Hi Everyone,

Just a short note to quickly show you some of the new Sizzix product just in :-).  It will be on sale at our shop this weekend in Athlone and up on our NEW website, yes NEW!!!! in two weeks time 🙂 (will tell more next week….!!)

tim holtz Alterations Winter 2014

I also want to thank everyone for the comments they left on my facebook page re the passing of my Aunt.  I wish to comisserate with anyone who has and is dealing with Cancer right now.  Sending light your way.

Crafty hugs!!

Hope we see you in Athlone this weekend

Kate xx



CHA NEWS!! everyone,

I hope this blog post is finding you all recouperating after the christmas…I know we are!  January is a catch up month for me!

I am also busy planning our Two day CHA release party in March, lot’s of exciting things happening, more info to follow over the next few weeks, Happy Days!!!.  This year, I will be concentrating on the display, the shop as well as demos/makes and takes.  We will have a classroom available for tutors who want to teach a class, so with that in mind I am sending out a call for teachers, so if you want to book the class room over the weekend, drop me an email 🙂

In anticipation of the event, I will share some of my CHA favourites here over the next few days. I don’t know how many of you have had a chance to see any of the new releases coming out this spring…some really gorgeous products and cool techniques!

So let’s start……….

Ranger Products (including the new Dina Wakely line…loving it!)

Graphic 45 Botanical Tea Collection

Prima marketing Something Blue and Stationer’s Desk

Prima Insta-scrap by Leeza Gibbons

More to share tomorrow 🙂

Happy crafty Viewing

Kate x





Make and Take !!

Hi Everyone,

Had to share this with you before I head to the motor tax office today ( deadline…everything till the last minute as usual lol!)  But here are some sneak peaks of some of the items you will get to play with at our makes and takes this weekend 🙂  I really can’t wait.

Two of the classes are nearly full, so if you are planning on booking a place I would do so now (it will also help the teachers have their kits ready :-))

Remember we are also having a competition in three categories, so make sure to bring your entries along this weekend.  i will have more details on this tomorrow, until then here are the categories and the sneak peaks 🙂

1) Handmade cards

2)  Scrapbook Layout

3) Mixed Media / Altered Item

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The pics are a bit dark, sorry, but I can tell you that you are going to just Love, Love, Love playing with these 🙂

Happy Crafting and don’t forget to book

Kate x


Sneak Peak for our CHA Party :-)

I am again sitting at my Kitchen table, 5 year old in school, hubbie on the phone, Jasper asleep under my chair, house tidy and cup of tea in hand……What a change!!

It’s not that long ago when my 5 year old would be hopping around the house after being up half the night, the house would be chaos, my hubbie would be in the middle of a lupus flare up and I would be well, the less said about that the better!! Lol!

It’s amazing what a different doctor, second opinion, a change of diet and some sleep will do!!!  Not to mention school lol!

I have two sneak peaks to share with you today.  The fabulous Mandy (Pink Goose Craft House) is going to demo this gorgeous little mini…not to be missed!


The second pic I have is from a Make and Take happening on Sunday…My wonderfully talented Mum, Kay Hardiman (who I got my creativity from) created this fab card for you to make, just in time for Christmas 🙂


This is only one of the makes and takes…I will have some more sneaky/peaky’s next week.  remember all tickets booked before the 3rd october will get a free gift 😉

tickets and classes can be booked here

happy crafting

Kate x

More Sneak Peaks

Like everyone else in Ireland I am looking at the weather forecast for the next week…OH HAPPY DAYS!!  So we are going to have a fab day for our event in Athlone on Saturday and what a perfect place for it…There is a sandy beach in front of the hotel and a leisure pool in the hotel as well as a picnic area and watersports centre.   Athlone Golf course is also on site…so while you are happily crafting with your friends, there is something to entertain your loved ones. 🙂



We are also having a Mixed Media Doll Bikini Dress – Up Competition on the day 🙂

oh and did I mention…….our first ever ……SUMMER SALE…. sale product in paper, dies, stamps and embellishments 🙂

And here are a few sneak peaks from the classes/makes and takes

Class Timetable is as follows:

10-11.30:  Kaisercraft Christmas Photo Frame Class

11.30-13.00:   Kids Workshop with Eve

13:00-14.30  Sandies Spellbinder Card Class

14.30-16:00 Eve’s Scrapbook Layout

16:00 – 17:30  Kerry’s Triple Christmas class

More details and bookings on our web site

Remember, with your ticket you will get a goody bag with lots of christmas card making embellishments in them, perfect for getting a head start on your Christmas Cards.

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday

Kate x


Creative Inspiration from Kaisercraft

Hi Everyone,

Isn’t it glorious weather here in Ireland, We have had a full week of fabulous sunshine and at least another one to come 🙂 Happy days!

To keep us on our crafting toes…Kaisercraft have released a gorgeous new collection that we have just got in (you can see it all online here) even the pictures don’t do it justice.  If there are any girls (big and small) in your life, then this is a must have.  Below are some images of the projects that one of Kaisercraft’s design team members (Adriana Bolzon) has made with this collection “Enchanted Garden”

We will of course have these at our “Christmas in July” event in the Hodson bay Hotel Athlone (more details here).  Happy Summer crafting, Kate x

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