Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Good Morning from sunny Kilcoole sunny but breezy  with a chill,
 but still I'm not complaining it is dry. Things have been very quiet in Chez Honan since Dylan's First Communion last Friday which was the most amazing ceremony I was ever at , Dylan goes to St Catherine's Special School in Newcastle and himself and 21 others of varying ages and disabilities made their Communion, 
our gorgeous dylan

very few cards being made at the moment as the big rush of confirmations and communions is now over
just made this card for a friend who is retiring from work
it is my take on a graphic 45 designer's (annette green) card posted on their facebook page using the secret garden papers, flat mulberry paper flowers from wild orchid crafts, owl I got in a packet of clocks 
 from China.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Hello  all 
what an unbelievably  hectic weekend started on thursday and ended today absolutely wrecked.,
and the whole thing starts again next Friday with Dylan's Communion

And as promised all ten cards

20thy birthday for irish dancer /piper
graphic 45 images  little darlings
1st of 3 "rocker" cards
2nd rocker card images from google images
panda card love this image 
teapot but you have to love the mice from joanna sheen
3rd rocker card all bling on the 3 cards was on one bag dangly from penneys sale
the 3  communion cards

Thursday, May 9, 2013

tomorrow is my granddaughter Chloe's Confirmation hard to believe she is off to secondary school in September . we have had very strange weather here in Kilcoole this week, gale force winds lashing rain and a huge drop in temperatures , hope our summer hasn't come and gone. Have been very busy all week have had to make 10 cards for a friend 3 communion , 3 "rocker" ? 18th birthday cards now that was a real challenge haven't quite finished them all yet will post pics when I get them all done a 1st birthday, a friend with teapots an 18th with pandas and a 20th irish dancer/ piper theme ecletic mix don't you think? was feeling quite ill last night with a very sleepless night shivering with cold and all aches and pains , was up at 6.30 am  which is very early for me but was able to get some of my cards finished I also had to make 3 catering sized Lasagnes and a chicken mornay for tomorrow's party. so will not be around for a day or too.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

                                            Another beautiful day birds singing their little  hearts out , and I sincerely hope this is not our Summer it can't happen again!!!!
Had a lovely relaxing weekend just had to make the wedding card below
and my swap card which is going into the post in the next half hour
Wonder who is getting that one??
Do you like my latest accessory?
box for wedding card used graphic 45 romance as backing paper

wedding card I made over the weekend
 image is a vintage image i downloaded from google
background is embossilicious  folder flowers are from wild orchid

latest in crafting accessories

Friday, May 3, 2013

good morning from a lovely sunny Kilcoole and happy bank holiday week end to you all.
I had a lovely ??th birthday yesterday and spent a lovely relaxed  day just making this card which I just loved doing..  I t has all the elements I love. Only drawback was that I forgot all about time and was so engrossed in the card I didn't move all day and fecked up my back suffering now. Off I go now to get my hair done  hope you like the card .

Front of the card I just typed in travel into google
and found this lovely background it was too nice to cover up so I made a feature of it.
personally I think I ticked all the boxes
now for the fun bit my beloved savage chickens by doug savage
 if you want weird humour like mine you will find a savage chicken on any subject
just google and see
had forgotten to mention in the brief  was the card was for a psychologist the  cartoon above is actually for a psychiatrist as only they prescribe meds. but I thought it was funny
travel quotes and ref to sligo and cork
the reference to India and Germany decoupaged one layer on the india, suitcase and beer mug
the back page  "the story teller" part all elements
 downloaded from google images love the painting.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

well remember when I said that was the last of the book cards?
err no! got an e-mail yesterday from "one step up from tesco's" Niall, his wife loved the card and is framing it, so now he wants a special card for a male friend who is 65 loves travel, grandfather, mention sligo,cork, India and germany  and it has to be a belated birthday fun days ahead over the weekend .Great day to spend my birthday and it's sunny whoo hoo also got a delivery of some beautiful flowers from  wild orchid craft . Plenty to do have a wonderful sun day all.