Friday, December 9, 2016

Hello from Helen at Scrapmatts

Welcome back , it's lovely to have you come and visit as I showcase the versatile  Scrapmatts products, which add wonderful texture and embellishment to any project.
I chose the chipboard  Triangles to complement the triangle paper.
I coloured them with Heidi Swapp Color Shine, "Coral" and some Ranger UTEE, "Gold"
I scattered some other words around - CB 1189 Scrap Words 01
In keeping with the triangle theme I used Alphabet flags as the title.
A bit about the papers I've used.
The denim border is an oldie from Simple Stories.
The turquoise background is from Crate Paper.
The triangles paper is a new release from Cocoa Vanilla, "Endless Summer"
I like the way they all played nicely together, and highlight the chipboard triangles.

The layout was inspired by a sketch from

I have some journalling on the back of the page.  It reads:-
You two little scamps came with your big brother for a sleep over in the school holidays.
It's about the only time I can nab you together and get a couple of photos.
Out of the dozens I took there was not one with both of you looking good.
You love to joke around, flick your hands in the air, wrestle each other to the ground, 
poke your tongues out, close your eyes, screw your noses up
 and make and all sorts of crazy faces.
  So this photo is a composite of two images - the best of a terribly bad lot!
Love Granny 

Because we are in the count down to Christmas I created a gift box 
with a mixture of papers and of course lots of Scrapmatts yummies.
Why I chose the busiest time of the year to experiment with making a video
 is utterly beyond my comprehension. 
But I wanted to show you the mechanism of the box.   Bad idea!   
It's taken me days and I'm not sure it's something I would care to do again, 
but here it is, with my long suffering husband's help. Ta Dah!!!

It has lots of flaws, but in the spirit of Christmas, 
I know you will be tolerant of my first effort.

Do you use Scrapmatts products?
Why not upload your projects on to the Gallery so we can leave you some love.
Thanks for calling in and for any comments you care to leave,  I love reading them.
Wishing you a safe and Happy Christmas 
and I look forward to seeing you again in January.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Christmas Ornaments By Rhonda

Christmas is fast approaching so what better to be doing
than a few little keepsake ornaments for the tree.
The lovely and ever dynamic duo of Andrew & Sofie that
are Scrapmatts make life easy when it comes to
Xmas with their wide selection of chippies.

The first I did this month was this lovely CB5119 Hanging Star 02
on to which I added CB5079 3D Ornaments 05 to enhance the hanging effect.

Silent Night - Joy & Peace

I decorated it on both sides in differing styles but connected a
swivel in a couple of places to allow the pieces
to turn without tangling.

Although both sides of the smaller central star are gold
I continued with the theme of differing styles
to compliment each side.

This picture gives a look at the completed view.

CB5119 Hanging Star 02
CB5079 3D Ornaments 05
Dew Drop Brilliance - Galaxy Gold - Rocket Red
Starlite Silver - Pearlescent Lime - Pearlescent Crimson

Sticking Powder
Diamond Dust


A Very Merry Christmas

The square printer tray was sent by Sofie as a challenge
and I instantly saw yet another opportunity to adorn it with
Xmas pictures of my little lovelies.

The Very Merry Christmas bauble of CB1228 Christmas
Ornaments 14 just fell into place at the
junction of the frame borders.
Although I filled most of the squares with pics of my children
I just had to showcase the all NEW CB5164 Holly 05

CB5162 Printer Tray 07
CB1223 Stars 03
CB1224 Holly 03
CB5164 Holly 05
CB1228 Christmas Ornaments 14
SB1105 Santa With Reindeers 01
Dew Drop Brilliance – Red Rocket
Pearlescent Lime, Pearlescent Thyme

Left over Christmas patterned paper
Heat & Stick Powder, Tartan Ribbon
Dazzling Diamonds (Cord)


The final one was just a real quickie because I had
some wee little photos of my loved one's sitting on the
craft table jumping out at me to do something with them.
Again, all the little bits and bobs from Scrapmatts
made this fun and I will enjoy watching them
dangle from the tree over the festive season.

CB7005 Printer Tray 01
(Bells & Christmas Tree) Assorted Charms 07
CB1184 Assorted Words 12
CB1228 Christmas Ornaments 14

Seam Binding (Coloured Red)
Thick Bakers Twine

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Make sure you pop back in a day or two or head over to the 
 to check out the Design Teams amazing creations!
If you have creations using Scrapmatts products why not upload
them into the gallery?!
(We would love to see them!!) 

Until next time
Happy Crafting

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