Create and Craft TV Live at AFCI's Creativation in Phoenix, Arizona AND launching New and Exciting products in their World Wide Week Event


Toy Story Create and Craft will be once again returning to the Association for Creative Industry's Creativation Show this January; the huge crafting trade show, this year hosted in Phoenix, Arizona. Create and Craft will be broadcasting live links onto both their UK and US channels and via Facebook Live from Phoenix throughout the event which runs from Thursday 18th to Monday 22nd January.


Creativation is one of the most exciting events in the Create and Craft calendar and showcases over 300 exhibitors which enables Create and Craft to bring you the latest news and trends for 2018 from the comfort of your own home. This is Create and Craft's sixth year broadcasting.....


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    Presenter Adina has returned from maternity leave, and whilst I wish her and her family well, I watched a bit of her show tonight, and had to switch over. She's just the same as before, half-words, half-sentences, not making herself clear, lots of 'er's' and 'umm's', long pauses between comments. I just do not know how she still has a job - I know she's easy on the eye (on Halloween night, I thought "don't cough, luv, or everything will come out") "and that may appeal to some, but if you want information (preferably accurate), she's a dead loss. She's also got a terrible habit of repeating herself excessively for example not just saying "it's truly, truly great", but "it's truly, truly, truly great". It's not as though she's new - she's been on Gemporia for donkey's years, and ought to have her presenting style off-pat by now, but the mistakes she makes "it's in white gold - no it's in yellow gold", and her dithery presentation IMO highlights the fact that she doesn't have good knowledge of the products she's selling. The pity of it is that another stand-in presenter has probably had their hours cut or has not had a contract renewed now she's back. I cannot think of another presenter who comes across as amateurishly as Adina does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by historymystery View Post
    Presenter Adina has returned from maternity leave, and whilst I wish her and her family well, I watched a bit of her show tonight, and had to switch over. She's just the same as before, half-words, half-sentences, not making herself clear, lots of 'er's' and 'umm's', long pauses between comments. I just do not know how she still has a job - I know she's easy on the eye (on Halloween night, I thought "don't cough, luv, or everything will come out") "and that may appeal to some, but if you want information (preferably accurate), she's a dead loss. She's also got a terrible habit of repeating herself excessively for example not just saying "it's truly, truly great", but "it's truly, truly, truly great". It's not as though she's new - she's been on Gemporia for donkey's years, and ought to have her presenting style off-pat by now, but the mistakes she makes "it's in white gold - no it's in yellow gold", and her dithery presentation IMO highlights the fact that she doesn't have good knowledge of the products she's selling. The pity of it is that another stand-in presenter has probably had their hours cut or has not had a contract renewed now she's back. I cannot think of another presenter who comes across as amateurishly as Adina does.
    I thought exactly the same when I saw her last night. I suppose they had to give her her job back due to maternity rights. Even so they could have put her behind the scenes. Mind you there are not many presenters I can listen to for any length of time. They really go for the hard sell. I used to like Kate McCarthy but Ive gone off her now as she is beginning to sound desperate.
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    She makes me think of Kathy Taylor on QVC with less clothes. Mumbles and stumbles her words.

    Perhaps she has dirt on Steve and his wife? Hence she gets to stay.
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    I hardly ever watch Gemporia now, so I haven't seen her since her return from maternity leave, but I do seem to recall seeing a feature or documentary on Gems and as soon as she (and Victoria Norris) came on there was a huge spike in sales.
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    I'm still laughing at this! In a nutshell, donna255. Thank goodness Kathy hasn't resorted to 'barely there' clothing like Adina - it's bad enough having your eye poked out in the evenings, without daytimes too!

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    She makes me think of Kathy Taylor on QVC with less clothes. Mumbles and stumbles her words.

