Craft Day’s nearly here again…and it’s BIG!


A sneak peek at our Craft Day Today's Special Value That's a little (or big) clue for all my fellow crafters about the Today's Special Value for Craft Day (Sunday 3rd May).

I'll be with you at midnight as we kick off the day's proceedings with an outstanding offering from Kanban (now the UK's largest papercraft manufacturer).

We've seen how the demand for larger cards has taken off and so, if you like yours large, I know you'll be over the moon with what we have for you. Take a look at the piccy (above left) for a taster of what delights await you…

We have Dawn Bibby, Rosemary Merry, Anna Griffin and Brenda Pinnick to name but a few. There's also a plethora of shows to see including Character Papercrafts at 12pm, Tools for the Crafter at 2pm and so much more!

As I say I'll be there as we kick off Craft Day at midnight on Sunday and then from 9pm in the evening with Dawn's Favourites, Crafting with Anna Griffin at 10pm and the Craft Day Grand Finale at 11pm.

What are you most looking forward to this Craft Day?

Love Catherine x


  1. Julie Hancock May 1, 2009 at 10:07 pm -  Reply

    I cant wait for craft day Im so excited. Have got rid of all the family for the day so I can watch it all and craft craft craft. Looks like I will be ordering the TSV too it looks yummy. Julie xxxx

  2. Sandra May 2, 2009 at 7:56 am -  Reply

    Not another Kanban Kit – Yawn how boring. Lets have something completely different. Don’t like BIG, what about postage? Anyone thought of that when producing these BIG kits.

  3. Anesha May 2, 2009 at 8:37 am -  Reply

    I can’t wait and since it was my birthday yesterday I have some money to spend!!!

  4. Ruth Stedman May 2, 2009 at 5:10 pm -  Reply

    I truly can not understand why you are doing yet another kanban kit? There are so many other companies out there, and these kits are not for real crafters. They are just pop out and stick. I am amazed that after those hideous boxes that you can get absolutely everywhere that you haven’t got anything exciting for us very loyal qvc crafters.

  5. t le blond May 2, 2009 at 5:17 pm -  Reply

    Please please can we have something other than kanban for the next tsv.

  6. vicki cody May 2, 2009 at 7:18 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine, I’m really looking forward to Craft Day tomorrow, I just hope the TSV isn’t going to be anymore of that awful Kanban stuff, please can we have something different and a little bit more exciting and imaginative, rather than just having a kit that’s already prepared for us. Hate just gluing and sticking, I like to have something that I can do myself, NO MORE KANBAN PLEASE, it’s rubbish. sorry to complain xx vicki xx

  7. kerry cox May 3, 2009 at 1:15 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine,
    Hope you are keeping well?
    Just had to write and comment on the TSV, which I am so disappointed with. Please can you ask the powers that be if we can have a different type os TSV. I can’t stand another Kanban kit. I’m sure they are excellent quality products and can understand they they may be good value for a beginner but why can’t we have something suitable for the more advanced crafter? All we ever seem to see these days is endless peel and stick kits! I am a member of a large craft forum and not one person on there has left a good comment about this kit. There are so many fabulous products/companies on the market these days. stamps/papers/inks/markers/embellishments ( I could go on all day) but QVC seem to be going backwards in the craft world to me.
    Sorry for moaning on but I simply do not understand why anyone would want to spend time “crafting” a card when the end result looks so shop bought!!! Time we had some real crafting!
    Thanks for your time,
    kerry x

  8. Catherine Huntley May 6, 2009 at 2:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi Julie, glad you liked the tsv. Hope you had a fun & crafty craft day with us!
    Love Catherine x

  9. Catherine Huntley May 6, 2009 at 2:40 pm -  Reply

    Hi Sandra, I replied to another Sandra on the same subject in another area (I think the ‘about me’ section) of the blog but in case you aren’t the same one I’d like to thank you for your feedback.
    I’m sorry the tsv wasn’t for you but that’s fine because we’re all different and hopefully the next one will appeal to you.
    We had a huge amount of demand for the larger cards and that’s why did them in this tsv. I’d welcome any suggestions on what you’d like to see as a tsv and I’ll forward your comments to our buyers.
    Love Catherine x

