Sunday, January 31, 2010

we've been window shopping!!


How are we all?  Sorry for my lack of input over the last couple of days.

We have been having a look at some different tables for the workshop - something to give us a brighter feel but a great workspace for you to use.  What this means is that you will have a workspace that allows you the space required (as a crafter I know how much we can actually take up) for the projects that you come to Bee Crafty to complete.

We are currently thinking about some more workshop days to plan in for you that would be able to happen on Saturdays.  Now this is all in the early stages so not something happening immediately but definately something to keep your ears and eyes out for as they will absolutely be productive and above all good fun!!!

So thats it from me for today

Take Care

Sam xxx

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fairy Fairy quite contrary?

Oh no that's not how it goes!!!

Oh well nevermind, just wondered how many of you have noticed the lovely flower fairy stamps as you cruise around the website?

This is the very lovely Fairy Rose

This stunning stamp set comes individually packaged with its own colouring guide and 5 lovely project ideas covering different stamping techniques, and using the range of the stamps provided in the set. This collection contains 13 rubber stamps on an A5 plate pressed in delicate mint green rubber, and matches the designs on the Flower Fairies CD.

For all other fairy stamps in this range just click here

Just a quicky tonight so I hope you are all well

Take Care

Sam xxx

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Looking for a pretty but quick title?

Then look no further!!!

How about some pre-cut, really pretty but versatile lettering!!  Sold in sheets where there are 6 of the same letter ( but not identical pattern).  At just £2.50 this works out at an affordable way of providing that title we need whether it's scrapbooking or cardmaking these letters are ideal.

Now as always I have a picture or two and I am going to try and get this right so bear with me!

Oooh it worked!!

I think you would also agree that with this lettering system there is something suitable for all occasions also.

I just like how they come with a little embellishing on them too, I'll have a look and see if I can find a project where I have them on -could take a while to get through everything I have so bear with me!

I happen to know (because I was there when it happened) that some new paper was ordered today - it's what I can only describe as beautiful - as soon as it comes in you will be in the know!

Hope you are all ok

Take Care

Sam xxx

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Good Morning


Many apologies for not being here yesterday, hope you're all well.

So then what projects are you getting into at the moment?  I think one product that is very versatile are the charms

Now these are available to suit most situations and as I say work very well wth both card making and scrapbooking.  At just £2.85 against the RRP of 2.99 there is also a saving to be made too and you can find them all here on our website.

Another of the products which is widely useable in any crafting project is the range of buttons brought to you from Bee Crafty.

This is the Random Mix but you can find all of the colour ways here on our website.

At just £1.25 they are also an affordable embellishment to any project.

Well thats it from me for now - but I might come back later!!!

Take Care

Sam xxx

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Scrapbooking with Windows


So we are going to be scrapbooking with some windows and here it is...

This page was created as a challenge and uses various techniques.

The class is running at Bee Crafty on Monday 1st February from 10am - 12 noon and costs just £10 per person.  Tea/Coffee will be provided within the workshop.

Its the last few days of the month so there is still time to "bag" yourself a £10 voucher with your Bee Crafty bag and send us a genius photo - the best one drawn out of the hat will win and be able so spend that voucher on whatever they want at Bee Crafty!!

Hoping you are all ok

Take Care

Sam xxx

Saturday, January 23, 2010

So thats that then....

....the SALE is officially over!!!

So what happens next?

Well there is plenty of course!  We are a crafty bunch and now it's time to use it all.

We have a wide range of workshops coming up and over the next little while and a series from Michelle-Jackson Mogford.  What this means for you as the customer is that we can offer you the solutions to knowing whether a particular crafting route is for you!  So for example if you are keen to try Heat embossing then there is  a workshop for this on Tuesday 16th of February 2010 10am-12noon for just £10.  This means you can come along without the cost of buying all of the materials and then if you decide you like it then you can invest in the right tools not the other way round.

Or why not come and do a class where we put a layout together.  The one below was a page I did within a Cybercrop but what it shows is that when the initial idea is put together you can create great pages with your materials and capture the memories you want to.

Hoping that you are all well

Take care

Sam xxx

Friday, January 22, 2010



How you doing?

Just thought I would give you a last chance reminder that this Saturday is the last day of the 20% off EVERYTHING IN STORE sale!!!

Also the last day for you to get 40% off all Christmas stock in store. 

As of Monday all prices will return to normal. 

What this does mean is that we will be going back to having specific special offers and they look to be very good with weekly/fortnighly and monthly deals that I will of course bring straight to you here on the Blog as soon as I know what the offers are. 

The Wishing House Workshop is now full but bookings are being taken for other workshops and the list for later in the year will be published to you soon also!!!  What I can tell you is that they are all wonderful and the creative elements to each and every one are wonderful.

