Thursday, 5 January 2012
It has been a busy old year, with good bits and bad bits just like everyone else, well, it would be boring if everything was perfect all the time wouldn't it lol !
The website has been closed for the Christmas break, and I have been busy behind the scenes getting the sale ready, lots and lots of bargains to be found - I really do think this is our biggest sale ever. We need lots of room (and some cash lol) as we are going to be doing a spot of diversification (is that a word ?!) at CHA at the end of the month, don't worry, we will still be stocking all your fave papercrafting products, just adding a totally new department to the store. I will have to keep you all guessing for the time being, just until we can get it all organised - I am really excited about it and can't wait to spill the beans !!
Ok, well it was short and sweet, but at least it's a start - will try and keep up more this year - which won't exactly be hard to do compared with last year !
So, the main news is that the store opens again tomorrow Friday 6th January with the most humungous sale ever - you really don't want to miss this one.
Bye for now !
Thursday, 17 February 2011
The first set is Salt Air...........and the winner at No. 1 is Em .
Next set was Upcycle and the winner at No. 19 is Audrey.
..and last but not least the winner of the Social Club papers is number 4 - Melissa75
If you could all drop me an email please with your postal addies :0
Still waiting for two of the prize winners from the first lot to come forward so please scan the previous post again incase your name is there............and get in touch if you want your goodies !!!
It's a busy day today as we expecting some lovely new goodies to arrive, so it's time for "box unpacking"
Yesterday saw the "best thing since Sliced Bread" arrive - yes, we are thrilled to be stocking Helmar "Liquid Scrap Dots", the hottest glue on the market at the moment and up til now, nigh on impossible to obtain in the UK..........not any more though............ 'cos we have loads !!!
This stuff really is the "bee's knee's", the "**** ********" oops did I really say that ? ...and any other wonderful expression you can think up lol !! I have tried it, and was blown away !!
Right...........there's work to do !
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
I did promise one big "random generator" at the weekend, which didn't seem to happen, then all of a sudden it was Monday again, and now it's nearly Wednesday !!!! - well ok Tuesday night, but you know what I mean lol !
Anyway without further ado, we'll start the generator .............drum roll please...first one is for the winner of the October Afternoon Rocket Age set of papers......and the winner is...
and number 2 on the list is Maryline - please drop me a email with your address for posting :)
next up is October Afternoon 5 & Dime set of papers........here we go...........and it's......
number 18, and the winner is Angela Gray - if you could drop me your address Angela, the papers will be on their way :)
Ok, onto Day 2 and the next prize and it's the gorgeous papers from Pink Paislee - House of Three "Soiree" line
and it's number 12, and the winner is Jackie, again if you could let me have your addy please.
and onto day 3 and it's the Prima 6 x 6 Paper Pad Melody........ generator "do your stuff"............
and it's number 17 and scrappyjackie - drop me an email for your prize please :)
So, email addy is firstname.lastname@example.org and I can then get your prizes posted :)
That's it for now, it doesn't take much to confuse me at the moment, and blogger is playing havoc with the "generator piccies" (don't want to get them all mixed up now do I) so I'll do the rest tomorrow night - stay tuned lol !
Thursday, 10 February 2011
They didn't disappoint again this year either, I could have spent all day just wandering around and soaking up all that creativity !
So, thanks to the lovely peeps at Graphic 45, the Blog Candy today is a fab Graphic 45 - Le Cirque 12 x 12 Paper Pad !!!! How cool is that? RRP 20 squids !!
Anyway, I'm not going to waffle on tonight, just leave you with these fab images.....
So.....who's gonna be the lucky winner ?
Monday, 7 February 2011
I spent today making a start on all the weekend orders, and trying to make room for the first onslaught of deliveries - sky hooks maybe ?? Goodness knows where everything is going to go - the shop is bursting at the seams as it is lol !
It's funny how I am starting to remember orders placed at the show, that I had totally forgotten about !! How dizzy does that make me sound ? You have to remember that "Mr Craft Emporium" was not there this time - with his notebook and calculator, lmao ! so it is understandable that orders kinda got placed in the excitement of everything going on around me ! I just can't wait for it all to arrive...... In fact a couple of "very hard to find in the UK" products are soon to appear - ahhh I'm teasing now, you'll see them very soon hopefully.
