Monday, 29 September 2008

YOUR STAND MAKES ME FEEL SICK.........

With EXCITEMENT!!!! I want it ALL, was one comment of many from some of the fantastic shopaholics at ALLY PALLY.
It was an absolutely brilliant show, CREDIT CRUNCH ! what credit crunch???
If any of you are reading this THANK YOU for all your lovely comments, we put so much effort into getting the stand just right, it still amazes me how it takes us 5-6 hours to put it up and it comes down in 1.5 hours, but not without ALL the help I get, you GIRLS were FANTASTIC, SUPER, BRILLIANT and you made it such fun, even though I was a complete WIMP (THANKS BEV, BANANA FROG)! I got a wee bit ill on the Saturday and nurse Maggie MADE me take a bit of a rest in the car for half an hour, but I felt so guilty as the stand was PACKED nearly all day, sorry for those of you who couldn't even get onto the stand.
Sadly I still didn't feel good on Saturday night, so I didn't go out with the CTM girls, but our lot did and Oh! what a night I missed, but I'll not worry as one of the other girls got a video of some of the ACTION. I don't think I'll be putting it on here, let's just leave it at that.
HEY!!! I don't want to forget to say a great big THANK YOU also to MUM, NINA and POLLY for keeping the shop going while we were away, you're all STARS.
I'm still feeling rough but I'll be back in the shop tomorrow putting it all back together and bringing in some GREAT NEW STOCK, the new KAISER stuff is BRILL as is the new CRAFTWORK CARDS CHRISTMAS BITS and the pearlised cardstock is LUSH, you may come in and stroke.
I'll see if I can sort some piccy's out of the show in the next post.
I'll leave you with this last thought:-
Remember to keep the GERMS at bay and cross your legs when you sneeze!!

Thursday, 25 September 2008

JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME

I think in the last couple of days I've lost about 10lbs worrying about the deliveries not turning up for Ally Pally.........and then.............they arrived all on the same day..... so I celebrated and ate lots of choccy biscuits and promptly gained about 12lbs.
I really was getting stressed (ask the girls) we ALL put soooo much effort into these shows.
So if you're up there come and say HI and we hope you LOVE all the gorgeous NEW YUMMIES. If your not able to go to Ally Pally just pop down to the shop as we've kept some of the most stunning NEW PRODUCTS back for you guys.
We've made some fantastic samples and are offering some brilliant kits, don't worry they'll be back in the shop on TUESDAY.
I'm really looking forward to the MAKE A WISH CROP on Saturday 4th October (tickets are still available).
Then my card classes start the following week......
Oh boy am I looking forward to my hols in November !!!! I've just found out that the house we're staying in has internet access to I may just have to take my trusty LAPTOP and bore you all with piccy's from the SUNSHINE STATE, don't worry I won't be in a bikini.
Right I'm getting an early night as we've got a manic weekend ahead and lots of chatting to do, one of the lovely things with the shows is all meeting up, it'll be great to see Bev (Banana Frog) Vikki (Capture the Magic) Hah!! I spelt your name right !!! Amanda (Your Touch of Craft) and Sue and Julie (Craftwork Cards), in fact we're going out on the Saturday night with Vikki and her girls for an Italian, I have asked Vikki to be on her best behaviour as we do have a REPUTATION to think about !!!!!!
Have a great weekend everyone.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

FA LA LA LA LA

Yay!!!! The stamps have arrived. Phew..... Panic over!!!!
You know what they say.... it's all about being in the RIGHT place at the RIGHT time. Well that was true for some lucky ladies yesterday. THEY managed to get their hands on them. It looks like they're going to get to use them before ME!!!!!
This week has been amazingly busy, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR CUSTOM, we really appreciate your business.
We're still working like crazy to get everything ready for Ally Pally, don't forget to come and say HI if you're lucky enough to be there.
Nina started another beginners course yesterday morning and WOW how enthusiastic were you lot !!!! It's so lovely to see such eager and excited faces we hope you keep enjoying your new found creative outlet and we look forward to seeing your creations.
Polly's teaching all day today, enjoy!!! sorry i'm not there Lisa & Loretta, big hugs. I'm off to do a birthday party for a very SPECIAL LITTLE GIRL. Happy Birthday HANNAH, but first I'm decorating cupcakes and maybe just maybe I might have to try a couple, well we would'nt want the children getting ill, would we !!!
Get well MAGGIE, she's got the mother of all colds, virtual hugs to you as we don't want it. xx
Just to get you dribbling (I know Polly & Nina are) we've got OCTOBER AFTERNOON, GLITZ ROLLERS, HEIDI GRACE, PEBBLES INC, and just THE most gorgeous RIBBONS coming in
We also have a complete ALPHABET library now in 4 yes 4 different sizes and can cut anything for you ON DEMAND, how's that for service!!!!! CHIPBOARD or CARDSTOCK madame ???
Right I'm off to PAAARTAAY.
Enjoy the sunshine. x

