Friday 30 August 2013

Challenge 4 Winners, Features & Honourable Mentions! {August 2013}

Hello again everyone :)  
Thanks so much to all who participated in this month's challenge!  
We had 46 entries this month from 20 different countries!  
The Aussies were in the lead this month, followed by the Americans!! 
 {In Europe it was Summertime so entries were down but that's all good - the sunshine was calling!}.  

Unfortunately about one third of our entries forgot to add what country they were from 
so please try to remember that next month - it's fun to see where you are from :)
There were also a few people that didn't link up to the challenge in their blog post
 (as per our rules) so unfortunately we could not include them in our votes :(  
Please remember to link up!  It helps us spread the word!! 
 Thank you :-D

This month our winner is Po Prostu Asia from Poland!
Congratulations!  You win a huge prize pack from Green Tara flowers!!
PLUS the option of being our September GUEST DESIGNER!

We loved your soft background work, airy layers
 & beautiful simplification of the sketch!  SO pretty!!



2nd place goes to Rachael Funnel from Australia!  Congratulations!!
  You have one a paper collection from Studio 75 in Poland!!

We loved your sumptuous page!  So much glorious detail,
colours, shapes & prints all working so beautifully together!!


3rd place goes to Nicole Doiron from Canada!  Congratulations!!
You have won yourself $25 worth of Scrapmatts Chipboard!

Such a special creation with lovely textures, beautiful muted colours
& wonderful clusters.  Great journalling too!!


4th place goes to Aida Domisiewicz from Poland!
Congrats Aida!!  You have won a prize pack from Purple Pumpkin!

What an artistic delight!  This layout caught everybody's eye 
due to those stunning roses that really POP!!



Please can the winner & 3 Features send an email to
scrapaddict {at} telkomsa {dot} net 
(just add the @ sign & a .)
I have to write it like this here as I am getting SPAMMED daily :(
Put SATW  - YOUR NAME followed by your position, 
month of challenge & YOUR PRIZEin the subject line.  

For example:-
then include your FULL POSTAL ADDRESS within your e mail.

*Please allow 6 weeks for your parcel to be dispatched & received by you
but do let me know if you have NOT RECEIVED IT by then please*




**Elina& Zeneva did not claim their prizes last month**

Please contact me with your postal details using the above format.



6 other lovely layouts complete our winners today :)
Here they are, in no particular order...

Mona Pendleton of the USA!

What a lovely page with beautiful colours
yet still so clearly inspired by our mood board!


Next up is Sandie Edwards of Australia!

Such a pretty & classic vintage shabby page!


Adriana Bolzon, again from Australia!!

Loving the more neutral palette here & the rustic touches!


Denise Van Deventer from South Africa!

A faultless page with beautiful misting & fussy-cutting!


Tone K {I think from the Netherlands}
- unfortunately I couldn't get the translator to function...

This layout had us all "ooohing" & "aaahing" over it's sweetness :)


And last but not least one of our previous winners, 
Lisa Griffith from the USA!

Another serene & tender piece...


I promised HONOURABLE MENTION badges & I haven't delivered!

I did request them weeks ago but unfortunately our blog designer 
has had her computer in for repairs therefore unable to design one as yet.  

I am as eager as you are to see them!  Let's hope it will be soon!!


FINALLY - our random drawer for a $25 gift voucher from  

Nicolle Kramer from the USA!

Nicolle please scroll up to see the email details
 & criteria - thank you & congratulations!!


See you back here on SUNDAY {1st September 2013} for our new challenge!

We have some awesome changes to announce that will make it EVEN EASIER
 for you to enter & play at Scrap Around The World & even MORE PRIZES!!


Please leave some ♥ for all our winners :)  See you soon!!

Monday 19 August 2013

Guest Designer Kim Ewins Video Tutorial {plus a Video Call!}

Hello there Scrap Around The World friends!  Well I am feeling "On Top of the World" !!  
right now thanks to just having been sent the link to the most AWESOME video tutorial
 by our August Guest Designer Kim Ewins! {who just happened to use the song
 "On Top of the World" - by one of my fave bands Imagine Dragons ♥}


Short tutorials are by far the best for me  (I can't go longer than 5 minutes 
unless I am completely captivated & 10 minutes is my absolute max!!)

THANK YOU dear Kim for such a beautiful tutorial - her FIRST EVER video tutorial!!!
  Join me in congratulating Kim on a job well done!


Next up on our exciting agenda is a VIDEO CALL!!!   I am incorporating a Video Tutorial slot into the monthly Scrap Around The World postings so am on the look-out for some talented Guest Educators!!