  10. Catherine Huntley May 6, 2009 at 2:42 pm -  Reply

    Hi Anesha,
    Happy belated birthday! I hope it was a good one and that craft day was enjoyable for you.
    Love Catherine x

  11. Catherine Huntley May 6, 2009 at 2:51 pm -  Reply

    Hi Ruth,
    Thanks for your feedback on our tsv. I’m sorry it wasn’t your cup of tea. We have a broad spectrum of crafting fans and, sometimes, it’s hard to make sure we please everyone.
    I appreciate what I think you are saying and that you’d like more challenging/involved projects more often on QVC and I will pass that on to our buyers for you.
    Please feel free to state, specifically, the kinds of things you’d like. I can’t promise we can do it but I certainly can pass comments on to see what can be done.
    Love Catherine x

  12. Catherine Huntley May 6, 2009 at 2:57 pm -  Reply

    Hi t le blond!
    Thanks for your comment regarding kanban. I will let the buyers know your feelings on it.
    Take care & happy crafting!
    Love Catherine x

  13. Catherine Huntley May 6, 2009 at 3:08 pm -  Reply

    Hi Vicki,
    Nice to hear from you but I am sorry the tsv/kanban were not to your taste. I can appreciate that. We do have so many different levels of ability amongst our crafting community so try to cater for everyone.
    Hopefully we’ll have one soon that really captures your attention. In the meantime if you have any ideas or suggestions for our buying team I will pass them on. Really value your feedback.
    Take care,
    Catherine x

  14. Catherine Huntley May 6, 2009 at 3:17 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kerry,
    Thanks for your comments on the tsv. We always welcome feedback and appreciate the suggestions you made, too.
    I will pass on your feelings to our buyers. If you have any more specific brands or types of things you’d like to see please let us know and we’ll see what we can do.
    Hope you enjoyed craft day anyway, there were some more ‘techniquey’ things in some of the other shows that I quite liked.
    Take care,
    Catherine x

  15. Catherine Huntley May 6, 2009 at 3:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi everyone who reads this!
    Just wanted to say that I appreciate the honesty and feedback from fellow crafters who weren’t keen on the kanban kit.
    Having said that I just have a polite request for anyone considering posting a comment. By all means say what you don’t like and let us know what you would like so we can try to cater for everyone, we really do want to hear from you.
    Please just be mindful of being constructive with any criticisms.The reason I say this is that there are many crafters who love kanban (and read these comments) and it may appear a bit harsh to describe what they feel is lovely as being no good.
    I know none of you would ever deliberately insult another crafters taste but I’m just considering how it may look to someone who has just bought something they love to read comments which could seem insulting.
    I really hope that makes sense and doesn’t deter you from commenting..just want everyone to feel comfortable posting here.
    Huge thanks & crafty love to all.
    Catherine x

  16. vicki cody May 6, 2009 at 3:47 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine
    Thanks so much for your reply, I don’t intend to offend the people who enjoy Kanban products and if I have offended anyone I do apologies.
    I like many others, enjoy stamping and love papercrafts. It would have been so nice to have had a choice of stamps on craft day, but there weren’t any to choose from, other than the Anna Griffin hour where she had the clear flourish stamp set, which I did order before they sold out.
    If the title of the show says Creative Card making, then I expect it to be “Creative” meaning something we can get our teeth into, so to speak. I don’t find “kits” to be creative, they are just pop out, glue and stick. So please could we have more stamps on offer. Also there are so many wonderful papers around, it would be great if they would have been available on Craft Day, i.e. DCWV, Prima, My Minds Eye, Basic Grey I could go on and on the list is endless.
    Thank you once again Catherine for taking our comments into consideration.
    xx vicki xx

