Tuesday, December 30, 2014

CardznScrapz layout Challenge

I am off to my friends wedding tomorrow so I needed to make them a card-CardznScrapz are currently running a sketch challenge where you can win a fantastic prize HERE so I thought what better time to join in the fun.

This is the sketch:

So as you can see I just mirrored the layout to the opposite side of the card-the papers and embellishments are by Bo Bunny and I got them at cardznscrapz. Then the lovely lace is from my friend Kerry who got it in Dubai.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year to all my readers,

Aideen x

Thursday, December 25, 2014


Merry Christmas everyone-here is what I made for my bestie Emily! She has just opened her gifts over in the US so I decided to pop this up before I make a start on chopping all the veggies etc. here

Here is where I bought the frame box for €6.99:

And the little goodies are all retro cafe art! Go check them out..HERE

Aideen x

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas swap with Timi!!

Hey guys and happy Christmas eve eve to you all!!! 

I recently organised a Christmas swap over on my Facebook swap group page 'Aideens swap'-and my partner for the swap was the lovely Timi :)

Here is the beautiful little mini Christmas canvas Timi made for me:its so sweet and perfectly displayed on my mantle piece:

And here is what I made for Timi-I actually forgot to take a photo of the finished piece but this is an 'in process' pic!! I have a video showing the finished piece and all the products used below:

The FAB box is from Retro Cafe Art and only costs $5.39 HERE

AND I am almost at 200 subscribers so I feel a GIVEAWAY coming soon...

Aideen xx

Friday, November 28, 2014

CraftyCutting DT project share:Christmas Decorations!

Hey guys,

So I for one am just so excited for Christmas and working on these fun Christmassy projects is so much fun!!

These decorations from CraftyCutting are cut from greyboard and only cost €2.40 you can buy them HERE

I have a video to share how I made these and they could be used not only as decorations but also on you cards, tags whatever you like!!

Thanks for dropping by,
Aideen x

Friday, November 14, 2014

Bells and Bows Christmas banner for CraftyCutting DT!

Hi Guys!!!!

So today I have my first CHRISTMAS share-can you tell I am so SUPER excited for Christmas-I have started collecting Nutcracker men and am working on a display of them in my home...I am OBSESSED with those guys....

I made this fun Bells ad Bows banner for CraftyCutting for their recent display at the Knit and Stitch show in Dublin.

Thanks for visiting,
Aideen xx

Friday, October 24, 2014

CraftyCutting project #2-Spooky Halloween album

Hey guys,

Here is my second fun project for CraftyCutting and it is a fun shaped album for Halloween and this album is only €4 on the craftycutting website HERE the papers are all Graphic 45, photos are a collage sheet from Retro Art Cafe and the stickers and embellishments are from my stash.

I also have a quick video tour of my little album and would love for you all to check it out:

Thanks for stopping by,


Friday, September 26, 2014

My first CraftyCutting DT project-hanging frames piece!

Hello lovely blog readers,

So I haven't been very good at keeping up to date with my blogging on here but let me tell you-I have lots of fun stuff coming up on this blog for anyone who may still be following along with me and thank you for visiting today!!

Ok so I am on the first new DT for and I am so excited to be on this team with great team mates-if you check out the 'craftycutting' Facebook page you can see the other awesome projects that my teamies have made so far.

Today I have a lovely nautical themed hanging frame piece that I made with these cute greyboard frames that cost only 0.75c each!!! And I also used some of my fave new MDF nautical lasercuts from Craftycutting-I just LOVE these diecuts.

I have a video of all the products I used on my piece and would love for you to check that out and subscribe to my channel:

Thanks so much for visiting,

Aideen xx

Monday, June 2, 2014

My giveaway challenge-entries and WINNER!!

Here is the video of all the fabulous entries into my YouTube give-away/challenge!!

Thanks so so so so much to all who made me something and all the extra goodies too :)

This was so much fun,

Aideen xx

Monday, May 19, 2014

HUGE NEWS:Come visit me on the Graphic 45 blog today!!

Dream coming true for me today...I am a featured artist over on the Graphic 45 blog!!

I would love for you to go and have a peep HERE


Friday, May 16, 2014

Jennings 644 haul of laces and trims

Hey crafty friends,

I just posted up a new video on my YouTube channel-it is a lace and trim haul from Jennings644 also on YouTube and Etsy-check it out!

Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Flower Haul-IAR and WOC

I recently placed my first ever orders with I Am Roses and Wild Orchid Crafts so I made a video of all the goodies I got from each company.

I would definitely recommend both companies and I am loving all of the fabulous flowers I got!

Check out the video here:

Also I have added some of these flowers to my challenge:giveaway that I posted in my last post!!!

Thanks for popping by,

Aideen x

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I am having a GIVEAWAY

Ok so it's been a while since I did a giveaway-but my youtube channel has almost reached 100 subscribers so as a thank you I am having a fun giveaway!!

There are a few things you need to do to enter this and all is revealed in the video so check it out and join in the fun,

Aideen xx

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Graphic 45 Design Team 2014 Audition

Hello to my lovely blog followers and to anyone coming by to check out my Graphic 45 DT application post-Welcome...

