Thursday, 27 September 2012

Bella in Pot - Wild Rose Studio

Here is another card by Nicky Hayden using the Bella in Pot acrylic stamp by Wild Rose Studio.

Nicky has coloured the gorgeous image with her ProMarkers.

She has added a die frame using white cardstock and highlighted the edges around her stamped sentiment.

Nicky has used several of the papers from the Wild Rose Studio - Bella Paper Pad

Xmas Bella

If you would like to take a look at Nicky Hayden's own blog post, she has specific details of the ProMarkers she has used for this card.

We have a large range of Wild Rose Studio stamps and papers in the shop or on-line at The Mulberry Bush in our Christmas section so, please pay us a visit soon.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Newsletter - October 2012

Autumn is here

Which means
Christmas Cards
and presents. Busy, busy time!

Hi Everybody

Got a feeling this is going to be a bit of a long newsletter, so much to talk about.......mind you, you have been lucky just recently, only a few very quick newsletter.  Going to make up for it now, so go make a cuppa and put your feet up.  That is what I am doing!!

I hope you are all fit and well and you have enjoyed a good summer break.....despite the best that the weather could bring you!!

You will all be pleased to hear that GC and I are comfortably (??) settled into our new house.  It has taken all year to get from putting the house on the market to moving in.  As they say, all good things come to those that wait.

And as this picture shows Buzz and Kite did not take too long to get settled - although they were told that they were not allowed onto the new furniture and that is why they are looking very sheepishly at the camera.  Kite then thought he could get around it by rounding up the cushions and making a cosy bed with them, technically then he is not really sleeping on the sofa - he is sleeping on the cushion!! me soft, but guess where they are sleeping right at this moment as I type?  I will give you a clue, it is not on the floor!!

The work is progressing on the house.  The kitchen should be up and running by tomorrow, the bathroom by the end of the week.  Just need to get GC working on the tiling and they will be done.  Then the wardrobes get fitted (hooray!) and I will be able to find my clothes!!  Perhaps then, also, I will be able to get back to doing some playing with my craft stuff when I am at home.  We will see, as they say - all good plans....

In the meantime we are getting our head back into gear here at the shop and, guess what? We have FINALLY sorted out the Autumn Workshop Brochure.

I know that it is late this term, that is my fault - I had so much happening and could not work out what dates for when, where or how.  Now it has been done and here is the link for your copy:

If anybody has a problem with reading it, please email me

I have just been taking a look at it and there are some changes to the workshops so, if you are used to coming to one of the regular classes, make sure you check out the details.  I will point out some of the details:

 Firstly, Cate's Scrapbooking Class has been moved from Tuesday evening to Wednesday afternoon.  The price of the class includes all materials, you just need to bring your photos.  Cate will give you an idea of the photos that you will be working on prior to each class.

Please note that Cate's Crop in October will be on the 20th not the 27th.

Beading with Ruth - this group is a self-organising group, not actually run by us.  As you know, I have closed the Bead and Wool shop but the Ladies that were coming for the beading class still wanted to meet up.  They now organise themselves and are charged just for the use of the room.  If you are interested in joining them, please give me a call.

Nicky's Promarker Challenge Club is still on the first Saturday of each month and the one on the 6th of October will be featuring Christmas colouring in.  A must for this season.

Be careful with my Saturday Home Decor classes.  Because of various shows that I am having to go to, I am having to re-organise some of my classes.  Sorry about that.  I am still doing the Wednesday afternoons.  If anybody is interested in me running the odd evening, let me know - if I get enough interest I will sort something out.

On the workshop schedule we have allowed for 3 Christmas special days.  The 13th October will be decorating a wooden Advent calendar similar to this one:

 More details should be out next week.

Also, next week should see the arrival of all of our Christmas papers and they will be a joy to behold.  We have got the latest Kaisercraft offerings and they are delicious.  Taken together with the beautiful Wild Rose Studio Christmas stamps AND the Woodware stamps that Nicky has chosen, this is going to be a gorgeous traditional season.  Here is just a taster:

 Now, the final thing for today is
THE COACH TRIP to the NEC in November!!
If you would like to click on this link:
you should be taken through to the page on our website that has all the details.  So give us a call and book your place. 
Currently we have 10 spaces left - so be quick.

Looking forward to seeing you all again and getting that Christmas crafting going.

With best wishes from Lynn and the Girls. 

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

3 singing penguins - Creative Stamping magazine

Have you seen the latest edition of the Creative Stamper magazine - issue 6?  It includes the most gorgeous acrylic set of stamps, one of which was used for this gorgeous card by Nicky Hayden.

