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!

Sunday, 14 February 2016

14th Feb - Sketch

Today challenge is a... 
 ...Sketch - it was inspired by Kerry's hopes and dreams challenge layout. A little twist as it Valentine's day please add a heart in somewhere!

And a big welcome to the new design team, here are their amazing takes on the sketch.

This picture was taken in Gallipoli (Italy) last summer. I was there with my friends and we had so much fun! I wanted to create a bright and simple layout to document our last day there. "Amiche" in italian means "friends" :)


For this layout I wanted to use the typewriter that I received as a long-desired gift. I typed random letters all over the scraps of paper that I used a cluster under the photo. I might have 'cheated' a little bit as this way I managed to get away with not using a title ;) 

You can find more close-ups on my blog:

On the occasion of Valentine's Day I decided to make a layout about us. I chose a selfie shoot from December and made a 4x4" collage from it. I like to document our sweet crazy moments, these are the best. On the layout I made a layering under the photo and just added a big wood veneer title and lots of tiny embellishments.

As this sketch was inspired by a previous layout of mine I thought I would turn the sketch to achieve a different look to this layout. The fact that I have totally 'Girlied' it up makes it look totally different anyway!


I had a lot of fun using this months sketch and love how my layout turned out. I don't do the traditional Valentine's day layouts so this one is with a photo of myself and one of my best friends. I used the beautiful Crate Paper 'Hello Love' collection.

Pop over to my bog to check out some close ups of my layout: 


I loved this sketch and with Valentines Day just around the corner I had to do a 'love' themed layout. I have used Crate Paper's Hello Love collection. I have used lots of layering, sewing and thrown in a splash of gold for that wow factor.

Head over to my blog for more close up photos:

I mirror-flipped the sketch to suit the black and white photo I wanted to use. The odds and ends of supplies I used were gathered from my counterfeit stash kit.  I added some subtle tone-on-tone background stamping to reinforce the diagonal flow of my layout.


A very beautiful sketch and I was inspired by my first daughter's photo. I'm in my mixed media time :)
After putting some gesso on the background, i used Texture paste Platinum from Prima marketing , sprays from Tattered Angels and stamps. Papers are from a french company Les Papiers de Pandore.

I think the new design team rocked this sketch! We would love to see what you create using our sketch, please link up your layout in the side bar, you have until 13th March to do so.
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Introducing the New Design Team

Please welcome six brand new design team members! They will bring you lots of new inspiration for our challenges along with our remaining DT members Elisabetta, Kerry, Jinny and Seungeun.

Our new members are......


My name is Ewelina Gryglak. I am Polish but I have moved here and lived in Yorkshire for over 12 years now. I’ve been scrapbooking for a little over a year now. I have been lucky enough to be chosen to work for/with some very talented ladies on Design Teams for The Studio Challenge and Scrap Africa.
I love working with mixed media; mainly 12x12 layouts but I also work on canvas, decorate frames and boxes, make cards and ATCs - I love to expand my horizons and embark on new creative journeys so I will work with/on anything. :) I love layers and textures so that is what you can see in my work. My craft-room is full of texture pastes, stencils, paints, inks, embellishments of various type - paper, fabric, veneer.
I also make custom folders and flip books for my penpals, decorate the envelopes and I decorate my planner (it’s still more functional than anything else).

I'd love for you to visit me on my blog or on Facebook - it would be great to chat.
You can find me here:

I am Flóra Mónika Farkas (Flora) from Hungary-Europe but I live in Slovenia. I was making cards with different techniques since my childhood. I have started to do it more serious since 2014. I passionately scrapbook almost every single day, this became the part of my life. I love these many pretty, lovely things what belongs to scrapbooking. They cheer up my everyday life. I am trendy therefore I discover the new trends, new collections, blogs all the time.
How I would describe my style? Mainly pink. :-) Anyway I think my style is youngish, clean, lovely, more minimal with a tiny romanticism. I am traditional scrapbooker. I like to do 12” and 8.5x11" layouts, cards, mini albums and a bit Project Life. My creations always have a story. In the background there are emotions, memories, important thoughts or feelings and I like to share them through my blog posts. 


Hi I'm Lydia Gibson, a 14 year old creative teenager who has a huge passion in documenting her everyday. I live with my mum, dad and younger sister in a small country town in Queensland, Australia. I was first introduced to the scrapbooking industry at a young age from my scrapbooking mum, starting with stamping and that's how I got to what I love to do today. I currently love to document my everyday through my interest in photography with Project Life, Traditional 12x12 layouts, mini albums and lots more. I have previously been on Design Teams and I look forward to working with these talented ladies on The Studio Challenges DT.

You can find me on my social media outlets here:

Facebook: Lydia's Craft & Creations
Instagram: lyd_Gibson
Periscope: @LydaGi101


Hi everyone my name is Rachel and I am from beautiful Perth, Australia.
I have been scrapping since 2006. My craft background is in quilting and folk art painting.
I have four great kids aged 9 - 16 years.
I would describe my scrapping style as classic scrapper, I am a lover of clean lines, negative space and embellishment clustering.
I love photography and travelling, with a trip to Italy this year already booked.
I am very excited to be here and share my layouts with you.
Here is the link to my blog:


Hello, Susanne here.  I am a wife and mother of 2 grown children, living the empty nest retired life with my husband of 30+ years in Evansville, Indiana.  Originally from St. Louis, I am definitely a Midwestern American gal.  I have been blogging and sharing my scrapbooking online since 2009.  I have been playing with papers and pretties even longer - beginning when my kiddos were very young.  I especially like making up my own kits from my more-than-ample stash.  I scrap mostly 12 x 12 layouts, a few cards and occasional pocket pages too.  I enjoy using challenges to keep my layouts fresh and varied. I hope you will come visit me at my blog or on Facebook, because I would love to chat about scrapbooking with you.

Snaps & Snippets on Facebook

Hi I'm Yasmina TIN-SANG. I'm 40 and I'm french. I live in Reunion Island (Indian Ocean) with my husband Eric and our three children who are always on my layouts.
I discovered scrapbooking in 2009 and it is my favorite hobby. I love making layouts and cards. I'm very pleased to be on the Studio Challenges DT!

Where you can find me:
Instagram: @mina974
Pinterest: Mina974
Facebook: yas.tinsang

A big welcome to them all. I can't wait to see what they create for our challenges, come back next Sunday for another sketch and to see what they come up with!