Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Good Afternoon Bee Craftiers,

How are we we all, I am trying to get used to this weather overcast and dank but dry and warm all at the same time, very bizarre.

Well the new stamps I sneaky peaked last week are on their way they have left the supplier and should be on there way onto a plane very soon (isn't it terrible that our stock flies more than I do)

I am so excited to see them I didn't think I could be distracted and then . . . . . . . .

The April Craft Stamper came out

and this months, is the best of the month so far with a massive array of projects


Time Flies, by Sarah Engels-Greer
Sarah explores the creative possibilities of Art Parts, and takes her crafting into three dimensions.

Vintage Couture, by Paula Tidman
Craft a beautiful bespoke stamped bag to match your favourite outfit.

Edwardian Elegance, by Jean Hardy
Jean’s gorgeous girly mini printer tray makes a fantastic alternative to a flat card.

Charmed, I’m Sure, by Carol Fox
Make Carol’s fun and funky altered dominoes.

The Big Reveal, by Helen Chilton
In the last of her series on interactive cards, Helen shares a fun ‘pull and reveal’ mechanism.

Shabby Yet Chic, by Kaz Hall
Brighten your home with Kaz’s lovely vintage-style bunting made from papercraft supplies (no sewing required!).

We are Sailing, by Gail Milburn
Bring in a touch of Easter cheer, with Gail’s fun and quirky designs.

Glitter-Arty, by Linda Elbourne
Linda gives you the lowdown on versatile Distress Stickles.

I Wear My Heart On My Sleeve, by Jaine Drake
Jaine transforms scraps of stamped fabric into delicate wearable cuffs.

Reader Submission: Glitter Girl, by Sam Read
Reader Sam cleverly transforms an old jar into a fabulously girly glitter shaker!

Queen of the Faeries, by Kate Bentley
Make Kate’s quirky Midsummer Night’s Dream-themed Configurations Box

Pressed Petals, by Riet van Zundert
Riet’s beautiful, delicate background papers are created by ‘stamping’ with real flowers and leaves.

Just My Type, by Jo Firth-Young
Jo’s versatile vintage-style card designs are perfect for all kinds of occasions and recipients.

It is a great read, and you can pick one up either in store or online and the back issues are 25% OFF with FREE P&P on all UK ORDERS over £10

There is lots more going on in the shop with some beautiful Easter card samples on our Easter display that I will take some piccies of for you in case you can't get in, and the Buy the Metre Personalised Ribbon that we make seems to be getting more and more popular you all seem to be embracing the personalised present as well as card.

Thanks for Looking

Bev x


Friday, February 24, 2012

More Sneaky Peaks . . . . . . . . . .

Good Morning Crafty Peeps,

Well if you are a follower of our facebook page you will have seen that we have got some fabulous stamps due in from America in the next couple of weeks.
Would you like a sneak peak?

Now I know you'll be saying that's rubbish I can't see it, well I still want them to be a fabiola surprise when they come :)

We have some gorgeous NEW products and new ideas being delivered and made and we can't wait to show them to you.

The 1st Tando chipbard delivery is in and now available on the website.

Also if you follow us on facebook you will have seen that the First Book of Me Scrapbooking Session has had to be put back until the 24th of March, there is still spaces available and if you would like to start scrapbooking why not start with pages about you.

It is only £8 for a 2 hour session and after completing our book covers and smash style notebook we will do 2 pages a month for the next 5 sessions (monthly)
you can book all six sessions for only £45 but this does need to be done in store or over the phone 01789 778074

(you book will be in colours chosen by you)

The New March/April/May class list will be going up shortly, if you have a group of only 2 or more, we can do workshops/classes at a time of your choosing just give us a call and we will book you in.

We have also got some plans in the works for Good Friday so if you're off work that day, we might have something special for you :)

Bev x

Monday, February 20, 2012

Julie and Tim 2012

Good Evening Crafters,

Well our 2nd day at the Trade Show went BRILLIANTLY!

Yesterday was the recce, where we belt round trying to make sure we pick up info off everyone we need to, get a list of new products we like together and touching base with our fave suppliers.

Day 2 however is always MORE fun, our concentration this morning was on DEMO's from both
Dyan Reaveley (with her fabby NEW dylusions) and Tim Holtz.

