Sunday, 22 May 2016

22nd May - Mood Board

 Today's challenge is a ...
 Mood board, it was created by DT member Lydia.

It has a lovely bright and summery feel to it. Here are the design team's layouts;

My little niece is a little ray of sunshine so she was an easy choice for this mood board, I have fun creating a mixed media background for this layout with the colours featured and added glittery Thickers, flowers and the word sunshine too.

The main thing that hit me when I saw the mood board were the glitter jars. All I could think of do I incorporate tonnes of gold glitter into my page? And then it hit me - flower stencil as a base! And the rest is history... hahaha What was your inspiration from the mood board?

I really love Lydia's moodboard because of the color palette. The Bo Bunny Sweet Life papers were fit to it perfectly. I choosed one photo of my Mom what was taken during her first visit in Slovenia. We went up to the Bled Castle to see the wonderful view. This is why I choosed the triangle shapes (remind the hills) and the title.

Obviously, I was inspired by the "YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE" phrase in the bottom right corner of the mood board, but I also pulled in the array of soft colors in the bottom left corner and the flowers from the top left.  The paint brushes and their trails of paint drew me to get a little messy with gesso, watercolors, and acrylic paints; and I couldn't resist adding plenty of shimmer and shine as inspired by those glittery jars in the center.

Paint and the colour palette were the main inspiration that I took from the mood board. I did have to add some flowers too and the title with the word 'sunshine' just for fun!

I loved making this months mood board and I hope you enjoy creating with it. I actually in fact was challenged to make a layout with it, but I got there in the end and I am really happy with how my layout turned out. I used mostly the stunning Maggie Holmes "Bloom" collection and I also got a little messy with the bright yellow paint in the background. Can't wait to see all your creations!

What a fab mood board Lydia! I have used a mixture of Dear Lizzy's Fine and Dandy  and Happy Place collections to create my layout. How stunning is this cut file from Silhouette design store! I hope you will play along with us and I look forward to seeing all your creations x

I worked with pictures of the various expressions of my nephew.
In the background there is two sheets of paper.(Pinkfresh studio) 
Most of the decorations were using the product of companies from Pinkfresh studio. Flower die cut is Pubble inc.

The pretty pink bloom, gold glitz and "you are my sunshine" phrase are what caught my eye.  I started with a bold floral paper and then toned it done with a large black title and a small triangle print.  

I love these colors: teal, yellow and pinks. My daugthers made a shooting photos last week. So this picture with the yellow dress was perfect! Gesso, Twinkling H2Os, stamps and flowers are my fave at the moment.

I think the design team did a great job with it, I hope they have inspired you to join in with us. You have until 4th June to join in.
We look forward to seeing your layouts!

Sunday, 15 May 2016

February's Winner and Favourites

Time for another catch up with our winners! Here are our favourites and winner from February.

Our winner is....

Christel, with this lovely layout.

Congratulations Christel, please email me at to become our guest designer for a month.

Our favourites are...


Lovely layouts ladies! Thanks to everyone that joined in, we loved seeing your entries!

Join us again next Sunday for another challenge!

Sunday, 8 May 2016

8th May - Diamonds

Today's challenge is about....

Diamonds- We want to see diamond inspired layouts! It could be the shapes, the word or gems, it's up to you!


I've used a Rebecca Baer stencil to create the diamond design in the corners and a Silhouette diamond background file to build a double-layered frame for the photo. I think the rainy photo matches the mood of the page perfectly. It was so much fun working on this challenge. I am looking forward to seeing your creations.


I documented very very fresh memories. Yesterday I have celebrated the National Scrapbooking Day first time in my life. I was in such a party mood. It was an amazing experience to scrap together with other talented people from all over the world. So I wanted to show this mood on my page. To reach this I used the colorful Pink Pailsee Fancy Free collection and few bits and pieces from Amy Tangerine Better Together. I added the diamond elemnets with hand stitching. The layout based on a sketch desgined by Laura Rumble.

I pulled inspiration for this challenge from the song Diamonds by Hawk Nelson.  The script on my page is the lyrics from the song itself, and my hidden journaling explains how being a mom is the most difficult job I've ever had.  Some days, I just want to throw my hands in the air and quit; but then, I'm reminded of this song and can continue on, resting in the assurance that, "The joy of the Lord, it will be my strength.  When the pressure is on, He's making diamonds," out of my kiddos and me.  I also added subtle, diamond stenciling and a diamond die cut.  The wood veneer heart, too,reminds me of the cut of a diamond, and I was sure to add lots of gold and sparkle. 


For this challenge I knew the exact photo's I needed in order to use my title quote with the word diamond in it. Here is a very young me with my two dogs way back in 1990 enjoying a day out in Thetford Forest. 
A few diamond rub on's were a must for me with this theme but how are you going to interpret the challenge?


I used Amy Tangerine's and Dear Lizzy's new collection "Better Together" and "Happy Place". I did really enjoyed this challenge to include a shape that I don't normally use. I hope you enjoy this layout and I can't wait to see all your layouts.


