Sunday, December 12, 2010

7 days, countless boxes, lots of help and........

........We're OPEN!!!!!

Yes thats right tomorrow morning Bee Crafty will be opening the door in a new shop, our opening hours remain the same
9.30am - 5pm.

We need to say an enormous thankyou to EVERYONE who has helped us, supported us and generally seen us through what has been a hard but great move.

Now, I did say we're open - and we are, however it's cash only just now as we don't have a card machine up and running just yet, the very nice BT brigade will be making that a possibility once the phone lines have been connected.

So our New Address is:

11 Smallbrook Business Centre
Waterloo Road
Bidford on Avon
B50 4JE

We'll get some pictures on soon and again can we just extend our thanks to everyone who has helped guys and girls are the best!!!

See you soon

Sam xxx

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Bee Crafty has MOVED!

Yes thats right.........Bee Crafty has MOVED!

Our Blackminster Shop is now closed!!!!

BUT have a NEW gorgeous shop in Bidford on Avon, and I can assure you we working day and night and anytime inbetween to make sure we will be Open in the next few days so keep an eye out on here or  for Bee Crafty Updates or send us an e-mail and we will let you know as soon as we are OPEN!
Again thank you so much for being great and supporting us through this time - and can I just say a MASSIVE THANKYOU to the wonderful gang of people helping us with the fetching, carrying packing and any other job we have asked of them.....we really really could not have done it in this time without you!!!
On a personal note can I just also add how proud I am to be part of my family.....they are truly the best and I love them dearly.....they are all still hard at work and I got to come home early to put the boys to bed its 8.10pm on a Sunday night and they've been at it since early early morning.....LEGENDS!!!
Take Care
Sam xxx

Friday, December 03, 2010

This is it....

The last weekend in our Blackminster shop has arrived...

We are open until 5pm and then the big move takes place

What this means for you guys is that until 5pm tomorrow there are still some great bargains to find!!!

There is still 40% off anything Christmas related and the 7 Gypsies products now have a massive 50% off!!!

 The biggest message is really to say thank you to our very loyal customers who are supporting us through this move, and have done through the previous moves also. 

We will keep you as up to date as we can with regards to re-opening, I don't have an exact date as yet, largely because we are unsure of how long it's going to take, the new premises is set out differently so we will have some fun and games making the jigsaw, of putting the shop together, work.

As I say as soon as we know - YOU WILL TOO!!!

Ok well theres lots to do so i'll leave you with all that

Take Care and we'll see you soon

Sam xxx

Saturday, November 27, 2010

RE-location RE-location RE-location... the SALE continues!!!

Good evening everyone

Hoping you're all well and keeping warm in the cold snap. 

Soooooo then, as you may have already heard Bee Crafty is on the move.  Within the next 2/3 weeks ...ish we will be moving from our premises in Blackminster to BIDFORD ON AVON!!!!

As a result the BIG CLEARANCE sale is now a RELOCATION sale!!!

It is the perfect time for you to come and grab some bargains and something that we have done year on year is to reduce the Christmas stock NOW!!!

All Christmas related items are currently with a discount of 40% off instore, there are still decoupage, stamps, embellishments and lots more just within this section!

Also reduced are the Wooden Mounted Rubber Stamps currently 25% off.

 We will, as always keep you guys completely up to date with any information we have regarding dates and other moving information.  Everything will be on the website at and also we will come back to you here and tell you whats going on too.

Dont forget to pop over to the challenge blog and post your entries - there are prizes to be won and you've got to be in it to win it!!!

Take care

Sam xxx

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Look What We've Been Up To

Good Evening Everyone,

Well last week on the challenge blog I mentioned that Christmas must be here as those Coca Cola trucks are coming, well today I have heard my first Slade and on the telly was a selection of Top 20 Christmas tunes so there is no avoiding it wrap some tinsel around your head put on your worst taste jumper and get in the spirit of the season.

