Hello and Welcome to Card Art
My Workshops are open to anyone interested in
Card Making, and everyone is welcome,
However places are limited, and fill very quickly, especially the ones in my home.
I also teach Card making for different Clubs and Groups, and I am happy to travel to different counties,
please contact me on 01 2010117 if you want any further details or are interested in hosting a card making workshop in your area.
many thanks Yvonne

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Up Coming Workshops 2018
Below are details for new classes
date to be confirmed.
Second dates for each class 
may be added if there is enough interest.



Delightful Die-Cuts
Saturday 3rd of February 2018
Time 10.30 to 5.30
We all have them but do we really know how to use them
At this class you will receive 5 kits, 
with everything you need to make 5 cards.
But this class is different, as you will be the designer,
Using Dies and Embossing Folders.
If you have lovely dies you have bought and never used, 
Die-cut some and bring them along.


Floral Foamtastic 
Saturday 3rd of March 2018
Time 10.30 to 5.30
At this workshop we will make 5 projects
with a Floral or Gardening theme.
Making our own flowers
Using Paper,  Card, Die-cuts, and Foamian
You will need to bring an Iron and extension lead .


Bling Beauties
Saturday 7th  of April 2018
Time 10.30 to 5.30
As the name says, you can never have enough sparkle
At this class we will make 5 projects
using Glitter, Bling and Sparkle.
Especially for ladies.


Satin and Lace
Saturday 3rd of May 2018
Time 10.30 to 5.30
This Class is all about the frills
We will make 5 projects,
 Using the most beautiful lace, Fabrics and ribbons
To create exquisite cards.
For New Baby, Wedding, and Birthday's

Places limited to 8 for each class
Booking Deposit required €20.00 
1 month before date. (non refundable.)

please email me HERE to book in. 
many thanks Yvonne





Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Up coming workshop dates for 2017



Christmas Card Making Workshops 
in Kilcoole 
     
     November 4th ....  3rd  Christmas Workshop
(this date is now full)
    November 25th .... 4th  Christmas Workshop
(1 places remaining)

These 3 workshops will be the same designs at each one.
so that I can fit everyone in.
Full day workshop
Making 5 beautiful Christmas Cards
places limited to 9 people  at each class

Tea/coffee and homemade scones on arrival
Home cooked lunch about 1.00
and dessert about 4.00
cost 45.00 for the full day.

What were making
Card 1. 8 by 8 inch Card; All white winter scene, with beautiful embellishments.  

Card 2. C5 Card; For a Special Couple

Card 3. 8 by 8 inch card; Traditional Scandinavian Christmas Colours with matching embellishments.

Card 4.  C5 Card; Angles we have heard on high.

Card 5.  8 by 8 inch Concertina Gate Fold. Away in a Manger 



please email me HERE to book in.


thanks Yvonne


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Carlow Christmas Workshop
Saturday 21st of October
Time 10.00 to 5.00
New Oak Community centre
Theme Christmas Delights
Full day workshop
Making 4 beautiful Christmas Cards

Card 1, Peace, beautiful shabby chic card in Cream and green.

Card 2. We Three Kings. Large double Concertina gate fold.

Card 3. Baby's First Christmas, boy and girl images included.

Card 4. Beautiful Christmas Memories 2017 book style Journal, to write memories, traditions, stories, add photos to.  there will be loads in this kit and children and adults alike will enjoy add there stories, to create a keepsake for all the family to share,

(2 places available)

What you need to bring
Craft Mat
3 pairs of scissors, 1 for paper, 1 for ribbons, and 1 for sticky tapes.
Paper trimmer
Ruler, Pencil, rubber,
Tweezers, Pokey tool,
Good quality all purpose glue (colall or bostic)

Foam pads, foam tape,
Double- sided tape
Hi-tac Tape (the one with the red backing) this is for sticking  ribbon and lace.
Please bring your own glue gun if you have one,
and an extension lead.
and a craft lamp if you have one. 
Please don't worry if you haven't everything on the list, let me know and I can loan you spares.
As I have 8 full sets of crafts tools
so if you are new to card making and want to borrow a set,
please let me know when booking a place.

