Friday, October 26, 2012

C’est Magnifique Kits 1st Anniversary Blog Hop!


Hi everyone and welcome to the C'est Magnifique Kits Blog Hop!! 

If you've arrived here from the Manor House Creations blog, then you're right on track! If not, head back to the beginning of the hop HERE at the C'est Magnifique Kits blog!


For the past year C’est Magnifique Kits has been bringing you their sophisticated and unique kits with paper and embellishments from all over the world! We're lucky to have C'est Magnifique as a monthly sponsor here at Once Upon A...Sketch and are so excited to be a part of this birthday bash blog hop!


Along the way there will be plenty of inspiration as the design team shares with you their projects featuring the amazing November kit! There will also be prizes from four manufacturers, and prizes from C’est Magnifique Kits AND their design team! Lots and lots of goodies to be won!

Here is what the GORGEOUS November kit looks like..
The kit includes the new 7 Dots Studio's "Domestic Goddess" line designed by Finnabair. 


Now, here is our October challenge....


Theme: The following quote..

great life quote.

We would like you to create a layout based on this quote. You can interpret it ANY way you like. There is no wrong or right way to interpret this quote  but your layout must incorporate something from this quote AND the sketch below. Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . Hidden journalling is perfectly fine.




...and here is how some Design Team members from C├ęst Magnifique interpeted our challenge using the beautiful November kit...










It’s time to get started! Here’s what you need to do:

1. Visit each blog along the Blog Hop

2. Leave a comment on each blog (and become a follower, if required)

3. End the blog hop back at the C’est Magnifque Kits Blog, and leave a comment



You have until midnight (US EST) on Monday, October 29 to complete the Blog Hop.


Your next stop along the Hop is at the Pink Paislee blog HERE

Have fun and good luck!

Monday, October 22, 2012

More Inspiration from our October Sponsors

Hi everyone! 

Today I wanted to show you how the Design Team from our main sponsors for October interpreted our current challenge. 

First up here is our challenge..


Theme: The following quote..

great life quote.

We would like you to create a layout based on this quote. You can interpret it ANY way you like. There is no wrong or right way to interpret this quote  but your layout must incorporate something from this quote AND the sketch below. Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . Hidden journalling is perfectly fine.



First up we have the team from Moments Of Tranquility..


Moments of Tranquility online store grew from the requests of the followers of Natasha Naranjo-Aquirre's Blog.  Natasha shows such passion and love for her favorite products in her work that her blog followers often asked if she sold it, or could sell it... and so the online shop was born.   Natasha stocks all of her very favorite items, specializing in Donna Salazar Mix'd Media Inx and Spellbinders Dies, Want 2 Scrap Bling, Dusty Attic Chipboard & Blooms and beautiful Pion Design Papers.  By specializing in a few select items she can always offer the best service to her customers.
Here is a link to the shop Moments Of Tranquility Shop

Mistra Hoolahan (Australia) 


 Nancy Winter (Australia) 




Next up we have the team from Riddersholm Design 


Riddersholm Design is owned by Connie Riddersholm and was founded in 2010 in Denmark . Connie has a background as a graphic designer and has earlier been into Web design and worked as partly self employed since 2004. It all started with Connie designing digital scrapbooking kits for her selves and later moved onto a few digital prints in 12X12 to see how they looked for real. Connie then had a group of hardcore scrapbookers to look at her designs and asked for their “honest” opinion.
They liked it and believed in it. So she decided to give it a go and invested her spare money into Riddersholm Design!  Today Riddersholm Designs sells paper lines in 10 countries and launch their new collections every spring and fall/Christmas 

Go HERE to see where you can get Riddersholm Design paper from and visit the blog for lots of inspiration from the Design Team HERE
Jenny Svennson (Sweden ) 

Gitte Hansen (Denmark) 




Now here are our permanent sponsors for 2012. For more information please see our sidebar. 














How would you like to be our Guest Designer for the month of December The winner of this challenge with the most points, as voted by the Design Team will be invited to be our Guest Designer in December and create along side our Design Team. This person will also win this fabulous prize from Riddersholm Design, who tailored this stunning prize just in time for the holiday season...



The next four winning entries will win the following prizes
A prize package from Moments of Tranquility. 
Prize includes: 14 Sheets of Pion Design Paper, 3 Packs of Dusty Attic Blooms,  3 Packs of Dusty Attic Chipboard,  2 Packs of Mix'd Media Inx



A mini kit from C'est Magnifique kit club + FREE postage to anywhere in the world + add any other item in the store at NO extra postage cost from C'est Magnifique kit club. 








Now here are the 3 prizes that are being offered to our Randomly chosen winners..


A Ribbon pack from Scrapbooking Fantasies




**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter
**You are free to combine Once Upon A..Sketch challenges with other challenges. We don't mind at all!!!
**You are allowed to enter only layouts  for our challenges
**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 the right hand side of this blog 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 October 31stAustralian Eastern Standard Time . The Design Team will vote and the Top 5 layouts PLUS Top 5 featured layouts will be announced soon after the challenge has finished.
**You may enter as many times as you like




**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.

Monday, October 15, 2012

October Challenge - TEAM B Reveal

Hi everyone! I hope you have been enjoying our current challenge. Today the second half of our team shows  us how they interpreted the challenge. 



Theme: The following quote..

great life quote.

We would like you to create a layout based on this quote. You can interpret it ANY way you like. There is no wrong or right way to interpret this quote  but your layout must incorporate something from this quote AND the sketch below. Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . Hidden journalling is perfectly fine.





