Sunday, January 22, 2017

Traditional and Mixed Media Layouts with Christine

Hi everyone! Can you believe that it's nearly February in just over a week? Where did the time go?
Today I'm sharing a couple of layouts with you, one traditional and the other mixed media.  Let's start off with the traditional.

Scrapmatts Chipboards: Ornate Frames (CB4069), Flowers (CB1025)
Scrapmatts Stencil: Honeycomb (ST9002-A6)
I've inked the gorgeous Ornate Frames chipboard white and layered it around the photo of my eldest daughter, which added a detailed layer on the layout.  I love how this Ornate Frame chipboard frames and enhances the photo.  This would have to be one of my favourite Scrapmatts chipboard at the moment (among the new chipboard designs...tee hee).
I've also inked the adorable Flowers chipboard to match the motif of the papers.  I've added some subtle stenciling with the new Honeycomb stencil.  The edges of this awesome stencil has honeycomb etchings on them so you can stencil borders on your projects with ease.  How clever is that?
Here's a closer look of the Honeycomb stencil on the corners of the layout:
Next up is a mixed media layout.  Are you ready to step on the dark side?
Scrapmatts Chipboards: Nested Stars (CB5021), Assorted Words (CB6116), Butterflies (CB1045), Scrap Words (CB1237)
Scrapmatts Stencils: Leaf Spray (ST5004), Strings (ST1021)
I painted the Assorted Chipboard white for my title which gave it a nice contrast against the black background.  I like how the Scrap Words chipboard come in different cut shapes, like the cloud on the celebrate word.
I embossed the Nested Stars chipboards with some glittery black embossing powder and then layered these under my youngest daughter's photos...because she's a superstar just like her sister :).  
I applied a couple of black mediums to the Strings and Leaf Spray stencils for extra texture.  I lightly inked the Butterfly chipboard for a subtle color and glimmer.
Thanks for popping in and I hope you enjoyed my post this month.  Which one do you prefer, clean and traditional, or a little mess with mixed media? Let me know your thoughts.
For more Scrapmatts chipboards and stencils, click here.  You'll love the new designs!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Lets get organised - 2017

Welcome Back!

For those that have been popping in out over the Holiday I hope you have been expired by the beautiful design teams work, I know I certainly have.

This year I thought I would get a jump start on some ready made gifts to use through out the year. First up I have a mini photo book which I've tried to make gender neutral.  

I have used Scrapmatts Scrap Words 17.  Although Christmas themed,  it just shows how if you think outside the box, they can be more versatile than what you probably intended them for.

I have also brushed these wee word tags lightly with some Duke Colour Shimmer.

My 2nd project I've created a gift tag,
 another lovely little handmade item that will jazz up your gift!

I've used the word Wish and coated it with some lovely 
Duke Shimmer Dust along with Kindy Glitz.

These are the Scrapmatts products used:

CB6116 - Assorted Words 29
CB1215 Scrap Words 17

All of these can be purchased over here :

Thanks for stopping by and hope you've enjoyed my share for this month.

Bye for now!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Happy New Year

Hello and welcome to my first post for 2017.
I hope you all had a great New Year and that you have found time to be creative.

Today I would like to share with you my latest DT project for Scrapmatts.

"Look At Me Now"

This page has been designed with Authentique "Felicity" papers, 45 and Market flowers and fabulous chipboard from Scrapmatts.

I really love these papers and the CB4007 Frame was a perfect fit for my photo. 
I coloured all the chipboard with Gold Ink. 
I then embellished with flowers and used collectables from my stash to match the papers.
I added the title from CB6116 Words. These were great as they came pre-coloured in black.

Look @ me now words from CB6116 Words 29

Always Smiling Word is from CB1241 Scrap Words

For the second page I wanted to frame my photo's, so I found the CB4017 Picket Fence was just the right fit. 

The photo's were taken last year in Bali on our Scrapbook Retreat on the rooftop of our hotel which had a garden. So I wanted my layout to have that summer garden feel. So picket fences, flowers and butterflies seemed appropriate.
I also felt great as by the time these photo's were taken, I had lost 38kgs. So I was feeling fabulous.

Picket fence is from CB4017

This scroll is from CB4063 Leaf Spray
The butterflies are from the CB4007 Frames

Here is a list of the products used.

You can find all these wonderful products right here
To find more inspiration and ways to use your Scrapmatts chipboard from our very creative design team, 
you can visit us here on the blog or you can find us here;

To see more of my projects you can head to

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that your year is filled with lots of creativity.

Til next month, stay safe and I look forward to connecting with you all.


Happy 2017!

