Wednesday 27 February 2013

Say "hello" to Mary Potapovich

Hi Everyone

We are onto the last two new DT members, and today we say hello to Mary Potapovich.

Here is a little about Mary.

My name is Maria and I'm a scrapaholic! Of course, the most works I do are made by the requests of customers (note pads, shadow boxes, cards...), but sometimes I want to make something for the soul. Most of my notebooks  go to customers with their individual fairy tale, written exclusively for them. Of course, there are some notebooks without stories in my blog, and there are some stories that do not have notebooks ...
Recently, I like and often make shadow-boxes, maybe because of the high demand for them. But sometimes I do them simply "for the mood."

Let's have a look at some of Mary's inspiration.

Aren't these projects just lovely??!! I am so excited that Mary is on the team and I look forward to seeing more of her wonderful inspiration.

Head on over to Mary's blog to view the many, wonderful projects.

Have a super evening!

Tuesday 26 February 2013

Meet Lyudmila Kodyma

Hi Everyone

I have another lovely lady to introduce to you today and that is Lyudmila Kodyma.

Let me welcome the readers of “ScrapAfrica” blog! I am very pleased to be among the designers – this inspires me and eventually raises the level of my responsibility :)
 My name is Lyudmila. I am staying with my family – my husband and two wonderful sons – in Ufa, Russia. I’ve entered the scrap booking world quite obviously after becoming a mother :) Actually, my family is the highest inspiration for my work.
Mostly I love making cards and albums, as they are mostly functional and fully realize the main purpose of this hobby. As for the style and techniques, here I am “multi-skilled” – I like trying everything depending on my mood, materials and current sympathy :)
My blog

Here is some of Lyudmila's beautiful work.

You are welcome to visit her blog and see many more inspirational and beautiful projects.

We are so pleased to have Lyudmila on the team and we look forward to seeing many more of her projects.

We'll be back soon, with the last 2 new DT members.

Monday 25 February 2013

Channa Suitella - New DT Member

Hi Everyone

You have met 4 of our new DT members so far, and today is Channa Suitella's turn.

Here is what Channa has to share with us.

My name is Channa Suitella and I am born and raised in The Netherlands, but for the last 6 years I live in Athens, Greece. I am married for almost 3 years, with my gorgeous greek husband, hence the reason we live in Greece. No children or pets, that is still  a work in progress. I have been introduced to scrap-booking about 10 years ago by my mother, who has taught me several crafting options. From making small figurines of fimo clay, sewing, jewelry making, cards to scrap-booking. Over the years I have made several layouts which are stored in the Netherlands and I am making a new collection here in Greece. I have several passions............travelling, addicted to series, shopping etc but the main one is crafting.  I love making cards & layouts, using several techniques and tools, stamps, ribbons, punches. Basically anything that I can find in my stash. I take my time in every craft project I make. I am that bad that if I am not satisfied at the end I will start all over again. At the moment I have some favorite products like dylusion sprays and modeling paste. Last year I opened a small shop with different kinds of embellishments, feel free to pass by whenever you have time. I am looking forward to creating for Scrap Africa and to spread some inspiration. This is my blog:

So let's have a look at some of Channa's eye candy.

We are so thrilled that Channa is on the DT and we really look forward to seeing much more of her work.

Please pop on over to her blog, I am sure she would love for you to say HI.

Still 3 days left for our hearts challenge here! We sure hope you can play along!

Tuesday 19 February 2013

Top 3 and Winners - Sketch no.14

Hi Everyone

We are ready to announce the TOP 3 and the winners of our last sketch challenge!

Once again, we say thank you to everyone that played along and we loved visiting all your blogs and seeing the wonderful projects you made! A BIG THANK YOU!!!

Okay firstly, the random winner of the Fabscraps prize is: Tilla!

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Congratulations Tilla! Please send your details to


Now onto the 3 top projects.
Might I just add that there was exactly 3 points between the TOP 3.  So the voting was extremely close!
That's exactly how we like it! ;-)

Here is the top project voted by the DT.

 Congratulations Mariko! We loved this photo and the beautiful, simplicity of your layout!
Just one stunning page!!

 Next up was this super layout by
12. Tone K. 

Stunning layout Tone and we loved the colouring, splashes and awesome details!
Well done! Such a fabulous page!

and in 3rd place was this gorgeous page
20. IrinaR 

So superbly done Irina! We loved the sweetness and freshness of you page.
So beautifully done! ;-)

So there you have it!

Thanks again to everyone who played along!

We would love to see more of Tone's work and would love to invite you to Guest Design for an upcoming challenge.  Please could you email is at for the details.

Have a super day!

Friday 15 February 2013

Challenge no.14 - Hearts

Hi Everyone

We hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day yesterday, and even if it was not the romantic kind, we hope that there was lots of love flowing! 

To continue with the theme of love, we have a super challenge for you today! This challenge is hosted by the awesome Lynette Jacobs and is all about hearts. Create a project where hearts are your main accent.

We have a super line-up of Guest Designers for this challenge and it is awesome that we have 4 wonderfully talented ladies today!

We start off with a super Guest Designer, who is currently designing for Once Upon a Sketch, Sassy Scrappers and various other teams.

Chantalle says this:

 I am a recent convert to Scrapping and loving every minute! Inspired by the everyday antics of my two little ratbags, I try to convey a sense of energy and fun in my layouts. If I can add a bit of interaction - even better! I love anything creative (and will give most things a go) I love the versatility and 'instant fix' I get from taking photos with my iphone, but there is nothing that beats a good SLR shot! I love coffee and colour and typography and good times shared with friends... the list goes on! I am tickled pink to to be a guest this month at Scrap Africa - thanks so much for having me! If you would like to see more of what I get up to, please pop in for a visit at

This is the gorgeous layout that Chantalle created!

