Thursday, December 15, 2011

December 15th Challenge

Hi everyone! Welcome to another challenge here at Once Upon A Sketch...Its 10 days until Christmas! Can you believe it? 

December 15th Challenge

Journalling Criteria/themeOur Christmas traditions. 

We would love to hear how everyone spends Christmas Day. Even if you do NOT celebrate Christmas, what do you do on Christmas Day?

Remember that you are allowed to also create a card or altered project based on this sketch and instead of the journalling criteria you need to use a quote. 

Guest Designers

Ivana Camdzic  (Canada) 
Ivana says: "The quote I used doesn't have too much to do with Christmas, but since the only family we have here in Canada is our friends, we spend the holidays with them and that is one of our new traditions during the holidays. So I decided to create a card about friendship"

Our runner up from our November 15th Challenge
Rachael Funnell  (Australia) 

THANK YOU so much Ivana and Rachael for being our Guest Designers this month...this BUSY and CRAZY month! We loved having you here and hope to see you again. 

Design Team
(please click on their names to be directed to their blog)

Natalie May (Australia) 
**Imaginarium Designs Chipboard border and title

Heather Jacob (Australia) 

**Imaginarium Designs chipboard title "Together"

Natalie Elphinstone (Australia)

**Imaginarium Designs branch

Georgia Heald (Australia) 
**Imaginarium Designs Flourish

Jasmine Shea (Australia) 

** Imaginarium Designs border

LG Belarmino (The Philippines) 

Bente Fagerberg (Sweden) 
**Imaginarium Designs chipboard and Les Papiers de Pandore "En Attendent" papers

Mai Kosugi (Japan) 

Sponsors and Prizes

We welcome one more sponsor to our blog this month!

Les Papiers de Pandore is a small French manufacturer, born in early 2010.
Earth friendly, we try to respect our environment by using recycled papers, vegetable inks, and by printing locally in Provence.
Proud of its "French touch", the brand features classical designs in soft colors.

It is SUPER exciting to have you sponsor us this month!The winner of this challenge, as chosen by the Design Team will receive these 2 paper lines from Les Papiers De Pandore!



One more sponsor for our November 15th challenge is the amazing Australian chipboard company Imaginarium Designs . They have been so generous to sponsor us all year with their beautiful chipboard and you can purchase it through Seriously Scrpabooking. They are giving away this gorgeous chipboard collection to one randomly chosen winner. 


One lucky person, chosen randomly,  will receive this prize from Handmade By Suzanne!
Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Folder Set (Dot Matrix)

Thank you Les Papiers De Pandore, Imaginarium Designs and Handmade By Suzanne for sponsoring our challenges this month! We couldn't do this without you. 


Things to consider when playing along...

**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter
**You are allowed to create a card, layout or off-the-page item based on the provided sketch and additional journalling criteria. If you are creating a card or altered item you only need to include a quote.
**You are also allowed to flip or rotate the sketch or alter it to suit your needs, but please make sure its still recognisable.
**Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery and link it on the sidebar of this blog using the Link tool. Please provide a direct link to your post, not your entire blog.If the link tool is down, please leave a comment on the comments section and link your layout there.
** The deadline for this challenge is midnight December 31st, Australian Eastern Standard Time . The Design Team will vote and the winners and the Top 5 project will be announced soon after the challenge has finished.
**You may enter as many times as you like and combine this with other challenges.
**Also, please consider turning off word verification for comments on your blog.


  1. wow.. i am still gob smacked by the beautiful DT layouts.. how detailed and gorgeous they all are...the most amazing layouts here... well done to you all...

  2. Gorgeous work girls!!!! Very inspirational!!!
    Happy Holiday!!! :)

  3. wow these are all just so gorgeous...I love how you can get so much inspiratoin from one sketch

  4. I think each and every page is just absolutely gorgeous and magical!!! Such a great job from the team!!! And what great sponsors too! We appreciate their support and I'm so lucky to be a part of such a great team!!! Thanks Nadia and team!!!

  5. What a stunning reveal!! Love the fab sketch- can't wait to try it out!! Thanks for such incredible inspiration, as always!!!