2016 Workshops

Friday, 23 June 2017

Demo Saturday

This Saturday we have the lovely Natalie Arnold with us showing us how to make some
shaped cards she has designed for us to make for those special people in our lives. Natalie always has lots of new tips for us too.

We now have the Tim Holtz Stamper covers in stock along with the replacement magnets if you have managed to lose yours already.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Demo Day with Jo Firth-Young

Dont forget ladies we have the very talented designer from Paper Artsy Jo Firth-Young with us for the day with all the lovely new stamps from Paper Artsy designers Sarah Newman, Tracy Scott, Kay Carley, Everything Art and Jo's new stamps too so do pop along and have some refreshments and check out the samples.

Monday, 12 June 2017

New Stamps From Paper Artsy

If you are calling in on Saturday for Jo's demo we will have new stamps from some of the other designers too.

 Tracy Scott..... and Everythig Art......

Kay Carley.......

Jo Firth Young

We have the talented Paper Artsy designer Jo Firth Young with us this Saturday for a full day of demonstrations using her new stamps and more of the products from Paper Artsy.
Jo's stamps will be released the following day on the Paper Artsy blog but you lucky people will get to buy them on Saturday as Jo shows you some great ways to use them. I am unable to share images with you untill after the launch on Sunday so below we have a delightfull project from Jo who's dad was not well in hospital and not allowed fresh flowers so Jo came up with this great idea and here is hoping dad is on the mend.......

We will also have on sale the new designs from Kay Carley, Everything Art, Tracy Scott, and Sarah Newman.......

Clare Charvill

We have a couple of spaces on our workshop on Saturday 1st July with the lovely Clare Charvill making an expanding album with the Portrait of a Lady papers from Graphic 45 it is a full day workshop starting at 10am finishing at 4pm with the kit and all papers included at a cost of £45. so if you would like to join us please telephone the store on 01206211099 to  book a place. We have made some amazing projects with Clare in the past and I am sure this will be great too.

I am not sure if this is a photograph of the exact expanding album but it is very similar if not......

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Cards with Sue

We have a space on Sue's workhop tomorrow 8th June making cards using embossing powders and much more. If you have made cards with Sue before you will know they are special so if you would like to join us please telephone the store on 01206211099 to book a place.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Thank You Tracy Scott

We had a great workshop with Tracy last Saturday creating two fantastic pages for our journal this was my first journal workshop with Tracy and I cant wait for the next one......
Here are some photos of my pages as I was enjoying it so much I forgot to take photos of the other ladies pages sorry........ Tracy's next workshop is on Saturday 8th July so if you wish to join us please telephone the store on 01206211099 to book your place but dont hang about as they fill very fast.

Saturdays Stix 2 Demo

This Saturday we have the lovely Michelle Johnson from Stix 2 with us for a demonstration of products.
Michelle will be in store from 10am to 4pm with lots of ideas and samples for you. So pop along for a look and some tea or coffee.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Tracy Scott Journal Workshop

We have a couple of spaces on Tracy's workshop this Saturday it runs from 10am to 3.30pm.
Tracy is a designer with Paper Artsy and runs this monthly workshop creating a page for your journal.
If you wish to join us please telephone the store on 01206211099 to book a place.

Last months page.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Playing with Paper Artsy Workshop

We have a space on our workshop on Wednesday Playing with Paper Artsy with Janet.
This is a technique based workshop using paints, infusions, Grunge Paste and some masks too.
If you would like to join us please telephone the store on 01206211099 to book a place.

If you are looking to make stunning backgrounds this is the workshop for you......

Friday, 26 May 2017

Playing with Oxides

We have a couple of spaces available on the Playing with Oxides workshop 10am to 1pm on Thursday.
The workshop runs from 10am to 1pm at a cost of £20 . We will be playing with the new Distress Oxide ink pads finding out what they can do. This is a technique based workshop but we will make up a card from some of your samples using masks and dies from the store.
To join us telephone the store on 01206211099.

Two cards made with oxide samples........

Scrap Day Space

We have a cancellation space available on tomorrows scrap page workshop if you would like to join us please telephone the store on 01206211099

Saturdays scrap page..........

