Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Cards by Elena Smoktunova

Hello dear friends!
Today I want to make a declaration of love once again to a tremendous chipboard by means of whom I have created these two wonderful cards! Look as gormanichno he looks! What design! I adore this chipboard!

I have painted it with Silks paints and have added a few splashes of blue spray.

At once several designs of a chipboard create showiness to a card!
Beautifully, isn't that so?

I used:




Have a nice day!

Monday, November 28, 2016

November inspiration with Irit

Hello my dear crafty friends and welcome to my Scrapmatts November inspiration.
This month I decided to concentrate in masculine projects and made a masculine layout, masculine card and a Steanpunk pocket letter.
So let's first begin with a layout.
Those  are my oldest son and his son together. The photos are pretty much masculine and I can't even think about embellishments other than Scrapmatts chipboardsand stencils.
The whole page was covered with Diamonds using Scrapmatts stencil and texture paste and then, when dry, I outlined each and every diamond with black pen. It was pretty much hard work, but I love the result.
Then the Diamonds chipboard was painted into black and added on both sides of the layout.
Then I added the # Always word to make it up to date and trendy.
The arrow, black painted again, moves the eye to the words that made my " journalling".
I also added a small sub title on the lower photo and it is about being together.
Small watch was the last embellishment on this page.

Product list  for Scrapmatts:
Diamond mash 03 CB5127
Scrap words 32 CB6113
Men's accessories 01 CB1201
Assorted words 29 CB6116
Arrows 01 CB5107
Diamonds stencil CT

And as more masculine chippies were on the desk I made a pretty masculine card with a lot of Scrapmatts chipboards and actually this card is Scrapmatts.

Product list  for Scrapmatts:
Men's accessories 01 CB1201

My last project for November is a Pocket letter.

Pocket Letters are very trendy. You use this Baseball/Football cards plastic pockets and make 9 cards that are close to ATC size. Usually this is folded after it's done and you can mail it to the friend.
You also can add some small crafty supplies inside, but I didn't do it this time as this is not for shipping.
I used one single paper collection to make those cards and even recycled the cover as the papers there were the right ATC size.
So on the top you can see all 9 cards that all were made with the same stitched rectangle die as the background using one single sheet of dotted cardstock.
Then the top pieces were die cut with the smaller rectangle die and glued over the basic cards.
Each card was embellished with die cuts, chipboards, twine, sequins and yet they all should be flat as
 this " letter"  is going to be folded after all.
I made the central card as the letter title and this is all about a Celebration!
So two cards around are with dancing people die cuts  and they sure celebrate something.
Almost each card has a piece of Scrapmatts something.
Most of them have words that make the sense as this is a kind of a visual letter.
I added chains, gears and triangles to most of the cards and as you can see the words make sense.
Like " Let's celebrate today" is connected to " Celebrate" and "Timeless Moments".

Here we have living memories.

And here we forever cherish our life.

Or even the better way: Memories live forever.

Product list for Scrapmatts:
Chains 01 CB5132
Scrap words 22 CB 1236
Gear frames 02 CB5011
Chains 02 CB1229
Triangles 03 CB5158

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Christmas Creations with Christine

Do you know there's only five Fridays to go before Christmas...eek! This got me busy creating for Christmas and today I get to share a couple of them with you.  First up is a printer's tray.

Scrapmatts Chipboards: Printer's Tray (CB7008), Pine Sprigs (CB1225), Flourishes (CB1003), Twig Frame (CB6086)
Scrapmatts Stencil: Leaf Sprays (ST5004), Stars (ST5039)
Other: Montage Creations Vintage Children at Christmas

I've painted the Scrapmatts Printer's Tray and chipboards with a variety of red and green Tattered Angels paints.

I then applied some glitter and crème pastes with the Stars and Leaf Sprays stencils for some background touches to this Christmas Printer's Tray.

Last but not the least is a Christmas Card.

