Christmas Party pictures and a New Year begins…

Christmas is an extra busy time in our house.  As well as the normal Christmas shenanigans we have three birthdays, one of them was extra special as my mum reached a significant milestone (not telling lol!).  We also celebrate our wedding anniversary (our 15th :-)) and both my grandmother and my father in law passed away several years ago during this time, so we remember them during the holidays too.

Because of this, we get to see all of our families over the season…..a lot to be thankful for 🙂

As you know we also had our christmas party before Christmas in Athlone (picture evidence above :-)),  a big thank you to all you crazy ladies for braving the floods, Santa is still recovering lol!

Looking forward now, January 2016 is here….this is an exciting time for us crafters.  A new year, new projects, new inspiration, new events and of course the CHA Winter show. I have to admit I am very excited about what I have seen so far, I will be posting pictures, links and taking pre-orders next week, so stay tuned 🙂

I am also really excited to finally launch our new KIT CLUB… Through the year I will bring out a new kit, full of my favourite brands.  Our first Kit is a Diary / Planner kit and contains craft goodies from Bo Bunny, Kaisercraft, Technique Tuesday  along with a hand picked embellishment bag that i know you will just love.  There will be plenty left to make some additional projects too 🙂  I will be posting You Tube videos showing what i did with mine but to whet your appetite, here is a quick video showing the kit and what i started doing with it :-).

To order the kit click on this link Kit Club January 2016, hope you like and remember to watch out for more news next week. Kate xx





CHA Release Party Timetable :-)

Hi Everyone,

We have been very busy sorting our all the new product that has arrived in the last two weeks :-)….. getting it ready for the Create with Kate CHA Release Party ( Hodson Bay Hotel Athlone 15th & 16th March).

We have finalised our timetable for the workshops, demos and make and takes.  Check it out here!

It’s going to be a great two days with lots of fab new goodies to see first hand.  Remember…… you will have your own crafting/cropping space, it will be great to see what everyone is creating at the moment.

Just in case you haven’t seen the line up yet, here is a brief overview

* Felicia Thomas of Scrapzville will help you create a fabulous bunting, she is even going to include some of her art work in the kit 🙂   here is a sneakey peakey!!

* Martina Downes (who wowed us all with her gorgeous Tim Holtz wreath at our Christmas Jamboree) will be doing a Kaisercraft & G45 trinket box (with a secret :-))

* Julie Magill (who will just be back from a workshop with Dyan Reaveley) will be passing on her tips and techniques in a Dylusions Canvas Class….as requested 🙂

* Julie is also going to teach a card class and has all the kits ready to go

* Betty Cumiskey is also going to teach a one hour Card Class, Not to be missed as you will pick up great tips and techniques from this Master Crafter 🙂

* Mandy Sherdian (Pink Goose Craft House) is going to teach a scrapbook workshop.  Create a Fab Double layout using Finnabair’s papers and embellishments

On top of all this we will have a demo station where among others we will be demoing the new Tim Holtz Spritzer tool, stencils, paint techniques, and of course some of the new dies that have just arrived in store 🙂

We will also have our make and take, where you will get to play with some of the new products straight from CHA winter 2014 🙂

And as if that isn’t enough lol!, there will be a raffle for some great prizes and a “Free Goody Bag” for all tickets purchased before the 13th March

so pop over now to our website here and book your tickets

Looking forward to catching up with everyone

Crafty Hugs

Kate x