Oh and just before I go - the bag competition is still running through 2010 and we look forward to you wonderful creative photo's that this year will bring!!!

Take Care

Sam xxx

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Just A little reminder....

...About the Bee Crafty Blooms

We have a very large selection of Eco- Friendly blooms in all sorts of colours!!

Also acailable is co-ordinating chipboard shapes for some of the flower shapes and jewelled brads making the ideal centrepoint and fixing for your flowers.

These make an excellent embellishment for most projects or even a project in themself.

For the entire range of Bee Crafty Blooms please click here

Hoping that you're all well.

Take Care

Sam xxx

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

More Michelle....

.......... with a Glitzy Handbag

This is the second installment of "The Art Tart" at Bee Crafty taking place on Saturday 13th March

Inspired by a few glasses and a very posh night out Michelle ended up taking over the photographer and what were to be the "elegant posh pictures" turned out to be nothing less than a marvellous memory and treasure in which she saw the way to create this Glitzy Handbag Book.

This workshop runs from 10am - 2pm and includes the use of all equipment and Tea, Coffee,biscuits and even cakes from the onsite Bakery.

You can book easily by just clicking here

Hoping you are all well

Take Care

Sam xxx

Monday, January 18, 2010

Delightful Decoupage.......

Decoupage Cards

Tri-Fold Card
Layers embossed using the Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
Zig zag border using decorative edge scissors and pricking tool
Die cut shapes using Spellbinders dies

Layered Card
Layers cut with trimmer and corners rounded with punch
Foil message puched from sheet with paper punch
Edges of card embossed with tram lines
Sides of rectangles edged with gold ink
Workshop spaces still available

Here we go again......

.....It's Monday!!!!

And the lovely Kerry and Shirley came to the Love Book Workshop!!

The workshop was great fun and I would just like to say thanks to the girls for coming in to see us!

So how is everyone?  We are currently working towards the end of the 20% of SALE.  It ends this Saturday as does the 40% off All Christmas products.  This is an in store only promotion so why not come over to the shop and grab yourself some bargains.

We are back to our normal opening hours now - 9.30am - 5pm Monday - Saturday and 11am-4pm on the first Sunday of the month,  The first Sunday of the month is also the day for the Bee Crafty Crop - you come along with all of your own bits and pieces and scrapbook or card make or whatever your project.  It's £5 for the day and this includes Tea, Coffee and Biscuits.

Hope you are all ok

Take Care

Sam xxx

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Do you trade .............

......... ATC's???

If so how about a look at the ATC Carousel? This holds between 60 and 100 ATC cards and is a stylish and wonderful way of displaying not only your own creations but any that you have swapped also.

Also within the range are several ways of embellishing ATC's and the Photo Edge Transparencies are a fantastic embellishment to any card.

All of the 7 Gypsies ATC products can be found here and like everything else on the website if it's ordered before 2pm then it will be sent out the same day for just £1.95 P&P.

Hope you are all well

Take Care

Sam xxx

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Soggy Saturday!!!

So it's thawing out then and the water is now upon us!!!! lovely weather for our hobby though - it means we get to stay in and play with all that paper that we buy (and stroke)!!!

So what have you been making? Valentines day is just a few weeks away and hopefully your projects will be well under way.
We have a workshop on Monday - the 4 letter word book and surrounding the St Valentines day theme we are going with the LOVE theme.

The workshop is running 10am - 12noon as most of the workshops do and is just £10 per person we have tea and coffee too - sometimes a biscuit lol
Not to forget our Sale is still on at present and will run until Friday 23rd and until then there will be 20% off everything in store and 40% off everything Christmas related.
Hoping that you are all keeping well
Take Care
Sam xxx

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thermal Thursday!!

Morning Everyone
So the snow started to melt and then it freezes - typical!! Hope you are all keeping well and safe in this weather at the moment. As my title would suggest it's definately one for the thermals and lots of layers!
I wondered if you had ventured into the Twiddleybitz section of the website? In there you will find wonderful embellishments and entire projects that are not only reasonably priced but absolutely beautiful.

One of my absolute favourites is the Heart Vine

It's an original design exclusive to Twiddleybitz so won't be found in any other way than via twiddleybitz.
Another wonderful piece from Twiddleybitz is the Small Bird Cage with the Filigree Stand.

This piece is stunning and ideal as a gift or a decoration for your home.
All of the Twiddleybitz range work particularly well with the Cosmic Shimmer paints which are available in a variety of colours.
So with that have a fabulous day and remember all orders placed before 2pm will be sent out on the same day!
Take Care
Sam xxx

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What would you wish for?

