Thursday, 29 March 2012

Challenge # 3 - Rainbow

Hello everyone!
It is time for our new challenge here at Scrap Africa, and we are pretty sure that it will bring some color
to your day!
Let's celebrate our "rainbow nation" !
Make anything with a rainbow or inspired by a rainbow: you can decorate your project with a rainbow or you can use a photograph of a rainbow in your layout. You can use the word "rainbow" in the title of your project. Or you can be inspired by a beautiful picture of a rainbow to create a colorful effect on your project
(then please provide your inspirational image).
Don't forget that it is up to you to decide if it is going to be a layout, a card or an altered object.
Let your creativity and imagination guide you!

We are very honored and excited to welcome amazingly talented and creative Rene Sharp 
as a guest designer for today's challenge.

Here is what Rene' had to share about herself:
"Hello, my name is Rene’ Sharp and I live in a small town Dundee in Northern KZN. I have been happily married to my hubby Ray for 13 years now and we have 3 sons, Caide – 12, Bryce – 10 and Jamie – 4. I absolutely adore being a Mom and Wife and love the life we live in our little town. It’s a great place to bring up our boys!!
I have been scrapbooking since 2005 when I was shown a small demonstration, and have been hooked ever since. I am absolutely passionate about this hobby, and love the rewards it brings. To me there is nothing better than when my boys pull out their albums and they get excited remembering occasions and events from years gone by. I starting stamping and cardmaking a few years later, and also thoroughly enjoy the creative outlet this provides me!!
I am currently on the DT for a site called Sketches in Thyme, and in the past years have been on numerous scrapbooking and card making Design Teams.
I am so excited and happy to have been chosen as a Guest Designer here at Scrap Africa, it is a wonderful site, and I am so pleased to have this “South African” led and organized challenge blog to play along with!!
I would love for you to drop by my blog Living in sunny South Africa and say “hi”."

We like people visiting us - the more the merrier! :-)))
Mariaan and Anna were among the winners of one of our previous challenges and today they joined us 
at Scrap Africa to inspire you with their amazing projects.

The title of Anna's layout is "To See a Rainbow". The journaling says: "My father took this picture of a rainbow through the window of our home were I lived for 20 years. 
Dad, thank you for teaching me to always find time to see a rainbow."

And now it is our design team's turn to show you all the colors of the rainbow. Enjoy!

Evgenia made a little cute card for any occasion.

Jowilna used her favourite silk ribbon collection to create a rainbow coloured card.

Don't forget to visit our designer's blog to see more detail on these wonderful projects.

Our sponsor for this challenge and the current sketch # 3 is Scrap and Card Boutique
One of you will get this fantastic gift pack. Who will it be? Make sure you enter your projects to stand a chance of  being the lucky one!

Please read the rules before you submit your project.
You have till 19th of April to enter.

Good luck and have plenty of fun!
Thank you for visiting Scrap Africa today!

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Challenge # 2 - FabScrap - Winners

Hello everyone!
It is time to show off some fabulous projects you submitted for our FabScraps challenge.
Since the number of the participants was not high, we decided to thank all of you who joined us for this challenge.




...and another beautiful layout by

Janet created this very pretty jewelry box

Thank you, ladies for your beautiful creations! 
We would like to ask Patricia Basson to join us as a guest designer for one of our challenges.

Now it is time for gifts. FabScraps is giving away 2 wonderful prizes to the entries number...
 5 and 10
(we are very sorry for technical difficulties with Random generator - these were the numbers it gave out but then it wasn't saved in the post. So you will need to believe our word this time)
The winners of the gift packs are  Tina  and  Alexandra (KroXa)
Congratulations, ladies! 
Please send us your details at saustin"@" that your gifts can be posted to you.

We want to say big thank you to  FabScraps  for supporting Scrap Africa!

Did you see our Sketch # 3 and all the wonderful inspiration that came with it? Make sure to join us!
A new exciting challenge will be posted on the blog in 2 days. Don't miss it! You will love it!
Thank you for visiting Scrap Africa today! Have fun and enjoy every day of your life!

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Just a Reminder

Hello everyone!
We hope that you all have a really good week.
Here in South Africa, we had a day off yesterday - for the Human's Rights sake :-))) Two more days and it is weekends again! 
We just want to remind you that today is your last chance to enter your FabScraps projects for our FabScraps challenge. Every entry gives you a chance of winning one of 2 gift packs from FabScraps to the value of R250 each. Don't miss it!
We will announce the results of this challenge on Tuesday (27 March).

Also, don't forget about our current Sketch # 3 challenge. 
Our current sponsor is Scrap and Card Boutique

We hope that you will have a wonderful day, be creative and scrap something amazing!
See you all later! ♥

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Sketch #3

Hello, dear fellow scrappers!
It is time for the reveal of our new sketch. We hope that you will like it as much as we did.
Enjoy it!


