Saturday, October 22, 2016

Birth & Birthday Creations With Christine

Hi there, how's it going? Christine here posting a couple of projects filled with Scrapmatts goodness.  I've titled my post for this month "Birth & Birthday", so let's start off with my birth mixed media layout:

Scrapmatts Chipboards: Diamond Mesh (CB5127), Assorted Words (CB6115), Gears (CB1073), Butterflies (CB1045), Black Scrap Words (CB1197)
Scrapmatts Stencils: Squares (ST1038), Borders (ST1010), Cobblestones (ST5014)
I’m not big on scrapping photos with myself on it, but this particular picture is very special and close to my heart and deserves a special page.  The birth of my first daughter definitely changed my life forever, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Hands down blue is my ultimate favourite color so I incorporated many shades of blue for my background with the help of Scrapmatts Cobblestones, Borders, and Squares stencils.
The chipboards have been painted white, and I've added some blue paint to the “life” Scrap Word for an ombre effect.  The Diamond Mesh would have to be one of my favourite Scrapmatts chipboard and the Black Scrap Words are perfect for adding those little extra subtitles to your projects.
Next up is a birthday card for a bubbly and cheerful little girl:
Scrapmatts Chipboards: Nested Stars (CB5021), String Circles (CB5138), Black Silhouettes (CB1195), Assorted Words (CB6116), Sticks (CB5153), Burnt Cream Scrap Words (CB1238)
Scrapmatts Stencil: Circles (ST5006)
I applied some black texture paste through the Scrapmatts Circles Stencil on the yellow cardstock and layered the Nesting Star on top which I've embossed.  For the top chipboard layers, I’ve painted the sticks white, the stars strings and wish word with yellow paint.  The wish word is topped with traced edges and glossy accents for a shiny enameled finish. 
I also added some glitter on top of the black balloon, because glitter dipped balloons are delightful :).  It’s all finished off with some flowers and it’s ready for the bubbly and cheery birthday girl.
Thanks for popping in and don’t forget to check out more Scrapmatts goodies HERE.


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Boy verses Girl.....

Good morning how are you all, Rikki here today with some new pieces for Scrapmatts. This time for those with boys / men in our lives. I must say when I only had my boys, layouts where so easy to do, then I had little miss and I got nervous, I mean I had been scrapping 8 years with boy only layouts, how was I meant to do girly? 

Then once I ''mastered'' the girly, it became increasingly hard to scrap boys, or maybe I was more aware of the availability of boy products verses girly ones..... Which made me think how did I do it before? Thank goodness for mixed media, I think that allows your get really creative when doing boy layouts.

My Second layout for the month is something a little bit different for my style, but I am obsessed with this finish!!! While Scrapmatts where over in Western Australia, I got to demo after the demo was able to have a little play out the back, I have been waiting to play with these new rust paints forever and this was a perfect opportunity to try them out on some chipboard.

Till next month, have a creative day.

Rikki xxxx

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Its all Masculine!!!

Good morning and welcome

Fi here today sharing with you a masculine card as well as a 21st guest book.

Like many with boys I find it frustrating that you cannot find many masculine products, not that I mind creating my own, its just handy sometimes to reach for a packet.

It was my sons 21st Sunday, I had to whip myself into gear and create something masculine as my son does not do flowers!    I started pulling out the chipboard, embossing powders and micro beads along with any other metal findings and this is what I came up with.

The background paper is a gorgeous cardstock weight metal printed paper from Paper Loft.  This worked beautifully with the Scrapmatts chipboard that I have embossed with Tim Holtz aged marine, along with unknown brand of gold & black powders.

21st Card

21st Guest Book

I was realy please how good the chipboard comes up when its embossed!
Products Used:

Thanks for looking, I will have more close up pictures on my blog later today, if you would like to check them out.  Until next time, enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Circles and more

Hi everyone, Lisette here with you today.

My first layout today is one of my favourite layouts that I have completed recently.  I entered this in a challenge competition a few months ago and the criteria was Circles - and I won which was fabulous, but even better I still love the layout.  Thanks to the beautiful Paula Perry, who gave me the inspiration to use the blue on the background. I sat across the table from her at retreat, such an inspiration.  It was also taken on our recent trip to Vietnam, at the beautiful resort where we were staying.

As you can see I have used lots of circles and lots of gorgeous Scrapmatts products.

CB5152 Circles 2 - painted green and cut in half

CB6105 Assorted Words 23 - this must be one of my favourite Scrapsmatts Chipboard sets.  Used you & me, XOX & fun, which I have inked.

