Friday, September 25, 2015

Graphic 45s September Challenge-my entry!!

Hey guys...

So things have been hectic the past few months as I have been preparing for baby #3!! She is due next week and I just cannot wait :)

Today.. I want to share with you all my entry for the Graphic 45 September challenge.

This is my piece:

I have a video here to tell you all about what I did to make this book box Halloween display. The Graphic 45 papers I used were scraps from last years projects-the paper lines were an eerie tale and steampunk spells.

If you can-I would love you to pop over to the Graphic 45 Facebook page and give my entry a 'like' HERE voting closes Sept 30th

Thanks for visiting today,

Aideen x

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

meanwhile over on our other blog..... guesting on Janette Lanes blog!!!

Hello lovelies,

Today is another fun #ealmakes post-did you get to see Emilys post yesterday?? We are guest posting on the lovely Janette Lanes blog HERE and it's all about pocket letters-we have posted on these already HERE if you want to know all about them and the fun snail mail revolution going on worldwide at the moment.

So for our guest posts.... yesterday Emily posted all about what kind of goodies to include in your pocket letters which is a handy guide to have check that out HERE

And today I am showing you wrapping and packaging ideas so check out my guest post below:

Wrapping and packaging ideas for your pretty pocket letters

Aideen Fallon from Emily and Aideen loves blog

Hello lovelies, Aideen here from emilyandaideenloves-my bestie and bloggy partner Emily popped by yesterday and gave our blog a lovely little intro! Do drop by and say hello to us....

  Like Emily, I too am pretty new to pocket letters but am already loving this fun new snail mail trend. Today, I am going to show you some ideas for wrapping and packaging your pocket letters and hopefully give you some ideas-here is just one that I share:

I put together a video to show you all my ideas  and to tell you exactly what I have done, so please do check it out!!

Thanks so much for checking out my guest post here on the wonderful Janette Lane blog and a HUGE thanks again to 
Janette from both Emily and myself.

Aideen xoxo

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

All about pocket letters! + VIDEO

Hey guys!

Have you heard of pocket letters?? Have you been pocket-lettering?? If you want an intro into this fun new snail mail revolution check out this post HERE over on my other blog with my bestie Emily.

Here are a few pocket letters I have made and if you scroll down to the end of this post there is a video :) so check it out....

You dont just have to use trading card pocket pages-heres one I  made with a project life page protector and I loved how it turned out

I really like doing travel and airmail themed pocket letters too-perfect for letters that are going travelling a long way

And a Gorjuss letter...

Heres my video, enjoy!!

Also theres going to be some SUPER fun pocket letter posts over on emilyandaideenloves blog next week so keep an eye out for those!!

Aideen x

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

CreatewithKates's new crafty corner, TandiArts fairy class and goodies!! +VIDEO

Hey guys,

This past weekend I got to go to a fun crafty class which took place in CreateWithKates new crafty corner and shop-visit the website at where you can see what goodies Kate has in her store. (Video at the end of this post shows everything I made and bought!).

The class that I took was hosted by the talented and lovely Sylwia from Tandiart-look her up on Facebook, Instagram, blogger and also YouTube for loads of inspiration-her style is fun, bright and cheerful.... I couldn't wait to take this class as I was already familiar with Tandiart fairies and how cute they are-I already have one of Sylwias pieces up in my craftroom and she sells all kinds of goodness in her Etsy shop HERE.

I set off Saturday morning from Galway and was up in Kates crafty studio in just over an hour-it is in Mayo so not too far from me which was awesome. The studio is just so cute and I couldn't wait to take a look inside....

The inside did not disappoint!! Check out all of the crafty goodness-everything is so pretty and organised so it was so much fun looking around at it all. Kate also has loads of handmade pieces around the shop which show how different products have been used which is perfect for inspiration.

Our class kit came beautifully packaged with a little fairy photo on each bag!

Here are the contents of our kit bag, the wooden fairy house, papers, chipboard embellies, ribbon, flowers, pearls, buttons and an amazing TandArt print-we each got a different print which was such a nice touch.

First up we made our fairy houses and heres mine at a few stages papering... washi taping.... painting... stamping.... adding cute chipboard embellies from class sponsor scrapiniec HERE And then we each had to add out little fairies! 

And here is my completed house and also part 2 of our class which was making the card you can see in the pic!

And here is the picture we took outside of everyones houses-we all wanted our own little fairy village after seeing them all together looking so cute!

I had ordered this fabulous leather cuff style bracelet from Sylwias Tandiart facebook page HERE before the class so she brought it there for me and its just so pretty-as a lover of photos it's just perfect for me.

And is the video all about the day and I also share my purchases from the shop,

Thanks for popping by.... Aideen xo

Monday, June 15, 2015

Guidecentral app and summer craft party!

Hey guys just sharing this post from my other blog Emily and Aideen loves HERE... I posted it today but it's perfect for all my crafty friends so I am sharing it here too!

Hello lovelies and welcome to another #ealmondaymakes and today we have a super fun post for all you crafty and even not so crafty peeps!

Have you heard of Guidecentral?? Basically it is a DIY and crafting app which is FREE but also they have an awesome blog and facebook page so check those out HERE, and most definitely download the app hello....did we mention that it is FREE-nothing to lose but loads to gain.

Not only can you browse a wealth of tutorials with tons of fun ideas but you can also be a maker on the app and share your tutorials for others to learn too-there is something for all levels of crafters and DIY-ers. Another perk of becoming a maker-you can get paid to share your knowledge-you have got to check it out if you are into not only craft and DIY but also beauty, food, style, home decor or technology! There are guides for everything...

We were recently contacted by the lovely peeps at Guidecentral and told about a fun event they have coming up in Dublin at the end of this month their summer craft party.

For more information and tickets check out HERE

It looks like such a fun event-I have a ticket to go but with work and this pregnancy I will have to see how I am on the day.... Are you going?? Let us know,

Aideen & Emily xoxo

Friday, June 5, 2015

Crafty cutting christening frame and NEWS!!

Hey guys,

It has been a while and I hope you are all keeping well-Today I have a fun video showing how I made this cute christening frame using Crafty Cuttings shadowbox frame which is only €7.50 and you can get one HERE

These frames are possibly my FAVE Crafty Cutting product and I love working with fun alterables. The papers I used are Graphic 45 Botanical Tea and the embellishments are from my stash. The photo is my daughter on her christening day.

I would love for you to pop over and check out the video-that's where I reveal my NEWS,


Aideen xoxo

Sunday, March 29, 2015

My crafting desk

Hey guys,

I hope you are liking my new look blog and what's so cool is that I got my 1,000th lovely comment on my last post!!! I love reading the comments and am delighted to have 1,000 :)

So today I am sharing my craft desk-my desk is actually a large piece of lovely walnut kitchen counter that was left over when my parents did up their kitchen-my hubby is a carpenter so he had put together their kitchen and dad gave him the left over piece.

It's really nice and in my house all of our doors and wood floors are walnut so it matches perfectly. The desk as we now call it :) is about 7 foot long so you can see in the pic it can fit plenty of my crafty bits and bobs!! I also keep some makes I have received on the desk as inspiration but I also have shelves above the desk (not in pic) where I display more of the lovely things I have gotten in swaps.

I keep all my smash* books and notebooks and most used goodies on the desk for easy usage-like you can see my WASHI tape holder, little jars of embellies etc

My storage area then is a wardrobe in the room-the room is actually meant as a bedroom but with two kids and myself we took it over as a playroom/craftroom. 

If you would like to see more of my crafty space or a video maybe when I finish tidying the storage section-I NEED a trip to ikea :) let me know in the comments,

Aideen x