It’s Christmas!!!

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Anyone who is a bit ‘bah-humbug’ about the festive period, I’ll tell you now, this is not the blog post for you! It’s been very Christmassy this past week at Katy Sue HQ.

So what happened this week?

We hit 16000 likes on the Katy Sue Designs Cake Decorating Facebook Page!

Design Team member Barbara (from the Mouldshop) showed us how she made these great Knitted Christmas Tree Cupcakes!

It was the National Christmas Jumper Day yesterday! We all dressed in our festive jumpers and donated money to Text Santa!

Claire our Sales Executive made Jumper Cookies and Mincemeat Cupcakes to honour the occasion!

We just had to show you Noreen’s Christmas Creation, it’s usually very hot in our office so she made an alternative to a Christmas Jumper! The lights had to be off for the full effect to show! 🙂

This weekend we have Cake Academy with Cassie Brown, then next week we’re taking a break over Christmas! Our office will be closing on Wednesday 23rd December at 1pm and will reopen on Monday 4th January 2015 at 9am. The last day for shipping orders will be 22nd December, any order placed after 12pm on that day will be sent when we return in January.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the whole team!!

It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas… but wait, it’s our Birthday week first!!

♫ ♫ ♫ Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday dear Katy Sue Designs…. Happy Birthday to us! ♫ ♫ ♫

It was our birthday this week (if you hadn’t guessed) and we had a lot going on in the office to celebrate!

On Monday we had Kathryn Sturrock on Create and Craft with our new Sugar Buttons Cat and Dog moulds! They went down a treat – just like theses samples from Kathryn and the Design Team.

You can catch up on the show HERE.
The first of our Christmas decorations went up during the middle of the week. Here’s the little Christmas Tree that’s sitting on Jo’s desk 🙂 
On Thursday we had our monthly meeting, the one day a month where everyone who works remotely comes to the office, so for the one day we had together, Managing Director Sue thought it would be a great idea to get a Christmas picture with all of us!
Now I don’t have the final picture yet – Graphic Designer Ian is putting some festive touches to the image before we send it out as a Christmas e-card! (If you would like to be emailed our smiling faces  – and Katy Sue news and offers of course – sign up to our Newsletter here: UK or US
I do however have an action shot of most of the boys getting ready for the photograph! Those Christmas hats were almost definitely children’s sizes and we had A LOT of fun trying to get them on our heads!
While some of us were in the meeting, discussing the exciting plans for Katy Sue, those left in the office were getting into the Christmas spirit by listening to some Christmas songs! It’s alright for some! 😉
Friday had highs and lows. The definite high point was the Flower Soft 10th Anniversary show on Create and Craft with Noreen and Martyn. The show was a success and it was fun to watch the dream team back together! If you missed it – and the fantastic demos – catch up HERE.
Here’s a reminder of some of the amazing Flower Soft samples that Noreen had! The samples were all made using the EXCLUSIVE TO CREATE AND CRAFT CD. 

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Another high point was that the week long Facebook giveaways closed and the winners were announce yesterday!
The Flower Soft giveaway winner was Anna Makepeace and the Cake giveaway winner was Melinda Jackson!
Unfortunately the only low point was that a lot of people in the office were a bit sick, but not me – which is highly unusual! Everyone is under orders to relax this weekend and get better, but I think a relaxing weekend sounds good for everyone, not just for those with a cold! 
So from us here in the office – have a great weekend!

What’s happened recently at Katy Sue Designs??

Hello everybody!
On Tuesday we had a Colouring Book show on Create and Craft TV with Kathryn Sturrock. She had some great ideas about how to use your coloured pages in craft projects! 
Catch up here: SHOW

Sue and Noreen have been in Hong Kong this week for the Bakery Expo 2015! They have been sending pictures back to us and it all looks very exciting!

AND it was our BIRTHDAY!! We are celebrating all this week coming with shows on Create and Craft and giveaways on Facebook!
Katy Sue Designs Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KatySueDesigns 
Katy Sue Designs Cake Decorating Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KatySueDesignsCakeDecorating
LAST CHANCE!
The International Craft Awards voting is closing on Dec 13th!  We were nominated by the amazing crafting public for two awards! We would love it if you would vote for us please! 🙂 
  • Best Craft Book – Sugar Buttons Character Mould project Book
  • Best Baking range for Crafts – Katy Sue Designs Moulds



If you haven’t voted yet there is still time and you could win an awesome prize from Crafts Beautiful Magazine as a thank you! http://www.crafts-beautiful.com/awards// 
Have a great weekend everybody!