Monday 24 April 2017

Version Scrap - Paris

I arrived home last night following a fabulous few days in Paris with the amazing PaperArtsy dream team. Yes, it's incredibly hard work, yes, we were all pretty much exhausted but we wouldn't have it any other way as it is truly a privilege to be part of this fantastic show with some of the nicest and hard working people that I know. Mark, Leandra and Lauren have been working pretty much non stop for the last few weeks in preparation for this show. There is always so much to do, pressing rubber, bottling Fresco Finish paint as well as Infusions, ordering extra stock, preparing the make'n'takes, booking hotel rooms and the list goes on!!!!! On top of all this the very lovely (also very funny) Lauren was feeling decidedly under the weather but carried on regardless....what a trooper. Then of course there's the gorgeous Florence who helped out with translating, helping customers choose the right products and making sure the stand stayed well stocked......a never ending job!!!! Dounia, who's official new title is "Queen of Make'n'takes" because she is totally awesome at keeping everyone on track with their projects. The amazing Audrey is fantastic at getting everyone's purchases through the till at the speed of light alongside Mark who not only mans till No.2 but keeps an eye on everything. Leandra and I demoed our socks off and the lovely Lauren and Florence also did some demoing too when we were at lunch. And last but not least, my good pal and room mate Sally who is like my right arm as she translate for me A LOT!!!!

Having said all of this, we do however has some wonderful evenings.....good food......a few drinks and lots of laughs. We found a fantastic little restaurant and I'd like to share their details with you in case you are ever in Paris, I would highly recommend you eat there as not only was the food amazing, the staff were beyond lovely and the atmosphere was everything we had hoped for. The only downside is that you need to book in advance as it is a very popular restaurant.

17 rue de Chaligny
75012 Paris
Tel: 01 43 44 33 36

From L to R - Florence, Lauren falling over, me, Sally, Mark, Leandra and Dounia. If you look in the mirror, that's Nadir taking our photograph.......he was just so funny and looked after us incredibly well.

We enjoyed his company so much, Sally invited him to be part of our next photo!!!!

Last but not least, here are some of the samples I made during my demos.

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Also some made by Lauren and Leandra.

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Well that's it for my little round up of Version Scrap 2017, I'm off to cook tea.


Hazel Agnew said...

Wow Lin...feel breathless reading your post...busy but happy is great! One day I would love to visit the Parisienne show! What fantastic works of art you managed to create. Looking back through them I couldn't pick a favourite as they all look amazing. Thanks for keeping us all in the loop. Enjoy your meal tonight! Xx 😊

PaperArtsy said...

Yayyyyy it's over!!!! I'm lying on the couch after taking an age to unload the van with mark this afternoon. I don't want to cook tea I just want my bed!! Haha. It IS exhausting but it's also loads of fun and the dream team make the whole show AMAZING!! Huge thanks for the fabulous round up, and yes, the restaurant was excellent too!! Much love ❤️ xxx

Daniele said...

Glad you had a wonderful show your samples are awesome as always loved the venue this year and such lovely weather, time to put your feet up and recover x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wasn't it fun! What an amazing team you all are! I feel hugely privileged to have been a part of it. Thank you all so much for welcoming me so warmly to the fold. Lx

Helen said...

glad you all had such a fabulous time, even if it was so tiring - you all work incredibly hard and a few nice meals are well deserved! The samples are all fantastic.

Kirsten said...

I'm glad that you're all home, safe & sound & that you had such a great time, despite the exhaustion & poor Lauren's lurgy. Those samples are STUNNING. Hope you've been taking it easy today.

Miriam said...

Sounds tiring but awesome. I totally love your samples.... You all rock!

Doudoulina said...

Glad to see you all back home safe and sound. It was so nice seeing you all again! I totally expect a crown to go with my title for next year! Amazing samples as usual, too bad I didn't get a chance to watch you (or Leandra, or Lauren)

Nicole said...

Thank you so much Lin. You were awesome as usual. I was so happy to be able to see you. Thanks so much for your dedicated gift. I glance at it while working :-)

craftimamma said...

Thanks for the fabulous roundup Lin. It does look incredibly hard work but also lots of fun. Shame Lauren had the lurgy....I hope she's feeling better now. The samples from everyone are wonderful and as Hazel said impossible to pick a favourite from them.

Lesley Xx

Seth said...

Great review. Sounds like quite the wonderful (and busy) experience.