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Exciting news :)

Just to totally get you hyped up and excited... Marion has designed and ordered her Christmas stamps!!! So, real soon they will be in the shop ready for you to use on layouts, cards and all those paper crafting projects you have planned for Crimbo ;) I promise you as soon as they arrive we'll blog and tell you with sneaky pics too...

Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, 11 September 2008

A new little place to hang out!

For those of you who have been buying our kits (thank you) we have finally managed to gather together the kit blog! Find us here ~ http://sshhhhsugarandspicecrafts.blogspot.com/



And for those who haven't brought our September kit yet, full of new pink paisley goodies... what are you waiting for?! For this month only we are allowing all of our customers the chance to see our blog but as from October it will be purely a blog for our kit buyers, so make sure when you buy you leave your e.mail addy so we can send you an invite!



Other news is that we are all working so hard getting things ready for AllyPally, which is only a few weekends away *yikes*... We have the best little packaged products coming with us... booty buttons, awesome acrylics and chunky chips :oP. Along with our usual fabby kits (we have a great Crimbo canvas one ~ just wait til you see it!) and our mini albums in all shapes and sizes. I will be in the shop that weekend, teaching my Spin LO and the felt mini, which we still have a few spaces on so if you are thinking Ally will be all too much on your poor feet and bank balance, why not treat yourself and book a class? :)

Sunday, 7 September 2008

OH WHAT A DAY and NIGHT !!!!!

Thank you to everyone who came to our annual BIRTHDAY SALE DAY yesterday, we had such fun it was lovely to see you all and lovely to meet all the new ladies. Your comments were really appreciated it's always lovely to hear that were doing it right.

Well done Nina on doing over 70 MAKE & TAKES, you go girl. In fact she was so good that we completely sold out of the demo products so we quickly improvised, changed the product and then....... SOLD OUT of that as well.


A BIG thank you to Lisa who brought us some lovely marshmallow cakes to share!

Not to be out done POLLY was showing some fantastic DEMOS with some of our very own gorgeous SUGAR AND SPICE products and guess what?????? We SOLD OUT of those as well. So today we're making lots more, don't worry if you didn't manage to get your hands on them they'll be back in stock on Tuesday.

And, as if we weren't busy enough, in the evening we headed over to Nina's 30th birthday bash :) You looked lovely! Where we all reminisced on retro sweet (bubbly, remember those?) And we all had tattoo's too :P

Finally we have another shop birthday on Thursday as Maggie is turning a year older... we won't divulge her age as she may give us a 'Glasgow-kiss'... So pop in and wish her well on her birthday!!!

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Balloons, banners and busy bees!

Just snatching 5 minutes to tell you how fabby our birthday celebrations are going :)

Nina is busy making and taking, while I am busy playing with staz-on and stamps and the most yummy-est acrylic shapes and albums :P We have been packed solid all morning and very, very busy! We have unfortunately sold out of some of the wonderful, scrapper-licious products we stock and who can blame us when we are offering you a huge 20% discount off everything we have in the shop!!!

No doubt Marion will be around later or tomorrow with piccies, today she has been rather like David Bailey and has been snapping away at us all...

Friday, 5 September 2008

Happy birthday...

...to us!!! :) today we are five ;)

We start celebrating with you all tomorrow with 20% off all shop stock (including all of our new yummy American stock too!) and a free raffle ticket with every purchase. Those of you lucky enough to draw out a number ending in 5... will win a prize!

We have free make and takes, demos and lots of goodies to tempt you :) And of course there is always our fabulous company :P Also we have a shop birthday to celebrate, as it's Nina's 30th party tomorrow night too!

And to remind you we still have a handful of September kits left... so if you want one... you better be quick!!!