Sunday, 30 March 2014

Design Team Call

Hi Everyone

We are excited to announce a Design Team call!

We are growing and require new DT members to compliment the present team.
And we want YOU to apply.

We're looking for creative, innovative designers for a period of 1 year, starting May 2014.

Here's how: 
1. Send 3 blog links of your 3 favourite projects. We are not looking for specific styles, we are just looking for heaps of creativity and talent.
2. Email the links to on or before 20 April 2014
3. Please include a brief bio. Include your experience, link to your website and/or blog and if your work is posted in an online gallery, please include that link as well. 

We look forward to seeing your work!

Monday, 24 March 2014

A warm welcome to our newest DT Member - Marta Lapkowska

Hello Everyone

I really have some fabulous news to share with you! We have a super new Design Team member and I am sure you will know her name, Marta Lapkowska!

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My name is Marta Lapkowska.

I was born and raised in Poland. I am currently living in Ireland and have been for the last nine years.
I am a proud mum of a beautiful girl Emily.  My inner soul is truly a creative person. Since I remember I have loved art and craft and have a passion for innovative techniques. I love playing around, experimenting and creating unique pieces. From cards and tags to layouts, mix media canvases, art journal and altered objects.
For the past two years creating is my way of living - so far it's the best journey I could have imagined. 

So welcome Marta, we are so pleased that you have joined our team and really look forward to all your creativity and inspiration! Your work is gorgeous!

Here are some projects, to give you a little flavour of Marta's style and flair! ;-)

Please pop over to Marta's blog for more will not be disappointed!!!! ;-)

So again, thanks to Marta for agreeing to join us, we sure are delighted!


Monday, 17 March 2014

Top 3 and Winners - Sketch no.27

Hello Everyone

Welcome to a new week and a new set of winners and TOP 3 for sketch no.27.

Thanks sooooo much to everyone who played along! The projects were top class as always and it is always so difficult just choosing 3. We really do appreciate the time and effort that it takes to play along and so we really do thank you!!

So to showcase our TOP 3 projects, here they are.

Congratulations to 1. Mona Pendleton (USA)  for Top place with this stunning page!

We absolutely loved this soft, delicate and special page! The colouring is so absolutely delightful and just speaks to the softness of this page! Gorgeous, in every way and so elegant!! So awesome Mona!

Second place goes to this wonderful and beautiful page by 5. Asmah Zainal Abidin (Malaysia)! Well done Asmah, you really created a vibrant and beautiful girlie page! We loved your blooms, sewing and fabulous styling!

In 3rd place is this soft and artsy page by 18. Stéphanie Papin. Congratulations Stephanie on this gorgeous page, with your amazing stamping, colouring and super photo's! We so loved it!

Congratulations to all 3 ladies, your pages are just so wonderful!!! It really was so tough to pick between these 3 awesome pages.

We would love to see more of Asmah and Stephanie's work, so please could you mail us at for a Guest Design opportunity.

Onto our giveaway..... to just remind you......we had this super voucher from Stencil Art.

Online Shop for Mixed Media Art Supplies for Art Journaling, Scrapbooking, Card Making and all other Arts & Crafts.
Will try to source any product not available in South Africa.

The winner of this voucher is 12. chilli pip Sa! Congratulations Wendy! Enjoy the goodies! ;-)

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Wendy please email us at so that we can pass your details onto Stencil Art.

Thanks so much to everyone who played along!

Be back soon!

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Challenge no.27 - Stars and Stitching

Hello Everyone

We have a great new challenge for you today, and it's all about Stars and Stitching.

Page by Kinsey Wilson

I had been Googling this theme and came upon this super page by Kinsey Wilson, so thought this would be some lovely inspiration for this challenge.

So the challenge is to create a layout, card or tag and use stars and stitching on these projects.

Guest Designer Badge

We have some super guest Designers for this challenge and they are the awesome members from Zeus and Zoe Etsy ShopThey created these amazing pages!

First up is Charlie G.

This is a fabulous card and I love that star flower and stunning artistry! It looks like a painting! So beautiful!

Next up is Lizzy Hill

Isn't that just the most amazing and precious photo! The page is so beautiful too, with the beautiful laces, blooms and splats! Gorgeous page!

Marivic also created 2 super page for us. So love the beautiful colouring and the sweet, sweet photo on this first page.

The second one is such a super boy page! Check the cheeky photo and the wonderful accents! ;-)
 Gorgeous page! ;-)

Anna Rogalska is a previous TOP 3 and created this wonderful and gorgeous page for us too. The little fella is so very sweet and love the colouring for this super boy page!

Thanks so much to the DT from Zeus and Zoe and Anna for creating these beautiful projects!

Zeus and Zoe Etsy shop is also one of the sponsors for this challenge and there is a $35.00 gift voucher up for grabs, for one lucky person.  The postage will be covered too! ;-) So thanks so much to Marivic and Zeus and Zoe for this super prize!

