Hello and Welcome to Card Art Kilcoole
My Workshops are open to anyone interested in Card Making, and everyone is very welcome,
However places are limited, and fill very quickly,
if your interested in coming to one of my workshops please email me yvonnecardart63@live.co.uk
many thanks Yvonne

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Card Art Christmas Workshops 2018


Christmas Workshops 2018
No 2
Carlow Christmas Workshop
At the New Oak Community Center
Saturday 20th of October
Time 10.00 to 5.00

We are making 4 projects at this workshop

Card 1. The Legend of the holly
Card 2. Let it Snow
Card 3. Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Card 4.Vintage Christmas in Gold and burgundy  

Cost €40.00
(3 places available)


No 3. Repeat
2nd Christmas Workshop Kilcoole (repeat)
Saturday 3rd of November
At Kilcoole Community Center
Time 10.30 to 5.30
We are making 5 projects at this workshop
Cost €45.00
What we're making 
Card 1. Pleated Pinwheel keepsake decoration 
attached to matching 8 by 8 card
Card 2. Satin and lace card for a special couple.
Card 3. Christmas rose Decoupage. 8 by 8 inch
Card 4. Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Beautiful red and gold card 8 by 8 inch

Card 5. Frosty and bright in red and white 8 by 8 inch card.
6 places available



No 4.
Kilkenny Christmas Workshop
Saturday 17th of November
Time 10.00 to 5.00

At St John's Parish Center Kilkenny
Opposite the Train Station
at the back of the church
There is no Parking at the center, you need to park at the train station, parking is €4.00 for full day.

We are making 4 cards
Card 1. Winter Magic
Card 2. Aperture card Winter Wonderland woodland scene
Card 3.  A Christmas Prayer
Card 4. to be confirmed
Cost €40.00
4 places available 


What you need to bring
Craft Mat
3 pairs of scissors, 1 for paper, 1 for ribbons, 
and 1 for sticky tapes.
Paper trimmer
Ruler, Pencil, rubber, note pad
Tweezers, Pokey tool, bone folder
Good quality all purpose glue (colall or bostic)

Foam pads, foam tape,
Double- sided tape
Hi-tac Tape (the one with the red backing) this is for sticking  ribbon and lace.
Please bring your own glue gun if you have one,
and an extension lead.
and a craft lamp if you have o
ne. 
UPDATED foam mat and ball tool( for Kilcoole)
(Fine crochet hook or darning needle for Kilkenny)

Tea/coffee supplies with some homemade goodies 
throughout the day
Please bring a your own Mug, A pack lunch and some soft drinks
Bring a Cushion, you'll thank me.
and an extra cardigan,

Please Email HERE to book in

Sunday, June 17, 2018

A few cards to share today
from Kilkenny

21st  Concertina Step Easel

side view

Fashion theme 

golf theme


Multi fold Card with a car theme





Butterfly  floral wreath

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Up Coming Workshops 2018

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

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Christmas Workshops 2018

No 1.
Kilcoole Christmas Workshop 
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.)

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No 2
Carlow Christmas Workshop
At the New Oak Community Center
Saturday 20th of October 
Time 10.00 to 5.00
(This workshop is full)
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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

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No 4. 
Kilkenny Christmas Workshop
Saturday 17th of November 
Time 10.00 to 5.00
places available.


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

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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

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Latest class makes 
Fantastic Florals








Scones all ready

table set

before we get started




Bling Beauties








 






Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Photo's Carlow Christmas Card 2016

All wrapped up for Christmas
chocolate box style card


with matching gift box


Frosty and Bright
Shabby chic card
with distressed edges 


The road to Bethlehem 
decoupage nativity card
with hessian and Muslin


Santa Claus is coming to town, 
Side step easel card


Side view of Side step card


4 inch Sq Concertina card 
Gloria in Excelsis Deo


Inside view of card



Back view of card






Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hello everyone
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


Thursday, July 21, 2011

What you need to bring to my workshops


Getting started with your new hobby
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
Paper Trimmer
(as it's near impossible to cut a straight line)

Score Board
(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.)

Doublesided tape
(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