Thursday, 29 November 2012

There's just Snowbody like you - Stampendous stamp

Nicky Hayden has made this fun card using the Stampendous stamp,
There's just Snowbody like you!!

Stampendous CRR126 Cling - Snowbody Frame

CRR126 - Stampendous, available at  Flutterby Crafts or on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

Nicky has simply coloured the stamped image using watercolour pencils.

Just a perfect stamped greeting with crisp, clean lines.
Dedicated Corner Rounder - 5mm
 Nicky has layered the card using blue cardstock and rounded the corners using a 

Finally, a silver ribbon tied at the base of the card finishes it off beautifully.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Canvas using Kaisercraft papers, Turtle Dove collection.

I know I have been a bit over zealous with the photos in today's post but this canvas designed by Nicky Hayden using Kaisercraft papers is absolutely stunning.

There is so much detail and different papercraft techniques here on this canvas that, it just adds richness to the whole project.

I love how Nicky has rolled the edges of the double sided papers and torn some, to add dimension. The twine, velvet ribbon and bell can all be found in the shop.

The Kaisercraft papers from the Turtle Dove collection called Twig & Berry have stunning designs and ooze quality.

The Christmas papers are available in the shop or on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

The Poinsettia's have been cut using a Marianne Design Die which have also been cut out of the Kaisercraft papers.  The lace/velvet ribbon comes in a selection of colours.

Here is a photo showing you how the different elements and paper techniques that Nicky has used just simply work together.

A final photo of Nicky's canvas is on display in the shop, if you would like to take a closer look when you are next in the shop. 

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Decorated Glass Tray with napkins

Lynn is definitely in the Christmas mood!
She has created this lovely festive display for her candles.

Lynn, recently bought some lovely white candles from her local Dunelm Mill, in Thatcham, West Berkshire.  She has decorated them using Jo Sonja's opal dust, then simply tied some gold ribbon around the base of the candles.

Jo Sonja's Opal Dust is a clear gel containing tiny light reflecting, holographic particles creates an interplay of colours reminiscent of rare gems.  Use alone or with Jo Sonja's Artists' Colours to create glitter effects on most surfaces without yellowing.

Lynn has used  Jo Sonja's Glass & Tile medium to apply the festive napkin onto the glass tray.  A simple technique for all beginners to try out with stunning results.

The glass tray would look stunning as a display piece in your home.

 Lynn has positioned the candles on the glass tray and applied some Opal Dust to the holly leaves which will look perfect on the dining table at Christmas.

If you would like to come along and try some Home Décor projects with Lynn, just give her a call and she will tell you when she is running her next workshop. 

Tel: 01635 860900

Or, you can pop in and visit our shop,

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


Opening times:
Tuesday to Saturday
9.30 'til 5.00

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Decorated Artemio Wooden NOEL word set

Lynn has decorated this Artemio Wooden NOEL word set using Jo Sonja's paints and mediums together with napkins.

She has used Décor Crackle which is a sandwich crackle, followed by Crackle Medium, which is a top coat crackle.  Lynn has also brushed on some Opal Dust to give a hint of glitter to the project.

Click here to see our range of Jo Sonja's Mediums and Background Paints which are available in the shop or on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

Lynn has layered the Christmas napkins around the wooden word set.

Here, is a close up to show the detail of the crackle and beautiful napkin design.

We stock a large range of Home Décor crafting supplies and run Home Décor workshops if you would like to have a go.

Pop into the shop where this Noel word set will be displayed.

Slight blip in transmission!!

Oops!  What a morning.  The weather is lousy.  Poor Nicky is suffering from a sickness bug and is tucked up in bed.  I have got to go for an appointment with the TVN at the surgery to (hopefully) finish sorting out my leg!!  Ho hum, sorry, but I will have to shut up shop for an hour from 11'til 12.  The kettle will be put back on as soon as I return. xx

Monday, 19 November 2012

My Girl - Kaisercraft Canvas Layout

Look at this stunning Canvas layout by Catherine Inglis. 

Catherine has used a selection of Kaisercraft 12" x 12"papers from the Butterfly Kisses collection which comes in beautiful bright colours, pretty birds and butterflies for all 
your girlie projects.

