Friday, 21 December 2012

Christmas 2012

Fancy Decorating a Canvass?
Watch for the
workshop on
the 9th February!
Hi Everybody
This is going to be my last newsletter for 2012, it is so hard to believe how fast this year has gone and how much has happened.
I hope nobody has been badly affected by all this rain. Our garden is like a quagmire and the park where I walk the dogs is well flooded, but they love it - all that swimming. Typical Labradors!!
It looks like we are due to be having more of the same over the next week. So much for a white Christmas!!
If you are feeling housebound and fed up from all the rain and the aftermath of Christmas, I will be in the shop on Thursday, Friday and Saturday next week. If you want to join me having a crafting play (because that is probably all I will be doing!), you are welcome. I did it last year and we had good fun. It is a drop in session and very relaxed.
Anyway, here is a reminder of the opening times over the next two weeks:
Saturday 22nd December - 9.30 'til 4pm
Sunday 23rd December - Closed
Monday 24th December - Closed
Tuesday 25th December - Closed
Wednesday 26th December - Closed
Thursday 27th December - 11 'til 3pm
Friday 28th December - 11 'til 3pm
Saturday 29th December - 11 'til 3pm
Sunday 30th December - Closed
Monday 31st December - Closed
Tuesday 1st January - Closed
Wednesday 2nd January - Open as normal
I have, also, managed to prepare the workshop brochure for the first 3 months of 2013!!
It has all of our regular classes and I will be adding specials as the time goes on. The first one being the Canvass painting (see picture above). I have used mine to show off a beautiful picture of my Granddaughter, but you can put anything with you or it looks great just on its own. The full details will be out in the first week of the New Year.

Remember, if you cannot make a regular - you can always arrange your own class.
Well that is it! Can you believe that I can write such a short newsletter. I am going to go off now and finish organising my first Christmas, with GC, in our new house. I have FOUR full days off, wonderful.
Have a great Christmas and best wishes for 2013 - may the sun shine for you next year.
With best wishes,
Lynn and the Girls. x

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Christmas Opening Times 2012

Merry Christmas and

Happy New Year

 from everybody at Flutterby Crafts

Christmas 2012 Opening Times

Saturday 22nd December - 9.30 'til 4pm

Sunday 23rd December - Closed

Monday 24th December - Closed

Tuesday 25th December - Closed

Wednesday 26th December - Closed

Thursday 27th December - 11 'til 3pm

Friday 28th December - 11 'til 3pm

Saturday 29th December - 11 'til 3pm

Sunday 30th December - Closed

Monday 31st December - Closed

Tuesday 1st January - Closed

Wednesday 2nd January - Open as normal

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Christmas card using wooden reindeer embellishment

I love this Christmas card by Catherine Inglis using festive colours coordinated with Kraft card and the wooden reindeer embellishment.

Wooden Reindeer Embellishments

The wooden reindeer embellishment comes in various designs, which are self adhesive and approximately 2mm thick.

Catherine has used a Marianne Design Craftables Round Die.  The Dies are designed for cutting and embossing with most Die cutting machines including the Cuttlebug and Big Shot.

Marianne Design Craftables Round Die

Love this ribbon which has been tied in a simple knot.

Catherine has layered a combination of Kaisercraft papers with the checked and dotty A4 card found here

Finally, a Kaisercraft rub-on transfer has been used as the sentiment for the card.

Here is a photo highlighting the different elements giving plenty of dimension to the card.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Versatile Die Cut Topper Sheets for cardmaking

Here are the final 2 projects inspired by Nicky Hayden to make as many cards and projects using Foiled  Die Cuts Toppers from this one sheet.

Here is the final card using a small circular doily to accent the Die Cut.  Nicky has also stamped and embossed the stars and added a sentiment stamp.

Tea Party Circular Doilies

 Please check earlier blog posts to see the collection of cards and projects by Nicky Hayden, which show the versatility of using Die Cut Topper sheets found in our store or at The Mulberry Bush.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Easel Card and Pillow Box with Christmas Foiled Die Cut Sheets

Following on from yesterday's post, when Nicky challenged the ladies to make as many projects from a foiled die cut are some more!

Nicky showed an example of how a Die Cut tag can be used simply, but decoratively, together with a Corrugated Brown Pillow Box and embellishments.

She also made this festive Easel card using A4 Holly designed cardstock together with two foiled die cuts and, a silver Christmas sentiment peel off.

This die cut sheet is adorable and there are plenty more in our shop.....come and see!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Deer With Robins - Die Cut foiled sheets

At a recent workshop Nicky Hayden challenged the ladies to make as many cards as they could using one sheet of die cut foiled toppers.

Nicky has used an A4 sheet of Holly designed cardstock, decorative corner peel offs, self adhesive rhinestones and silver ribbon. which are available in our shop, Flutterby Crafts.

Nicky also used the same Die Cut toppers from the same sheet to make this simple but decorative festive bag.

These white paper bags are available in the shop and she has used the same supplies as above but added a circle die cut topper and the addition of a red bell attached to the silver bow.

