Friday, 27 July 2012

Back and buzzing!

Well all good things must come to an end! But we had a fantastic week in Cyprus kicking back and doing very little. To be honest it was difficult to do anything with it being mid-90's the whole time. Having no wifi was a blessing in disguise. We all went into shock when we first discovered this but I am so glad of that on reflection. It just meant that when we went out to a restaurant at night everyone spent the whole time heads bent over their iPhones! Ha ha. Here's a photo of me in beach babe mode!

Cant really think of a word to describe the look but I certainly was rocking it!

So here we are ready to rock and roll again. Christmas workshop programme virtually sorted ( there is all sorts on there including a couple of 12 hour scrapathons!), birthday weekend demonstrators all booked for September 22nd, November retreat ideas spinning round in my head, and three hours on air this coming Sunday (9-11am and then 5pm). Just to give you a heads up I have two hour shows scheduled for Wednesday 15th August and Sunday 26th August also.

Our Scapcamp was a blast. Although we were shattered by Sunday evening we thoroughly enjoyed the whole weekend. What a great bunch of ladies we had attending and what laughs we had. A couple of ladies asked if we had dates for next year and although we normally release those in September we decided there was no harm in mentioning it during the weekend. We were bowled over with the response and next years Scrapcamp is already fully booked. Don't despair if you were hoping to come along though as we are in the process of asking the hotel to release more rooms to us. Nige will email out details soon and if you are interested then don't delay.

Don't forget our summer sale starts 10am Wednesday 15th August!

Keep cool and crafty

Rosemary x

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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Ready and Waiting!

Well it's two more sleeps till our Scrapcamp and we are raring to go. Last minute preparations are done and we are ready and waiting - almost! I do hope the sun shines at least a little so that we can enjoy the wonderful views from our crop room and take our wine/coffee onto the patio!

As well as using gorgeous new papers on some of our scrapcamp classes we have some other great new ranges that have just arrived in the shop. We have the delightful Ladies Diary from G45 and this is hot, hot, hot off the press ( this only arrived today). Also we have new mini moments ranges from Echo park such as Homemade and Woof, Beautiful Moments from Carta Bella, Lakehouse and Magnolia Grove from Kaisercraft, Country Garden and Little Miss from Bo Bunny, and Amy Tangerine from American Crafts. Below is Ladies Diary and Lakehouse.

We are uber excited to have Pan Pastels in stock and, ...... drumroll, the Studio 12 Picknix CD from Polkadoodles that I have been airing on Create & Craft recently, as well as three of their other most popular CD's. What is even better is that I have in my possession all the design team samples for Studio 12 to show what can be done with it and it is still at the low, low price of £9.99 (RRP £17.99). The photo below shows the Sundae of Seasons CD.

This past weekend saw the arrival of the latest Docrafts essentials products and going like hotcakes has been the Happy Days range. Debi and I think it is their best range to date. Some of the items sold out on the first day and I have reordered them hopefully to be here in time for the coming weekend. Just think 'the fonz'!

The past few days have been more manic than usual with two shows at Create and Craft yesterday (in the studio for 6am) and at the weekend was the variety show I have been rehearsing for for the past two months. What a fantastic weekend. I love nothing more than being able to share my passion for performing with both Joel and Georgia. Although the fourteen costume changes had me on my knees!

We arrived home from Peterborough at 6pm last evening and after tea (which thankfully Joel had made and had waiting for us) I slept from 7pm until 6am this morning when Boo rudely awakened me as she needed some company. Believe me it's hard to ignore a dog that size! (The photo below is of Teddy in the bathroom convinced that Huey, Joel's bearded dragon, is hiding in the towel basket).

So, as the song goes, 'grab your coat and get your hat, leave your worries on the door mat', head on over here and let's have some quality scrapping 'me' time this weekend with like minded peeps and soon-to-be friends. (The second half of that sentence obviously wasn't from a song!)

Scrappy hugs,

Rosemary x

Ps (Teatime tonight in the Merry household. Georgia- "Are you doing a big wash before we go away? Joel and I have noticed you haven't been up to scratch with the washing just lately and things have been in the washing basket a lot longer than usual." Rosemary- "I apologise most sincerely for failing as a mother and will mend my slovenly ways immediately". NO I DID NOT SAY THAT! But what I did say is not printable.)

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