Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Creative Stamper Magazine - Boy stamp

Nicky Hayden has come up trumps with another adorable card using the acrylic stamps that are inclusive in ISSUE 3 of the Creative Stamping magazine.  The magazine is available at Flutterby Crafts or on-line at The Mulberry Bush at £5.99, which is available quarterly.

These stamps are an amazing quality and highly recommended by 
Nicky Hayden who designed this card.

Nicky demonstrated using her ProMarker and FlexMarker pens at the latest 
ProMarker Club explaining how to use 3 shades of colour working from light to dark.

Here is a list of the colours she used......


Soft Peach
Tea Green
Pastel Green
Cool Aqua

Sun Kissed Pink
Warm Grey 4 (fine point)

The papers used are from the Spring Drop Paper Pad by First Edition.

The button coordinates with the colouring of the stamp.

Creative Stamping 3

So why not order your next copy NOW!

The next ProMarker Challenge Club will be on the 3 March 
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
(booking is required)

(Nicky may even have some new stamps to show you!)

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Workshops coming up.

Just a quick note to remind you what's coming up in the workshops.

Please click here if you would like to take a look at our workshop brochure in more detail.

Friday, 24 February 2012

February Newsletter

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Creative Stamping Magazine - FREE stamps included!

These gorgeous stamps are from ISSUE 3 of the Creative Stamping magazine which is available at Flutterby Crafts or on-line at The Mulberry Bush at £5.99, is available quarterly.

There are some amazing FREE stamps with this issue and come highly recommended by Nicky Hayden our resident colouring expert!

The papers used are from the Spring Drop Paper Pad by First Edition.

Nicky demonstrated using her ProMarker and FlexMarker pens at the latest 
ProMarker Club explaining how to use 3 shades of colour working from light to dark.

Here is a list of the colours she used......

Soft Lime
Caramel (fine tip)

Soft Peach
Tea Green 
Pastel Green
Cool Aqua

Sun Kissed Pink
Warm Grey 4 (fine point)

The buttons make a lovely dimensional addition to the card.

Lovely detail to the why not order your next copy NOW!

Creative Stamping 3

Either visit our bricks and mortar shop Flutterby Crafts or shop
on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Workshops this week

Just a reminder of the workshops coming up this week......

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Watch this space!!

Hi Everybody

I checked today and found that it has been a good SIX weeks since I wrote the last newsletter, so watch this space - one will be coming next week.

Tomorrow we are off to the big trade show - where we find out about all the new stuff that is coming our way.

I know that Nicky and Cate have been sitting together fawning over all the taster pictures that have been coming out from the suppliers.  I have a feeling that tomorrow is going to cost me a pretty penny!!

They were mumbling words like 'kaisercraft' and 'echo park' and 'prima' and 'sew-easy', not to mention die-cuts and embossing folders, stamps, decopage, inks...............too much to think about.  I wil need a well stiff drink tomorrow night!!

Then, of course, there is Ruth - her love of beads and wool is sure to get us into trouble tomorrow.

Ho hum, I had better get off to bed and prepare myself for a loonnnggg day!!

I will let you all know how things go.

Speak soon.

Lynn x

Thursday, 16 February 2012

FlexMarkers available at Flutterby Crafts

I will have some cards over the next few days to show you that Nicky and the ladies at the ProMarker Challenge Club have been making.  

Flutterby Crafts stocks a huge range of 
Both pens are available in the shop but also on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

So, what are Flexmarker pens?
Well, I wanted to know more about them and I thought you may too.

Click here for the link to learn about FlexMarker pens by Letraset.

So if you want to learn more about colouring in your stamps, come and join the very talented Nicky Hayden  at the next ProMarker Challenge Club on 

Saturday, 3rd March - 2.00 - 4.00pm

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Workshops coming up....

Here is a quick look at the workshops coming up over the next week.....

Hope you have a chance to join in one of the classes, there is lots going on at 

Monday, 13 February 2012

Creative Stamping Magazine - Happy Valentine Owl card

This gorgeous Valentines Day card has been designed by Nicky Hayden using some FREE stamps that come with the Creative Stamping magazine 
available at Flutterby Crafts. 

The Creative Stamping magazine is stunning.  These stamps come from ISSUE 3 which comes out quarterly and is available at Flutterby Crafts and on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

Included in this issue are heaps of good quality acrylic stamps worth £20 which come highly recommended by our Nicky!