A pack lunch
A Cushion you'll thank me.
Tea/Coffee and homemade goodies available all day.


If you have any questions please get in touch
you can email me HERE
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Christmas Kits
Shout out to anyone coming to my Carlow Christmas Workshop , who would like a set of the Kilcoole Christmas Workshop kits, please order them ASAP
Kilcoole Kits
Card 1. 8 by 8 inch All white winter scene ,with beautiful embellishments


Card 2. C5 portrait card For a Special Couple, this one has extra images.

Card 3. Traditional Scandinavian Christmas Colours, with beautiful matching embellishments.

Card 4. C5 Landscape Card; Angles we have heard on high.

Card 5. 8 by 8 inch Concertina gate-fold card.
Away in a Manger.
If you want a 2nd set of Carlow kits please let me know.
Card Kits
Card 1, Peace, beautiful shabby chic card in Cream and Green.
Card 2. We Three Kings. 8 by 8 inch double Concertina gate fold.
Card 3. Baby's First Christmas, boy and girl images included.
Card 4. Beautiful Christmas Memories 2017 book style card, to write memories, traditions, stories, add photos too. there will be loads in this kit and it will suit all ages, children and adults alike will enjoy adding there stories, to create a keepsake for all the family to share,
There will be 5 cards back to back in this project, but the design is endless. you will have sheets of toppers and tags to decorate, with notelets for writing
Extra set of Cards, notelets and backgrounds available to make the book larger, €5.00 a set. please let me know if you want an extra set.. ASAP.
Many thanks Yvonne Tune
IF ANYONE NOT ATTENDING MY CHRISTMAS WORKSHOPS AND WOULD LIKE A SET OF KITS WITH FULL INSTRUCTIONS. FOR EITHER OR BOTH CLASSES, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH, ASAP.
------------------------------------ Craft Break April 2018

 I will be hosting a 5 day card making craft break
at the beautiful Westport Coast Hotel 
http://www.westportcoasthotel.ie/ 
Sunday 8th of April to Friday 13th of April 2018

Full details on the event page HERE








Photo's Carlow Christmas Card 2016

All wrapped up for Christmas
chocolate box style card


with matching gift box


Frosty and Bright
Shabby chic card
with distressed edges 


The road to Bethlehem 
decoupage nativity card
with hessian and Muslin


Santa Claus is coming to town, 
Side step easel card


Side view of Side step card


4 inch Sq Concertina card 
Gloria in Excelsis Deo


Inside view of card



Back view of card






Up coming workshop dates for 2016



Christmas Card Making Workshops



Saturday 8th of October Carlow  ( full)
At The New Oak Community Centre
Time 10.00 to 5.00 
Theme; Christmas Cards
All the sparkles is Gold

Card 1.  All wrapped up for Christmas (boxed card)
Card 2. Oh holy night (decoupage card)
Card 3. Frosty and bright ( with vintage feel)
Card 4. He's making a list (Step card)
Card 5.  Angels we have heard on high (concertina card)

there is a good bit of trimming to to for this class so please bring your trimmers (large and Small)
plus usual craft tools list below


Cost €40.00
Deposits required by 25th of September
Please bring a pack lunch
Tea/coffee and homemade goodies supplied all day.





