Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Scrapbooking Workshop - NEW

11) Scrapbooking Class NEW!

Learn about Scrapbooking and Beyond the page with Catherine.

Alternate Tuesday evenings 7.00 ‘til 9.00

With this class you will receive £6.00 worth of products of
your choice which you are free to use during the lesson.

Starting 13th September - £12.50 per session

Catherine has used rub-ons on a tag to make an
interesting feature to the scrapbook page.

Glittered boarder and rhinestones perfectly
coordinated with the sepia prints of Freya
celebrating her 1st Christmas.

So, book your place now to avoid disappointment
by telephoning Lynn Tel : 01635 860900

Friday, 26 August 2011

Newsletter - August 2011

Hi Everybody

I think this one could be a long one, so maybe you had better make yourselves a cuppa and put your feet up - there is so much to tell!! Where to begin.....

Well I had a wonderful weekend with Helen and Jet. Jet has grown up so much now......'Nanny, I am four now!'.......and she was an absolute delight. Because of the rain, we found it really easy to find puddles to jump in when we visited Snelsmore Common, and that was so much fun - even the BIG kids enjoyed it!!

But, of course, before we went puddle jumping we had to go and visit the puppies!! How much fun can one little girl (her mother was not much better!) have with 12 puppies to play with? And the puppies are growing so fast.

We have made our choice. His name is Kite and he going to be so much like Buzz. Little sweetheart. Mind you, it is easy to think that when someone else is looking after them.
This weekend we are going to be Buzz and Kite proofing the side yard to our house. Hopefully we can contain them outside when we leave them on their own. I know the damage that one labrador can do indoors, I don't think I fancy going home to two of them having had fun!!!!

So, the school holidays are nearly over and peace will reign at home. How quickly has that time flown and, as usual, how badly has the weather behaved?!?

If you have been up our yard in the past week or so, you will have seen the damage that has been done. There was a mains water leak and the guys that dug the yard up in persuit of the leak, did not do the best job of refilling the holes (to say the least!). So now, with the help of Mr Raincloud, we are one big squashy mud pit right in front of the shop. If you come up, there are bollards out to stop people parking over the worst bits - hopefully it will be all sorted very soon. But you can park in front of the bollards so there is still masses of free parking, don't worry.

While all of that was going on the stairs have been repaired and the lift is now working, so we are all now prepared for the return to school. A return to school means a return to all the workshops. Marvellous! Joanna has done a wonderful job of getting it all sorted and has put the brochure on the website, so if you would like to see what is coming up click here: http://www.flutterbycrafts.co.uk/?page_id=653

Of course, the first thing that is coming up is the arrival of the WOOL, yea!! If you love knitting this bit is for you:

3rd September, 9.30am 'til 5pm
Charity Square Knitathon

Come and join us for the launch of our wool section. We will be knitting squares for the 'knit-a-square' charity. They turn the squares into blankets for the orphans of Africa. 

We will be having a bit of fun, a cup of tea and a cake.

We have already received our first lot of wool and we are currently waiting for the Heritage and Sirdar to arrive. Exciting!!
(Remember that the Promarker Challenge club will be on in the afternoons!!)

10th September 10.30 'til 12.30
Enamelling Workshop

10th September 2 'til 4pm
Fimo Workshop

Then the next weekend - the 10th September - will be different from the usual. 

Unfortunately the Jo Sonja's class will be moved to the 17th September because Fiona & Nicky will be here having fun with the Enamelling system and the Fimo clay. These workshops will be good for beginners and for the more experienced as a refresher.

The cost of each workshop will be £20 per head and includes all materials. If you wish to attend both workshops the cost will be £35 per head for the combined set. Please bring a packed lunch.

17th and 18th September
Jo Sonja's Weekend

This will be in place of our usual Jo Sonja's workshop this month and we will be doing something a bit different. These will be all day workshops, running from 10am 'til 4.30pm on both days, and a number of projects will be tackled on each day.

On the Saturday we will be decorating canvass - you can have an option on a bag or an apron plus there will be two or three christmas projects (not completely sure what yet, but we have a few things up our sleeves!).

On the Sunday we will be tackling various techniques and making Christmas gifts (I know it seems a bit early, but they can also be called Birthday gifts!!). Both days will cover the serviette art.

The cost of the workshops will be £50 per day, which includes a light lunch and all materials and, should you wish to have a go at both days, the cost will be £90 for the weekend.

Oh, this is all so exciting! In the next newsletter I will be giving details of the things that are coming up in October and November. Something for everybody!!

