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 email@example.com with the following
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.