Thursday, January 19, 2012

January 1st Challenge *WINNERS*

Hello to everyone! Its time to announce the winners and Top 5 featured projects for our January 1st challenge. It was once again a very difficult task to narrow it down to a few, so THANK YOU to everyone who played along and your ongoing support of our challenges. 

*please not that all prize winners have 1 week to claim their prizes. Thank you SO much*


Here is the winner of our last challenge, as voted by out Design Team members...

Jeanette Lee (Singapore) 

Jeannete, that is one amazing cluster of embellishments and flowers. You have matched the colours of the papers and embellshiments brillinatly, and even though this is a "busy" layout, the focus is still on the gorgeous people in that photo. You did an amazing job and you have been picked as a winner by our Design Team. Well done. Please do not forget to grab your winners badge from the left hand side of this blog. 

Jeanette you have won a spot on our Design Team for the month of February so please contact Irma, our Guest Designer coordinator at to get all the info for the February Challenges. You are also receiving a gorgeous stamp set of your choice from The Craft's Meow so please contact our prize coordinator Patti at to claim your prize too. 

Moving right along to our..

Top 5 Featured Projects
(in winning order) 

We had a tie for second place as the next 2 projects received the exact points...

Jennaroo (USA)

Sarah Groen (New Zealand)  

Kay Fatula  (USA)
*journalling is hidden behind the photos

WOW! Amazing talent and so much inspiration. The girls from the USA really showed us how its done this time! Well done to everyone. Please don't forget to grab your FEATURED badge from the left hand side of this blog. 


#8 is Saku (Japan)

Saku you have won 2 paper collections from FeatureArt! Please contact our prize coordinator Patti at, within 7 days to claim your prize. 

#47 is Sandra (Australia) 
Sandra you have won a chipboard pack from Vicky Alberto's Etsy Shop! Please contact our prize coordinator Patti at, within 7 days to claim your prize. 

Congratulations to ALL the winners and featured projects. Keep going everyone. You are all doing so well. Thank you for the inspiration!!


  1. Congrats everyone! all those layouts are gorgeous!!

  2. Oh, how exciting! What an honor it is to be in the top 5 along with such gorgeous layouts...congrats to the winners, and thanks for a great challenge!

  3. Huge congratulations ladies!!!! Amazing layouts!!!

  4. Congratulations to the winners!!! I have to tell you that my jaw is on the floor right now. I am having the worst day today and then I saw this. Talk about putting a smile on my face. OMW. Thank you so very much!! I'm nearly speechless. LOL

  5. CONGRATULATIONS to winner and features.
    We had some awesome entries this fortnight. I am so so impressed.
    Apart from the ones mentioned I found several more favourites.
    Keep up the wonderful work!!!

  6. Congratulations to Jeanette and all the Ladies of The Features"!!!!! Each is equally beautiful and inspiring!

  7. Congratulations, ladies! All the entries were so amazingly done.......Thank you for participating and showing your talent with us!

  8. Omgosh!!! Thank you, thank you OUAS! It's an honor and a privilege to be featured here. Congratualtions to the fabulous featured artist and to those who entered the challenge who continue to inspire me with their beautiful and heartfelt creations. And, I'd like to shout out to my friend Eila, who left a comment on my blog that said that if my page was not featured, she would eat oatmeal every day for a week. LOL. She won't be eating any oatmeal this week. :)

  9. LOL Joyce - it would have been a sacrifice made with an easyheart, but as I just stopped dead in my tracks seeing your page I was convinced you would be shining brightly on the feature wall! xxxx
    CONGRATS to all ladies, really such stunning pages all of them! Amazing to see each and one them!

  10. well done to you all.. what stunning layouts!!

  11. Oh wow! Yay! Congratulations to all of the winners & I'm honored to be featured along with such great talent! Thank you so very much...& I agree with Joyce...the inspiration comes from within the challenge itself by seeing so many other fabulous interpretations of the sketch & the theme itself.

  12. I can't tell you how excited I was to arrive home from a holiday and see that I had won a prize, I can't keep the smile off my face. This has certainly inspired me to keep trying the challenges. Thank you so much OUAS and all of the people who stopped by to have a look at my blog.