With that in mind Julie and I have been Card Making machines this week completing about 30ish so far, and whilst I have been focusing on Festive lovelies Julie has made some gorgeous more everyday/birthday style cards, this is possibly driven by the fact that her birthday is next week and so her festivity does not start kicking into Christmas gear until after that.

So I will be sharing some of our cards and will try and give you some ideas and if nothing else hope it inspires you to get out your craft stuff and get creative. Craft is a fantastic hobby but I know that most of you (like me) have to try remember that buying it and tidying it isn't all we're supposed to do with our lovely craft supplies so lets get making.

Have fun everyone

Bev x

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Bee Crafty BIG Clearance...


IN STORE tomorrow starting at 9.30am.

Wood Mounted Stamps 25% OFF

All Christmas Stock 40% OFF

Non Die Cut Decoupage 50% OFF

Zutter Wires 50% OFF

...& much more.

This is a Clearance Sale these items will not be restocked when they are gone they are gone!
See you there
Sam xxx

Monday, November 15, 2010

Stocking Filler

Holidays Are Coming!!!

Thats it peeps the Coca Cola Lorries are on, we may aswell get this decs up and start wrapping (in the gift wrap sense of the word of course)

If you'd like to add some handcrafted loveliness to you Christmas gifts this year, then this is a fabby little thing.

A Shopping List Book

Just get some cheap lined pads from a supermarket/poundshop and decorate to suit your recipient.

Julie has decorated this one with some lovely patterned papers, stickers, some Bee Crafty Blooms.

All you need to complete these is a teeny bit of ispiration and you can choose any colour or style to suit who your giving it to.

OOOORRRRRR be really nice to yourself and make yourself one, you could even make one especially for your Christmas Lists.

New Bee Crafty Challenge on the Tuesday Challenge Blog tomorrow by NOON.

Thans for Looking

Bev x

Sunday, November 14, 2010

3 for 2!!!!!!

On all Bee Crafty Bloom orders before Midnight tonight!!!

Hiya everyone you all ok?

I have just noticed this that Bev or Mum has done a fabulous offer on our wonderful blooms.  For those of you that don't know they are Eco-Friendly blooms, made from mulberry bark and available in a variety of colours and sizes.  Here's a couple of different packs for you to have a look at

This is one of our "Flower Pots"

And here is some "Flower Patch"

Now as I said they come in a massive variation of colours, that said they also take colour well so if you fancy adding just a little bit of something then they look great this way too!

Thanks for looking

Take Care

Sam xxx

Friday, November 12, 2010

Demonstration Day...

...Tomorrow Saturday 13th November!!!

Hiya Everyone

Hope you're all ok, just wondered how you were fixed for tomorrow?

We are very lucky to be having 2 of our fantastical demonstrators in the shop again for you....

And there is the poster that the lovely Bev has created to let you guys know what's going on!

Hope to see you there

Take Care

Sam xxx

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lest We Forget...

Morning Everyone

I saw this this morning and thought it was something to share.

11th of 11th of 11th

On the 11th hour...

Men and women have stood tall

For their country with pride

Sadly all to many have died

On the 11th hour let us remember

On the 11th day...

So many years have past

Father, Daughter, Brother, Son

Millions have died more than just a number

On the 11th day let us remember

On the 11th month...

The conscripted, The regulars, The Volunteers too

So much this country owes to all of you

With 2 minutes silence a country will remember

Lest We Forget the 11th of November

May you all Rest in Peace!
I don't think I really need to say anything else today
Take Care
Sam xxx

Sunday, November 07, 2010

48 sleeps.........

.......Until the man in the big red suit comes to visit!!!

It's been a while since I came and said hi, sorry! 

So anyway how are we all? Keeping well I hope.  I thought I would come in and let you know that due to a little staffing shortage Bee Crafty will not be open on the first Sunday of December.  What this means is that there will be no Crop on that Sunday.  However as we are always keen to provide the cropping time you need, should we be able to generate enough interest then the Cropping space would be available on the Saturday.  So, if you think that this is a Saturday you'd like to come cropping then let us know by email or call us on 01386 831123 and we'll get you booked in.