We saw Dyan first using her gorgeous Dylusions ink sprays

Dylusions Ink Spray dyes are a high quality, acid-free, nontoxic
concentrated colorant for porous surfaces.The Dylusions Ink
Sprays’ bright and vibrant palette will colorize paper, Sticky Back
Canvas, wood, paper clay and more. Use to create backgrounds on
cards, scrapbook and journal pages, and in mixed media art projects.
Available in 12 splendid colors:

These are fabulous sprays and can be used for weird and wonderful papercrafting projects.
Once we could drag ourselves away, off we went to see Tim

Tim was demonstrating the GORGEOUS NEW Distress Markers
We stood for quite a while watching the fantastic uses for these markers
and Julie just kept creeping closer and closer and closer and closer

until she ousted Tim out of his seat, so she could show him an idea she'd had for the pens.
He was very impressed, to the point of when she asked " do you want me to sign it? "
*every surronding person barrelled over with laughter
he actually said yes of course I do. Tim is a genuinly nice guy who loves what he does, and his passion for his products comes through in all of his demos and the quality of the products.

I had hoped to get th e Distress Markers on for pre-order last week, but unfortunately it will now be tomorrow
They will be £2.99 each and the full 37 pen canister £91.99

We have lots more products on the way and we can't wait for you to see them


2 Samples by Tim 

(we have got some gorgeous new hardware inc keys and cogs coming VERY soon)



Friday, February 17, 2012

Baby Baby Baby oooooooooooooh

Afternoon Crafters,

Please don't panic I haven't suddenly become a Bieber fan, it's just my most recent project, I was challenged by the boss (Julie) to use the NEW pleated ribbon range that will be available at Bee Crafty VERY SOON. So I chose one of the 99p Die Cut Words (Baby in case you hadn't guessed :) )

I use these words quite a bit as they are great for Hangers, Plaques, Cards, Flip Books, basically they are jsut handy and we can cut any word you want. However we do have some set words that you can buy online or in store.

All I have done is cover the die cut letters with either pink or rich cream card, outline with a pink promarker, and faux stitched with an inkssentials white pen.

The patterned paper  I have used is an Arctic Frog 12x12 and they can be found
and I have decorated using buttons and Bee Crafty Cherry Blossoms

The first Book of Me Session is Saturday 25th February, where we will make the covers for our Book.

I have to stress these are the papers that I have chosen for the sample and my book, everyone is welcome to choose the papers that best suit them :)

over the next few months we will make 2 pages per month in our BOM Class to go into our books, using notes and ideas from our SMASH book inspired notebook that we will alos make in the first session .

Thank you for reading

Hope to see you soon

Bev x

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Essentials . . . . . . . . . CARD :)

Afternoon Crafty Peeps,

My crafting mojo seems to have resurfaced not only have i done the Home Sweet Home Hanger for this Saturdays Class and the Book of Me for Next Saturdays Class, I have also been working on a 3d Birdhouse (Class date to be confirmed).

and whilst sorting through my stash at home I realised how low I had become on several of my essentials and basics, whilst my mojo was off on it's jollydays. Like most of us I primarily get caught up with new goodies, and techniques, or NEW pretties like the Cherry Blossoms.

BUT what about card, regular 240GSM A4 Card, its fabulous, okay not as exciting as some other things but absolutely essential for what we do, and some sheets of that and some Ultra Smooth Card Stock for Digi Printing or stamping on and you are away.

At Bee Crafty we have lots of A4 Cardstock.

Our 240GSM Coloured Card in A4 is available in lots of gorgeous colours and is available not only by the sheet (in store only) but also in packs of 10 for only £1.50

We also stock the Ultra Smooth Cardstock by Craftwork Cards, but again we package it in 10's for only £1.99 a pack

The Ultra Smooth digital Cardstock is perfect for printing digistamps, stamping and colouring with Letraset Promarkers & copics.

If you need a lot of card e.g wedding or party stationery we do offer additional discounts for over 100 sheets.

Thanks for Looking and don't forget to share your crafty projects with us on facebook

Bev x

*There are still places available on the Home Sweet Home & Book of ME Classes*

**Please Note after the 4th of March we will no longer be Opening Sundays our Crops will continue but on Saturdays :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Home Sweet Home & BOM Sneeky Peeks

Happy Monday Crafters,

Well we have been very busy bees at the Hive this weekend, not only have we been prepping to go to the trade show next week SSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Excited but have also been coming up with some fabbbby samples for the upcoming workshops.

First of all if you are on our Facebook Page you may have already seen them but is our
This Class is on Saturday 18th February and uses a Tando Chipboard Hanger, Kaisercraft Papers, PLUS some faux stitching, ProMarkers and ribbon

PLEASE NOTE: You do NOT have to use these papers when you come to the class you can choose whatever we have that would go best in yout home

Our Next Class is
and is the First Session of a 6 Session Series
This is an 8x8 Scrapbooking/Altered Project ALL ABOUT YOU
I have some sneaky peeks of the sample here, but again you can select paper sthat you think reflect you better.
In the First Session we will be making our Book Covers AND a SMASH Style Notebook to keep ideas etc in.