I am also very excited to announce this month's Guest Designer. This lady was a very big inspiration for me when I first started scrapping and her style has continued to be timeless. It is with great pleasure I welcome the gorgeous...

Welcome to the winner of our August Challenge 



My name is Miranda, and I live in sunny Florida with my wonderful man and our 2 pets! I started scrapbooking about 2 years ago. It started with wanting to make an album to show my honey how much he meant to me, and it blossomed from there! I have spent a lot of time searching for my style, and what I like the best. That tends to be more on the grunge side of things, but I never like to stay put in one area of art. I am always pushing myself outside of my boundaries! I strive to think outside of the box , and use techniques that allow me to express myself! My fave products are flowers , metal, laces, gesso, sprays , masks, and texture pastes! I appreciate all different types of art , and cannot imagine life without it! If I am not crafting, I am usually spending time outdoors at the beach or any place with a beautiful view! I also am a huge bookworm!

You can find my blog HERE

*Hidden journaling is at the top right hand corner behind clock

Thank You Miranda for your BEAUTIFUL page. Its just amazing to look at :)


* Chipboard title, clock by Imaginarium Designs 


Jolaine Frias (USA) 
* Chipboard title, clock and leaves by Imaginarium Designs 
** Papers and ribbon are sponsored by Riddersholm Design

Patti Hamil (USA) 
 **Chipboard butterflies, clock by Imaginarium Designs 



Eila Sandberg (Sweden) 
** Papers, white roses and star lilies, tag, and twine are sponsored by Riddersholm Design. (Journalling is at the back of the layout)



Efi Stamatelli (Greece) 
**Papers, white flowers, lace, twine, tags  are sponsored by Riddersholm Design. 
* Chipboard title by Imaginarium Designs 




Camilla Ekman (Sweden) 
* Papers, white flowers, ribbon, string and lace are sponsored by 
Riddersholm Design.
* Chipboard title by Imaginarium Designs 

*Journalling is on the tag behind the photo. *





Kay Fatula (USA) 
**Papers, white roses and twine are sponsored by Riddersholm Design.
**Burgundy ribbon is by Scrapbooking Fantasies 
**Journaling is on the back of the tag found in the upper left hand corner**



Helena Virpi (Italy)
**More thorough journaling on the back of the layout*



Evgenia Petzer (South Africa) 
 *Chipboard title and little watch by Imaginarium Designs  



Elena Stefanidou (Greece)





Solange Marques (Brazil)
 *Chipboard clock by Imaginarium Designs
**journaling on the back of the layout



Hilde Aaslund (Norway)
*Chipboard alpha, clock and cloud by Imaginarium Designs




Melenia Agapides (Greece)
*Chipboard frame and butterfly by Imaginarium Designs




Kim Jeffress (Australia) 




We are very fortunate to have a gorgeous Danish manufacturer with us this month. Please welcome..



Riddersholm Design is owned by Connie Riddersholm and was founded in 2010 in Denmark . Connie has a background as a graphic designer and has earlier been into Web design and worked as partly self employed since 2004. It all started with Connie designing digital scrapbooking kits for her selves and later moved onto a few digital prints in 12X12 to see how they looked for real. Connie then had a group of hardcore scrapbookers to look at her designs and asked for their “honest” opinion.
They liked it and believed in it. So she decided to give it a go and invested her spare money into Riddersholm Design!  Today Riddersholm Designs sells paper lines in 10 countries and launch their new collections every spring and fall/Christmas 

Go HERE to see where you can get Riddersholm Design paper from and visit the blog for lots of inspiration from the Design Team HERE. 




Our other equally beautiful sponsor this month is the gorgeous Etsy shop owned by Natasha Naranjo- Aquirre called..


Moments of Tranquility online store grew from the requests of the followers of Natasha Naranjo-Aquirre's Blog.  Natasha shows such passion and love for her favorite products in her work that her blog followers often asked if she sold it, or could sell it... and so the online shop was born.   Natasha stocks all of her very favorite items, specializing in Donna Salazar Mix'd Media Inx and Spellbinders Dies, Want 2 Scrap Bling, Dusty Attic Chipboard & Blooms and beautiful Pion Design Papers.  By specializing in a few select items she can always offer the best service to her customers.
Here is a link to the shop Moments Of Tranquility Shop



Now here are our permanent sponsors for 2012. For more information please see our sidebar. 














How would you like to be our Guest Designer for the month of December The winner of this challenge with the most points, as voted by the Design Team will be invited to be our Guest Designer in December and create along side our Design Team. This person will also win this fabulous prize from Riddersholm Design, who tailored this stunning prize just in time for the holiday season...



The next four winning entries will win the following prizes

A prize package from Moments of Tranquility. 

Prize includes: 14 Sheets of Pion Design Paper, 3 Packs of Dusty Attic Blooms,  3 Packs of Dusty Attic Chipboard,  2 Packs of Mix'd Media Inx




A mini kit from C'est Magnifique kit club + FREE postage to anywhere in the world + add any other item in the store at NO extra postage cost from C'est Magnifique kit club. 









Now here are the 3 prizes that are being offered to our Randomly chosen winners..



25 half metre lengths in black, white and hot pink ribbon pack from Scrapbooking Fantasies




**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter
**You are free to combine Once Upon A..Sketch challenges with other challenges. We don't mind at all!!!
**You are allowed to enter only layouts  for our challenges
**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 the right hand side of this blog 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 October 31stAustralian Eastern Standard Time . The Design Team will vote and the Top 5 layouts PLUS Top 5 featured layouts will be announced soon after the challenge has finished.
**You may enter as many times as you like

**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.