Category Archives: The Studio

Church Ope Cove

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A huge thank you goes out to my readers, especially all those scrappers, who missed me dearly and sent me encouraging comments on my layout “Beach Favourites”! Wow! You are amazing! I missed you too!

Tracing back my steps a few months, I was a member of The Studio Challenges. Every fortnight those talented ladies inspire the scrapping world with their designs. So today my layout is inspired by their latest challenge – a mood board! Thanks ladies for your inspiration, you as always did a great job!
Church Ope Cove - dapfniedesign

I decided to go for the overall theme – I chose a picture of the coastline on the Isle of Portland: Church Ope Cove. On the photo you can see me and my friend Katja from Germany, who visited in May with her husband Joerg (who took the panorama shot and therefore cannot be seen!).
I have been on Portland several times and still love hiking around the island. It is a great place to spend a day outdoors. I am so lucky to live near the coast!Church Ope Cove - dapfniedesign - close up 1

I started my layout with placing the photo first – and somehow I ended up with a lot of strips of paper, but still I got the embellishments all over the place!

(Supplies: October Afternoon – Woodland Park)

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And what’s in store next time?! I haven’t got a clue yet! Any suggestions are appreciated!
Thanks for stopping by again – have a great week!


Me & my Mobile Phone – The Studio Challenge

Happy Monday everyone! It is time for a new challenge at The Studio Challenge blog – well, it came life a week ago already, but you still got time to join in! This time we challenge you to create a grid layout.

Grids are an easy way to do a layout in (nearly) no time!
I cropped down my photo to 3×4 inch and added three journaling cards the same size. The background was done by going wild with my water colours; a little bit of stitching around the heart, some glitter glue, arrows, colour sprinkles and finished was the page!

Please link up your grid layouts to the side bar over at The Studio, we would love to see them! As we have had 3 challenges Sundays in September you will have two weeks extra to do Septembers challenges!

The next challenge is going to be the coming Sunday! We would love to see you join in again!

About a Fish – Scrapbooking Real Life Stories

Not many of you might now, that besides scrapbooking our various trips I also document the everyday life, even when I am not showing all the layouts here on my blog. But there are indeed real life stories I love to share with you – like this one with the fish!

about a Fish - Daphne - dapfniedesign - The Studio Challenge Sept 2013

The layout is based on Val’s sketch for The Studio Challenge – it went life last Sunday and you can find it HERE.

Normally I start a layout choosing the background paper and then adding the pretty paper on top. This time it all was different: I started with the photo itself and began layering behind it. Therefore I used a lot of papers and stickers by Sassafras; I always had a crush on the patterns by this company but always a hard time using it! So I am quite pleased with this outcome!

The very last bit was choosing the background paper and let me say this: it was the the HARDEST part ever! But in the end I got there! I even added some structure paste to mimic some bubbles the fish blows ;)

And now it is you go! If you haven’t done it already, head over to The Studio Challenge Blog and get inspired by Val’s sketch. As always we will choose a winner for each challenge! Good luck everyone!

Up! – The Studio Challenge


Happy Friday girls! How has your week been?! Some of you where a bet shocked at how quick five weeks of summer holidays can pass by as it is time to go back to school for most of you. I really do like the start of school again which means ‘normal’ working hours for me!

But a bit of holiday feeling still lives on; I still got a few photos left on my pile from our holiday in Cornwall in June (is it that long ago already?) and here is another one!

Last Sunday was time for another The Studio Challenge (we are going to inspire you every two weeks now – not only twice a month!). The inspiring word was WINGS and I thought: If I had wings, I would fly! But I don’t have any :( So what else would I try to fly?! Exactly – I would try Kite Surfing! Preferably at a Cornish Beach while the sun sets… A girl can dream, right?!

Up! - Daphne - dapfniedesign - EP Photo Freedom Vol 2

I used a lot of arrows and the chevron pattern to create this layout “Up!” along with some stamped patterns as well. The bold patterns of the colourful papers by My Mind’s Eye ‘Cut & Paste’ are the perfect fit to my photo with the rather muted colours!

Some more news for you: We are looking for some new DT members over at The Studio Challenges – why don’t you give it a try?! All you need to know is HERE! The call is open until the 15th of September!

Have a great weekend! I am back on Monday with a new version of a Travel Journal!

Feeling a bit lost? – The Studio Challenge

Happy Wednesday! Today’s layout is my take on the latest The Studio Challenge – using GLITTER on a scrapbooking page!

I really love using glitter (especially in the colder months of the year) – don’t get me wrong – as long it is not the loose version which creeps deep down into your carpet, in your hair behind your ears and underneath your fingernails to live there forever!

So I decided to go for the “safe” version: Glitter Thickers for the title and yellow and pink Stickles dots as accents! And yes, it is all on a boy’s page – everything is possible!

Happy Wednesday! Das heutige Layout ist meine Version von The Studio Challenge. Diesmal durften wir uns mit GLITTER austoben!

Ich mag ja Glitter, besonders auf Layout in der kälteren Jahreszeit; solange es allerdings in “fester” Form auf mein Layout wandert! Lose, direkt aus der Dose – das ist Torture! Also habe ich mich für die “sichere” Variante entschieden: Glitter Thickers für den Titel und gelbe und rosafarbene Stickles-Punkte (Glitterglue) als Akzente. Und das alles auf einem Layout mit dem MANN! Alles ist möglich!