Craft Design Team Final Lineup Announcement

We are extremely happy to announce our complete Craft Design Team line up!

We’ll be sharing images of what these very talented individuals create with our up coming products with you very soon. But for now we thought you would like to get to know our Design Team…

Noreen McKie


I have always crafted in some sense from being a very young
girl, sewing, knitting, Plaster of Paris mould making and painting, etc etc. I have worked for Susan and Doreen for the past 21years and
every stage of development of the company has brought new crafting outlets. I
originally got the job with the company when Sue saw two cakes I had decorated
for gifts! I loved making our famous collectors items porcelain dolls and we
then moved on to Flower Soft, card making, stamping and CD crafting soon
followed on behind!
I now feel back to full circle joining in with sample making
using our award winning moulds for craft and cake. The
journey has taken me to many places I would never have gone and has been
exciting and eventful and, as always, remains a great source of creative
pleasure

Linda McNulty
I started card making in 2012 as my sister made cards and I loved what she made, so I thought I would give it a try, I haven’t looked back since!!!  within 3 months I decided to enter Quick Cards 100th issue card competition where 10 prizes were up for grabs I was one of those 10. Ive also had a card in the Simply Cards & Papercraft for designing a card from the front cover gift. I have been guest designer for Quick Cards for the valentine’s  edition they did last year. I decided to buy some Katy Sue moulds to give another dimension to my cards which I love. I don’t walk about with glitter on me its cornflower most of the time!!! I love to make quite a few ahead so I can grab some to paint or colour to match my colour scheme of the card. I also love to colour images to use as toppers too.

Visit Linda’s blog lindamcnultysblogspot.co.uk

Margaret Waters
I have been crafting for more years than I care to remember! I suppose I started as a small girl making things out of my Easter egg boxes etc! I then went on to needlework, in particular cross stitch, from which I made cards for friends and family. In the early 80’s I got really hooked on card making.

A few years, and a lot of cards, later I had made a couple of Oriental cards using Flower Soft and gave them to Noreen, from there I was invited to make something with the nursery rhyme toppers and have since then had the pleasure and privilege of making cards, boxes, books, some cake samples and anything else I can think of with the wonderful Katy Sue products.

I currently demo and/or do workshops. I have given talks combined with demos and workshops at WI’s. Making cards and cakes for friends and family is still a part of my life along with helping with crafts and fundraising for the nursing home where my Dad lives. All of this as a hobby which has taken over my life!

My main priority has always been my work for Katy Sue Designs – the beauty and quality of all of their products makes them a joy and a pleasure to work with and I am honoured to have been part of the design team for so long.

Karen Seal
I craft as a hobby
and was introduced, by a friend, about 6 years ago to card making and
scrapbooking.  Whilst I love paper craft
about 18 months ago I made my first clay cake topper for my nephews wedding and
I was hooked from then on.  I love to
combine clay with card making and the moulds produced by Katy Sue Designs are
so versatile and easy to use. I now use air dry clay as well as polymer clay
for anything from a card to Home Décor.

Victoria Heasman
In my real life I am
a animal welfare officer at Gatwick airport. I have done this for approx 9
years. I also work occasionally for glitter magic at the NEC and Sandown.

I have always crafted and started when I was very young. My mam was a
dressmaker and sold sewing machines. I was so small I used the foot treadle
with my hand. I started making cards mixed media ect and wanted buttons and
embellishments to match. This is when I got addicted to polymer clay. I by
chance saw Kathryn Sturrock on C&C creating with polymer clay, I realized
its potential and I have never looked back. I have been serious about my
creations for about 1 year. I first found Katy sue products when I saw Noreen
using flower soft! Which works well with polymer clay.

Visit Victoria’s Facebook page Lots of Love and Glitter

Julie Caddy
Hi my Name is Julie
Caddy and I love everything Craft!
I have crafted for as
long as I can remember. I get a great feeling when I give a gift I have made and seeing the recipients reaction when I tell
them I made it just for them!
I’ve worked in many areas of Craft but my
main love is Cake Decorating and Clay Craft. Both of these are fab mediums to work with but using them
in relation to Katy Sue Products Well, that’s when it really gets exciting! The
moulds produce amazing, intricate work and I just love working with them. They
give such a professional finish and I look forward to using new moulds as soon
as they are released.

