Monday, September 13, 2010

Whitehall Crop & Workshop - This Thursday 16th - Sneak Peeks!

If you haven't booked your place at this Thursday's Workshop in Whitehall Parish Centre, there are a few places left.  Just email to make a reservation or buy your ticket online!

When: Thursday 16th September 2010

Time: 7pm to 10pm

Where: Whitehall Parish Centre, The Thatch Road, Whitehall, Dublin 9.  The Centre is fully wheelchair accessible and has ample free parking.  It is five minutes from the M1 exit off the M50 and is served by a number of bus routes including the 16/16A.

How much?  Workshop places cost €25.00 including tuition, kit materials and tea/coffee homebaking.  If you don't wish to take part in the workshop but would like to attend to work on your own projects, chat and have a cuppa, crafting places cost €10.00 for the whole evening including refreshments.

This month's kit includes:

  • 5 sheets of Cosmo Cricket Togetherness Double Sided Paper (Birds of a feather, All a Flutter, Kites Strings, Making Plans & Pinwheels)
  • 1 sheet of Cosmo Cricket Togetherness Double Sided Borders
  • Co-ordinating Cosmo Cricket Chipboard Pieces
  • Half a yard of Divine Twine

You will also need to bring with you:

  • A paper trimmer or guillotine or craft knife & craft mat
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Black felt tip (fine nib)
  • Acid Free Glue for sticking paper or double sided sticky tape (also on sale in the shop)
  • Small sticky foam pads (we have plenty of these for sale in the shop)
  • Distress Ink & applicator sponge (we used Antique Linen)
  • Small piece of sandpaper or sanding tool
  • A corner rounder (if you don't have one we'll have one to borrow on the night)

Photos needed:

  • Two 5" x 7" landscape format photographs with colours to match the papers (or black & white photos if you prefer)
  • One 4" x 6" portrait format photograph (with white border)
  • One 3" x 3.5" portrait format photograph (with or without white border)

I just wanted to share a few sneak peeks of this month's layout.  The papers and chipboard are very colourful but they all have an old fashioned cream colour running through them so they would be suitable for black and white photos if you can't find colour photos to match!

Sneak Peek 1Sneak Peek 2Sneak Peek 3Sneak Peek 4Sneak Peek 5

Contact me at or telephone/text me on 086-2065346 if you have any queries!

Hope to see you Thursday,

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

New Beginners Cardmaking & Scrapbooking Classes!

Well, we've finally found a great venue in the North East to commence our Beginners/Improvers Cardmaking & Scrapbooking Classes.

Cards and layouts Advert

The Barbican is a new centre at the side of the Laurence Town Centre Shopping Mall in Drogheda town.  It's bright and airy, fully wheelchair accessible and there's ample free parking (after 6pm) on William Street and Fair Street in the vicinity of the Barbican.


Course Details:

When: September 15th 2010, each Wednesday for 6 weeks

Where: The Barbican, St. Peters Parish Centre, William Street, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Time: from 7pm to 9pm

Cost: €90 including all materials

The course is suitable for:  anyone who'd like to make their own handmade cards, scrapbook pages, memory books or mini books.  You will learn about the tools, materials and techniques necessary to achieve really professional looking projects and each night we'll be completing a different project including cards, a scrapbook layout and a mini book.

You don't need any artistic skills as anyone can learn papercrafting skills over time and with practice.

Here's just a selection of what you will be learning over the six weeks?

Paper & Card: Identifying the different types and weights of paper and card.  Matting, tearing, inking, sanding, chalking and embossing paper.  How to choose papers to match your photos or embellishments and how to use plain and patterned papers.

Embellishments: You'll learn all about the different materials you can use to enhance your cards and scrapbook pages e.g. chipboard, buttons, eyelets, brads, ribbons, metal, string, charms, glitter, thread etc.

Tools & Inks: Identifying all the different tools, glues, diecutters, inks, paints, punches and more and how to use them.

Identifying themes:  How to identify and create themes for your cards and scrapbook layouts and how to create imaginative journalling for your memory books and scrapbook layouts.

and more!

How do I book my place?  You can book your place online here or by telephone on 086-2065346.  The course fee of €90.00 is payable in advance by cash, cheque, postal order, Mastercard, Visa and Laser.  If you have any queries about the course you can of course contact us by telephone or email at