Tuesday, April 30, 2013

May Challenge

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Hi everyone! I know I am revealing this challenge a few hours early but I have a VERY big day tomorrow and the next couple of days so I thought I would post this tonight so I can have everything right. 

I also wanted to say farewell to some Design Team members that have decided to step down from their position at Once Upon A..Sketch. When the current team started back in July 2012, they were supposed to go till end of June 2013 and a DT call was due around this time for a new team to start this July. However, due to the fact that I am having my baby in a couple of weeks time, I have asked the team to stay on till further on in the year until I sort my self out as it would have been a good time to change Design Team members over after just having a baby. Most of the Design Team has stayed on but i do understand when people need to move on due to circumstances or time issues. So I would like to say goodbye to the following girls, Vicky Alberto, Flo Teixera and  Karola Witczak . Thank you girls for your time and contribution to Once Upon A..Sketch! 

I will quickly mention now that a Design Team changeover will not happen till later on in the year. So thank you to all that inquire :) It makes me happy that you wish to join our team here but right now its not the best time for changes :) 

OK on with this May's challenge! Please remember this challenge ends midnight May 25th Australian Eastern Standard Time. 

Theme: Numbers!!!

This month, we ask you to include a number , ANY number, on your layout. It has to be VISIBLE on your layout and it can be in your title or part of your journalling. It can be a date, an age, a house number, an anniversary, the number of children you have, the number of pets ....anything you like. But please make sure that there is some explanation through your journalling, somewhere on your page or blog about what this number means to you. 

Your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch below. 

Please welcome the winner of our March challenge

My name is Christin Gr√łnnslett, who after ten years in Sweden our family moved back to Norway last year. Here the four of us (kids 5 and 3) live in a little community called R√łyken (English translation=Smoke.....) 
I discovered scrapbooking in 2002 after living a few months in the US, but for years I was more of a shopper/inspiration collector than a scrapper.  I still look for inspiration all over and I can’t scrap without my computer or Iphone/Ipad around, but now I actually use all that inspiration and try to sit down at my scrap table every day when the kids are asleep, and I try to attend as many crops as possible.  I mostly make layouts and I’m somewhat of a challenge junkie. You won’t find any layouts in my house that are not the result of either a challenge or an assignment. 
I love to play with colors, stencils, texture and layers on my layouts. I scrapbook to capture feelings, emotions and the many faces of my kids as they grown up.  

Here is Christin's beautiful layout based on our theme and sketch..
This month, we also have some gorgeous creations from our May main sponsor Zeus & Zoe and Berry71Bleu's Design Team

Agnieszka Bellaidea

**Lucky 7 Factory paper and chipboard from Scrap FX

Anupama Choudary 
**Lucky 7 Factory paper and chipboard from Scrap FX 

**Journalling on the page in Q&A format

Debbie Burns
**Lucky 7 Factory paper and chipboard from Scrap FX  
**The journalling is private and is on the back of the layout

Marylin Rivera
**Lucky 7 Factory paper and chipboard from Scrap FX**

Marivic Clifton

**Lucky 7 Factory paper and chipboard from Scrap FX**

Kay Fatula (Berry71Bleu May Guest Designer)

**Lucky 7 Factory paper and chipboard from Scrap FX. Journaling stored in scroll**

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 !!!

Svetlana Austin (South Africa)

*hidden journalling on back of layout*

Cathy Cafun (Australia) 
*hidden journalling on tag behind photo

** Imaginarium Chipboard Butterfly

** Imaginarium Chipboard**

'Capital Letters' for title & mask and Designer 'Cross Hatch'

*Hidden journaling on tag behind photo*
*Imaginarium chipboard numbers, title, butterflies*

*Imaginarium Designs: Butterflies, Flourishes, Frame and Numbers

Anna Zaprzelska (Poland)
*hidden journalling on tag behind photo
** Imaginarium Chipboard Tittle

Renata Moni (Brazil)
*hidden journalling behind photo (tag memories)

**Hidden Journalling on tag beneath photos**

The winner of this challenge, will win our main prize this month from our May sponsor and will also be invited to come back in July as our Guest Designer.

Our main sponsor for May is

Zeus and Zoe etsy shop 

"Zeus and Zoe is an etsy shop selling one-of-a-kind crafting goodies, embellishments for scrapbooking, crafting, altered art, home decor, collage art. We also make custom/themed project collection boxes depending on your crafting needs.  Each box has different vintage themes and sold individually. We had put together papers, vintage elements (buttons, rhinestone brooches, doilies, ephemera items), trims, skeleton keys, flowers, charms, hand-made tag and so much more. With any of these boxes, you will be able to make numerous projects or use the embellishments to add to your existing projects. Some of the collections come with boxes to decorate with or use for extra storage.We had made these collection with all crafters in mind. We all love the vintage theme and it goes very well with any pictures you want to scrap or just to decorate your home with."

Here is the link to the Etsy shop:

For information on custom themed collection/boxes, pls email berry71bleu@att.net.

and  Berry71Bleu etsy shop

"Berry71bleu is an Etsy shop owned by Marivic Clifton. We specialize in custom and premade embellished hang tags, scrapbook pages, and altered gift ideas with a vintage flair. Each handmade item is unique and embellished with vintage or modern replica findings that goes perfectly with what we sell. We also accept custom orders. Pls visit our etsy shop,http://www.etsy.com/shop/berry71bleu/ or email berry71bleu@gmail.com for more information. Check out our blog, http://berry71bleu.blogspot.com/ for inspiration from our Design Team".

Zeus and Zoe is donating a US$50.00 voucher plus free shipping for our winner this month, which they can use at the etsy shop 

Berry71Bleu is donating 3 handmade tags to 3 randomly drawn winners. 

Now here are some more prizes up for grabs this month for the rest of our winners..

Imaginarium Designs chipboard, is donating a chipboard pack full of their newest releases valued at AU$50.00 , with free domestic and international shipping 

Scraps of Elegance kit club is donating their main kit valued at US$35.95 value, with free Priority shipping within the USA, or free First Class shipping for international winners!

The Flying Unicorn online store is donating a US$25.00 gift voucher to spend at their store with free domestic and international shipping ! 

Julia Cotrim Scrapbooking is donating a patterned paper and canvas collection with free domestic and international shipping 

Sassy Scrappers is donating a AUS$25.00 prize pack 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 

Njoyfull Crafts is donating one of the above prize packs or similar valued at AU$20.00 with free domestic and international shipping 

Get Creative Embellishments is donating a prize pack valued at 15.00 Euro,  shipped free anywhere in the world

SA Crafters is donating a prize pack valued at US$15.00 , shipped anywhere in the world. 

Little Blue Button Stamps, is offering a $10.00 voucher to the online store 

Fancy Flair Designs is donating a store voucher

The deadline for this challenge is midnight May 25th Australian Eastern Standard Time 


  1. I have been bitten :) The wheels are turning already....


  2. Fabulous line up of inspiration!!!!!

  3. Fabulous line up of inspiration!!!!!

  4. Wow I am blown away by the DT layouts.. how beautiful each one is!!

  5. My goodness! this is such a fab reveal! beautiful inspiration from all of you ladies!! xoxo

  6. Thank you ladies for the beautiful inspiration (again:))!

  7. Hello girls wonderful pages here'm also participating. xoxo

  8. As always, Fabulous layouts!!!

  9. Wow it's wonderful!!! Thank you ladies for the inspiration!

  10. Thank you ladies for the beautiful inspiration.. !!!
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