Well, I bet you have all finished your cuppa and you are getting cramp from sitting so still!!! So remember, 3rd September for the Knitathon, 10th September for the Enamelling and Fimo and the 17th/18th September for the Jo Sonja's.

I think I need a cuppa now. Have a good Bank Holiday - let's hope the sun shines - and we will see you all soon.
with love from

Lynn and The Girls

Ps: there are still a few of the little girl pups available if any of you are looking for a puppy. Let me know.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Let it Snow!

 Nicky has stamped a FIZZY MOON image which has been coloured using watercolours.  She has also added some Snow Writer to add dimension to the fur trim on the hats and the snow.

The stamp Nicky has used is the FIZZY MOON Festive Fun Clear Stamp called  'SNOW' .

I like it how Nicky has used the snowflake from the same stamp set (above) on the tag and base card.  She has also used the sentiment 'Let it snow' from the same set....so versatile!!!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Wool in Stock NOW!

are now stocking designer wools
and classes to follow shortly!

Ruth has gone knitting mad!  She has
made this gorgeous scarf using wool
from the 'Tonia'
 collection by
Schoeller + Stahl.

Here is a close up of the design.  

There are 3 colours in the collection - this is Granite

Stunning Red......and I haven't seen the 3rd colour yet
as they have only just arrived in the shop!

Click on images to enlarge.

This scarf would make a wonderful Christmas present, so why not pop into the shop to see our range of wools and get knitting!

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Diamond Shaped Card

At a recent workshop Lynn showed
the ladies how to make 2 types of cards with one
strip of paper!

Here is a Diamond shaped card using
Kaiser Craft papers.

Diamond shaped card folded.

....and here is a Hidden Diamond shaped card to give
a different look.

Flip over the same bit of card and you have
a Hidden Diamond card ready to
decorate using your favourite papers!

So, which look do you like.......Diamond Shaped card 
or Hidden Shaped card?

Just leave your comment below.

If you are interested in crafting and would like to join us in some classes just look out for our 2011 AUTUMN Workshop Brochure coming out very soon.

Friday, 19 August 2011

Christmas Present from FIZZY MOON!

Nicky has decorated this card using
The pads come in 3 sizes.

How cute is this FIZZY MOON Festive Fun Glitter
Sticker (Inside) for a quick card!

This decorated embellishment adds some
extra dimension to the card.

Please click on images to enlarge.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Pickle the Penguin is HERE!

Card, stamp and papers designed
by Dulcie Jackson

There are 5 of the cutest stamps in the
Pickle the Penguin collection.

Jolly Greetings (below Left image)

  • A7 stamp set
It's always handy to have a variety of Christmas greetings and this set is ultra-versatile and easy to use.

No matter what shape you need to fill on your card there's bound to be a greeting here to fit - from little ovals to large ovals and plain text.
Plus there's a message designed to be used on the inside of your card. So with this one set you'll have every greeting you could need.

Christmas Circles (above Right image)

  • A7 stamp set
It's always handy to have a variety of Christmas greetings and this set is ultra-versatile and easy to use.

Each greeting is in a circle, which makes them really easy to combine with die-cut circles, scalloped circles, snowflake shapes and so on.


  • A7 stamp set
If you like a stylish and beautiful look for your Christmas cards, these elegant snowflakes will be ideal for your designs this year. The largest one can be used as a main image while the smaller ones are great for making backgrounds.

Try heat embossing with sparkly white powder for an extra frosty look.

Wintry Christmas

  • 6x6 Paper Pack
We know you like 'useful' paper packs with ultra-versatile dots and stripes, so here's a special Christmas version packed with pretty combinations, all in gorgeous wintry shades of lilac, ice blue and berry pink.

Traditional Xmas
  • 6x6 Paper Pack
We know you like 'useful' paper packs with ultra-versatile dots and stripes, so here's a special Christmas version packed with pretty combinations, all in traditional colours of poinsettia red, holly green and classic cream.

So all you have to do is pop into the shop to see the rest of range or view on line in our Christmas Shop section......you won't be able to resist buying!

Monday, 15 August 2011

Spring Shaped Card

Spring card using White Linen Cardstock with
Craft Creations Gingham papers.

Fizzy Moon Glittered Chipboard Tags and Toppers 
found on-line and in our shop.

Take a look at the adorable
Fizzy Moon Celebrations collection in stock.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Happy Christmas in August!

