Sunday 27 December 2015

September's Winner and Favourites

Catching up on September's challenge winner and favourites, without further ado...

Our winner is...
Sue which is gorgeous layout.

Congratulations Sue, please email me (Anna) at thestudiochallenges to become our guest designer for a month.

Our favourites are...



Lovely layouts ladies!

Thanks for everyone who joined in with for September, we love see how our challenges inspire you!

Do you fancy being on our team? If so there will be a design team call coming soon! Watch this space!

Sunday 20 December 2015

20th December - Gifts and Giving

Our last challenge of the year is...

Gifts and Giving - as Christmas is so close now today's challenge is about the words gifts and giving, anyway to want to use them.

My youngest daughter is a panda-holic so one year I bought her the perfect gift - a giant plush panda. It's always satisfying finding a gift that you know will be loved and bring such joy to your child.
One Saturday before Christmas, my family and I had the opportunity to help make 141,000 meal packages through a hunger relief organization known as Numana.  This was hands-down the most memorable gift I got to give that Christmas.  I added lots of little packages, even a stamped/watercolored truck filled with gifts, to connect with the theme.

We would love to see what gifts or giving you have been giving or receiveing, please link up your layouts to the side bar, you have until the morning of 3rd Jan to join in.

I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas, I hope you have a great time full and family and fun! Thank you to everyone who joined in with us this year.

We will be back on the 3rd January 2016!!

Sunday 13 December 2015

August Winner and Favourites

Sorry for the delay on choosing winner and favourites, I must try harder!
They were so many gorgeous layouts we had a hard time choosing these! Thank you to each one of you that joined in for August, you all deserve to feature here!
I will start will the winner this time.

The winner is.....

Jade with this pretty layout

Congratulations Jade please email me (Anna) thestudiochallenges to be our guest designer for a month.

Some of our favourites are....




Hope you enjoyed seeing them, see you next Sunday!

Sunday 6 December 2015

6th Dec - Sketch

It's time for another sketch here at The Studio today! I created this Sketch based on Jinny's previous layout for July's handmade embellishment layout. Hope you like it!

Here are the design team's takes on the sketch....

I absolutely loved working with this sketch as it has layering, white space and plenty of embellishing! My background is a sheet of vellum with gold glittery stars, the perfect backdrop for my photo and I even have a layer of patterned paper under it!

I just love the possibilities this sketch provides!  I mirrored it for my take of my daughter's first papercraft publication and, once again, couldn't help but dive into my November Hip Kit Club goodies.

Hope thats given you inspiration on how to use this sketch, we would love to see what you make with it please link them up to the side bar.
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday 22 November 2015

22nd November - Pinterest

Todays challenge is a...
 Pinterest challenge. Kerry has picked this pin to inspire us.
From Wall to Wow: 65+ DIY Projects to Spice Up a Boring Wall #pattern #interiors:
Photo credit - Apartment Therapy

Here are the design teams layouts...

The elements that I took from the image for inspiration were the frame, triangles and wood. I also used the word 'Happy' that you can see in the mirror as part of my title. What will you take from the picture to inspire your layout?
I was drawn to the triangle and woodgrain elements and knew that I wanted to tie in a little bit of gray as inspired by that yummy floor.  The mirror itself influenced my bits of shimmer and shine.  I also loved the mix of metals and, of course, the word "HAPPY".  The nature-inspired color palette so badly wanted to become a part of my page, but I had a super, fabulous, Hip Kit Club package lying on my desk, screaming for some attention.  It, obviously, won the battle.
Lovely layouts! How does the pin inspire you? Please link up your enteries to the side bar, we would love to see them!
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday 8 November 2015

8th November - Autumn/Fall

Todays challenge is nice and easy, it's about...
Autumn/Fall - the colours here is the UK have been wonderful this year so I want to see your layouts about autumn/fall. Any way, any how!

Here are the design team's take on the challenge:
these patterns are perfect for fall/autumn: flowers, leaves, cold colors! I love them!!

This one was a no-brainer for me, as every fall, my family takes a trip to the apple orchard to pick apples for the purpose of turning them into homemade apple butter gifts for the holidays.  The photos below were of my littlest's first trip with us.  He just sat in the shade and soaked up all the activity. 

I pulled in some fall colored patterned paper to scrap a quick layout about how my dog loves his fall walks.

 One year my girls primary school employed a photographic company with a difference. These beautiful owls guaranteed to put smiles on the children's faces! The photo background is a perfect starting point for this challenge.

Seungeun Lee
These days, the color of the leaves are beautiful too. This only seems natural that can produce colors.

You have until 6th December to join in with us. 
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday 25 October 2015

25th Oct - Tic Tac Toe

Sorry I'm a bit late posting today, better late than never though!

Today challenge is....

