Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Picture Perfect - October Inspiration

Picture Perfect

Here was my take on the challenge. I just loved this colour, its one of my favourites.
This was the beautiful colour that was to be used for the white with 1 challenge.

picture perfect
Soul Pea

Friday, October 13, 2017


Hi everybody, me again.

I want to share two layouts that I love.

The first one is for the current challenge at Colour Blast - using Triangles to create a background.  I Immediately knew I had the right stencil and matching chipboard for this challenge. Just love how Sofie and Andrew have made it so easy to use the stencils and chipboard together.

I also found the gum leaves and gum nuts in my stash which I haven't used before.  Perfect for a photo in the Australian bush.

I finished the layout with chipboard words and a heart.


CB5158 - Triangles 03

CB51148 - Gum Leaves 02

CB1159 - Hearts 05

CB1236 - Scrap Words 22

CB1209 - Scrap Words 12

CB1238 - Scrap Words 24

CB6106 - Assorted words 24

I didn't realise I had used so many different chipboard pieces.  I really like using the words.  I don't like big titles on a layout, but two or three words fit the bill.

Hope this has inspired you to create.

Until November (wow that is really scary),

Happy Scrapping


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

October with Helen

Hello and welcome back to Scrapmatts.
It's Helen with you today.

First I'm sharing a layout about our newest Grand Baby with a besotted Pa. 
I used a sketch from Laura Whitaker, it's from August 2016. 
Scrapmatts generously sponsors her site regularly. 

The Family means love title is from Scrapmatts CB6113 Scrap Words 32

I painted the chipboard with white gesso before using pale water colours and 
then stamping with flower and leaf stamps.  

The flower and leaf cluster is from Scrapmatts CB5166 Leaf Spray 15. 

The little gold butterflies are in this collection too.
It's hard to see the ST5030 flower stencil, but it's lovely in real life.

Next up is a masculine card - it could be for a Birthday, Graduation or Father's day.
I sponged some Tim Holt Oxides ink through a stencil ST 9005-A6

I covered an ATC card with water colour paper and used various with 
Tim Holtz distress Oxide inks to create the mottled effect.
The Penny Farthing CB 1012 was inked and embossed in black.
The sentiment is from CB1239 Scrap Words 25 

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Joy - just a little bit Christmassy!!!

Hello there,
How is your October going? hummm yes the year is flying by..  Today I would like to share with you a layout that is oh so very Christmassy!! And of course it is loaded with beautiful SCRAPMATTS  products! You can check out the huge selection of Christmas themed chipboard in the STORE HERE!!!!

ok... So I had a few of these frames..

and I thought I would do something different with them..  so I cut them in half and embossed them in a fabulous glittery blue..

I then proceeded to add some wonderful stars on my back ground paper with the Stencil Stars and when that was dry I created my layout with a Christmas theme..

some closer views..

And this is how I used the frames, layered and placed around my photos, they look so good I think, and the stars are perfect for a festive theme... I love the beautiful word "Joy" too, covered in kindy glitz for sparkle!!

And I also cut up the String Circle frame and placed it around my photos ... I love the dimension the sweet stars add to the back ground with the stencilled stars...

and my layout...


The flowers were made by me  and I love how pretty the Holly leaves look painted silver and pink using water colors.

And here is a list of the SCRAPMATTS I have used..

ST5002 Stencil Stars 

CB6111 Assorted Words 27 


CB6040 Arch Window Frame 03 


CB1183 Christmas Ornaments 10  


CB5138 String Circles 02 

CB5164 Holly 05 

Don't be afraid to cut up your chipboard to place around your page to suit the design, it makes the chipboard go further rather then be hidden under your photos.. You can add color to your chipboards with water colors, paints, gel pens, kindy glitz and embossing powders..

Thank you for dropping by the blog today, and remember to pop in regularly as new creations are being added all the time..   Until next time...  Happy Scrapmatting!!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Happiness by Lauren Tomecek

Hello fellow chipboard fans! Thanks for checking out my reveal today. I've gone back to basics with a lot of classic pieces, along with some new leaf pieces. I have had a 12x12 sheet of CB8001 Circles 01 for so many years now, and I've used almost all of the 29 pieces up but just had two large circles left. I couldn't resist paring it with this oversized photo I had ordered in the wrong size. 

My title comes from CB6112 Scrap Words 31. The leaf pieces come from CB1246 Leaves 06. They come in a variety of sizes so are perfect to scatter around as accents.

My top cluster uses CB1209 Scrap Words 12, CB1189 Scrap Words 01 and CB4008 Butterflies 01. You can see little bits of Stencil 9017 net poking out of the edges from both clusters. 

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - Crece T

Hello Scrapmatts fans, I can not believe the Christmas is just around the corner - It is one of my favorite times of the year because I get to decorate my house and bake yummy treats for family and friends.
I decided to create a Christmas decoration to share with you this month.
I hope you like it as much as I do.

Scrapmatts Decorated Christmas Bauble

I had a large RED Christmas Bauble to begin with. I then Painted it with Black Gesso.
I then used my hot Glue gun to stick down the Scrapmatts chipboard pieces.
I then painted the bauble again with the Black Gesso and let it dry.
I then used Green, Red and Golf Inka Gold and rubbed it over the Chipboard and bauble surface.

Here are some close ups....

Because its a little hard to show you every angle of this bauble I created a little video of it spinning so you can see all angles.

Scrapmatts Chipboard Used:

CB6111 Assorted Words 27

Scrapmatts Christmas Bauble - Steampunk
 Again I used the same method as above but i added chain, mesh and some Chipboard pieces.
I have used Dark Blue, Light Gold and Purple to get this effect.

Scrapmatts Chipboard used for the Steampunk Bauble:

CB6098 Words 27 Merry Christmas

Thank you so much for Stopping by, make sure you come back again soon for more inspiration from the Design Team


Sunday, October 1, 2017

October Sharing at Scrapmatts.

Dearest friends of Scrapmatts!
Kim here to kick off the month with some of my creations, using some totally gorgeous 
Scrapmatts products.
I have been busy creating a few cards & tags

 A soft & pretty card for my beautiful Daughter-in-law
Scrapmatts Products used;

 Scrapmatts Products used;

Scrapmatts Products used;

Below is a tag I have created for last months mini challenge over at
More Than Words
The challenge was to use the word 'BRAVE' on a card, tag or ATC
Scrapmatts Products used;
If you look real close you can see the stencil work in the background. I used the A6 stencil from this set.

 I hope you have enjoyed looking at my little creations?
I had a lot of fun making them!
Scrapmatts has an amazing range of chipboard & glorious range of stencils available online
 They also have the best range of CHRISTMAS/FESTIVE chipboard to make your Christmas creations PoP!

Make sure you check back here in a day or two to see what our next awesome designer has created....
Every second day of the month new inspiration hits this blog.

Until next time