Tuesday, 29 September 2009

ProMarkers - 56 new colours - IN STOCK

Just had some very exciting news from Lynn. We all love the our ProMarkers but guess what.........Letraset have brought out 56 NEW COLOURS for us to play with in time for our Christmas cardmaking. The new colours are IN STOCK NOW and here is a colour chart below of the 56 new colours for you to ponder over. I'm so excited my 1st thought is I want them all!!!!!

Here is the ProMarker Club deal.......What will happen is that when you purchase your first pen, at Flutterby Crafts you will be given a card and colour chart - the card will be similar to the loyalty card only a different colour. Every time you purchase a pen for £1.99 your card will be stamped. Once you have purchased 5 pens you will be offered the 6th for 5p (yes 5p!!).

This equates to 6 ProMarkers for £10. How does that sound?

So, with the ProMarker Club deal, we are the same price as Joanna Sheen and you can pick them up straight away - no waiting for the Postman!!

Just a reminder don't forget to book a place on the Flutterby Crafts ProMarker Challenge Club on the 1st Saturday of every month 2 'til 4 pm, £7.50 per head. For more details click here.

For a bit of fun please leave a comment below and tell us what are the next 5 ProMarker colours on your "I want and need them" shopping list!!!

Tracy Watkiss on TV!

For those of you who have attended our Special Event Weekends and Workshops at Flutterby Crafts will know Tracy Watkiss. She is a freelance demonstrator and helps out at Flutterby Crafts from time to time.

Well the news is that she is going to be on Create and Craft this Wednesday and Thursday at 10.00am. So the secret is out, that's why she has been too busy to come and see us in Berkshire!!!! I am sure you will join me in wishing her lots of success in her new venture and watch her on Create and Craft TV. Well, it's not everyday you get to meet someone famous in you local craft shop!!

Friday, 25 September 2009

Cardmaking magazines in stock NOW!

We now have lots of copies of the Creative Cardmaking Magazines which are full of inspirational card projects.

Creative Cardmaking Magazine Issue 7 - £3.99
There is a beautiful selection of seasonal cards in this issue. Also, there are FREE Kanban papers and embellishments worth over £7!

Creative Cardmaking Magazine Issue 8 - £3.99

This issue comes with FREE Easter Promise Christmas papers and vellums worth over £5. It has some great Christmas ideas on how to make extra-special cards for family and friends.

Creative Cardmaking Special Edition - £4.99

This is a new publication featuring two designer paper collections for your seasonal cardmaking. It is packed with yummy paper designs plus co-ordinating toppers, greetings, frames and tags, as well as ideas and inspiration on how to use them.

In addition we have several copies of the October's Making Cards magazine - £3.75
There are pop-up cards with 3D die-cut shapes and a lovely floral accordion card featuring pockets, tags and a mini gatefold . Stuck for ideas there are even some projects for men's cards.

Remember all these magazines are only available through craft shops so, why not drop into Flutterby's and buy your Creative Cardmaking magazine while stocks last!

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Pop up Snowman card

This is what the ladies made last night at Nicky's Cardmaking Workshop. I gave you a peep of the pop up card earlier in the week which certainly tempted a few of you to book yourselves into the workshop.

Drum roll........this is what you missed if you were unable to join in.....isn't it lovely?

Don't be sad, there will be an equally lovely card to make on Nicky's Cardmaking class on Wednesday, 7 October 6.30pm 'til 8.30pm. Why not book your place now and give us a call on 01635 860900, pop into the shop or email us on lynn@flutterbycrafts.co.uk

However, if you are still sobbing and you would like to make the pop up Snowman card, with the Ollyfant acrylic stamp, you can always talk to Nicky nicely, and I am sure she can arrange a one to one class during the day.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Joanna's Cooking

Ahhh! I have just had a piece of cake that Joanna dropped into the shop. If ever you get offered a piece of Joanna's cooking, grab it and enjoy. It was delicious!! Thanks, Joanna.

Lynn xx

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Cardmaking Workshop with Nicky

Here is a peep at what you will be making if you come and join Nicky on Wednesday, 23 September 6.30pm 'til 8.30pm at her Cardmaking Workshop.

Nicky will show you how to make a pop up card, stamp using the adorable Ollyfant acrylic stamps and colour in with Promarker pens.

You will not be disappointed, I have seen the card in the flesh, so to speak and it's gorgeous.

The workshop with Nicky is £10 per sesstion and all materials are supplied. If you would like to book your place now, call us on 01635 860900, pop into the shop or email us on lynn@flutterbycrafts.co.uk

Monday, 21 September 2009

Wedding Anniversary

Just thought I would let you all know that I am about to be wined and dined by my lovely hubby (I know I moan about him sometimes, but......he's not too bad!!)

