So as we start a brand new year I am sure we are all in contemplative mood wondering what this year will bring. The last couple of years have been challenging for businesses with the uncertainty or Brexit and the political indecision. We are hoping that come March things will be clearer and we can then start to plan to grow our business once we know how things will work with our relationship as a country with Europe and America. We get lots of requests for "more" and we'd love to make this your go to store for all things paper craft related but we are still a relatively new business and have to take care how we grow as we want to be here for a long time to serve your crafty needs. So don't think we aren't making plans - we are - but we have to do it carefully!
We have recently been working on a few things we think you will like - not new brands as yet - but changes to the store which we think will improve your shopping experience with us. Watch this space for news in the next few weeks!
We also will be starting to plan to build a new dedicated office and warehouse space which will allow us to offer more brands once its built so 2019 really will be a big year for us we hope!
In the short term, we did get a couple of deliveries on Monday so now we are officially back-to-work we will work on getting those in store and will be ordering lots of new releases as the brands return to work too.
Over the next couple of weeks we will have:
- The December monthly kit add-ons from Hero Arts featuring lots of fairies, dandelions, stars and wish related stamps and dies.
- Lil' Inker Designs December release - great if you love hot chocolate!
- The new release from Stamping Bella came out on Boxing Day - we did break our "holiday" and get it ordered but we are still waiting for it to ship.
- The latest release from Waffle Flower crafts is coming on 5th January. We ordered last week but it has not yet shipped due to the holidays so may not now be here until next week.
- Next week also sees the first release of the year from MFT stamps - its a super cute and lovey one and will be in store on release day.
The weekend of the 19th January sees the Creativation Trade Show in the USA and all the brands will be featuring their big new releases there - they will be in store in February and we'll be ordering as soon as we get the information!
Now I wasn't completely uncrafty over the holidays, I did make a card I can share for a friend who had a big birthday yesterday.
I started with a big die cut bottle of bubbly using the Avery Elle Wine Bottle Die which is a nice large die for a focal point (and it's on sale if you missed it when it first came out) and paired it with a couple of wine glass shakers from the latest MFT release. These are really easy to make shakers using the co-ordinating pouches which I filled with tiny 40 confetti using the MFT Confetti Numbers die and a few bits of added sparkle from Hero Arts Icicle Sequin Mix.
The sentiment comes from Sassy Pants Birthday greetings from MFT - one of my all time faves - as I do like a sassy-sentiment for most of my friends!
That's all from me today - we return to our normal DT from tomorrow and Tallie will be here on Friday.
Happy New Year!