Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A Gorgeous Giveaway.. Absolute Scrapping Candy!!!

Welcome to a Gorgeous Giveaway!!!

To Celebrate the Launch of 
We are kicking off with this fabulous giveaway!!

Our very first Sponsor  is 
Guess what you have a chance to win..???
Yep...this absolutely stunning March Kit from the Nook is full of the latest  
Emma's Shoppe from Crate Paper,
My Minds Eye Stella and Rose
Webster's Trim, and American Crafts ribbons and Thickers...

You don't want to miss this...!!!

So what do you need to do to be in the running for this? us spread the word that 

Blog is ALIVE and Happening....

Here is what you need to do...
Just Visit  
And do 3 Easy Things!!....

**grab our badge from the side of  the blog and add it to your blog's sidebar.....

**post about our site and our giveaway on your blog with a link back to to the blog and a photo of our badge and our prize

**make sure you are a follower of Once Upon A Sketch 
And leave us a comment on Once Upon A Sketch to let us know you have done all of the above.

Remember this is open to anyone and you have one week, until the 30th of March. 
We will announce the winner on March 31st!

So.... What are you waiting for????
Head on over to 
NOW and get started...... :)

But have to admit I would love if if you could take just a moment to leave a comment before you go...:)

Thanks so much for stopping by.....
P.S . When you get there you will see the Amazing International Design Team  that is lined up for 
I still cant quite believe I get to be a part of it!!!:)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pink Lemonade and Cotton Candy..... Color Combos Galor #184

Hello Again :)
Just posting my layout for this week's 
Color Combo's Galore Challenge

 Aren't those Colors just Totally Gorgeous????
 And they do just remind me of Pink Lemonade and Cotton Candy....

"Love Vintage"
Vintage Images from Magic Moonlight

I so wanted to create something soft and sheer and positively romantic....

The other part of the Challenge was to be Inspired by
The Fashion Shoot and the Use of Sheer Fabrics....

So have used the gorgeous sheer crepe organza flowers 
By Prima in "Lemonade" and "Blush"
And the "Pink Organza" Rose Ribbon by Teresa Collins....

The gorgeous frame and other laser cut pieces
Are by Dusty Attic....

 It took me ages to work out why I loved this palette so very much.....
It reminded me of something....????

And then the penny dropped......:)
Another of my Favorite Layouts... I used a very similar palette...


And just incase you missed my last post...
Please take a moment to keep reading below.....
It's all about....
 A fabulous new  
Sketch Challenge Blog.....
And you can check out all the details  

Thanks so much for dropping by to take a peek....
I really appreciate it!

Exciting News to Share ... There's a New Kid on the Block!!!!

Hello everyone!!! 
I am very excited to introduce to you

A Brand New 
Sketch Challenge Blog 
And hope you will pop on over to check it out  
And there is a link on my side bar too... :)

Gorgeous and Super Talented Nadia 

 Has finally taken the plunge and started this fantastic blog...
Nadia has been thinking about starting a site like this for a while....
And with the support of her good friends and her amazingly talented new DT.....
Has been able to achieve her dream!!

And Introducing the first few of the
Once Upon A Sketch Design Team....

And ME ...
Can you believe it????

With MORE talented DT Members to be announced very soon!!!

Can I just say a public and Heartfelt  Thankyou to Nadia
For including me in this Amazing DT Line Up
And how wonderful it is to be included in such a fantastic New Challenge Blog!!!

So what is it all about???

The Main Aim is to get people Journalling...telling their story. 
It seems as though people are not journalling on their pages as much as they used to. 
I have to say I am INCREDIBLY GUILTY of that too...:)
A lot of us these days tend to go for more pretty or artistic pages and forget the journalling, 
Which is probably the reason we all started scrapbooking.

How will it work?

Twice a month,
A SKETCH will be provided as INSPIRATION and
We ask that the only other requirement will be to add some journalling on your pages...
Or Cards..or Art Journalling Pages or Altered Item etc etc...

Yes ...this is also for cardmakers.. and any other creative soul that wants to play along....
You can adjust the sketch and make something creative from it!
And add some journalling somewhere.

All of the winners will be picked by our Design Team and 
You will have the chance to be our  
Guest Designer or to Win a Prize as well :)

In the coming days we will introduce the rest of the Design Team 
We hope to have the first challenge up by mid April.

And we are kicking off with 
So Stay Tuned....:)

And please be sure check out the Amazing DT Blogs (above)
You will be amazed by their talent!!!

And of course...

Oh and Don't Forget to become a Follower there too
So you don't miss any of the news!!!

And feel free to Please Grab the Blog Button 
and help share the news.... :)