Monday, June 11, 2012

May Challenge Winners

Well everyone, you sure do know how to make it hard for us. LOL! It was incredibly hard to choose just a few out of 124 entries so I asked the Design Team to do something different and choose some of their faves to feature here as winners. I will also put these names in a draw for the prizes that we have to give away this month too. 

So here we go..

1. Teresa Manchas (USA)

Design Team member Heather Jacob says : "so many beautiful dimensions to this page Teresa, I adore the softness of the layered banner draping across the corner, the butterflies, the layering and all the fussy cutting is just exquisite AND that precious photo completes a perfect page ....  a wonderful, magical  page to treasure x "

Design Team member Jasmine Shea says : "I loved reading about her grandmother’s story and the sentiment behind that gorgeous photo was beautiful.  The feathered wings with the jewel was just stunning and there is such a delicacy to this page."

3. Charmane Koch (Australia) 
Design Team member Heather Jacob says : "this layout stood out to me in the gallery . I love the rich earthy brown hues, the monochromatic tones, the way you have placed the stencil flowing over the photo , all the elements perfectly placed giving such a gorgeous whimsical, arty feel to this entire creation ... I love every little piece of this beautiful page Charmaine . x "

4. Hilde Aaslund (Norway) 
Design Team member Jasmine Shea says : "The honesty and humour in Hilde’s page caught my attention along with the simplicity yet effectiveness of her page.  It just shows that there is a whole other side to our “motherhood”.

5. Erin Blegen ( USA) 

Design Team Member Trudi Harrison says: "Erin’s project dedication to her mother is honest, touching and heartfelt. The gorgeous colours, layering, fussy cut elements and amazing attention to detail make this a total stand out"

Design Team Member Georgia Heald says:  "I love the bold colors, the layered fussy cutting, the great mix of clean lines and perfectly placed messy and of course the honest and touching story to the page. Complete standout for me!!"

6. Cathy Cafun (Australia) 
Design Team Member Trudi Harrison says: "Cathy’s page is pure vintage delight.  Terrific interpretation, composition, arrangement and detail make this page a total stunner"

7. Adriana Bolzon (Australia)
Design Team Member Patti Hamil says: "I chose this beautiful layout because it stood out to me in every detail. The aged looking cracked photo, the perfect banner with stunning little details, the lucious floral clusters......there is just so much to say about this beautiful page!"

8. Lynnda Hosni ( Australia) 
Design Team Member Patti Hamil says: " I chose this layout because I loved the vibrant and bright colors. I also loved how she did the journaling. The layered photos were visually stunning too. It’s just a really well balanced page, and the style is so fresh!"

9. Keren Tamir ( Canada) 
 Design Team member Natalie Elphinstone says: "Although Keren's journaling is hidden on the layout, she's shared it on her blog and it's just so very touching. It's honest and heartfelt and I think that's exactly what OUAS is hoping to inspire our contributors to do. Despite her children not being biologically hers Keren has captured and expressed the exact same emotions that all of us feel when we hold our children in our arms for the first time. This is a beautiful layout not only in it's design but in it's sentiment even more so"

10. Lovelez'Lao ( Philippines) 
Design Team member Natalie Elphinstone says: "I love the way she has created such diverse texture and layers in her background and her layout is so lovely to look at. But even more importantly is how much wonderful honest and hearfelt journalling she has hidden so cleverly in a scroll on her page. She shows how motherhood isn't always peaches and cream, but it's always worth it! Wishing you all the best as you plan on adding to your beautiful family"

11. Billie- Jean Beveridge (Australia) 
I (Nadia) chose to feature this layout as I simply could not look past the journalling. Billie - Jean, I thank you for your journalling as it is so true and heartfelt and something most of us can relate to. The ever evolving relationship between mother and daughter and not fully appreciating what they mean to us until we have children of our own. I, for one, can tell you that reading your journalling was like reading my story. Besides that, your layout is beautiful. I like everything about it..the interpretation of the sketch, the flower cluster and colours. Just wonderful. I hope you give this to your mum!!

12. Chantelle Huizenga (Australia)

I also chose to feature this layout and the reason is that the gorgeous photo stood out to me in the gallery. I wanted to follow the link and read the journalling behind this beautiful photo and Chantelle's journalling is sweet and so true.  I love the soft and warm feel one gets when looking at that picture of a mum with a her 4 boys. The intricate details and colours you have chosen here Chantelle are just gorgeous and I couldn't look pas this one. Well done.

13. Kitika (Russia)

Design Team member Bente Fagerberg says : "Kitika has an eye for mixing those beautifully patterned papers, and has combined them with delightful embellishments to make this exquisite layout.I love how she made that cute banner out of roses and how the other flower embellishments manage to draw the eye to that absolutely delightful photograph. I just love this!!