I hope to see you at some of our classes over the next few months :)

Bev x

Monday, February 06, 2012

Marvellous Monday

Happy Monday Crafters,

I hope you all managed to stay nice and toasty over the weekend and maybe get some crafting done. It was my little munchkins 4th Birthday on Friday and we have had an entire weekend of celebrating that, I can't believe she is 4 already and starts school in September VERY weird. Anywho this is why we scrapbook isn't it to make sure we keep as many moments as we can for as long as possible.

However it is very easy to keep up to date with pages, notes etc about the people we love, family & friends, when was the last time you did something about you? Well if I was to answer that the anser would be 2007 :)

We have some lovely papers in the shop and we will be using them to create the Book of Me series of classes starting on the 25th Feb.

In the first class we are going to make the Covers for our Book of Me, and I will have a sneak peek of that before the end of the week, but in addition to that we are going to make a small SMASH style book for you to take notes stick pictures etc in about things that you love or surround you to give you inspiration for your Book of Me Pages.

You can book the first in the Book of Me Series of Workshops in store or online.

Which moves me seemlessly onto my next item which is the classes etc are now online to book, but if you would like to start coming to the crops etc and want to book 3 to guarantee your place you can save money as Crop&Craft is £5 but you can book 3 months for £10 (this can by done via email or over the phone or in store)

I was supposed to have a lovely NEW product to Bee Crafty to show you today but the suppliers are blaming City Link and Vice Versa but they are so yummy I didn't want to wait.

Paper Cherry Blossoms
These beautiful blossoms are 2.5cm across and will be available in small bunches. There are several colourways to tie in with your projects but take colourings such as misters and spritzers or watercolour with distress inks really well, and as soon as they are in I will demo this for you.

I will post on Facebook as soon as they are here so make sure you 'Like' Bee Crafty

Thats all for now

Bev x

Friday, February 03, 2012


Good Afternoon Cold Crafters,

The February & March Classes are now available

Saturday 18th February ~ Home Sweet Home Hanger

10am - 12noon ~ £8
Using Chipboard, Paint & Gorgeous Papers to create a fabulous home
decoration for yourself or a gift

Saturday 25th February ~ Book of Me (continuing Project)
10am - 12noon ~ £8
In this first Book of Me Session we will create our books and create a SMASH (note) book to keep all of our ideas ready to create pages in our book Next Month.

Sunday 4th March ~ Sunday Crop & Craft
11am - 4pm ~ £5 (Book 3 for ONLY £10)
Crop/Craft session where you bring your stash we provide the cake & you spend all day crafting with like minded people sharing ideas & inspirations

Saturday 10th March ~ ProMarker Colouring
10am - 12noon ~ £5
If you haven’t used ProMarkers before or just want to get in touch with them again come and play for the morning and get back to grips with these fabulous blending pens

Saturday 17th March ~ Watercolour Stamping
10am - 12noon ~ £5
Watercolour made easy with this beautiful NEW STAMPS from
Flutterbug Designs. You can create cards pages, altered art, easy peasy
(no artistic talent needed)

Saturday 24th March ~ Book of Me (continuing Project)
10am - 12noon ~ £8
Session 2 of your book of me, we will be taking ideas from your smash book to create gorgeous pages for this fabulous book dedicated to the brilliance that is you :)

We have taken on all the opinions of the people who contacted us regarding what they'd like to see on our classes and we have managed to fit everyone's ideas in. I am really looking forward to the monthly Book of Me classes and if you like the crop or want to start coming we are doing 3 for £10 if you book them all at the same time. They are not on the website yet, so if you want to book any before then please give us a call or email and we will send you a paypal invoice.
Thats all for today.
Bev x

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Ooooh love that Candi

Good Afternoon you Bee Craftiers,

I hope you are all good and keeping warm, if you are crafting today, make sure you keep your feet warm socks and slippers are a must, so bright and sunny though so @I do feel that softens the blow when its cold.

Well here we are in February which can be disappointing because as our biggest trade show of the year is in 3 weeks it usually means we have a wait for New Goodies.


We have just had in some GORGEOUS New Card Candi from Craftwork Cards which is so blooming lovely. Craftwork have really begun to think outside the box and the new ranges are foil decorated.

They are all available in the shop and online of course, I have got the biggest pictures I can get onthe website so they do expand if you click on them, however if you can get to the shop pop in, they are so much yummier in the flesh especially the Newsprint one, ooh heck its fab!

The others are delicious colours with foil accents with in stripes or stars with our Queen celebrating her Diamond Jubilee this year a fabulously topical colour set is Brittania

There are others too so bee sure to look at the Candi Page on the website or pop in :)

Thanks for Reading and hopefully see you soon
Bev x

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