Monday, 14 October 2013

Snazzys Design Team Call 2013

Good morning Snazzy friends.
Followers of this blog will I’m sure appreciate just how fortunate we have been in the amazing Design Team talents who have shared their projects and inspirations through this blog since it began almost two and a half years ago.

Had it not been for our original DT co-ordinator Gillian, the blog would not have become what it is today and we have been privileged to enjoy the work of Lesley and Astrid right from the first blog cycle too. During this time we have also been amazed by the work of Paula, and for the past eighteen months Hels, and although we are saying our goodbyes to our first DT here, we are sure you will continue to be inspired by all of their work through their own blogs.

The observant amongst you will have notice I have missed someone out, and I am sure you will be as thrilled as we are that the inimitable Nicky, aka Minxy has decided to travel another time around the DT block with us, so her innovative and quirky projects will continue and we can still look forward to the occasional video too!

Now we know there are oodles of very talented people out there so, if you are an active blogger, you enjoy sharing your projects, and think you can find the space in your no doubt busy life to create a minimum of one project per cycle for us please do read on.

What are we looking for?

Again we are looking to build a small DT of varied styles and talents from cardmakers to scrapbookers, mixed media and art journaling enthusiasts to collage artists and pretty much anything in between.

 We are very much a specialist stamping business so don’t sell peel offs, decoupage or punches/dies. I am a complete stamp addict and, if forced, will own up to an extensive and eclectic collection of stamps and our business very much reflects that with lots of inks, powders, blanks, paints and other mediums too. This is also reflected in the DT kits we send out.

 What do we ask of you?

We ask that you produce a minimum of one project per cycle from the DT kit we send out and that you try, in the main, to use products held by us in your projects for the blog. We would also like some of your blog posts to include step by steps / tutorials / videos where you feel they are appropriate.

Projects can be a handcrafted item of your choice whether scrapbook layouts, stamped greetings cards, mini books, ATC’s, tags, canvases, altered art, mixed media, art journal pages etc, whatever you are inspired to make really!

The ability and willingness to teach your project(s) as workshops either in store or online would be an advantage, as would a willingness to be involved in taster / demo days.

We will also ask you to design and host one challenge per year and we will provide a challenge prize for your favourite entry.

So what’s in it for you?

The opportunity to work with the latest product releases included in your free stash bag sent out each cycle - our policy is to try to regularly have something new in store and we actively seek out stamp and other collections not so widely held in other stores. Your stash bag will almost always include stamps, but we try to ring the changes and add in a variety of other products too.

We also offer DT discounts on product bought from us, free and discounted entry to shows, the occasional opportunity to attend retailer training events and, if you wish, the chance to earn workshop fees from teaching workshops in the studio.

Mostly we hope to offer you the opportunity to be a part of a small, friendly team of diverse crafty talents and interests and have fun!


 Email us at  to tell us why, a little bit about yourself and what you enjoy creating, with a link to your blog and what you feel you would bring to the team.

We are hoping to introduce the new DT team at the beginning of November so the closing date for applications will be Sunday 27 October with the first week of the new blogging cycle starting on Sunday 17 or Monday 18 November.

 We look forward to hearing from you!
I will be back again soon with more news on Snazzys revamp, both in store and online, but meantime Mr Random says 16 is the winning entry to win the MME Chalk Studio papers from this month's kit so congratulations Aquarius, email us with your postal address and we will get your prize off to you.
Take care
Val xx
PS The online store is having a major revamp and we don't expect it to be back online before the first weekend in November but it will then include all sorts of new features and integrations. Do feel free to email us or give us a ring if you want to place an order whilst we are offline.