Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Welcome, I'm a little behind the eight ball this week with time management 
so I'm a wee bit late with today's post.   I recently went to Melbourne with hubby,
 a Christmas gift from him,  and weve only just had time to take it.  

Loved, Loved, Loved Melbourne..... so many things to do and 
4 days was definitely not enough.  Like everything, all good things must come to an end, and of course when you get home you spend the next week or so playing catch up.  Anyway moving on, here are two projects I have created.  One was for a friend's husbands 80th Birthday, what a awesome milestone, along with a decorative envelope. 

Up first is the Card, this was a fairly good size card so I was able to do some lovely layering along with embossing powders and all these fun gears.

Chipboard used on my project, all of these are linked for easy purchasing.

 I created the envelope using, I didn't realise at the time, a older Scrapmats Template ST4004...super cute and easy to use.  I'm going to have so much fun using this template.  

CB1242 Scrap Words

Well lovely crafters, thank you for dropping by, I will have full more details on my projects later in the week.  

Happy Scrapping!!!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Beyond the Page with Rikki Graziani

Good morning how are you? Rikki here today with a few different things for me to share with you... Have been suffering a lack of mojo here lately so I thought I would change it up a little and for my first project go Beyond the Page.

CB1234 Flowers 12

CB4066 Ornate Frames 23

For my second project this month a layered card.....

CB6090 Ornate Frames 18

Till next time have a  creative day xxxx

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Live Love Laugh - Journal Art Scrapmatts

Live Laugh Love

Hello All
Welcome to March 

I am sharing with you today an art journal page that I created using Scrapmatts stencils and chipboard.

As I have been looking after my mother in law (dementia) the last month, as my father in law has had a stroke and is still recovering in hospital, I have been very time poor.

So while I have been staying at Mum's house, I wanted to keep being creative. This is where I find that having my art journal allows me to do this. Keeps those creative juices flowing. 
Scrapmatts products make it even easier to create as they have so many stencils available.

Here is my finished page. 

To create the base I used Distress Oxides and water to create a watercolour effect.
Then I used the ST5046 Lattice stencil,and ST9012 Patterns stencil with embossing paste to create texture. 



 I inked through the ST9027 Damask stencil with Wilted Violet Distress Ink to create the damask shape.

I have used the CB4050 Assorted Words for the quote. 

 I have left them raw and just added a black line with my fine liner pen around the outside of the letters and the page.


To finish off the page I have splattered some ink using Kaisercraft Mists.

Thanks for stopping by.

Til next time


Tuesday, March 13, 2018

March Layouts

Hi everyone

Just made this post in time - gee I have had a busy few weeks!

I have two layouts for you today.  Both of them start off with my signature stencil work and then finished off with some fabulous Scrapmatts Chipboard inked and embossed. I created both these layouts for Colour Blast monthly challenges.  Love the combination of Scrapmatts Stencil and Chipboard together with Colour Blast pastes, embossing powerders and shimmer pots.

 Stencil 9029 Damask

CB4069 Ornate Frames 26

CB1071 Hearts 04

CB6103 Scrap Words 21

 Stencil 9023 Bricks

ST1032 Stencil Plus Signs

CB6117 Assorted Words 30

CB1241 Scrap Words 27

CB6095 Assorted Words 18

CB5137 Ornate Toppers 01

 Hope these layouts have inspired you to do some creating.
Can't wait till the Easter Weekend in a few weeks to have some
extra me time playing with all these wonderful goodies.

Until April


Friday, March 9, 2018

Using SCRAPMATTS for Challenge layouts.

Hello there,
How is your March going? Personally I wish the days would slow down a bit, the year is going way too fast!!

If you know me, you would know that I like online Scrapbooking challenges. They get you to create in ways you may not usually create.  A couple of months ago I joined in with a Challenge called White with One and as the name suggests you have to use the color white with one other color.. and for this month it was red..  So I got out some  Scrapmatts to use on my layout..
I had a photo I took of my Daughter and a horse that was staying in our paddock and began with that..
The first thing I did was some stencilling and as this had a Christmas theme, I used the star stencil from Scrapmatts.  Then it was a matter of pretty much slopping on color using water color paints..
I got out the Scrapmatts Chipboard I wanted to use and simply used white gesso and the water color paint on the chipboard pieces.
Then I layered up my embellishments around my photo and added some bling for some sparkle!!

some closer views..
I love these pretty stars and I cut up my chipboard to suit how I wanted to use it..

How simple yet how effective to place a little gem on the chipboard to really make some pop!

and my layout..

Enjoy everyday moments..

and here is a list of the Scrapmatts products I have used.

ST5002 Stencil Stars 


CB6086 Twig Frame 01 


CB1067 Flourishes 10 


CB2001 Page Borders 01 

The second layout I would like to share with you is a layout I created for a different challenge, and this challenge asked that we use the word "Forever" and hearts on our page. I thought of my Parents who have been married for 63 years and I used a photo of them on their Wedding day all those years ago..

Some closer views of my layout.

I stencilled some pretty hearts from a stencil onto the back ground...

I love this Heart Frame which I embossed in white and placed on the photo to frame my parents in love...

I also love the  words which are perfect for adding some sentiment..


and here is a list of the Scrapmatts products I have used on my page..

ST9051 Stencil Hearts A6 


CB5030 Heart Frame 03 


CB1070 Hearts 03 

CB1191 Scrap Words 03 

Thanks so much for coming by and checking out what I have been up using some of my favourite Scrapmatts products which you can check out AT THE ONLINE STORE HERE!!!

Until next time..
Happy Scrapmatting!!