Saturday, April 21, 2018

Gift Set

Hello Crafty Friends

Well as usual the months are just flying by, its hard to believe we are already half way through April.  Personally I'm looking forward to some cooler weather, not something we see a lot of in Queensland....we are all about the humidity :).

Today I share with you a gift set I have created.  The little gift bag will house not only a small gift but it will also double up as my envelope.  

For the gift bag I have just used a paper lunch bag and inserted some cardstock to give the bottom strength.  I layered the background with scraps of paper from the card as well as some stamping and glass bead gel
Rather than use a pre-printed quote I have gone with some Scrapmatts words and one of the smaller frames to frame it all.

The card has a lot more layering,  I started with some cardstock followed with a timber look printed paper.  
The timber paper was cut, distressed and inked.   I have also used Stamperia's crackle paste with a Scrapmatts template, followed by some of the Scrapmats, String of Roses chipboard.

Scrapmatts Products used:

String of Roses

That is all from me this month and I hope it has inspired you to get crafting.

Bye for now!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

xoxo - Layouts By Rikki Graziani

Good Morning how are you all? Rikki here today with this months creations... 

This month I was a little inspired to play with some mixed media goodness , also a traditional layout using some key Scrapmatts pieces....

CB6074 Benches 02

CB5170 Net 03

CB5131 Bubbles 01

Hope this has inspired you till next time have a creative day.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Two layouts for April

Hi everyone and welcome to my April post.

This month I set the challenge over at Show Us Your Stuff challenge blog and the beautiful Sofie and Andrew here at Scrapmatts are sponsoring it.

I chose the theme to be  "Its all about me".  As scrapbookers we don't usually feature ourselves, this is the time to do so.  Pop on over and have a look at the Design Team's layouts and you can see how varied they are.

I have used lots of my favourite embellishment on this layouts and they are all from local Australian companies and handmade businesses.

 As usual I started with a stencil or two and used Colour Blast Paste and shimmer pots to create my background.  I matted my photo with Red cardstock and then used Coco Vanilla papers, stickers and words.  I added a heart, a flair and flowers.

That is not all I used!  There are quite a few Scrapmatts Chipboard pieces.  The swirl, tag, frame and word pieces have all be altered with Colour Blast Shimmer colour and embossing powders.

Products used:-

Stencil 9002 Hexagons

Stencil 9005 Cracks

CB6113 Scrap Words 32

CB1209 Scrap Words 12

CB6116 Assorted Words 29

CB4069 Ornate Frames 26

CB6110 Ornate Frames 25

I am also on the Design team at Scrapbook Top 50.  Here is my layout for this months challenge.

Again I started with Stencils for my background, matted and layered some pattern papers behind my photo and embellished.

Products used:-

Stencil 9002 Hexagons (in A4)

CB6106 Assorted Words 24

CB1236 Scrap Words 22

CB1038 Dragonflies 06

Hope these layouts have inspired you to create this weekend.
Why not pop over to Show Us Your Stuff and Scrapbook Top 50 Challenges and she what you can create.  You can find both of these on Facebook.  Don't forget to use the fabulous Scrapmatts products.

Until May, Happy Creating


Monday, April 9, 2018


Hello there,
Here we are into April already..  I hope you had a lovely Easter break, catching up with family or things around the home or whatever fills your day!

I have a couple of cards and a layout of a very special little person in my life to share with you today..  So which should I share first??? humm....  Oh I think the layout!! In February, I became a Grandma, so I have lots of special photos to scrap of my darling little Grand daughter.. So I thought I would use some baby themed  SCRAPMATTS  Chipboard on my page..  You can check out the BABY AND CHILDREN section at the ONLINE SHOP HERE!!!!

So just sharing some closer views.
I just had to use this gorgeous Baby Pram which I have firstly gessoed, then painted with a soft peachy color water color paint, and added some beaded trim and a touch of lace. I have also lightly stenciled some hearts on the back ground with a dauber and pink stamping ink..

I have colored the "Hello" word the same as the Pram.. and can you see the cute little ladybird pin? such a sweet little chipboard embellishment!!

And I have placed my adorable photo inside this lovely swirl frame and ran a string of Kaisercraft Rhinestones around the centre for some sparkle.. and there is another little butterfly pin chipboard!!

and my layout..

This photo was taken when my Grand Daughter was only a few hours old... I think she is oh so beautiful!!

Here is a list of the SCRAPMATTS PRODUCTS  I have used for my layout...

CB6010 Ornate Frame 08 

CB6055 Prams 01  

CB5136 Baby Girl 02 

CB6117 Assorted Words 30 

ST9051 A6 Hearts 


And I have a couple of cards I have made using some SCRAPMATTS on them....  now look away if you are not wanting to even think about Christmas yet, as I have made two cards for this occasion which just seems to come around wayyyy too quickly each year...  so I am just trying to get myself organized.. (cough cough)!!
I like simple when it comes to cards so these can be whipped up in a few minutes!!

The first one I have had a play with the MERRY CHRISTMAS STENCIL on some white cardstock covered with green paint and I cut out a piece for the front of my card..Used some dies and popped on some chipboard for the sentiment and it was done!!

The Scrapmatts I have used for this card...

ST9060 A6 Merry Christmas 


CB5175 Christmas Shapes Red 04 

And the second card is just as simple using a Christmas tree chipboard coated in a glitter paint and decorated with sequins, some hand made flowers and leaves using dies, and a Scrapmatts sentiment!!

CB5175 Christmas Shapes 04 Red 


CB5143 Christmas Trees 06 


Well I hope I have inspired you today to pop some Scrapmatts on your creations! There is sure to be something for you at the SCRAPMATTS STORE!!

Until next time,
Happy Scrapmatting!!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

April Creations with Tania.......

Hi there! 

Tania joining you today to share a couple of layouts I created for this month!!  

For my first page I have used the new Wildflowers Collection.  Absolutely love this range and will definitely be adding more to my stash!!  I have altered the chipboard pieces by using Viva Inka-Gold Silver and Gold paint on them.  I also used a stencil on my background page and added some sprays to parts of the stencil to highlight the brick pattern.

"Shine Bright"

Here's some close ups of the chippies and stencil........

ST9023 Stencil Bricks (A5)

On my second layout I used the gorgeous damask stencil on the background page.   Added a couple of page borders painted with Gesso and used some of the white finish Chains and a Title.


A few close ups......

Well that's all from me today,  I do hope I have inspired you all a little.  Be sure to check out the store here for all your gorgeous Scrapmatts goodies........

 Until next time, happy crafting Tania xx