Nicky has used the 3 singing penguins....can you see them on the sheet?  There are so many good quality stamps to choose from, but that hasn't stopped Nicky who has been busy making several cards for her workshops.

Nicky has coloured the penguins using her ProMarkers and used some glue sprinkled with glitter for the snow at the base of the penguins.  She has used a die to frame her stamped image to make it stand out and chalked it around the edges.

Nicky has layered Back to Basics Christmas papers which can be purchased in paper pads 
or as individual sheets.

Here, she has embossed her large stamped sentiment stamp with embossing powder onto pearlised card which gives a lovely richness to the Christmas card.

Nicky has arranged a bunch of Christmas flora tied with a burgundy satin ribbon which can be found in our bricks and mortar shop.

Please come along an join Nicky's workshops on :-

Tuesday, 2nd October
Card Club 
1.00-2.30 pm

Saturday, 6th October 
Promarker Challenge Club  
2.00-4.00 pm

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Litte Angels Cling stamp with ProMarkers

Nicky Hayden is getting us all in the Christmas mood with the gorgeous samples she is making for workshops and the shop. 

She has stamped the Little Angels Cling stamp by Stampendous onto a small Kraft tag.

 Nicky has then coloured the cute stamp with her ProMarkers using a Sepia palette.

She has stamped her Christmas sentiment onto the front of her Bazzill Kraft card which is now in stock but selling fast!

Nicky has used Wild Rose Studio papers from Annabelle's Christmas paper pack.

The sentiment Happy Christmas on the front of the card and here, on the inside has been stamped using a Versamark ink pad and Kaleidascope embossing powder from Stampendous. The stamp is by Woodware named Most Wonderful Christmas.

Come and take a peek in the shop as there are some more Christmas goodies!

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Designer Christmas Papers in stock

Christmas is coming........and you know what that means?  
Yes, a great excuse to get crafting and make your Christmas cards with the gorgeous papers 
that have just arrived.

I love those snowflakes and Nicky loves the holly design.

Catherine likes the colour combination of this paper, great for a background to one of her 
scrapbook layouts.

Rich designs in red or green, coordinated with holly designs or spots.

Well guess what, Lynn loves them all!

Yes, they are Back to Basics Christmas, 
12 x 12 Designer Papers by Dovecraft which can be bought individually or as a pack.  

Which ones are going to sell out 1st, hurry up into the shop before your favourite design sells out!

Monday, 10 September 2012

Festival Chicks Scrapbook Page

I really do love this scrapbook page by Catherine Inglis titled "Festival Chicks". It just reminds my of the glorious few weeks of summer we had a while ago!  The colours she has used ooze warmth and I just feel like grabbing one of those ice creams to cool me down! 

Catherine has used her Cricut die cutting machine to make her title, layering the papers to coordinate with her page. The papers she has used are 12 x 12 double sided from the Fine and Sunny Collection (named Raindrops) by Kaisercraft.

Catherine has used her Cricut again to cut out the flowers in decreasing sizes and secured them with a pearl brad.

Splatter painting on paper and canvas is all the rage at the moment.  Here, Catherine has used Jo Sonja's paints to great effect.

Finally Catherine has used some felt die cut flowers, buttons, and cream ric rac to emphasise the Tonic Studio Border Punched Core'dinations ColorCore card stock.

Catherine will be starting her Scrapbook workshops shortly, so please enquire at the shop for the dates and times if you are interested in scrapbooking.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Annabelle Christmas Collection - Wild Rose Studio

Nicky Hayden has been playing with the NEW Wild Rose Studio stamps that have just been released.  She will be using this collection of stamps in her forthcoming workshops.

Wild Rose Studio Posting Letters

Click here to see Annabelle's Christmas collection of stamps and papers which are available in the shop or on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

Nicky has die cut the image and coloured it beautifully using her ProMarkers.
If you would like to learn about colouring in with your ProMarkers or Flexmarkers watch out for the release of Autumn workshops with Nicky Hayden.

She has used cardstock from the shop and die cut this lovely Poinsettia. 

We have lots of Christmas stamps and embellishments in the shop to add to your Christmas projects.

Another view of Nicky's card highlighting the dimension she adds to her cards.

Annabelle's Christmas

Here is the 6 x 6 paper pad that she has used to coordinate with the 
Annabelle Christmas stamp from Wild Rose Studio.

Click here to see Annabelle Christmas collection on- line.