Sunday, 23 June 2013

April's Winner

Sorry for the delay in picking a winner! The winner of April's challenges, chosen at random is.......
 Rita, with this lovely layout!
Rita, please contact me Anna at makeandcreate@ and I will arrange your e-voucher for you from Bellaboo

Here's a couple of our favourite creations from April:

Thanks to everyone who joined in, we love seeing your creations!

Sunday, 16 June 2013

16th June - Lift Chain Blog Hop

We've got something a little different for you here at the Studio for today's challenge! The design team have been busy creating a lift chain! We took this lovely layout created by Amanda to start with and then each member of the Design team has lifted each other's lifted layout!

Instead of all the layouts being here though, today you will have to go blog hopping through the design teams blogs to find them!

It will be a surprise for us, the design team too, as we have only seen the last person's lift before us in the chain, we can't wait to see the whole chain! How different will the last layout be from this one?!

Once you have completed the hop you will end up back here so please let us know what you thought of it, we would love to hear from you!

Your challenge is to scrap lift any of the inspiring layouts you find along the way. When you have completed your creation please link it up here at the side bar. If you do you could win a great prize from chipboard company Tando.

Guest designer - Julie 
Julie has also scrap lifted Amanda's layout.

Please hop off to Anna's (my) blog for my take on Amanda's layout.

Have fun hopping!

Sunday, 2 June 2013

2nd June - Stitching

Today's challenge is all about stitching! Needles at the ready!?! Please included stitching on your layout, either by hand or machine!

Here's what the Design team did with their needles!

I thought this time I should try some hand stitching for the first time. So I wrote the title with a pencil, pierced the paper tracing the letters and then hand stitched the title. I couldn't resist adding a bit of machine stitching on the subtitle and the frame. And I finally got to play with water-based mists and lots and lots of water!

I love hand stitching on my layout but it is a bit time consuming so I don't do it that often. On this layout I stitched two big circles in two different colours.


I love the use of stitching on my pages.  For this page I used the Sew Easy tool to make the stitching line and then hand-stitched in the white thread.

I love stitching on my layouts but I'm not doing it very often! It always takes some time to decide HOW to do it and WHERE. You can't move the little holes around like you do with alpha stickers... but once you have decided where to place your title or pattern, the actual process of stitching is quite therapeutic!

Hidden journaling in the glassine envelope: 
"For some reason the kids think you replace anything that is broken - the word "Repair" doesn't seem to exist in their vocabulary. Both trousers and pillow cases can be fixed - and they get as good as ew...

I love stitching on my pages, I started with a machine stitched circle and then stitched around the edges of my pieces of paper and just left the threads dangling.  I also I used a few Tando chippies - I inked some golden stars and used a couple of the cogs in the bare state to go with all the science!

I usually stitch on my page so this was not really a challenge for me LOL. I thought about doing some special stitching but in the end I decided just to do my thing:

I stitched on the butterflies, the borders and around the photo.

I also stitched down the stamped text.

Guest Designer - Julie
 I ended up stitching a boarder. I don't often do stiching on my layouts and when I do it is usually rough and ready. I'm not one for it being perfectly straight, neat and tidy.

This month sponsor is chipboard company Tando

Tando Creative Limited formed in August 2009 to provide a laser cutting and engraving service specifically to the Craft industry.  We do our own manufacturing so all our products are British made and can be found at a number of stockists.

We supply a unique range of chipboard designs that are both innovative and inspiring and have now added masks to our range.  We offer a complete bespoke design and cut package for chipboard or we can cut products to your own digital designs.

We are delighted to be sponsoring the Studio Challenge this month and are giving away a prize pack to the lucky winner. 

When you have created your stitching layout please link it up in the side bar.