Wednesday, 27 June 2012


Hello everyone!
We just want to remind you that tomorrow is the last day to enter 
your beautiful layouts based on the Sketch # 6. 

Make sure you are not late! 

Our current sponsor is

Enter your projects in one or both of the current challenges and stand 
a chance of winning a gift voucher to the value of R 200 (20 euro).
We will announce the winners of the Sketch # 6 challenge 
on the 3rd of July (Tuesday)
Thank you for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day! ♥

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Challenge # 6 - Color Combo

Greetings to everybody from sunny but at the moment a bit cold South Africa!
We are happy to reveal a new challenge today.
Together with this challenge we want you to learn a little bit of geography ;-) 
How many of you actually know how does South African flag look like?
If you didn't know before now you will know!
Here it is:

Colorful, isn't it? But we think that it is pretty inspiring as well!
So here is the challenge for you:
use at least 3 colors featured on the flag in your project.
You can use: black, white, red, green, blue or yellow.
Additionally you can add grey, cream of beige.
No other color can be used!
The colors on your photographs are not taken into account - 
it doesn't count towards the minimum 3 and it can be any color.
Another thing to make it clear: 
you are not required to use precise colors as it is on the flag but! -
green must be green and blue must be blue. 
It should be yellow and not orange, and it should be red and not pink.
Please feel free to ask us if you need to know anything else.

Our guest designer for this challenge is a wonderfully talented Denise van Deventer.
Denise is a great supporter of Scrap Africa and it is always a big pleasure for us 
to see her entries and have her guest design for us.

Here is what Denise shared with us about herself:
"I am a happy, loving and devoted mother, a giving wife and a very happy scrapper!
I live in sunny Johannesburg, South Africa and paper creating is my absolute passion.
My son is often the subject of my layouts and projects, as well as my 2 nieces, and these
three loves of mine, certainly add much to my life, as well as my inspiration!
I love being able to create and sharing this passion with other’s.
I currently design for Let's Scrap and will shortly be a guest designer on Berry Bleu.
I also give classes at 2 local scrapbook shops and enjoy the interaction with ladies, who have the same passion for scrapping and paper creating!
I am really pleased to be a Guest Designer at Scrap Africa and it is truly and honour!
Please visit my blog Strawb's Patch if you would like to see more of my work."
Thank you, Denise, for joining us today!

"Child of My Heart" by Denise van Deventer

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

"Happy Times" by Svetlana Austin

On her layout Svetlana used chipboard die-cuts from Celebr8.

"Lovely locks" by Cathy Lane

"A Family is Made With Love" by  Elizna Parsons

On her layout Elizna used chipboard die-cut kindly provided by Celebr8

"Carefree" Card by Jowilna Nolte

Jowilna says: "I had the perfect colours to complete this card. The Carefree bingo card was the perfect accessory for living in such a beautiful country."

"Joy" Card by Lynette Jacobs

"Proudly RSA" by Patricia Basson

"A Special Place" by Rene' Sharp 

Are you game? 
Remember that by entering your projects into our challenges,
you stand a chance of winning great prizes.

Our current sponsor Scrapbook Studio
Enter your layouts into our current Sketch # 6 and/or this color combo challenge 
to stand a chance of winning 
a gift voucher to the value of R 200 (20 euro) 

You have until the 12th of July to enter your projects
Please make sure you know the rules before you play along

Thank you for visiting Scrap Africa today!
Keep well and keep warm (those those of you who needs it now ;-)))!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Winners - "Keep Calm and..." Challenge

Hello dear friends!
It is time to announce the winners of  "Keep Calm and..." challenge .
We enjoyed very much seeing your exciting projects!
Your creativity, talent and great sense of humor truly impressed us.  
Thank you all for playing along!
Here are the projects we liked the most.

Sarah Groen
(New Zealand)

Olga Ryzhkova

Leila Cassimira

Denise van Deventer
(South Africa)

Tilla Hollingworth
(South Africa)

Cassandra Dyson
(South Africa)

Congratulations, ladies! Wonderful projects!
We would like to invite  Sarah Groen and  Olga Ryzhkova
to join us as guest designers for one of the future challenges.
Please contact us at austinsvetlana"@"

Now let's see who are the lucky winners of two gift packs from our sponsor -

(all the projects from the Sketch # 5 and the challenge # 5 are taking part in the lucky draw)
And the winners are....

Congratulations to Marina (integra) and Canica!

We hope you will have a lot of fun playing with your prizes!
Please send us your postal address at austinsvetlana"@"

Don't forget to enter your layouts into our current Sketch # 6 to stand a chance of winning
a gift voucher to the value of R 200 (20 euro) 
from our sponsor Scrapbook Studio

Make sure to come back on Thursday.
We have a new challenge for you with loads of great inspiration.
Till then. Have a fantastic week!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012


Hello, dear friends of Scrap Africa!
We hope you are all well and warm - yes, the matter of being warm is very important for us at the moment. We are having unusually cold winter this year.
Please don't forget that tomorrow is the last day to enter your projects for our 
keep calm and carry on
It is your last opportunity to enter into the lucky draw and stand a chance of winning great prizes from our sponsor - Kaisercraft!

