Email: rowantreecrafts@gmail.com

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Rowan Tree Crafts, Unit 3, Ashtrees way, Carnforth LA5 9BQ

Dylusions ink sprays….so many possibilities

Dylusions ink sprays….so many possibilities

Good Morning, I’ve been having great fun with the dylusions ink sprays! The only ink spray I had ever used was a white one, now I have some colours! They create amazing backgrounds and after watching a few tutorials by Dyan on You Tube, I managed to create a few different looks. You can, 1.…

Annie’s journal journey continues….

Annie’s journal journey continues….

Hi as some of you might know I started an art journal at the beginning of June and I love it! Its so therapeutic and there are no rules or a time limit to get it done by. You can pick it up anytime or if you don’t feel like finishing a page then simply…

New beginnings…..

New beginnings…..

With a house full of teens for a sleepover, one of the many topics we talked about were exams and leaving school, whether its primary, high school or college or new jobs, its something we all go through. We keep looking to the future and moving forward. With this in mind I felt inspired to…

A beautiful world

A beautiful world

Good morning, not long now till the JOFY course in July. I’m very excited! So with that in mind and the miserable weather I decided to go into my own happy little world with this beautiful JOFY stamp. The background is done using the dylusions paint in pure sunshine and cherry pie. Then I’ve stamped…

Time to refresh a piece of retro furniture

Time to refresh a piece of retro furniture

Last week we were asked by a beautiful couple in their 90’s if we would go to look at some of their furniture as they were having to move from their precious home in the country, down twisty twiney lanes on a road with so much grass in the middle you couldn’t believe a house…

Annie’s Seaside on this beautiful morning

Annie’s Seaside on this beautiful morning

Morning what a beautiful day again! When its like this I always think of the seaside and wonder what magical creatures are out at sea. I’ve always loved marine life so much so that when I was a teenager my mum let me paint a huge under the theme scene on my bedroom wall! What…

Annie’s Art Journal

Annie’s Art Journal

Art journal Hi I treated myself to this art journal that is super easy to put together as I’ve been waiting to use the Dylusions paints by Dyan Reaveley. I bought 4 colours, more available from Rowan tree and some blending tools to apply the blendable acrylic paint with.  After watching Dyan on YouTube I…

A touch of upcycling

A touch of upcycling

We have bought this bureau as a little project to see if I’m still up to painting furniture,  I have been up cycling for around 8 years, before it became trendy. I undertook the advanced Annie Sloan painting course but I’m not sure how painting a plank of wood helps anyone and costs and awful…

Annie’s first blog

Annie’s first blog

  1 & 2) hi this is a tando art kit available from rowan tree crafts. I’m quite new to crafting so I hope you like this. Inside the kit you get several piece’s of chipboard that easily pop out. You can follow the picture on the back or get creative with your own ideas,…

5 days remaining of the 10% sale

Time to stock up on distress oxides,  idea-ology,  Dylusions,  stamps, dies and so much more with 10% off across all products until 31st May…….quote rtc at checkout.

Great day out at Leighton Hall

Yesterday we attended Leighton Hall Plant craft and gift fayre in aid of British Red Cross. We don’t usually attend fairs or fetes anymore as we have to take stock from the shop, attend for the full day then re stock ready for Monday morning however we thought we would attend these beautiful surroundings and…

Brilliant workshop

Fantastic class today with Liz Wheeler,  as usual clear instructions with great results. A finished piece

May discounts and offers

Good afternoon everyone We are delighted to have been getting fantastic feedback from lots of new customers in our shop in Carnforth,  comments including ‘ we knock spots off other craft shops’, ‘ alladins cave of crafts’ ‘ perfect craft shopping experience ‘ We want you all to support our little business both in store…

Distress Oxides

Distress Oxides

We now have each colour available in the shop and in the website shop. They are selling quickly so be quick if you want some 😀

Whats going on?????

Whats going on?????

