Tomorrow is the big day for me. I don't think there is anyone who doesn't know that I am opening a shop.
I am very nervous and wonder what the next few years will bring - success - or - *gulp* - failure.

Everyone has been so supportive. I opened a package today and Lynn sent me a banner saying 'Cardinal Colours' Richard has put it up in the shop for me and I shall take some photos tomorrow. Time ran out today I'm afraid.

Tomorrow morning his task is to blow up some balloons and put them outside. Lets hope it doesn't rain. Still the forecast is for fine but chilly.

I have had some lovely 'Good Luck' cards and these too have been put up in the shop.

A photographer from the Sussex Express and County Herald will be arriving at 9.30 tomorrow to take a photo of me and my staff. Anita has stepped in for the day as staff so she may be famous in Sussex. I was going to say it will be the next day fish and chip papers but they don't have these any n more do they. I am sure fish and chips tasted better from a newspaper wrapping. lol. The reporter asked me to write a few words and my friend Gillyp critiqued it and altered it as she said I wasn't blowing my own trumpet enough. She is brilliant with words and I often turn to her for advice.

But I digress. People have knocked on the window and said how pleased they are that a craft shop is opening, including a couple of elderly gentlemen, (I hope that they know what a craft shop is and are not expecting and Ann Summers shop) I have only had one old lady say it would be a disaster - and I aim to prove her wrong.

So I may see you soon. Do call in for a chat, a browse and a cuppa if you are in the area.
Cardinal Colours, 42 High Street, polegate, East Sussex. Tel: 01323 488718

The naughty girls from Scrapology have hi-jacked this blog again :)

This months Scrapology Challenge is a double page layout from a pagemap.

Lynn and Linda both used the I believe collection from My Minds Eye, as below, which is available here.

You can see how different the pages came out using the same collection of papers below.

Why not pop over to the Scrapology site to view more of the DT's pages and enter your layout.
There is a £15 voucher for use at Cardinal Colours available for the winner!
Yesterday was probably my last Saturday crop as I shall open the shop on 19 January and will be a working girl again after all of these years.

Anyway, the girls at the crop presented me with these flowers to wish me luck in the new enetrprise. Such a lovely surprise and I was more touched than I cared to show. Everyone has been so supportive and you don't realise how many kind, generous and helpful people there are out there till something like this happens.

So a very grateful and emotional thanks to Anita, Chris, Linda, Liz, Lynn, Sue, Tina and Wendy (I did this alphabetically so that it wouldn't appear that I had thought of someone before another as they are all so special in their own way)