Monday, 23 July 2012

Time to Breathe

Well almost!
The shop is just about packed up and ready to ship out.
Our house selling/buying process is in motion.
And the Sun is gonna Shine this Week!!!

Woo hoo! What to do to make the most of it, hmmmmm?!
Beach has to be on the list and hopefully the Lido in Faversham, let's see!

Brighton was the order of the day on Saturday just gone, I've had an inkling to visit for a while now so we just went ahead and did it before we changed our minds or let life get in the way again(you know how it goes!)

View from the pier (photo taken on iphone4 & meddled with in Snapseed)

No trip to Brighton is complete without a trip to the Famous Choccywoccydoodah!
A teeny shop choc full of sweet oh my good godness.
Collage by PicFrame App

and my final pic to share is another Collage (loving this new (to me) app!) featuring lunch in Nandos and a pic of the most amazing wallpaper I've ever seen (I don't do wallpaper) Paper designer Andrew Martin available from

Have a Happy Week ;)
Kate x

Monday, 2 July 2012

Shop News!

My Bricks and Mortar shop will close on Sat 14th July due to the fact that
our family is moving back to the Midlands.

Thanks to all who have popped in and shared a coffee with me ;)

Thanks to Jane & Julie who have shared space with me and helped me out beyond belief, also to Jennie, Barbara & Christine for teaching fab workshops and also to all the regular customers who have become firm friends :)

I will post here to let you know where everyone will be teaching, demoing, retailing etc. over the next few weeks so keep your eyes peeled for exciting news ahead!

Friday, 15 June 2012


The shop will not be open tomorrow Saturday 16th June due to family illness. Huge apologies :(

EK Success Yumminess!

French General & punches to be exact!
Here's a pic of the French General "A Little of what you fancy" kit I've put together.
You basically get a bit of everything - lovely! You can see a complete list on the product description online, just click the link above :)

The Best Bit about the Wonderful new EK Success punches is the price!
A whopping 30% Off!

Enjoy while they're still in stock :)
Have a great weekend!

Friday, 8 June 2012

There's Still Time..... book and join us tomorrow for an Altered Book Workshop with Jennie 

& next Tuesday morning for a Stamping Workshop with Barbara.
This month you'll be creating with Promarkers!
Click here to book or call the shop between 10am - 4pm (we're closed Sundays & Wednesdays)

Have a Great Weekend!

French General Heads Up!

Hi everyone

I hope you had a fantastic Jubilee weekend, wasn't it brilliant?
Here's a couple of quick pics of the street party I attended lol!

The new Exquisite Collection by Jolees for EK Success "French General" is on its way to us next week!
There's quite a lot in the range so we've decided to break things down a little and create some Wonderful Kits called "A Little of what you Fancy"

The list so far is as follows (subject to change depending on what we get delivered)

6 12x12 PP's
3 Border Strips
3 Tags
1.5yds ribbon
1 Notion Strip
2 Fabric Scraps
3 Mat pad sheets
12x12 Adhesive Fabric
1 each from the following:
Mother of Pearl Jewels, Matte Resin Flower, Gems, Cameos Lg & Sml, Domed Icon, Metal, Vellum Envelope and seals, Metal ribbon, Alpha stickers & a metal embellished tag.
Yum, Yum, Yum!

Have a great Weekend :)

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Let's Stamp with Barbara!

Workshop in store next Tuesday from 10am - 1pm!
Featuring Stamps from The Artistic Stamper and Watercolour Wonderfulness with Distress Markers!
Book your space here and join us for inky fun!

Join Barbara and stamp with confidence
This month you will be creating a card using The Artistic Stamper products
You may bring lunch & stay for the afternoon free of charge, make use of our stamps, dies and punches.
Please bring basic tools, scissors, trimmer, cutting mat, pencil etc.
Our workshops require a minimum of 3 guests in order to go ahead, please ensure you check your emails a day before and the morning of in case of cancellation, thanks.

Have a great weekend :)

Friday, 18 May 2012

Random Shots

I've just been for a wander around the shop and taken a few random shots to share. Just so you know we're still alive lol!
Do you have a #randomshot of the day?
We're tweeting them too just for fun, join us! (@PBPapercrafts)
Have a great weekend!!!

Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee Bash

7 Gypsies Postale - just because!

And also just because, a random blog post from my reader list thingy

Sunday, 13 May 2012

On a Roll!

Yesterday Jane spent the day guiding the lovely Hilary, Marion & Karel through a Junk Journal with the gorgeous new Prima Doodle Deux Collection. I fear I maybe banging on a little about this line, sorry but I just love, love. love it lol!

In between helping customers, a few new nice ladies too (Hi!) I managed another card and a quick play with a new product.

