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!

Sunday, 13 March 2016

13th March- Landscape

Good Morning! Hope you're ready for another challenge!

 Today's challenge is...

 Landscapes we want you to focus on the landscape for this challenge; it could be a great view or sunset for example but we don't want to see any people in the photo!

Here are the DT's layouts of landscapes...

This image immediately made me think... Where is the bridge going? I love the unknown, the mystery, the expectations. Finding out what is on the way and where you end up...just like with art. You can see all close-up on my blog.

It is so gray and gloomy here so I have decided to choose a true summer photo. This was taken last year on island Pag in Croatia. This is my favourite place in the whole world. So wild, natural and beautiful. I used Cocoa Vanilla Studio Free Spirit collection for my 8,5 x 11" layout.

I have tons of landscape photos; but I tend not to scrap them, because they never seem to do the memory justice.  I'm still thrilled to have gotten these beautiful photographs, of our last visit to the state of Colorado, onto a page.  I used lots of goodies from a variety of manufacturers, including Crate Paper, Maggie Holmes, and Pink Paislee. 

This view is my favourite of our entire holiday to Switzerland! I took the photo from my seat in a ski lift on the way down from a wonderful day in the mountains.
Looking forward to seeing your landscape photo's  and how you scrap them.


I have created this layout using Coco Vanilla Studio's Hello Sunshine Collection. My landscape photo is one our favourite beaches in Western Australia, Bunker Bay. Head over to my blog for more photos and information.

Seungeun Lee
My landscape photo is a sunset photo taken when I went to Korea's Jeju Island trip.
So beautiful, so I did not take my eyes until the sun is gone.

We recently visited Bermuda on a second honeymoon, and the beaches and cottages were just as pink as we remembered them.  In case you might think we were just seeing through the rose colored glasses of love, here's the proof.  Details can be found on my blog. 


A view from the west of our island. We don't go to there very often. On an island, we can see the sea everyday :)) Papers are from a french company KesiArt. More close ups and a video tutorial on my blog.

You have until 9th April to link up your layouts for this month challenges.
Hope you enjoy this challenge!

Monday, 7 March 2016

December's Winner and Favourites

Thank you to everyone who joined in with December's challenges, time to pick the winner and favourites!

And the winner is....

Bea, with this lovely layout from our sketch.

Congratulations Bea, please email me, Anna at to be our guest designer for a month.

Now on to our favourites...

So Scrap Happy - Jackleen

They are lovely layouts ladies, thanks for sharing!

See you all on Sunday for another challenge!

Sunday, 28 February 2016

28th Feb - Heroes

Today's Challenge is... Heroes - who do you look up to or aim to be like in your life? I want to see who your hero is. It could be a celebrity, someone from the community, a family member or anyone! You may not have one, if you don't, it could be your child's/or other family member's hero.

Here are the design team's hero's...

I decided to take a different approach (as usual) on the challenge and focus on a group of heroes rather than an individual. MOTHERS - they're the biggest heroines the world has ever seen. I wanted to create a bright and full of colour page. To find out more details about how I created this layout, please visit my blog.  

Who else could be my heroes than my parents? They are always so good to me and they have been giving me so much. I wanted to show them my gratitude a bit with this huge XO cross stitch. It took a lot hours of work from designing to stitching. But definitely worth every minutes of work.
Close-ups of the layout on my blog.

I couldn't resist scrapping pics of my family's World Series celebrations for this one.  Our Kansas City Royals are not only the 2015 Champions, but after 30 years of waiting for that trophy, they will, no doubt, be our heroes for a long time to come.

For this challenge I scrapped a favourite photo of my two hero's, my husband and my father. They would both head to the pub on Christmas Day leaving me and mum to finish 'The Big Meal' but come back home quite merry and very silly!


I focused on a photo of two of my best friends dressing up as super hero's. I quite like how my layout turned out even though this challenge was exactly a challenge for me. I used Amy Tangerines "Finders Keepers "collection. To find more close ups of this layout pop over to my blog Lydia's Crafts n' Creations.

I created this layout using Bella BLVD Family Forever collection. With three sons who have a wonderful father I knew immediately what hero I was going to scrap. I will document on the journal card,  but for the purpose of a DT layout I have left it blank. Head to my blog for close up photos.

Seungeun Lee
My hero is my mom.My mom and dad said operating the restaurant since I was a kid
It not always has been well, so there were difficult days operating without hiring employees.She hath done a lot of work until late at night. I can not seem to like my mother.She lived hard for the family. Whether it is a lot of suffering now battling lung cancer.I do not know how much my mom could live a better life. But my mom is a hero forever in my heart.


Recently receiving a treasure trove of family pictures, Susanne remembers herhusband's grandmother.  Before she was a wife, mother and grandmother, she served as a nurse in World War I. Should would not consider herself a hero; she was just doing her part in those tough times. 

I used a lot of Prima Marketing's products on my layout. It is about my one and only Hero... my husband. I am in my mixed media time.
On  my blogthere are some close up photos and also a video tutorial.

Didn't the design team do a great job!

You have until 13th March to link up your entries.
Happy Scrapping!