Sunday, 4 April 2021

4th April - Sketch

 Good Morning! Today's challenge is a ... 

sketch inspired by Michelle's selfie challenge layout. We hope you like it!


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

Michelle


 

Rainny


Tammy - this was a super fun sketch to work with! Love how quickly this layout came together! My grandaughter Everly Claire loves Peppa Pig, and loves her some "muddy puddles" too. 


Please link up your layout using the sketch to the side bar.

Happy Easter to everyone who is celebrating!

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 21 March 2021

21st March - New Life

Good Morning!

Today's challenge is...

 New Life; as it's almost spring here, we want to see new life on your layouts. Maybe it's the spring flowers coming up or a new baby or puppy etc it's up to you!


Chieko

March 15th was my birthday!  My husband gave me a beautiful bouquet.  My happy birthday is the start of a new life!



Clair

"The beautiful spring came and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also." Harriet Ann Jacobs."

I've created a 'Pocket Life' layout, to mark twelve months at home, in/out of lockdown here in the UK and how, a little time outside - at the start of spring - has helped me to feel a little more hopeful. My words stretch across both sides of the little 'Today's Adventure' card, so I attached a teeny, tiny paperclip to make it a little easier to open


Lori

I grew up on a farm and loved it when springtime would roll around because that would mean there were lots of new babies being born. I am so happy to have neighbors that raise beef cattle so I can see these little cuties running around the field. 



Michelle

Hey everyone. I used a photo of my daughter and her oldest, comparing bellies a few weeks before the birth of her second. 


 

Rainny

It is my daughter. This photo was taken many years ago. She was still a puppy at that time. This was the first time we shaved it by ourselves.


Rossana

I chose a picture of my daughter where she was just 6 months old, she wear a carnival onesie sewn by me.

It seemed the most suitable photo to celebrate the birth of a very sweet new butterfly.


Tammy

I went with the "New Baby" take on this one . . . layout of my Grandson Harrison Grant on the day he was born. . .with a little play on words.


What great layouts from everyone! I hope they have inspired you to give this challenge a go, if so please link up your layout to the side bar, we would love to see! 

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 7 March 2021

7th March - Colour Tic Tac Toe

 Today's challenge is a ...

Colour Tic Tac Toe; pick a line down, across or diagonal and create a layout using those three colours.


Chieko




Clair

I chose a colour combination well out of my comfort zone this month and opted for Yellow, Lime and Light Blue to create this layout in my TN. 



I used the bottom row - light blue, navy, and pink




Michelle
Hey everyone. I used teal, grey and pink. I also added a bit of yellow because of the yellow in my photos. The shade of teal I used was darker than what was in the mood board. 




I used yellow, red, teal, grey, and pink




Rossana





Tammy 
   I went with the Light Blue, Orange & Teal / 2006 Scenic Route Metropolis Line (still my absolute favorite) 



I hope that has inspired you to give it a go, we would love to see which line you pick!
Please link it up to the side bar.

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 21 February 2021

21st Feb - Selfies

Good Morning! Today's challenge is a ...

Selfie Challenge; we want to see you on your layout, time to get taking selfies! And as it's the first challenge for our new design team members we thought this would be a great one to get to know them!


Chieko


Clair

I normally wake to find a little cat next to me but, as I tried to take a 'selfie' this daft, little floofer decided to remind me that it was time for breakfast and was, literally, in my face about it. Somehow, this reflects our current reality more than any other selfie I could have taken purposefully, so I rolled with it and it's now documented in my Project Life album! 







Michelle
 

 

My family and I went to the baseball field to participate in the retirement ceremony of my favorite baseball player. 
He is one of the best baseball players in Taiwan. Everyone was very reluctant. 
This photo is a selfie of us at the baseball field.



Rossana

I wanted to dedicate this layout to “positive thought” because it helped me during lock down.

I believe a lot in the power of colors and so I used a combination of 4 colors. I used pigment powder and water for the background. For embellishments I used stamps and diecuts. 



Tammy


Wow I think the design team did a great job, so many lovely layouts!
If you give our challenge a go please link it up to the side bar, we would love to see them.

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, 19 February 2021

New Design Team Members

Please welcome our four new design team members to join the team with our three returning members Lori, Michelle and Rainny.

 Cheiko

I am a crafter living in Japan.

instagram:scrap booking_chii




Clair

I'm Clair, I am a forty-something, living in the North West of the UK, between Liverpool and Manchester. I live with my lovely fella Adrian, his daughter Evie, and our two, little black cats (who are full of mischief.) 

I've scrapbooked, made cards, created mini-books and otherwise crafted now for most of my life. I tend to work in small format, rather than 12x12, and I love a variety of 6x8, 9x12 and TN.

I mostly share on Instagram (where I'm @obstinatepursuit) 




Rossana

Hello! I’m Rossana and I’m from Italy. I live in Genoa, a beautiful city of northen Italy.

I'm happily married and I have two children, Sofia and Marco.

I started to interest in scrapbooking in 2012 when I was pregnant and suddenly it was a love a first sight!

I love create my memory keeping on layouts and my favourite subject are my family.

I like colours, I like to get my hands dirty, I like to learn, and I like to renew myself.

I love scrapbooking challenges and I’m very glad to be part of this DT.


You can find my work on my blog https://scrapperinlove.wordpress.com/ or on IG @scrapperinlove.


Tammy

Hello, my name is Tammy and I'm super excited to be joining the Studio Challenges Team. I currently live in Pennsylvania with my (very supportive) husband Shawn and my (college sophmore) son Garrett. I also have a daughter, Jackie, that lives in South Carolina. She is mommy to two beautiful babies that call me Nana - Miss Everly Claire and Harrison Grant. They are currently the main focus of most of my layouts these days! I work full time as an Office Assistant in a Mental Health Office, and I use scrapbooking as my "own personal therapy". I've been scrapbooking off and on now for about 20 years, and would consider myself a very clean and simple scrapper. I absolutely love sketches and a great challenge. . .
Feel free to visit my blog if you'd like to see some more of my creations!  Strawberries & Peppermints 



We can't wait to see what they create for their first challenge on Sunday.

Thank you to everyone who entered our design team call.



Sunday, 7 February 2021

7th February- Sketch

 7th - Sketch; made my me, Anna. As it's nearly Valentine's Day I went with a heart theme, lets see some love!







Michelle
 

 


We hope these layouts have inspired you to give the sketch a go, we would love to see if you do, please link up your layout to the side bar.

We will be back next Sunday to announce our new design team, thanks to everyone who entered.

Happy Scrapping!

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.

Lori


Michelle





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!
xx

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.



Michelle

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.


 

Rainny

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: thestudiochallenges@gmail.com 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!