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Sunday, 27 February 2011

Grab a coffee...this a long one!

Did you think I went back to Birmingham??? wouldn't believe how much work goes into preparing for these shows. You have the prep before the shows and all I can say is thank goodness for my amazing DT because there was no way I could have done it all myself. It's bad enough having one show to prepare for but two within a month is pretty crazy. I don't know how some of the retailers do as many of the craft shows that they do. They must not have any kind of life!!

I'm just about caught up on all the orders from Stitches. The new BFF's should be coming Tuesday/Wednesday which is quicker than I thought :-D I've also been catch up with the washing...I don't think the machine was turned on once while I was away lol. The main thing I've been catching up with is sleep! You're on your feet for 9 hours so it's physically as well as mentally exhausting as you want to make sure everything is just right.

I did manage to catch 40 winks on the 3rd leg of my journey home. Karen dropped me off at Rugby train station just before 11am and I got home at 5:30pm!! I had 3 trains with only 6 minutes in between the 2nd and 3rd. I didn't dare fall asleep until I was on that last train in case I woke up in Wales or something lol. (I know you're going to say Wales was in the opposite direction!!) A lovely little old lady came and sat beside me on the 2nd train and we chatted for a bit. I told her about my 6 minute change over and we were waiting for the announcement for my stop but it never came....I think she started to worry before I did lol. When they finally called my stop I started collect my bags and headed  for the door. The LLOL called me back, rummaged in her bag, pulled a bag of Minstrels out, gave them to me and said they were so I wouldn't get hungry! How lovely was that...It felt like when I was a kid and my grandma gave me candy lol.

As you know apart from selling my stamps on  my website I dabble in a few embellishments. This is mainly because of storing so much stuff and I'd probably want to use it all and won't have any left to sell! Well, I had to make an exception. One of the stands I wanted desperately to visit at Stitches was May Arts. Like a lot of us I believe I have an addiction so what better way is there to indulge it? There were so many beautiful ribbons and there was no way I could justify buying rolls of 25 yards for my own personal use so I took an executive decision and ordered some to sell on the website!! I'll have the best of both worlds..I can snip some off any time I want and share it with you. I've gone with ribbon that was a little bit different so I hope you'll like it... I cannot wait till it arrives!

I mentioned I was going to add felt to the website and guess what? I did it last night! It's 100% wool (none of that acrylic stuff nope), super soft and I've got 10 stunnalicious colours to tempt you. You can check them out here. If there's a colour not there that you'd like me to stock just let me know.

It was a beautiful day here in Glasgow today. I took the pups to CB this morning and it was mobbed to say the least. Well, the carpark was but the place is so big you'd never know it. Believe it or not I took these pictures with my phone! I love this first actually felt like spring was on the way...

And look at this lushalicous stash. I ordered the 8 x 8 pads and dotty ribbon from Hayley which she brought to Stitches. I bought the Copics from Wendy and Stamps and Memories and she also brought them to Stitches...great service girls, thank you!

They don't look very exciting but I felt I was lacking in E's and believe it or not some of these E's are used for blonde hair which is something I struggle with. I came across a flabulous website called Copic Creations and not only do they do great tutorials they also have a section where they group colours that go together in bundles of 4 or 5 so if you've not quite got the hang of Copics it's a huge help.

Hmmmm...I think I've waffled on for long enough. I haven't had any crafting time but I'll need to get organised for this weeks TLT or I may just get sacked!

Thanks for visiting my blog even though I've not posted much this last while but hopefully things will get back to normal this week. I'm glad you enjoyed the Blog Hop and the new designs. They have been a HUGE hit and although the stamps are coming this week, you'll still be able to get them at the discounted price of £5.99 until March 8th. We've had some wonderful entries for last weeks challenge and lots of answers to the mathematical question so good luck to everyone who has entered.

Anywho, I'd better get these pups walked and get to my bed. Hope you have a great week.

Catch ya later x

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

TLT - Dominique's Challenge - It's a Blog Hop and a new release!!!

Hellooooooo!!! I'll apologise right now if this post is in anyway disjointed and confusing lol. I made my card last week and have waited till the last possible moment to write up the post as things have been a bit hectic at Stitches. The days have been long and our legs aching by the time the show finishes at 6 so it takes all our effort to walk to the car. Karen was feeling much better after getting an early night so she was in great form for the opening day. Sue arrived around 3 on Sunday and it's been brilliant meeting and getting to know her. She's doing a great job chatting to the customers...she's definitely got the gift of the gab lol!!! Hayley and her hubby arrived yesterday and here's the proof ....

