Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Decorated Wooden Christmas Advent Calendar

A couple of weeks ago Lynn ran a Christmas Advent Calendar workshop which was very successful with the ladies that came along.

So here is the finished  decorated Wooden Christmas Advent Calendar that Lynn decorated, whilst sat on a chair (most of the time) with poorly leg raised during the whole workshop!

She decorated the base of the wooden advent calendar using Jo Sonja's paints and mediums with some decorative napkins.

If you have visited the shop recently, you will have seen that there are some wonderful Christmas Kaisercraft papers in stock, which have been used to decorate the outside of the boxes.

The wooden numbers 1-24 have been painted using Jo Sonja's Iridescent Gold paint.........and adhered to the 24 boxes! 

What a wonderful Home Décor project.  

With only 54 days left until Christmas you have plenty of time to decorate one yourself!

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Scrapbooking with Cate - new page layout

Just a reminder that tomorrow you may just want to join Cate Inglis......

I do love this Scrapbook Page that she has designed around Freyja with one of her best friends on a Bunny outing at the local farm.

Cate has added some wonderful dimension to the page using these Kraft Card tags threaded with garden twine and adhesive backed pearls.

Here, Cate has decorated a wooden heart with this adorable paper (all pink and girlie) and added lots of those pearls again.  She has used her pen to frame the Rub On Transfer sentiment.

This gorgeous stitched ribbon coordinates beautifully with the papers and Kraft card.

 The layout, papers, embellishments, sentiments and photos just tell a lovely story about 2 little girls having fun at the local farm.

 So please come and join Cate tomorrow for her Scrapbooking workshop followed by 2 more workshops later on in the week.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Papier Mache Hanging Star

We have some lovely Papier-mâché Christmas items in stock, which come with jute string for hanging and are all ready for you to decorate!

Papier Mache Candy Cane Christmas Decoration

You can decorate them with....

So, this plain Papier-mâché star above, was transformed from this, ........ this using Jo Sonjas's paints, a Christmas stamp using Gold Embossing powder, some self adhesive gold gems and some gold ribbon.
Inkwell Stamps Merry Christmas star

3mm Bling Bling Gems - Gold

All items can be found in the shop or on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Baby's First Christmas Card

Not too many weeks till Christmas so, Nicky is getting on with her Christmas cards.  Here, she has used the lovely Wild Rose Studio stamp called Nativity Play.  

The stamp comes as an A7 acrylic stamp set which is available in the shop or 
on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

Nicky has used this circle sentiment stamp also from Wild Rose Studio called Christmas Circles.  It's always handy to have a variety of Christmas greetings and this set is ultra-versatile and easy to use. Each greeting is in a circle, which makes them really easy to combine with die-cut circles,...

The black and white twine is available in various colours HERE.

Black Bakers Twine

I love how Nicky has layered all the elements onto the base Kraft Card.

If you are inspired by Nicky's colouring in with Promarkers why not come along to one of her workshops and you will learn top tips from our expert!

For enquiries, Telephone : 01635 860900
or drop in and pay us a visit at....

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

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Decorated paper bag - Woodware Noel stamp

Now, could you imagine, what started out as a plain brown paper bag, could look so gorgeous?  

This bag has been decorated by Nicky Hayden, one of our workshop demonstrators using items available in the shop or on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

Nicky has used the large Clear Magic Single Woodware Noel stamp and coloured it with her ProMarkers, together with her white fine pen to add detail.


Finally, she has added this most striking ribbon to make a bow and, threaded twine through a bright red ribbon.

Check out the workshops coming up over the next couple of weeks.......

Friday, 19 October 2012

Saturday Crop with Catherine - Kaisercraft scrapbook page

Just a reminder that if you like Scrapbooking you may want to join our
Saturday Crop workshop with Catherine
Saturday, 20th October - 10.00am - 4.00pm.

Don't you just love how Catherine has designed this wonderful scrapbook page around a lovely photograph of her son, combined with double sided papers by 

 Kaisercraft Attitude Collection - Individual
Using a circle punch she has used circle label sentiments from one of the papers called Individual, which is included in the collection.

The papers from Kaisercraft using the Attitude collection are a must for all your 'boy' projects.
They are 12"x12", printed, photo friendly, double-sided, 150gsm scrapbook papers 
that exude quality!

In fact the reverse side of the double sided wood grain paper is the camouflage paper, 
how cool is this!
 Kaisercraft Attitude Collection - Rebel
For more Kaisercraft papers and other papercrafting products please take a peep here at our 
on-line shop The Mulberry Bush or pay us a visit in our bricks and mortar shop.

You may even want to join in one of the workshops coming up.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Christmas Advent Calendar Workshop

What would you do with your Advent calendar?
Well 4 brave ladies came and had a go at decorating theirs and what great fun we had!
Margaret, Sue, Francesca (and her Mum) and Jackie started off with the messy job of painting and crackling!!

Then we had a go with some serviettes.  Swirls were the order of the day.

Margaret went to town with a bit of Forest Green,

and this is what we are aiming for!!

We finished with ribbons, KaiserCraft Christmas paper and wooden numbers.
Check  out our facebook page for a photograph of Sue's gorgeous creation.  Mine should be on view by the end of the weekend, if I get me lazy finger out and put the finishing touches to it.
See you all soon. Lynn xxx

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Noel Bunting Kit

If you love bunting and don't own a die cutting machine, you will love this Noel Bunting Kit which is available in the shop or on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

It is very easy to put together and might be a project that the kids would enjoy.

The kit includes Bunting cut out of Kraft card and Back to Basics Christmas papers.

Noel Bunting Kits are available at 
Flutterby Crafts and The Mulberry Bush while stocks last!