50% off Clearance Sale

Well everyone, I hope this email finds you all enjoying 2014 so far 🙂

I have lots of things to share and also some questions for you…first off

1)  We are having our first ever Clearance sale….up to 50% off on brands like Prima, G45, Ranger, Dylusions, Tim Holtz, Sizzix, Spellbinders, Bo Bunny, Simple Stories, basically all your favourite brands.   It’s In the Hodson Bay Hotel Athlone on the 19th January.

There will be approx. 40 spaces to craft/crop so come for the day and bring along your unfinished projects or just pop in and pick up some great products at great prices….a perfect way to start your crafting year !
2)  It’s also that time of year….The Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) are holding their biggest release event of the year starting this weekend…with all the new products being shipped in Feb/March.  This is a fantastic colourful event and to mark it we are having our own CHA Release Party Paddy’s weekend the 15th and 16th March in the Hodson Bay Hotel.
So, mark your diary.  It’s two days of cropping, crafting, demos, makes and takes, classes and shopping.
We will host the event, have our shop and will have a dedicated demo and make and take table.  The classes will be run by tutors from around the country.

So, if their is a particular type of class you would like to do, or a specific product you would like demoe’d email us and let us know asap and we will include it in our list.

Seeing as it is a Bank Holiday weekend we can organise some kids activities through the hotel if we have enough takers, so if you are interested, email me details age, etc of the kids and we can start planning.
The hotel have quoted the following rates for those who wish to come and stay for the weekend, however I would advise you book in the next week to guarantee availability.

“We do have rooms available at the moment. As it is a bank holiday weekend I would recommend that attendees book as soon as possible (link below).

 Rooms Sale Deal (book in Januray) – B&B rooms for €89 per night (Kids B&B €10 per night)

2 B&B 1Dinner – €139 per person sharing (Kids B&B €10 per night)

 Family B&B – €150 per night – €300 Total

Total Family Package (2 B&B, 1 Dinner, Kids Camp & Comp. Activity Voucher) – €355 Total


That’s all for now, email me with any questions.  Hopefully we will see you at our Clearance Sale on the 19th January.
Wishing you lots of Happy Crafting for 2014
Kate x

Ps.We will be showing the new product lines coming out on our blog over the next couple of weeks so make sure to keep an eye out, in the mean time here are a FEW sneak peaks 🙂






Video Sneak Peak of Graphic 45 Kit……..

Only a few days left now…..:-) 🙂 🙂

Karen has done a short video showing what you will be making at her class using the Graphic 45 Kit.  The one she made was using the Mother Goose collection but you have a choice of the fabulous ’12 Days of Christmas’ Paper, ‘Bohemian Bazaar’ or ‘Steampunk Spells’ .  Kits can be purchased here

See you Sunday 🙂

Kate x


Christmas Party update…….

Hi Everyone,

Just over a week to go…..Fa, La, La, la, La……La, La, La La.

Just in case you are planning on coming but haven’t booked a class or ticket, I would ask you to do so this weekend.  Don’t worry if you are a winner of a free ticket as we will refund you 🙂 we are just trying to finalise numbers so we can have everything prepared in advance :-), Santa wants to know how many presents his Elves have to wrap lol!

The other change we are doing this year is that we are going to adhere to the pre-book rule for classes.  It is very difficult to plan a class / pack kits if we don’t know numbers, so again if you want to do a class please book this weekend.

We have some great raffle prizes lined up and the Christmas cake is being iced today….so all we have left to do is pack the goody bags, pack the class kits, make some table decorations, make the name tags,  wrap a few pressies, And drink mulled wine lol!!

Remember, Free Goody Bags for all those who pre-book, so pop over to our web site http://createwithkate.com/workshops-jamborees.html and book your ticket today.

See you on the 1st
Kate x

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Another Sneak Peak….Kit will include a choice of La La Land Character Stamps 🙂


What to bring To the Dublin Workshop 20th April

Hi everyone, it’s hard to follow Mandy’s FAB tutorial  but It had to be done!
And I am really excited about the classes tomorrow, they are going to be great fun.

