2018 Workshops

Saturday 28 February 2015

New Ribbons And Trims In Store

Pop along and check out the lovely new ribbons, bows and trims in store we have 3mtr bundles of ribbons at just £1 with sailboats, music, birds, flowers and much more. We have bobble trim, striped ribbon and cotton lace in colours to match the lovely new paint collection from Paper Artsy with 2" wide hessian in white and natural. If you have been looking for a circle cutter look no further as we have the much acclaimed EK Success circle cutter in stock.  

WHO WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO GET MORE USE OUT OF YOUR GLUE GUN and you will have a little treasure to take home too.

DEMONSTRATION DAY SUNDAY 8th March WITH JO FIRTH-YOUNG using her brand new stamps, paint collection and masks showing you how to create some special things.

Each day our guests will be with us from 10am to 3.30pm so just pop along and see whats going on.

A Table Full O Goodies.
Forgot to mention the miniature pegs in some lovely colours. 

Look What I Found This Afternoon

I popped into the store this afternoon just as Sue's Workshop finished and my goodness what a workshop !! the ladies all created a lovely 8" x 8" canvas with a super metal Bee, Dragonfly or Butterfly from the sizzix collection of bigs dies from Tim Holtz  and all spritzed up with Dylusion Sprays and Ranger alcohol inks and what a range of colours they should all be very proud of themselves.

As you can see I was a little late but you can see some of the lovely colours used but not the ladies as they dashed off to the loo.
If you would like to do this workshop Sue has agreed to repeat it in April so just phone the store and we will pop your name down but be quick as we have a few people who could not get on todays workshop and there will be only a few spaces left.

Thursday 26 February 2015


We have just taken delivery of 30 yes 30 new colours of embossing powder from Wow we have pearls earthy colours and sparkle too all at £2.50 a pot so come along and check them out.

Jo Firth-Young Demo Day

Jo will be with us next week end Sunday 8th using her new set of stamps that were released at the trade show at the beginning of February and her super new paint collection.The new stamps will be in store in the next few days along with the new masks from the Paper Artsy designers.
And don't forget Michelle from Stix 2 will be with us on Saturday 7th doing a make and take showing you how to use your glue gun to its best advantage if you popped by the last time Michelle was with us you will know she has some great ideas.

Sunday 22 February 2015

Scrap Book Layout

What a fantastic morning we had on Saturday creating a scrap page designed by Janet with papers from Graphic 45, Fresco Paints, Grunge Paste and stamps from Jofy and Sarah Newman all from Paper Artsy, a brick wall mask from DoobyDoo and a bicycle die from Marianne all put together on a 12" x 12" canvas.

Friday 20 February 2015

At Long Last!!!!!

We have just received the new Craftwell Cut n Boss die cutting machines what a long wait
Pop along to the shop and check it out. We are offering it at £229 to include an embossing folder 6 dies and we will be giving an extra 8" x 8" rose embossing folder and a workshop showing you how to get the most from your machine. We have limited stock so you better be quick.

Wednesday 18 February 2015

More Snippets from CHA Show Birmingham

Just wanted to show you the little frame made with Clare Charvill on the Jones & Co stand at the show
It is made with one of Clare's frames and Graphic 45 papers A Time To Flourish collection and she has used two of the march papers it was so easy for a stunning result.

Clare will be with us on March 20th and 21st where she will be making this delightful recipe box from the new papers from Graphic 45 Home Sweet Home. I think there are a couple of spaces left on one of the days.

Tuesday 17 February 2015

Sneak Peek At Sizzix Stand At CHA Trade Show

Karen and I spent two fab days at CHA trade show in Birmingham so we have some great new products on the way into the store many new Sizzix dies for fabric and paper and a new larger size Sizzix machine that will arrive in store quite soon and we have 30 new yes 30 new colours of embossing powders from WOW new lace, ribbons and much more. 
As the products arrive in store i will post a blog to let you know.

Check out some of the new dies from Sizzix

Thursday 12 February 2015

We Have A Couple Of Spaces Left On The Workshop With Jo Firth-Young on Sunday 8th March

Jo will be decorating a lovely mannequin from Indigo Blue using some of her new stamps and a collection of Paper Artsy paints and I am sure there will be lots of tricks and tips from Jo too.
Watch this space for a sneak peek.....

Samples From Natalie

Check out these lovely samples from Natalie Arnold using the Scrumptious collection from Craftwork Cards which she will be using on her workshops tomorrow.
We are expecting the new Butterfly Parade pad and the Lovely Lantern cards in the next few days ,we already have the delightful window box cards in stock .

If you would like to learn how to make paper flowers for your cards and projects we have workshops on Saturday 28th March just to show you how.

