Friday, July 15, 2011

July 15th Challenge

Welcome to our July 15th challenge!

Journalling Criteria : your journalling has to be a quote (handwritten, printed, rub on etc. ). As an option you can include journalling in the lines on sketch but this is not necessary.

Guest Designers

Here is the work of our 3 winners from June. 

Once again I am just amazed at this talent and you have all proved why it was SO hard to choose between the 3 of you! Thank you very much for your contribution to our challenge blog. We loved having you here and hope you enjoyed your time too. 

Now, here is the amazing Natalie May, our permanent guest designer from Imaginarium Designs with her take on our sketch using Imaginarium Designs chipboard

Design Team


**Flowers, leaves from the Manor House Creations

**Flowers, leaves  from the Manor House Creations

**chipboard alphas and flourishes are from Imaginarium designs.
** flowers are from Manor House Creations

**Flowers, leaves from the Manor House Creations

Trudi Harrison
**Flowers from the Manor House Creations

Steph Devlin


We have a BRAND new sponsor and a VERY exciting one as well. Please welcome to Once Upon A...Sketch...

Most of our Design Team members were SO lucky to receive some of these packs to work with for this challenge! Just look at how BEAUTIFUL these flowers look on their work above!

Manor House Creations is a brand new Australian company specialising in wholesale scrapbooking and craft flowers.  Our flowers are expically made with scrapbookers in mind and are of the highest possible quality, but also provide good value with more in the pack for a similar or better price than current products on the market.
We are also the Australian distributor for The ScrapCake, a polish company who boast the talented designers, Karola Witczak and Kinga Spiczko. 
We hope you will love and embrace our new company and products as much as we do.  If you would like to purchase our products, please contact your local or online store and request that they stock them.

You can find us at

Here is the prize up for grabs from Manor House Creations for one lucky person voted by the Design Team as the winner of this challenge!
A pack of their latest release flowers. 

THANK YOU Manor House Creations for supporting our blog!

Our second sponsor is the truly AMAZING...

Imaginarium designs,  is a new chipboard company founded in 2010. It is the combined collaboration of  a Mother and Son team who both work in the paper craft industry.
Please visit the blog for inspiration and to see what the design team has been up to and you can  purchase this amazing chipboard  at Seriously Scrapbooking (they ship anywhere in the world at actual postage cost)

Thank you SO much to our lovely sponsor Imaginarium Designs. We couldn't do this without your support!

Imaginarium Designs have so generously offered this prize to our second winner as chosen by our Design Team..
...a pack of their latest and most popular chipboard. The best thing about this, is that the pack will be different each month and will be customised to fit the winners needs. So if you have girls, you will be sent girly chipboard etc. And don't forget that they also sponsor our entire Design Team so please see the examples above for all the creative uses of this awesome chipboard. 

Lastly our 3rd prize for our RANDOMLY CHOSEN winner. This prize will go to one lucky person that is chosen using as we LOVE to encourage EVERYONE here to play along, no matter what your skill level!
A Pink Paislee Queen Bee collection pack, which includes: 8 12x12 patterned papers, 2 die cut papers, 1 flip notes paper pad, 1 ribbon pleats pack, 1 borderlines rub ons pack, 1 press ons pack, 1 punch outs pack, 1 bella brads pack, 1 alphabet pack. 

We are all anticipating your entries and CANNOT wait to see what you come up with!

Things to consider when playing along... 

**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter 
**You are allowed to create a card, layout or off-the-page item based on the provided sketch and additional journalling criteria. If you are creating a card or altered item you only need to include a quote. 
**You are also allowed to flip or rotate the sketch or alter it to suit your needs, but please make sure its still recognisable. 
**Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery and link it on our right sidebar using the Link tool. Please provide a direct link to your post, not your entire blog.If the link tool is down, please leave a comment on the comments section and link your layout there. 
** The deadline for this challenge is midnight July 31st - Australian Eastern Standard Time. The Design Team will vote and the winner and the Top 5 projects will be announced soon after the challenge has finished. 
**You may enter as many times as you like and combine this with other challenges. 
**Also, please consider turning off word verification for comments on your blog. 

For a complete list of the rules please see the top of this page


  1. Your sketches, and design team samples, are always so awesome. Thanks for so much fabulous inspiration! I cannot wait to get started at this one!

  2. Ladies these samples are nothing short of stunning, Once again, Thanks for the inspiration :)

  3. great sketch ! I missed the last one... but I'll try to be on time for this one

  4. Nadia, great great sketch and I will surely give it a try!
    xox Julia Sáddi - Brazil

  5. Beautfiul skecth and stunning works made by the DT! I really love the inspiration you gave us!

  6. This sketch is awesome!! So much possibility!

  7. Such stunning work ladies. Each one is a beautiful piece of art.
    Nadia I just adored this sketch. So easy to work with.It was a pleasure.

  8. Absolutely blown away by these examples & LOVE the flowers - lucky Aussie girls to get to work with those! How amazing is it that Steph & I have used the exact same quote too!!

  9. Wow ladies! Stunning pages from everyone!!!
    This sketch is wonderful - I promise to participate:D

  10. wow amazing sketch and all gorgeous layouts!!! Can not wait to try it :)

  11. Job WELL DONE girls!! Such beautiful LO's. The sketch is gorgeous. Can't wait to give this a go. Also wot FAB prizes!

  12. Well, great sketch, would love to play!

  13. I just loved the sketch!!! Probably a sketch I will use severel times.
    I tried to upload with my blogaddress but it didn't work, so I did like I was told -uploaded the photo from my computer.
    Anyway, my entry is here:

    Just tell me if I should do it some other way!

  14. i couldn't resist!! so many eyecatching takes on the sketch!! bravissimo!!!!!!

  15. This sketch is awesome!!Thanks for the oportunity!!!

  16. Hi Girls
    I love this sketch, I did my page and linked yet

  17. Hi, ladies!
    I loved this sketch and the inspirations LOs...all marvelous!!!
    I link the mine and I hope you like!
    Hugs from Brazil