Sunday, 18 November 2012

design team call!

Thank you for your interest.

Now that we’ve been up and running for a little while here at a sprinkle of imagination (asoi) , we’ve decided we should bring some fun into our lives and start getting even more creative, so we’d like to have a design team!

We’re looking for designers, from within the EU, who would commit to an initial six month term. We’re also looking for Guest Designers who can commit do joining our team for a month at some point during 2013, to help promote the products available from our online store. If you’re not familiar go take a look, we have everything from scrapbook papers to jewellery making supplies and lots of art supplies. These are the products you would be working with as a member of our design team.

Have a read through the requirements and the benefits and get in touch with us by the 3rd December if you are interested. Don’t be shy! If you have any questions then email us at
The requirements:
  • You must have an active blog and be prepared to link to a sprinkle of imagination for products used where applicable.
  • You should be able to take clear photos of your projects.
  • You will be expected to post a minimum of three projects per month using mainly products available from a sprinkle of imagination (a combination of challenge examples, your own posts etc)
  • You must be prepared to have your project photo’s used on our Facebook page and on any asoi galleries in use. 
  • You must be prepared to promote asoi from your blog, facebook profile & forums etc.
  • You must be prepared to design and take part in asoi challenges.
  • You must be prepared to design projects with step by step guides.
  • Write reviews on new products as appropriate.
  • You must create original pieces of work exclusively for asoi .
  • Upload DT blog posts to the asoi blog and your own blog, linking to the product pages for products used in your projects (I can help if you get lost!)
Other notes:
  • We are looking for people who make one or more of the following types of projects: art journals, altered art, scrapbooking, card making and jewellery making. 
  • We stock a range of art & mixed media supplies so you must be prepared to use these types of products in your projects. 
  • If you are successful then we will wish to share a profile of you on the design team blog to introduce you!
DT Benefits:
  • Regular design team packages.
  • Discount on all orders at asoi.
  • Exposure on the store blog, our facebook page and website.
  • The chance to be challenged to try something new!
How to apply:
Email us at by 3rd December 2012 with:
  • An introduction telling us about yourself to include
    • where you are from,
    • what sort of crafting you love most
    • what you would like to try
  • a link to your blog and any online galleries you upload your projects to
  • details of any forums you are a member of
  • details of any other designs teams you are currently on or have been on within the last 12 months. 
  • Photos of three of your favourite projects
  • Tell us why you’d like to be on this design team

Saturday, 17 November 2012

eyes on the prize...

This months Scrap365's sketch challenge prize has been sponsored by our good selves and features Glitz Designs Joyeux Noel collection.  You can see more of the collection here. 

It's gotta be worth taking part to have a chance to win it right??
Closing date is the 20th December and you can find more details here.
Good luck!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

facebook giveaway time!

Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet Collection
 giveaway on our facebook page

All you need to do is like our page, then share & comment on the post. 

Good luck!!


Wednesday, 14 November 2012

that layout then...

 I thought I'd share some more shots of the layout I created for the Childhood prompt I talked about in my last post. 

Thanks for stopping by to take a look

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

an attitude of gratitude: childhood

A few weeks ago Bernice approached me to do a guest post for her Attitude of Gratitude challenge blog which is running throughout November. The prompts can, of course, be used all year round so it's worth dropping by the blog at anytime. 

Today's prompt was childhood and I created a rare layout.  It was quite nice doing a layout for a change. You can see more here, along with my thoughts from today's prompt. 

Sunday, 4 November 2012

creativity for creativities sake

Sometimes I need to get out, away from the kids and the housework and make time in a different environment to create just for the sake of it.

 This huge canvas, roughly 3 foot square, is now hanging on a spare wall in the family room. A spot of brightness to look at while I'm in the kitchen popping the kettle on. 

I created this piece with Ms Dyan in her studio in Harrogate. Always a great place to escape to and creatively recharge. Sadly at the moment I can't get to my paints and whatnot as the loft is being converted and everything that was in the loft is now stacked up in the spare room where all my gear is. That and I have so much work to do I don't really get time to create much for myself.

You cannot imagine how much I want the loft finished so I can uncover my desk. I'm hoping to that I'll get round to making another couple of canvases in a similar style once it's all done to hang in the room that will be our new office. The whole house is upside down at the moment, and the drive has been taken over with huge piles of wood and a skip. Work starts in earnest tomorrow to cut out all the trusses...and here's me with a banging head cold. Ha! This should be fun!!