Sunday, 24 January 2021

24th Jan - Handwritten Journaling

 Today's challenge is to use ...

Handwritten Journaling - as it was National Handwriting Day yesterday we want to see your handwritten journaling on your layout.



Do you like your own handwriting? I know some scrappers don't like adding their own writing to their layouts but I think it's good for others to look back on.

We would love to see yours so please link up your layout to the side bar.

Don't forget our design team call ends tonight so please get those entries in, all welcome! Thanks for everyone who has entered so far.

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 10 January 2021

10th January- Old and New

  Happy New Year! 

A nice simple challenge to start the new year, out with the old in with the new!

Old and New; create a layout with something old and something new on.

Tell us what you used for your old and new items.

Lori - For something old I have used a splatter stamp, doilies, a glassine bag, the alphas, and acrylic hearts. For something new I have used papers and enamel dots from the Simple Stories Hip Hop Hooray collection from last spring and the heart die cuts are new.


Happy New Year everyone!! For the something new I used Simple Stories' latest fall collection called 'Cozy Days'. For the something old I used hemp, staples and a stamp I have had for forever.



One of my university classmates moved to a new house. We went to his home to celebrate. Our friendship for nearly 20 years, we are all old friends. 

For this layout I used new Simple Stories' papers and old American Crafts' alphas.

Please link up your finished layout to the top of the side bar, we would love to see it!

Don't forget our Design team call is also on, see the post below for details.

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 3 January 2021

The Studio Challenges - Design Team Call Jan 2021

Hello and welcome to The Studio Challenges design team call for Jan 2021

We are looking for some lovely, friendly and super talented scrapbookers to be part of an amazing team, to create layouts to inspire others. We are a UK based scrapbook challenge blog where we create fun and different challenges and sketches to inspire others. 

We are looking for at least 4 or more new members.

If you are one of the chosen few you would be responsible for:
  • A six month term starting from February but you are welcome to stay for longer if you wish.
  • You would need to make a layout every two weeks, which is usually 2 a month. Every other month one of the challenges will be a sketch challenge.
  • Commenting on participants entries and help pick winners and favourites.
  • To take good photos of your layouts to show them off!
  • To promote our challenges and this blog and your layouts on your personal blog if you have one, Instagram, YouTube and on all social media etc.
  • To post your layouts to our Facebook page.
  • To be a friendly and active part of the team which works well together to create great challenges and to help to keep The Studio Challenges running well.
  • You don't have to have a blog but must be able to use a DT blogger blog.

This is an international call, anyone can enter, doesn't matter where you live as long as you can write/read English.

All you have to do is email me, your favourite layout that best demonstrates your style, a link to your blog if you have one, instagram and other social media links with a bit about yourself, the current design team's your on and why you think you would be a good addition to the team to me, Anna at: by midnight GMT on Sunday 24th January 2021 and please put 'DT Call 2021' in the subject box.

We would love to hear from you, all styles are welcome as we are looking for a rounded team, with something for everyone!  

If you have entered a DT call here before please don't be put off entering again, this time you might be just what we are looking for!

I can't wait to see your amazing entries! Good Luck!

Sunday, 27 December 2020

27th December - Looking Back

 Good Morning!

Today's challenge is ...

Looking Back; what a year it has been! As the new year is nearly upon us I want you to look back and review the year. What have you learnt? What would you prefer to forget?!


2020 has definitely looked a little different for us, but not all bad. I used one of my favorite photos and journaled a lot about how this year has been for us. You can read more about it on my blog.



2020 was an especially bad year for our family. Without a doubt, the best thing that happened was the addition of sweet, precious Felix. I decided to create a layout of him.


This is a photo taken on my birthday this year.

We simply celebrate my birthday at home. Jerry took a few funny selfies with me.

This year, due to COVID-19, we have a lot of inconveniences. Also let us cherish all the people around us more. Peace and health is the greatest happiness.

I hope that the epidemic will end soon and everything will be back on track. I hope all people are safe and healthy.

I hope that's inspired you to give it a go I think it's important to document the year good or back, it's great to look back on. Please link up your layouts to the side bar, we would like to see them.
I hope you all have a lovely Christmas however you spent it and we look forward to a new year that is better for everyone.
Happy New Year!
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 13 December 2020

13th December - Sketch

It that time again! 

 Sketch time! I designed something a little festive!

We do have a little twist, please add a bit of sparkle to your layout to put us in the festive mood!

Lori - I added glitter alphabet stickers and gems for my sparkle.

I hope that inspires you to give it a go, if so please link up your layouts to the top of the side bar.

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 29 November 2020

29th Nov- Scraplift the DT

Today's challenge is to ...

Scraplift the DT; pick a layout that the DT created from this blog that you like and scraplift it!

Lori - I chose this layout from Rainny that she created for the recipe challenge:

And this is my layout:

I chose this layout that Michelle created for 5 or more patterned papers challenge.


This layout from Rainny inspired me to grab some pattern paper with rainbows, fussy cut them and create this layout of my grandson.





I chose this layout from Lori that she created for the challenge on Nov 15 -- 5 or more PP

We hope that has inspired you to give it a go, if so please link up your finished layout to the top of the side bar, we would love to see it!

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 15 November 2020

15th Nov - 5 or more PP

Good Morning and welcome to another challenge! 

Today's challenge is ...

 5 or more pattern papers; you do love patterned paper? If so this is the challenge for you! Include as many patterns as you can as long as it more than 5!


I challenged myself to use only patterned papers on my layout and I managed to use 9 different papers.


I used 8 different pattern papers on my layout.



I used 7 pattern papers.

I hope that's inspired you to join in with us! Please link up your layouts to the top of the side bar.

Happy Scrapping!