Sunday, June 26, 2022

A little bit Sassy

Good morning This month I had fun creating this slightly darker than usual layout for you. I've used a Bee Arty range called Castle Dark. I'm trying to use some of the products that are in my crafty stash. Not sure when I got this range, it's not something I would normally pick, but I love the way it has turned out with my Scrapmatts chipboard.
I knew that I wanted to use CB4028 Lamp Posts 07, so I created my page around these
I simply used a black marker to colour in the lamp posts, then used some gold Stamperia powder which I just gently rubbed over the top.
The title I have used a couple of different shade of reds in my copic markers to colour it in, then have used a gold gel pen to add highlights.
I have used a few of the flourishes from CB4066 Ornate Frames 23 on the side, and have simply used a gold gel pen to colour them in.
I hope that I might have inspired you to find some papers that you wouldn't usually play with, and have a go. Heather

Thursday, June 23, 2022


Hi everyone

Welcome to my June Blog Post.

I have another two layouts from our trip to Ularu last year.

My first layout is from the Sounds of Silence dinner.  A fabulous experience. 

ST9004 Pattern

CB6118 Boho 01

CB1249 Stars 04

CB1236 Scrap Words 22

My second layout is another Sunrise.

ST9003 Circles

CB6105 Assorted Words 23

CB5189 Flourish & Leaves 01

CB1200 Scrap Words 08

Once again thank you for taking to time to look at my creations.  Hopefully they have inspired you to have a play with the fabulous Scrapmatts products.

Until next time

Happy Scrapping

Lisette  💚💛💜

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Mother and daughter

 Hello again all my lovelies, I hope that you are well, safe and healthy.

I would like to share a couple of pages that I have done of my gorgeous neighbour Taylor and her beautiful little daughter Alaina. I am lucky that I have a great relationship with my neighbours and have seen Taylor grow through her pregnancy and then the pleasure of meeting her beautiful little girl, who has the most darling little smile.

I completed these pages at the Neville Scrapbook retreat which I attended with the very talented Kim Ewins. It was fantastic to be able to teach a little class with this first page the finished product.

I used a stencil with some gold ink to add some detail to the background page, and after inking the chipboard leaf flourish I added some highlights of gold with the same ink. White ink was used on the title and the little birds, a small piece of lace under the picture just added that finishing touch.


CB2022 Leaf Spray 12

CB1087 Birds 02

ST9086 Bling Stencil

CT082 Welcome Little One

Next page is of Mother and Daughter, one of my fav pics of them.
For this one I left all the chipboard (white mist) raw as it really suited the picture and the paper.
I decided to cut the door way in half so that it would frame the pics and thanks to Kim for her advice to use the wild flower pieces to top the doorway, I think it looks pretty good.


CB5118 Doorway 01

Well that is all for me for this month.
Looking forward to sharing with all next time.
Hugs and love till then.

Monday, May 30, 2022

May Scrapping

 Hi everyone

Lisette here with a couple of layouts. 

Life has been quite hectic her over the last few weeks, hence I forgot to post for my scheduled day.   Luckily when I was at a scrapbook retreat a few months ago I created quite a few layouts - so I have some up my sleeve!

My two layouts are from our trip to Ularu in May 2021.

The sunrises are so spectacular in the desert, this one was no exception.  This is quite a simple layout where the photo speaks for itself.  The addition of some Scrapmatts products enhances the layout without taking away from the star of the show!

ST5049 Lattice

CB5125 Diamond Mesh 01

CT120 Moments like These

My second layout is from our walk through Kings Canyon. The Garden of Eden is a waterhole in the Canyon.  Such a beautiful and peaceful spot of respite from the harsh rocks.  The water is so still allowing fantastic reflections.  Love it when the stencil matches your paper!!

ST9096 Pattern Stencil

CB5082 Leaf Spray 02

CB5100 Grass 02

CB1268 Floral Spray 16

CB5166 Leaf Spray 15

CB1209 Scrap Words 12

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my layouts. Photos of beautiful places make it so easy. Add in some Scrapmatts stencils and chipboard and your layout is done.

I may have some more layouts from this fabulous place in Australia ready for next month!!

Until then,

Happy Scrapping

Lisette 😊

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Lockdown Fun

Good morning This month I have a scrapped a fun photo from a fun partial lockdown day at work. Our residents have missed out on so much during covid, so my work mate and I decided to set up the activity room like an old fashioned ice cream palor and we served old fashioned ice-cream cones. We had printed menus, we escorted them to table seating, we took their orders and then delivered their ice-creams to them. We had music playing, flowers on tables, and I even found some cute aprons for Wendy and I to wear. It is a Happy Memory.
To start the layout I have used stencil ST9039-A4 in the top right corner and the bottom left corner. I first used white gesso as a soft layer. Then I used a shimmer paste to add some dimension
For the chipboard, I have used a white chalk pen to paint the flourish. A white gel pen to do the centre of all of the flowers. The larger flowers I kept the petals raw, and the smaller flowers and the title I just very simply used a metallic texta to colour.
I also found in my Scrapmatts box the remaining frame from some chipboard that I have used previously, so I just inked it white and used it to frame my photo.
Thank you for spending time with me again this month Heather

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Scrapmatts - Always Beautiful


Hello... hello!!!

Kim here with you to share a few creations.

Today I am sharing a layout and a set of tags.

I was lucky over the weekend to attend the Scrapmatts Neville Retreat and spend some time with a group of amazing crafty ladies. During the weekend I created the layout I am about to share. I shared with the group how to put foil through stencils and use more than one stencil on a page, how you can have gears on a feminine layout and how to add texture & height to chipboard.

[Always Beautiful]

Scrapmatts products used
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I also created this set of gift tags, created using Scrapmatts tag bases.

If you are interested in the tag bases contact the team at Scrapmatts
Andrew and Sofie do a range of different sizes.

I do hope you have enjoyed looking over my creations, as much as I enjoyed creating them?
I would just like to thank the ladies who attended the Neville Retreat it was an absolutely wonderful weekend and also to our wonderful hosts Sofie & Andrew.

So until next time
Happy Crafting