Friday 28 March 2014

Featured YouTuber - Rachael Funnel of Australia!

Hello Scrap Around The World fans!!
THANK YOU to all of you who have played along this month!

We are on EIGHTY FOUR entries so far - WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
JUST 3 MORE DAYS TO GO LADIES! Keep 'em comin...

Our current challenge is located HERE & if you scroll through the month
you will see Guest posts, Guest Designer posts, a mid-month reveal
AND another video tutorial a couple of days ago too!

Yup we try to keep things fresh for you here at SATW & make sure
there is always some kind of buzz going on to keep you inspired!

In our recent mid-month reveal here we introduced you to our
newest Design Team member Rachael Funnel, who also happens
to be our Featured YouTuber for the month as well!  Some
girls are just bundles of talent & our Rach is one of 'em!!

"Hi there, my name is Rachael Funnell I am 37 years old. 
 I live on the outskirts of Cowra, New South Wales, Australia with
 my husband Jason {we have been together for just over 18 years!} 
We have 2 beautiful children, Ethan {11} & Chloee {9}. 

 I started scrapbooking just over 6 years ago & still really enjoy it!

Currently I design for Kaiser craft, Green Tara & Twiddleybitz 

(Australian Chipboard Company) & am on the sketch team 
for the Australian magazine Scrapbook Creations.  

Thank you Helen for inviting me as a Guest Educator,

this is my VERY first video tutorial…so please be gentle…!!!
 I hope you ENJOY it & are inspired in some way....

 If you are interested in seeing more of my work please stop by my blog HERE.

Watch the video to see Rachael create this Scrapbook page from start to finish.

You can subscribe to Rachael's You-Tube channel HERE.

                              Rachael guides us through her creative process as she puts
 together a beautiful page & provides plenty of techniques & tips
 along the way. Thank you so much Rachael for taking the time
 to produce & share this with us at Scrap Around The World.

Please pass on your thanks to Rachael by leaving her
 a comment to let her know how she inspired you!.

Monday 24 March 2014

March Guest Educator - Leila Cardoso of Brazil with a Video Tutorial to share!

Hi Everyone!  Today we welcome one of our players, Leila Cardozo
 to Scrap Around The World, to share a video tutorial with us on 
how she typically puts her layouts together.Her January entry really 
caught our eye so we invited her to join us as our March Guest Educator. 
 Welcome Leila!

"Hi Everyone!  I am Leila & I am married to Marcelo & mother to Maria Clara
 & Matthew, who are all my greatest sources of inspiration.  I am absolutely 
addicted to scrapbooking, which has also become my therapy.  I love the time
 I spend creating & began in November 2010 & haven't stopped since!  I try to 
scrap every day if I can as I love it so much!!  I would love it if you could
 come & visit my blog HERE & subscribe to my Youtube channel HERE.

Leila used our current March Mood Board to create her beautiful page!

You can also see our fabulous mid-month reveal HERE too.

You still have a week left to enter this challenge so why not watch Leila's quick 3 minute video
 to harness that mojo & whip up a creation to enter? !  Thanks Leila!  Remember to leave 
some comment love for Leila - this is her first video & she has done an awesome job of it!!

Sunday 23 March 2014

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Thursday 20 March 2014

March Guest Designer Anna Komenda of Poland! {and OUR NEXT NEW DT member!!}

Please view our current challenge HERE & our 
2nd reveal based on the same challenge HERE.

Today we welcome back the winner of our February 2014 Challenge,
Anna Komenda of Poland, as our March Guest Designer!

Hello!  My name is Anna and I am from Poland.
 I have 2 daughters, who are my constant inspiration, a very
 patient husband & a beagle dog.  I am a geologist by profession but
a scrapbooker by love ♥.  Layouts are my favourite type of projects
to create but I also love to make mini-albums!   I favour colourful designs 
with a light mixed media touch.  You can find my blog  *HERE*"

Anna is also joining our NEW Design Team {most of whom will be 
announced in MAY 2014} but she is joining as of NOW as she loves
SATW so much & we love her right back ♥  Her work is OUTSTANDING!

***Please remember to congratulate her in the comments section***


  Anna has used our current mood board for inspiration.

As usual Anna has created an inspiring masterpiece & I just love it!!

Anna has a very strong personal style which is also totally unique & individual!

So artsy yet also so pretty - beautiful in fact - all at the same time :)  
And always such fruity colours!

And a surprise!!  Anna put together her very first video on how she
created this piece too so if you would like to take a look at it 
here it is!!   Thank you so much Anna for being our Guest &
for joining our Design Team as a Polish Ambassador.


♥ Please be sure to leave some appreciation for Anna ♥

and don't delay in getting your entries in - 

Just ELEVEN days left to go now!

 The deadline for this challenge is MONDAY 31TH MARCH 2014. 

Sunday 16 March 2014

Design Team Mid Month Reveal & the FIRST of our NEW Design Team Members! {March 2014 Challenge 11 by Alexandra Polyzou}

Welcome back to REVEAL TWO of SATW Challenge ELEVEN
 hosted by Design Team member Alexander Polyzou  from Greece!

