2016 Workshops

Friday, 26 May 2017

Playing with Oxides

We have a couple of spaces available on the Playing with Oxides workshop 10am to 1pm on Thursday.
The workshop runs from 10am to 1pm at a cost of £20 . We will be playing with the new Distress Oxide ink pads finding out what they can do. This is a technique based workshop but we will make up a card from some of your samples using masks and dies from the store.
To join us telephone the store on 01206211099.

Two cards made with oxide samples........

Scrap Day Space

We have a cancellation space available on tomorrows scrap page workshop if you would like to join us please telephone the store on 01206211099

Saturdays scrap page..........

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Saturdays Scrap Day

Here is the scrap page we will be creating on Saturday with the lovely Kaiser papers......

The Frame area is 5" x 4" but could be made smaller if wished.... I have added small pink flowers but if you have a photograph in mind you can make the flowers to compliment it. Brace yourselves we have a sewing machine involved too.... Looking forward to catching up with you all again...

Sunday, 21 May 2017


Two more pics from yesterdays workshop with Tracy Scott......

Not sure who did these two but great......

Great Workshop Tracy Scott

Here we have a couple of pics of the journal workshop yesterday if I get more will post them......

Well done ladies look forward to seeing the rest........ 'Oh" here are two more.....
Tracy Scott every time I say your best yet you come up with yet another stunner Thank You...
Our next workshop with Tracy will be Saturday 3rd June if you would like to join us please telephone the store on 0120621099 but be quick as it fills up very quickly.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Natalies Card Making

We have a couple of spaces left on Natalies cardmaking day thisTuesday 23rd May.
Natalie will be using one of Craftwork Cards  latest collections Hedgerow making three cards.
If you would like to join us please telephone the store on 01206211099.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Shop Open This Sunday

We have a private workshop tomorrow Sunday 14th May so Birds in the Barn will be open from 10am to 4pm Janet will be playing with some new stamps and the new Distress Oxide ink pads from Tim Holtz so pop along and check us out.......

There are 12 colours in the new oxide ink pads and many new stencils and stamps in store,,,,,

Friday, 12 May 2017

Jo Firth-Young

We have one space available on Jo's card workshop tomorrow making three lovely cards if you would like to join us please telephone the store on 01206211099 .

Two of the cards you will be making..........

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Wow and Wow

We have just opened a couple of big boxes from across the pond with Distress Oxides, Carabelle-Studios stamps and masks, Finnabair Mechanicals and Ephemera, Finnabair stamps, Finnabair texture paste clear crackle. Finnabair crystal beads, Finnabair Mixed Media Essentials, Dylusions small flip journals, Prima flowers and much more......

Just some of the super new products..... Now where to put them.......

Monday, 8 May 2017

Jo Firth-Young

We have a couple of spaces on the Jofy workshop this Saturday 13th May. 
There are two workshops making cards one from 9.30am to 12.30 then one from 1.30pm to 3.30.
We have two spaces in the morning and one in the afternoon if you would like to join us please telephone the store on 01206211099 to book your space. Jo will be using some of her older designs along with one of Kim Dellows new set with lots of up to the minute tips too I am sure.

A sneak peek of what you will make...........

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Picture from the Marrakech office

Look what is on my bedside table in the lovely riad in the centre of Marrakech could not go away without part of my stash......

Kim Dellow and Tim Holtz stencils and masks do not weigh anything on Ryan Air !!!

The Lobby / Breakfast Area / Seating so cool as open to the sky and very tranquil .

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Aprons Are Here

We now have the new Paper Artsy aprons in stock but you better be quick as they are limited till after the Paris Show..... next weekend

We have restocked our Paper Artsy products so lots in stock.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

A Day with Clare Charvill

We have a couple of spaces available on the workshop with Clare on Saturday 29th April making a delightful all year round planner from one of her special kits using papers chosen by Clare or you are free to use any papers you wish to use from our many 12" x 12" stocked  in store.
Please phone the store on 01206211099 if you wish to join us.......