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Saturdays Scrap Day

Here is the scrap page we will be creating on Saturday with the lovely Kaiser papers......

The Frame area is 5" x 4" but could be made smaller if wished.... I have added small pink flowers but if you have a photograph in mind you can make the flowers to compliment it. Brace yourselves we have a sewing machine involved too.... Looking forward to catching up with you all again...

Sunday, 21 May 2017


Two more pics from yesterdays workshop with Tracy Scott......

Not sure who did these two but great......

Great Workshop Tracy Scott

Here we have a couple of pics of the journal workshop yesterday if I get more will post them......

Well done ladies look forward to seeing the rest........ 'Oh" here are two more.....
Tracy Scott every time I say your best yet you come up with yet another stunner Thank You...
Our next workshop with Tracy will be Saturday 3rd June if you would like to join us please telephone the store on 0120621099 but be quick as it fills up very quickly.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Natalies Card Making

We have a couple of spaces left on Natalies cardmaking day thisTuesday 23rd May.
Natalie will be using one of Craftwork Cards  latest collections Hedgerow making three cards.
If you would like to join us please telephone the store on 01206211099.

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Shop Open This Sunday

We have a private workshop tomorrow Sunday 14th May so Birds in the Barn will be open from 10am to 4pm Janet will be playing with some new stamps and the new Distress Oxide ink pads from Tim Holtz so pop along and check us out.......

There are 12 colours in the new oxide ink pads and many new stencils and stamps in store,,,,,

Friday, 12 May 2017

Jo Firth-Young

We have one space available on Jo's card workshop tomorrow making three lovely cards if you would like to join us please telephone the store on 01206211099 .

Two of the cards you will be making..........

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Wow and Wow

We have just opened a couple of big boxes from across the pond with Distress Oxides, Carabelle-Studios stamps and masks, Finnabair Mechanicals and Ephemera, Finnabair stamps, Finnabair texture paste clear crackle. Finnabair crystal beads, Finnabair Mixed Media Essentials, Dylusions small flip journals, Prima flowers and much more......

Just some of the super new products..... Now where to put them.......

Monday, 8 May 2017

Jo Firth-Young

We have a couple of spaces on the Jofy workshop this Saturday 13th May. 
There are two workshops making cards one from 9.30am to 12.30 then one from 1.30pm to 3.30.
We have two spaces in the morning and one in the afternoon if you would like to join us please telephone the store on 01206211099 to book your space. Jo will be using some of her older designs along with one of Kim Dellows new set with lots of up to the minute tips too I am sure.

A sneak peek of what you will make...........

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Picture from the Marrakech office

Look what is on my bedside table in the lovely riad in the centre of Marrakech could not go away without part of my stash......

Kim Dellow and Tim Holtz stencils and masks do not weigh anything on Ryan Air !!!

The Lobby / Breakfast Area / Seating so cool as open to the sky and very tranquil .

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Aprons Are Here

We now have the new Paper Artsy aprons in stock but you better be quick as they are limited till after the Paris Show..... next weekend

We have restocked our Paper Artsy products so lots in stock.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

A Day with Clare Charvill

We have a couple of spaces available on the workshop with Clare on Saturday 29th April making a delightful all year round planner from one of her special kits using papers chosen by Clare or you are free to use any papers you wish to use from our many 12" x 12" stocked  in store.
Please phone the store on 01206211099 if you wish to join us.......

This is the planner you will be making made with Kaiser papers chosen by Clare.........
Pop into the store to check out the interior with pockets and pads. 

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Open This Sunday

The Store will be open this Sunday 9th April from 10am to 4pm as we have a private workshop.
If you need anything pop in and say Hi to Janet.

Thank you Jo for a fantastic workshop yesterday..... I will post pictures from the rest of the ladies tomorrow when I have more time.
Jo will be with us on May 13th for some card workshops.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Sneak Peek of Friday Workshop

We have a space on fridays workshop creating a Finnabare inspired A4 book cover panel.....
If you have time book your place on 01206211099.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Workshop Updates.......