Wall of Fame Manager & Greek Ambassador

You will find our first reveal HERE. If you haven't seen
 it yet be sure to click on the link & check it out!

Along with our mid-month reveal we have ANOTHER "reveal"!
The first new member of our 2nd term team!!  Rachael Funnel of Australia!!!

Here she is - in her own words!!

"Hi there, my name is Rachael Funnell I am 37 years old. 
 I live on the outskirts of Cowra, New South Wales, Australia with
 my husband Jason {we have been together for just over 18 years!} 
We have 2 beautiful children, Ethan {11} & Chloee {9}. 

 I started scrapbooking just over 6 years ago & still really enjoy it!

Currently I design for Kaiser craft, Green Tara & Twiddleybitz 
(Australian Chipboard Company) & am on the sketch team 
for the Australian magazine Scrapbook Creations.  

I am SO excited to be joining the Design Team here at SATW, thank you Helen!   
 If you are interested in seeing more of my work please stop by my blog HERE.

Rachael has an amazing individual style - please join us in welcoming her!


Feel free to interpret Alexandra's mood board in any way you like,
 using one image, several of them, all of them or even just 
one aspect of an image, using ANY COLOURS!

To be eligible for judging:-

1.   You need to follow our 10 Golden Rules found HERE, which include :-

1)  Sharing the mood board image.

2)  Mentioning Scrap Around The World {in full - not just 
SATW} & LINKING BACK to the current challenge.

3)  Mentioning HOW you were inspired by our mood board.

4)  Linking back to your SATW blog post NOT YOUR ENTIRE BLOG.

If receiving comments from some of our Design Team members is important
 to you please ensure that you have WORD VERIFICATION TURNED OFF.

 Tusia Lech {Poland}  

Riikka Kovasin {Finland}

Kim Ewins {Australia}

Zaneta Glowa aka Zanka {Sweden} 

Marilyn Rivera {USA}

Eila Sandberg {Sweden} Set of 4 canvases

Rachael Funnel {Australia}

Amy Voorthuis {Netherlands}


1st prize - A $50 gift voucher from The Flying Unicorn!

Flying Unicorn...Your Passion. Your Art. 

Their on line store has an incredible selection of products for all paper crafting artists. 

Their kit of the Month is filled with the latest and greatest & includes 
an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing!

 Be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot & happening place 
which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques & friendships that last! 

They also have a blog and a Facebook page where you can find loads of inspiration!

 from Scrap-Unlimited, Dutch Manufacturer

Scrap-Unlimited is a young company with our own brand ~ Scrap-Unlimited by Bettina.

We sell embellishments for scrapbooking, cards & mixed media projects. 

We specialize in Vintage kits for home decor & mini albums.
Visit their fabulous site HERE  & their blog HERE
& be sure to LIKE their Facebook page HERE
 & follow them on Pinterest HERE.


3rd prize - Scrapmatts Chipboard valued at $25!

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 regularly on the blog
 there, a gallery, customer challenges & an online store. Come join in the fun here!
Below is just one example of some of the awesome products they stock HERE.

You can now follow them on Blog Lovin' HERE too!

4th prize - KIT BY 3RD EYE CRAFT valued at $20

Kit includes: set of 7 different flair buttons with adhesive foam - 
one flair button with pin - one chipboards sheet TEC-029 feathers2 

What is 3rd Eye? 
It's world of imagination created by one Mixed Media freak! 
Creating her own scrap goodies world (yes, that's me!). 
You can find there rubber stamps with a lot of very versatile designs,
 chipboards to decorate your beautiful projects, adhesive flair buttons
 & pins to embellish & masks to create patterns & textures! 
Do You think that's all? 
Of course not! 
Check my brand & find Your 3rd Eye of creativity! 
Wishing you tons of inspiration! - Drycha

5th prize - A random selection of Purple Pumpkin products ~ value $15. 

Below is just ONE EXAMPLE of the many  products stocked in their online store.

They stock a huge range of embellishments, washi tape,
 motex tape, etc in their online store HERE

Purple Pumpkin

Purple Pumpkin {Australia} manufactures high-quality embellishments of a fun & funky nature,
 specializing 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!  


~ please post the image only then a link to your blog if you like,
 THE NUMBER OF YOUR ENTRY according to our linky tool***

Mists coloring - with a capacity of 33ml (1.1 oz.). Non-toxic water-based ink gloss. 
banner effect. For dyeing, among others, paper, fabric and other surfaces. 
difficult to be washed after drying. Description: Water based ink in mist - shining effect.
 Non toxic. Transparent. You can use it to color paper, fabrics and other materials.

13arts is a very cool Polish manufacturer owned & run by
 awesome mixed media artist Aida Domisiewicz.  

They produce their own exclusive range of scrapbooking papers & stickers
 as well as an ever-expanding range of mediums including mists, paints, 
gesso, gel medium & my very favourite must-have item - Microspheres!!


Follow the 13arts blog HERE
Visit their online store HERE

13arts ships internationally at actual postage costs!


The deadline for this challenge is MONDAY 31TH MARCH 2014.

Hope you enjoyed our REVEAL TWO.
Please leave a comment for the awesome SATW 
designers & let us know which prize is your favourite!

Just 15 days left to get your entry in!!