2016 Workshops


Friday, 15 December 2017

Demo Day Tomorrow with Lauren Hatwell

Pop along to the store tomorrow to see the talented Lauren from Paper Artsy who will demo some of the super stamps and paints we have in store and there may be some Christmas sprinkled in there too.
We have home made mince pies tea and coffee for you while you check out Lauren's demo.
We are offering 20% DISCOUNT off the original price of all products in store that have not already been reduced including our final stock of the Sizzix and Crafters Companion die cutting machines this is while stocks last......
If you would like to bag a bargain and find out how to make some funky cards then pop along between 9.30 am and 3.30 pm tomorrow the demo is free of charge.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Box making and Gift Bag Demo

Pop along to the store tomorrow between 9.30 am and 3.30 pm to watch Natalie's Demonstration on how to make those special boxes and bags for your Christmas gifts. We have many offers on products around the store with Coffee and Tea available all day. Many of our 12" x 12" papers are down to 25p and 40p a sheet.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Whats on my Desk



Whats on my desk this snowy Sunday..................

I have to finish the fantastic canvas we made on the workshop with Autour de Mwa (Abbs) as it needs a little more paint and pencil.

A little more added to the notebook and cover we will be making on our Make n Take on 23rd December (phone the store for details).

A small card made with the leftovers from our Make n Take cover some cord and a few buttons and some words from Tim Holtz.

There is a little pink bird house that was inspired by The Craft Stamper Magazine latest issue that we will be decorating on our next workshop.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Back in Stock

We now have the Press To Impress stamping platform back in stoack



Check out the new Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine that has a fantastic Dragonfly die and stamp free on the cover so usefull..........





Friday, 24 November 2017

Lots of offers in Store

We have over 100 12x12 double and single sided scrap booking papers reduced to 25p-50peach with some at 40p each or 3 for a £1. So head over to the store and check out these and many more bargains. We have 20% off all Seth Apter products, Sheena stamps and dies, all Artemio stamps and wooden structures and all Indigo stamps stencils and gilding flakes. We will be adding more products each day.

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

December Workshop Schedule

December Workshop Program



Saturday 2nd A 3D Canvas with Autour de Mwa 10am to 3.30pm           £40                        Spend the day with the talented Autour de Mwa working on a canvas to create lots of texture and dimension with paints, texture paste and gel mediums. This will be a very special workshop not to be missed.

Tuesday 5th Card making with Janet 10am to 1pm                                   
£20                        Spend the morning making cards for that special person in your life you will have the choice of Christmas or any other  occasion we will be using Paper Artsy products and stamps.

Thursday 7th Demo Day with Karen 10am to 3.30                                     FOC
Pop along to the store to check out how to get the most out of your dies and folders using your die cutting machine and products from the store.

Saturday 9th  Journal Page with Tracy Scott 10am to 3.30                       £40
This monthly workshop is the chance to create a special page with Tracy for your journal. This workshop fills fast so do not hang about.

Tuesday 12th Demo Day with Natalie 9.30am to 3.30pm                           FOC
Natalie will spend the day showing you how to make boxes and gift bags to hold some of your Christmas gifts and some special shaped cards. Natalie will show you how to use the score board to make life easy.

Thursday 14th Paint a Bird House with Janet 10am to 1pm                       £20
 Note This is a requested workshop so will fill fast
Spend the morning painting a bird house and decorating it with some of the stamps in store. You can paint one with a Christmas theme if you wish or just paint and stamp with flowers to use all year round or give as gift to someone special.


Saturday 16th Demo Day with Lauren Hatwell 10am to 3.30pm                FOC
 Lauren will spend the day showing us how to make some funky cards with the Paper Artsy stamps, paints and products. This is always a fun day.......

Wednesday 20th A Scrap Page with Janet 10am to 1pm                              £20
This monthly workshop will inspire you and  show you how to create that special page for your scrap book.

Saturday 23rd Make n Take with Mince Pies 10am to 3.30                           FOC
Pop along and join us for mince pies and a make and take making a small note book cover with paints, grunge paste and stamps. The make and take will take about 45mins cost £2,  towards products, including a small notebook to pop into your cover. You can phone the store to book or just turn up and chance there is a space for you.

All the Birds in the Barn would like to wish all our customers a Very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year....

We are closed from 4pm 23rd December and reopen 9.30am Tuesday 2nd January.
However the Birds will be holding a “Mega Closing Down Sale” that  will start 9.30am on Monday yes Monday 8th January.........

          
To Book any Workshop Telephone: 01206 211099



Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Cards with Sue

We have a space become available on Sue's last workshop with us tomorrow making three lovely Christmas cards if you would like to join us please telephone the store 01206211099.

