Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Altered Wooden Monogram - LOVE

This gorgeous wooden Love monogram has been decorated by Catherine Inglis.

Love Monogram
The wooden monogram can be found in our bricks and mortar shop, Flutterby Crafts or on line at The Mulberry Bush when you search through to the Wooden Items section.  

Catherine has decorated it using Jo Sonja's paints and mediums with this lovely napkin design.  We also have a large selection of napkins in both shops.

She has used a simple rub on transfer and "blinged" it up with loads of self adhesive rhinestones.

But doesn't it look gorgeous....a perfect ornament!

If you are interested in Home Décor items you may want to take part in one of our workshops.

The next Home Décor workshops are scheduled....

Wednesday, 4th July (2.00-3.00pm)
Saturday, 14th July (1.30-4.30pm)

Come along and learn an easy, fun, craft at your local Papercraft shop in West Berkshire.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Kaisercraft papers - Life's Treasures Card

Nicky Hayden has made this lovely card using a selection of papers from the KaiserCraft Magnolia Grove collection which work so beautifully together with all the embellishments.

The Life's Treasures sentiment has been made with a section of paper from the 
Magnolia Grove Collection - Deluxe
The stitched ribbon is from a large collection of ribbons we have in our shop and on-line

 The Stephanoise stitched ribbon above comes is this lovely taupe, red and blue colour.

Nicky has made this lovely die cut paper flower with a Cricut machine using coordinating papers.  She has also added some paper flowers found here in the Flower Embellishment section of our on-line shop.

A tonic studio border punch, pins and pearl embellishments can also be found at our on-line shop The Mulberry Bush.

If you would like to see more of Nicky Hayden's creations and how she decorated the inside of this card, please take a peep and follow her blog Nicky's colouring in again!

Monday, 25 June 2012

Workshops coming up week commencing 25th June

Here is a list of the following workshops coming up this week....

 and please remember to take a look at our......

Please pop back here on the BLOG for up to date projects completed at recent workshops.
You may even want to check out and LIKE our FACEBOOK page. 

Friday, 22 June 2012

Summer Sale Starts this Saturday - 23rd June 9.30am

Will it EVER stop raining so I can go out to play?

Hi Everybody
I found this picture of Kite (our puppy) looking very fed up and I thought it summed-up how we are all feeling at the moment.

I find it so hard to believe that there can be any more rain to fall out of this sky and if this has not sorted the water shortage nothing will!!  One of the problems that I am finding is that we get the odd little spell of the sun, it just starts to lift the spirits, then bang and the rain is back. 

As for it being flaming June, well the longest day passed without being able to see the sunrise or sunset for the clouds!!

So, I thought you will all need cheering up - what can I do?  I cannot put an event on as such - can you imagine the marquee up in this weather?  No, neither can I and GC would have a fit if I suggested it - he had to sit gripping tight to it last time we put it up.

I know, we will start a round of SUMMER SALES!

Traditionally the summer is not the time when we all knit, our hands get too warm with all that movement, but I think it is time we changed tradition.  Our hands need some warming-up.  So we will start with some massive bargains in the Bead and Wool shop.  Here is the deal:

Massive Summer Sale
Starts this Saturday - 23rd June 9.30am


And that is only the beginning.  Watch our blog or our Facebook  page for details of more bargains over the coming weeks.  We will be running the summer sale all through Wimbledon time and on 'til the start of the Olympics!!

That's cheered you up a bit!! 

Come on down!

And should the sun decide to shine, who knows we might get the bargain tables back outside the paper this space for more details.

Well that is it for the moment, I am about to go and scrub some of the rust off of my skin and pick up my paint brush to practise a bit more painting.  The next newsletter will have all the pictures of the marvellous bits I have done with Vicki during her visit - I just need to tweak a few bits before they are photographed.  I am feeling quite pleased with myself.

Remember to get your wool while it is such a bargain and get those fingers knitting!!

With best wishes from Lynn and the Girls.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Altered Wooden Heart - precious

This is so precious....I love this simple decorated wooden heart by Catherine Inglis.

