Friday, March 29, 2013

March Winners Announced!!!!

Hi everyone!

Our Design Team has been busy looking at all your entries and we have some winners!

MANY thanks to everyone who entered this month. It was once again a tough job and I do not know how the Design Team does it each month. Please do not be disheartened if you are not featured or if you did not win. It really is SO difficult with SO many BEAUTIFUL entries to narrow it down to just a few. SO please come back and try again,. You just never know :) Thank you nonetheless, for your support :)

So here are our March winners !!

1. Chirstin G 
Well done, you have won the prize from our main sponsor this month which is the GORGEOUS March Kit from Scraps Of Darkness. You are also invited to come back as a Guest Designer on our blog in May. 

2. Yuko Tanaka
For your efforts you have won an Imaginarium Designs chipboard pack full at AU$50.00 shipped to youfree!

3. Rita Ribiero
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!

4. Dot P.
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. Pascale
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..

1. Chantalle McDaniel's favourite was Vibeke Harila
You have won a prize pack from SA Crafters valued at US$15.00 shipped to you for free!

2. Helena Virpi's favourite was Vicka M. 
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. Vicky Alberto's and Renata Moni's favourite was Di Garling
Congratulations for being a Designer's Pick you have won AUS$25.00 prize pack from Sassy Scrappers with free domestic and international shipping 

4.Flo Texeira's favorite was Helen Tilbury
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. Svetlana Austin's favourite was Sarah Groen
Well done!!!You have won yourself a ribbon pack from Scrapbooking Fantasies valued at over AU$10.00 shipped to you for free!

Lizzy Crust

Lizzy has participated in almost every single challenge since we started this blog 2 years ago. She is a loyal fan of our site, but besides that she is ALWAYS telling a good story on her pages, like the layout she entered for March! To top it all off, something that we LOVE about Lizzy is that she leaves comments on other entries here and there,  just because she is a very kind hearted person without asking for anything in return. Lizzy, the world needs more people like you and we are very happy to have you join our challenges here and be part of our OUAS family. 

Here is the gorgeous layout Lizzy entered this month!
You have won yourself a ribbon pack from Scrapbooking Fantasies valued at over AU$10.00 shipped to you for free!

And here is your badge to display at your blog..

The entry picked via that has won the $10.00 ,voucher to  is Little Blue Button Stamps is 67. Elisabetta  

The entry picked via that has won the Fancy Flair Designs store voucher is

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

 Many thanks!!!

Friday, March 1, 2013

March Challenge!!

Hey everyone! Welcome to the first day of Autumn, and to our March challenge. 

How the months are flying by. 

I want to take a moment to welcome all our new followers and to also thank you for the constant support you show us here. Next month, it will be 2 years since I started this little challenge blog here and with your support it has gone from strength to strength and I just hope it continues to do so. Thank you always for the words you leave us with here , on Facebook , through emails. We love hearing your feedback and you can always drop me a line at to let me know anything you would like me to know. 

I try very very hard to organised this wonderful team of mine, who are all very professional and need little guidance and I also try to have an "organised" way of running things here so I THANK YOU for recognizing that and for the very positive way you always speak about Once Upon A.. Sketch. We try to do our best here and in my opinion the team is just sensational and they provide amazing layouts for your inspiration each month and I also want to publicly thank them for that because each and every singe Design Team member's work each month is of high quality and I appreciate that very much :)

OK now I have bored you to death, lets go on to our March challenge !!

Theme: "Its The Weekend!"

 What does your weekend look like? 

Maybe you work, or run around like crazy taking your kids to activities etc. Lunch with friends? Movies? Dinner? Or maybe you do all the exciting stuff like ...clean the house, tend to the garden , kinds birthday parties. You might like to tell us of an exciting weekend coming up, or a weekend past. Maybe a weekend getaway? Whatever it is that you want to tell us that has to do with the theme "Its The Weekend" we would love to hear it. 

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.

Here is the winner of our January challenge

Amy Voorthuis (The Netherlands) 

Here are some samples from the Design Team from our main sponsor for March , Scraps Of Darkness. The DT members have used past Scraps Of Darkness kits.

*Kristie used the Waterways kit
* journalling is tucked in behind the photo on the right

*journalling hidden on a tag under the photo where the rope is .

Rachael Funnell (Australia) 
*January Scraps Of Elegance kit used. 
*hidden journalling on pull out tag behind the photo

Now here is what our Design Team came up with. Please click on their names to be directed to their blogs for more details on their creations. I am sure they would love to hear from you !!!

Romy Veul (The Netherlands) 

*Hidden journaling on the tag behind the photos*

Svetlana Austin (South Africa)
*Hidden journaling on a tag hidden in a pocket at the top of the layout*
**Imaginarium Designs chipboard fence and banners**

Florence Teixeira - France 
*Hidden journaling on back of layout*

Cathy Cafun (Australia) 
*Hidden Journaling on tag under the flower*
**Imaginarium Designs chipboard frame and title & Scrapbook Fantasies ribbon on tag**

** Imaginarium Designs 'Happy Days' phrase **

**Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Hearts**

***Imaginarium Designs: "Time flies when you're having fun" sentiment and Butterfly Large

Anna Zaprzelska (Poland)
**Journaling on the right corner
**Imaginarium Designs Frame chipboard

Renata Moni (Brazil)

*Hidden Journaling on tag behind the photo*

**Hidden Journalling on tag below the bottom photo**

We welcome a new sponsor for the month of March Scraps of Darkness kit club

Scraps of Darkness kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking to another level. We strive to include the latest and greatest items on the market that will enable you to create not "just a layout", but a piece of art.  And don't let our name fool you - while we regularly include items for those who like to create "darker"  layouts, we also want to inspire you to venture into what we consider Alternative Scrapbooking, such as Steampunk, Grunge, and Technique based layouts and projects.Each month, we offer a Main Kit and several Add On Kits that coordinate with the Main Kit.
In addition to offering monthly kits, we have an online store, and offer free shipping to kit subscribers for store purchases that they would like shipped with their Main Kit.  We also have an amazing and diverse Design Team that never ceases to inspire with their gorgeous creations.  Our forums are a lively warm community of supportive scrappers and unique challenges. Stop by and visit our gallery where you can see work from both our Design Team and our subscribers!
The winner of this challenge, will win the following prize from our main sponsor, Scraps of Darkness and also be invited to come back in May as our Guest Designer.

Scraps of Darkness is donating their March main kit Simple Pleasures

This kit is full of Prima Marketing Engraver collection, Kaisercraft, Maya Road and much much more!

Now here are the prizes on offer from the rest of our permanent 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 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 Coupon for My Kit Glorious Day Stacked Papers Pack

The deadline for this challenge is midnight March 25th Australian Eastern Standard Time .