Monday, 22 July 2013

A Huge Event Day Thank You....

Good Afternoon Everyone,
Well I think I am just starting to recover from the exhaustion of my Event Day on Saturday
 but can I firstly say a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone that came along and supported the day, it was a great success and we are already planning the 2014 Event!
I thank you for your patience at the tills as I know the queues were very long and I assure you that we will have two tills in place next year!
I also apologise for having to stop demoing so that I could help you get through the tills quicker and assure you that this will not happen next year as we have already made plans to sort that out and I will be there for you to pick my crafty brains all day next year, lol!
It was lovely to see so many familiar faces but also a lot of new faces too and I know from what you have told me that you all loved the day.
So much planning goes in to the day and it was so rewarding to get so many lovely comments from you all yesterday, you all made my exhaustion worth it by your comments.

Here are a few photos from the day..........

Here we are all really busy getting ready for the start of the day........

My lovely friends Jenny Mayes and Julie Hickey sorting last minute samples........
Nearly there..........

And then the doors opened and you flooded in.........

As requested we will be bringing you all the new inspiration of the cards and projects that we had there on the day, on the blog over the next coming weeks as we have soooo many to show you....
The website will also be back to normal by the end of next week with correct stock levels in place as you know, I do not like to keep people waiting for items.....
I also want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all my girls as you all worked so hard and did a stirling job on the day.....
Suz, my little star!
What would I do without you? 

Suz and Jan on the till, you coped so well under pressure!!

Kirsten and Rosemary on Make & Takes, everyone loved what they did and were proud of their achievements!
Also thank you to Kirsten for all your help on Friday......
Kate you coped so well, helping out so many people and thank you so much for your help during the week....

My lovely family, Jo my sister and my niece Chloe on the catering side, Yummy!!!
 But Oh dear on the scales on Wednesday!!
We will have a lot more savoury items along side the cakes as requested next year.

My niece Heidi for running the Craft Raffle for Breast Cancer Care and the Tombola.
We raised £72.00 and I will make it up to £100 for them....
Well done to Donna for winning the Big Craft Raffle prize of over £100 worth of crafting goodies, the ticket number was '124'......
Also well done to Carole Cheeseman for winning the yummy Breast Cancer Cake that my sister made.
Carole's husband is diabetic and the cake is a little big for Carole on her own, so she has donated it to the Heart of Kent Hospice and we dropped it over to them yesterday and they were thrilled,
so Thank You Carole!
And lastly can I say another HUGE THANK YOU to the fabulous demonstrators and my lovely friends Julie Hickey from Craftwork Cards, Jenny Mayes from Hobby Art and Georgina Sweetenham.
I did want to get a picture of them all together but we were too busy!!!!

You all did a fantastic job and made everyone's day so great with all the hard work that you put in to all the wonderful samples........
Well, this is really sounding like an Oscar Speech so I think it is time to sign off.
I will be back soon next week with lots of lovely samples to show you.
Big Hugs Lisa.B.x


  1. Hi Lisa, as always, a great day. Lets give Paul a mention, as he went home to get the forgotten big shot!Look forward to next class. Try and slow down a bit lol.
    Irene Love

    1. Thanks Honey I appreciate your support and will listen,lol! Big Hugs Lisa.B.X

  2. Always look forward to the Open Craft Day. Never disappointed. Lots of bargains, great demos and inspiring card samples. Such a lot of work for you and your team of little helpers but we all appreciate it.

    1. Thanks Sweetie, It was so lovely to see you and thank you for your support. Hope to see you soon.
      Big Hugs Lisa.B.x

  3. Hi Lisa, Just wanted to say it was my first time at one of your events and I absolutely loved it. I managed to persuade my Mum to come with me who is not into crafting at all, UNTIL, she made a card! She was so impressed with her make that she promptly bought herself a kit. I also enjoyed chatting to the designers and I picked up some great ideas and spent a few of my pounds plus some of my Mums' pounds too! I am also quite shocked to see a picture of me on here looking through the sale items. Luckily it's a picture from behind, and my hubby wont know any different!! Lisa x

    1. Hi Lisa, I am really pleased that you loved the day and that it got your mum in to crafting too, you are very welcome. The shop is always open to everyone at the hall when a workshop is on and the next one will be 2nd August from 2.30pm to 9.30pm. Even if you just want to pop in to say hello as it will not be quite so manic!!!
      Big Hugs Lisa.B.x

  4. It was my first time and was blown away by the organisation, demos and huge amount of craft goodies. Got some lovely bits and amazing sale items too. Wish I could have stayed all day but will not miss the next one! Mars xxx

  5. Hi Marie,
    Thank you so much for your lovely comments, I am really gutted that I did not meet you, it would have been lovely too but you know how busy it was!!
    We will have to catch up another day, you can always pop in on a workshop day or even come to a workshop!!
    Big Hugs Lisa.B.x

  6. My daughter and I had a great day Lisa, thank you! Lots of bargains and inspiration from friendly, approachable people near home: PERFECT! Adele loved the make and take, and Kristen was brilliantly patient with her; will put some photos on Facebook! Looking forward to next year's day already and of course the class next week!

    1. Many thanks hon, I am glad that you both enjoyed the day. Loved the photos on Facebook ;-).....Hugs Lisa.B.x


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