Tuesday, May 28, 2013

May Challenge Winners!

Hi everyone!

Its time to announce the winners of our May challenge. The Design Team once again had a very hard time picking winners and the voting was very close indeed. Just a few points separating each entry! 

So without further delay here are the May winners! Please make sure to read ALL the way to the bottom to see if you were one of the randomly picked winners as a few people have been missing these. 

1. Maja Stokk 
Well done, you have won the prize from our main sponsor this month which is a US$50.00 voucher plus free shipping from  Zeus and Zoe

2. Tiffany Morgan 
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!

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

4. Ulrika Blomfelt
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 ! 

5. Tamara Fomina
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..

Cathy's pick of the month is Natalie Kaigle
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.Svetlana's pick of the month is Yuko Tanaka 
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. Chantalle's pick of the month is Zanka 
You have won a prize pack from SA Crafters valued at US$15.00 shipped to you for free!

4.Helena's pick of the month is Jenny Svensson 
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. Anna's pick of the month is Wilma Voermans 
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 three randomly picked enries that win a handmade tag from Berry71Bleu are 27. LittleSunday (Greece)  28. Sue Smith (NZ)  and 42. Sushama Patel 

The entry picked via Random.org which has won a Scrapbooking Fantasies valued at over AU$10.00 is 63. Svjetlana Mulaomerovic (Ireland) 

The entry picked via Random.org that has won the $10.00 ,voucher to  is Little Blue Button Stamps 13. Jaque Jeacomo 

The entry picked via Random.org that has won the Fancy Flair Designs store voucher is  17. little-orange 

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

 Many thanks!!!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Looking for another challenge? Check out our collaboration with Berry71Bleu!

Hey everyone how are you? 

This month, our main sponsors are Zeus and Zoe and Berry71Bleu etsy shops which are both run by my friend Marivic Clifton. 

Besides the super cool products available at the etsy shops, there are 2 blogs with 2 design teams showcasing awesome work with the handmade tags from Berry71Bleu and the gorgeous goodies from Zeus and Zoe. Besides that, there are also monthly challenges at each blog and there are AMAZING prizes on offer as well as the opportunity to be featured or a Guest Designer in an upcoming month. 

I am also very happy to say that as of this month, I will be an ongoing Guest Designer at Berry71Bleu as I have long loved Marivic's tags! 

So for this month, I invited the Design Team from Berry71Bleu to be our Guest Designers here and we thought it would be a great idea to combine their May challenge with ours. Check out the link HERE .

To join in the Berry71Bley challenge and be a winner there, you need to:
1) follow our sketch and journalling theme for OUAS for May 
2) use chipboard on your layout!

If you DO play along with their challenge, you are MORE than welcomed to upload your work here too as you would have used our theme and sketch, therefore you give yourself 2 chances of winning !! In addition, if you do happen to use chipboard on your layout for our OUAS May challenge you are invited to upload it to the Berry71Bleu blog and get your self in with a double chance to win here as well! Note: If you have already uploaded your layout here at OUAS and have happened to use chipboard you still can upload it at the Berry71Bleu blog or you can create another layout for OUAS since you are allowed to play along as many times as you like!

Here is what the Bery71Bleu Design Team created for the OUAS May challenge adding chipboard which is their May requirement!

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. 

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**

I hope you DO get a chance to play along at both challenges this month. There are some great prizes on offer and here is what is up for grabs at OUAS this month..

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 and the dealine for Berry71Bleu's challenge is May 31st!