  17. Emma May 6, 2009 at 5:01 pm -  Reply

    I have to admit Kanban is not my cuppa I would love to have seen an american crafts TSV or stamps etc lovely papers and matching embellishments. Thanks for taking all the comments on board lets hope they get listened to x

  18. Kathleen Mc May 6, 2009 at 5:04 pm -  Reply

    Unfortunately, I am in agreement with many of the earlier posters.
    Following the many kanban kits in the past as TSVs, and then the storage TSV, I was really looking forward to seeing something different.
    My style of cardmaking does not involve using pre-printed items, or toppers. I like to use stamped images that I watercolour or heat-emboss for the most part.
    With the huge number of new and innovative products that are constantly appearing on the market, it seems a shame to not highlight them as TSVs.
    Should you wish to see what products are popular at the moment, can I point you in the direction of the many cardmaking forums and blogs online at the moment where many cardmakers are using products such as Copic and Promarker markers, beautiful stamps, hatpins, beautiful papers, embossing folders, swirl die cuts.
    It would be nice to have some TSVs directed at the advanced crafter who spends time on a card to create a masterpiece.
    I’m rambling now, but hope you can pass on some of my thoughts to the buyers.
    Kathleen Mc
    PS Could I also ask that some thought be given to your P&P policy, and ask that we might be able to combine postage if we order more than 1 item within 24 hours. It is your P&P that mostly puts me off purchasing many items. When the cost of the item plus the postage works out to the same if not more than an item would cost from other online suppliers or from a store, your amazing buying power seems to lose some of its gloss.
    Kathleen Mc

  19. Catherine Huntley May 6, 2009 at 5:11 pm -  Reply

    Hi Vicki,
    Thanks for your response. I love the melting pot & Utee and all those kind of hands on techniques. I always miss out on that when it comes as it sells out so quickly.
    I have discovered that there were some things we had planned to include in craft day that we couldn’t in the end but they will be on at some stage. Very occasionally this can happen when we have had a delivery issue which is out of our hands or various other reasons so maybe those items/shows would have provided that extra variety.
    I’m only too happy to read everyone’s comments. We’re all crafters together, feels like a big club, I think.
    It’s thanks to everyone who buys craft (and that includes should see my lounge) from QVC that we are able to bring shows and days dedicated to craft so please keep your suggestions coming in.
    Warmest wishes,
    Catherine xx

  20. Annette Allanach May 6, 2009 at 5:32 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine.
    I think what many crafters have a problem with, is the lack of variety of craft TSVs lately. Most of us appreciate that taste and level of experience differ, but the last few TSVs have been very ‘samey’.
    The Brenda Pinnick Keeper album would have made a lovely TSV, the Cosmo Cricket one was fantastic and really different, the DCWV drawer boxes were colourful, fun and attractive to old and new crafters, and all three of these can be appreciated by those looking for a creative challenge. My absolute favourite TSV was the BP Crafter’s Delight. Lisa Bearnson produces great lines, including fantastic ideas books with inclusive kits… these would make great TSVs. The last LB TSV was really good. We haven’t seen any more Creating Keepsakes products for years that I’m aware of.
    You’ve asked for specific products. Well, lots of us would like to have a bumper pack of bazzill card stock like they sell on QVC US. 160 sheets of top quality cardstock for about £16. That’s what we want! We’d love products from the top companies. I don’t remember a WRMK TSV other than tools. There hasn’t been a decent K and Co one for ages, and their new pads are fantastic.
    Thanks for responding to the comments. There are a lot of very frustrated and disappointed crafters on the many craft forums so there is quite a swell of opinion. It is good to be heard.
    Annette Allanach

