Sunday, 19 June 2016

19th June - Recipe Challenge

Good Morning! Today's challenge is a ...

 Recipe Challenge; please create a layout including as many of these items as possible!

Paint or ink splatters
Enamel Dots
Kraft colour
A star

Here are the design teams takes ...

I loved the recipe! It was so much fun figuring out how to include every ingredient in my page... I managed to tick off every single of them and ended up with a quite simple but lovely layout - hardly any of my usual textures and dimensions are here. That's what scrapping is all about - venturing into the new and learning from it. I am looking forward to seeing your work! 

My big kiddo has been on a Mexico mission trip, with his dad, all week; and he'll only be home for a couple of days before he's out the door for another week at church camp.  Needless to say, I've been missing him.  So, I managed to use our entire recipe list, not to mention some fabulous goodies from this month's Citrus Twist Kit, as I put together this page of one of our dates last spring. 

Well I managed to use all ingredients on this layout. Not my usual style but it is always good to move out of your comfort zone every now and then. I look forward to seeing what you all come up with.

Seunguen Lee
I used it all, such a fun challenge!! I worked with a picture taken from the sea.
It is getting hotter these days and it makes me want to go to sea. Do you want to do this this summer?!
Have fun with our challenge~!!:)


What a fun challenge this was.  In order to make the doily and lace ribbon work with my otherwise very modern page, I found the least fussy options I could in my stash.  I used everything on the list, including double-duty enamel "dots" that are star shaped.  I stenciled, edged and splattered with 4 shades of ink. 


I tried to use everything but.. i failed! :))
My first daughter on the photo, a shooting in may. I love these chipboards from a polish manufacturer SnipArt.

I hope that's inspired you to have a go, if so please link up your layouts by 3rd July.

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 12 June 2016

March's Favourites and a Winner

Here are our favourites and a winner from March.

And the winner is ....

PapErHeArt with this lovely, pretty, flower layout!

PapErHeArt, Congratulations, please email me (Anna) at to become our guest designer for the month.

And our favourites are....

Ikemo, I love all the pretty detail and flowers on this one!

P.J., nice use of water colours.


Thanks to everyone that joined in, there were some lovely layouts.

See you next Sunday for another challenge!

Sunday, 5 June 2016

5th June - Sketch

Welcome to another challenge here at The Studio! Today's challenge is ..

 A Sketch - Made by me (Anna), it was inspired by Seungeun Lee's flower layout.

Here are the design teams take on it;

To build the cluster I used two papers - black and sienna which I tore rather than cut to give them a used, vintage look. In between the layers, I added pieces of lace and some paper straws. The rest is as usual - stencils, texture and flowers. You can see more on my blog. I am looking forward to seeing your interpretation of the sketch.

I turned this great sketch to accommodate my portrait photo and used some older papers by Teresa Collins for all those lovely layers! 
I'm sure you can't resist playing along with this sketch too and I look forward to seeing all the various interpretations. 

I have used Coco Vanilla Studio Free Spirit collection and a butterfly/floral wreath cut file from the Silhouette Design Store. I loved this sketch and look forward to seeing your take on it.

I worked with pictures taken from South Korea Changgyeonggung. Changgyeong is the old palace.The first went to. It is beautiful there.

I loved playing with all the layers in this sketch, and used subtle embossed flower paper in lieu of the large flower clusters shown and added lots of other textures as well to complement these vintage photos of my Mom.

I used the lovely collection from Bo Bunny "You're invited" with a pic of my two daughters during their shooting in May.

Hope you like the sketch and it has inspired you to join in with us. Please link up your layouts to the side bar by 3rd July. We look forward to seeing your takes on this sketch!

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!