Sunday, August 19, 2018

Stenciling Fun - with Rikki Graziani

Good morning how are you this fine Sunday... Rikki here today to share with you some stenciling fun!!! Yes I said stenciling!!! 

I was very lucky and grateful to be able to demonstrate for Scrapmatts when they came over to Western Australia at the start of the month.... whats better than sharing you love of things arty while creating some art!!! So over the three days of the show I was reminded how fun it is to play with stencils  to create art journal pages.

Stencil 9038 Leaves, Available in A4, A5 or A6

Stencil 9023 Bricks, Available in A4, A5 or A6

Stencil 9054 Trees, Available in A4, A5 or A6

So if your feeling inspired to create with stencils and your lucky enough to be attending Paperific next week pop into Scrapmatts and grab some stencils and chipboard and get creating!!!

Living in the Bush

Hi & Welcome

Fi here today to share with you two layouts.  I went with a masculine theme using photo's taken of my dad with his grandchildren.  When you live out in the country here in Australia you do need to learn a few basic survival skills.  

  I have given the chipboard bubbles a coating of Patina effects from Finnabair range.

On this page I've used some lovely little cogs that just worked beautifully with the theme of the page.
Keeping it simple I inked the edges heavily with some ink followed by some copper was. 
The templates are easy to use and help control your medium if you are concerned about mucking up your page.  If you haven't tried them give them a go as they are such a fun way to add to your page.

Well that is all from me this month, I hope you lovely crafters have enjoyed my share.

Happy Crafting.

Friday, August 17, 2018

"Do I Look Like Him?"

 Do I Look Like Him?

Wow it's August already!!!
This month has been a treat. I was able to spend a fantastic weekend with the beautiful Sofie and Andrew at the Craft Fair in Perth on the weekend of 3rd - 5th August.

I was able to spend time with the very talented Rikki and teach some card classes.

So this month I have a layout to share with you featuring Scrapmatts amazing chipboard. 

For this layout I have used the Denim and Friends papers from Maja.
The photo is of my husband and his father. His dad had a stroke back in March and my husband hadn't seen him in 15yrs. So I hadn't met him or seen him before. So recently he has reconciled with his dad and we have spent some time with him. I had always thought he looked like his mum, man was I mistaken!!! He is definitely a chip off the old block!!! 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Two layouts for August

Hi everyone

It's my turn on the Scrapmatts Blog for August.

My first layout is my layout for Made to Scrap - The Aussie Way.  This is a new challenge website and as the name suggest you need to showcase Australian products and handmade stores.  Most of the products I use these day are locally made or owned.

As you can guess I use Scrapmatts Stencils and Chipboard all the time.
The layout below was during a recent holiday in Bateman's Bay on the NSW south coast.  There were a couple of hiccups along the way - nothing major - so didn't think much about them, but the owners thanked us for being accommodating with some bubbles and an evening in the penthouse.

 Products used:-

 ST1038 Stencil Squares

CB6102 Assorted Words 21

 CB1197 Scrapwords 05

CB1109  Hearts 05

CB1236 - Scrapwords 22

 My next layout was for the Colour Blast (another Aussie company) July Challenge.  It was to use lots of photos in a double page layout.  I haven't done a double page for a very long time.  Again I have used Scrapmatts Stencils and Chipboard.  Most of the Chipboard pieces are embossed with Colour Blast embossing powders.  Scrapmatts and Colour Blast - a fabulous combination.

The photos are from a quick stop at Corlette Beach to watch the sunset.  Absolutely magnificent!

 Products used:-

CB6117 Assorted Words 30

CB6106 - Assorted Words 24

CB6106 - Assorted Words 23

CB1241 - Scrapwords  27

CB5113 - Hearts 10

ST9023 - Bricks A5

ST5006 - Stencil Circles

Hope my layouts have inspired you.

Until Septemer
Happy Scrapping


Thursday, August 9, 2018


Hello there,
 How is your day going?  The days seem to be flying by and I am just shaking my head that we are in August already!! I hope you are managing to get some Scrapbooking time in your busy week!

I would like to share some creating I have done and of course I have used some lovely SCRAPMATTS  on my pages!

The first layout is one I created for a previous months C.S.I. Color, Stories, Inspiration  challenge
that Scrapmatts were a sponsor for.. These are fun online challenges and you might win some lovely prizes!!

The challenge was a beachy themed one and I found some fabulous beach themed chipboard for my page and began creating! This was the challenge..
I created a page about a trip to the beach!

some closer views..
Some fabulous stencilling on the back ground and the String Circles!

More String Circles and I cant get enough of the Film Strips either!

A Ships Wheel, layered with a shell that has just been lightly swiped with gesso.. And a little secret, I have cut the Film Strip into two pieces so none was lost under my photo!!

Happiness is here!!

and here is a list of the Scrapmatts I have used for this page!

ST5005 Stencil Patterns 

CB1232 Film Strips 05 


CB6106 Assorted Words 24 


CB6065 Nautical Designs 02 


CB5139 String Circles 03 

CB1221 Nautical Designs 04 

And the second layout I have created that I am sharing with you is a layout I created just for the fun of creating! It is a simple design and didnt take long to create. A few special pieces of Scrapmatts and a little stencilling and spray of mist and I had this created in no time!

Some closer views..

I added some decoration to the corner of my page..

Some stencilling under my photo and some Retro Square Chipboard.

I just added some rhinestones to this pretty frame for some added bling..

Happy times..
Just a few pieces of Scrapmatts really makes for a lovely layout..

and the Scrapmatts that I have used for this page..

ST5035 Stencil Hearts 


CB4069 Ornate Frames 26 

CB5142 Retro Squares 02 


Well I hope you pop back again to check out what all the Designers are up to on the Scrapmatts Blog and you find lots of inspiration on ways to create with the wonderful Scrapmatts products..
Until next time,
Happy Scrapmatting!!