Sunday, 17 June 2018

17th June - You

Today's challenge is about ...

You; create a layout about something to do with you. It could be something you love, hate or your hopes and dreams, anything as long as it's about you! I think it's a topic we as scrappers don't do enough of!


I love playing games with my friends! We meet every 14 days to play games. And sure we had to try live exit! For this, you (and your friends) are locked in a room and you have one hour to solve riddles and find the key! We had so much fun! 

This sketch I use my 4 photos when I scrap with my friends in recent years and it just like to record my scraping life, it's so good! Welcome to share your stories.

My layout is about my life long dream to live in another country. I've always wanted to live in another part of the world so that I can experience other cultures and grow as a person. So far I have managed to live in different parts of Western Australia and no where else but finally this is going to change! Now that I've turned 50 I'm having a life change and following my dream. At the end of this year I am moving to England for an adventure. I just can't wait.

The story behind my piece stems from the fact that all my life, I wanted to have children.  In fact, I wanted to have 4 kids (what was I thinking!?).  But, life would deal me a very hard blow - I am infertile.  I cannot have kids.  For a full decade, my late husband and I tried and tried.  Four IVF's and about 5 or 6 miscarriages later (I decided to stop counting), we decided that we would adopt.  We were among the very lucky few to have only waited a short while before we were chosen by a birth mom - four months, to be precise.  We got "The Call" and exactly a week later, a little girl was placed with us... a little girl that makes my life worth living, a little girl who is so much more than I ever imagined I wanted, a little girl who is my breath, my heart, my WORLD.

Lovely to see a bit more about the design team and what they picked to scrap about themselves.

What would you scrap about yourself? We would love to see so please link up your layouts to the side bar.

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, 8 June 2018

February's Winner and favourites

Here are our favourites from February, sorry for the delay.
Thanks to everyone who joined in. We have two beautiful layouts to share with you ....

I love the colours of this one!

I just love all of Laurie's journalling on the background!

Sunday, 3 June 2018

3rd June -Sketch

Today's challenge is a ....

Sketch - I (Anna) have taken inspiration from DT member Helen's Kraft challenge layout for this sketch.

Here are the design teams lovely takes....



I hope that's inspired you to give this sketch a go.
You have until 1st July to join in with this month's challenges, just link up your layout to the side bar for a chance to become our guest designer for a month.

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 20 May 2018

20th May -Tic Tac Toe

Good Morning! Welcome to another chalkenge!
Today's challenge is....

Tic Tac Toe; made by DT member Denise. You can pick any line you like to create with.

Here is what the DT picked and their layouts...

I used the diagonal row: heart - blue - circle

I use Paint-blue-border punch.


This is the first time I have taken part in a Tic Tac Toe challenge... and I LOVED it!  I went diagonally and chose Circle Blue Heart.  This is my precious little girl all dolled up for her cousin's 21st birthday!  I can't believe how fast the time is screaming by!  I hope you like it!

I love Tic Tac Toe challenges and this is a great one! I have used the diagonal row of Heart, Blue, Circle. I have used some texture paste and a circle stencil, flairs, a round chipboard embellishment and a half circle banner, lots of blue papers and embellishments, a chipboard heart and a Charm’s Creations denim felt heart.

I hope that's inspired you to give it a go. We would love to see your layouts, just link them up to the side bar. You have until 3rd of June to do so.

Saturday, 5 May 2018

5th May NSD - Stencils and Masks

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!
As it's a special day we are a day early with our challenge this week!

Today's challenge is ...
Stencils and Masks; create a layout using stencils and masks, maybe you could even make your own!

Here are the lovely DT's creations...





Guest Designer - Sue Smith

"Thanks, Anna for inviting me to be the Guest Designer for May. I loved this stencil challenge. I have used 3 slightly different stencilling techniques. The first, using Distress Oxides for the border vines, and then through the back of the leaf die for the die cut leaves. Lastly I added some colour to gloss gel for the word stencils.
I hope you can find something here to inspire you! "

You have until 3rd June to link up your layouts for a chance to become our guest Designer for the month.

I hope you have a lovely creative day with all the challenges that are about!
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 22 April 2018

22nd April - Moodboard

Good Morning! Today's challenge is a...
Moodboard created by DT member Lisa-Marie.

Here is what the DT created for it ....

I loved this moodboard as it's my favourite colours!




You have until 6th May to join in with this month's chllenges, we would love to see your layouts, just link them up to the side bar for a chance of becoming our guest Designer for a month.

Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, 14 April 2018

January's winner and favourites

Thank you to everyone who joined in with January's mood board and snowflake challenges.
Our winner for January is...

With this lovely layout for our snowflake challenge. Congratulations PJ! Please email me if you would like our guest Designer for a month.

And our favourites are...

Sunday, 8 April 2018

8th April -Joining up with Stick it down

A bit of a special post today as we are joining up with Stick it Down today.

If you haven't heard of them before they are a sketch challenge blog, you can see them here.

For the challenge today ... We have sketches from Stick it Down and a challenge from us.

Here are the Sketches - Card, layout or double layout.

and from us please use a ....

Song Title; we want to see you use a song title on your layout, you can also use the lyrics too if you like.

Here are the takes from the design team....

I have had these photos on my desk for a while now and when I saw this layout sketch I knew these would work well on it. I moved the design in a bit, made my own little fishing rod and as I didn't know many fishing songs I googled song titles that would fit it, I went with Just Fishin' which fits prefectly.



Here is the link to my process video.

You have until the 6th May to enter April's challenges just link your layouts to the sidebar.
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 25 March 2018

25th March - Squares Challenge

Morning, y'all!  We hope you're having a great weekend and getting the opportunity to sneak in a little, creative downtime.  We've got our second, March challenge, for you all, today.  We want to see squares on your pages in any way you want to interpret such.

Here's how the Design Team was inspired...


You have until Sunday, April 8, 2018, to link up your takes, on this Squares Challenge and/or our previous, March Recipe Challenge, in the right-hand column.  We can't wait to see what you all cook up!  Have an awesome week, The Studio Challenges friends!

Sunday, 11 March 2018

11th March -Recipe challenge

11th March- Recipe Challenge - A list of items to include in your layout, we want to see you use as any as possible! There are 10 items, how many can you fit in?!

Wood veneers
Aqua colour
Enamel Dots
A heart

Here is how the design team got on ...

For this challenge, I used nearly all items: mists, stamping, purple, flowers, Wood veneers, Aqua color, enamel dots and a heart. 

Love these Recipe challenge.I use all of these 10 items to create this layout, can you find them? Hope you like it. Welcome everyone to joining us.I can't wait to see your layout.

I managed to use everything except the ribbon.

I managed to tie all ten items into my design.

I just love how different these layouts are but including the same things! Its a good game finding all the items too. How many things can you use? We would love the see!

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 25 February 2018

25th February - Kraft

Good Morning! Is everyone up for a new challenge?! Here it is...
 Kraft; we want to see you use Kraft (as in the brown paper) on your layouts. It could be as a background or on the layout, however you want to use it.






Guest Designer - Judy

Here is my second share for the month as a guest designer.I have used  kraft card stock in the background and misted over stick on letters before removing them and stitching around the negative space. I have added texture with corrugated card and embossing, twine, feathers cork, a crocheted flower and a button.. Thanks for the opportunity to share my work.

You have until 11th March to join in with this month's challenges, we would love to see what you do for them, just link them up to the side bar.
Happy Scrapping!