Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Welcome 2020

Hi & Welcome

Fi here today and I would like to start with wishing everyone a Happy New Year!!  For some its here in Australia it probably feels like you've already lived a life time.  With the battling of fires followed by floods all I can hope for this year is that we got the worst out of the way so that we can start now making new happy memories.  

I have used a few different Scrapmatts chipboards.  I love creating cards for special occasions, its amazing how much layering you can get in one small space.

I created my own background paper using watercolour paper, Tim Holtz distress oxide sprays,
a few different stamps

Here I've used one of the Birthday words from Scrap Words 29, love the
 chalkboard  look design of these.

I have used the smallest of the fronds here and tucked them underneath the larger flower.

From this one I used the wee little butterflies, inking them with distress ink Hickory Smoke followed by some super fine glitter.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed looking at my creation.

Until next time, bye for now.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Family Time

Hi everyone, Lisette here for the first time in 2020.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year - spent lots of time with family and friends, and had a rest.

Wow its hard to believe that it is Australia Day already!

I totally forgot my blog post for December - my excuse it was due on Boxing Day!!!

I have three layouts for you today all about family.

My daughters took me to see Hugh Jackman for my birthday.  His Sydney concerts just happened to be on my birthday weekend.  I love hanging out with my girls.  It was a fantastic night.

CB5178 Wildflowers 5

CB1197 Scrapwords 5

CB1239 Scrapwords 25

CB6118 Boho 01 

My next layout was from a photo shoot we had mid year.  Mum and Dad both turned 80 last year and we had some family photos taken.

Stencil 9106

CB5113 Heart Frames 10

CB6043 Card Boaders 05

My last layout is some Christmas fun from 2018.  I am dreadful at taking selfies. It quite a few goes to get a good one, but only after I handed the phone over!

CB5175 Christmas Shapes 04

CB1062 Christmas Trees 02
One of my first Scrapmatts purchases
many many years ago - love them!

CB4069 Ornate Frames 26

I hope you have been inspired by my long post!!

Hopefully you will be able to get lots of creating done in 2020.

Until February,

Happy Scrapping


 Lisette Smith

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Together Forever Life Stories Album.

Together Forever Life Stories Album

Good Morning 
Jodie here today with my DT project for January.
Together Forever Life Stories Album.
I completed recently on Retreat.
It took me 2 days.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Never Leaving

Good morning how are you? Rikki here kicking off the New Year ...with a layout and an art journal page with a process video so you can follow along.

CB5150 Sticks 01

CB6062 Shells 02

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Explore & Discover with Heather

Hi all

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year

Last year a friend of mine spent some time in Switzerland and took some amazing photos of both the ordinary and the extraordinary - so with her permission I have pinched some of her photos and will be scrapping them this year

I didnt really have a plan with this page (if I'm honest), it just kind of evolved. Sometimes it's good not to have a plan and just see where the products and photo take you

I started with the brick stencil and some red gold crackle paste, then added some gold texture paste with the criss cross stencil over the top

The flowers are from Little Birdie, and I have pulled some of the larger ones apart to both make the packet stretch further as well as fit to where I wanted them (a tip I learnt from the lovely Tina Ollett)

I kept the chipboard raw this time to match the hats in the photo. And I found these mechanical rusty leaves in my stash which matched the chipboard pine sprigs perfectly

I have only used 2 words out the packet, but if you wanted to add more as they are the perfect size that you could add the whole packet to tell a story if it suited your photo and page  - they are also the perfect size for some fun adventure cards

Below are the Scrapmatts products that I've used, they can be found at

Thank you for spending time with me again this month, I hope I have inspired you to grab out some of those products you don't use as often and just have some fun without a plan


Saturday, January 11, 2020

Montage Creations Step Cards

Step cards are my all time favourite card designs and these Montage Creations Panels are just perfect for the classic 4x3" front of step cards.

Scrapmatts have a wonderful range of these panels available if you are keen to give a step card ( also known as easel cards) a try.

See them all at this link. 

SC024 Flowers & Butterflies #1

As you can see all you need are some papers for the side and base and a few embellishments to really make these cards pop.

Glitter pens worked straight onto the chipboard sentiments works beautifully!

CB6102 Assorted Words 21

These central panels are the key elements to step cards. 
I often just use off cuts and spare paper for the sides and bases.

You can grab the PERFECT template for step card designs at the Scrapmatts website... 

Template 4007 Centre Step Card

I wish you all the best with your own beautiful step card designs xo

All my best,

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

January Creations with Tania

Hi there!  
A big Happy New Year to you all..... I hope you all had fabulous Christmas's and New Years, I certainly did, spent Christmas with family and New Year's with great friends watching some awesome fireworks.....

Today I am sharing my first lot of creations for 2020 using lots of gorgeous Scrapmatts Goodies!.  

First up is a couple of Christmas cards....

"Merry Christmas"

"Season's Greetings"

Some close ups of the cards....

For my second project I have altered a Pringles tin.  These are so much fun, I will be eating Pringles to build up an empty tin stash lol!!!

Some close ups....

Well that's all from me today!  I hope I have inspired you all a little.  Don't forget to check out the store here for all your Scrapmatts goodies, and also pop back to the blog to see the gorgeous creations from the other DT girls.

 Until next time, happy crafting Tania xx