Saturday, 19 April 2014

TOP 3 and Winners Sketch no.28

Morning Everyone

I hope that you are having a super weekend and that if you are celebrating Easter, that you have a blessed one!

We have some winners to announce today for sketch no.28, but before I do that, just say a BIG thank you to everyone who played along! The projects were really so super!

However, there was a resounding first place and that goes to 6. Ulrika Blomfelt (Sweden). Congratulations Ulrika, your page was just soooo amazing! We so loved all the little details, the sewing and that sweet, sweet photo! Everything was just perfect! Gorgeous page! ;-)



In second place is Joefil Cate: 8. Cate's Crafts: My cute girl, with her stunning and fresh page. The background and colouring is just so wonderful! Super cute and beautiful!!



In 3rd place is 12. 20 years ( Mette Kallander)! Well done Mette on this fresh, upbeat and gorgeous boy page!
We loved your styling and take on the sketch, just fabulous!



Congratulations ladies, you really created stunning pages and we really did love them all! ;-)

We would love to see more of Ulrika and Mette's work, so please would you send a mail to scrapafrica@gmail.com for a Guest Design opportuntiy.

For our giveaways, there are 2 random winners:

Our first prize of the PPBN Gift Voucher goes to:
Congratulations Merisa Calitz! ;-)



“Here at PPbN Designs, I design SVG cutting files and graphics that will fit any design or craft need you have.  My designs are easy to cut, easy to piece together and will give your scrapbooks, cards, party supplies and crafts a homemade touch that everyone will love!  All of my cuts come with high resolution graphics that are also perfect for digital scrapbooking too!  Please visit us and take a look around our shop.  If you are looking for something but can’t find it, no worries! Just send me an email and I’ll do my best to create it for you! 

One lucky person will win this $30.oo voucher from PPBN designs. So a very big thank you to PPBN designs.



Thanks also to Molossi for sponsoring another giveaway.



Molossi is 100% Australian owned and operated, with over Nine years industry experience and access to the much loved paper craft brands and experts.
Molossi is situated in the Hawkesbury region of New South Wales, and our warehouse is located in Wilberforce and open by appointment only.
With the vision, Molossi is committed to sourcing and supplying all your papercraft needs, whilst delivering our own unique products. Our priority is to deliver a prompt and efficient service to our cliental base, to maintain this promise we are listening to what you as the customers are asking and we are always open to suggestion and comments to ensure we uphold this value.


Wholesale Website: www.molossiwholesale.com.au
Retail Website: www.molossi.com.au


This super gift pack from Molossi, goes to:
Congratulations Jo! ;-)


Merisa and Jo, please can you send a mail to scrapafrica@gmail.com to claim your prizes.

Thanks so much everyone, for supporting us and for playing along! We really do love seeing your work and are always amazed at the creativity and talent out there!

Be back soon!
x

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Challenge no.28 - Distressing with a Difference

Hello Everyone

We are back with a new challenge today and it is all about Distressing with a Difference. 
The distressing needs to have been done with household items and you need to tell us what you used in your blog post.



There are many ways of distressing with household items and here are some examples:

  • Using bleach to colour or stamp
  • Vaseline for embossing or stamping
  • Coffee for stamping and colouring
  • Tea for stamping or colouring
  • Distressing the edges with a cheese grater
  • Burning the edges for an aged look
  • Sanding the edges with sandpaper 
So we really hope you will put your creative hats on and play along with our challenge! ;-)

Ada Nichols is the host for this challenge and here are the gorgeous tags she created.
She tells us a little bit about how she created the tags and will post more details on her blog.


On these tags I used Ranger Distress ink and then I stamped on them using household bleach.




These certainly came out beautifully and I love that technique too!



The Design Team has created some wonderful projects, to also give you some ideas and inspiration for this challenge. Please pop on over to their blogs for more details on their projects.



The distressing was achieved via sticky tape, distress inks and embossing powder.




I used bleach to alter the colouring on my background.



