New Cake Decorating Products

We have created a BRAND NEW cake decorating website for our new range of Cake Decorating Moulds. To celebrate we are offering Free Postage on any order that includes one of our Cake Moulds until Sep 24th.

Take a look at one of our tutorial videos below showing you how to make your own Messy Monster!

Our new food safe rubber moulds are so easy to use with fondant, chocolate, modelling clay, even ultra thick embossing powder! All our moulds are designed, sculpted and manufactured by us here at our factory in the UK.

For more videos visit our new Cake Decorating website www.katysuedesigns.co.uk

First ever Katy Sue Designs Ltd UK Blog Hop Winner

Well I hope you have been enjoying the shows on Create & Craft with the
lovely Noreen McKie showing off the fantastic new double CD ROM – The Christmas
Spirit.

We attempted our
very first Katy Sue Designs Limited UK Blog Hop to coincide with the launch. We
had a few technical hitches, which we managed to sort out and delayed the
announcement of the winner.

The winner of our very first Blog Hop,
winning a copy of the Christmas Spirit CD ROM
is…………………………………

The Tidy Crafter from Boston in Lincolnshire

Congratulations!

First UK Blog Hop!

We are very pleased to announce to the very first UK Blog Hop from Katy Sue Designs Limited to coincide with the launch of the the brand new Double CD Rom called Wine Buffs – Spirit of Christmas. This fabulous Double CD Rom will launched today (7th September)  on Create & Craft (Sky 671) with the lovely Noreen Mckie.

Today is day 4 of the “Hop”

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning this brand new Double CD Rom, then you need to follow the “Hop”. You need to leave a comment on this blog, and then a comment on each of the other 3 blogs, launching as follows:

Tuesday – Paul – Craft Madness – Click HEREWednesday – Sue – Inspire Me – Click HERE
Thursday – Vee – Paper, Glue, Create – Click HERE 

If you have come here via one of the above blogs, please make sure that you have visited and left a comment on them all under the relevant Katy Sue Designs Limited Blog Hop Post



The competition will finish at midnight on Saturday 8th September. Records will be checked on Sunday 9th September and the winner announced on Monday 10th September



Don’t forget to tune into Create & Craft TV on Sky 671 from midday on Friday and check the schedule throughout the week to see some lovely samples and great demonstrations from Noreen.

Thanks for reading and happy crafting!

Wine Buffs Christmas CD ROM Tutorial Video

Hi

We are very excited as the launch of of our newest CD ROM is almost upon us! We though you all would like a sneak peek, so here is Noreen to take you through a quick tutorial on one of the pop up cards that is included on the Wine Buffs – The Christmas Spirit CD.

Don’t forget the CD ROM launches tomorrow on Create and Craft TV at 12.00 as part of their Pick Of The Week.

RSVP & Save The Date Step By Step

Hello all

In our final step by step of the week we will be looking at how to create a RSVP and Save The Date cards.

The Save the Date card is made from the top section of the Multi Function Die Cut you used for the Wedding Invitation earlier in the week.  Cut a piece of the blank card to measure 4 1/2 inches x ( 4 3/4 inches ie. the width of the original card)  fold this in half  to now measure 2 1/4 x 4 3/4.  At a point approx 1/2 from the outside edge cut a small incision fractionally wider than your ribbon along the fold line.  Thread your ribbon through this across the front of the card and secure at the bottom front.  Line the card inside back with backing paper then when you have printed your save the date stick it inside. Use your Save the Date sentiment to cover the join of the ribbon.

The RSVP which can double up as a Thank You card is made to the same dimension.  Each die cut card will make an RSVP and a Thank You card.  (and a bit left over for errors).

This time for your RSVP or Thank You, you will have two folded cards measuring approx 2 1/4 inches x 4 3/4 inches each.  For both cut a piece of backing paper approx 6mm smaller all round the piece of the script matching paper (just fractionally smaller) allowing for the contrast to be visible.  Glue the script paper and your matching paper together.  Then wrap around a piece of ribbon joining at the front.  This will later be covered by either RSVP or Thank you.  This time make the ribbon join at the top on the right hand side of the card, as this is where your sentiment will be placed.  Glue this to the main card.  Take the top off your die cut card and very carefully cut between the petals of each flower to release the flowers as individual flower heads.  (4) in total.  Thread your beads in the same way as before this time using high tack tape, secure them onto your card approx 1/2 from the bottom.  Glue a single flower over the high tack tape and decorate to match other cards.  This card lacks the see through element of all the other toppers but done this way cuts down on expense.  You can now cut small slithers of your backing paper to resemble leaves and place then around the flower in a similar pattern to your other toppers.  Of course there is nothing stopping you from making both your RSVP and Thank You cards in exactly the same way as you have your Save the Date but that uses a lot of card.  Perhaps this could be utilised to make wedding favours.  I will be showing you how to do that another time. Remember if making the same as the Save the Date cards you will need to buy more cards initially.

I hope you find making your cards, both enjoyable, rewarding and much less expensive than buying them.  You will gain great satisfaction being able to say that you have made it all yourself.

A few tips, along the way.  Start with plenty of time to spare, this should be enjoyable and not rushed.  You could get help from your friends, each doing a specific area of the cards.
Work in a clean environment, putting it all away between times.  There is nothing worse than feeling you have worked hard and then spoiled what you have done. 
When calculating what you want for your stationary, please remember to buy a little more than you think you need.  Sometimes matching up colours can be difficult.  

Remember that each and everyone of your items will be viewed by different people, so if you are slightly out with your measuring on some, or there is some slight variance, its unlikely they will ever be viewed together and no one other than you will know.  These will be handcrafted and as such will vary slightly.

The sizes I have made could be varied, I have done them this size to help get the most from your product but you can change anything you want.  Remember though if they have to fit in envelopes make sure the size you are going to make will fit standard envelope sizes.

Good luck and enjoy.

Yvonne