The Cat Has Been Taken Out Of The Bag And Popped Through The Cat Flap And It Has Brought Back A Gift.

February 17, 2019 — 49 Comments

Well, I have been keeping a secret for a while, and, as news is starting to spread amongst the trade routes already I thought it would be nice to give you a heads up too.

So, ya know how I’ve been doing that demonstrating thing with the GoPress & Foil and that design team thing for Couture Creations, the brand behind that fab machine?

Well, it turned out that Andrew – the big boss – was happy enough with my work that he said, ‘how do you fancy designing some stuff for us, mate?’

Probably not his exact words but hey, near enough.

After swooning with shock, sipping my tea and then remembering he was still at the end of the phone, I blurted out, ‘YES! Please thank you please.’ and bowed, for some reason.

Anyhoo, long story short, that was some months ago and we are now almost at the stage of launching those new products!

Now, I’d love to show you some things that I’ve made with them however they are still so fresh that I actually haven’t got them myself yet.

I have however been doing test mockups at home to make sure I’m happy with designs/styles, like a professional grown-up designer, so I’ll be sharing a few of those over the coming weeks but, for this post

I shall simply leave you with these sneaky peeks.

Mmmm, so much pretty…

Oh, the blog title? It was a really badly constructed metaphor. That’s all. No real cats were used in the making of this blog post.

Many thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll follow this journey to its conclusion with me.

It’ll be nice to have a friend on standby to calm the nerves/pass the whiskey ;)

Anyway, I’ll see you back here for another random ramble soon.

J :)

49 responses to The Cat Has Been Taken Out Of The Bag And Popped Through The Cat Flap And It Has Brought Back A Gift.


    Congratulations John – the sneak peeks look really gorgeous!

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    Well Done!!!!!
    Who’s a clever boy then oh no that’s the budgie better keep him away from your cat
    They look brilliant John I’m so pleased for you

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    PAULINE SIMMONDS February 18, 2019 at 7:50 am

    Well done John, Congratulations x

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    Congratulations John, I like what I have seen so I can’t wait to see what the whole thing looks like :) You are doing so very well and I think it is well deserved…
    Love ~ Lady Anne xxx

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    Caroline Morrell February 17, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Congratulations John. The sneek peek looks amazing and I look forward to seeing what you have designed xx

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    Oh my! Congratulations & so well deserved. xx

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    Congratulations John. How have you managed to keep this quiet? They are absolutely lovely. I will definitely have to buy them when they are available. You have a knack for separating me and my cash. Very easily done with your gorgeous designs.

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    Congratulations John. These look brilliant. Love my GoPress and foil.

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    Congratulations John, it’s awesome for you and for us of course. Whe can enjoy your lovely designs. Can’t wait to see it! Have a great sunday.

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    Congratulations all your hard work is finally paying off – well deserved and look forward to seeing the products.

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    Awwwww, that is fantastic John, so well deserved. Your sneaky peeks look fabulous and can’t wait to see everything xx

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    Congratulations John, I’m totally made up for you. Can’t wait to see what you got in store for us (saving from now!)
    big hugs, T x

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    Youre not like a professional designer..
    you ARE a professional designer.x

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    Could’t happen to a nicer guy. Love the designs. Looks like 2019 will be a really good year for you, and you deserve it.

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    Oh! these look wonderful. I’ll be on the lookout for them 😊 x

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    I absolutely adore the style created in your sneak peeks! Please keep us updated on the launch as they look far too beautiful to not have. Many Congratulations John x

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    Absolutely brilliantly deserved John CONGRATULATIONS.😀😁🤩😅😄😃

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    Congratulations John. So very well deserved. Can’t wait to see the finished results, but the samples look brilliant. Kath X



    Well done John. You are a kind, funny and very talented man. I wish you well in your new venture. xx Jan



    Well done John. It was through your enthusiasm I bought my Go Press and Foil. Looking forward to being able to buy your designs x



    Great News, really pleased for you and for us. Can’t wait for the launch

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    John, it looks like you have done a fantastic job and i cant wait to get my hands on them. They look original and FAB So intricate and beautiful.

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    Well congratulations young man! An exciting new chapter is about to begin and we’re behind you all the way. Clare x

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    Well who’s a clever boy!!!! I’d say the cat that got the cream . I couldn’t be happier for you .

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    Well done John, you deserve the recognition for your work you are so talented, looking forward to seeing what you are coming up with

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    Hi John. How fabulous that your talent is leading you on exciting pathways and you are taking us with you. Very well done and big hugs to you. Love the designs and can’t wait to continue the journey with you x

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    Well Done, have more faith in yourself!! x We all have faith in you x Love the designs and cant wait to see them ‘in the flesh’ as it were x

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    Congratulations! The sneaky peeks look very exciting and I can’t wait to see the full designs you have created soon. Good luck with everything and well done!

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    Sandra Sinnassamy February 17, 2019 at 9:03 am

    Congratulations John. for You and your cat, the world is your oyster . . . 2019 is your Year. keep enjoying 😊

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    Brilliant metaphor and brilliant news!!

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    Looking forward to getting my hands on these, ESP the Celtic style. That’s if they will work with the Crafter’s Companion Gemini Foil Press

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    Well done you. I’m so impressed. When do we get a proper look? xx

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    Congratulations John. You are so talented, the recognition is well deserved. Enjoy the journey. I’m looking forward to seeing the designs, the sneak peek is very enticing. ;)

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    Congratulations John well deserved x

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    The sneaky peek looks stunning John. How exciting! All the best with your new venture … congratulations x

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    Congratulations John. You must be over he moon! Well done.

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    Well done you! Looking forward to seeing all.

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    Congratulations, John. Also, glad to hear no cats were harmed. Ha Ha Ha

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    Congratulations John. You are so enthusiastic about the Go Press and Foil. Looking forward to seeing your designs. Something else to add to my ever growing stash.

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    How exciting and very well deserved John x



    John you are a star and a very clever one at that.
    Well done and congratulations. Looking forward to seeing ‘your stuff. Karen x

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    Brilliant news John and about time too :)

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    Wow, John well done xx Hazel

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    Congratulations and very well deserved. Looking forward to seeing your designs 🤗

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