...distressing on this card done with distressing inks and salt...



Distressing on the key hole was achieved using Q-tips.



Distressing using salt and clear glue



Using tea (background & flowers) & the reverse side of a cheese grater with a stylus for a fine texture (difficult to see in this photo).



Distressing using masking tape, cardboard box, tea on flowers and muslin, and all paper edges distressed using scissors.






Val 


Distressing using coffee.

We hope these projects have given you some seed for inspiration! ;-)

As always, we have some super goodies up for grabs.
 Firstly, is the super voucher from PPBN Designs.






“Here at PPbN Designs, I design SVG cutting files and graphics that will fit any design or craft need you have.  My designs are easy to cut, easy to piece together and will give your scrapbooks, cards, party supplies and crafts a homemade touch that everyone will love!  All of my cuts come with high resolution graphics that are also perfect for digital scrapbooking too!  Please visit us and take a look around our shop.  If you are looking for something but can’t find it, no worries! Just send me an email and I’ll do my best to create it for you! 

One lucky person will win this $30.00 voucher from PPBN designs. So a very big thank you to PPBN designs.




Pop over to the blog and see the super designs!

Secondly, there is an entire paper collection up for grabs.

The Woodland Winter  paper collection from BoBunny.


Pop over to BoBunny and see this super collection.

2 random winners will be chosen to win these super prizes!

Good luck everyone and we look forward to seeing your distressed projects!

You have until 30 April to upload them.
Please also upload your projects to our FaceBook page, for an extra chance to win the giveaways.
















Sunday, 13 April 2014

A warm welcome to 2 new Design Team Members

Hello Everyone

Within any Design Team, members come and go and it's a cycle of saying goodbye to good friends made and saying hello to new friends and inviting in new and fresh creativity.

So firstly I would like to say thanks and goodbye to Jowilna Nolte, Patricia Basson, Lynette Jacobs (Lynette is on an absence of leave, but may yet be back) and Cathi Smith O'Neill and Rene Sharp! Thanks so much for all your creativity and inspiration over your terms! It was truly appreciated.

It is also very sad to let you know that Evgenia Petzer has decided to step down from Scrap Africa, as her life has become very hectic after the birth of her second son! She and Svetlana Austin were the founders of this blog and really it was their baby to begin with! I am really going to miss her, but I really do wish her well! 

So there is definitely changing times on the blog, but I am hopeful that we will grow and with the new Design Team members, we will continue to bring you new and exciting challenges, and also bring you some new and fresh creativity.

Marta Lapkowska is also going to be taking over the FaceBook activities for Scrap Africa. It is so great that she will be helping me out and also bringing a fresh and new touch to our FB site.
Thanks so much Marta, your help is really appreciated! ;-)

So a very warm welcome to Alexandra Polyzou and Jo Tritton! I am thrilled that these ladies have joined our team and I know that you are going to love their work.  They are really both such talented ladies.

So to tell you about them, here is Alexandra firstly.





.My name is Alexandra Polyzou and i'm from Greece.I'm a working woman, married happily to my hubby and I have 3 kids....Valentina 9 years old, Costantino 7,5 years old and our little one...Elena 15 months only!I' m creative by nature and I love any kind of crafts but scrapbooking is above all these, my true passion!!!I discovered it by accident 2 years ago and it was a love at first sight .I like everything with paper crafting - traditional 12X12 pages, minis, cards and more. I’m not sure I have a style. I’m always searching for new ideas and techniques. Scrapbooking my photos and seeing my family's memories displayed on paper and projects is very important to me....
I'm actually a DT member of SCRAP AROUND THE WORLD , LIFE.PAPER.SCRAPBOOK , SCRAPBOOKING IN GREECE & SCRAPSNPIECES challenge blogs ....you can see all my scrapbook creations on my blog http://avc-creations.blogspot.gr/

Saturday, 5 April 2014

TOP 4 and Winners - Stars and Stitching Challenge

Hello Everyone

I hope you are enjoying a scrappy Saturday or at least relaxing and  having a little breather.