For the Crafter who has it all how about a Saturday Project Day with Michelle Jackson-Mogford at Bee Crafty.

The first three project days are now available to book online here at the Bee Crafty website.

The first one is: The Wishing House

This fantastic all day workshop runs from 10am - 2pmThere seems to be a fascination with birdhouses at the moment as lovely additions to home decor. When Michelle made this version she wanted to make it a little bit different and functional and so the wishing house was born. This little birdhouse will hold all your wishes and secrets. Post a wish on a scroll of paper through the hole in the front and let them upstairs do the rest.
Want to make one? Well why not book your place, and may all your wishes come true you never know maybe these little houses really do have magic powers!
Workshop includes the full instructions by Michelle Jackson-Mogford, use of all equipment, includes all necessary products, tea/coffee and freshly baked cakes from the on site bakery.
So why not pop on over and have a look at these fantastic projects, and for Bee Crafty news first join us on Facebook, Twitter or here on the Blog.
Take Care
Sam xxx

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Perfect Scrapbook...

...does it exist?

Well I think so but it depends on the occasion therefore I have lots of "perfect" scrapbooks!!! lol

I thought I would bring the Chatterbox 6"x7" Albums to you today. They are available in 3 different finishes



Wood Veneer

They are versatile and come to you nicely presented with a dust bag to keep them clean once you have filled them up with your treasured memories. The quality is fantastic and quite obviously they also make a lovely gift (I don't know that I could part with one if I bought it though lol)
They are just £18.80 and can be found here as always our P&P is £1.95. Any orders placed before 2pm will be dispatched the same day.
Hope you are all well
Take Care
Sam xxx

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Getting Married???

Then Congratulations On Your Engagement!!!

Wedding Elements is the name for the wedding side of everything at Bee Crafty and our goal is to give you the details that make your wedding the one you've always dreamed of.

Designing Your Own Stationery is Easy

Your Wedding Stationery is your guest's first glimpse of your special day. We have a range of Wedding Stationery to inspire you, or if you have something particular you like the idea of, bring your ideas down to our gorgeous Craft Shop in Cadbury Courtyard and we will work with you to get what you want.

Anyone who has visited our crafty shop in Blackminster will tell you we do our best to bring the best products to you at the best prices, and strive to be as competitively priced as we can.

We can make your Wedding Stationery for you, or we can show you how.


We have introduced a fabulous range of favor making materials to Bee Crafty, including Bombonieres, Boxes & Bags. Plus all the ribbon, almonds, chocolates and more.

Like your stationery we can make them for you or show you how.
And another great big congratulations to anyone who got engaged over the festive period!
Take Care
Sam xxx

Saturday, January 09, 2010

and still it snows!!! it's snowing AGAIN!!!!

As promised we will be open at 10am today - but like I say it is snowing again so if you are coming over and would like to give us a call we can let you know what the surrounding roads are like. We are here and the roads weren't too bad at all on our journey from Bidford.

We still have 20% off everything in store and 40% off everything Christmas related - as I said this is an in store promotion only and a great way to make savings on what you are going to be using for this years Christmas cards.
We are open until 4pm today and all being well we will be back to normal next week. For those of you that don't have it our phone number is 01386 831123.
Take Care
Sam xxx

Friday, January 08, 2010

So it continues.....

Hi everyone

How are you bearing up?

Hope you are using this time well and keeping safe - maybe a little bit of crafting time for yourself because there isn't anywhere else to go. Well we are still in the same situation here - the conditions here are treacherous so for today we are still Closed primarily however as I said we will be going over at some point today to pick the Internet orders. If you are planning a visit to the shop please CALL FIRST to make sure we have made it there.

As always the Internet is open so please don't hesitate to contact us through the website and by email with any questions that you may have. Please also keep checking the website and this blog to keep up to date with when we re-commence our normal opening hours.

Take care everyone

Sam xxx

Thursday, January 07, 2010


Hi Everyone
Hope you are all ok and surviving the weather conditions - although it's a great opportunity for some scrapping photo's!!
If you are planning a visit to the shop this week please ring and make sure someone is there first or drop us an email - essentially we are closed due to the weather and awful conditions - and being based on a "b" road it's a bit slippy.
We are however going over once a day to pick and pack any website orders (hence why we may be there if you call) so as always you can order on line.
I wonder how many snowmen have been holding the Bee Crafty bags for this months competition?
Take care everyone
Sam xxx

Monday, January 04, 2010

3 Happy Ladies After Today's Workshop.

A Beautiful Distressed Card Class.

Using the Graphic 45 Baby to Bride Paper Range

Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Cotton Lace

and a whole lot of fun ............

For an up todate list of our workshop check out our website @

and remember if it's not listed doesnt mean we dont teach it so give us a call or drop us an

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