We have a couple of spaces on The Finnabare inspired Book Cover on Friday with Janet.
One space on the Journal Workshop with Tracy Scott on Saturday
A couple of spaces on Natalie's card making workshop on Tuesday 4th April using the new dies, stamps and shabby chic papers from Crafters Companion.
There are two places on the Paper Artsy Play on Wednesday 5th.
We have the talented Jo Firth-Young with us next Saturday with a day long workshop creating an A4 canvas with her new stamps, stencils Grunge Paste and some lovely Paper Artsy paints. If you would like to join us for any of the workshops please telephone the store on 01206211099

This is a sneak peek of part of the canvas you will make on the workshop with Jo...........

Some samples from one of our Paper Artsy Play workshopd with Janet.......

Friday, 24 March 2017

Paper Artsy Play Project

We have a couple of spaces on the Paper Artsy Play project tomorrow afternoon and one space on the morning workshop Paper Artsy Play Making Cards. Both workshop are £20 each so if you would like to join us then please telephone the store on 01206 211099 to book your place.

This 8" x 8" MDF frame is the aftenoon project.........

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Tracy Scott Workshop

We have two cancellations on Tracy Scott's Journal Workshop on Saurday 1st April so if you would like to join us telephone the store on 01206211099 to book your place.

If you like colour this is the workshop for you...........

Some of Tracy's fantastic journal pages..................

This is a workshop not to be missed.......................

Saturday, 18 March 2017

April Workshop Program


Birds in the Barn:  Paper craft and scrapbooking

The Lake Barn, Poplar Nurseries, Coggeshall Road, Marks Tey, Essex CO6 1HR

Phone 01206 211099   www.birdsinthebarn.com Blog: birdsinthebarn.blogspot.com

April Workshop Program



Saturday 1st A Journal Day with Tracy Scott 10am to 3.30pm £45

Tracy is a very lovely talented designer with Paper Artsy who is taking a monthly workshop showing you how to create a special page for your journal. This workshop fills up very quickly so if you wish to join us get a wriggle on and book your place.

Tuesday 4th Cards with Natalie 10am to 1pm £20

Spend the morning creating three special cards with a shabby chic theme. Natalie has a workshop full of tips and treats just for you.

Wednesday 5th Paper Artsy Play with Janet 10am to 1pm £20

Janet will be using many of the new products from Paper Artsy to help you create backgrounds and much more. If you would like to find out more about The Infusions and Fresco paints then this is a workshop for you.

Saturday 8th A canvas with Jo Firth-Young 10am to 3.30pm £45

Jo will be using her new stamps and stencils along with Paper Artsy paint  to create an A4 canvas with lots of flowers.

Thursday 13th Techniques with Karen 10am to 1pm £20

This is a second chance to enrol for a re-run of Karen’s workshopheld in March. Karen will show you how to use inkspaints and much more, to use for special gems to take home and create those special cards.

Saturday 15th A Journal Play with Janet 10am to 1pm £20

Spend the morning finding out all about journaling and how to start that journal you have been waiting to use........... We will be discovering how to put down a background using paints, gesso and stencils to make a start on your first page. This workshop is not just for beginners if you have started your journal and want a push onto the next stage then you are very welcome to join us.

Wednesday 19th Cards with Sue 10am to 1pm £20

Sue will show how to create three special cards using some of the new stamps, stencils, and inks in store.

Thursday 20th A Scrap Page with Janet 10am to 1pm £20

We will be using paints, stencils, Grunge paste, stamps and much more to create that special page for your scrap book.

Saturday 22nd  A Saturday Project with Sue 10am to 3.30pm £35

An 8”x 8” canvas with details to follow.

Thursday 27th Cards to Die For with Karen 10am to 1pm £20

By popular demand Karen will be back showing you how to make three cards using new dies and folders to get the most out of your die cutting machine.





Saturday 29th A Special Planner with Clare Charvill 10am to 3.30pm £45

Choose your own papers from the store or use those chosen by Clare to make a handy planner for your home. We have the sample in store so just pop in and see if its the one for you.


Dates For Your Diary....   Saturday 13th May Card Making with JO Firth-Young.

                                          May 20th  Journal Day with Tracy Scott.