Monday, November 30, 2020

Tis The Season ...

Well this is it folks, Christmas 2020 has finally arrived! And I couldn't be more thrilled to celebrate the end of this year and usher in a new one lol 😜

Like many families we took some finical hits this year so I've been focusing on scrapping from my stash rather than buying lots of new papers ... considering the size of my stash this is only a good thing! 

Besides the occasional 'must have' moments I think this will be my new trend for 2021.

Fortunately my embellishments cupboard is well stocked so finding creative additions to accompany any papers in my stash is not a problem. Here I've popped together a layout using a family photo from last Christmas...

So I started of this layout by adding some green stencilling around the border - they were quite subdued greens on this paper and i just wanted to brighten it up bit... this stencil was perfect for the task:

Next I was onto embellishments... I felt like these gorgeous hanging lamps were just perfect for Christmas ... nothing screams joy, light, love and warmth like candles and lamps 🕯

Of course I had to sneak in at least one extra something-special embellishment ... 
I always keep a supply of these magical little add ons that are easily added to any layout to give them a little bit of something extra ... inking them with gold makes the process a breeze with Christmas Layouts.

And of course I couldn't leave off the scrapwords - I think I add a few of these to every layout I do these days - I just love the way they bring an extra element of action to a page 
as well as deeper meaning at the same time 💛

Of course any number of the fabulous Scrapmatts chipboard word sets are perfect for adding something special to layouts with family based themes.

For this next project I wanted to be diplomatic and remember that there are still people who have birthdays at this time of the year - I have a daughter who was due Christmas day but came 2 days early - its super important we focus on making Birthdays at Christmas time extra special because they have a tendency to get over looked at this time of year. 

Having said that ... you could always adapt the following idea to be a Christmas card and gift also...

For this card I started by making my own background with Alcohol Inks...

Then I just layered it up from that point onwards...

I added in one of these beautiful border flourishes

The classic 'Happy Birthday' chipboard

And of course, my favourite card topper of all - a chipboard string circle. 💙

Then I just finished it all with some bling and butterflies ( which is how I finish off almost everything! lol) 

For the gift box I used a classic 'pillow' box, but while it was till flat I inked one of these beautiful flowers onto the side...


Then I just folded up a gorgeous scarf and popped it inside...

I added a few more embellishments so that it coordinated with the card 
and tied it all up with ribbon - too easy! 

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a brilliant New Year 💚

Cheers from Kel 

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Simple and Pretty

Hi all This month I have done 2 projects. The first is a simple layout that I've layered fussy cut flowers with the very delicate chipboard which I gave 3 layers of gold embossing powder.
My second project is a shaker Christmas ornament. I have simply given each piece a couple of layers of gold embossing. The inside background is covered with a soft Christmas paper. The whole piece is assembled using strong clear dryig glue
Thank you for spending time with me again this month. Heather

Monday, November 23, 2020

November Layouts

 Hi everyone

Wow I can't believe it is November already!  What a strange year we have had.  Even though we have not been able to travel overseas, I am still finding travel photos to Scrap.

Here are another couple of layouts from our Borneo/George Town trip last year.

I love the 'footpaths' of old George Town.  This was for a challenge about Arches.

Products Used

ST5064 Stencil - Scallop Pattern

CB6118 Boho01

CB1268 Floral Spray 16

My next layout is another one from our Mt Kinabalu climb. I am sure you are sick of these by now!  This was a geometric challenge.

Products Used

ST9087 Squares Stencil

ST9070 Diamonds Stencil

CB5126 Diamond Mesh

CB1109 Hearts 05

CB6105 Assorted Words 23

CB6095 Assorted Words 18

Have you seen the new Scrapmatts website?  All sparkly and new and so easy to navigate.  Pop over and have a look.  You might even find some new goodies that you just have to have.

By the time you read my next post it will almost be Christmas!  Make sure you put all the stresses of this strange year aside and enjoy this time with your family and friends.

Until then,

Happy Scrapping

Lisette  😊  

Sunday, November 15, 2020

November Creating with Lizzy.

 Hello there! I hope your day is going well.. Here we are in November.. This year is getting along so quickly!

I have two layouts to share with you today and I hope they inspire you in your Scrapmatts creations.

For my first layout I have used a photo of my Son in the middle of a jam session.. He has been a Drum player since High School and he really gets involved in his playing.. I have used several different Scrapmatts chipboard pieces and a favourite stencil..

some closer views..


I think this title is perfect for my page and for my son.. I popped some bling on the notes of the music chipboard for some sparkle. I have used a Music Score Border chipboard that was painted navy blue. (For those who read music, this is the music to Happy Birthday, but I loved it for the way the notes sweep across the layout.. there are no rules to how we use embellishments, I go by the look of them. Having said that this chipboard would be perfect for a Birthday layout too!!)


I stencilled some stars onto the back ground and popped some chippy stars painted navy for some dimension..


Another closer view of the Music Chipboard..


I popped some Chevrons painted navy on the Retro Squares chipboard.. Layering chipboard looks great I think!

Live every moment..


and here is a list of the Scrapmatts I have used..

ST5002 Stars  


CB1249 Stars 04 



CB2010 Music Score 01 


CB5141 Retro Squares 01 


CB1252 Scrap Words 35 


CB5106 Chevrons 01 


The second layout I would like to share is with a photo of my Daughter at the Brisbane Ekka some years ago.. She has a country heart and while she lives in the City, the country life is a part of her.. While at the Show she was able to get close to some cows while they were resting in their stalls..

And Scrapmatts had a perfect country Chippies for me to use!!

Some closer views..


I popped a few special little words around the page.. I thought the Barbed Wire frame was great for my layout !!


Some Chipboard flowers colored and flower sequins popped on for sparkle..


How cute are the chippy Cows!!?? 

I love them!!! Simply colored with an ink pad. I added some color to this one with a gel pen.. I love the windmill too.. My dad had one on his farm when I was growing up.

Love is kind.


And here is a list of the Scrapmatts I have used for this layout..

CB1198 Scrap Words 06 


CB5177 Wildflowers 04


CB1145 Flowers 09 


CB5181 Barbed Wire 02 


CB5182 Australia 02 


I hope you have been inspired today to use your Scrapmatts and do some creating..

Thanks for coming by, pop by again and see what the Scrapmatts Designers are up to..

Until next time,

Happy Scrapmatting!