Wednesday 29 February 2012

January's Picks

We had some great entries for January so we have picked some of our favourite entries!
These all happen to be from the 'five photos or more challenge' and didn't they do a great job?!

This was the winner of January's challenges which must be shown! Well done Isay!

Here are a few other favourite picks:

This one called Suzanne in Action!

This one by Scattychick

And this layout happens to be from our own Katherine, before she made it on to the design team!
Thanks for joining in everyone!
Have you entered this month? If so you did you will be in with a chance of being March's guest designer!! The winner will be announced soon!!

Sunday 26 February 2012

January Winner!

Jules here, with the winner of the January challenges.

There were some great entries, thanks to everyone that joined in - I hope you enjoyed the challenges as much as we did.

And the winner is......Isay!

Congratulations Isay! Drop me an email with your details ( and I'll get your prize to you :D

Sunday 19 February 2012

February 19 Challenge

And we're off! A whole new term starts at The Studio Challenges today, along with our 3 new team mates. We hope you will play along with us this week and check in on the fun challenges (& prizes!) we have in the months to come. Without further ado, we've got this week's challenge - which is to make a page inspired by this sketch from our very own Anna:

Here's how our team interpreted the sketch challenge:


I thought my sketch would go perfectly with the dotty cake a made for my sister-in-laws Birthday and it did!


Fancy some buttons? I got lots of them - so why not use them on a layout!?
For this sketch I used an old photo which was made in 2004, on our way back to the continent from the little island of Amrum in the North Sea, Germany. It's always hard to say good bye to that island but I love going back there some day!


Oh, how I love a simple sketch with clean lines!  Love the playfulness of the circles.  They reminded me of the way our new kitten, Lucky wraps his tail around himself.  Added some cute felties to go with the punched scallop circles and cloth covered brads.  A cheeky title was the final touch! 


Love this sketch :D


For this challenge I choose an older shot of my youngest which I had printed off recently.  I realised that since I started scrapping after they were born I don't have that much of their early years and it has been lovely going back and sorting through the photos.  So here is one of my favourite shots of him as a baby all snuggled up in his baby grow.  


I love working with sketches, especially clean & simple ones that leave lots of white space open for interpretation! As soon as I saw the circles in the sketch - I thought of this photo of my son and his Magic 8 Ball. 

Are you inspired yet? Make a page and link up on the sidebar. You could take home the prize and be next month's guest designer at The Studio!

Sunday 12 February 2012

The New Team

We would like to give a warm welcome to three new members to The Studio Design Team!
The design team for the next 6 months looks like this:
Returning members:

New Members:

Jan Tatomir
My name is Jan Tatomir.  I am a card making scrapper from Michigan.  I am a SAHM to 3 boys and a new kitten.  :)  I am a procrastinating perfectionist.  I do my best work in a clean and simple style.  I adore sketches.  I hate to touch lunch meat.  (just thought I'd throw that in there. )  ;)  I'm looking forward to being a part of this talented Studio team!

Katherine Sutton
My name is Katherine Sutton and I am married with two beautiful and energetic boys, the feature of many of my scrapbook pages.  I stumbled upon scrapbooking in 2006 when my mother-in-law bought me a kit, and I fell in love with it.  I love creating with paper, trying new techniques, making embellishments, mixing and matching colour and pattern….and that combined with capturing precious moment in my family’s life makes it even more enjoyable for me.  One of my pleasures is seeing my kids and friends look through my albums and enjoy and reminisce about the moments in the pages.  I am looking forward to joining in all the great challenges on the Studio blog and seeing all your creations. 
Daphne Wuenn-Rihm

My name is Daphne and I’m a German girl living in the UK. My husband Tobias and I settled down in rural Dorset and we have two cats. We all really love it here!

In 2004 I started with card making for our wedding, but I was more an occasional crafter. But when Tobias found a new job in the UK and we both moved there I discovered “proper” Scrapbooking!

It was Shimelle who introduced me to that craft in February 2010 in an online class – and I was totally hooked! Telling the stories behind the pictures, being creative with pretty paper and meeting other people to share the same passion is really fulfilling in these fast days!

To get inspired I love using sketches and other challenges I find on Pinterest, blogs or in forums. As we have no children, I also love taking pictures of plants, landscapes, flowers - and of our cats of course!
At the moment I’m working as a Childcare Assistant in an after-school club which allows me a few hours of creative work in the mornings!
I’m really excited to join the team at The Studio and hope I can inspire you with my ideas!

I hope you will join us in welcoming them to the team!
Come back next Sunday to see the new teams first challenge!

Sunday 5 February 2012

5th February-Love

Welcome to the new format here at The Studio! Amanda has decided to take a well earned rest for 6 months so myself (Anna), Jules and Valerie have taken over!! Watch out for new design team members next challenge but until then you will have to make do with the three of us!!

Today's challenge is, as it's nearly Valentine's day, scrap about love but without using hearts!


I went with a romantic feel to my page as the picture is from a family wedding, I don't miss having hearts on it though!

As my DH is extremely camera shy, I have to be a bit more inventive when I'm creating layouts about the two of us. I've used a photo of a rose on this layout as roses featured heavily at our wedding, and we have climbing roses that grow over our porch. The photo also acts as a pocket for some hidden journaling. 

I knew what photo I was going to use as soon as I saw this challenge. The photo in my layout was taken at Christmas a few years ago. I've had it printed for ages but never made it into a page. I love it because it reminds me of the special bond my mom has with my daughter.
the little envelope to the left holds some of my favorite photos of them together:
Please link up your layouts in the side bar for a chance to become next months guest designer! We can't wait to see what you create, happy scrapping!

Friday 3 February 2012


We're a bit behind on announcing the winners so I thought we should tidy up the winners from last year so here are October and November's winners!
October's winner, winning the Old Type Embellishment Kit from The Make and Create Shop is Roula
Please email me with your details at:
This is her beautiful layout:


November's winner, winning  Very Merry lineVintage Poinsettia line, or a shop credit for $25.00 USD from Precocious Paper is Li-bee-ti 
Please email Tessa with your details at: 
This is her lovely layout:

Congratulations to you both, hope you enjoy your prizes!

Don't forget to come back on Sunday for a new challenge!