Saturday, 29 August 2009

Children's jewellery workshop

Today Alice, Leah, Ellen, Sophie and Amy joined Ruth in a jewellery workshop. Don't you think each of them made a beautiful necklace and matching bracelet? They worked so hard and quickly that some of the girls managed to also make a dangly accessory that could be attached to a mobile phone, handbag or game console!!

Here is a close up of the necklace and bracelet that Alice made,

and here is the dangly accessory attached to her mobile phone and Nintendo DS.

Well done girls, I think some of your mums may be booking into some jewellery workshops so that they can keep up with you!

Just a thought, these would be perfect items to make at a children's birthday party to be held in our workshop at Flutterby Crafts. For further information on children's craft parties click here, or to arrange a booking, contact us on 01635 860900 or call into the shop.

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Tapestry Broderie Cardstock

I have been playing with my Cricut and made the following cards which are suitable for Wedding, Anniversary, Engagement etc. The samples have been hard to photograph but if you pop into the shop you will see for yourself the luxurious embroidered texture to the card.

The Tapestry Broderie cardstock comes in 12 x 12 sheets 300 gsm which is ideal to make Card blanks, Invitation cards, Thank You Cards, RSVP, Favour Boxes, Save the Date etc etc.

The cardstock comes in White, Ivory, Pale Blue, Pale Pink and Black. Here is a sample of the Black and Ivory which is gorgeous.

If you would like help with your Wedding Invitations you can call 01635 860900, email or visit the shop. Furthermore, if you would like to make an appointment with Catherine, our Wedding Co-ordinator she will give you loads of inspiration!

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Bloom & Grow

Lynn has now stock of the gorgeous Bloom & Grow paper craft collection from My Mind's Eye that includes co-ordinating paper packs which contain embossed and double sided designs; glittered rub-ons; clear stamps; embroidered brads; gems and pearls; alphabet stickers; delicate lengths of ribbon; button and fibres; twenty four page decoupage pad and pearlescent chipboard shapes.

Bloom & Grow Paper Packs
Bloom and Grow craft papers are full of bright floral prints. The paper packs are in 150gsm heavyweight cardstock which is both acid and lignin free and a selection of papers in each pack with either an embossed or double sided finish.

Bloom & Grow Decoupage
Every decoupage design has been die cut for easy assembly and each pack contains twenty four pages of gentle distressed floral images. Assemble using silicon glue or foam pads or layer and attach or secure with brad through centre.

Bloom & Grow Rub Ons
Bloom & Grow rub-ons contain over twenty delicate floral images, borders and charming sentiments which have been accented with a light touch of glitter.

Bloom & Grow Embroidered Brads
Bloom and Grow embroidered brads are made from stitched fabric and dimension to any craft project.

Bloom & Grow Clear Stamps
Bloom & Grow clear stamp sets feature twenty two original designs including floral images, stylish borders and lovely sentiments.

Bloom & Grow Alphabet Stickers
Bloom & Grow alphabet packs contain over one hundred shapes. Each letter is self adhesive and can be attached to most surfaces. Two complete sets of alphabet stickers in capitals and lower case with extra vowels and consonants, punctuation markers and two sets of numbers from “0” to “9” complete every pack.

Bloom & Grow Treasures
Bloom & Grow Treasures is unique collection of self adhesive shining gems and pearly beads which will add a sophisticated shine and a hint of colour to your project.

Bloom & Grow Ribbons
Bloom and Grow ribbon sets contain five lengths of delicate cloth in co-ordinating colours and styles. Each strip contains one metre of printed or plain ribbon with an organza, rick rack or satin finish.

Bloom & Grow Button Box
Button boxes are full of tiny shaped buttons complete with co-ordinating threads.

Bloom & Grow Chipboard Box
Chipboard packs contain sixty two alphabet shapes in upper and lower cases, each one is printed on both sides and has a shining pearl effect.

Wow, and not only that there is another collection called Wild Asparagus with all the co-ordinated elements so, why not drop into the shop and see for yourself. It's a difficult choice Bloom & Grow or Wild Asparagus?

Friday, 21 August 2009

Stunning girls!

This morning my daughter Alice joined in her 1st ever children's jewellery workshop at Flutterby Crafts......I am so excited that she is showing some interest!

Look at what they made, they are really stunning bracelets. Ruth designed the bracelets and the girls followed her instructions very quickly. In fact Leah (the expert of the group) made this lovely necklace.

