NEW product Online Now!

a Quick post for those who missed our CHA release party last weekend, we have most of the new releases available online now in our New product section link here

With the exception of the new G45, having a technical difficulty with it at the mo :-(, but hope to have it sorted tomorrow.

thanks a mill to all who was there over the two days, will have some pics for you as well later this week

In the mean time, pop over to Karen’s blog where she talks through how she made this :-)….isn’t it fab!!!


crafty hugs

Kate x


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 🙂






Just thought I would take a few minutes out and show you some of what I unpacked today (Prima Fairy Belle Collection: ..)Wahoo!  I was tempted to unpack outside, but caution won over (you never know with Irish weather, they don’t say we get ‘four seasons in the one day’ for nothing lol!!)

But isn’t it glorious!!!

Ps. I won’t have these up on the web until after the weekend but I will have them in the Athlone Springs On Sat!!!

Kate x

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Sneak Peak!

‘SUMMER bought a SatNav lol!!

Isn’t it wonderful to finally feel the heat of summer ( approx 20 celsius / 68 fahrenheit) here in County Mayo on the West coast of Ireland.  I have a lot to celebrate today:  1) The Sun;  2) Misty (my beautiful Westie) has had her pups, mother and puppies doing well and 3) I’m planning my crafty day on Saturday with Crafting Ireland wohoo!

Really looking forward to watching creativity in action at the crop and catching up with our crafting network!  As promised here is a sneak peak of the Demo/Make and Take that I have planned for the day.  Hopefully, these samples will inspire you.  Lots of fun guaranteed!  You will get to Playwith the ‘Movers and Shapers‘ dies as well as the ‘Stamp and Die Cut Sets’.  Roll on Saturday…

Kate x

ps.  A big thanks to all of you who have subscribed to my blog, it’s great knowing that you are there. Kate x











‘Summer’ with Prima

“SUMMER IS HERE” i heard someone say last week and I have to admit i looked to see where!!!  

I live in a farming community and the all the talk locally is not about the Greek Crisis or the stability of the Euro or the Referendum on the Treaty; it’s about Grass!  Yes, Grass; or should I say Lack Of!!!  At this time of the year cattle and sheep should be out among the thriving meadows and pastures (called ‘fields’ in the west of Ireland) getting their fill of the 40 shades of green grass.  But as Summer has lost it’s way, there is no lush meadows, no 40 shades of green; and no grass!  Summer needs to invest in a SatNav!

So I decided to inject some Summer into my life.  I created this card and am working on a banner using Prima’s Meadow Lark paper collection and Flowers.  I just love the pretty Powder Puff Flower i used, it reminds me of the fullness of summer.  I will be placing this card in a frame and hanging in my bathroom to help bring in the summer (then some lucky someone will get it in the post).

How I made it:

I scored and folded a 28×28 piece of Bazzill textured cardstock (purple) to create my square base card.  I then cut a 12.5×12.5cm square piece of cream bazzill cardstock and matted an 11.5×11.5cm square piece from the Meadow Lark collection A4 paper pad.  Using double sided tape I adhered a strip of trim from the Prima Nature Garden collection 3cm from the top of the card matt.  I pleated a length of scrap patterned paper (Meadow Lark) and adhered under the the trim.  Using glossy accents I glued the Powder Puff (Beth) and some Flower Market Printery flowers to the bottom left corner.  I cut a section from a self adhesive Prima Say it in Crystal (SIIC) sheet  and placed it in the bottom right corner along with a Meadow Lark chipboard sticker.  The title was created using seperate letters from Prima Meadow Lark Tiny Alphabet with the ‘S’ from American Crafts DIY Thickers Pack (just in).  I then matted my top matt to my base card using dimensional foam pads.

Remember ‘Create with Kate’   Pop Up Shop in Athlone 26th May at the Crafting Ireland Crop.  Lots of new goodies, and I’ll be hosting amake and take with Tim Holtz ‘In the Bag’ die as well as the Stamp and Die Cut sets!! Sneak Peaks to follow.  So spread the word

Happy Crafting and roll on Summer…..Kate x

A satellite navigation or SAT NAV system is a system of satellites that provide autonomous geo-spatial positioning with global coverage. It allows small electronic receivers to determine their location (longitude, latitude, and altitude) to within a few metres using time signals transmitted along a line-of-sight by radio from satellites. Receivers calculate the precise time as well as position, which can be used as a reference for scientific experiments. A satellite navigation system with global coverage may be termed a global navigation satellite system or GNSS.

Crafty Giveaway!

Hi Girls,This is just a short post to say WELL DONE to all you crafty ladies at the Jamboree yesterday and a BIG THANK YOU to ANNE and MANDY for the great classes and to the lovely Eve for her fab Brag Book Tutorial. 

I know there was a lot to do yesterday, so as a little incentive to help get your projects finished we are going to do a prize draw!  All you have to do to enter; is to send us an image of your finished project from the classes and/or the goody bag to be in with a chance to win.

You can email them to me at

Closing date for entry is 12 midnight 31st April.

Happy Crafting

Kate x