Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Sketch Challenge no.58

Hello Everybody

In my part of the world, 01 September is the start of Spring! ;-) So to all the southern hempispherians...welcome to Spring! ;-) It certainly puts a spring in my step! ;-) LOL

So to start the month, we have a super sketch challenge. Here's the sketch.

You can create a card, tag, layout, an altered project, journal pages or even a digital project! You can create whatever you like! ;-)

Guest Designer Badge

We have some amazing Guest Designers for this challenge and our Special Guest Designer is this super crafty and talented lady, Valerie Ouellet.

I'm Valerie Ouellet from Québec (Canada) and I've been scrapbooking for 6 years now. I'm a stay-at-home mom happy to be taking care of 3 little monsters which are often the main subject of my pages. While I'm creating, my style is quite lively and colorful and I tend to use watercolor often and medium.
I'm a designer for 2Crafty Chipboard for 2015-2016, Guest DT for Faber Castell Design memory craft for july to october 2015 and guest Dt for Cuts2luv for august 2015, a company of scrapbook flat flair sold on etsy.
I am so passionate that I own an online store that I administrate at home.

You can follow me on my blog and on pinterest: http://leblogdevall04.blogspot.ca/, https://www.pinterest.com/vall042/my-scrap/ 

Valerie created this gorgeous and stunning page!;-)

I used 2crafty and Cuts2luv flair on this page!

The styling and colouring are just fabulous! So beautiful! ;-)

Thanks so much Valerie for this stunning page! ;-)

Please pop over to Valerie's blog to see more of her beautiful work!

We have another Guest Designer for this challenge and she is a previous TOP HAT
Paivi Jankala. Paivi is a wonderfully talented, crafty gal! ;-)

Hi, my name is Päivi and I live with my family in a small town in Sweden. For a very long time, about 20-25 years, I have made my own cards for different occations but I started with scrapbooking 2009 when I made my first layout. Nowadays I mostly do layouts and cards but also sometimes other projects.
Can´t say that I have a specific stile when I create, it is quite simple but not Clean and Simple.  I love colors and using colors on my projects, often on white cardstock to realy bring out the colors.
I have designed for some Swedish stamp and paper manufactors over the years and have been guest designer for some scrapbooking stores. Currently I´m on the design team for a Swedish and a Finnish inspiration blog.
Just love Denise's sketch for this challenge. I made a page with photos on our little family taken this summer. For the background on this layout I used  watercolors, modelling paste, micro beads and a mask. Patterned papers are from the Swedish manufactor I used to design for. The clock and the square on the middle are cut out with Silhoutte.
 Finally, I would like to thank you, for being picked as Top Hat and got this opportunity  to be a guest designer here at the Scrap Africas blog.

Paivi created this stunning page.

The background is so beautiful and textured and the colouring so amazing!

Thanks so much Paivi for this fabulous and fresh page! ;-)

To see more inspiration from Paivi please pop over to her blog! ;-) I am sure she would appreciate the visit! ;-)

As always we have the Design Team also create some projects and I am sure they will offer lots of  inspiration! ;-)



Thanks so much to the Design Team for their beautiful projects! ;-)

To sweeten the pie...we also have a little random giveaway.

One person will win these 2 Scrap Collections packs.

So now it's your turn to "wow" us with your interpretations of the sketch!
We can't wait to see what you create! ;-)

Please upload your projects by latest 14 Sep.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

TOP HATS and Winners for Sketch Challenge no.56

Hello Everyone

We have some winners and some TOP HATS to announce for the last sketch challenge! 

Let me begin by saying Wow!!!!!! You stunned us with your entries and we certainly loved each and every one! ;-)

To to announce our TOP HAT for this challenge -
Congratulations 10. Yasmin - Norway
on this fabulous page! ;-)
We loved the clean design, the amazing and soft colouring, along with that precious and fabulous photo! ;-) Beauty and softness abounds! ;-)

Our second TOP HAT is this gorgeous page by

We loved the whimsical feel of this page, along with the gorgeous textures and the fabulous photo!
Airy, beautiful and wonderful! ;-)

Well done Blue-Nika on this stunner! ;-)

Our 3rd TOP HAT is this wonderful page by

We loved the earthy colours, the amazing styling and the fabulous elements! The mix just makes for a stunning page! ;-)

Congratulations Amy! ;-)

Congratulations to all our TOP HATS...you really did create projects filled, with love, creativity and such amazing elements! ;-)
We would love to see more of Yasmin and Blue Nika's work, so please email scrapafrica@tynox.co.za for a Guest Design opportunity.

