November Challenge: Favourite Animal or Pet

Animals, humans faithful companions, pets and best friends. Not only do they bring joy into our lives but are magnificent creatures. That’s why this month we want you to capture the beauty of your favourite animals or pets in your projects. So, get busy scrapping and share with us your animal friends.

 

Here is the inspiration from our team:

Hello everyone! This month we have such a good challenge which gives so many possibilities to create! I was inspired by this photo and it`s colour pallet. Green and red – such a beautiful combo! I was using Dreamscapes paper collection and tags. My main paper sheet for background is Chestnuts from Yuletide paper collection and word stickers from Fortune-teller. Wish you a lot of inspiration, Nadya.

 

For our cute challenge, the animals were chosen by my daughter. She is very fond of foxes and cats. And it’s a layout for her! I really wanted to do something sweet and natural. I like to use the “Dreamscapes” collection for forest projects. It always inspires me! I hope you also love this collection, like me!

 

On this challenge I took a photograph of the cat. There are two cats in my house who like to turn the house upside down. And on the page I collected their favourite toys: a bell, coils of wool and paper. They just adore paper! Our sweet cats.

 

This layout is about our new pug puppy Lucy, who has recently joined our family. She is so tiny and cute and is our little princess. She will be a very pampered pup. I have used a mix of the Hazy Days and Homegrown collections for this layout. I have also used some of the Dreamscapes stamps.

 

I love the different animals: cats, dogs, and raccoons… as a child I always asked my mom to get a kitten, but she didn’t allow one. And then when I got married, my husband once brought a cat! It was a tiny red lump that couldn’t even feed himself. I fed him milk from a pipette, and cared for him like a child. Now I live with three cats and a big German shepherd. With great pleasure I would get another dog and a couple cats, but now my husband doesn’t allow that :)

 

For November’s Challenge Louise has created a Tag showcasing a photo of her fave four legged friend, ‘Finn’, [a friends dog]. He is a bit of a ratbag but totally loveable!!! :)

 

I created a layout featuring our cute dog Cookie. He is not only cute but his fur is white as snow so I thought it would be perfect to create a layout full of snowflakes that match his fur. I used the Verano Azul collection for the background as well as some of the tags. I framed the photo in the Hazy days chipboard frame and used some of the chipboard stars to decorate.

 

When I heard about the theme of this challenge, I immediately thought about Butterflies! I think butterflies are the most gracious animal, aren’t they? So I decided to create a special mixed media canvas for this challenge. I used crackle paint and modeling paste through 7 DOTS STUDIO stencil for the background and added different layers with Fortune-teller‘s tags, Die-cuts and stickers from different collections. The words stickers are from the new collection Nothern Lights.

 

My favourite animal is my dog, Mister Cookie (Monsieur Biscuit in French). It is my most faithful companion. I use the Dreamscapes collection to make my layout. This collection is so versatile that you can use it for a very soft creation as much as something more striking. And you? what is your favourite animal?

 

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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – Favourite Animal or Pet
- use at least one 7 Dots Studio product
- publish your project on you blog with a link to our challenge
- do not forget to include our “inspirational circle” in your blog post (you will find it at the top of this blog post)
- use inlinkz and please link directly to your blog post, not to whole blog
Challenge is open till December, 19th midnight CET. We announce winners by the end of the December.
The main winner is going to win One Collection Kit and one 6×6 Pad!
The second and third place are going to get 30% and 15% coupons to our store respectively.
Also one lucky person will win 10EUR coupon to our store
The Winner of the Challenge gets a chance to be a Guest Designer on our blog!!!

 


October Challenge: Sunrise – Sunset

We cant imagine our life without the Sun and yet the beauty of Sunrises and Sunsets remains the endless source of inspiration. This month we would like you to be inspired by the dusks and dawns. Let the sun fill your projects that you share with us this month.
Also from this month onwards the winner of the Challenge will get a chance to be a guest designer on our blog.

 

Here is the inspiration from our team:


When I heard about the theme from this challenge, I immediately knew I wanted to use this picture. This picture is from the first sunset at Lake Garda (Lago Di Garda) in Italy, when we arrived there this summer. I have never been to Italy and I absolutely love the country already. Lake Garda is gorgeous and you get to see the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises (although I never saw those because I was asleep). I took many pictures of the sunset that vacation, and I love to have those warm and happy memories every time I see them again…

 


I always liked the photos of sunrise and sunset. I always found it inspiring. Then, what asked of better for a challenge? I played with cotton candy dreams collection because the colors were just perfect to fit with my picture. My cousin took this picture from a trip in Replublic Dominican with all my ants and I…so much fun we had…

 


I love to watch as the sun rises and sets! It seems to me that at this time miracles happen!For my layout I have used 7 Dots Studio – Dreamscapes collection.

 

A new challenge so new inspiration. And what better than a bright and lively canvas. I wanted to do something a bit different this month and decided how perfect than to use the “Sunrise” Paper from the Dreamscapes Collection and focus on the face as the focal point of the composition. Using various elements from the collection with layering and adding texture, the piece comes together and brings a little bit of sunshine into your day. You can also watch the video of the creative process.

