2018 Workshops

Wednesday 24 December 2014

Playing with Paper Artsy again.

Was just giving my desk a pre christmas tidy when I came across a Jofy stencil and could I just tidy it away Noooooo so in no time at all and a little Grunge Paste, Fresco paint, Distress ink, Scrapbooking paper and an EK Success punch later this was the result.
Thanks for stopping by.
Merry Christmas from all at Birds in the Barn.

Thursday 11 December 2014

Clare Charvill Week End

Clare will be with us on 24th and 25th January with a different project both days on the Saturday Clare will be showing you how to make a delightful stationery box with Graphic 45 papers and on the Sunday you will make one of Clare's lovely small albums. Check out Clare's blog to find out what she is up to and some of her great ideas. http://mycreativespirit.blogspot.co.uk

Repeat Workshop from Natalie

We have a repeat workshop on January 11th with Natalie making a delightful little box holding twelve cards for you to record your special birthday dates of family and friends all made with the Come Away With Me collection of papers from Graphic 45. To book a space telephone the store on 01206211099.

Wednesday 10 December 2014

Jo Firth-Young Saturday

We have a space on the Saturday workshop with Jo showing you how to make a delightful triple canvas wall hanging using her festive stamps and some of the lovely new Paper Artsy paints.
If you would like to join us telephone the store on 01206211099.

Friday 5 December 2014

Paper Artsy Play

Thanks to all you ladies that came to the Paper Artsy Play Day did not realise you would all like it so much so thank you to Leandra for her training day in Coventry so we could share it with you. As it was such a hit we will have a Paper Artsy Play every month and the next one will be a Journal Page on Thursday January 22nd .

Wednesday 3 December 2014

More Christmas Cards For You To Make.

Karen and Sue have designed more cards to inspire 

Another Lovely Christmas Card from Karen

This card was made using a Create a Card die from Crafters Companion some Kraft card and
 Tim Holtz  distress ink pads from the store.

Quick Christmas Cards

Here are some of the quick cards made by Sue and the ladies on her workshop they worked so fast and made so many lovely cards.

Demonstration by Michelle with Stix2 and Woodware products

Don't forget we have a demonstration day on Saturday and we have Michelle showing you fancy things to do with your glue gun [no bullets involved] and she will be dusting her glitter around to make your cards sparkle. Do come along to the store between 10am and 3.30pm for some clever tips.

Friday 28 November 2014

Paper Artsy Play Day

We have two workshops on Tuesday one in the morning and one in the afternoon where we will be playing with the lovely paper artsy paints, stamps and a small mini brayer {roller} to create two contrasting master boards to use to make a small masterpiece for a mini painted frame.
If this is your kind of workshop do give us a ring and book a place on 01206211099

Quick And Easy Christmas Cards

Sunday Morning Sue has a workshop showing you how to make some quick and easy last minute christmas cards and we have two places left so if you would like to join us let us know by telephoning the store on 01206211099.

Here is a quick and easy card from Janet using a 6" square kraft card, star punch or die, two coordinating papers and some matching ribbon. 

All you have to do is draw a circle on your card with a pencil the circle needs to be 1" smaller than your card you then need to punch or cut nine or ten stars out of each paper. Glue
down the lighter coloured ones in a circle covering up the pencil mark and then with the coordinating paper pop them down in between the first layer using some foam dots to raise them up a little and now all you have to do is  stamp your greeting in the middle of the circle of stars, make two holes on the inside of the top of your wreath and tie a bow with some matching ribbon and hey presto you have a lovely quick and easy card.

Karen Has Been Busy Too

Here are some of Karens cards she has made with the Heartfelt Creations Holly Flourish and the Hobby Art Christmas Post  stamps using Weathered Wood, Evergreen Bough and Scattered Straw distress inks Ranger.
The two below have been made using the masking off technique with  the same colours of distress inks on white and kraft card from the store. Karen has also used the Judikins duster brushes to apply the inks.

Saturdays Make and Take

Don't forget we have a little make and take going on this Saturday so pop along to see Karen and Sue where you can make a little christmas robin card or little floral number to say happy birthday or thank you to your friend.

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Ginny Has Been Busy

Check out the lovely cards Ginny has made with the new Julia Nutting stamps from Prima


Birthday Box

There are two places left on the workshop with Natalie making a little box with Graphic 45 Come Away With Me collection of papers that will hold a calendar and some cards to record the birthdays of friends and family. The workshop is on 7th December and here is a peek at what you will be making.

