Wednesday, 29 October 2008


This morning we are loading the van and then hitting the road for Cardiff. I've never been to Cardiff and I hear there is a big scary bridge on the way there so fingers crossed for calm weather and no wind, if you've ever been in a van on a windy day you will understand why.

This the Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts show which is on from Thursday through to Saturday 9.30am-5pm at the Cardiff International Arena.

If you are coming to see us at the show don't forget your Stamp Addicts Membership keyfob for your discount.

If you are local to our shop don't forget you can drop in on Friday and make a fabulous Halloween card.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Kay Carley Oct 08

Kay Carley has been busy again, this time with the latest DeNami Design Christmas stamps.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Halloween Make & Take

If you come into our store on Friday 31st October - Halloween - you can make this card in our Make & Take with Lesley.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

All About Mimi

If you missed it the first time you can catch All About Mimi on Create & Craft on Wednesday 22nd October at 8pm and again on Saturday 1st November at 10am.

I was doing my bit for the economy today, apparently we all need to spend money so I did a little bit of online shopping. I have been waiting for about 2 months to get a Wii Fit and finally managed to find one today so it should be delivered later this week and then we can get on and have some fun while trying to get fit!

I did also buy a new Kipling bag but it was a necessity as it is to wear at the shows, its the handbag that turns into a waist bag. Kay Carley wears one at the show and Vicky thought it was such a good idea that we should get them too, we've known several exhibitors have their handbags stolen at the shows so it is the safest option.

I hope you enjoyed the All About Mimi show, we are looking to film one using Stamps by Judith but the hardest part is choosing which stamps.

I have added a couple of cards from Stamps by Judith to our Projects section and you can buy these stamps online, but they won't be on there for long as we are not allowed to keep the stamps on our website, so get them while you can.

The Quickutz that we have at 60% off is selling out fast so don't hesitate and buy today because when its gone its gone for good.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Mini-Mag No. 3

Yes, I managed to finish it yesterday so today we begin the task of printing the third edition of our Mini-Mag. This one, like the previous one, has lots of Stamps by Judith artwork as well as the All About Mimi show products.

This issue does have lots of information so when you receive your copy make sure you sit down with a cup of tea and a biscuit and relax while you carefully read through it - you don't want to miss anything like the Halloween Card Make & Take, Christmas Shopping Evening and I'm sure you're not really interested but the Sale dates are also in there.

A couple of people have requested the mini-mag by email but I must admit I'm not that technologically advanced yet but I will work on it and see if we can save a few more trees.

Have you visited our website recently, I've added quite a few products to the Clearance section. There is 40% off most Heidi Swapp and 60% off most Quickutz but these are only valid while stocks last so hurry.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

All About Mimi - New Show

Well I hope you got to watch the new show this morning. I managed to sneak back to bed and watch it on my laptop as we haven't received our copy yet - it actually turned out better than I thought and it didn't look as rushed as it felt. It has been a long time since we've been able to squeeze 6 demonstrations into a show but as you could see we had already prepared all the boring stuff.

It is a possibility this week that we might be mailing out the next mini-mag, I've nearly finished it.

When I woke up at 6am this morning (why?) I looked out the window and it was really foggy but didn't it turn into the most beautiful sunny and warm day. But according to my weather gizmo that was it for the sunny spell and the next few days will be foggy followed by rain - sorry to disappoint.

Gill's Mimi

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Deborah's Mimi


We spent all day at the TV studios yesterday filming the All About Mimi show and then I filmed a project for the Create & Craft Club Magazine which should be out December 1st.

'All About Mimi' premieres on Sunday morning at 11am but before that we have the last ever showing of 'Spring Into Summer' on Saturday morning at 10am.

We received lots of fab artwork from the Design Team and Kay Carley which you will see a lot of on the show but we didn't have time to fit it all in so I will start work on it this afternoon to post it up here as soon as I can.

This was our 25th show - wow can you believe how fast time flies. Although I wasn't in the filming of the first few I was there for all the preparation and in the gallery for filming so I feel like I've been in every show. We will be deleting a couple more shows over the next few months but some of these are upto 5 years old and we need to update them and some of the products in them.

If you have an idea or suggestion for a theme or technique for a new show please let me know, my idea pool is running a little dry at the moment.

Monday, 6 October 2008

All About Mimi

Today we will be preparing for our new 'All About Mimi' show that we are filming tomorrow, all being well this will be on your screens Sunday morning.

If you hadn't already guessed this is using the DeNami range of stamps featuring Mimi i.e. Shopping, Driving, having a bath, going to the spa with girlfriends, etc. So we thought (actually Pink Julie suggested it) that it would be fun to wear pyjamas for filming and make it a girls night in, the producer even suggested that we start the show in a bed! But seeing as we are filming with Nigel and not Denniece I said no to that idea, the three of us in a bed could be taking it a little too far - this is not The Big Breakfast!

So after we've finished filming tomorrow I will start uploading the DT artwork for you to look at before the show and hopefully this week I might be able to share some more exciting news with you. Well several things actually but we will have to see how the week goes. Currently I feel like I am trying to achieve so many things they are all taking longer than I would like and quite often I literally forget what I am doing.

Do you ever get that? - where you walk into a room and you have so many distractions on the way by the time you get there you forget what it is you went for - this is happening to me a lot at the moment as I am trying to plan so many things, hopefully I will be able to share some of them with you this week but today we have to concentrate on preparing for filming tomorrow.

Now I feel like I am starting to ramble so I am going to sign off and come back when I have to something to share with you - I hope your week will be as productive as I am expecting mine to be!

Wednesday, 1 October 2008


We have just received all the artwork from the Design Team for our new TV Show 'All About Mimi'- it is all totally fabulous, I'm sure you will love it. For a sneaky peak go to Michele's blog.

We are filming next week and it will be on your screens on Sunday 12th October at 11am.

I hope you enjoy it.