Monday, December 5, 2016

Christmas Advent Calendar - Lauren Tomecek

I love the range of Christmas chipboard available from Scrapmatts! They have reindeers, snowflakes, nativity scenes, baubles, trees, bells, words in a variety of different sizes and colours. My design team project for you this month is an advent calendar which I have decorated with a variety of chipboard pieces.

I have painted most of the pieces with acrylic paint which really helps bring out the details in the chipboard. The background also has golden stars painted on it using a stencil.

Stencil used: ST1006 Stencil Stars.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Scrapmatts Triple Treat Event

Hi & Welcome

Well its been an absolute whirlwind of a day, for Sofia and Andrew its been like that for the past few weeks, with behind the scenes designing and organizing gorgeous new products for all us Scrapmatts fans!!!!   Im sure they will both be ready for a much needed break.

The Triple Treat event organised by Alison Bevis and sponsored by Scrapmatts was such an awesome day of teaching.  I was able to use some of the gorgeous new products and meet so many wonderful like minded people.  

Everyone did such an amazing job on recreating my page and I hope it was enjoyed by all!

Christmas Magic

I loved working with these chipboard, and they come up beautifully
 with a touch of paint, glimmer dust and kindy glitz. 

The little red Christmas baubles worked in perfectly, I love that you don't have to do a thing to them.

I have used both the large and medium size circles, Christmas,
 magic as well as some of the holly.

This star template is possibly my new favourite, I love the meandering stars,
 perfect for adding those extra little touches to you page.

I hope you enjoyed my share, I will place close ups and technique information on my blog.
Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may have time to leave.
This will be my last post for the year so I hope everyone has a safe and happy Christmas.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas!

Hello dear friends of

Well, the festive month is now upon us with lots of organizing to be to be purchased, decorations to put up and yummy food to be made for that all important day!
Today being the 1st of December is usually the day we put up our beloved Christmas tree, but because one of my youngsters in away at a school camp we are waiting until the weekend to do this special event!

Today I would like to share with you a couple of gift tags I have created to give to both of my sons  primary school teachers.

 I have used Kaisercraft papers on the backgrounds of my over-sized homemade tags.

 Our teachers put so much into our children's lives.....a little thank you goes a long way!

 Again I have used Kaisercraft papers and lots of beautiful Christmas Scrapmatts products!

Male gift tag!

Scrapmatts products used: 

I do hope all of our SCRAPMATTS friends have a truly wonderful 
if you are traveling over the festive season please keep safe!

I hope to pop back here on the blog before the man in red appears to show you a couple of projects I've been working on.
here is a little peek....

 Please pop back in a day or two and check out what the other wonderful Scrapmatts Design Team members have been creating......

Until Next Time

Kim Ewins 


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Cards by Elena Smoktunova

Hello dear friends!
Today I want to make a declaration of love once again to a tremendous chipboard by means of whom I have created these two wonderful cards! Look as gormanichno he looks! What design! I adore this chipboard!

I have painted it with Silks paints and have added a few splashes of blue spray.

At once several designs of a chipboard create showiness to a card!
Beautifully, isn't that so?

I used:




Have a nice day!

Monday, November 28, 2016

November inspiration with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Scrapmatts November inspiration.
This month I decided to concentrate in masculine projects and made a masculine layout, masculine card and a Steanpunk pocket letter.
So let's first begin with a layout.
Those  are my oldest son and his son together. The photos are pretty much masculine and I can't even think about embellishments other than Scrapmatts chipboardsand stencils.
The whole page was covered with Diamonds using Scrapmatts stencil and texture paste and then, when dry, I outlined each and every diamond with black pen. It was pretty much hard work, but I love the result.
Then the Diamonds chipboard was painted into black and added on both sides of the layout.
Then I added the # Always word to make it up to date and trendy.
The arrow, black painted again, moves the eye to the words that made my " journalling".
I also added a small sub title on the lower photo and it is about being together.
Small watch was the last embellishment on this page.

