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WINNER! WINNER!

I've been very busy lately doing a few courses and generally improve my skills as a designer as well are improved my skills as a small business. Its important to keep refreshing your skills. There's always something to learn both as a designer and as a small business...

World Book Day 12th March

Today is #Worldbookday! What are you doing to celebrate it? On the first of every month I give away a FREEBIE on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CDdesignsUK and this months freebie is a kids colouring page of Samphire, my little blue dragon. You can download...

International Women’s Day

Today is March 8th and it's International Women's Day and I want to post about all the amazing female business owners I know! From jewellery makers to cake makers, to crafters and PR guru's, to fellow artists, designers, fitness instructors, beauty businesses and...

Art and Design Challenges

How are we all doing? Keeping busy creating new work for your agent? Your online shops? Your customers or just yourself? Are you getting noticed though by the people you want to notice you? Since the beginning of February I've been joining as many online (mostly on...

ALWAYS LEARNING – DESIGN COURSES

I have been designing and working as a designer for over 17 years. I graduated as a Textile Designer from the University of Huddersfield specialising as a weaver and have been lucky enough to always be employed in a design job. Starting as a junior designer to...

Interview by Coloring Queen

Back in 2017 I launched my colouring book Passion for Patterns on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Passion-Patterns-Catherine-Davis/dp/1540477150  and was interviewed soon after by the lovely Coloring Queen https://coloringqueen.net/ The interview talks about the book...

My Story

This week (30th January to 6th February) is #nationalstorytellingweek so inspired by https://www.sunshinedigital.co.uk advice, I thought I would share my story. Who: I’m Catherine Davis, mum of two, Yorkshire lass, business owner and lover of spa days, gin cocktails...

How I adapted during the first Lockdown

Its coming up to 10 months since we first went into the first lockdown here in the UK. What a surreal moment that was back in March 2020 when the PM announced it. None of us really had a clue what it would entail, what we were supposed to do. How furlough worked? How...

A little dragon called Samphire

I'd like to tell you a bit about my first fictional Children's chapter book called 'Samphire the blue dragon' and why I wrote it. Whilst I was on maternity leave with my first born, some 12 years ago, I started writing children's stories for him. Most of these stories...