Saturday, December 15, 2012

December Challenge - Group B Reveal

Hi everyone!!! How are you all doing? 

Today I wanted to show you the other half of our Design Team's interpretation of our December challenge. SO many beautiful layouts and I hope you find some time over the next 2 weeks to play along :) 

Theme:  It's December...

We would like you to create a layout and interpret the theme "'It's December.. " however you like based on the following sketch. 

Ideas for Journalling: We know that not everyone celebrates Christmas in December, but if you do we would love to hear all about it. If not, then tell us anything that you like about December..celebratory on not! 

Your layout must incorporate this theme 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 . You are allowed to journal in any language but please tell us where on your page we will find your journalling. Remember journalling has to be a bit more than a title, or a generic comment. Hidden journalling is perfectly fine.

Winner of October Challenge 

Rachael Funnell

Hey there! My name is Rachael Funnell & like YOU.. I Totally adore scrapbooking!! I have been scrapbooking for just over 6 years now & in the last 2 years, scrapping has become a daily part of my life!! & FULLY lovin it... My Style is still evolving but I’m finding cluster’s, layers & something always going on in my background’s are regular things with my layouts... I’m married to an amazing man Jason & together we run a small business!! I work with hubby a 2-3 days a week when needed... Jason & I have 2 Gorgeous children.... Our boy Ethan who just hit the double digits 10.. & our girl Chloee who is8!! We live in the Central Tablelands of NSW Australia.. & LOVE IT! I would like to THANK all the DT ladies that voted for my layout for the October Challenge!!! it was such an honor...

*Hidden Journalling on the back

Now here is what our Design Team created. To see further details of their work please click on their name 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 !!!

Helena Virpi (Italy)
*Imaginarium Designs chipboard border

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

Elena Stefanidou (Greece) 
** journaling hidden behind the photo

Melenia Agapides (Greece)
*Imaginarium Designs chipboard border alphas, border & flourish*

Hilde Aaslund (Norway)
*Imaginarium Designs chipboard border & branch 

 Efi Stamatelli (Greece) 
*Hidden Journalling behind the photo

Evgenia Petzer (South Africa) 
*Imaginarium Designs chipboard fence

Kim Price (Australia)
**Journalling on pull out tag behind photo cluster

Camilla Ekman (Sweden) 
*Imaginarium Designs chipboard border
* Maja Design papers

Solange Marques (Brazil)
*Imaginarium Designs chipboard border
* Journalling is in the tag behind the photo.

**Hidden Journalling on the ticket and tag to the left side

Kay Fatula (USA) 
*Imaginarium Designs chipboard frame & border.  
**Journaling stored in the scroll found in the upper right hand corner

Our main sponsor for December is the gorgeous Swedish manufacturer Maja Design 

MajaDesign Corp is situated in Uddevalla, Sweden. We are dedicated to create unique and high quality vintage inspired patterned paper for scrapbooking and crafts. Majadesign was founded in November 2007, and since then been growing over 70 retailers in Sweden and 80 in Europe. Founder Marie Jansson says :  "In the fall of 2004, a dear friend asked me to join her to a scrapbooking course. from that moment, i became totally amazed and thrilled by all the beautiful papers and decorations in the art of scrapbooking. After some time as a captivated scrapper, I got curious to create my own patterns. I have always have had a devotion for color and form, as well as I had great printing facilities close, as I worked at a printers office. Since 2007, I have been blessed to be able to work with my great passion - to design and create colored coordinated paper". 

Here is the link to Maja Design's website - Maja Design 

 Our other sponsor for December is once again the 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 February 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

Paper collection from Maja Design - Vintage Summer Basics 

A US$20.00 store gift card 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 4 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.

** The deadline for this challenge is midnight December 31st 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.

** In order for your layout to be considered as a winner, we need to see evidence of the sketch TOGETHER with the journalling theme and some journalling which includes more than just the title, date of event etc. Hidden journalling is perfectly fine, but please do tell us where on your layout it is. You are also welcomed to journal in your own language. 

**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

**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.


  1. Ooooh WOW what a magnificent festive reveal!! awesome work ladies!! Merry Christmas to each and one! xoxo

  2. Another amazing reveal, ladies, wow oh wow!!

  3. Merry Christmas ladies!!!! I looooove this season!