Sunday, 4 May 2014

Epic Anniversary Event PRIZES, Sponsors & Guest Judges! Part 1!!

Hello YET again!!  Finally it is TIME for you to see the wonderful prizes we have on offer for you this month, to read about our amazing sponsors & to see who will be judging your passionate entries!  As you can read in the last couple of posts, we have TEN SPONSORS this month, each offering prizes of very similar value - $100 US DOLLARS each PLUS POSTAGE!  Not too shabby now is it?!?

First up we have INKIDO {Papercrafts Scandinavia} from Sweden.

Inkido is  a family run business who have been in the paper industry
 since the early 90's.  We design, produce & market papers with a 
Scandinavian vintage design feel , flowers, embellishments & bling
 for the scrapbooking industry.  Please visit our website & blog
 for more information & inspiration.

Here is the prize being offered by Inkido!
Loads & loads of beautiful recent papers, embellishments,
 flowers & gems!!  And as the Inkido Guest Judge we have
the very lovely Agnieszka Bellaidea, the Inkido Design Team Co-ordinator!

Witam serdecznie!  Yes I am Polish but recently emigrated to Canada.
I love to visit my home town of Wroclaw every Summer still!!
I have lived in South Africa & Europe as well & love to travel!!
I am a 30 something mum to a girl & a boy & live with them, 
my beloved husband & our precious new kitty Nala.

 I have been scrapbooking for over 4 years now & currently design for
Scrap Around The World, Inkido, Bo Bunny, 13arts, Scrap 365 Sketch Team, 
Canvas Corp, 7 Gypsies, Tattered Angels, Wycinanka & Magenta as well as 
teaching at my local crafts store & Canadian Scrapbooking Events.
I love being involved in the scrapbooking industry & create soft, romantic
pages full of texture & mixed media & usually featuring my favourite
colour - turquoise! I am so excited to be involved with & judging this
very special event taking place on the First Anniversary of Scrap Around
The World & cannot wait to see what beautiful work you all create!


Sponsor 2 - 2Crafty Chipboard - Australia

2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned & operated manufacturer & wholesaler 

of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia.  We have been

 in operation since October 2006 & have more than 1 000 designs on offer.

We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile & up to date with 

market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, 
with quick turnaround of jobs large & small.

We are happy to quote on personalised jobs, whether it be a single title
 for a customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc.  If you are a retail business 
& would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us
 for more information.  Please see further details on our blog!


2Crafty have sponsored a MASSIVE PRIZE PACK of their very latest
pieces - valued at $100 - the image below shows some of what you 
may receive although the package will be a random selection of product,
plus of course FREE POSTAGE to anywhere in the world - as we do here!

We are truly blessed too to have the wonderful owner of 2Crafty,
Vanessa Tiberti, joining us this month as our 2nd Guest Judge!

As the owner of 2Crafty Chipboard, I don’t get much time to craft anymore,
which is a shame & I miss it very much.  However,  before I began 2Crafty in 2006,
 I was predominately a card maker who sold my creations in my father’s pharmacy.
 After the sudden loss of my Father-in-law in 2005, I began scrapbooking 
by creating a Remembrance Album for the family to look back on. 

 At a local craft show a Laser Cutter was being demonstrated & my mind went
 into overdrive with the possibilities of what this machine was capable of!  
 I gave up my corporate HR/payroll job & embarked on creating 2Crafty Chipboard.!! 

 I truly love this industry & what it brings to peoples lives.
 I am so fortunate to have one of the best International Design Teams working for me
& they inspire me daily to continue to create beautiful & versatile products. 
 I’m thrilled to be able to sponsor & judge this wonderful event
 & look forward to seeing what everyone creates!


For our 3rd sponsor we welcome 7Dots Studio from Poland!

7 Dots Studio was born from dreams & for dreams. 
We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of
 high quality scrapbooking products – papers, stickers, die-cuts,
 collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits &chipboards. 
Quality of our products is our top priority. 

Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - 
from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. 
What you can always be sure of are high quality & thickness of our papers, 
which makes them work perfectly with all kinds of media.

 Among our products you will find also clear stamp sets coordinating 
with our collections to make them even more interesting & versatile.
We are amazingly happy & feel very blessed to see how much
 our products are loved by crafters & artists around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from 
our design team please visit our blog or facebook fan page.



Woah how's this for one awesome prize for one
of our TEN talented winners this month?!?

We also welcome our 3rd Guest Judge, Tusia Lech!
Delightful owner of the inimitable 7DOTS STUDIO!!

I love all kinds of media – if I would have to define my style, I would say that media
 are the only constant thing. My favourite colours are fresh, bold greens, blues & pinks,
 but at the same time I just love delicate, pale hues of beige, rose & white.
 However there is something in my projects that can be found always 
– a positive, feminine style.

Scrapbooking fills my whole life – it is all around me – in my private life & in my job 
& career. I love the process of creation – I have created things since early
 childhood – all kinds of handmade things always attracted me. I cannot
 imagine my life without making some art. Even if I leave for a weekend,
 I always take my small “art-bag”, filled with art-journal supplies

. I am lucky enough to be a designer in a few very creative places.
 I love drinking coffee, reading books, walking through the forest, 
watching flowers on the meadow, basking in the autumn sun & 
being deep in my inner world. I can say that I am happy person 
& wouldn't change a single thing in my life.


