Thursday, 7 November 2013

Bloggaversary Giveaway Winners, Q & A part 2 & some Scrap 365 Magazine Sneaks!

Hi everyone!  I've been a naughty blogger this week haven't I?!
But I have had no option - I have been busy-busy creating like a worker bee in my studio & have some sneaks for you that you will only be able to see in the Feb/Mar edition of Scrap 365 Magazine!  

I can show them here on my blog eventually (in May 2014!) so rather buy the mag LOL.  It's lovely to have in any case.  Subscribe HERE!!

Well THAT was fun!

This one is a 'lite version of mixed 
media for when you want a quick fix :)

And this one is somewhere in between the two...

Now time for my Bloggaversary Giveaway winners for my giveway here!

Woot Woot!  Congratulations Ava!!  
You are the winner of Giveaway 1 {the 3 stamp sets}

And to answer your question - "What was your first layout about?" -  

I remember my first layout was about a trip to Ratanga Junction Theme Park in Cape Town, South Africa,
 when we were on holiday there many moons ago
{my youngest daughter was a few months old}.

I remember it took me 4 hours to make - with the help of a teacher - & I hand-cut around some giant bubble-style letters to spell 'Ratanga' & 'fussy-cut' a very basic Palm tree - but
 I remember I felt like the bees-knees &
 it was one of the funnest things ever!

Now onto the Winner of Giveaway 2!

Congratulations Chantal!  
You have won the mists - and I am so happy about that because 
I know you love bright stuff so they will be perfect for you!!

To answer your question - 
"How long does it take you to create a layout?"

There is no simple answer to that! 
 On average it takes me 3 hours to create a layout 
but sometimes I can do it in 1 hour & often I can do it in 2 hours, 
then occasionally (but not often) it could even take me 4 hours!  

These times include everything - from selecting {and finding!} the
 stash I'm going to use, to putting it all away again & cleaning up.

I have a very small studio space so more often than not I clean up 
as soon as I am finished.  These times DO NOT include printing
 my photos.  I do this roughly once every 2 weeks & spend a 
couple of hours editing photos, printing them & cutting to size.

Please contact me with your email addresses ladies - so I can
get these goodies in the mail to you as soon as possible!

My Scrapmatts Giveaway winners will be announced SOON!!


Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh wow!!! What a delightful surprise!!!! Thank you so much!!! Thanks for your interesting answers too! You are a great writer as well as a great artist! :D

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loving the sneaks and huge congrats to the winners!!!!

riliska said...

Congratulations to all the winners!

Denise van Deventer said...

Congrats to the winners! Also so cool reading your answers to their questions...

JeLiBe@nZ said...

Yay!! congrats to all the lucky girls!

can't wait for you to announce your scrapmatt winners!

Lynnda said...

Congrats Ava and Chantal!!! Yippee... hugs...x

Val Thorpe said...

Hello naughty blogger :D Love the sneak peaks... I have a secret of my own... I also have a layout going into that mag :D My first overseas publication and I am so stoked... cant wait to see what you got for us...
Congratulations to the two winners Ava and Chantal ... Enjoy your goodies...

sandi said...

Wow Helen! Your sneaks are fabulous! Can't wait to see the reveals. Yes, you have been very busy!!!!!!!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Bravo Chantal!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Congrats to these ladies! Had to laugh about your first layout. I can remember getting my first paper collection! I was in heaven! Now I'm up to my eyebrows in paper 😳

Denise Price said...

Very fun to learn a little more about you as a scrapper, Helen!

Lynette said...

Congratulations to the winners. Those are amazing sneaks and I am gobsmacked that you work so far ahead of time.