Tuesday, 17 May 2011
HappyStampers at Port Sunlight
We had a fabulous day on Saturday at the Happy Stampers North West Stamp Festival in Port Sunlight. The show has 33 stands of stamping or stamp related exhibitors and 1600 visitors, phew. It was our first ever show so were a little apprehensive but all went well, and despite the broken rib!. We arrived on Friday to set up, me, hubby Richard, lovely sister Clare and the fabulous Jo Capper-Sandon. We took ages and were still nowhere near finished by the time we had to leave at 6pm. You could see how much more efficient were the exhibitors who do shows all the time and were all done while we looked like a bomb had gone off on our stand. Jo, Clare and I were back at 8 on Saturday morning and were joined by Joanne Wardle, Julie Dandy and Karen Cass and Michele Readitt. It was Karen Cass who talked me into applying to go on the waiting list to have a stand at the show, took almost a year but due to a cancellation we made it!
Jo and Joanne demoed all day making and giving away over 60 cards and tags, a herculean effort.
One of the best things of the day was meeting up with old friends, customers and bloggers who I only knew by name. Of course in the rush I forgot to take many pics but I got to say hello Flutterby Crafter aka Ann, Jo aka Peach Tree, Judith, Dawn from Huddersfield and her mom, Carina all the way from Holland and quite a few people from UK Stampers including Sid aka
Harpie, Lorraine, Linda and Annepat and apologies for anyone I've missed off!
We are on the standby list for a cancellation again and hope to be at the next show in October or next year in May.
Julie Dandy in her Alice in Wonderland Hat