Monday, 30 April 2012

Wedding Invitation - NEW Design

Catherine has designed a simple new Wedding Invitation using Wedding Invitation Blanks.

The beautiful Wedding Invitation blanks come in a range of finishes from plain white to gorgeous ivory embossed. All invitataions are supplied with inserts and matching envelopes and are ready for you to embellish as you please.

 She has simply threaded some pearls through some pink ribbon.

.....and punched some hearts from some A4 card (small white dots on pink).

If you are planning to make your own Wedding Stationery why not pop into the shop on Saturday mornings and talk to Catherine who is our Wedding Stationery expert!

You could also visit our on-line shop The Mulberry Bush, where you can select BROWSE CATEGORY, then select WEDDINGS and see everything you need to make your own stylish co-ordinating wedding stationery.

NEW Colouring-in workshop

Here is what's coming up this week.......lots of workshops.

There is the NEW Colouring-in workshop with Nicky on 
Thursday, 3rd May
Have a cuppa and some girlie chat whilst you colour-in with Nicky!

Friday, 27 April 2012

3d Cardboard Letter - Papier Mache - Letters R, A and F.

Hopefully, you will recognise these Papier Mache (3d cardboard) letters on the COVER photo that Lynn made for the shop and the Flutterby Crafts FACEBOOK PAGE!

Lynn has painted all the letters using a range of colours using Jo Sonja's paints and mediums.

For the letter 'R', she stamped the letter all over with a lovely decorative stamp and added some gems to bling it up!

With the letter 'A', Lynn has applied some Jo Sonja's Opal Dust to the base colour and paper flowers.  She then added some of this beautiful pretty is this?

For the 'F', some ribbon and decorative flowers make the letter look really girlie!
These decorative flowers are available in our beading shop at our bricks and mortar shop

I will update the blog with the final letters 'T' and 'S' later on in the week.

Click here to check out and like Flutterby Crafts FACEBOOK page.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Magical Scrapbook Page using Kaiser papers

Catherine has used Kaiser papers from the These Days Collection. The muted vintage tones make it perfect for male or female projects.
12 x 12 Double sided paper -  150gsm, photo friendly

Here, Catherine has made a simple banner from a selection of papers from the These Days Collection, added some doodling and adhered some White Pearlised Flat Backed Heart Shaped Beads.

Some Kaiser Craft Paper Blooms and Kaiser self adhesive pearls add a delicate feature.

A beautiful Kaiser Rub On Transfer adds the perfect journalling touch to the layout.

Decorative border punches and strips of coordinated paper make a lovely feature alongside the photograph.

One closer look at the scrapbook layout of Catherine and Frejya at Boscombe Beach time flies!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Wedding Favour Bag

Thought I would just share with you a gorgeous little favour bag that one of our customers, Doreen Hamilton has made for her daughter's wedding. 

She has used her Cricut machine to cut out the little bag which she is going to fill with mints!

Doreen has used White Broderie Wedding Card to cut the bag out and threaded some satin ribbon through the bag for the handle. 

She has made some extra butterflies as table sprinkle using the Tonic Multi Detail Craft Butterfly punch decorated with self adhesive gems.

Please hop over to The Mulberry Bush (on-line store) or visit our bricks and mortar shop Flutterby Crafts and visit our Wedding section, as we have everything you need to make your own stylish co-ordinating wedding stationery.

Every range has matching Invitations, Order of Service, Menus and place cards...from wallet style to embossed, we are sure you will find the perfect style to complement your day. We would like to assist you in any way we can...whether you need large quantities or help with the design of your invitations...please do not hesitate to contact us!

Papier Mache 3d letter 'C'

If you like 3d projects you will love this Papier Mache decorated letter that Lynn recently decorated.  Firstly, she has painted the letter all over with Jo Sonja's paints.

Lynn has used a selection of papers to decorate the letter 'C' together with some punched out butterflies in coordinating papers.

Then Lynn has added lots of yummy embellishments, so easy to do but very effective.

Please click on the individual links below to take you to each of the items used for this project, which are available in our on-line or bricks and mortar shop.

Tonic Studio Butterfly Punch

......and here is another look at the whole project by Lynn.

Monday, 23 April 2012

3d Papier Mache letters and numbers

Have you seen the new COVER photo on our Flutterby Crafts facebook page designed by Lynn?

