Friday, February 1, 2013

February Challenge + Meet Our February Sponsor *Meg's Garden*

Hi everyone! 

Welcome to February's challenge. We have some FANTASTIC inspiration for you this month. The super cool Design Team from our main sponsor this month, Meg's Garden, has played along with our challenge and what wonderful examples they have created. Thank you girls and thank you Meg's Garden for being our sponsor!!

So let's get into it right away huh? Just one thing.. please remember that our challenges now end on the 25th of each month :) Make sure your layout is up by midnight, 25th February for your chance to win a Guest Designer spot on our team and some FABULOUS prizes  :))

Theme : LOVE


The month of February is the month we celebrate St Valentine's Day here in Australia and in many parts of the world. Love takes on many forms..relationship love, parental love etc etc. So let's think about what the above quote can mean and how you can interpret it on a layout. You are free to scrap about any kind of love you wish however you like based on the following sketch. 

Ideas for journalling: love for your partner, family , parents ,siblings , children, work, students, craft, music, extra curricular activities. Whatever it is that you connect LOVE with. 

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.

Please welcome the winner from our December challenge

Yuko Tanaka (Japan) 

Hi! My name is  Yuko Tanaka and I live in Japan.  I am so honoured and delighted to be invited to guest design here at Once upon a sketch.   I live with my husband and a beautiful daughter and  two lovely cats.  After I got married in 2006, I soon started “scrapbooking”.  I started sorting our wedding photos and organizing them.  Now  I  am eager in documenting the growth of our dearest daughter ! My style of scrapbooking is constantly changing and I always look for new techniques and ideas.  I currently LOVE misting pastel on my pages.

Here is Yuko's take on our challenge. 

Now here are some samples created for our challenge by the Meg's Garden Design Team, who is our main sponsor this month.

Adriana Bolzon (Australia) 
Adriana has used the just released "Ode To A Summer's Day" collection designed by Denise Ann for
Meg's Garden available at their store HERE

"My journaling is about my long journey to motherhood, it took 12 years, and how much I love being a mother to my boy. It´s hidden behind the photo on a Tag that you can pull out"
**Papers and flowers from Meg´s Garden available at their store HERE

Heather Jacob (Australia) 
**Papers and flowers from Meg´s Garden available at their store HERE

Stephanie Dinnell (Canada) 
**For this layout of my daughter, Stephanie used the “French Bird Cage” papers and “White Gardenias” flowers from Meg’s Garden available at their store HEREThe small rosebud and glittered flowers is handmade

Shell Carman (Australia) 
**Journalling is hidden on a tag that is just peaking from under lace on right side of circle
**Meg's Garden Products Used: Le Belle Jardin Eau De Cologne paper, Cream Lace paper; French Garden, Caged Damask paper, French Garden Collage Cartouche paper, Lace- L2864 available at their store HERE

Chantal Vandenberg (Australia) 
* Meg's Garden Materials List: "Apple Blossom" & "A Summer's Day" papers from "Ode to a Summer's Day Collection",  "Laces in Cream" paper from "A Touch of Lace", Ivory grosgrain ribbon  LaBlanche script stamp, Tim Holtz mini paperclips, Paper lace doiley strips ALL available at the Meg's Garden store HERE . 

**La Belle Jardin Collection by Denise Ann, La Blanche stamp, doily and fibres ALL available at the Meg's Garden store HERE . 

**Papers and flowers from Meg´s Garden available at their store HERE
Gayle Price (Australia) 
Meg's Garden Materials List: "A Summer's Day" paper from "Ode to a Summer's Day Collection" available at the Meg's Garden store HERE
*French Garden collection from Meg’s Garden available at their store HERE

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 !!!

Romy Veul (The Netherlands) 

**Journalling at the back

Melenia Agapides (Greece)

***Imaginarium Designs chipboard butterfly & alphas
**Scrapbook Fantasies pink ribbon

Hilde Aaslund (Norway)

 Efi Stamatelli (Greece) 
***Imaginarium Designs chipboard alphas
 **Retro housewife from The Trinket Track

Evgenia Petzer (South Africa) 
**journaling on the back of  page
***Imaginarium Designs chipboard fence and word "Love" 

Kim Price (Australia)
**Imaginarium Designs chipboard alpha chipboard
**Maja Design designer paper "Walking In The Forest"

Camilla Ekman (Sweden) 

Solange Marques (Brazil)
*journaling behind of the page
**Imaginarium Designs chipboard title

**Imaginarium Designs chipboard cogs, corner, long swirly flourish & alphas

As a bonus, Athanasia has put together a video of how she put this layout together. Its really interesting to watch so check it out HERE

Kay Fatula (USA)
**Journaling is stored on the tag seen in the upper left hand corner*
**Scrapbook Fantasies ribbon 

**Imaginarium Designs chipboard title, stem, 

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 April as our Guest Designer.

We welcome a new sponsor for the month of February

Meg’s Garden of papercraft delights is a dynamic Australian internet based company which thrives on providing a unique product range of papers, accessories & ephemera to its customers. The philosophy of the company is to be a trendsetter with new & gorgeous products; to make the store an inspirational haven, by creating an image so that the customer can come in, stroll through the garden & fill their garden basket with ideas.

The papers are Australian designed & Australian printed by Designs Galore (a wholesale company owned by Meg’s Garden). The embellishments & ephemera are sourced from local & overseas markets in order to provide a fabulous range with which to accessorize & complement the papers for collage, scrapbooking & all other papercraft projects. The blog features a fabulous Design Team with a variety of artistic talents.

Come Stroll through the Garden.

Meg's Garden is donating the following prize pack to the winner of this challenge..
The just release collection "‘Ode to a Summer’s Day"

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 is donating a US$25.00 gift voucher to spend at their store with free domestic 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. 

 The deadline for this challenge is midnight February 25th Australian Eastern Standard Time .Have fun!!!


  1. Absolutely amazing reveal from both the Megs Garden team and the girls from Once Upon A Sketch. Totally blown away by all this crazy talent. LOVE!!

  2. Amazing reveal - wow just sooooo WOW!!!!!!

  3. What a LOVEly challenge, and what amazing layouts from the Design Team!

  4. Just LOVE the sketch, it gives a lot of freedom to make a nice layout. And what the designers did with it, wowwww, I have some favorites, but they are all gorgeous!

  5. I am totally dazzled by the creations this month, amazing amazing work by everyone! a special shout out to the ladies from Meg's Garden!! xoxoxo

  6. What a lovely challenge, and what gorgeous layouts from the Design Team... xoxo

  7. Wow everyone's layout are fabulous!

  8. what an amazing reveal! LOVE that sketch! Will definitely be playing along this month!

  9. I can't get over how amazing the work is here - totally amazing

  10. Absolutely stunning LOs from both design teams!

  11. The inspiration for this month's challenge is amazing!!!

  12. So sad the collection closed before I could submit, since I made it anyway I though I'd share the link
    Thanks for a gorgeous challenge
    Milagros from Puerto Rico

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