Monday, 23 March 2015

February's Favourites and a Winner!

Hi fellow scrappers!

It's always hard to pick winners. The story behind each and every layout is means something to the person who created it, and there is always pretty details to watch in each creation.

The sketch we had for you in February was a big hit, and all our runners up and the winner participated in this challenge.

Now, first to our two runners up:


We love how clean this is, the colors chosen and Lythan's doodling which adds so much!


Her dog is super cute, and we love how Nicole was thinking out of the box and replaced the circle in the sketch with a pumpkin. Very creative!

And now for the winner



We love Anges mix of colors and chapes and how she took the sketch and made it hers. There is lots of details to watch on this layout, but it still looks clean and crisp. Well done, Ange!

Congrats, Ange! If you would like to email me, Anna at thestudiochallenges and I can arrange for you to be guest designer for us.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

15th March - Old Stash

Today's challenge is ...

Use your old stash. We want you to uncover your old stash, we all have papers and embellishments that must be years old, now is the time to use some up! The older the papers and embellishments the better!

Here are the design teams layouts using their old stash ...

Elisabetta I had so much fun using some old papers for this challenge! the title "nevica!!" means "it's snowing!!"

HeeSun Kim

When I first started this craft, I bought the this paper on boxing day. I love the leopard print!!!! COLOURED leopard prints make the purr-fect style statement.


Does anyone remember the manufactorer DaisyD? The paper collection used on this layout is one of my favs ever - and luckily I still have plenty :-) I hoarded it when it still was in the shops, like 5-6 years ago. I also have dug out old brads, rubons, stickers and fiber. I belive the only stuff newer than 4 years is the large alpha.
Ahhh, it feels great to have used all these old items!

Patterned papers: DaisyD. Tags: K&Company. Rubons: MME, Basic Grey. Brads: MME, Pink Paisley, LYB, AC. Arrow stickers: Heidi Swapp. Alpha: AC

I pulled out my old Sassafras stash for this layout -  I thought all the numbers in the "Count Me In" collection would be cute for a putt-putt layout!

Seungeun Lee
I start a craft is 2 years ago.So it does not have a lot of Old Stash..
But i also had some pretty old stash~! Paper and embellishments!!
I worked as the of my friend's daughter's first birthday picture with them~!

I used a patterned paper for the background, some die-cuttings (the flower and clouds) and an 5/6 years aged alphabet for the date

I tend to hold on to pretty paper instead of cutting into it, and that's what happened to the Soleil collection by Basic Grey that I bought in 2012. I finally put it to use on this layout, though!

I discovered the hobby only 2 years ago , so nothing is really too old! lol Some of the things I have since the beginning is this paper and some of the embellishments! So this is my page using my old stash! :-)
Hope they have inspired you to go digging into your stash and use your old things up, it can make way for some new!

You have until 12th April to link up your layouts t the side bar.
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 8 March 2015

January's Favourites and Winner

As always, we had so many awesome entries for our January challenges and it was so hard to pick a winner.  Let's start with some of our favorites:



And our January winner is....BINTY:

Congrats, Binty! If you would like to email me, Anna at thestudiochallenges and I can arrange for you to be guest designer for us.

Thanks to everyone who entered. 
See you next Sunday for another challenge!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

1st March - List of Items

Today's challenge is....
Use as many of these Items in your layout as you can....
                  Brads or Eyelets

Here are the great creations the new design team have created....

Elisabetta: I love to send letters to my penfriends all over the world and I wanted to document it in my 2015 album!! 


I have used all the items except yellow - just because yellow was added after my layout was done.

Journaling says: "It's great to be a DIY when the house needs some improvements. But Cliff, why don't you wear pants while painting?"

I had so much fun putting this page together using nearly all of the items from the list above.  Not sure how I missed the color yellow.  Hmmm?  I knew that I had a brand spankin' new Noel Mignon kit on its way to my mailbox, so I tapped into the girly potential of my February Love Life Classic Kit to put together one last page before making room on my desktop for all the new goodies.

This page was so much easier to do than I thought it would be.  I managed to squeeze in every item on the list.  You can't really tell from this picture, but the paper in the middle of my layout is actually vellum and there are sequins between it and the cardstock.  This was definitely a fun challenge!!  (P.S. - Butter beers are the drinks from the Harry Potter books and movies and my niece was so excited to try them when we took her to Universal Studios.  My husband & I think that they are cream soda with whipped butterscotch topping!)