    Perhaps she has dirt on Steve and his wife? Hence she gets to stay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacqualina View Post
    I hardly ever watch Gemporia now, so I haven't seen her since her return from maternity leave, but I do seem to recall seeing a feature or documentary on Gems and as soon as she (and Victoria Norris) came on there was a huge spike in sales.
    I have to turn to another channel when either of these two are on then keep flicking back if it's an hour I want to watch, they waffle on for 20 mins before they start to sell, no wonder they always run over the hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtb123 View Post
    I have to turn to another channel when either of these two are on then keep flicking back if it's an hour I want to watch, they waffle on for 20 mins before they start to sell, no wonder they always run over the hour.
    Oh God this is why I don't like to watch Adina - she drones on for ages before selling any items. It really gets on my pips, well is used to do as I can't watch her for long now. I was disappointed she came back after maternity leave, and I though she looked awful on Halloween.

    I tend to watch less now as it is all hard sell, and high squeaky pitched voices, saying the same thing over and over. It is a shame as I have some lovely gems from them, but there are only one or two presenters now who I can watch - I do like Ellis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna View Post
    Oh God this is why I don't like to watch Adina - she drones on for ages before selling any items. It really gets on my pips, well is used to do as I can't watch her for long now. I was disappointed she came back after maternity leave, and I though she looked awful on Halloween.

    I tend to watch less now as it is all hard sell, and high squeaky pitched voices, saying the same thing over and over. It is a shame as I have some lovely gems from them, but there are only one or two presenters now who I can watch - I do like Ellis.
    I hardly watch anymore for the same reason as you. It used to be on in the background when I'm sorting my son out for school but know they have a shouty screechy woman on in the morning, that's just too much.

    I did buy a nice little pair of earrings yesterday when Victoria was presenting but that is the first thing in nearly a year, I used to buy quite a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by historymystery View Post
    Presenter Adina has returned from maternity leave, and whilst I wish her and her family well, I watched a bit of her show tonight, and had to switch over. She's just the same as before, half-words, half-sentences, not making herself clear, lots of 'er's' and 'umm's', long pauses between comments. I just do not know how she still has a job - I know she's easy on the eye (on Halloween night, I thought "don't cough, luv, or everything will come out") "and that may appeal to some, but if you want information (preferably accurate), she's a dead loss. She's also got a terrible habit of repeating herself excessively for example not just saying "it's truly, truly great", but "it's truly, truly, truly great". It's not as though she's new - she's been on Gemporia for donkey's years, and ought to have her presenting style off-pat by now, but the mistakes she makes "it's in white gold - no it's in yellow gold", and her dithery presentation IMO highlights the fact that she doesn't have good knowledge of the products she's selling. The pity of it is that another stand-in presenter has probably had their hours cut or has not had a contract renewed now she's back. I cannot think of another presenter who comes across as amateurishly as Adina does.
    I can't bear to watch her either. She's intensely irritating. She repeats the same words over and over again because I think she's trying to think of her next sentence. It seems that she comes from that same training school as so many others now where SHOUTING, and SCREECHING are the norm. She also splays her fingers like claws and thrusts them at the camera. It's intensely annoying. Can't bear to watch her. So many other presenters now are copying her style and she channel is fast becoming unwatchable.
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    It's that star shape she keeps making with her hands that also irritates me, and I wish someone would tell her to smarten up. She was on the other night with a guest - a gem-hunter - and apart from the fact that I don't think he knew where to look while she was talking to him, as her off-the-shoulder neckline was somewhere near her wrists on one side of her body(!), her hair was a total mess. It was just in a scruffy, piled-up 'heap' at the back of her head, held with a clip and with strands of hair constantly falling near her face, so she was pushing them back all the time. She looks scruffy and sloppy, as though she's slept on a park bench. Smarten up, Adina, you are on telly.

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    I can't bear to watch her either. She's intensely irritating. She repeats the same words over and over again because I think she's trying to think of her next sentence. It seems that she comes from that same training school as so many others now where SHOUTING, and SCREECHING are the norm. She also splays her fingers like claws and thrusts them at the camera. It's intensely annoying. Can't bear to watch her. So many other presenters now are copying her style and she channel is fast becoming unwatchable.
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