“Cultural Extras”: Family Time – challenge!

Hi and welcome to our challenge in December – month that is always focused on traditions,celebrations,  gatherings, and all that we call – “Family Time.”
Who of us doesn’t like the moments spent with friends and family: talking, eating together, playing, laughing… or maybe going for a walk or visiting the relatives who we can only see once or twice a year?  “Family Time” is not only focused on Christmas – but all the good memories, wonderful moments we  have with people we love and we’d like to remember forever.

Here are the inspirations from our talented Design Team!

Christmas are always very special time in my family. We celebrate the time that we can spent together. It’s the most important for us these days. It’s very inspiring for me so for today’s challenge I decided to prepare a page in my Family Album. I choose beautiful old photograph of my grandmother and her brother as they were kids. I used Domestic Goddess papers because this collection perfectly emphasize that special moment.

Supplies – 7 Dots Studio:
Domestic Goddess – Ah, Whatever
Domestic Goddess – Kitchen Wallpaper
Domestic Goddess – White Apron
Domestic Goddess – Stickers 6×12
Domestic Goddess – Stickers 12×12
Domestic Goddess – alfabet Salt&Pepper


Our own family tradition for Christmas Eve night, is to load our children in their pajamas, with snuggly blankets and hot cocoa, and go on a couple hours drive around our city in search of the most fantastic Christmas lights. I thought the Wonderland and Dreamer Collections were perfect for this, because their colors remind me of those beautiful lights every year… I cut little lightbulbs out of the papers and strung them on my page. 🙂

Supplies – 7 Dots Studio:
Wonderland –  Duchess
Wonderland – Quadrille
Dreamer – Sleepless


Our general holiday in winter is New Year. And of cause it’s a family holiday. We are waiting for this holiday since 1st of December, making preparations, decorations, buying presents, writing a wish-lists. I like to take a walk with my family in the morning of 1st of January. All crazy parties and fireworks are over. It’s usually very quite and nice outside. I think, you can almost feel the freshness of a new year.

Supplies – 7 Dots Studio:
Wonderland – Queen of Hearts
Wonderland – Overused Tablecloth
Hopefully – Notice me Hopefully 12×12
Hopefully – Stickers 6×12
Hopefully – alpha – Amuse Me
Domestic Goddess Alphabet – Salt&Pepper
Domestic Goddess Alphabet – Raspberry Muffin
Domestic Goddess – Stickers 12×12
All I ever – stickers 12×12
All I ever – stickers 6×12
Dreamer – Stickers 12×12
Dreamer – Stickers 6×12


One tradition we have in our family is to take pictures when we´re together in special occasions like Easter, Mother´s Day, Christimas. I collect all this photos and, at the end of the year, as a Christmas gift, I put together a desk calendar featuring one family member per month. They love seeing who was featured and that´s a nice way to keep our memories and traditions too. So, for this challenge, I just thought about doing a desk calendar, not using my family photos, but the amazing Wonderland line designed by Finn. Inspired by this collection, I also included some Alice´s in Wonderland  images/cutouts, just to create the collages I like.

Supplies – 7 Dots Studio: Wonderland collection  


And now it is YOUR TURN!!!

We hope you are inspired with our designs and ideas – and “Cultural Extras –   “Family Time” theme. We are sure you’ve got many ideas how to shof these important moments and a lot of photos which are perfect for this project, so… join our 7DS challenge today!
The rules are easy as 1,2,3:
1. Grab some 7 Dots Studio Supplies and make a project inspired by our Cultural Extras Challenge. You can use other supplies, of course, but we ant to see how do you use 7DS, so make sure it will be clearly visible!
2. Post the project on your blog. Upload the link below this blogpost using inlinkz. Do it before the deadline, which is 15.01.2013. 
3. Keep your fingers crossed  – the winner will be announced after 15.01.2013 – the winning project will be posted on our blog and there is a prize waiting – sponsored by  7 Dots Studio of course!
We can’t wait to see your projects! Good luck!