Sunday, 20 November 2016

20th Nov-Table Setting

Hello and welcome to another challenge! 
Today's challenge is ...a Table setting; use this table setting as inspiration for your layout.

I love how inspired I got when I really looked at this table setting, it really said autumn to me. I picked the colours for my layout from it, the bit of green from the moss etc, I used Thickers the same texture and colour of the throw and blind, a bit of black with white pen like the blackboard, a wide ribbon that's similar to the place mats and a wooden button from the cushion!

I was inspired by the neutral palette but may have gotten a little carried away with my one non-neutral, pink.  (Insert sheepish grin.)  I couldn't resist using a gingham print, which is one of two things (The other is the music flair button.) that did not come in a Citrus Twist kit at one time or another, as inspired by the pillow, on the bench, in the background.  I also incorporated gold elements to mimic the flame of the candles and found myself further inspired by all the woodgrain elements.

This to me is all about family being together and that is what inspired my layout, my beautiful family.

When I first looked at this photo I wanted to jump right in to sit down and enjoy a meal at this cozy table. So many things captured my attention; the texture, especially the burlap, the plaid, the wood grain, the soft creams and whites, and all of the natural elements

Place-settings as inspiration, you say? Well then, I set "6 places" on my layout to echo the long Thanksgiving table back in 1983.

I see... the banquet table, the place settings, the centerpiece, the holidays... but most of all, the warm loving feeling of family all together!  From this table setting inspirational photo, I got just that!  A layout created with family gathered around our holiday table.  

Fall is my favorite time of year. I love working with Fall colors and any related photos. A table setting with a pumpkin on it was all the excuse I needed to make this layout. The hardest part of this layout was the hand-stitching since I used twine that was rather thick. Everything else came together rather quickly.

Guest Designer- Hannah
I use maple leaves ink and wood to make autumn style.

I hope you like today's challenge and find it inspiring. You have until 4th December to enter this month's challenges.
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, 13 November 2016

July Winner and Favourites

We have so many lovely entries in July picking a winner and our Favourites was difficult! Thank you to everyone who joined in, we loved looking at them.

Our winner is....

Csipke & Papir

Please email me (Anna) at: to become our guest designer for a month.

And our favourites are....

Chid Kids Crafty Corner


Congratulations ladies, lovely layouts!

See you again next week for another challenge.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

6th Nov- Colour Palette

Today's challenge is this lovely Colour palette.
Here are the design team's layouts...
I am so sad that this is my last project for The Studio DT. I had so much fun working with this team of amazing and talented ladies as well as being able to share some inspiration with all of you. I'm sure we'll all meet somewhere on our creative journey. I hope you enjoy my page and hopefully see you on my blog! x

Color challenges are TRULY my favorite kind of challenges!  I love how they force me to dig deep into my stash for just the right color match, because I always come up with buried treasures.  I softened the brown but tried to stay true to the rest of the palette, while adding in just a touch of aqua for additional softness.  Plus, aqua is my favorite color to scrap; and I tend to use, or maybe overuse, it as a neutral ;).
What a stunning colour palette! I am a fan of sunflowers so I incorporated these into my layout. I look forward to seeing your creations.


I was lucky enough to find a suitcase themed paper which included all the colors of the inspiration palette.  I mixed it with another print and some neutrals, and then added a little stamping and embossing too.

I am in love with this color palette and I am more in love with sunflowers!  It's a win, win challenge for me.  I also ended up creating a layout based on the way the color bars are showcased.  It really inspired me.

The color palette is beautiful, but I did have to go "digging" into my stash to find it. With me in the photo, I felt compelled to reach for some flowers that matched the color palette as well. Happy scrapping and looking forward to seeing what you do with this challenge.

Guest Designer -Hannah
I use those colors make it like a lake that is my family travel place in TAIWAN.
I used a big circle to make it just like sun shine on the lake. The little circles are just like bubbles.

I hope these layouts have inspired you to give these colours a go, if so please link them up in the side bar.