Sunday, April 8, 2012

More April Challenge Inspiration + the prizes for April

Hey everyone. I just wanted to show you today some more examples for our current challenge and to introduce our main sponsor and other sponsors for April. 

The main sponsor for April is none other than the super amazing kit club (that I happen to be on  the design team) C'est Magnifique kit club. 

C'est Magnifique Kits is a US based company whose kits predominantly feature 'hard to find' international papers from Denmark, Poland, France and many other countries. We have also featured embellishments from Australia, the UK, Poland and more.  We strive to always be 'different' than other kit clubs and feel you will love our elegant and sophisticated touch.
You can find out website HERE and our forums HERE . To find out how you can join our club click HERE

And what do you ask is the prize they are offering to the winner of our April challenge???

Besides WELL you will love this one, because it has been one of the most POPULAR kits so far...Its the APRIL kit which looks like this..

A Bouquet of Happiness
Contents:  papers from The ScrapCake (My Private Happiness) , Dusty Attic - Corner Flourish #1, Kaisercraft - Chipboard Alpha, Divine Twine - Yellow, Prima - Large Bird Houses, Kaisercraft - Hanging, Plaques Wood Flourishes, Americana - Lemon Yellow Paint, Melissa Frances - Attic Treasure Bags, Wild Orchid - White Gypsophelia, Wild Orchid - Pink/Cream Roses, Green Tara - Acrylic Butterfly, Green Tara - Wide Lace, Green Tara -  Turquoise Mini Rosebuds, Wrights -Hot Pink Ruffled Grosgrain

Our design team has just finished creating their work with this kit and its just so so gorgeous. 

So, I decided to invite the rest of my fellow Design Team members to play along with our current challenge and how about we have a look at what they have come up with? 

April Challenge

 The theme of this challenge is HOME. 
We would like you to create a layout and interpret the theme "HOME" however you like based on the following sketch. You can journal as little or as much as you like, but your layout must incorporate this theme  and this sketch. 

C'est Magnifique Design Team Inspiration

The Design Team have used past C'est Magnifique kits for this challenge so that you can 
get an idea of what the kits looks like. 

**using the April kit

**Using the March kit

**using the March kit

**using the December kit

and here are my 2 layouts using the January kit. I created 2 because the first one you might have seen at the 
blog hop earlier in the week and the other one is a new one

**hidden journalling behind the layout

**hidden journalling behind the photo


Thank YOU so much to my fellow Design Team members at C'est Magnifique for playing along with this challenge and providing more inspiration for us!! Thank you also to Leslie, the awesome boss of C'est Magnifique for sponsoring our challenge this month AND in the following months :)

Now here are the other sponsors and prizes up for grabs in April...

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 (12"x12") are unique and very special.
The patterned papers are texturized and printed on a very thick cardstock.
The patterned fabrics look like canvas and coordinate with the papers.
Our studio is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Our FANTASTIC sponsor, Imaginarium Designs, is giving away this BEAUTIFUL pack of chipboard to one randomly chosen entry..

**example of chipboard you could receive

Our sponso0 Berry71Bleu is also 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

We also have a paper and fabric collection from Oh girl! collection from Julia Cotrim Scrapbooking to giveaway to the one more randomly chosen entry. 

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 only layouts  for our challenges

**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 April 30thAustralian Eastern Standard Time . The Design Team will vote and the winner 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.


  1. 3 of your DT images are not appearing (Fi, Erin and Beverly).

  2. Vicky thanks, but for some reason blogger is playing up. This morning they were not showing for me either, and now they are and I didnt change anything. SO I am not sure what is happening,..

  3. Am having the same problem with Blogger myself, have re-loaded photos 3 times in a week and it still plays tricks grrrrr! Ooooh LOVE the pages I can see, beautiful beutiful layouts! xxxx

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