It is our 35th wedding anniversary today. Not bad going - we were the original 'they will never make it' couple - and we still manage a laugh together every now and then!!

He is cooking me scollops done to the original Mrs Beaton recipe, my favourite! Might even be a little bit of fizz to drink with it.

Hopefully I will be in a fit state to open the shop in the morning.

See you all there.

Lynn xx

Am I in big trouble

Oh, my goodness me. Am I in big trouble. We had a weekend of fun in the workshop beading and I was supposed to take photos.
Sorry, Joanna.
I forgot the camera on Saturday and I remembered to take it with me on Sunday, but did not have it charged up. I hang my head in shame.
But we did have a great time and we made some lovely bits and pieces. The bells are just divine, the snowflakes are gorgeous and the bracelets & necklaces went well.
I have slapped my wrists and I promise to try harder with the photos.

Have a good week.

Lynn xx

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Cardmaking with Nicky

This is what Nicky made with the ladies at her Cardmaking Workshop last week.

They used My Minds Eye - Wild Asparagus paper and acetate to make this lovely card.

They all had a hoot and were so pleased to see Nicky back on form!!

Keep checking the blog for a peep at the card you can make on next week's Crafting with Nicky Workshop......it's gorgeous. Click here for further details.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Jewellery and Beading Weekend (part 3!)

So, here I am back to show you more photographs of the delightful items you will be making on the Jewellery and Beading Weekend.

We are lucky enough to have Tracy Watkiss visiting us this weekend and you are in for a real treat!

Tracy and Lynn will be teaching the Plaited Cube necklace, a basic tigertail & bead necklace, a memory wire bracelet and, finally, the Multi-strand Bubble bracelet - so between the two of them there will be 4 different workshops.

What's more there are so many delicious colours to choose from.

If you get started making these over the Jewellery and Beading Weekend you should be able to make lots of your Christmas presents for your friends, daughters, daughter-in-laws, aunts, mums, grandmothers......the list is endless.

Just to remind you, there will be three workshops running in the morning and three in the afternoon on both Saturday and Sunday (this weekend) 10.30 'til 12.30 and then 2 'til 4 with Lynn, Tracy and Ruth. You will have the option to have up to 4 workshops over the two days and the price reflects this.

The cost of each workshop is £15 per head per workshop, which includes all materials and soft refreshments.

If you book into 4 of the workshops over this weekend the cost is £50 (Bargain!)

To those of you who have booked a workshop with Lynn, Tracy or Ruth (or all 4!) I am sure you will have lots of fun and laughter this weekend.

Unfortunately, I can't attend any of the workshops as my husband has a business trip to China.......how inconsiderate of him!!! However, I shall be pestering Lynn to take lots of photographs of the workshops for the BLOG so I hope you will all knuckle down and produce some lovely items for us all to see in a day or so. Watch this space!

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Beading and Jewellery Weekend (part 2!)

On Saturday and Sunday this weekend Ruth will be teaching you how to bead this stunning Bell in the morning and a fabulous snowflake in the afternoon.

If you would like to make this Bell or Snowflake on either day (or both workshops) why not book your place now, call us on 01635 860900, pop into the shop or email us on lynn@flutterbycrafts.co.uk

The cost of each workshop is £15 per head per workshop, which includes all materials and soft refreshments.

Remember there are 4 different workshops in total over this weekend and the cost is £50 (Bargain!).

More tempting photographs tomorrow of the other workshops...........

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Jewellery and Beading Weekend (part 1!)

Lookie at one of the items you could be making if you have booked onto one of the Jewellery and Beading workshops this weekend (19th and 20th September). These are the beaded bracelets and they are gorgeous. Yeah, and there is more to come. Tune in each day to the blog and there will be some more photos of the workshops!

Remember, if you attend the workshop you get 10% off of any purchases made over the weekend.

To book your place, call us on 01635 860900, pop into the shop or email us on lynn@flutterbycrafts.co.uk.

Don't leave it too late the places are booking up fast.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Good Morning (TEE HEE)

Lynn has no idea But i have hijacked the blog!!!  LOL!!!!
(she has just spent, a good ten minutes laughing at my misfortune, explain at the weekend to those that ask!)
Just wanted you all to know that I am in the shop on Saturday and Sunday this week to be one of the tutors, for the jewellery workshop. The Projects are lovely and great for beginners or experienced beaders and Jewellery makers alike.
Please pop by and say hello, I promise to get Lynn to make you a cuppa!!!!
Call the shop for more details.
See you Later

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Demonstration Day with Amanda Fowler

Well all of you who dropped into the Demonstration Day held today by Amanda Fowler had a real treat. She was in the shop demonstrating the Art of Decoupage and signed copies of her beautiful new book which has lots of step by step instructions with photographs.