Please pop back during the week to see additional projects using the same foiled Die Cut Topper sheets.

Latest newsletter

Here is a copy of the latest newsletter with details of our Christmas Opening times and the workshop this weekend.  Enjoy!! via #PWOB-Ltd---Newsletter-Sender

Thursday, 29 November 2012

There's just Snowbody like you - Stampendous stamp

Nicky Hayden has made this fun card using the Stampendous stamp,
There's just Snowbody like you!!

Stampendous CRR126 Cling - Snowbody Frame

CRR126 - Stampendous, available at  Flutterby Crafts or on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

Nicky has simply coloured the stamped image using watercolour pencils.

Just a perfect stamped greeting with crisp, clean lines.
Dedicated Corner Rounder - 5mm
 Nicky has layered the card using blue cardstock and rounded the corners using a 

Finally, a silver ribbon tied at the base of the card finishes it off beautifully.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Canvas using Kaisercraft papers, Turtle Dove collection.

I know I have been a bit over zealous with the photos in today's post but this canvas designed by Nicky Hayden using Kaisercraft papers is absolutely stunning.

There is so much detail and different papercraft techniques here on this canvas that, it just adds richness to the whole project.

I love how Nicky has rolled the edges of the double sided papers and torn some, to add dimension. The twine, velvet ribbon and bell can all be found in the shop.

The Kaisercraft papers from the Turtle Dove collection called Twig & Berry have stunning designs and ooze quality.

The Christmas papers are available in the shop or on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

The Poinsettia's have been cut using a Marianne Design Die which have also been cut out of the Kaisercraft papers.  The lace/velvet ribbon comes in a selection of colours.

Here is a photo showing you how the different elements and paper techniques that Nicky has used just simply work together.

A final photo of Nicky's canvas is on display in the shop, if you would like to take a closer look when you are next in the shop. 

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Decorated Glass Tray with napkins

Lynn is definitely in the Christmas mood!
She has created this lovely festive display for her candles.

Lynn, recently bought some lovely white candles from her local Dunelm Mill, in Thatcham, West Berkshire.  She has decorated them using Jo Sonja's opal dust, then simply tied some gold ribbon around the base of the candles.

Jo Sonja's Opal Dust is a clear gel containing tiny light reflecting, holographic particles creates an interplay of colours reminiscent of rare gems.  Use alone or with Jo Sonja's Artists' Colours to create glitter effects on most surfaces without yellowing.

Lynn has used  Jo Sonja's Glass & Tile medium to apply the festive napkin onto the glass tray.  A simple technique for all beginners to try out with stunning results.

The glass tray would look stunning as a display piece in your home.

 Lynn has positioned the candles on the glass tray and applied some Opal Dust to the holly leaves which will look perfect on the dining table at Christmas.

If you would like to come along and try some Home Décor projects with Lynn, just give her a call and she will tell you when she is running her next workshop. 

Tel: 01635 860900

Or, you can pop in and visit our shop,

Flutterby Crafts
The Barns, Lower Henwick Farm
Turnpike Road, Thatcham
Berkshire, RG18 3AP


Opening times:
Tuesday to Saturday
9.30 'til 5.00

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Decorated Artemio Wooden NOEL word set

Lynn has decorated this Artemio Wooden NOEL word set using Jo Sonja's paints and mediums together with napkins.

She has used Décor Crackle which is a sandwich crackle, followed by Crackle Medium, which is a top coat crackle.  Lynn has also brushed on some Opal Dust to give a hint of glitter to the project.

Click here to see our range of Jo Sonja's Mediums and Background Paints which are available in the shop or on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

Lynn has layered the Christmas napkins around the wooden word set.

Here, is a close up to show the detail of the crackle and beautiful napkin design.

We stock a large range of Home Décor crafting supplies and run Home Décor workshops if you would like to have a go.

Pop into the shop where this Noel word set will be displayed.

Slight blip in transmission!!

Oops!  What a morning.  The weather is lousy.  Poor Nicky is suffering from a sickness bug and is tucked up in bed.  I have got to go for an appointment with the TVN at the surgery to (hopefully) finish sorting out my leg!!  Ho hum, sorry, but I will have to shut up shop for an hour from 11'til 12.  The kettle will be put back on as soon as I return. xx

Monday, 19 November 2012

My Girl - Kaisercraft Canvas Layout

Look at this stunning Canvas layout by Catherine Inglis. 

Catherine has used a selection of Kaisercraft 12" x 12"papers from the Butterfly Kisses collection which comes in beautiful bright colours, pretty birds and butterflies for all 
your girlie projects.

The Kaisercraft papers are printed, photo friendly, double-sided, 150gsm scrapbook paper. 

She has punched the butterflies using the Tonic Studio Multi Detail Craft Punch.

Catherine has covered the canvas with Jo Sonja's white metallic paint and splattered other colours on top to coordinate with the papers and photo.

I love these wooden letters that have been painted using Jo Sonja's paints in this stunning pink!

Catherine has her next Saturday Crop on:-
Saturday, 24th November
10.00 am -4.00 pm