Product list  for Scrapmatts:
Diamond mash 03 CB5127
Scrap words 32 CB6113
Men's accessories 01 CB1201
Assorted words 29 CB6116
Arrows 01 CB5107
Diamonds stencil CT

And as more masculine chippies were on the desk I made a pretty masculine card with a lot of Scrapmatts chipboards and actually this card is Scrapmatts.

Product list  for Scrapmatts:
Men's accessories 01 CB1201

My last project for November is a Pocket letter.

Pocket Letters are very trendy. You use this Baseball/Football cards plastic pockets and make 9 cards that are close to ATC size. Usually this is folded after it's done and you can mail it to the friend.
You also can add some small crafty supplies inside, but I didn't do it this time as this is not for shipping.
I used one single paper collection to make those cards and even recycled the cover as the papers there were the right ATC size.
So on the top you can see all 9 cards that all were made with the same stitched rectangle die as the background using one single sheet of dotted cardstock.
Then the top pieces were die cut with the smaller rectangle die and glued over the basic cards.
Each card was embellished with die cuts, chipboards, twine, sequins and yet they all should be flat as
 this " letter"  is going to be folded after all.
I made the central card as the letter title and this is all about a Celebration!
So two cards around are with dancing people die cuts  and they sure celebrate something.
Almost each card has a piece of Scrapmatts something.
Most of them have words that make the sense as this is a kind of a visual letter.
I added chains, gears and triangles to most of the cards and as you can see the words make sense.
Like " Let's celebrate today" is connected to " Celebrate" and "Timeless Moments".

Here we have living memories.

And here we forever cherish our life.

Or even the better way: Memories live forever.

Product list for Scrapmatts:
Chains 01 CB5132
Scrap words 22 CB 1236
Gear frames 02 CB5011
Chains 02 CB1229
Triangles 03 CB5158

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Christmas Creations with Christine

Do you know there's only five Fridays to go before Christmas...eek! This got me busy creating for Christmas and today I get to share a couple of them with you.  First up is a printer's tray.

Scrapmatts Chipboards: Printer's Tray (CB7008), Pine Sprigs (CB1225), Flourishes (CB1003), Twig Frame (CB6086)
Scrapmatts Stencil: Leaf Sprays (ST5004), Stars (ST5039)
Other: Montage Creations Vintage Children at Christmas

I've painted the Scrapmatts Printer's Tray and chipboards with a variety of red and green Tattered Angels paints.

I then applied some glitter and crème pastes with the Stars and Leaf Sprays stencils for some background touches to this Christmas Printer's Tray.

Last but not the least is a Christmas Card.

Scrapmatts Chipboards: Star Strings Circles (CB5138), Buckles & Belts (CB1231), Flourishes (CB1003), Twig Frame (CB6086)
Scrapmatts Stencil: Stars (ST5039)
Other: Montage Creations Vintage Children at Christmas

I've embossed the Star Strings Circles with a gold embossing powder and inked the Belt chipboard gold.  I've painted the Flourishes Chipboard with some Tattered Angels paints and the rest of the chipboards have been painted white.
I love how the Stars Stencil add a fun festive touch to Christmas projects, and the Montage Creations images are just gorgeous and take center stage on the tray and card.
These projects certainly got me into the Christmas spirit.  Thanks so much for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed my Christmas makes.  Trust that the team has been inspiring you to create with beautiful Scrapmatts chipboards and stencils.

To shop Scrapmatts chipboards and stencils, click here.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Triangle madness? With Rikki

Good morning Rikki here today and I am showing you how the simple yet stunning Scrapmatts Triangle chipboard can be used in some masculine layouts. I often love a good quick layout and often that will end up being a mixed media background which are a lot of fun to create but then it leads to what should I add to the layout without covering the background..... 

This is where a couple of key pieces of chipboard helps.

One of the things I like to do is cut up the larger background pieces and add them around the layout, I mean after all why hide it under your photo. This triangle design was a really easy one to do this to without losing all your details.

Just a little ink and you have a really strong embellishment.

This is a  very similar idea with cutting up your larger chipboard, this design has plenty of detail so its a great idea to plan ahead and think how many cluster you want throughout your layout so you can cut your chipboard down.

The white misted finish on this is a great contrast to the black and there is no prep needed at all, whats better than that?

Till next time, have a creative day.