2016 Workshops

Saturday, 23 September 2017

October Workshop Program

October Workshop Program

Saturday 7th A Journal Workshop with Tracy Scott 10am to 3.30pm      £40
Spend the day with Tracy showing you how to create a special page for your journal.
This is a monthly workshop with lots of ideas for everyone.

Thursday 12th A Scrap Page with Janet 10am to 1pm                                   £20
Every month Janet will show you how to create a page for your scrap page using papers, paints, stamps and more.

Saturday 14th A Project with Jo Firth-Young 10am to 3.30pm.
The price and description to follow...................

Thursday 19th A Journal Cover with Janet 10am to 1 pm                            £25
Spend the morning making a journal cover with paints, stencils, grunge paste and stamps from the store. This cover will allow you to add pages as you create them in the future.
This is a messy workshop so bring your apron...............

Saturday 21st Three Card Trick with Lauren Hatwell                       £20 per session
Morning Session 9.30 am to 12 pm. Afternoon Session 1pm to 3.30pm.
Lauren will help you create three cards using stamps from Zinsky and some of the other designers from Paper Artsy. As you know Lauren has a funky way of using the stamps and her workshops are always such good fun.

Wednesday 25th A Gelli Plate Demo with Sue 10am to 3.30pm                  FOC
Pop along to the store and check out how to use the Gelli Plates, paints die cuts, stencils that can be used to create some stunning backgrounds for your cards and projects.

Friday 27th Cards to Die For with Karen  1pm to 3.30                                     £20
Karen will spend the afternoon showing you how to create some stunning cards using dies paints and embossing folders. We think there may be some Christmas in there too...

Saturday 28th An Album with Natalie 10am to 3.30pm                                  £35
Spend the day with Natalie showing you how to create a super little album using papers from Graphic 45. You will learn how to create pockets, tabs and pages to add photos or much more.

Loyalty Scheme News
Birds in the Barn will stop issuing Loyalty Points after 30th September 2017, however all full and half full cards will be accepted until the 31st October 2017. Full cards will be honoured in full as before, and half full cards will attract 10% discount off the purchase price when presented, alternatively the card can be exchanged for a £5 voucher, to be used against any workshop in store.
After 9th October 2017, we will be offering special weekly offers in place of the Loyalty Discount

To Book any Workshop Telephone: 01206 211099

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Old and New Sizzix in Store

We have some old favourites and some new Tim Holtz dies in store

My favorite die and embossing folder at the moment is this pair of feathers that is great for Journal pages as well as your special cards..............

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Christmas Stamps by Jo Firth-Young

Pop along to the store today for your new Jo Firth-Young Christmas stamps and many more new stamps from the Paper Artsy designers......

We have a couple of spaces left on Jo's workshop making cards with her new stamps on 
Saturday 23rd September but be quick as we only have a couple left......
If you would like to join us please telephone the store on 01206211099 to book your place.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Pocket Album with Natalie

We have a couple of spaces on Natalie"s workshop making a 6" x 6" Pocket Album that can be used for a Birthday book or a photograph and memory album to keep those cherished memories.
We have put together some paper colections for you to choose from so it can be cute or funky.
There will be ribbons and embelishments to add if you wish.
If you would like to join us telephone the store on 0120611099 to book a space.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

New Paper Artsy Stamps in Store

Pop along to the store tomorrow and check out the new stamps from Paper Artsy with fantastic new Christmas designs from many of the designers. The new Zinski releases have been shown on the Paper Artsy blog over the past few nights with more designers to follow this week through to the 14th September. Every time there is a release we say ( Best Ones Yet ). But yet again they have exceled themselves........
Tonight you will see Tracy Scot's new ones and they are fantastic........

These are the great designs from Zinski........

A delightful sample from Karen Baker...........

Another delightful sample from Karen Baker..........

Don't forget we have the lovely talented Jo Firth-Young with us on the 23rd September with workshops in the morning and afternoon making Christmas cards with her new stamp designs.
We only have a couple of spaces left so if you would like to join us telephone the store on
01206211099 to book your place........

Monday, 4 September 2017

Another Demo Day Tomorrow with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks......

Janet will be demonstrating the new colours of the inks along with some new stamps and stencils from the store.
Below is a samples by Janet using some Paper Artsy and the new products.

Below a sample using Distress Oxides and Leonie Pujol stamps and dies............

Pop along to the store for a chat and a cuppa between 10am and 3.30pm.......

Friday, 1 September 2017

Demo Day Tomorrow Saturday 2nd September

Dont forget ladies we have the lovely Karen demonstrating Christmas cards using the new products in store.If you would like to know how to use ink on those folders Karens your lady. Karen will be in store from 10am to 3.30 so pop along and check out the Gemini and Big shot die-cutting machines. We have new Christmas papers and dies from Kaiser Kraft too.
The demonstration is free of charge.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Old Favourites

Just created a card from one of the backgrounds from my demonstration last saturday I used a favourite stamp purchased a long while ago from Paper Artsy. Buttons-Plate 6, some hession, lace and embellishments from the store.........

Now onto number two........

Workshop Program for September Booking Now


Saturday 2nd Demo Day with Karen 10am to 3.30pm                         Free of Charge

Pop along to the store and let Karen show you how to makes some special cards using the new products in store.