With all this cropping talk in mind, we were having a think about January's Crop and with it being the 2nd of January we doubt very much that anyone's dinner will have settled from the day before so the New Year crop will be either the following Sunday (9th January) providing we get enough interest or perhaps, depending on what you want, we will run on to February which will DEFINATELY be on Sunday 6th!!!

If you haven't already seen there is a great list of classes, demo's and workshops available on the website as always with our classes if there is something you are looking for but it doesn't appear on the list, contact us and we'll always do what we can to meet your requirements.

Well thats enough for now but i'll be back much more often... and I am now going into the depths of my Craftroom and hopefully i'll come out in a couple of days with something new to show you.

Take Care

Sam xxx

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Classes, Crops, MiniMakes & Demos

Good Evening Everyone,

I hope everyone had had a good week, mine has gone so so fast it is unbelievable.
Well it has happened Christmas is definitely coming how can I tell all of a sudden you ask, Well, that blooming DFS advert, All I want for Christmas is You, blooming heck :)

As Michelle Jackson MOgford had a bit of an emergency this week her Haunted House All Day workshop will now be next weekend, if we have any places come available we will let you know as soon as we can as we know how much we all love Michelle Jackson Mogford and her fantastic classes

Here is a list of whats coming up over the next couple of months 

Classes, Crops, Demos & Mini Makes
November & December 2010

Mon 1st Nov Accordion Tag Book 10am - 12noon

Fri 5th Nov Never Ending Card 10am - 12noon

Sun 7th Nov Crop 11am - 4pm

Mon 8th Nov Birthday Mini Album 10am - 12noon

Fri 12th Nov Christmas Pudding Cards 10am -12noon

Sat 13th Nov Frosted Flowers DEMO All Day

Mon 15th Nov Easel Cards 10am - 12noon

Fri 19th Nov Post It Pocket Book 10am - 12noon

Sat 20th Nov Tando House Book 10am - 4pm

Mon 22nd Nov Heat Embossing 10am - 12noon

Fri 26th Nov Spirelli Bauble Cards 10am - 12noon

Sat 27th Nov Christmas Mini Makes All Day

Fri 3rd Dec XMAS Book 10am - 12noon

Sat 4th Dec ProMarker Colouring 10am - 12noon

Sun 5th Dec Crop 11am - 4pm

Mon 6th Dec Diamond Fold Card 10am - 12noon

Fri 10th Dec Snowman Penny Spinner 10am - 12noon

Sat 11th Dec Jacobs Ladder Christmas 10am - 12noon

Mon 13th Dec Never Ending Card 10am - 12noon

Fri 17th Dec Christmas Favor Boxes 10am - 12noon

*Subject to Change

These are bookable both online, in store or over the phone, we are trying to get some samples ready and as soon as we have some they will be shown either on here or on our fabby facebook page or both :)

To be the first to know all the goss at Bee Crafty Facebook is the place to join in.

Either put Bee Crafty in your Facebook search box, or even easier than that click the like button in the facebook box on the Bee Crafty homepage.

If you have any ideas for classes, projects, products or demo's you would like to see at Bee Crafty please feel free to contact us.

Thank you

Bev x

Monday, October 18, 2010

What a fortnight!!!

Well that was a quick 2 weeks, Julie was away then I was away, I was sure I posted but obviously not and I am so sorry. Have you checked out Bee Crafty's NEW Tuesday Challenge Blog, it's all in the name of good fun but you can also win FREE crafting goodies so always worth an entry.

Well whilst I was away the shop has been overhauled Julie is back at the helm at Blackminster and it is MARVELLOUS so if you've missed Julie over the past few months why not come in and have a cuppa and a chat.

I am putting together a schedule of classes, demo's & mini makes for Bee Crafty on the run up to Christmas and if there is something missing that you would like to see or do, please pop in, email or give me a ring. We have always said we are run by crafters for crafters so you tell us what you would like to see.

Have I told you about the fantstic NEW Wild Rose Ladies, they are very scrumptious.

