Sunday, 6 November 2016

OnStage Convention, Telford, 05.11.16

Hello, Crafers.

This morning I posted my video which shows how I made my swaps for OnStage yesterday.

When we check-in at OnStage, we're given name badges and lanyards, as well as a strip of Silver ribbon which shows what title we have achieved, plus strips for any achievements during the past twelve months. 
This year I received an extra four ribbons from the silver one: Flex Points for achieving 160,000+ points; Annual Sales for achieving 10000 CSV in sales in one year, and one-quarter; Annual Recruiting and Annual Leadership.

I'm not sure exactly what I did to earn these - suffice it to say, I earned them! 

Hubby took a photograph of me wearing my lanyard, name badge and ribbons but he failed to notice it was back to front! DOH!!

We'll re-do it when we get home later today so I can share it with you tomorrow! 

We had a fabulous time at OnStage yesterday. There was one tiny fly in the ointment in as much as it took so long to check in, I lost a lot of valuable swapping time! 

The result is that I have come back with several of my own swaps. On the positive side, I'll remove the list of ingredients I had to put inside and they'll be ready for the Gingham Goose Craft Show we're doing next Saturday. 

But no worries, I still have lots of brilliant swaps to share with you and will get them videoed ASAP. ☺


We have been given copies of the new Spring Catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration catalogues which we're not allowed to share for the next couple of days. 

One of the many highlights of Onstage is Prize Patrol, of which there about 6 or 7 throughout the day. I was so lucky to win the first one which is an absolutely fabulous stamp set - same thing happened last April when I won the Baby Bear Stamp Set!

During the day there were several achievement recognitions. For the first time ever, I walked the stage.........not just once, but THREE times! I was sort of expecting one but the other two were total surprises. I was on cloud nine. 

OnStage started at 8.30 am and finished at 7 pm - a long day. Fortunately, we had already booked a table for Audrey, hubby and I for dinner at 8 pm, which meant we didn't have too much of a late night last night!

We're now almost packed and ready to head home. Audrey's train back up to Scotland is at lunchtime, so we'll all be leaving at more or less the same time.

Photograph 1: Lighted basket of swaps.

Photograh 2: Paula Gorry, UK Business manager and me!
Photograph 3: Second walk of achievement recognition!

Photograph 4 - 6: five 2017 Thailand Incentive Trip winners, all in Natalie's team! From left to right Pip Todman, Natalie O'Shea, JanB, Kim Fee and Louise Sims, and of course, Paula.

That's about it for today. Here's hoping to a lovely three hour journey home! Until tomorrow, happy crafting,



  1. Ah, how absolutely wonderful for you, Jan! So, so happy for the recognition that you received and you know how I feel about it too ... nobody deserves it more; you've worked so hard to earn it! Happy you've had such a super time and we'll be looking forward to more in the days to come. Now, to your video!! lol

    1. Hi, Geraldine. Many thanks for your support, it means so much to me ☺☺☺ Now that I'm back home, I have a few things I want to photograph so I can share them with you tomorrow! ☺ Happy crafting. JanB.

  2. Congratulations on all your awards. You certainly deserve them. I so enjoy your daily blog and the wonderful things you create for us. And I love all your adventures. My daughter lived in England for two years and I can just picture some of the places you blog about.

    1. Hi, Doris. Many thanks! I'm so pleased my blog gives pleasure. ☺ ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. Congratulations on getting so many awards and good to see what janb looks like
    cheers Kaye

    1. Many thanks, Kaye. I have to admit, photographs of me are pretty rare! LOL! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  4. Missed you completely on Saturday - even though I was sitting at the front!!! Would love to have met you in person! Congratulations on all your awards - well deserved! Agree about the time to check in - ridiculous! xx

    1. Hi, Angela. I so wish OnStage was a 2-day event. It was so jam-packed with great presentations, demonstrations, etc, there wasn't enough time to meet all the people we wanted, too. Maybe see you in Amsterdam? ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.