Friday, 31 May 2013

"mad about..."

The new male range 'mad about...' is now available for trade and online sales.

Launched at PG Live earlier this month the range consists of 12 designs focusing on mens hobbies from cooking and cricket to surfing and birdwatching. All with birthday captions and bright a quirky illustrations merged with collage.

Each card is 150mm square with a brown craft envelope. Please check the website,  for further information about trade sales or visit the online shop.

Friday, 17 May 2013

PG Live

Tuesday morning came round very quickly and it was a very early start on the 6.21am train bound for Kings Cross thankfully I had coffee at the ready!

I arrived at the Design Centre in Islington at 8am, a bit too early, but I wanted to check that all was well after we set up on Sunday although I did not doubt any of my husband's work for one minute!

The first day went by really quickly and there was a steady flow of people throughout the day. Lunch was fab the people at PG Live put on a great lunch which is free to exhibitors and visitors and it was nice to just have 20mins away from the stand and relax.

Everyone who came onto the stands were very positive and loved the male ranges "Metro" and  the brand new range "Mad about..." which was launched at the show.

Just as I thought things were slowing down a bit at 4.30pm I got my very first order, I was so excited and a bit tongue tied but it all went well and it made a great end to the day along with the free after drinks party also put on by the organisers. As it is so close to Kings Cross I decided to go back home, nothing like your own bed!

An early start again for the second day, I am thankful I do not have to commute anymore! Today I made some great new contacts and all of the new exhibitors around me were so friendly and helpful, it really made the show. I was exhausted by the time I got home but it was brightened up by a card my daughter had made for me showing Mummy at work (I wonder where she gets it from).

All in all it has been another great experience to do the trade show, just have to get to work on all the follow ups now.

Sunday, 12 May 2013

PG Live - Setting Up

How quickly the last four weeks have gone and PG Live is almost here. Today we went down to set up for my second trade show of the year. It seemed much less stressful than the first. We arrived at the Business Design Centre in Islington early with no hold ups!

It is a magnificent building, grade II listed, opened in 1862 for holding agricultural shows and converted to its present use in 1986.

We headed to the Springboard section, a special area for small and new card publishers and was presented with the blank canvas, Stand 873.

Two hours later and we were finished, thanks to my husband who did most of the work. I was there to pass tools and hold ladders!

So from Tuesday 14th May for two days this will be my little home. If you are visiting the show please pop by and say hello I am on Stand 873 in the Springboard section on the second floor.