Visit Julie’s Facebook page Cakes and Craft

Guest Design Team Members

 

Susan Mason


I have always crafted even as a child. We would always be making toys, bears, cushions, knitting jumpers, covering the ironing board and matching fabric for the toaster cover ha ha, if it could be covered in fabric it was!  I went to secretarial college when I left school and worked in office based jobs for 20 years. Still making my own furnishings for the home.

I got into card making when I moved to Maldon in Essex 17 years ago, I found a little craft shop, bought my first rubber stamp and my card and craft making started from that little heart shaped stamp!  I made a card for my niece, personalised it with her name from peel off stickers and her age and after that got orders to make some for her friends.

I now run my own little Bespoke Wedding Stationery and card making business which is www.rosesandribbons.com

Susan’s Facebook page is – Rose and Ribbons




Angie Evans


I’m 53 years young and have been an avid crafter for 30+ years.  I enjoy a wide rage of crafts from sewing, knitting, cake decorating and paper crafts. I was introduced to Katy Sue designs back in 2005 when I had my own craft shop and tea rooms.  Flower soft was the first of the Katy Sue Design range I stocked and that was were my relationship with KSD started.

Since closing my shop I have had the pleasure of being part of the KSD design team and a demonstrator for them at many shows all over country.

I was a part of the team  when KSD first introduced the fabulous moulds and was never more proud when I was invited to join them at CHA in LA when they won the award for best innovative cake decorating product. I enjoy using all of the KSD products as I am able to use them in all aspect of my crafting across the board and the quality makes for a perfect result every time.

I now enjoy being a freelance demonstrator and am looking forward to using the new and exciting products from KSD.





Lin Sands


I started crafting about 7 years ago. I watched Create and Craft which is what got me started. Jacqui Dennis introduced me to Noreen and Flower Soft which I love. And now I also love Katy Sue Designs products, it is fun and easy to use with great results xxx

Visit Lin’s blog lins70craftingplace.blogspot.co.uk





Kathryn Sturrock


Kathryn Sturrock has been creating her cute characters for 20 years, making her polymer clay figures for home décor and handmade cards.

She has taught her unique modelling style to students up and down the country as well as regularly appearing on UK TV in the Crafting With Clay shows on the Create and Craft channel. As demand for her characters grew, Kathryn partnered with award-winning mould manufacturer Katy Sue Designs® to produce her own range of character moulds.

Meet Our New Cake Design Team

We are delighted to announce the complete line up of our Cake Design Team!

We can’t wait to see what these very talented individuals will create with our up coming mould designs and will be sharing images with you very soon. In the meantime you can get to know our Design Team members a little better as they introduce themselves below…

    

Pennie Revell – Lady P’s Cupcakery
I’m a mum to 3 crazy kiddies  – oh and a house wife.  I just suddenly started taking an interest in cupcakes a few years ago and since then my passion has grown – along with lots of equipment! 😉 Which is shocking as I don’t think I’m particularly creative! 
I prefer doing cupcakes … I think! I don’t know, maybe I’ll get the big cake bug and start loving them!!! 
Cupcakes or big cakes, the whole “cake world” is addictive – very addictive!!! But its also a lovely place where I’ve made friends for life – over discussing the merits of this fondant over that one,  or who is more handsome Mr Ross Poldark or Daniel Craig! Caking has brought me some firm friends, a new talent I didn’t know I had and who knows, maybe I’ll have the confidence one day to stop baking for fun and start a business.

My Facebook page is Lady P’s Cupcakery!

    

Sarah Harris – The Cupcake Range

I have a passion for baking which I have had since being a child, but more recently I enjoy mostly decorating cupcakes. A few years back I went on a basic cupcake decorating course and I loved it so much I have continued with it ever since.
It is a hobby, I bake only for family and friends, often as a surprise gift to commemorate an occasion such as a birthday, Christmas, Mother’s Day or baby arrival. My family are strong believers in celebrating each birthday with a cake and I have never missed out myself in receiving a birthday cake each year. I have made a birthday cake for my Mum pretty much every year since I was a child and she is now in her 70s! 

