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





Craft Weekend Belfast

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Stormont Hotel, Belfast, February 21st – 22nd 2015
Join us for two days of crafting, make and takes, raffles, classes and of course Shopping :-). Doors open at 10 am and we will be crafting away till 5.30pm. Your ticket will reserve you your own crafting space and if you purchase your ticket before the 20th February you will also recieve a goody bag. Tickets can be bought HERE

Click on the link below to see the the full details including Time Table


So Pop over and book your tickets now, Kate xx


January Sale BannerGreetings from Co. Mayo :-), I hope you are enjoying the quiet after the storm!

We have spent the last couple of weeks doing a complete stocktake and prepping for our first ever online SALE.

This is a coupon sale which you apply to your shopping basket and it will update as you add items to your basket, happy days!!

Now the important bit…’s  A MASSIVE 20% OFF ALL of our entire stock (except events).  I just love January Sales 🙂

Just enter CWK20OFF and watch the price drop :-).

Flat rate shipping will still apply although a surcharge will apply to some large items, e.g Big Shot machines (we’ll email you to let you know)

If you have any questions re the sale, email me at

So head on over and check it out
Happy Shopping
Kate x

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


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 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

Guest Blogger :-) ..7 Gypsies Vintage Receipt Holder.

Can’t believe February is here already, but we are kicking it off with a great start, a super project by our guest blogger, the gorgeous Felicia from Scrapzville.

Felicia will be teaching a workshop at our CHA Release party on the 15/16 March so for those who aren’t familiar with her work you will get a sneak peak at her creative mind 🙂


Hi, its Felicia here from Scrapzville, doing a little guest blogging today.

Once upon a time, the lovely Kate said “What would you do with this?” and handed me the 7 Gypsies Vintage receipt holder…..


I love anything from 7 Gypsies, so I was delighted with this challenge!

She also gave me some mini file folders,


so off I went to make something lovely and creative ( You should have seen the mess in my craft room when I was finished!)

I decided to make a birthday calendar – there are only ten compartments on the holder and since there are twelve months I had to double up a couple of times, but i’m really pleased with how it turned out!

I used odds and ends from my scrap box, covered the back of the receipt holder first and then started work on the file folders.

(Prepare yourselves for photo overload..!)

I used one little folder for each month and then listed all of my friends and family’s birthdays in it. So, now I have no excuse for forgetting anyone!

As you can see March & April and August & September had to share a compartment –




I used the Sizzix Mini clock key & Pocket watch die to make this watch. I cut it from Kraft paper, added some black dabber, UTEE , some Tim Holtz Ideaology and a chain. This was a really good project for using up that stash!


I’m loving this new  “Flora” die from Sizzix Bigz collection  -, it makes beautiful flowers. I cut two the same size, scrunched them up and added a centre. I put UTEE on the leaves and then cracked them to add some texture. This is the middle size which is about 3″ across.


and this is the smaller one, which measures 1 1/2″ across:




If you fancy creating something similar, Here are the links to shop for the products I used

7 Gypsies Vintage Receipt Holder

7 Gypsies ATC File Tabs

DIY Thickers

Thank you Kate for letting me play!!


Love it !!!

Thanks a mill Felicia for sharing your creativity with us

Kate x