You may remember I tried out for the Graphic 45 DT two years ago HERE-my try out was unsuccessful but looking back on it I was not ready but I am now. I have learned so many things since my first application and I think it will show in my projects which I have made especially for this time around.

So without further are my projects:

My first project I made for this special post is the satchel mini album for my sons school photos and also his report cards etc

I made the satchel from ink stained grunge paper and Tim Holtz metal hardware

The satchel opens up into an album of school photos and I have used Graphic 45s ABC primer papers as backgrounds and also to display my sons age at the time of each photograph.

Project number 2 is a large project measuring almost 20 inches by 20 inches! But its a cutie.... I used the 8x8 and 6x6 Mother Goose papers. I just love creating things and watching peoples reaction to them when they see them for the first time.

I got these MDF puzzle piece frames from and painted them up to match the Graphic 45 Mother Goose collection. I then papered them and added matching embellishments from my stash. In the centre of each frame I added a little booklet with a nursery rhyme in each-here is my son reading the nursery rhymes to my daughter.

In the centre of the puzzle attached by magnets is a re-moveable Graphic 45 mini matchbox with one of the beautiful Graphic 45 metal drawer pulls.

Inside the little matchbox is the "Mary had a little lamb" nursery rhyme and my first ever needle felt project a little lamb-perfect for this project.

Next up is a card I made using Graphic 45s A Ladies Diary-these were fun images to fussy cut...

Graphic 45 papers are all you need on projects-everything on this card is cut from the papers even the lace borders! The only thing I added was the little metal keyhole embellishment..just because...

A close up of some of the fussy cutting-I have the cut pieces up on pop dots for extra dimension.

The next project I created for this application is a special one to me-I recently photographed vintage family photographs that I gathered from my relatives as I want to document our family history. For these two layouts I used the Graphic 45/Echo park Transatlantique collection-it was made for my family...

This side of the layout is photographs of my dads parents-my dads family spent some of their lives living in America where I still have lots of relations.

And this layout is why this collection was perfect for these layouts-it is about their boat trip over to the States.

This is one of my favourite makes and even though it is Christmas themed using the Nutcracker Sweet paper line I must confess I keep it up all year because I just love it...shhh....

These papers were one of my firm favourites by Graphic 45 for sure-maybe because I love nutcrackers.. 

Isn't he just so cute??

Last Halloween I did a crafty swap with my bestie Emily who is also applying to be on this team! So for my make for her I had to use the Steampunk Spells collection.

It is a mixed media Tim Holtz configurations book using the Steampunk Spells papers and loads of embellishments including some Graphic 45 metals.

The inside contained a mini album and some Halloween goodies with room for Emily to add her own touches.

Then this happened.... and it was so amazing!!!

So those are my main 6 projects but here are some others just to browse.... sure why not?

Altered Graphic 45 Art Box and mini I made as a gift.

Inside there was a mini-papers used were Little Darlings collection.

Altered configurations hanging house using the Couture collection (CardznScrapz DT project).

Couture mini album (CardznScrapz DT project).

A special commissioned Nutcracker Sweet piece....

The Tim Holtz lanterns add a lovely touch to these pieces!

Another altered art box by Graphic 45 this time using the Olde Curiousity Shoppe papers.

So there you have it guys-if you have made it this far down this post thank you so much for reading my application.... I am excited to even get this chance to try out! 

Thanks to everyone at Graphic 45 for this opportunity & I wait with my fingers crossed,

Aideen x

CardznScrapz DT project for March part 1

Hey Guys,

Part 1 of my March project is now up on the CardznScrapz blog so go check it out:

There is a check that out!


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

My second project for CardznScrapz DT for Feb-One sheet wonder!!

Hey there everyone!!

So I'm back with my second project for February and this is a fun one-I remember seeing this type of project ages ago and while I was trying to think of something different to make for you guys it came to mind.

So if you haven't heard of it before the one sheet wonder is where you take ONE yes just one sheet of patterned paper-it must be 12x12 and it works best of the paper is double sided.... And you get to make a set of EIGHT co-ordinating cards.

The first step is to cut up the sheet of paper like this:

Please note the cuts are in inches!

Ok now you can see how I have numbered the pieces 1, 2, 2, 3, 3.... Etc

That corresponds to which card it will go on! So following the numbers you will end up with 8 cards.... And it's so easy! Add some lovely embellies and you are done.

I think the video should explain it nicely for you,

Thanks for popping by,

Aideen x

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Cardznacrapz DT projects

Have you guys been following along with all the fab DT projects we have been making over on the cardznscrapz blog?? 

Also I have been making videos for al my projects on my youtube channel so check that out for details.....

Aideen x

Monday, January 6, 2014

Emily and Aideen loves

If you are on Facebook please check out a page that me and my bestie Emiy have set up called Emily and Aideen loves....

We have daily posts all about daily life and lots of goodness :)

So give us a like and follow along!!

Starting from this month we are doing a series where we are going to DESTASH

Join in with us!!!!!

Aideen xx