Monday, May 2, 2011

Drum Roll Please - The Winner is!

Well we had so many of you join and become followers that we decided to have a second and third prize winner. We asked John, who does lots of our design work and does all the cutting to pick the winners.
First Prize winner of $100 Dollars of Imaginarium Designs Chipboard is:
Eboney Van Der Starre
Second Prize winner of $30 Dollars of Imaginarium Designs Chipboard is:
Third Prize winner of $25 Dollars of Imaginarium Designs Chipboard is:
Pearl Maple.
Thanks so much to everyone won who became a follower, we will be running more competitions from time to time.
Remember you can go into the draw for a weekly prize just by leaving a comment. The weeks winner will be announced each Monday.
We would love to show some of your work using our Chipboard. All you need to is email me a photo of your project and some information about it. You can email me at

For some more news.
We are sponsoring Once Upon a Sketch. Once upon a Sketch is a international sketch challenge blog which encourage everyone from all parts of the world to take part in their fortnightly sketch challenges. They have an international design team who create projects based on the fortnight's sketch and Criteria which will hopefully give you the push you need. They invited me to send in my take on their sketch and here it is.

Heather and Steph are on their Design Team!

I don't often use a sketch, as I am happy to let my page happen. I don't plan anything, I just start with a pile of paper which I like and then start cutting. So it was quite a challenge working from a sketch.
I decided to do a tom boy page on my daughter Leah, who as a child loved playing with mud and water. I have lots of photos take of her over the years happily playing in mud! I love the look on her face when we found her. She seem to know that she had been wicked but the face shows how much she had been enjoying herself.
I used some cogs and borders from Imaginarium Designs. The vine and border I inked with Tim Holtz Peeled Paint. For the vine I stamped over the green with a random number stamp using black soot. Peeled Paint is one of my favorite colours. The cogs I inked with Tim's black soot. Some of them I sprayed with Stewart's Superior memory mist in Sparkling Silver. If you have never used this product I suggest you give it a try. It is magic for misting or spraying chipboard.
For the title, I inked it with Aged Mahogany and then sprayed it with cream spray paint but only lightly, this allows the mahogany to still show through and gives it an aged look. I used a sheet of Prima and one of their flowers, I also used some decorative brads from Making Memories. I like my layouts to be uncluttered and the photos the focus.
Make sure you visit Once Upon a Sketch and have a go that their fortnightly sketch. I have made their logo at the top a link which will take you to their blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by


PS would the lovely, wonderful, and so helpful Lou Collins get in touch with me, you have saved me hours of work with your tip!


  1. congrats to the winners - such gorgeous prizes you have won!! Off to check out the Once Upon a Sketch site - thank you Jane!

  2. Congrats to all those winners. Saw your LO up on the Once Upon page... love it!

  3. congrats to the winners are going to hsve fun with those chippies I guarantee it!!!!!! AND you will become addicted like me !!!!! LOL ....
    I love being one the Imaginarium design Team members .. such a great product to work with ... thanks for everything Jane .. mwah xoxo

  4. Huge congrats! You are pretty lucky you girls. YOU WILL LOVE your goodies.

    Thanks again Jane and the team for your wonderful contribution on Once Upon A..Sketch!

  5. Congratulations ladies!!!
    Jane, It was a pleasure to help! Lou x

  6. THANKYOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have been busy with family things the last month and hadnt had chance to visit my fav what a surprise!!!!!THANKYOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE coming here for inspiration!!!Amazing!