Tuesday, December 29, 2009

He Came!!!!

....... and spoilt us a bit!!!!
So that's that then, Christmas over for another year the best part of Christmas being over is that in store there is now 40% off anything related to Christmas - we're talking stamps, papers literally anything in the shop that's Christmassy (not sure if that's a word lol) and further to that there's 20% off everything else!!
THESE ARE IN STORE OFFERS ONLY so that does mean you will have to come and see us to get the benefit BUT we are open Wednesday and Thursday 10am-1pm, Saturday 9.30am-5pm and Sunday (its the first one of the month again!) 11am-4pm for shopping and our monthly Crop!!!
The offer doesn't have an end date as yet (although it will end at some point!!) so best take advantage now and stock up on the things for next years Christmas projects.
We resume normal opening hours from next week and look forward to seeing you soon
Sam xxx

Friday, December 18, 2009

This time next week.....

....we'll all be knee deep in wrapping paper?
So how are you all? Just a week to go now and I've only got a couple of things left to buy everything else is wrapped - never this organised normally so who knows why this time?
Anyway for those of you not in the know we are open right up until Christmas Eve. We close at 2pm so for those last minute gift vouchers we shall be here - with mince pies and Christmas CD's (apologies in advance for any singing you endure).

here are the opening hours for the festive period for those of you who missed it:

Christmas Eve ~ 9.30am – 2pm
Christmas Day ~ Closed
Boxing Day ~ Closed
Sunday 27th December ~ Closed
Bank Holiday Monday ~ Closed
Tuesday 29th December ~ 10am – 1pm
Wednesday 30th December ~ 10am – 1pm
Thursday 31st December 10am – 1pm
Friday 1st January ~ Closed
Saturday 2nd January ~ 9.30am – 5.00pm
Sunday 3rd January ~ CROP 11am - 4pm

And after that we are pressing forward with the Workshops. Commencing in February we have the wonderful Michelle Jackson-Mogford coming in on Saturdays to teach you her wonderful creations. The first of which being the Wishing house

This is on Saturday the 13th February and is 10am-2pm at a cost of £30 with a tea/coffee and cake too. Everything to make the house is supplied within the class so all you need to bring is yourself! Spaces are limited so to avoid disappointment please book early.
Take Care
Sam xxx

Monday, December 07, 2009

The man in the Red suit is definately on his way...

... and I have a picture - which I have managed to leave at the shop so will have to get a copy and post it on here - it's really him - honest - and having spoke to his wife yesterday (she comes to our crop) it turns out there's a bit of gossip - Rudolph has a girlfriend - called Rebecca no less!

Well anyway - back to the shop - we have been having a think and often gifts for crafty folk are a bit difficult - so we've put together some bundle gifts for you

for example the Bind it All Bundle

In this bundle you get:

  • This fantastic Bind it All strater bundle has* 1 Pink Bind it All V2.O*
  • 3 Packs of Wires (asst Sizes & Colours)*
  • 1 Pack of Covers*
  • 1 Pack of Co-ordinating Pages*
  • 1 Bee Crafty Canvas Carrier Tote
  • FOR ONLY £60, with an RRP of over £80

The rest of our Christmas Gift ideas can be found here on the website

As always - any problems let us know

Take Care

Sam xxx

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

It's nearly Christmas!!!

Ok so maybe it's not quite Christmas yet but it's not that far away and I have to say I am very excited!!!!
So what can Bee Crafty do for you this Christmas? Well - we can provide you with vouchers for any denomination you would like - and these can be posted to you to give or directly to the recipient - as mentioned this can be of any amount you are looking for. Are you looking to buy a crafty present for someone but not sure what - why not set a budget for a kit - we'll put it together for you - just tell us the colours you want along with likes dislikes should there be any and we can do the rest - this can be done by email or over the phone so please do not hesitate to get in touch at any time.
We are open right up until Christmas eve - me and bev usually don our fairy wings and flounce about with a few mince pies and a brew so even if you need just 5 minutes of peace and quiet pop in and see us - we'll be there.
Anyway thats a couple of weeks away yet which still leaves us plenty of time for present buying decoration making and card making for those of you that haven't already - as always get in touch if there is anything we can help you with we're always here to help.
Take care
Sam xxx

Monday, November 30, 2009

Tonic Studios ~ NEW IN

Good Afternoon Everyone,

You nay or may not have seen our fantastic new punch system which arrived last week.