We’ve had a great weekend at the Demonstration day,  we had around 50 people attend to see our three demonstrators and they all seemed to enjoy it 😀 We have loadsof new stock in at the moment so keep an eye on the website shop if you can’t get in to see us at the…

Jo Firth-Young JOFY

Jo Firth-Young JOFY

We will be advertising this course in Craft stamper but want you all to get first dibs. We are delighted to welcome Jo Firth Young to Rowan tree crafts on Saturday 8th July 2017. The class will be a full day and will include all materials , depending on numbers we will confirm the location…

CHSI Stitches

CHSI Stitches

What a fantastic but extremely exhausting weekend at stitches, great new products with the new fashions being stamps for men and children,  yesteryear, huge flowers, action dies, under the sea and  oodles of stencils for journaling and mixed media. Look out for our 15 New deliveries!!! We have a beautiful new company from Italy, stunning…

Snuggled up on the sofa with Ernie the cat planning the weekend visit to Stitches at Birmingham nec. There are so many huge choices to purchase for the shop, all the creative experience of the best demonstrators so a bit of networking with Jenny Marples,  Elizabeth Robinson,  Mark Gould and Kate Crane all of which…

Indigo blu inspiration

 I have just loaded some new in Indigo Blu stamps into the shop and thought I would share these beautiful samples from the Indigo Blu gallery. A bit of inspiration this evening ?

So much excitement

Good evening everyone ? Have you all been watching the new Tim Holtz and ranger 2017 releases? If not they will be on you tube and we’ll worth a look. Leandra from Paperartsy is also releasing all the new stock this week with one set released each day, again we love these particularly jo firth…

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU

Emma, Mark and I would like to wish each and every one of you a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Look out for lots of new stock in January but at the moment we have reduced the Paperartsy christmas stamps.   Xxxx

Christmas is a coming. …….

The theme of the fortnight has been making baubles ,  I honestly can’t believe we only have 7 more to make…..whose idea was this????? hehehe Christmas scenes made, rudolphs and stags painted, then Christmas eve boxes tomorrow. Tuesday 1st November is the early Christmas shopping event in the shop, loads of new gifts, many of…

What a fantastic event

Morning everyone Just a quick one as we are off to Chester for a little holiday ( long time coming!!) Well, if you came to the demo day, Thankyou ? it was a great day. Two fab demonstrators in Linda Page and Jenny Marples and our make and take ladies Sandra and Lyn. We had…

Autumn demonstration day

3 sleeps to go ? It’s always a manic week preparing the demo day and this year is no different, waking up all hours thinking about spray bottles and raffle prizes!! So just as a run through……. We have Linda Page from Crafters Companion who is demonstrating a wide range of their products including the…

Mixed Media Mayhem 2

Great news……….. the date has been set for the 2017 Mixed Media Mayhem 2. We are delighted to announce that both KATE CRANE and MARK GOULD from DecoArt will be our tutors for this event. So join us if you want a weekend of creativity, lots of giggles and some good northern atmosphere. Date: Saturday…

New craft courses

Good morning everyone Well i have managed at last to move house, Carnforth art and craft festival went off without a hitch and we were blessed with beautiful sunshine ? Now its time to plan the next 4 months and plan for next years mixed media retreat. The autumn craft classes are now on the…

New stock alert

Morning everyone, a lovely sunny day in carnforth with loads of deliveries ? So today we have cosmic shimmer, cosmic twinkles and the 2016 Sue Wilson Christmas die collection. Remember we have our demonstration day on Friday 9th September with Crafters Companion, Indigo Blu and Brusho. The event is free entry with demonstrations all day…

New in this week

We have had our delivery from the USA. Stampendous, lawn fawn, Ranger and the new Americana Decor colours not yet in the UK. We will be listing this week so watch the online shop carefully. Off to Home and Gift in Harrogate tomorrow ready for the Autumn gift ware.   Enjoy the sun tomorrow and…