Tuesday 5th Demo Day with Janet 10am to 3.30                                Free of charge

Yet another day with demonstrations from Janet, showing you how to use the new Distress Oxides, Paper Artsy Fresco paints and Gelli plate.  This will help you make great backgrounds for your journal pages and cards. 

Saturday 9th A Journal Day with Tracy Scott 10am to 3.30pm                         £40

Spend the day with the lovely talented Tracy who will show you how to create a special page for your journal. This workshop is now fully booked but we have put on an extra day later in the month with a totally new page. 

Thursday 14th A Scrap Page with Janet 10am to 1pm                                       £20

This is a monthly workshop showing you how to create a special page for your scrap book using new papers, paints, and many other products from the store. 

Friday 15TH A Birthday Envelope Album with Natalie 10am to 3.30pm           £35

Spend the day creating a special Birthday Album with 12 envelopes one for every month of the year with tags to list your birthday cards to send out. You will be able to select the papers to make your own album.

Saturday 16th  Cards with Karen 10am to 1pm                                                   £20

Karen will show you how to make some special cards using dies, folders and inks in store. If you are a first time card maker you will get help to make those special cards. 

Wednesday 20th Journal Play with Janet 10am to 1pm                                     £20

Janet will show you how to get started in your journal creating a page with new ideas with products from the store. 

Thursday 21st Christmas Cards with Sue 10am to 1pm                                      £20

You will spend the morning creating some special cards using new Christmas products from the store, and knowing Sue you will be using distress ink pads from Tim Holtz too. 

Saturday 23rd Christmas Cards with Jo Firth-Young                         £20 per session

The workshops will run from 9.30 to 12pm or 1pm to 3.30.
Jo will be using her new Christmas stamps to show you how to make three special cards for Christmas. This is a popular workshop so don’t delay book today. 

Tuesday 26th Christmas Cards with Natalie 10am to 1pm                                £20

Natalie will be using Christmas papers from Wild Rose Studios to create two delightful traditional Christmas cards with gift boxes to match using embellishments from the store.

Wednesday 27th Distress Oxide Cards with Janet 10am to 1pm                      £20

Janet will show you how to create three cards using the new Distress Oxide ink pads from Tim Holtz and some of the new stamps and dies in store. 

Saturday 30th A Journal Page with Tracy Scott. 10am to 3.30pm                   £40

As Tracy’s journal workshop on 9th booked up so quickly Tracy very kindly offered to do a second workshop in September. This workshop will be a different page to that on the 9th.

Tracy’s workshops book very quickly so don’t hang about book today.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Sizzix Old Friends and New

We have some great new dies from sizzix now in stock.....

And some old favourites too......


Sue's card made with Ranger Oxide ink pads and the Sizzix robin die £5.99 what a bargain............

The Tim Holtz Wild Flowers, Snow Flake, Christmas Greenery, Festive Scribbles, and we allso have the Stamp and Die Butterfly and Flower sets featured on the television with no P & P here.........


Friday, 25 August 2017

Demo of Distress Oxide Tomorrow

Pop along to the store tomorrow as we have a day of demonstrations with the new Tim Holtz Oxide Ink Pads and some of the Carabella Studio stamps and dies in store. There are twelve new colours to go along with the twelve first edition colours and they work beautifully together to make backgrounds for your projects. The Gelli Plate will be in action too. Dare I mention it a little bit of Christmas tossed in the mix.

One of the lovely cards made by Sue on her last workshop using some oxides and some of the great dies from sizzix..........

Some of the stamps from Carabella Studio...........

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Crafters Companion Scandinavian Christmas

We now have some lovely dies, stamps and embossing folders from the Crafters Companion Scandinavian Christmas collection in store

Pop along and check them out......

Great Day with Tracy Scott

Check out the great pages from the ladies in the journal workshop with Tracy Scott

Fantastic Pages Ladies.........

We have an extra date for a journal workshop on Saturday 30th September with the lovely 
Tracy Scott its filling fast booking again from Tuesday 15th August on 01206211099 to book your place.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Demo Day with the Jo Firth-Young

Pop along to the store this Saturday 6th as Jo will be with us from 10am to 3.30pm showing you what you can do with the new stamps and products from Paper Artsy. Those of you who have been to one of Jo's demonstration days before will know they are great fun and full of tips and ideas for you to use in your cards and projects.........

One of Jo's samples using her new stamps......................................

A couple of Jo's mini Journals made while on a mission to tidy her craft space Ha Ha !!!!!...............

New Sizzix Dies

We have in stock some super new dies from the Sizzix range including a few Christmas dies too....

Morroccan Tile and Antique Doily from Samantha Barnett.....Make a Wish from Sophie Guilar....

Elegent Deer,  Treetops Glisten and Little Robin from Pete...... Tim Holtz Butterflies back too....

The Stamp Press from Crafts Too back in stock..........

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Tracy Scott Journaling

We have a space become available on Tracy Scott's Journal day on Saturday 12th August if you would like to join us please telepone the store on 01206211099 to book your place.



Monday, 24 July 2017

Carabelle Studio Stamps

We have re stocked our Carabell Studio stamps with many more new designs too so pop along to the store and check them out .......

A sample from my masking workshop on Tuesday 25th July.

New stencils too..............