  21. Catherine Huntley May 6, 2009 at 5:41 pm -  Reply

    Hi Kathleen,
    Really appreciate your comments and I must say it makes for interesting reading. I think there’s probably a lot of people who’d also like to have some of the items/techniques you mentioned on QVC.
    Just to let you know (and everyone else who leaves a comment) I have now contacted all the relevant QVC people to draw their attention to your comments and feelings. This doesn’t neccessarily mean there will be drastic changes, however, it does mean you have a voice and QVC are listening.
    I’m glad to have a day off today where I’ve been able to give this my attention but would like to apologise in advance to any future commentators if I don’t get back to you right away but rest assured your comments are being acknowledged and taken on board. I’ll be less available tomorrow as I really need to take my mum out for lunch..there’s a nice chinese restaurant near her I fancy, yum!
    Feel free to tell us what you do love about QVC craft, too. Our egos can never have too much massaging 😉
    Lots of love,
    Catherine x

  22. Honora Lozynskyj May 6, 2009 at 5:46 pm -  Reply

    Hi catherine hope you dont mind me saying this but what a dissapointment the 2 hours scrapbooking were ,it was stuff we have had dredged up time and time again .
    As scrapbookers we want new and exciting products ,i think you will lose people soon if QVC does not look at product selection .Please no more Kanban or less and we want scrapbooking Tsvs too.Regards,Honora

  23. Fifi May 6, 2009 at 6:06 pm -  Reply

    Really disappointed with craft day, or should I say papercraft day, as there were no other crafts really featured. More Kanban, it will never be my cup of tea, but it’s the sameness of it all as the TSVs which annoys me and £35 is alot to spend (when you include postage). I’d love some Bazzill (everyone needs Bazzill), Crate Paper, Sassafrass, GCD, October Afternoon, Sizzix, Making Memories, the new American Crafts or anything else that is genuinely new.
    Dawn is always saying how you visit the big trade shows in America, but looking at the choice you have I can’t see what you get there. There are so many good companies with great papers, great techniques, that are great for beginner or advanced crafter. Making the kits more affordable (£20 with the postage) would also be an incentive. I’ve been crafting for a long time, and like others am quite select in what I buy, and keep on looking forward to a TSV that I feel is a must have. Please bring it soon. Thanks for listening.

  24. Katie May 6, 2009 at 6:27 pm -  Reply

    First I would like to say thank you to you Catherine for taking the time to answer previous posters comments.
    I have to say I was rather disappointed with craft day. I feel that when there are so many talented guests on during the day, such a shame to have a kanban tsv yet again. I know each to their own tastes etc, but that could have been for when there is just a craft tsv and a few hours on in the day.
    It would have been nice to have a tsv from one of the many companies that were on – wrmk, american crafts, anna griffin, k&co, etc. Lots of variety in tsv’s would be good too. I know people have commented on the RUB tsv, but although personally didnt buy it, I thought it was a good craft tsv. Perhaps stamps, different kits from other manufactuers as listed earlier, tools, the wrmk corner chomper for example.
    I know that there will always be people who do not like a tsv – but to repeatedly have the same type of kanban kit on time after time seems such a wasted opportunity.
    Also – to add to my already really long post – P&P charges are getting really silly – other shopping channels allow you to combine postage – am sure if QVC introduced a similar system, or reduced P&P on craft day you would find many more people purchasing – I know I would.
    Thank you.

  25. Sue May 6, 2009 at 7:21 pm -  Reply

    I’m afraid I’m another one who took one look at the TSV and changed channels. It’s not that I dislike Kanban, some of their designs are fab, it’s just all this push & stick bores me rigid and while I might find the odd sheet useful a large kit of the stuff would end up in the recycling bin.
    I’ve been cardmaking for years and when QVC first started selling craft goodies there’s no way I’d leave the front room when a craft show was on. These days I rarely even bother to look. It isn’t because I don’t want to buy something, I love buying, but most of the kits and sadly some of the samples just seem so outdated and samey. There are so many wonderful techniques out there I’d love to see QVC go back to being at the forefront of craft instead of the back.

