Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Blogger again!

Well after too long an absence I am back on the blog scene, the summer was just hectic and my blogging fun had to wait.
I have to admit it feels a bit strange blogging again, I forgot that it seems like I am talking to my lab top, I feel a little like the Will Smith character from 'I am Legend', I wonder will verbal communictaion change as a result of the computer age?
Crikey! I definatley need to blog some more.
Back to the real; I ran some summer camps and demos over the summer and won't be able to post up all the pics but here are two which I think deserve some recongnition. They are the efforts of a first year and a fifth year student (sisters - talented family) studying art and we had great fun working on them for the week (along with nine 4-6 year olds!)
My favourite time of the year is on it's way, Autumn. I absolutley love Autumn, the bright dry days with a slight nip in the air that makes your cheeks glow. The colours are just fab and the crisp fresh earthy smell always makes me bubble over with the joys of life. Needless to say my fav thing to do is go for a brisk walk in my local woods on a bright Autumn day. But the main reason I love Autumn is that it is the harbringer of (you guessed it) - Christmas!! Yippee!!! I am one of the lunatics that LOve love love (with bells on top) Christmas!
So at the GBC (Great Big Craft Extravaganza) this year I am skipping ahead to the festive seaon and giving a workshop on a christmas mini book (watch this space for sneak previews.)
Go to go for now my two year old has just waltzed into the kitchen looking for porridge!!
Happy days and Happy crafting!

Friday, May 21, 2010


LAST MINUTE TEASER just a few pics to get you thinking about the crop tomorrow, the make and take is all about 'tattered' flowers!!! Perfect for lots of different projects; brooches, clips, scrapbook or card embellishment and they are great for that extra WOW factor when gift wrapping; oh they are also great for embellishing the covers of mini books (hint! hint!)
Roll on tomorrow,
See you then,

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

WORKSHOP ALERT - Complete Scrapbooking

Below is a preview of what you can accomplish at the COMPLETE SCRAPBOOKING WORKSHOP taking place in Castlebar on Sat 29th May. The fab kit will include a scrapbook album complete with 10 pages ready for scrapping plus lots of scrapbooking embellishments. At the workshop you will title and embellish the front of your album to match your chosen theme (Wedding, Birthday, Baby etc..) and get to complete at least two album pages.

The workshop is on Saturday 29th may from 10.30 a.m. to 3 p.m and costs €50 (kit and lunch included).
You can book through Mandel's Art Shop or contact me on 087 9481196

Thanks for stopping by and don;t forget to leave a comment

Monday, April 26, 2010

Galway Spring Extravaganza

Hi guys, as promised here's the photos of the cards from the Promarker and Sugar Nellie Class on Sunday at the Galway Spring Craft Extravaganza. Can't believe the weekend is over already, not fair! Roll on SEPTEMBER!!!
Hope you got to spend at least some time at the demo table with the fab Becky Dreyer, she kindly allowed me to take some photos of some layouts and cards for my inspiration station, happy days!!!
Thanks also to the fab Sarah who shared some great tips as well as some GORGEOUS to die for brads, thanks, thanks, thanks.
Finally thanks for all the kind comments about the class and demo that I gave, it's great to get feedback (especially good ones!!)
Now for the shopping: I splurged and bought some of the new Tim Holtz Die Cuts and of course some stamps that I can't wait to play with (fellow croppers get to play too, next crop 22nd May).
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment,
Happy Crafting

Friday, April 23, 2010

Extravaganza Sneak Peaks

Hi everyone, here is a sneak peak of the cards we will be doing this sunday at the Galway Spring Extravaganza. We have two oh so cute suger nellie images to play with and lots of tips on the fabulous promarkers. For information on class bookings and the timetable check out www.wix.com/galway/extravaganza

Looking forward to seeing you there. Cathy.

Hints:- Manga, texture, and handbag bling!!

