Saturday, May 5, 2012

April **Winners** Announced!!!

SO many wonderful entries and so SO hard for the designers to choose again. We had a HUGE 95 entries and  it seems to me you all mostly agreed with the monthly challenge and the extra time to enter your layouts! 

As always, THANK YOU all for your supporting our challenges. We just absolutely LOVE reading your journalling and see what you all come up with. 

Now, please just remember that we DO require some journalling on your layouts. As I said last month we are allowing you to write "as much or as little as you like" but just clarifying with you all that it does not mean you simply use the journalling prompt in you title :) We do indeed need to see some journalling or record of what your layout is about :)

As I mentioned earlier in the month, from this month onward we will have more than 1 winner per challenge and a further few featured layouts due to the huge number of entries we are receiving.  This is because there are simply TOO MANY wonderful entries and voting is close every month so why not feature more of you that stand out? 

SO here we go with the new winners format!

April Challenge Winners
(in winning order) 

Solange Marques (Brazil) 

Congratulations Solagne! This is a truly beautiful layout with all the trade mark details consistent with your style. Your use of mixed media, together with some beautiful chipboard make this one a winner. The background of your layout is simply stunning, as is that gorgeous picture!! You received the most points from our Design Team and for this effort you win your self the fantastic April kit from C'est Magnifique kit club PLUS you get to come back in June as our Guest Designer! Please email me at with your address details so I can get the prize sent out to you and to also send out all the information you need for your Guest Designer spot in July!

* Tiffany has hidden journalling under the peg on the left hand side of her layout. 

What a STUNNING layout. I do not know what warms up the heart more, that gorgeous baby with the super cute eyes and mouth or the way this layout has been put together with so much love and care? Tiffany,  the colours you have used here just go SO beautifully together. Your embellishments, ever so soft, look so gorgeous together with that amazing picture and beautiful details everywhere! Your heart felt journalling was also just lovely to read. Well done Tiffany!

Anna Zaprzelska (Poland) 

Anna took a different approach to our HOME theme..She journalled about her dream home and Anna, I agree! That looks like an amazing place to live. Anna has a very soft and layered but clean style and a busy photo like that isnt lost on her gorgeous layers and cluster of embellishments and flowers. I also love that she fitted quite a bit of journalling on a small tag like that and that string going over your journalling tag and photo ties everything together so well Anna. Just stunning work!

Kay Fatula (USA) 

Yet another stunner from our loyal supporter here at Once Upon A..Sketch, Kay! Just look at all the detailed stitching, the way little details peek at you and the way we can see a little of the journalling to want to read more. Once again, perfect colour choice and beautiful pictures! Beautiful Kay :)

Lynnda Hosni (Australia) 

What an awesome take on the sketch Lynnda! FANTASTIC cluster you have created here and I believe that is your journalling on the left hand side? You have interpreted this challenge so beautifully and added many pictures and this is what we like here at Once Upon A..Sketch..people thinking outside the square! Beautiful elements all around your page! Lovely work :)

Ladies PLEASE grab your winners badge from the left hand side of the blog !

Now here are our.. 

Featured layouts
These are layouts that were some of the Design Teams favourites.

Romy Veul (The Netherlands) 

Cynthia Llorens (Brazil) 

Elena Stefanidou (Greece) 

Belinda Spencer (Australia) 

Maria Tsilvidou (Greece) 

Kitika (Russia) 

Well done everyone!! Please grab your featured badge from the side of the blog :)

Random Prize Winners

As you may recall I said last month that only the names of the winners will be written here and not images of the draw to lessen the amount of information on here. But please do rest assured that was used to draw the names of these winners. 

The person that wins the pack from Imaginarium Designs is #58 Christina Lampropoulou from Greece

The person that wins the handmade tag from Bery71Bleu is #66 Inqba  from Sweden 

The person that wins the paper collection from Julia Cotrim Scrapbooking is Milagros Rivera from Puerto Rico 

CONGRATULATIONS girls! Please email me at with your address details and the prize you won so I can organised these prizes to be sent out to you!


  1. Fantastic works!

  2. Wohooooo!!!! Thank you for chosing my layout and congratulations for all talented girls!!!!

  3. Wow, so many gorgeous pages! Big congrats to the winners:) And thank you so much for featuring my page. I feel really honoured! Just loved this sketch!

  4. Huge huge congrats to all winners and featured, especially to my friend from Greece!!! Gorgeous work, ladies!!!!

  5. Wowsy! What amazing, gorgeous LO's....congrat's to all winners & grinners....I love the diversity of 'home' that has been shown:):):)

  6. YAY!!! Congrats to all of the featured ladies! Am so humbled to have been chosen alongside such great talent! The theme of this challenge definitely spoke to me. Got all those creative cogs going...thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Congrats to all the winners and to those who were featured,definately some amazing talent.Congrats to OUAS 95 pages to choose from wow!Can't wait to see this months entries!

  8. Goodness graacious! each time I think I've seen the best there is to see and wham! the entries for the next challenge blow my socks off big time! CONGRATS to all of you ladies, awesome awesome pages!! Solange my love - an extra special mwah to you! xoxox

  9. Well done to you all.. what stunning and heart felt layouts!! congrats!!

  10. Congratulations to all the fabulous features and winners.
    You have outdone yourselves,..yet again... :-)

  11. Congratulations!!! Oh boy, it was TOOOO hard to vote this time!!!

    1. WOW!!! I don't believe it!!
      I am very very happy!!!
      Thanks and congrats to all the featured.

  12. OMG.... I can't believe it!!! Am so HAPPY....Thank you so much for chosing my layout and congratulations to all the WINNERS & you ladies are truly talented !!!...hugs...xoxo

  13. WOW!!!!!!!!!!Sameone punch me!!!I am in the heaven!!!I can many wonderful works!!!
    I feel so honored !!
    Thanks for all and congratulations to all featured girls!!
    Big huges and kisses from Brazil

  14. Oh my! What a wonderful surprise! Yahoooo! Thank you so much for choosing my layout among so many other beautiful projects! So thrilled and honored :)

  15. Congratulations girls!

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