SOS - Beautiful

Can you believe what beautiful weather we have been getting here in the NE Scotland?
I hope that where ever in the world you are that the sun is shining down on you this Sunday.

Generally crafters disappear when the sun comes out, especially here in Scotland. We see it so seldom that it is a waste to sit inside and craft, for there are endless dull wet and windy days for crafting. Not only are the shops quieter when the suns out but generally, the summer months are the quietest.
The lull before the storm as they say, because when the schools go back late August, its Christmas time!
Sept and Oct being the busiest months of our crafting year, we take the quiet summer to plan classes, demos and new stamp releases.

Yes I already have Christmas stamps waiting in the wings!

But this week has been all about the RETURN TO FAIRY GLEN.
I hope you all enjoyed the blog hop,. our DT are amazing. Thank you girls for your hard work and awesome cards, I cant express how much it means to this wee stamp company to have your support.

To all our loyal sugar addicts, you were so in need of a good sugar fix LOL you waited a long time for those but I can tell you love them.

Remember that the full release is only available at the special price until the end of the day. We are down to single figures with these sets(as of 10.20am), no kidding, once the kits are done it single stamps only on Funkykits.

This weeks see's more painting for the pop up shop, some stock has been delivered but our BIG order from East Of India will arrive next week. Lucky for us the class room at Papercrafts will give us the space to open and drool over this range before pricing and packing up for the new shop and Oldmeldrum.

Our week at work was soured by a shop lifter, a fact of life that all retail business suffer from. I was amazed at the amount of stock she had pinched, how many times a week is that walking out our door? I hate to think but for once we caught her bonny.

" Dorothy from Munlochy above Inverness, I believe you are now banned from every crafts shop within driving distance of your home. And it ain't so easy to steel when you only have mail order as a source of supplies!"

I cant let one bad apple spoil everything, for I am very lucky to know and have the support of some lovely crafters who have been with me for a long long time. You know who you are, my thanks always because as a one woman show, mostly, this would not have lasted so long without the backing of lovely people.

Times are tough and I have to have positive feedback in order to fuel my desire to continue, without that I would move on. I need the luv, I know it sounds sappy but if you don't want it , why bother. That day will come. Nothing lasts for ever but for as long as you love what I bring you, I am happy to work harder, find cuter and share the sugar with you all.

take care and have a great day

Karen

5 comments:

Sue - bearhouse said...

Sorry to hear about the shop lifter but I'm glad you have caught her and hopefully she has been stopped in her tracks now.
I really enjoyed the blog hop yesterday and am looking forward to having the chance to play with some of the new images.
Sue xx

nnalorac said...

Here here, Bravo Bravo, not a soppy person either karen but our days out wouldn't be the same without the great Papercraft Boutique. Online is fine but nothing like touchy feel and a good rake and not forgeting the lovely welcome we get from both your shops. As you say too fine to craft on this lovely day. Off out to enjoy.look forward to finding out more about this Pop Up Shop! Carolxx

Shazza said...

Hi Karen
thought the latest sugar was great, well done once again. As for the shop lifter, hope she is getting done!!
x

ourmoi said...

Karen, we're all with you in respect of dedicated sugar addicts. It's obvious, from new members being added to Facebook, that sugar lovers are growing in numbers. Your stamps are ageless and will always find new crafters.

We all appreciate the time, effort, blood,sweat and tears that you put in!

Ps.... It's raining proverbial cats and dogs here, so craftings on the menu today!
X

Elaine said...

The hop was fabulous and both DT's did the most amazing job of showcasing the rubber perfectly.
Of course I had to buy them all...would've been rude not to. I mean, how could I choose which to buy or not? That would be like trying to choose a favourite child!
I adore East of India! Looking forward to seeing what your bought :)

Shoplifters are a bane of the shop keepers, stealing profits when times are hard enough for everyone!

Christmas rubber??? A glimpse maybe?
Big hugs
Elaine xx