I was just starting to settle in at QVC, when in pops the backstage team and producers to tell me that they are finally moving to their fantastic location in Chiswick. QVC have secured a contemporary situation on the outer skirts of the city; which means a more streamlined commute for me. I took a couple of pictures in and around the studio so that you can enjoy the “behind the scenes” fun with me.
Isn’t it lush and green outside? A far cry from the old building in Battersea which, despite being just off the center of London, didn’t have much scenery other than the Battersea Dogs and Cats home. Oh! And the power station.
Oh, I say! Being greeted by Matt (who looks after guests at QVC) is quite easy on the old eyes.
So which way do I go? The Salon? Wardrobe? The Guest Suite?
I chose the guest suite which, I have to say is incredibly welcoming………
It’s so fresh and clean looking with a blast of wonderful light flooding the room.
And then there is the guest dressing room. Veeeeeeery Hollywood, don’t you think?
So, despite a little change in scenery, I’m actually feeling right at home at QVC and eager to share what we have in store. One hot favourite, right now, is Lace Tape. If you haven’t seen it already, picture a clear adhesive tape with a decorative pattern printed on the top. Perfect for making frames on your cards, especially if you are using acetate, folding into ruffles and spiraling to make flowers. There is so much on a roll, you could even fancy up a plain paper wrapped gift and let the tape add the finishing touch. The finishes come in either black or white and Im thinking the white lacey pattern would look great on wedding style cards with a couple of pearls or gems to soften the look. Here is a sample card that one of my team came up with, using the black lace style.
Isn’t it super?
Don’t forget to tune in on 23rd/24th May where QVC will be showcasing the latest Martha Stewart’s lines (always ones to watch with superb demonstrations from the Martha Stewart team themselves). Then why not join me on the 30th May at 1pm and 3pm as well as Amy Shaw at 2pm for some Early Bird Christmas Crafting; oh yes, it’s time to limber up for a festive 2012!