I have used a digital cut file from the Silhouette Design Store to create my diamond. I am a huge fan of the current trend of geometric shapes and paper piecing. I went super girly with this layout and used Pink Paislee Bella Rouge collection. I am looking forward to seeing all your creations.

Watercolor paints made by using a background.I used the cool blue colors.Using a variety of blue had fun.


I used the simplest form of a diamond - a square set on its tip, and that element isechoed in the background too.  What kind of diamond will you use to tell a story?



For my layout, i used Papers, flowers and diamonds from Royal Menagerie Collection (Prima Marketing) and Twinkling H2Os for watercoloring the circles. I have a video tutorial on my blog.

I love how the design team chose inspiration from different areas. I hope that's inspired you to get creative! Please link up your diamond inspired layouts to the side bar, we would love to see them!

Hope you all had a good Scrapping day yesterday and got some scrapping done!
Happy Scrapping! 

Sunday, 24 April 2016

24th April - White with One

Today's challenge is...

White with One - we want to see your white and one colour of your choice layouts. (We will allow a little bit of black in accents)

Guest designer Bea
I enjoyed so much this challenge, even thought it was not easy for me at all. I use a lot of colors in my scrapbook process, and I like the colors' contrast on my page. My choosen color is gold. I wanted to add dimenzion for my white background, so I designed a floral background cutfile. The petals' and leaves' shadow draw a lovely pattens on my paper. You can download this free background file from my blog (click on my name). I hope you will enjoy it!

The design team's layouts...

For this challenge, I decided to go pink and use a lot of texture (this is not anything new for me) but I also added some twine and a flare button (this is unusual for me). I enjoyed working on the white background as it helped me showcase the different shades of pink Heidi Swapp mists - how pretty do they look sprinkled all over the modelling paste design?! I am looking forward to seeing your creations and colour choices :)


What else could I choose for this challenge than pink as this is my favourite colour in scrapbooking? I love the spring at home and miss it so much. This is why I documented a beautiful tulip from my Mother's garden. Every flowers has a story there, it's just lovely.  I decorated my layout with branches what I cut out with Sizzix and Silhouette Cameo.

I tend to struggle with monochromatic palettes, because they often make a page look flat.  However, playing around with lots of shades of the same color, in combination with mists and paints and loads of layers, seemed to diminish my trepidation.  I just love how this one, of my kiddos showing off a little of their Kansas City Royals fever, turned out.


I thought I would find this challenge hard as I like to scrap with several colours. But I found that when I chose various patterns in my chosen teal colour I liked the effect just as much. Teal is my favourite colour to use in my scrapping at the moment, will you be choosing your favourite colour for this challenge too?


Decided to change my style up and do a 8 1/2 by 11 inch layout. I Love how my layout turned out using bits and pieces from Dear Lizzy "Happy Place" and Crate Paper "Hello Love" collections. I hv to say this was defiantly a challenge as  love to use more than several colours. 


I have to say I did indeed find this a challenge! I have chosen pink and gone very girly for my layout. I just loved this digital floral frame cut file and think it is the feature of my layout. I have sewn on my layout to add some texture. I can't wait to see all your creations and what colour you choose!

Seungeun Lee
This time the one colour I used was mint colour.(Heidi Swapp-sweetmint ink)
First, I created the ink droplets by blowing through a straw which made the pattern.
I like mint color. Which colour do you like?!
Photo of a young man, my father.


I chose to use blue for my layout - it symbolizes the sky on a layout about spring.  I admit that it was in part so that I could use the new roll of washi tape with different shades of blue in it.  The title, being a bold shot black on page of placid blues, is meant to "awaken" the viewer.  Did it work?


My two children on this layout. Orange is one of my favorite colour.

I hope that's given you lots of inspiration to get you started on your White with One layouts. We would love to see what you create, please link up your layouts to the side bar.
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 17 April 2016

January's Winner and favourites

Sorry for the delay in posting January's winners, it really so tough to pick winners as there were SO many great entries, thank you to all that entered.

Our winner is ....

Tone, with this great layout, love the clustering!

Congrats to you Tone! Please email me thestudiochallenges to become our guest designer for a month.

And our favourites are....



Great layouts ladies!

We will be back next Sunday for another challenge.

Sunday, 10 April 2016

10th April - Sketch

Today's Challenge is ....

...A Sketch - by Anna. Inspired by Susanne's hero layout.

Guest Designer - Bea

 I took this picture about my little girl on a beautiful sunny day. She asked me to buy one more icecream after the two (!) portions she had already eaten. Yes, she was totally offended when I suggested 'no more icecream today'  She could eat this all day long!
I started my layout with the bright watercolor painting. For making the big title I used die cut letters. I was so happy when I find this strawberry and icecream embellishments from Dear Lizzy which are just perfect for this layout.

