Friday, 28 June 2013

Challenge 2 Winners, Features & Honourable Mentions {June 2013} New Badges coming soon & Design Team Call Tips!

Hello again everyone! It's THAT time again!! The Design Team has voted & I have correlated the results! THANK YOU so very much to every one of you for playing along!!  There were SEVENTY EIGHT entries this month, from TWENTY FIVE different countries!  So although we are down 4 entries from last month we are up 6 countries!  The word is spreading!!  Summer holidays are upon many of you (in the Northern hemisphere) & here down South we also have a holiday period so many of you are travelling or just enjoying family time & a scrappy break, but we still had such a good turn out - woopity woop!!

Please don't forget to include your country (we have 19 entries without countries stated so if I don't know where you're from I can't include you in our "stats" - which I think are fun :-p)  This month the Aussies are in the lead with the most entries, followed by the Europeans, then the Americans!  Asia, South America, Eastern Europe & South Africa are also in the running & we have a few Canadians & New Zealanders too!!  Keep it up girls - we LOVE to see your work & we all do our best to make it over for a visit, but word verification is slowing us down, so please consider comment moderation instead - thanks!!

This month our 1st Place goes to Lisa Griffith from the USA 
with this layout (from her very first blog post!!)


Huge congrats to you Lisa!  What an amazingly delicate & beautiful page!!
It had us all dumbstruck & speechless for a while - pure perfection!

 Please email me at with your postal address for me to
 pass onto Aida at 13arts so you can recieve your wonderful mixed media pack prize!
{we will also discuss your GUEST DESIGNER offer!!}

WHAT a truly awesome page!  This was a firm favourite among us all!!
Please email me with your postal address Linda, so I can get Aneta from
Studio 75 to get your paper collection to you as soon as possible :)

3rd place goes to Sanna Lippert from Austria! - I think!!

What an awesome take on the sketch & such WOW factor too!!
Sanna please get in touch so I can get your details passed onto Sofie 
at Scrapmatts & you can receive some LOVELY chipboard!!

Another great take on the sketch, turning it on it's side & as usual
wowing us with your awesome techniques & inimitable style Heather!
You have won your choice of Flairs from A Piece of Cake designs - 
woohoo!!  E mail me your postal addy & your selections please :)



Now moving on to our Honourable Mentions...


 These will only be ready by the end of the month but all
 honourable mentions from May & June are free to SNAG 'EM &
 FEATURED ladies free to exchange your featured badge to a "Top 4"!!!}


Another EIGHT very beautiful & deserving layouts that came THIS close
to getting featured, but decisions, decisions, this is no easy task!!!

The standard of entries really was incredibly high this month & we would 
hate for you to lose motivation when you are turning out such stellar work!

{We did say last month that we would feature a VARYING AMOUNT
 of honourable mentions each month, depending on the votes,
 but we wouldn't exceed 10% of our total entries}

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Isn't this layout completely ADORABLE!
Be still my beating heart - I see a PINK camera!!

WOW!!!!!  Amazing page!  Such an individual style!!!

Yum, yum, yum!!  Beautiful colours & inspired page Nicolle!!!

This layout was a firm favourite!

This is just so light, bright & stunning!!

Sheer textural delight!!

Wonderful attention to detail!

A very beautiful classic shabby page!

WOW!!  You girls are giving us on the Design Team a run for our money!! 
I am already getting so excited about selecting the new team for next
 year so expect to see the call in March 2014 & remember :-

 1)  you need to have played along at the site to be considered

 I'm all about keeping it real around here, but of course there are many other factors to consider. 

2).   Geographical location (so we throw the net out wide!).
3).   English speaking ability (from a practical viewpoint for our Facebook group)
4).  Popularity/Followers (as the more people that read your blog the more chance of some of them playing)
5).  Great work & great photography (of course!) 
6).  A commitment to all aspects of the team (in other words behind the scenes co-operation, commenting etc, there is more involved than simply contributing one layout a month no matter how awesome it is!).

Now onto our RANDOM WINNER!!

Po was one of our Honourable Mentions last month & as you can see she
played again & created another lovely & highly artistic creation!!

Po please email me at so I can pass your
postal address onto Anupama & she can send out your 3 stencils!
I can see that you will definitely use & enjoy them - congrats!!