I have two sons, one now has a place of his own some distance away from our home, but I still made sure he got a homemade birthday cake last year which I sent him through the post! During the day I work as an Audit Manager in local government. I have worked for the same organisation since the year I got married which was in 1988.

Last year due to encouragement from friends I set up a Facebook page and called it The Cupcake Range.

    

Barbara Hoogendoorn – the Moldshop

When I was younger, my mother would let me have her kitchen and oven on Saturdays. I loved experimenting with ingredients and baked a lot of cakes, cookies and other sweet stuff. When I left home the baking habit kind of faded away. Until our fist son was born 12 weeks prematurely and when he turned one we threw a big party to celebrate his life! We ordered a huge cake with 5 layers from one of the best bakers in our city. It was delicious but it looked nothing like I had imagined… And that’s when I started baking again. Only this time I also started to decorate my creations. Where I used to work as a project leader on labour cases I started my own cake business within a year ,which has grown into the Mouldshop because it turned out that I just love moulds! Nowadays I only bake cake for friends and family and I’m one of the designers for MjamTaart! magazine in the Netherlands which features 6 times a year.
I’ve been married to my sweet husband for almost 15 years now. Our first son turns 10 very soon (and he’s doing very well!). We have a younger son who’s 5 years old and a little surprise is on the way who will be born in August 2016!

Barbara’s Facebook page is – the Mouldshop.

    

Gill Cresswell – Gill’s Cupcake Corner

I became interested in cake making / decorating just over 4 years ago when out of the blue, I made my sister some cupcakes for her birthday.  I loved making them and it wasn’t long before I was ‘You Tubing’ different techniques and experimenting!! I really had found a new passion and took a huge leap of faith and left a career of 30 years to pursue that passion.  Gills Cupcake Corner was born in 2012 and has gone from strength to strength.  Although initially I focused on cupcakes I am now making all kinds of cakes, some more challenging than others, but challenge is GOOD right?? 

I love the Katy Sue Design products and have used them for a number of years.  I love a Vintage Style and there are just so many wonderful products in the range to make my designs extra special.  There are so many ways to use the embossing mats and the moulds…….oh where do I start!!! They are all fabulous J


Gill’s Facebook page is – Gill’s Cupcake Corner

Teresa Antonowicz – Teresa’s Sweet Creations


I’m  stay at home mom … of two ( PATRICK & NATALIE )   I’ve got no fancy pastry schooling background. I graduated Marketing and Management  University in Poland . I love craft things . One day, I decided I wanted to start making my kiddos some cool birthday cakes….because my little princess didn’t like any from my local bakery 😉

I looked up some YouTube videos/books … starting dabbling in a li’l bit o’ this and a li’l bit o’ that… and I did my first fondant cake in 2012 for my daughters second birthday ….everybody loved 😊  and here I am 😊 I love cake decorating ….I love to see  kids smile – when they see birthday cake …during this time I got more…and more orders … I hope  one day ..my hobby/small business …will turn into the  big one 😊   because I love what I do 😊

Teresa’s Facebook page is – Teresa’s Sweet Creations

   

Emma Barry – Emma B’s Cupcakery

I am a wife and a mother to two amazing boys. During the day I work in a university, during the evening I love to cake!

It started two years ago when I attended a cupcake decorating class, where I decorated some cupcakes for Mothers Day. I was soon addicted!

I set up my facebook page (www.facebook.com/emmabscupcakery) about 18 months ago after a lot of encouragement from friends. My main love is cupcakes – big cakes for other people scare me, but I love making them for family.

     

Lisa Speck – Ponty Carlo Cakes

My name is Lisa and I am the owner/founder of Ponty Carlo cakes in Pontypridd in South Wales. I have always loved cooking and baking and my cake decorating  journey all started when my daughter was coming up to 18 and I decided  that I decided that I wanted to make her a birthday cake.

