Thursday, 29 October 2009

Jewellery Making with Lynn - 5th Nov.

Here is a little peep at what you will be making with Lynn on the evening of Thursday, 5th November. It uses stone effect glass beads in a necklace design, but there is more to it!!

If you would like more information and to book your place on the Jewellery Making workshop with Lynn click here.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Flutterby Crafts Events

We have lots coming up at Flutterby Crafts?
Click here for a list of events and workshops.

Why not write the dates in your diary now as there are additions
to the workshop brochure leaflet!!

Don't forget to keep checking here on the BLOG for extra details
leading up to events.

Monday, 26 October 2009

My Mind's Eye - Card Crafting with Lynn

Last Thursday in the Card Crafting workshop with Lynn she demonstrated this lovely Tag card using My Mind's Eye Festive paper.

Lynn then set everyone a challenge including herself to make as many cards with the remaining 3 sheets of My Mind's Eye Festive paper and bazzill cardstock that they were given in the workshop. Lynn made 10 cards including the Tag card and she says there is still plenty of paper left to make even more cards!!!!

How did you do in the challenge?

Friday, 23 October 2009

Final samples for Christmas Gift Weekend

What do you think of this lovely wallet voucher? I think giving a voucher is always appreciated but put together with a handmade wallet makes it really personal.....don't you agree? Below is a photograph showing the closed and open wallet designed by Nicky Hayden.

Would you believe there are more samples for the Christmas Gift Weekend workshops which I have not had a chance to reveal but I shall endeavour to whip them from Lynn next week to show you here on the blog. They include a lovely painted pot, a money box and a hobby book.

Phew, you certainly will be busy and what FUN!!!!

Thursday, 22 October 2009

More Christmas Gift workshop samples!

This is a lovely gift card holder for those all important gift cards that our kids and grandchildren so, so want!!!!! Nicky will be demonstrating how to make them on the Christmas Gift workshop this weekend. And there are more photographs to follow tomorrow.........

Click on the photograph to see more detail.

There are still a few more places so why not book your place and give us a call on 01635 860900, pop into the shop or email us on

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Christmas Gift Weekend Workshops

Here is the desk tidy and calendar which you could be making this weekend if you book your place now on the Christmas Gift Weekend workshops.

To book your place give us a call on 01635 860900, pop into the shop or email us on

Keep checking out the blog for more pictures each day.

Also, go and check older posts for more inspiration, see below........

My Minds Eye collection

Nicky has made these lovely cards which are displayed in the shop using the Wild Asparagus collection - from My Mind's Eye. The die cut shapes were simply decoupaged onto some paper from the co-ordinated paper pack.

The Wild Asparagus and Bloom and Grow collections by My Mind's Eye include gorgeous 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, phew!

Nicky says these cards are quick and easy. So why not treat your self to Wild Asparagus or Bloom and Grow!

Friday, 16 October 2009

ProMarker Club Challenge Entries #1

All the entries for the ProMarker Club Challenge have been submitted, in fact only three!!!! Come on ladies, we hope there will be a better response on the 2nd Challenge, it's only a bit of fun and there is a prize for the lucky winner. Well, for now on the 1st ProMarker Club Challenge there is a 1 in 3 chance of winning!

Nicky gave the members of the ProMarker Club some stamped images which they coloured in with their ProMarkers following a sketch.

Below are the three entries with their own interpretation of the sketch. Well done to those of you who joined in the ProMarker Club Challenge and good luck.

Card entry #1

Card entry #2

Card entry #3

So, now is your chance to vote online by leaving a comment below, or post your vote next time you go into the shop for your favorite card. The winner will be announced at the next :-

ProMarker Challenge Club
7 November, 2-4pm

To book your place give us a call on 01635 860900, pop into the shop, email us on or for further details of the ProMarker Challenge Club click here.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Ollyfant pop up card

I had a fab time this afternoon and joined in the cardmaking workshop which takes place every Tuesday afternoon, 1.00pm-2.30pm, please click here for more details. Tuesdays are my day off at the moment so I thought I would treat myself to a workshop. The best bit is my husband doesn't know what I am up to, so having been to the garage this morning to get my car fixed, a quick clean around the house, made a cottage pie for tea, I arrived just in time for Nicky's class. Here are two samples using the Ollyfant stamps and Kraft card.

