Saturday, September 22, 2012

September Challenge # 3

Welcome to another challenge here at Once Upon A..Sketch. I hope you have all been enjoying playing along with us the last couple of challenges and loving the Color Stories Inspiration case files. 

Remember, when you finish uploading your layout on our site here, don't forget to go over to CSI's gallery HERE to upload your work there too so that you are in with a chance to be featured there too or win a prize at the end of the month!

There will be FOUR challenges here at Once Upon A..Sketch for September instead of our usual 1 challenge . This is because CSI has 4 challenges each month. Each challenge will be revealed on Saturday morning (Australian time) to coincide with the challenge reveals at CSI in the USA and you MUST remember that you will have just 9 days per challenge to enter your layouts here on our side bar. As you know usually our challenges are month long. 

Our winners here at Once Upon A..Sketch will be announced at the beginning of October and our Design Team will look at ALL the entries from ALL the challenges. So the more challenges you play along at, the more chances you have of being one of our challenge/prize winners or Top 5 Featured layouts. This is a little different to CSI who announce their "featured" layouts on a weekly basis. 

As mentioned before, everything will go back to normal in October and we will have a reveal October 1st as usual. So I hope you guys have fun and enjoy what we have planned for you. Don't forget that the entries for this challenge are due by  2:00pm Monday 1st of OctoberAustralian Eastern Standard Time

For this challenge, you must use :
*the SKETCH provided
* all the colours in the SCHEME
* at least 2 elements from the EVIDENCE 
* at least 1 element from the TESTIMONY!

Winner of July challenge Paloma Calvalho (Brazil) 

My name is Paloma, I´m from Brazil. I´m an architect and civil engineer. I have been crafting since I was a teenager and paper scrapping since 2010 when I got my first album from my sister. I love scrapping, photography, reading, and creating other art projects. My blog:

Winner of June Challenge Zuzia Bodakowska (Poland) 

My name is Zuzia, for some known also as zuziucha. My friends call me Zu. I am totally crazy about scrapbooking and my two daughters-6 years old Julia and 7 months old Lili. I love creating especially albums but some months ago I started creating layouts which fascinated me very much. I have a small dog, a full of energy Jack Russel Terrier and this layout is about her. When Lili was born she went absolutely crazy. She was sleeping next to my little girl and didn't want anybody to come closer.
I would like to thank the Once Upon a Sketch team for featuring my layout few months ago. I am so proud being able to be the Guest Designer in September. Thank you girls so much!!!

Color Stories Inspiration Design Team 

Sarah Martin (Australia) 

Karen Watson (Australia) 

*journalling is on the tag behind the photo

Hilde Aaslund (Norway)
*Imaginarium Designs chipboard  alpha, cloud, leaves and corner ornament

Patti Hamil (USA)
*Imaginarium Designs chipboard  flourish, border

Eila Sandberg (Sweden) 
* Journalling on the back of page

Efi Stamatelli (Greece) 
*Imaginarium Designs chipboard title

Helena Virpi (Italy)
*Imaginarium Designs chipboard  title. Hidden journaling on the yellow tag behind the photo

Evgenia Petzer (South Africa) 
              *Imaginarium Designs chipboard  fence, the swirl and the birds on top of a photo. Hidden journaling is on a tag. 

We are so incredibly happy to welcome a brand new sponsor to our blog this month, one that is a fave amongst many of our designers including my self. Please help me welcome the incredibly stunning paper company 7 Dots Studio

7 Dots Studio is a polish scrapbooking company. It was created by a mom of 2 little children, who loves scrapbooking and cannot sit in one place for longer than a while :) Dream could come true, because of two friends - Finnabair (Anna Dąbrowska-Pękocka) and Anai (Anna Iwanowska-Pietkiewicz). Wonderful women, scrapbookers and designers, who love creating. We launched our first two lines in Autumn 2011 - they were extremely warm welcomed by scrapbookers from all over the world. We always choose best possible materials – we are also scrapbookers and we know, how important is the quality of products, which we use to make our memories live forever! We love working with many kinds of media and all our products are media friendly.
Our products are sold in many shops across the Europe and also in Australia and USA. You can find constantly updated list of our retailers on our website in section "where to buy".

We are delighted to also have one of our Design Team member's sponsor our challenge this month. Our super talented Evgenia Petzer has an awesome  Etsy Shop right HERE called Little Things For Cute Creations. 

Now here are our permanent sponsors for 2012. For more information please see our sidebar. 

How would you like to be our Guest Designer for the month of November?  The winner of the September challenges with the most points, as voted by the Design Team will be invited to be our Guest Designer in November and create along side our Design Team. 

This person will also win this fabulous prize from 7 Dots Studio...

2 complete collections from 7 Dots Studio - All I Ever.. and Domestic Goddess 

The next 4 winning entries will win..
Complete Hopefully collection from 7 Dots Studio

This stunning kit from Cést Magnifique kit club, shipped to you FREE of charge together with any other purchases from their store. 

A US$15.00 voucher to use at Little Things For Cute Creations

Our RANDOMLY CHOSEN winners will win the following prizes..

Scrapbooking Fantasies has donated ONE ribbon pack for each week in September. Each prize is valued at over $10AUS each and contains between 21 and 24 half metre lengths of ribbons, trims and lace in colours that co-ordinate with that weeks challenge from quality brands, plus FREE international postage!!

** The deadline for this challenge (FOR THIS MONTH ONLY )is 2:00pm Monday 1st of OctoberAustralian Eastern Standard Time 
** To be eligible for a prize or a feature at BOTH Once Upon A...Sketch and Color Stories Inspiration you must enter both challenges by the due date. It is NOT compulsory to play along at both challenges. 
**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 enter 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.
**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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