Seungeun Lee
Crafter my friends!! More sense to use the light to take great pictures~!
I like the girls!! And coffee & sweet things~

this LO is dedicated to my son Jacopo. Here is a different way to say ok! ;-)

This was fun and definitely a challenge! I clustered everything and only used a bit of each item so that my page didn't get away from me. I also kept many things the same color - gold - so that the different kinds of embellishments worked well together.

Vasso: I have used all the items from the list! I love Sequins and thread and I love this color combination! It was so fun to put them together! You can even see my flower! lol!

Didn't the design team do a great job?! I hope they have inspired you to have a go, we would love to see your entries! You have until 12th April to get your entries in.
Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, 28 February 2015

New Design Team Members

Introducing four new Design Team members! Please welcome....


My name is Elisabetta, I live in Italy and I study ancient languages, history and italian literature at the University. In the future I would like to be a teacher in high schools or middle schools.

I discovered scrapbooking in 2007. I didn't have many supplies back then but I really enjoyed it anyway! Unfortunately I wasn't constant and I just made a few pages every year. In 2013 though, after I visited my best friend in Boston, I felt like I had to document that beautiful trip with scrapbooking. Since then I've developed my style (I would define it simple, girly and free), I've opened a blog and a YouTube channel and I can say that I love this hobby more every day!

I'm very happy and honored to be a part of this amazing team and I'm looking forward to show you my layouts!

My blog:
My YouTube channel:


My name is Simona, I live in Italy, in Bologna. Fabio's mate and mother of Jacopo (19 years) and Sara (14 years). 
I'm a scrapper at dawn, I like to get up early and stay in my "scrap-niche", a little space only mine, where I can relax by creating mainly LO, followed by PL and cards. 
Scrapbooking is a wonderful hobby that let me leave memories for my children; in fact in my LO journaling, even just drop a line, never miss exactly to fix time and make it eternal. 
I'm very happy and honoured to be part of this amazing team!!

My blog:

Seungeun Lee

My name is Seungeun Lee.I live in Korea and Gyeonggi-do,korea.
My original profession was a baker~! I was such a cute hobby is collecting stickers
and stationery.Learned the craft world through the internet shopping mall that sells them.I am interested in the world of craft and a variety of steps to try this and that.
Scrapbooking has been a turning point in my life.The joy of my life.
Forward to a lot of people would like to inform scrapbooking.

My blog:

Vasso Sofou

My name is Vasso Sofou and I live in Athens, Greece with my husband and two adorable daughters! I work as an accountant in our family business.
 I discovered scrapbooking two years ago and I love it as it combines a little bit of everything.. Photos, painting, embelishments! I like to try new things and I am very happy when I discover a new use for a button or a thread! I don't have a certain style but you will certainly see in my pages vibrant colors, thread and splashes quite often! I love making layouts , but I enjoy making mini albums, wish books and books for recipes! There is a lot yet to learn!

I am very honored to be a part of this great team!!


I hope you will join me in giving them a warm welcome! You won't have to wait long to see their first creations as tomorrow they will be joining in with their first challenge! Cant wait to see what they come up with!
See you tomorrow!

Monday, 23 February 2015

December Winner and Favourites

Still on catch up so here are our winner and favourites from December! 

Our winner is ....

Congratulations Andrea, a really lovely layout!
And a couple of favouries....

Thanks to everyone who entered!

Sunday, 15 February 2015

15th Feb - Where You Live

Todays challenge is...
Where you live - We want to know about where you live, you could choose to scrap about your house, your neighbour hood or your country, up to you!

Here are where our design team live...

I live in Seoul, Korea. I love the traditional culture of Korea. This is called a Gyeongbokgung Palace. The palace was built in 1395. I invite you to the Gyeongbokgung Palace!!! Welcome!


Journaling: "Home: May be more than just a large house at the seaside, it's a place where you find a bike in the living room, piles of clothes to be ironed, kids, cats and every day life"

One of the best things about our home is that it is right around the corner from one of our favorite parks.  So, I chose to scrap a few pictures from a walk I took with my family to just such a place.  I was inspired by a heap of new goodies that came in my Noel Mignon Love Life Classic Kit, as well as a bunch of My Mind's Eye embellishments that I had on hand, but mostly that amazing, mixed media, background paper.
When I think about where we live right now, one of the first things that comes to mind is the beautiful field of wildflowers that grows close to our home.  The field blooms about 3 times each year and every time, something different pops up - it's always so gorgeous to see!

You have until 1st March to enter your layouts to the side bar.
Welcome to all our new followers and thank you to everyone that entered our Design team call which is now closed, if you entered keep an eye on your inbox I should be contacting you soon! I cant wait to add some great new designers to the team.

Happy Scrapping!