Sunday, August 7, 2022

Happy July Crafting

 Hello again my lovelies.

Today I have to share with you 5 cards that I have made using some leftove bits and pieces of Scrapmatts gorgeous chippy pieces from previous projects. These were all the right size for a mixed selection of cards.

Most of the pieces I kept raw but some were inked with green, pink and brown, behind the card with the gum leaves I used a stencil just to add that little bit extra, as well as one as another beautiful floral stencil behind the card with the flower in the center. This stencil is the perfect size for a smaller project. Also some of the pretty lace that is available in the store.

CB1190 Scrap Words 02

CB6117 Assorted Words 30

CB5120 Windows 04

LL0101 10mm Lace


Well that is all from me for this month.

Next month well, something very different is planned, you could almost say it's animalistic???

Looking forward to sharing.

Until then hugs and love

Annette xx

Friday, July 29, 2022


Hello, today I'm sharing some layouts and a card I made recently using a heap of Scrapmatts chipboards and the Mintay paper collection 'Graceful'.  Great products and beautiful papers make creating easy and I'm thrilled to be able to share a few ideas here with you as inspiration

On top of all the big titles, journaling tabs and cool feature chipboards I love to add in little sneaky extras like one of these string words - I adore the way you can easily make them a coordinating colour and slip them in with your page elements, they add feeling so easily and fit in effortlessly... 
I always keep a pack handy for this very purpose. 💕


I’ve been up to my usual tricks here too - adding in easy journaling with these fabulous word tiles and colouring a hurricane lamp to coordinate with the lamp embellishments in the paper range

For titles at the moment -  I'm working my way through this HUGE pack of chippy words - they are great value and the perfect size for page titles. I simply hit this one with some glossy pink spray paint - so easy it feels a bit like cheating! lol 😜

I was a tad over fussy cutting by the time I got to this second layout, so instead of relying on the papers to carry the embellishment burden, I added a heap of chipboard elements - making the process much easier! 

There were a lot of dark patches in my photo on this layout so I used black embellishments to balance all the light ones in the paper collection and tie the two together. 

This lovely circle element was easy to dress up with some simple white shines added. 

And I couldn't resist pulling in some colour to the background with this heart stencil and of course some simple silhouettes of flying birds. 💚


... and I'm still using up my chipboard titles ...
- this time they are decorated with ink using a variegated colouring scheme.

And last but not least - I have a simple card to share ...

Left over papers from pages are my favourite bits and pieces to use for card making
 and a few special chipboards makes this an easy process too! 

These simple small 'Happy Birthday' chipboards are a fantastic size for cards 
- I coloured these with a black sharpie.

There is no real reason why I chose this street lamp to go on this other than that I love them - they are my go to embellishment for any ladies card - along with butterflies and rhinestones of course! 🦋

And this beautiful pack of journaling words was perfect for saying just what I wanted on this card.

Thanks for stopping by the blog to have a look. I hope you found some inspiration and I look forward to sharing more creative projects in the future. 

If there are any techniques or elements you would like to see shared in the future, please leave a comment below, as the team and I love a good challenge! 👌



Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Captured Moments with Heather

Good afternoon all. Well we have made it half way through another year, not sure where the time is going. This month I have done another slightly darker than usual page based around the Scrapmatts gates chipboard from CB4065.
The gates were inked in black, then I rubbed some silver wax roughly over them to try and get the wrought iron look. The handles I've just simply used a silver and a gold gel pen to colour in, then added some glossy accent to the gold handle to give a rounded finish. Before I attached the gates I used the bubble stencil ST9053 Bubbles with Stamperia's Glossy Gel Heavy Body Paste and a pallet knife - I was trying to give the illusion of shiny stars.
The lamp post from CB4028 Lamp Posts 07 I have again inked with black ink, then have used a combination of bronze and gold waxes, then glossy accents on the light section. I have then fussy cut and layered flowers and elements from my paper range. In between the layers I have added some of the Scrapmatts lace flowers - LM019 6 Lace Flowers.
Thank you for spending time with me again this month. Heather

Saturday, July 23, 2022

July Creating

Hi everyone

Lisette here with another two layouts for July.

My first layout is of our Andy dog.  Unfortunately we had to say goodbye to him in October last year.  There is still not a day that we don't miss him.

ST9024 Bricks Stencil

CB5181 Barbed Wire 02

CB6105  Assorted Words 23

CB1189 Scrapwords 01

We had a lovely family twilight picnic for my hubby's birthday in January.  Always love sitting watching the sun set with the family.

ST9002 Hexagons

CB4071 String Circles 07

CB5122 Hexagon Mesh 01

CB1159 Hearts 05

CB1189 Scrapwords 01

CB6105 Assorted Words 23

Hope you have found some inspiration in my two layouts.

Until next time

Happy Scrapping

Lisette  😊