I will have 4 small
 Christmas workshops in Kilcoole

Dates 
22nd of October (Full

5th of November ( Full)

19th of November 
(Full)

26th of November ( 1 place)


All 4 workshops in Kilcoole are the same designs.
but different to Carlow.
we will make 5 really special christmas cards
everything needed to complete the card with full instructions included.
Stopping about 1.00 for a home cooked lunch.
and again at 4.00 for dessert.
places are limited to 8 places.
Everyone welcome more details will be added to my blog 

nearer the dates
Cost €45.00 inc lunch

Deposits required by 1st of October to confirm your place.
please email me HERE message me to book a place.
many thanks
Yvonne Tune




List of items need for classes
Craft Mat
3 pairs of scissors, 1 for paper, 1 for ribbons, 
and 1 for sticky tapes.
Paper trimmer
Ruler, Pencil, rubber,
Tweezers, Pokey tool,
Good quality all purpose glue (colall or bostic)
Foam pads, foam tape, 
Double- sided tape
Hi-tac Tape (the one with the red backing) this is for sticking  ribbon and lace.
Please bring your own glue gun if you have one, 
and an extension lead.
a craft lamp if you have one. 


Please don't worry if you haven't everything on the list, let me know and I can loan you spares.

As I have 8 full sets of crafts tools
so if you are new to card making and want to borrow a set, 
please let me know when booking a place.

If you have any questions please get in touch

you can email me HERE

many thanks

Yvonne Tune





Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hello everyone
Just a bit about my classes
I have been crafting all my life, learning to knit, sew, and crochet, as a child. I learned iris-folding, decoupage, and quilling, at the W.I. when I lived in the Cotswolds in the last 80s
I found my lovely hobby again about 12 years ago, and have been teaching card making about the last 11 years.
I was a florist for nearly 25 years, so bring this into my card making adding beautiful floral touches, ribbon and lace, to the cards we make. 
I try to teach designs at my workshops that are creative, in style, without having to purchase expensive machines and dies,
if I do use dies, I try my best to show you an alternative without them. so that when you go home you can re-create a card similar with what you have in your craft stash, all my kits come with full instructions, or you can fine a list of instructions on my main page.
I use lots of pretty embellishments, ribbons, lace, flowers and leaves, showing you different technique, and always give value for money, you will go home with cards to the value of the cost of the day.  when the classes are in my home I also supply a home cooked lunch, desert, tea/coffee and homemade goodies.
everyone is welcome to come along, and I work in a step by step method, so my classes are suitable for all levels of card makers.
Thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting
Yvonne xx


Thursday, July 21, 2011

What you need to bring to my workshops


Getting started with your new hobby
I get asked a lot about, 
what equipment you would need to start card making.
Card making can be a very expensive hobby, there is so much equipment for sale, that you can most defiantly get carried away,
(I know because you should see my craft room, )

But the basic starter set up tool kit would be
Paper Trimmer
(as it's near impossible to cut a straight line)

Score Board
(to fold your cards into different card designs without cracking the card or giving the card a buckled creased fold line.)

Good quality all purpose clear glue
(Because there are lots of very cheap glue in euro shops, 
which will damage background papers, 
I would avoid them and buy a good quality one like 
Collall or Bostic)

Glue Gun
I couldn't make cards with out one, as I have no patients, waiting for glue to dry, the glue gun allows you to stick embellishments instantly, great if there is any weight, 
as Wet glue takes for ever to dry.
I have a dremmel, which I got in woodies about 4 years ago, and it's fantastic, it doesn't cook the glue like cheaper makes, as it has a thermostat, so the glue doesn't over heat, which caused the glue to discolour. 
Decoupage Foam Pads or foam tape
(You should get good quality foam pads or tape, I use JeJe and find them the best.)

Doublesided tape
(This can be fiddly to use, but once you get the hang of it, you won't use anything else to stick Card, Paper, Ribbon and embellishments with.)

Ribbons and bows
(These are always handy to have, as they add a bit of extra finish to any project)

Self adhesive Gems and Pearls
Buttons and brads
Again these give extra sparkle to your cards

Peel-off Boarder and Corners
These give that extra finish to handmade cards, making them stand out from the rest, they come in a huge selection of designs and colours.

Paper or punched flowers
Again these give extra detail to your cards

There is a full list of the suppliers I use on my main page Here