Monday, 29 December 2008

Hi Everybody

I hope you have all had a good Christmas. I had a lovely time, sat and did nothing - except watch Mama Mia and a dvd of Micheal McIntyre (very funny!) and went to see my favourite little girl!! I did not even play on the 'puter. This is my first day back - I was not feeling very well leading up to Christmas, so I made myself have a complete break from it all. I am feeling a lot better now.

This is just a quick up-date because I am having trouble up loading the details of the 'January' sale on the website, so I thought I would post them here. (I will be back on over the next day or so, I have got some pictures of Joanna card to upload and some of my sisters bowls to show you!)

Anyway, here are the sale details:

We would like to wish all of our customers a
and to celebrate the coming of 2009 we are holding our
'January Sale'
starting at 10am on the 30th December
and continuing until 3pm on the 4th January
25% off all Christmas papers
25% off all Christmas embellishments
25% off all Christmas peel-offs
25% off all Christmas rubber stamps
(including Elusive Image Christmas sheets!!)
25% off Tinkerbella Inks
Zutter Dream Kutzs reduced from £74.99 to £54.99
(only two available!!)
Jewellery craft bag reduced from £19.99 to £15.99
Plus many more special offers
and 10% off all non-sale items
(please note that the Flutterby Stamp is on holiday and there will be no loyalty
points during the sale period)

Here are our opening times over the New Year period:
Tuesday 30th - 10am ' til 4pm
Wednesday 31st - 10am 'til 2pm (sorry, going out for the evening!!)
New Years Day - Closed (will be recovering from the late night!!)
Friday 2nd - Back to normal - hopefully recovered!!
Remember the sale finishes at 3pm on the 4th January, so come and grab a bargain!!
Have a wonderful time and see you all soon!!

Monday, 22 December 2008

Merry Christmas, Everybody.

It seems like only five minutes since I sent out last years Christmas email and what a busy year it has been. Plenty of ups, some downs, but overall not a bad year.

Grant and I have had lots of lovely time watching Jet grow from a gorgeous baby of last Christmas to a beautiful, active and articulate little girl of this Christmas. She now owns a pair of funky wellies and she loves jumping in puddles, just like her mum used to enjoy doing. It will be lovely to see Helen, Nick and Jet settled and enjoying the first Christmas in their new home later this week.

Philip and Katie will also be spending their fist Christmas in their new home, (How my babies have grown!) leaving Grant and I to play Derby & Joan at home alone.

The girls and I are looking forward to quite a long holiday this year. I have put our opening times on the website, you can click here for the full details. Basically we are closing at lunchtime on Christmas Eve and re-opening on Tuesday. It is the longest time that I have closed the shop since we opened four years ago. But we have been so busy this year with all the moving that I think we need to have this break, recharge our creative batteries!

I know this means that you will have to go without your craft shopping fix for a full five days, but I have something up my sleeve to cheer you all up once we re-open next week. Our 'January' sale will start on Tuesday the 30th December.

There will be 25% off of all Christmas stock in the papershop, 10% off of everythings else in both shops. On top of that I will be putting out extra special offers and bargain bins. The sale will last until the 4th of January. How does that sound?

So now, that leads us onto next year and what is coming up. I was hoping to have the workshops lists updated and ready by now but, if you have been in the shop during the past week or so you will know that I have been a bit unwell, so I have not managed to update as fast as I expected. The details will be on the website by the new year, I promise!

I think we are all looking forward to moving into the new year. Although we have had some good time this year (not least with the moving of the shops) it has been filled with a lot of worrying moments with doom & gloom exasperated by the government and the press - and I know that a lot of you have very good reasons to look forward to a new year - so I would like to end this newsletter by wishing you all a very merry Christmas and all the best wishes for 2009.
We look forward to seeing you at the sales next week and we will help you with your crafting next year.

With best wishes from Lynn and The Girls

Still without computer.

Hi Tracy (me) Is still without her computer and to top it all off, when I went over to my mums yesterday to upload the challenge cards. MSN has wiped my e-mail account Clean of all my e-mails.

So I have had to suspend this months challenge, So sorry!! Normal service will hopefully resume after the festive period and the gremlins in my life.

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Merry Christmas to all and an apology from Tracy!!

Hi all Just wanted to pop on and say Merry Christmas to you all.

I have not posted the new challenge yet as My computer is broken, hard drive is cupput. So at the moment I am snatching a couple of minutes on the Local Library Internet area.

Hopefully will get these up tomorrow as I am going to see my mum.

So sorry for the delay.


Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Good Morning. It is soooo cold and frosty outside. But, of course, that does make it feel more like Christmas!
It has been manic around here.
We were asked to arrange the ladies gifts for the Sargeants Mess Christmas Draw at Hermitage barracks for this weekend. 70 hand decorated glass dishes and candles (plus bag!) later..........I am feeling at the moment that if I NEVER see another glass dish or serviette or candle again it will be too soon!! I will try to get a photo of them before they go out. I must say, though, they are looking fabulous. I almost wish I was going myself.
The website is nearly completed. Hurray!! So Tracy and I can move on from that very soon now. And, hopefully, I will be able to spend some time next week updating the website with all of nexts years workshops. How hunky dory would that be?
If any of you have been missing Tracy and noticed that she has not been on the 'puter for a bit, her hard-drive has died - poor love! And she has been working like made all over the place. Should all be back to normal soon.
It has been one hell of mad, bad and busy year this year. But hopefully things have moved on and next year will be more settled.
Take care of yourselves and drive carefully on those icy roads.

Lynn x