Thursday, March 29, 2012

2 more days!

Just reminding you all that you have a 2 more days before the current challenge ends to enter! This challenge ends midnight, Saturday March 31st (Australian Eastern Standard Time) . Check the clock on your left :) Cannot wait to see more beautiful creations. We are all loving reading your beautiful journalling . Keep it coming!

March 15th Challenge

Journalling Criteria:   Finish this line "I miss...". 
 Tell us about someone you are missing right now and why. Your journalling can be as long or as little as you like, but we want to hear all about someone you are missing!

Ideas for journalling: missing time alone with your partner, missing your old self, missing your children because they are off to school, university or living away from you, missing your children being young, missing a friend you have not seen in a while, someone in another country, someone that has passed away, a mentor whose advice you could use, a relative you wish you lived closer to, someone you regret having an argument with, missing a pet

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

Guest Designers

Some inspiration from our Guest Designers...

Our invited Guest Designer Iris Babo Uy
"This art journal is inspired by my memories of my grandma. She is still alive and well but because of her old age she is no longer the same. She can't remember a lot of things and I miss the way she were. The picture is a collage item but the lady there looks so much like her in her youth. Thanks! I enjoyed these two challenges"

And here is the winner from last month Cathy Cafun

 " It was so difficult to create this page of my Mother, but I'm really glad I did.  I have hidden my journaling and have attached a pic of this also.  Thanks for the wonderful challenge and for having me as a Guest DT member this month" 
Cathy has hidden journalling which is tucked in under the flowers on the left had side of the picture) 

I wish to thank both of these talented ladies for joining us this month. What a wonderful contribution you both made to our team and we hope to see you back here again :)

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

And some inspiration from our super talented Design Team ...

Nadia Cannizzo (Australia) 

Natalie May (Australia) 
**Imaginarium Designs chipboard clock, letter

Heather Jacob (Australia) 
** Imaginarium designs - alphas and cogs
 Heather has hidden journaling in a pull out section under the picture to the left. This is a layout about her precious son 'Mark' who was killed 2 weeks after this photo was taken.

Natalie Elphinstone (Australia)
**Imaginarium Designs: Alphas, clouds and hearts
"I know it seems like I haven't fulfilled the journaling criteria. But I've done my page from someone else's perspective (which just so happens to be Janet Jackson!) I saw her in concert the same day the verdict was read in Michael Jackson's manslaughter trial. At one point in the concert she had a very moving montage of photos of her and Michael as she sang the song "Together Again" and it was so very obvious that she was at the moment just an 'ordinary' person mourning the loss of her brother"

Georgia Heald (Australia) 
*Hidden Journalling

Helen Tilbury (South Africa)

Imaginarium Designs - Girl Silhouette and border 

Jasmine Shea (Australia)
Imaginarium Designs Butterfly 

Mai Kosugi (Japan) 

Bente Faberberg (Sweden) 


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)


"Berry71bleu is an Etsy shop owned by Marivic Clifton. We specialize in custom and premade embellished hang tags, scrapbook pages, and altered gift ideas with a vintage flair. Each handmade item is unique and embellished with vintage or modern replica findings that goes perfectly with what we sell. We also accept custom orders. Pls visit our etsy shop, or email for more information. Check out our blog, for inspiration from our Design Team".

And the owner, Marivic Clifton is opening up a brand new etsy shop called Zeus and Zoe at the end of the month. Check out the blog HERE 


Julia Cotrim's hand made papers and fabrics are unique and very special. The patterned papers are texturized and printed on a very thick cardstock. Our studio is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


 Feature Artis 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.


Here is what you could win for entering this challenge..

WE are SOOOOOO lucky to have so many sponsors approach us here at Once Upon A..Sketch and so many people wanting to sponsor challenges. We love it because it means we get to send out many more prizes to more of you :) 

This month we have a lot of stuff to giveaway form our sponsors. 

 The winner of this challenge,  as chosen by our Design team, will receive this GORGEOUS  pack of chipboard from Imaginarium Designs..
**example of chipboard you could receive

Our sponsor  Berry71Bleu is giving away a gorgeous handmade tag to a RANDOMLY chosen entry

Embellished, Altered Hang Tag If I Had A Bird Gift Vintage Style Tag ATC
**example of the tag you could win

A set of keys and buttons from Marivic's new etsy shop, Zeus and Zoe (opening end of March) will also go to 1 RANDOMLY chosen entry as well. 

Two more RANDOMLY chosen entries will win ..
 .2 paper collections from FeatureArt. 

A  paper and fabric collection from Julia Cotrim Scrapbooking

Good luck everyone!!

Things to consider when playing along...

**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter
**You are free to combine Once Upon A..Sketch challenges with other challenges. We don't mind at all!!!
**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 March 31stAustralian 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
**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.


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