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


Saturday, May 7, 2022


 Hello again all my lovelies.

Well here we are with another month gone and Autumn well and truly here.

So if you have been yearning for the warner weather I have a couple of beachy pages to give you something to remember about Summer.

First up is a friends cute little boy who was totally fascinated with this tiny little crab he found at the beach.

For this page I used two different stencils, a variety of beach themed chipboard, to add interest I added real sand to the page, under the boat and on some of the shell chippies. The use of dimensional magic on the anchors, dolphin and random shells helps to make them stand out.








Next is a page of myself with my two besties Kim Ewins and Rachael Funnel at Kiama. We were lucky enough to be able to spend five days there with incredible weather and amazing views. I wanted to show with this pic (you can just see the ocean behind us) that you don't have to always use all beachy themed chippies on your page. I added some gorgeous flourishes plus some sweet little leaf sprays and butterflies. Through the stencil I used crackle paste giving it a really weathered look.




CB6062 SHELLS 02

CB6127 SHELLS 03

Well that is all for me for this month.

I hope that you all enjoy looking at these pages and are somewhat inspired.

Until next time

Hugs and love

Annette xx

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Something For Everyone

Hello creative people!

This month I'm sharing a set of step cards full of flowers, enhanced by the simple application of Scrapmatts words and embellishments 💕

While I have focused on creating 3 different cards for different occasions I will confess I used the same sheet of paper for the background of all 3 - this kind of efficiency cant be beat! lol

I also used the Scrapmatts Step Card template to keep things simple for myself.

This first card is for Mother's Day - which is just around the corner now...

I teamed up the classic chippy title with some lovely simple leaves to 
give a bright pop of colour to my vase of flowers ...

I painted the base leaf with a forest green and the 
top part of the leaf with a bright light green.
To get the textured look on the base leaf I used a rough brush 
and splattered the paint about a bit.

- and of course one of those versatile little scrap word tiles I 
can't resist slipping into almost every project I create these days! 

These lovely expressions played a central role in the next couple of cards as well...

Again the leaves helped lift the whole card by giving it an even greater 3D feel,
 rather than just the step design - the chipboard word tiles helped to build this effect as well.

And for this final card I used a traditional chipboard 'Happy Birthday' title 
combined with more of the beautiful scrap words in black...

A 'Happy Birthday'  pack like this with multiple  phrases in it is perfect for the 
avid card maker and a great item to have in the essentials kit - mind you I love 
the smaller size of these lovely words as I can just as easily add them to my 
layouts as well when scrapping birthdays. 

And thats it from me today - I hope you are all enjoying your creative journey 
and finding inspiration in all of life's beautiful moments...

Cheers from Kel 


Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Fun with Cards

Good morning I hope that you all had a great long weekend and managed to sneak some crafty time in. This month I have done 4 bright and colourful cards for you. I've used some of my favourite mediums: jelly plates, alcohol inks, paints, stencils and texture paste. I've also used on of my favourite techniques, colouring, using both copics and water colours.
The first 2 cards I have used alcohol ink, stencils and the jelly plate to create the bright background. The chipboard has been coloured using Crayola Signature Pearlescent Cream Sticks, I have even used part of the frame from the CB1162 Assorted Words 08 pack. The images have been coloured using copic markers.
This next card, I've again used my jelly plate with alcohol ink, and this time I've also added some texture paste. The flower is coloured using water colour pens. The CB1202 Roses 02 chipboard is coloured using the Crayola Signature Pearlescent Cream Sticks, and the "Best Wishes" is simply inked with white ink.
The last card I've used Scrapmatts stencil STL2001 A4 Medium Blocks Stencil combined with Distress Oxides to create the background. The image is coloured using copic markers. The chipboard is all simply coloured using ink squares.
Thank you for spending time with me again this month Heather