Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Design Team Call

 I've had some lovely blog comments and personal messages so the answer is YES I will be starting up the challenges.  It will be just for fun though. 

The reason for this is:

a) I obviously don't have the shop anymore to provide a prize and

b) sorry if this sounds bad - to get prizes from retailers it comes down to begging.  Whilst I had the shop I had several emails a week from challenge blogs. To be honest with you it got quite soul destroying that I couldn't afford to provide anything for these people.  I really don't want to be the person doing that to other retailers.

Right onto the fun bit then.

I enjoyed having a design team for the shop and they did a fantastic job creating some gorgeous work.  The archive from summer onwards will show some of their inspirational work.

That was a one off design team for the products I had at the time so I have decided to start afresh for this new adventure but obviously previous design team members are welcome to apply.

So without further ado this is what is involved if you feel like applying:

The design team will be for a six month term starting in April

The challenges will be monthly so you will only need to provide a piece of work once a month

I will try and get the whole six month schedule organised before it kicks off in April so you will know what you are doing each month

It is all just for fun and there will be no financial recompense for your work

I don't mind whether you are on any other design teams. 

The challenges are aimed at any sort of craft not just cards or scrapbooks.  There are lots of archived challenges if you want to take a peek at previous ones to see the sort of thing you can expect.  There will be a variety of things (photo inspiration, word inspiration, colours, etc etc)

I am easygoing about it all as my previous design team will tell you. 

There will be a permanent link to your blog in the sidebar of the challenge blog for the duration of your design spot

How to apply

Please send me an email to craftgardenshop@googlemail.com with the following

Your name

A link to your blog or online gallery

Please attach to your email at least three examples of your work

The design team call will be open until 28th February (midnight GMT) 2011.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

New Challenges

I am thinking of restarting the monthly challenges but just for fun.  Would anybody be interested?

I am also thinking of maybe doing it properly with a new design team.  I know there are tons of inspirational challenge blogs out there so I just wanted to test the water first and see what my regulars think.

If you don't want to reply publically then feel free to email me at craftgardenshop@googlemail.com

If the response is positive then I will put out a dt call.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Officially Closed

I am now officially closed. All the stock has gone.
I would like to thank everybody who has supported me by purchasing flowers etc or taking part in the challenges over the last few years.  I also need to send a massive thanks to Kirsty Wiseman who designed my professional shop logo and tweeked my website.

Thanks Graphics

This blog will remain open. Not sure what I am going to do with it yet. There may be challenges in the future or a different path and you will hear about it here first.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Stock Into Single Figures

The remaining stock in the shop - www.thecraftgarden.co.uk - is now quite literally into single figures. Three lots of raspberry tea and three lots of strawberry kisses plus a couple of full packs of white craftables. I think my original closure deadline of 31st January is going to be early.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Permanent Double Discount

I've decided to make the double discount permanent so the discount code is now worth 50% from now until all the stock is gone.  There isn't a great deal left now so grab it while you can.

The shop is here.http://www.thecraftgarden.co.uk/

Please use the discount code wonderland during checkout to gain your discount as it cannot be applied later.

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year - Double Discount Day

Happy new year everybody.

Today is double discount day in the closing down sale.  The 25% discount code has increased to 50% for today only.

The discount code is wonderland and it must be used during checkout and cannot be applied later.

Come and visit the shop there are bargains to be had.