It wasn’t as easy as I thought it was going to be, so I ended up just making cupcakes which I decorated with some flowers that I made from fondant. They went down so well, that I was asked on that day to make cupcakes for a friends daughter’s wedding. I said yes and between that time and the wedding, the thought occurred to me that maybe I should get some lessons. That was 6 years ago. It was another year before I took some lessons and the rest is history.

I very quickly became totally obsessed with cake decorating, and  the orders came flooding in. I have always been artistic and creative, and have always been able to draw and  paint, but it quickly became very clear that this craft was encompassing my love for colour, art, baking, making something quickly that you could also eat, and of course my love of cake. I absolutely love what I do. I am now a full time baker and decorator.

Lisa’s Facebook page is – Ponty Carlo Cakes

    

Kirsty Low – Cakey Bake

My cupcake obsession began about 8 years ago when I was dragged on a cupcake class in Wimbledon by a very dear friend – I completely loved it and I don’t think I’ve ever stopped making them since! I worked for many years as a professionally qualified trainer in 5* hotels in London and was not given the opportunity to return after the birth of my daughter 5 years ago. I used this as an opportunity to explore ways I could make money from my obsession with cupcakes! I began by opening a small eBay shop selling nozzles and baking items and then gathered the confidence to start teaching, using my skills as a trainer to put together fun and creative cupcake classes. I now teach over 16 different classes in my home town of Paddock Wood in Kent and have an amazing community of students and ‘cake friends’ on my Facebook page.

I’ve won Gold/Silver awards at Cake International every year since starting my business and am probably most famous for my shoes and handbags cakes. My style is very neat and precise and I love a clean looking cake with beautiful embellishments – regularly using silver leaf, moulds and ruffles in my designs.

I adore everything about cakes and cupcakes and the creativity they can inspire and have used Katy Sue moulds ever since the first cupcake toppers they launched – the opportunity to work with Katy Sue Designs is a dream come true for me and I’m delighted to be a part of the Design Team :o)

Kirsty’s Facebook page is – Cakey Bake

     

Sarah Thomas – The Cupcake Oven

A former City lawyer, I decided to change career when I realised that my childhood pastime of baking, and my adult hobby of sugar artistry was far more enjoyable! I have taught sugar art and baking skills to students from around the world for over 7 years and love sharing my knowledge.  I run over 30 different classes ranging from basic cupcake, cookie and macaron classes, to full on three day intensive wedding cake courses. I am based in Essex, UK.


I have won many awards for my baking and sugarcraft, including 6 Gold Awards at Cake International (being placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd on four of those occasions); as well as being awarded several British Sugarcraft Guild Trophies. I am a regular contributor to Cake Masters Magazine, including full tutorials and also taking part in their two sugar artist collaborations (Fabergé Egg 2015 & Hot Air Balloon 2016).

I have always loved the Katy Sue products since their launch a few years ago. I think they enable complete beginners to achieve professional results with the minimum fuss and bother, proving that anyone can enjoy cake decorating from (and until!) any age. I am excited to be a part of the Katy Sue Cake Design Team and look forward to seeing what new ideas they have to share this year.

Sarah’s Facebook page is – The Cupcake Oven

    

Doreen Thompson – Katy Sue Designs

I am part owner and Creative Director at Katy Sue Designs. Technically I’m retired but I find myself in the craft room with Noreen virtually every day J I have always been creative and have done most crafts from sewing to card making and particularly enjoyed the 10 years plus our company had making porcelain Dollshouse Dolls for collectors all over the world. About 3 and a half years ago I retired and started taking the online cake decorating classes with Craftsy and found a whole wonderful world of cake decorating and cookie decorating. I’m still learning but I am thrilled to be part of the product development team here at Katy Sue…it’s a sheer joy to be playing with so many wonderful products.


Doreen’s Facebook page is – Katy Sue Designs Cake Decorating

Guest Design Team Member

    

Susana Martínez Zepeda – Scrap Cookies


Susana Martínez Zepeda is a Mexican cake artist and international trainer for confectionary, baking and decorating cakes, as well, founder and director of Casa Susana. Susana has appeared in industry magazines such as Edible Artists Network and is the Mexico representative for the Sugar Arts Institute and co -editor of the journal American Cake Decoration.

Susana’s Facebook page is – Casa Susana