Saturday, 3 December 2011

Once Upon a Sketch has a new challenge up!

So did you see a new challenge went LIVE at  
Once Upon a Sketch a couple of days ago?!

Here are all the details...


Welcome everyone to another challenge here at
Once Upon A...Sketch. We are already in December 
and the end of the year is just around the corner.

December 1st Challenge

Journalling Criteria/theme:
 The thing I look most forward to in December.

Write at least 2 sentences on what you look forward 
to in the next month. December is a festive month
so your journalling could be about the Christmas season, 
the holidays, the presents or if you do not celebrate 
Christmas what does December bring for you that you
look most forward to? 

Note:You layout DOES NOT have to be about Christmas! 
It can be about anything December brings.

Other ideas for journalling: an annual holiday or celebration, 
a specific event such as putting up the Christmas tree or
pre-Christmas traditions you might have leading up to 
Christmas, family time, snow covered fields or warmer 
weather, time off work, school holidays, change of weather,
new season fruit.

Guest Designers

It is so wonderful to have this person here as 
our Guest for December! 
Please welcome the super talented ..

Ivana Camdzic from Canada

Hi! My name is Ivana Camdzic. I am 26 years old,
I live in Saskatoon, Canada, and I have always
enjoyed paper crafting even before I knew it really
existed. I started modern-day scrapbooking in 2004
during my University studies as a creative outlet to
balance all the hectic schoolwork. Little did I know
that it was the start of a serious addiction.  In my life
now, not a day goes by without me scrapbooking!
I am blessed to be managing our local scrapbook 
store and I have also been blessed to design for 
several wonderful companies, such as Webster’s Pages,
Scrap That!, Scrapbook Studio and The Craft’s Meow. 
 I love every minute of what I do and I’m so 
to be able to inspire others doing what I love!

Ivana says: the reason I chose the "home is..." 
quote is because the thing I look most forward to
in Dec. is going home for the holidays! :)

Our winner from our last challenge, Melenia Agapides 
 from Greece, was unfortunately unable to create
something in time due to pre-arranged commitments. 
She was stressed out and because I really did not want her , 
or anyone, to miss out on having her turn as GDT here at 
Once Upon A...Sketch, I asked if she wanted to be our 
Guest Designer in January and she accepted!

I also asked the very talented person that was second 
placed in our last challenge if she would like to be our 
Guest Designer for December, and she also accepted! 
Everyone happy!! So please welcome..
Rachael Funnell from Australia

Hi! My name is Rachael Funnell & I’ll turn 35  
years young in mid January 2012!!! I live with my
wonderful hubby (Jason) & our 2 Gorgeous Kids  
(Ethan & Chloee) in Central NSW Australia!
 I’ve been scrapbooking for about 6 years, on & Off...
 BUT for the Last 18 Months, scrapbooking has become
 a daily pleasure in my life...

 I really enjoy capturing & documenting all those
moments in life that I share with my family & friends!!
And if you ask my family they would tell you that...  
I have become a bit of a scrapaholic & photoholic!!!
Also! I would like to SHOUT OUT a big THANK YOU
 to the BEAUTIFUL Nadia for giving me this AWESOME
opportunity..... I have had a BLAST!!! drop by my blog 
sometime:  A window To My Scrapping World
And here is Rachael's take on our challenge...


Sponsors and Prizes

We welcome a BRAND new sponsor to our blog this month is

Handmade By Suzanne is a Perth, Western Australia based
Scrapbooking and Craft online retailer.  Stocking an extensive 
range of the latest beautiful and exciting released 
scrapbooking and craft products. 
With over 3,500 products online and growing there isn’t
much in scrapbooking and craft that we don’t sell!  Our
brands include – Kaisercraft, Bo Bunny, Webster’s Pages,
Prima, Hambly Screen Prints, Dusty Attic, 
October Afternoon,Martha Stewart,  Crate Paper,
Cheery Lynn, Sizzix - just to name a fraction!

First time customers receive 15% discount off their 1st order.
  Simply register and you will receive an immediate e-mail 
with the details of how to claim your discount.
HBS offers competitive prices, professional service and fast
dispatch of your orders.  Orders under $50 are shipped for
just $5 flat rate or shipped FREE for orders over $50. 
 Express Post is also available . 
International Customer?  
Yes we ship overseas and for a flat rate of AUD$20 
you can access all our wonderful online scrapbooking
products and have them posted to your door.  Where 
the cost of posting is less than $20 we will refund 

And what better timing to have Handmade By Suzanne
sponsor us than the month of December, which is their 

Birthday Sale Starts Now! 20% Off Storewide

Handmade By Suzanne is 2 years old in December 
and to celebrate we are having a month long sale – 
there is 20% off all items storewide with the exception 
of the very latest arrivals the previous week 
(No Free Shipping, all orders will have a $5 flat rate
postage charge, 1st Order Discounts cannot be applied
and no further discount on the sale categories.)
Thank you Handmade By Suzanne for sponsoring
our challenges this month!

The winner of this challenge, as chosen by the 
Design Team, will win a spot on our Design Team 
for the month of January.  As well as that,
the winner will also receive a AUD$20.00
voucher (plus FREE shipping) to spend in the store

Here at Once Upon A...Sketch we LOVE to encourage
EVERYONE to participate, even those that are fairly new
to scrapbooking so this is why we like to offer some prizes
for RANDOMLY chosen winner so that everyone feels like 
they have a chance to win!  One lucky person will receive
this prize from Handmade By Suzanne!

And one lucky person will win this...

A set of My Mind's Eye 6 x 6 paper pads in 4 different collections. 

Things to consider when playing along...

**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter
**You are allowed to create a card, layout or off-the-page
item based on the provided sketch and additional journalling
criteria. If you are creating a card or altered item you only
need to include a quote. 

**You are also allowed to flip or
rotate the sketch or alter it to suit your needs, 
but please make sure its still recognisable.
**Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery
and link it on the sidebar of this blog using the Link

Please provide a direct link to your post, not your
entire blog.  If the link tool is down, please leave a 
comment on the comments section and link your layout

  ** The deadline for this challenge is midnight December14th,  
Australian Eastern Standard Time 

The Design Team will vote 
and the winners and the Top 5 project will be announced soon
after the challenge has finished.  

**You may enter as many 
times as you like and combine this with other challenges.
**Also, please consider turning off word verification
for comments on your blog.
to see the work of the Design Team & hope you all
get a chance to play along this fortnight!


1 comment:

carlies said...

WOW So Beautiful and love that sketch I go for sure play with LOL

hugs carla