Paul’s off with the Fairies!

Paul’s off with the Fairies!

Hi there!

Thanks for joining me here in the hotel room again. We seem to be making a habit of this! Had a cracking day at the NEC today mind! The show was excellent. Busy, friendly and just generally a bit good! The TV show with Leonie was great fun, the new stamps went down well (I blimming love them) and Lou Withers was a delight to have with us on the team.

Tomorrow is the last day, Day 4. Paul will be showcasing our lovely Fairy dies by Mel…..Hochanda 12 noon.

Shelagh Metselaar
Dee Paramour
Maria Moorhouse
Maria Moorhouse
Maria Moorhouse
Dee Paramour
Dee Paramour
Wendy Thorburn
Dee Paramour
Maria Moorhouse

…together with the 12×12 papers.

And it’s off home we trundle against. Linda Williams has been running wonderful Groovi Make n Takes every day, and as you can imagine, they have full up instantly. I think folks really enjoyed them, and the fact that they were free was a bonus. To be taught by one of the most respected and revered parchers in the world in a small group – well that’s pretty Spesh Presh!


One little girl was particularly engrossed in the mini workshop, and did a cracking job! Please say hi to Amelia, aged 8…

What a little cutie!

Time to go for dinner. It’s a posh restaurant up the road. We’re celebrating my 60th again tonight!

Love and hugs.

Barb xxxx

24 thoughts on “Paul’s off with the Fairies!

  1. Hope you have a fabulous meal tonight & then another great day tomorrow. watched your show earlier live & then on rewind whilst I did the ironing. Ironing always seems so much better when you have something interesting & funny to watch. Love the new words On wonk etc definitely a new dictionary in the making !!
    I picked one of the dies up yesterday, not sure why I didn’t have both having seen the samples on Facebook where the DT have layered the 2 to make a scene. Another thing to add to my wish list. Would it be possible to add this feature to the web page do you think. Another thing I have thought about is a mini word chain alphabet so we can add personal touches to the sentiments.

  2. Hello Amelia👋🏻 Beautiful work.
    I think I caught the end of an hour with Lou while she was competing on Hochanda with some Sizzix stash. She won🥳 Was it the same Lou? I did wonder if they were having rather too much fun in the studio while t’others were at the NEC. It was quite a larff. 🤣😉😂
    I understand from my elders 😉 that you ARE actually allowed to celebrate EVERY day of your 60th year🥳💝🤩💃🏼 Specially in a leather mini & an on trend scarf in your hair.
    Enjoy it You Party Animal You……👩‍🎨❣️

    1. There’s only one Lou! Her and Kathryn did have a great time on the craft off. Lou is one of most inspirational crafters I know. Barbara, Leonie and Lou, they’ve got crafting covered IMHO!

      1. Thanks for that David. Lou did look like my kind of crafter, especially as a double act. What a treat we’ve got to look forward to🤗🤣

  3. Saw the show at lunchtime – you looked fab in your outfit ! Hope I look as good in Oct when I’m 60 ! Loved what you did with the stencils. Have a lovely evening, we’ve just watched the rugby and have ordered a Chinese instead of going out to celebrate hubby’s birthday yesterday ! X

  4. Hello, Amelia. You did a great job! Hope you are going to join us all crafting. Clarity are good people to be with. Maybe we will hear about you again. Have fun!

  5. Had a brilliant day at NEC today and made several visits to the Clarity stand , watched the live broadcast from the TV audience AND answered a question and won a Babs card 😆. What a lovely lot of people in the Clarity crew -just a terrific set up . Have a wonderful birthday celebration Barb – 60 isn’t so bad . Wish I looked as good in a leather skirt 😉

  6. Wow, Amelia is a little star, so nice to see the youngsters taking to craft.
    Once again the design team have excelled themselves and the show at noon was great. Like your new look too.
    Bought the stamps sets today to complete the suite.
    Already have the fairy dies but will enjoy watching Paul on TV tomorrow.
    Enjoy your special dinner tonight.
    Hugs, 🍒🍒🍒

  7. Hi Barbara
    Your show was brilliant (as usual) today. You make everything look so easy, and you have such fun with Leonie.
    Have a lovely evening and a wonderful meal.
    Love & Hugs

  8. Great show this afternoon. Got in just in time to watch live. Order placed so I could enjoy the demos. Enjoy your birthday meal. Xx

  9. Great show again sounds such a fun time your all having bit jealous would love to be there may be later in year . Have fun and enjoy your birthday meal
    And celebrations and a great last day and Amelia wow fantastic what great work xxx

  10. Hi Barb,
    Oh, isn’t little Amelia a little cutie! She did so well too. Loved the show today and you did look good in your outfit – I’m sure the skirt wasn’t that tight! Leonie was on good form too! Loved the stamps and the dies, they will be in my basket from Clarity. You seemed to be having a great time today and did very well with the demos. Hope you have had a lovely meal and a great night out. Love and hugs Alison xxx

  11. Had a great day out at the NEC with friends and chatted to the lovely Clarity team who are all so friendly. Bought all on my list and more, thanks Barbara for the help with choosing the paint ( not on my list 😉) but such a bargain would be rude not too. Loved the lunch time live show and pleased to say I am hidden behind the detail banner . Enjoy your birthday celebrations.

  12. Saddly I missued most of the show but will check on Hochanda to see if I can watch it back. Little Amelia is a crafter in the making – we need to start them young lol!
    Enjoy your meal, hope you have a lovely time and many more happy meals xx

  13. Fantastic samples by members of the team using the fairy dies Barbara, and what a cutie little Amelia is, and a great crafter in the making, and I hope you have had a great evening celebrating your birthday, again. x

  14. Watched the show and had a few chuckles at the antics lol.

    Hope you enjoyed a lovely dinner and hope it all goes like a dream tomorrow x

  15. Hi Barb, have not caught up with the full show yet, but the snippets I saw were fab. Looks like I am in for some laughs today. Looking forward to Pauls show today. Hope you had a lovely celebration meal last night. Take care all. Bx

  16. I’m floating on Cloud Nine……☁️⛅🌤️🌥️
    Barbara has just given my mate a hug at the NEC, just for me. Though it sounds like I might have probs getting it off her😉
    🤸👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩HaPpY dAyS👩‍❤️‍💋‍👩🤸
    On top of that Verstappen has overtaken Vettel in #F1.

  17. Hope you have a wonderful celebration tonight, and a chance to put your feet up before the final day. I’ve had a lovely crafty arty day today, and will be doing some card making with my friend’s 3 year old in the next few days, as it’s her birthday on Wednesday and she’s coming to stay. Can’t wait!

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