Friday, 7 October 2016

Autumnal Twist over at Craft for the Craic

Hello! It's been a while since I've blogged. September and October are always busy birthday months in my house, but this September I also had to get used to doing school runs for both my girls! It's been a tough few weeks adjusting to the double runs, but I think we're getting there!

The card I'm showing today for the October challenge over at Craft for the Craic is for my eldest girls birthday. She turned 7 on Wednesday, so in usual fashion we had all my family over for dinner. (the mere 20/25 close family members! An Irish large family ;) )

I used a series of kraft paper, glitter cupcake paper, and layered them. Using some beautiful dies, I die cut the fancy green oval frame, the oval, the figure 7 and the  'happy'. A few gemstones, outline stickers later and a birthday card was made. I had to take a quick photo, so the quality isn't the best. I will try to get some better ones later!

If you are crafting, and your project meets the "Autumnal Twist - must use kraft paper/colour", why not enter?
Hope wherever you are, you enjoy this beautiful Autumnal day.

Thanks for stopping by. Love to you and happy crafting!

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Summer Breeze with Craft for the Craic!

Hello! Happy Sunday to you :) over at Craft for the Craic this month, the challenge theme is Summer Breeze. I have been working a lot on crochet lately than paper crafts. There have been a lot of new babies, and I have been making baby blankets! This one I made for my friends baby girl -

I recently printed myself some tags for my crochet, and they have been a Godsend! I left them pretty bare purposely, so I can decorate them as I need them.

This blanket is made up of granny squares crocheted together. I can't resist the colours. They are so summery and cheery. I made sure to have loads of pinks in, and I love the brightness of it!

If you are crafting and it suits the theme, why not give it a go? You can link up here.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a lovely Sunday.
Love and light to you, wherever you are <3
Eithne :)

Friday, 4 March 2016

Luck of the Irish :)

Hello! Happy New Year!!!! Two months later ;) I haven't been blogging much lately, enjoying too many great television series and crocheting! You can check out some of my unblogged crafts on my Instagram account. In the future there may be some calligraphy coming up, I got some beautiful Calligraphy pens at Christmas and have been doing a bit of doodling.
More to follow!!

Today, I am showing you a card I made for my brother, and for the Craft for the Craic's March theme - "Luck of the Irish". In the middle of March, we celebrate our Patron Saint's Day, St. Patrick or Paddy's Day (*NOT* Patty's Day ;)  ) and our theme is "Luck of the Irish". You can interpret the theme, as usual, anyway you like!
My brother recently changed career paths, so I made him a card to wish him luck on his new journey!

The base was a kraft A5 card, and I used some papers from My Minds Eye 6x6 paper pad - "Follow Your Heart". I absolutely LOVE this paper pack. Love the different colours and how they all combine so well together. (it does help I'm particularly partial to teal and tan lately ;) ) I am forever on the look out for more of this paper, only problem is I noticed a spelling mistake on one of the quotes. I contacted the manufacturer and they said they were not reprinting the paper pad. :(  I will need to look out for old stock and ignore my OCD urge to correct the mistake!

I also used some embossed vellum paper, a kraft tag, some blue raffia, some cork and chipboard embellishments. 
 I stamped a few different stamps in brown ink, to the background layer.
I did some doodling around the edge of the tag in a gold pen and added some raffia to the twine to lift the colour.

Thank you for stopping by today, and hope your Friday goes well :) If you are crafting and it matches the theme, why not enter our challenge over at Craft for the Craic. 
I am entering this card in the Simon says Stamp challenge - Touchy Feely (the embossed vellum and all the chipboard embellishments)

Lá Fhéile Pádraig duit! (Happy St. Patrick's Day)
Happy Crafting,
Mise le meas,