Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Brand New Scrapmatts Releases!!

Hi everyone...Sandi here today to share my Scrapmatts creations for February.
Sometimes I Wonder
I created this layout for the 7 Dots/ScrapAfrica Challenge on altering chipboard.
 I just love the newly released frames and have been using them on all my projects!
The frame, compass and lighthouse received some textured paste, mists and embossing powder from Lindy's Stamp Gang. The grass chipboard was soaked with brown mist and I peeled apart the layers to give a more dimensional effect. The fence also received a coat of mist and I then added some gesso for a whitewashed effect. I simply inked the edges of the gorgeous butterfly as it was beautiful just as it was!
Here are a few closeups...

Scrapmatts Products Used:
CB5099 GRASS 01
CB6091 FRAMES 19
CH 061 FOB WATCH #5 

Next up is a layout of my boy...
 I gave all the chipboard an imperfect coat of black paint.
The brand new CB2022 Leaf Spray pictured above also got a few layers of embossing powder from Lindy's Stamp Gang Industrial Chic collection. The mists I used were also from the same collection. Love those colors as they are a perfect match for the 7 Dots 9th wave collection.Scrapmatts also has a brand new charm release ...aren't those metal flowers gorgeous!
Scrapmatts Products Used:

Lastly is a layout created with the Scraps of Elegance February Kit.
Sealed With A Kiss
I once again put those gorgeous frames to use!
Scrapmatts Products Used: 
CB1220 Ornate Frame 22
CB6090 Ornate Frame 18
You can check out all the new chipboard releases here and the gorgeous charms here.
Anyone can purchase directly from the site...You do not have to be a wholesaler!
How awesome is that!
Happy Scrapping everyone!!!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

cards and tag for inspiration

Hi dear scrappers!
Today I want to show you me new creations with new realesed chipboards.
First card contain beautiful frame CB6093 Ornate Frames 21 and charm CH038 Fob Watch #2

some close-ups
many layers of papers and 3 baws 

The second creation is tag with greatest frames CB1220 Ornate Frames 22 , rose CB1202 Roses 02 and sweeet little butterflies CB1158 Butterflies 20

and finally  third card...but i think the most inspirational card that i ever created!
Happy and Forever Inspired...
This year I decided to create 9 pieces with very inspirational signs for me.
This card is one of my cards from my mood desk :)

many many layers and details) 

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and...Pray for Ukraine...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


I am so excited as this is my very first post on Scrapmatts new blog! Not only do we have a new blog but as you may have already seen we have some new chipboard to play and some cute little charms!

I have created this card by using one of the fabulous new ornate frames (CB6093 Ornate Frames 21) and used the delicate little padlock charm (CH020 Lock #3). 

I have used a bronze distress stain to colour the chipboard ornate frame
  (CB6093 Ornate Frames 21) and the roses (CB1202 Roses 02) to add to the 
romantic vintage feel.

"Forever" tag

I have used lots of chipboard goodies for this tag. 
Firstly, I have embossed the chipboard tag (CB3007 Tags 03) using an embossing folder and cuttlebug, then covered the tag with distress paint and misted with glimmer mists. 

I have painted the flags (CB5101 Flags 02) in distress white, stamped in black ink, used distress ink on edges and then layered together . 
I love the versatility of the little gears (CB1078 Gears 05), I have also painted them with distress paint and placed behind other layers to add interest. I finished the tag off with a little butterfly (CB1028 Butterflies 18)  and words.

"Happiness Captured"

My last project that I would like to share with you this month is a layout of one of my nieces.  

I have used the stunning Window Set in white mist (CB5102 Window 02), roses (CB2023 Roses 01) and title from the chipboard words (CB4061 Assorted Words 17) which I have heat embossed with gold.

I hope that you get a chance to get creative yourself.
 We would love to see what you create with Scrapmatts goodies, all you have to do is to go to our  gallery and load your creations!

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Cards, Tags, Sunsets and New Releases!

Welcome to my blog post for February. February is such an exciting time because it's the start of all the craft shows in the new year which means lots of exciting new releases! Scrapmatts have heaps of stunning new designs this year (I'm loving the hanging hearts some of the girls showed earlier this month) and I have featured a couple of the other designs in my projects for this month too.