Make a Lovely Little Calendar

Natalie has two spaces left on her workshop on Sunday morning 22nd February making this lovely little calendar from an 8" x 8" paper pad A Time to Flourish from Graphic 45 and you get to take the left overs home with you too so if you fancy it give us a ring on 01206211099.

The Home Sweet Home from Graphic 45

Just arrived is a new collection from Graphic 45  called Home Sweet Home that Clare Charvill will be using on her workshop on Friday 20th or Saturday 21st  of March where she will be showing you how to make a lovely tilting top recipe box to give as a gift or keep for your own kitchen. If you would like to join us be quick as there are only a couple of spaces left and you can telephone the store on 01206211099 to book your place.

Wow Again For The New Collection From Graphic 45 called Artisan Style.

Here is a selection of the new Artisan Style collection with stamps 6" x 6" patterns and solids, 8" x 8" paper pad and Journaling and Ephemera cards too.

I have tried to give you a small sample of each side of the 12" x 12" papers.

Each side of the papers is just as scrummy as the next

Love The New Paints From Lin Brown

Here is my little 4" x 6" canvas using EDY12 and EM09 new stamps from Darcy with some of the new paints Bougainvillea , Caribbean Sea and Tangerine Twist from the Lin Brown collection and a little Snow Flake, Tinned Peas and Slate and the mask used for the background is The Crafters Workshop Chicken Wire Reversed.

And here we have a little card made using a 4" x 4" kraft card and Darcy's mini stamps EM09 and EM01 and painted with a selection of Ranger Distress ink pads.

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Lots Of New Products In Store And More On The Way

We have lots of new products arriving in the store.
Cogs, Numbers, Letters and Royal Wings embossing folders from Spellbinders.
Washi Tape from Graphic 45 .
Bright tatty edged ribbons in bright colours to compliment the new bright Paper Artsy paints.

Below the two new 12" x 12" pink and blue spotted felts, Smash Books with add ons,a new selection of small Versafine inks , small wooden shapes and the some Sculpey clay.

Watch this space for more products from across the pond in the next few days.

Sneaky peak...

Here is a little sneaky peak of the bee canvas workshop taking place on Saturday 28th February. This is an all day workshop & we will be using Dylusions, Treasure Waxes & much more! There are still places available so if you would like to join us then please call us for more information on 01206 211099.

Sunday 8 February 2015

Winner Of The Lovely Indigo Blu Stamps

Congratulations to Jenny Osbourne who was the lucky winner of the pack of stamps from Indigo Blu The lovely package can be is collected  from the store .
We also have a little something for the second name out of the box and that was Carol Finch who can collect a little something from us too.

Saturday 7 February 2015

Great Demo From Nikki from Indigo Blu And More Bargains To Be Had

Thanks to all you ladies that came along to bag a bargain today and so many of you
we thought we would have to close the door at one point as shop was full. I did not think we would see so many of you on such an awful day weather wise. I think Essex will be flittered out with gold flakes as so many of you watched Nikki's demo and went away with stamps and flakes to have a go. The best thing I learnt today was how to Flink that is ink and flitter at the same time on the same stamp and wow how easy when you know how. Here is an example of flitter glueing and inking on the lovely rose stamp and some more using a selection of gold flakes and stamps from Indigo Blu.

Hope to see some of you tomorrow for a demonstration with Paper Artsy paints, a brayer
 and some of the new Stamps and masks from JoFy, Darcy, Lin Brown and a little bit of Grunge paste too.

Don't forget there are still lots of Bargains with 50% off left and 20% of all the stock in the store except magazines.
Sorry no loyalty points this week end.

Wednesday 4 February 2015

New Stamps In The Store

Two more samples of new stamps

Lovely New Stamps from JoFy

Just can't stop playing with the new Paper Artsy Stamps and paints and this time I used some of the lovely JoFy stamps along with some of Darcy's too.

Its A Mans Thing

Here are a few cards from the mens card workshop last tuesday this one using
Hot Picks HP 1208EZ from Paper Artsy a Big Ben die from Mariaane and a Die'sire square die from Crafters Companion.

This one from Hot Picks XT06EZ  Mini 58, Mini 63 from Paper Artsy and a tag cut from a Sizzix die painted with Banana, Chutney, Tinned Peas and Snowflake paints also from Paper Artsy all put together on a 6" x 6" kraft card all stocked in store.

This last card is also a 6" x 6" kraft card and was made using Without a Lock embossing folder from Couture Creations, Pandora die from Prima for Sizzix and the Sizzix Alterations Sentiments Set fromTim Holtz and lastof all a bronz key from the store. If you wish you could turn this one into a valantine card by adding a small red heart.