Monday, 18 July 2016

Meet our new Design Team Member - Heike Bruhn

Hello Everyone

Welcome to our newest Design Team member - Heike Bruhn!
I am so excited that Heike decided to join the team and really can't wait to see what she will create! ;-)

Heike is such a talented lady...
but firstly, here's a little about Heike.

My name is Heike,
I`m married to the love of my life.  He helps and supports me in everything I do, including 
my scrapbooking. I am a fulltime mom of four fantastic, beautiful, lovely kids.
I live in The Netherlands.

I love the moments in my little studio.
 Art work is my soul and my conversation over my life.I try to transfer that in my own piece of art work. 
I like to mixture different styles. I improvise and put several types of expressions in my projects.

Blog -

Here is a little taste of Heike's gorgeous work.

Please pop over to Heike's blog to see more of her eye candy and inspiration! ;-)

Keep an eye out for more of this lady's gorgeous work in our upcoming challenges! ;-)


Wednesday, 6 July 2016

TOP HATS & Winners - Mood Board Challenge no.75

Hello Everyone

We have some TOP HATS and winners to announce for the Mood Board challenge no.75.
But firstly, wow...thanks so much for the amazing entries! ;-) It really was such a tough decision to choose just a few TOP HATS! 
Thanks ever so much to every single one of you, who played along! ;-)
We appreciate every entry and it was a pleasure and joy to pop along to the blogs and see what you created! ;-)

So to get to those TOP HATS now....

Congratulations to 9. Heike Bruhn The Netherlands, for being the TOP HAT for this challenge, with the fabulous page below! ;-)

We loved the styling and the amazing little pieces of texture and colour that just abounds on this page! So delightful! ;-)

Our 2nd place TOP HAT is this beauty by 18. Valérie Ouellet (canada)
Well done Valerie! ;-)

We loved this fresh and gorgeous page, with the soft and beautiful colouring! ;-)
Just amazing! ;-)

Well done to our 3rd placed TOP HAT, which is this super page by 11. SaraK! ;-)

We loved that fun and fabulous photo, along with the fresh and upbeat styling! ;-)

We also wanted to feature 2 more layouts because it really was so hard to choose just 3 TOP HATS.

So congratulations to 4. Oksana-song on this gorgeous page! ;-)

We loved the fresh and clean styling of this page! One is just drawn to the photo and blooms! ;-)

Our last feature is this   2. Lizzy Hill: Australia! ;-)
Congratulations Lizzy! ;-)

We loved this adorable page! We loved the photo and the super styling, along with the gorgeous sentiment! ;-)

Congratulations to all of really did create amazing projects! ;-)

We would love to see more of Heike and Valerie's please email for a Guest Design opportunity.

There were also 2 random giveaways up for grabs! ;-)

2 x R300 BoBunny surprise parcel up for grabs.
You are the winners of these BoBunny giveaways! ;-)
Here is Chris and Anne's gorgeous entries.
you are my happy
Please email to claim your prizes.
Thanks so much again, to everyone who played along!
You guys are fabulous!!

Friday, 1 July 2016

Scrap Africa Sketch Challenge no. 76

Hello Everyone

Welcome to a new month and that means a new challenge at Scrap Africa! ;-)
This month it's a sketch challenge and we really hope you will like it! ;-)

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 just love to know what inspired you from the sketch and the sentiment behind your project!;-)

Guest Designer Badge

We have some Guest Designers to inspire you and they are previous TOP HATS, so a warm welcome to Cindy and Katerina! ;-)

Here's a little about Cindy firstly.

First of all I am very happy to be here ..... I'm Cindy alias Samsama on my blog, I am French .... I am fortunate to be part of two French DTs " La Malle aux Fleurs "and" Scrapatouille "
I scrap for 2 years now and for several months I found love in the mixed media;)
I love working on my art journal and altered art, especially paint brushs;)
You can find me on my blog:
thank you very much to all the team and Denise !!!

Here is Cindy's gorgeous and beautiful project! ;-)

Please welcome Katerina, our second Guest Designer! ;-)

Hi ladies! I am Katerina Laiopoulou from Athens, Greece and I am addicted to all creative things! I love scrapbooking, working with mixed media and using lots of flowers as embellishments!  I love layers and textures and my layouts always have a story to tell.
I am more than excited and happy to guest design for Scrap Africa and be amongst all these talented ladies! Thank you so much Scrap Africa and Design Team!

Katerina created this fabulous and stunning page! ;-)

Thanks so much ladies, for these amazing and delightful projects! ;-)
Please pop over to their blogs, to see more of their beautiful and inspiring work.

As always, we have the Design Team to inspire you too...


Time to smell the Roses

Thanks so much to the Design Team for their fabulous work! ;-)

This month there are 2 random give-away prizes... these are really fabulous goodies.

R400 BoBunny pack from the Toy Box Collection.

and another R400 BoBunny pack from the Whiteout Collection.

So another 2 reasons to really play along with us.

We can't wait to see what you create.
You have until 31 July to upload your projects.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Special Guest Designer - Virag Reti / New Design Team Members - Mary Catt & Kerstin Filou

Hello Everyone

We have a Special Guest Designer today, Virag Reti...a really warm welcome Virag! ;-)

Virag was a previous TOP 3 and is with us today, to share her take on the current mood board.

Firstly, here's a little about Virag.

