Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sketch Challenge

I am not sure why I bring this torture on myself each month, I am not sure why I just don't sign up to random.org and generate a number to be the winner. I am sure it is madness on my part, each month I spend hours and hours debating who's layout should win. Going back and forth, back and forth but, I still think it is the way to do it. I just know that I would prefer to win because someone liked my layout rather than being chosen by a computer.

Anyway, this month Teresa's layout just kept jumping out at me. I think it is stunning. The photograph is of her in-laws when they were younger, I just LOVE it. I love the paper, the embellishments, the photo and the whole sentiment - it struck a cord. So huge congratulations Teresa, you are our April's Guest Designer, please just send me a quick email with your address so that I can get the kit out to you. BUT......................February was a special month, in February everyone was in fact a winner.

You see, in February we celebrated six months of sketches from the ever so wonderful and talented Julie Bonner. Six months, I really can't quite believe that. So in honour of that little milestone, I wanted to send everyone who entered a little prize. A small token of thanks for supporting my little site.

I know that it takes quite a bit of effort to get the layouts done, then to photograph them, then to get them on your blog and then finally to link them to my blog. Especially with everything else going on in our busy, hectic lives, so I really thank you very much. Please just send me a quick email with your address so that I can get those prizes out to you.

Onto March's sketch, here it is:

Here is Julie's take on the sketch, everything she used is from this months Main Kit:

and here is my take on the sketch, everything I used is from the Main Kit, (apart from some alphabet stamps and brown ink):

Just to re-cap on the rules, anyone can enter. You do not have to use or buy a Magpie Club kit, all layouts need to be uploaded by the 31st March. The prize is a spot as our Guest Designer for the following month. I wish you all the best of luck and happy scrapping.


  1. Oh! Thank you Tara :-) You are such a sweetheart for giving everyone a price :-) And seeing your LOs makes me wish for my kit to arrive in a hurry even more!

    (even though I know the trip over the Atlantic and through Norwegian custom takes AGES, maybe I should just move to the States, I would save so much on postal fees!!)


  2. Great winning page!! I'm sure it's tough to choose... that's why I used random.org at ST, and for some reason I even feel guilty using that! LOL. Great sketch this week!!

  3. Wow wee, thanks so much Tara.. Congrats Teresa, your page is gorgeous.. Yeah, another great sketch I can't wait to get to working on it..

    Thanks again,
    Amanda :0)

  4. YAY!!! What fun that everyone wins a prize, you sweet girl Tara!!!

    THAT layout of your is incredible. I love what you did with the teapot~ Your layers are fantastic, cute, cute, cute!!!

  5. Wow--thank you, Tara! :) Congratulations, Teresa! Your layout is truly stunning. Very excited about the March sketch!

  6. Tara I love that you personally pick your favorite layout! I agree that I would feel better winning knowing you hand selected instead of choosing at random. Thank you for taking the time and effort to do that!

    Congrats to Teresa! Gorgeous page. I'm definitely playing along this month! I love Magpie Club!

  7. Wow! That's so sweet!

    I love the sketch and the layouts you and Julie came up with. I'm going to get started on mine soon!

    Congrats on the 6 months!

  8. Awww, thanks for letting us all win something - that is so sweet!

    Love Julie's sketch this month - can't wait to get started on it :-)

  9. Congratulations to Teresa!!! Her layout definitely is beautiful.

    And thank you so much, Tara! That is so sweet!

    Heidi :)

  10. Thanks so much, Tara. I just adore your blog and all of Julie's sketches. Both of your layouts are so awesome again this month!

  11. gefeliciteerd Teresa
    its a verry mooie lay-out
    grote nieuwe schets
    hugs Natacha

  12. Thank you Tara, so sweet of you. Nice sketch for March, will be working on that soon :)

  13. Congrats Teresa...that is a beautiful pg.! Tara that is so nice of you!!!

    I love the new sketch for this month and the layouts that go along with it are so fantastic!

  14. Oh Wow! Just re-read the post - so generous of you, Tara! I'll send my addy out soon. Can't wait to put together a layout with March's sketch.

    Teresea, your layout was absolutely fab!

  15. I love these sketches! I linked my latest layout for the sketch too!

  16. This was a fun sketch, thanks!