Please pop along to this super etsy shop and have a look at the yummy goodies Marivic has to offer, as well as the blog for some creative inspiration! ;-)

Zeus and Zoe is the sister Etsy Shop to Berry71Bleu and sells one-of-a-kind crafting embellishments for scrapbooking, crafting, altered art, home decor and collage art. All tags are handmade and can be designed according to your preference. Please contact Marivic through her Etsy Shop to request a custom order.

I am also so thrilled and pleased to announce that we have a permanent sponsor for Scrap Africa and that is PPBN designs. Thanks ever so much to Nicholle Calmes for this sponsorship! 

“Here at PPbN Designs, I design SVG cutting files and graphics that will fit any design or craft need you have.  My designs are easy to cut, easy to piece together and will give your scrapbooks, cards, party supplies and crafts a homemade touch that everyone will love!  All of my cuts come with high resolution graphics that are also perfect for digital scrapbooking too!  Please visit us and take a look around our shop.  If you are looking for something but can’t find it, no worries! Just send me an email and I’ll do my best to create it for you! 

One lucky person will win this $30.oo voucher from PPBN designs.

To give you some more inspiration, we have the wonderful projects from the Design Team too.

 I've used a star stencil and some texture paste on my background and stitched the circle chipboard to my page in random places.

(This is our little surprise...!!!!)

We would love to see how you create, using stars and stitching! SEW....why not play along and show us how you reach for the stars!!!! ;-)))

You have until the 31st March.


Monday, 3 March 2014

TOP 4 Challenge no.26 and winners

Hello Everyone

Thanks so much to you all for the wonderful projects in our last challenge. Your altered chipboard projects were really awesome and we were blown away by your creativity! So thanks so much to everyone who played along.

So firstly to announce the winner of the awesome prize we had up for grabs.

We are a team of creative women who cannot image their world without paper, glue and the creative process. Scrapbooking is our passion and we love to share our passion with other scrapbookers. For this reason, 7 Dots Studio exists. The quality of our products is our top priority. Our collections are made from thick (250gsm), acid-free, lignin-free, archival scrapbooking paper. We also offer high quality cardstock stickers.

Congratulations 27. Anne Pennington - Canada! You win this amazing collection! ;-))

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Please send your postal details to so that 7 Dots Studio can get it out to you!
Okay now onto the TOP 4 projects.  We have chosen 4 because there really were so many amazing projects.
TOP spot goes to 6. Romy with these amazing tags.

These are just so beautiful Romy! We loved everything about them! Stunningly gorgeous! ;-)They are just perfect in every way! 
Next up is 29. Athanasia Greece with this amazing page.

We loved the precious photo and that amazing background! Just fabulous! Well done Athanasia! This page is so very fresh and gorgeous!
In 3rd spot is this super canvas from 9. Marta (Maremi) IrelandCongratulations Marta! Your name is coming up everywhere, so very well done!  :-)

Your canvas is beautiful, romantic and fabulous!
Lastly, but by no means any less gorgeous is this beautiful postcard by 24. ЕленаVinogradovа!Well done Elena on this fabulous vintage postcard, that is elegant, stylish and super!

Congratulations to all these ladies! You really created wonderful projects!
We would love to see more of Romy and Athanasia's work, so please mail us at for a Guest Design opportunity.
Thanks again to everyone who played along! We really hope to see you playing again soon!

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Sketch no. 27

Morning Everyone

We have a brand new sketch challenge for you today and would be thrilled if you could play along!

Can you believe that it is already the first of March?! This year just seems to be moving along at a very rapid pace and I am really trying to furiously keep up! ;-)

So here is the super sketch from Evgenia.

Guest Designer Badge
We have 2 guest designers for you today and first up is 

Alena Ryabtsova

My name is Alena Ryabtsova, I live in Moscow, Russia with my husband and a daughter.
I value the time and cant imagine myself without art.
I love to surround myself with pretty things and believe that the beauty will save the world!

Alena created this gorgeous and beautiful page for us! The fussy cutting and beautiful elements, just make this page! The photo's are so very sweet too!

We also have a super Guest Designer, who was a previous TOP 3 and her work is absolutely amazing.

Marta Łapkowska

Marta created this amazing page for this sketch challenge.

This is a gorgeous and stunning vintage page, with such an amazing background, along with the super photo's! The punched edges and stamping add gorgeous layering! Elegance at it's best!

Thanks so much Marta, this page is fabulous!
Please pop along to Marta's blog, Maremi's Small Art for some amazing inspiration! ;-)

Thanks so much to Alena and Marta for their beautiful projects!

As always, we also have the Design Team to inspire you....and let me tell you, they will!!!! ;-)


Helen Wallace




Thanks so much ladies, for your super projects. You really created such stunning pages!

We have a really super giveaway today too from Stencil Art. One lucky person will win this gift voucher.
So thanks so much to Stencil-Art for this super giveaway!

Online Shop for Mixed Media Art Supplies for Art Journaling, Scrapbooking, Card Making and all other Arts & Crafts.
Will try to source any product not available in South Africa.

You have until the 14th March to upload your projects.
We really hope you will play along!

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