Cork Scrap and Yap takes place monthly in the Cork International Airport Hotel from 1pm - 6pm. For information and bookings follow our blog, or text 087 0914209.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


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Scrap N Yap preview

Hi All,
Scrap N Yap will commence at 1 pm tomorrow, at Cork International Airport Hotel. The class will be at 2, and refreshments will be served at 3. We have the room until 6 pm, but unaccompanied children should be collected at 5 pm.
Here is what you will need:
  • selection of Christmas photos, either 6x4 or 7x5, including some that you are happy to cut up
  • Usual tools - scissors, guillotine, adhesive and foam pads
  • Glitter pens and/or adhesive jewels would be useful to decorate the embellishments.

Here is a picture of the papers, and a sneak preview.

MEGA SALE: Scrapbooking kits on sale at 5 euro each. Buy 3, get 1 free!

Elementary my dear Watson! A tale of a good samaritan in Cork

I must share something that happened to me today, because it is great to hear some good news when the media is full of doom and gloom!

I went into town to get last minute materials for tomorrow's Scrap N Yap. When I got home, I noticed that I was missing one of my shopping bags - as usual, the most important one! I knew exactly what was in it - ink jet cartridges so I could print out the class for tomorrow, and my Christmas pictures, which I had just got developed, again for tomorrow's class. I knew there was nothing else in the bag, except my shopping list, so I thought there was  no way that a finder could possible identify me. I phoned every shop that I had visited, but of course, none of them had found my bag.

Just when I was about to give up, the phone rang, and the caller asked if I had a cat called Elton. Guess what - he had found my bag, and examined it carefully for any clues that would lead him to the owner. The first clue he found was my shopping list, which was written on the back of an email I got from Nespresso UK. The email had my Nespresso membership number, and also the number of Nespresso in the UK. Using his mobile phone, the good samaritan rang Nespresso in England, and they agreed to contact me and pass on the finder's details. Fair dues to them, Nespresso did phone me later in the evening, and pass on the message.

However, the Cork Sherlock Holmes looked for even more clues. Guess what -one of my Christmas photos was a close up of my cat, Elton, wearing his identity tag. The finder was able to read my phone number from that, hence his phone call to me, informing me he had my bag.

The Good Samaritan was Christy O'Driscoll, a worker with Cork City Council, who found my bag on the street when he was on rounds in the city. Christy informed me that some months ago, he found and returned a bag containing 2.5 k euro, which was a credit union loan which a woman had taken out for Christmas. All I can say is that we are all lucky that Cork City Council has such honest and astute workers. I wish that guys like him ran the banks in Ireland! Thanks, Christy - and take a bow for your marvellous detective work

Framed wedding pictures

Here are two framed pictures that I did as a wedding present for my friend, Monika. Her little girl, Oliwia, was christened the same day. All scrapbooking supplies were bought in Perth, but I bought the frames in Cork Art Supplies. For now, we are leaving the frames unpainted/unvarnished, but when Monika has her own house, she will either paint or varnish to suit.

Monday, January 9, 2012

January Scrap N Yap

Next Scrap N Yap is on Sunday 22 January at the Cork International Airport Hotel, commencing at 1 pm, class at 2 pm. The layout is a double layout on the theme of Christmas, and the papers are Little Yellow Bicyle 'Christmas Delight'. You will need a selection of photos on a Christmas theme - more details to follow soon.