Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Challenge

Hey everyone!

Welcome to another month here at Once Upon A..Sketch. This month we have The Flying Unicorn which is teaming up with us and you will see a lot of inspiration throughout the month!

Thank you all for joining our challenge each and every month. I hope you like this one :) 
Have fun!!

Journalling Theme: "The women/girls etc in our lives..." 

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 our winner from the August challenge, the GORGEOUS

Hello! My name is Lisa Griffith and I live in the United States with my husband and my eight year old son. My style varies depending on the theme of my photograph and the mood I am trying to create, but I always like to include rich textures, beautiful flowers and lots of paints. On the weekends you’ll find me antique-hunting at estate sales, I’m always looking for vintage findings to incorporate into my work, bits of lace, old book pages, vintage beads or buttons. I loved the theme this month, I immediately thought of my mum, she means the world to me, and I love to scrap vintage photos of her, like this one of her by the sea. I would love it if you would visit me at Paper Attic. Thank you so very much to Once Upon a Sketch for having me! 

 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)
Featuring Leaky Shed Studio Chipboard
(Journaling on Back)

Yuko Tanaka (Japan)

Aida Domisiewicz (Poland)
*created with October Flying Unicorn KOM

Natalia Shalygina (Frau_Muller) (Ukraine)

Song Li (USA)

The winner of this challenge, as voted by the Design Team will be invited to come back in December as our Guest Designer. They will also win the main prize from our main sponsor,which this month is one of our regular sponsors
The Flying Unicorn

The Flying Unicorn is donating this prize:
This is their AWESOME October Kit Of The Month!!

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.

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.

Tresor de Luxe  is donating a prize pack with their beautiful lace to the value of about US$20.00 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.

 The deadline for this challenge is October 31th (Australian Eastern Standard Time - Sydney Time) 2014!!


  1. Lovely layouts from the DT, great challenge too..

  2. Awesome inspiration and great sketch! I'm not seeing the link button?

  3. Congrats Lisa - what a fabulous project you've made this month as well!