Up next, we have our 4th sponsor, Scrap 365 Magazine!!

 You can read more about Scrap 365 & book your subscription
 to this amazing international magazine HERE as well as keeping
 up with their exciting blog & sketch challenges HERE

Why not help spread the love by adding this cool badge to your sidebar
& linking up to the blog HERE?  Your own inspiration hotline!!

Scrap365 is a bimonthly magazine that covers a wide range of articles

 reaching beyond the traditional 12x12 layout: mini albums, digi scrapping, 
art journaling and off the page creations all feature prominently. 

Traditional layouts continue to be a big part of the magazine, but with a focus on 
adding creativity & techniques. Detailed step-by-step tutorials sit alongside pages 
of truly inspirational scrapbooking projects from an international team of talented designers.

 It covers the whole range of styles from clean & simple, to shabby chic, to grungy 
– with something to appeal to every type of scrapper. The fresh & modern design of
 this magazine lets the artwork really shine. We showcase projects with large, clear
 images allowing the reader to delight in the finer details. With 6 issues every year,

 there's plenty of scrapping inspiration for you!

We are very blessed to have secured a fabulous prize from 
Scrap 365, THREE box sets of Kate Crane Art Journaling DVDs!  

You can see exactly what you can win HERE {Art Journaling 1 & 2}, 
HERE {Art Journaling 3 & 4} & HERE {Art Journaling 5 & 6}!!

These fantastic training/education videos are valued at over $100 dollars
 & will be shipped anywhere in the world to the well-deserving winner!!

We are also SO EXCITED to have dear Ali Parris as one of our Guest Judges
for our Epic Anniversary Event as well!  Here she is!!  She is LOVELY!!!

"Hi!   My name is Ali Parris & I live in the UK with my long suffering husband 
(29 years to date!) & our dog Basil. We are lucky enough to have 2 beautiful daughters
 & their chaps plus a grand-daughter & grandson, who are the light of our lives.

I started scrapbooking when my grand-daughter was born 5 years ago.
 I had dabbled in card making but never felt the passion that I have for scrapping!

I played in blog land for a while & joined the Frosted Designs Design Team.
As my confidence grew & I began to develop my style I decided to take the plunge
 & submit a layout to Scrap365 magazine. I was beyond thrilled when it was accepted! 

That was in March 2013 & since then my scrapping life has taken a huge change in direction!
  I was asked to join the Design Team for the magazine & after submitting my first article
 was asked if I would consider becoming the Editor!  As they say, the rest is history!! 
 I now have my dream job - hard work but oh so rewarding!

I am thrilled to have been invited to Guest Judge this month at SATW!


Our 5th sponsor this month is the uber-cool Darkroom Door from Australia!

Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig &  graphic designer 
Stewart Yule who combine their talents to design a unique range of rubber stamps
 &  papercraft products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations, collage, 
mixed media & altered art. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door products
 have a strong photographic element in their design.

Products include:- 
Rubber Stamps, Photo Stamps, Background Stamps, Frame Stamps,Collage Stamps, 
Word Block Stamps, Montage sheets, Photochips & Filmstrips along with a wide range
 of accessories for all type of paper crafts.  Darkroom Door also has a fabulous blog 
that is updated regularly with projects created by many talented artists.

Check out the Darkroom Door website to see their full product range
 along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!


Oh my goodness what an awesome prize Darkroom Door have
 sponsoredfor us - thank you SOoOooOOOoooo much Rachel!!

ONE of our lucky TEN EPIC WINNERS will walk away with this set of
high quality stamps together with FREE POSTAGE anywhere in the world!

We are excited to have Rachel Greig, one of the owners of Darkroom Door
 as our 5th Guest Judge this month & thank her for her kindness & generosity!

Rachel Greig is a photographer, rubber stamp artist & proud owner &
designer of Darkroom Door rubber stamps & papercraft products. She
 has been involved in the scrapbook & the creative arts field for over 
10 years. Rachel has a Bachelor of Visual Arts degree, is a
 Ranger Certified Educator & a  Copic Certified Instructor.

Rachel has been published in many books & magazines {with her
 photography articles & craft projects} including Somerset Studio,
 The Stampers Sampler, Take Ten, Craft Stamper, Scrapbooking
 Memories, Paper Crafts, Scrapbooking & Beyond, Creating Keepsakes,
 Memory Makers & Cardmaking Stamping & Papercraft. She has appeared
 on QVC UK TV & makes regular appearances on Scrap It TV.

Rachel loves combining rubber stamps & photography in her projects, using
 lots of ink, paint, & stamping techniques. She enjoys sharing her ideas &
 encouraging her students to unlock the artist within!


We will be announcing our winners this month on the 6th!!


Helen Wallace said...

Congratulations Helen. What a brilliant selection of sponsers. Look forward to a stellar month :D

Paula Calvanico said...

These prizes are amazing! I really love 2Crafty. I sure wish they sold in the States.


corinne de france MARCH said...

de belles dames ! merci pour les prix <3

Julene Matthews said...

Oh wow! Any of these would be fabulous.

Erica said...

Wow, oh my, these prizes are FABULOUS!! <3 them all!!

Alexia Misso said...

Wow all the prizes are so tempting, amazing sponsors!