Sunday, 4 November 2018

4th Nov - Cut files and Die Cuts

4th November; Cuts files and Die cuts. Today I challenge you to use cut files and/or Die cuts. You can make your own or use pre-made ones it's up to you.






Lisa-Marie


You have until December 2nd to join in with this months challenges.

Saturday, 3 November 2018

June's Favourites

A few of our favourites from June's entries.


Imperfect-wefies

Tina Phillips
Sorry I couldn't share the image but here is the link here.

Lovely layouts ladies! Thanks to everyone who joined in, we love seeing them.

Sunday, 21 October 2018

21st October ,- Dotty about Dots

For today's challenge we want you to go ...

Dotty about dots; I want to see you using dots on your layouts, it could be dotty papers, small circles, sequins, emanal dots or anything dotty, its up to you!

Denise



Lisa-Marie


We hope you have fun with dots!  We would love to see, just link up your layout to the side bar.
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 7 October 2018

7th October - Sketch

Good Morning! It's sketch time again! Today's sketch was inspired by Denise's colour palette layout.


Here is what the DT came up with...

Denise 



Hannah


Helen


Lisa-Marie

I love all the different takes that the design team created.
Entries for this months two challenges close on 4th November. We would love to see your takes on this sketch!
Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, 6 October 2018

May's Winner and favourites

Here are our favourites and a winner from May. Thanks to everyone who joined in.

The winner is ....

Tone

Congratulations Tone! Please email me to become our guest designer for a month. thestudiochallenges@gmail.com.

And our favourites are ....




Lovely layout ladies! 

See you tomorrow for a new challenge!

Thursday, 27 September 2018

April's favourites and a winner

Apologies for the delays in picking winners, I will try to be better at it in the future.
Here are our favourites and a winner from April.

Our favouties are ...

Ashley







And our winner is ...

Kicka I just love this bright layout!
Congratulations Kicka! Please email me at thestudiochallenges@gmail.com to become our guest designer for a month.

Thanks to everyone who joined in.

Sunday, 23 September 2018

23rd September -Colour Palette

Today we have a lovely colour palette to inspire you.

Here is what the design team came up using these colours...


Helen
I always struggled when I have to follow a colour mood board, I start out thinking I can use those colours but then I get so involved in what I am creating that I forget to check if I'm sticking to the designated colour combinations. Luckily, they are always just a guide. I used an old photo, mainly because when I did look at the gorgeous autumnal colours of this mood board I thought of this photo straight away.

Lisa-Marie
I absolutely LOVED working on this sublime mood board; it depicts my favourite time of year - Autumn - when mother nature's paintbrush does her finest work!  I used the colours of the board and also added some fussy cut leaves just to add to the Autumn feel.


You have until 7th October to join in with this months challenges.
Happy Scrapping!

Monday, 10 September 2018

9th September -Numbers

Today's challenge is ...
Numbers; as the schools here in the UK have just gone back after the summer I want to see you use numbers on your layout.






Lisa-Marie
The school theme photograph I have used in this layout is my daughter's Grade R graduation photograph, taken about 2 years ago.  I think it's just the sweetest pic of her and I was so glad to be able to use it for this awesome challenge!

How many numbers can you get on a layout? We would love to see! Just link up your layouts to the side bar by 7th October, for a chance of becoming our guest designer.

Sorry this challenge s a day late!

Sunday, 26 August 2018

26th August - Happy

Good Morning! Today's challenge is...

 Happy; August happens to be Happiness Happens month in America so we want to see your Happy layouts.

Here are the design team's layouts...
Denise




Hannah


Helen
What makes me happy? Spending time with my sons and enjoying holidays together. This page is about one of our latest trips to the South West of Western Australia where we had a great time relaxing together.


Lisa-Marie
The reason I chose this photo - aside from the fact that my daughter's happiness OOZES from it - is because it was just one of the happiest days for us as a family.  In South Africa we get very little snow - in fact, when we DO get snow, we have to wake up at the crack of dawn (because pretty much the entire Western Cape drives out to see the snow) and drive up into the mountain. On this particular day, not only did we see loads of snow - we were snowed ON.  Having experienced this myself (as a child and abroad), I was desperate for my daughter to experience it too...  And on this day she did.  I cried like a baby as I watched her laughing and squealing with absolute delight, catching snowflakes on her tongue!  It's a day I will never forget.


