Saturday, November 30, 2013

November winners!!!

Hello everyone. 

I am very sorry that it has taken this long to announce the winners of our November challenge. I know I keep on saying this, but I really had a very big 2 weeks and with Christmas fast approaching AND the fact that the school year ends here just before Christmas it is ALL happening. I think this is the first time in almost 3 years at OUAS that I have been this delayed. 

But anyway, we are here now. 

From this month onwards, I have decided that instead of announcing a Top 5 and the 5 Designers Picks, I will simply feature our Top 10 winners. 

So here they are this month!

Well done, you have won the prize from our main sponsor this month which is a US$30.00 voucher to Little Scrap Shop! Please email Angelica at and Please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field. 

You are also invited to come back in January as our Guest Designer. Please contact me , Nadia, at so I can send you all the information you need! Well done to you!!

Good work! As our winner you have won a Scraps of Elegance main kit valued at US$35.95 value, shipped to you free Priority shipping within the USA, or free First Class shipping for international winners! Please email Melinda Kelly at and  please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field.

For your efforts you have won an Imaginarium Designs chipboard pack full at AU$50.00 shipped to you free! Please contact Natalie May from Imaginarium Designs at . Please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field. 

Congratulations! You have won a  US$25.00 gift voucher at The Flying Unicorn online store and kit club, with free domestic and international shipping ! Please email Alda Stevens at and  Shona Kheen at and please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field.

Well done to you. You have won a Julia Cotrim Scrapbooking patterned paper and canvas collection with free domestic and international shipping.  Please email Julia Cotrimat and please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field.

Congratulations you have won AUS$25.00 prize pack from Sassy Scrappers with free domestic and international shipping.  Please email Olga at and please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field.

You have won a prize pack from SA Crafters valued at US$15.00 shipped to you for free! Please email SA Crafters  at and please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field.

Great work! You have also won a prize pack valued at AU$20.00 from  Njoyfull Crafts shipped to you for free!  Please email Njoyfull Crafts at and please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field.

Congrats to you !You have also won a prize pack to the value of 15.00 Euro from Get Creative Embellishments  Please email Irini Liolia at and please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field.

10. Elena 
Well done !!You have won yourself a ribbon pack from Scrapbooking Fantasies valued at over AU$10.00 shipped to you for free!  Please email Alicia at and please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field.

Can all the above winners please grab your winners badge..

The entry that has a won a ribbon pack from Scrapbooking Fantasies valued at over AU$10.00 shipped to you for free is 

Please email Alicia at and please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field.


The entry picked via that has won the $10.00 ,voucher to  is Little Blue Button Stamps is

Please contact Olga at and please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field.


The entry picked via that has won the Fancy Flair Designs store voucher is 

Please contact Fancy Flair designs at and please put "OUAS Winner" in the subject field. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

3 days left!

Hey everyone! 

I hope you all get a chance to play along this month. You have 3 days left! We have SOME AMAZING prizes up for grabs and don't forget about our Facebook contest!!! When you play along this month please remember to post your layout at our Facebook Page HERE where a RANDOM winner will be chosen to win this prize from our monthly Facebook sponsor 13arts.. 
13 arts - Polish company created by Aida Domisiewcz aka Ayeeda. We provide original scrapbooking papers and mixed media products: water inks, pearl and chalk mists, water paints, many types of microspheres, acrylic mediums. We constantly work on new products to give you best scrapbooking and mixed media supplies for your artwork. Please visit our online shop (we ship internationally): and our blog:

We also have THESE amazing prizes..

The winner of this challenge, will win our main prize this month from our November sponsor and will also be invited to come back in January 2014 as our Guest Designer

Imaginarium Designs chipboard, is donating a chipboard pack full of their newest releases valued at AU$50.00 , with free domestic and international shipping 

Scraps of Elegance kit club is donating their main kit valued at US$35.95 value, with free Priority shipping within the USA, or free First Class shipping for international winners!

The Flying Unicorn online store is donating a US$25.00 gift voucher to spend at their store with free domestic and international shipping ! 

Julia Cotrim Scrapbooking  is donating a patterned paper collection with free domestic and international shipping

Sassy Scrappers is donating a AUS$25.00 prize pack with free domestic and international shipping 

Scrapbooking Fantasies is donating a ribbon pack  for 2 winners valued at over AU$10.00 each plus with free domestic and international shipping 

Njoyfull Crafts is donating one of the above prize packs or similar valued at AU$20.00 with free domestic and international shipping 

Get Creative Embellishments is donating a prize pack valued at 15.00 Euro,  shipped free anywhere in the world

SA Crafters is donating a prize pack valued at US$15.00 , shipped anywhere in the world. 

Little Blue Button Stamps, is offering a $10.00 voucher to the online store 

Fancy Flair Designs is donating a store voucher

Now here is our challenge..

Journalling Theme: "My Happy Place"

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journalling. But please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes journalling (hidden journalling is fine). Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long. Remember, hidden journalling (under a photo/tag or behind your page) is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is! 

Please welcome the winner of  our September Challenge

Tetiana Komarova (aka Taniko) 

Hello. My name is Tetiana Komarova, however in the scrap world I use my nickname Taniko. I’m 25 years old and I live in Kiev, Ukraine. Currently there are three important matters in my life: my family – all my time is devoted to upbringing of my son Timofey... well, and my husband sometimes:), postgraduate studies – for already two years all my mental efforts has been thrown to the writing of dissertation, and scrap – in 2010 I plunged into this exciting world and still depend on it.

I like to make projects in different styles but my favorite are american (for cadrs) and mixed-media (for LOs, albums, alter). I adore mixed-media techniques because they give me the freedom to express myself and appear to be the best tool for the realization of creative potential. I like to make lots of layers, play with texture paste and paint, use bright colors and fabrics in my LOs.

Now here is what our Design Team came up with. Please click on their blogs for more details on their creations. I am sure they would love to hear from you !!!

***Imaginarium Designs Swirl Corners***

Eila Sandberg (Sweden)

Melenia Agapides (Greece)

Imaginarium Designs hearts

Hilde Aaslund (Norway)

 Kim Price (Australia)

Solange Marques (Brazil)

Anna Zaprzelska (Poland)

Svetlana Austin (South Africa)

Cathy Cafun (Australia) 
***Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Hearts***
**Hidden Journalling on Manila Tag**

Renata Moni (Brazil)

Hidden journaling behind the page

Kay Fatula (USA)
**Journalling stored in scroll underneath photo.  Butterfly chipboard by Imaginarium Designs**