Now onto the goodies up for grabs....

The entire paper collection from BoBunny Sweet Life...
Woot woot!!!

These beautiful papers are won by
Congratulations Julia! ;-)

This was Julia's stunning entry.

Julia please email scrapafrica@tynox.co.za to claim your prize.

So lastly, a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who played along! We really do appreciate your creativity and beautiful projects! ;-)

We hope that you will play along with our new challenge here

Saturday, 15 August 2015

August Mood Board Challenge no.57

Hello Everyone

For many of you in the Northern Hempisphere, the last 2 months have been about sun, summer and holidays! So we are sure that our mood board this month could really capture those memories! ;-)

For us in the Southern Hemisphere....let's grab onto this summery and bright mood board, as Spring is definitely in the air too! ;-)

Here's the board.

You can interpret this mood board, however you like.  Whether it's the colouring, elements or just the sunny disposition! ;-)

You can create a card, tag, layout, an altered project, journal pages or even a digital project! You can create whatever you like! ;-)

We would also love to hear what inspired you from the board!

We have a gorgeous prize up for grabs and one random winner, will get to play with these super goodies from the Mini Art.

MiNi art is a Polish craft products manufacturer. We specialize in chipboards,
rubber stamps, mask&stencils, scrapbooking papers, plywood&felt 
best quality products, and that's why all the MiNi art products are made and
embellishments and self-adhesive buttons. Our goal is to supply customers with 
request special products based on their designs.
packed in EU (Poland). Customers can choose products from our collections or

For more please visit our:

Facebook page:

Thanks so much to Monika at the Mini Art for sponsoring these gorgeous 
goodies for us! ;-)

So to offer some inspiration and little seeds of creativity...
We have some super Guest Designers for this challenge.

Please welcome our Special Guest Designer for this mood board challenge, she is a wonderfully talented and creative lady - - Dorota Kopec

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My name is Dorota and i come from Poland. I became interested in Scrapbooking 7 years ago , from that moment I began creating in this technique. I work in a bank and scrapbooking is my great hobby. 
I love making cards and other art objects, whatever I make it will be always layered and detailed.
I am drawn to vintage, shabby chic styled crafts which I love to create. I also appreciate the talents of mixed media artists and love the variety of styles and textures that it produces. I am always inspired to learn and try new techniques in both teaching and my crafts.
Visit me at www.art-dorota.blogspot.com

Dorota created these beautiful projects.

There is beauty, detailing and gorgeousness, in each and every one and the styling is just fabulous!

Thanks so much Dorota for these amazing projects! ;-)
To see more of Dorota's eye candy, please pop over here to her blog! ;-)

To offer some more inspiration, we have another talented and previous TOP HAT.
Bec Genet.

Hi, I’m Bec a New Zealander but I now live in Brisbane Australia with my Husband and Daughter. During the week I work as an Analytical Chemist for a vitamin company and every other spare minute I spend in my craft space.
I started scrapbooking after my Daughter was born in 2006 and I have just become more obsessed every year. In the last couple of years I have found mixed media scrapbooking and that has become my new passion. I also love to make altered art creations, canvases and card/tags.
I’m very grateful to be on some wonderful design teams and get to spend my weekend doing what I love.

Thanks again for this opportunity, I had so much fun creating this page.

Isn't this just so beautiful.  The styling and wonderful details are sublime! ;-)

Please pop over to Bec's blog here.  It is filled with little treasures and beauties! ;-)

Thanks so much Dorota and Bec for Guest Designing for us and for your beautiful and special projects! ;-)

As always, the Design Team have also created some amazing projects for this challenge.


So now we would really love to see what you create.

You have until the 31st August to upload your projects.

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