Thursday, 31 January 2013

Vintage Shoe Template

I have rather a lot of photos to show you, but this project designed by Nicky Hayden is breathtaking.  She has used the NEW Vintage Shoe Template which are now in stock.

The plastic template has full instructions which will enable you to make beautiful unique shoes for you to embellish as you please.

Nicky has used lot of items from the shop including the gorgeous 
Papermania Vintage Notes 12 x 12 Paper Pad
Papermania Vintage Notes Paper Pads
Papermania Vintage Notes Big Bloomers
Papermania Vintage Notes Big Bloomers
Papermania Vintage Notes Assorted Buttons
Buttons, Die Cut stickers and so on..... 

I hope all these photographs give you a good indication of the wonderful versatility of the 
Papermania Vintage Notes Collection and how the Vintage Shoe Template has been transformed into a unique project.

All items show in this post are available in our shop, Flutterby Crafts or on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

Promarker Challenge this weekend.

Papermania Chronology 4x4 Urban Stamp - Looking Glasses

Not sure what to do with this stamp from the Papermania Chronology range?  Come and join Nicky this Saturday afternoon, 2 'til 4pm, for the Promarker class - she will teach you a thing or two!!

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Chronology Tag Card using FREE stamps!

Nicky Hayden has made this delightful tag card using the FREE stamp set (worth £4) included in Issue 37 of the Docrafts Creativity magazine priced £2.95.  

There is an inspirational section showing you a number of stunning projects using your FREE stamp set as well as all the samples that Nicky has made for the shop.

Nicky has stamped the largest stamp half onto the white card and the other half 
onto the coloured Kraft tag.

She has stamped the sentiment tag, cut it out and stapled it to the tag.

I love the simple dimension that Nicky has given this card.

We have stock of this magazine in the shop or on-line at The Mulberry Bush, but hurry as it's flying out of the shop!

Monday, 28 January 2013

NEW Pocket Wedding Invitations

We have a new range of  Pocket Wedding Invitations in lilac pearlised, heavy weight cardstock designed by Catherine Inglis.

The paper flower looks gorgeous with the organza ribbon and delicate lace.

The following photos show you the opened invitation....... 

....where it will reveal your printed insert.

If you are planning on having a wedding or similar celebration, just come and look at our Wedding Corner in the shop or on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

Catherine has just re-vamped the Wedding Corner and has received stock 
of some lovely paper flowers and table sprinkles.


You may wish to book an appointment with Catherine so that she can dedicate her time to sharing with you our full range of Wedding Stationery (telephone number 01635-860900).

Catherine will be in the shop on :-

Wednesday 1.00 pm -5.00 pm Thursday & Friday 

Saturdays, 9.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Chronology Card - Looking Glasses stamp set

Nicky Hayden has made this lovely masculine card using items from the Papermania Chronology Collection which is in stock now.

The stamp set is FREE with the latest issue of the Docrafts Creativity magazine which is available in the shop or on-line at The Mulberry Bush while stocks last.

She has stamped the clocks onto white cardstock and coloured the clock faces using her Promarkers.

If you look at the clock on the right you will see that Nicky has used an exciting NEW product  that we have in stock by Tim Holtz.  It is called Distress Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint but, as you know, anything by Tim Holtz speaks quality!

Nicky has used one of the papers for her card from the Chronology paper pack and each paper shows such stunning detail.

She has inked around the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink to match the papers.

This collection is just perfect for cardmaking, scrapbooking and Home Décor items for the man (or men) in your life!

Click here to view the Papermania Chronology Collection that we have at Flutterby Crafts or
on-line at The Mulberry Bush

Friday, 25 January 2013

Newsletter - January 2013


Live, Laugh
and Love
Canvas Workshop
Liz Black
9th February

Hi Everybody

Well, this year is starting with a good chilly spell - but GC has promised me that it will be warming up over the weekend.  It is not that I don't like the cold, icy weather - it's more that the dogs have a good laugh at me slipping all over the place when I am taking them out for a walk.  Horrors!!

As you can see, the boys have had great fun sniffing around in the snow.  Not sure where Bridie was!

The good news is that my leg has healed enough for me to be rid of all the dressings, so I can now get my wellies on!!

Grant and I had a really lovely first Christmas in our new home.  All the family managed to visit us at some point, so it was very busy.  A case of 'what day is it, who is sleeping where tonight?'.  Now we are looking forward to decorating the house and planting out the new garden. 

At the shop it has been a really good start to the year (not!).  First we had no internet access over the Chrismtas/New Year period into the 2nd week of January - all up and running now. 

Then we had another break-in - nothing stolen, just a broken window and wasted effort.  We have been up here for 8+ years and never had any problems until the last 6 months.  Ho, hum.