Scrapmatts Chipboards: Star Strings Circles (CB5138), Buckles & Belts (CB1231), Flourishes (CB1003), Twig Frame (CB6086)
Scrapmatts Stencil: Stars (ST5039)
Other: Montage Creations Vintage Children at Christmas

I've embossed the Star Strings Circles with a gold embossing powder and inked the Belt chipboard gold.  I've painted the Flourishes Chipboard with some Tattered Angels paints and the rest of the chipboards have been painted white.
I love how the Stars Stencil add a fun festive touch to Christmas projects, and the Montage Creations images are just gorgeous and take center stage on the tray and card.
These projects certainly got me into the Christmas spirit.  Thanks so much for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed my Christmas makes.  Trust that the team has been inspiring you to create with beautiful Scrapmatts chipboards and stencils.

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Triangle madness? With Rikki

Good morning Rikki here today and I am showing you how the simple yet stunning Scrapmatts Triangle chipboard can be used in some masculine layouts. I often love a good quick layout and often that will end up being a mixed media background which are a lot of fun to create but then it leads to what should I add to the layout without covering the background..... 

This is where a couple of key pieces of chipboard helps.

One of the things I like to do is cut up the larger background pieces and add them around the layout, I mean after all why hide it under your photo. This triangle design was a really easy one to do this to without losing all your details.

Just a little ink and you have a really strong embellishment.

This is a  very similar idea with cutting up your larger chipboard, this design has plenty of detail so its a great idea to plan ahead and think how many cluster you want throughout your layout so you can cut your chipboard down.

The white misted finish on this is a great contrast to the black and there is no prep needed at all, whats better than that?

Till next time, have a creative day.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Lets Upcycle!!!!

Hi & Welcome

Fi here and Im up today with some upcyled items.

  With Christmas getting closer Im sure there are lot crafters out there already thinking of handmade items for Christmas presents.  With that in mind I went with some tins that I collect monthly, some of you might also have a lovely little collection of these.  Mine are kept in my craft drawer, which comfortably sit at least 30.  In these I keep all my embellishments stored nice and neatly and a quick glance I can see exactly what I have.  My problem is now what to do with the excess I seem to still have.   I decided why not decorate them, they are perfect for Christmas and you could pop some little everyday items in them, ie hair ties, split pins, mints, the skies the limit.  

What a perfect gift to give the kids for their teachers as a end of year present.

Left over scrap paper is all you need and I thought the little Scrapmatts Stars and Charms were perfect for embellishments.  

Here you can see the naked tin that I have used.

Product use:

Stars Stencil - ST5052

I hope you've enjoyed looking at my projects and it has inspired you to upcycle some household throw aways, turning them into something pretty.

Thanks for stopping by and I would love to see your creations in the Gallery!!!!

Until next month, happy crafting!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

November Scrapping Layouts

Hi there everyone, can't believe it is half way through November - where does the time go!  In this busy time of year I hope you have been able to squeeze in some creating.

My first layout was created for the current challenge at Show Us Your Stuff - No people allowed! I am lucky enough to be on their Design Team as I love showcasing locally produced handmade products.  

I love this photo from a trip to Hobart in July this year.  Although the lookout at Mt Wellington was clear we drove through the first layer of clouds. It was quite surreal.

ST5024 - Stencil Tile Pattern
CB5132 - Chains 01
CB6105 - Assorted Words 23
CB1209 - Scrap Words 12

 I went on retreat a few weeks ago and got heaps of scrapping done. 
I will share some of those layouts over the next couple of months.

The first one is from inside one of the buildings at Port Arthur in Tasmania.

 ST1008 - Stencil Cracks

CB5060 - Signboards 2

 CB1241 - Scrap Words 27

 CB1236 - Scrap Words 22

CB1234 - Flowers 12

I hope you have found some inspiration from my layouts.
Fingers crossed I get some scrapping time over the weekend and
 I hope you are able to get creative as well.  Until next month - December Yikes!