.....since I blogged.?? Suppose it must be, what with The Trade Show, QVC and the trip to Norway.!!! Yikes. well here goes with a quick lowdown on events...
First it was off to Birmingham for the British Craft Trade Show. We always get in a day early to teach Ranger Education classes to retailers.
Here I am modelling Tim's project
Hard work but always time for some fun.
the gorgeous Kaz was my lovely assistant Fifi...so new teeth were called for.
Then on to the trade show, where my products were on their British Launch...Yee Hah...
Then we hotfooted it up to London, where we were the TSV on QVC. Starting at midnight after a long day is an experience, to say the least.
2.30am and we are just finished, off to the hotel till I am back on the 9am show !!
with the lovely Amy Shaw, sporting new teeth.
Mario added camera skills to his repertoire.
I sort of, accidentally like, altered Tim's book. Ooops.!!
Mario giving the Royal wave sat on my throne.
The following day we had wangled a day off in London. Hmmm what to do.??
How about we follow the yellow brick road to ...
We visited the Anthropologie shop, where EVERYTHING in the shop is for sale...
I fell in love with this counter
And of course we had to visit the Disney shop.
He he he, couldn't resist..!!
Then it was off to Heathrow to catch a train to Oslo. Here's our fabulous hotel. An old manor house.
What a view to wake up to.
As usual we went exploring where I made new friends.
I loved this shop display.
And then it was on to Ellen's store....Bibuken
It is THE most stocked store I have ever seen, packed to the rafters. Thurs evening we spent doing staff training and eating pizza.
Then the hard work started, Tim and I demonstrated to a total of 180 people, during a 9 hr stretch. Wow, that was some feat, I can tell you, but it went like clockwork.
We had 3 sessions of meet n greet, photos and signings dotted in between. It's quite something to see all those people queuing up to meet you , I was in shock.
Here's the lovely Heidi, one of my face book friends, who had Dylusioned her t-shirt.
The hospitality shown by Ellen and her fabulous staff was superb, we couldn't have asked for better. I can't wait to go back and teach later in the year.
Then it was back to the airport and a flight home, piles of washing, feet up, long bath and a bit of spoiling from Mr Babe of Deliciousness.
Quote of the Century
"You are an extraordinary woman.
How can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you"
Louisa May Alcott
"If I find in myself desires in which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world"
C. S. Lewis
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
So it's an hour before the show opens and we are still adding the final touches. Here's the lovely Dina doodling on a tag.
Here's a few I made earlier.
Here's the lovely Richelle all ready for a day's demoing on the Stampers Anonymous stand. Whit woo.!!!
Just look at that blingy ass...mighty fine, lol
And here's the gorgeous Sue from Craftwork Cards popping over to say hello.
And the show is opened in the usual way, with drums and pipes.
And look what's on the New Product wall...
We were soon mobbed as we started demoing.
This next photo is especially for Sue...The Dy Stare...be afraid be very afraid.!!!
And then it's back to work
The lovely Claudine
Look it's the lovely Noell and Izzy from paperclipping come to film my launch...
I will put the video at the end so you can see.
Here's Tim drawing a crowd
Deightful Debbie manning the make and takes
Wendy working wonders
Quick change of outfit.!!
Here's Dina demoing on the Crafters Workshop Booth.
The lovely Jen Starr who had a new release with Tattered Angels...you go girl... xx
And the lovely Jim West from Scrap Map...who fancies a cruise round Mexico with me..???
No caption required..!!!
Aww love this photo of me and Mario.
Here is the video I promised you...