So girls (you know who you are), would you please leave a little comment below so Lynn and Ruth really know what you liked about the jewellery workshop.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Children's Workshop

Look at this stunning bracelet that Ruth has designed for the Children's Workshop tomorrow. I brought the bracelet home to photograph and my 9 year old daughter wanted me to take a photograph of her wearing it. She loves it and who wouldn't!

PS Alice, your hand is now famous!

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

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Monday, 17 August 2009

Jewellery Workshop...Wow!

Here are the lovely creations that the ladies made at last Tuesday's workshop with Ruth. Remember the theme was daisies...... Wow, aren't they lovely. The first bracelet has been made with blue beads and blue pearls in different sizes.

The photo below shows the yellow and white daisy design made into a chain attached to reading glasses. I think they are spectacular (sorry for the pun!) and I believe everyone enjoyed their evening.

If you are interested in any one to one or group beading workshops please call Lynn on 01635 860900, email or visit the shop.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Flowers galore!

Lynn has the most wonderful assortment of paper flowers in stock. I just couldn't decide which ones to show you on the blog so here is a photo of them all!!!

It is a hard decision to make but I may invest in several tubs! Which is your favourite colour?

Friday, 14 August 2009

Maria has been busy!

Since we had the 2 day workshop in August, Maria has been really busy. I think she has caught the Jo Sonja bug!! She has sent us in these beautiful creations that she has made at home since she attended the workshop!!

All the items have been made using Jo Sonja paints and mediums with Napkin Art.

Well done Maria they are stunning and thanks so much for sharing them with us.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Before anybody says anything, I know that it has taken me ages to get these photos on here. I do have excuses............and it did take me almost a week to recover from the weekend.......and my computer was playing up..........but we did have a great time. AND the results were wonderful. Everybody ended up with something completely different, as you will be able to see.

For those of you not in the know, the weekend was to decorate a mirror (or box), a bag and anything else that stood still while we were waiting out the drying time. Everybody managed their mirror/box and bag (so far, so good), then they all decorated a pair of shoes, a candle and a glass bowl (except Kirsty, who decorated a wooden bag using shaving foam !?!?!). It was all done using the Jo Sonja paints, Jo Sonja mediums and a few serviettes. Not bad for a weekends work.

So, here goes with the photos:

The pictures, in order, show Ali and Lisa having a Mum & Daughter bonding session (they did it together!!), then Kirsty got stuck into her wooden bag (and some shaving foam). Vanessa came all the way up from the New Forest and joined us on the Sunday for a play and, finally Betty and Maria quietly got on with the job in hand.

AND the results were stunning!!

Kirsty had some beautifly pansies on her bag and the shoes were a lovely design of daisies. The mirror was simply gorgeous with roses tumbling all over the place.

Maria also used daisies on her shoes, but a different design, I will run out of words to describe, but they were beautiful. As for the mirror, just gorgeous.

Betty did not tackle the mirrory, she went for a box with roses tumbling over the side. Her bag was a gorgeous mixture of flowers.

Lisa was into the sunflowers on her bag and she also did a box. They were simply gogeous. The shoe were using the daisy serviette.

Ali, on the other had, went for birds and butterflies on her mirror and christmassy on her candle and bowl.

Whilst Vanessa opted for pretty in pink as her theme.

Well, I may have got lost for words, but I think each photo tells its own story. So much fun was had and so many wonderful pieces decorated. For those of you there, thank you for making it such a great weekend. For the rest of you, where were you, you missed so much fun!!

See you all soon.

Lynn x

Tuesday, 11 August 2009


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Saturday, 8 August 2009

Scrapbook papers - 3 Bugs in a Rug

Lynn has got some gorgeous scrapbooking papers in at the moment. I will be highlighting some of the collections over the next few weeks. The first collection is called Butterfly Kisses by 3 Bugs in a Rug. The pages are 12x12 of great quality cardstock and come double sided.

The scrapbook layout shown above by 3 Bugs in a Rug used the following products in the range - Bright, Frenzy and Dragonfly. If you click on the papers below you can see both sides of the papers in more detail, aren't they delightful?

There are many more pages in the collection of Butterfly Kisses. Why not pop into the shop and have a look for yourself!

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Jewellery Workshop

Tuesday, 4th August at 6.30pm - 8.30pm

I just popped into the bead shop today to see Ruth. She was busy preparing beads for Tuesday's Jewellery Workshop. The photo here is a clue to the type of beads you lucky ladies will be working with. I had a peep at the bracelet you will be making, and it's gorgeous.

So if you fancy a night out why not join Ruth and make a lovely bracelet for yourself or a gift for someone special.

You can call on 01635 860900, email or visit the shop.