First up I created a matching card and tag set. I think there's nothing wrong with repeating a design if it works for you on a second project. These two are both a bit more feminine than my usual work but it was enjoyable to change it up.
Scrapmatts goodies used: CB6090 Ornate Frames 18 (NEW); CH004 Filigree Flower #2; CH010 Filigree Flower #5; CB1121 Words 26 Best Wishes; CB3011 Tags 07; CB1204 Ribbon Banners 01; CB1198 Scrapwords 06.

I was also sent a pack of the mini-tag scrapwords new release and even though the pack is sailing theme, I found these two tags were perfect for my sunset layout. Don't be afraid to think outside the box when using chipboard, sometimes using it for something other than it's intended purpose gives the most amazing results.
Scrapmatts goodies used: CB1218 Scrap Words 19 (NEW); CB5106 Chevrons 01; CH026 Butterflies #7.

This last card is just a quick valentines day card I threw together for my husband with some bits and pieces I had lying around. 
Scrapmatts goodies used: CB4005 Hearts Frame 06; CB1191 Scrapwords 03; CH030 Arrows #1.

Don't forget to share your own projects with us over at the gallery, we would love to see what you have created using Scrapmatts pieces.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day :))

Hello to you all on this LOVING DAY!.......Kim here

     Today is Valentine's Day, a day full of love for all.....and it also just happens to be my 24th Wedding Anniversary....YAY!!!
     I hope someone in your life makes you feel a little special today.....( Someone better make me feel very special!!!!? Or he will be in BIG trouble!!) lol. He makes me feel very special everyday.....

I love that SCRAPMATTS now has a blog!! A place we can share even more with like minded creative people.....and a place to be inspired!

Today I want to share with you a tag and a card I have created using some beautiful SCRAPMATTS products.

 {Cherish Tag}

For this tag I have used:
(I am so in love with the stunning Charms, Scrapmatts has.....you need to check them out....Seriously!)

{Happiness Card}

Scrapmatts products used:
(in white spray)

Lastly I wanted to share this layout of my eldest son Alex and his partner Sharon
 Scrapmatts products used:

Hope you have enjoyed looking at my creations and hope you have some creative time up your sleeves this weekend?

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tag inspiration

 Hello everyone, Crece here and I hope your enjoying this awesome New blog for Scrapmatts. I hope you will find some wonderful inspiration while looking through everyone's amazing posts.
Today I have a few things to share. I was inspired by Angella's wonderful Idea of creating a tag every month for 2014. My spin on it will be that I will be adding a quote to my tag about something that is significant that month for me.
First up is the tag I created for my 'front cover'. I have used the beautiful new Ornate Frame 18 on this tag.
I have used :
here is a close up...

This second tag is for January. I thought that 'Summer' would be something that represents January to me.  

I have used
here is a close up of the 2 grasses together.
I have used a brown distress marker and green ink to colour these.

And last of all in the Tags for a Year is February.
I always think of St Valentines Day and Love in this month so though it would be very fitting for my Tag. I have also used another NEW release for Feb - the Ornate Frame 21.

I have used
And here is a close up...
Please share with us your creations using Scrapmatts goodies in our Gallery, we love to see what you create.
Thanks for stopping by and having a look,
I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week.

Monday, February 10, 2014

A Bit of Everything

So for something a little different, I decided to do a double this month. Every so often I get the urge to do one, when I have lots of pics I want to fit. And most of the time they frustrate me for at least a little while trying to get them right. This one was no exception. Balancing 2 pages for a layout can be more challenging than it seems, as its all about making sure there is an even distribution of photos, embellishments, title, patterns etc. But, how perfect is that Scrapmatts film strip for a double layout, which pretty much perfect fits a 1.5x1 photo in each section.

This first card was actually a sympathy card for a very sad occasion :-( But the wings were a perfect symbol of this occasion.

Then of course there are the fabulous February new releases. You have seen a few of these amazing frames and charms already but don't you just love them? They are easily amongst my favourite scrapmatts so far. So versatile and they look great!

Can't wait to see what you do with these gorgeous new items, available for purchase now :)