Monday, 28 February 2011

Fizzy Moon Stamps by Trimcraft

Nicky has made this adorable 'It's a Girl' card using one of the Fizzy Moon clear stamps by Trimcraft which are selling out as fast as we order them into the, so, popular!

She has coloured the stamp using her ProMarkers and layered the card with First Edition - Sweet Owl papers. The Sweet Owl Paper Pad comes in C6, 8x8 and 12x12 with glitter effects, which are double sided prints. If you pop over to the on-line shop you will see a huge range of gorgeous First Edition Paper Pads and more detail is given on the individual paper pad designs.

Nicky has cut the 'It's a Girl' sentiment using the Cricut die cutting machine which is available during workshops and for hire in the playroom.
If you would like this gorgeous Fizzy Moon Clear Stamp called New Addition you can buy it in the shop here or at our on-line shop here.

Friday, 25 February 2011

ProMarker Challenge Club

Congratulations go to Teresa Butler for her lovely 'Thanks' card, below who was last months Flutterby Crafts winner of the ProMarker Challenge. She won a set of Personal Impression stamps and a paper pack for her card entry.

This month Nicky Hayden set the challenge for the ladies to use their ProMarkers on a 'Celebration card which had to include a handmade embellishment'.

Here are a few of the entries..........

Entry #1

Entry #2

Entry #3

Entry #4

Entry #5

Entry #6
Now, it's time to vote for your favourite 'Celebration card with handmade embellishment' by leaving a comment below including the number to identify the card or, for you to vote when you are next in the shop.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Beaded Flower Broach

This beautiful broach has been made by Ruth in the beading shop. Here below, are the bits and pieces that were used. The items cost pennies and lots of beading bits left over to make another one!

If you would like to make this broach, why don't you book yourself onto one of the Jewellery workshops, when Ruth and Lynn will be showing you in the next few weeks, how to make this adorable broach. Of course, you may want to choose your own colours for a different look!

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Workshops on Saturday!

Just a little reminder that there are not 1, but 2 workshops on this you can pick and choose which one suits you.

We have Ruth in the Beading shop running the Jewellery Drop In (click here) and Catherine in the Playroom running the NEW Saturday Crop (click here).

See you there!

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Paper Roses

Nicky is on a creative roll and there is no stopping her at the moment. But, who can blame her with the heaps of new papers, stamps, punches and embellishments arriving in the shop daily.

Firstly, there are FIVE lovely 6 x 6 Paper Stacks by K & Co that have arrived and can be purchased here at Flutterby Crafts or at our on-line shop here.

Secondly, there is the arrival of Fizzy Moon Clear Stamps which are so, so cute. Nicky has used the 'Let's Celebrate' clear stamp on this card, which she has coloured beautifully with ProMarkers.

This week Nicky and Lynn have been running workshops on how to make these stunning paper roses.

This rose was created using the K & Co. paper, a flower punch and the Melt Art Melting Pot with Ultra Thick Embossing powder to give an amazing shine to the rose.

The card has been edged with a small heart punch from Tonic Studios Paper Punches.

I am sure you will agree with me, that this beautiful card designed by Nicky has so many inspirational ideas, that you could incorporate into your own projects.

Special thanks to Nicky, for her fantastic workshop on paper roses which I attended last Tuesday evening.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Efcolor and Fimo Workshops - soon

For those of you who missed, or joined in the demonstrations recently run by Fiona Jones you might want to pencil in Saturday, 12 March.

Although to be confirmed, Fiona plans to run an Efcolor Workshop in the morning followed by a Fimo workshop in the afternoon.

For more information please check an early blog post here for Efcolor enamelling photos and here for Fimo photos.

Since Fiona's visit, Lynn and Ruth have been busy playing and here are some more recent photos.

Jewellery items using Efcolor enamelling

Jewellery items using Fimo polymer clay.

Both demonstrations run by Fiona, on 22 January where very FULL, so watch out for further details to be announced soon here on the blog.

Please leave a comment if you are you interested?

