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 🙂






New Stock!

I can’t believe it’s less than two weeks to Christmas day, i finally got the house cleaned, the christmas decorations down and the tree put up :-)……there has to be a business there…..”stage your house for christmas lol!”

Honestly though, Christmas is my favourite time of the year and I have always loved putting up the decorations! , I had help this year and I was really excited about the prospect of sharing the fun with my 5 year old son!!

THAT’S when i found out that we don’t share the….. “I love to decorate gene”.  His favourite part was going into the attic to get them down lol!  I think he hung two decorations on the tree and knocked about 30 off (when he decided to race his dinky cars up the tree!)

My only consolation is that the car race on the Christmas tree will probably form one of his earliest Christmas memories…and you never know it might become a tradition 🙂

That for me sums up the Christmas Season.  It’s about the people you share it with, the memories you re-live and the new ones you create.  It’s about spending time with family and friends with the odd pressie thrown in (in appreciation for their love and support over the past year).

And this Christmas, I definately feel a positivity in the air, more than there has been the last few years, so hear’s hoping it is a sign of better things to come for one and all……

Now, back to business lol!!  I just unpacked our last delivery before Christmas and I just had to share this pic with you…….

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and Peace and Joy for 2014

Digi Hugs

Kate x


New Stock..Part Two :-)

This is eaxactly as it says on the tin lol! 🙂  More yummy goodies arrived and jist wait till you see the Wishes and Dreams Waterfall album 🙂  Another delivery arriving tomorrow including restock of the Doll Stamps Wahoo!

You can see all these new goodies this weekend at the Craftschool Waterford event

See you there

Kate x

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

Dublin Class

Hi all,

So here are the details and a sneakey peakey of one of the projects for the
Dublin Workshop on the 20th April in the Tower room of the Castleknock Hotel (

10.30 – 1.00 :  You will learn a simple technique to create a fab Pocket
Book using Finnabairs Domestic Goddess range of papers and some gorgeous
Prima embellishments. It is full of interesting details that are perfect
for those important notes (shopping lists etc..lol!) and a perfect size for
your handbag!

1.00 – 2.00:  Lunch 🙂

2.00 – 5.00   A “Divine” Box Card with a wearable “Divine” Prima Surprise
inside, Happy Days! 🙂

There will of course be time for tea and shopping and we will even fit in a
Demo between the two classes, not to mention the door prize 🙂

I do ask that people book their places in advance, that way you will get
the most from the day.  If you have any queries re any part of the day, pop
me an email or call me on 087 9481196

Cost for the classes is €35 and you can book online at

But of course you can just pop along and shop 🙂

Happy Crafting
Kate x


Dublin, Limerick and Athlone

This is just a quick post to say hello, hope everyone is enjoying the Easter, if you have school going kids, and HAVE enjoyed the Easter if you don’t 🙂

This is also a heads up as to where we will have our mobile shop in the next few weeks.

Sunday 7th April……………Athlone Springs Hotel, ATHLONE 4-8pm….Crop, Make and Take and Shop 🙂

Tuesday 9th April……….South Court Hotel, LIMERICK 7-10pm……….Class and Shop

Saturday 20th April………DUBLIN……..10.30 – 5 pm……………….Workshop and Shop

May 4th and 5th…………..Craftschool Waterford……………………. Class, Demo’s, and Shop

I still have to finalise the Dublin venue, which is proving a lot more difficult than I imagined.  I have a couple more to come back to me today but I will definately have it finalised by the weekend, apologies for the delay.

Hope you are all getting some crafting done, here is what i have been doing in the last month….a birthday gift for a very good friend. I will do a blog post over the weekend with some more pics and a “How To”

Kate2013-03-11 10.35.23 x

Guest Blogger: Mandy Sheridan Part 1

Hello my lovely Create with Kate peeps.  Mandy here, also known as craftyangelmandy, you can visit my new blog here, Pink Goose Craft House.

Today I am here to share some playing I did with one of the new Prima Doll Stamps along with a few Tim Holtz Distress Markers from Ranger.  I will be sharing the finished project in parts, so this week is part one.  I will show you how I created my doll, next week, part two will see me adding her to Prima’s new Mixed Media Finnabair Art Journal along with some papers from the Prima Divine Collection (all of which are available over at CreatewithKate’s online store.  So without further ado lets get colouring…….

What you will need:

Good quality watercolour paper, Distress Markers, Water brush, Acrylic Block, Permanent Inks (Stazon, Archival), Kitchen Roll.

What you need

Part 1.a

I started with Scattered Straw, I used my marker direct to paper and some scribbled out on a acrylic block.

Part 1

Part 2

I then layer over the Scattered Straw with a very small amount of Vintage Photo at the very edges, blending with my water brush.

Part 3

Part 4

add some Worn Lipstick to her cheeks, again blending out.

Part 5

Start on her hair with Vintage Photo as your base, Walnut Stain on the edges and to deepen I added some of my Black Soot Distress Ink Pad.

Part 6

If you feel your paper/image is becoming to wet, just give it a blast with your heat tool and you can always use your water brush with no water in it.

Part 7

Stamp out your image on some pattern paper (I used the new A4 Divine Collection from Prima)  Cut out the dress and adhere to your base doll.

Part 8

 Colour over the edges of the pattern paper dress with Victorian Velvet to enhance.

Part 9

Add some subtle highlights to her hair with a white gel pen and decorate her hairband with Tumbled Glass.

Part 10

Now you have your finished doll she will be ready for next weeks part two, where we will add her to the journal.  You will be able to apply this doll to any project, so if you have a card or scrapbook page in mind you can still join us!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you would like to contact me with any questions feel free to email me at craftyangelmandy@gmail.com or maybe you would like to attend a class, I have a canvas one coming up in April.  Take care, hugs Mandyxx