Thursday, 25 May 2017

January's Winner and Favourites

About time for January's winner and favourites!
There were lots of lovely entries but these entries stood out for me.

The winner is ... Judy W

Sunday, 21 May 2017

21st May - Colour Palette

Today's challenge is a lovely bright colour palette to inspire you.

Here are the design teams layouts....

I love the colours of this mood board. For this challenge I used a journal page. First I used paper and tapped it around the page and wrinkled it. Then I used sprays and all the colours mixed and became other colours.It's amazing and exciting. Finally I used lace ribbon, a wooden arrow, flowers and the title "beautiful" to finish it. Hope this journal page can inspires you.

I cannot even begin to express how much I love playing with color!  I was inspired to use one of the large title pages, from Pinkfresh's new Live More Collection, as the foundation for my take; and while I have to admit that the parameters of the page terrified me at first, I'm SUPER happy with the outcome. 

What a great mood board! I have gone fun and modern to match my photo. I have a used a cut file from Elle Studio. My paper collection is an older one by My Minds Eye, My Story collection. I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

I had so much fun with this challenge!! The colour palette is perfect for either spring or summer pages, so I went with summer. Lots of die cut madness going on with this page about my first cruise and Port Cozumel. Lots of fun details about how this came together on my blog. Thanks for stopping by today!!

You have until 4th June to join in with May's challenges. We look forward to seeing your layouts. Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

7th May -Recipe Challenge

Good Morning! I hope you all enjoyed a bit of scrapping time yesterday for National Scrapbooking Day.

Today's challenge is...
Recipe challenge; here's a list of items to include in your layout, the more of these you can include the better!

Hand sewing
Fussy cutting
A Frame

I used pink and purple watercolour to on the background paper and used a frame behind the photo. I love this photo, I feel it's cute that facial expression of my daughter so I wanted to make something cute too. I used a lot of flowers and a fox to make the layout like fairy tale. Finally I put some buttons on to finish. Hope this layout inspires you.   

I've managed to include all of the items, from the recipe list, on my page, along with lots of goodies that came in my Citrus Twist kits at one time or another, a darling Pretty Little Studio Vintage Die Cut, and a cutie-patootie pic of my baby bear. 


Here is my recipe layout and I have used all of the ingredients (one or two maybe just a pinch lol). I have used an older collection by Dear Lizzy but I think it is good to use your stash up especially when they are lovely. I added random hand stitching to certain elements, splashed paint, fussy cut some flowers, used a chipboard frame, added a button and there are pink hues in my layout. This was fun to create and a great excuse to go through your stash. I look forward to seeing your creations!


Hello there!! My recipe layout has it all but fussy cutting. I did cheat a little on the paint though. Shhh . . . don't tell anyone! I didn't actually use watercolors on this layout, the paper came like this. I don't own paints for layouts, although I do admire the effects. All the ingredients for this layout came from the Altenew Reflection kit. I did scrap lift this layout from one of Ashley Horton's past layouts. I love how it turned out!!! Thanks for stopping by today!!

I hope that has filled you with inspiration to join in with us. Please link up your layouts to the side bar by 4th June.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

December's Winner and Favouries

Our December favourites are...

Jae Hee


And our winner is...

Congratulations Marie, please email me at thestudiochallenges@ to become our guest designer for a month.

Thank you to everyone who entered.

Sunday, 23 April 2017

23rd April - Quote

Morning! Today's challenge is....

Quote; use a quote on your layout, which quote is up to you!

I used globe die cut and put it underneath the photo, it means wherever you are, we are together.  
This quote made me think about this photo. It makes me feel the need to cherish my family.

Fittingly, for the mom who has purchased over 1,300 children's books (Shhh!  Don't tell my hubby.), I couldn't pass on using Neil Gaiman's "A book is a dream that you hold in your hands," quote along with a few precious pics of my littlest reading just before bed.  I've also been inspired by Citrus Twist's April Sophie Main Kit for this number.

This quote is for my daughter and may she remember it when times are tough as they will be. What a great challenge to scrap something really meaningful. I look forward to seeing what you create!

I happened to stumble across this quote shortly after I remarried in February 2015 and, to say the least, I instantly fell in love with it.  It's perfect!  I've been waiting and wanting to put it on paper ever since.  Today I finally get to share it with the world!

Surprisingly, there aren't that many quotes out there about sisters. Oh, well. I used Pinkfresh's Indigo Hills to go with this wedding photo of my sister. What a beautiful paper pack!! The large flower is handmade from a paper collection so old I don't even remember the name. Thanks for stopping by today!

I hope you find these quotes and layouts inspiring. We would love to see which quote you pick. Please link up your layout to the side bar by 7th May. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 9 April 2017

9th April - Sketch

Morning, friends!  We've got our first April challenge, for you all, this morning.  Anna has cooked up a sketch based upon Rachel's take on our January Inspired by a Song Challenge.
And here's how the Design Team was inspired...

I use watercolor to make some water stains on white paper and put embellishment by American Crafts and echo park paper to make stacking.Then I use the photo with my son at Che Cheng in Taiwan last year summer vacation.Final I put some sequins. Hope this can inspire you and welcome to joining us.

I rotated the sketch 90 degrees to the right and used paint swatches, as per a secondary challenge on my blog, for the large square.  I hope that I haven't totally butchered it.

I have used the lovely new collection by Photo Play Paper Rhapsody to create my layout based on the sketch. My cut files are from the Silhouette Design store. I hope this sketch inspires you to get get creating and join us this challenge.

I just love a good sketch challenge!  It's such a great starting point to create with so many possibilities.  As you can see, I mixed things up a bit but yet you can still see the sketch as inspiration.  I used a small mix of product from my stash pile for this one and I created my own tag with a little bit of paint, a sunburst stencil and some woodgrain printed paper.

Guest Designer - Beatriz
Hello dear friends of The Studio Challenges, my name is Beatriz and it is an honor to be here as guest DT. I want to thank Anna and all her fabulous team for winning the challenge and being here with you today. I hope you like my work and inspire you.
I've done a vintage LO with 13 @rts papers from the "Aria Story" collection, as well as stencils and microbeads, I've also used Premium flowers and stamps, Lindy's sprays and Accent Scrapbooking sheet.
Many thanks to all and hope to see your beautiful works !!
A hug!!

You have until Sunday, May 7, 2017, to link up your takes, in the right-hand column, under "April Challenge Entries".  We can't wait to see what you all create!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a blessed April!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

November's Winner and Favourites

And the winner is ...
Rainny With a lovely layout which unfortunately I can't share on here, please click on the link to see it!
Congratulations Rainny please email me at to become our guest designer for a month.

Our favourites are...

Michelle M


Thank you to everyone who entered.