Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Part 2 - More about our Design Team

Hello Everyone

This is part 2 of getting to know our new DT members. Again, these are really talented and creative ladies and I am so thrilled to be working with them! ;-)

So let's get right to it and let me tell you a little more about Julia Tsvetkova

My name is Julia,Ii live in St.Petersburg (Russia) with my husband and our two cats:)
I have been scrapping for about 1 year. I love freestyle, mixed techniques, I love to make scrapbook pages, some cards, digital scrap and embroider.

Here is some of Julia's beautiful work.

Next up is Libeeti Frenkel.

Hi, I'm Libeeti Frenkel. I live in Israel, nearby Jerusalem, with my two boys, aged 12 and 9.
I work fulltime job and I love my job very much, but I'm also an addicted scrapper :).
I started scrapbooking on 2010, with the encouragement of a virtual friend, and I was totally hooked by this hobby. Scrapbooking became my stress relief from the everyday duties.
Besides scrapping, I also love reading, traveling, being at the beach and wathing the waves, etc.
I have been very fortunate to be on several DT, and currently on the CSI DT (Color, Stories, Inspiration); Stuck?! Sketches DT; Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge DT and a Guest Desinger of an Australin embellishment store StudioFourteen40.

I love to work with sketches and to try new techniques, new mediums and everything that makes me go out of my comfort zone. My style can be described with multi-layers, distressing and mixed media, but I also love to try a CAS style and vintage/shabby chick styles.

If you wish to see my work, I'd be very happy if you pop over to my blog:
and while you're there, I'd be happy if  you leave a trail to your visit.

I'm thrilled to join the team here at Scrap Africa, with all the talented ladies of the team, so thank you, Denise, for taking me in.

Let's have a look at some of Libeeti's eye candy.

Marina Gridasova is our next DT member.

Hello! My name is Marina Gridasova and I'm a passionate crafters! ))) From my childhood I always trying to making something whith my hands - stitching, knitting, cross-stitching and several years ago I tried scrapbooking and cardmaking. This hobby is my passion, I can make anything with paper using knowleges from others hobbies and it's really inspiring for me! Now I'm a proud member of 2 russian Design Team - Tempo Libero and The colotful world.
Also I was published in russian journal - Scrap-Info
And now I would like to try to be a part of your very inspiring team )))
 A link to my blog:- http://integra-gm.blogspot.ru/
 A link to my online galleries: http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/596661.html
 A link to my Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/akonitt/
And here isthe links to my favourite projects:
 thank you so much for a chance to be a part of your creativity team!

Check out these beauties.

And last but not least Nolene Burnett

Hello, my name is Nolene Burnett and I live in beautiful (and windy) Cape Town , South Africa with my husband and daughter. I started scrapbooking in 2008 and have since been learning new techniques and the application of new products, while developing my style and growing as an artist. My daughter is usually the source of my inspiration and she is featured on 90% of my projects

Let's have a look at Nolene's beautiful work.



Please pop over and visit these amazing ladies blogs! You are sure to find lots of creativity and inspiration! 

These ladies are treasures for sure! ;-)

Sunday, 18 May 2014

A little more about our new DT members

Hello Everyone

Life has been hectic, but I have been wanting to tell you a little more about our new Design Team Members.
Please accept my apologies for these introductions that are loooong overdue!!

So without further adieu, here are the first lot of ladies I would like to introduce to you, as well as show you some of their work. They are a really super bunch and I am so pleased that they are on the team.

Hi! My name is Arantzazu, I have been scrapbooking since march 2010 and I am still addicted to it!
I love creating LOs, mixed media proyects and mini albums.
I don't have an own style, it depends in the proyect I'm working on, I love changing styles....learning diferent technics, using new elements....
That's all! :)

Here is a little taste of Arantzazu's work.

My name is Alicja "Asica" Panewka. In scrapbooking world I'm known as "asica.p". I was born and rised in small, beatutiful polish town - Cieszyn. Following my heart last year I moved to another beautiful city - Galway in Ireland where I live with three lovely boys: my partner and two sons.
Arts and crafts are with me since I remember. 8 years ago I found scrapbooking and that was first day of my new life. This is not only hobby. For me this is passion, this is addiction, this is way of my life. I'm creating different projects: cards, albums, boxes, sometimes mixed media too.
I was a DT member for few polish companies: Rapakivi, I kropka, Studio75, The MiniArt and guest designer for Scrapandmade, Lemonade, Crafthouse, Galeria Rae. Now I'm a brand ambassador of Scrapiniec (first polish chipboard producer).
I'm very happy and proud to be a part of Scrap Africa Design Team.