  26. vicki cody May 6, 2009 at 7:28 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine,
    I’ve not got a melting pot…..yet….but that’s what we are trying to get across, the really creative products that QVC occasionally sell do sell out quickly, surely that tells you that they are in great demand. I’ve just read the other comments and can only agree, especially with Kerry and Kathleen’s comments. Copic markers are taking us blogging crafters by storm, as are all the wonderful new embellies that are coming through, such like the hatpins, crochet flowers, even sewing on cards. Trends change so much with crafting, if only QVC could keep up.
    It is such a shame to hear that the things that were planned to be on sale didn’t make it, maybe that could soon be arranged.
    As for your lounge, well if it’s anything like my craftroom after I’ve made just one card, well lets just say I need an extention to my craft room. I was very brave and posted pics of my messy room on my blog, the before and after effect of my crafting…!!!
    I would also like to emulate what Kathleen has said regarding the P & P, that other crafting channel keeps their P & P capped if you buy over a certain amount of products, I really thing that should be something that QVC should think about.
    Well I’ll love and leave you for now, happy crafting Catherine and many thanks again for taking the time to read our comments.
    xx vicki xx

  27. rosie May 6, 2009 at 7:42 pm -  Reply

    Hello Catherine
    I love watching you present any show. In particular the craft shows but I am again another disappointed QVC customer who did not want another Kanban kit. I have bought 3 so far and although they are good, I feel another type of TSV is needed.
    I would appreciate some good quality papers and embellishments maybe, K & Co, or Doodlebug.
    I appreciate that no everyone dislikes the Kanban kits. But perhaps a change is in order.
    Rosie x

  28. Anne May 6, 2009 at 7:47 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine
    Its nice to see your comments to peoples responses of the latest TSV.
    I love making cards, that’s is ‘hand-made’ cards. I think the lastest TSV would make lovely ‘hand-crafted’ cards, which unfortunately are not the same at all. I do like some of Kanban’s images and I also think their quality is very good, but there have been quite a few of them just lately and they are all a bit ‘samey’. Also, I haven’t noticed any of them selling out as used to be the norm for a crafting TSV, before Kanban that is.
    I hope my views haven’t upset anyone, that is definitely not my intention. It would just be fantastic to have a TSV that has had a lot more creative thought put into it by the buyers.

  29. Gaynor Rowse May 6, 2009 at 7:51 pm -  Reply

    Hello Cathrine,
    Like many of the above I also am getting fed with Kanban TSV’s but am equally getting fed up with linked auto delivery so you can’t get, in this case, the Christmas kit without buying the first kit. I didn’t want the TSV but I would have liked to have got the Christmas kit, as I don’t get as much time as I would like craft these days but like to send casrds I have made at Christmas.
    Please please ask the powers that be to stop offering the linked auto delivery and offer us a choice like they do on other kits, not only does it give us more choice but for those of us without a credit card it enables us to make the purchase we want.
    Sorry to add to the list of people moaning but I felt very frustrated on Sunday.
    Thank you

  30. Jules May 6, 2009 at 8:21 pm -  Reply

    I have to agree with the majority of the comments regarding the last TSV and how disappointed I have been with the last few TSV’s. They don’t seem to cater for those crafters who like to do something other than decoupage or craft by numbers.
    The postage costs also make me think twice about ordering as the postage is never ever mentioned and that makes such a difference as to whether or not you can afford it.
    Can I also make a plea to stop these self promoting,self congratulatory phone calls that constantly punctuated the programmes and makes me for one turn the channel off.
    Can we also actually have some proper demonstrations where we can see a card or a technique from start to finish.
    One thing I will say is that QVC’s 30 day money back guarantee and the customer services are really terrific.