Monday, 20 November 2017

For Sale Sizzix Big Shot Pro

We have a nearly new Big Shot Pro die cutting machine for sale with seven large Scrap Booking dies included for the price of £200 if you are interested please call the store on 01206211099




Friday, 17 November 2017

Paper Artsy Demo

Tomorrow we have an all day demo with Paper Artsy using Grunge Paste , Fresco Finish Paints, Stamps  and a brayer with a little Distress Oxide too. 
Pop along to the store to check out the products.
We have 20% off all Seth Apter products, All indigo products, Sheena's stamps and dies, Atamio stamps and wooden items and most of our punches are reduced by 50% too. There  are lots more items reduced but I cant remember them all.........

We have many 12 x 12 paterned papers reduced to 60p and less.............




Book covers made using Paper Artsy paints, stencils and stamps.........












Friday, 10 November 2017

Jo Firth Young Demo Day.......

Tomorrow 11th November we have the lovely talented Jo Firth-Young with us all day from 
10am to 3.30pm . Jo is a designer with Paper Artsy and has some delightful Christmas stamps she will be using along with stamps by some of the other designers for Paper Artsy so lots of fun......
If you have a spare hour or so do pop along and have a tea or coffee and check us out .
We have a free raffle going on with an Artimio store chest as a prise with other prizes too.......
This is a Free event....

Some of the cards Jo has made with hers Christmas stamps..... 



One of Jo' Mini Journals.......





Friday, 3 November 2017

Demo Saturday

Don't forget we have an all day Demo by Karen this Saturday 4th November using many of the products in store with ink and folders in the die cutting machine and cards using canvas paper and much more.So pop along between 10am and 3.30pm and check us out. we have more of the Tim Holtz Christmas dies and Crafters Companion back in stock too. 


Friday, 20 October 2017

Just published the November Workshop Program

November Workshop Program


Saturday 4th Demo Day with Karen Smith 10am to 3.30pm                                  FOC
Pop along to the store and Karen will show you how to get the most out of your die cutting machine using some of the 3D folders we have in store. I f you want to find out the secret of how to ink up the folders to give you some special backgrounds then this day is for you.

Tuesday 7th Its After Seth 10am to 3pm with Janet.                                               £5
This is a workshop to help those who attended one of Seth's workshop, finish off the project or start a new one. We have limited space so if you wish to join us please telephone the store.

Thursday 9th A Photo Frame with Natalie Arnold 10am to 1pm                           £20
In this workshop Natalie will show you how to make a double photo frame out of pretty papers to display your special photographs or give as a Christmas gift.

Saturday 11th A Demo Day with Jo Firth-Young 10am to 3.30 pm                      FOC
Jo will be with us for the day to demo some of the stamps she designs for Paper Artsy and using some of the Fresco chalk paints they produce. If you have been to one of Jo's demo days before you will know they are very special.

Thursday 16th Cards Using Oxides with Janet 10am to 1pm                                £20
Spend the morning making some fun cards using some of the new Oxides from Tim Holtz and some of the stamps we have in store.

Saturday 18th Paper Artsy Play with Janet 10am to 1pm                                      £20
In this workshop we will use many of the Paper Artsy products to create some special backgrounds  to use for cards or projects.

Wednesday 22nd Christmas Cards with Sue French 10am to 1pm                      £20
Sue will show you how to make three last minute Christmas cards for those special people in your life.

Thursday 23rd A Scrap Page with Janet 10am to 1pm                                            £20
This is a monthly workshop creating a special page for you scrap book using some of the latest products and papers in store. There is sure to be some paint in there too.

Saturday 25th A Journal Page with Tracy Scott 10am to 1pm                              £40
The very talented Tracy will show you how to create some stunning pages for your journal and you will be shown some  new techniques along the way I am sure.

Wednesday 29th Cards to Die For with Karen Smith 10am to 1pm                      £20
This a regular workshop with Karen showing you how to get the most out of your die cutting machine with some of the new dies and products from the store to make three special cards.

Birds in the Barn News

It is with much sadness that I will be retiring at the end of January so the “birds” will no longer be in the barn!!! We will trade as usual until Christmas with lots and lots of bargains, the  workshops and demos will continue until the second week in January with the doors finally closing on the 31st January for the last time . I would like to say a big thank you to all our loyal customers, who have made the store such an enjoyable and wonderful experience for the past 7 years, we could not have done it without you.

Janet   



To Book any Workshop Telephone: 01206 211099

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Pre Loved cut'n' boss

We have three pre -owned Cut'n'boss machines for sale in store........