We only need the other 8 Ladybugs and we'd have a swarm lol.

Anyway lets get going with this challenge. Today is our Guest Designer Domi's challenge. Her challenge was a recipe which is 3 flowers, 2 papers and 1 image. At this point I'd like to thank Domi for being our guest for is her last challenge and what a way to go out...a blog hop! And speaking of which you should have arrived here from Mary J. If not head back to the Challenge blog to start from the beginning

I was feeling quite smug that I managed to get my card done then panicked thinking I'd not followed the recipe. A quick check and realised I'd got it right...phew...don't you hate it when you start doubting yourself!

Now the rules of this hop are each Ladybug has been assigned a number and once you find them all (some you'll be told the number, other's you might have to search a little) add them up and email your total to The winner will receive the whole of the new release (4 sets) and then there will be 4 winners each winning one of the new sets.

The new release is called BFF's (Best Friends Forever) and I hope you will like them. Each set consists of a main image, 2 small coordinating images and 3 sentiments. Each set will retail for £6.99 but you can pre-order them from today until March 8th for the special price of £5.99!

Ok...enough of the's my card...


Meet Phoebe & Olivia...they come with the sentiments BFF, You make me smile and So happy we're friends and two smaller images of a trio of daisies and a butterfly which can be used to make backgrounds.

So what do you think? Aren't they just the cutest little girls! I loved designing these images with Baby Baby's very talented illustrator Laura Murray.

As I'm the last on the hop make sure you get your calculator's out, get adding and email your answer in.

You'll also find out if you're a winner from last weeks challenge if you go to the Challenge Blog. We had some amazing entries and I'm sure the Ladybugs had a hard time choosing a winner.

Make sure you leave some Ladybug Love...we all love to read your comments!

Thanks for stopping by.

Catch ya later x

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Here we go again!

I arrived safely at BFF's on Thursday night with little mishap. In fact the journey was quite uneventful so I've no stories to tell  :-( It's great seeing Karen again and as usual it was verbal diarrhoea all the way to her house lol.

Yesterday we went to Ikea to pick up a tall table with a couple of drawers for the stand. I don't know about you but I LOVE Ikea. We spent a couple of hours there adding things to our wish list. After Ikea we went to Costco where we got the most amazing chicken pizza and Ceasar salad for dinner. The pizza was huge and we were sure we would have loads left over for breakfast....ummm nope lol! The rest of the night we spent getting last minute bits and pieces done for the show then Karen coloured her hair and we both put a face mask on. I had every intention of posting the pictures but when I saw them decided they were a bit too scary lol.

Today we headed to the NEC with all our loot, rolled up our sleeves and set to work on the stand. This is what met us when we arrived....

A little bit different from the stand at CHA wouldn't you agree!! I had ordered a 3 x 1 metre stand but a week ago I received an email from the organisers saying they've had to shuffle the stands around and would it be ok if I had a 5 x 1 metre stand instead at no extra charge. Yes please!! It's just as well because it wasn't long before it walls were filling up.

You won't find a picture of Karen or I in these...we were definitely camera shy and besides you know what we look like anyway lol.

Almost there

We tried as best we could to get it like CHA without our Creative Director (Tracey) and I think we did a pretty good job .... I'm sure she'll let me know lol. We are going to create character headings on the PC tonight and laminate them as the black letters were all stuck together.

The hall was absolutely freezing and we're both still like blocks of ice. Karen's not feeling so great...she's got all the symptoms of flu so we're going to try and have an early night and hopefully she'll feel better in the morning. If she's not I've told her she's staying put and I'll carry on...Sue's arriving mid afternoon so she can start her shift early!!!! I'm looking so forward to meeting Sue and seeing Hayley again on Monday.

Dinner's almost ready so I'll head. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and make sure you come and see us at BS12 if you're going to be at Stitches.

Catch ya later x

Thursday, 17 February 2011

I'm in Stitches...

