2018 Workshops

Friday 30 January 2015

A Little Bit Of Canvas

Here is al little card made with a script canvas and one of the little houses from Lin Browns new stamps withe some funky flowers from Darcy"s new stamps too.

Thursday 29 January 2015

Simply Cards And Paper Craft Magazine.

Here is a card made with the lovely free stamps from the magazine and papers from a
6 x 6 paper pad from Graphic 45,

Wednesday 28 January 2015


Don't forget our Mega Sale on 7th and 8th February with 20% of all our current stock unless it is already discounted. and our £1 bins will be back too.
There will be demonstrations from Indigo Blu on the Saturday and from Birds in the Barn on the Sunday.


Just had a little play with some of Darcy's new stamps and Lin Browns lovely new paint collection and this is what I came up with and have decided we will play with them on our next Paper Artsy play day!

Monday 26 January 2015

Thank You Clare

A big thank you to Clare Charvill for our workshops over the last two days. I think I speak for all the ladies when I say what great projects as usual.A lovely stationery box on Saturday and a special folio album on Sunday using the Raining Cats and Dogs from Graphic 45 . Silly me forgot to take a photograph of the projects but you can hop on over to Clare's blog to check them out.
Here is a pic of some of the ladies hard at work. Our lovely Karen did the Saturday workshop so we will have sample in shop for you to check out. Clare will be back with us in March to make a delightful recipe box using Home Sweet Home papers. 

Update On The New Masks From Paper Artsy

Have been over to Paper Artsy Towers today to pick up the new paints and stamps and the news on the new masks from Leandra is she hopes they will be available in about two weeks,so when they are we will have them on the shelves for you.

A New One From Clare Lloyd

More of New In Store

Lin Brown has excelled herself again and what great stamps, some for backgrounds, some great quotes and darling birds of all sizes to use with the funky houses. What about the great flower stamps just waiting to be used with your metal. Sooooooo Lin Brown me thinks. Lin also has a great new collection of Fresco Finish paints Banana, Tangerine Twist, Bougainvillea, and Caribbean Sea. I have just returned from the caribbean so know just where the inspiration came from!!!

We also have stamps from Lynne Perella, Elizabeth Bora. and some from Clare Lloyd that are just waiting to go on your journal page. We have a few more for you that we thought you would like.

New In Store from Paper Artsy

Just arrived in store today we have some exciting new paints and stamps from Paper Artsy and their designers . The single paints are Slate, Blueberry, Purple Rain, Lavender, Wisteria, Glass Blue, China, Smurf, Blue Oyster. And oh what funky new stamps from Darcy 8 minis and 4 A5 plates WOW::::

Jo Firth-Young has two new A5 plates and seven new mini stamps and a lovely new collection of Fresco Finish paints called Jade, Buff, Southern Skies and Prawn. You must check out the beehive and mini bugs.

Saturday 24 January 2015

Use Your Brayered Backgrounds

Here are a few cards made with the brayered backgrounds I made on our Paper Artsy play day. I used some of the lovely Darcy stamps from Paper Artsy.

Tuesday 13 January 2015

Clare Charvill

We are very lucky to have Clare Charvill joining us for a weekend of workshops on Saturday 24th - Sunday 25th January.  On Saturday she will be making a stationery box and on Sunday a memory book.  Here is a sneak peak of what you could be making with Clare.

We look forward to welcoming Clare to Birds In The Barn.


Monday 12 January 2015

A Little Bit More From The Caribbean

Just wanted to share this little card made with some small shells collected from the naturist beach [ I kept my clothes on ] at 6.30 am in the morning after a storm that deposited lots of lovely driftwood and shells of all sizes oh how I wish I could bring them home . I made the card with a background stamp from Crafters Companion and the tag and stars from a Jo Firth-Young set with the sentiments from Hobby Art. I also used Salty Ocean, Broken China and a little bit of Shabby Shutters Distress ink pads from Ranger. The shells were glued down with Cosmic Shimmer glue. You may want to keep this one for the summer!! or if you changed  the shells for buttons that would work well too

Friday 9 January 2015

Cards to Die For with Karen

Karen made three beautiful cards in her last class held on the 8th January.  This is what you missed!

Karen's next class is 'Big Shot How To' on Saturday 31st January.  This will be a workshop on the Big Shot with lots of tips on how to use this amazing die cutting machine.


Wednesday 7 January 2015

One More From The Caribbean

Quick post today as internet bit odd so gave up the sun for a couple of hours to do this card for you all using a Woodware stamp, Paper Artsy paints and background script stamp and small frame from Crafty Individuals hope you like it.

Monday 5 January 2015

A Body Beautiful

Dont forget we have Jo Firth-Young on 17th January and she will beshowing you how to turn a Indigo Blu dress form into something special. We hope to give you a sneak peek so watch this space.
If you dont already watch the Paper Artsy blog then nows the time as they have an exciting new format for 2015 and some great chalenges for you.

Sunday 4 January 2015

Crafting By The Sea

Could not resist a little crafting while on my holiday so when the sun gets a little too hot I pop onto my balcony in the shade [only part of the day is shaded ] and sit with my inks and stamps and little pair of scissors and away I go and this all came about after I had packed all my holiday gear into one suitcase and low and behold when I asked of my husband what weight can my suitcase be he said do you mean the two suitcases and at that moment my holiday changed from a beach holiday to a crafting/beach holiday and in went paints, inks, card, stamps and much more even an extra pair of shoes what bliss. And this is the first offering and if you think I have cut up my holiday reading you are wrong I managed to slip in a couple of old book pages too. I must be spending to much time with Jo Firth-Young!!!

Saturday 3 January 2015

Happy New Year

We hope that you all had a lovely Christmas and would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year.
Just to remind you that our opening hours are now 9:30-4:00 Tuesday to Saturday and 10:00-4:00 on Sundays.

We have lots of exciting workshops now available & we will keep you up to date with photos and sneak peaks so keep checking out the blog.  If you have any queries about our workshops then please contact us on 01206 211099.

Heres to a happy, crafty 2015.