Monday, July 18, 2011

July 1st challenge *WINNERS*

Hi there everyone..

It is simply overwhelming to have so many incredibly beautiful entries. Your support of our challenge blog is blowing us away! Thank you so very much! How...just how do we narrow down 110 GORGEOUS entries to just a few?  Just looking through them all, we could easily just pick 50 to be the winning ones.

So once again, I would like to feature more than just the winner and the Top 5. I think so many entries deserve to be recognised.

I repeat again something I always say when I announce the winners...PLEASE do not be discouraged if your layout is not picked as the winning one or it is not featured. We sincerely hope you continue to play along and feel inspired here somehow. It really is VERY hard to pick winners between all these amazing entries and unfortunately some really outstanding work has to miss out.

But without further delay, here is the winner of the July 1st challenge. Out of 110 incredible entries, the winner is...

Anita S from Australia

Anita, the stunning simplicity of this gorgeous layout of your sweet boy is what made this layout a stand out. Your use of flowers on a boy page is so well done that this layout does not look feminine at all. The title stands out so beautifully, while the photo is just perfect. Well done. For that you have won a Guest Designer spot on our team for the month of August as well as this amazing collection from Karola Witczak and The ScrapCake..

Please email Irma HERE for all the information on your Guest Designer duties and me, Nadia HERE with your details to claim your prize.

Here is your winners badge to display on your blog.

Now, here are our Top 5 layouts

Carla from The Netherlands

Anne Bente from Denmark

Susan Smit from The Netherlands

Melinda Thomson from Australia

Tina Dalton from Australia

Well done on being our Top 5 for this challenge...Here is your badge to display on your blogs..

Here are some more layouts that were also amazing!

Jolaine Frias from the USA

Shona Keehn from Canada

Rachael Funnell from Australia

Mona L Pendleton from the USA

Romy Veul from The Netherlands

Lizzie Crust from Australia

Tracee from The United Kingdom

Fi from Australia

Sarah Mullanix from the USA

Elaine Forum Smidt from Argentina

Well done! I see lots of stand outs from all over the world, particularly The Netherlands, Australia and the USA. Keep up the good work everyone. Your work is truly inspirational.

Lastly, our random draw for this complete collection offered by Karola and The ScrapCake..

The winner of this collection is...

#107 is Elizabeth Campau from the USA who entered this layout..

Well done Elizabeth! Please email me, Nadia, HERE with your details to claim your prize..

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners and the featured entries. Please keep the good work coming :o)

Bye for now!


  1. A big congrats ladies! Your lo's are all so impressive!

  2. Nadia,
    Thank you so much!How exciting! I tried to email you but the link is not working. My email address is

  3. I accidentally hit the send before I was ready. Sorry! Congratulations to all of the you! Your layouts are beautiful!

  4. Congratulations to all! Each one is so lovely to look at.

  5. O M G!!! had to read this a few times to get it into my head!!! so wonderful for u girls to pick my layout out of all the other beautiful pages!! means so much n u have made my day and prob week!! yay!
    a big congrats to all the honourable mentions and featured layouts!

  6. wow those are all so beautiful..amazing layouts everyone :) and huge congrats!!!

  7. wow i really do not envy the judges.. what an amazing array of stunning layouts.. well done to the winners and wow.. i get a mention.. i am so over the moon to be rubbing scrappy shoulders with all these wonderful scrappers... thanks for getting me to think about scrapping more and putting something meaningful and purposeful on paper!! well done to everyone who puts a layout in this challenge.. wonderful inspiration to cherish..xx

  8. What a talented bunch - it's wonderful that you choose some winners, but also have a random winner as well, & I loooove how you display other LO's too - they all deserve to win I think! Well done all:)

  9. oh, that I was really happy, I was so happy to have chosen in my LO to top5, I'm really happy to have got started making LO again it started with me when I found your page:) hugs from Denmark

  10. A BIG Congrats Too Anita & to all the Other Ladies that had a Feature Layouts or as other amazing layouts!!!

  11. Congratulations Anita and the other winners, so many beautiful pages!

  12. Congratulations ladies, I am amazed at the level of talent around here :)

  13. Congratulations. So many beauties!

  14. Congratulations to the winner and the ones that are featured! Your layouts are truly standouts! But the same goes for all the rest that follow! How can one choose????

  15. Well done to all those who were selected, the layouts are gorgeous.

  16. Huge congrats Anita and all the featured girls.

    Such beautiful work from everyone. It truly amazes me to see such stunning creations.

  17. Congrats to all these talented ladies!! You work is a big inspiration for me!

  18. HUGE CONGRATS to Anita!! That is one amazing and gorgeous layout! WOW thanks so much for chosing my layout in the top 5! I am truely honoured! Congrats to everyone else and to all the featured layouts...everyone's works is a real standout! :))xx

  19. Wow Once Upon a Sketch is really bringing out the best in everyone. Proof that merit prizes really get everyone to up their game. Such beautiful work & it is even inspiring the Design Team so is working both ways! Thanks to all the entrants for such truly inspirational works...

  20. Congrats to all! Thanks so much for sharing my LO amongst all the beautiful creations, I am so honored! Thanks for the fab inspiration and encouragement :) looking forward to playing along again!