Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Times To Remember

Good Morning and Welcome, I'm up on the blog today with some pages I've created for a few challenges.  Its been ages since I've had the chance to play along at any of these.  About this time every year I spend about a week up at my friends in Toowoomba and we try and get as much scrapping done as possible.

We attended the Craft Alive and popped in and said hello to the Scrapmatts Team and of course stocked up on many gorgeous products.  It was great also great to meet new people as well as catch up with other.

My first page was created for White With One

I have inked the Scrapmatts Heather chippies with some white ink, after all it is white with one.

The Second Challenge I played along with was Kraft Plus

Where ever we go my daughter and I have to find the best Gelato, no matter the weather!!!

Again I have inked the Leaf Sprays just to give them a subtle softness with the my choice of colour.

Products used:

Heather CB5165

Key Holes 03 CB1084

Words CB1240

Sayings CB1242

Leaf Spray CB1146

Well lovely Scrapmats followers, that's all for me this month.
I will have these up on my blog later today along with more close ups and details.

Bye for now!!!!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Layers and Stencils .....

Good morning how are you on this fine Sunday?  I love days like this lazy sleep ins well more lazy lie ins as I a unconvinced that my children dont believe in sleep.... but its a great way to just chill and enjoy a day doing nothing before the week starts again..... 

So I thought I would pop in and share some creative work before I go and potter in my studio.

 I love layering my chipboard also cutting it is a great way to extend your stash!!!

Stencils are my favourite go to product especially when you want to create something original all you need is some texture paste and your off....... 

Dont be afraid to layer a lot of different stencils..... 

ST1026 Stencils Circles

Till next time, have a creative day

Friday, February 17, 2017

Whimsy Notes


Hello again and welcome to my DT Project for February.

This month I have covered the fronts of 3 note books.

This is the first one featuring the CB1220 Ornate Frame and the CB4070 String Circle Roses.

The charms CH036 are also from Scrapmatts.

To decorate the background I have used the ST1026 Circle stencil, gesso, plasterer's tape and Finnabair's Rust Paint to add colour to the chipboard pieces. I have also coloured the metal embellishments with the rust paint. The flowers are from 49 and Market. The washi tape is from my own stash. The image is from Dyan Reaveley Adhesive Canvas prints.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Fun with Stencils

Welcome to my February post.
Life has really got very hectic in my household and I am late with my post! Sorry

I am so excited to share my layouts today.  If you hadn't noticed I love using stencils and mixed media on my layouts.

I love how this one ended up.

I remember the old saying that blue and green should never be seen . . ., however I think they are very wrong, I love this combo.

I did this layout for a challenge which required you to use 3 stencils - right up my alley.

I have used a new Scrapmatts Hexagon stencil which comes in 3 sizes - very clever.  I used the large one with some clear texture paste onto a painted surface.  The paint wasn't fully dry which enabled it to spread through the stencil.  I then used the Cracks stencil with some green texture paste and then topped off the background with blue texture paste through the smallest Hexagon stencil.

To match the stencil I used Hexagon chipboard around my photo. Love how Scrapmatts have stencils and background chipboard of the same pattern.

The heart in the corner is made up of two pieces - I separated them and inked the inside in green and the outside in blue.  Love the final effect.

ST9002 - A4, A5 & A6 (available soon)
ST1008 - Stencil Cracks
CB 5123 -Hexagon Mesh 02
CB1236 - Scrap Words 22
CB1071 - Hearts 04

My next layout is more delicate!

Again I have used a stencil for the background.

ST5006 - Stencil Circles
CB1234 - Flowers 12
CB1236 - Scrap Words 22
CB1220 - Ornate Frames 22

Thank you for taking the time to  look at my layouts.
Hope they have inspired you to get messy with Stencils.

Until next month, when I hope things have settled down

Happy Scrapping


Saturday, February 11, 2017

February creating with Helen

Hello again - Helen here with you today with three projects using
the super versatile Scrapmatts products

First up is a little boy’s page with less than perfect photos.
I think the addition of the Scrapmatts goodies enhanced the photos 
well enough for them to be used on a page.  
The papers are older ones by Simple Stories, "Say cheese" collection.
They are still a favourite with me.
I love the large circles and treated these by randomly applying distress paint and Stampendous embossing powder.  I also trimmed some of the circle from beneath the photo and added it at the top of the photo for extra impact .
The stars were created with texture paste through a stencil 
and then painted with Colour Blast paste.
The word was dabbed with Colour Blast paste and rubbed back a bit
to create a mottled look.
Products used:-
  CB4071 String Circles 07 
 CB6117 Assorted Words 30 
The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-
You came to stay overnight in the caravan with us when you were 20 months old.   All went well until bed time, when you discovered you were expected to sleep on the lowered table, which converted into a bed.   Always a stickler for things being done properly, you were not convinced that sleeping on a table was a good idea!  We tucked you in and looked for your usual bed time companions.  We found your Hunga (Snuggly) but not your Dummy. We rang  Daddy, but he didn’t have a spare one at home.  It was a Sunday night; all the shops were closed.  I rang many pharmacies in Glenelg trying to find a Nuk Dummy.  Eventually I tracked one down and Pa drove off to buy it.  When he walked back through the door with it, your face lit up and you said “Awwh thank you sooo much Pa, you found my dummy”   You cuddled up with it and your snuggly on the table/bed and went to sleep in minutes.
  Love Granny 12 Oct 2013