 

When I think Sunrise, I imagine a new beginnings, inspiration, creating… I decided to create a Sunrise themed layout. I picked a beautiful picture from free image stock and matched to it 2 different color papers, just like in the picture. Next I added a background stumping, modeling paste through Geometry stencil and all the embellishments. You welcome to watch the whole process in my video tutorial.

 

When I think – sunset – I always see the beautiful sun falling down into the Baltic Sea… For me it is one of the most wonderful views in the world. Don’t You think? Just take a look… Enjoy!

 


Hello everyone! I made an autumn notepad in the technique of “midori”. I used the Dreamscapes collection.

 


For this months Challenge Louise has scrapped a simple style, 6 x 12 inch layout featuring selfie photos of her profile, on the beach at Terrigal Beach, just as the sun was setting.

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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – Sunrise – Sunset
- use at least one 7 Dots Studio product
- publish your project on you blog with a link to our challenge
- do not forget to include our “inspirational circle” in your blog post (you will find it at the top of this blog post)
- use inlinkz and please link directly to your blog post, not to whole blog
Challenge is open till November, 19th midnight CET. We announce winners by the end of the November.
The main winner is going to win One Collection Kit and one 6×6 Pad!
The second and third place are going to get 30% and 15% coupons to our store respectively.
Also one lucky person will win 10EUR coupon to our store
Also from this month on the Winner of the Challenge gets a chance to be a Guest Designer on our blog!!!

 


September Challenge: Favourite Historical Figure

Last month we asked you who your favourite artist was. Now after all of your amazing entries on that subject we want you to share with us who is your Favourite Historical Figure. Make projects about people from the past either those who changed the world or  those who are important to you. Who’s going to be your inspiration this month?

 

Here is the inspiration from our team:

I chose to tell you about a woman I discovered only recently: Irena Sendlerowa, who worked as a plumber and locksmith in Warsaw’s ghetto during World War II. She saved the lives of 2500 children by taking them out of the ghetto, hiding them in her toolbox or in a big bag according to the size of the children. To help her, she trained her dog to bark on command in order to cover the sounds made by the children, so the nazi guards did not discover their presence. To make my page, I used the magnificent Dreamscapes collection that I find perfect for this theme.

 

I chose Johannes Kepler – a German mathematician, an astronomer, a mechanic, an optician, the discoverer of the laws of motion of the planets of the solar system. For my work, I chose paper from the old collection “Destination unknown” and “Fortune Teller”.

 


Hello, friends! I’ve been thinking of the some historical character for me to do as the main character of my page. And then I remembered a wonderful film called the Golden age. It tells of the reign of Queen Elizabeth of England. I love that movie. I like the outfits, the gorgeous decorations of the palaces, gold and luxury of the era! The Queen Elizabeth was beautiful red hair. I took a photo of a girl with similar hair, but her face is not visible, it disappeared in time… For my layout I have used 7 Dots Studio – Hazy Days

 

As the new challenge is about historical persons of interest, I had so many historical figures pass my mind. Thinking about so many influential people that helped shape the world as it is today. I had finally choose Anne Frank. She was such an old wise soul in such a young person. And with all that was going on in the world during her short time here, so many positive and encouraging words of wisdom came from her and her writing. She was brave and she has a legacy that will live on for generations to come.

 

”I had a dream”.. Who does not know this famous sentence? My creation is based on this famous quote of Martin Luther King. This evocation which no matter who we are or where we come from, we have the possibility of moving forward, of making our dreams a reality. I adore this idea and what it evokes, and it is true especially with all which takes place in the fault the world…

 

This is a delightful challenge and I could not decide who will be my favourite historical figure, so many ideas!
I am more often inspired by books, fairy tales and films and this time my heart was subdued by King Arthur. I dreamed of making a layout with this picture! How much strength, emotion and no need for words here. This project was very exciting for me, because I did the first layout in the style of grunge. And I was inspired by an amazing new collection ” Hazy Days”. Each sheet of this collection opens up new possibilities and ideas for me. It’s incredible. And of course I like to use a stencil from the collection “Writer’s Block” – Letters. For decor I used tags from collection ” Hazy Days” and Finnabair products for mixed media. This is an amazing and very inspiring challenge and I hope you will join us soon!

 

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The rules are as simple as A, B, C:
- create any project inspired by the theme – Favourite Historical Figure
- use at least one 7 Dots Studio product
- publish your project on you blog with a link to our challenge
- do not forget to include our “inspirational circle” in your blog post (you will find it at the top of this blog post)
- use inlinkz and please link directly to your blog post, not to whole blog
Challenge is open till October, 19th midnight CET. We announce winners by the end of the October.
The main winner is going to win One Collection Kit and one 6×6 Pad!
The second and third place are going to get 30% and 15% coupons to our store respectively.
Also one lucky person will win 10EUR coupon to our store