Sunday, March 2, 2014

March Challenge

Hi everyone! Welcome to our March challenge. 

I hope you like this one :) It is pretty open and flexible so I hope you have fun. 

Journalling Theme: be inspired by this quote..

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 welcome the winner of the January challenge..

**I placed the journalling on the back of the page. It is a personal letter to my older daughter Julia. She is a bit pesimistic girl and I wanted her to remember that we have only one life and it is up to us if it is a happy life or not. Life can be beautiful or very sad. It is up to us if we see the bright side of it or if we only worry about everything. I would like her to enjoy life and smile as often as possible.

 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 !!!

Additional journaling on back of layout.

Yuko Tanaka (Japan)

Zaneta Glowa (Sweden)
Journaling is placed on the tag behind the photo.

Elena Olinevich (Belarus)
Used 7 Dots Studio papers and 2Crafty chipboard
Journaling is hidden on the back

Ana Paula Leal (Brazil) 

Daria Pneva (Russia) 

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

Wilma Voermans (Switzerland)

Aida Domisiewicz (Poland)

Song Li (USA)

*Journaling is written in my first language on the back

Val Thorpe (South Africa)
Journalling around the edge of the layout with more on the back.

The winner of this challenge, as voted by the Design Team will be invited to come back in May as our Guest Designer. They will also win the main prize from one of our main sponsors.

Our first March main sponsor is...

Scraps of Elegance offers monthly kits designed for the scrapbook artist with a style on the romantic side... shabby chic, vintage, elegant. We also have on online store combined with our Sister Club, Scraps of Darkness, a fun and friendly forum with monthly challenges and swaps, and tutorials from our wonderful designers and educators. We hope we will inspire you to Create Something Beautiful Today! 
Please click HERE to be directed to the website.

Scraps of Elegance kit club is donating...

Our second main sponsor for March 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 one of our winners!

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 

Wiff Of Joy stamps is donating 1 stamp set from the Stephanie Schütze Design collection stamps valued at  EUR14.90 with free domestic AND international postage. 


  1. awesome sketch as always and I love that quote! Will have to make some time to play along this month! thanks for the inspiration by the Dt!

  2. YOLO!! Love it and love the dt interpretation.


  3. Brilliant Art from the design team and a great sketch….so inspiring :D

  4. I haven't entered a once upon a time challenge blog but I've been brushing up on my journaling skills so I will give it ago. Thanks watch this blog space

  5. I can't stop looking at your beautiful pages!! Such a great job from everyone!!

  6. What a beautiful sketch! And the design team absolutely ROCKED it. I love every single one of them, and like Vasso, I can't stop looking at your gorgeous pages!

  7. Lovely Pages <3.
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