Wow it is so hard to believe that we are 1/2 way through January.  Almost forgot about this blog post. We have 2 and a bit weeks in lovely Tasmania over Christmas and New Year and then I have had to work full time for a couple of weeks. I feel like my feet haven't hit the ground yet for 2017.

Here are a couple of layouts that I did during last year, both using lots of Scrapmatts products.

The first is a family photo.  Hubby's Aunt and Uncle visited from England in April.  We had a family lunch.  It has been ages since we had all been together. 

For the background I used  ST1028 Stencil Flowers with Gold texture paste

CB6106 Assorted  Words 24
CB6095 Assorted Words 18
CB1146 Leaf Spray 01
CB1707 Hearts 04 - Separated
I painted all the chipboard to fit with the yellow, white & black layout

This layout is a less structured.

Again I have used stencils on my backtground.
ST5020 Stencil Retro Squares
ST1032 Stencil Plus Signs
CB1707 Hearts 04 - together this time
CB5124 - Hexagon Mesh 03
CB6103 - Scrap Words 21

I hope you have found some inspiration with my layouts.

Hopefully things will settle down for me the next couple of weeks and I can get some
scrapping done.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017


Happy New Year! Welcome to a new year of creating with the wonderful products from SCRAPMATTS !

I have two things to share with you today.

The first is a card I have created using several SCRAPMATTS products!

I love the Ornate Frames which you can use for a layout or card with the Assorted Words for the sentiment. I have embossed these in white. I have also used the Butterflies and Flowers from the Picket Fence pack which I have painted white and added some glitter. ( Don't forget to use those little chipboard pieces in the packs!!)

Here is a list of what I have used with a link for you to the online store..

CB1220 Ornate Frames 22

CB4017 Picket Fences 04

CB6102 Assorted Words 21

The second creation I would like to share with you is a layout I created of my daughters at the beach. I love the beach and I love taking beachy photos, and SCRAPMATTS have a wonderful selection of beach themed chipboard to use!

Some closer views showing the fabulous SCRAPMATTS I have used!

I just love the Triangle chipboard which I have layered with some fabulous grass..  And check out that shell which I have pushed the middle out to add dimension with a touch of sparkle from glitter glue!

I have used the Layered Designs under my photo and my title is from the pack of Scrap Words.

I have added some texture using modeling paste and the Triangle Stencil and I love the ships wheel from the Nautical Designs pack.

and my layout..


Here is a list and link of the fabulous SCRAPMATTS PRODUCTS I have used in creating this layout..

ST5032 Stencil Triangles

CB5159 Triangles 04

CB5100 Grass 02

CB6045 Layered Design 02

CB6064 Nautical Designs 01

CB6065 Nautical Designs 02

CB6113 Scrap Words 32

CB1238 Scrap Words 24

I hope your year is off to a great start! Thanks for checking out my blog post today, I hope you found some inspiration for your next project using some lovely SCRAPMATTS products. Until next time, take care and happy creating!!!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Picture Perfect and a Card

Helen with you today.  Welcome to the New Year.   
I hope your festive season has been filled with Joy and Peace.
Well we are off and running with another year of creating 
and today I’m sharing two projects for the Scrapmatts DT.
to check out all the wonderful products in the store
I’ve used 49 and Market paper for the background, the Vintage Artistry collection, "Botanical Press".  The paper is sturdy enough to take lots of mixed media.
I used all sorts of left over bits and pieces of papers to form the mats.
I love this stencil which I used with texture paste and LSG spray
The Honeycomb chipboard was treated with Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Moon Shadow” mist
The Leather look Chipboard words matched the papers well without any treatment.

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

This is one of my favourite "little bubba" photos of you Oliver.  It shows your happy nature and your twinkling eyes.  It also shows that you still have your front teeth, so it was taken before they got knocked out.   Not long after this, you had a bit of a fall when Mummy took you to the play ground and you knocked your teeth right up into your gums.  The dentist said they might me OK and they did gradually come down again.  But one day when we were looking after you, you tripped and knocked them right out!!!  Oh no!  I was mortified that it happened on my watch. It was late in the day, we couldn't phone a dentist or get hold of your parents, who were on their way to pick you up.  The perils of Baby sitting.   Now at almost six, you still have a big gap in the front. 
The perils of Baby sitting!  Photo taken 5th March 2013

The card was created on water colour paper.
The diamonds on the background were created by using crackle paste through
then rubbing distress ink into the cracks.
I used alcohol inks on acetate to create the butterfly. 
      CB1243 Scrap Words 29 
add the finishing touch to an all occasion card.

Thanks for calling in and for any comments you care to leave,  I love reading them.
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