Sunday, January 15, 2012

January 15th Challenge

Hi everyone! I sure hope you are all well and have some what settled now after the crazy speed that life seems to go at during the holiday season. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I think the whole end of year rush gets to everyone, so I hope life is back to normal for you all. For us here in Sydney Australia, we have about 2 weeks left before the new school year begins so I think many of us are starting to itch for that to happen. 

I hope you can find some time to play along with our January 15th challenge. The Design Team and Guest Designers have yet again created outstanding projects and I hope you will be inspired. 

January 15th Challenge

Journalling Criteria
HELLO 2012 or GOODBYE 2011? 

 For this challenge, the journalling theme is new beginnings, upcoming adventures but also saying goodbye to yet another year.. Are you glad 2011 is over? Are you looking forward to starting fresh in 2012? What are your goals or resolutions for the year ahead? What are you most looking forward to? Or maybe you can journal about your thoughts for the new year. 

Things that you can journal about: a new job, house, baby or new scrapping adventures or Design Teams. Are you taking time off work? Are you planning a holiday somewhere? Maybe your children are starting school or you are getting a new pet. Or you could tell us why you are glad 2011 is over or why you will miss it. Anything goes really!

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. 

**You must combine our journalling criteria/theme with this sketch. **

Guest Designers

Our winner from November

Melenia Agapides (Greece)

Our winner from December

Thank you girls for being our Guest Designers this month. We have loved having you here and hope to see you play along with us here again. 

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

**Imaginarium Designs chipboard butterfly (small)

LG Belarmino (Philippines)

Bente Fagerberg (Sweden)

Natalie Elphinstone (Australia)
**Imaginarium Designs chipboard window with lattice and shutters, capital letters and numbers

Georgia Heald (Australia) 

Jasmine Shea (Australia) 
**Imaginarium Designs chipboard clock and swirl

Mai Kosugi (Japan) 

Natalie May (Australia)
**Imaginarium Designs chipboard title, flourish and bircage

Helen Tilbury (South Africa)

**Imaginarium Designs chipboard turquoise decorative corners and picket fence

Heather Jacob (Australia)
**Imaginarium Designs chipboard frame, heart and butterfly

**Heather's hidden journaling--tags with  goals and intentions for 2012

Nadia Cannizzo (Australia) 


Imaginarium designs,  is a new chipboard company founded in 2010. It is the combined collaboration of  a Mother and Son team who both work in the paper craft industry.
Please visit the blog for inspiration and to see what the design team has been up to and you can  purchase this amazing chipboard  at Seriously Scrapbooking (they ship anywhere in the world at actual postage cost)

Feature Art is an art paper designing company located in South Australia.
CREATING THE UNIQUE DESIGN is our company mission. We offer unique patterned paper that help to develop the versatile craft projects for the craft industry. All our paper product is designed and printed in Australia. We will continue to provide our customers with excellent products and best service always.

In the virtual halls of Miss Art’s Papercrafting School your education will be interactive, innovative, friendly and insipirational.  Our teachers are like the best ones you had growing up - available and easy to relate to. Whether it is through an online chat or answering an email, our teacher/student relationships are about learning through interaction. We hope you’ll enjoy your experience at Miss Art’s so much that you’ll never want to leave.  After all, going back to school has never been more fun! 


The winner of this challenge, as voted by the Design Team, will win 60 days access at the Extra Credit level at $30 value at Miss Arts's Papercrafting School  which includes a class by Lisa Valentine called Sweet treats. Lisa will teach you how to leave an impression in the hearts of your loved ones as you whip up a multi-dimensional layout and card from scratch. In 10 easy to follow videos, Lisa instructs students in the use of stencils with molding paste, fussy cutting layers, stamping transparencies to make butterfly embellishments, crafting leaves and adding custom pearls to layouts. Lasting Impressions begins baking up delectable dimension on 1/1/12. 
Here is a sneak of the class..

We have 2 prizes for 2 RANDOMLY chosen people

A chipboard  pack from Imaginarium Designs. 

2 paper collection from FeatureArt.

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 right hand side 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 January 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. 

For a complete list of the rules please see the top of this page.


  1. FAR OUT Ladies!!!
    THESE are all S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G..
    Well done.....

  2. Oh wow, wow and WOW .... you ladies are amazing!!! What a wonderful way to be inspired today, by visiting 'here'....!!!

  3. Every sketch is better than the last one.... And the l/o's are fantastic! I got my prize in the mail yesterday, and I'm ecstatic! The pieces are so beautiful and intricate. I just can't wait to use them! Thank you so much!

  4. It's been so much fun guesting!! Thanks ladies!!
    Your examples are amazing- all of you!!

  5. beautiful sketch...and amazing layouts!!!!!!

  6. Amazing Projects, ladies! Nadia, your sketch is very inspiring!
    Can`t wait to see all the entries!

  7. I love your work ladies. This is for sure my favorite blog for inspiration. I will try to play this time! Hugs!

  8. wonderful creations everyone...the criteria is certainly most thought provoking, TFS

  9. Good morning ladies! Gorgeous layouts and amazing inspiration, wonderful sketch and great journalling theme!!!! Love, love, love

  10. Thanks so much for picking my LO as a fav. I'm thrilled :)))

  11. Nadia and girls!!! Thank you for loving comments ... Nadia, what coincidence uauuu ... I hope you all also realize their ... from the heart! Kiss

  12. Beautiful layouts! Thanks for this lovely sketch and journaling theme!

  13. Your LOs look fantastic! I didn't get a chance to participate in this sketch but please take the time to check out my interpretation for this sketch here: