Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Ireland is having some weird weather this week - snow in November! It's practically unheard of at this time of year. We've also had thunder and lightning which makes it all the more freaky! I put this slideshow together of some photo I took this week...

Finally got a chance last weekend to catch up on some scrapbooking and I got some layouts finished. The first is called 'Photoshoot' and describes the good and bad points of being a photographer's daughter ;-)

 The next one was a kit I got from Annamarie of  The and it has been lying around my craftroom for ages. I used a really lovely poem which sits on my fridge door daily about 'If I had my child to raise all over again' by Diane Loomans. I thought it was appropriate for the photos but also for the fact that my baby is now ten years old and I can hardly believe how fast that time has gone.


Monday, September 20, 2010

The Great Big Craft Extravaganza

This weekend I'm looking forward to teaching a class at the The Great Big Craft Extravaganza (GBCE) in Athlone. Entry is free to the event and there will be plenty of fabulous workshops and of course there's the shopping ;-) so come along and meet up with other crafty people. Details of workshop times and availability are on the link above.

I will be using a lovely kit from Jennie Bowlin and we will be completing a double layout. You will need 1-3 photos and the theme is fairly open. My photos are 5''x7'' with a white border but 4x6 photos  in colour or B&W will also suit the layout. If you cannot attend my workshop I will have a limited number of spare full instruction kits available for sale for this class and other workshops I have run in the past  and these will be available after the class. Hope to see you there ;-)

Details of Kit and photos required for my class this weekend

Sneaky peak of my class.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

On a I am...;-)

After a rather dry spell of scrapbooking over the Summer holidays...I am back on the wagon and enjoying putting my layouts's a few of the newer ones I made in the past week..

I took both of these photos of my girls in  a little town called Sirmione in Italy this Summer and in fact the wall they are standing against is the previous home of Maria's actually on the market if anyone is interested! ;-)

And this is how they look side by side in my album...

The next layout is entitle 'Ipod Chicks' and it describes how my two magpies hijack my Iphone/Ipod at every opportunity. They can't wait to grow up so they can have their own!

The next one is called 'Thank Heavens for little girls' and it shows my eldest in Glendalough which is a beautiful and well known 12th Century monastic site just a few weeks ago...
Finally the last one is the same photo in the previous posting but just scrapped in a different way...I figure I have two girls who may one day want to have these albums of mine for themselves. This way they have one each!


Sunday, August 22, 2010


It never fails to amaze me how a small tub of soapy water can gives hours of entertainment to my girlies....This photo was taken on holidays in Italy this year. They must have spent an hour trying to create the perfect bubble...;-)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Some new layouts from's been a while ;-)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Thursday, August 05, 2010


A few years ago my mum and dad went on one of those 'See 3 European cities in 7 days on a bus with complete strangers'. They had a ball visiting Prague, Budapest and Vienna. On this trip they met a lovely woman and her daughter. Norah is a woman in her 80's and quite a character. They have formed a close friendship even though she lives in Cork and since that trip my mum speaks to her on the phone most weeks - she's like her second mother. As it was my mum's birthday last week I was making her a birthday card when these photos of Norah fell out into my lap. I considered it a sign so I quickly made up these 2 layouts to add to her album.

The quote is lovely and so true... 'where ever you are, it is your own friends who make your world'...