She has coloured the owls in beautifully, either 
ProMarkers or Fleximarkers can be used to great effect.  These pens are also available on-line if you CLICK the appropriate LINKS.

Nicky has cut out the heart shape using a die cut heart frame and hand written her sentiment....she's so clever!!

Glossy accents or Diamond Glaze can be used to highlight the owl's eyes.

Creative Stamping 3

Next time you are in the shop take a look at the gorgeous sheet of stamps included in this issue of Creative Stamping or order on-line...but be warned they are selling quickly!

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Yippeee!! Loads of scarf wool!!

The delivery man came yesterday and guess what he brought with him??

LOADS of TANGO and TONIA scarf wool in ALLSORTS of colours. 

He also brought a NEW RANGE of scarf wool called BOLERO!!  Gorgeous colours.

I am going to take a ball home tonight and give it a go............but, if you can beat me to knitting a scarf using a ball of BOLERO from the shop, I will refund the cost of your first ball!!!

Friday, 10 February 2012

Floral Screen Card

Julie Head was inspired by the latest edition of Craft Stamper magazine for this 
Floral Screen Card.

There are copies of this magazine available at Flutterby Crafts where you will find detailed instructions on how to make the original screen designed by Linda Elbourne.

The gorgeous paper used for the floral screen is by Prima and is from the Paintables collection.

Border Paintables Collection 602291

Julie has used a Bind It All and black ribbon to secure the screens together, shown from the back of the screen in the above photo.

If you wish to purchase a Bind It All they are available at our on line shop 

Early Closure Today, Friday 10th February

Hi Everybody

I hope you are all enjoying the snow!!!!

This is just a very quick message to say that, due to electrical work being carried out by the SEB, the shops will be closed from 12 noon today.

Those of you that have been up to the shop recently, will know that part of the Long Barn is being renovated.  As part of this work the electricity supply is being upgraded.  Yippee!  Hopefully, no more power loss.

I am assured that the work will be completed this afternoon, so it will be business as usual tomorrow. 

Remember that it is the Jo Sonja's Home Decorating class tomorrow afternoon.

See you all then.

Lynn xxx

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Card using distress inks by Tim Holtz

At a recent cardmaking workshop held by Nicky Hayden, she demonstrated how to have fun making your own paper designs with Tim Holtz distress inks.

The strip of paper down the right hand side of the card was made using the distress inks and so was the paper for the butterflies which coordinates beautifully with the background papers.

A peel off was adhered onto the handmade paper design and then cut out.  The smaller butterflies were punched out of the paper using the distress inks and layered onto the card to give dimension.

If you would like to learn more about cardmaking, crafting, knitting and jewellery making please take a look at our workshop brochure and come along to one of our workshops.

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Workshops coming up!

Well, we have some great workshops this week and next week, including knitting, cardmaking, beading, crafting, painting and scrapbooking!!!

What more could you want from your local Papercraft shop!

All details available in your Spring Workshop Brochure which is available here.

Friday, 3 February 2012

First Saturday of the Month

Just a quick reminder that tomorrow is the FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH, which means that it is:

KNIT'N'NATTER - in the bead shop


PROMARKER CLUB - in the workshop

Knit'n'Natter is a FREE event - we just ask for a donation, into our charity tin, for the tea/coffee & biscuits.  Sit in the Beadshop with your wool and knitting needles - knit, natter, have a cuppa (shhh..we won't tell anybody about the biscuit/s).  From 10 'til 2.  What could be more fun? 

The Promarker Club is from 2 til 4pm - Nicky will show you the best way to use your Promarker pens and FlexiMark pens with your rubber stamps.  The cost is £7.50 for the 2 hour session.  Please bring your pens with you (don't worry if you are a beginner and have no pens - we have a hidden supply!!).

Also, tomorrow you will be able to have the first glance at our re-furbished demonstration area, together with some of the new goodies that Nicky and Cate have brought into the shop!!

See you in the shop.

Lynn x

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Love album

Nicky (Hayden) recently held a workshop on how to make this adorable 'Love Album' using papers from the First Edition paper pad called 'New Leaf'.

She has used a Bind It All to bind all the pages of the album together.  Wires and album covers are available in the shop.

The wooden heart has been stamped and inked around the edges with the addition of 
paper flowers, buttons and lace to give dimension to the cover. 
Lots of wooden items can be found at our on-line shop here.

Nicky has used an assortment of Kraft card and index cards to complete the album.

Please take a few moments to check out our updated on-line shop The Mulberry Bush and let us know what you think of it's makeover!