Tuesday, 18 August 2009

New Stock......

Hello All.... check me out posting this many times in a matter of days not months!!!!

Well just wanted to let you all know that the new stock is starting to arrive. We have a load of the Martha Stewart Punches in and MLS and Hampton Art Stamps are in the air as we speak!!!!.

New Class list will be published in the next few weeks so keep an eye out on here!

Loads going on and coming in.

See you soon.
Amanda xx

Thursday, 13 August 2009


To quash all rumour..... we are not closing the Norwich shop!!!!!!!

I am looking for staff if that helps!!!!!

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Some Picture......

Well i just thought i would let you see some of the pics we took at the show and throughout the week......Hope you enjoy them!

So get the worst one out the way..... but the chairs were really good...... marion was on jiggle mode at this point!!!!

This is a pic of the first ever aligator i have ever seen in the wild!!!!! I made Marion get out and take this pic!!!

Check out all these ribbons...... ribbon heaven!!!!

This was fat free cupcakes...... they were made out of Ribbons!!!!

And Fat Free Chocs!!!!

And this was part of the Doodlebug stand.... i have to say that this is prob one of the best stands at the show..... very bright and fun.

OK the rest of the pics i have are of some of the stuff we have coming in so you will have to wait for the sneak peaks!!!!!

Have Fun

Manda xx

Monday, 10 August 2009

Part 3...... Donna Downey Class and more!

So Sunday saw the first of our classes for the week. So we were up and about early. Marion and Rosina enjoyed a swim and some sun while i ran around getting pics printed as the printer i have in America didn't like my Laptop very much!!!!

So when i get back we decide to go for breakfast at Bob Evans and then head over to Angela's shop for our class with Donna......and what a fab class it was..... so different to anything i normally do but soooooo much fun... although i still haven't managed to finish mine yet!

The class was supposed to be 5 hours but we were there more like 6 hours +! It really was great and we have all the bits and pieces coming in for you all to have a go yourselves!

So after the class we decided to finish off a lovely day with a lovely meal..... so we headed to the Cheesecake factory for Dinner...... i see a food thing going on here!!!! lol

We Decided on the Monday that we would have a few hours by the pool then do a little bit more shopping and if we had time a manicure and pedicure..... which was lovely, but they said it would be about 45 mins and 2 and a half hours later we walked out! We went to my fav restaurant ..... Lone Star steak house for dinner and then home to bed as we had a very early start in the morning for class and the first day of the show..... the reason we were there!!!
More to follow in the next post!!!!

So we were in Florida!!!

Ok so we have arrived and because of the time difference we are all up and about at 4.30am but all waited to show face until about 6am!!!!
We were in the pool by 7.30am!

So after a swim we decide what the day ahead would bring. So we head to Florida Mall for a little retail practice, and lunch them Michaels and Joann's for some craft shopping! Then Dinner and home....

Saturday i had a few bead places i had to visit (a few new bits in the shop for you to look at (and buy!!)). And we checked in with Angela to make sure we had everything for Donna's class on Sunday. We then popped to Celebration for a wander around and Dinner..... We decided to have a salad for dinner and ended up in a fish restaurant!!! But we did have salad!

Then Marion and Rosina decided that it would be rude not to have desert so Marion had Key lime pie and Rosina had Strawberry shortcake!

So after a lovely dinner we head home..... just after we unload the car (god knows where we thought we were gonna pack everything and it is only the second day!) a massive electric storm hit and was with us for about 3 hours!!!!

More to come in the next post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes i know it has been a VERY long time since i last did a post on here but when you read this you will see why!!!

So here goes and with pictures as well...... Thanks Marion!

OK Thursday the 23rd July saw Rosina and myself head down to Gatwick airport to meet up with Marion and Fly out to Florida to the big trade show.... CHA here we come.

Rosina and i got to the airport before Marion, so we checked in and had the checkin lady hold the seat next to us in Premium economy....

When a very nervous Marion arrived at the airport she checked in and said her good bye's to Ricky.
So off we go... i wasn't sure that Florida was ready for us but we were on our way....

We go through security and Rosina and i were through no problems.... but Marion was stopped for a body search.... ok that out the way we here a voice say "who's bag is this?" yep..... it was Marions...... so bag searched... body searched and then round the corner and we ALL had to take our shoes off and they were xrayed again...... ok thoroughy searched..... (was begining to think Marion was gonna get pulled for a strip search.... cos they had just about everything off her!)

Ok We are through and now time to eat and shop.... what more can a girl ask for.

We decided that as we were traveling nicely we would check into the lounge and enjoy a bit of pampering so we went to the lounge first to eat and get the energy to shop....

Bacon buttie and orange juice for Marion and myself and Rosina had Smoked Salmon...... very nice it was to...

Then we went off to shop and i think i thought i would have a lot of time on my hands cos i bought 5 books! And some dime bars! Priorities!!!!!

So we finish the shopping and head back to the lounge for the final hour..... another drink and a pastry to keep us going until we got on the plane.....

Then we head down to the Gate...... Marion went all quiet again (those of you who know Marion will understand why it was a surprise that she was Quiet...... but she really doesn't like flying).

Get to the gate and Marion hands over her ticket....a Red light came up and Marion said "oh no now what... is there a problem?" No madam you have been upgraded..... and can you believe that she was gonna turn it down... she asked for her seat back in Premium with us. After a little persuading she excepted the upgrade and i think she is glad she did.

So after a slightly delayed flight (an hour) we are off...... 8 hrs 35 mins later we are in a very warm Florida and a Thunder storm hits the Airport. We get our luggage and go through farmers and fisheries... (they ask if we have food!!!!!!) then Marion and Rosina hand over the cases again as in Orlando you have to get on a tram over to the terminal and you can hand your bags in and they bring them over for you..... What we didn't realise was that because of the Thunder storm it would be over an hour before the cases were brought over as the transport was metal it couldn't be used in a storm!!!

So we finally get the car and head home.... 8.30pm (1.30am your time) we arrive at home sweet home. We are lucky enough to own our own home in Orlando so it really is home for me. (Pic taken on a previous trip!)

So we were there....... the rest to follow.........(easier to do it in stages with pics!).