There are four brand new ladies in the Wild Rose Studio Range

I will get some samples made of these soon hoefully, but like I say we have a NEW class schedule up and there are no piccies as yet so the samples for those have to come first :)

I hope you've all had a good start to the week.

Bev x

Monday, October 04, 2010

Christmas Frame with Victorian Paper Strips

Happy Monday Everyone,
Like I said on our Product Focus on Friday, October will be focusing on the Woodware Fingerguard Trimmer, so I wanted this Mondays project to be something different, so I picked up this mirror and started painting

I then base coated with a white paint laying it on quite thick letting it dry a little and then dabbing with kitchen paper to get a dimply effect.

I then mixed a brown and green paint to get a nice rich colour and stippled it on/

I cut strips of card out of Pearlescent Moulin Rouge, Satin Mirri Gold, and Green Glitter Card, using the Victorian blade that comes free with the A4 fingerguard.
I edged the green glitter card with a gold gel pen and used it again to create a stitching effect on the moulin rouge pearl.

I also used the gold gel pen to bring out the vein detail on these fabulous poinsettias (I am so sorry I've been off poorly today and didn't have chance to add them to the web I will hyperlink tomorrow)

I completed it with the Gold bling on Mulberry Holly Leaves 99p (12) and some Satin Mirri Gold Flourishes to finish.

I hope you like the finished result, it is in the shop if you want to come in and take a look, I will try and come up with something funky and fabby later in the week. I hope you have all had a good start to October
Bev x

Friday, October 01, 2010

October Product Focus

A new feature of the blog will be our product focus every month, we will give the in and outs and pro's & con's of our favourite products here at Bee Crafty, we will try and bring you projects through the month that will give you an idea of the versatility of the product we have chosen.

This is one of the best hobby trimmers on the market, and not only for it's fantastic price.

The Woodware Fingerguard Trimmer is so easy to use, versatile, inexpensive and safe. The blades are safely encase in their cartridges, which not only protects your fingers but makes changing these rotary blades really quick.

This trimmer is compact and lightweight making it easy to store no matter what size of are you have for your crafting goodies, you can cut small and big items really easily. as the lock in tracking bar, helps to keep your papers in place.

The standard A4 Woodware Fingerguard comes with 2 blades to get you started, the all important straight edge and the wonderful versatile Victorian, which adds that small bit of decorative edge to any of your projects.

There are 12 fantastic designs of blade available for this trimmer and at only £2.99 each it won't take long to collect them all.


The Woodware Fingerguard Trimmer fanily has just had a new addition.

The A3 Woodware Fingerguard Trimmer.
This trimmer has a much wider base than the original, making cutting even larger than 12x12 a breeze. , without losing any of it's versatility. It comes with a straight blade, a scoring blade and a perforating blade. So if making boxes or folded card projects is your particular craft this is a great start up set.
We will try and show you as many things as we can using the Woodware Fingerguard throughout October, and if you want any more information please don't hesitate to give us a call, e-mail or you can even leave a message for us on our facebook page.

Thank you

Bev x

P.S The NEW Bee Crafty Challenge Blog is nearly ready to go live are you poised and ready to use your card making to win FREE stash.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Mondays Card.

I made this card today using the fabulous back2basics scalloped cards (only £6.50 for 50), a fantastic base suitable for nearly all cards.

I layered up fuchsia, pink with mirri silver & white card and used a double layer of double sided foam between the smaller square and larger square to give some wonderful depth.

The large bloom is taken from a dissected artificial flower (a wonderful way of getting large multi petaled fabric blooms), centred with a bunch of large white tea roses.

This would be a great card for, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and mothers day, you could change the clolor of it really simply and even add patterned papers of backgorund stamping for your own touch.

Bev x

P.S Keep your eyes open for our NEW weekly challenge blog starting next week :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sammy's Birthday

I told you that September was one of those months.
Today is Sam's (Big Sis) birthday she is once again at 28, if the rumour you get to 30 and go backwards is true. We have had a lovely dinner and a chocolate cake that looked very similar to the one Bruce is made to eat in Matilda.
She has had some lovely cards and pressies, and I though you might like to see mine.