This is how these letters started out, plain 3d Papier Mache letters!

They are perfect for using with Jo Sonja's paints and mediums........scrapbook papers and an array of embellishments.

These large letters and numbers are 20.5 cm tall and 25mm thick.

The small letters and numbers are 10.5 cm tall and 20mm thick.

I shall show you a close up of the letters later on in the week revealing all the papers and embellishments that Lynn has used!

These Papier Mache letters and numbers are now in stock and are available at 
Flutterby Crafts or on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Eureka Craft Designs

Alex and Jeanette came and visited the shop and showed us how to use the Eureka Craft Designs templates. We all had a great time and a fantastic turnout.

Many thanks to you who visited us yesterday and hope you have FUN playing with your templates.

Here below are some of the templates used at the demonstration.


Nicky will be playing with the Deco Template during the week, so pop back here to see what wonderful card design she comes up with using the template.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Eureka Craft Designs visiting

Guess who is coming to visit? This Saturday 21st April
10 'til 4pm

Hi Everybody

So the ancient Gods of the Rainclouds decided to try and break the drought. Fantastic for the water level, wonderful for the garden - shame that the dogs also considered it good for them going out for a walk. They refused to understand 'sorry, Lads, not today!'. Ho hum, four wet dogs and two wet dog walkers!!

What it does also mean is that the boys get worn out and I have been managing to do a bit of crafting!  And here are the pictures to prove it...
        you can see Buzz is resting well having run around in the rain

.......and this box has been painted and crackled then finished with one of our new giant roses, a bit of opal dust and a piece of beautiful lace.

Anyway, rumour has it that this rain is due to carry on over the weekend, so it would be perfect for you all to come and watch a great demonstration by Alex and Jeanette from Eureka Craft Designs.  Come share a cuppa and see what they have to offer:

21st April  10 - 4pm
Demonstation with Alex

Those of you that know the Creative Craft Cabin of Twyford, or have met Alex and Jeanette at the Art Stamp Show, will know about the wonderful template cards that they make.  We are lucky enough to have them with us this Saturday.


This is a free event, but the urn will be out to raise funds for our favourite charity.

Also, bring your scissors and punches (punching is back in fashion, so dig them out!) and we will clean and recondition them while you are busy watching Alex and enjoying a cuppa.
We will charge 20p per pair of scissors or punch, which will go into our charity box.
The new workshop list is available in the shop now.  Remember that Nicky is going to be having fun with the colouring on a Thursday and that we now have a Thursday Knit'n'Natter, where Ruth will be happy to lead you on the correct path for knitting up a lovely cardi or crocheting a pretty blanket. 

So make the most of the rainy weather to come and be inspired.

with best wishes from

Lynn and the Girls.


I know this is the third newsletter with this picture, but I just love it!!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

FREE demonstration of papercrafting templates

Hope you are able to pop into Flutterby Crafts on Saturday, when Eureka Craft Designs will be running a FREE demonstration all about templates.

Come and see the release of a new papercrafting template by Eureka Craft Designs.

There will be tea and cakes available with a small donation to a local Cancer charity.

Another good reason to pay us a visit is to see all the latest papercrafting goodies in the shop!!!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Mr & Mrs Inkwell Stamp - Wedding Stationery

Catherine has designed this beautiful card using the new Mr & Mrs Inkwell Stamp with some silver embossing powder.

She has added some self adhesive rhinestones, organza ribbon and a pearl buckle to complete the look!

Please take a peep at our on line shop The Mulberry Bush for crafting material to help you make your personalised wedding stationery.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Heart shaped button card!

 This simple card is just perfect to send to someone you love.  Using the latest 
sewing gadget called Sew Easy together with our wonderful range of Sew Easy Bakers Twine.

Sew Easy Stitch Piercer
Sew Easy Bakers Twine - Tertiary
If you are addicted to all shapes and colours of buttons take a look at our large selection here at 
The Mulberry Bush or pay us a visit at our bricks and mortar shop Flutterby Crafts.

The Sew Easy gadget gives a wonderful texture to the card.

For details of our workshops, please take a look and print out the latest Summer Workshop brochure and maybe pay us a visit when Eureka Craft Designs will be running a FREE demonstration all about templates.

Hope you can pay us a visit and see the release of a new template by Eureka Craft Designs on
21st April.