Design Team layout's


This sketch was a real challenge for me as it has so many elements that I never use in my pages: multiple photos, journalling, etc. I decided to embrace the multi-photo idea and went for a double of the same image; I also stuck to the diagonal layout and 'journalling' (which is a handwriting stencil). For more details visit my blog:

I'll be the first to admit that I really struggled with this one.  That is, until I added a third photo.  Then, while I hopefully didn't stray too far from the original sketch, it just all seemed to come together effortlessly.  I was inspired by the Basic Grey Saturday Morning ephemera, which came in my March Hip Kit Club Main Kit, to scrap some photos of one of the birthday outfits I made for my beautiful, little lady.


Although these photo's are quite poor quality I still could not resist scrapping them to remember my eldest daughters 18th Birthday. I backed the banner cut background with glittery gold paper and complimented it with MME's On Trend 2 ephemera. The Happy Birthday wooden words were topped with 3D paint that dries with a soft hint of colour.


I have used the beautiful Maggie Holmes "Bloom" collection with two photos of myself. I really enjoyed this sketch as I normally work with 1 4x6 photo. I loved how this sketch included little labels and hearts so I had a lot of fun playing round with them.


I have used the lovely new collection by Amy Tangerine, Better Together. I don't often scrap multi photo layouts so I enjoyed this challenge. Head over to my blog for more information and close up photos.

Seungeun Lee
The warm spring blooms are many flowers!Flowers make me happy.I took a picture holding a dandelion bloom on the roadside in the hand.So lovely~!I also love cherry blossoms. You like some flowers?


I opted to flip the sketch to its mirror image to work better with a picture I really wanted to scrap from our recent spring break trip with our daughter. The center part of the layout is essentially the same, except the flow is now downward to the right instead of upward to the left.  That is the beauty of sketches, you can flip them every which way, and if you have already used a sketch, this give you a new way to look at it.


I choose these pics of my son. He loves making us crazy when we want taking a picture of him. The papers are from BoBunny, stencils from The Crafters Workshop and some Distress Inks.

You have until 8th May to link up your layouts for this month challenges.

Hope you enjoy playing along with this sketch challenge!

Sunday, 27 March 2016

27th March- Flowers

Today's challenge is ...

....Flowers - As spring is in the air, we challenge you to use flowers on your layouts, anyway, anyhow!


I opted for a bright, fresh, spring feel this time. The lady in the photo has a basket full of flowers at the back of her bike - it reminded me of the spring time when I was at Uni, riding my baby pink bike to my classes with my basket full of books. It was so much fun, no worries and picnics in the park almost every weekend.
More details on my blog:


Last weekend we had a wonderful time in Italy: sunshine, good foods, relaxing, lots of chatting. These early days of spring are so sweet, we really enjoyed. I wanted to create as shiny, bright, spring layout as it was our time. I used My Mind's Eye On trend 2 collection what perfectly match the theme. In the end I stitched around the page with normal black thread.

This whole page started with that floral, acrylic, Pink Paislee "HELLO" across the bottom.  I built in more florals in the form of Freckled Fawn felt and resin blooms, patterned prints, stamping, wet embossing, and even watercoloring through a stencil.  They seem to frame a few of my little bear's birth pictures perfectly. 


Every year my beautiful sweet peas cover the back wall of my kitchen and I have an abundance of flowers to display on my dining room table. 
I wanted this pretty floral paper as the backdrop as the colours were similar to those in my photo and I love the boldness of the pattern.
I can't help but look forward to the arrival of Spring here in the UK and to seeing the layouts you create with this challenge.  


Really love how this layout turned out, definitely not my usual type of layout either. I fussy cut the beautiful black and white floral from the Maggie Holmes 'Shine Collection', then added a few extra embellishments and some hand written journaling.



I have used the beautiful MME Hello Gorgeous collection to create this layout. I have used a digital cut file from the Silhouette Design Store, I just love this heart/flower cut file. With three sons I love the opportunity to create a totally girly layout. Close up photos and more information on my blog: Can't wait to see your creations x

Festive lights went with a friend earlier this year. A photo taken from there. I used the black cardstock and expressed a pattern on a background with a Prima stencil and gold paste. I used the clock in the shape of a Blue fern studios chipboard. The flowers used are Prima flowers.(Bordo Grizo set)


A vintage photo deserves special treatment in my mind, and I hope you think I have managed that thanks in large part to the fabulous floral paper I used as a starting point.  These are my husband's great grandparents.  I do not know much about them yet, but when I gather the details I will be adding them to the tag you see there tucked under the left side of the portrait.  I have also subtly drawn attention to the tag with the small subtitle placement.


A layout with my second daugther. I love love flowers on my layouts. With girls it is easier than with boys; in my opinion.
Papers from 7Gypsies and mist from Tattered Angels. I've got a video tutorial and more close ups on my blog.

I hope that has inspired you to get creative with blooms! You have until 10th April to link up your layouts to the side bar.

If you are celebrating, Happy Easter!