New product first...
These are Canvas Resist Shapes from Prima, the particular set we have in stock is called "Koolio" & co-ordinates with (yes you guessed it!) Doodle Deux. A quick swipe with Rusty Hinge & Wild Honey Distress Stains & voila, the resist pops! Fabulous textural accents - yum!

Onto my card, virtually all the product used is Prima & Pink Paislee - not intentional, but it all seemed to fit even though they are from different ranges!
Firstly the card base and butterfly stamp is from Pink Paislee Spring Jubilee, the Scripty layer from the Prima BIG Script pad (loving this!) The ruler hemp was a piece left over from yesterdays card. The tickets and bird branch stamps are from this set of Prima Songbird Cling. Finally the row of pearls are here and the crochet lace here :)

Thanks for dropping by, have a Sunny Day!

Friday, 11 May 2012

One for the Weekend!

Today I had time to make a card - Yay!
Mmmm the pinks don't look like they co-ordinate in the photo, but they look ok IRL :)

I used a 5" x 7" Jenni Bowlin Bingo card which you can find in the Clearance section (only 50p each!)
I love them and they're a perfect for the front of a card.

First I inked the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink, punched a scallop circle out of some Prima Script paper and inked the edges of that too.
The pink organza was concertinererered (how do you spell that??!!) onto a strip of DS tape on the scalloped circle, then mounted on the bingo card with foam pads.
The antique key charm was also attached with foam pads & finished off with a thin strip of hemp which had also been given some frayed burlap treatment.
Finally hemp was stamped with these gorgeous Doodle Deux stamps by Prima using Archival Coffee Ink, then cut in half along the length and adhered with DS tape - lovely!

Thanks for dropping by
Have a Gorgeous Weekend everyone, may the sun shine pleeeease!

Friday, 4 May 2012

The Finished Page

So, the other day I mentioned I have started to crochet and I found instructions on how to create a cute edging for pillowcases and the like on Pinterest. 

The link took me to this lovely blog which has full instructions. Wonders never cease, I had a lightbulb moment & wondered if I could apply this to card, yes! It works, I'm delighted!!!
The result a simple page using Pink Pailsee Spring Jubilee Papers, a Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch & a few dots of Liquid Pearls with crochet trim :)

Please excuse the plain ol' boring background and header of the blog, I'm afraid the fabulous Shabby Blog folks are having a few malware probs, so I've deleted them just to be safe. Hope they get sorted soon :)

Wednesday, 2 May 2012


Yet again we've had a multitude of new goodies here at Pickleberry! So good to see bright and cheerfulness in amongst this wet weather we're enduring!
As usual all new goodies are grouped together on the New Products pages and here are a few scrapbook pages created by myself & Jane over the last week or two with some of the new stash :)

Firstly Janes, this double layout uses the Pink Pailsee London Market range and was created for the last Scrapbook Design class. You can book up for the next one on the 22nd May here :)
Isn't it gorgeous! 

We're loving the chipboard buttons that have a resist on them (great fun to use with the Distress Stains!)

Here's another whipped up in no time by Jane using the new Doodle Deux range by Prima :)
Lovely and Summery!

So, here's my layout based on Janes workshop using the oh so colourful Pink Paislee Spring Fling collection! A riot of colour, maybe too much, but hey who cares, it was fun!

I have another simpler single page LO using the same papers on the go, it's not finished yet but I wanted to share a peek. I've made my own crochet trim - way hay! (my mother will be shocked!!!)

Lastly for today I wanted to share the window frame we have in the shop!
It was a fleabay find, painted up and attached to the wall by Mal, then expertly decorated by Julie, isn't it fun!

Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012


Oh dear! My blogging capability has slipped somewhat, sorry :(

Been busy with the shop and was also lucky enough to take an Easter break with amazing friends in Ireland!
It was great to pop back for a while and enjoy the craic! And the shopping of course!!!
No trip to Ireland is complete without a trip to Avoca for a good mooch, a little lunch and a modest spend (I was very good, I think my husband thought I was ill!)

The naughty cake counter (look at the size of the Rice Cripsie cake!)
and scrumptious squiddly starter!

I'm also having great fun with the amazing Snapseed app on my iphone, it does what would take me forever to do with Photoshop. Check out these 2 before & after photos.


After a few clicks
Woah! - Drama and Light!
The photo btw is of an old train used in the peat bogs ;)

Anyhoo, enough of my ramblings and onto all things crafty!

We've had a steady stream of new goodies over the last month or two from The Artistic Stamper, My Minds Eye and Prima to the Fabulousness of Tim Holtz with more to come from 7 Gypsies, Crafters Workshop Stencils, Prima Doodle Deux and EK Success including the Brilliant French General line.
All of the latest new products are here & take a peek at what's coming soon here :)
French General isn't expected until June, so those will go online over the next week or so.

