2018 Workshops

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Paper Artsy Play

We have space on the Paper Artsy Play workshop tomorrow Thursday 15th March if you would like to join us telephone 01376326358 to book a space.......

We will be creating a card on canvas using the new stamps and paints from Paper Artsy.......

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Tracy Scott Workshop

We have a space become available on Tracy’s Journal Workshop this Saturday 10am to 4pm £40 for the day so if you would like to join us please telephone 01376326358.
The workshop are now at 36 London Road Braintree CM7 2LG so don't delay if you would like the space.

Monday, 5 March 2018


Some Samples with Paper Artsy New Stamps and Stencils

Here as promised but a little late is the workshop program for our workshops in Braintree.
It will take us a little time to get back into the swing of lots of workshops so here are is a taster of what's to come.

                                                             March Workshops

The Workshops with Tracy Scott on 9th and 10th March are both full but Tracy will be with us again in May as she is out of the country for most of April.

Thursday 15th March Paper Artsy Play with Janet 10am to 1pm £20.
This is a workshop using Paper Artsy new stamps, paints and stencils to create some special projects.

Thursday 22nd March Scrapbooking with Janet 10am to 1pm £20.
This is an ongoing workshop where each month we create a special page for our scrapbook.

Wednesday 28th March Three card trick with Janet 1.30pm to 4pm £20.
Spend the afternoon making cards for those special people in your lives.
We will be using lots of different techniques for this workshop.

                                                             April Workshops

Tuesday 10th April Paper Artsy Infusion Play with Janet and Karen £20 for one session £35 for both.
This will be an all day workshop split into two sessions 10am to 12.30pm and then 1.30pm to 4pm.
In the first session with Janet you will learn how to use the lovely little gems called Infusions to create some backgrounds for stamping or to use in the second session with Karen using some of those special dies you have stashed away to make special cards. These workshop will work independently so you can book one or two its up yo you.

Thursday 12th April Gelli Plate Backgrounds with Janet 10am to 1pm £20.
Spend the morning making some arty backgrounds with our Gelli Plates using Dylusions, Paper Artsy Fresco, Ranger Distress and any acrylic paints we have to hand. This is a technique based workshop.

Saturday 14th April A Project with Jo Firth-Young 10am to 4.30pm £50 with lunch included.
At the time of publishing the  workshop program we have not decided what the project will be so if you would like to book we will not take payment until we have decided on a project and you can say yes or no.

Saturday 28th April Cards with Natalie 10am to 1pm £20.
Natalie is back with us to show you how to make some special cards for you family and friends.

A Date for your Diary.................. Saturday 26th May Funky Card making with Lauren Hatwell.

The Workshop is available for private workshops so if you would like to spend the day making cards, mixed media, or scrapbooking with your friends [min 6 ] at a charge of £20 for the morning 10am to 1pm refreshments and tuition included or £35 for the day 10am to 4pm with lunch and tuition included you are very welcome.

The Workshop is located at 36 London Road Braintree CM7 2LG with parking on the road and in my driveway and to book
Telephone No is 01376326358

Thursday, 1 March 2018


So sorry I have not blogged for some time as a lot has been happening since we closed the doors to Birds in the Barn Marks Tey on Saturday 28th January. It was a sad day but the start of a new chapter for us. It is a big Thank You to all our customers who made Birds in the Barn so successful. On Monday 5th February I set off with my husband John and two friends for a holiday to Shri Lanka for two weeks to recharge our batteries but alas at the beginning of the second week I contracted the dreaded lurgy everyone has had at home and and lots of sterling and a Shri Lanken doctor later I flew home with the lurgy that is still hanging about. I am glad to say my workshop at 36 London Road is almost ready for our first workshops on 9th and 10th March with the lovely Tracy Scott.
I can’t wait to sample with the new Fresco paints, stamps and stencils from Paper Artsy for our workshops in the next few weeks. I will be posting a workshop list tomorrow on the blog and on face book but not the web site as it is being updated. If you need to contact the workshop please telephone 
We have many workshops planned for the near future with Tracy Scott, Lauren Hatwell, Natalie Arnold, Janet Mckee, Karen Smith and hopefully Abs and Jo Firth-Young.

Friday, 26 January 2018

Sad Day

Today we close the doors to Birds in the Barn for the last time after six years here at Poplar Nurseries who have been great landlords and very supportive of our business we can not thank them enough  it is a sad day for us all. We would like to thank all our customers past and present for all the support you have given us over the years. Thank you very much for all the gifts, flowers, good wishes and many many hugs. I know many of you wish to stay in touch with Birds in the Barn so I will be running a few workshops from my studio in Braintree. You can contact me on 07789717279 if you wish to join us or have any questions. All information on workshop will be found on Birds in the Barn website and Blog.

We have a few fittings for sale in the store.......
!2 x 12 papers units with 30 slots 154cm high 36cm wide 38cm deep.
Some wooden cubes 115cm x 85cm and 145cm x 73cm one tall cube set 181cm x 39cm wide.
One wire 12 x 12 paper stand.
Pop along to the store to check out the last reductions we have.
Many Many bargains.......

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Tracy Scott Journal Workshops1

We have two workshops in March with the lovely talented Tracy Scott who is a designer with Paper Artsy one on Friday 9th and one on Saturday 10th of March from 10am to 4pm at a cost of £40 per workshop at Janets Studio at 36 London Road Braintree CM7 2LG. We will take bookings from 10am on Thursday 25th January on the Birds in the Barn telephone no 01206211099. I hope to have Tracy’s new releases for you to buy.

Friday, 19 January 2018


Thanks to the person who returned my Paper Artsy missing apron in the post yesterday. I do wish you had included your name so that I could thank you. Quite a mystery me thinks !!!!!.
We still have 50% off all non sale products with some sale items having an extra £1 off too.
There are a few Paper Artsy stamps, paints and stencils left for you at 50% off with dies at only £5 each which were originally £25 + so lots of bargains still. If you use lots of coloured card then we have something for you with wallets of 60 A4 card for just £4.99 white and coloured. There are wallets of glitter paper for silly prices too.If you would like any of the new Paper Artsy products that you will see on facebook then please phone the store and we can get them for you, all new Paper Artsy has no discount I am afraid.
We have one week left of trading with the doors closing at 4pm on Saturday 27th January. We would be very happy to see you in store before Saturday.