Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Pearls and Crystal Montees Bracelet

Stunning bracelet made by Ruth at a
recent Jewellery and Beading workshop.

She has used pearls, crystal montees and
gold seed beads.

Click on images to enlarge

Ruth will be running her next Beading workshop on
Tuesday, 12th July, 6.30-8.30
so why not come and join in the fun! 

All items used in this project are available in the Bead Shop.  

Monday, 27 June 2011

Come and see us.... the Newbury Art Stamps Show and Papercraft Fair
held at the Newbury Racecourse, Berkshire

Saturday, 2nd and Sunday, 3rd July.

Flutterby Crafts will have a stand on the 1st floor, so just follow the signs for the Hubby Creche (yes, you can drag your hubby along, to carry all your goodies!).

The Hubby Creche went down very well last year and a gentleman named B Williams took the time to send Lynn this delightful e-mail after the show...........

While visiting Newbury craft fair on sat 3rd July with my wife, I was most pleasantly surprised to find that "Flutterby Crafts" had thought of us poor hubbies, and supplied a comfortable Hubby creche for us drivers/bag carriers!!

They had supplied numerous magazines and newspapers and also ice cold drinks at no charge. This was a very thoughtful thing to do and hope that this will take off in the future. 

Thanks once again to Flutterby Crafts and to yourselves on another great craft fair that my wife thoroughly enjoyed.

B Williams

If you are new to the area, you could even combine your visit to the Art Stamps Show with a visit to our Bricks and Mortar shop, click here for directions. The shop is a short 10 minute drive from the Racecourse and you will be in for a treat!

Flutterby Crafts in delightful surroundings with plenty
of FREE parking.
Address:- Unit 4 & 5, The Barns, Lower Henwick Farm, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 3AP

A peep inside our Papercraft shop.
If you haven't been before we also have a Beading shop 
in the same area.

It would be lovely if  local customers come up to the 1st floor and visit the Flutterby Crafts stand to say Hi" to Lynn and the Girls.  Don't be shy they promise me they won't check your bags!

Remember you can buy your advance tickets from the shop.  

Visitors and locals will be in for a treat as Lynn, Nicky and Catherine will be taking it in turns to run workshops at the show.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Cheeky Monkey

For this Scrapbook page Catherine has used lots
of papers by FIRST EDITION using the SUMMER BREEZE
paper pack which work beautifully together.
  The pack includes some double sided and glittered effect sheets.

Here she has used the CHEEKY MONKEY clear stamp
from BAZOO which she has coloured with her ProMarkers.

In addition to the colour coordinated papers Catherine has
added dimension to the page by using
punches, ribbons, buttons, rub on transfers and glittered
 flowers with great effect.

Just a reminder that Catherine will be running a SATURDAY CROP on:- 

25th June, 10.00 'til 4.00pm

 You will have access to all our workshop tools in the PLAYROOM and Catherine will be there to give you a hand with your scrapbook projects.

Cost: All Day £14 includes a light lunch, 
tea, coffee & cold drinks
1/2 day £7.50 includes tea/coffee
1/2 day options 10 ‘til 12.30 or 1.30 ‘til 4pm

Come and share ideas, get inspiration and be with other like minded crafters.

In addition, the JEWELLERY DROP-IN with Ruth will be held in the BEAD SHOP 
on this Saturday afternoon 

2.00 'til 4.00pm

So, if you fancy having a go but don’t know where to begin this will be perfect for you. 
Cost £7.50 per session

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Wooden Tray

Take a look below at how Lynn has transformed 
this plain undecorated tray. 

Beautifully decorated!
Firstly, she dry sponged the tray with Jo Sonja's paints.

Then she applied the napkin to the tray with Jo Sonja's mediums.

If you would like to learn how to use Jo Sonja's paints and mediums, or try napkin art you may want to come and join in our Jo Sonja's workshops.  In fact why not book yourself onto the next Jo Sonja workshop:-

Wednesday, 22 June

In the shop we have a huge selection of wooden items itching to be decorated with JO SONJA'S ACRYLIC PAINTS and scrapbook papers so why not pay us a visit!

