress Inks - a technique that I have tried since and will be trying again. She used a lovely Sugar Nellie stamp in the class. I only bought it in An Siopa Bui the day before - very glad I had! Do check out Sandie's Blog for more of her fab cards.

The second card is from Carmen Sheridan's class. In this class we used Stamping Bellas and this time we coloured with Copic Markers! I only managed to get a picture of one of the cards, but you can see more of her work on Carmen's blog.

I have been rubber stamping for a few years and I can never get enough of colouring techniques!

Hope to be back soon with more pictures from the weekend!