Monday, April 1, 2013

April Challenge!

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a great Easter. 

This month we celebrate our 2nd anniversary here. I always say how I amazed I am that a little idea I had all those months ago turned into something great, giving people a "home", and becoming part of this great online scrapping community. Of course, it is hard work to maintain everything behind the scenes to a level I am happy with, and this is why we have had a number of changes to how we do things here. Rather than let it all go, I decided to cut back on reveals etc and I am happy to say we are in a place here where things are manageable. For those that do not know, I am having a baby next month! But I do not expect much to change here as I have an incredible team of professional women who are just committed and easy going at the same time. Plus, I hope I have organised things in a manner that will keep everything running smoothly. 

But who is to know? Nothing is ever certain when a newborn baby arrives, so we will see. But hopefully all will be OK and the challenges will continue as normal. 

It is however, all of you out there that I need to thank for keeping this blog alive. Somewhere along the line we all clicked and for some reason you liked my sketches and challenges and 1700 followers later I am pleased we all crossed eachothers paths! We have many participants each month and , yeah I admit there were times that running this blog felt like a job, but while you are all still tuning in , well... we will keep on going. So thank you very much :) 

So happy April, happy Spring/Autumn and happy creating!!! 

Theme:  Best day of your life

The best day of your life!!!!! Everyone has at least one or two! Tell us anything that you can relate this title to. 
Ideas for journalling: child's birth, wedding day, anniversary, meeting someone special, buying a new home, changing jobs, a holiday, a special celebration.. there is no right or wrong. Its YOUR day!

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 our fabulous February  challenge winner

My name is Zaneta Glowa a.k.a Zanka. I’m originally from Poland but I have been living in Sweden for quite few years now. Came here for job reason and stayed for love ;) I have a little family, my little daughter, two stepchildren and my hubby. As you might’ve noticed, my works mainly feature the photos of our kids.My adventure with scrapbooking started in 2010, with some Christmas cards and an idea to make an album with the photos from our daughter’s baptising. Before I knew it, I was totally hooked and I now could almost start a little store with the amount of scrapbooking supplies I have! I currently design for Papercraft Scandinavia, Let's Get Shabby challenge blog and Color Stories Inspiration. 
You will find my blog HERE 

Thank you Zanka for always participating in our challenges. Now here is what Zanka created for us for April

 ** journalling is on a ticket, hidden beneath the photo

This month, we also welcome the very talented ladies from The Flying Unicorn, which besides being our ongoing permanent sponsor is also our MAIN sponsor this month!! 

Jackie has used Prima Divine papers and flowers, Tattered Angels Paint System in Opal, Flying Unicorn Metal Adornments and Scrap FX chipboard from the Flying Unicorn Store.

Denise has used the April kit of the month from Flying Unicorn for this LO. 

Kelly has used items from The Flying Unicorn shop

Tammy used the items from The Flying Unicorn  April Kit of The Month “Whispers of Spring” along with Lindy’s stamp Gang mists Winter Jasmine Gold, Whale Watch blue, Clam Bake Beige, Dark chocolate Truffle which The Flying Unicorn is now carrying 

Shona has used items from The Flying Unicorn shop including some of their Adornments

** journalling is a hidden tag below the photo. Marilia has used items from  Flying Unicorn Store

 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 !!!

**journalling in the form of a letter at the back

Elena Stefanidou (Greece) 
 *Ribbons used for the left banners from Scrapbook Fantasies

Melenia Agapides (Greece)
***Imaginarium Designs chipboard title & alphas

Hilde Aaslund (Norway)
**Hidden journaling on tag under photo says: "The best days must be those days when you can look back at a difficult period and say "Hi, we survived it, we're ok - we can even take more".

 Efi Stamatelli (Greece) 
**Chipboard from Imaginarium Designs

Evgenia Petzer (South Africa) 

**Chipboard flourish and hearts from Imaginarium Designs

Kim Price (Australia)
** Journalling on pull-out tag with small bull clip attached. It says "My happiest days were those where we welcomed you both into our lives. So very blessed to have you both". 
**Chipboard peacock feather from Imaginarium Designs
**ribbon and twine from Scrapbook Fantasies.

Camilla Ekman (Sweden) 
**Chipboard photo frame from Imaginarium Designs

Solange Marques (Brazil)
** journalling is behind the page
**Imaginarium Designs chipboard title and alphas.

Kay Fatula (USA) 

** Journalling in tag between the L & O
**  **Imaginarium Designs chipboard hearts & banner**

**Imaginarium Designs chipboard
 title, alphas and decorate frame

The winner of this challenge,as voted by the Design Team will be invited to come back in June as our Guest Designer PLUS the winner will also receive the April Kit Of The Month from our main sponsors for April, The Flying Unicorn...

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, April 25th 2013 (Australian Eastern Standard Time) 

Have fun everyone!!!


  1. What a great theme you chose for us, Nadia! The layouts are truly inspiring :-)

  2. Wow this topic is gunna bring out some wonderful memories I am sure, the DT layouts are stunning, really beautiful... so inspirational!

  3. These are all so gorgeous. I am amazed at the qualify of the work here!!
    A special ongrats to Zanka. Love the new sketch and theme.

  4. I simply love this sketch and challenge and all the girls have done an amazing job on it. Such gorgeous lay-outs!

  5. Absolutely stunning reveal! Can't wait to see this month's entries!

  6. Oh my oh my what a reveal!! amazing work ladies!! A special shout out to Zaneva - WTG!! Chiming in with Kim - cannot wait to see this month's entries!! xoxox

  7. Hey just a question... can i flip the sketch cuz i want it on the left ????? Can I.

  8. Hi i'm soraya my blog is i would like to try one this challenge... What do i do??

  9. Pages beautiful and inspiring! Congratulations girls! I am participating too! XOXO