I finally got around to collating some of the paper ranges into collection packs so if you buy all 7 or 8 sheets that we have from the following  ranges you get to snag a discount of around 5%.
Current participating Brands are MME Be Amazing and Be Happy & Prima's Natures Garden, En Francais & Sun Kiss :) 

Finally for today I'm sharing this photo I posted on our facebook page a few weeks ago when one of our customers (thanks Sandra!) discovered that the Darice Cigar Boxes are a perfect fit for a full set of Distress Markers :)

Happy Crafting Everyone!
Kate x

Friday, 23 March 2012

Another Demo Day!

We've had so many New Goodies in store over the last few weeks it's time for another Demo Day. Only a few weeks since the last one I know, but we had so much fun we thought why not do it all over again!
Jane will be demoing Scrapbooking, Jennie - all things Ranger of course! & Julie will be creating Gorgeousness with all the new papers :)
Come & see what Julie made in the Paper Room!!!
As usual we will have a very special offer on the day, we hope to see you anytime between 10am - 4pm.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Busy Bees!

I busy week so far here at Pickleberry!
The Demo Day on Saturday was fantastic, so good to see everyone :)
(except for the till crashing - oooops, sorry to everyone in the queue at the time)
Since then we've been busy creating with some of the new goodies we have and are looking forward to more arriving next week. Here's a few to share with you :)
First up this gorgeous configurations box with Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe papers (back in next week!) made by Julie, isn't it amazing!

A Nice and Easy Scrapbook page using My Minds Eye Follow Your Heart Papers :)

And just take a look at this amazing Silk Rod Sushi necklace made by Jane!
These new cute kits are available in all sorts of lovely colour shades, love 'em all!

We've a whole host of new & popular repeated workshops online, come and get inspired!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Exciting Week Ahead!

Monday will see a huge parcel of new stash arrive in the shop! Mostly Prima including Almanac, En Francais & Songbird, then there's the new Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe & Little Darlings and the rest of the MME Be Amazing & Be Happy. Don't you just love all the names!

Tuesday is Scrapbook Design Workshop with Jane, always one to look forward to! There's 2 spaces left if you can make it! Click here to book.

Wednesday is a day of rest, off to the cinema me thinks!

Thursday & Friday we'll be prepping samples & uploading new Workshops

Saturday brings a Discovery Demo Day! We haven't hosted one for a while and we have so many new products and ideas, we thought it would be a great day to share them with you. As usual it's free, pop in anytime between 10am - 4pm, we'll have a few offers on the day too!
Here's a few things we can't wait to show you!

Well, now I've written & shared our list of things to do for the week I'll be off to Janes to help collect a lush new piece of furniture for the shop (an old Lloyds Bank desk!)

Have a lovely week and thanks for dropping by :)
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Thursday, 23 February 2012

Inspired by....

Jane hosted an evening crop on Tuesday & had this gorgeous piece knocked up in a few hours (as you do!) She was inspired by an article featured in the latest issue of Somerset Apprentice. Isn't it gorgeous?

Also in this week is the latest Take Ten mag too!
This issue is packed with fabulous cards that you can create in around 10 minutes, genius!

There's a couple of spaces left for this Saturday Mornings Mini Ranger Canvas Workshop with Jennie. Inspired by the workshop we attended on Saturday hosted by Tim Holtz :)
You'll get to play with the new Distress Markers too!

Thanks for stopping by, See you soon ;)

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Masked & Inked Tags

Today I had a play with some Gorgeous Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings paper, K and Co Grand Adhesions (currently 25% off!) and a Crafters Workshop mask designed by Julie Fei Fan Balzer - Punchinella. Mix in some Tim Holtz stamps, distress inks et voila!

On the tag above I swiped a little gesso, through the mask, heat dried it then went over with a little Crushed Olive distress ink to add a little texture.

A more subtle look with Bundled Sage

This last one with Vintage Photo.

Don't stop at gesso and distress inks, masks work great with chalk inks, paints, texture pastes, sprays. The list is endless!

Thanks for dropping by, have a great weekend :)

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Valentines Page & 25% Off!

I managed a page for my scrapbook this week! Amazing!
All be it a seriously quick one, but hey :)

I used a sheet of Jenni Bowlin Coredinations & one of her Bingo Cards, Sizzix Love Struck Movers & Shapers dies, an Adage Ticket & Tims "From the Heart" & "Stuff to Say" Stamp sets. Oh and a smidge of Distress inks!
Most of these you can see here in the Wedding/Valentines section

By the Way!
Our Clearance section is choc full of goodness.
All K&Co has been added with a super 25% Off!

Take care all :)

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