She brought with her lots of wonderful projects that are featured in her book. I turned up in the middle of Amanda showing us how to make beautiful candles with stamped images coloured in with Promarkers. I then stayed to watch another demonstration on decoupage which could be applied to photo frames, plaques, clocks and so on. I was captivated and now I am bursting to try out some of the techniques she demonstrated today.

We were all treated to a cup of tea by lovely Lynn and double points on all our purchases! What a way to spend a Saturday!!!

If you were unlucky to attend the demonstration today on The Art of Decoupage I am sure Lynn may have one or two copies of Amanda's book and the other 3 in the series for you to buy.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Just a quick reminder

Hey, Everybody

Remember that Amanda is coming to the shop today to demonstrate the art of Decoupage.

If you are very lucky she might sign your copy of the book for you!!

We will also be giving double points for the day, to celebrate the publishing of the book.

I will get the tea urn going early in the morning, so come in watch the demo, enjoy a cup of tea and get double points on goodies that you want to buy. What a deal!!

See you there.

Lynn x

Thursday, 10 September 2009

My darling Sister, Viv, sent this message for you all.

Hello all of lynn's friends and customers.

It's Viv from New Zealand. Just to see how this works, and to let you all know I'm here and enjoying every minute. Been for some long tramps, had a picnic by the Pacific Ocean yesterday and watched a colony of seals. lovely.

Anyway, I'll see if this works before I go to much further.

Ps there's a big Craft fair in Hamilton next month if anyone interested, free board and lodgings!

If any of you would like to go to the Craft Fair in Hamilton, please let me know - I have some bits to can take to Viv for me!!

Have a good weekend and I hope to see you all in the shop on Saturday (who knows, we might have a special or two going on!!)

Lynn xx

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Demonstration Day

Art of Decoupage
Demonstration Day

Saturday, 12 September 2009
10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
at Flutterby Crafts

By Amanda Fowler

Amanda Fowler has been working with Magmaker, the publishers behind Making Cards Magazine to produce a beautiful book on decoupage. She will be in the shop demonstrating the Art of Decoupage with us this Saturday and signing copies of her book below. Amanda will have with her some of the projects that are featured in the book and she will be demonstrating the techniques.

Amanda says "The most wonderful things about decoupage are: you don't have to be artistic to be good at it, it's great fun, you can be as creative as you want and best of all, there are styles of decoupage to suit all types of crafters."

The Decoupage book contains:-

  • 2 pages of step by step instructions with inspirational colourful photos
  • information on materials, equipment, preparation and basic techniques
  • 17 unique and original decoupage projects including cards, gifts and home decor items

There are 3 other new books in the series on Stamping, Paper Punching and Beading by other leading authors. These books are not available at book shops or in High Street Newsagent or shops.

All 4 books in the series are available at Flutterby Crafts for
£4.95 each while stocks last.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Autumn 2009 Newsletter

Hopefully you have all received the Autumn 2009 Newsletter, if not why don't you sign up to receive all newsletters by e-mail. You are in for a good read and you can hear 1st hand all the updates on Lynn's shenanigans!!!

The Autumn 2009 workshop calendar has been put together in one easy-to-see brochure - you no longer have to wander around picking up loads of sheets. You should have received a copy of it attached to the Autumn newsletter which shows all the dates of our special events. All the details are on there. If all has gone to plan, you have printed it off, stuck it on the fridge or up in your craft room and be ready to come and join in the fun!

There is a little survey at the bottom left of the web site that we would appreciate you completing, just to make sure you have been successful in printing off the Workshop Calendar and Brochure.

We would also like to hear some of your comments, (see comments section at the bottom of this blog entry) on what you think of the new Autumn workshop calendar and brochure. Please be gentle, it took Lynn a few hours to prepare!!!!

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

What is Grungeboard™?

We have a selection of Grungeboard™ in the shop and it's the latest must have for all sorts of projects.

Grungeboard™ from Tim Holtz is a compressed, flexible sheet of material with a debossed texture that can be painted, inked, sanded, hammered, or grunged.

There are so many styles, fonts, sizes and shapes to inspire you. The selection is available in smooth and a variety of debossed patterns which adds texture to your projects.

You can use them in your scrapbooks, your cards and other art projects. Get ready to get grungy…

Click here for a video by Tim Holtz from the very man himself giving you a visual of Grungeboard™ and various things you can do with it.

What do you think of Grungeboard™ now that you have seen the video? Please leave your comments below we would love to hear from you.