The Kaisercraft papers are printed, photo friendly, double-sided, 150gsm scrapbook paper. 

She has punched the butterflies using the Tonic Studio Multi Detail Craft Punch.

Catherine has covered the canvas with Jo Sonja's white metallic paint and splattered other colours on top to coordinate with the papers and photo.

I love these wooden letters that have been painted using Jo Sonja's paints in this stunning pink!

Catherine has her next Saturday Crop on:-
Saturday, 24th November
10.00 am -4.00 pm

Friday, 16 November 2012

Decorated China Christmas Bell

We have in stock some lovely Christmas Home Décor items for you to decorate using Jo Sonja's paints and mediums with napkins.

Here Lynn has decorated this china bell which makes a lovely decorative item for your home or gift.

She has used Décor Crackle which is a sandwich crackle, followed by Crackle Medium which is a top coat crackle.  

Lynn has also brushed on some Opal Dust to give a hint of glitter to the napkin design.

Click here to see our range of Jo Sonja's Mediums and Background Paints which are available in the shop or on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

Lynn has used Jo Sonja's, gold paint for the inside of the bell, threaded some red organza ribbon through both the brass and china bell, so that it can be hung up as a decorative item.

Please drop by to see our large stock of Home Décor crafting supplies.  We also run Home Décor workshops if you would like to have a go, or need some guidance on one of your own projects.

Click here if you would like to print out a copy or our current Workshop Brochure.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Merry Christmas Card

Lynn demonstrated how to make this quick and effective card at a recent workshop.  If you are new to card making you will be able to make this card with just a few crafting supplies. 

 The card was inspired by one of Nicky Hayden's cards which you can seen on display in the shop.

The squares can be cut out with your craft cutter, guillotine or with a square craft punch.  The difficult part, is to decide what papers to use!  Here are a selection of Christmas paper pads available on-line at The Mulberry Bush.  However, there is a larger selection of paper pads available in the shop, or they can be bought separately in 12" x 12" sheets.

Lynn punched out the stars using a Woodware giant star craft punch and decorated around them using self adhesive pearls.

She has also used Miracle Adhesive Film by Woodware which has been covered with Glamour Dust (crystal) on the tag and stars.  The sentiment used on the tag was taken from a Rub On transfer available in the shop.

Decoart Glamour Dust - Gold

If you would like to join Lynn's Card Club workshops, please take a look here, at the details and times in our Workshop Brochure.

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Wooden Kaisercraft Advent Calendar

Following a recent workshop that Lynn held on  decorating Wooden Advent Calendars, one of our customers, Sue Tedeschi was inspired to make another one!

It is simply stunning, so we are so pleased to share some photos of her latest wooden 

Her first project was to used the Christmas Tree shape and that inspired her to have a go at the square Kaisercraft Advent Calendar available in the shop or on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

Kaisercraft  Advent Calender

She has used Jo Sonja's paints and mediums covering the whole calendar including the inside and outside of all those boxes!

The fun part was to choose from all those delicious Kaisercraft Christmas papers and adhere them to the front of the boxes.

 They look gorgeous, don't they?  

 Just think of all the little gifts you could put inside each box?

And, Sue has chosen this beautiful Kaisercraft Christmas paper for the centre of the box from the Turtle Dove collection.

Thank you again Sue Tedeschi for sharing these wonderful photos.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Noel Stamp by Woodware

Nicky Hayden has designed this stunning card using one of her favourite stamps by Woodware, which is a large Clear Magic, Single Noel stamp.  

She has coloured the stamped image using her ProMarkers, together with a white fine pen to add detail.

Now, this is a simply gorgeous rosette! This beautiful ribbon is now in stock and comes in the most stunning colours (click here).

Sweetpea Velvet/Ivory Lace May Arts Ribbon

Did you notice the small gold bell hanging below the button, it actually jingles!

Nicky has used a Tonic Studio border punch and layered a selection of  Christmas Kaisercraft papers to her base card.

If you have been inspired, why not join Nicky Hayden for her next workshop on......

Tuesday, 13th November - Card Club - 1.00 pm 'til 2.30 pm