Thursday 20 November 2014

The Boots Are Back

The Doc Martins from Deep Red Rubber Stamps are back and here is something with a Christmas twist

Saturday 15 November 2014

Two More Christmas Cards

Here are two more christmas cards using Jofy Stamps and some film and fibres so if you would like to know how too  make them then just pop into the store and we will show you.

Super Christmas Cards from Jo

Thanks again to Jo Firth-Young for a fantastic workshop making some super Christmas Cards with her lovely 2014 Christmas stamps and just to let you know she will be back for the day on December 13th for a day workshop showing you how to make a delightful Christmas wall hanging.

Look what has just arrived from across the pond

Karen and I are unpacking a big box of goodies that have just arrived . It has lots of new goodies from Spell Binders including the handy Tool n One you wont want to live without, it brushes out all the little pieces of card left in your fancy dies and a pokey tool on one end too. Wink of Stella is back to give your cards that extra sparkle. New stamps from Deep Red Rubber, Lovely little flower punches from EK Success the ones Julie Hickey loves. Extra large rolls of natural twine .

More lovely stamps for Journaling from Dian Wakely and we have four of the super cute stamps from Julie Nutting and many more goodies too. So drop into the store to check them out.

Saturday 1 November 2014

Winter Is Here

The Store will now be closing at 4pm every evening from today Ist November until
 Monday 30th March 2015

Stamp Sale

Don"t forget we have lots of stamps on sale today Crafty Individual and lots more so come along and check us out for a super bargain.

Friday 31 October 2014

November Scrap Book Page

Here is a sneaky peek at November's Scrapbook Club Page using the Now Boarding Collection from Kaisercraft. The Page will be ready for collection on Saturday 1st November
Happy Scrapping !!!

Tuesday 28 October 2014

Just Cards with a hint of Christmas

There are two spaces left on the Just Cards with Janet on friday so here is a sneak peek of what we will be doing so get a wriggle on if you want to join us.

Saturday 25 October 2014

Maxine is Here

Dont forget our INDIGO BLU demonstration today pop along to the shop anytime after 10am untill 3.30pm where Maxine will show you how to work with the Indigo Blue stamps and Mega Flakes to make your projects sparkle. Hope to see you during the day.

Wednesday 22 October 2014

Just A Few Christmas Cards From Sue

Take a look at the three lovely cards made by Sue with her ladies on the workshop last Saturday
The Christmas Holly card was made with papers from the Kaiser Craft collection North Pole and a lovely holly stamp from Woodware.
The Have a Merry Christmas card has another Woodware stamp and a delicate holly die from Crafts Too.
The third card has a background created with the Indigo Blue stamp Snowflake Lace , a Reindeer die from Crafters Companion and the Poinsettiers a die from Crafts Too tinted with red and green distress ink pads from Tim Holtz for Ranger. All the products can be found in our store.

Monday 20 October 2014

Masterclass Christmas

This Thursday we will be playing with paints, micas, distress inks, glitter, grunge paste, masks, embossing powders and stamps! You will be going home with a pretty tag, a little plaque and a card. 
I believe the class is full but if you think you would like to join us why not ring the shop on 01206 211099 to see if we can fit you in. 


Pop along to the store on Saturday to meet the lovely Maxine from Indigo Blu who will show you how to make some delightful Christmas cards using the new stamps and Chocolate Box gilding flakes. We will have the Starter and Manakin kits too.
Retro Ornaments
Layered Snowflake

More lovely new dies from Tim Holtz for Sizzix

St, Nick with holly in his cap.

Look What's Back in Stock

We had three big brown boxes delivered today and guess what, They were full of lovely much awaited new and reordered dies for Christmas from Sizzix and those of you who missed out the first time round get yourselves down to the store so you don't miss out this time. We have the super new Tim Holtz Alterations Assembly Snowman, Layered Snowflake, Hanging Lantern, St, Nick, Retro Ornaments, Holidays Greens and the lovely large Stacked Snowflakes. 

Thursday 16 October 2014

More Pics of the Mini Stamps

Here are the phographs of the new mini stapms and if you want some inpiration hop on over to the Paper Artsy bog or for the Ellen Vargo ones try her blog too.

Look Whats In My Box !!!!!!

