Sunday, July 28, 2013


THANK YOU all who played along this month. It is ALWAYS so hard to narrow it down to just a few but somehow the Design Team does it! 

WOW voting was SOOOOOOOOOOOO close this month. Everyone was just a few points behind everyone else and I honestly thought we might end up with a tie. But alas! We have a winner by JUST 3 points difference... 

Lets get straight into it...

Congratulations Georgia! The votes were unanimous and the entire team voted on your layout as the winning one. You have won a spot of\n our team for the month of September so please contact me , Nadia , at and I will pass on the information to you. You have also won a paper pack from Inkido so please Agnieszka ( and mention you are OUAS JULY WINNER in the subject field and your prize will be forwaded to you asap!

For your efforts you have won an Imaginarium Designs chipboard pack full at AU$50.00 shipped to you free! Please contact Natalie May from Imaginarium Designs at . Please put "OUAS June Winner" in the subject field. 

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! Please email Melinda Kelly at and  please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field.

4.Yuko Tanaka (Japan)
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 ! Please email Alda Stevens at and  Shona Kheen at and please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field.

5. Patricia Basson (South Africa)
Well done to you. You have won a Julia Cotrim Scrapbooking patterned paper and canvas collection with free domestic and international shipping.  Please email Julia Cotrimat and please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field.

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

1. Svetlana Austin's pick of the month is..

 Fleer (Belarus)
You have won a prize pack from SA Crafters valued at US$15.00 shipped to you for free! Please email SA Crafters  at and please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field.

2.Romy Veul's pick of the month is

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!  Please email Njoyfull Crafts at and please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field.

3. Erin Blegen's pick of the month is 

Well done !!You have won yourself a ribbon pack from Scrapbooking Fantasies valued at over AU$10.00 shipped to you for free!  Please email Alicia at and please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field.

4. Chantal McDaniel's pick of the month is 

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  Please email Irini Liolia at and please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field.

5. Helena Virpi's pick of the month is

Congratulations for being a Designer's Pick you have won AUS$25.00 prize pack from Sassy Scrappers with free domestic and international shipping.  Please email Olga at and please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field.

Because we had so many entries this month, here are some more than caught our eye and we believe that they need a special mention too!!

Karita Vainio

Irina Gerschuk


Lizzy Crust


And a VERy special mention goes to our two very young girls who honoured us by playing along with us this month.. THANK YOU so much girls for sharing your layouts with us :) We were blown away that you chose our challenge as part of your homeschooling!! 

Aelira (8 years old!!)

Michelle (9 years old)

This is your badge to display proudly on your blogs

The entry picked via which has won a Scrapbooking Fantasies valued at over AU$10.00 is
Please email Alicia at and please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field.

The entry picked via that has won the $10.00 ,voucher to  is Little Blue Button Stamps is
Please contact Olga at and please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field.

The entry picked via that has won the Fancy Flair Designs store voucher is 
Please contact Fancy Flair designs at and please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field. 

Thank you all so much for playing along with us and enjoy your prizes. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

July Challenge!!!

Hi everyone! I hope you are all well.

Here today to reveal our new challenge for the month of July and to also welcome a new sponsor to our blog this month, along with their Design Team, the wonderful Swedish manufacturer Inkido

I hope you all get a chance to play along whether you are in the middle of your summer or winter holidays :) 

Journalling Theme: "Grow"

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 help me welcome the winner of our May challenge, the wonderful

Maja Stokk (Sweden)

This month, we also welcome the team from Inkido, who are this month's main sponsors.

Bente Fagerberg

Zaneta Glowa

Zaneta has used Inkido's Beautiful Memories I & II collections, Inkido stamps, lace and cherry flowers

Journalling is on the top , behind the photo

Emeline Seet

Ulrika Blomfelt

Ulrika has used Inkido's Beautiful Memories II collection

Journalling is at the back of the layout

Anupama Choudary

Anupama has used Inkido's Beautiful Memories II collection

Journalling is at the back of the layout

Agnieszka Bellaidea

 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 !!!

Anna Zaprzelska (Poland)

Svetlana Austin (South Africa)
*The journalling is attached at the back of my layout* 

Cathy Cafun (Australia) 
* Imaginarium Designs chipboard hearts *

* Hidden journalling in a pocket on back of LO * 

* Imaginarium Designs Honeycombe 6x6 *

Middle photo opens to reveal journalling 

*Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Used*

*Imaginarium Design oval frame used*

Imaginarium Designs Hearts and butterfly
Journaling on back

Renata Moni (Brazil)
Hidden journalling in the tag.

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

Our main sponsor for July is

Papercraft Scandinavia är ett grossistföretag som formger och tillverkar unikt material för scrapbooking, korttillverkning och annat pyssel. Vi designar stämplar, mönsterpapper, spets, blommor och mycket mer i romantisk vintagestil. Våra produkter är av hög kvalitet, inspirerande och fantastiska att skapa med.
Välkommen till oss!
Papercraft Scandinavia is a manufacturer that design and make unique material for scrapbooking, cardmaking and other craftings.We design stamps, patterned paper, lace, flowers and much more in romantic vintage style. Our products are of high standard, inspiring and amazing to create with. 
Welcome to us!

Papercraft Scandinavia is donating this paper collection from Inkido for our winner..

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 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 July 25th Australian Eastern Standard Time