Here is what you should bring if you have them 🙂

Trimmer / Guillotine

Scorer / scoring tool

Bone Folder


Strong Liquid glue (e.g glossy accents)

Double sided tape

Foam Pads

Favourite inks

Any stamps you want to use

Craft Matt / sheet

Border Punch


Small jewellery pliers

Crafting Hat 🙂

Our Shop (with lots of NEW goodies) will open at 10am and full workshop details can be seen here

See you tomorrow

Kate x


But first I would like to wish you all a Happy St. Patrick’s Day (sorry about being a day late, we had no internet access yesterday 😦 )

And i also want to let you know that we are having a guest blogger here tomorrow, the very talented Louise Furlong is going to share a project she made using Prima’s new Lyric Collection, so make sure to pop over tomorrow and check it out 🙂

So now without further ado……the winner of the €50 Create with Kate Shop Voucher is….da, da, da…

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 Yvonne O’Neill  🙂 🙂 🙂

Congratulations Yvonne, if you email me I will send you on your €50 voucher!

Congrats again and a big thank you to everyone for entering, and don’t forget to pop over tomorrow to check out Louise’s Project.


Graphic 45…Place in Time!

Hi everyone,

You got to check out these videos for the “Graphic 45 Place in Time Kit and the Nutcracker kit”  that Eve put together for the Create with Kate Christmas Jamboree (Thanks again Eve!)

You can see the finished album as well as the layout and the binding of the album.  I should have blogged these links ‘AGES’ ago, Sorry!!!   And the Good news is that we have them in stock again if you missed out the first time 🙂  I am hoping to do one of each as Christmas presents for next year !!!

Kate xx

Latest Christmas Jamboree Tidings!!

Hi Everyone,

Only a few days left to our Crafting Christmas Party…Yippee!!  And Yes, we have added a Card Making Class 🙂

NEXT please take note that it is on in the HODSON BAY HOTEL, Roscommon Road, Athlone.

It opens at 10am, with a planned kit start at 10.30
For those not taking part in the kits and just planning on bringing their own crafting projects we will have the cropping stations set up, ready for when you arrive.  Once you arrive, make sure you say hello and collect your goodie bag / kit.

There will be different tables depending on the different activities you are taking part in, but feel free to wander 😉 and check out what everyone else is doing.

Remember, we have also added a card making class (with the lovely Mandy and Betty) to the event and this can be paid for on the day if you wish to take part.

Other things to expect:  There will be two different makes and takes as well as three crafting challenges to take part in :-).  You will also get a raffle ticket when you arrive, hang on to this as there are prizes to be had lol!

Things to bring!
Usual suspects / crafting tools e.g Trimmer, glue, double sided tape, foam pads, scissors, inks etc….

For the kit’s; if you  have any of the following please bring them, but don’t worry if you don’t as we will have one available:

Tim Holtz Kit:    crop-a-dile, mod podge/pva/gel medium, glossy accents, sanding block/tool or paper, pokey tool, craft sheet, gloves (if you want to keep your hands ink free), round nose pliers.  any knick-knacks / ephemara or other items that you would like to place in your Christmas box.

Kaisercraft Advent Calendar:  heat gun, glossy accents, mod podge/pva/gel medium, small circle punch, craft sheet, Paint Brush, sanding block / paper

Dylusions Mixed Media Canvas:  Small paint brush, white gel pen, black pen,  acrylic blocks, stickles, craft sheet, mod podge/pva/gel medium, gesso, heat gun, apron and gloves (if you want to keep your hands ink free)

Graphic 45:  Scoring tool, craft knife / Trimmer, strong double sided tape, glossy accents.

We will have a spray station set up as well as a die cut station so feel free to use, just take care while using and if you are unsure just ask 🙂  There will be 6 of us ready to lend a helping hand throughout the day and Mike will be manning the shop if you find that you are short of anything.

We are in the Killinure Suite of the hotel, and they serve a carvery from 10.30 am, so plenty of food and drink available.  They are also offering anyone who wishes to stay B&B for €59pps ( http://www.hodsonbayhotel.com/ ) , just qoute Create with Kate.

I think that’s everything covered but if not just give me a call or drop me an email.  Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday…and don’t forget your Christmas Hats / Jumpers

Kate x