Wednesday 30 January 2013

New DT Members Announced

Hi Everyone

We are so excited to share this post with you! We are now able to announce our new DT Members after our, first ever, DT call.

We really had so many wonderful applications, that it was really very hard to choose! So we thank everyone who applied, as we know that it takes time and effort to do so.

So here are the new DT Members.

Channa Suitella
Kerryn Lawson
Marelize Frisby
Billie-Jean Beveridge
Roulien Stahnke
Maria Potapovich
Ludmila Kodymskaya
Elena Smoktunova

Congratulations ladies! We really look forward to seeing all your projects!

We will start sharing some information and projects from the new DT members soon, so that you can also get to know them! I am sure that they will "wow" us with fresh new ideas and creativity!

Have a super, scrappy day!
Denise x

Saturday 19 January 2013

Winners Posted - Sketch #13

Hi Everyone

I hope that 2013 is treating you kindly and that the new year is bringing many new opportunities and wonderful things your way.

We had a super number of entries again for Sketch #13 and it really was quite a task to decide which were the top 3 layouts.  

So the top 3 entries were these wonderful projects.

We loved everything about this layout, from the super colouring, to the layering and those gorgeous photo's!
Congratulations Val on this stunning layout!

This is such a precious photo and the colouring so beautiful! We really loved this layout and the styling!
Well done Natalia on a fabulous page!

Beautiful layout Sandra and we so loved your journalling and sentiment!
Gorgeous work!

Thanks so much to everyone who played along, we really enjoyed visiting all your blogs and seeing all the wonderful eye-candy!

We would love to invite Natalia Koscova to Guest Design for a future challenge, so please can you contact us at for the details.

Now for the random prize from Fabscraps


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Congratulations to Erica Joannie, please can you forward your details to to claim your prize.

Okay everyone, many thanks again for your wonderful entries for this challenge! We truly are always amazed at the wonerful talent out there! If your layout wasn't featured this time, please keep submitting, as next time, it might just be your layout that is featured!

Have a super weekend!

Tuesday 15 January 2013

Challenge #13 - Postage Stamps

Hi Everyone

We have an awesome challenge for you for the next two weeks and is hosted by the lovely Jowilna Nolte. This challenge is all about postage stamps.

Use postage stamps on your layout, old, new, rubber stamped stamps, whatever you have in your stash!!

We have an amazing line-up of inspiration for you! 

Can you guess who might be our Special Guest Designer this month? She is often published in Scrapbooking Memories and is on the DT for the Scrapbook Store and originally is from Upington, but now living down under???
You may have guessed, it's the wonderfully talented Marelize Frisby.


Hi! My name is Marelize Frisby and I live in beautiful Perth, Australia.  I have been married to my wonderful hubby (and best friend) for nearly 23 years now and we have two teenage children, Mark (19) and Joanne (17).  I am delighted and very excited to be Guest designing for Scrap Africa this month.  I have a very soft spot for this challenge site as I grew up in Namibia and lived in South Africa for many years, until we moved to Australia in 2005. 

I started scrapbooking in 2004, after some prompting from a friend.  I have always been a crafty person and tried my hands at many crafts, from pottery to decoupage.  However, I don’t think I have ever been quite as fascinated (or ‘addicted’ as my family would call it) with any other craft as I am with scrapbooking.

I am fortunate enough to have been published in Scrapbooking Memories (an Australian scrapbooking magazine) on a regular basis and have written a series of ‘How To’ articles which appeared in the magazine on a monthly basis throughout 2012. I have also been on the design team of an online store called ‘The Scrapbook Store’ since they launched in December 2009 and have been their DT co-ordinator for the last 18 months or so.  I’ve met amazing people through this craft and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to be involved and hopefully inspire others with my humble contribution.

You can find my blog here:  Please come and visit me.  I love new visitors and would like to get to know you.

Here is the super layout that Marelize created.
This is such a gorgeous travel page and the details are fabulous!

Next up we have Carol Pimental de Oliveira
If you click on the link below you will see more of Carol's gorgeous work.
Carol created this dreamy and romatic layout.

We have another fabulous Guest Designer Yvonne Yam.
If you also click on the link below it will take you to Yvonne's blog for more eye candy.
Yvonne created this fun and gorgeous layout below.

Thanks so much to Marelize, Carol and Yvonne for their super projects!

The inspiration doesn't stop there as we still have our inhouse design team.
Check out their wonderful projects below.

Lynette Jacobs

I used the actual stamps as designed by my daughter Chantelle Basson in 2008...

We hope that these wonderful projects will inspire you and hopefully you will play along with this challenge!

Now for the goodies up for grabs!

There is a R250 valued prize from celebr8, which will be randomly chosen.

You have until the 31st January to submit your projects.

