Monday, September 3, 2012

August Challenge **WINNERS**

WOW talk about an efficient Design Team we have here. Didn't take them long to vote on ALL 128 entries for August. 

Thank you ALL so so much for the support you show us here at Once Upon A ...Sketch. Thanks so much for entering our challenges! Welcome to all our new followers and we hope to see you play along too..

So the votes are in, and it was a very tight finish between 1st and 2nd. In fact, just 5 points separating the Top 2. Without further delay, here are the entries the Design Team voted for.

Top 5 Winners
(in winning order) 

(can all winners please email Patti at with their full name and address and prize they won within 7 days!!. Also can the Top 5 winners please get their winners badge from the sidebar of our blog :) Thank you ) 

Out of 128 entries, the person with the most points is..

*hidden journalling behind pictures

From the different textures, to the colours and the picture, this is one winning layout. The shabby look combined with an artistic touch here and there make for a wonderful combination and Miranda this is simply a perfect layout to look at! Congratulations Miranda, you are our winner for August and you are invited to come back in October to be our Guest Designer!Please contact our Guest Designer coordinator Georgia Heald ( )  You have also won a beautiful kit from The Flying Unicorn.

Zanka (Sweden)  
*Journalling is on the ticket, tucked under the photo. 

What a magnificent layout! What perfect matching of those lovely colours in the garden and those on the flowers. There is something so beautiful in this layout and the picture you have used is just so pretty. We love the way you created your background and just love what you created out of the sketch. WELL DONE!! Zanka you have also won a beautiful kit from The Flying Unicorn. 

Kim Price (Australia)
* journalling on a hidden tag (the red tab at the top of the photograph)

WOW Kim! I don't know just how I will describe how beautiful your layout is. You have combines the serenity of the picture, together with an overall softness on your layout that is just amazing to see. Absolutely gorgeous layering and placement. This is incredible! Well done! Kim, you have also won a kit from The Flying Unicorn. 

Yuko Tanaka (Japan) 
Yuko this is such a beautiful layout. The picture you have used makes us feel as though we are right there in the moment and the simplicity of this layout, together with the layering and clustering is definitely eye catching! WELL DONE Yuko! You have won a $20.00 gift card from C'est Magnifique kit club. 

Jodi Cent (Australia)

* Journaling is under the zigzag heart and also tucked behind the raised cream cutout to the left

Jodi...WOW! I long did it take you to put together this masterpiece? I am running out of adjectives to describe this month's winners, and now I seriously have no words for your layout. SO much to look at and SO much prettiness and depth. Incredible creation here Jodi and it is not hard to see why this one made it to out Top 5! Congratulations. You have also won a chipboard pack from Imaginarium Designs.

Now here are our Top 5 Featured Layouts followed by some more that caught the Design Team's eye...

Lene Neby (Norway) 

Elena Olinevich (Belarus) 

Anupama Choudary (India) 

Rikka Kovasin (Finland)

Rachelle Sigurdson (Canada)

Lizzy Hill (Australia) 

Marjorie Billet (France ) 


Shell Carman (Australia) 

Congratulations to all the featured layouts! Well done. Please remember to grab a featured badge from the sidebar of our blog. 

Lastly we have some randomly chosen winners (using to send some prizes to. 

The four people that win a ribbon pack from Scrapbooking Fantasies are : Drea Slee, Anne Pennington , Linda Eggleton and Keren Tamir

The person that wins the paper collection from Julia Cotrim Scrapbooking is Luciana Machado 

The person that wins the handmade tag by Berry71Bleu is despina 

The person that wins the $10 gift voucher from The Scrap Locker is Teresa Manchas

(can all winners please email Patti at with their full name and address and prize they won within 7 days!!. )

Congratulations everyone :) Thank you always for playing along with us. 


  1. Well done to you all, such amazing layouts!!

  2. Wow this was a lovely surprise. Congratulations to all the winners - well done!

    And thank you, sponsors!

  3. Congrats to the winners. Gorgeous work!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  4. Feel both chuffed & humbled to be up there with this awesome bunch of scrappers...congrats & thanks:):):)

  5. there are so many really awesome projects we have seen in August! congrats to the winners! you did great work!!!

  6. Congrats to the winners!! Great work!

  7. Gorgeous layouts! Congratulations to all the winners and featured! Thank you so much for choosing me among these absolutely awesome layouts! Feeling really humble!

  8. Huge congrats to all the winners and featured ladies! Each one of your lay-outs is so stunning!

  9. WOW - congrats to the winners! Fantastic projects!

  10. Congratulations to all the was a tough one--there were many, many amazing entries to choose from...all very inspiring, unique & innovative pages!

  11. Thank you Ladies for the great play together and all your valuable comments and votes!!! I feel really honoured!
    Congrats to other winners and featured works, they're magnificent! Hope to see you soon again :)

  12. Huge huge congrats to all winners!!!!! Really stunning work again!!!

  13. MEGA congrats to all winners!! have to give a special shout to my fellow country woman Zanka - heja heja tjejen!! As has been said before me, August saw a record number of amazing entries and it tooks some serious pondering to narrow them down. I am totally blown away by the talent represented!! WTG girls! xoxo

  14. Hey girls you did a great job!!
    Congrats to all the winners and thank you to all the 128 ladies for playing with us.

  15. Huge congrats to all the winners...especially my online friends Elena & Lizzy!! Well done girls!! Thank you so much for choosing me as a random prize winner...those ribbon packs look awesome :)

  16. I am so happy to have won , I can't even tell you!!!! The talent i see in these layouts blows me away!!!!! incredible ladies! I am just honored to have my little layout up there with these other pieces of art!

  17. ohhh thanx for all. i m proud to be choose by the dt's members...
    congratulations to the winners, what a beautifull layouts !!

  18. Woooooooow what a stunning array of pages ladies!! Amazing work here of an incredibly high standard!! Wish I had had the time to play last month - hopefully I'll be able to play again soon :)

  19. Congrats to all the ladies that were winners & featured! sooooooooooooooo many amazing entries.I feel extremely proud to have been featured this month out of so many entries! Thanx DT girls for the lovely comments XX

  20. Huge congrats to all the winners and featured LO's.. all such inspirational creations!!! :))

  21. had a blast playing along, though I didnt win, the design team picked the exact same layouts I would have, they are gorgeous! All getting pinned in my gallery!ongrats!

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