Have a wonderful day, everyone! ♥

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Sketch # 6

Hello everyone!
It is time again for a new sketch here at Scrap Africa.
We hope that it will inspire you as much, as it inspired us.
Enjoy it!

Our sponsor for the next two challenges
(Sketch # 6 and the up-coming in 2 weeks time challenge # 6) is
Scrapbook Studio
If you happened to be somewhere around Jeffery's Bay, make sure you pay them a visit. 
Otherwise you can do your shopping for all things scrappy in their online shop. 
It is filled with newest and coolest stuff a good scrapper can wish for.

Enter your projects in one or both of the challenges and stand a chance 
of winning a gift voucher to the value of R 200 (20 euro).

Today we have one amazingly talented scrap lady as our guest designer.
We are very happy and honored to have her here with us at Scrap Africa!
Please give a very warm welcome to wonderful Camilla Ekman!

Here is what Camilla has to say about herself:
"I'm Camilla Ekman from southern Sweden. 
I work as a Montessori teacher and when I'm off work I do what I love most - 
that is of course scrapbooking. 
My favourite scrapping subjects are my two children, Julia and Filip, 
but also my sweet nieces and nephews. 
I have scrapped since early 2007 and enjoyed every minute of my hobby. 
Through scrapbooking I keep my memories alive but above all I get to be creative. 
I get to use my hands! I would say that I tend to scrap romantic and shabby. 
I love using flowers, bling and lace. 
When I don't scrap I enjoy books, travelling and spending lots of time with friends. 
I currently design for Glitz Design and C’est Magnifique Kit Club and have had the opportunity to design for other companies in the past. 
I am proud and honored to guest design for Scrap Africa."

Please visit Camilla's blog and say "hi!". 
You will love it there! You might even want to stay :-)

"Syskon" / "Siblings" by Camilla Ekman


Surely, you all know by now that we are very hospitable here. 
So we have more guests who joined us with some truly beautiful layouts.
were among the winners of the Sketch # 4 and we liked their projects so much they we asked them to join us today that we all can be inspired by these very talented ladies.

"My Boys" by Keren Tamir

"Harrismith Hotel" by Canica Van Loggerenberg

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

"2 Big Reasons to Smile" by Evgenia Petzer

"Cherry Lips" by Cathy Lane

"Baking Party" by Elizna Parsons

"2009" by Jowilna Nolte

 "Prince Charming" by Lynette Jacobs
Lynette says: "It is my first attempt at using my new Tim Holtz Distress "paint" the birds, branches and leaves;-)"

"Splinter Nuwe Wiele" / "Brand New Wheels" by Patricia Basson

"So Very Special" by Rene' Sharp

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  June, 28 to submit your layouts.

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

You still have one week to enter your projects for our "Keep Calm and..." challenge - there are 2 really great prizes from Kaisercraft up for grabs.
Each prize pack consists of:
35 sheets of paper, 3 paper pads, 3 packs of rub-ons, 3 packs of stamps, 1 pack of ribbons, 
1 pack of collectables, 1 acetate sheet , 5 sticker sheets (30 x 30).
These prize packs include materials from brand new collections
 Magnolia Grove , Rock Pool, The Lake House and Check In collections
as well, as 2 other collections that will be released in July. How cool is that? 
You don't want to miss this great opportunity!

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

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Sketch # 5 -Winners

Hello to all our dear friends!
It is time to showcase the winning projects based on the Sketch # 5
We were overwhelmed with such a great number of entries!
It is never an easy job for us to pick just a few projects among all the wonderful entries.
This time it was even more hard.
But you know what? Despite that it was a wonderful thing to see all the talent and creativity out there.
Thank you very much for your support! We appreciate it big time!
Here are some (!) of our favorite layouts that we chose to feature on our blog today:



(South Africa)


Helen Tilbury
(South Africa)

We want to specially mention the following entry.
We all know very well that the majority of the scrappers are women.
There is no way that we can just pass by these gorgeous layouts created by a man :-)
Dmitry Semenov

Thank you everybody and congratulations on your wonderful work!
We would like to ask Linda Eggleton and Erin Blegen to join us as guest designers
for one of the up-coming challenges.
Please contact us at saustin"@" and we will send you more details.

Our "Keep Calm and..." challenge is up and running. Keep calm and enter your projects - you still have more than a week to do so :-)))
Don't forget that we have 2 very big prize packs up for grabs.
Our current sponsor is Kaisercraft
Make sure you pay them a visit and check on the 2 brand new collections -
  The Lake House and Check In

Aren't they simply gorgeous? And you have a chance to play with some of these goodies -
just make sure you play along.
We will be back on Thursday (June, 7) with a new sketch and loads of inspiration
from our designers.
Thank you for visiting Scrap Africa today!
Have an amazing week! ♥

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