Monday, 10 September 2012

New Seasonal Catalogue and Bluewater Show

Well its been a busy week for me as I spent the last week running around like a whirling dervish, firstly with Regional training at Reading on the 1st Sept - and then preparing for and doing the show at Bluewater over the weekend. I was so discomknockerated that I completely forgot to tell you all about the gorgeous new Autumn Winter seasonal catalogue which launched on the 1st Sept!

Here's the front cover in all its glory.......
 and if you click on the little icon on the right side of this page - you'll be taken to an online copy of it.

However the drool doesn't do your computer screen much good, so if you would like a real live catalogue to hold. stroke and take to bed with you, please let me know and I will drop one in the post to you. I can say hand on heart that this is one of the best mini catalogues I have seen from Stampin' Up! Europe in all the time I have been a demo. there are lovely Christmas items, including a wonderful Mitten punch, beautiful Christmas papers and scrapping kits and fabulous scalloped tulle ribbon in 3 colours (that's the Cherry Cobbler version in the ornament on the front cover!) there are also some lovely Halloween items as well as harvest/ Autumn ones!

So - on to Bluewater...... I shared a stand with the lovely Kim Fee and Natalie O'Shea, and we had help with the make and take table from Shirley Abbot (one of Kim's downlines), and Sue Hounsom (one of mine). I really don't know what we would have done without their assistance in helping people make nearly 300 assorted itemst over the 4 days! I'd also like to say a big thanks to Zoe Pierson who came along to demonstrate items from the new catalogue on two days, and to my daughter Katy for doing a sterling job as our "gofer" and assisting Shirley  with the M&Ts on Thursday!

Here are the 3 stooges smiling and ready for action on the Friday morning - just before the hordes hit us.....

And I have a few other shots of the stand to share too....

I must also say a HUGE thanks from all of us to the extremely talented Fiona Duthie from Aberdeen, (my SU sister!) who very kindly lent us some fabulous items to use in our display! Her butterfly picture and paper wreath were the talk of the show! The wreath in particular was much admired - and by the second day - we were forced to admit that we would be running all day classes to allow our stand visitors to have their very own version!

We ran a prize draw over the 4 days - the prize was a fantastic box of Designer Series Paper, stamp sets, reels of ribbon and inkpads which you can see in the middle of the table in the last pic. The lucky winner was Jenny Bridger from Ilford - well done Jenny, your goodies will be on their way to their new home sometime this week!

I had hoped that my new 2012-13 catalogues would arrive in time to let us sell them at the show.... but they didn't arrive in time, and guess what turned up my doorstep this morning???

If you would like one, please drop me a line, and I will pop one in the post to you.... each catalogue will cost £5.50 (RRP is £5.95 and postage £2.70), but if you place an order over £50 from the new catalogue, I will deduct the £5.50 from your order total!

I can be contacted on, or on 07528 492765 if you would like either of the new catalogues or I can help you with an order!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Shopping, Eating and a Craft Show!

Get yourselves over to the Bluewater Shopping Centre in North Kent sometime during the next 4 days - and you can not only do the usual, shopping, eating, drinking and all the other activites Bluewater offers, but for all crafters this weekend there is the added attraction of a craft show as well.

Downstairs we have a whole floor of Papercrafting, and upstairs is a mecca for the stitchers - so definitely something for everyone!

I have just got back from setting up our stand there, and warmly invite everyone to come along and visit us ! We have a fabulous display of goodies for you to drool over, and a different make and take each day, featuring items from the new Autumn/ Winter catalogue which launched last Saturday. We will be using the Googly Ghouls stamp set and the new Howlstooth and Scaringbone paper to make a 3D item, and Scentsational Season and Perfect Preserves to make cards.We will also be offering packages featuring all of these sets at a 10% discount to those who visit us

We will also have copies of the brand new Seasonal catalogue to share - these will cost £1 each, or if you order a brand new 2012-13 catalogue (launching on 1st October) we will give you one absolutely FREE!

Natalie Kim and I will look forward to seeing you there!