We have some winners to announce as well as the TOP 4 projects from the Stars and Stitching Challenge.

But before I do that, a BIG thanks to everyone who played along! We had such super projects and it was really so close between all the projects, that I really do want to say thanks to you all for playing with! The quality of projects was really very high!

So to get right to the winners....here is a reminder of the prizes up for grabs.

Zeus and Zoe Etsy shop - $35.00 gift voucher . The postage will be covered too! ;-) So thanks again so much to Marivic and Zeus and Zoe for this super prize!








Zeus and Zoe is the sister Etsy Shop to Berry71Bleu and sells one-of-a-kind crafting embellishments for scrapbooking, crafting, altered art, home decor and collage art. All tags are handmade and can be designed according to your preference. Please contact Marivic through her Etsy Shop to request a custom order.

Congratulations 2. libeeti you are the winner of this gift voucher from Zeus and Zoe! ;-)

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Result:
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I am also so thrilled and pleased to announce that we have a permanent sponsor for Scrap Africa and that is PPBN designs. Thanks ever so much to Nicholle Calmes for this sponsorship! 



“Here at PPbN Designs, I design SVG cutting files and graphics that will fit any design or craft need you have.  My designs are easy to cut, easy to piece together and will give your scrapbooks, cards, party supplies and crafts a homemade touch that everyone will love!  All of my cuts come with high resolution graphics that are also perfect for digital scrapbooking too!  Please visit us and take a look around our shop.  If you are looking for something but can’t find it, no worries! Just send me an email and I’ll do my best to create it for you! 

One lucky person will win this $30.oo voucher from PPBN designs.


Congratulations to Marilyn (12. Treasuring Memories: Babydoll) you have won this gift voucher from PPBN Designs!


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Result:
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Okay to announce the TOP 4 projects, we have 2 winners in TOP spot. Can you believe it? 

So the 2 top projects are 9. Christina L. and 10. Katya Pogodina...Congratulations ladies! ;-)

9. Christina L. created this absolutely adorable page and we loved that background, with the soft colours and stamping. That sweet, sweet photo also won our hearts! So congratulations, again, Christina on your shared top spot! ;-)


10. Katya Pogodina created this stunning boy page! We loved the feathers, leaves, stars and that precious photo too! The styling and design of your page is just fabulous! So well done Katya on this shared top spot! ;-)


In 2nd place is 8. к другим берегам: многослойная открытка (Cve) with this gorgeous card. The layering and styling of your card just caught the eye and one had to take a second look to check out all these wonderful details! So congratulations Cve on this amazing card! ;-)


3rd place goes to 13. Natali Yarkova with this creative and gorgeous card! We loved the creativity and uniqueness of this project, so very well done Natali! ;-)


We would love to see more of Christina and Katya's word, so please mail scrapafrica@gmail.com for a Guest Design opportunity.

For the winners, please also email your details to scrapafrica@gmail.com to claim your vouchers!

Thanks again to everyone who played along, you guys were STARS! ;-)
xx

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Sketch no. 28

Hello Friends

It's 01st April and it's amazing how the fourth month of the year has arrived so quickly!

We have a super sketch challenge today and some amazing Guest Designers to inspire and wow you! ;-)

So without further adieu, here is the sketch.


Guest Designer Badge

We have some super Guest Designers today and I just know that you are going to love these projects.

Firstly, we have a really Special Guest Designer today - Missy Whidden.
I first saw Missy's work at My Mind's Eye and absolutely loved her style and flair.
I know you will love her work too!


Here's what Missy had to say.

Hi, everyone!  I'm Missy Whidden, and I live in sunny Florida.  I've been married to my awesome husband for 14 years, and we have two beautiful daughters.  When I'm not scrapping, I'm a stay-at-home Mom and a fitness instructor.  I teach Spinning and Body Pump classes at our local YMCA.  I love helping and motivating people to get in shape and feel good about themselves!  I began scrapping about eight years ago, right before the birth of our first daughter.  I helped my mother-in-law create a baby book for my husband, and I was instantly hooked.  My style has evolved over the years. 

