Monday, December 3, 2012

OUAS - December Challenge

Hi Girls,
I have the December Challenge for Once Upon a Sketch to share with you.

Theme: It's December...
We would like you to create a layout and interpret the theme "'It's December.. " however you like based on the following sketch. You can journal as little or as much as you like, but 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 . Hidden journalling is perfectly fine.

Ideas for Journalling: We know that not everyone celebrates Christmas in December, but if you do we would love to hear all about it. If not, then tell us anything that you like about December..celebratory on not!

Pop on over to the OUAS site for some gorgeous inspiration from the super talented DT and Guest Designer Tara Orr and while you're there, check out all the fabulous prizes up for grabs from our wonderful sponsors this month!!

Christmas Joy
I went for the obvious for this challenge as December means Christmas photo shoots for me.  I am hoping my 2 teens will allow me to take pics this year... fingers crossed!!  I have hidden journaling on the celebrate tag on the right of the photo.
This month one of our sponsors is the lovely Monica Brady who has a fabulous store called The Trinket Track.  I have used some of her gorgeous embellishments on my LO.   Click on the blog link HERE for some awesome ideas on how to use Monica's fabulous goodies.

Sketch designed by Nadia Cannizzo

metal flowers from The Trinket Track
Washi Tape from Craft Queen
 Christmas trinket pin and large rhinestone from The Trinket Track
Satin Seam Binding from Craft Queen
List of Materials:  Trinket Pin, bling metal flowers from Trinket Track, Prima flower, Craft Queen satin seam binding and washi tape, Echo Park Bo Bunny, LYB, Crate Paper pp's, Echo Park and Crate Paper diecut stickers,  my2angels flower sprays, glitter glass, Scrapbook King rubon, Sizzix doily die and doily frame die, leaf flourish die, Kaisercraft sparklets, snowflake charm, metal bells, Fundamentals Christmas music stamp, Brilliance inks, Gesso.

Exciting News to Share!!!

I have some exciting news which I have been dying to share... I will be teaching 2 classes for Craft Queen at the Melbourne Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo in March next year.  I can't wait to meet all the lovely ladies from Melbourne!!  Click on the link HERE for details.  Will show some sneaks when classes are available for booking.

Thanks so much for stopping by :))


  1. Hi Cathy! Hope all is good with you & your Family... CONGRATS on the teach gig for march next year!!
    Your layout is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL.... Loved looking at all your little details!!

  2. Beautifully crafted with great attention to detail. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  3. Stunning Layout Cathy, adore the tiny little details you have added, such as the pins, bling and bells... so special!

  4. Such a stunning lay-out! It looks magical and traditional and I love all the little details that you included here.

  5. Love this layout Cathy, it's so traditionally festive and happy!

  6. HI.. This layout is stunning, it has such a fresh feel to it.. love the colors.. and well done on your teaching at the show.. you will be great!

  7. wow Cathy! This is fabulous! Sooooooooooooooo cheerful and upbeat! Love everything about it!

  8. Wow Cathy, stunning Xmas page.. adore all the beautiful detail and your fabulous design, just gorgeous!

  9. Cathy this is total stunner! it is so traditional color wise but you made it in such a fresh and unique way - absolutely beautiful!