It’s carnival week

Good Morning everyone Sorry we have’nt been on line for a little while, I have been back on bedrest and very sadly Emma lost her dad to cancer, its been a very tough time but here we are back again. So, its carnival week in Carnforth so we are busy trying to create a last…

New Stock

Good Morning everyone Just a short blog this morning on this beautiful day in Carnforth. We have some new stock just arrived that will be loaded today into the online shop. The single Brushos have arrived as have more tacky glue and Decopatch papers. I will be listing our new fabric range later this week…

Mixed Media Mayhem

Mixed Media Mayhem

What an amazing weekend we had at Crooklands Hotel for our first ever retreat. A lovely venue, amazing tutor in Mark Gould from DecoArt and 13 very enthusiastic , and now exhausted, crafters. We have lots of photo’s to upload to show all the shenanigans. This is all about taking lots of naps then look forward…

PaperAtrsy and That’s crafty

Good morning everyone Hope you all had a pleasant Easter despite the weather. Lots of hail stones today again but luckily im snuggled by the fire crafting. My mum has been up for Easter but has gone home now. Emma is having a week off with her children so i’ll be lonely this week however…

Its March at last…Spring is on it’s way

Good Morning everyone : ) Well yesterday we entered into March…..Spring is on it’s way, my favourite time of the year. We went for a drive yesterday just to see the snowdrops, daffodils and most importantly the baby lambs, i adore them. As March is here we have been to the CHSI which is Europes…

Mixed Media Mayhem

We are delighted to see our tickets are selling well, we still have 14 spaces available. The retreat is on 23/24 April at Crooklands Hotel, nr Kendal and we are delighted to welcome Mark Gould as the two day tutor. The price is now £125 for the 2 day classes and evening demonstration, this price…

Exciting trip to the NEC craft buyers fair

We are just back from CHSI which is the biggest international craft trade fair and my goodness it was fab. Tim Holtz, Andy Skinner, craft channel, Hochanda and create and craft all there but more importantly so many wonderful stalls to choose from. It’s impossible to choose. We are introducing PaperArtsy, That’s crafty, Tando creations…

Emma’s creations

Emma used the paper mache bird houses, wooden spools, garden canes, Tim Holtz embellishments and lashings of our favourite maya gold and inka gold. I think you will agree these are pretty amazing, they will be listed on our etsy shop.

Is it Monday tomorrow???

Hi everyone Yes it is indeed Monday tomorrow and today is Sunday. I am sat at the shop waiting for couriers to collect some newly refurbished furniture and take it to it’s new home. I decided to use this quiet time to say hello and to pop on our new range of Sweet Dixie spring…

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone 10 Christmas shopping day left here, we would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers a very Happy Christmas from us all at Rowan tree Crafts. Whatever you are doing this Christmas try to take as much pleasure out of it as you can, if you are alone this…

Christmas Tea Light Jar

Everyone had a fab time on the Christmas Tealight Jar course, most first timers with this craft and standards were very high, well done ladies. x

Welcome October…….it’s time to snuggle

IWe love Autumn here at Rowan tree crafts, snuggle up nights with a warm through while crafting the night away, aaaaah bliss. We have lots of new things in but loving mixed media at the moment, Lindsay Mason has got into our heads and our Let it Snow course is filling up nicely, only 4…

Demonstration day

Wowsers what an amazing day we had on Saturday at the Christmas demo day. Big thanks to Lindsay Mason, Clare Horner and Sandra Hewitt for demonstrating on the day and to Emma, Jayne Clare and Becky for arranging and helping throughout the day

That September feeling

Good Afternoon Sorry we have’nt posted lately, things have been a bit busy. Anyway it’s September and the Children have gone back so get out your crafting tables and get inspired. To start you off why not come to our Interactive Christmas demonstration this Saturday (26th) which is free entry and has a wealth of…

First Christmas order is in

Good Morning   We have added a ‘CHRISTMAS’ page to the online shop which will get bigger and bigger as August progresses. We have our Crafters companion Nordic collection in aswell as some Indigo Blu and Lavinia Stamps. The Inka gold and Maya gold are listed under ‘INKS’ if anyone is looking for them.  …

