Tuesday, April 30, 2013

May Challenge

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Hi everyone! I know I am revealing this challenge a few hours early but I have a VERY big day tomorrow and the next couple of days so I thought I would post this tonight so I can have everything right. 

I also wanted to say farewell to some Design Team members that have decided to step down from their position at Once Upon A..Sketch. When the current team started back in July 2012, they were supposed to go till end of June 2013 and a DT call was due around this time for a new team to start this July. However, due to the fact that I am having my baby in a couple of weeks time, I have asked the team to stay on till further on in the year until I sort my self out as it would have been a good time to change Design Team members over after just having a baby. Most of the Design Team has stayed on but i do understand when people need to move on due to circumstances or time issues. So I would like to say goodbye to the following girls, Vicky Alberto, Flo Teixera and  Karola Witczak . Thank you girls for your time and contribution to Once Upon A..Sketch! 

I will quickly mention now that a Design Team changeover will not happen till later on in the year. So thank you to all that inquire :) It makes me happy that you wish to join our team here but right now its not the best time for changes :) 

OK on with this May's challenge! Please remember this challenge ends midnight May 25th Australian Eastern Standard Time. 

Theme: Numbers!!!

This month, we ask you to include a number , ANY number, on your layout. It has to be VISIBLE on your layout and it can be in your title or part of your journalling. It can be a date, an age, a house number, an anniversary, the number of children you have, the number of pets ....anything you like. But please make sure that there is some explanation through your journalling, somewhere on your page or blog about what this number means to you. 

Your layout must incorporate this theme and the sketch below. 

Please welcome the winner of our March challenge

My name is Christin Grønnslett, who after ten years in Sweden our family moved back to Norway last year. Here the four of us (kids 5 and 3) live in a little community called Røyken (English translation=Smoke.....) 
I discovered scrapbooking in 2002 after living a few months in the US, but for years I was more of a shopper/inspiration collector than a scrapper.  I still look for inspiration all over and I can’t scrap without my computer or Iphone/Ipad around, but now I actually use all that inspiration and try to sit down at my scrap table every day when the kids are asleep, and I try to attend as many crops as possible.  I mostly make layouts and I’m somewhat of a challenge junkie. You won’t find any layouts in my house that are not the result of either a challenge or an assignment. 
I love to play with colors, stencils, texture and layers on my layouts. I scrapbook to capture feelings, emotions and the many faces of my kids as they grown up.  

Here is Christin's beautiful layout based on our theme and sketch..
This month, we also have some gorgeous creations from our May main sponsor Zeus & Zoe and Berry71Bleu's Design Team

Agnieszka Bellaidea

**Lucky 7 Factory paper and chipboard from Scrap FX

Anupama Choudary 
**Lucky 7 Factory paper and chipboard from Scrap FX 

**Journalling on the page in Q&A format

Debbie Burns
**Lucky 7 Factory paper and chipboard from Scrap FX  
**The journalling is private and is on the back of the layout

Marylin Rivera
**Lucky 7 Factory paper and chipboard from Scrap FX**

Marivic Clifton

**Lucky 7 Factory paper and chipboard from Scrap FX**

Kay Fatula (Berry71Bleu May Guest Designer)

**Lucky 7 Factory paper and chipboard from Scrap FX. Journaling stored in scroll**

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 !!!

Svetlana Austin (South Africa)

*hidden journalling on back of layout*

Cathy Cafun (Australia) 
*hidden journalling on tag behind photo

** Imaginarium Chipboard Butterfly

** Imaginarium Chipboard**

'Capital Letters' for title & mask and Designer 'Cross Hatch'

*Hidden journaling on tag behind photo*
*Imaginarium chipboard numbers, title, butterflies*

*Imaginarium Designs: Butterflies, Flourishes, Frame and Numbers

Anna Zaprzelska (Poland)
*hidden journalling on tag behind photo
** Imaginarium Chipboard Tittle

Renata Moni (Brazil)
*hidden journalling behind photo (tag memories)

**Hidden Journalling on tag beneath photos**

The winner of this challenge, will win our main prize this month from our May sponsor and will also be invited to come back in July as our Guest Designer.