Video Call Rules

1.  Call Deadline midnight EST Sept 30th 2013.
2.  All links to videos to be posted in a comment under our ENQUIRIES TAB only.
{Only video links posted in the comments section there will be considered 
 (NOT in the comments section of this post please)}.
3.  Only public videos loaded to You-Tube will be considered.
4.  All video submissions need to be 10 minutes or less.
(they can be over by a few seconds but not more than 30)
6.  Videos need to be scrapbooking related & either 
instructional/educational or 'How To'/Step-by-Step'
7.  Only video links submitted by Scrap Around The World players 
who have taken part in our August or September challenge will be considered.
8.  Only ONE VIDEO SUBMISSION per person please.
9.  Videos are to be related to techniques/layouts/canvases (min 8 x 8).
10.  Videos do not have to be newly created.

DO NOT BE CONCERNED IF YOU POST A COMMENT WITH YOUR LINK IN THE ENQUIRIES SECTION THEN RETURN & CAN'T FIND IT - as I go through the videos I will be removing the comments. If I select your video for publication here on this blog I will let you know by the end of October 2013. If selected you will be our "Featured You-Tuber" with your headshot,bio, blog & You-Tube channel link appearing in the post too.

So there you have it!!  Exciting things on the horizon!!!
What do you think of the video call & our Guest Designer, Kim Ewins' delightful video tutorial?!

Wednesday 14 August 2013

August 2013 Guest Designer Kim Ewins of Australia! And Some Exciting News!!

* See our current challenge HERE & our Wall of Fame HERE*

It's time to meet our August Guest Designer,
 the winner of our last challenge, Kim Ewins, from Australia!

Kim got to work straight away on our current sketch & mood board 
so her inspiration is up-to-the-minute & here she is sharing 
her ideas on how YOU can intrepret this lovely 
mood board/sketch combination. 

So come & play for great prizes & exposure!!

Here is the lovely Kim! Check out her blog HERE
Hi! My name is Kim Ewins & I live in a city called Orange, 
which is a 3-4 hour drive west of Sydney, Australia.

 My husband, Roy and I have 8, (yep! 8!!) wonderful children together. 
They range in age from 23 down to 6 years of age, (5 sons & 3 daughters.) 
We recently found out we are to be grandparents early next year, 
so that is very exciting……oh! The photos!!!

 I started scrapbooking about 6 months after the birth of my last child
 in 2006 & now wish I had started so much earlier.  I am currently on 
a couple of amazing Design Teams here in Australia including 

My style is along the grungy, shabby chic lines but I love to try new things 
& mix it up!  I love  working with neutrals & pastels & lately I have started
 venturing into water colouring on my layouts.  I love texture, buttons, 
lace trim, machine stitching & tea dyed canvas. 

A huge THANK YOU to Helen & the team here at 
Scrap around the World for this wonderful opportunity!

WOW!!  Another totally beautiful layout!

Such very delicate stencil work.  Life really is in the details!

Now for the exciting news!!  
Kim is contributing a tutorial especially for YOU right here!!!
Coming soon!

I want this blog to be a place where you not only come to play but also 
to learn new skills to try out to improve your repertoire & expand your capabilities.  

In return please support our challenges to make the running of this site worthwhile.
Thank you so much!!

Counting down to this challenge closing in just over 10 days!!!

Please remember to leave some COMMENT LOVE for our Guest Kim!

Tuesday 6 August 2013

Scrap Around The World July 2013 Wall of Fame!

Please scroll down to view our current challenge.

Ist place - Kim Ewins - Australia
2nd place - Elina Katechi - Greece
3rd place - Yuliya - Russia
4th place - Zeneva Kovic - Australia

Smile Art, Laurence Kovacic, Ana Lucia, Linda Eggleton, Lizzy Hill 
& Wilma Voermans are our 6 Honourable Mentions for July.

Big THANK YOU to Alexandra Polyzou who 
compiles the "Wall of Fame"s each month for us!

All place winners & honourable mentions please feel free 
to right-click & save the wall of fame for your resume.  

Have a wonderful August & please support 
us this month by playing along!

Thursday 1 August 2013

August 2013 Challenge 4 - A Hauntingly Evocative & Enchanting Mood Board from Eila Sandberg

Hello again everyone!
Thanks so much for your continued support & for all the outstanding submissions 
we had last month!  We had fewer entries but the quality of the work was gobsmacking! 

Thank you too for all your lovely comments & support of each other's work! 
 Acknowledgement is awesome & often sadly lacking in this world, so taking the time out 
to let others know their efforts are appreciated is a really important goal here!!

Onto Reveal 4 from Scrap Around The World Designer Eila Sandberg together with 
an unusual sketch from our resident sketch designer, Jules McKenna-De Lumen!


1.  You could be inspired by THE COLOURS - some of them, all of them, or one of them!

2.  You can use ANY colours & DO NOT need to follow the colours of the mood board at all
 if you are inspired by SOMETHING ELSE on the board instead.