The snow came and the Turnpike Road has been partially closed, both causing no end of traffic problems.  But we have soldered on and it has given us time to re-organise the shop and get all the new stock beautifully displayed

Now the saddest part about the snow coming is that it has kept you all away from checking out the new stock.  We were going to have a coffee morning launch, but the snow put an end to that idea - so we will have to sort something out for the Spring!

Anyway, here is a taster for you:

       Grace Taylor Vintage Floral Scrapbook Album Papermania Chronology A4 Die Cut Toppers - Totally Spiffing

Among the new ranges that we have brought in are some from KaiserCraft, the latest offering from Grace Taylor (including some gorgeous albums) and three ranges from Papermania as part of our new venture into Docrafts (yes, you can get your magazines from us!!)
docrafts Creativity Magazine Issue 37 Jan/Feb 2013

And, as I write, the delivery driver has just turned up with the NEXT offering from Kaiser.  Wonderful!!

Nicky has also had fun restocking the Distressing Ink pads - she has even managed to get some of the new colours!!

Tim Holtz Pickled Raspberry Distress Dye Ink Pad   Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade Distress Dye Ink Pad

Cate has been busy refreshing and re-dressing the wedding corner.  She is starting to busy up with all the new brides who were lucky enough to get a ring for Christmas or the New Year.

Cate has also come up with a cracking idea for the table plans, so watch out for photos on the blog or facebook. If you come in, you will see the gorgeous frame that is the start of the idea.

If you hear of any brides needing help with their wedding stationery or table planning, remember to give them our (well, Cates) details!!

So what else is coming up.  Well I have been promising it for a while now and it will be happening on the 9th February.   I can see you wondering what the old girl is twittering on about now, so here goes:

As you all know couple of months ago Liz got me playing with a canvass:

This is the one I did!

Now is your chance to have a go and the details are as follows:

9th February 2013 (yes, this year)
10 - 12.30  or  2 - 4.30
£25 per head
all materials included
Booking essential (and places are going fast)!!

 This is just one of Liz's samples.  I cannot wait to have a go!!

So on that note I am going to make myself a cup of tea and put my feet up to plan my next canvas!!

The latest workshop brochure is linked at the bottom of the page.  Remember to watch the blog and facebook for more regular updates.

Now, before I sign off, I have a personal note to write - somebody has registered for our newsletter that I have not spoken to for many years (we just lost touch!) and I hope they are reading this.  If they are, they will laugh at this question: 
Russell, do you still like your lasagne served up-side-down??

I will catch up with you all later and I am looking forward to showing you the new toys.  Happy crafting and, remember, the kettle is always on!!

Best wishes from Lynn and the Girls. xx

ps....if you are really curious about the lasagne story, I will tell you sometime - but if you ever went on one of Grant food hygiene courses, you probably will know the story!

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Smile - Scrapbook Page using Kaisercraft papers

Here is a lovely Scrapbook Page designed by Catherine Inglis.  I love the Kaisercraft sentiment rub on transfers that she has used as a perfect accompaniment to the photos.

Here are some lovely SMILES of Catherine's daughter (Freyja) enjoying a special moment 
with her Granddad.

These papers from Kaisercraft are stunning and they are in stock now!

Photo: I love this new collection now available to buy at country garden flowers and Busy Bees....

Catherine has used a selection of papers from the Forget-Me-Not collection together with ribbons and twine, to make herself a pretty banner (below).

Catherine would love you to join her next Scrapbooking workshop, if you can make it,

Wednesday, 23rd January 
1.00 pm -3.00 pm

and Saturday Crop on:-

Saturday, 26th January
10.00 pm-4.00 pm

Just give Lynn, Nicky or Catherine a call on 01635 860900 and they will book your place.

Road closure but business as usual!!

Oh, silly me, guess who forgot that part of the Turnpike Road is closed starting today?  That would be me then!!  When you come to visit us, please come in via the A4 Roundabout (the one by the Garden Centre) and ignore the road closure signs.  Our driveway is open!!  We are open!!  Business as usual!!!

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Decorated Papier Mache Hexagonal Boxes

These boxes have been beautifully decorated by Lynn using our recent stock of  3 Nesting Hexagonal Boxes.  Click here for our full range of Papier Mache Boxes  available for altering on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

3 Nesting Hexagonal Papier Mache Boxes

The boxes can be painted and decorated in your favourite papers.  For this project Lynn has used 
Jo Sonja's paints and mediums.  She has used Crackle Medium to give this stunning effect to the lids of the boxes.

Lynn has then used the napkin art technique around the sides of the boxes. We have a large range of napkins in our shop at Flutterby Crafts or on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

With attention to detail, Lynn has even painted the inside of the box using Jo Sonja's Gold Iridescent paint.

Having decorated and stacked the boxes, she has simply adhered the gorgeous large

Lynn holds regular Home Décor workshops at Flutterby Crafts.  
Take a peep at our workshop brochure and perhaps book yourself onto one of our many classes.