Wednesday, October 30, 2013

October Winners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi everyone!

First of all, I really would like to thank everyone for applying for a spot on our design team. As predicted, we had a high number of interested people.. which makes me happy you all wish to join our team here, yet.. it makes me anxious as to how I can possibly decide. So, I have decided to enlist the help of the current design team. I am going through all the applications right now, and am making a shortlist and as a team we will decide who will be in the new team! Well.. that kind of makes me feel a little better I must add. I never want to be the bad guy.. LOL so .. now if you get mad you can get mad at the whole team not just me LOL!

So anyway, I will announce the new team as soon as possible! 

Lets get on with our winners. A record number of entries again this month! THANK YOU!!!!!!! 
Please dont forget to check in on our Facebook page in the next day or so to see who the random winner of the 13arts paints will be!! 

WIlma all I will tell you, is that you were a very clear winner... I think you got a point from almost all the team! Well done, you have won the prize from our main sponsor this month which is the STUNNING October Kit Of The Month "Farmers Market" from The Flying Unicorn! 
Lucky you! Please email Alda at and  please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field. 

Wilma  you are also invited to come back in December as our Guest Designer. Please contact me , Nadia, at so I can send you all the information you need! Well done to you!!

2. Frau-Muller (Ukraine)
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. 

3. Taniko (Ukraine) 
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. Jelissa (Singapore)
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.

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.

Now, here are a couple more entries that that received high marks and we just believe they needed to be featured too..I really wish I could have more prizes to send to you but I dont:( So please know we loved your layouts too!

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

1. Cathy Cafun's pick for October is..
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. Hilde Aaslund's pick for October was..
Heather McMahon (Australia) 

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.

3. Renata Moni's pick for October is..
Sue Smith (new Zealand) 

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.

4. Svetlana Austin's pick for October is..
Pam Ellis (Canada)
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.

5. Chantalle McDaniel's pick for October is..
Lynnda (Australia)

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.

The entry picked via that has won a  ribbon pack from Scrapbooking Fantasies 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. 

Monday, October 7, 2013

***Design Team Call***

Well hello everyone! 

I hope you are all well :) 

Today I am announcing our Design Team call. Throughout the year I get many many emails and questions about how to join our team so here is it !!

I will tell you first up that this is so hard for me to do because when it comes to choosing, I simply cannot decide and having to tell people that they were not successful is so sad for me. I understand that feeling SO well as I myself have been unsuccessful in the past MANY times but I do hope you all understand... 

SO I apologise in advance if you are not chosen... I wish i could have a spot for everyone but that is impossible. After last year's Design Team call ended, I replied to each and everyone that applied personally. I will try this year again, but forgive me if I do not as it all depends on what baby lets me do LOL

I will tell you that I have dedicated an email account just for this call, so I will DEFINITELY get your application so please note I will not be sending confirmation emails this time. 

So here we go

I can't wait to see your applications!!

Please remember to just go for it! You just never know what it is I am looking for. 

I wish you luck :)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October Challenge!

Hey everyone! Another month, another challenge.

October brings autumn/fall to some countries of the world, but for us here in Australia sunny long days have started and the hint that summer is on its way is overwhelming :)

I hope you all get a chance to play along this month. We have SOME AMAZING prizes up for grabs and don't forget about our Facebook contest!!! When you play along this month please remember to post your layout at our Facebook Page HERE where a RANDOM winner will be chosen to win this prize from our monthly Facebook sponsor 13arts
13 arts - Polish company created by Aida Domisiewcz aka Ayeeda. We provide original scrapbooking papers and mixed media products: water inks, pearl and chalk mists, water paints, many types of microspheres, acrylic mediums. We constantly work on new products to give you best scrapbooking and mixed media supplies for your artwork. Please visit our online shop (we ship internationally): and our blog:


Journalling Theme: "The Journey..."

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journalling. But please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes journalling (hidden journalling is fine). Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long. Remember, hidden journalling (under a photo/tag or behind your page) is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is! 

Please welcome the winner of  our August challenge

Hello, my name is Elena Smoktunova, I live in Russia with my husband and we have three wonderful daughters. I am engaged in scrapbooking almost 4 years, and I love to learn from the masters of my favourite hobby :) 

"journalling under the photo"

Now please welcome the Design Team from The Flying Unicorn, which is this month's main sponsor..

Angelica has used products from The Flying Unicorn store including Faber Castell Gelatos and Prima Junkyard Findings

Marilia has used products from The Flying Unicorn store including 13arts papers, Prima flowers and Zarza chipboard

Tammy has used the October Kit Of The Month "Farmers Market"

 Maggie has used the October Kit Of The Month "Farmers Market"

 Jackie  has used the October Kit Of The Month "Farmers Market"

Jennifer  has used the October Kit Of The Month "Farmers Market"

Lynn used products from The Flying Unicorn shop including Kaisercraft, IOD, Riddersholm Design, Pion and Maja Design Starburst, Sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang, Prima stencil, Prima and Petaloo flowers. 

Denise has used the October Kit Of The Month "Farmers Market"

 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 !!!

***Imaginarium Designs ~ Journey sentiment***

(Journalling at the back) 

Evgenia Petzer (South Africa)
*Imaginarium Designs chipboard honey comb*

Melenia Agapides (Greece)
***Imaginarium Designs Flourish***

Hilde Aaslund (Norway)

Camilla Ekman (Sweden)
**Chipboards from Imaginarium Designs**

Solange Marques (Brazil)

journaling behind the page

Svetlana Austin (South Africa)
**Imaginarium Designs chipboard stars and alphas **
*Journaling on a tag behind a photo*

Cathy Cafun (Australia) 

(More journaling on the back of the page.)

Renata Moni (Brazil)
Journaling behind the photo

** Journaling stored in envelope**

The winner of this challenge,as voted by the Design Team will be invited to come back in December as our Guest Designer. They will also win the main prize from our main sponsor for October.

Our main sponsor for October is our wonderful 2013 ongoing sponsor..

Flying Unicorn.. it’s about One of a Kind. We offer an incredible selection of products for all paper crafting artists. Our Kit of the Month if filled with the latest and greatest and includes an off the page project to keep your creative muse flowing! Our forums, a hot and happening place which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques and friendships that last! Please click on image to be directed to the website.

The Flying Unicorn is donating this prize for our October winner..

Their STUNNING October Kit Of The Month "Farmers Market" will go to the winner of our October challenge :))
Lucky you!

Now here are the other prizes up from grabs from our very generous sponsors!

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. 

Digital Designs by Olga, 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 October 25th Australian Eastern Standard Time