Thursday, November 17, 2011

November 1st **WINNERS**

The Design Team were SUPER fast for me this time. All the votes were in within hours of the challenge ending and I am SO excited to announce the winners of our last challenge. 

Before I do that, I just wanted to share with you a layout created by one of followers which almost ALL the Design Team members asked me to give special mention to. 

This is a very touching layout created by a lady called Rebecca  from France. As a Design Team, we wanted to give you a shout out Rebecca because your layout and journalling on this layout is about a very sensitive subject and we were all touched and humbled that you shared your experience with us at Once Upon A..Sketch. As the creator of this site, I am so so pleased when I see my hopes for this challenge blog realised through pages like yours and through pages of SO many people who are putting pen to paper and journalling away on layouts they normally wouldn't. Rebecca, we thank you for sharing your story with us and hope that through Once Upon A..Sketch you were able to create a layout about such a sensitive issue that you will treasure. You all need to visit Rebecca's blog HERE, to understand what this layout is about. we have a winner of the last challenge..I should actually say a BIG winner because this layout was in the top 2 of each Design Team member's votes!

A VERY BIG congratulations goes to ..

Melenia from Greece

Melenia you nailed this one! The Design Team commented on how there was perfect use of complementary colours and really enticing clusters of embellishments. I agree. Your wok was a stand out and could simply not be overlooked. Well done. 

For your efforts you have won a spot on our Design Team for the month of December and you have also  won this GORGEOUS kit from Swirlydoos  kit club.

Here is your badge to display proudly on your blog and Melenia please contact Irma at to get all the info for the December challenges and please contact Patti at with your details to claim your prize. 

Its time now to announce our ..

Top 5 featured projects 
(in winning order) 

Ladies can I just tell you that as I was putting the votes together your names were constantly popping up and you were all so very close that any one of you could have also been the winner. The Design Team was SO impressed with all of you. 

Rachael Funnell from Australia 

Lisa Barrie from the USA

Treesa Young from Australia 

Marylin Rivera from Puerto Rico 

 and in EQUAL 5th spot Shona Kheen from Canada


Rottka from Japan 

Congratulations girls. Here is your badge for your blogs :o)

Randomly chosen winners

The winner of this gorgeous pack from The Chip Chop Shop 


#42 - Milagros C Rivera  from Puerto Rico who entered this BEAUTIFUL layout..

Congratulations Milagros! Please email Patti at to claim your prize. 

The winner of the Webster's Pages Ladies and Gents collection 


#25 - Puskis from Lithuania who entered this equally gorgeous layout

HUGE congrats!! Puskis, please email me , Nadia, at to claim your prize. 

Thank you all for playing along and supporting our blog. We hope you continue to do so. 

Until next time, its goodbye for now. 


  1. Congratulations! All layouts are very beautiful!
    Winners -well done!

  2. Congrats to Melenia and all girls who are featured. Amazing work!!

  3. Congratulations Melenia!!!! and Congratulations to all the featured girls!! all work are Gorgeous!!!

  4. congrats to the winners - many awesome LO's and inspiration.

  5. huge congrats to all the features and winners....all amazing creations and designs:)

  6. oh congrats to all the winners.. all so beautiful and your story's unique and touching...well done..

  7. Congrats to u all!! Such gorgeous work on display!

  8. congrats to our Melenia!way to go girl!

  9. Huge congratulations to all winners and features!!! Absolutely amazing creations!!!! Thanks for the inspiration ladies!

  10. Wonderful girls. Congratulations and I hope you enjoy your prizes and features. Well done.

  11. Congrats to you all! looks like it was a very close challenge in terms of votes.

  12. Bravo to all the increadible layouts!!! Well done Melenia ;-) !!!

  13. Thank you thank you thank you all for your congrats and support! I'm so happy today!

    All the entries were amazing and could be the winner - just stunning work, girls!

  14. Congratulations to all the winning layouts! Gorgeous work! ~Gerry~

  15. Congrats ladies...Such beautiful work!!!

  16. OMGoodness!!
    THANKS Heaps... I Really loved this Challenge & to become a Feature..... TooooooT!
    Also Congrats to the WINNERS & the other features!!!!

  17. Congratulations to all the winners & features & I TOTALLY AGREE that Melenia's layouts is really one of THE BEST I've ever seen ANYWHERE - amaaaaayzing work!!

  18. Congrats to Melenia and all the awesome features. I loved seeing all the contributions!! :-)

  19. Congratulations Melenia! and all the girls for such fabulous and inspiring work!

  20. Congratulations Melenia!! And well done to the other talented Ladies...lovely l.Os

  21. thanks for sharing you story Rebecca, truly inspiring :)
    wow Thank you for featuring my layout! Congrats to the winner and other featured ladies, so much inspiration here!

  22. CONGRATS to all the winners and features!! absolutely gorgeous work - thanks for the inspiration ladies! xoxox