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