Anyway, there are still lots of pictures from CHA to show you and still more Blog Candy up for grabs - I think I will do one grand "random thingy" session next weekend for all the goodies.
Prima had some beautiful new papers, gorgeous flowers and some fab metal embellies - the little bird cages are soooo cute !
They have been very generous and gave us more Blog Candy - today we have 3 assorted packs of Prima Flowers to give away........beautiful roses and more !! Usual stuff - just leave a comment and you will go into the draw.
Can you believe it.............I totally forgot that I ordered these beauties.........
Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts - designed to work with both the Studio 490 stamps and the Tim Holtz stamps and dies - these chunky chip shapes are a cut above your normal chipboard stuff - they are simply amazing as you can see in the samples.
Catch you all tomorrow with more goodies :)
Friday, 4 February 2011
Well I seem to have lost a couple of days somehow, a night flight from Los Angeles, then a transfer to Gatwick meant I didn't get back on the Island until late Wednesday evening so yesterday went in a blur of sleep and doing nothing !! Any way the shop is now back open for business and it's time to get working LOL !
Still lots of piccies and blog candy to come from CHA .......my suppliers have been extremely generous with goodies !
Gorgeous Cosmo with three fab collections............."Salt Air", "Social Club" and "Upcycle"
And how about these Glubers !!
They may look simple, but make the most fabulous flowers out of fabric or paper with no mess, it's so easy and very effective......
I will put some more cosmo pictures on our Facebook page as it doesn't take to long to upload them on there......(note to self - need to add a Facebook badge to the blog !)
OK, the blog candy for today, yesterday and the day before lol !!! Yeah , three blog candys today..... we have one set each, of all three new paper collections up for grabs, how great is that, three chances in one ! And there are still more goodies to come over the next few days :)
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
There have been so many lovely products that I really couldn't resist, with eye candy everywhere I looked, what is a girl to do ?
So, it's the end of day 3 and what have we bought ?
Gorgeous October Afternoon (which goes without saying lol) Pink Paislee, Cosmo Cricket, ALL of Tim's new stamps - both in cling sets and single wood mounts, ALL of Wendy Vecchi's (ditto) our own homegrown talent Dyan's Dylusions stamps - love them !!! The brand new Ideology (and there's a lot !) new Ranger Ink Stains, and other yummy inky stuff. The magnificent Grahic 45 "Curtain Call" and "Le Cirque" - we have also ordered "Once Upon A Springtime" which I didn't get around to in October. Fab new pretties from Prima, there was so much to choose from I was like a kid in a candy store ! New yummy stuff from Tattered Angels, all the beautiful new collections from Teresa Collins.............and guess what, there is still another day !!!
HELP !!!! I think "Mr Craft Emporium" is gonna be sorry he didn't come with me this time to hold the purse tightly shut !!!
So, today was so much fun, a Prima workshop this morning with Donna Downey, where we got to play with some gorgeous products and made this canvas album........
Watched Tim demoing the new Distress Ink Stains.........how good do they look on his lavish trims ?
A few samples from the Ideo-ology booth.......
Ok.........blogger is playing up with the pictures slow to upload and getting all mixed up with the text and my internet connection will run out shortly....so quickly onto the Day 3 Blog Candy........the kind folks from Prima have given a 6 x 6 Paper Pad from the new Melody range - you know the drill lol !!
We have finally got a Facebook page, so will put all the CHA pics on there when I get back to the UK...........tomorrows post won't happen until the next day lol as I leave on tomorrows night flight to Heathrow, so two Blog Candys on Thursday !
Bye for now
- The Craft Emporium first started life as a general craft shop in the Isle of Man, we swiftly outgrew our premises and developed the website part of the business and are now in our 7th year specialising in Scrapbooking, Stamping and Altered Art. The Craft Emporium is the largest UK stockist of October Afternoon goodies along with a huge range of 7 Gypsies and lots of other popular brands. When not packing parcels, ordering lovely stock and doing the dreaded paperwork, happiness is....... getting covered in paint and ink !!