ST5011 Stencil Circles - with texture paste

My next layouts also features a number of Scrapmatts products. I spent a couple of days in Singapore by myself on the way to Ho Chi Minh City where I was meeting hubby.  My first stop was the Gardens by the Bay.  Although I really don't like heights I went up the skywalk.  I was ok as long as I held onto the rail and didn't look down.

ST1032 Stencil Plus Signs - inked in various colours

CB6095 Assorted Words 18

CB1189 Scrapwords 01


CB5082 Leafspray 02


Hope you have found some inspiration in these layouts. 
Why not pop over to the Scrapmatts shop HERE and get some Chipboard and Stencils for yourself.

Until November - wow can't believe how fast this year is going.
Happy Scrapping

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Birdhouse Christmas Decoration & Layout


Jodie here with you today sharing my latest project with you all.


The first I want to share with you is an off the page project.
I found this little birdhouse at my local Spotlight store and thought it would make a fantastic addition to my Christmas Decorations.

I started by covering it with some Kaisercraft Silver Bells paper but you could just leave it plain if you like.

 I then used the large Christmas Star to frame the hole.
I cut the centre from the star.
Around the base I added a small picket fence.

 To cover the roof  I used some gauze and then placed the webbing over the top to give it the look of branches.

 I then sprayed the whole thing with a can of silver spray paint.
Once that was dry, I covered it with Diamond Dust to add some sparkle.
 To finish it off I added some birds and wrapped some Christmas star tinsel around it.

 This is the finished project.


The other project I would like to share with you is a single page layout.

Papers used are from Kaisercraft Time Machine Collection.

Firstly I started with the Circle Stain Stencil (One of my favourites) and used Kaiser's Coffee Spray mist and sprayed through the stencil and then let shook the stencil over my page to get the drops.
 On this page I have used the smallest string circle, the lamps, cogs border 10 (cut to make the cluster) and some assorted words.

I have coloured them using Prima's Rust Effect Paste in Red Dust and Brown Rust.

You can find all of these products at

Here are a list of the chipboard I have used.


Firstly on the Birdhouse.

CB5151 - Webbing 01


For the layout

If you would like to see these projects in further detail you can head over to my blog

You can also find me on facebook

I hope you have all enjoyed looking at my projects and until next month may you continue to Dream*Create*Inspire

Happy Crafting

Jodie Digney

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


Hello there, I hope your day is going well..

I would like to share with you two layouts I have recently created using lots of wonderful SCRAPMATTS products.

On the first layout I am sharing with you today I have used 3 lovely stencils on my back ground in gold. I mixed gold paint with texture paste to get the consistency I was after to be able to spread it over the stencil.
I will list the stencils and chipboard pieces after I show my layout.
I have used one of the DRESS FORMS 02 CB6037 which I covered in gorgeous gold beading as the  colors for my layout are gold and black.
I have also used a quaint LAMP POST 06 CB5028 in black as well..
 One of my favorite stencils is the STAR STENCIL ST5039 so you will see me use that one a lot.. It is great for Christmas themes too..
and my layout..

Oh so Lovely!

 Oh and I cant forget the CHIPBOARD FILM STRIPS 05 CB1232 which I covered in black.

STENCIL ST1037 Stencil Bling

STENCIL ST5039 Stencil Stars


STENCIL ST5016 Stencil Starburst

CHIPBOARD CB6037 Dress Form 02

CHIPBOARD CB5028 Lamp Post 06

CHIPBOARD CB1232 Film Strips 05

The next layout I would like to share is one for the Design Team I am on and we had to use the word "Adventure" on our layout somewhere..  I found a photo to use and then I got some fabulous chipboard pieces that were great for my layout.

And once again I have used the Starburst Stencil  on the back ground and I think the ultimate adventure would be a hot air balloon ride so I have used a fabulous HOT AIR BALLOON CB5035 chipboard too.

And I confess I really do love the Chipboard Film Strips 05 CB1232 as I have used one on this layout as well.

and my layout....
Adventure awaits..
And just under the photo I have used one of the Chipboard CHAINS 02 CB1229 painted in pink, with the trendy
Chipboard CIRCLES 02 CB5152 colored using ink pads.

STENCIL Star Burst ST5016

CHIPBOARD Hot Air Balloons 01 CB5035

CHIPBOARD Film Strips 05 CB1232

CHIPBOARD Circles 02 CB5152


CHIPBOARD Chains 02 CB1229  

I hope I have inspired you to pop on some Chipboard and slap on some stencils on your next creation.!!  Just a little touch can add so much!
We would love to see your creations using SCRAPMATTS, you can add them to our gallery HERE!!!
Catch you again soon..