Sunday, 17 May 2020

17th May - Scrapbooking

Today challenge is ...
Scrapbooking; as it was NSD a couple of weeks back it got us thinking all about scrapbooking how and when did you got into it? What do you love about it? etc. Create a layout about your scrapbooking.

Here is what the design team, including our three new members came up with!


Diana
I started scrapbooking in 1997 when my first son was born. I knew the minute I got pregnant that I wanted to document everything! I love the way it helps to keep all of my family memories alive and when I'm older and can't remember my children will be able to look back and know what we did and how we loved. My oldest is 23 now and I have a 21 and 18 year old but I still love scrapping all our memories and even getting some goofy photos in my albums.



Helen
I started scrapbooking in 2002 when my twins were just 17months old. I went to a Creative Memories party and fell in love with the whole idea of recording my memories, however the worst part was I had to wait a whole month before I received my supplies to start creating with. Now 18 years later, I still love creating scrapbook layouts and today's page showcases my very first and my latest page. 


Lori
I started scrapping 22 years ago after my sister bought me a Creating Keepsakes magazine. I fell in love with the pretty papers and loved the idea of documenting our story. Over the years scrapbooking has come to mean so much more to me. You can read the whole story over on my blog.



Maya
My scrapbooking journey started in 2013 when I visited the United States and my mom-in-law showed me her scrapbook collections. I was really amazed by the way she kept the photos and memories on the 12 x 12 pages with all the decoration. Immediately my crafting soul was inspired and I really wanted to know more about scrapbooking. This month's challenge is about scrapbooking, so I used my wedding photo with my scrapbook layouts. These pages on the photo are all the beautiful memories between me and my husband. 



Michelle

Hey everyone. I started scrapbooking in 2003 after being invited to a Stamping’ Up home party and haven’t looked back!! I decided to create a page about my love of scrapbooking. When I first started it was all about documenting events with double page layouts. Now it’s about the everyday photos that make me smile and being creative.



Rainny
I started dating with my husband 9 years ago and wanted to record all our memories, and also the good times with my family and friends. That's why I began scrapbooking. 
After so many years, I still enjoy the hand-made time and getting inspirations by participating different challenges.
Some good friends who like crafts and I meet up every month, and we craft together to make cards, scrapbooking layouts ,and etc. This party mode has been lasting more than 10 years. 
I am so lucky to have good friends like them, and hope we will keep crafting together until we are old.


I think everyone did a great job with this challenge, beautiful layouts!
If you join in please do link up your layout to the side bar by 14th June.

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

New Design Team Members

Please welcome three new members to our design team! They are ...


Maya
Hello I am Maya from Taiwan, a beautiful subtropical country in Aisa. It's my honor to be part of DT and share my works with you here. I love everything about art and enjoy painting and crafting since I was a little kid. My scrapbooking journey started in 2013 when I visited the United States and my mom-in-law showed me her scrapbook pages. Since then scrapbooking has become a part of my life. My inspirations come from my experiences of travels, beautiful natural elements, and encouraging/motivating words. I love telling stories through my projects. Also I am a big fan of mixed media in combining different materials. More so a cocktail of imagery and joyfulness. Hope you enjoy our projects and they get you inspired here at The Studio Challenges. You may also check out my BlogInstagram, and Pinterest for more of my work. Thank you for stopping by!



Diana

Hi everyone! My name is Diana and I live about an hour outside of Aurora IL, in Yorkville. I've lived there with my family for 26 years and love the small town feel it still has. I do work full time for an aviation repair station and have learned tons (as well as found new ideas for embellishments). I've been scrapbooking since 1994 and cardmaking since 2002. I started when I had my first son and have never looked back. I am so excited to be a part of the Studio Challenges team and can't wait to start sharing! I'm new to the mixed media world but am picking it up quickly and love adding it to my projects. You can find me at the following places to check out my work.  MY BLOG INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK PAGE.





Rainny


Hello, my name is Rainny, and I live in Taiwan.I've been a secretary in a small company for 15 years.
I got married five years ago and we have a puppy daughter, Riceball.
When I was a university student, I started making cards. This is already a long time ago. lol  
I started dating with my husband 8 years ago. I hope to record all our memories, and I also want to record the good times with my family and friends, so I began to fall in love with scrapbooking. After so many years, I still enjoy the hand-made time.
I am very honored to be one of the DT of TSC, I hope you will like my work. 
You can check out more of my work on my Blog and Instagram.
Thank you a lot!


Welcome to the team ladies, we can't wait to see what you come up with for our challenges!

Sunday, 3 May 2020

3rd May - Tic Tac Toe

 Good Morning! We hope you are enjoying a packed weekend full of scrapping and are finding lots of inspiration in the many challenges going on this weekend as part of international Scrapbooking Day. We have a fun Tic Tac toe board to add to your list of challenges!

Tic Tac Toe

The design team did a great job with this one ...

Helen
I used wood veneer, triangle and puffy stickers. I punched squares of paper and then cut them into triangles to make my banner.



I used enamel dots, washi tape, and a tag on my layout.



