Friday, March 7, 2014

Website Announcement and February Sketch Challenge Winners

Hi everyone.  I hope your weekend is off to a great start.  Technology is great!! - until it doesn't work properly.  The C'est Magnifique website (forum, store, and gallery) is down right now, and we apologize for any inconvenience it has caused.  Our website has been maliciously attacked and we are busy working on a fix.  We hope to have things up and running soon.  Thanks for your patience.

Now for some good news.  We would like to announce the winners of our February Sketch Challenge.  The winner of the first prize goes to:
Entry #19 belongs to Francine of New Zealand.  Congratulations, you are the winner of this month's awesome prize package.  Please e-mail Leslie{at}cestmagnifiquekits{dot}com and she will give you all the details.  Your prize must be claimed within 7 days.  Here's Francine's layout that she created using our February kit:

Our second prize each month, a $10 gift certificate to the C'est Magnifique Kits Store, is awarded to a participant who uses one of the past kits to create their layout.  Based on a random draw, Becky Wagner is this month's winner.  Congratulations Becky!   Please e-mail Leslie{at}cestbagnifiquekits{dot}com and she will send you your coupon code.  Your prize must be claimed within 7 days.  Take a look at Becky's layout:

We had an awesome assortment of layouts this month from those who participated in the sketch challenge.  It was very difficult to chose 5 layouts to feature, but in the end, we selected the following layouts, in no particular order.  Congratulations to the following:

The first layout we are featuring is "Wonder" by Kathleen White of the US.  
We like how Kathleen flipped the sketch, the triangle designs, and the fussy cutting she used. 

The second layout we are featuring is "Oh Happy Day', created by Marina Gridasova of Russia.  
We couldn't resist this adorable photo and all the happy embellishments.

Our third layout to feature this month is "Remember" by Marilia Lopes of Brazil.  
We love the mixed media look of Marilia's layout and the beautiful colors.

The fourth layout we are featuring is "Love You" by Päivi of Sweden. 
It's awesome that Päivi created a masculine layout using the February Sketch 
and that the pattern on the paper serves as an element of the sketch.

And last, but not least we have chosen, "Cherished Treasures" by Alain Grinchuk of Russia.
We fell in love with the pink roses against the beautiful black background, and the sweet photo.

We truly appreciate each and every one of you who participate in our sketch challenges.  You are all inspiring and very creative scrappers.  Our March sketch has been posted, and we sure hope that each of you will participate again.  You will find a direct link to our sketch in the left sidebar.  

Have a great weekend!


  1. Beautiful work ladies, and well deserving of acknowledgement!

  2. Congrats to all, great layouts here!
    Thanks for Featured my layout, it is very easy to work with such beautiful sketches!!

  3. Stunning layouts, each and every one. Congratulations!

  4. all of these works are bautiful! thank you so much for choosing my LO!

  5. Many beautiful layouts done after the beautiful February sketch!! Congrats to all of you! And Thank you so much for featuring my layout!

  6. Congratulations to the winners, and the featured artists. I am always so inspired by what other scrappers have created using the same sketch.

  7. Oh my these creations are splendid! Congrats to the winners and to all that have had your beautiful work displayed.

  8. Congrats to the winner and the featured ladies. Your work is gorgeous!