I love getting messy with modeling paste and paints, especially watercolors.  I love patterned paper, stamping and washi tape.  My family is usually the focus of my pages.  I'm so thankful to be guest designing here at Scrap Africa today!  Thank you so much for having me!

Missy created this amazing and stunning page! I love this fun, beautiful and gorgeous page, with the super layering, accents and divinely sweet photo!


Missy provided some wonderful close-ups too. These give some insight into Missy's amazing styling!





Thanks so much Missy for this fabulous page! Please pop over to Missy's blog and see more of her amazing work! I can promise you that you will love every single project and find some inspiration in each! ;-)

For more inspiration we have some more Guest Designers to showcase this fun sketch!
These ladies were TOP 3 featured projects in previous challenges. 

First up we have an extremely talented lady, who is also such a sweet and lovely lady too -




Romy created a soft, dreamy and elegant page! The details and layering are just so super and perfect!
Gorgeous in every way!!

Next up is Athanasia Papantoniou.

My Photo

Athanasia created this delightful page.
So soft, so gorgeous and just wonderful! I soooo love the doodling and stamping and that amazing background! So fabulous!



We also have a really super and creative lady -

a blog by Asmah Zainal Abidin

Asmah created this gorgeous and detailed page! The punched and stitched edges are just fabulous and the string weaving is such a lovely and creative touch!


The last of our Guest Designers is Stephanie Papin.

Ma photo

"I was inspired by the sketch, but I changed some things, I hate to create my page exactly as the sketch; example here, I must confess: I hate stars (he he he :)) so I found other large embellishments to replace the stars, of course, I chose large flowers and large labels! Also, I used a buffer negative photo / band 'to approach the sketch. I framed my picture with a small mat that I tore slightly. I tried to find two horizontal bars at the top and bottom of my page. Here's some explanation in a few words on my page! "

Stephanie created this amazing page, in her amazing and wonderful style! This mixed media page is so super and the background so fabulous!



Thanks so much to all these ladies, for their super, super pages! You all are so wonderfully talented!


But, the fun is not over yet, as we reveal the Design Team projects.























Thanks ladies for your beautiful work!

We have 2 super prizes up for grabs.



“Here at PPbN Designs, I design SVG cutting files and graphics that will fit any design or craft need you have.  My designs are easy to cut, easy to piece together and will give your scrapbooks, cards, party supplies and crafts a homemade touch that everyone will love!  All of my cuts come with high resolution graphics that are also perfect for digital scrapbooking too!  Please visit us and take a look around our shop.  If you are looking for something but can’t find it, no worries! Just send me an email and I’ll do my best to create it for you! 

One lucky person will win this $30.oo voucher from PPBN designs. So a very big thank you to PPBN designs.



Thanks also to Molossi for sponsoring another giveaway.



Molossi is 100% Australian owned and operated, with over Nine years industry experience and access to the much loved paper craft brands and experts.
Molossi is situated in the Hawkesbury region of New South Wales, and our warehouse is located in Wilberforce and open by appointment only.
With the vision, Molossi is committed to sourcing and supplying all your papercraft needs, whilst delivering our own unique products. Our priority is to deliver a prompt and efficient service to our cliental base, to maintain this promise we are listening to what you as the customers are asking and we are always open to suggestion and comments to ensure we uphold this value.


Wholesale Website: www.molossiwholesale.com.au
Retail Website: www.molossi.com.au


Check out this super prize pack you could win...
One random winner will get to play with these super goodies!


So we hope you are now truly inspired and will play along! We would love to see your interpretations of the sketch! ;-) You have until 14 April to upload your projects.

Please upload your projects on the link, but you are also welcome to share your pages on our Facebook page too.







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