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Punch happy – paper tags ‘n more

Oct 21, 2016

Hey again,

I hope your crafting has been keeping you all busy, ours sure have been…

So as promised, this post goes out to our punch collection. Let’s spruce up those gifts for that someone special, parties, scrap booking & quite literally life in general ;)

They are fun and easy to use. Either hand write your gift tags or create something with a font you like on a word document, print, punch et voilà! Why not combine with some pretty ribbon or some rustic twisted string to make them pop.

To create the two looks below I’ve used two of our popular punches, the Luggage Tag Punch & the Victorian Label Punch.

I’ve designed the first look with Halloween in mind & if you have kids and have decided to invite their friends over for a night of scares, why not create individual spooky treat bags. Glassine bags are great for this (available in three different sizes), fill them up with an assortment of creepy sweets (you can even buy edible gooey eyeballs now), tie them up with some string, a name tag and you’re party favours are good to go.

The Victorian Label Punch is a little softer and perfect for place cards at a little birthday party. Team them up with our pretty in pink set of Yay candles, oh so scrumptious napkins and very cute paper straws and you have one gloriously exciting party on your hands :)


If there is anything you aren’t able to find on our website –  mydiyday.com get in touch or remember, they’re all available to purchase in our store in Clonakilty – Finer Details


Happy Crafting.

Until next time,

Allisa x


 Luggage Tag Punch


Victorian Label Punch 

Stampin around

Oct 5, 2016

Hey there fellow crafters,

So Autumn has finally arrived to Cork and here in, my DIY day HQ we’re bursting with excitement for the ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ - John Keats obviously forgot crafting in his beautiful ode to the season – but that’s where I come in :) because let’s face it, as the days get wetter and the nights longer, crafting can be so comforting.

I’ve recently joined the team here at ‘my DIY day’ and being a lover of all craft and DIY paraphernalia, I’m assuming if you’ve found us then you are too. So, with that in mind, I will be kicking off the month with some DIY ideas & creative tips to help inspire you (& me) on a DIY journey.

The blustery cold wind and fallen leaves have barged into our lives which, of course, to me, means lots of those warm thoughts of DIY’ing, blog posting & tea drinking.

Now we may not be of any help on the tea drinking front but we do have a treasure trove of exciting ways to keep busy.

First up on the list are these Alphabet Stamp Sets - I think I speak for us all when I say; ‘How cool are they?!’

You can create cool tags, cards or notes with either the Upper or Lower case rubber stamp sets. They also make for really nifty gifts, if you’re an early Christmas shopper. But what I really love about them is that they’re a handy size, easy to clean and come in such a cute & compact wooden box.

Next time, I’ll be taking a look at our range of punches (I’ve used one to make the little card tag below) and how you can blow your friends and family away with presents that SCREAM pizzazz!

If you’d like to see our full range of rubber stamps why not visit us here or call in to us at Finer Details in Clonakilty for a closer look.

Also, don’t forget to check in for regular updates on our Facebook Page for new products and exciting DIY’s. If you have any feedback or ideas, do get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!

Happy Crafting & Keep stampin :)

Until Next time,

Allisa x

New Shop…New Beginnings

Sep 28, 2016

Some of you know our wedding stationery business Finer Details, well….we are thrilled to say earlier this year Finer Details opened a new shop in Clonakilty, Co. Cork.

Most of my DIY day’s online party pieces can now be found in the shop in Clonakilty, alongside Finer Details own collection of wedding invitations & paper goods.

New stock is arriving regularly and the reaction from our customers is most welcoming…. thank you, thank you!!

Our fabric ‘Alphabet Bunting’ is a big hit for Christenings, Naming Ceremony celebrations & baby gifts.

The ladies in Finer Details are also designing & adding new greeting cards weekly to the shop which can be customised too, with quite a fast turnaround.

We will continue to add to the online shop as we know not everyone can call to the shop, but next time you’re in Clon. do drop by and say hi!

We’re super excited! Busting!!!


Finer Details Shop 1





Searching for Summer

Oct 5, 2015

Our little DIY studio is off in search of sun-shine!

All your ‘my DIY day’ orders will be processed on the 15th October 2015.

Thank you for your patience!


DIY Wedding Workshop

Jan 11, 2015

Do you want to make your own invitations, DIY wedding favours or add your own wedding styling touches?.. well……we are getting prepped for our big day out with Oh Me, Oh My DIY. It’s their first DIY Wedding Workshop and we will be joining the team at Ballyvolane House on Sunday, 1st February 2015.