My next project is a girly one about my Grand Daughter's 3rd Birthday.
The delicate background paper is from Blue Fern, Attic Charm collection, "Haberdashery" 
Let's take a closer look.
I heat embossed the sweet frame at the top of the photo.
The butterfly was painted with water colour, then topped with 
dimensional magic and tiny beads. Although subtle,
 you can see the textured hearts made with the heart stencil. 
You can see the textured hearts again here, as well as one of the new pieces which come with a new frame set.  I cut up the flourishes to include in my cluster.  The "Happy" title and the flourishes were both wet embossed with Stampendous embossing powder.
Products used:-
  CB4056 Ornate Frames 13  
   CB6117 Assorted Words 30  
   CB4069 Ornate Frames 26  
  CB1028 Butterflies 18   
  ST1031 Stencil Hearts

The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-

At three you delight in choosing your pretty clothes, swishing around in anything floaty and wearing flowers in your hair.  Your Daddy tells the story of one quite nice outfit he wanted you to wear which you took a dislike to saying, "I'm not wearing that, it will make me look like a grey, old, dead, bat!"  I'm not sure who won that particular skirmish, but I suspect it was you.   Love Granny August 2014

Lastly I have a clean and simple card which I made for a friends Birthday.
Her favourite colour is blue, so I used these beautiful Maja papers.
The butterfly was painted and topped with dimensional magic and beads.
The tiny heart was painted with crackle and gold.
The birthday sentiment was given a swish of distress paint to team with the blue paper.
  CB6117 Assorted Words 30  
(The little heart is a bonus on this word set)

Do you use Scrapmatts products?  Why not pop your projects using them into the Scrapmatts gallery 
so we can  leave you some love.  

Thursday, February 9, 2017

February Creating with Lizzy.

Hello there, how are you?  I hope you are having a great day!

I have a few things to share with you today using some wonderful SCRAPMATTS  products.

Firstly I have created two cards for my stash of cards, you can never have too many cards just waiting for the right occasion to be used. ( My daughter often comes and asks me for a card or two for her friends!!)

For the first card I have used some fabulous STRING CIRCLES as well as the sentiment from the ASSORTED WORDS 21 and I also popped a couple of butterflies from that pack as well..

CB5139 String Circles 03

CB Assorted Words 21

The second card is a bright and cheerful card that would be perfect for a birthday. I just love the CHRISTMAS STARS which I have used adding some sparkle with some glitter! (SSHHH dont tell anyone they are from a Christmas pack, I think these stars can be used for lots of other occasions!!) In fact I have used lots of stars on this card, with the STRING CIRCLES and the small stars from the christmas star pack!!

 A closer view of the fabulous star with the sparkling glitter..

CB6081 Christmas Stars 02

CB5138 String Circles 02

CB6102 Assorted Words 21

Next I would like to share with you a layout I have created using lots of SCRAPMATTS products.

I have used some new chipboard ORNATE FRAMES 26 which you can layer up..  In the first close up you can see the bottom layer of the frame. I have altered it using several types of embossing powder to give a textured look.

and in the next close up you can see I have added another flourish layer over the swirls.

I have placed the top layer just a tiny bit on the side for extra dimension. I love these frames, they are so pretty!!
Another new chipboard I have added to my layout is the STRING CIRCLES 07 which I have placed under my photo, and on the side of my page..

On the circles on the side of my page I have layered a gorgeous FLORAL DESIGN  vine embossed in green.  And for my title I have used the wonderful word 'friends' from ASSORTED WORDS 30 .

  And by  now you are probably wondering what my layout looks like.. so here it is...

A photo of one of my Daughters and her Friend all dressed up for a special occasion.. I thought the LATTICE STENCIL was a pretty touch on the back ground too.. And I will list off all the Scrapmatts I have used on my layout..

CB4069 Ornate Frames 26

CB4071 String Circles 07

CB1118 Floral Design 05  

CB6117 Assorted Words 30

CB4030 Lamp Posts 09

CB5137 Ornate Toppers 01

ST5048 Lattice Stencil

You can get some lovely Scrapmatts at the online store HERE!!!! or perhaps you will find Scrapmatts at a Craft show sometime during the year... Either way, I hope you get some of these wonderful products to play with.

Thank you for coming by and make sure you pop back regularly for more inspiration from the Design Team..