This is the planner you will be making made with Kaiser papers chosen by Clare.........
Pop into the store to check out the interior with pockets and pads. 

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Open This Sunday

The Store will be open this Sunday 9th April from 10am to 4pm as we have a private workshop.
If you need anything pop in and say Hi to Janet.

Thank you Jo for a fantastic workshop yesterday..... I will post pictures from the rest of the ladies tomorrow when I have more time.
Jo will be with us on May 13th for some card workshops.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Sneak Peek of Friday Workshop

We have a space on fridays workshop creating a Finnabare inspired A4 book cover panel.....
If you have time book your place on 01206211099.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Workshop Updates.......

We have a couple of spaces on The Finnabare inspired Book Cover on Friday with Janet.
One space on the Journal Workshop with Tracy Scott on Saturday
A couple of spaces on Natalie's card making workshop on Tuesday 4th April using the new dies, stamps and shabby chic papers from Crafters Companion.
There are two places on the Paper Artsy Play on Wednesday 5th.
We have the talented Jo Firth-Young with us next Saturday with a day long workshop creating an A4 canvas with her new stamps, stencils Grunge Paste and some lovely Paper Artsy paints. If you would like to join us for any of the workshops please telephone the store on 01206211099

This is a sneak peek of part of the canvas you will make on the workshop with Jo...........

Some samples from one of our Paper Artsy Play workshopd with Janet.......

Friday, 24 March 2017

Paper Artsy Play Project

We have a couple of spaces on the Paper Artsy Play project tomorrow afternoon and one space on the morning workshop Paper Artsy Play Making Cards. Both workshop are £20 each so if you would like to join us then please telephone the store on 01206 211099 to book your place.

This 8" x 8" MDF frame is the aftenoon project.........

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Tracy Scott Workshop

We have two cancellations on Tracy Scott's Journal Workshop on Saurday 1st April so if you would like to join us telephone the store on 01206211099 to book your place.

If you like colour this is the workshop for you...........

Some of Tracy's fantastic journal pages..................

This is a workshop not to be missed.......................

Saturday, 18 March 2017

April Workshop Program


Birds in the Barn:  Paper craft and scrapbooking

The Lake Barn, Poplar Nurseries, Coggeshall Road, Marks Tey, Essex CO6 1HR

Phone 01206 211099   www.birdsinthebarn.com Blog: birdsinthebarn.blogspot.com

April Workshop Program



Saturday 1st A Journal Day with Tracy Scott 10am to 3.30pm £45

Tracy is a very lovely talented designer with Paper Artsy who is taking a monthly workshop showing you how to create a special page for your journal. This workshop fills up very quickly so if you wish to join us get a wriggle on and book your place.

Tuesday 4th Cards with Natalie 10am to 1pm £20

Spend the morning creating three special cards with a shabby chic theme. Natalie has a workshop full of tips and treats just for you.

Wednesday 5th Paper Artsy Play with Janet 10am to 1pm £20

Janet will be using many of the new products from Paper Artsy to help you create backgrounds and much more. If you would like to find out more about The Infusions and Fresco paints then this is a workshop for you.

Saturday 8th A canvas with Jo Firth-Young 10am to 3.30pm £45

Jo will be using her new stamps and stencils along with Paper Artsy paint  to create an A4 canvas with lots of flowers.

Thursday 13th Techniques with Karen 10am to 1pm £20

This is a second chance to enrol for a re-run of Karen’s workshopheld in March. Karen will show you how to use inkspaints and much more, to use for special gems to take home and create those special cards.

Saturday 15th A Journal Play with Janet 10am to 1pm £20

Spend the morning finding out all about journaling and how to start that journal you have been waiting to use........... We will be discovering how to put down a background using paints, gesso and stencils to make a start on your first page. This workshop is not just for beginners if you have started your journal and want a push onto the next stage then you are very welcome to join us.

Wednesday 19th Cards with Sue 10am to 1pm £20

Sue will show how to create three special cards using some of the new stamps, stencils, and inks in store.

