Sunday, 14 February 2016

MMW#11: Love is in the Air

Hello and Happy Valentine's!

I hope you all had a great start to the new  year. We're back after a little break and have so much to show you, so much to talk about!! We have a new challenge, new DT members, winners and heaps of inspiration for you today so make a cuppa and relax ;) 

I'm sure you are very curious to see who the winners of our December challenge are so I without any further ado, the winner is...

We also have our Fab 3 who deserve a big applause...

CONGRATULATIONS! You all deserve a recognition for you wonderful works of art! Please feel free to add a relevant badge to your blog. Please could the winner email me - ingridscraftscorner (@) hotmail. co .uk - to claim the prize. 

Please ensure you rewrite the email address in a correct form without the brackets and spaces. Sometimes people email me via my contact form (which is fine too) saying the email doesn't work. The problem is we live a in world where everybody is on a diffident agenda and not all people out there have your best interest at heart. Plainly said, I don't want to get spammed. :) 

I also promised to announce 3 lucky winners of a £10 voucher each from me to you! These are selected randomly and I decided to support are wonderful sponsors so one of you will receive voucher from That's Crafty, one from Artist Trading Post and the third from GlitzCraft! What a great day to gave these out! And they go to...

- #6: Strangely Creative
- #8: Teresa Pace
- #3: Kerstin 

Please email me to the above email address to claim your prizes. I will get them emailed to you. Thank you all for your continuous support and for joining in with our challenges. There is another challenge ready and starting for you today. As today is a Valentine's Day I (Ingrid) decided to go with the flow and want to see your makes reflecting 'LOVE'. It could be a mixed media card for a loved one, it could be an altered object, journalling, anything you fancy as long as it is a mixed media project and goes with the theme. Any colours go too! And for some inspiration our talented Design Team prepared some fab makes for this challenge. We're also joined by our new team members and what a great job they have done! Give them all a big round of applause and leave a message below. I'm sure they would love to hear from you! Here are their lovely makes...

Janka says: "Chcela som lásku zachytiť v malom formáte podobne ako v malom ľudskom srdci je priestor pre obrovský cit. Vybrala som si teda dve staré kocky domina a urobila tzv. domino book. Takýto malý dôkaz lásky si môžete nosiť vždy so sebou vo vrecku." 
"I wanted it to portray Love in on a small scale... just like in a human heart there is a space for a huge feeling. I chose to alter two tiny pieces of dominos and made a domino book. This tiny token of love can be carried in a pocket all the time!" 

Feeling inspired? I hope so! These makes are fabulous and would get anyone excited! You have a whole month to join us with the challenge! If you join you could with a £20 voucher from That's Crafty!


Good luck to you all! Have a wonderful time crafting! We can't wait to see your designs!

Big hugs from me (Ingrid) and the team! xxxx

Monday, 8 February 2016

Welcome to Janka Mampouya!

Hi there!

I hope you are all well?

As promised, I am back with another exciting announcement... we now have three new Design Team members... you had a please of meeting Lena and finding out a little bit about Maria... and today it is another talented lady....

Volám sa Janka Mampouya a mám 40 rokov. Žijem v malom meste Námestovo na severe Slovenska so svojou rodinou - manželom a tromi synmi. 
Aby každý človek mohol dýchať, potrebuje k tomu vzduch. Ja okrem toho potrebujem aj štetec a farby. Som závislá na tvorení, výtvarné umenie ma sprevádza celý život v rôznych formách. Scrapbookingu sa venujem viac ako 9 rokov, v poslednom čase som si zamilovala techniky mixed media, art-jounaling, koláž a assemblage. Svoj rukopis stále hľadám, rada skúšam nové veci, a preto sa svoju umeleckú latku snažím stále posúvať nahor.
V mojom ateliéri je vždy neporiadok, milujem tráviť čas medzi tými všetkými farbami, maskami, pečiatkami a médiami.... Je to pre mňa spôsob sebavyjadrenia, určitá art-terapia, nekonečné skúmanie a objavovanie nepoznaného, ktoré mi pomáha v radostných aj smutných chvíľach. Rada sa učím a tiež učím iných (vediem kreatívne kurzy).
Som veľmi poctená, že som členom MMW a budem sa snažiť pripraviť pre vás zaujímavé inšpirácie.


...and for those who have no idea what she just said... 

My name is Janka Mampouya and I'm 40 years old. I live in a small town called Namestovo, in the North of Slovakia, with my family - my husband and my three sons. 
Every person needs air to their life. Same for me, but I also need a brush and paints! I'm totally addicted to creating and art if all forms has followed me my entire life. 
I have been scrapbooking for more than 9 years now. I recently fell in love with techniques used in mixed media, art journaling, collages and assemblage. I am still on a search of my handwriting, I love trying new techniques and I always set myself new goals when it comes to art. 
My studio is always a mess, I love spending my time there surrounded by paints, stencils, stamps and various media... it is my way of self-expression, art therapy, endless observing and exploring the unknown, in times of happiness or sadness. I love to learn from others and to also teach others (i run workshops). 
I feel very honoured to become a member of the Mixed Media World team and I will do my best to create some interesting inspiration for you all! 


How sweet is this lady? I do hope I translated Janka's bio the way she meant it to sound. Oh, and if you wonder.... Janka is my fellow country woman! 

I was born In Tatras, the highest mountains of Slovakia, hence I speak her language. I grew up in the Czech Republic, am half Hungarian and so languages are not an issue for me. I recently mentioned this and the fact that I have been living in the UK for the past 14 years or so to my colleague... I asked her... 'so, what does that make me...?' She paused and said... 'Not-totally-British'... LOL!!! How funny! It's a bit like that though :)  

So when Janka contacted me saying she'd like to join us I immediately felt a friendship forming. My decision of asking her to join was however based solely on the fact that she is one heck of an artist and I would like to show you what I mean...

See! Told you! :) 

Please give a nice warm welcome to Janka. She will be joining us with our next challenge in February! I will also be announcing the winners so stay tuned! 

Hugs to you all! Stay creative! 

Ingrid xxx