Tuesday, 27 October 2015

My dream job and an update

Craft Product Development Manager Job Vacancy
We are a market-leading craft company looking for a passionate crafter to lead our craft product innovations and build a Design Team to create new and innovative ranges of paper craft products.
As Craft Product Development Manager your main responsibilities will be as follows:
  • Create concepts, brief designers and test own-brand paper craft products for retail
  • Build and manage own-brand product design team
  • Appoint and manage a craft team to produce quality sample cards with own-branded paper craft range
  • Select third-party paper craft products, recommend quantities and purchase them from external companies at competitive rates
  • Identify trends and ensure all products stay relevant and appealing to our target audience
  • Continually monitor range and suggest additions, pricing and deletions
This role would suit a passionate crafter who has an eye for great craft products. As the role is unique we don’t expect you to have exact experience but applicable skills/experience would include:
  • Organised
  • Creative
  • Commercial
  • Well skilled in paper craft
  • Worked on design teams for craft companies / magazines
  • Good understanding of the paper crafts industry and what sells well
  • To Apply:

    If you feel you have the passion, craft knowledge and skills we are looking for please do not hesitate to get in touch at cvs@practicalpublishing.co.uk providing a covering letter, CV and craft portfolio (if you have one).

    Stockport, Cheshire.

    Wish I was in the correct area and frame of mind as this is my DREAM JOB.  Well I guess now I know what to work towards.  Hope it is useful for one of my readers:)  And to top it of I just received this in an email:

On behalf of our friends at Artdeco Creations, please read on for details of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Artdeco Creations are looking for someone to represent the company’s products on air with the most reputable TV Craft Shopping Channel in the UK.
The successful applicant must have the following qualities:
  • Must be of impeccable presentation and be able to be interviewed whilst demonstrating product in front of a camera
  • Must have a knowledge and love of crafting, cutting dies, embossing folders, papers and other associated products
  • Must be able to connect with the products and craft itself
  • Must have sales experience
  • Must be commercially aware and confident
  • Must be able to retain information
  • Must be able to maintain an interesting flow of conversation, show enthusiasm and be natural and bubbly in personality
To apply, please click on this link, upload your CV and the information below, ensuring each document / video is titled consistently, eg Mrs Smith CV / Mrs Smith video:
  • A 5-minute video clip with yourself and another person doing a role play (you can use your mobile phone)
  • An image of yourself
  • Your work history and any experience you may have
  • Samples of some of the craft work that you have done

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Very Sad Times

I have not been crating or blogging for a preiod now as I lost my mother on October 6th, 2015.  She had not been well for some time and just could not ight anymore.  I really miss her and our conversations a lot.
 An old photo of the two of us at a family member's wedding.  I am trying hard to get myself back together but it is hard, I miss our conversation, she was a great inspiration in my life and a brilliant mother and grandmother.  Rest in Peace Mammie.