Sunday, January 27, 2013

January Challenge Winners!!

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well. 

The votes are in and we have our winners of our January challenge. 

Well done, you have won the prize from our main sponsor this month which is the kit from Deer&Fawn Design. You are also our fist placed winner which means you get to come back in March as our Guest Designer. Congratulations!!! Please also mention you are the GDT winner when contacting me for your prize so I can get all the information out to you. 

(journalling on tag behind the photo) 
For your efforts you have won an Imaginarium Designs chipboard pack full at AU$50.00 shipped to youfree!

Good work! As our winner you have won a Scraps of Elegance main kit valued at US$35.95 value, shipped to you free Priority shipping within the USA, or free First Class shipping for international winners!

(journalling on tag behind the photo)

Congratulations! You have won a  US$25.00 gift voucher at The Flying Unicorn online store and kit club, with free domestic and international shipping ! 

Well done to you. You have won a Julia Cotrim Scrapbooking patterned paper and canvas collection with free domestic and international shipping 

Can all the above winners please grab your winners badge..

Erin Blegen's pick for January is Jeanette Lee (Singapore)
Congratulations for being a Designer's Pick! You have won AUS$25.00 prize pack from Sassy Scrappers with free domestic and international shipping 

Chantalle McDaniel's pick for January is English Teacher Jurgita (Lithuania)
Great work! Besides being a Designer's Pick you have also won a prize pack valued at AU$20.00 from  Njoyfull Crafts shipped to you for free! 

Renata Moni's pick for January is Billie Jean Beveridge (Australia)
Fantastic work!!!You have won a prize pack from SA Crafters valued at US$15.00 shipped to you for free!

Vicky Alberto's pick for January is Madoka Kinosada (Japan)
Congrats to you for being a Designer's pick. You have also won a prize pack to the value of 15.00 Eurofrom Get Creative Embellishments 

Mona Pedleton's pick for January is Lisa Duke (USA)
You have won yourself a ribbon pack from Scrapbooking Fantasies valued at over AU$10.00 shipped to you for free!

This is your badge to display proudly on your blogs

This month, I chose someone I think is worthy of being spotlighted because firstly he (yes its a man!) has created a really pretty layout but more so because I think his journalling is so honest and its something we have all felt in our lives at some point. You can read all about his layout at his blog but basically Charlie talks about not fitting in and just HOW BRAVE are you Charlie to share this with us and put it out there when most people would not. Also, I just think you are amazing for pushing through all that and instead of going and hiding away from the world you decided to "show them" and just made a decision to find yourself and be happy!!!. Well done. Keep going!!!

Charllie G. (The Philippines) 

And here is your badge to display at your blog..

The entry picked via which has won a Scrapbooking Fantasies valued at over AU$10.00 is Lovez' Lao (The Philippines) . Congratulations to you :))

Can all the winners PLEASE contact me, Nadia at within 7 days to claim your prize.
 PLEASE write "OUAS January Winner" in your subject and please send me your address and tell me the prize you won.

 Many thanks!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Still Time...

Hey everyone! 

Just reminding you that you still have time to enter our challenge this month and I just want to remind you that challenges now end at midnight 25th of each month (Australian Eastern Standard Time) so this means you have just under 2 days left to enter our January challenge which is this.,.

Theme: "The start of something new" 

The new year is among us. What better way to celebrate change, renewed hope and having a positive attitude than with a brand new year? A new start...a new horizon and the start of something new! A new year is full of possibilities. So in honor of the start of 2013, we would like you to create a layout and interpret the theme "The start of something new..." however you like. Whatever that sentence inspires you to scrap then go for it. 

Ideas for journalling: Include the theme sentence as your title, a new job coming up or the beginning of a new job and in the past and what it meant to you, a child's new toy, a new house you are building/moving in to or one you have moved in already, a new year and what it means to you, a new attitude, the start of a new school year, a new relationship - yours, a family members, your child's, a new friendship, new wardrobe, new diet, new phone, new haircut...

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.

Now here are some examples from our Guest Designers and our Design Team

Jess Mackenzie (Australia)

Svetlana Austin (South Africa)
** Imaginarium Design chipboard letters

Florence Teixeira - France 

"On this year, I will cook!"

*Hidden journalling under the spoon.
*Hidden journalling on back of layout*

Georgia Heald - (Australia)

*Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics Paper - 1946

*Hidden journalling under shipping tag

Cathy Cafun (Australia) 

*Maja Design Walking in the Forest & Crea Diem papers 
** Imaginarium Design Tinies Cogs and Steampunk Clock

*Maja Design patterned paper 
** Imaginarium Design chipboard letters

** Imaginarium Design chipboard frames

Anna Zaprzelska (Poland)

**Journaling on the back of the layout

Renata Moni (Brazil)

** Imaginarium Design chipboard flourishes

**Hidden Journaling on the folded paper with the roses.

**Hidden journaling on tag behind bottom photo**

**Pink ribbon from Scrapbook Fantasies**

The winner of this challenge as voted by the Design Team will win the prize from our main sponsor and also be invited to come back in March as our Guest Designer.

Our new sponsor for the month of January

Deer & Fawns Designs is an online store that offers heaps of Handmade goodies…. Scrapbooking Embellies, Gifts, Jewellery and much more
We are constantly adding to our releases and some are limited and once they are sold out they are not re stocked.
We have some AMAZING new products in store for 2013 such as J Crochet Baby goodies, more handmade scrapbooking supplies & also more Washi Tape designs…..
Make sure you like and follow us on facebook and also become a follower of our blog to see some inspiration from our DT with projects listed regularly for you to see.

Deer & Fawn Designs is donating this beautiful kit for our January winner...

Here are our permanent sponsors for 2013 and the prizes they are kindly donating. 

Imaginarium Designs chipboard, is donating a chipboard pack full of their newest releases valued at AU$50.00 , with free domestic and international shipping 

Scraps of Elegance kit club is donating their main kit valued at US$35.95 value, with free Priority shipping within the USA, or free First Class shipping for international winners!

The Flying Unicorn online store and kit club, is donating a US$25.00 gift voucher to spend at their store with freedomestic and international shipping ! 

Julia Cotrim Scrapbooking is donating a patterned paper and canvas collection with free domestic and international shipping 

Sassy Scrappers is donating a AUS$25.00 prize pack with free domestic and international shipping 

Scrapbooking Fantasies is donating a ribbon pack  for 2 winners valued at over AU$10.00 each plus with free domestic and international shipping 

Njoyfull Crafts is donating one of the above prize packs or similar valued at AU$20.00 with free domestic and international shipping 

Get Creative Embellishments is donating a prize pack valued at 15.00 Euro,  shipped free anywhere in the world

SA Crafters is donating a prize pack valued at US$15.00 , shipped anywhere in the world.