Thursday, November 15, 2012

November Challenge - Group B Reveal

Hey everyone! Time to show you what the second half of our amazing Design Team has put together for your inspiration for our November challenge :) 

I would also love to welcome as a Guest Designer the winner of the September challenges Heather Jacob, who already is part of the family here since she was one of our very first Designers here. Welcome Heather :) Nice to have you here even just for a short while !!

It is also with sadness that I announce that two of our Designers, Kim Jeffress and Luzma Bruna have stepped down from their position at OUAS. It is difficult to let go of anyone, but I totally understand that life is very busy and DT commitments grow and grow and grow and quite often our hearts are not in it anymore. So I want to thank both ladies for their time here and wish them all the very best in future endeavors.  Bye girls!

Theme: Anything Goes..

Yep! You read right.. No theme this month. You are free to create a layout based on whatever theme you like.  You can journal as little or as much as you like, but your layout must include SOME journalling AND the sketch below. 
Please make sure that we see some sort of journalling on your layouts and please tell us where your journalling is . Hidden journalling is perfectly fine.

Winner of our September challenges

Hi there, my name is HEATHER JACOB.
Firstly I am so honoured and delighted to be invited to guest design here at Once upon a sketch. My journey as part of the OUAS Design team 2011 was exciting and it is so wonderful to be back x
Now a little about me, I am blissfully married to my wonderful, supportive “soul mate” Baden. My Family feature throughout my work and there is nothing more important to me than my family. To me this craft is the perfect combination of art, photography, beautiful paper, and glorious words.
I especially love to choose some elements, cast a spell and see what happens, to create a dream and follow it through. Subtle shadows, light and color are all ingredients for casting the spell. I am in harmony with my garden and its inhabitants, connecting with the beauty that surrounds me. For me it is all-consuming, inspiring and a natural expression of my inner self, which I love to weave into my works.
I am inspired by colour and texture … I love to include stitching, chipboard, journaling, muslin, fabrics, metal elements, inking, masking and texture paste.
Off the page projects and altered art are a fave of mine. I see my style as “CLASSIC” with attention to detail…I tend to lean toward monochromatic themes with a little shabby chic/grunge thrown in..
Warm hugz from Heather x
My blogs

I am lucky enough to be on a few design teams
Green Tara
Imaginarium designs
CSI (color/stories/inspiration)
Meg’s garden
The Color Room
ASI magazine
Scrapbook Creations Color Team

Here is Heather's take on our challenge. 

Now here is what our Design Team came up with. Please click on their blogs for more details on their creations. I am sure they would love to hear from you !!!

**Imaginarium Designs chipboard title and medallions**

Eila Sandberg (Sweden) 
* Journalling at the back of the page.

 Efi Stamatelli (Greece) 
* Chipboard Steam Punk Clock & James Corner from Imaginarium Designs *

Camilla Ekman (Sweden) 
* Chipboard pieces and alpha from Imaginarium Designs. Ribbon from Scrapbook Fantasies*

Helena Virpi (Italy)
*Chipboard cogs from Imaginarium Designs*

Evgenia Petzer (South Africa) 
*Imaginarium designs  little clock
*Journaling is on a tag- top of the page

Elena Stefanidou (Greece) 
*Imaginarium Designs chipboard alphas

Kay Fatula (USA) 
**All ribbon & twine by Scrapbook Fantasies.  Journaling stored as a scroll.**

Solange Marques (Brazil)
*Journaling behind of the page

Hilde Aaslund (Norway)

Melenia Agapides (Greece)
***Imaginarium Designs Alphas & Flourish
**Scrapbook Fantasies Ribbons

**Imaginarium Designs chipboard title and frame

 Karola Witczak (Poland) 

Our main sponsor for November is a beautiful online store called The Trinket Track..

Welcome to The Trinket Track. The home of the cutest little trinkets around!
Here at The Trinket Track we aim to provide a variety of crafters with a wide selection of embellishments for scrapbooking and cardmaking. Love to make your own accesories? No problem, we have you covered too with a selection of beads, links, ribbon and other little trinkets.
We hope you have an enjoyable shopping experience down the track!
For ideas on how to use our embellishments visit the blog
 and our store address is

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 January The winner of this challenge with the most points, as voted by the Design Team will be invited to be our Guest Designer in January and create along side our Design Team. This person will also win a $25.00 store voucher from ...

The next four winning entries will win the following prizes

A kit from C'est Magnifique Kit Club + FREE postage to anywhere in the world + add any other item in the store at NO extra postage cost from C'est Magnifique kit club.

There will also be 3 randomly picked winners who will receive the following..

2 ribbon packs for 2 winners from Scrapbooking Fantasies. Each pack includes 29 x ½ mt lengths.

**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.
** The deadline for this challenge is midnight November 30th,  Australian Eastern Standard Time . The Design Team will vote and the Top 5 layouts PLUS Top 5 featured layouts 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. Oh my oh my ladies, talk about gorgeous reveal! and hello there Heather, wonderful having you back for a visit! Amazing pages everyone, amazing! All the very very best of luck to Kim and Luzma, you will be sorely missed! xoxox

  2. So lovely to see you on OUAS as a guest Heather. You rocked the challenge! And all the amazing samples from the DT are gorgeous xx

  3. I just can't believe all the talent on this team! Stunning creations, girls!

  4. These layouts are amazing, the details and the placements of embellishments is extraordinary.. really love these...

  5. Wow...truly wonderful layouts here!!! Always :)