Beyond Excited!!! ( don’t read if allergic to the ‘C’ word)

Hi everyone What a busy week or so we have had. Firstly an amazing was had by all at the Lindsay mason workshop, i’m in love with inka gold and Maya gold, on sale at £6 and £6.50 in the shop and online. Fabulous technique we are now obsessed with, as are alot of customers.…

July and its Carnforth Carnival day

Morning all, After a very thundery night the sun is now poking through ready for the carnival. We wish everyone a happy carnival day, lots of our customers have children involved so it should be a lovely day. July is a very busy month. Next Saturday we welcome Lindsay Mason, who as most of you…

Sunny day in Carnforth

hi everyone Its been a nice sunny day today at the shop, we welcomed Sam today as our new member of staff. Sam works each Saturday as studies for his A levels this year, he has an interest in crafting and art and clearly seems very good with people. Here’s to many happy saturdays. Today…

5 sleeps to go!!!

We are getting very excited about our interactive demonstration day this coming Saturday.   The banners have arrived this morning and piles of stock. The Diesire essentials only words are superb to build up a collection, we have every word you could ever need for card making.   The Cut n Boss will be on…

Simply cards and Papercraft magazine

We have recieved this months issue which has our advert in for the Interactive Demonstration Day. If you wish to book a place please phone 07590605078 Tickets are limited to 75 guests to ensure everyone has a good day.

Good Morning everyone

A beautiful morning it is too : ) The free postage has now started on all online purchases, so you can enjoy our products delivered to your door. We have been getting fantastic feedback on the Americana Décor chalky finish paint this week and the sweet Dixie dies, more are on order with some new…

Changes taking place

Whey hey the sun is shining today ; ) about time too. We are making some changes over the few weeks to the shop and online too. Firstly postage will be free on all online purchases and the online shop will focus on craft supplies, our etsy page will be for handmade crafts and ebay shop…

What a lovely day ; )

I hope you have all had a wonderful Easter with lots of chocolate and lashings of ginger beer. We have had a great couple of weeks with the sale and meeting lots of new customers now the tourists are visiting Carnforth. I had an idea last week after realising the nearest big crafting events we have…

SPRING SALE

Our Spring sale starts at 09:30 tomorrow and ends at 5pm on Easter Saturday. Savings across the shop on Furniture, crafting materials and gifts. Reductions will be posted on line to run in conjuction with the sale Happy Shopping xx

The end of Feb is near………..Really???? where did that go?

We have had a great month in the shop, loads of new customers and so much lovely feedback. We have been busy with courses, yesterday was the the lovely Liz Wheeler with her mini tag and brag books, it went down a treat as did the fairy cakes ; ) Our first course in March…

Buttons and knobs galore ; )

We have added some great new lines today of glass and ceramic knobs as well as very trendy buttons for crafting or haberdashery. Today is valentine card creation as we appear to have almost sold out already, Carnforth must be a romantic place after all! We have everything to make your own too, so why…

Craft class with Liz Wheeler

Craft class with Liz Wheeler

Yesterday was our first “Craft room” class. French country chic pocket journals were created by our lovely crafters under the tuition of Liz Wheeler, one of our highly skilled guest tutors. Homemade scones and French fancies seem to have been very well received (thanks, Mark) If you fancy coming to Liz’s next course its on…

First week

First week

Well, what a week we have had, we are still buzzing every time to open up in the morning and get so excited when someone buys something. Emma and I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has been online or into the shop, we love to see you all and…

Welcome to our first blog

Welcome to our first blog

hello : ) Welcome to our first blog for our new website and our new shop premises, how exciting is this, eeeeek!!!!. We hope you love the website as much as we do and we want to say a HUGE thank you to Sophie Bennett (Kitty in Pink) for its design and creation. We have a huge…

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LA5 9BQ