Thursday 20th A Scrap Page with Janet 10am to 1pm £20

We will be using paints, stencils, Grunge paste, stamps and much more to create that special page for your scrap book.

Saturday 22nd  A Saturday Project with Sue 10am to 3.30pm £35

An 8”x 8” canvas with details to follow.

Thursday 27th Cards to Die For with Karen 10am to 1pm £20

By popular demand Karen will be back showing you how to make three cards using new dies and folders to get the most out of your die cutting machine.





Saturday 29th A Special Planner with Clare Charvill 10am to 3.30pm £45

Choose your own papers from the store or use those chosen by Clare to make a handy planner for your home. We have the sample in store so just pop in and see if its the one for you.


Dates For Your Diary....   Saturday 13th May Card Making with JO Firth-Young.

                                          May 20th  Journal Day with Tracy Scott.




Friday, 17 March 2017

More New Products In Store

Here are some of the new products we have unpacked this week.......

We have the new Shaby Chic collection from Crafters Companion including dies, embossing folders, stamps, printed buttons, paper pads and delightful stamps too. We also have in store six new retro style paers from Artemio with embelishments and washi tape to match.

Come along and check out these well priced canvas fronted memory books called My Creative Space from Imagination Crafts just waiting to be altered with some of the Starlight paints also from Imagination Crafts and the pages stamped by the delightfull little stamps sets made to accompany them also in store. New scrummy small paper pads too.

Here we have the Starlight paints you can use on your memory books with the new Sparkle Medium pastes for putting through your new stencils we now have in store.

Mixed Media Cards with Sue

We have a couple of spaces on Sue"s workshop on Wednesday 22nd March making three cards using mixed media techniques and some of the great stamps in store. 

If you would like to join Us please telephone the store to book your place.

Lots of New Goodies

Pop along to the store today to check out all the new products we have arriving in store ..

We have some fantastic value 12" x 12" plain paper pads from Artemio with 50 lovely sheets of Bazil quality in 25 colours with each sheet working out at a very very good price of 43p each

Monday, 13 March 2017

New Sizzix Tim Holtz Dies

We are expecting a big box in store tomorrow with lots of new dies from Sizzix with Tim Holtz Cityscape, Skyline, Suberbia, Metropolis and Commute. and much more.

We also have many new products in store from Imagination Crafts for you to try including stamps, stencils, Sparkle Paste and the lovely Starlight paints.
We have new stamps and stencils from Indigo Blue to tempt you too.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Jo Firth Young Demo Day

Dont forget we have the lovely talented Jo Firth-Young with us to from 10am to 3.30pm with a demo of the new stamps from Kim Dellow who is one of the talented stamp designers from Paper Artsy. I am sure Jo will be using many of the products we stock in store.

One of Jo's samples using the masks I think. I can't wait to get the samples in my hands!!!

Friday, 10 March 2017

Cards with Natalie

We have two spaces available on Natalies workshop on Tuesaday 14th March . The workkshop will run from 10am to 1pm and Natalie will be showing you how make three cards using the Floral Chalkboard collection from Craftwork Cards. If you would like to join us telephone the store on 01206211099.

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Demo Day with Jo Firth-Young

Dont forget we have the lovely talented J0 Firth-Young with us this Saturday showing us her tips for using the fantastic products from Paper Artsy I think this time Jo will be using new stencils and stamps from Kim Dellow along with other products from the talented designers from Paper Artsy. There is always something new and  exciting for us to learn from the Paper Artsy team.

Jo will be with us from 10am to 3.30pm so pop along and grab a tea or coffee and have a chat.

New stamps from Kim Dellow She has some lovely new stencils too. Come and check out the 12 new Infusion colours from Paper Artsy.

We have lots of new products in store including sparkle medium, A4 and 6" x 6" masks, stamps, paints and much more from Imagination Crafts. and new card and products from Tonic Studios.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Seth Apter

How lucky am I to have lots of lovely stamps, dies and embellishments to play with for samples for my demo in store tomorrow. I will be using all Seths lovely goodies to show you how Seth achieves his super backgrounds with Paper Artsy paints and stamps. Just have to finish the canvas we created with Seth at his workshop at the trade fair in Birmingham the week end before last..

