Monday, February 22, 2010

Birmingham Trade show, and 400 followers!

Yesterday was brilliant day. I travelled up to Birmingham to the annual UK Craft trade show , and met up with Hels to go and view and buy some of the new products that will be coming out from UK , European and US companies, and to generally meet and greet! lol. We certainly bumped into a few people, Suze Weinberg, Tim Holtz, Claudine Hellmuth, Lin Brown from LB Crafts, Leandra from PaperArtsy, Wendy from The Stamp Attic, and of course Linda E , who was smitten with Mr Holtz..lol
We had a very tiring but successful day, and I think I wore Hels out dragging her up and down aisles! I know my feet hurt!
I have ordered lots of new goodies for you, and one of them arrived today! We now have Tim's stamps online for you to buy. I didn't take my camera, too much to carry, but my blackberry served a purpose , and here is the only photo I took of me Hels and Wendy resting in between shopping!
Oops looks like my top fell down, but actually that is a top underneath my jumper!!
I was so amazed when I came home last night to find that I had got 400 followers  on my blog,  so I immediately though BLOG CANDY!
 I shall randomly choose a person from either the comments left on this post or one of the followers , and they can win a £10.00 voucher to spend in the shop! If you are not a follower , then please add yourself, and I would love to reach 450 followers...hehehe ( ok I am asking a lot, I know!)
 I will choose the winner next week on Monday, after we have been to Stamperama!
Have a great evening and good luck in the draw.

47 comments:

Helen said...

Well done on 400 followers! I've recently got to 20, seems like small fry in comparison, but it made me happy! Glad to hear you had a good day, certainly everyone seems to have enjoyed it!

Missy said...

Congrats on 400 ! My blog has 20 also hehe

Hels Sheridan said...

For anyone else who sees this photo...honestly, that is not Hels in the middle...that is Hels' older, uglier and fatter twin sister who went as an imposter yesterday...honest....t'wasn't me!!!
PMSL

Debby said...

Yeah!!! 400 followers, Congrats!! Would love to be entered in your giveaway.
Debby

Diane.W. said...

Sounds like you had fun!!!

Congrats on all your followers :o)x

Julie Ranae said...

All I can say is I wish I had a group of girls like you to shop at shows with....you all look beautiful!

crafty creations said...

Well done on reaching the 400 Jennie - mind it doesn't surprise me you are an inspiration. Seems like you all had a ball at the NEC

xx Hilda

Lisa said...

Ooh, it looks like a fabulous show. Congratulations on your 400 followers!!!!!

The Inky Minx said...

I'm not jelious, or crying non stop that i didn't get to meet Tim and all the others, i'm not sob sob, honest i'm sob not!
Well done on your following, here's to many more :P

Fliss said...

Glad to hear you had a good time Jennie and congratulations on your 400 followers.
I adore Tim too and just love seeing him demo as he's the most inspirational crafter ever.
Now off to look at the new stuff!
x

Penni said...

Congrats on all your followers. Looks like you enjoyed yourself at Birmingham

Hugs
Penni
X

kazzells said...

Sounds like you had lots of Fun!! Congrats on 400 followers!! would love the chance to win thanks in advance

kazx

Lottie said...

How I envy you all on your day out and I have been blog hopping around as many blogs as I can find pictures and info of the weekend.

Lovely to see you all in the 'flesh' and can't wait to see what you bought

There is no doubt in my mind that you will achieve your 450 goal.

Good luck everybody in the £10 vouvher draw - lots of new goodies to put the money towards.

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

congrats on making 400 and heres to 500 set your sights high lol ju x

craftytrog said...

I've just added to your number Jennie! Congrats on having over 400, I only have 4! Lol! Great photo btw xx

Sarah Anderson said...

I dreamt I met Suze, Tim and Claudine..do you think that counts?!!!! LOL Congrats on 400 followers. And you look like you have way too much fun with all this shopping at trade shows ;)

Cath said...

