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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Purely Papercraft

Last weekend we travelled to the North East to exhibit at this new event at Gateshead International Stadium. Many thanks to Alison for her lovely welcome, slick organisation and scrummy sandwiches. It was a bit of a journey but after an evening building up the stand.....

... and a 7am start on Saturday, we were finally ready to go.

It didn't take long for the customers to make their way in, and we were really touched by the warm welcome and lovely complements both on the stand and on our artwork.

 Mind you this display was probably an arachnaphobe's worst nightmare!!


Sunday was much quieter but it was great to have the time and space to chat to people.

We even managed to pop out to the stadium cafe to sample their delicious home made lunches (at very reasonable prices), whilst the apprentice's apprentice tried her hand at the demo desk.


From the moment we arrived in Gateshead, at the stadium, at the hotel, at the event and when we went shopping or out to eat, we were surrounded by such lovely friendly people who couldn't have been more helpful. Truly a pleasure to exhibit here, and we are already looking forward to next year.

p.s. Kait did get a lovely lunch too!!

Monday, 10 October 2011

HSNW Port Sunlight

Last weekend we tootled up to the Wirral to exhibit  with Happy Stampers North West at the Hulme Hall in Port Sunlight Village. This is an amazing village built for the Sunlight factory workers with lots of green spaces and this hall was originally built as the Ladies Dining Room so their sensibilities weren't offended by the male workers at the factory. It's other claim to fame is as the first venue the Beatles performed at with Ringo as their drummer - some of you may need to ask your parents what that is all about lol!
Anyway, we intended to take a photograph of the outside of this beautiful building but we wimped out due to the exceedingly heavy rain - they've never had a wet day for this event and I swear they saved it all up over the years just for us! So, this shot of our stand gives a little hint of the magnificent vaulted ceilings in both the main hall and the slightly smaller one. Our stand was only dinky and we didn't take any lights with us so it was a tad gloomy but we will know for the next time, all being well Saturday 12 May 2012. If you have never been to this show it is a stamper's paradise and we were made to feel so welcome by Karen and Liz and all the visitors too. See you next time!