Thursday, November 1, 2012

OUAS - November Challenge Reveal

Hi Girls,

I have the new Once Upon a Sketch challenge for the month to share with you.

This month we have the usual fabulous sketch by Nadia, for inspiration, and the theme is:
Anything Goes
Yes! You read right.. No theme this month. You are free to create a layout based on whatever theme you like. You can journal as little or as much as you like, but your layout must include
SOME journaling AND the sketch below. 
Please make sure that we see some sort of journaling on your layouts and please tell us where your journaling is.  Hidden journaling is perfectly fine.  Pop on over to the site and prepare to be inspired by the gorgeous creations from our super talented Design Team... don't forget there will be another reveal from the Design Team on the 15th of the month.

Don't Ever Change
For this challenge I decided to create a LO with a message to my daughter Brittany.  She has almost finished Year 12 and I am so proud of her.  She knows exactly where she is headed and what she has to achieve to get there, which I think is no mean feat at such a young age.  I love that she is so confident and ready to take on the world and all I can hope is that she doesn't ever change and that she will always chase her dreams.  I have added a tag on the left hand side with hidden journaling.  I would like to thank the gorgeous Irini Liolia  for sending me some of her beautiful handmade crochet flowers which are available from her Etsy shop Get Creative Embellishments.   I have used one of Irini's crochet flowers in the flower cluster at the bottom left of my LO. 

List of Materials:  MME and Bo Bunny pp's, Scrapbook Fantasies ribbons, Get Creative Embellishments crochet flower, D'Lish Scraps wild roses, cherry blossoms and leaves, Craft Queen mini roses, MME chipboard, 7 Gypsies fabric tape, KandCo tag, Anita's foil butterfly stickers, Crafters Workshop stencil, Viva Decor Inka Gold, EK Success border punch, American Crafts alphas, Glitz Design alpha stickers, paint
 Our main sponsor for November is a beautiful online store called The Trinket Track.

Welcome to The Trinket Track. The home of the cutest little trinkets around!
Here at The Trinket Track we aim to provide a variety of crafters with a wide selection of embellishments for scrapbooking and cardmaking. Love to make your own accessories? No problem, we have you covered too with a selection of beads, links, ribbon and other little trinkets.
We hope you have an enjoyable shopping experience down the track!
For ideas on how to use our embellishments visit the blog
and our store address is

Here are our permanent sponsors for 2012. 

**This is an international blog, so anyone can enter
**You are free to combine Once Upon A..Sketch challenges with other challenges. We don't mind at all!!!
**You are allowed to enter only layouts for our challenges
**You are also allowed to flip or rotate the sketch or alter it to suit your needs, but please make sure its still recognisable.
**Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery and link it on the right hand side of this blog using the Link tool. Please provide a direct link to your post, not your entire blog.If the link tool is down, please leave a comment on the comments section and link your layout there.
** The deadline for this challenge is midnight November 30th, Australian Eastern Standard Time . The Design Team will vote and the Top 5 layouts PLUS Top 5 featured layouts will be announced soon after the challenge has finished.
**You may enter as many times as you like

**Also, please consider turning off word verification for comments on your blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Cathy :))


  1. fabulous take on the all the details :)

  2. Cannot believe how much older Brittany looks here. She has grown up so much! Absolutely LOVE your colours here and the bold colours you have been using lately. Beautiful work as always Cathy :)

  3. Wow, wow, wow, who is This girl:)? Fantastic work on your page!

  4. I knew it, just suprised how much she grew:)

  5. This is gorgeous Cathy!! Love how u used the WP pages

  6. Just love your take on the challenge! It's such a gorgeous, colourful and feminine lay-out! I like the way you layer!

  7. This is stunning Cathy, I love the mix of crimson and yellow flowers together.. and I hope all your DD dreams come true!!

  8. Just beautiful Cathy. Loving the colours and your take on the sketch. Miss B is growing up so fast. She is stunning.

  9. Stunning layout! I love the colours, those flowers, the stamping & inking...& your girl is so gorgeous too!

  10. it is simply stunning, Cathy! the colors are so bright and happy! the bright pink and yellow look so gorgeous together on your project! love it!

  11. Wowzer Cathy!! love love love the vibrant colours on this one! absolutely gorgeous page! She looks so grown up, beautiful young lady! and no wonder with a ravishing mum ;))

  12. Thank you for perhaps the most level headed thing I have read today. I also can be helpful here :) I've found some decent tutorials on how to merge files out online here