Sunday, 25 October 2015

Good Luck for the future to The Craft Barn

Hi All,
Last Sunday saw the end of an era, when The Craft Barn closed the doors on its bricks and mortar shop forever.
Although the management has changed over the years, and even the venue at one stage, it will always hold a special place in my heart as it is the place where my creative journey began over 20 years ago!!
It was in the original Barn that I first learnt about all things stamping, and where I was given my first opportunities to demonstrate and then ultimately teach.
I have made many good friends there, and met some of the best in the business, so I felt that it was only fitting that I should mark its passing into an on-line only shop by entering their very appropriate challenge this week and wish them Good Luck.
I love Francoise Huge Word stamps.
They are so useful and with careful cutting out it it easy to create several cards from the one set of stamped images.
With each of these cards I stamped the image on to card and created my background before adding the paper pieced letters.
I added some Gelli Roll Stardust pen to the small overlapping areas of the letters for a little added interest.
I would like to wish everyone at The Barn good luck in this next stage in their adventures, and hope that people will continue to shop with them and be inspired by their classes, which I understand will be continuing.
I for one will be forever grateful for the wealth of knowledge that I acquired during my many visits over the years, as well as some of my rather large stash.
Good Luck in the future everyone.
Hugs and happy crafting.


  1. Beautiful cards Kim, thank you for your good wishes, I believe you were a big part of The Barn in those earlier days! thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  2. Fabulous cards. Bold and to the point!


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