Monday, August 15, 2011

August 1st Challenge *WINNERS*

Hi everyone. Time to announce the winners of  August 1st  challenge. We had a total of 94 entries. That is just incredible to me. Thank you to each and everyone of you who take part in our challenges and provide us with such eye candy each challenge. Welcome to our new followers...we have reached over 760! 

As you all know, here at Once Upon A..Sketch, the winners are voted on by the Design Team and we also have some randomly chosen winners as well. We have 2 challenges each month, so our Design Team takes turns in voting as we truly believe in the importance of getting around and commenting on peoples work, being an active member of this team and choosing who each of us believes to be the best deserving to win not just the prize, but to be the winner of the entire challenge. If you make the effort to join in and play along with out challenges, then we will make sure that we also make the effort to let you know that your work is acknowledged. We see that most of you create amazing pages...with so much detail and so much effort that would take time to create. But not all can win. We take the voting process very seriously here at Once Upon A...Sketch so that you can be assured that all the entries are looked at before the final votes are sent in to me. 

This time around, 9 Design Team members voted, and they each email me their votes, so no one knows who has been voting on what entries!! The person that won this challenge received top marks from EACH of our Design Team members that voted. It is the first time I have seen that here and this person should be very very happy and proud, as her name was at the Top of almost each members list. 

Our winner, out of 94 entries is this stunning entry by 

Lisa Barrie of the USA

Lisa, this layout stood out amongst all the other entries, simply because the colours are stunning and compliment each other so well. Your background is just stunning and the way you framed the photo is so well done. Not only did you create such a gorgeous layout, but also did a little tutorial on how to create that little prefume bottle at the bottom right of your layout. All these details, against the white paper make for one beautiful layout. So well done to you!!

For your efforts, you win a spot in our Design Team for the month of September as well as the August kit from Tidbitz In Time. YAY! We cannot wait to see what you create for us. 

Please email Irma here  for details on your Guest Designer spot and please contact Patti here to claim your prize. 

Lisa, here is your winners badge to display on your blog

So lets announce the Top 5. These next 5 names again appeared over and over again as the votes were coming
in. These were so so close and only a few points separated these

Top 5
(in winning order) 

Romy Veul from The Netherlands

Christin Gronnslett from Sweden

Chelsea Le from the USA

Cynthia Lorens from Brazil 

Amelia Khalik from Malaysia

Well done everyone. These are simply breathtaking! So happy to see people from all over the world
participating in our challenges.

Here is your badge to display on your blogs proudly, as I think its huge to be Top 5 
out of 94 entries. 

Lastly we have 2 randomly chosen winners. 

The first person, who wins an embellishment pack from Pretty Paper Petals is..

Number 65 is Chiqui Guitierrez from The Philippines, who submitted this beautiful layout

 The other random winner, who wins the Crate Paper - Portrait collection pack is

Number 9 is Toni Cartwright from Australia who entered this gorgeous looking layout

Congratulations to both girls. Please email Patti  here to claim your prize.

Amazing work from everyone. It is really so so hard to choose just a few. Keep up the good work everyone!


  1. well done to the above mentioned for their truly amazing and beautiful layouts!!

  2. Wow! stunning projects! congrats to all the winners!

  3. OMGoodness, 94 entries. Congrats girls, amazing work from all of you.

  4. To win or place among 94 entries is extra special....congratulations to all - such beautiful work!

  5. WOW WOW WOW!!!!
    I WON I WON!!! how so so exciting for me!!!
    Firstly congrats to all you girls with the top 5 featured layout and Huge Congrats to Lisa you won with that stunning layout out of 93 people 94 including you!! and then congrats to chiqui for the first random winner and then yes yes yes of course me for the second random winner!!!! i am so excited!!! thanks to you all especially you NADIA!!!! thanks so much
    Take Care

  6. Congrats ladies! Gorgeous lo's, simply gorgeous!

  7. Congratulations, ladies! Beautiful work!
    Actually, ALL 94 entries were amazing and believe me it was so difficult to choose from so much talent! Thank you for participating, everyone!
    Hugs ~Gerry~

  8. Congrats for all winners and tops!!!
    Marvelous works!!!

  9. Congratulations to all the winners - simply stunning layouts girls!

  10. Congrats girls! So well deserved.
    The amazing creativity just astounds me.

  11. Congratulations to all the winners, just amazing pages that inspire us all the scrap even more. Thanks also to OUAT team for taking the time and effort to look at all the pages and write such positive and kind words about our pages, it realy makes my day.

  12. Oh my gosh ......I´m so happy ...happy..happy and I fell so honored with my page been featured!!!!!
    I have a big smile in my face.
    I will like to say thanks to evryone who choose my page....and a special thanks to Nadia and to all my friends who work in this team!!!
    Thanks from my hart!!!
    Girls I´m a look girl today!!!
    Kisses and huges from Brazil