Newbury Sound Apprentice

Well, I am not sure whether it was Chris teaching the class or the class teaching Chris - but he did a good job as our apprentice. Everybody had a lot of fun. If you missed it and want to find out all about it, check this out:

Chris soon got Charlie & Chris working well with the BigShot!

and everybody had a good time with a great 'Mans Card' to take home

And the Verdict???? A great big 'HIRED'

well done Chris Wright, The Newbury Sound Apprentice.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Exciting news!!!

Is very very excited that one of our suppliers is going to be stocking our favorite Kaisercraft!!

Watch this space!!!

Let us know if you have particular favorites that you would like to see stocked as we are off to a trade show next week and can't wait to look at all the new spring products!!

Friday, 11 February 2011

Embossing Folders

We have some fabulous new embossing folders by Crafts-Too which are leaving the shop as fast as we can get them in.

Here, Lynn has layered some Flower Factory Faux Suede Flowers onto the flower embossed cardstock. The flowers are available in a variety of colours and sizes which are so easy to add to your projects.

Lynn also has a variety of A4 dotty, gingham, pearl cardstock by Craft Creations in lots of pastel colours ready for your spring projects.

Here, Lynn has used the sweet butterfly embossing folder on some plain pearl Craft Creations cardstock for a quick and easy card.

So, now you can see why these folders are selling out fast! If you are in the shop take a look at the male card that Lynn has made with the Tools embossing folders........just perfect for the man in your life!

Monday, 7 February 2011

Rhinestone and Pearl embellishments

If you haven't been into the shop recently, you really should as lots of Spring goodies are arriving daily.

Also, in preparation for the wedding season there are some new Rhinestone and Pearl embellishments to give your cards, wedding stationery and scrapbook layouts the WOW factor.

I recently made some cards and put them on my blog using these gorgeous embellishments, so here is a peek at how you can dress up your projects.

To see our range of embellishments please look here at the on-line shop or pop into the shop.

Friday, 4 February 2011

ProMarker Challenge Club - 5 February

Gosh is it that time again......our monthly ProMarker Challenge Club run by Nicky is on again tomorrow!!

If you would like to know more about what happens at the ProMarker Challenge Club why don't you click here for more details.

Here are some entries from last months challenge just so you can get an idea of what we do in the club.

Nicky gave the ladies a specific sketch and they had to use it to make a 'thank you' card using their ProMarkers.

I wonder who will be the lucky person this month to win some ProMarkers?

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Just arrived!!!

Shhhhh......its a secret..........we have just received some of the new spring stock......Fizzy Moon...Sugar & Spice....Sweet Owl...Love Letters....Desert Blooms.....Animal Antics. All beautiful.

Watch out for the photos, I am sure Joanna will have a field day with these.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011


2 weeks and we go to the NEC for the Trade Show where we see all the new goodies that will be available this year. Only one problem, if we buy stuff, where are we going to put it? So we need YOUR help to clear the stock which, of course, means having a


including Glaze, Soufle and Stardust
buy one get one free!!

get 3 for the price of 2
Saving an amazing £3

including Paper Nations
20p per sheet - 10 for £1.50

packs of 10 assorted sheets £1

40% off marked prices

25% off last marked price
and all of that is just a taster.



Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Super Circles!

The latest edition of Making Cards - February 2011 is in stock, so don't forget to come into the shop and collect your copy. Lynn was browsing through the magazine last week and started playing after reading this article......

Lynn has taken inspiration from cards as shown in the magazine, that have been designed by Dee Paramour on page 22 titled Super Circles. Here below, Lynn has made 3 quick, simple cards.

Lynn has used a similar design as highlighted in the magazine, but instead of using an embossing folder she has decided to stamp her design on the circles.

The chipboard circles have been punched, inked, stamped and attached using brads to this card.

This card uses the same theme of the Super Circles but Lynn has used Kaiser flowers to embellish this card with a simple peel-off sentiment on top of the layered papers.

Running with the same Super Circles theme Lynn has used decorative brads, papers and stickers from the Paper Company (Bordeaux collection).

Here are just a few ideas using Super Circles as your theme. Now it's your turn. Why don't you have a play and show your Super Circles themed cards to Lynn when you next pop into the shop.