onsdag 16. juli 2014

Ready, set, go! The Studio Challenge joining up with Stuck!? Sketches

Today we have a special challenge at The Studio Challenges. You may have noticed we've moved our challenge ahead by a few days - this is beacause we have joined up with Stuck?! Sketches! 

We have a lovely summery colour palette for you and Stuck?! Sketches have kindly given us a great sketch to create with.

Here is my take on the challenge:

Last summer DS11 got his own boat, a small RIB. We live at the sea side and he has spent hours on his boat. But the RIB wasn't perfect for him - he wanted a boat with more room for friends and a boat more convenient for activities like fishing, so he sold the RIB this spring and got hands on a 10 foot dinghy. The dinghy looked as new, even if it was second hand. All boats, small or large, need polish before going in the water:

Patterned papers & stickers: Amy Tangerine. Resin cloud, rubber banner & epoxy arrow: Freckled Fawn. Alpha: AC. Button: Jillibean Soup. White banner: unknown

I stayed as close to the colour palette as possible, but flipped the sketch :-)


Now, please head over to both The Studio Challenges and Stuck?! Sketches to see the the DT's lovely examples, play along and to learn how you can win amazing prizes from this months sponsors:

søndag 6. juli 2014

Stamping on layouts - The Studio Challenges

Hi - how are you all doing?

I decided a while back to take more or less off from scrapping for the summer, as there was so many other things I wanted to do, not only playing with paper (you know, unfortenately there is only 24h a day and 7days a week): gardening, spend time with the family etc etc. The good about the break is that I'll have tons of phots to scrap and stories to tell when I crawl back in my scrap cave :-)

So this blog is a little quiet right now, but every fortnight or it will be updated!


The latest challenge at The Studio Challenges is about stamping:

Stamping: time to get your stamps out and get stamping on your layouts, how many stamps can you get on your page?

I'm one of those scrappers who have lots of stamps, but who hardly ever use them. i have the best intentions, buy them - and then they just sit on my desk. But when I finally pull them out to play, I'm always happy with the result :-)

Patterned papers, cut outs & chipboard: Pink Paislee. Alpha: AC

Here are the stamps used on this layout + I used one imaging screws (upper left corner and lower right corner)

Stitch stamps: Close To My Heart. Grid stamp: Kaiser Kraft. Calendar & man stamp: ClubScrap

Another close up:

Is your phone more than "just a phone", too?

I used seven stamps only for my layout, but the rest of The Studio Challenges DT members used a lots more, one as many as thirty!

Head over to the blog to see the rest of the reveal and to play along!

søndag 22. juni 2014

Triangles - The Studio Challenges June 22nd

The latest challenge at The Studio Challenges: Create a layout using lots of triangles

I have a crush on creating with busy background papers ATM and by using large triangels as mats, the layout looks less busy.

All materials except alpha, stecil & ink: Pink Paislee. Alpha: AC, Stencil: The Paper Bakery

 Using repetitive patters always work when it comes to pagedesigns, so I have triangels other places too to get the more uniform look: inked with a stencil and some larger pink paper ones.

The journaling tells about our cat mercedes who was completly gone for ten days earlier this summer. We finally found her trapped in our neighbours greenery...

Now, please head over to The Studio Challenges' blog to see what the rest of the DT has come up with and to play along!

onsdag 11. juni 2014

Happiness is... CSI Special file & Scrap365 feature

CSI excited to reveal the sixth special Case File created for the collaboration with Scrap365,UK's biggest and best scrapbooking magazine.

This special Case File will be open for investigation for the entire month of June. CSI will have a new Scrap365 Case File every other month, with the publication of a new issue of the magazine. After this Case File closes, CSI will be selecting five favorite layouts to feature, and those people will be invited as CSI Deputies (guest designers) for August. 

