Saturday, 1 October 2011

Design Team Call


I have changed the design team call as follows:

I'm guessing that the picture inspiration and the fact that I preferred you only to use it for the dt call was putting some people off since we have only had one entrant and the deadline date is drawing near.

As the deadline is only this sunday I have decided to just change it to a standard email me your details type of design team call. If you have been waiting and have used the picture I put up as inspiration over in the original post then please link it up over there. I would love to see it.

The deadline is 16th October and if you are interested please email me ( by then with no more than 5 examples of your work and a link to your blog or online gallery (or both) plus any other information you would like to share.

Our current Design Team term is now at an end and I am really happy that some of the team are staying.

I am looking to add some more gardeners (designers) for the challenge team so October is Design Team call month.

This is how it will work:

First of all use the picture for inspiration to produce something which will


The autumnal picture is this from the fabulous artist Carl Larsson

Source is highlighted if you love it as much as I do and would like more info on how to purchase a full sized print.

Take from it whatever inspires you - the tree, the lady, the buildings, the colours, something else or the whole thing to create something which SHOWS ME YOUR INDIVIDUAL STYLE

Second - upload your creation to your blog or other online gallery and add that link to the inlinkz tool below like you would if you were submitting to a normal monthly challenge.

Entries will be open from 00:01GMT 1st October 2011 to 23:59GMT 16th October 2011.

Entries are limited to one per person and I would ask as a matter of courtesy your creation made for the dt call not be entered in any other challenge this month.

I will make my decision during the week beginning 17th October and the new team members will be announced in time for the November challenge.

If you would like to email me with more info about other galleries etc where I can see more of your work or if you wish to tell me more about yourself then that is welcome but you MUST link your creation with the inlinkz tool below even if you are emailing me aswell. The email address is

What I ask from you

The term is from November to April (inclusive). You are required to create at least one inspirational project from the challenge I set and upload it to the blog in time for it going live on 1st of the month. There is no payment but some months will be sponsored so there may be some images/products available for you to use. Other months you will be required to use your own products to produce your inspiration. You will be given plenty of notice of the requirements for each challenge and all I ask is that you have created something to upload by the time the challenge goes live.

International applicants are very welcome. I welcome applications from any craft (knitting, crochet, sewing, embroidery, cardmaking, scrapbooks, altered art, fimo, etc etc etc).

I gave the design team members the choice of either having a month off, using the inspiration to show us their personal style or showing their style without the picture and here is what they created:


I took inspiration from the lovely picture, by incorporating a vintagey flowery theme with my card, i also wanted to use the greens from the picture but also incoporating my pinks and my sassy image to give my card my ''style'' so to speak!


When I saw this delightful picture it made me think of a very traditional simple way of life, very different to the ones we live today. As I am currently making a wedding album I took the inspiration for the layout below from Carl Larsson's painting.

I loved the autumnal feel of this picture and also the colours in it that reminds me so much of the changing season! I used the colours to make an Autumn "feeling" card

I went for inspiration by the colours and crocheted a corsage for autumn. 


  1. what an amazing inspiration, love the projects created!!!

  2. My first time visiting this blog, it's nice to find a challenge that's open to more than just paper crafting. I'll be following in a mo.

    Blessings to you
    from Angela