Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Designer Challenge

This years Designer Challenge was hosted by the fabulous Dina Wakely. She chose a bunch of designers and sent us all a selection of her product line to do with what we wished. The resuts were all on display at CHA.

Here's the results


























Enjoy xx

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

CHA days two and three

Day two started extremely early as we always have 2 hours demoing exclusively to the VIP's, before the show even starts!! Although hoiking yourself out of bed at 5am doesn't feel good at the time it is definitely worth it. You get their undivided attention whilst you explain all your new products. Mind you when you get to the fourth group you don't know what you've said or what you've missed out!!







Love to bump into friends





 More work, work, work.






 And filming.


Made this for one of my biggest fans, lol. 



And this was a filmed sample






Its nice to sit at the end of the day with the bosses, having a well earned tipple


Aww our very own Brit, Andy Skinner.


 Love this lady, Jamie, designer of Bloom girls. I admired the skull picture and she took it down and gave it to me. I was so overwhelmed and started to fill up !!! Its hung in my studio, I love it so.





 Still have to pinch myself that one of my besties works along side me.


This was our displays on the Stampers Anonymous booth, who manufactures our stamps.


And that was it from the show for me. I skipped town early so I could be home for my youngest daughters birthday. Its far too many years, that I have had to celebrate over Skype.

Enjoy xx

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

CHA news...

Education and Day one on the floor.

Friday is education day and the Ranger Signature Designers teach back to back.

I was a little nervous as I was debuting my paint line but everything went fabulously.

The calm before the storm...



Everyone hard at work





 He he because I am so used to teaching large classes on my own, my assistants had nothing to do !!


The next day saw the start of the show. 


This calls for big shoes to kick ass !!!


Here's my favourite partner in crime the gorgeous Dina Wakely.


The lovely Wendy Vecchi.


 He he can you guess who this is???


Yes its the fabulous Suze Weinberg.


Gorgeous Mario


Fabulously modelling our new Signature Designer bag


Time for the morning run through


The lovely Barbara from Italy


 Oooh some of my have creative peeps. Seth Apter, Mary Beth Shaw and Pam Carriker.






 My boys, Jim and Cesar




The lovely Tracey plying me with alcohol miniatures…



 And look who we have here…Jim and Carol Ramsey, the wonderful owners of Stampotique. So glad I got to meet them. We have a mahoosive selection of their stamps in our shop AftH.








The awesome Anna aka Finnibair










I'll run through the second day for you tomorrow. I am just about to embark on the long journey home. See you over the pond.

Enjoy xx

Quote of the Century


"You are an extraordinary woman.


How can you expect anything ordinary to happen to you"


Louisa May Alcott