Our sponsor for the next two challenges (sketch #3 and challenge #3) is Scrap and Card Boutique.
In this online shop you will find a great variety of scrapbooking and craft materials, as well as some pretty gifts for any occasion.

Today we have two amazingly talented ladies as our guest designers.
We are very happy and honored to have them here with us at Scrap Africa!
Please give a very warm welcome to our own proudly South African...


Here is what Sophia has to say:
"Hi all you keen Scrappers…
Just wanted to thank the wonderful team on Scrap Africa for giving me a chance to be a Guest Designer this month. The new site is awesome and I wish them all they best as they grow from strength to strength.
I have reached that age, where they say life begins at 40, which I think is really true. Married to my loving and supportive husband Murray for 10 years. We have 2 beautiful girls Amy (8 years) and Chloe (4 years), they are my inspiration to scrapbook. I am born and bred in Durban, South Africa, a little city along the coastline. I had always been a keen card-maker, until my sister-in-law introduced me to the world of Scrapbooking in October 2001. I went for my first class at a local craft shop in November and you could say I had been bitten by the Scrappin Bug! When my husband and I had started to think about starting a family, the birth of my daughter motivated me to create a legacy to leave behind for her one day. As well as it being a hobby that I can actually loose myself in! My style….. well I don’t know that I have one, as my layouts range from simple to shabby to heritage and I am not afraid of colour or stretching my comfort zone. I try to keep as  much focus on the photo`s - sometimes my style changes with the wind but I guess that is creativity for you. I have had the pleasure of being on a few Manufacturing DT’s Pebbles Inc; Imaginisce and a few Kit sites too. Have been pubbed in a few mags local and international (Scrapbook Trends). A close friend and I started a kit club here in SA beginning of Jan 2011called Le Shabby CafĂ©, where we package a monthly kit filled with gorgeous yumminess (matching papers, cardstock and embellishments)…
I leave you with this quote “Life can be stressful. Scrapbooking shouldn’t be.”
To learn more about me click on my blog Sophia’s World "

Sophia flipped the sketch and tweaked it a bit to her design. She created clusters of embellished areas on her LO. Also she punched circles in the background paper to give it a 3D effect.
She says: "I loved the sketch this month. Hope to see you take part in this sketch challenge…have fun!"

Our next guest is well known and her beautiful work is loved by many -
Gerry van Gent

Gerry says:

"My name is Gerry - a 38 Bulgarian woman living in The Netherlands. I`m a mom of two adorable kids and a wife of a very supportive hubby. I`m lucky to be able to stay at home and have plenty of time to spend with my kids and of course I have plenty of time for my hobbies...scrapbooking and photography. I got involved in scrapbooking back in 2003 when my first child was born and I never stopped since then. I find inspiration in my kids, in everyday life and of course in the products I work with.
My work is always detailed and dimensional. I love misting, masking, stamping, making my own embellishments and I love hand-stitching on my layouts.
I`m designing for Webster`s Pages, The Scrap Cake, Manor House Creations, Imaginarium Designs, Once Upon A ...Sketch, The Color Room and I`m teacher at Miss Art`s.
Thank you for having me as a guest-designer!"
Please visit Gerry's blog for a lot of inspiration - Gerry's Scrappy Life

Today our scrappy house is full of guests! Erin and Tatiana were winners of our first sketch challenge and today they also joined us with their wonderful projects.
Tatiana's layout is about "Dacha" which means a summer house or a country house. She used a photo of her daughter together with her great-grandmother. Tatiana sewed two layers of paper together with different stitches. She covered the chip-board letters with glossy accent. She wrote the story on a tag which is hidden behind the photograph.

Now it is our design team's turn to inspire you.



Cathy now has a blog so please pay her a visit. Now we can follow the work of this talented scrap-lady at
A Stroll Down Memory Lane

Jowilna Nolte 

Jowilna says: "I loved working with this sketch...anything with circles is my thing! I did replace the top right hand circle for the totally awesome Graphic 45 circus cut out piece. My latest graze on layouts - using tile spacers - yip that white little thingie on the large circle. I just added some sewing and there you have a funky little embellishment! Enjoy!"

Lynette Jacobs

Now it is your turn to show us what you will create using our new sketch!
And remember that by entering your projects into our challenges you stand a chance of winning great prizes.
You have until  the 5th of April to submit your layouts.

Please make sure that you know the rules before you play along.

You still have one week to participate in the FabScraps challenge - there are 2 prizes from FabScraps up for grabs.

Thank you for visiting us today! Enjoy your scrappy time! ♥

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Sketch # 2 - Winners

Greetings to all dear friends of Scrap Africa!
Are you waiting for the results of the Sketch #2?
Phew.... It wasn't easy at all! You submitted so many great layouts.
It was quite difficult job to choose just a few!
Here are the winners!


