Friday, April 1, 2011

April 1st Challenge + Meet our Guest Designer Piradee Talvanna

Hi everyone! 

Here we are with our very first challenge. Firstly I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone that has supported us in the past all our new our wonderful sponsors and to my outstanding Design Team, who I must have stressed a little in the last few days...

Before I post the sketch and the criteria, I would like to remind you to have a quick read of the challenge rules and how this will work , which you will find located on the right hand side of this blog!

So on with our very first challenge...

Remember you can create a layout, card or any other project you can adapt this sketch to. If you are creating a card , off the page or altered project, the journalling criteria does not apply to you. You can use the sketch and a quote instead

Journalling criteria : Your journalling has to be HANDWRITTEN and at least 25 words long. 

and here is the sketch for your inspiration 

First up a HUGE welcome to our very first Guest Designer...the lovely 

Piradee Talvanna of Thailand

Hi Everyone, I'm Piradee Talvanna from Bangkok, Thailand although I'm currently working and living in Singapore with my dearest hubby. It was when I relocated to Singapore in mid-2008 for work that I discovered and fell in loving with this hobby. For me scrapbooking not only allows me to explore and challenge my creativity but also helps me de-stress after a long day at work. And the best part of it all, are the strolls through my LSS (I think I'm more of a hoarder than a scrapper) - that allows me to be a kid again (in a big candy/well scrapbooking store).
A very big thank you to Nadia for this amazing opportunity to guest design here !

Here is Piradee's take on the sketch...

Here is an example from one more Guest this month... Rae Cooper, the owner of Scrap Matrix, our April sponsor. Welcome! 

**WOW! Rae's layout was picked up for publication by a magazine!!! How exciting! WELL DONE RAE!!!***

Thank You Piradee and Rae for your wonderful layouts! 

Now on to the rest of our Design Team examples

Helen Tilbury 

Nadia Cannizzo

Irini Liolia

Gerry Van Gent

Irma Peredne

Nerrida Mitchell

Lou Dahlstrom

Rossella Palladino

As mentioned earlier our sponsor this month is 

who have generously sponsored all our prizes this month. Remember, they will ship internationally to ANYONE!

So what does the winner get for this challenge? 

As voted by the Design Team, the winning entry will get to come back in May as our GUEST DESIGNER and design alongside our Design team + this time the winner will also receive a HUGE

at Scrap Matrix to spend in the store here !!

The Design Team will also vote on their top 5 favourites and those 5 entries will be our FEATURED projects for this challenge. 

We will also have 1 randomly chosen winner amongst the rest of the entries. This person will receive a cool

to also spend at the Scrap Matrix store. I hope that the random draw will encourage people who are new to this craft or do not feel as confident in  sharing their work with others, to still participate in our challenges. We love to see EVERYONE'S interpretation of our sketch and criteria. 

And here are just some of the products Scrap Matrix have available as a kit..

We sincerely hope you have been inspired somewhat to start creating!!
We cannot wait to see your entries. Please upload your project to your blog or online gallery, and link DIRECTLY back to it through the link tool at the bottom of this post. 

You have until midnight, Thursday, 14th April Sydney time (Australian Eastern Standard Time) to link your entry. Please see the clock located on the top of this post for time references or the bottom of the link tool will tell you how long you have left!

Have fun!


  1. Great Sketch. And journalling is always a challenge for me so it is probably why this will be a good challenge for me. :)

  2. wow !
    fantastics pages !
    i like the sketch,it's incredible !
    Hugs !!!!!

  3. Kαλο ξεκινημα!!...Ι like the sketch!!!!

  4. Love it, and love all the examples. Can't wait to challenge myself with the journalling!

  5. Congrats Nadia and to the whole design tema. These are beautiful projects and very inspiring!

  6. Great challenge Nadia and heaps of inspiration - all fantastic and I hope to play along. Thanks!!

  7. wow this is an amazing challenge!