All winners are required to contact me within one week to claim their prizes - 
subject line (you really don't want to know how many emails I have
in my inbox & I want to be able to find yours easily!)

Come back on MONDAY to check out Challenge 3!!!
Remember it's not only about winners - we want you to have fun & "make good art!"

Don't forget to leave some LOVE for all these lovely ladies - 
we are all about encouragement & mutual support around here!!!


phamil said...

Beautiful work everyone!!! Congrats to the winners!!!

Ania Komenda said...

wow :) great job gilrs - every layout is stunning; it was great fun and I'm looking forward to see next sketch and mood board

juscrap said...

Great job ladies! The choice was really difficult because the layouts were wonderful! Congratulations to all of you guys and look forward to the next challenge.xoxo

Keren Tamir said...

Woohoo congrats everyone!!!

Giorgia Rossini said...

Congrats to winner and picked ladies, so much funto play with you.see you next month :)

Po prostu Asia said...

Congrats Girls! Awesome layouts :)
And thank you for the stencils, I'm very happy :D
I'm looking forward to next challenge, I really like play with you :)

Cathy Lane said...

Congratulations ladies!!! Such beautiful pages and all in one place!! Thank you very much to the team for featuring my layout. It is always so exciting!! See you all next month again!

Unknown said...

Wow this is awesome. I see my fellow Nicole from Belgium was featured, yeah ! Congrats everybody.

mru said...

Fantastic layouts :)
Congrats to winners :)

sannalippert said...

oh wow, thank you very much :) - loved playing along and so many gorgeous layouts in the line up - congrats to everyone. xoxo, Sanna
ps. Austria is correct - will note the country next time ;-)

Aida Domisiewicz said...

Congratulations Lisa and all the winners! Fantastic pages, wow, wow, wow!!!

Alison said...

Congrats everyone..fab pages!!
Alison xx

Unknown said...

Stunning pages, ladies! Congrats to the winners, honorable mentions and featured artist! Fabulous work! said...

Whoo hoo! Congrats to the winners, honorable mentions and featured artist!! xoxox Thanks for featuring my layout, hugs! xoxoxo

Sandra said...

Such beautiful layouts ladies, love them all.

Gayle Price said...

Congratulations every one !! What amazing, beautiful creations you have all come up with. You inspire me.

Lizzyc said...

A big congrats to you all, what stunning layouts featured here.. well done.. well deserved mentions!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow What a collection of beautiful layouts! Congrats to all!

Eila Sandberg said...

CONGRATULATIONS to everyone!! such amazing work from everyone!! WTG Lisa, your layout is a true stunner! xox

Helen Wallace said...

Warmest congratulations to all featured artists. Such an inspirational site. :)

Nicole H-b said...

waooooo congrats to all and thanks for my honorable mention!!!!!!This site is fantastic!!!!!

Denise Price said...

Fabulous work; congratulations to all those who are winners/featured!

I love poetry (as some of you know, I am a language arts teacher), so I am just in love with that Emily Dickinson layout. So glad that it earned first place!

Debi said...

Can't believe I only just found your challenge blog- wow!!! packed with inspiration and goregeousness, I hope to play along with your next Challenge, Debi, New Zealand, xxxx

Linda Eggleton said...

Wow...I am in shock. Thank you so much to the DT for voting my've really made my day like you wouldn't believe! This was such a fun challenge to work with...and so much amazing inspiration from the DT -thank you!

Huge congrats to the other winners and features too......super stunning work! Xx

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh wow thanks for the HM!! Congrats to all the other winners too! Yay!!! :D

Unknown said...

Congratulations to the winners!
Fantastic work.

Denise van Deventer said...

Congrats everyone...awesome work!


Congratulations, ladies!

Ella Swan said...

Thanks so much everyone for your comment support! It means so much to us all here behind the scenes at Scrap Around the World!! Thanks to the winners & features too for your acknowledgement. We love to hear your reaction & share your joy!!!

Salla said...

Congrats to the winners and featured scrappers! Gorgeous work by all of you.

And thanks, Helen, for the good advice regarding next year's DT call. I'm pursuing my first post so tips like these are worth a million!

Unknown said...

Awesome line up so many friends in the winners!!! Congrats to everyone!!

zenevak said...

Congratulations to all the winners! Gorgeous creations and very inspiring! Looking forward to seeing many more stunning creations this coming month!