Actually, I'm heading to do the trade show Stitches in Birmingham this afternoon. I'm all packed with just a few last minutes things to do then I'll be getting the train to Central then the 2:00 train to Rugby where BFF will pick me up at 7:15!! I LOVE going on the train. I find it so relaxing...providing I remember where I put my tickets, but that's a story for another time lol. I've got my magazines, lunch is packed (Gregg's Tuna Crunch Bloomer on brown, mango and pomegranate cut up and maybe a cheeky choccie to keep my strength up lol) and my laptop to do some commenting (providing the wi-fi is working this time....another story to go with the first one!) Oh...funny story from this morning. When I was in Gregg's at the mall paying for my sandwich I saw one of the stores aross the way had a cracked window. There were 5 or 6 men gathered round trying to cover it up with that plastic stuff to prevent it shattering everywhere. One was on the ladder, 2 were stretching the plastic out (kind of like a roll of cling film [saran wrap]), and the other two/three were standing watching. Both the girl at the till and I were watching and I turned to her and said....'how many men does it take to fix a window?' with that we both errupted in fits of laughter lololol. It was like those light bulb jokes. I told her I was sure if it was up to women either the two of us could have done it or even one of us alone. Men...ya gotta love 'em!

Thank goodness I mailed the card samples to Karen the other day because there's no way I'd have enough hands or strength to haul everything behind me. You'd think I was going for a month instead of a week but I NEED everything. Tomorrow we're heading to Costco or Ikea or both to get a tall table with drawers for the works out cheaper to do that then rent from the organisers. Set up day will be Saturday with the show starting on Sunday until Tuesday. Karen will be helping me on Sunday but on Monday and Tuesday I will have a very special helper which I'm sooooooooooo excited about. My lovely DT Ladybug Sue has been offering her services for this show since October and once the cheque finally cleared I said yes!!! LOLOLOL...ok, I'm just yanking your chains...she didn't pay me to help... Sue's giving up her valuable time and leaving the hubster with her kidlets to lend a hand. It's not often (I don't think) that DT's meet as can be all over the world so this is super special (although we're trying to arrange for the UK Ladybug's to come to the SECC in October). Also Ladybug Hayley will be coming to the show on Monday so there will be a infestation of ladybugs lololool.

OMG...I've just noticed the time!! I've got to get going but I'll be keeping in touch with pictures etc. If you're coming to the show come by and say hi...My stand is BS12 (that's Bright Sparks...nothing else lol)

Catch ya later x

PS...don't forget to grab the banner ... top right...for the upcoming blog hop and new won't want to miss it!!!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

TLT - Mary J's Challenge - Anything But a Card!

I don't know about you but time is just flying by at the moment! Is it because we're trying to cram as much as we can into our day or is because when we were younger we wished we were older and now we're older we wish we younger??? Does that make sense?

Before I get started with TLT I'd like to thank everyone for their wonderlicious entries to last weeks challenge. You are all stepping up your game and it's been wonderful looking at all your creations. Make sure you swing by the Challenge Blog to see if you're a winner!

Today is the flabulously gorgeous Mary J's turn and her challenge is 'Anything But A Card'. It was a really nice change to do something other than a card. This is what I came up with....

This is how my project started TLT life....

.....and this is how it ended up! Whadya' thunk? I'm pretty chuffed with it though as usual the picture doesn't do it justice. The colours are so vibrant and yummy...just like those cupcakes lol.
I started with Core'dinations cs, stuck it to the mini clipboard with my snot gun (ATG!) then trimmed and sanded the edges. I even managed to do the top bit :-D I had a strip of Doodlebug cupcake pp left so added that and a cupcake punched border on top finishing it off with ribbon and a button (the colours do coordinate, honest!)

I stamped and coloured Cupcake Cutie - Stack of Cupcakes with my Copics. Added some Fluffy Stuff, beads, pearls and glitter to the cupcakes, a few crystals to CC's dress and a brad to her hair (I cut off the back so it wasn't bulky).

I promise you won't be disappointed when you visit the rest of the DT...they're all scrumalicious!!

Next week is going to be really special. It's a blog hop with a new release and I can't wait for you to see the new images and the samples the Ladybugs have come up with! We'll have more details for you throughout the week but in the meantime grab the banner for your blog (though you don't have to have a blog to win) and spread the word!

Thanks for taking the time to pop in today ... I hope you have a great TLT!

Catch ya later x

Monday, 14 February 2011

Will you be my Valentine?