My example, which also is featured in the Scrap365 magazine:

PAPER: My Mind’s Eye, SEI.  EMBELLISHMENTS: Jillibean Soup  – word stickers, Studio Calico – wood veeners, Webster’s pages – large flower, Prima – small flowers , Cre8tive Cre8tions – Flair. ALPHAS: Jillibean Soup . UNKNOWN: Buckle, ribbon, pearls, doilie 

Love can strike at any age, and broken hearts can be repaired – my mum’s, and step father’s, story is the proof! The colours and theme in this challenge were perfect for this photo and story, and gave me the idea for the design.

How I solved the case:
*All colors used.
*Evidence: Stripes, flowers, gold. 
*Testimony: Six word memoir (Happiness is a broken heart repaired) 

Now, please head over to CSI to see the rest of the DT's lovely examples and to play along! You have the entire month to make your creation!

søndag 8. juni 2014

Pocket scrapping - The Studio Challenges Style

June 8th challenge at The Studio Challenges:

Project life: create a project life inspired layout, without the pockets

I don't take photos on regular bases (like every day), so "Project Life (PL)" has never been my cup of tea. I also enjoy the process of designing single pages, so that's a second reason for not jumping on the pocket scrapping train. But I admit the design/style was perfect when I wanted to use multiple photos on one page, like on this one, and I know I will do it again!

All papers and embellies are from my stash, and I have no clue which manufactorer who made them, except the rubber banners (Freckled fawn)

Title: Snapshots of a Sheep Farmers Life
These photos were taken when we payed a visit to friends who have had their first lambs ever. Aren't they the cutest?

Playing with wool:

I have had the sheep papers and the metal lamb laying around for 6-7 years - I knew they all would be useful some day :-)

Now please head over to The Studio Challenges blog to see the rest of the DT's examples and to play along, pocket scrapping style.

tirsdag 3. juni 2014

Arbeidsuke (work practise week) - The Paper Bakery Sketch #26

Two weeks ago DS14 had "work practise week" and he stayed with me to test what a construction engineer's week was like. He was with me on loooooong meetings, we were out on our construction sites, the marine ones, too, and he did one of the most important jobs on a Friday: operating the waffle maker to keep the staff happy :-)

Papers, stickers & chipboards: various The Paper Bakery Kits (featuring Studio Calico, Bella Blvd, AC)Studio. Alpha: Crate Paper. Washi & brads: Freckled Fawn. Brown stars: Pretty Little Studio. Buttons: Europris

In his opinion the best part was to be out on the sites and the worst part to get up at 6am - we usually start work at 7am :-)


Young man at work :-)

Brads, washi and stickers

I stll love using buttons

Lately I have challenged myself to use busy bacground papers instead of white cardstock or neutral ones. I'm happy how it turns out, even if the layouts get more busy.

I found the inspiration for the design from this fun sketch at The Paper Bakery:

I have stuck pretty close to the sketch's overall design except for replacing the half circles with squares and the trinagles with buttons. But you'll fin the triangles in other places on my layout!

Now tell me, how have you (scrap) challenged yourself lately?

søndag 25. mai 2014

Strong? - The studio Challenges selfie challenge

The latest challenge at The Studio Challenges:

As it seems to be such a craze at the moment, create a layout using a selfie picture! (A photo you took of yourself, there may be other people in it you but you must have taken it and be in it!)


Over the past two years, I have been through to so much - excuse my French here - shit:  issues caused by others but which I have had to deal with, if not both my family life, my finances and my sanity would be endangered.  I have been asked why I just haven't crawled into bed and pulled the blanket over my head, refusing to get up, or how it comes I haven't broken down.  I guess it is becuase I'm mentally strong - or is there another explanation?

Background paper: Crate Papers. Flower patterned paper: Basic Grey.Chipboard: October Afternoon. Cut outs: Chic Tags. Flair: The Paper Bakery. Resin badge & grey striped overlay: Freckled Fawn.

The very long title is printed on a A4 transparancy and the edges covered with paper strips to make them less visible. The ledger pattern on the background paper also helps out.

Please head over to The Studio Challenges to see the rest of the DT's fabolous examples, and to play along