3.  You can be inspired by any of the images, some of the images or all of them!

For example:-  you could use - Ruffles, chain, bling, rhinestones, clear dots, 
pearls, gold, glitter, hearts, metal embellishments, bows, silver, metallics, 
antique-inspired embellishments, jewelled clusters, leaves, feathers, berries, 
vines, twigs, twine, stickpins, flowers, ribbons, crochet, misting, confetti, sprinkles, 
gesso, vellum or ANYTHING ELSE that springs to mind when you look at the mood board.


How to use our sketches

Use our sketch as your staring point as we would like to see that it definitely inspired you!
  Feel free to 'make it your own' by flipping it, turning it, inverting it & moving things about if you like but  

You can also change the photo orientation & number of photos to be as few or as many as you like.


1.   Be inspired by ANY ASPECT of our mood board 
(this could be just ONE aspect, many aspects or EVERY aspect!)  
Let us know what inspired you unless it is obvious!
2.  Use our sketch as your starting point 
(We need to SEE that you started off with our sketch - 
no need to follow it entirely but please it needs to be visible in your layout).

3.  Both the sketch & mood board images
MUST appear in your challenge entry.

4.  You must mention in your post that you are playing along at 
Scrap Around The World & link back to us.

5.  Link us please to YOUR BLOG POST NOT your entire blog.

6.   Turn off your word-verification if you would like some
 of our Design Team members to comment on your entry.

7. Please check our RULES OF PLAY HERE before you begin your entry!

Eila is your challenge host this month!

'Every Day' - Eila Sandberg

I got inspired more by the flow of details in the photos than the actual details themselves - 
the flowers tumbling down the cake, the silvery shine of the jewellery in the 2nd photo 
& the richness of the bracelets in the 1st.   The circular shapes of the sketch translated 
themselves into the flowers & chipboard clock. I used the pale teal from one of the feathers & the white from the cookie icing dust for my main colours.

Heartfelt thanks to Green Tara who very generously sponsored the white organza Tutus &
the adorable yellow silk Primulas on my layout. Their kind sponsorship included many more beautiful Green Tara blooms I will be using on future layouts.


Now for some amazing inspiration from the design team!

'Truly' by Keren Tamir

I was inspired by the peach & cream colours of this mood board & of course the flowers! 
 The combination made for a very feminine page of my daughter.

'Happy Moments' by Zanka (Zaneta Glowa)

I picked the colours of the left corner photo to set the colour scheme of my page.
 The feathers inspired me to choose some light, airy embellishments 
'ghost stamping '. The hair band in the 2nd photo reminded me of filigree 
doilies so I used them to represent the circle patterns of the sketch.

'You are the love of my life' by Juraci Falcucci

I was inspired by the colours of the cake & the flowers, to match with this romantic photo! 
The last image on the mood board inspired my use of lace to finish off my page. 

'My heart belongs to you' by Agnieszka Bellaidea

Colours, feathers, hearts & bling! I liked them all so I used them all on my page!! 
Even the photo I used reminds me of the one from the Mood Board :)  So inspirational Eila!

'Mwaah Mwaah' by Anupama Choudary

From Eila's gorgeous Mood Board I picked charms from the bracelet, bling from the hair accessory & the cascading flowers with foliage from the cake. Believe it or not the idea of using tons of gesso came from the powdered sugar over the cookies! This is my first time working with circular photographs & I turned Jules' sketch upside down!! 
 {Mwaah Mwaah to Eila for sending me the beautiful Secret Admirer Collection  from Kaisercraft}.

'No Regrets' by Gayle Price

The beautiful hair piece with the leaf shapes & the little twig with pink buds & pale blue & peach coloured feathers were what I noticed first on the mood board. I've used a feather mask with texture paste and a Prima blossom twig to partly circle my photo along with canvas mistable leaves. The sketch, with all it's circles, was wonderful to work with & opened up so many possibilities! I interpreted it with paper circles, chipboard and a gorgeous Prima clock!!

'Sun Kissed' by Kasia Tomaszewska

When I was creating my layout this month I felt inspired by the colours on the mood board & wanted to recreate them on my page.  I used soft shades of peach, orange & vanilla, adding some gold from the bracelets & mint tones from the feathers. I also incorporated some vellum feathers to my layout. I love that the sketch challenges me to try something new each month!  This time I had so much fun playing with die cuts and building my layouts composition around them!

'Heart You Always' by Jessy Christopher

I was first inspired by the flowers on the cake & also the doily from the last photo. As I built up each layer on my layout the rest of the colours (mint, peach tones, grey & white) just came together perfectly. I loved translating the sketch & mood board through the use of delicate doilies for this page of my tiny baby girl!