Nicky assures me that more of the adorable Ollyfant stamps are on order. We used the new Woodware Brown Kraft card which comes in A4 sheets of 20 in a pack, which is textured on one side and smooth on the other. The packs have just come into the shop but, I am sure they will disappear very quickly as they are gorgeous!

Then a quick dash to collect the kids from school at 3.15pm. It's suprising what us women can fit into a day when we have to. So come on ladies treat yourself to some ME time!

Sunday, 11 October 2009

ProMarker Challenge Entries - deadline!

Don't forget the Promarker Challenge Club entries need to be in by Wednesday, 14 October so that the customers at Flutterby Crafts can vote for their favorite card. Hurry up and get crafting over the weekend (you know who you are). Remember you may win a prize!

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Chipboard Calendar

My husband has been away for 2 weeks so I was in need of a night off from family life!!! So I booked myself onto a workshop "Crafting with Nicky" which is held every fortnight on a Wednesday evening, 6.30-8.30pm, click here for details.

Wow, what a treat I had. Not only did we make these lovely calenders using chipboard and the Bind It All machine but the chatter was very entertaining around the craft table. I must get a life and get out more with the girls, it was a real hoot!!

Don't you think these calendars would make lovely gifts for Christmas?

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Fat Snowman stamp

This afternoon I made a flying visit to the shop and it was buzzing with activity. I realised that one of Nicky's workshops had just finished. Jacky Emslie is one of the ladies who had just finished the class with Nicky and excitedly showed me the card she had made. She said "it's only my 3rd workshop and I'm already addicted". Join the club Jacky and "Didn't she do well!".

The gorgeous snowman rubber stamp used is called "Fat Snowman" which has been designed by our very own Nicky Hayden for Flutterby Crafts. Blue Bazzill cardstock was used for the background, some Christmas backing paper, a snowflake punch and the ever so popular Woodware Paper Lace. All items available from the shop.

Remember Nicky has a cardmaking workshop every Tuesday afternoon, 1.00pm-2.30pm and for more details of this class click here. However, if you want to keep up to date will all the workshops at Flutterby Crafts and there are lots to choose from, why not print off the Autumn workshop calendar click here.

Thank you Jacky for sharing your card with us on the blog and we at Flutterby Crafts, are so glad you are enjoying your new hobby!

Nativity Decoupage and Nativity stamps

To all of you who like decoupage and by popular demand, Lynn now has the 'No Scissors Required' Die Cut Decoupage Nativity and other Christmas decoupage sheets in stock.

Also, just arrived are the new Christmas stamp collection from Craft UK which features traditional nativity images - just right for that special card.

Remember if you would like to share with others your decoupage card designs, please don't hesitate to take your card into Lynn and she would be only to happy to take a photograph for us all to see on the blog.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

ProMarker Challenge Club - Ollyfant stamp

Here as promised is the lovely card Nicky designed for the 1st ProMarker Challenge Club that took place on Saturday, 3 October. I hear that everybody thoroughly enjoyed themselves and they are looking forward to entering the ProMarker Challenges that Nicky will set each month.

Here are the finalised details of the ProMarker Challenge Club:-

When you arrive at the ProMarker Challenge Club you will be given some images to colour in during the Club session, followed by a quick tutorial by Nicky. Next you will be given a challenge sketch using the ProMarker pens and using something else from the shop. Everyone will have until the end of the week to hand in their finished card (sounds easy so far).

Bear with me now, it's get a bit complicated. All the finished cards will be displayed in the shop and customers will have a chance to vote for their favourite card of the month. The winner will receive a prize at the next ProMarker Challenge Club, however they will not be eligible to enter the challenge for the following month, but may rejoin after that.

It all sounds like great fun, so why not join Nicky at the next.....

ProMarker Challenge Club
7 November, 2-4pm,
£7.50 per person

To book your place give us a call on 01635 860900, pop into the shop or email us on or for further details of the ProMarker Challenge Club click here.

Please leave a comment below on what you think of the new ProMarker Challenge Club.

Thursday, 1 October 2009

ProMarker Club - Saturday, 3rd October

Here is a tantalising peep of what you will be making at the ProMarker Club, which begins on Saturday, 3rd October at Flutterby Crafts. Nicky tells me that you will be using the gorgeous Ollyfant stamps and colouring in with ProMarkers to make an adorable card. Please be aware that the ProMarker colours and papers used in the above card may vary on the day.

For more details on the ProMarker Club and to book your place, click here.

A full photo of the card will be shown in a few days, so come back to the blog and maybe leave a comment.