Sunday 30 December 2018

30th December - Sketch

Good Morning! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! I hope you are managing to fit in a bit of scrapping time too.

Today I created a nice easy sketch to inspire you.

Here are the design teams take on it...


Please link up your layouts to the side bar by 13th January to be in with a chance to be our guest designer for a month.

Don't forget our Design team call is now on! We want to see those entries coming in!

Happy New Year to you! I hope 2019 is a great year for you all.

Saturday 29 December 2018

October's favourites

Time for October's favourites.

They are...



As this is from Instagram I can't share the image but you can see it here.

Well done ladies, lovely layouts!
Thanks to everyone for joining in with us.

Thursday 27 December 2018

The Studio Design Team call - Feb 2019

Hello and welcome to The Studio Challenges design team call for 2019

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 or 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 blogs.
  • To take good photos of your layouts to show them off!
  • To blog about the challenges and promote this blog on your personal blog, instagram and on social media etc.
  • 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.
  • It would also be helpful if you were on Facebook but not essential.

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

All you have to do is email me, your favourite layout that best demonstrates your style, a link to your blog, instagram if you have it and 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 20th January 2019 and please put 'DT Call 2019' 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 16 December 2018

16th December - Moodboard

Today's challenge is a moodboard by DT Denise.

Hope you are inspired by this moodboard, please link up your layouts to the side bar.
Happy scrapping!

Tuesday 11 December 2018

August/ September favourites

Still playing catch up with our favourites. Here are a couple of our favourites from August.



And a our favourite from September is ...

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Lovely layout ladies, thank you for joining in with our challenges, we love seeing your layouts.

Tuesday 4 December 2018

July's favourites

Better late that never, July's favourites! Thank you to everyone that joined in. Lovely layouts ladies!


Cheryl E

Sunday 2 December 2018

2nd December -Gold

Today we challenge you to use ...

Gold; as its now the festive month, we want to see you use Gold in your layouts.


I used a gold frame amongst my layering and I also added some gold leaf die cuts, a gold heart and my title is gold.

If you create a layout using gold please do link up your layout to the side bar, we would love to see it!

There is a design team call coming soon so make sure you look out for it.

Happy Creating!

Sunday 18 November 2018

18th Nov -Rainbow

Today we challenge to use...
Rainbow; use the rainbow effect on your layouts.Time to get colourful!

Come are the DTs colourful layouts...



We would love to see how you use the rainbow effect on your layouts, please link them up to the side bar.

Happy Scrapping!

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.


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.


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!



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...





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 ....


Congratulations Tone! Please email me to become our guest designer for a month.

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 ...


And our winner is ...

Kicka I just love this bright layout!
Congratulations Kicka! Please email me at 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...

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.

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.

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...


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.

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...



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.



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


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!