Just added to your number. Are you going to stock Tims paper pads at all?
Thanks for my order everything arrived ok and in record time, will order again.

clare said...

firstly congrat on your 400+followers..well done xx

And just by your pic looks like you all had a great time...i cant wait for the public show 27th march for some credit card bashing..lol and not just for that..its a chance to meet up with other bloggers..i cant wait!
thanks for the chance hugs clarex

Paper Paradise said...

Seems like a good time was had by all. It was certainly worth all the aching feet and tiredness! Would love the chance to win the prize on offer in celebration of reaching 400 followers. Here's to the next 400! x

patcrafts said...

Congrats on 400 followers I have 23LOL.
It sounds like everyone had a good day at "Stitches", I met Claudine last week at AFTH but yet to meet Linda E's fave and Suze.

Ellen said...

congrats on all those followers may many more follow.

that photo looks like you had loads of fun at the NEC and what bliss to be able to go shopping like that and bumping into so many guru's

Christine said...

Congrats on 400! I come by each time you post but haven't become a follower yet! I am now!!!

Have fun this week!!!

Blessings,
Christine

Glennis said...

Congratulations on 400 followers. I have been one for a while now, and read all your news with interest. That show must have been amazing - I am so jealous of you UK people, we don't have many like that here

Jan said...

looks like you girls are having too much fun!!

Sandra said...

Good for you!
Enjoy!
Sandra

Anita said...

Congrats on 400 followers! What a fun and exciting day!

Laura said...

I think you all look wonderful and so very happy! I wish I could have joined you. What a treat and I am sure a fantastic time was had by all!

Jacqueline said...

Looks like you were all having fun! but then again who wouldn't! Wish I could have been there!

Congratulations on 400 followers! I've just reached 20 and thought I was doing ok lol.

Take care

Jackie x

whyducks said...

It looks like good fun was had by all. Look forward to seeing what you have bought. x

Andrea said...

thats a super picture of the 3 of you Jennie and glad the day went well, Hels you look great xx

Net said...

Ooo get you flashing your lacy undies! Sounds a fab day.

Moni said...

Congrats on so many followers! Great pic! Hugs;moni

Lorraine said...

what a lovely photo you all look .so glam..glad you enjoyed the show and looking forward to see what new products appear in the shop..well done on 400 followers I cant believe I have just hit the 100 mark!!

Shoogles said...

Congratulations on getting so many followers!

Nicks said...

i'm a follower....i'm a follower.. I'm a follower..............

Rosemary said...

Glad you had a good time at the NEC, hope your feet have recovered. Off to take a look at the Tim stuff

Amanda said...

Looks like you had fun at the show and I'm sure it was worth the aching feet. Congratulations on 400followers. Your pic is on Suze's blog too.

Cazzy said...

Congratulations, I was chuffed with my 52, though that keeps going up and down. Do they come and go or is it new people I wonder, and some are definitely not active.

Cazzy x

lisa said...

Congrats on your 400th, Jennie. That's some going.
Your day out sounds like great fun.

Lisax

Jenni said...

Congrats on reaching 400 followers - in fact now 410 - well done! Sounds like you had a lot of fun at the NEC :o)
Jenni x

Lynn Stevens said...

looks like you ladies had a blast!!! Oh I'm so green with envy.
Congrats on over 400 followers! Awesome!now bring on the champagne

Janeyc49 said...

Sounds as though you had a fabulous time at NEC - lovely pic of you all. Congrats on 400 followers. Love the gift from Hels - I agree, it's crying out for some ink - would love to see a pic if you do it :) x

JAN said...

congratulations on your 400 followers a great achievement and actually i see you have more now including me lol..here is wishing you many more..thank you for the chance to win your fab candy Jan

Heavenly Anarchist said...

Congrats on the 400.
Am green with envy at your name dropping.............

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on getting 400 followers! I too follow your blog posts, but don't have my own blog so haven't officially joined anything.

Lynn Wild

JAN said...

very well done on you 400 followers what a nice surprise or you, I am one of those lucky followers and thank you for the chance to win and be entered in your celebratory draw..hugs and success to you jan

The Scrappy Tree said...

400 followers, wow!
Hope you had a great time at the craft show :) it certainly is a busy time of year for the crafters!