  31. Joanna Watson May 6, 2009 at 10:37 pm -  Reply

    Hi all.
    Can i just say, although i didnt order the tsv as it wasn’t to my taste, i ordered the patchwork pals card kit, which is one of those kits that im guessing so many of you dislike.
    Now i love crafting, but inspiration and time (or lack of) do often limit my ability to craft.
    These kits enable me to feel i’ve made a card myself, with all the fun that comes with it. It also means i can afford to make something special myself when i have a limited budget that doesn’t always enable me to buy the many products one needs to be able to make something from scratch.
    Jo. X

  32. wendy May 7, 2009 at 2:22 am -  Reply

    hi catherine,
    just had to say that i have always loved kanban products, such good quality, often kits can be seen as only that, but they also provide a fanatastic starting point,inspiration and the opportunity to turn them into something totally different
    happy crafting

  33. Jackie May 7, 2009 at 8:54 am -  Reply

    I agree with the comments about Kanban. Although it is lovely it would be great to see something using different techniques. I too would love to see a tsv with inks, paints and maybee a few stamps. I know I would be first on the phone. I would also like to say that the kits Rosemerry Merry puts together for scrapbooking at wonderful.
    Waiting in hope for the next tsv. Jackie

  34. gina May 7, 2009 at 11:26 am -  Reply

    hi catherine, im sorry to have a compliant as well. not to you personally, but to the craft buyers for qvc. im a scrapbooker, and we would love a tsv for us. as there is very very little. give us a good k&co, cosmo crickit, brenda pinnick, dcwv and there is many others. and what we would all like to see, is MORE of rosemerry. we scrapbookers need our fix too, also more american craft shows. its called craft day, so give us scrapbookers what we want, and not mainly kits for cardmakers.

  35. Claire Gillespie May 7, 2009 at 11:50 am -  Reply

    Hi Catherine
    Have just read all the viewers comments re Kanban.
    I’m not usually a fan myself, being a rubber stamper, but I was taken with the new “Patchwork” set as it was something a bit different. It is also suitable for young children which seems to be an area I have difficulty with.
    Obviously I wasn’t the only one as it went to advanced orders!! (just wanted to say something positive for Kanban)
    I hope you had a good lunch with your Mum Catherine,
    Kind regards
    Claire x

  36. Kay May 7, 2009 at 3:34 pm -  Reply

    Like lots of your other posters I am completely bored to death with Kanban kits. Most of us craft BECAUSE we don’t want cookie-cutter cards that can be bought in shops. There is lots of lovely stuff out there which allows us to use our imagination. Lets have something different and NEW next time. I too used to be glued to the tv for Craft Days but recently I tune in, see that its another Kanban Special and don’t bother after that.

  37. Chrissie May 7, 2009 at 5:44 pm -  Reply

    HI Catherine,
    I am a scrapbooker and I was very disappointed with the Craft Day. Out of 24 hours only 2 hours was set aside for scrpabooking. Brenda Pinnick at 5pm and Rosemary at 8pm.
    On the subject of Brenda Pinnick I was very upset by the price of her kit when I know it was $36 on QVC USA. Why do we pay twice as much for that kit? I loved the kit but feel cheated by the price of it.
    I also think that QVC missed a trick by not making Brendas new kit TSV and easy pay.
    I have not been a scrapper for long and I was hoping for some inspiration as well as something new.
    To be frank the Kanban kit was not to my taste because I am not a card maker and I feel let down by the lack of TSV for us scrappers.
    I would love to see more time devoted to seeing the actual kits being used. I appreciate the presenters showing us some cards or layouts BUT I am not seeing how these are achieved.
    I did happen to stumble across another shopping channel today and they were doing some great demos with stamps and I learned a fair bit and now I am not so wary to use my stamps.
    I urge QVC to remember there are other crafts out there and try to cater for all crafts.
    Thanks you for reading and sorry to be a complainer.

  38. Jackie (worcs) :-) May 7, 2009 at 5:56 pm -  Reply

    Hello Catherine,
    Unfortunately the Kanban TSV wasnt for me either. I would love to see more Prima Products, American Crafts, Basic Grey, My Minds Eye, K&Co, Brenda Pinnick,Crate Paper October Afternoon, Bazzil, Tim Holtz. Also more stamps, tools, funky storage ideas, more technique based products, altered art.

