Saturday, February 1, 2014

February challenge!!

Hello wonderful people :) 

Our team here and I are immensely honoured that so many of you participated in our January challenge. What a boost of confidence for our brand new team and for me. What a way to start a new year. I have said this before.. there have been times when my life is so crazy busy that I have wondered "Maybe its time for OUAS to go?".. But every time I talk myself out of it because of all of you that continue to play along with us. I have talked myself out of it because somehow I end up with the best and most reliable Design Team out there and part of our current Design Team include Tracey Sabella, Val Thorpe and Lizzy Hill who have most definitely gone above and beyond to fill in for me behind the scenes when life gets super busy! I could not do this without them, or with the amazing sponsors .. SO A BIG THANKS to you all. 

Stay tuned for our January winners who will be revealed all too soon. The Design Team will SOMEHOW try and figure out some winners from our 139 entries... :)

Just on a side note.. please please please remember to stick to the theme and to add some journalling. We unfortunately had to disqualify some VERY beautiful entries because we could not find ANY mention of ANY journalling. As I mention below PLEASE feel free to journal in your language (we encourage that) and please feel free to include HIDDEN journalling but please do tell us in your blog post where your journalling is . Please try and also tell us how you interpret the theme. Sometimes we look at some of the entries and have NOTHING to do with our theme... 

On a last note, as I have mentioned before you are allowed to combine your OUAS entry with as many others as you like. But please do note that our sketch is compulsory and we noticed some people in January combined our challenge with another sketch challenge which kind of doesn't make sense. LOL! Unless the 2 sketches are identical then I cannot see how 2 sketch challenges can be combined. Thank you for your understanding :) 

Good luck with February;s challenge. Remember this is a short month! Only 28 days :) 

Journalling Theme: "Totally addicted to...." 

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journalling. But please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes journalling (hidden journalling is fine). Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long. Remember, hidden journalling (under a photo/tag or behind your page) is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is! 

Please help me welcome the winner of our December challenge , the very inspirational ..

Lisa Griffith (USA)

My name is Lisa Griffith and I live in the US with my hubby and our son.  I love a lot of textures on my layouts and I love working with paints and inks.  I have a passion for antiques and anything vintage, I am always rummaging around thrift shops and estate sales looking for old books, magazines, postcards, lace, anything I can incorporate into my work. I really enjoyed this months theme, paper crafting is so rewarding and relaxing to me, and definitely addicting! It's so fun to take an idea or an emotion,  bits of paper and glue and create something unique. 
You can find me at    
Thank you Nadia for having me! Lisa xo

Now here is Lisa's take on our challenge

 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 !!!

Tracey Sabella (USA)

**Additional journaling is on the back.

Yuko Tanaka (Japan) photo FF39FF55FF4BFF4F_zpsd602e11e.jpg

Zaneta Glowa (Sweden)
I used 7 Dots Studio paper and alpha stickers. Journaling placed on the backside.

Ana Paula Leal (Brazil) 

Daria Pneva (Russia) 

Georgia Heald ( Australia)
*Journaling on the back of the layout

Wilma Voermans (Switzerland)
# Journaling on the backside 

Aida Domisiewicz (Poland)

Song Li (USA) 

Journaling on the back of the layout

Val Thorpe (South Africa)
Journalling on the back can be read on my blog.

The winner of this challenge, as voted by the Design Team will be invited to come back in April as our Guest Designer. 

They will also win the main prize from our main sponsor for February which is..

Whichcraft do you do? Whichcraft offers unique laser cut wooden embellishments and items to alter.  Based in Australia, Whichcraft started as a hobby for Kerry and has now progressed to a zibbet store, youtube channel and facebook page. New designs and product developement are ongoing so there is always something new coming out. Stock is kept on hand so orders are packed and shipped quickly and efficiently and Kerry's customer service is second to none! Offering some custom cutting and flat rate international shipping worldwide Whichcraft has something for you, no matter Whichcraft you do!

Whichcraft has donated a minimum of AUS$40.00 prize pack with free postage to anywhere in the world for our January winner. 

Now here are some more AMAZING prizes donated by our wonderful permanent sponsors for 2014.

First up is our Facebook sponsor. Please don't forget to upload your entry to our Facebook Page HERE for your chance to win this price..

13arts is donating 10 colours of their gorgeous paint tubs , in your choice of colours, with free domestic and international postage. 

7 Dots Studio will donate a prize pack full of their product valued at US$50.00 with free domestic and international postage. 

The Flying Unicorn online store is donating a US$50.00 gift voucher to spend at their store !

2Crafty Chipboard is donating a chipboard pack to the value of AUS$50.00 with free domestic and international postage

Swirlydoos kit club is donating their monthly kit valued at US$36.50 with free domestic and international postage

Die-namites dies is donating a prize pack to the value of US$30.00 with free domestic and international postage

Lindy's Stamp Gang Store
Lindy's Stamp Gang is donating a US$20.00 gift voucher with free domestic and international shipping..

Scrappers Garden online store is donating a prize pack to the value of AU$20.00 with free domestic and international postage

Scrapbooking Fantasies is donating a ribbon pack valued at over AU$20.00 plus with free domestic and international shipping 


  1. Wow those dt layouts are amazing, really stunning .. great challenge.. have to think about this one too...

  2. A great sketch and brilliant examples from the DT

  3. Wowzer! talk about awesome inspiration from the DT!! Absolutely gorgeous work from Lisa, as always! xoxo

  4. Oh WOW! Blown away by Lisa and the whole DT so much inspiration and another tempting sketch!! Love!

  5. What a great start to the year with the 139 entries...hoping this month we will be blown away again!!! Great reveals Team A...loving your works!

  6. Thanks for all the beautiful DT samples and fun sketch to play with!

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