At Flutterby Crafts we have lots of wooden items waiting to be decorated with Jo Sonja's paints and mediums.  If you are not local to our bricks and mortar shop you can also buy these
items on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

Catherine has sponged the Jo Sonja's Paint onto the wooden heart which gives a textured finish without brush marks.

Small Pink & Cream Paper Roses

Need I say more about my favourite paper flowers.....exquisite!

Kaisercraft Rub On Word - Precious 

She has added one of the KaiserCraft rub on transfers found here.

The beautiful self adhesive KaiserCraft pearls give extra dimension to the heart.
We would love you to visit our shop Flutterby Crafts in West Berkshire and take a peep at our on-line shop The Mulberry Bush

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Concertina Tunnel Card

Here is a stunning card that Nicky Hayden demonstrated at a recent workshop.  This concertina tunnel card looks amazing with all the elements, butterflies and papers working so well together....what so you think?

With this side view of the card you can see the dimension and depth to the card.

Some to the butterflies have been stamped onto coordinated papers and some have been die cut using templates which are attached to acetate around the card.

Nicky has used papers by Prima from the Nature Garden collection and papers by Kaisercraft from the Sweet Nothings collection. 

To give a richness to the card, Nicky has added variegated gold leaf flakes around the die cut frame shown in the photograph above.

If you would like to have a closer look at this card you can view it in the shop or even better book yourself onto one of Nicky Hayden's fabulous workshops here at Flutterby Crafts.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Workshops comng up at Flutterby Crafts

 Here is a reminder what's coming up this week at Flutterby Crafts.

and lots more.......

To book your place, please call 01635-860900.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Freyja's New House - Scrapbook Page

Just to remind you that Catherine Inglis will be holding her next 
Scrapbook workshop at Flutterby Crafts on....

Tuesday, 19th June

I thought I would share with you one of her recent Scrapbook Pages using some gorgeous elements. She has used a selection of  Prima scrapbook papers from the 

For her scrapbook page title Catherine has stamped KaiserCraft Apha stamps onto Kraft card.

Cursive Script Clear Stamp

She has used the very popular Epiphany buttons with the Epiphany Craft Shaped Studio Tool which enables you to  create your own custom epoxy shapes or acrylic buttons in just a few, quick, easy steps.

Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool - Heart 20 Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Accessories Button Epoxy - Heart 20

Catherine has made an interesting focal point around the page using an assortment of coordinating papers cut up into different sizes and shapes from the Nature Garden Collection.

Prima butterflies and Prima journalling tags have been used around the gorgeous photo of
Freyja in her new house!

Prima - Nature Garden Collection - Flutter Bits

Oh my goodness, I had to show you a close up photo of the stunning Prima Pearl and Crystal Swirl found here on-line at The Mulberry Bush or our bricks and mortar shop Flutterby Crafts.

So, hopefully you have been inspired by Catherine's work and will come and join her at the next Scrapbook workshop on the Tuesday.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

KaiserCraft Butterfly Card

Nicky Hayden recently made this card for Flutterby Crafts using KaiserCraft papers from the 
We have a huge selection of KaiserCraft paper in our bricks and mortar shop or 
on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

Nicky has stamped onto coordinated papers some butterflies, using the KaiserCraft Butterfly stamp set but, you could use any stamps from your stash.

KaiserCraft flowers, rhinestones and stitched ribbon can be found here.

I love the blocked elements and the dimension to this card.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Workshops coming up!

With all this rain I guess you need something to cheer you all up?  Well, the answer is to come along to one of our workshops at Flutterby Crafts.  Come and chat with craft minded people, learn something new and forget about the weather outside, at least for a few hours!  

Here is what's coming up......

* please note the amended time for the Scapbooking workshop with Cate is 7.00-9.00pm

Lynn, Nicky, Cate and Ruth would love to hear about your Jubilee Celebrations and what your latest crafting projects have been.....the weather has dampened their spirits, come, cheer them up!