First one is complete with everything that came when new......£50
Second one has no free dies but everything else.....................£45
Third one has no E plate and no dies......................................£40
Spares are still available from Crafters Companion or Craftwell on line.
The machines are around £150 new.
Pop along to the store to check them out if you want a bargain........

Don't forget we have 20% off our stock of new die cutting machines in store. We will also include a free one to one with Karen showing you how to get the most out of your machine.
The offer lasts untill Saturday 21st October and we only have a few left so if you want an early Christmas Present this offer is for you.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Journal Cover Workshop

We have a space on the Journal Cover Workshop on Thursday with Janet.If you would like to join us telephone the store on 01206211099 to book your place.....



You will have the choice of soft or hard back cover........

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Great Scrap Page Workshop

Thanks to all the Ladies who came along to the Scrap Page workshop yesterday we had a great morning and all fiished the project too !!......
Next workshop Thursday 23rd November... with a Paris theme.....
Yesterdays Page just needs a photo..



Janets card made with the leftovers, some distress oxides, an embossing folder and some embelishments from the store.
This would be a good card for the oxide workshop in November.......




Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Sneak Peek of Scrap Page.....

Here is a sneak peek of Thursdays scrap page.......
You can use a square pic 5" x 5" or one 5" wide 4" deep or a strip 3" high and 6"long.
As you can see the main colours are Turquoise and Taupe but can be ajusted to the colours in your photo where possible . See you all Thursday........


Two ideas for colours......
 

Discount On Die Cutting Machines...

We have 20% on all Die Cutting machines in store untill 21st October or while stocks last so if you have been thinking of a new one then now is the time as we have limited stock.....

You will allso get a complimentary 0ne to One with Karen showing you how to get the most out of your new machine....
Karen is always available for a one hour session with your machine old or new to help you get to grips with all it can do for you with folders, ink and dies.
The one hour session costs £15 or £25 for two people and can be booked by telephoning the store on
01206211099 to book your place...
We also have many new and used dies on sale in the store many with 50% off....


Cards made by Karen using some of the Christmas dies and folders in store......




Sunday, 8 October 2017

Jo Firth-Young Workshop

We have one space become available on our Jo Firth -Young workshop on this Saturday 14th October.
Jo will be showing you how to turn three blocks of varying sized wood into a special Christmas display using paints and stamps from Paper Artsy you will use colours to suit your Christmas decoration theme or follow Jo's theme of colours its your choice..........

If you would like to join us please telephone the store on 01206211099to book a place..... 



Jo's new Stamps from Paper Artsy...............

Workshop with Lauren Hatwell....

We have a few space left on the Three Card Trick with Lauren Hatwell on Saturday 21st October with the talented Lauren from Paper Artsy who samples for many of the design team. If you would like to make three funky Christmas cards using Paper Artsy stamps then this is the workshop for you...
We have two space on the morning session 9.30am to 12 noon and three on the afternoon session 
1pm to 3.30pm so if you would like to join us please telephone the store on 01206211099 to book 
your place.




These are the three cards you will make on the workshop........
Check out Laurens work on her blog http://marvelousmechanicalmouseorgan.blogspot.co.uk





Saturday, 7 October 2017

Great Workshop Tracy....

It was a fantastic workshop as usual by Tracy Scott. Paper Artsy paints some stamps and a little bit of  glitter turned our journal pages into special pages of lovliness .......








Soooooo great love them to bits well done ladies ...
Tracy will be back with us next month for her Journal Workshop......
If you would like to join us pleas telephone the store on 01206211099......







Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Tracy Scott

A space has become available on Tracy,s Journal Workshop on Saturday 7th October if you would like to join us telephone the store on 01206211099 to book your place.......


One of the pages from a previous workshop......







 

Great Workshop Seth

Last two days with the great Seth Apter and now he's on his merry way to Heart from the Art in Harrowgate and how I wish I was going too...
I think I can speak for the 26 ladies on the evening workshop 50 Ways and the day workshop Book of Moments its was a fantastic time...... with some great samples and some very original books, some not finished but well on the way to being very special... Thank you Seth for two great days....


I will have to rely on someone else to post pictures of the project as was too busy making the tea..






Saturday, 23 September 2017

October Workshop Program

October Workshop Program


Saturday 7th A Journal Workshop with Tracy Scott 10am to 3.30pm      £40
Spend the day with Tracy showing you how to create a special page for your journal.
This is a monthly workshop with lots of ideas for everyone.

