Thursday, June 28, 2012

Crafty Raffle in aid of the Jarlath Fallon fund!

I am hosting a lovely crafty raffle in aid of the Jarlath Fallon fund which is for my cousin Jarlath who is seriously ill over in London at the moment.

This is going to be an AWESOME 2 part raffle:

Part one is for EVERYONE and is made up of lovely handmade goodies including cards, mini albums, crochet & knitted goodies!!!!

Part two is for all my lovely crafty buddies and is made up of AMAZING crafty goodies from,, an Siopa Bui, Little Snippets etsy store & more to come....

I am still gathering prizes at the moment and there are lots of lovely crafters worldwide working away at their contributions....

Tickets are €5 per part of the raffle or €10 if you would like to be entered into both parts and if I was you I would definitely want to be in BOTH parts :)

I have to thank everyone again for their help with this raffle so let's make it a HUGE success-the draw will take place on Sunday July 15th and prizes will be added up until then!

I have created two tabs above for the prizes so check them out......

Thanks again EVERYONE,

Aideen xx

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Seaside theme midi album


A while back I bought an album kit from Hydrangea hippo HERE and I just recently made it for my brother Niall and his fiancee Marie-it was a super kit packed full of goodies & perfect for the couple :)

 This is the cover everything was in the kit bar the embroidered fish and the alphas I used....
 The GORGEOUS embroidered fish is from Little Snippets etsy shop HERE and the alphas are by Amy Tangerine...
 All the other goodies came in the MEGA kit I didn't follow the instructions fully as I like to add my own style but the instructions with the kit are excellent...
 All these lovely fibres and charms were in the kit-I just added the Tim Holtz swivel clasp and the film strip piece...
 This is the inside of the cover...
 All from the kit-papers, stickers and die cuts are Authentique!
 The kit has the best trims as does the etsy shop!!
 It is a gatefold album so now it looks like this...

 I LOVE all of the buttons....
 I liked the tag "pages" too they add a lovely element to the book...
 The tags open like so...

 These hydrangea punches were also in the kit!
 This cardstock page was embossed so when you spray on your colours the pattern still shines through-the lil shells are too cute!!

 I really like this mini tag too...

 The file folder page is another FAB addition...
Here is what I added inside the folder...
 And finally...the back page
 How cool is the silver doily!
And this is the back cover when the book is all closed up!!

Thanks for visiting,
Aideen x

BTC&G Buttons!!!!

So the June challenge we are having over on by the cute and girly is "Cute as a button" and you can check it out HERE

For my project I made an altered frame-it was a plain kraft frame and I covered it with all sorts of buttons from my stash :)

I really like how it turned out and it was a fun project to make! This pic is of my new lil nephew Theo, isn't he the cutest baby ever & he made me an aunty for the first time :)

Aideen xx

Friday, June 1, 2012

And finally my mini from our swap!

And here is the mini I got from our page swap that I hosted-my theme was Tim Holtzy/Graphic 45 kinda grungy with metal embellies and kooky images

Again I just want to thank everyone so muc hfor taking part it was a great swap and so much fun to work our pages to each scheme-everyones pages are amazing and the books are so much fun!

Thanks again ladies xx
 Here is my cover and I titled it "live" and I am going to use this book for pics of my tattoos! I already had one tattoo on my back and on friday just there me and my sister got matching peace sign tattoos-I will post pics here soon.....
 This is the back of my page

 This is Niamhs page for me-it is really pretty-and I love the stickers and the quotes on the tags
 Check out that butterfly
 Maggies page-I LOVE the shrink plastic Tim Holtz images!!!!

 Close up of the Jalopy!!
 This is Lias GORGEOUS page-the tag peeping out behind the ladies with the lil wooden peg...amazing....
 And I love the key....
 This is Gers page for me-all the little details are so beautiful! Look at that lil key on the butterfly...
 Tim Holtz papers!!!!!
 The tassle is so cool
 And there is LOADs of room for pics
 And this is Aghnas page for me complete with Tim Holtz metal embellies
I will be putting my tattoo pics in here soon and I will show it again!!!

Thanks so much again everyone for an AMAZING swap :)

Aideen xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx