Friday, 26 February 2010

ProMarker Challenge - "Too cute for words"

A great response from you ladies, now the challenges are getting underway! We have had 6 entries for the ProMarker Challenge that was set at the recent ProMarker Club. To remind you Nicky's brief for the challenge "Too cute for words" was:-
  1. to use no words or greeting
  2. use a cute image to be coloured with any of your ProMarkers
  3. use at least on other product from Flutterby Crafts, which does not include your ProMarkers!

Card #1

Card #2 Card # 3
Card #4
Card #5 Card #6

Please leave a comment below with your vote or pop into the shop to vote for your favourite card.

The winner will be announced at the next ProMarker Club to be held:-

Saturday, 6th March - 2.00 'til 4.00

Please click here for further details if you would like to book yourself on the next ProMarker Challenge Club.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Beads, beads and more beads!

Wow, a huge order of some of the most delicious beads have arrived in the shop! The colours are gorgeous. They are perfect to mix and match with all your jewellery and beading projects. Here, are a few samples but why not pop down the shop and feast your eyes on the full collection.

If you are interested in making some beaded bracelets and necklaces using these NEW beads why contact us at Just mention to Lynn and Ruth that you would like to book on a workshop using these sequined and corded beads.

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Winner of the ProMarker Challenge Club

Winner of the "Thank you" ProMarker Challenge
is Kirsty Cook

We had a record turn out at Flutterby Crafts for the ProMarker Challenge Club last Saturday. The word is spreading that it's such a FAB Club not to be missed with Nicky giving tips and tricks on how to colour in with your ProMarkers.

Well the winner of the last ProMarker Challenge "Thank you" was Kirsty Cook and she received a lovely Crafters Companion bag (plenty of room for her growing supply of ProMarkers!). Well done for a delightful card and thank you to all the other entries which makes it a FUN challenge to take part in.

REMINDER for those of you who want to enter into this months challenge "Too cute for words" your entries need to be in by Saturday, 20th February which is the closing date, so get colouring!! The challenge set by Nicky was:-
  1. to use no words or greeting
  2. use a cute image to be coloured with any of your ProMarkers
  3. you need to use at least one other product from Flutterby Crafts, which does not include your ProMarkers!
  4. please mark your name and products used on the back

Next ProMarker Challenge Club
Saturday, 6th March - 2.00 'til 4.00

Please click here for further details if you would like to book on the next ProMarker Challenge Club.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Glass dishes for Napkin Art

Lynn mentioned in the last newsletter that some lovely new glass dishes had arrived in different shapes and sizes. I have taken some photos of them which was trying mp patience at the time with the light etc! Anyhow here are some samples, but to do the dishes justice you will need to come into the shop to see the selection.

Lots of new serviettes are due within the week, but Lynn was itching to have a go at this unusual long dish. It is on display in the shop and looks gorgeous.

We are trying to get Lynn to do a workshop using Napkin Art on these new dishes, so if you are interested would you e-mail Lynn at and badger her to organise a workshop before the dishes are SOLD OUT!!!!

Saturday, 13 February 2010

Valentines and Love!

For quick and easy cards/layouts Nicky has used one sheet of Around The Block, Love Sentiments and has made at least 6 cards and scrapbook layouts using one sheet of sentiments! Here are some samples but why not come and check out the display boards in the shop for more ideas.

Around The Block - Love Sentiments

If know what love is, it is because of you.

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.

Scrapbook page and 2 more cards!

The sheet is 75p and is great value for lots of love sentiments for those men in your life that need sweetening up!

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Newsletter - 10th February 2010

Hi Everybody

I hope you all survived the last lot of bad weather. Apparently it is due to come back at the end of this week, but I am told that it will not be as bad as before. Mind you, if we were in Toronto wanting to take part in the Winter Olympics, we would be glad to see the snow!!

I have been a bit lax on the information updates lately, I am sorry. Grant and I have been busy with the decorating and it was a big job. We did a job on the hallway and landing that we have been meaning to do since we moved into the house. Well, when I say 'WE' I really mean 'HE'. It needed the walls stripping right back (all those years of painting over the wallpaper was very hard to get off), coving & dado rails put up - the works. But it does look gorgeous. Just needs a few bits of nicky nacks to finish it off. He is a wonderful husband - but don't let him know I said that.

Anyway, back to getting mind onto work now.

Thank you to everybody that returned their questionaires. There is one more week left for anybody that still wants to return it. All returns, received so far, should have received their 10% voucher and the draw for the Craft Lamp will take place on the 18th February. I am going to ask one of the children from the Half-term Kids Klub to pull out the winning name.

Once the draw has taken place we will be going through all the answers and, hopefully, it will help us to sort out things that you ladies (and gents) would like.

The workshop programme is now well underway and things are livening up. Nicky's Tuesday afternoon Cardmaking Club has got a lovely group of ladies coming to it and the club was selected as Craft Club of the month in last months Quick Cards magazine. How cool is that? They have won a Big Shot, so I am looking forward to seeing what they make of that. There is still room for more, so come an join them and make some gorgeous cards.

The Tuesday evening Beading Class is getting back into a swing after the New Year break. Ruth has got some beautiful designs for us all to stitch. This class is my personal relaxation time. I sit and make with the rest of the Ladies. Great fun!

The Ladies that came to last Saturdays Promarker Club had great fun learning how to get the fur/texture effect with their Promarker pens and a new challenge was set. The winner of the last challenge, set on the December meeting, was Kirsty Cook and she won a Crafters Companion craft bag. Well done Kirsty. Her card will be put on the blog over the next day or so.

The rest of the classes are building well and we are having a good laugh while making something to cherish or give to someone special.

Remember that it is half-term next week and we will have the Kids Kraft Klub. Ruth is going to get the Kids making some jewellery on the Tuesday and a mini-scrap book on the Thursday. Fantastic way of keeping the kids occupied while you have a bit of peace!!

Please note that we have changed the days from Tuesday/Friday to Tuesday/Thursday. This will become the standard for school holidays. Every Tuesday and Thursday during the holidays.

The weekend at the end of half term is our traditional weekend away meeting all the Trade Suppliers and seeing all the new crafting bits & pieces that are coming out this year. Nicky is going to find out about all the new papercrafting bits and Ruth is going to check out the bead suppliers. And Me, well I am going to play Lady Muck and swan around 'networking'. My job is to find some nice suppliers who will help sponsor our new project.

Would you like to know what our new project is???

Well, I am going to tell you. Hopefully you will find this exciting.

We are going to be having a Craft Retreat in October. A whole weekend of staying in a 5* hotel, being waited on while having a great time crafting, do more crafting and THEN doing even MORE crafting. How does that sound?

Nicky, Tracy and I will be running it, Joanna will be organising it and the rest of the girls will be taking care of the shops while we have fun.

The Retreat will take place on the weekend of the 8th - 10th October and we will be starting with a dinner on Friday followed by crafting playtime before bedtime. Saturday will be full of workshops (with a bit of SPA time in the afternoon) followed by a Gala Dinner and Craft Quiz evening. Sunday will have much of the same (yes, even MORE crafting) before heading back home to reality. But, you will take away a goody bag with loads of great pressies.

We will be basing the crafts around the event for that time of the year (shhh, that means using the 'C' word!) and we will be using the latest products. This retreat will be based around gift making within the papercrafts with a bit of playing with beads and, maybe, some paints or something. I am not going to give too much away just yet! Joanna will be giving out snippets of ideas on the blogs nearer the time.

Interested? Want to know more? Fancy a weekend away having fun? Contact us now and we will send you out the details. Call me on 01635 860900 or email me at and I will arrange for an information pack to come out to you.

If this retreat goes well then we have plans for future ones further afield and taking in other crafts. So come and join us.

So, what more have I got to say? Have you seen Pepper & Friends? Pepper & Friends are the latest designs from Dovecraft and they are gorgeous. We have had some great fun with them. There are loads of new card and scrapbook samples in the shop at the moment.

Ruth has got some new beads to play with in the Bead shop this week. Spring colours if I remember rightly. Large and small. Some beautiful feature beads. My imagination is flowing, I just need time to play.

And today we took stock of some new glass dishes, lovely and different. Loads of new serviettes are due in next week, so I will be having fun big time.

And watch out for new things once we have been to the trade show next week. I will keep you updated as the weeks go on.

Well that is it, time to stop talking and time to make someone I know (and love) a very special Valentine card (can't really go to Clintons can I?!?!?!).

Have a good week. Keep safe. Keep snug. Keep crafting.

With best wishes from

Lynn and the Girls

Remember to contact us and get your Craft Retreat info pack!!

Half Term - Kids Kraft Klub

Ruth is going to get the Kids making some jewellery on the Tuesday and a mini-scrap book on the Thursday. Fantastic way of keeping the kids occupied while you have a bit of peace!!

Click on Poster above to enlarge detail.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Watch out for updates

We are in the process of setting up a feed to twitter and facebook, where you can follow the going's on here at the shop...

Watch this space!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Spring Accessories

I have loads to show you on the blog at Flutterby Crafts because Lynn and the girls have been very busy whilst the ground was thick with snow. The first thing I noticed when I walked into the shop last week was that Lynn has been reorganising the shop!! You don't need to worry, everything is still there but MORE! Just visit the shop and you might see something you need that you haven't noticed before.

There are these lovely gift bags which include ribbons, flowers and gems which would be an ideal gift for your crafting friends.

So come on and take a visit, the snow is far from our thoughts and spring accessories and new stamps are beckoning you to the shop!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Saturday, 6th February - Workshops

Just to remind everyone that the Kids Kraft Club starts up again on Saturday, 6th February, 10.30-12.30. Just click here for further details.

Also, the ProMarker Challenge Club will be back in full swing, on Saturday, 6th February, 2.00-4.00pm click here for details. If you want to learn more about ProMarkers and colouring in your rubber stamped images why not come and join Nicky at the ProMarker Challenge Club. You will be in for a treat!!

What would you like to see!!!

Well the trade show is coming up soon, and we have pennies to spend.  What would you like us to stock.

Please tell us as we will buy the whole show at the rate were are going LOL!!!!

Tracy XXX

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Pepper & Friends

When you walk into the shop you can't fail to notice on the wall the amazing display of the Pepper & Friends collection at Flutterby Crafts. They are a must have for all animal lovers!!

There are some most adorable wooden and clear stamps, paper packs, decoupage sheets, ribbon, chipboard and other embellishments to name but a few!

I am sure Nicky will be coming up with some beautiful designs for her workshops. Come and check out the blog during the next few weeks and I shall showcase some of her cards using the Pepper & Friends collection. Even better, why not treat yourself and book into a class, click here for workshop details.