I hope you all got a Valentine from someone special. For some reason I thought Valentine's Day was tomorrow so last night I'm sitting with Nicole and hubby watching DOI when Nic mentions something about VD being Monday. Well that caught my attention didn't it lol! It was on my to-do list but nearer the bottom as I thought I had another day so once DOI was finished and Nic had gone home I nonchalantly made a beeline for my workroom and started the hubster's card. Phew...made it in the nick of time lol. This is what I came up with...

Thank goodness for Magnum Add-Ons...they've come in VERY handy lately! I loved the layout I did for Steven's card so much I more or less copied it with subtle changes. I inked up the heart in a box , coloured it with my Copics and cut and embossed it with my Nesties. I embossed the background with my Cuttlebug embossing folder and die cut some more gorgeous felt for the border and heart. The sentiment is from SU!

The colour of the felt and button IRL is more fuschia than strawberry...lovely and lush :-D

I usually just give hubby a card but these are what arrived for me from him earlier today. He loves sending me flowers. In fact he arrived on our first date with a huge big I couldn't see him lol. romantic but I guess it did the trick because we got married 6 months later!!

Thanks to everyone who entered our challenge last week. As usual you came up with some amazing work. Make sure you check in to the Challenge Blog tomorrow to see if you're a winner and to see what my amazing DT have to inspire you this week. This weeks challenge is lots of fun so I do hope you'll take the time to enter.

That's it from me for today. Thanks for stopping by.

Catch ya later x

Friday, 11 February 2011

A teenager doesn't live here any more...

No, Steven hasn't moved out but he turned 20 today and I'm feeling slightly sad because  1) I don't have any teenagers left 2) it makes me feel old!! I know at 47 there's a possiblilty I could have another baby but do I really want to go there??? NO lol!!! I'll just have to be content and wait for my grandkids to come along :-D

Up until late yesterday afternoon I hadn't even started making Steven's card...isn't that always the case! I'd had a pretty full day and I was seeing Sadie last night so it was a case of throwing something together pretty quick. Quick??? Well, as quick as I do quick lol. I made most of it before I left for Sadie's and finished it off when I came back. I'm really chuffed with the way it turned out. I used Nesties that were covered in a thick layer of dust and now I've seen the result I'm definitely going to use them more often.

So here it is...what do you thunk?

I had planned to use my CB birthday embossing folder but when I spied the BG Max & Whiskers pp so cut that up though still fully intending to use my embossing folder then I forgot to lol. I love the colour fact I love anything that has brown in it :-D You're probably wondering where the LCI image is but're looking at it. I used the birthday cake from the
Add-On Magnum set mainly because I didn't have a lot of time, it didn't need much colouring and it shows the versatility of the set.

I've got some beautiful felt that I've been harbouring for months. Michele has been using felt a lot lately so I dug mine out and created this scalloped border with my PTI die. The felt is so soft and the colours wonderfully bright. I'm going to be selling it on my website soon so keep an eye out for it.

I stamped the image in the Indian Ink and it still didn't smudge when I coloured it with my Copics :-D I think I'm loving this ink over my Momento but I won't abandon it just yet.

I cut the happy birthday sentiment from Sentimental Numbers so I didn't have to fiddle with trying to get the words on different stars. It will be easy to line them up if I want them side by side again.

Finally a close up of my wonky stitching and the gorgeous felt. I think Steven was more interested in what was in the card but he said he liked it.

I'll be growing a few grey hairs over the weekend. He and a bunch of his friends are heading to Liverpool this afternoon to celebrate his birthday. Why he couldn't stay in Glasgow I don't know! They'll be back Sunday so I'll have a worrying weekend :-S

I hope you have a good weekend...what will you be up to?

Catch ya later x

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Boy do I feel stupid!

Ok...I'm a dumpling!! Remember this picture?

