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!

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