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A warm welcome from the new team

A warm welcome from the new team

A big welcome from the new team at Craft Creations!

We are so excited to be launching this new website and will be adding products to it every day over the coming weeks as we gradually expand the range.

Many of you know that the original 33 year old paper craft design and manufacturer Craft Creations Ltd closed recently to allow the previous owners Paul and Jenny to retire, and that Katy Sue Designs completed a deal to acquire the business brand and relocate the manufacturing to South Shields.

Sue Balfour, CEO of Katy Sue Designs said “When I saw the wonderful Heidelberg machinery and met the owners of the Craft Creations I immediately fell in love with the business. This acquisition will double the size of our manufacturing and build on our silicone mould business broadening our product range into the paper craft market. We would like to thank Paul and Jenny for all their help and support during the transition of the business and wish them well in their retirement.”

We relocated manufacturing from Cheshunt the original home of Craft Creations, up to the north east  of England here in South Shields.

 The big move

Our team has been working around the clock for the last few weeks to install the manufacturing equipment and work through the vast product range. We have added the most popular products to the website straight away but hope you can bear with us whilst we begin manufacturing of additional products and of course add some exciting brand-new designs to the Craft Creations brand!

Quality is such an important factor and that’s why we relocated all of Craft Creations machinery to our Factory here in the North.

 

 It’s been a big job to prepare for manufacturing, but we are getting there!

 More about the Craft Creations and the move

Craft Creations offers a range of paper craft and card products direct to consumers by a popular website which Katy Sue Designs has recently refreshed, moving it onto a popular ecommerce platform.

To facilitate the move, the company has doubled its manufacturing and warehouse capacity in South Shields with support from South Tyneside Council and hopes to create 10 new jobs during the next 12 months. In addition to this the company has made a significant investment in equipment to print, foil and cut paper products. This equipment was funded by the ERDF SAM Project at the University of Sunderland.  The enlarged UK business is expected to turn over £3m this year.

To help with the huge expansion, we doubled in size taking the two extra manufacturing units.

 

More about Katy Sue Designs

Regularly seen on the craft shopping channel Hochanda, Katy Sue Designs is a much loved 25 year old Craft business, employing 21 staff from its South Shields HQ. Manufacturing a wide range of award-winning products used by creative people in the cake decorating and crafts markets which are exported to over 50 countries. Based in South Shields we have manufacturing, product development, offices, graphics and a TV studio on site as well as well as a USA operation.
www.katysuedesigns.com

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Jenny - September 9, 2021

Wow I have just left one message as you can probably see, I have tried phoning again, no answer, but no sooner I cut the call a lovely lady Marica called me back and all is now sorted thank you Marica.

Jenny - September 9, 2021

I have placed an order with you , I’ve had a message that its on its way but nothing has arrived as yet, I have phoned several times just to get a message about times phone line is open, but it may be open but no one answers what a waste of time. I could do with an answer. Thanks

Jan - August 24, 2021

I would love to get a catalog….is this still possible jan

Lorraine Couldrey - May 29, 2021

I have just had a conversation with a retailer who was a woman after my own heart. We discussed how even though you purchased the name of Craft Creations the catalogue of products is nowhere near to the products they produced for papercrafters or stitchers. No coloured cards only at Christmas and then only limited to 3 colours and only 1 size , no choice of foiled outlines, no deckle edged cards or inners, no hammer-effect cards, no card inserts. Come on , you say you went to all the trouble of moving the machinery from Cheshunt why bother if you are not producing their catalogue of products. There are an awful lot of us out here needing and searching for those items. This is not the first time that I have had a discussion like this . Please look at the comments people are making .

Helen - May 21, 2021

Can never get hold of you by phone and don’t find the website helpful. Do you still do catalogues? I would gladly pay for one! I can see none of the nice peel-offs I used to buy i.e. gardening/dancers/surfers & sailing/animals etc… and do you still do the hammer-effect cards and tulip pearl paints?
Thank you.

Joy Ginger - March 19, 2021

Could you please send me one of your catalogs
By post if possible as not good on computers
Mrs joy ginger
Medlars
Stone field road
Naphill
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Thank you 🙏

Katie Clement - March 11, 2021

Hi
I used to buy neon coloured A6 envelopes from you via Ebay and now can’t find any anywhere. Will these be coming back at any point? A very disappointed former customer.

Pamela Carpenter - March 1, 2021

Please let me know which trifold card sizes you are making.

Clarkphase - February 28, 2021

psrm8 ixbnj lyog

Mrs.Christine Fraser - January 12, 2021

Have you got a sale on at the moment please.
I am looking for decopage sheets on a new baby for girl please.