**Edited - I am sorry I made a mistake with the features and posted the wrong layout under Kitika's name. I have now corrected it but I believe that the original layout I featured, which was Riika' s still deserves to be featured and here it is . I apologise for this!

Here are the prize winners out of the above featured layouts using just for this month only. Just for this month, we will not have the winners banner at the top of the page as with 13 layouts featured it is very hard to fit them all in. I hope you understand!

The person who wins the main prize from Enjoy Scrapping AND gets to come back as our Guest Designer in July  is #2  Jennifer Snyder. Well done Jennifer!!! Could you please contact Georgia for your Guest Designer information at and myself for your prize in the email provided below. 

The person that wins the mini kit from Enjoy Scrapping is #4 Hilde Aaslund 

The 2 winners of a ribbon pack from Scrapbooking Fantasies are #13 Kitika and  #6 Cathy Cafun

The winner of the $20.00 voucher from C' est Magnifique kit club is #9 Keren Tamir


Now here are the randomly chosen winners out of all the entries. 

The winner of the Imaginarium Designs chipboard pack is ...#63 Amy Voorthuis 

The winner of the handmade tag by Berry71Bleu is #91 Jan Rankine

The winner of the Julia Cotrim canvas and paper collection is ...Aina Aaroe Sannes 

Well done ladies! Could all the winners please contact me Nadia, for your prize at
Please include your address and the prize you won. 

Thank you SO much for your wonderful support of our challenges everyone. I look forward to seeing more 
from you this month! 

Thank you!


  1. OmG!!!.... Congratulations to all Winners... You ladies are totally Awesome... those layouts are absolutely STUNNING and very inspiring!!!.... And thank you so much for choosing my layout as one of the winners... thank you Patti Hamil for kind and sweet comments....hugs..xoxo

  2. huge congrats to everyone..amazing work

  3. Congrats to all the winners, definately some jaw dropping layouts! Thanks Nadia for your lovely words and choosing my page!

  4. Congratulations, have a great day.

  5. congrats to the winners - so many gorgeous entries here - a big thank you Nadia for featuring my LO and your lovely words. xx

  6. Congrats to everyone.....totally in awe of the wonderful creations here.....many thanks for choosing my layout and for all your kind and wonderful comments, truly appreciate them......... enjoy your day :)

  7. Well done, these are amazing layouts, with such love and special memories entwined in the layouts!! congrats to you all!!

  8. Amazing...fancy choosing from sooooo many...well done DT, too!!!!!! Gorgeous, gorgeous & totally inspirational winners....fantastic work:):):):)

  9. Congratulations!!! Stunning work!!!

  10. Congratulations to all, amazing LO's! Thank you Bente Fagerberg for choosing my LO, I'm so grateful and amazed! Kitika=Riikka

  11. Congrats Ladies on winning your lo's are truly beautiful.....omg I won I'm very happy thanks hugs Amy :)

  12. Congrats ladies...some really awesome projects and so deserving!

  13. Contatulations everyone, great layouts.

  14. Huge congrats to all the winners! These layouts are absolutely stunning! Thank you so much, everyone, for playing along!

  15. Thank you for choosing my layout!! Natalie and for the your beautiful words I'm forever grateful!!

  16. Congrats to all the winners. Fabulous work ladies.

  17. Congrats, these are such gorgeous pages, this challenge had so many wonderful pages!!

  18. Holy smokes! stunning pages all of them! CONGRATS to each and one of you ladies! xoxo

  19. What beautiful pages. I must admit, I think I enjoyed every page (and yes there were over 100 of them). I think every page was touching, beautiful and detailed. Congrats to the winners but congrats to every entry.

  20. Congrats to all the winners, such stunning creations!! Thank you so much for choosing my LO and for to Trudi for the beautiful comment.. means a lot as I really admire your work!! I really don't know how the DT can choose out of all those gorgeous entries!! So excited about my prize too! :))

  21. Congrats to all you ladies...all the pages were very inspiring & heartfelt...

  22. Wow........amazing lo's in this challenge......I was wondering how in the world you were going to choose, so many fabulous entries!! A huge thank you for choosing mine as one of the lucky ones......and Heather, you have always been an inspiration to me, so to have you say such kind things about my lo, wow, makes my day....thank you so much!!

  23. Gorgeous lo's ladies! Congrats to all of you!

  24. oh wow, huge congrats ladies!!!!

  25. Wow the pages are so so beautifull I can guess why you ladies were in trouble to pic just ladies, amaizing blog job.

  26. Congratulations ladies!!!Amazing layouts!!

  27. Congratulations Ladys, so much talent!