Sunday, 20 January 2013


I am so so so pleased - I've just become a Gold Designer on Craftsuprint which means I have made 5000 sales!  Granted it has taken me quite a long time to get there but I feel so proud of myself!  It also means I get 40% commission on my sales now which is really going to make a difference.  I have to say I am so grateful to all the people who have bought my designs, all the CUP crafters who uploaded their cards made from my sheets and kits onto the CUP site and all the fantastic designers whose designer resources I have used in my designs.  I've got to up my game now - I've got to make another 5000 sales to be upgraded to a Platinum designer - I wonder how long that will take!

Friday, 18 January 2013

CUP Designer of the Year 2012

The results are in -

1st Place - Sandie Burchell
2nd Place - Carol Clarke
3rd Place - Tina Fitch

Congratulations to all three ladies - well deserved I must say!

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Tom Curtis's Photographs

I've started buying a few of Tom Curtis's brilliant photographs to use in my card designs, he's put loads of photos on in the Designer Resource section of CUP, click HERE to see more of Tom Curtis's designer resource photos.  Here is a lovely card made by Fran Turner using a beautiful picture of a red rhododendron.  As usual click on the title of picture to go to my sheet for this card and HERE to see more of Fran Turner's cards.
Lovely Red Rhododendron CUP389009_819

NEW FROM Friday 11 January

I was really pleased with the response to my latest New From in the CUP mailer on Friday 11th January - Heart Shaped Front Valentines Minikits and I want to thank everyone who bought my kits.  I've done one or two New Froms which didn't get much response at all and this was going to be my last try so the good response has given me faith again!  Here is the first card that has been uploaded made from one of the kits, the Bouquet & Chocolates minikit, which was made by Suzy Cooper, and a lovely job she has made of it as well = thankyou Suzy!  Click on the title under the picture to go to my sheet for this card and HERE to see more of Suzy Cooper's cards.

Bouquet & Chocolates - CUP389620_819