We would like Roulien and Elizna to join us as guest designers for one of our next challenges.
Ladies please contact us at saustin"@"
Congratulations, everyone! And thank you very much for your wonderful projects! It is always big pleasure for us to see what you create for our challenges!

We are waiting for your projects for FabScraps Challenge. Don't miss your chances of winning great prizes!
Have a wonderful day and don't forget to visit us on Thursday - we prepared another great sketch for you and a lot of inspiration from our designers.
Till then, keep well! ♥

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Inspiration with FabScraps

Hello, everyone!
Did you have wonderful time this weekend!
Did you do some scrapping? We hope that you didn't forget about our current challenges - sketch # 2 and FabScraps challenge.
We can't wait to see your fabulous projects. And don't forget that every time you submit your projects for one of these challenges, you stand a chance of winning great prizes from our sponsor - FabScraps

Today we prepared some more inspirational projects for you with FabScraps materials.

Cathy Lane

Jeaunes Viljoen

Svetlana Austin

Jamie Penson
(Jamie was our guest designer for the FabScraps challenge)

 (please visit Jamie's blog to see more details on her projects)

We hope you did enjoy our projects!
Thank you for visiting Scrap Africa today!
Have a fantastic week! ♥

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Challenge # 2 - FABSCRAPS

Greetings to all our wonderful scrappy friends!
We hope that all of you are doing great and that you are full of inspiration and desire to create.
It is time for our new challenge reveal.
Did you know that here in South Africa we are very proud of our country and we like to celebrate any kind of achievements of our fellow people?
Our own proudly South African FabScraps are becoming more and more popular all around the world and we thought that it is a good reason to congratulate them on it and make a little party in their honor.
And here is how we are gonna do it.
Our challenge is pretty simple. Make anything you want - a layout, a card, an altered or paper craft object.
You also decide on the theme of your creation.
The only requirements we have for your project - you must use  FabScraps' materials in it.
If you haven't try it yet then it is your chance to begin - you will love it!

Please give warm welcome to our guest designer - very talented and creative
Jamie Penson

Jamie is very passionate about scrapbooking and everything else that involves creativity: painting, sewing, drawing, crafting...
She is very lucky to do what she loves the most as her day job, as she is the project designer and teacher for FabScraps.
Please pay Jamie a visit at her blog - Jamies Happy Scrapping

Jamie created this double page Family Tree Heritage layout using FabScraps Organic paper range as well as all their chipboard embellishments and stickers.

Our next guest designer is Denise van Deventer.
Denise is the winner of our first sketch challenge and it is great honor for us that she joined us today.
Make sure to visit her blog Strawbs' Patch, where you will find a lot of very happy and creative projects that will brighten your day!

For her layout Denise used FanScraps' papers from Heritage range and a chip-board border.
Denise did a lot of distressing on the various layers of papers and used alcohol inks and pigment inks to create this effect. She wanted to give her layout lots of depth and so also the reason for the layering.
The Fabscraps border was also distressed and painted with blue, brown and white craft paint.

Now it is turn for our creative team to show you  our projects with wonderful FabScraps materials.

For her beautiful card Evgenia used Vintage Baby-girl resin sticker from FabScraps.


Svetlana used FabScraps' Seeds and Rays of Colour papers and chip-board tree shape.
The background paper was altered with some acrylic paint and stamps.

Cathy Lane

Among many other FabScraps' materials Cathy used Timeless Travel paper, photo corners and pearls. 

For her Mother's Day card Cathy used Sugar and Spice papers from FabScraps


To create this pretty card, Jeaunes used papers from FabScraps' Sugar and Spice collection, along with some bits and pieces she had in her stash.


For this card Jowilna used the multi coloured stripe paper from FabScraps along with the green check at the bottom and teamed it with some additional green and yellow patterned paper. The focal point is a little house built from paper, a printed tag, diamante and recycled stamp packaging. Some simple sewing and buttons finishes off this quick card.


Lynette made a birthday card for a man using FabScraps' Blue Gingham and Dot papers which teamed very well with tags from Graphic45.
Now we would want to see your creations with wonderful FabScraps products!
You have 3 weeks till 22 March to enter.
All the participants of this challenge and sketch # 2 will stand a chance of winning 2 gift packs from  FabScraps  to the value of R250 ($35) each.

You still have 1 week to submit your layouts for our sketch # 2

Please make sure that you read the rules before you link your projects.
Only new projects will be accepted!

(you can not enter an old project that was published on your blog or in your gallery before the date of publication of our challenge on Scrap Africa - 3 weeks is more than enough to complete a new project)

Please use the linking tool to link you projects
(only direct links to your projects, please do not link your blogs)

Thank you for visiting us today!
Have a wonderful day!

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