We would love to see your happy layouts! Just link up your finished layouts to the side bar and we will take a look.
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 12 August 2018

12th August - Sketch

It's sketchy time here again today!
I made a sketch inspired by Denise's mood board layout. 

Here are the DT's take on it...

Denise






Lisa-Marie


I hope you like the sketch and that the design team have given you some ideas on how you could use it. We would love to see what you come up with, just link up your layouts to the side bar for a chance at becoming our guest designer for a month, you have until 9th September to enter.

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 29 July 2018

29th July Black and White with One

For the thrid and last time this month, here is the final challenge of July. Today we challenge you to use...

29th July - Black and white with one; I want to see your layouts using black and white with one other colour.

Denise



Hannah


Helen
I found this a bit difficult limiting myself to one colour, I so wanted to add more.


Lisa-Marie

I loved working on this one!  I added red.


There's still 2 weeks to enter July's challenges, just link up your layout.
Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, 19 July 2018

March Winner and a Favourite

Need to play catch up again with our winners and favourites so here they are from March. 
Our winner from is ...
Mindy with this beautiful layout.
Congratulations Mindy! Please email me at thestudiochallenges@gmail.com if you would like to become our guest designer for a month.
And our favourite is ...
Cathy Lu with this great mixed media layout.
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Thank you to everyone who joined in, it is lovely to see your layouts!

Sunday, 15 July 2018

15th July -This or That

Today's challenge is ...
This and That; Denise created this list of this or that to use on your layout. You just have to choose whether to use this or that from use line.

polka dots             or            stripes
sequins                 or            enamel dots
heart                     or             star
cardstock            or             patterned paper
flowers                or              butterflies
stencil                 or              stamps
stencil                 or              embossing
twine                   or               ribbon
blue                     or               pink
boys                    or               girls




  I used:
sequins     or  enamel dots
heart         or  star
cardstock  or  patterned paper
flowers     or   butterflies
stencil        or   stamps
twine        or   ribbon
blue           or   pink
boys          or   girls



I used:
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polka dots             or            stripes

sequins                 or            enamel dots
heart                     or             star
cardstock            or             patterned paper
flowers                or              butterflies
stencil                 or              stamps
stencil                 or              embossing
twine                   or               ribbon
blue                     or               pink
boys                    or               girls


On a sheet of cardstock I created stripes with paint then stencilled hearts and the alphabet all over it and then finished off with sprinkles of ink. When it was dry I punched out some circles to create my polka dot background with some dots created by Picked Raspberry Distress Stain.


I used
polka dots             or            stripes
sequins                 or            enamel dots
heart                     or             star
cardstock            or             patterned paper
flowers                or              butterflies
stencil                 or              stamps
stencil                 or              embossing
twine                   or               ribbon
blue                     or               pink
boys                    or               girls



Lisa-Marie

What a FUN challenge this was!!  I used polka dots, hearts, cardstock, patterned paper, flowers, butterflies, stencil, pink and girls!



I think the DT did a great job, I love seeing challenges like this as the layouts look so different!

There happen to be three challenges this month so you have extra time to get your entries in, they close on the 12th August. We would love to see what you create for the three challenges this month, just link them up.

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 1 July 2018

1st July - Big Shapes

Today's challenge is to use a ...

 Big Shape; use a big shape on your layout, any shape you like, its up to you, as long as it's big!

Denise
I love to use big shapes. Today I tried this beautiful butterfly cutfile from Paige Taylor Evans and I want it to be the eye catcher of my page.



Hannah
I used a big circle with many little circles for this layout .Under this photo I use watercolor paper and number Stickers to decorate.


Helen
I have this huge stamp from Unity Stamps that I love but have always wondered how to use on a page, well this was just the challenge to make me have a go. So with some help from some embossing powder I used the stamp to make my background.



Lisa-Marie

I was determined that I would not use a 'regular' shape for this challenge, so I decided to use diamonds for my page.  I ended up using two of them to create this piece.


You have until 12tth August to join in with this month's challenges. Which shape will you pick? We would love to see! Just link up your layout to the side bar when you're finished.
Happy Scrapping!