20 December 2011

Merry Christmas Everybody ...

We found some time last week to take a break and spend the afternoon drinking cocktails and enjoying a nice meal at Michael Caines Restaurant Abode in Manchester..

We enjoyed some lovely cocktails...

....and a trip around Manchester.  We had a lovely time and we feel,  a well deserved break!

It is now 19.50 and we are still at work desperately trying to finish off our designs so that we can send them to the printers tonight and check the proofs before everyone finishes for Christmas.

We won't be blogging now until we start back at work in January so we would both like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

Karen and Claire xx

16 December 2011

News .....

Hi, another busy, busy week, still on the last minute trying to get our designs done in time for Top Drawer, we have taken delivery of one new range which we are really pleased with, and are well on the way to finishing our new children's range which is to be called 'Sherbet Lemon'.  We have to have all the designs completed by Tuesday if we stand any chance of having them printed on time.

A lot of our time recently has been taken up with an idea we had in the Summer of producing a newsletter/marketing tabloid newspaper, and we are proud to say it has now been printed and we have taken delivery of the finished article today.

It is a tongue in cheek look at the world of Paper Salad,
4,700 copies have been delivered to Progressive Greetings today, as it is going in the January Issue as an insert, targeting existing and potential customers.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Karen and Claire xx

07 December 2011

Christmas 2012 Gift Bags....

Today has been spent mocking up the Christmas designs we did a couple of weeks ago into gift bags, so that Glick can photograph them and take them to their annual sales meeting next week.

06 December 2011

Lots of new designs being created....

First of all we must apologise for not blogging for a while, but we have just been so busy this past week.  Just when we think we are getting on top of things something else comes along with a deadline as usual and everything has to be pushed back!  We are now worrying about getting all of our new designs ready in time but we will find a way of making it happen.

Last Saturday we took up our spot at the annual 'Winter Wonderland' in Marple Bridge in Cheshire.  The weather was truly awful, we had to set up in a torrential downpour, and trying to get everything put out and arranged beautifully with people sheltering under our gazebo was very challenging.

We finally got our stand sorted and everything was okay for a while, although the gazebo took a battering with the heavy rain and the sudden gusts of wind that nearly saw it taking flight on several occasions, it took three of us to hold it down.

Claire and Jess keeping warm with mulled wine and a mince pie.

Father Christmas arrived on horse and carriage.

We are doing another Christmas fair this saturday at Greave School and thank goodness it is indoors.