  8. Wow! Great sketch and stunning DT work!! :)

  9. Awesome sketch as expected, Nadia!! Love all the DT's take :) Eeeiii I can't wait to start because I just LOVE that sketch. Simple and neat :)

  10. this is an awesome challenge, I LOVE IT.....
    stunning dt examples

  11. Fabulous sketch and outstanding examples!! Congrats on your new challenge blog

    Sarah from tidbitz in time

  12. Fantastic layouts, they are ALL so beautiful. Awesome sketch too xo

  13. Great post Nadia & the first sketch was awesome! Loved having a look at the variety of DT takes here!! Really enjoying my time with OUAS already :)

  14. Congrats on this klaunch Nadia! Beautiful and inspirational work by the DT! Woo hoo!!

  15. Nadia, first of all congratulations on this new adventure! I love the idea of promoting the journalling in our pages, it's true that we tend to avoid adding it in them.

    It's a great, inspiring sketch and the DT made an awesome work with it!

  16. Brilliant layouts from the DT, love the sketch ... this is definitely a challenge that I'll be playing with!!! :)

  17. amazing work,wow what an inspiration!!
    Have a nice weekend!

  18. woohoo!!! SUPER! LOVE the sketch, getting my journaling pens ready! Congrats everyone on the first challenge! Have fun everyone! xoxo

  19. Congrats on the first sketch launch. They are all Wonderful interpretations!

  20. I love all interpretations of the sketch. All are so different and every makes the look to freeze on it.

  21. Wonderful Job ladies!!!! This is a great sketch and I will surely participate! ΚΑΛΗ ΑΡΧΗ!!!!!!!

  22. Far out. Who knew such wonderfulness would come out of that simple sketch?

  23. I KNEW the DT would come up with nothing but stunners! feels rather refreshing to "only" have a sketch to relate to when looking at the beautiful rainbow of colours and techniques used. Good job on the journalling! hip hip - way to go girls! xxx

  24. a very nice sketch and beautiful layouts !

  25. Congrats for the very first sketch very inspirational work Nandia!Journalling is not my best but I'll try!!

  26. I love this sketch and challenge!! Congrats to the DT and GDT for doing such fantastic and inspirational work!! :)

  27. Wonderful sketch and such amazing work from the DT and Piradee!

  28. Maravilhosos trabalhos!!!
    Inspiração pura!!!
    Parabéns a todas as DTs!Parabéns à Piradee Talvann!

  29. What a lovely sketch and challenge - I can't wait to start playing!

  30. Great sketch with awesome inspiration from the entire team! Can't wait to start this!

  31. Great post !!!!
    Fabulous sketch and outstanding examples!! Congrats on your new challenge and have a fb weekend!!
    Let´s go to play !!!

  32. Wow, amazing!
    I loved those layouts and the sketch too.
    Hug brasilian

  33. Interesting sketch challenge and awesome takes by the team! Congrats Nadia on your new challenge blog!

  34. Great sketch and some lovely inspiration from the Design Team.
    Best wishes Karen x

  35. Gosh, so many people have submitted LOs already!

    I'm hoping to work on mine this weekend! Is it allowed to be hidden journalling?

  36. What a great blog!!! Great I found. Looking forward to joining in on the fun.

    Fantastic layouts ladies and all those entries are great too!!

  37. Fantastic take ladies :)Looking forward to join in the fun.
    This is awesome

  38. Félicitations

    Beaucoup de très belles pages !!
    Merci à la DT pour ce joli sketch et leurs magnifiques pages.

  39. Thank you so much for this wonderful sketch. My creation is number 57. It measures 10 cm x 10 cm... and there is no journaling. So many beautiful layouts you've got here !

  40. Beautiful layouts Lovely sketch

  41. What beautiful submissions that have been done. Mine is a 12 x 12 LO with the facing page in progress.
    Thanks to you for the challenge and look forward to the future of the blog...Tootsie

  42. WOW...great participants!! Good support...Love the sketch ...and the Dts here ROCK big time... hugs...xoxo

  43. Great sketch Nadia!! always good to see journalling on pages ...

  44. Hey Nadia! Did you know that your link gadget says that the collection is closed but your clock at the top of your blog states that there is 1 hour and 25 minutes still left for the challenge??? I think something may be amiss with inlinkz and the timing as this has apparently happened to ours at Get Picky yesterday too. I know that you also use inlinkz which is why I just thought I'd pop over here and check to see if yours was working correctly too - and it appears it is not...just thought you should know. Email me if you like ;)