søndag 15. februar 2015


This week's challenge at The Studio Challenges:

Where you live - We want to know about where you live, you could choose to scrap about your house, your neighbour hood or your country, up to you!

Here is my take on the challenge:

Patterned papers & stickers: Echo Park. Brads: MME, Journaling card: Jillibean Soup. Cork stickers: Freckled Fawn. Wood heart & envelope: Unknown

Journaling: "Home: May be more than just a large house at the seaside, it's a place where you find a bike in the living room, piles of clothes to be ironed, kids, cats and every day life"


Do you feel like playing with us?

torsdag 12. februar 2015

Yellow/black masculin card

As I promised on Tuesday, when I showed a card in traditional masculin colors & patterns, I have a card today with less tradtional ones. What about yellow and roses on a man's card?

Papers: AC (b/w stipey), Crate Papers (yellow w/roses). Moustache clip: Tiger. Cardstock, riobbon, button & twine: unknown

The design is from Feeling Sketchy's DT call sketch:

Close up of card:

What do you say - still masculin, even with yellow & roses?

onsdag 11. februar 2015

Dude - the Portrait of a 12YO


As I told in my Monday post, we had a professional photo shoot while cruising last fall. Here is the portrait of my 12 year old (you find the portrait of the 15 year old here):

Papers: Echo Park (b/w background, LYB (blue), Pretty Little Studio (green/brown). Fabric Star: Charms Creations. Alpha: Basic Grey. Chipboard: LYB. Buttons & washi: unknown. Dymo: Dymo

Close ups:

 I cannot recall the last time I used scraped edges on a layout :-)
Or my Dymo :-)

I found inspiration to this layout in the January Sketch at My Creative Sketches:

Tell me - have you used scraped edges or dymo lately?

tirsdag 10. februar 2015

Black/blue masculin card

As I promised in my Sunday post, I have more masculin cards for you this week.

Like this one:

Papers: b/w background: American Crafts, b/w tag: Glitz Designs, blue: LYB. Twine: The Twinery.
Rubon, epoxy tie & ribbon: unknown

This card is simple (like all my cards) and made in a minute, and the design is taken from sketch #114 at Feeling Sketchy.

Close up of tag:

This card is in traditional masculine colors & patterns: black & blue, stripes & hexagons. Please return on Thursday when I'll show a masculine in less tradional colors & patterns :-)

mandag 9. februar 2015

Cool - the portrait of a 15YO

When we were on cruise last fall, we had the opportunity to get a professional photo shoot session.  This portait is of my 15 year old:

Papers: Sassafras Lass (Stripes), Lily Bee (blue flowers), SEI (grey), Lemon Owl (sand). Corrugated word: Jillibean Soup. Wood veeners: Freckled Fawn. Fabric Tag: Junkitz. Buttons & ribbon: unknown.
Overall design: The Nifty Pixels Sketch 38.2


I find bows perfect even for masculin layouts

I could not resist this (old) fabric tag when I found it in my LSS last summer

I have had this photo of DS15 laying on my desk for a while, not sure which color combo to go with it. When I saw the february color challenge at ARTastic Challenge blog, I knew it would be perfect for this photo.

Please return on Wednesday to find out how I used a completely different color scheme, for the portrait of DS 12. a photo with pretty much the same colors.

søndag 8. februar 2015

Masculin hybrid cards

I never seem to have masculin cards enough - not that strange actually, as I work with men and live with men (in this case I consider my kids men *lol*). So I have decided to stack up on men cards and here are my first this week:

Digital designs: The Nifty Pixel. Button: Jillibean Soup.
Patterned paper, cardstock, twine & dots: unknown

I have used the "Plus Side" free printables from The Nifty Pixle for all these cards. The designs are printed on patterned papers and overlays, and assembled as traditional cards. Digital designs + traditional card making = hybrid cards.

Digital designs: Nifty Pixel. Washi: Panduro. 
Patterned paper, cardstock,, note sign & dots: unknown

 Overlays are always difficult to photo, because of the reflections!

Digital designs: The Nifty Pixels. Button: Jillibean Soup. 
Patterned paper, cardstock, twine & dots: unknownt

Thank you for stopping by, and please come back on Tuesday for another masculin card!
Tell me - do you ever make hybrid cards?

tirsdag 3. februar 2015

New The Studio Challenge sketch challenge - and DT call!

This week's challenge at The Studio Challenges is a fun, super versatile sketch:

Here is my take on it - I chose to go all white space this time:

All papers & tags: Pebbles. Cut files (kitchen supplies & alpha): Silhouette. Buttons: unknown

Journaling says: "Cliff (my hubby) certainly rock yeast dought and bake bread at least twice a week. He doesn't mind surpising us either - like with this Nutella wreath."

Close ups:

All materials except buttons from My Creative Scrapbook January kit.

Do you feel like playing with us? Head over to The Studio Challenges blog to see more inspiration from the DT! And btw, we have a DT-call:

The Studio Design Team Call 2015

Hello and welcome to The Studio Challenges design team call for 2015!
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 scrapbook challenge blog where we create fun and different challenges and sketches to inspire. We are looking for at least 3 new members.

If you are one of the lucky chosen few you would be responsible for:
  • At least a six month term starting from March
  • You would need to make a layout every two weeks, which is usually 2 a month. 
  • Commenting on participants blogs and help with picking our favourite entries.
  • To take good photos of your layouts to show them off!
  • To blog about the challenge and promote our blog and any sponsors on your personal blog and on social media.
  • To be a friendly and active part of the team which works well together to create ideas 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 speak/ write English.

All you have to do is email me, your favourite layout that best demonstrates your style, a link to your blog and a bit about yourself, the current design team's your on and why you think you would be a good edition to the team to me Anna at: thestudiochallenges@gmail.com by midnight GMT Saturday 14th February 2015 

Sound good to you? We would love to hear from you, all styles are welcome as we are looking for a rounded team, with something for everyone!

I can't wait to see your amazing entries! Good Luck!