Isn't this the most precious page ever?!

We also have a wonderfully talented lady, Lizzy Hill
Please click on the link for more of Lizzy's beautiful eye candy.

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Lizzy created this gorgeous page below.
The colours and sentiment are just fabulous!

Natalia Koscova won one of our previous challenges and is also featured here with this
super layout.

This is another piece of gorgeous inspiration, with those earthy colours and precious photo!

Maja Stokk was also a previous winner and is another super designer.
Check this super layout she created! It is such a stunner!

Thanks so much to Chantalle, Lizzy, Natalia and Maja for their wonderful projects and please pop on over to their blogs if you would like to see more of their work!

We have a lot of love to share with you today and here is the inspiration from the Scrap Africa DT members.
We are so pleased that our new DT members are joining us on this one!

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The only decoration and a hint of a reason for this card  - a small heart. The less decoration - the more feeling ;-))))

We would love you to play along and if you do and you are randomly chosen, then you could win this super prize from

2 amazing kits that can look like this when you will assemble them

And then we also have this little bag of gems! They would be the perfect, finishing touches to any project!

You have until the 28th Feb.

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Welcome Roulien Stahnke

Hi Everyone

I am welcoming another DT member to our team and that is Roulien Stahnke.

Here's what Roulien had to say about herself.

My name is Roulien Stahnke . . . I'm a 40-something wife to my high school sweetheart, mother to 2 amazing children and . . . GASP! . . . grandmother to the most adorable little boy!   My family lives in sunny  South Africa and I've been scrapping since 2009 and simply loves this amazing hobby.  I'm a 12x12 paper-and-glue girl and also love doing altered objects and home decor!  I would describe my style as classic with a vintage twist!  My favorite paper manufacturers are Bo Bunny, Kaisercraft, Teresa Collins and Simple Stories and my favorite techniques are stitching, distressing and inking, and I love working with sketches!  Besides scrapping, I also love to read, travel and baking yummy goodies!  Somethings on my bucket list include doing a photography course, making a quilt and learning to crochet!  

Please visit Roulien's blog to say hi and see some wonderful eye candy.

But just to get your creative appetite a little taste, check these super projects.

We are so pleased to have Roulien on the team and we look forward to seeing many more of Roulien's projects, in the near future!

There is just tomorrow left to submit your projects for our Sketch challenge no. 14 here.
We would so love for you to play along!

Be back soon!

Monday 11 February 2013

Meet Billie-Jean Beveridge

Hi Everyone

Today we get to know another new DT member and that is the super Billie-Jean Beveridge.

Here is a little about Billie-Jean.

My name is Billie-Jean Beveridge and I am from sunny Queensland, Australia. I am a proud SAHM to two little girls, Dakotah and Amber. I began scrapping 9 years ago after the birth of my eldest and haven't looked back since. I scrap as often as I can and I like to experiment with different styles and techniques, ultimately so long as I get to make a mess and create I am happy. My favourite things to use when I scrap, right now, would be my distressing tool, my Paints/Glimmermists/Inks, Texture Paste and lastly my 3D tape, everything else is a bonus. You can find me over at my blog "Have My Cake and Eat it Too! here ---->

Let's have a look at some of Billie-Jean's eye candy and we look forward to much, much more.

Why not pop over and check-out some more of Billie-Jean's work.

I really hope that you are enjoying the welcoming of the new DT and that you are starting to put some faces to the names.

Have a scrappy day, and we'll be back soon with more DT info.

Thursday 7 February 2013

Say Hello to Kerryn Lawson

Hi Everyone

Today I introduce you to a super lady, Kerryn Laswon.

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Here is what Kerryn has to share with us.

Hi, I’m Kerryn and I am thrilled to be a part of the team here at Scrap Africa.  Thank you to Evgenia & Denise for this opportunity.
I live in sunny South Australia with my husband and our two children.  My scrapbooking journey started about six years ago when my husband gave me a scrapbooking kit for my birthday to record the memories of our first family holiday.  The poor man had no idea what he was about to unleash!
Over the years I have experimented with many styles and found that I don’t really fit any pre-defined mould when it comes to my style.  I scrapbook in both 12x12 and 8.5x11 in whatever style suits me on the day.  For me, the style I use is determined by the photos and products I am using as well as how I am feeling on the day. 
I have been very fortunate in the opportunities that have come my way over the last six years but the absolute highlight was being crowned a Scrapbooking Memories Magazine Master for 2012/2013.
With that said though, without a doubt the best thing about this hobby has been the friends I have made along the way.  I have formed some wonderful friendships that will outlast any of my scrapbook pages.
You can visit my blog here :
Here are some of Kerryn's projects, to get your creative juices flowing!

Masters challenge 1

Masters challenge 3


Aren't these just stunning layouts!!

If you would like to see more of Kerryn's gorgeous work, then pop on over to her blog on the link listed above the layouts.

We'll be back with more new DT information and eye candy.
So stay tuned tomorrow for the next DT feature!
Have a super evening!

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Meet our new DT Member - Elena Smoktunova

Hi Everyone

As you know we have some new DT Members and I am sure you would like to get to know them a little better and see some of their work.

Today I introduce you to Elena Smoktunova.

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 Hi, I'm 29 years old. I am a wife and mother of three wonderful children .I have been scrapping for 3 years, and I hope that my favorite hobby will become a major profession! 
I live in Mytischi, Moscow Region, Russia.

Elena's blog Beauty in Everything has some wonderful eye candy. I am sure that she would love for you to visit. Here are some of her gorgeous projects.

Elena is a very talented and creative lady and we are very pleased to have her on our team.
We really look forward to all the wonderful projects that she will share with us here.

I will be back with some more DT info tomorrow.
Have a super evening!

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