Sunday, 19 June 2011

To The Best Dad

TO THE BEST DAD for FATHER'S DAY by Catherine.
Just adapt the look of the card with different papers,
 stamps and sentiments to suit the occasion.

Here is the side view to show you how Catherine has scored
the card from an A4 piece of Kraft card available in the shop.

She has used the popular clear acrylic stamp by

A stamped sentiment, cut out and glittered around the edges
with a ribbon tied down the side of the card finishes
this adorable card layered onto gingham card.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Father's Day Card

If you haven't already made your Father's Day card yet, here is a sample Nicky has made to inspire you to get creating for Father's Day.  If I can remember correctly from when I took the photo this card is 8"x8"!

The papers Nicky has used for this card are by 
collection of paper pads which come
 in various sizes.

Nicky has also decorated the inside of the card 
with stamps and papers to co-ordinate 
with the front of the card.

Here she has used one of the
KAISERCRAFT rub-on transfers
from the FATHER pack.

The edges of the die cut label have been 
sponged around the edges.

The clear acrylic stamp by 
beautifully coloured in and is called

Please click on photos to enlarge.

We have a large stock of the FIRST EDITION paper packs which come in 12x12, 8x8 and 6x6 sizes.  The other paper packs that we have in the collection are:-

Animal Antics
Bird Song
Summer Breeze
Sweet Owl 
Love Letters

They are some double sided and some glittered effect pages included in each pack.  They are gorgeous and can be seen here at if you can't make it into the shop!

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Rain, rain go away!!

Rain, rain and more rain. I know that we desperately need it, but isn't it amazing how quickly we get fed up of it!!

Anyway, just to cheer you up I have brought some new beads into the bead shop and some new felt & paper flowers, the latest Tilda collection and Bazoo collection into the paper shop.

Catherine has also loaded it all on the webshop, check out

Lovely Jubbly!!!

See you soon

Lynn x

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Penny the Pig

This is Penny the Pig (a Piggy Bank) and will reside
in the papercraft shop for you all to admire.
Lynn decorated her recently using

You can find JO SONJA'S PAINTS in the shop or on-line.
 She has been painted in pink acrylic paint and
then covered in PINK ROSE NAPKINS.

How did that sprinkle of OPAL DUST get there
and d
oes my bum look big?

Monday, 13 June 2011

Crafters Car Boot Sale

Click on image to enlarge.

Those of you who came last year to the Crafter's Car Boot Sale at Flutterby Crafts, picked up some fantastic bargains from other Crafter's selling their surplus goodies.

Maybe, you want to de-clutter your craft cupboards and get rid of some of your crafty stuff you no longer use.  If so, now is the time to book a table at the Crafters Car Boot Sale at Flutterby Crafts to earn yourself some pennies!

Even if you are new to crafting, or you know someone who is just starting out, bring them along to see what other crafters are selling at give away prices.

Last year was such a success that lots of customers were asking us to repeat this event.  So come on let's see you all on Saturday, 16 July.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Beer Mat Scrapbook Album - KaiserCraft

Catherine has made this adorable
Beer Mat album
using items available from Flutterby Crafts,
NOT including the gorgeous Freyja!
The album uses 3 beer mats which have been secured together
with ribbon and beads from the Bead Shop,
so that it can be hung up to be on constant display,
and why wouldn't it! 

The papers Catherine has used are by KaiserCraft
from the Candy Lane collection which are
 available from the shop and on-line.

The multi detail Butterfly punch is by Tonic Studio and is
available in the shop.

More Tonic Studio punches available on-line.

Buttons, beads and ribbon add dimension to the album 
with colours chosen to co-ordinate with the papers.

Even the back of the beer mats have been
decorated with the KaiserCraft papers
which can have some more photos added
as you so wish.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Crystal Montee Bracelet

Ruth has made this seeded bracelet using seed beads together with new Crystal Montees that come in some lovely colours and sizes.

