Friday, January 19, 2018

Summer Vibes - with Rikki Graziani

Good morning how are you all? Rikki here.....ahhh holdiays are flying by and that its making me a little sad especially when I am over due for some beach photos.... and the weather hasnt been playing too nice over here in the West.

So while I dream and plot my next photos..... I thought it was time to go into my stash and scrap the ones in the stock pile, and what is better than working it with some Ocean inspired chipboard by Scrapmatts.

CB6061 Shells 01

CB1221 Nautical Designs 04

And for my second layout inspiration......

CB1226 Marine Life 01

So till next time have a Creative Day

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cherish Memories

 Cherish Memories

DT Layout Cherish Memories

Happy New Year Everyone

I hope you have found time to be creative.
Today I would like to share with you my DT Layout. 
I have used the new range called Open Road from Kaisercraft.
These papers are perfect for all those road trips taken around our beautiful country.

 When I seen this range of papers I knew exactly which Scrapmatts Chipboard I would use.

They have the perfect set of Gum Leaves - CB5147

I have added them in with the collectables and inked them with Kaisercraft Bark Ink.

These are the Assorted Words 02

To colour them I have used the Bark Ink.

 The title of my page has been created with the 

I have slightly inked these for some colour with the bark ink.

All of these wonderful products can be found and ordered from Scrapmatts.

Thanks for looking and I look forward to reading your comments.

Until next time

Saturday, January 13, 2018

2 Design Team Layouts

Hi everyone Lisette here.

Wow it's hard to believe that we are almost 1/2 way through the first month of 2018.

I am lucky enough to be on 3 design teams in 2018.  Today I am showing you my January layouts for Show us your Stuff, and Scrapbooking Top 50.  Being on these teams gives me the opportunity to showcase the fabulous Scrapmatts Stencils and Chipboard.  The challenges for January are nice and simple and lots of fun - just what we all need at this time of year!

My first layout is for Show us your Stuff.  My daughter graduated for the University of Tasmania in December and as soon as I saw this challenged I knew I wanted to use a photo of her.


Products used:-

Stencil 9029 Damask - A5

CB6113 ScrapWords 32

CB 4066 Ornate Frames 23

My second layout is for Scrapbook Top 50 January Challenge.  On our trip to Hobart last Christmas we visited MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art on a very wet and cold day.  I used lots of colours and mixed media for this one.  I have tried to include elements of the photos in my background.  The Scrapmatts stencil and chipboard were perfect.

Stencil 9003 Circles A4

CB5153 Sticks 02

 CB1229 Chains 02

CB1151 Leaves 03

Hope you have found some inspiration in my layouts and are finding some time to create before life gets back into full swing.

See you in February


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

LOVE ALWAYS Layout and a Card..

Hello there! Here we are getting into the New Year so quickly...  can the days slow down already!!! I trust things are going well at your place.. 

I have a layout and a card that I made with the papers I used for the layout.. Sometimes it is a good way to use leftover paper bits from a layout by making a card..  but first.... the layout..

My daughter got a kitten for her birthday and it was love at first sight for her.. So I created a layout using photos of them together!!

Some closer views first..

I have embossed the pretty Floral Frame with blue and added a little white around the petals, and a little pop of bling in the centre.

I love the filmstrips and just a little secret way of making them go further, cut them into sections so none is hidden under your photo..

More of that pretty Floral Frame, and I also cut this in half to suit my page so none of it was hidden under my photo.. Can you see a hint of stencilling using the bling stencil??

 I embossed the word "always" in gold and it looks so good!!

and my page..

Love Always..

And here is a list of SCRAPMATTS PRODUCTS I have used on my layout..

ST1037 Stencil Bling 


CB6012 Floral Frame 01 


CB2002 Large Filmstrips 01 


CB6116 Assorted Words 29 

CB1070 Hearts 03 


And I had a little piece of Scrapmatts Triangle chipboard leftover and I used that as a foundation for a card using some leftover papers from the layout..

I embossed this in the same blue embossing powder I used for the chipboard in my layout and placed this on the card and built up the layers on it using flowers and die cut leaves until I was happy..

I also used some words to make the sentiment..  I never throw out the little bits of chipboard as they can be used for cards or just popped on a page for some extra embellishment.

These are the Scrapmatts I used on my card.

CB5159 Triangles 04 


CB6102 Assorted Words 21 

Thanks for popping by today and I hope you have a wonderful day..  Check back to see what else is happening on the Scrapmatts blog and to keep up with the  Shows Scrapmatts attends keep popping into the ONLINE STORE for all the details and your online shopping too!!

Happy Scrapmatting!!

Monday, January 1, 2018

*HappY NeW YeaR* to all..... from the Scrapmatts Team!

Happy New Year, dearest friends of 
A big warm welcome to 2018

It's going to be another fabulous year of inspiration here on the Scrapmatts Blog!
The Design Team will surely get you thinking about how to use all the amazing products available in the 
(make sure you pop on over and have a look!)

Today I am sharing two layouts.
The first is of my beautiful daughter Samantha & her, soon to be (November this year), husband

Teaming the stencils with the chipboard pieces always works a treat!
I wanted to have a natural feel about this page, keeping the colours soft and pretty.

 I have used Prima flowers on this project.

 Scrapmatts Products Used:
Next up is a layout of two very cute little boys, who both have stolen my heart. My two gorgeous grandsons, Flynn and Angus.

I just love how Flynn is comforting Angus (aka Bubba Gus)

 Again using a combo of stencil work and chipboard.

Scrapmatts Products Used:

I do hope you have enjoyed looking at my two layouts and I hope you find the time
to be a little creative over the New Year.

Keep safe my crafting friends and please make sure you pop back here to the Scrapmatts blog, regularly to see what the other Design Team members have been creating! 

Wishing you all an amazing, happy and safe 2018

Kim Ewins