Thursday, 18 April 2013

Top 4 - Sketch Challenge no.16

Hi Everyone

I am happy to be able to announce the Top 4 projects from Sketch Challenge no.16.
Yes you are reading right, we have a top 4, as the voting was so very close.

So drum roll please for the top 4.

Congratulations Cve, this is such a great layout! We loved the vibrant, artsy feel and those adorable photo's!
Really a fabulous page!

Well done on this super page! We love the backround work, the beautiful layering and fabulous styling!
This was a wonderful take on the sketch!

Congratulations on this sweet and happy page! We loved that adorable photo and the gorgeous little details!
You certainly nailed this sketch! ;-)

Beautiful page! We soo loved the fussy cutting, the beautiful layering and super sentiment.
Well done Kathleen.

Congratulations ladies! These are really great projects!

To everyone who played along, we were thrilled by the gorgeous work submitted and really enjoyed visiting your blogs! So thanks so much to you all! We really appreciate your time and efforts.

Now for the random prize winner of the Blue Fern goodies.

Blue Fern Studios was provided with the idea of providing unique and sophisticated papercraft designs, fulfilling a need for the more discriminating paper crafter.

We offer exquisitely detailed products to inspire all styles of craft artists.

Our products can be used for scrapbooking, mixed media, general crafting, and more. Let our designs inspire you!


Check these super chippies.

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Double win Cve! Congratulations! Please send your details to and we will get these goodies off to you.
We would also love to see more of Cve and Catarina's work, so please can you also contact us for  the details of our upcoming challenges. We would love for you to Guest Design for us! ;-)
Thanks again, thanks to everyone who played along!
It could be you in the TOP 3 next time! ;-)

Monday, 15 April 2013

Challenge no.16 - Confetti, Triangles and Black & White Photo's

Hello Everyone

Happy Monday! We hope that you had a wonderful weekend, and are ready to tackle the week and our new challenge!

This challenge is hosted by the wonderfully talented Rene Sharp and this is her challenge to you:
Create a project, using Black and White photo's, Triangles and Confetti.

Before we share all the inspiration with you, we want to show you what you could win, by entering this challenge. We will randomly choose a winner. 

Prize from 2crafty

 2 Crafty strives to offer affordable and versatile laser cut chipboard products to the Australian and International Craft market.

2Crafty’s products are manufactured here in Australia and offer products suitable for scrapbooking, cardmaking, altered art, invitations and mixed media, and with over 1000 designs, every area has been covered.

2Crafty’s owner Vanessa, stumbled on the demonstration of the laser cutter at one of the Sydney craft fairs back in 2006 and although her background was Human Resources and payroll her creative mind could see unlimited possibilities and so began her journey into the world of a craft wholesaler.

2Crafty designs are supported both locally and in the overseas market and Vanessa strives to offer the highest level of customer support, and is happy to discuss personalized orders with customers via their local scrapbooking store.

2Crafty also offers a fabulous blog that is updated weekly with projects created from its wonderful Design Team with both local and international designers which includes the very talented Di Garling, Chantal Vandenberg, Elena Olinevich, Fiona Johnstone, Keren Tamir, Leonie Neale-Dawson, Linda Eggleton.

The 2Crafty website, although a wholesale website, offers you a birds eye view of all the wonderful designs that it offers. Make sure you check out the stockist list and don’t be afraid to ask your local store to order products that they may not have in stock.

Aren't these just gorgeous?! Play along and they could possibly be yours!!

I want to start today's inspiration patch, with Rene's layout and also some close-ups of the page.
This page really has so much to it, that I really want you to see the different parts.

 (I put my confetti in a little bag which I sewed onto my page)

(The triangles I used are in the form of a banner) 

This is really such a super page Rene! The detailing is just superb! ;-)

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We also have some wonderful inspiration from Anna Wiosanka.  Anna was a previous Top 3.

My Photo

The background work and that sweet photo are just amazing! Thanks Anna for this super page!

Okay, so let's move on to the Design Team.

I made my own mask by cutting triangles into chipboard and then adding texture paste to it for the triangles scattered across my layout. My confetti was punched with a square punch instead of the traditional round and adhered using a was crayon to lift the confetti - try it - it really works!


 I cut my triangles with the Silhouette and I decided to use my confetti as a border below the photo.  I love the contrast between the black and white photo and the colourful border.

Patricia Basson  

I added a close up to show one of my 3 clusters of confetti...

So you have until the 30th April to submit your entries.
We really look forward to seeing all your creations!

Friday, 12 April 2013

Retreat in May for South African crafty friends:)

We are happy to invite you to join us for a weekend filled with scrapbooking, fellowship, beautiful nature and nice food.

Saturday 18 May and Sunday 19 May, 5 classes at The Ranch (Polokwane)

Teachers - Svetlana Austin and Evgenia Petzer

The cost of R 1350 includes:

5 classes over 2 days (3 classes on Saturday and 2 classes on Sunday), 
class kits, prize packs and the big lucky draw prize, 
tea/coffee and juice on arrival on both days, 
mid morning tea/coffee and snacks on both days, 
a buffet lunch (a cash bar is available)
and a mid afternoon tea/coffee with biscuits on the first day.

