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