Tic Tac Toe - You can pick any line going down, across or diagonal, once you've choosen create a layout with those three things in. The design team each picked one thing to go in the grid.

Here are the design team's takes on it....

I decided to go with TAG-WHITE BACKGROUND-GOLD. seriously this was so fun!! I looooved this challenge :)

I know it only takes three in a row to fulfill the challenge, but I guess I was going for a blackout; because I found inspiration in almost every element of the board, withholding only a white background.

For this super fun challenge, I decided to go with the gold-sequins-mint combo.  It's a bit hard to tell from the  picture, but my sequins are gold.  :)

Who doesn't love a Tic Tac Toe challenge? For my layout I picked stitching, blossom and gold. What will you pick?

I decided to go with the Paint-Blossom-Sequins~!!You are enjoying this autumn?!
I had a good time and enjoy the cosmos with thatched festival with friend.
Enjoyed creates a ring of flowers. You fully enjoy before the end of this autumn.

I couldn't make up my mind which row to do, so I did a little bit of everything! 


I love this combination with gold, mint and sequins! I love this paper with the sequins on it and the gold elements of the " I am" collection!

Gorgeous layouts from the design team!

You have until 8th November to join in with us, we would love to see which line you take for your layout!

Sunday 11 October 2015

11th October - Sketch

It's time for another sketch! I created this sketch with inspiration taken from Kat's Stars and Stripes challenge layout.

Here are the design teams takes on it ...


I usually have a very difficult time scraplifting myself, but this challenge was easy for me.  I think we all have those "go-to" designs when we are slightly stuck that help to  jumpstart our creativity.  This is one of those designs for me.  So, it was easy for me to change it up just enough to create an entirely different look, but it came together so quickly - probably in less than 30 minutes!

I was looking through my older photo's looking for two suitable ones for this sketch when I came across this sweet photo of my youngest DD and as it was landscape I thought it could replace the two portrait ones in the sketch. 
I used Pink Paisliee's Cedar Avenue collection.

Seungeun Lee
First attempted curly hair~!But my nephew did not like...

I love this sketch! I decided to use one photo and this beautiful quote that I really believe! Happy Girls are the prettiest! 

Guest Designer - Rainny
We got married in 2015 and this layout is to record the moment when we exchange our rings.
I want to share my happiness with you.

Hope you have fun wih the sketch. You have until 8th November to join in with us.
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday 27 September 2015

27th Sept -Scrap Lifts

Today's challenge is.... 
Scrap lifts - The design team have each picked layout that another design team member had created for a previous challenge and scrap lifted it. Now we would you to scraplift our scraplifts!! We tried this challenge last year and it seemed to go down well so we are giving it another go!

The design team have posted the layouts they have scraplifted along with their scraplifts...


This is Kat's layout. I loved the design, the colors and all the white space.

and this is my layout! I used my Clique Kits October kit to create this layout. the picture was taken while I was on vacation with my friends in the south of Italy :)

HeeSun Kim
This is Elisabetta's LO. Simple and beautiful layout! I went to Osaka in July. When I arrived, The festival was held in Osaka. Light the streets for a festival...It was a very beautiful sight.

I am naturally drawn to layouts with multiple photos and liked that aspect of Anna's take on our Food Challenge.  However, I don't normally use plain white cardstock as a base for my pages and was inspired by her use of such here, as well as the amount of white space she utilized.
I also, once again, combined goodies from a couple of different Hip Kit Club packages and had fun creating a custom foundation for my photos with mists and inks.


For this challenge, I chose to lift this awesome layout by Jinny:

I loved all the fun layering beneath the photos and the sprinkling of embellishments down the page.  Here is my take:

Looking back through the DT layouts I found this layout by Vasso from April 2015 to scraplift.

I loved the split page and the dramatic paper on the left. 
For my take on Vasso's page I used gorgeous Heidi Swapp papers.

I loved the painty stripes on this layout by Elisabetta from this past May:

The challenge was to use pink, gold and black. Since I didn't get a chance to play along that week, I decided to lift her design and the color palette.

I love this page that Kat made for the spring challenge!

and this is mine

I think the design team have really rocked this challenge, great job ladies!

Hope that's inspires you to join in with us, you have until 11th October to join in, we look forward to seeing which layout you pick to scraplift.

Monday 21 September 2015

July's Winner and Favourites

Sorry a bit late posting this, it should of been yesterday if not before! Anyway better late than never, here are July's favourites and a winner!

First a couple of favourites....

Eirini with this beautiful layout for our handmade embellishment challenge

Cathy Lu with this fun layout for our stars and stripes challenge.

And the winner is....
jehkotar with this lovely layout from our stars and stripes challenge.

Congratulations, please email me, Anna at: thestudiochallenges to arrange to be our guest designer for a month.

Thanks to everyone who joined in with us. We will be back Sunday for another challenge.