2018 Workshops

Thursday 28 May 2015

Look What Arrived In The Post For Us Tooday

We opened up a box this morning  and what was inside? A lovely surprise a gift from Clare Charvill.
Thank you so very much Clare so much time and fussy cutting has gone into this special shadow box made with one of Clare's own A4 Shadow Box Kits and a selection of Paper Artsy stamps and its just for us at Birds in the Barn how special we feel.

Here are the Birds in their new home!!!!

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Elizabeth Borer

We have Elizabeth Borer from Paper Artsy who will be in store from 10am to 4pm demonstrating with her lovely new stamps and Paper Artsy products do come along and check out her beutiful work.
Elizabeth will be with us for a workshop later in the year.

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Is Purple Your Thing ?

We have just taken delivery of some lovely new craft totes from Everything Mary they are the same style as the blue ones we had but thes are in the new colourway which is a beutiful purple and the price is £29.99 so check them out

Some New Core'dinations Cardstock pads.

We have three new small pads from Core'dinations in Brights, Darks and Neutrals all ready to sand when you have embossed them with the many folders we have in stock.

Check Out This Card

This card was made using a 6" x 6" paper pad from Kaisercraft called Blue Bay, a pack of Captured Moments Base Coat cards, and some lovely new shell and sea shore dies from Joy. I used the new Abandoned Choral Distress Ink pad from Ranger to make it pop all put together on a 6" x 6" brown craft card.
It has a lovely summer feel dont you think.

What's New in Store

We have some lovely new papers, tags and pads from Melissa Francis, they have a shabby chic look to them and very well priced too papers at 75p each, tags £1.99 in two colour ways and some super 6" x 6" pads with a shabby look at £4.50 each.

Below are some cards made from the lovely new papers for the shabby chic workshop.

We have a space if you would like to join us tomorrow at 10am.

Saturday 23 May 2015

Look What I Have Made

Pop into the store and check out the shadow box made on a workshop yesterday with Clare Charvill what a lovely day we had and yes I did get to spend the whole day and finish my frame. The ladies on the same workshop today have a real treat in store.

Thursday 14 May 2015

Clare Charville

We Have a couple of spaces left on Clare's workshops on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd May next week end. Clare will be showing you how to make a delightful shadow box using Distress Ink pads from Ranger and stamps and masks from Paper Artsy. You will all have a Paper Artsy mask, black fine liner and white pen to take home to use on more projects. I think there will be a little painting and some fussy cutting too. This is the first time Clare has brought us something other than a Graphic 45 workshop so I am looking forward to this one.
Below is a sneak peek of what you will be creating so if you would like to join us for the day please give us a call on 01206211099 and we will book you in.                                    


Don't you just love this little bird from Darcy at Paper Artsy

Sunday 10 May 2015

A Card Using The Paper Artsy Brayer Technique.

Here is the only card finished after my demonstrating yesterday. As you were all keen to see the technique I did not get time to finish a card so home went my samples and out came this card using a Brusho technique background from last weeks workshop I hope it gives you insperation.

 The stamp I used was Jo Firth-Youngs Jofy 36 with lots of french words too.

Silly Me

I sent you a blog yesterday saying Natalie was demonstrating but I got it wrong she is doing a MAKE AND TAKE with Craftwork Card pretty tags so pop along and make yourselves a little gem first come first served. Natalie will be here all day to show you how. Karen will be turning the handle on her Big Shot Plus to show you some natty little tricks and some clever ideas to make some special cards.

On the left is a shaker card using a Sizzix die that Karen will show you how to make and the one on the right is made using Marri'anne and Cheery Lynn design die's.

Saturday 9 May 2015

To Share With You

Thank you Sharon for sharing with us your lovely pages made with the stamp you bought from the store.

The Hairstyles you have created are great and stamping the head at different angles gives it a whole new twist well done I cant wait to play with mine.

Wow What A Day

Thanks to all you ladies who came along for the demo day and Mega Sale today and bagged yourselves a bargain you certainly kept Karen busy on the till and so many of you came in to see my demonstration with Paper Artsy products. It was a great pleasure to show you how to use those lovely paints you have bought, and tucked away not knowing how to use them, so looking forward to a peek at what you have created. So sorry to the ladies that did not get to buy the brayer to use with the paints as we are doing our best to have them in this week for you.
 It was so nice to see Lynne who dropped by to pick up some bargains and we do hope we can persuade her to do some more workshops for us in the near future so keep your fingers crossed.

Dont forget we have Natalie demonstrating card making for us tomorrow and those of you who have been on her workshops will know she has lots of super tricks of the trade and ideas she will share with you. Pop along any time between 10am and 3.30pm for the demonstration and dont forget we close at 4pm on Sundays.

This is a sample using a brayered background on which I stamped the sneekers then added some paint, used a journal pen to add some highlights, cut out the image and attached to some brown card stamping the sentiment. I made holes in the corners and added some brads mounted with black card on to a 6" x 6" craft card just the thing for a teenagers birthday.
This one just for you Ginny Gooch!!!


We have one of our Mega Sales today starting at 9.30am and closing at 4.30pm with demonstrations all day with Paper Artsy products today and Natalie will be using the Craftwork Card collection Time for Tea to make some stepper cards and her unusual little gems all day tomorrow with Karen demonstrating the new Big Shot Extra machine too.
So pop along and grab a bargain as we have 20% both days on everything in the store that is not already priced with a yellow sale lable.

Thursday 7 May 2015

Dina Wakley

We have some lovely new Dina Wakley stamps and masks in store with Gelly Plates back in stock too.
You will also find many more colours in Archival ink pads and the new colours from Tim Holtz.

Monday 4 May 2015


Dont forget we have a Mega Sale this coming week end with 20% off in store both days on all products that are not already on offer. Sorry but there will be no loyalty given over the two days of the sale. The New Big Shot Extra is back in stock allso the Cut N Boss too. We have many things with 50% off and card making demonstrations on Saturday with Paper Artsy Products and on Sunday  Karen will be using the new die cutting machine.10 am to 3.30 pm both days. So Pop Along To Bag A Bargain.

Sunday 3 May 2015

Cards with Jo Firth Young

A good day was had by all who managed to get a place on Jo's workshop making four delightful cards with her Paper Artsy stamps and paints with a little distress thrown in too.

Friday 1 May 2015

Look What I Made

Check out this delightful decorated bird house from Sophie Williams how clever is that from a young lady who is busy at school all day but has time to pop into the store to buy a stash of goodies to create this birdhouse that shows great artistic flair. Well Done Sophie I hope to get to see the real thing!!!