Following the launch of our 20011 Christmas stock, Nicky has made this card for our Christmas display board in the shop......
have you seen it yet?

She has used the Dovecraft BACK TO BASIC paper pack
which comes in 12x12, 8x8 and 6x6 sizes.

Back to Basic craft collection contains a variety of timeless Christmas designs including holly leaves, stars, trees and snowflakes in a range of classic and modern festive colours including reds, greens, golds and blues. It’s a perfect collection to complement any number of Christmas crafting projects.

Nicky has used one of our Christmas Peel Off's and
3 star wooden star embellishments that
come already decorated!
Nicky has already started workshops using the NEW Christmas stock so, if you want to be super organised this Christmas why book yourself onto one of her workshops Tel No 01635 860900.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Crystal Rondelles

New Crystal Rondelles in stock now.
Such gorgeous colours with crystals that catch the light.

We would love to see some of your jewellery projects using some of these new Crystal Rondelles.  Just pop into the shop and show Lynn and Ruth what you have made.

Or, why not pop and visit our
Jewellery Gallery to view projects
made by Lynn and Ruth.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

ProMarker Challenge Club - Pickle the Penguin

I popped into the shop today and Lynn asked me to go upstairs and see the ladies in the Playroom where Nicky was running this month's ProMarker Challenge Club.  A GREAT turn out ladies!

As I entered the room all was quiet, everyone was concentrating on their colouring with ProMarkers.  What were they colouring.........?

Isn't he cute.  Pickle the Penguin is from the JUST RELEASED stamp collection from Wild Rose Studio.

Pickle with Present

  • A7 stamp set
Meet Pickle! He's a cute little penguin (a baby Emperor penguin if you like your nature facts!) and he's perfect for your Christmas cards this year. Here he's looking up into the night sky at a beautiful distant star.
You can stamp just one star, a couple or create a whole starry sky just as you prefer.

Here is the card that Nicky had prepared for the class........words fail me, simply adorable!

If you would like to get your hands on the Christmas PICKLE THE PENGUIN collection, you can pop into the shop or purchase them on-line in the WILD ROSE STUDIO section of our website.

Click on images to enlarge

Friday, 5 August 2011

Buzz's brothers and sisters!

If you have followed our blog, you would have met Buzz - our puppy. Only a year old, but GIANORMOUS!! Here is a photo to remind you:

And here are some pictures of Buzz's new brothers and sisters. Born on the 30th July.
and this is the bit that will make your eyes water. 12 puppies!!!! Poor Honey. But she is a stunning Mum.

These photos were taken last night, when Grant and I went to puppy sit them!! So cute.

Watch out for more information and photos.

Have a good weekend.

Lynn x

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Baby Girl - Slider Card

As promised, here is the Baby Girl version of the 
Slider Card by Lynn.

The papers used are from the Bazoo Paper Pads,
Bazzill Bling card with Bazoo
glittered chipboard characters.

If you missed my earlier post on the the Baby Boy Slider card 

Click on all images to enlarge.

Monday, 1 August 2011

Christmas Photos!

For those of you who couldn't make it to the Christmas Launch last Friday at Flutterby Crafts, here is a peek at some of the photos I took.  (Please note that the photos have been taken under florescent lighting so they are not my best!)

Here, Nicky is demonstrating how to make
a bookmark using one of the NEW
Christmas stamps!

One of the ladies at the table using the
Snow Writer which is FAB for adding
dimension to the snow.  
The Snow Writer  looks even better when
Nicky let everyone sprinkle some glitter onto it!

This stamp is called 'SNOW' by
FIZZY MOON which has been coloured by one
of the ladies with ProMarkers.

Nicky has made 2 boards of Christmas cards
already and it's only August!  Pop into the
shop and feast your eyes on the
display boards with all
the new Christmas projects, papers
and stamps.

A simple but stunning card made with our new
Christmas range.

Here on display in the shop is the 2011
Christmas stock at Flutterby Crafts.

FIZZY MOON - FESTIVE FUN collection which
includes paper pads, buttons, chipboard shape,decoupage, brads, stickers etc.

BACK TO BASICS CHRISTMAS Designer Paper Packs - Dovecraft
HELZ CUPPLEDITCH - Teddy Christmas Decoupage pads.
WILD ROSE STUDIO Christmas stamps available
4th August

Pre Order now to be sure to get your copy of
Pickles the Penguin.

Now, I hope I have got all the details correct for this post but at the Christmas Launch I was trying to balance a glass of bubbly, mince pie, notebook and camera....!