There are accent punches, border system and edges. But I think my favourite has to be these multi detail punches. There is also some fantastic tools that are endorsed by Tim Holtz

You can find all the new fabulous Tonic Studios Tools here

And as your on the blog I'll let you know what the Product of the Month will be for December.

It is the Tonic Studios Embellishment Stapler

this means that you can get 10% OFF this fantastic product and accessories IN STORE for the whole of December. Perfect if y ou want to treat youself for Christmas, but still better for someone else to treat you.

Thanks for having a lookie

Bev x

Friday, November 27, 2009

Michelle Jackson-Mogford known as the Art Tart, will be teaching a range of fantastic projects at Bee Crafty throughout 2010, the first three will be avaiablt to book online from December. If you can't wait (which we would totally understand) you can book your place via e-maila dn we will send you a PAYPAL invoice, or as always we are on the end of the phone 01386 831123.
This is a fantastic oppurtunity to try something completely different, Sam of course will be teaching some fantastic workshops also and Lucy & George will be doing a demo EVERY month.
So it looks like 2010 is already all go for Bee Crafty.
Be sure to pop in before then though to take advantage of our Product of the Month which is an offer only available in store aand have a look around our extensive stock.
Bev x

Sunday, November 15, 2009

4 Cards for Christmas

Hi Everyone

Just a quick one, thought I would let you see the samples for the 4 cards for Christmas workshop. This is taking place tomorrow but we can always book in another one for you!

The object of the workshop is to get the 4 cards out of 1 12x12 sheet with either 4 card blanks or just make the sizes out of some plain A4 or 12x12. With just a few co-ordinating embellishments it makes for a great way to achieve some wonderful cards in not only an affordable way but giving that Handmade edge too.
Take Care
Sam xxx

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

And back down to earth....

Well here we are a week later.
The NEC was brilliant and we had a great time. Thanks to all of the people that came to visit us and those of you that haven't been to the shop yet thanks for taking the time to stand and talk with us - we very much look forward to seeing you soon.
I think the best part was when people realised we are only 45 minutes from the NEC so not that far at all, for those of you that visit us already you will know that we will put the kettle on and make a brew if you want one so if you want an afternoon out then you will get a drink too.
As you may know it was the "Bee Crafty" product we were launching, the paper blooms, chipboard shapes, buttons and a few other items.
These are available on our website and if you would rather talk to someone on the phone that is always an option - we really are here to help in whatever way we can.
I'll leave it there for today and get you some pictures of the stand for next time!
Take care
Sam xxx

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

NEC this week!!!

Hey everyone hope you're ok?
So as the title says we are at the NEC tomorrow until Sunday come and find us on stang G02 - its sure to be a funfilled weekend and some fantastic things i've seen in the Christmas Hall too (only got a quick glimpse as we came out tonight). For those of you coming to the show this weekend we look forward to seeing you there!!!
For those of you not coming Good News!!! the shop is still open for the normal winter hours so pop in and see Julie, Ady and Laura over the next few days.... rumor has it that there's a little supply of Mince Pies!!!
Well I'll keep it brief for today and I'll try and get back tomorrow and let you know how it went. Oh and for everyone celebrating Guy Fawkes tomorrow night have a wonderful time.
Take Care
Sam xxx

Sunday, November 01, 2009

November already!!!!

Hey everyone
How are you all - well I trust!
So who's got all the Christmas Cards made and ready to send? As I have posted before we have a great Christmas section on the website very easily accessible from the home page. There is a link at the top on the list to the left on the Bee Crafty Home Page!
Now Its a fresh month for the Bee Crafty Bag Competition and the winners of last month will be announced and posted on the blog in the next few days.
We are currently in the process of doing a new workshop list for the coming months, if there is anything you want to do that's not on the list why not get in touch and we will do everything possible to accommodate your requirements. Also remember if you book a specific workshop the more of you that come the better so why not bring a friend to make it more enjoyable!
As I have mentioned we are exhibiting at the NEC this coming week but the shop is open also so if you have made it to the show you're only half an hour away from the shop!
Take Care
Sam xxx

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

58 sleeps............