I couldn't remember who this lovely lady was and put out a call for help. Well, I've had emails and comments from a few (4) followers across the pond telling me the lady in the picutre is Sandi Genovese. I went and had a look at her blog and OMGoodness she's big! Ok, that didn't sound right...I don't mean big as in personal size but big as in her status in the craft world lol. This is her bio:

DIY Scrapbooking host, Sandi Genovese, is a multitalented author, artist and educator who travels around the country demonstrating the latest in scrapbooking and paper crafting. A frequent contributor to national magazines, she is also a familiar face to many viewers due to her numerous appearances on such television shows as Good Morning America, The View and The Carol Duvall Show. Genovese has helped develop innovative crafting products, workshops and die-cut designs and is currently working in education and new product development for Mrs. Grossman's Paper Company. She shares her creativity in several books, including Creative Scrapbooking, Creative Greeting Cards, Memories in Minutes, Simply Sizzix and Sandi Genovese's Three-Dimensional Scrapbooks.

 I feel very honoured that Sandi took the time to stop at my stand and look at Annette's Cupcake Cutie album. I watched the video Sandi made at CHA but unfortunately it looks like we ended up on the editing room floor lol. Not to was a flabulous experience :-D

Amber S left a comment in yestedays post saying she found me through Capadia Designs blog. Of course I had to have a look and OMGoodness...this is what I found!!! How exciting it was to see the stand from someone else's lens. It's a shame Diane didn't manage to airbrush the top of my head out of one of the pictures but it looks amazing all the same. Thank you so much was great to meet you, Many and Enfys.

I'm WAY behind so this is a quick post. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and leave your lovely comments. I appreciate every single one :-D

Catch ya later x

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

TLT - Hayley's Challenge - Love Is In The Air

Hello and welcome to another TLT. Today's challenge comes courtesy of our Lovely Ladybug Hayley and her theme is Love Is In The Air.....awwwww. But before I go on I want to thank everyone who entered last weeks challenge. We had some flabulous entries and I'm glad I didn't have to pick the winners this week! Check out the Challenge Blog to see if you're a winner.

Just to shock Lisa I'd like to enter my card in:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Love is in the Air (great minds lol)
Dare to be Sassy Thursday - Love is in the Air (again!) Use a heart
Sarah Hurley - Use Die Cuts
Raise the Bar - Hearts
Ok, so on to my card. Love is in the Air...I suppose the first person you might think about it your husband/boyfriend/partner but I decided to make a card for a friend. Now I suppose that might raise an eyebrow or two but who says we can't love our friends? They are there for us when we need them in the good times and bad. They make us laugh and feel good about ourselves. They'll be honest when our 'bums look big' but in the nicest possible way lol. I thought the perfect stamps to use were Add On Magnum and Lily from the Add On's set....after all, they are best friends :-D

Now before you think Lily's picking the wax out of Magnum's ear she's actually giving him a kiss on his cheek ROFL (you can blame it on the jet lag). I was given a sample of an ink I've never seen before called Indian Ink. I thought I'd give it a try along with my new PTI white cs (recommended by my Lovely Ladybug Anita) so I stamped Magnum and Lily then coloured them with my Copics. All I can say is I LOVE the ink.... and LOVE the cs (thanks Anita!!!). The cs isn't as smooth as the ones I usually like to use but the image stamped perfectly with the ink...nice and crisp and the Copics were flabulous. I borrowed Gaynors trick of running the image through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder...I really like the way it turned out. I used one of my favourite EK Success punches for the border and some flabulous Bakers Twine gifted to me from another Lovely Ladybug Michele ... I've been dying to use it and it matched the cs perfectly :-D I've had the acrylic heart stone for ages and thought it finished off the twine nicely.


Here's a close up...what do you think?


I also picked up the new MFT's Die-namics Mini Rolled Roses. You get 2 dies which are slightly smaller than the Rolled Flower and have a scalloped edge. I used 2 sentiments from the Magnum Sentiments set and punched them with my SU! Word Window punch.

I'm not sure if you can see but I've sprayed the whole card with SU! Shimmer Ink diluted with water and put in a mini spray bottle. It looks shimmalicous lol!

So that's my card...let me know what you think and make sure you visit the other Ladybugs to get some inspiration. I hope to see lots of entries this week cuz I've got some exciting news and you'll only get to know it if you enter.....nah...just joking...but not about the exciting news lol!!!