Thursday 12th A Scrap Page with Janet 10am to 1pm                                   £20
Every month Janet will show you how to create a page for your scrap page using papers, paints, stamps and more.

Saturday 14th A Project with Jo Firth-Young 10am to 3.30pm.
The price and description to follow...................

Thursday 19th A Journal Cover with Janet 10am to 1 pm                            £25
Spend the morning making a journal cover with paints, stencils, grunge paste and stamps from the store. This cover will allow you to add pages as you create them in the future.
This is a messy workshop so bring your apron...............

Saturday 21st Three Card Trick with Lauren Hatwell                       £20 per session
Morning Session 9.30 am to 12 pm. Afternoon Session 1pm to 3.30pm.
Lauren will help you create three cards using stamps from Zinsky and some of the other designers from Paper Artsy. As you know Lauren has a funky way of using the stamps and her workshops are always such good fun.

Wednesday 25th A Gelli Plate Demo with Sue 10am to 3.30pm                  FOC
Pop along to the store and check out how to use the Gelli Plates, paints die cuts, stencils that can be used to create some stunning backgrounds for your cards and projects.

Friday 27th Cards to Die For with Karen  1pm to 3.30                                     £20
Karen will spend the afternoon showing you how to create some stunning cards using dies paints and embossing folders. We think there may be some Christmas in there too...

Saturday 28th An Album with Natalie 10am to 3.30pm                                  £35
Spend the day with Natalie showing you how to create a super little album using papers from Graphic 45. You will learn how to create pockets, tabs and pages to add photos or much more.

Loyalty Scheme News
Birds in the Barn will stop issuing Loyalty Points after 30th September 2017, however all full and half full cards will be accepted until the 31st October 2017. Full cards will be honoured in full as before, and half full cards will attract 10% discount off the purchase price when presented, alternatively the card can be exchanged for a £5 voucher, to be used against any workshop in store.
After 9th October 2017, we will be offering special weekly offers in place of the Loyalty Discount



To Book any Workshop Telephone: 01206 211099


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Old and New Sizzix in Store

We have some old favourites and some new Tim Holtz dies in store





My favorite die and embossing folder at the moment is this pair of feathers that is great for Journal pages as well as your special cards..............




Saturday, 16 September 2017

Christmas Stamps by Jo Firth-Young

Pop along to the store today for your new Jo Firth-Young Christmas stamps and many more new stamps from the Paper Artsy designers......



We have a couple of spaces left on Jo's workshop making cards with her new stamps on 
Saturday 23rd September but be quick as we only have a couple left......
If you would like to join us please telephone the store on 01206211099 to book your place.







Monday, 11 September 2017

Pocket Album with Natalie

We have a couple of spaces on Natalie"s workshop making a 6" x 6" Pocket Album that can be used for a Birthday book or a photograph and memory album to keep those cherished memories.
We have put together some paper colections for you to choose from so it can be cute or funky.
There will be ribbons and embelishments to add if you wish.
If you would like to join us telephone the store on 0120611099 to book a space.















Wednesday, 6 September 2017

New Paper Artsy Stamps in Store

Pop along to the store tomorrow and check out the new stamps from Paper Artsy with fantastic new Christmas designs from many of the designers. The new Zinski releases have been shown on the Paper Artsy blog over the past few nights with more designers to follow this week through to the 14th September. Every time there is a release we say ( Best Ones Yet ). But yet again they have exceled themselves........
Tonight you will see Tracy Scot's new ones and they are fantastic........

These are the great designs from Zinski........



A delightful sample from Karen Baker...........



Another delightful sample from Karen Baker..........

Don't forget we have the lovely talented Jo Firth-Young with us on the 23rd September with workshops in the morning and afternoon making Christmas cards with her new stamp designs.
We only have a couple of spaces left so if you would like to join us telephone the store on
01206211099 to book your place........








Monday, 4 September 2017

Another Demo Day Tomorrow with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks......

Janet will be demonstrating the new colours of the inks along with some new stamps and stencils from the store.
Below is a samples by Janet using some Paper Artsy and the new products.


Below a sample using Distress Oxides and Leonie Pujol stamps and dies............

Pop along to the store for a chat and a cuppa between 10am and 3.30pm.......







Friday, 1 September 2017

Demo Day Tomorrow Saturday 2nd September

Dont forget ladies we have the lovely Karen demonstrating Christmas cards using the new products in store.If you would like to know how to use ink on those folders Karens your lady. Karen will be in store from 10am to 3.30 so pop along and check out the Gemini and Big shot die-cutting machines. We have new Christmas papers and dies from Kaiser Kraft too.
The demonstration is free of charge.