Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Have a fun crafty day out and help a worthy cause too!

This Sunday 4th October, is delighted to be attending the SuperCrop & Craft Fair fundraiser for the Petra's Trust Charity.

We're bringing the shop, doing makes & takes and hoping to help raise funds for this very worthy Charity.

To see what Petra's Trust is all about take a look at the website here!

If you're a cardmaker, scrapbooker or crafter of any kind, why not join us in Dunshaughlin Community Centre, County Meath from 2pm to 6pm for a fun crafty day out.

For the bargain price of €20.00 you'll get:

Entry to the event with a dedicated crafting space just for you!

Access to a range of stalls selling a variety of craft and non-craft items!

A chance to learn new skills like: how to create an icing rose, quilting skills from the Trim Quilt Group, papercrafting make & takes from Jackie Mooney, Lainey from Happy Day Memories and myself!

Tea, coffee and biccies all day!

There'll also be a bumper raffle held on the day with tons and tons of fantastic crafty prizes to be won! (Tickets for the raffle cost €10.00 and can be bought on the day).

So whether you're an experienced crafter or new to crafting and would like to find out what it's all about why not come along! If you have any craft materials you'd like to work with or if you have any crafty tools bring them along with you too because you'll be assured of inspiration!

Directions to the Centre are here

Monday, September 14, 2009

September Workshop Sneak Peeks & Supply Lists

Our September Workshops are:

Thursday September 17th in Whitehall Parish Centre, The Thatch Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9 from 7.00pm to 10.00pm


Saturday September 26th in the Quaker Meeting House, Lower Churchtown Road, Dublin 6 from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

For both Workshops we'll be using the gorgeous new Lemonade Collection from Basic Grey. The Workshop costs €25.00 and that includes a full kit containing 8 sheets of Basic Grey patterned paper from the Lemonade range and some Lemonade Felties ....

September Class Kit 2009

.... plus tea, coffee and goodies (homebaking at the Whitehall Workshop!)

Here's a couple of sneak peeks of the Workshop layout:

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To take part in a Workshop you'll need to bring:

  • A paper trimmer (or craft mat, ruler and craft knife) and scissors,
  • Acid free Glue (if you don't have any we'll have some for sale in the shop)
  • Crop-a-Dile (if you don't have one you can borrow one of ours at the Workshop)
  • Distress Ink (we used Walnut Stain)
  • One 5" x 7" photograph in either portrait or landscape format and two 4" x 6" portrait format photos (black & white or if they're colour try to pick ones with colours that match the papers). Please print all photos with white borders or matt them on white cardstock.
  • A black fine tip felt pen and a white Gel pen (we have these in the shop too).

Crop spaces are also available in Whitehall at a cost of €10.00 and limited crop spaces are available in Churchtown, also €10.00.

If you'd like to join us just email or telephone/text 086-2065346

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

New Cosmo Cricket - Boyfriend, Earth Love & Jolly by Golly NOW IN STOCK!

The new Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend, Earth Love and Jolly by Golly lines has just arrived in store. 

Earth Love is definately our favourite and we've got papers, rubons, two types of chipboard and 6" x 6" Mini Decks all in stock and shipping now.

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The Boyfriend line is really trendy and designed with an 80's flair.  According to Cosmo it's for "that, mysterious, misunderstood, slightly moody male that wanders back and forth from the fridge to the couch. The Boyfriend™ celebrates his world with sports, school, music and soda pop."  You'll find the papers really versatile and suitable for boy and male themed layouts and cards and at this time of the year they're absolutely perfect for Back to School/College layouts and teacher's cards.



Jolly by Golly is Cosmo's line for Christmas 2009 and it's loads of fun.  It's got the traditional colours of Red and Green in it's colour palette but also loads of pinks and blues too.


If you're stuck for ideas on how to use all of the latest Cosmo Collections, why not take a look at Debbie Olson's blog.  Debbie is one of the Cosmo Cricket Design Team and her cards are some of the best I've ever seen.  She's brilliant with Copic Markers too and shares loads of ideas on her blog which you might enjoy and find useful.  Here are some of Debbie's designs:

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Earth Love Card ideaJolly by Golly Card Idea

Friday, September 04, 2009

New Prima Goodies just arrived in the shop and shipping NOW!

A few crates full of gorgeous Prima goodies from CHA Summer 2009 just arrived today and they're all on the site and ready to ship! 

Click here to see the full range!

Brand new is their range of recession busting E-Line Flowers!  The very same top quality Prima Flowers in plain packaging, but at a very special price of €1.95 a pack.  Here's a taste of what's in stock:

Gorgeous Confetti Cake - €1.95 for a pack of 24!


Embossed Celebrations - €1.95 for a pack of 30!


Embossed Chelsea - €1.95 for a pack of 30!


and finally, Daisies - €1.95 for a pack of 30!


All brilliant value for money!

Plus, we've plenty for those of you with more luxurious tastes with the kind of rich colours and designs you've come to expect from Prima.  Here's a selection of more of what's in the shop:

Painterly Petals - Hydrangeas in Olive, Blue, Coffee, Violet and Rose - €5.95 per pack of 72!:


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and for those of you who love bling, we've got the Say it in Pearls (SiiP) and Say it in Studs ranges:


and if that wasn't enough ... there's the new Animal Bash double sided paper range:

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All of the new products can be viewed HERE!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Party Invitations using Free Vintage Images & Fonts!

Spent a day putting together some party invitations for a special lady who's 70 tomorrow.  She's having her party at the weekend and I thought she really deserved something special!

I used some C5 white cards, Colorcore Cardstock, white Bazzill and the last of the beautiful Prima Morning Song, Happy Go Lucky paper which I had in the shop.

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The vintage image on the front is from a great website called and the Vogue vintage patterns from the 1950's are here.


Inside the card I printed the details of the party with a brilliant quote I got free from Quote Garden:

" The man who doesn't relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then,

is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head

for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on."  ~ Elbert Hubbard

The font is called Harlow Solid Italic and it's available from some of the free and commercial font sites although you might already have it on your computer.

Here's a close up:

Invitation Close up