The base card is a Tunnel Card from Kanban which has 2 in the pack comes in 4 different colourways and they are all great for Birthdays anniversaries etc

The large rosebud heads are fantastic and I just touched up round the petals with a Sakura Stardust to give it a bit of bling and a Bee Crafty Bloom from the flower patch. I have also used Card Candy down the side as well as Crystal Brads both in the scallops and as the centre of one of the flowers on the centre piece.

The Happy Birthday peel off is one of our favourite to stock instore as it is fun and quirky but still very useable for all sorts of Birthday Cards. We stock gold and silver peel offs so I have coloured this one in with a Black ProMarker.

We have got lots of ideas, projects and products and CHALLENGES coming up for over the next few months so keep your eyes peeled on the blog or facebook.

As always we love to get your feedback/input so if you have any ideas for products you'd like us to stock, challenge ideas, workshop/demo suggestions or some ideas you;d just like to throw at us, either message us via facebook, e-mail the shop at or give us a call 01386 831 123.

Thanks for Looking guys, have a great weekend.

Bev x

Monday, September 20, 2010

A Couple of Crazy Card Weeks

That is what we've all had you know that fortnight of the year where you need half a dozen cards all in the same fortnight, I have two a year, the first fortnight in July and the first fortnight in September.
We have had Julie (Mum & Boss) and Bill's (Dad & Dude) Anniversary, Alex's 8th Birthday, My friend Laura's birthday, Abi's second Cousin Imogens 1st Birthday just loads & loads.

Some of these I forgot to take pictures off at the time so will re~acquire at some point to get some photos.
I did have the prescence of mind however to take photos of this one which I made for Laura's 28th Birthday.
I made it using 2 CD's, punched with a Crop a Dile & secured with ribbon,
Lots of Blooms of course, tea roses & Bee Crafty Blooms all matched up for a fantastic overall effect.
The message is a peel off coloured with a Green Identipen & accented with a Crystal Sticker

The Butterfly is made using 3 identical butterfly peel offs, stuck to each other and then the CD to create a 3D 'free' winged effect.

I do also have images of Imogens 1st Birthday card which I will put up later this week accompanied by the one I made for her christening which I was really chuffed with earlier this year.

Thanks for Looking

Bev x

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bestest job in the world........

Good morning,

Yes, as the title says as it was pointed out to me yesterday by a 10 year old. I have the bestest job in the world. I must say I was delighted when the little girl asked what I was doing when she came into the shop @ Evesham Country Park with her gran and after a short explanation about layering papers and inking edges she replied " oh gran that lady has the bested job in the world" She was right.

Being in the new shop @ ECP I don't have any of the distraction of the admin side of things as they are all contained within the big shop @ Blackminster so I get to make samples during quiet spells, which I have to say are few and far between as people seem to pop in just to see what we are about and very often stay for  an impromptu demo.

I will be uploading some piccies of the new samples as soon as I can so pop back sometime and take a peek. ...........................


If your looking for a day out pop over and say hello, there is loads to do and you can also visit the main shop which is only 2 miles away and with over 2000 sq ft well worth a visit...

and today 31st July it will be Sam and Laura @ Blackminster and moi @ ECP.......

Look forward to seeing you, bye for now .....

Monday, July 19, 2010

What are you all doing this Saturday???

As there is a Demonstration in the Blackminster Shop!!!

Thats right another great demonstration to be seen with George and Lucy, this time they are showing you the Wild Rose Studio Christmas Stamps.

If you haven't seen one of their demonstrations before then this is the perfect opportunity and they are wonderful at it too!

The very talented Michelle Jackson-Mogford will also be in on Saturday too, she is teaching a workshop that for this month is full however there are more opportunities to join in on one of the other monthly workshops that Michelle is teaching.

So that's all I have to say for today (don't cheer!)

Hope you're all ok

Take care

Sam xxx

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