Friday, December 9, 2016

Hello from Helen at Scrapmatts

Welcome back , it's lovely to have you come and visit as I showcase the versatile  Scrapmatts products, which add wonderful texture and embellishment to any project.
I chose the chipboard  Triangles to complement the triangle paper.
I coloured them with Heidi Swapp Color Shine, "Coral" and some Ranger UTEE, "Gold"
I scattered some other words around - CB 1189 Scrap Words 01
In keeping with the triangle theme I used Alphabet flags as the title.
A bit about the papers I've used.
The denim border is an oldie from Simple Stories.
The turquoise background is from Crate Paper.
The triangles paper is a new release from Cocoa Vanilla, "Endless Summer"
I like the way they all played nicely together, and highlight the chipboard triangles.

The layout was inspired by a sketch from

I have some journalling on the back of the page.  It reads:-
You two little scamps came with your big brother for a sleep over in the school holidays.
It's about the only time I can nab you together and get a couple of photos.
Out of the dozens I took there was not one with both of you looking good.
You love to joke around, flick your hands in the air, wrestle each other to the ground, 
poke your tongues out, close your eyes, screw your noses up
 and make and all sorts of crazy faces.
  So this photo is a composite of two images - the best of a terribly bad lot!
Love Granny 

Because we are in the count down to Christmas I created a gift box 
with a mixture of papers and of course lots of Scrapmatts yummies.
Why I chose the busiest time of the year to experiment with making a video
 is utterly beyond my comprehension. 
But I wanted to show you the mechanism of the box.   Bad idea!   
It's taken me days and I'm not sure it's something I would care to do again, 
but here it is, with my long suffering husband's help. Ta Dah!!!

It has lots of flaws, but in the spirit of Christmas, 
I know you will be tolerant of my first effort.

Do you use Scrapmatts products?
Why not upload your projects on to the Gallery so we can leave you some love.
Thanks for calling in and for any comments you care to leave,  I love reading them.
Wishing you a safe and Happy Christmas 
and I look forward to seeing you again in January.


  1. 2 awesome creations, Helen!
    Love your layout.....I really love the triangle theme and the colour combination you have used is so eye-catching! The Christmas box you have created is just gorgeous!
    Hope you have a beautiful Christmas, Helen with all of your special people and I hope 2017 is full of wonderful things for you! Xxx

  2. I love the layout Helen with the triangle theme, great use of the chippies.. And your exploding card is magnificent and the video looks great to me! Merry Christmas to you and yours Helen!

  3. I just love the triangle theme in the twins layout, so cute, the christmas gift box idea is awesome, love the little vimeo, great job

  4. Awesome Job on the video, love it. Great use of products and I love the theme of the layout. Merry Christmas and have a great New Year.

  5. Great projects, I like the repeating triangles motif in the layout.

  6. Wonderful work Helen, and your box is exquisite :)