'Today was a Fun Day' by Christin Grønnslett

I was inspired by all the circles & stars in the sketch & put them all over my page! 
The mood board inspired the use of some of my colours as well as my use of the heart & doily.

'Happy day' by Alexandra Polyzou

 I was inspired by the circles & elements in the sketch & created different types of them all over my page. The last image of all the shortbread reminded me of home & my family, which led me to use this crazy-fun photo of us all together!

'Loving These Moments' by Leonie Neal-Dawson

I was inspired by the glorious cake in the mood board.  Not just the orange, apricot & green colours but also the trailing tendrils of foliage.  I used some of my favourite Dylusions stamps to create similar foliage on my background.

'Cherished Memories' by Helen Tilbury

I was so inspired by this super-pretty mood board this month!  I saw lots of white & pale washed out colour, delicate blossoms, jewels & sprinkling in the mood board so I scattered some rhinestones across my page along with some twisty floral vines inspired by the feather/berry bouquet on the board.  In place of the circles on the sketch (which I flipped over) I placed my photo diagonally, paying tribute to the shape through the use of my bubble-wrap stamp full of mini circle shapes plus my circular flowers.


Onto our prizes & sponsors for this challenge!
Our design team votes on all entries, thus selecting a winner & 3 features.

A random winner is also drawn.

There will always be a prize for the Merit Winner & the Random Winner.

If we get lucky there will be prizes for the featured layouts too!

This month we are again blessed with 5 PRIZES!!

We have prizes for the Merit & Random winner AND for all 3 features!!!

AS WELL as winning our first prize, 

the winner will be invited back as Guest Designer for the next challenge.

Our challenges are open to everyone, anywhere in the world
 & all this month's prizes include FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING!!


This month our merit winner will receive this huge prize pack from Green Tara!

Green Tara are an Australian based company & are importers & wholesalers of fine handmade & milled mulberry papers,beautiful ribbons, fabric flowers, washi tape, etc. They are continually adding to their collections of high quality products & provide papers with rich colours, wonderful textures & beautiful patterns.

Their growing business has provided work to many villagers in the area where the paper is made. Mulberry paper (or saa paper as it is called in Thailand) is made from the bark of the mulberry tree, which peels from the trunk of the tree at the end of each rainy season, making it an ecologically friendly product, as no trees are cut down in the process! 

The bark is pulped & spread onto large racks to dry then used to make numerous products, including the Green Tara petals & flowers - which are all hand made.  Their riibbons are made from the finest quality fabrics available & their already extensive range is continually growing. The latest Green Tara product is Washi Tape.

2nd place will receive paper collection 'Special Moments' from Polish company Studio 75!

See their full range here in their online store.

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"We are dedicated to bring you happiness & satisfaction with every moment spent with scrapbooking items by Studio 75. We know that keeping your experiences positive is very important for you so we prepare our papers and embellishments with care for every single detail. Our Designers put their heart & soul into their work so we can offer you items that spark your imagination & give you endless pleasure - papers, tags, stamps, charms, chipboard, art journals, album bases & more!"

3rd place will receive a $25 chipboard prize-pack from

Scrapmatts Chipboard in Australia,

containing a selection of their latest releases!

Australian Made Laser Cut Chipboard to compliment your scrapbook pages, 
cards & paper-crafting projects. Scrapmatts has a Ning site that showcases an 
amazing talented international design team who post daily on the blog there, 
a Gallery, customer challenges & an online store. Come join in the fun here!

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Above is just an example of some of the awesome products they stock HERE.

4th place will receive a $15 prize-pack of your choice from Purple Pumpkin!


Here are just a couple of examples of what you can choose from!

They stock washi tapes, fabric buttons, bottletops, handmade 
flowers, resin embellishments & lots more!!

Purple Pumpkin manufactures high-quality embellishments of a fun & funky nature!

They are an Australian based mother/daughter team & create wonderful additions to your pages, 
which can be found in their online store HERE.  They specialize in fabric buttons, handmade flowers,
 resin, twine & washi tape.  They have a great blog that is constantly active & they hold monthly challenges
 open to all, with Guest Designer positions up for grabs as well as awesome prizes of Purple Pumpkin loveliness!!

If you are not yet acquainted with their awesomeness check them out HERE.

Our random winner will receive an electronic gift voucher 
to the value of US$25 from "A Cherry On Top" courtesy of Eila!
{Yes they ship internationally!!}


The deadline for this challenge is midnight EST Sunday 25th August 2013.

Please link your entries into our sidebar using our Inlinkz tool &

  don't forget to read our RULES OF PLAY before you begin.

Please play along - our success depends on YOU!
Remember to please leave some love before you go - 
we would love to read your thoughts on our new challenge!