Here is some of Asica's eye candy.

My name is Athanasia, I live in Greece, I have a 5 years old daughter, a 6 months old son and a very supportive and understanding husband. I am a music teacher in elementary school and in my spare time, when I am not playing the piano, I love making handicrafts, felting, altering things and of course scrapbooking.
My love for arts and my cultural worries pushes me constantly into researching and producing new ways of expression and creativeness. My first steps into scrapbooking began with some videos on YouTube. I can't remember exactly what I was looking for, but out of nowhere I run into a 'how-to' video for making a mini album. And that was it! I started searching for more related tutorials (I love watching and learning new techniques) and on the very next day I found myself surrounded by papers and scissors making my first mini album. It has been 3 years since then and although I took a year's brake (due to my pregnancy) now I am back.
I love scrapbooking because it combines such a vast deposit of media types with memories of my life and my family. Inspiration always derives from the photograph I use and the open choice of combination of mixed media techniques. I love to use gesso, mists and stamps and I love tearing papers! Through scraping I think I have found the best way to express myself and exploit my spare time in the best way.

 Let's take a look at some of Athanasia's work.


I am so pleased to have these ladies on the team! They are wonderfully, talented ladies!
We really look forward to seeing all your work!


TOP 4 and winners - Sketch challenge no.29

Morning Everyone

I hope that you are having a good weekend! I hope it's scrappy and creative!

We have some winners and a TOP 4 from our last challenge! Wow....we sooo loved the projects and a really big thanks to everyone who played along! You guys did a great job with the sketch!

So firstly to announce our random winners....

 A HUGE thanks to Elizna (Scrap It Design Studio) for her super generosity and giveaway prize.


Scrap It Design Studio, situated in the beautiful coastal Port Elizabeth, 
is selling a wide selection of Lifestyle Crafts, memory Box and Poppystamps dies. 
Scrap It Design Studio will soon move into a business premises in Richmond Hill 
from where the owner, Elizna Parsons, will teach classes 
and sell dies and other scrapbooking basics.

www. scrapitdesignstudio.blogspot.com
E-MAIL: parri@telkomsa.net

Dies as seen on this picture from 
One pack of Shape and tape from Lifestyle Crafts.

This wonderful little pack goes to: 16. Jehkotar - Finland. Congratulations Jehkotar! ;-)

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Then we also have this 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 wins this $30.oo voucher from PPBN designs. So a very big thank you to PPBN designs. That person is: 1. Bruksflickan (Finland). Well done Lena! ;-)

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Congratulations Jehkotar and Lena! Please forward your details to scrapafrica@gmail.com to claim your prizes!

Now, onto our TOP 4 projects.

We have 2 projects in the TOP spot! Can you believe that?!

So congratulations to 12. Kajsansscrapblog: .:Summers make me happy:. and 6. Linda Eggleton for both being tops in this challenge! ;-)

12. Kajsansscrapblog: .:Summers make me happy: created this amazing and stunning page!
We so loved the colouring, the textures and the super styling!
This is such a delish page and absolutely gorgeous and dreamy! Congratulations Karin Zander! ;-)

6. Linda Eggleton created this stunning and fabulous page!
We loved the elements and background! We loved the super title! The photo's are fabulous!
Congratulations Linda! ;-)

In second place is 2. Helen Hapsi - Greece! Well done Helen! ;-)
We loved that adorable photo and the artsy background!
The red of this little guy's shirt, just makes him pop off the page!
Beautiful work Helen!

And in 3rd place, with an artsy and beautiful page is 17. Wilma Voermans
Congratulations Wilma! ;-)
The background, sweet photo and whimsical feel of this page, was a winner!

So congratulations again to all you ladies! Awesome projects!

We would love to see more of Karin Zander's work, so please could you send an email to scrapafrica@gmail.com for a Guest Design opportunity!

Thanks sooo much to everyone who played along! You guys are super!


Thursday, 15 May 2014

Challenge no.29 - His and Hers Cards

Hello Everyone

We have an awesome challenge for you today! This challenge is a card challenge! So for all you card makers out there...this one is especially for you! ;-)

The challenge is to create a masculine AND feminine card. Helen Wallace is the host for this challenge and she certainly gave us a wonderful challenge to think and create on!