Just poped over to Paper Artsy H Q to pick up my order and could not wait to get back to unpack the goodies and sure enough there on top were the two  New Ellen Vargo stamps EEV 9 and 10 WOW her stamps just get better and better then thinking it could not get any better I found the four new mini stamps from Paper Artsy MN 102 ,103, 104 and 105 three useful little Christmas ones and a little quote all about something we all love CHOCOLATE. I know whose desk they will be on by the end of the day.

Wednesday 15 October 2014

12 Days of Christmas

Pop over to the workshop list to find out when Natalie is showing you how to make a small book on the 12 days of Christmas

Sunday 12 October 2014

Journal workshop

Just spent a lovely weekend with some lovely ladies! We made and decorated our own journals and each one was an original piece of art. 
I think we need a Brusho workshop!!! Watch this space!!!!!
This is Evelyn's lovely book. Such pretty delicate colours. 

And this is Tricia's. Love the deep, bold colour scheme. Tricia was so pleased with it she has decided to frame it instead of using it as a journal. I think that is a great idea. 

And completely different, Denise decided to go very vintage. Love the way it turned out. 

This is my sample book. 

And work in progress! Completely different colours. 

Previously I have used Dylusions and Cosmic Shimmer misters but today we used Paper Artsy fresco paints. I love the outcome. 
Hope to run this workshop again very soon so if you're interested keep an eye on the workshop updates on the website. 


Monday 6 October 2014

Who's Boots Are These?

Pop along to the store to check out the Deep Red collection of stamps that have arrived.
Ginny could not resist this little pair of Doc Marten boots.

Sunday 5 October 2014

Great Sale Thanks

Well done all of you who bagged a bargain on our two day die sale.

WOW Another Great workshop from Jofy

Thanks Jo for another great workshop this time making some super decorated MDF money boxes with new and some of the older plates of stamps. As ever the ladies all created a masterpiece of their own with everyone taking on an individual style in the lovely new Paper Artsy chalk paints.

Some of the fantastic money boxes well done ladies.

Thursday 2 October 2014

Make and design your own Journal Workshop

This is a 2 day workshop taking place Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October. You will construct your book and decorate it in your own style using lots of fun techniques. The book is designed to hold loose pages which means you will be able to add new ones as you please. We may even get a chance to do a little Journalling too! There are still places available so don't miss out. Give the shop a call to book yours now! I look forward to seeing you there. Lx

Yes We Are Open As Usual

I would like to apologise for the mess we have outside the store at the moment this is due to the improvements being made to the car park. Poplar are giving us a lovely paved road to the front of the store which will be a lot better to walk along when the bad weather comes. We expect it to  be completed in the next 10 days. We have no control over what happens so hope there will not be too much disruption so please bare with us. Sorry Sorry Sorry. 

Dont Forget The Sale On Saturday and Sunday

Do pop along to the store this Saturday and Sunday for our special die and punch sale.
We have many dies reduced including 25% to 50% off some sizzix dies and 50% off many punches its a two day only sale so don't miss it and hurry along

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Two more cards from the Kaiser Craft North Pole collection of papers new in store.

Just Cards Workshop

There are a couple of spaces left on Janet's workshop on friday 3rd October 1pm to 3.30 we will be using the new papers from KaiserCraft North Pole and some paper Artsy Christmas stamps not to mention some of the lovely new dies from Sizzix and Crafts Too.

Monday 29 September 2014

More KaiserCraft for Christmas

Check out the super new christmas papers from KaiserCraft called North Pole the colours are sooooo Scandinavian and folky too so come on down and check them out.

Rustic Harmony from KaiserCraft

New in store is the lovely vintage collection of papers Rustic Harmony
from KaiserCraft with paper roses to match

Natalie's Eerie Tale Trick or Treat

Natalie Arnold has swapped her Craftwork Cards packs for the Graphic 45 Eerie Tales collection of spooky papers to make a trick or treat collection, but do not worry she has the new Christmas papers from Craftwork Cards and some lovely shaped cards too

A Sneaky Peek of Scrap October

Here"s a peek of the monthly pack ready for collection on Wednesday 1st October using the Kaiser Craft Mix & Match collection designed by Janet

Sunday 21 September 2014

What a lot of Butterflies Karen

The ladies on Karen's workshop on Saturday were thrilled with the cards they made with Sizzix Tim Holtz new dies in the store