Our main sponsor for May is

Zeus and Zoe etsy shop 

"Zeus and Zoe is an etsy shop selling one-of-a-kind crafting goodies, embellishments for scrapbooking, crafting, altered art, home decor, collage art. We also make custom/themed project collection boxes depending on your crafting needs.  Each box has different vintage themes and sold individually. We had put together papers, vintage elements (buttons, rhinestone brooches, doilies, ephemera items), trims, skeleton keys, flowers, charms, hand-made tag and so much more. With any of these boxes, you will be able to make numerous projects or use the embellishments to add to your existing projects. Some of the collections come with boxes to decorate with or use for extra storage.We had made these collection with all crafters in mind. We all love the vintage theme and it goes very well with any pictures you want to scrap or just to decorate your home with."

Here is the link to the Etsy shop:

For information on custom themed collection/boxes, pls email berry71bleu@att.net.

and  Berry71Bleu etsy shop

"Berry71bleu is an Etsy shop owned by Marivic Clifton. We specialize in custom and premade embellished hang tags, scrapbook pages, and altered gift ideas with a vintage flair. Each handmade item is unique and embellished with vintage or modern replica findings that goes perfectly with what we sell. We also accept custom orders. Pls visit our etsy shop,http://www.etsy.com/shop/berry71bleu/ or email berry71bleu@gmail.com for more information. Check out our blog, http://berry71bleu.blogspot.com/ for inspiration from our Design Team".

Zeus and Zoe is donating a US$50.00 voucher plus free shipping for our winner this month, which they can use at the etsy shop 

Berry71Bleu is donating 3 handmade tags to 3 randomly drawn winners. 

Now here are some more prizes up for grabs this month for the rest of our winners..

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. 

Little Blue Button Stamps, is offering a $10.00 voucher to the online store 

Fancy Flair Designs is donating a store voucher

The deadline for this challenge is midnight May 25th Australian Eastern Standard Time 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

April Winners Announced!!!

Hi everyone!

Its time to announce the winners of our April challenge. Thank you VERY much to all that played along. We read many interesting interpretations of  the best day of your lives! We loved visiting your blog and learning more about you. Thank you for sharing your stories with us. 

Thank you and WELCOME to all our new followers too. We hope you like it here and get to play along. 

So without further delay here are the winners as voted by the Design Team. Please read ALL the way to the bottom for the randomly chosen winners. 

Can all the winners PLEASE contact me, Nadia at onceuponasketch@hotmail.com within 7 days to claim your prize.
 PLEASE write "OUAS April Winner" in your subject and please send me your address and tell me the prize you won.  Many thanks!!!

1. Ruki 
Well done, you have won the prize from our main sponsor this month which is the April Kit Of The Month from our main sponsors for April, The Flying Unicorn. You are also invited to come back as our Guest Designer in June. 

For your efforts you have won an Imaginarium Designs chipboard pack full at AU$50.00 shipped to you free!

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 ! 

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!

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..

1. Hilde and Kim's pick of the month was Charllie G. 
Congratulations for being a Designer's Pick you have won AUS$25.00 prize pack from Sassy Scrappers with free domestic and international shipping 

2. Patti's pick of the month was angel 
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! 

3. Eila's pick of the month was  Patricia Basson ~South Africa 
You have won a prize pack from SA Crafters valued at US$15.00 shipped to you for free!

4. Efi's pick of the month was Wilma Voermans 
Congrats to you for being a Designer's pick. You have also won a prize pack to the value of 15.00 Euro from Get Creative Embellishments 

5. Solagne's pick of the month was Denise Price 

Well done !!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

The entry picked via Random.org which has won a Scrapbooking Fantasies valued at over AU$10.00 is 16. Lisa-Marie Watling  

The entry picked via Random.org that has won the $10.00 ,voucher to  is Little Blue Button Stamps

The entry picked via Random.org that has won the Fancy Flair Designs store voucher is

Can all the winners PLEASE contact me, Nadia at onceuponasketch@hotmail.com within 7 days to claim your prize.
 PLEASE write "OUAS April Winner" in your subject and please send me your address and tell me the prize you won.
 Many thanks!!!