Thursday, 28 February 2013

Country Companions - Mouse stamp

Nicky Hayden has created another stunning card using the Mouse stamp from the gorgeous 
Country Companions - Sunshine Meadows collection.

This time Nicky has coloured the stamped image using her Flexmarkers.

Here is the recipe of colours she has used:-

Sable Brown

Cadet Blue
Dolphin Blue
Dove Green

Muted Pink
Antique Pink

Muted Pink
Antique Pink

Soft Khaki

We would love you to pop into Flutterby Crafts where you can get all your crafting supplies locally to make this stunning card.

Nicky has also used one of the die-cut sentiments from the collection.

Here, Nicky has used a stamp by Fizzy Moon and coloured it with watercolour pencils which gives a lovely trim to the base Kraft card.  

So please check out the Country Companions - Sunshine Meadows collection HERE

If you would like to learn colouring techniques using your pens, 
you may like to join our monthly Promarker Challenge Club.

Our next Promarker Challenge Club is on Saturday, 2nd March

Please ring for details and to book your place on Telephone number 01635 - 860900. 

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Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Decorated Wooden Block for Jet

This decorated wooden block  makes such a perfect gift.  
What's great about it, is that it can be decorated on both sides!

Lynn has painted all around the wooden block using Jo Sonja's paints and mediums together with napkins.

Here is a selection of Jo Sonja's paints that we have on display in the shop.

Lynn has used one of the Vintage Notes collection of stamps and stamped LOVE onto some patterned paper, cut it carefully out and adhered it to the wooden painted block.  She has used a Faber-Castell permanent pen to add detail around the lettering.

Lynn, has also stamped some detailed butterflies over the napkin using a Memento ink pad.

Even the top edge of the painted block has been stamped using the 
NEW Definitions acrylic stamp set by Kaisercraft. 

Lynn has brushed lightly some Gold Iridescent Jo Sonja's paint to give a shimmer to the project.

Definitions - Kaisercraft Clear Stamp

Now, this is a special project because it was made especially for Lynn's grand-daughter, Jet.  On the other side of the block she has personalised it using mini wooden letters which have been coloured individually.

I am sure Jet is going to love this gift!

If you would like to learn more about Jo Sonja's paints and Home Décor you may like to pop along to one of our workshops which we hold regularly at the shop.

Give us a call and have a chat to Lynn on what crafting skills you would like to learn.

Telephone Number - 01635 860900


Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Blackberry Lane stamps by Wild Rose Studio are here!

Product photo by Wild Rose Studio

It's all exciting here at Flutterby Crafts, lots of NEW Spring stock is arriving.  The girls keep getting distracted as they drool over the latest collection of stamps, that have just been released by
Wild Rose Studio called Blackberry Lane.

If you would like to pop into our bricks and mortar shop you will be one of the 1st to see the collection, which has just been released and is available by your local papercrafting supplier.


You might want to let us know what you think of this collection, here in the comments section below, or here on our Facebook Page.

Friday, 22 February 2013

Chronology Card with Gold Leaf

For this masculine card she has used one of the sheets from the Chronology paper pad for the card background.

She has taken a piece of acetate, stamped and embossed the image below from the FREE stamps included in the Docrafts magazine. 

Then, Nicky added gold leaf to one side of the Stix2 double sided sticky sheet and adhered the acetate (with the stamped image) to the other clever!

What a wonderful effect with the gold leaf shimmering through.

Finally, a bit of matt and layering with black cardstock, some black ribbon and antique brads just finish the card off beautifully.
Papermania Chronology Brads
Nicky runs regular workshops throughout the week so, if you would like to learn more about different card making techniques, pop along to our shop.  Have a chat to Nicky and arrange a one to one class, or come and join in her weekly workshops with like minded crafty people.

If you would like to get your copy of the Docrafts magazine which includes this stamp set, either pop into the shop or order it on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

Come and check out range of Papermania collections at Flutterby Crafts.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Country Companions - Sunshine Meadows

Nicky Hayden has created this adorable card using the Country Companions - Sunshine Meadows Mini Clear Stamp - Mouse which is a clear rubber stamp for use with an acrylic block.
Country Companions Sunshine Meadows Mini Clear Stamp - Mouse
She has used papers from the new range of  Country Companions Sunshine Meadows, double sided A4 Paper Pad.  

Country Companions Sunshine Meadows Double Sided A4 Paper Pad

The Paper Pad comes in x6 double sided designs and are acid and lignin free, which includes 30 sheets in total.

Nicky has used one of the cute die cut sentiments and bow from the collection.

Country Companions Sunshine Meadows Die Cut Sentiments

Nicky is our colouring expert at Flutterby Crafts, and on this occasion, she has coloured the stamped image using Koh-i-noor watercolours which give a brilliant, vibrant colour and are available to purchase in the shop.

Here, you can see how Nicky has used the water colours and added a paper flower to give added dimension to the card.

If you would like to make a similar card, come and pop into our shop and look at our NEW Country Companions collection or visit us on line at The Mulberry Bush.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Having a Great Time - Kaisercraft Papers

Catherine has used gorgeous Scrapbook papers from our new range of Kaisercraft papers for this delightful page of  Freyja (her daughter) at the beach last year.

Kaisercraft Tropicana Collection - Horizon

The butterflies have been punched out of one of the papers from the collection using a punch available in the shop.

She has used the Vintage Cherish - Kaisercraft Clear Stamp on coordinating scrapbook papers for sentiment and detail.
Vintage Cherish - Kaisercraft Clear Stamp

Catherine has also stamped the sentiment 'HAPPINESS' using one of the stamps from the
Definitions acrylic stamp set by Kaisercraft.  It is a beautiful set of individual words and their meanings...a wonderfully versatile set which is perfect for any project!

Definitions - Kaisercraft Clear Stamp

I love the way Catherine has hand written some journalling around the photo.

For this lovely sentiment, Catherine has selected a sentiment on one of the papers as seen below (top right) "Having a GREAT time!" from the Kaisercraft Tropicana Collection - Summery.

Kaisercraft Tropicana Collection - Summery

Just a reminder that the next Scrapbooking workshop with Catherine is on :-

Wednesday, 20th February
1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

Friday, 15 February 2013

Wedding Invitation using Kraft Card

Just thought I would share with you this gorgeous Wedding Invitation designed by Catherine Inglis.
Catherine has used Kraft card for the base and adhered some delicate lace rim across the centre of the card.

She has used come satin and organza ribbon tied through a Kraft card shaped heart, which has been printed using a pretty font from her computer.  You could so easily personalise the tag with the Bride and Grooms name, initials or the date of the wedding, 

Supplies needed to make this Wedding Invitation:-

If you are planning a wedding and would like some Wedding Stationery ideas or recreate this invitation, come along and visit the shop, or make an appointment with Catherine Inglis our Wedding Coordinator.

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

All items to recreate this card are available at Flutterby Crafts and on-line at The Mulberry Bush.

The Mulberry Bush