Until Christmas!!!!!!
So as you can tell I am very excited about the annual visit from the chap in the big red suit with the beard. I think its a brilliant time of year to get one off pictures (thank goodness we don't have to do it every Sunday). As crafters what we can to with this opportunity is capture the mood and excitement of the day and use it for scrapbooking.
Here at Bee Crafty we have some magical Christmas Items in at the moment and all of this perfect for scrapping the time we spend together over the festive season - however you celebrate that time of year.
You will find all of our Christmas products here
As some of you will know we are Exhibiting at the NEC show this November from Thursday 5th to Sunday the 8th. What I want to remind you though is that THE SHOP IS STILL OPEN our normal wintertime opening hours on all of these days (closed on the sunday).
And further to that we are OPEN THIS SUNDAY 1st NOVEMBER it is the first Sunday of the month and our monthly scrapbooking crop!!
Take care
Sam xxx

Saturday, October 24, 2009

So what else is there.............

....... Chipboard!!!
But I'll start with a hello!!!!

So who like a bit of chipboard? I know i do and I also think that its a material that we can use easily, economically because it doesn't cost much and can also make each item individual so cracking for presents for those people who are impossible to buy for!

So first up then - door hangers

So as you can see there are the fishy shape - ideal for the "gone fishing" door hanger or just the deep sea bedroom doors. The plain shape which is just suitable for all ages, then lastly the arrow (which could also be used as a rocket?) These are great quality and at just 30p each - you could make these for everyone!!! To find them on the website click here
And who likes mask?
Well for those of you going to parties masked balls this winter what could be better than your very own design of mask. They also make great accessories in bedrooms etc. Or how about party fun for the kids - decorating these to take home!!! Just 99p each and can be found here on the website.
I'll have a go at finding some piccies of these decorated for some inspiration.
Hoping your all well and just a week left to get your entries in for Octobers bag competition.
Take care
Sam xxx

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

and more and more...........


As promised again some more of the new flower products.
Flowers & Brads
A stunning mix of varied sized Eco friendly paper flowers with co-ordinating brads (perfect for the centres of the flowers) In 10 different colour ways there's a flower and brad mix for every project and as always they co-ordinate fabulously with the other paper flower ranges.
And now for the Organza bags!!!!
In a pretty little organza bag with draw strings you will find 25 assorted size Eco friendly paper flowers. There are 10 colour ways and to have a look at the entire paper flower range click here
I would also like to just remind you about the Bee Crafty Bag competition - this is a monthly competition for which you could win a £10 voucher to spend as you wish!!!!
Just come up with a fun inventive photo containing your bee crafty bag - why not try something spooky for Halloween!!!
Take Care
Sam xxx

Sunday, October 18, 2009

And then there was more..............

How are you all doing? Well I promised you more products that were being loaded - and I wasn't wrong!!
So firstly the Flower pots - oh what a treat these are - stackable pots of 50 Eco-friendly flowers - all for just £2.99 - available in 10 different colours. If you want to have a look at the wonderful colours available click here
And then there was flower patch......... a 20 piece selection of contrasting colours and in a massive 27 different colour ways the flowers work separately or in conjunction with others in the Bee Crafty range. To view the Flower Patch range Click Here

Again - we are loading new products and there are more to follow within the flower range so I will update again soon - also with some projects we have adhered the flowers too.
Take care
Sam xxx

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Let me introduce you to .........

The Flowers & More by Bee Crafty

As promised we have begun the upload of our very own range of paper flowers and blossoms. There are no less than 27 different colour choices, in this range, all with co-ordinating gems & buttons inside each pack. Made from Mulberry Bark these Eco-Friendly blooms can offer the perfect choice of embellishment for any project. Below are just a couple of the colour choices....

Firstly the stunning Black & Pink (a favourite of mine) ...

and secondly the elegant Turquoise daisy ...

At just £1.99 they are also an affordable
embellishment for your work, and you can find the rest of the colours by clicking here
And to finish off here's a peak at the wall where we display the flowers

Hope you are all keeping well
Take Care
Sam xxx

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Chipboard Letters

Hi Everyone

Hope you are all ok, well today we have been putting together some of the letters that make our lovely Christmas word books.

This example here is NOEL but this is also available SNOW and XMAS.

I think you will agree that they are perfect for gifts or if you are putting a crafty kit together as a gift for someone. They take paper adhesion very well and don't warp with a sufficient amount of wet glue. With this in mind they are also robust enough to be used for a mini book that will be handled day in day out.

You can find our Christmas Chipboard on our website or by clicking here.

