Thursday, April 14, 2011

April 1st **WINNERS**

Hi everyone..

It's time to announce the winners of our April 1st challenge. 

Before I announce the winners I would like to just quickly tell you that in order to be considered for a prize or a feature YOU MUST FOLLOW THE JOURNALING CRITERIA very closely. Besides the sketch, each challenge will have a set journaling criteria that you must include on your projects. Off the page or altered items and cards MUST have a quote on them in order to be in the running for a prize or feature. 

Our  *MAIN PRIZE* winner for the April 1st challenge, who also gets to come back in May as our Guest Designer is...

KYOKO of Japan

CONGRATULATIONS KYOKO!!!! Your layout was chosen by our Design Team out of 101 entries!!! 
You now have $AUS50.00 to spend at SCRAP MATRIX . Please email Lou here to get the details of how to claim your prize and please email Irma here regarding your Guest Designer spot next month.

Now these are the Top 5 as again voted by the Design Team. Can I just say here that there was probably 1 point different between all of these. Voting was SO close!


LORETA from Lithuania



SUSAN from the USA

CHERUBS from Lithuania

CONGRATULATIONS to the Top 5. You were all STAND OUTS and your layouts are ALL stunning!

Now ladies...the Design Team and I have been so stunned with not only the amount of entries, but also how absolutely gorgeous all your projects were. We ALL had such a hard time trying to narrow down our Top 6 out of over 100 even though we normally feature our Top 5 and the winner, here are some more that caught our eye...

        Chantelle from Australia                                         

Vicky Varvadouka from Greece

Lynnda Hosni from Australia 

Rachael Funnell from Australia

Agneja from Lithuania

Well done to these 5 as well!

And last but not least...we have our RANDOMLY chosen winner....


Number 65 is Kristal with this entry

Kristal you have won $AUS20.00 to spend at Scrap Matrix. Please email Lou here to claim your prize. 

Thank you so much for your beautiful entries and we hope to see you back here again.

Bye for now!


  1. Congratulations to Kyoko and to the other featured projects !
    I will try again later !

  2. Congratulations to Kyoko and All of the Other Winners!!! And All of the Participants too!! Judging was the most incredibly difficult task as there were just soooo many fantastic entries!!
    We look forward to seeing what you create this round!!
    Good Luck to ALL!!!
    Lou xx

  3. Congratulations Kyoko, congratulations girls!

  4. Congratulations Kyoko!! Oh my I absolutely adore your layout!! I thought your entry was entirely stunning & can't wait to have you join us as a guest designer next month!! Woo Hoo!! And to everyone else who participated - every one of your efforts was blooming marvellous & I hope that we will see you all playing again back here next time too!!

  5. Congratulations Kyoko! and to all the other winners..You're layouts are absolutely beautiful!

  6. Congratulations, ladies! Thank you so much for taking the time and create such amazing projects! You all WOW-ed us! ~Gerry~

  7. Parabéns, Kyoko!!!Sua página é magnífica!!!
    Parabéns a todos os destaques, páginas maravilhosas!!!
    Parabéns a todas as participantes, belos trabalhos!!!
    Parabéns a vocês do OnceUpon por terem conquistado tantas adesões excelentes!!!
    Obrigada e continuarei a participar dos desafios sempre!!!
    Abraços a todas.
    from Brasil

  8. Congratulations to KYOKO!!! Her layout is really something!!!! You DT girls had a really hard job to do...all the entries are awesome!!! Thank you for mentioning my layout! I feel like it is one of the featured ones..I don't see any difference! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!

  9. Great work to all the girls featured here, and to everyone who took up the first challenge! Looking forward to even more entries for the current challenge :-)

  10. Congratulations to KYOKO!!! Realy georgeous layout!
    Congratulations to all of the Participants too!!
    And thanks so much for chosen my work. What I did not expect at all.
    Many Thanks

  11. Congratulations to everyone!!!! Bravo to all for providing such inspiration!!

  12. Congratulation to the winner Kyoko!!!
    I can understand it was hard work to chose from so many entries. Grate choices, love them.

  13. A BIG CONGRATS to the winner Kyoko!!! & too the other top 5 features.... your layouts were truly sensational, just jaw dropping gorgeous!!!
    THANK YOU for given me a mention *yay*

  14. OMG, THANK you, I am so honored to be one of the featured projects! So many beautiful entries. And congrats to Kyoko and the other featured artists!!! I am honored! I look forward to seeing the entries for this next challenge!! Thank you!!!

  15. Well done on getting 101 entries for your first challenge! Guess that means your combination of a fantastic DT and the focus on journalling really inspires people.

    Congrats to too the winners, they are a lovely collection of LO's. :)

  16. Congratulations to everyone. They are all STUNNING LOs, and I do not envy the DT for having to pick out of 101 people!!

  17. congrats to all the winners, stunning entries

  18. Congratulations to all of the winners!!!!

  19. Congrats to Kyoko, your layout is stunning!
    Great to see so many people participating : )

  20. Well done ladies!
    I do not envy you girls for having to narrow down from 101 to 5!!!
    Gorgeous work!!

  21. congrats...some really amazing and stunning layouts...don't envy the DT picking....LOL

  22. well done & congratulations to Kyoko and all the winnders :) fabulous Lo's and projects..glad I wasnt a judge that's for sure LOL x

  23. Congrats to Kyoko - a very beautiful LO - well done - thanks for mentioning my LO - it's much appreciated and it was great to see so many wonderful LO's.

  24. How many interpretations of the same sketch! Congratulations girls! Your works are so faboulous! Hard work to decide the most beautiful!

  25. Congratulations to Kyoko and all the other beautiful entries it was VERY difficult to choose...

  26. wow! Great work everyone! Congrats Kyoko!

  27. Fantastic work ladies.. Congrats to Kyoko.. It's so inspiring to see soooo many wonderful pages..

  28. Congratulations Kyoko And All of the Participants too!!!!! YAY!!!...YEs... this is a huge success for a 1st challenge!!!Awesome and very inspiring indeed!!!.

    And thank you so much for featuring me here....YAY!!!...


  29. Congratulations to Kyoko and all the other gorgeous entries. You certainly all did some absolutely amazing things with the sketch