Monday, 14 April 2008

Drum roll please...

After much consideration, hair pulling, changing of minds, tears and finally decisions (which I don't do well!) I have chosen my new Design Team members..

  • Gerry Strongman

  • Jozza (Jo Hopkins)

  • Carol Houghton

  • Enfys Cashmore

  • Kath Stewart

  • Tip Top (Ruth Cuniliffe)

  • Allison Yates

  • Heather Fraser (Craftling)

They are joining my current Design Team members Samm Livett and Shirley B and I would like to extend my congratulations and huge welcomes to them all!! They are a very talented group of crafters and I can't wait to get started working with them all!

Choosing new members for my design team has been a much harder job than I anticipated. I received a huge number of applicants, many more than I ever imagined I would, and they were all of a very high standard. I wish I could have included everyone who applied but it just wasn't practical. I want to thank everyone who took the time to apply, I loved looking at your creations and getting to know a little about you. I wish you all the very best.

Now, I've had quite a weekend, not only dealing with choosing a new Design team but we have had a new member of the family join us! Ian's sister, Sandi, gave birth to a beautiful new baby daughter Steffi Rose she's a healthy 9lb and an absolute little beauty. She has a shock of red hair to match her brother Adam who is 5 years old and is still a bit amazed that 'she' came out of Mummys tummy!! It's a lovely bit of good news for the family as we have been having a rather hard time over the last few weeks with Ian's Mum being very ill in hospital, the new arrival certainly lifted her Grandmas spirits when she arrived. It's a very worrying time for us here whilst Ians Mum is so poorly, but we are crossing our fingers that things improve in the very near future.

Well, that's my news from over the weekend, I had best get back to work or this new design team will have no new papers to work with!
Speak Soon


  1. Well done to everyone on getting onto the Design team, look forward to seeing what you come up with!! Congratulations on the new baby and lets hope Grandma's health improves quickly

  2. Congrats to the new DT members, I bet they'll have loads of fun with your lovely papers.

    Congrats too to your family on the new arrival - hope the news about your MIL is better soon too

  3. Congratulations Aunty it's official I can tell eveyone - I am so excited and can't wait to get started.

  4. Hi, Anice and everyone! :o)

    I'm surprised and thrilled to have made the team!! :o) Was wondering... Is there somewhere on the web where the DT can get to know each other, as well?

    Also many congrats to your family on the new arrival!! She sounds like a darling!

    Heather xx

  5. Not yet Heather! I'll be working on stuff over the next few weeks!
    Anice xx

  6. Congratulations Auntie Anice!! She sounds gorgeous :o)

    Yippee I'm so excited about being on your DT! Can't wait to get started!! LOL

    As you know I design for Funky Fairy's too and we have a seperate blog that we communicate on which is kept private. WOuld this be any use for the DT??

  7. I'm still in shock!! Never done anything like this before, so be gentle with me!

    And congrats Aunty Anice - can't wait to see the card you come up with for the new arrival!

    Thanks again for the opportunity to be part of your team. And I really must get a blog!

  8. Congrats everyone!!! welcome to the team!!! :)

    Congrats on the New Arrival and hope MIL feels better soon!


  9. I just can't wait to get creating with all your fabulous designs. Thanks so much for chosing me. Good luck to all of us! Congrats on the new baby - love the name.

  10. Anonymous6:31 pm

    Congratulations everyone on being chosen to join Anice's design team - have fun!

    Unfortunately I wasn't as lucky, but I wish you all well in what I am sure will be an exciting journey.

    All the best Jules x

  11. Hi Anice and everyone on team-
    am really pleased and excited at being part of the team and I have never done anything like this before either and must get a blog too- can't wait to get started and get to know everyone Congrats on being an auntie

  12. Hi Anice, Think i've done all the bits on my blog now, so thought i'd pop over and say congratulations on becoming an Auntie again :) and i hope Grandma soon feels much better!
    Carol x

  13. Congratulations everyone! Ooh, I'm so jealous as I totally missed the DT call but I love using the CDS anyway, the new CD especially with the circle messages, they are on most of the cards on my blog! I look forward to seeing all your samples on the telly! Love Becky xxx


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