We have decorated one book here with the Plum pudding 6x6 paper - this paper is also available in 12x12 with a magnified image of the 12x12 you can find both of those papers here
Here is the decorated version

I hope you like these products like we do and for £1.25 I think you would agree that they are very reasonably priced.
Take care
Sam xxx

Monday, October 12, 2009

The September Bag Competitioin

The Winner of this months Bee Crafty bag competition is......





wait for it







I promise it's worth it








This fantastic picture of Roger Jones wooshing down a slide at Aqua Land in Corfu, (just don't ask where he hid the bag to get on)

Friday, October 09, 2009

Buttons buttons buttons

How you all doing - sorry it's been a while!
We've got buttons!!!!!!
Here at Bee Crafty we have got a range of buttons for you - There are 11 different colour ways and I can tell you they are absolutely wonderful! The whole range can be found on our homepage here!!!!
We are currently in the process of launching some products that are Bee Crafty branded in order to bring you, our customers, the right products for the best prices. These particular products are also suitable for all paper crafters - card making and scrapbooking alike these provide the perfect embellishment for any project.
The website will contain more of these products soon and as soon as I can I will get you the links here on the blog,
in the meantime keep checking the website www.beecrafty.co.uk and don't forget the bag competition where you can win a £10 voucher to spend at Bee Crafty if your picture is selected as the winner for the most inventive photo containing a Bee Crafty bag!
I'll leave you there for now.
Take Care
Sam xxx

Friday, September 18, 2009

Woman of the Year

Just had to show off..........


Thursday, September 17, 2009


As promised here are a few of the cards I made whilst on holiday.
I was obviously in a black-n-white mode at the time but I really like them, especially the couple I made with the help of my Cricut (yes I took my Cricut on holiday with me)
The wine glasses on the third one are double layered bit the flowers on the second one are triple layered, base, shadow and silhouette layers fron the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. I added little gems to the centres for that bit of sparkle

This one was made using a few scraps I found in the bottom of my box, the grey layer was actually white so I inked over it with a black pad and hey presto a lovely subtle grey layer is added. The scalloped border is with the Fiskars Treading Water punch.

Hope you like them.........

Julie-Ann xx

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Today Abi Re-Organised The Ribbon's

We weren't going to do the ribbon stand today but Abi had different idea's. We will be loaning her out should anyone require any window dressing or shop designing, no charge and definately NO refunds.............

Monday, September 14, 2009

Back from Hol's

Hi there, well I'm back from what I consider to have been a well earned rest. Dh and me drove down near Paris and stayed in a lovely mobile home on a fantastic site with swimming, fishing, tennis etc etc etc so what did I do - yup you've guessed it, crafted. To be exact I sat outside the caravan in the sun and made cards. The weather was fabby and we didn't leave the site for the whole stay, what could be better...

....and here's a few of the cards I made

Thursday, September 03, 2009

The New Bakery

How cruel is this.....................

Every morning on arriving at work you are greeted with the most amazing smell of freshly baked bread, just how long I can stay safe from temptation is in question.
I'm not sure this is allowed on the Slimming World plan, just dont let Shirley know.

Good luck to all at the Blackminster Bakery

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Stack-It Twister Card

Here we have a Twister Stack-It decoupage card using a Studio Light paper and a few left over pieces of complimentary paper from my craft box.

All the edges have been inked with Distress Ink - Shabby Shutters, then added a bit of ivory grossgrain ribbon and a piece of wide pink ricrac ribbon. The blossom's are a mixture of Bee Crafty Blooms, Prima flowers and brads. The 2 little butterflies were extra's on the sheet and fit in perfectly.

Hope you like it............


Thursday, August 27, 2009

Forever Friends

A little stamp I found in the bottom of my stamp box and in conjunction with an idea I saw some years ago I think this makes a simple yet lovely little card........hope you like it too ...

Top layer is stamped with StazOn then coloured with chalk for a soft pink background then watercoloured with Marvy LePlumeII pens. the false stitching is just drawn on with a Sakura Permanent Black Identipen...

Sometime's we just need to look in our craft boxes and find something we havent used for a while and see what we can come up with..........

Take care


Monday, August 24, 2009

"50 Years"

This absolutely stunning layout is the latest offering from "Claire"

Using 7 Gypsies papers, 7 Gypsies page tabs, Bee Crafty embellishments, Thickers and her almost trademark stitching. I think you will agree with us here this is one of the best yet......

Thanks Claire


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