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Monday, 17 February 2014

Some sad news... and some exciting news! :-)

Good Morning Everyone.. 
(unless you're reading this in the afternoon or evening!) 

I have some news to share with you all.

The sad news:
As most of you know, I have been working with Hunkydory Crafts and their amazing products for a while now, showcasing them on Create & Craft and at demos and craft shows.

You may also know that last September, I launched my own stamp range, Sentimentally Yours, and they have been sooo popular with you all (thankyou!) There are 35 different sets already (so far!) and I'm so pleased you love them as much as I've loved designing them :-)

I've found it increasingly difficult to manage my work with Hunkydory with designing my stamps and running my shop, that I have now taken the difficult (believe me, very difficult!) decision to no longer do Create & Craft shows for Hunkydory.
You will still see me at The Great British Craft Festivals at Bolton and Warwick and hopefully, more craft shows and store demos, just not on Create & Craft.

I've loved every single minute with Hunkydory, Anne-Marie, Ruth, Rebecca and the team and will miss working with them dearly. 

The exciting news:
As I mentioned above, I launched my own stamp range, Sentimentally Yours, last September. I absolutely love designing my own stamps and, as a crafter myself, I spend hours designing them to make sure they are what I would use in my crafty projects.
I currently manage all the trade side of my brand too, so that other shops around the country can provide them to their customers.

This too, has become increasingly difficult to manage on my own, there just aren't enough hours in a day!
However, I'm really excited to be able to tell you that I have now joined the team at Creative Expressions, who will be taking over the trade side of my Sentimentally Yours brand (I will still be designing everything!)

What this means for me, and this is why I'm so excited! is that I will now have more time to focus on developing and designing my range of stamps (and hopefully other products!) 
It also means that I will be able to showcase my Sentimentally Yours products along side Creative Expressions products on Create & Craft!

This is something I have worked very hard to achieve and I am uber excited!

I will keep you up to date with show times etc when I have all the information.

Happy Crafting!




34 comments:

  1. Glad we've not losing you from C&C Phil - wouldn't be the same without you :)

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  2. Mr Phill that is absolutely fantastic news!!! I'm so glad I didn't miss this post of yours as for months now I have missed loads of posts from different people. So much so that I've had to delete other stuff to try and catch up. I'm excited too as I see you are at the Bolton show so hopefully will be able to come and say hi to you as I only live in the next town. Good luck Mr phill in everything you are doing. Much love Pat xxx

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  3. Well done - a great move, and am sure it will be successful! X

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  4. It will be great to see you demo'ing your own stamps Phill you always get the old mojo flowing

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  5. Great news and well done. When it comes to doing demos and shows dont forget your faithful followers in Ireland, we would love to see you here in the emerald isle and you will be given a great welcome.

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  6. Congratulations on the move. You will be working alongside the legend that is Sue Wilson - what a great team.

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  7. Well done that is fantastic news that your stamps are taking off. I am sure I will not be the only person who misses seeing you on create and craft. You will just have to go on with Sentimentally Yours, which would be fabulous.

    I hope this means that you will be coming to the fayres in Scotland especially the SECC in Glasgow.

    I wish you all the best with your new venture Phil.

    Denise x

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  8. Congratulations Phil, when you share your amazing journey with us, it gives us the inspiration to push on with Designing and being in the industry ourselfs. I to wish to, one day make it as they say in the crafting world, current sell my cards, candles. on my website, have demo, but my boss sold the shop.So i'm getting inspired by your story as the Dream job would be to be a freelance designer!!!! Good luck mate, your such a nice man. you never know might meet you in the flesh one day at a craft show. love to the doggy x

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  9. Congratulations to you and every success in the future x

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  10. Congratulations Phill! I wish you all the best! Can't wait yo see all your products x

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  11. Hi Phil, I am on the DT for Creative Expressions and would personally like to welcome you to the team. I wish you every success with your new venture. Huge congratulations . Tracy x x x

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  12. Congratulations, wish the very best xx amanda

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  13. Congratulations Phil, your stamps are beautiful so I am not surprised at all. Xxx

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  14. Brilliant news congratulations x x

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  15. Well done Phill, that is fabulous news, but and this is a big BUT, you are so going to be missed on C&C, not to see that wonderful cheeky grin of yours.
    Hearty Congratulations though, I wish you well.
    Love Val xxx

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  16. Thankyou everyone!
    Just to reassure those of you that think I won't be on c and c again... I will be on c and c.
    I will be on with Creative Expressions products along side my own :-)
    x

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  17. very best wishes and good luck in all you do xx

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  18. Congratulation Phil and very good luck.
    look forwards to seeing your stamp and you on Creative Expressions shows on C&C xxx

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  19. That's great news! I love your stamp range, they are really beautiful. Look forward to seeing you show them on Creative Expressions C&C shows, and may be get to one of your demos this year. x

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  20. Congratulations, great news. Looking forward to lots of new designs x

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  21. Good for you Phill!! Will only see you now on Facebook!! Don't ever get out of March in Cambridgeshire to do workshops and all sorts!! Lol!! Keep us all posted Mr Phill!! Love and best wishes, J

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  22. This is fabulous news!!! So excited for you.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  23. This is really good news for you, last time I saw you on C$C you had injured your arm, hope it's mended now. Good luck in your new venture and will keep upto date on facebook as usual unless you are at the NEC in Marchx

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  24. Fantastic news well done you..... Looking forward to seeing you working with your own stamps and creative expressions products xxx

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  25. Oh wow! that's fantastic news Phill, so happy you will still be appearing on C and C xx

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  26. Wow Phill that is great news and working with a company such as Creative Expressions must be mind blowing. You must be over the moon. I wish you good luck and good health for your future, missing you already. x

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  27. we will miss you on tv but onwards and upwards, stamps are wonderful best of luck x

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    1. I will still be on create & crafts,.. but with my own products alongside Creative Expressions products :-) No need to miss me on TV, I will still be there! lol xx

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  28. Bravo Phil well done when i grow up i want to be just like you all the very best xxx

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  30. It will be great to see you demo'ing your own stamps Phill you always get the old mojo flowing

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  31. I am sure you will love working with all the goodies that creative expressions have plus they have a great network of followers . Looking forward to seeing your new venture into stamps.
    X Ros Hodgkins

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  32. So glad you are not disappearing from Create and craft cos I would really miss you, especially when you are with Dean you both brighten my day with laughter.

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  33. Just read this Phill, well done to you, am glad you will still be appearing on C & C from time to time, I love Creative Expression shows, so I look forward to seeing you very soon xx

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