Remember, once a month we hold a Jewellery Drop-In with Ruth in the Bead Shop for those interested in Jewellery making and a regular weekly Beading workshop on Tuesday evenings.

Jewellery Drop-In with Ruth
held on the LAST Saturday of every month
2.00 'til 4.00pm
Cost £7.50 per session


Beading with Ruth
Come and learn everything you need to know about playing with beads.
Tuesday evenings 6.30 'til 8.30pm
Cost £12.50 for new project (beads & pattern)
£10.00 if own project & beads
provided or for UFO's

Saturday, 4 June 2011

KaiserCraft Flourishes

We have some new KaiserCraft pearl flourishes in the shop and on-line which are just perfect to decorate your scrapbook projects. They can be used as one whole piece or separated by using a craft knife as you wish.

Catherine has designed this gorgeous scrapbook page celebrating Freya's 1st birthday!

Scrapbook paper is by KaiserCraft which is double
sided from the Duchess collection.

Catherine has overlapped the KaiserCraft flourish over
the photo and swirling around the wording.

The sentiment on the KaiserCraft rub on transfer sits
beautifully on thescrapbook page to accompany
the photo.

Pearls and lace ribbon give a simple elegant
effect down the side of the scrapbook page.
Click on above images to enlarge

If you love scrapping or fancy having a go, come, relax and play with Catherine at her next Friday Crop on:-

Friday, 17th June, 10.30-1.00

or her next Saturday Crop on:-

Saturday, 25th June, 10.00-4.00

Come and share ideas, get inspiration and be with other like minded crafters.  You will have access to all our workshop tools and Catherine will be there to give you a hand.

Friday, 3 June 2011

A craftylicious day at Flutterby Crafts

Everyone who came along to the Flutterby Tea Party last weekend had a wonderful time and if you were not able to make it, take a look at these photos from the days activity.

The Tea Party event, organised by Lynn, was to help raise much needed funds for the Rainbow Rooms at the Newbury District Hospital.   A magnificent £175.00 was raised by all of you who came along and kindly donated money for joining in the craft, Make and Take tables.  

The sun shone, the wind blew, the cakes were delicious, the cuppa wasn't bad and the crafting Make and Take tables were craftylicious!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Bazoo is here!!

This afternoon Catherine was like a little girl in sweet shop - non-fattening ones at that!!

The Bazoo Collection by Helz Cuppleditch arrived

and it is GORGEOUS, so much fun.

I am not sure who I like the most, the heffalump or the lion.

I might have to have a play with both.

We also received some new Craftime stickers and bits.

All will be on the shelves by end of play tomorrow (if it lasts that long!!!!)

Lynn x

Bazoo is coming to Flutterby Crafts!

The Bazoo collection by Helz Cuppleditch is on it's way to Flutterby Crafts.

Paper packs come in 12"x12", 8"x8" and 6"x6" sizes.
Six designs have a glitter effect.
There is also a 12"x12" Double Sided Paper pack
which contains 12 different designs, all with a double sided print.

Little Paws and Greeeat Day Acrylic Stamp Set

Chill Out and Cheeky Monkey Acrylic Stamp Set

Elephant Water Play and Just for You Acrylic Stamp Set
Meet the animals from Bazoo in a brand new complete paper craft collection from the illustrator Helz Cuppleditch. Bazoo is a fun Zoo themed craft range full of new characters which mix delightfully with delicate little accents such as hearts, flowers and tiny paw prints. This charming range contains 23 co-ordinating craft products including the above mentioned.......

Decoupage and Pyramage Pads
Glittered Chipboard
Paper Blossoms 
Glittered Stickers 
Glittered Ribbons.

So if you would like to get your hands on this collection for your card making and scrapbooking projects please check our Facebook page, here on the Flutterby Blog or go and check our on-line shop when we have received delivery.