Saturday 16th June 2018 Kilkenny (this workshop is now full thanks everyone) Creative Card Making Workshop At St John's Parish Centre Kilkenny Mc Donough Junction Opp Train Station. Time 10.00 to 5.00 PARKING Parking is opposite the hall at the train station and is €4.00 for full day. Theme Special Birthdays. We are making 5 cards on the day Card 1.21st birthday for Girl, with extra images for 21st boy to make at home. Card 2. Golf Theme for male Card 3. Multi fold card with a Car theme Card 4. Elegant and Feminine ladies birthday Card 5. Fashion theme ladies card these cards will have special ages for special birthdays Places limited. Cost €40.00 for full day Please can you bring the usual adhesives and tools full list at end of the page Your own Mug. A Cushion ( you'll thank me) and a pack lunch Tea/ Coffee and homemade treats supplies Please get in touch to book in by email HERE ------------------------- Christmas Workshops 2018 No 1.
Saturday 6th of October
At the Kilcoole Community Center
Time 10.30 to 5.30.
Full details will be added over the Summer
(this workshop is full.)
Carlow Christmas Workshop
At the New Oak Community
Saturday 20th of October Time 10.00 to 5.00
(This workshop is full)
No 3. repeat
2nd Christmas Workshop Kilcoole (repeat)
Saturday 3rd of November
At Kilcoole Community Center
Time 10.30 to 5.30 12 places available
----------------------------- No 4.
Kilkenny Christmas Workshop
Saturday 17th of November Time 10.00 to 5.00
What you need to bring
Tea/coffee supplies with some homemade goodies
Please bring a pack lunch and some soft drinks
Details below of what you need to bring to a workshop.
Bring a Cushion, you'll thank me. Please Email HERE to book in -------------------------------
Card 1 Satin and lace padded card
with a pretty handmade foam rose bouquet
Oval Aperture Pop -out card
Simple C5 decoupage rose, but the surprise is inside
Inside view of Oval Aperture Pop-out card
Raised Oval Aperture Card
This one is boxed
Pretty Flutterby Fairy card
----------------------------- Latest class makes Fantastic Florals
Just a bit about my classes I have been crafting all my life, learning to knit, sew, and crochet, as a child. I learned iris-folding, decoupage, and quilling, at the W.I. when I lived in the Cotswolds in the last 80s I found my lovely hobby again about 12 years ago, and have been teaching card making about the last 11 years. I was a florist for nearly 25 years, so bring this into my card making adding beautiful floral touches, ribbon and lace, to the cards we make.
I try to teach designs at my workshops that are creative, in style, without having to purchase expensive machines and dies,
if I do use dies, I try my best to show you an alternative without them. so that when you go home you can re-create a card similar with what you have in your craft stash, all my kits come with full instructions, or you can fine a list of instructions on my main page.
I use lots of pretty embellishments, ribbons, lace, flowers and leaves, showing you different technique, and always give value for money, you will go home with cards to the value of the cost of the day. when the classes are in my home I also supply a home cooked lunch, desert, tea/coffee and homemade goodies.
everyone is welcome to come along, and I work in a step by step method, so my classes are suitable for all levels of card makers. Thanks for stopping by Happy Crafting Yvonne xx
I get asked a lot about, what equipment you would need to start card making.
Card making can be a very expensive hobby, there is so much equipment for sale, that you can most defiantly get carried away,
(I know because you should see my craft room, )
But the basic starter set up tool kit would be
(as it's near impossible to cut a straight line)
(to fold your cards into different card designs without cracking the card or giving the card a buckled creased fold line.)
Good quality all purpose clear glue
(Because there are lots of very cheap glue in euro shops, which will damage background papers, I would avoid them and buy a good quality one like Collall or Bostic) Glue Gun I couldn't make cards with out one, as I have no patients, waiting for glue to dry, the glue gun allows you to stick embellishments instantly, great if there is any weight, as Wet glue takes for ever to dry. I have a dremmel, which I got in woodies about 4 years ago, and it's fantastic, it doesn't cook the glue like cheaper makes, as it has a thermostat, so the glue doesn't over heat, which caused the glue to discolour.
Decoupage Foam Pads or foam tape
(You should get good quality foam pads or tape, I use JeJe and find them the best.)
(This can be fiddly to use, but once you get the hang of it, you won't use anything else to stick Card, Paper, Ribbon and embellishments with.)
Ribbons and bows
(These are always handy to have, as they add a bit of extra finish to any project)
Self adhesive Gems and Pearls
Buttons and brads
Again these give extra sparkle to your cards
Peel-off Boarder and Corners
These give that extra finish to handmade cards, making them stand out from the rest, they come in a huge selection of designs and colours.
Paper or punched flowers
Again these give extra detail to your cards There is a full list of the suppliers I use on my main page Here