  39. sally anderson May 8, 2009 at 6:02 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine – enjoyed dipping into craft day and loved the kanban reflections kit which I love to look at! Not so keen on big cards but sure some people do like them. I would like to add to the bid for bazill as it is my all time favourite card – also like sissix dies that were recently on us qvc. Also melt art and friendly plastic another idea. Looking forward to next craft day. ps re postage would add my request for combined postage especially if same item but diff colour ordered at same time – it would be easier for one package to arrive so I don’t miss postie.

  40. Alison May 9, 2009 at 9:20 am -  Reply

    Hello catherine,
    I’m afraid I agree with most of the comments. Obviously there is a market for the Kanban kits, but I was very dissapointed to have 2 in a row. i’d like to see up to date items, such as Que Sera from K&Co, or staples such as Bazzill cardstock. I am a scrapper and there are loads of us out there, who want the latest thing. If QVC can feed into that market, I’m sure it would be very profitable.
    Thanks for taking these commments on the chin, and making us feel that we are being listened to.
    I also agree with the comments about p&p being prohibitive and does stop me buying sometimes.

  41. Fi young May 11, 2009 at 8:44 pm -  Reply

    hello Catherine Could you please ask the buyers if we could have some rubber stamps in the patchwork pals designs preferable unmounted to keep the cost down. I bought the try me kit on Craft Day and the images are very cute but as I am a stamper at heart I would idealy prefer stamps to more decoupage. Having said that the kit is lovely and the quality is excellent

  42. Jean Scotney May 13, 2009 at 12:33 pm -  Reply

    Hi Catherine,
    Thank you so much for taking time of out of what must be a crazy schedule to read and respond to our comments. Loved your comments on the BAFTAs evening, you looked really stunning, loved your dress. Hope the fact that you had ‘flu didn’t spoil the evening for you.
    Unfortunately I too feel that QVC has lost its way regarding its Craft programmes. As a loyal QVC customer I am heartily sick of the same narrow range of products shown on craft days/programmes. I am aware that you “can’t please all of the people all of the time” however QVC now seems to be appealing to a very small minority of the crafting community in the UK. This is a lost business opportunity, why are the buyers involved in this section of your company not keeping up with current trends? They could perhaps use QVCUS crafting products as a guide.
    There is now a massive, established scrapbooking community in this country willing to spend on scrapbooking products, yes, even in this time of belt-tightening, why has this not been identified by your buyers? QVCUK has just recently had some really excellent crafting experts from the US showcasing their products most of which sold out within minutes of appearing on screen – does that not convey a message?
    Please, please let’s have some new blood, new products, and some dedicated scrapbooking programmes, the cardmarkers have had it all to themselves for long enough, LOL!!! How about Rosemary Merry having a two hour scrapbooking show with some up-to-date products rather than the same old stuff over and over again. Let’s have Rosemary actually talking about what one is able to do with the products if we buy them, ie time to show samples and explain how they were assembled.
    You are, of course, the favourite presenter for craft programmes, with Anthony and Craig a joint second. It really comes across that you all have an interest and are enthusiastic about crafting and the products that you are selling. Thanks for letting me have my very, very long say. Kind Regards xxx

  43. Catherine Huntley May 13, 2009 at 7:10 pm -  Reply

    Hi again to everyone who has contributed since I last posted.
    I have been following your comments and have spoken with our buyers personally in addition to passing on your specific comments. They are completely aware of you how you feel now and I’m sure they appreciate the feedback.
    I guess the only thing for me to say now is to ‘watch this space’..or should that be ‘watch your telly’?
    I’ll be with you again next tuesday so I hope we have some things we can treat you with and some nice demo’s to enjoy.
    Lots of love,
    Catherine x

  44. Mrs P I Treslove July 15, 2009 at 6:02 pm -  Reply

    Why can’t you give us something different? It should be easy now with so much out there. I used to be glued to the TV craft shows, but not any more, it’s all so boring.I don’t think it helps that most of the shows only portrey one guest presenter, no mater how good she is, you need fresh input, not just the one person and her family and friends.What happened to parchement craft? my guess is that the said guessed presenter does not do it.

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