Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Happy Birthday Harry

Today was Harrys second Birthday and i really dont know where those two years have gone, it only feels like five minutes ago when we were all excited about going to get him.
I must admit he has been a dream since the day we had him, hes never chewed anything up ( unless its his to chew ) he doesnt bark and loves people and other animals too and can walk me forever then wants to go again after a ten minute nap, so he keeps us fit too.
I know some people may think us crazy but we have always sent our fur babies birthday cards so heres the one for this year from us.

I have used papers from Graphic 45 from the babies to bride collection as i liked the colour tones for the idea ihad in mind.
I then made my card using the metric Scor-pal which i can recommend to anyone who has ever had trouble getting exact folds, this is fool proof and i couldnt live without it now.
I used the valentine puppy die from Cottagecutz as he is just a dead ringer for Harry and look at how the detail shows up even on Black card.
I placed him on top of Big scalloped rectangle and Deckled rectangle Nestabilities dies.
The Tag is again a pop out tag from the baby to bride collection.

Inside i have used a Just-rite number two for the centre from the Medium and Large letter set and a 1 5/8" border from the Justrite Seeds of kindness borders and centres set and built them up using various Nesties.

So Happy second Birthday harry and we love you loads xxx

Smiles from Rob Gordon and Harry the birthday boy xxx

Monday, 29 March 2010

Whats the time Ten To Nine

And its been ten to nine on my watch since the trade show at the N E C in Birmingham.
Why so i hear you ask .......
The answer is because we have been so busy busy busy busy and i just hav'nt had time (excuse the pun ) to get a battery as yet

Its brilliant though and we are not complaining its just that time of year with all the shows and sample making and the day to day running of the shop and trying to keep the house running too (haha im sure you all know the feeling )
Tomorrow morning we are in the shop stock taking and catching up with the orders that have come in over the past two days and then we are going shopping yipeeeeeee.
Its also Harrys Second Birthday tomorrow and we want to get him something special and take him for a good old walk in his favorite part of Sherwood Forest.
Now heres the big news.
We are taking on two new members of staff on the first of April and they will be working alternate days from Monday to Saturday .
They are our great friends Di and Jean and our regular customers will know them well as they are always coming in to give us a hand if we need it so now they will be here a lot more and theres bound to be lots of fun.
This will now let us do the orders answer the phone straight away look after our customers needs even more efficiently and someone will always be able to show you how to use a product you may not understand and even let you have a go yourself as we cant do this sometimes when we have a shop full of people and there is only one of us available so i hope that is good news to you all.
The last TV appearances and the shows have been fantastic for us and we just want to thank everyone for your support and telling all your friends about us.
Im sorry for not blogging for ages but i have been so tired when ive been getting home i just fall asleep (must be my age).
I will try and get a piccy up of the birthday boy tomorrow as i know he has quite a fan club out there.
Im going off to make a few more samples now with my scor-pal,justrites and cottage cutz as they are all going to be on tv in the next few weeks.
Smiles from Rob Gordon and Harry xxx