Friday 4 January 2013

Winners Announced - Challenge #12

Hello Everyone

Christmas and New Year passed in a flash..I really cannot believe that it has all passed so quickly!
2013 was sure in a rush to get here!!!! ;-)

We had so many wonderful entries for this film strip challenge, it was really difficult to pick the top 3. The DT's task was mammoth and I really want to thank everyone for entering and also giving us such lovely eye candy! We love seeing your work and truly appreciate all your efforts.

So here are the top 3.

This layout was just stunning in every way! Congratulations Cathy!

We love the layering and colouring so very much! Gorgeous page! Well done Roulien!

Another fabulous layout, with lots of detail and super background work! Awesome Maja!

Congratulations ladies!!

We would love to invite Maja Stokk as a Guest designer for a future challenge! We would love to see more of your work! Please would you contact us at

Now for the prizes.

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Firstly, congratulations Libeeti! Please send your details to You won these beautiful buttons below.

Secondly, our next prize winner was Cathy Lane! Congratulations Cathy!

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Check out the wonderful goodies from Fabscraps.


Lastly, a word of thanks again, to everyone who participated in this challenge!

Have a super, scrappy day!

Thursday 3 January 2013

DT Call

Hi Everyone

We are excited to announce our first DT call ever!

We are growing and require new DT members to compliment the present team.
And we want YOU to apply.

We're looking for creative, innovative designers.

Here's how: 
1. Send scans or photos of 3 recent layouts, cards or projects that showcase your style. We are not looking for specific styles, we are just looking for heaps of creativity and talent.
2. Email the images to on or before 25 January 2013
3. Please include a brief bio. Include your experience, link to your website and/or blog and if your work is posted in an online gallery, please include that link as well. 

We look forward to seeing your work!

Tuesday 1 January 2013

Sketch no.13

Hello Everyone

Firstly, a BIG welcome to 2013! We here at Scrap Africa wish you and your families everything of the best for 2013 and hope that you will be abundantly blessed in all things!

With the New Year just a few hours old, we have a new sketch challenge for you and hope that you can join in the fun and play along with us.

Here is the sketch for inspiration.

We have a super Special Guest Designer this month! This lady is the local, wonderfully talented Adri du Preez! Adri is well known in the local scrap booking industry and her layouts are often featured on the covers of our local magazines!


Here is a little bit about Adri.

I’ve been scrapping for about eight years.  Before that I used my creativity in different ways.  There’s nothing like starting the day with a photo, some gorgeous paper, knowing that I don’t have to do anything but create.  I am constantly amazed and inspired by the creativity shown by my fellow scrappers.  And of course I am also inspired by my wonderful family. I really enjoy the freedom that scrap booking allows.  There are no rules and boundaries as to what I create. It is hard to describe my style as I feel it’s always evolving.  I love simple layouts but also love collage layouts with lots to look at. It’s fun to try new techniques and I love to paint, tear, sew, stamp, sand-distress and ink my pages.
My favorite products…everything and anything…from paper to paint and fabric.
I am lucky to have my very own scrapbook room, big enough to house the enormous amount of supplies I have purchased over the years.
Apart from Scrap booking my other passions are painting, photography, reading and the outdoors…I see scrap booking in everything…  

Please visit my blog:
if you would like to see more of my work or follow me on Facebook.

Adri created this gorgeous page for our sketch challenge.
This is just absolutely stunning in every way!

We also have a wonderfully talented Guest Designer this month, Sandie Edwards.
This is what Sandie had to share with us.

My name is Sandie, and I live in Geraldton, Western Australia with my partner John. We are older parents to a beautiful son, Jesse who turns 3 in March, 2013. I am currently a stay-at-home-Mum with previous employment being law enforcement. Creativity has been a major part of my life for as long as I can remember, and runs in the gene's with my Mother being an Artist. My love of paper-crafting took place two years ago, and it has been a journey of enlightenment, that has continually evolved, with many new learning paths. I enjoy pushing boundaries in my creativity, and attempt to step out of my comfort zone here and there, with my creative style leaning towards 'vintage', but not always. I aim to be an inspiration to others, and of course create everlasting memories for future generations. 

You are welcome to visit Sandie's blog - Delightfully Crazy - for some more wonderful eye candy.

Sandie created this little beauty for the challenge.
Isn't this just the most precious little page?!

Thanks so much to Adri and Sandie for your wonderful projects!

Our in-house Design Team has also been fervently creating, and these are their wonderful layouts, in alphabetical order.

It was so easy to change this sketch into a double layout 
and it left lots of space for a large title ;-)

Lynette - Santa Oupa
When I made this layout I was inspired by Denise van Deventer's "pearls on strings".  I also want to credit Daniela Dobson, the snowflake Silhouette studio cut file is her creation.

Thanks to the Design Team for some gorgeous inspiration! 

The random prize up for grabs with this challenge is FabScraps


Please visit their blog if you would like to see their full range of goodies.

You have until the 14th January to submit your entries.
Please add your projects by using the link below.

Be happy, be creative, be resolute!

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