Catch ya later x

ps I took the pictures this morning as the light was bad last night...don't know why I thought it was going to be any better at 7:30am! Will try and retake them later :-D

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Bumpy landing

BFF and I weren't too sure if we were going to make the landing at Heathrow. Everything seemed to be going well until we landed when I think a gust of wind came at us from the side and we actually were skidding from side to side before we skidded to a stop! I don't think we were in any danger as the pilot seemed to be in total control but there was a stunned silence when we did stop. All the passengers just looked at each other as if to acknowledge we had a lucky escape. Luckily for Karen Heathrow was her final stop...I still had to get to Glasgow. I'd heard the weather had been horrendous...snow, sleet, wind, name it they had it. It wasn't until we started our decent that the turbulence started and we were tossed about like rag dolls. VERY scary and I was surprised at how gentle the landing was. Well done and thank you to both pilots!

I thought I'd show you the rest of the pictures from CHA and afterwards. I PROMISE I won't mention those 3 letters again...till next year lol.

This post is a bit long so you might want to grab a cuppa before you begin!!

This was the opening you think it was for my benefit lol

Team Ladybug ready and waiting!

Do you like the uniforms?

My neighbor...the lovely Debbi Moore and an extremely gross picture of me

There was an exhibitor selling body paint and glitter. Karen disappeared and came back with a sparkly ladybug. I went off to get one myself and look what I came back with....

...a ladybug on my face!! It didn't feel like I had anything on my face and I soon forgot it was there. I couldn't understand why I was getting funny looks and then remembered lol.

Here was Tracey's tattoo...

Now I mentioned that someone famous from the crafting world in the US came onto our stand and was filmed admiring Annette's Cupcake Cutie chipboard book. Well here she is but I can't find her card to tell who she is!!! If anyone can name this lovely lady please let me know so I can give her the credit she deserves :-D

I took pictures of some of the amazing stands...I thought my little 10 x 10 look flabulous till I saw these lol. This one is Doodlebug


This one's for Hayley....Bo Bunny!!! Check out the ribbon to the left of the picture...yummy! Please get the 5/8" spotty ribbon Hayley!!!!

The Girl's Papiere

Ranger...I saw Tim Holz!!!


EK Success - think Martha Stewart punches!!

Another one for Hayley!

Me and BFF fooling around

Ladybug love between Shelly and Karen

Look who I found on set up day...Emily from Stamping Bella!!! I'm afraid I did have the 'can I have a picture' moment lol.

On the first day I had a bit of an embarrassing moment when 3 lovely ladies appeared on our stand. I was chatting away to them when I noticed one of them was Betsy Veldman. Before I started LCI and I had more time, Betsy's blog was one I visited daily. She designs for PTI and just does the most amazing things with paper, stamps etc. Well, when the penny dropped I looked at her and said 'I love you Betsy'...{cringe} I'm sure she couldn't get away fast enough lol.

With the show over early on the Tuesday Team Ladybug headed for a spot of retail therapy. Karen and Shelly did their homework and found this little jewel...I think it's called the Americana in Glendale (please correct me if I'm wrong!). It was a stunning place to go shopping with lots of outdoor stalls and fabulous shops and a cinema. I loved it here and could picture it at Christmas with snow falling (I know they don't get snow but it would be stunnalicious if it did) and twinkling lights

This was the dancing water fountain

Our next shopping trip was Wednesday and we went to The Grove...apparently Monday through Wednesday were the days the stars shopped or appeared as the paps weren't allowed in. We weren't disappointed....look who we saw....

All you Star Trek fans will recognize William Shatner. He's in a new sitcom that Tracey and Shelly say is hilarious.

We had some lovely weather...this was the best day so the sunnies came out!

We went to The Cheesecake Factory twice. The first time we didn't have room for dessert so when we went to the Grove we made sure we saved room. I chose Caramel Pecan Turtle Cheesecake...yummalicious!! No wonder I've got such a round face these days lol.

Karen's was yummalicious was Dutch Apple Caramel Struesel

Shelly and Tracey left for the airport first...this was us before they left in the shuttle bus {sniff}

Team Ladybug!

 Hope you enjoyed our little trip as much as we did....we had a blast! We met some wonderful people from all over the world including Aruba (believe it or not they have 5 craft stores!!), Hawaii, Mauritius, Korea, Australia, South Africa, Spain, France, Germany, Tasmania, Taiwan, Singapore, Brazil and Canada

My next trade show will be at Stitches in Birmingham February 20th - 22nd. I'll be in the Bright Sparks Pavilion again....Stand BS16 so if you're attending make sure you come and say hello.

That's it for tonight....thanks for stopping by.

Catch ya later x