Wednesday 15 August 2012


Hey fellow crafters, thanks for popping by :-) I’m guessing if you’re here you already understand the ‘DT’ concept but just in case you’re a complete newbie (like I was a couple of months back) I’ll give a brief explanation of what we’re trying to do here. This empty blog page will hopefully soon be filled with gorgeous creations using our digi stamps and will be the host to monthly challenges where crafters can submit pictures of their work with a winner being picked each month for ‘blog candy’ (lush freebies).
6 designers will be chosen over the next month to make up a new design team (DT) - they will chose the themes for monthly challenges and provide the inspiration for entries by letting us display pictures of their lovely work here. We’ll also have a page on this blog where we post the design team’s creations using new digi stamps which are going on sale at Polkadoodles.

As a designer for the Flatfriends Challenge blog you would be required to have the following:

*A love for cardmaking or other crafty creations using digi stamps
*A love for the Emma Canning Flatfriends Digi Collection - all designs must include one of them so liking the range would definitely be a bonus :-)
*A blog of your own
*Internet access and an email account

Chosen designers will be required to do the following:

*Post a creation featuring one of the Flatfriends Digi’s on their blog once a month for the themed monthly challenge linking back to the Flatfriends Challenge page
*Take it in turns with other design team members to choose a challenge theme for the month (you will not be required, however, to write the challenge post)
*Post an additional 2 creations each month using the Flatfriends Digi’s. This will be separate from the monthly challenge to promote new designs (no set theme)
*Submit photos via email of their creations to Emma Canning to post on the Flatfriends Challenge blog including a brief description of the design
*Blog and Facebook/Twitter to promote the monthly challenges and new designs
*Commit to the design team for a minimum of 4 months

What’s in it for Flatfriends Design Team Members?

*Free digi stamps for challenges – you can check out the range over at the lovely Polkadoodles store - (and we’re just getting started – I plan on making many more in the coming months)

*Free access to selected digi stamps from new ranges for promotional designs

*Design members names and blog links will be published here on the Flatfriends Challenge website

*My gratitude for being part of the team and spending valuable time helping to promote our products

*A bunch of super awesome crafty friends and admirers :-)

If you would like to apply to be one of our designers please email me at BEFORE the 31st of August 2012 stating ‘DESIGN TEAM CALL’ in your email title and including the following:

*Your full name

*Your blog Link

*Images for 2 of your favourite pieces of work – you don’t have to use one of my digi stamps but please do use digi stamps on the designs you submit to show off your gorgeous colouring skills :-)

*A short paragraph about why you want to be on the team

We will notify you by email if you have been successful by the 9TH of September 2012.
I can’t wait to see your emails but if we’re fortunate to have a bunch of people apply I absolutely dread having to choose between you – if the Polkadoodle challenges I’ve been following are anything to go by it’s going to be a very hard decision! x x

A final note

I appreciate that I’m a new designer and that we’re just getting started but I’d love it if you wanted to join me at the beginning of this journey in making this range really popular. I understand the work and commitment that goes with being a design team member and you can rest assured that I will be working very hard in the background also to provide you with new images to play with.
Everyone will be considered including Cardmakers, Scrapbookers, and Altered Media Artists as we’re looking for a diverse team. You don’t have to have a zillion followers on your blog or think of yourself as an expert colourer to apply – as a fellow newbie I welcome entries from other people starting out x x
Right I think that’s enough from me :-) If nothing else I recon we’re going to have a whole lot of fun!
Happy crafting and digi hugs x x
Em x


  1. I'm sure you'll be flooded with applications Emma. You're images are awesome (in fact I'm colouring some up as we speak), just wish I could find more hours in the day so that I could design for you.

    Claire xxx

  2. Lol thank you hun - can't wait to see them (I know they'll be gorgeous as always) x x To be honest I didn't really expect anyone from the Polkadoodles design team to apply as I know how much work you guys do over there (I agree there just aren't enough hours in the day).I still get to see all of the lush work over there so I'm a lucky gal :-) x x

  3. What a fantastic opportunity, your images are fantastic Emma and I wish you every success with the range. I dare say you will be snowed under with entries xx

    1. Thank you so much Tracy :-) It's been an exciting day! x x

  4. Good luck - the images are fab and like Claire I wish there were more hours in a day!

  5. Good Luck, hun - I hope it goes really well. I am tempted to apply, but I think you will have loadz of entries to choose from xx

    1. Thanks chick - they're flooding in and they're awesome :-) You know I love your work so much - gosh it's going to be a tough month hey :-) x x

  6. Emma I would love to have a go as you know i love your artwork but due to on going health problems and other commitments I cant possibly commit. Good luck to everyone who applies and look forward to seeing the fantastic work.
    Love Cathy Rumball xx

  7. Thank you so much Cath I've sent you a PM x x

  8. Good luck Emma I just know that you are going to have so many people to choose from honey. Your images are awesome and I am in love with your new Christmas one's. Busy working on samples as we speak and have one for the Polka Doodles challenge for this Friday!!!. Will PM you shortly ok. Hugs Clare xxx

    1. Thank you hun - It's been such an exciting 24 hours - I'm going to be exhausted in a couple of weeks lol :-) Can't wait to see another one of your deigns on Polkadoodles - I love your work x x

  9. Hey Emma,
    WoWeeeeeeeee, what an amazing & Exciting opportunity:-D, I would LoVe to be part of your new DT, It would be an Absulote pleasure in working with your Amazing Designs...they are All Soooooooooooo stunning & inspirational & really kick start my MoJo Lol:-D. You must be soooo excited in this New's gonna be AmazInG:-).
    Oooohhhhhhh am jumping with joy (in my head anyway as not gonna happen physically Lol) Gonna have to give it a go me thinks:-D, best get my Blog up & a wee bit behind at mo, best get started so will see ya later. Lots of crafty hugs Natalie B
    X (((((((((((((O)))))))))))) X

  10. Awww thank you so much Natalie - I am sooo excited about it - It's been such a wonderful week :-) Please do give it a go - I'd love to see your entry - I'm a very lucky girl at the moment getting to see so many gorgeous designs! :-D Thanks again for your lovely comments - it means a lot to me x x

  11. How exciting, I love journeys and hope I can join the ride although I am sure you will certainly spoilt for choice!
    I love your images and am so excited for you as this journey is going to be a real fun filled one!