Sally Anson, owner of the Somerset-based greeting card and gift company, Sweet Design has recently made her TV debut on leading Create and Craft TV as part of her mission to raise awareness for endangered species. As part of a collaboration with the Create and Craft channel, Sweet Designs has licensed an initial eight designs from the company’s Exotic Endangered Collection for use in card making kits with stamps and dies.
The plucky entrepreneur and artists was scheduled for three separate one hour slots on the leading craft shopping channel (which airs in the UK, US as well as online) to promote her products, her brand and her mission, but as all the products had sold out in two hours, the evening slot was cancelled.
“I didn’t sleep a wink the night before, and had to be at studios for 6.30am for the 8am slot. My heart was pounding at countdown, but I became more relaxed as time went on,” reveals Sally who, as well as talking about her company and products also showed her artistry at work, starting a painting of a white tiger design on air.
“I was exhausted! I loved painting my white tiger on air – he’s coming along well now. I may be brave enough to do it again!” confessed Sally of her TV appearance, having been asked for two more collections by the channel – Endangered Waterworld for July, and British Endangered for August.
Create and Craft is also showcasing Sweet Designs on its online platform, including background on the company and Sally’s passion to raise awareness for endangered species.
“We are thrilled with the popularity of our cards and products to date. Since our launch in 2017 we have grown steadily, with many more lovely retailers stocking our cards and products every week. We are passionate about actively raising awareness for endangered animals and the charities that help to protect them. We now have five adoptions with our chosen charity including a tiger, leopard, snow leopard, polar bear and dolphin (mostly chosen by the children in our family!). We love receiving the updates on how they are doing and reports on all the amazing work that is done to protect these endangered animals,” says Sally.
As well as greeting cards, Sweet Design also produces notebooks, magnetic pads, coasters and prints.
Create and Craft is part of Ideal Shopping Direct Limited, one of the UK’s leading multi-channel home shopping retailers with a team of 700 based in Peterborough, UK. Create and Craft broadcasts live on TV and online in the UK and US to over 70 million homes. It offers paper craft, jewellery, sewing and knitting products.
Sweet Design will be exhibiting at PG Live in June (Tuesday 4 June and Wednesday 5 June) www.progressivegreetingslive.com/
Top: Sally Anson (right) on air on Create and Craft TV.