Other mentors on the day include Nessa Cotter from Lifes Lust Haves, Noeleen Frain teaching you the art of calligraphy, Jill from Wild Floral Couture & more.

Spaces are limited, to book your tickets just register here.


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Images 2, 3 & 4  Oh Me, Oh My DIY.

Christmas wrapped up

Dec 19, 2014

When do you complete your christmas present wrapping marathon? I love the Christmas eve wrapping buzz myself, sipping something bubbly.

We’re having a facebook giveaway. This year we’re going to make sure your gift wrapping looks better than all the rest under the tree….and we are giving an identical giveaway to your DIY crafty friend. Like our page, and follow the post to tag your friend. Today only (Friday 19th Dec). Here’s the my DIY day FB link.




Time out

Oct 11, 2014

After a busy year and gearing up for a busy DIY Christmas season…we are taking a little break. All deliveries placed after noon on Monday, 13th October will be processed on Monday, 27th Oct. x


John Saul Picnic & Vintage Fair

Aug 3, 2014

Enjoying a sunny Bank Holiday weekend here in Clonakilty, I’m getting ready for John Saul Picnic & Vintage Fair at Castlemartyr Resort on this Bank Holiday Monday from 12 noon.

Castlemartyr 5 Star Resort & Le Chat Noir Vintage Events have created this event and promise it’s going to be Cork’s largest Vintage Fair  - “offering fun, food & frolics for all the family, all with a very local and very vintage feel.”

According to the events FB page ”the origin of this idea comes from way back in Castlemartyr’s history – In the 1920’s Horticulturalist John Saul held a picnic every year for all his staff and Castlemartyr want to revive this event to honour him and they’re inviting us and all the locals along too.”

The fair, including a kids play area, sports, competitions & even a Teddy Bears Hospital will take up the front fields of  Castlemartyr Resort. You are encouraged to bring your picnic blanket & picnic hamper or deliciousness is available to purchase at some fine food & drink stalls. There’s a Best Dressed Competition, so delve into the bottom of those wardrobes & don your finest vintage attire. There’ll be vintage cars, music and……flippin ‘eck if it couldn’t get any better…

The Le Chat Noir Vintage Fair will be held in the Capel Suite where the room will be packed with vintage inspired crafts, vintage & retro fashion, jewellery and accessories, antiques, DIY party & packaging supplies (that’s us), bunting (that’s us again), paper straws & paper chains (erm…that’s us too), retro hair salons, cup-cakes and a serious amount of other delights & goodies.

Below is a taster of what we are packing up tonight.




Other vendors include,  Daniel Mahon DesignsMonaBell’s Vintage and Curiosity ShopWild Floral CoutureSwell Bakeshop, Victoria Belle Vintage, Wear We Wander & Chicago Marcasite JewelleryRuby Robin BoutiquePolly’s Pretty PrintsThe RestoreElsa & Gogo BoutiqueAlice HallidayVintage Lovage and LavenderTurquoise FlamingoFab Fillies & more…

Entry Adults €6 – Children free.

John Saul Vintage fair poster

Image credit top pic  :: CastlemartyrJohn Saul Picnic & Vintage Fair

Brides Choice

Apr 11, 2014

Great buzz in the studio this week hearing ‘my DIY day’ has been nominated for a Mrs2Be Brides Choice Award in the category ‘Best Newcomer’ ….whoa whoo! Thanks y’all for your continued support & thanks for sharing your wedding DIY stories with us. I’m adding wedding DIY bits & wedding decor pieces weekly so keep stopping & follow us on Facebook for a daily dose.

brides choice nomination

Make it happen

Apr 25, 2013

Finally…phew! ‘my DIY day’ has been in the making for quite some time now, so I’m thrilled to welcome you to our online shop. The shop was set up to make it easier for people searching for something a little quirky & different for their DIY wedding day. You don’t have to be a serious crafter or have a masters in creative design for our DIY shop! All you need is a little imagination and with the amount of seriously amazing wedding blogs out there …..inspiration comes in truck loads.

Below is just a sampler of what you will find inside our shop. We are adding new stock every day at the moment, so please check in regularly to see what delights await.

I look forward to sharing creative tips & ideas to help you on your DIY way. Your thoughts, feedback and requests are most welcome and valued.

Marie x

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