My name is Virág Réti and I live in Budapest, Hungary. Virág means flower in Hungarian. I work as a marketing manager on weekdays, but my passion is scrapbooking. This is not just a craft activity for me, it is my real holiday and time for relaxation. My scraproom is a calm island in this busy world. I started scrapbooking 5 years ago, but last year when I met with mixed media scrapbooking techniques in an American YouTube video I felt that I found my line, the technique what I was looking for. My style is a little vintage and grunge, sometimes romantic and shabby, but I cannot define exactly. I am able to reform day by day. My favourite products are chipboards, flakes, beautiful papers, paints, mists, nowdays flowers, tags. I am able to prepare layouts in different styles, it depends on my mood, the embellishments and the papers I use. I am a coffee lover. I love singing loudly, but my voice is horrible. And I know, I am a bit crazy, because normal is boring for me. :)

Here's the gorgeous canvas that Virag created.

I used rose patterned stencil on the background and than I colored the flowers with pink pastel mist. Green and yellow colours are made with rainbow powder. For the second step I stamped grunge patterns with grey ink and I used triangle stencil with white modelling paste to brighten the background a little. My photo was taken in Alsace, France last summer in a charming little village. 
And I put a word sticker onto the photo: Take time to smell the roses. 

Virag created a gorgeous and beautiful canvas.  The stencilled roses and soft colouring, along with the beautiful photo and sentiment are just perfect for the mood board.

Thanks so much Virag for creating this stunning piece.  Please pop along to Virag's blog and you will find amazing inspiration and creativity! ;-)

Today we also welcome to 2 Design Team Members to the team...

Mary Catt has been with us for a little while now, but I had not formally introduced her.
So welcome Mary and we are delighted to have you on the team.

Hello! I'm Mary and I live in Greece. I'm married to a wonderfully supportive husband and we have three children. I met scrapbooking two years ago and I can honestly say it was love at first sight. I love mixed media style but I also like to experiment with other styles too. The only thing I can tell for sure is that I can't create without flowers and embellishments. I use them, in all my projects, a lot. I find lots of my inspiration in everyday life and when I scrap I feel so happy that I totally forget everything around me. 
I'm very happy to be here as a Team Member and I want to thank Scrap Africa for that honor!

Here is a gorgeous page of Mary's, just as a little "taster" of her work and we hope you will pop along to her blog to see more of her beautiful work! ;-)

Secondly, a warm welcome to the team too, is Kerstin Filou! ;-)

My name is Kerstin-Inga Peters, aka Kerstin F. and I come from Germany.
I have been creating for many years now, always in search of new techniques and yet unexplored territory in craft  land. I'm a modern girl with a big vintage heart and love the things that are old and nobody wants anymore, because they have a history.
My big passion are colours and textures. With Scrapbooking, Mixed Media Style and Art Journaling I have found 'my' perfect favourite genres - as it combines words and pictures, thoughts and feelings, and the application of various innovative techniques and the idea of telling stories.
I love to work with stencils and chipboards on Layouts or other mixed media projects, because this a perfect addition and there are so many opportunities to create.
I'm a DT in Scrap FX, SanDee & Amelies Steampunk Challenge and a
member of DecoArt Outreach Blogger program
I have a gallery on scrapbook. com, Pinterest and Facebook.

Here is a stunning page of Kerstin's and hope you will also pop over to her blog, to see more of her creativity and inspiration! ;-)

Welcome Kerstin and we really look forward to seeing all that you create! ;-)

Lastly, don't forget about our gorgeous mood board.
You have until 30 June to upload your projects!


Monday, 6 June 2016

TOP Hats and Winners - Scrap Africa Sketch no.74

Hello Everyone

We have some winners and TOP Hats to announce! ;-)
But firstly, a BIG thanks to everyone who played along! We loved each and every project and so loved seeing your creativity and inspiration! ;-)

So without further adieu, here are our 5 TOP Hats! ;-)

TOP TOP Hat...Congratulations to
We loved the splashy and artsy background, along with that vintage photo! Just stunning! ;-)

2nd Place TOP HAT
Well done to 6. Kerstin F.! ;-)

We loved the cogs and clocks and the earthy colouring! ;-) Just amazing! ;-)

3rd Place TOP Hat
Congratulations 15. Katerina Laiopoulou (Greece)! ;-)

We loved the earthy and beautiful colours, along with the stunning styling! ;-) So gorgeous! ;-)

4th Place TOP Hat
Well done  Melenia! ;-)

We adored the vibrant and eye catching design, along with the beautiful colours! So fabulous! ;-)

5th Place TOP Hat
Congratulations 13. Vasso Sofou GR! ;-)

We loved the photo and the clean, yet so effective styling! Just beautiful! ;-)

Congratulations to all you really knocked our socks off, with your beautiful work! ;-)

We would love to see more of Cindy Samsama and Katerina's work, so please email for a Guest Design opportunity.

For this challenge, there was a R300 FabScraps surprise parcel up for grabs.

...and a R300 BoBunny surprise parcel up for grabs.
Congratulations to 20. Tanya SonataJoy! ;-)
You win the FabScraps parcel! ;-)
This was Tanya's gorgeous entry! ;-)
Congratulations also to 32. Chiao-Yu Yang (Taiwan), you win the BoBunny parcel! ;-)
Here was Chiao-yu Yang's beautiful entry.
Please email to claim your prizes.
Thanks again to everyone who played along! We thank you and really hope you will play along again 
soon! ;-)
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