Friday, September 2, 2011

OUAS- Sept 1st Challenge

It's challenge time at Once Upon a Sketch
So here is our September 1st challenge...
Journalling Criteria : A memorable year - Your title must be a year, and you must journal at least 2 lines on why this year is memorable for you. Examples: the year you got married, the year you graduated, the year you moved to a new house/country, the year you started a new job, the year your child was born, the year you lost someone dear. Your journalling can be in any language and any format (written, typed etc)

You must combine our journalling criteria with the following sketch...

Here's my take on Nadia's amazing sketch. She really has a talent for design creations.
                              "2000" This was the year I finally became a mum.                             
After many years of trying and a lot of heartache. We finally had our sweet baby twins.
There's also a message hidden in there to a lovely lady.
She knows who she is.

I kept pretty close to the sketch, just adding a circluar frame with the Melissa Frances pp. It's worked so beautifully with the Bo Bunny.
My two line journalling uses part of the fabulous chipboard by Imaginarium Designs who are wonderful sponsors of Once Upon a Sketch,
"A Mother's love lasts a lifetime. My love lasts an eternity."

Yep that's a pic of me! OMG that look on my face makes me laugh. I remember the photographer saying look protective. And my sweet little baby is Jera. He still looks much the same after all this time. lol

The chippies are just so beautifully detailed. Here I've used the frame and after painting and spraying, I applied a script stamp. I love that look on chipboard. Also the lovely butterflies. On them I used chalk ink in two colours, applied some perfect pearls to the edges with stickles and added liquid pearls to the centres.
I love the look of those fab feathers. A perfect colour match and great texture.
The corner is also from Imaginarium.

Flourish with a Bling  have some gorgeous bling. I've added the fabulous flourish here.
I also want to mention this beautiful ribbon. It was sent on a birthday card to me from the sweetest, most delightful scrapper Romy. This girl really is special! 
It was such a perfect match for my lo.
Thanks Romy hun xx.

So come on over and join us. We love seeing what you create and you never know you might just win one of the wonderful prizes.

And a word of thanks for our amazing OUAS sponsors. They do such a fabulous job each fortnight. Every two weeks for all you girls who don't use that word. LOL.

3ndypapir is a tiny, Norwegian design company.
Owner and designer Gudrun Loennecken creates all the whimsy, vintage patterned papers. These papers are perfect for all paper lovers: cardmakers, scrapbooker and all papercrafters.
It is all designed and printed in Norway on heavy weight, high quality paper
Our web adress is:


How would you like to be our Guest Designer for October? This is the challenge where you have the chance to win a spot on our design team for the whole upcoming month simply by winning this challenge. As well as being our Guest Designer, as chosen by our Design team, you will also receive a set of the brand new collection of 3ndypapir. Here is a sneak peek of the collection you will be receiving directly from this Norwegian company.
There will also be 2 randomly chosen winners this time.
The first random winner will receive this Prima flower pack.
The other random winner will win this set of 4 complete Inkadinkado Stamps 

As if you haven't had enough of me in one day. I have one more surprise to announce so stay tuned...
Thanks too for popping in on me.


  1. Wow! This is simply gorgeous! You put everything together so well, and that dreamy pic of you and your little bundle is just precious!

  2. wow this is so stunning and beautiful picture

    hugs carla

  3. Fabulous layout, Jeni! All those gorgeous embellies you layered are pure eye candy!!

  4. I could not believe you said that I inspired you!!! That is a change!!! I'm so happy! You inspire me with every creation that you make!!! Your work is exceptional!! I love this precious page and the richness of the colors!!! Awesome job as always my friend!!

  5. Jeni your layout is really stunning, gorgeous and so lovely!!! Thank you so much for the inspiration!!!

  6. Hi.. woweeee! this is stunning.. exquisitely beautiful... as your layouts always are... and congrats on being on the manor house team.. look forward to what you do with those beautiful flowers!!

  7. Absolutely gorgeous layout! So many beautiful details! What a precious photo!

  8. Your work is really marvelous! So many beautiful gorgeous details. It's so feminine and delicate and soft...this is realy one sweet project. I love your page!

  9. Jeni this is a wonderfully touching & ethereal looking page - a true work of art!