2018 Workshops

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Workshop Spaces

We have a couple of spaces on a few of our upcoming workshops..

A Connected Canvas with Jo Firth-Young Saturday 14th April 

Gell Print backgrounds with Janet and April 12th

Infusion Play with Janet and Karen April 10th

If you wish to join us Telephone the workshop on 01376326358 or 07789717279 to book a place

Tomorrows workshop Making Cards with Janet 
one space.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Paper Artsy Play

We have space on the Paper Artsy Play workshop tomorrow Thursday 15th March if you would like to join us telephone 01376326358 to book a space.......

We will be creating a card on canvas using the new stamps and paints from Paper Artsy.......

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Tracy Scott Workshop

We have a space become available on Tracy’s Journal Workshop this Saturday 10am to 4pm £40 for the day so if you would like to join us please telephone 01376326358.
The workshop are now at 36 London Road Braintree CM7 2LG so don't delay if you would like the space.

Monday, 5 March 2018


Some Samples with Paper Artsy New Stamps and Stencils

Here as promised but a little late is the workshop program for our workshops in Braintree.
It will take us a little time to get back into the swing of lots of workshops so here are is a taster of what's to come.

                                                             March Workshops

The Workshops with Tracy Scott on 9th and 10th March are both full but Tracy will be with us again in May as she is out of the country for most of April.

Thursday 15th March Paper Artsy Play with Janet 10am to 1pm £20.
This is a workshop using Paper Artsy new stamps, paints and stencils to create some special projects.

Thursday 22nd March Scrapbooking with Janet 10am to 1pm £20.
This is an ongoing workshop where each month we create a special page for our scrapbook.

Wednesday 28th March Three card trick with Janet 1.30pm to 4pm £20.
Spend the afternoon making cards for those special people in your lives.
We will be using lots of different techniques for this workshop.

                                                             April Workshops

Tuesday 10th April Paper Artsy Infusion Play with Janet and Karen £20 for one session £35 for both.
This will be an all day workshop split into two sessions 10am to 12.30pm and then 1.30pm to 4pm.
In the first session with Janet you will learn how to use the lovely little gems called Infusions to create some backgrounds for stamping or to use in the second session with Karen using some of those special dies you have stashed away to make special cards. These workshop will work independently so you can book one or two its up yo you.

Thursday 12th April Gelli Plate Backgrounds with Janet 10am to 1pm £20.
Spend the morning making some arty backgrounds with our Gelli Plates using Dylusions, Paper Artsy Fresco, Ranger Distress and any acrylic paints we have to hand. This is a technique based workshop.

Saturday 14th April A Project with Jo Firth-Young 10am to 4.30pm £50 with lunch included.
At the time of publishing the  workshop program we have not decided what the project will be so if you would like to book we will not take payment until we have decided on a project and you can say yes or no.

Saturday 28th April Cards with Natalie 10am to 1pm £20.
Natalie is back with us to show you how to make some special cards for you family and friends.

A Date for your Diary.................. Saturday 26th May Funky Card making with Lauren Hatwell.

The Workshop is available for private workshops so if you would like to spend the day making cards, mixed media, or scrapbooking with your friends [min 6 ] at a charge of £20 for the morning 10am to 1pm refreshments and tuition included or £35 for the day 10am to 4pm with lunch and tuition included you are very welcome.

The Workshop is located at 36 London Road Braintree CM7 2LG with parking on the road and in my driveway and to book
Telephone No is 01376326358

Thursday, 1 March 2018


So sorry I have not blogged for some time as a lot has been happening since we closed the doors to Birds in the Barn Marks Tey on Saturday 28th January. It was a sad day but the start of a new chapter for us. It is a big Thank You to all our customers who made Birds in the Barn so successful. On Monday 5th February I set off with my husband John and two friends for a holiday to Shri Lanka for two weeks to recharge our batteries but alas at the beginning of the second week I contracted the dreaded lurgy everyone has had at home and and lots of sterling and a Shri Lanken doctor later I flew home with the lurgy that is still hanging about. I am glad to say my workshop at 36 London Road is almost ready for our first workshops on 9th and 10th March with the lovely Tracy Scott.
I can’t wait to sample with the new Fresco paints, stamps and stencils from Paper Artsy for our workshops in the next few weeks. I will be posting a workshop list tomorrow on the blog and on face book but not the web site as it is being updated. If you need to contact the workshop please telephone 
We have many workshops planned for the near future with Tracy Scott, Lauren Hatwell, Natalie Arnold, Janet Mckee, Karen Smith and hopefully Abs and Jo Firth-Young.