Guest Designer Badge

We have 2 very special guest designers for this challenge!
The one is a very talented, creative, beautiful and local scrapper from my neck of the woods.

“{Doing Life} in beautiful sunny South Africa. Loving wife for 29+ years. Keen Photographer. Energetic Hiker/Backpacker. Ad hoc Race Walker. Addicted to Spinning. Scrapaholic. Committed Scrapbook/Card Teacher. Founder/Manager Doing Life Online Shoppe www.doinglife.co.za .  Card creator. Mosaic Enthusiast. PA/Secretary/Bookkeeper. Chocoholic. Right now I would love to be outdoors blending with nature. And last, but not least, addicted to Blogging where I have made such wonderful creative friends in cyber space www.desiref.blogspot.com .”

Please pop on over to Desire's blog...I am sure she will appreciate the visit and you are sure to find lots of eye candy! ;-)

Desire created these beautiful and detailed cards.

These are really such stunning cards! Thanks so much Desire for creating them for this challenge! ;-)

The second guest designer is also a very beautiful and talented scrapper.
This lady is sooo creative! She is amazing!

 Hi. My name is Tracee Provis. I am from Bristol in the UK. I live with my very supportive hubby, my 2 youngest children, and my crazy dogs, which can sometimes make for a very hectic household. 
 When things get too crazy, I retreat to the sanctity of my scraproom, where I love to create mainly scrapbook layouts, but I also love making cards and altered projects and dabble in a little quilting and patchwork too.
 My style is a little bit of everything, and my layouts can range from being soft and romantic to bright and fun. I love white space on a page thhe colour blue and my trusty tweezers.
I love to find new ways to express my thoughts. and there are always new and fun things to try in the papercrafting world, and it is also here that I have met fellow crafters who share my passion and have made some lasting friendships.
I am currently part of the design team for Bo Bunny, Scrap 365 Magazine  and Papermaze, (a UK scrapbook store).
You can find more of my work at http://stresstickled.blogspot.co.uk/

You really must also pop over to Tracee's blog, you will be "tickled pink" by what you see! ;-)

Here are the cards that Tracee created.
You are going to be blown away.....

Aren't these just so fabulous and gorgeous!!!!!
These are just amazing and I absolutely love them! ;-)

Thanks so much Tracee! You really created "out of this world" amazing-ness!!!

So now that these 2 Guest Designers have wowed you, we have some more wow-ness from the DT.

An non-specific masculine easel card.
Could be used for Anniversary, Birthday, Father's Day.

Two pockets from the same paper collection for birthday wishes
...a more floral one for her and a pretty pinwheel for him...

Same design, same techniques, same stamp -
a feminine and a masculine versions for a birthday card


Wedding cards for him and her...

Thanks so much to the DT for their amazing work!

So we hope that you are now really inspired and ready to whip up some cards for this challenge.

As always, we have some super prizes up for grabs.

We have a super $30.00 voucher from Lindy's Stamp Gang!

About Lindy’s Stamp Gang

Lindy's luscious luster is all uniquely two-toned! With vibrant shimmery sprays, flat 

sprays, vintage sprays, embossing powder and lots more!

Lindy’s Stamp Gang is the creative” baby” of Lindy Plakinger. She passed away in 2008 

after bravely battling illness. She was a self-made cartoonist, loved drawing, crafting, 

designing new products, and creating her funny cartoon characters! One of her greatest

joys was traveling to stamping and scrapbooking conventions across the US, demo-ing

to her heart’s content with her sister, and giggle partner, Vicki! 

Lindy’s Stamp Gang will continue, as was her hope, and dream. Her husband and 

daughter have taken over the company keeping her creativity alive. Tracey, (her 

daughter), has always been a “jar filler” in the background of Lindy’s Stamp Gang, but is 

now trying to fill some incredible shoes!

For more Lindy’s Stamp Gang please visit

Website: http://www.lindystampgang.com

Blog: http://www.lindystampgang.org

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/lindysgang

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/lindysgang

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/lindysgang

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/lindystampgang

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lindystampgang

Thanks soooo much to Lindy's Stamp Gang for this yummy voucher!
One randomly selected entrant, will win this voucher!

Then we also have this 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.oo voucher from PPBN designs. So a very big thank you to PPBN designs.

You have until 31 May to upload your His and Her cards.

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