Pop along to the store tomorrow and check out the finished canvas and demo of samples using Seth Apters products. We are open 9.30am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday.


Friday, 24 February 2017

Workshop Schedule for March

Birds in the Barn

March Workshop Program
Thursday 2nd Demo Day @ Birds from the Barn 10am to 3.30 pm   Free

We will spend the day showing you how to use some of the new products in store. We have some super new stamps and paint colours from Seth Apter for Paper Artsy so will give them a go too.

Saturday 4th Journal Day with Tracy Scott. 10am to 3.30pm                   £40

We only have one space left on this workshop ........... so get a wriggle on and book if you want to join us.

Tuesday 7th Shabby Chic Cards with Janet 10am to 1pm                         £20
The morning will be spent making three cards with a Shabby Chic theme with new products from the store.

Saturday 11th Demo Day with Jo Firth-Young 10am to 3.30pm                 Free

Jo is a very talented designer with Paper Artsy who will be demonstrating many of the Paper Artsy products including new stamps from the designers along with helpful hints for her new stamps and masks too. Complimentary Tea or Coffee available.

Tuesday 14th Cards with Natalie 10am to 1pm                                               £20
Those of you who have attended Natalie's workshops before will know that you will make thee very special cards this time using the Floral Chalkboard collection from Craftwork Cards.

Wednesday 15th Cards with Sue 10am to 1pm                                               £20
This workshop will be spent making three cards with a mixed media theme. I am sure you will pick up some mixed media tips and Sue will have three very special cards for you to make.

Saturday 18th Demo Day with Karen 10am to 3.30pm                                        Free

Karen will spend the day showing you how to use your ink and embossing folders to make some stunning cards.

Thursday 23rd Scrap Page workshop 10am to 1pm                                    £20
In this this workshop you will create a page for your Scrap Album using Fresco paints and stamps from Paper Artsy, and embellishments from the store. There may be Grunge Paste and fussy cutting too.

Saturday 25th Paper Artsy Play Day with Janet                                £20 per session

10am to 12.30pm will be spent making three cards creating the backgrounds with paints etc and using new stamps from the Paper Artsy designers.
1pm to 3.30pm we will make a small project learning how to use Infusions, paints, inks and a grey board structure.

Wednesday 29th Get Technical with Karen 10am to 1pm                        £20
In this technical workshop Karen will show you how to get the most out of your die cutting machine, embossing folders and much more and at the end you will have lots of samples and will construct a card to take home. I am sure there will be lots of tips and ideas for you to use in your card making projects.

Thursday 30th A Little Box of Kay with Sue. 10am to 1pm                           £25
This workshop is a super project workshop by Sue using Kay Carley stamps and a small box with a glass front. I am sure there will be some inks and paints involved too.

Dates for your Diary...
Saturday 1st April Tracy Scott Journaling.
Saturday 8th Jo Firth-Young A Project Day.
Saturday 29th Clare Charvill A Covered Planner.

TO BOOK CALL  01206 211099

Tracy Scott Journal Day

We have a cancellation on Tracy Scott's journal workshop on Saturday 4th March. 

A peek at my project with Tracy at the trade show in Birmingham last week end.

We have a couple os spaces available on the Playing with Infusions workshop on Tuesday. This is a morning playing with those  little pots of loveliness of colour with walnut stain added. I am sure we will go away with lots of Ideas and a card or project. If you would like to join us please telephone the store on
01206211099 to book your place. The cost of the workshop is £20. from 10am to 1pm.

Two of Janets samples made with Infusions and stamps from Paper Artsy.

Why not pop along to the store and check out all the samples made on the workshops at the trade show in Birmingham and the new stamps from the talented designers at Paper Artsy.

We will have some Demonstrations going on in the store this Saturday too.