Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Challenge

Hey everyone!

Welcome to another month here at Once Upon A..Sketch. This month we have The Flying Unicorn which is teaming up with us and you will see a lot of inspiration throughout the month!

Thank you all for joining our challenge each and every month. I hope you like this one :) 
Have fun!!

Journalling Theme: "The women/girls etc in our lives..." 

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journalling. But please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes journalling (hidden journalling is fine). Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long. Remember, hidden journalling (under a photo/tag or behind your page) is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is! 



Please help me welcome our winner from the August challenge, the GORGEOUS
LISA GRIFFITH 

Hello! My name is Lisa Griffith and I live in the United States with my husband and my eight year old son. My style varies depending on the theme of my photograph and the mood I am trying to create, but I always like to include rich textures, beautiful flowers and lots of paints. On the weekends you’ll find me antique-hunting at estate sales, I’m always looking for vintage findings to incorporate into my work, bits of lace, old book pages, vintage beads or buttons. I loved the theme this month, I immediately thought of my mum, she means the world to me, and I love to scrap vintage photos of her, like this one of her by the sea. I would love it if you would visit me at Paper Attic. Thank you so very much to Once Upon a Sketch for having me! 




 Now here is what our Design Team came up with. Please click on their blogs for more details on their creations. I am sure they would love to hear from you !!!

Tracey Sabella (USA)
Featuring Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard
(Journaling on Back)

Yuko Tanaka (Japan)

Aida Domisiewicz (Poland)
*created with October Flying Unicorn KOM

Natalia Shalygina (Frau_Muller) (Ukraine)

Song Li (USA)




The winner of this challenge, as voted by the Design Team will be invited to come back in December as our Guest Designer. They will also win the main prize from our main sponsor,which this month is one of our regular sponsors
The Flying Unicorn

The Flying Unicorn is donating this prize:
This is their AWESOME October Kit Of The Month!!


Now here are some more AMAZING prizes donated by our wonderful permanent sponsors for 2014.

First up is our Facebook sponsor. Please don't forget to upload your entry to our Facebook Page HERE for your chance to win this price..

13arts is donating 10 colours of their gorgeous paint tubs, in your choice of colours, with free domestic and international postage. 


7 Dots Studio will donate a prize pack full of their product valued at US$50.00 with free domestic and international postage. 


The Flying Unicorn online store is donating a US$50.00 gift voucher to spend at their store!




2Crafty Chipboard is donating a chipboard pack to the value of AUS$50.00 with free domestic and international postage.



Die-namites dies is donating a prize pack to the value of US$30.00 with free domestic and international postage.



Lindy's Stamp Gang Store
Lindy's Stamp Gang is donating a US$20.00 gift voucher with free domestic and international shipping.




Tresor de Luxe  is donating a prize pack with their beautiful lace to the value of about US$20.00 with free domestic and international shipping.




Scrapbooking Fantasies is donating a ribbon pack  for 2 winners valued at over AU$10.00 each plus with free domestic and international shipping.


 The deadline for this challenge is October 31th (Australian Eastern Standard Time - Sydney Time) 2014!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

September Challenge - part 2

Welcome to the second reveal of our September challenge!
We love the entries so far! Some amazing and talented people out there :-)
We cant wait to see more :-)

Journalling Theme: Open theme...with a twist
For this month's challenge, you can scrap about any theme BUT you need to include your own handwritten journalling on your page!

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. Whilst the theme is open, you MUST base it on the sketch below and include your HANDWRITTEN journalling ON YOUR PAGE. Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long.



 Now here is what our Design Team came up with. Please click on their blogs for more details on their creations. I am sure they would love to hear from you !!!

Stephanie Schütze (Germany)
Stacey Young (Australia)

Olga Vasileva (Russia)

Elena Smoktunova (Russia)

Maja Stokk (Sweden)
"Papers and chipboard from Blue Fern Studios"

Anna Wiśniewska - Wiosanka (Poland)








The winner of this challenge, as voted by the Design Team will be invited to come back in November as our Guest Designer .


They will also win ...

7 Dots Studio will donate a prize pack full of their product valued at US$50.00 with free domestic and international postage. 







Now here are some more AMAZING prizes donated by our wonderful permanent sponsors for 2014.

First up is our Facebook sponsor. Please don't forget to upload your entry to our Facebook Page HERE for your chance to win this price..

13arts is donating 10 colours of their gorgeous paint tubs , in your choice of colours, with free domestic and international postage. 



