Saturday, May 14, 2011

May 1st **WINNERS**


It's time to announce the winners of our last challenge. Yet again, it was a DIFFICULT task for us to decide on just a few favourites when there were SO many stand outs. are all SO talented and all the members of our Design Team agree, that its just SO hard to narrow it down. So PLEASE do not be discouraged if you are not a winner or do not get a mention. We encourage you to try again, because all of us enjoy visiting your blogs and getting to know more people in the scrapping community.

So let's announce the first placed winner, shall we? Again we had over 80 entries, but a HUGE congratulations goes to....

with this amazing creation

Lene..we loved your shabby, romantic take on our challenge, the amazing photos and the well placed embellishments! We liked your layered look, the mix of paper and lace and your unique interpretation of the sketch. 

For that, you have won a spot on our Design Team for the month of June. We cannot wait to see what you will amaze us with and look forward to having you as a guest. You have also won this GORGEOUS pack of chipboard by Imaginarium Designs

and this badge to display on your blog!

Lene...please contact Lou here  to claim your prize and Irma here to get all the info for the challenges next month!

So lets move on to our Top 5 featured projects. Again the next 5 were very close behind Lene's entry so here is our ...

in winning order


Stunning creations and well deserved their mention. Ladies is your badge to display at your blog..

I wanted to add 2 special mentions to the list of winners this time. 

I guess you can call the first one an encouragement mention, because this is a layout from a person that really caught my eye while looking through ALL the entries...This layout missed out on being a Top 5 by just one point, but I wanted to encourage this person to keep on trying because believe it or not she has only JUST started scrapping...yet she produces layouts at a level much higher than her experience should allow. 

This person is..

Can you believe she has only just started??? The detail and design on this layout is simply stunning! Georgia, this layout was a fave amongst the Design Team and I wanted you to know that. 

The second mention is to a wonderful person called Sandi Taloumis from the US, who I want to publicly thank for visiting each and EVERY entry and leaving encouraging comments when she doesn't have to! Each time I visit a blog and try to comment Sandi's name is there first and foremost with a beautiful  comment. Not only does she leave some love for the participants but also at our Design Team member's blogs, and the winners blogs too. So Sandi...THANK YOU! Your efforts are noticed and valued beyond words can describe. 

So you two lovely girls, please email me here with your address details and I will post a little personal prize to you.

As I visit blogs and see what people create, I am noticing a lot of things, and our Design Team members do the same So from time to time we will have extra mentions for some EXTRA SPECIAL people :o)

Last but not least we have our RANDOM prize winners. Yep..WINNERS! We have 2 this time because the last person did not claim her prize for a $20.00 gift Voucher at Scrap Matrix...

Make sure you read ALL the way to the end of the post girls...and contact us before the next challenge goes live if you are a winner. 

So the first randomly chosen winner, who wins the $20.00 voucher from Scrap Matrix is

#48 - Jasmine Shea. Jasmine, HUGE CONGRATS!! Please contact Lou here to claim your prize.

Our second randomly chosen winner, who wins $10.00 voucher from our May sponsor Your Scrapbook Stash is...

#80 Catherine Siwczak. Catherine, congratulations to you too... please contact me here to claim your prize. 

Congratulations to ALL the winners and  featured entries...Keep them coming!


  1. congrats to all the winners.. all the layouts are amazing and very inspiring.. well done!!

  2. Oooh Jas will be delighted! Like that you give so many people a mention. Congrats to all you girls - the standard of work here is amazing! Viva Once Upon a Sketch!!

  3. congratulations to all the winners!your l.o. are all fabulous....well done all the members on this site are truely an inspiration!

  4. Congrats to the winners - all the LO's above are truly very beautiful. Well done.

  5. Congratulations to all the winners, and those that didnt win, I am finding so much inspiration in each and every layout!!!

  6. congratulations to the winners!!!!!fabulous work!!

  7. wow!!!!!! I'm speechless!!!! Thank you so much !!!!!!!

    (totally blown away here!!!!)

  8. Congratulations to everybody, the winners and the others ! And thank you to the DT for all this creativity ! It's a great pleasure to create each time. And thank you to the true random generator for choosing me amongst 86 persons !!! lol

  9. Congratulations!!!!....All the entries were fabulous!!! I am blown away too!!! I don't know what to say...Thank you to all the DT for casting a vote for me!!! My confidence is crazy dancing!!! One step at a time!!! I'll try even harder next time!THANK YOU!!!
    p.s. I love the fact that you appreciate some lovely ladies! Really generous of you!

  10. Congrats to all the winners and Georgia your LO is fabulous...dont give up - whatever you do! talk about beginner's talent :)

  11. CONGRATS to Lene!! WOW you layout is just AMAZING! and Congrats to all the featured artists...I am over the moon to be one of them! Thanks so much for a wonderful challenge site which provides endless inspiration! And to Georgia and are amazing girls! Keep it up! xx

  12. Congrats to Lene e another winners!!!
    Congrats to Geórgia e Sandi too!!!
    Congrats to 'Once Upon...' and yours members, yours challenges, yours last, all!!!
    I have more to say but my English is bad...can I write in portuguese?