Michelle

Hey everyone. I used enamel dots, washi tape and tag.


As always link up your finish layouts to the side bar, we would love to see them.

Thank you to everyone that entered on design team call, I should of now contacted everyone to let them know if they were successful or not and watch out for an announcement with the new members coming soon.

Happy Scrapping!
XX

Sunday, 19 April 2020

19th April - Floral

Today's challenge is ...

  Floral; To celebrate spring, I want to see you use floral papers and flowers on your layouts

Helen


Michelle



Lori


I hope they have inspired you to use goral papers and embellishments, if so please link up your finished layout to the side bar by 3rd May, we would love to see them.

Don't forget our design team call is now on, I would love to see you enter! I have extended the call for an extra week so you still have lots of time to enter.

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 12 April 2020

December favourites

Time to play caught up again on December's favourites. Thanks to everyone who entered, here are just three of our favourites from all the lovely layouts.
Thanks for sharing ladies!



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Sunday, 5 April 2020

5th April - Sketch

Good Morning! Today it's time for another ...

Sketch; made by me, Anna, inspired by Helen's review of the year layout. I hope you like it!


Here are two great examples of how you can use it from the design team.

Lori


Michelle

Please link up your layouts inspired by this sketch to the side bar.

I hope you are all keeping safe and enjoying some extra scrapping time.
Happy scrapping!
xx

Friday, 3 April 2020

The Studio Challenges - Design Team Call 2020

Hello and welcome to The Studio Challenges design team call for 2020

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 May 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.
  • To take good photos of your layouts to show them off!
  • To promote our challenges and this blog on your personal blog, instagram, YouTube and on all 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/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: thestudiochallenges@gmail.com by midnight GMT on Sunday 26th April 2020 and please put 'DT Call 2020' 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, 22 March 2020

22nd March - 5,4,3,2,1

Good Morning to you all!

Today's challenge is ...

5,4,3,2,1; create a layout using 5 of one thing, 4 of another etc down to 1.  For example you could pick 5 flowers, 4 patterned papers, 3 buttons, 2 different alphas and 1 photo.

Helen
For my layout about our new kitten I used:
5 enamel dots
4 flower die cuts
3 patterned papers
2 circle border stickers
1 heart die cut



Lori
For my layout I have used:
5 patterned papers
4 enamel dots
3 hearts
2 word title
1 photo



Michelle

Hey everyone. I used the following:
5: Butterflies
4: Photos
3: Flowers, chipboard word stickers, staples
2: Hearts, art crayons
1: Banner, ephemera title


Please link up your layouts to the side bar.

I just wanted to say it's a difficult time for everyone around the world lately so I think scrapping could help us all get through this with a bit of creative therapy. I will do my best to help with a few extra challenges on our Facebook group so if you're interested please request to join. 
Also we will be having a DT call very soon.

Stay safe everyone and happy Scrapping!
xxx

Sunday, 8 March 2020

8th March - Grid

Today's challenge is to use a ...

Grid; create a layout using a grid design.

Here are two great layouts from the DT to inspire you...
Lori



Michelle


As always please link up your layouts to the side bar, we would love to see them!
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 23 February 2020

23rd February - HEART

As it is the month of love, today we want you to ...

HEART; create a layout using a scrapping item for each letter of the word heart, you get bonus points if you use more than one for each letter!

Helen 
I have used:
H - hearts
E - oops forgot this letter!
A - arrows
R - rub ons (they are white on the background and very hard to see!)
T - Thickers (alphabets)



Lori - For the word "HEART" I have used:
H- Hearts
E- Enamel Dots, Embossing Folder (on the white hearts)
A - Arrows
R - Red
T - Tab




Michelle
Hey everyone. For the word heart I used the following:
H: hemp, hearts
E: enamel dots, ephemera
A: American Crafts, art crayons
R: red
T: thread, tag, tape (washi)


I love how different the layouts can be for this challenge. I hope the design team have inspired you to get it a go, if so please link up your finished layout to the side bar by 8th March.

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 9 February 2020

9th February- Sketch

Today's challenge is a ...
Sketch; made by me, Anna, inspired by Helen's Christmas Traditions challenge layout.


Helen

Lori


Please link up your finished layouts to the side bar, we would love to see them!

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, 3 February 2020

Winner Catch Up!

Hello and welcome to a big challenge entry winner catch up! I've only picked one winner from each month this time so its a bit easier.


July's challenge entry winner is...





August's Challenge entry winner is ...

Cheryl Even for our sketch challenge



September challenge entry winner is ...

October's challenge entry winner is ....

Laurie for our sketch challenge.


November's challenge entry winner is ...

Jill for our mood board challenge.


Congratulations ladies!
Thanks to everyone who joined in, we loved looking at your layouts.

See you again on Sunday for another challenge.


Sunday, 26 January 2020

26th Jan - Half

Good Morning! Today's challenge is ...

HalfI would like you to make a layout that starts with using half a piece of patterned paper on the background, the rest is up to you!

The design team did a great job with this one ....

Lori



Michelle

Please link up your finished layouts to the side bar by 9th February.

Happy Scrapping!