Peak A Boo!!!!

p.s. Generally a class will provide everything you need to complete a project, however handy things to have in a class are scissors, glue stick, glue dots, double sided tape, craft knife and/or guillotine and your favourite paper/card stash, stamps and inks. That way you will maximise the enjoyment you will get from any class that you take part in. Happy Crafting!
Cathy (a.k.a. Katie-Do!)


Well it was a great day yet again. Stash was shared, tips were swapped and lots of fun was had at the make and take station with ultra thick. After lunch the tags, lo's, domino's and inks etc. came out, i'm sorry I didn't take a pic of all the stuff on the tables, ah well next time! (roll on the 22nd May).

As usual Phil produced fab lo's, lots of fab lo's. I wish I could manage to complete more than one at a crop never mind 6!

Anne's selection of fab embellishments, not a mad hatter in sight! The pic doesn't do them justice!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Louise made some beautiful tags for a very lucky friend, one with a utee heart created at the make and take station, another with a fab shrink plastic embellishment!! Looking forward to seeing the finished card, Lou.

Lost my mojo half way through, is there anything worse!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


The next Castlebar Crops are on

Sunday 18th April (10.30 - 5ish)
Saturday 22nd May (9.30 - 5ish)

* Make and Take Table (make a quick project to get the creative juices flowing)
* BIG SHOT/CUTTLEBUG Table (lots of folders to emboss and cut your fav. papers to bring home)
* Stamping corner (loads of stamps to use for the day on your projects)
* Lunch
* Goody-bag (there's one for everyone on the audience)
* 10% shopping discount

Plus details of a CROP HOP !!!!

Contact Cathy at cinfinitydesign@gmail.com to book your place.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Upcoming Crop!

It's cropping time again. Sunday 21st February 10-5. Will post further details on Monday.
roll on the 21st!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cropping Success!

Our 1st crop is finished and I think I can safely say it was a great success. We thouroughly enjoyed ourselves. We inked, cut, glued, layered, embossed UTE'ed, spritzed, colour washed and stamped our way through the day. Congratulations to Louise who won the voucher for Mandels's art shop in castlebar (Happy Shopping Lou).

Check out the results of our days labour below!! Next one coming up middle to end of Feb (includ a demo by Anne on alcohol inks - really looking forward to that), so make a date in your diary.

Thanks for dropping by, call again


Anne's Crop Results

Anne is our resident card expert and produced these fab componants for a beautiful card using blank luggage labels, spritzer bottles, distress inks and a few more bits. A card the lucky recepient will treasure forever.

Phil's Crop Results

Phil showed us all up, by the sheer amount of Fab LO's she did, 4 of them, amazing!

Louise's Crop Results

Self confessed scrapaholic, and budding artisit, Louise produced this stunning layout and also had time to Alter Art the front cover of her album (how cool is that)!

Cathy's crop results!

I managed to complete a LO of my son and our dogs. I was even being very good, I did some journaling (handwritten too!). I had to make a few cards though, (a quick fix!)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

1st CROP - January 24th

That's right, it's our first crop and the make&take is this pretty fridge magnet.

It is on Sunday 24th September 10 am to 4pm abd should be a fun packed day with:-
*Spot Prizes, including a €10 voucher kindly sponsored by Mandel's (thanks Nora!!)
*20 minute Make & Take
*Stash swaps
*Tips and Demos
*Tea, scones and chocolate Hob-Nobs!!
You can contact me at cinfinitydesign@gmail.com for details.
Thanks for checking in

The Big Freeze

We had snow on christmas day, A WHITE CHRISTMAS!

Couldn't resist posting these. Some pictures of South Mayo during the big freeze, taken 8am on Christmas morning, what a sky!! and then it SNOWED!!!

The Beginning of Something Wonderful

Well, this is it. The FIRST LO of the Mayo Papercraft Club. We scrapped this in the last class of our christmas 2009 workshop. The class members changed the title to suit their photos. Great Fun was had by all in coming up with imaginative titles. We used Basic Grey papers as well as Glossy Accents and a simple layout to get us started.
Below are some of the cards we also made during the workshops

These two are a christmas card and gift card combo!