Svetlana is a certified educator for Webster's Pages. 
She will teach 3 classes with latest Webster's Pages products.
All 3 classes are completely different. There will be a bright double page, romantic mixed media canvas and a little bit of altering to add a pretty touch to your home decor.

Evgenia is an official designer for Bo Bunny and her classes will be packed with 

everything Bo Bunny.

The Ranch resort is perfectly situated only 25 km south of Polokwane 
and 280 km north of Johannesburg on N1.

Bring your family along for a wonderful weekend: 
game drives, walk with lions, golf course, pony rides, warm swimming pools 
and much more is available at this wonderful place. 
Or you can come with your friends and make it a girls only weekend.

Please note that you are responsible for booking your own accommodation. 
Don't hesitate to contact us if you need some help or assistance on this.

To make your booking, please send us e-mail with your full name and phone number to:

Once we receive your info, we will provide you with the banking details for the deposit 
and the list of all the scrapbooking tools you will need for the classes.

The deposit of R 400 is payable in 7 days after the reservation to confirm your booking.

The full amount must be settled before 10 May.

20% cancellation fee will apply if you cancel before 10 May. 

No refunds for cancellation after 10 May. 

However, if you cancel the booking after 10 May, all the class kits and prize pack will be posted to you at our cost.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

We hope to see you there!

Thursday, 4 April 2013

TOP 3 - Cardstock Challenge

Hi Everyone

We are so happy to announce our TOP 3 from the Cardstock challenge. There were some really wonderful entries and the voting was widespread across all the entries. However, we can only pick 3 winners, and so here are those projects.

This is certainly a perfect page Adri and so very beautiful, in every way! The blooms, photo and sewing are just fabulous! Congratulations on a stunning page!


Well done Helga! We loved that precious photo and also your layering and beautiful use of white space! This is really a fabulous page! ;-)

Congratulations Lisa-Marie! We loved the beautiful colouring and the gorgeous background, with those sweet, sweet photo's! Well done!

Congrtulation ladies on 3 stunning pages! Please grab our TOP 3 badge on the right hand side!

We would love to see more of Helga's work, so please mail us at to Guest Design for a future challenge!

To everyone, who played along, thanks ever so much! We love seeing your projects and really do appreciate the time and efforts taken! ;-)

We have 2 random winners, and the first random winner of these gorgeous blooms is Jo!

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Congratulations Jo, please send your details to

Our second random winner of the $35.00 voucher from Zeus and Zoe. is Helga Saaresto!

Congrats on a TOP 3 and being one of the random winners! Helga, please also send us your details for this voucher. ;-)

Thanks again to everyone who played along!

Monday, 1 April 2013

Sketch Challenge no.16

Morning Everyone

I hope that everyone had a good Easter and Passover.
Today we have a super, new sketch challenge for you.

We have some wonderful inspiration for you and so we start off with our very special guest designer.

Some of you may know her, she is the owner of Berry71Bleu and also Zeus and Zoe, she is the wonderfully talented Marivic Clifton.

My name is Marivic and I live in Houston, Texas. I am married to a very supportive husband and a mother to 3 children. I’m a nurse by profession but now a stay-at-home mother to my 2 small children and 2 German shepherds and running my Etsy shops in between.

I had been a paper crafter since I was a little girl. I’ve always liked pretty papers and stationery. I’ve collected all sorts of magazine pages, tag labels, anything that I can use as a collage later on. Scrapbooking started when my oldest son was born almost 21 years ago. It was an off and on hobby for me. I’ve seen how this hobby has evolved throughout the years, it has changed so much. There’s always a trend, even in scrapbooking. I manage 2 blogs with 2 separate Design Teams. We host monthly challenge with different themes every month.
Come check it out…

And my personal blog ( where I post contests, prizes, and things I create during my free time.

Thank you for Scrap Africa having me as Guest Designer. It is truly appreciated.

Please visit Marivic's various blogs, I am sure she would appreciate you saying HI.

Check what Marivic has created for us.

Aren't these just amazing pages?! They are so beautiful and vibrant!
I love Marivic's vintage,chic style!

Thanks so much Marivic, for creating these wonderful pieces of inspiration! ;-)

We also have Irina, who was Top 3, from a previous challenge, who has created this fabulous page.

I really love the fresh and great styling of Irina's page.

We also have Tania Martyns, who created this fabulous page. Check out this stunning creation.
Tania was also a previous Top 3 and if you click on her name, it will take you to her blog for some more wonderful eye candy! ;-)

Thanks so much to Marivic, Irina and Tania for your gorgeous inspiration!


So let's now also see what the Design Team has whipped up for this challenge.

On a sheet through a mask caused Hesse, caused distress ink, added sprays, cutting, printing, alcohol ink stamp.

I flipped the sketch to suit my papers.


Wow, the team has certainly excelled themselves and the different interpretations are just fantastic!
Thanks to the team!

We have an awesome random prize to giveaway this month, from a brand new sponsor and that is 

Blue Fern Studios was provided with the idea of providing unique and sophisticated papercraft designs, fulfilling a need for the more discriminating paper crafter.

We offer exquisitely detailed products to inspire all styles of craft artists.

Our products can be used for scrapbooking, mixed media, general crafting, and more. Let our designs inspire you!

Check these super chippies.

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You have until the 14th April.

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