The Flying Unicorn online store is donating a US$50.00 gift voucher to spend at their store !




2Crafty Chipboard is donating a chipboard pack to the value of AUS$50.00 with free domestic and international postage



Die-namites dies is donating a prize pack to the value of US$30.00 with free domestic and international postage


Lindy's Stamp Gang Store

Lindy's Stamp Gang is donating a US$20.00 gift voucher with free domestic and international shipping..


Tresor de Luxe  is donating a prize pack with their beautiful lace to the value of about 20 US$  with free domestic and international shipping


Scrapbooking Fantasies is donating a ribbon pack  for 2 winners valued at over AU$10.00 each plus with free domestic and international shipping 


Wiff Of Joy stamps is donating 1 stamp set from the Stephanie Schütze Design collection stamps valued at  EUR14.90 with free domestic AND international postage. 



The deadline for this challenge is September 30th (Australian Eastern Standard Time - Sydney Time) 2014!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

********** AUGUST WINNERS **********

                 We were very surprised that holiday month August still gave us a lot of entrys!
                        A big thanks to everybody that played along with our sketch challenge.
             The theme was the men in our lives and you showed so much love to them in your layouts.
                                       It was heartwarming to go through all the blogs.
                                                         
                                                                    1. Lisa Griffith
                                                       
                                   By far the most votes went to your beautiful layout Lisa!
                                                                       Congrats!
                     We would be honored if you want to come back as our October guestdesigner.
                   Please contact Lizzy Hill at lizzyhill12@yahoo.com.au for all the information on that.
                                       And offcourse you won the main sponsor prize,




2. Alena Grinchuck.

                                                      Tough , boyish and still soft....super!!!

Congratulations! You have won a 7 Dots Studio  prize pack full of their product valued at US$50.00 with free domestic and international postage. Please contact Tusia at tusia@7dotsstudio.com and please write "OUAS WINNER" in the subject field to claim your prize. 




3. Karita Vainio

                       With your background colors you created some sort of shadows in the background. 
                                                  It gives a great effect around the embellishments.
                                                                
 You win  a US$50.00 gift voucher by The Flying Unicorn  to spend at their store ! Please contact Alda Stevens at cs@flyingunicornllc.com to claim your prize. Please write "OUAS WINNER" in the subject field. 





4. Tatiana Yemelyanenko

It was fun to read your story about you making waves (or not :) ) with the spray!
However they came out, you made a great nautical layout!
Congrats! You have won a AUS$50.00 prize pack from 2Crafty Chipboard ! Please contact Vanessa  at salesat2crafty@optusnet.com.au and please write "OUAS WINNER" in the subject field to claim your prize. 




5. Charlie 

A super layout faithfull to your own style !
The Design team loved it and you won a price from:

 a Die-namites dies prize pack to the value of US$30.00 with free domestic and international postage. Please contact Lynne Forsythe at rangerjunkie@rocketmail.com to claim your prize. Please write ÖUAS WINNER" in the subject field. 




6.Denisa

The rustic feel and little embellishments did fitt so well with the theme, congrats!

You have won a gift voucher  from Lindy's Stamp Gang valued at  US$20.00 gift voucher with free domestic and international shipping. Please contact Sharon at sharon@lindystampgang.com and please write "Once Upon A..Sketch WINNER" in the subject field to claim your prize. 




7. Tatiana

The color against the striped background , and left side on your layout that little accent (squares) ...great!!

Tresor de Luxe  is donating a prize pack with their beautiful lace to the value of about 20 US$  with free domestic and international shipping and YOU won it!
You can contact me at: wilmavoermans@hotmail.com 




8. Milagros C. Rivera

SUPER layout with just enough going on !
That picture fitts in so well, beautiful!
You have won a AUS$20.00 voucher from Scrapbooking Fantasies with free domestic and international shipping.


This month we have 9 prices and offcourse the great 13 arts facebook price.
Dont forget to take a look !
Well, the last blogprice goes to :

9. Evelyn Walter
What a great tribute to your father Evelyn !!
So many beautiful accents on this layout, background, embellishments, it is just perfect!
You have won a AUS$20.00 voucher from Scrapbooking Fantasies with free domestic and international shipping.



Ok, thats it for this month winners.
So sorry you cant win all,  the entrys were great!
We hope you will take a look at the September challenge which is all about journaling.
Since it is the theme, we really want to see handwritten jouraling on your layouts!!
Not just a name or date.

Good luck and a great weekend !
x the OUAS team x