Monday, December 19, 2011

December 1st Challenge **WINNERS**

Oh you girls simply love making it SO hard for us to choose the winners don't you? LOL! Voting was once again SOOOOOO close. There only a couple of points between the winner and the rest. 

Before I announce the winner, the Design Team would like to acknowledge this beautiful layout by..

As beautiful and pretty this layout is, it is more the sentimental theme behind it all that touched many of us here at Once Upon A..Sketch. I have always said that my aim for this blog is to get people to journal more and more about things they normally wouldn't. Well, Maria is a lovely person, who is always so cheery, supportive and positive. I see her leaving comments on many people's blogs and you need to know that this  layout was created a few days after a very tragic event ..a life changing event. I hope she was able to find some solace in creating this page and I hope we can all find 30 seconds out of our day to visit her post HERE to find out the meaning behind this layout and maybe leave her some love. It takes a lot to share this sort of thing with the world, but THANK YOU Maria for sharing your story with us. 

Now, the winner of our December 1st challenge, that was a HUGE fave amongst the Design Team was..

Erin Blegen from the USA

WOW Erin! Your take on the sketch is awesome. The Design Team loved your title! We thought it was SO cute. The way you also distressed the edges of your page give this layout a winning look. The effect you also used on the photos was perfect! Well done. 

For your efforts you have won a spot on our Design Team in January and a $20.00 gift voucher to use at Handmade By Suzanne. Please contact Patti at with your details to claim your prize and please also contact me, Nadia , at and I will give you all the details about next month's challenge. 

Here is your badge to display on your blog..

Top 5 Featured Projects
(in winning order) 

Brises (Poland)

Marylin Rivera (Puerto Rico)

Leanne Nankervis (Australia) 

Anita Tillman (Australia) 

and tied for 5th spot were...

Agneja (Lithuania) 


Eila Sandberg (Sweden) 

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Well done ladies. Your layouts were ALL amazing and were all so very close. Here is your badge to display on your blog..

Now we have 2 RANDOMLY chosen prizes to give away. 

The person that wins the Tim Holtz Embossing folders from Handmade By Suzanne, is ..

Number 19 is Maja Stokk (Sweden) who entered this gorgeous layout..

And the person who wins the collections from My Mind's Eye is

Number 13 is Patricia Cugnod from France who entered this beautiful page

CONGRATULATIONS girls. Maja please contact Patti at to claim your prize and Patricia please email me,  Nadia, at to claim your prize. 

Well done to everyone! We cannot wait to see your entries for our current challenge. Bye for now. 


  1. Congrats girls!!!
    Amazing layouts!!

  2. Well done everyone - an early Christmas present for you all:):) Just amazing work, really lovely:)

  3. WOW, I am BEYOND excited and honored to be chosen as your winner!!! What a great surprise!! Thanks SO MUCH to Nadia and the design team~ I'm out of my mind right now, lol!! Can't wait to join you all next month as guest designer :)!!!!
    Congrats to all the other amazing ladies and your fabulous work- what INCREDIBLE talent! So proud to be among you :)

  4. oh well done to you all.. so very beautiful!!

  5. What beautiful layouts. You have all inspired me to get involved next year. Kate x

  6. Huge congrats to all winners, absolutely gorgeous pages all of them!! an extra big squeeze to Erin! and yay! thanks lovely ladies of the DT for choosing mine among the featured ones! Toot toot! Merry Christmas! xoxox

  7. Wow! I am so happy that you like my layout:) Huge congrats to all winners!!!

  8. congratulations ladies! well done! hugs!


  10. Congrats to all the winners....what a great array of layouts:-)

  11. What beautiful layouts here this fortnight - wow, wow, wow!! That was also such a gorgeous sketch I wish I'd had the time to play along with it just for fun!! Congratulations to all the winners :)