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

Monday, May 27, 2019

Card Art Creations
Christmas Workshops 2019
Saturday 26th of October
Sunday 27th of October
( both workshops are now full)
Join me for a full day of Card making
in the Kilcoole Community Centre
Time 10.00 to 5.00

We are making 4 really special Christmas cards
in a lovely relaxed class

Card 1. Christmas Blessings
(beautiful blue and white card)

Card 2. Christmas Wishes
(all white card, with beautiful embellishments)

Card 3. Rudolph Story book card
(this one will take all afternoon, as its 5 cards in one book, with a tiny story book attached)

Card 4. Cream and Gold card using embossing folders and dies. 

Tea/coffee supplies with homemade goodies throughout the day.
More details to follow

Please email me HERE to book in.

What you need to bring
Craft Mat
Score board and ball tool
3 pairs of scissors, 1 for paper, 1 for ribbons, and 1 for sticky tapes.
Paper trimmer large and small.
(you have a lot of cutting to do, for the Rudolph card.)
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

I have glue guns for sale. please let me know if you want one. 

( I do not have any spare)

A Cushion you'll thank me!!!
and a packed lunch and soft drinks. 
Deposit required when booking and Balance to be paid 4 weeks before class, if for some reason you can not make it on the day your kits will be posted to you at cost,
Deposits are non refundable.

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 15 years ago, and have been teaching card making about the last 13 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.
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