Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summer Programme for kids!

After lots of chatting and thinking we have decided to run a weekly programme of quality craft classes for kids aged 7-13 over the summer.  So ....  Every Thursday afternoon, we have some great activity classes which are based around skills as well as making quality items that you will use at home or can give as presents.
All the classes will be taught by Kim 'o Donoghue, an qualified art teacher who moved to Ireland from America a few years ago.

hereWe have a fab picture with a few sneak peaks, but will be posting more samples on our Facebook page every week.

A full listing of the activities can be downloaded and printed here

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Dublin Workshop Feedback

I was delighted to be back in Dublin this weekend, with a new format workshop, in a fab new venue.
We made 6 projects - packed with lots of techniques, at the Sean 'o Casey Community Centre, which was light and airy, and very clean and comfy.  It was such a relaxed day and everyone got their projects done, each in their own way, with personal twists as we discovered the uniqueness of fabby crafting goodies like alcohol inks and UTEE.  Just a few pics to show you what we were up to.

Hope to be back in Dublin soon.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A very creative week!

I have had one of those weeks where the projects to be finished is a bit too long.  Good in one way because it is so inspiring, but the big question is to decide what to do first - Class cards for our regular class, the fabby projects for my class on Saturday (doing things Kerry style), a mini-album swop I am doing with some very talented ladies on Facebook, and the next Yellow Club.

Today's pic is of a cute card I made for thanking teachers - a really important message at this time of year.  Giving gifts isn't as common anymore, but a nice handmade card I know will be appreciated.  You could always get the student to do the colouring themselves!

The base card is a pre-fold from Docrafts.  Sometimes it is just easier when a bigger sheet than an A4 is needed.  It is a 6X6" Stepper card.  The image is from Penny Black and is a beautiful wood mounted stamp.  I have coloured using my Copics, and then created the flowers from scraps.  The sentiment is handwritten using a white gel pen!