Saturday, 26 October 2013

Christmas is on its way!

These are the pics of my first Christmas cards for this year.
They are the cards I taught at my class in Crafty Bride 
in Kilkenny today. Hope you like them!
This card is made using a vintage santa background, crafts too 'Ivy-Corner' die-cut and the topper is from Joanna Sheens Victorian Christmas CD. The spellbinders die-cut backing the topper is the stately cirlces and plain circles, both from the grand nestabilities range.
This card is made using a lovely image of a family at the crib outside Church. The nesties are again from the spellbinders grand nestabilities range and are the grand decorative labels 1.
This card is made using an image from the new Hobby House 'Mo Manning' die-cut toppers. The left-hand ribbon border is made using the Martha Stewart Ribbon Border Punch and is layered onto another piece of backing card punched on both sides again with a Martha Stewart border punch. The die-cut used to back the topper is from the spellbinders 'resplendent rectangles'.

Some recent makes....

Here is a card I made as an acceptance card for a guild event I was invited to through I.C.A.

This one is a card I made for our Nephews 13th Birthday.

These were two cards I made for twins who were celebrating their 21st Birthdays

 A Wedding Card

Saturday, 7 September 2013

An Grianán - ICA College of Education

We had our Kilkenny Federation week at An Grianán in Termonfeckin recently an our members done both ribbonwork and fascinators. We met some great people from other Federations around the country and had a wonderful time. All really enjoyed the week and here are some of the photos from the week.
Here are some of the ladies doing ribbonwork. There is Maria from Monasterboice , Josephine Helly (Teacher), Nuala from Blanchardstown Guild and Hazel her friend.

Shirley Power (Kilkenny Frderation President) from Kilkenny and Jacinta and Maria from Monasterboice.

Some of the beautiful baskets made in the ribbonwork class under the diection of Josephine Helly

This is my own piece

Ribbonwork roses made by Josephine Helly, Galway

Cushion made by Josephine Helly, Galway

Gift box made by Josephine Helly, Galway

Kathleen Coady, Glenmore Guild in Kilkenny Federation modelling one of her fascinators made at An Grianán

Close up of Kathleen's Fascinator

Kathleen's second fascinator after spraying.

Kathleen with her collection of beautiful fascinators

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Card Class at 'Craftybride', Kilkenny

Here are the three cards I done at my half day class on Tuesday last at 'Craftybride' in Kilkenny. Hope you like them.....

This Baby Card would be suitable for either a boy or girl just by changing the ribbon colour. You could also use white ribbon to keep it completely neutral. The image is a Penny Parker Baby image.
This image has lovely colouring and would suit either the green and teal tones used or alternatively brown tones.
The backing paper used is from dreamtime.
This is a great card for using up scraps and can be adapted to suit any occasion.

Some Recent Cards.....

Here are some of the cards I completed recently for different occasions.....

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Sunday, 2 June 2013

50th Birthday

Here is a 50th Birthday card I made this week.  It is made using mainly spellbinders done with some matting and layering, some ribbon from my ribbon stash and the flowers are from Wild Orchid.
I took my inspiration from some of Debbie Stevens cards

Saturday, 1 June 2013


Here's a Wedding card I made last week. The client requested for to have horses and aeroplanes included on the card. I used the spellbinders stately circles for the greeting and layered it onto the spellbinders grand scalloped circles. The aeroplane is from the Joanna Sheen CD 'Ladies, Gentlemen and children' and the horse is from a La Pashe decoupage sheet. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Card Swap

Here's the card I made and sent for the May Card Swap. I hope the recipient liked it!

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Congratulations....all round!

Here are a few of my latest creations for congratulations on qualifying as a mechanic and also qualifying as a beautician and also a communion card and birthday card.
This topper is from a La Pasche Decoupage sheet and the border is done using a martha stewart chequered border punch.  The flags and tyres are clipart.

I love this card, the colours on it are very striking I think!

This card was made using some paper from my paper stash and a craftsuprint download topper

This card I put together in a clipboard style using clipart and some small toppers

Communion Topper die cut using spellbinders stately circles and embossing folder is spellbinders reverence.

This is a card I done originally in a class with Yvonne Tune.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Communion Card

It's that time of year's a communion card I made last week 
and the feedback from the mother of the little girl was lovely.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Today's Creation....

This is a card that I was asked to do for a woman whose Son qualified as a mechanic.  It is made using a backing paper from Kraftyhands mens cd and some toppers and embellishments from Debbie Moore's mechanical cd

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Happy Birthday Wishes....

Today is my wonderful hubby's Birhtday and here is the card I made for him for his special day. Hope you have a great day John. Lots of Love. Shirley
The card is made using papers from the Krafty Hands 'Funky Daze' cd. The border is the celtic tonic border punch and the die is a spellbinders labels die-cut.

Special Occassions

Hi ya all, below are some recent cards I've made for people. Shirley
This card was for my niece Helena who was six last Saturday.

A Boys confirmation card.

This card I used for a 21st Birthday.
It was a card that was designed by Yvonne Tune from Card Art Kilcoole.

Thursday, 18 April 2013


Hi all, below is the image of the card I taught at the Kilkenny Cardmaking Club last night. It is made using the Crafter's Companion 'Moreheads' CD and would be suitable for any occasion although we made it for a birthday last night. The backing for the greeting topper is spellbinders 'stately circles'. The ribbon is ribbon that I've had hanging around my craft shed for years but I think it suits the card perfectly.  Hope you like it!


Saturday, 30 March 2013

Ruby Wedding Anniversary

This is a nice Anniversary card and could be adapted in many colour schemes. It would also make a nice Wedding card where the names of the Bride & Groom could be added to the heart centre.
The card is made using a martha stewart punch to punch out the right-hand border and some hearts that were cut out using the e-craft. The back hearts are edged in lace and then 3d up. The white heart is added flat before the flowers were added...and a hint of glitter on the flowers of course! The hearts on the right are embellished with individual pearls as is the left-hand side of the card to define the scallop.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Butterfly Bliss

Below is a card I designed for a Wednesday night class for the Kilkenny Card Club. Hope you like it!
The card is made using the Spellbinders grand circles and grand scalloped circles.  The sentiment stamp and border stamp is from the Sheena Douglas range and the butterfly is a Marianne creatables die-cut.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Workshop in Kilkenny on March 23rd

Hello to all,
I'm putting up this post today because I got a telling off at my class in 'Craftybride' in Kilkenny last Saturday when some of the ladies at the workshop gave out to me because I wasn't keeping my blog up to date with inspiration for them.  It's a compliment to hear people say that they keep an eye on my blog but not something I ever expected I suppose.  Hopefully the telling off is exactly what I needed to get me back on track with my blogging again, so here's some photo's of the cards we done on Saturday. Hope you like them.

This is a man's card can could be used as either a birthday card or also as a retirement card just to change the wording. The clock is from the Marianne die-cut range and the border is done using the tonic celtic border pattern.

This communion card is made using white and silver with just a splash of colour depending on whether it is a boy or a girl. The dies are from the crosses 2 range of spellbinders and the border is the Parisian accents spellbinders border. I think there is a lovely simplicity in the card and again could be adapted very easily to make a Christening, Wedding or Anniversary card.

This Wedding card is made using the go kreate arch die cuts.  The ivy embellishments are cut using the quickcutz long ivy border and the image is a lovely simple image, glittered on the veil to give it a nice elegant finish.