Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Chantelle's giveaway!

Hello everybody!
Don't miss this fabulous giveaway!
Head on over to Chantelle's blog and leave a comment! You could win these yummy stuff!!

Winner will be drawn on Wednesday 29th Feb.

Bye for now...

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Once Upon A...Sketch - 15th Feb.

February 15th Challenge

Hi again everyone and welcome to a new challenge here at Once Upon A..Sketch. We are delighted to see so many of you embracing our sister blog Get Creative this month and playing along with our challenge as well as theirs. Its awesome to see how scrapbooking, which is JUST a hobby, can bring together so many people from all over the world. 

I hope you have been enjoying the challenges. Let's see what the next challenge is!
(Thanks to our lovely follower Denise Price for suggesting we add the word "vacation" as that is the word used instead of "holiday" in some parts of the world)

February 15th Challenge

Journalling criteria/theme: HOLIDAYS/VACATION 
Have you printed out all those photos from your last holiday/vacation or most favourite holiday/vacation? We would LOVE to see them and hear all about it. With the theme of holidays/vacation for this challenge, we would love to hear about: your favourite holiday/vacation of all time or a favourite place you would LOVE to take a holiday in . Or how about the last holiday/vacation you went to?  Maybe you have not travelled yet? Then tell us about your DREAM HOLIDAY /VACATION destination. 

Remember that you are allowed to also create a card or altered project based on this sketch and theme and instead of the journalling criteria you need to use a quote. 

You must combine our journalling criteria/theme with this sketch.


The winner of this prize will receive this gorgeous kit from Swirlydoos...

** January kit

We are SO fortunate to have so many sponsors who love our site and want to sponsor prizes so besides the main prize for the winner, we will also have a prize for one person featured in the Top 5. I will do a random draw amongst the Top 5 featured projects (sometimes depending on voting there are more) and 1 person will win this generous pack of chipboard from Imaginarium Designs

Lastly we LOVE to encourage EVERYONE here at Once Upon A..Sketch to play along with us NO MATTER your skill level or scrapbooking style. SO we have 2 prizes us for grabs for 2 RANDOMLY chosen people. 

A GORGEOUS handmade tag from Berry71Bleu. Here is an example of the kind of tag you could receive..

2 paper collections from FeatureArt...

Good luck everyone!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A few giveaways from friends!

Sam from Eye Candy Magic is giving away this fantastic pile of goodies!!!

Just make a post about it and leave her a comment!
Thanks Sam! I hope I get lucky!!!


And then my generous friend Rachael is giving away 3 piles!

Aren't they Awesome????

And my other generous and wonderful friend Nadia is giving away something every month!

Thank you so much ladies for the chance to win!!!
You ROCK!!!

......Hey...are you still here??? What are you waiting for??? LOL

Have a nice day!

Monday, February 6, 2012

"Yiota" - *My Creative Sketches*

Hello everyone!

This is a layout I made for a friend.
 She is the kindest and sweetest person, she is always there to listen to your problem without judging...
Thank you Yiota for being there for me when I needed you! Happy Birthday!!!

For this layout I used My Creative Scrapbook September Limited Edition kit. It is based on their sketch which you can find at My Creative Sketches!

Materials used

Papers: Creative Imaginations
Die Cuts: Creative Imaginations
Flowers: Petaloo, Prima
Glitter: Stickles by Ranger
Sticker letters: American Crafts

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, February 3, 2012

I got grungy!!! *Scrap for Help*

Hello friends and followers!

Today I will share with you a special project!
 This is the first time I tried the style called "Grungy"...I got my hands dirty!!!
 As you might know, I usually make romantic, girly layouts filled with flowers and dreamy mood...
Well, with my mood hitting red during last month and growing stronger inside, through various, complicated situations, I got inspired and made this grungy composition. I just let my emotions go free all over the page..anger, passion,despair....sweetness...love...
I really enjoyed it, I love the result...I hope you like it too...it is made by my heart and soul and that's what matters the most...

p.s the quality of the dog's photo is not so good but I will replace it as soon as I buy better photo paper (Cannon-I was out and had to use HP) And of course I should mention that I was also inspired by the very talented Finnabair!

This layout is my example as a design team member for the challenge blog "Scrap For Help"!
This time, as a recycle item, I used surgery bandage (it's placed behind the photo), a bottle cap and a beer tin cap!

Don't you just love that cute little puppy????

Some close up photos...

To accomplish this look, you paint your chip. letters with black acrylic paint, you apply a thick portion of crackle accents. When it is dry and you can see the crackles, you paint it all red and wipe off right away with a baby wipe! The red color goes inside the crackles and...voila...magic happens!
 After that, you cover with glossy accents.

The vinyl cog  and heart are "Purple Pumpkin" 

The button with the mushroom is by "Eye candy magic"

The chip cog is Imaginarium designs and the red button is Purple pumpkin

This piece of paper comes from Cherry Nest and it gives the definition of a dog (like in a vocabulary).
Now...the initials "GLAC" is something I could never translate..I'm sorry...lol

Another ID cog!

 For more inspiration on how to incorporate surgical bandage into your projects, please visit Scrap for help to see what my fellow DT members have created!!!

Materials used:
cardstock: Alissiane
Chip letters: Sizzix die
chip cogs: Imaginarium designs 
Vinyl elements and red button: Purple pumpkin
Mushroom button: "Eye candy magic"
Brick mask: Prima & Tim Holtz
Gesso: Ranger
Distress ink: Ranger
Stamps: Glitz

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Enjoy Scrapping!!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

OUAS & Get Creative sisterhood!!!

Hello bloggers!!!
A few changes and surprises at OUAS this time...

Over at Once Upon A...Sketch, we are nearing the end of our first year and during this time we have noticed a huge amount of support from many countries around the world and we are incredibly lucky that our challenges are supported by so many people from all different parts of the globe. One of these countries is Greece, and we have come to realise that we receive many entries from such a small country where scrapbooking is so new, so we had a think and decided to team up with another challenge blog based in Greece and run by our very own Irini Liolia called Get Creative. How exciting!! We have decided to become "sister" blogs, because let's face it...most of us scrapping are women and is there anything stronger than a sisterhood? So for this month only, the Design Team from Once Upon A..Sketch are guests over at Get Creative and taking part in their 1st and 15th of the month challenges and the Design Team from Get Creative are guests on Once Upon A..Sketch! Thus a new bond is formed between 2 challenge blogs. 

Here is the sketch that the Once Upon A..Sketch Design Team had to follow. It is created by Get Creative Design Team member Elina Katechi
And here is my take on the sketch...
I did a lot of fussy cutting, distressing, misting, painting, punching...well, I had FUN!!!!
The happy colors and the angelic face of Nefeli, also helped my mood!

To make this cut below, I drew inspiration from Melinda whose style I love SOOO much!!!
Thanks Melinda...it is just a small cut...I was afraid to make something bigger..one step at a time...lol
The scissors chip is Imaginarium designs and the heart & button are Purple Pumpkin!!!

Below ID butterfly which I colored with Sakura pens and added blings!!!

Below: The button is PP and the crochet butterfly is "Eye candy magic"

So head on over to the Get Creative blog to see what the rest of the Design Team created and to find out what prizes etc are up for grabs and then visit Once Upon A...Sketch to see the February 1st challenge. 

Materials used:

Papers: Echo Park
Sticker letters: Echo Park
Dotted buttond & Vinyl heart: Purple Pumpkin
Crochet butterfly: Eye candy magic
Acrylic paints: Ranger dabbers
Punch: Martha Stewart
Bling: Prima

Enjoy Scrapping!!!!!!!!!!!