Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 1st at Once Upon A Sketch ......

Can you believe it's the 1st of December already?
Are you in denial like me?
Where on EARTH has this year gone????

Anyway .... Once Upon A Sketch has the newest challenge up .....

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.

For this sketch, I went a little grunge! 

Totally inspired by my scrappy bestie Louise Nelson {{who has just been announced as a 2012 Scrapbooking Memories MASTER plus the Aussie addition to the Tattered Angels DT}}, I used Imaginarium Designs chipboard hessian which was designed by Lou and used it over some Studio Calico paper, covered it in dress patterns and then used TCW mask to create a design. The flowers are made with The Tim Holtz glassine paper - love this effect!  The journalling talks about Christmas with our best friends!


Sponsors and Prizes

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

HandmadeBy 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 automatically.

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

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.)
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 at Handmade By Suzanne!

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. 

So, head over and have a look at what the AMAZING design team have done this month and you have to be in it to win it!


  1. wow! This is so creative!!!! So many interesting tecniques!! Love it!

  2. This absolutely Rokz! :) :) :)

  3. wow! love this.. so arty.. love the texture of the background papers..

  4. So so love this. The texture is beautiful, and I just want to run my hands over
    The pics on the tags look awesome too. Great page Nat.

  5. Oh nat! Why didnt you post this at the DT blog since you had it ready? Now I think of it you did mention something...oh time just post it OK> Its too incredible not to share at OUAS :o) Love it!

  6. your are on fire girl ... woohoo !! this is spectacular ..LOVE THEM ALL .. hugz x

    I have just posted my IMAGINARIUM DESIGN APPLICATION !!!


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