Saturday, January 30, 2021

Background Stencil Heros

Greeting from beyond the school holidays ...
It was a close call, but I'm happy to report I survived the summer 20/21 school holidays ... just! 🤣

I had one child right in the middle of it all break her leg so we came home early and sat at home for the next 4 weeks trying to kill each other - a very common summer pastime for many Australians!

Fortunately I had lots of photos of fun summers gone by to keep me going on the scrapping front and I'm here today to share a few...

The hero's of all my projects in this post really tare the background stencils I used ...

Firstly this flying birds Stencil - one that I come back to over and over - it's simply the most used and versatile stencil in my whole collection! 

Next I teamed that up with this lattice stencil that I felt really complimented the 
Diamond mesh chipboard I also used on the layout.

Diamond Mesh 02

And of course I couldn't resist some fun word embellishments to dress up the page a bit...

Scrap Words 01 

and Scrap Words 52 

For this next layout - I really got messy!

I'm not usually a messy scrapper, but this was fun lol. I used the circles stencil and a bright marker to draw out the bright deep pink in the photo onto the white background of the page and then softened it all with a heavy handed inking approach. 

Circles Stencil 

This stencil is a little underwhelming to look at on its own ... 
but once you see the beautiful patterns it leaves behind you will be hooked! 

I can't actually resist and ornate topper or two here and there on my layouts ...
another staple item that easily adds dimension and interest to any page .

Ornate toppers 01

And of course those groovy scrap words .... obviously I cannot live with out them!! 😂

Scrap Words 31

Scrap Words 52

And the final project I'm sharing today is an up-cycled travel mug. 
When my daughter broke her leg she became a permanent resident of the lounge room...
(she has a loft be in her room that she could no longer access 😬 )

Obviously the 'NO food or drinks in the lounge room' rule went straight out the window and I dug out an old travel mug for her have her drinks in ... in the hope of avoid spills on the lounge. She (specifically as an 11 year old) was HORRIFIED at the 'Hello Kitty' cup I supplied her with and begged for a different one. No way was I wasting money on a new one so you could imagine my delight when I found the top simply screwed off! 

The gorgeous circles stencil was still sitting on my desk from the last layout I did so I grabbed it and got to work... here is how I took the cup on the left and turned it int the cup on the right...


After taking out the old inside, I used it as a template to cut some paper for the new inside.

grabbing this fabulous Circles stencil one more time I got to work...

I used white Gesso and a scrapper tool over the stencil. 

The final result after it dried was AWESOME.

I then stuck a few butterflies and a die cut word on there and it was done in under 15 mins.


My daughter LOVED it and has all her drinks in it now! 💕

I'll be up-cycling all my travel mugs and keep cups with panel compartments from now on. 

And thats it from me ... for now... I hope you all have a fabulous start to 2021 xo

Cheers from Kel

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Aussie Bush!

 Hi everyone

Lisette here.  I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Year - however you celebrated with the renewed Covid restrictions across the country.  Hopefully they will all relax soon - fingers crossed.

My two layouts today are from a couple of hikes I did last year.  

This first one is from the lookout above Brooklyn and the Hawkesbury River.  I did in October with a great group of ladies.

Products Used:-

ST9012 - Patterns

ST9089 - Gum Leaves

CB1251 Scrap Words 34

CB1236 Scrap Words 22

CB1268 Floral Spray 16

This next layout is from a short walk hubby and I did in June last year.  There was no Saturday sport so we took the opportunity to explore!

Products Used:-

ST9088 Cobblestones Stencil

ST9073 Leaves Stencil

CB1251 Scrap Words 34

CB5148 Gum Leaves 02

CB5082 Leaf Spray 02

I hope these layouts have inspired you to do some creating and also to explore the Aussie Bush.  We don't realise what beauty and tranquility is on our doorstep.

Until next month, 

Happy Scrapping


Sunday, January 17, 2021

January Creations by Kim





Welcome to my first creations for 2021for 


Today I have two layouts to share with you, the first is a sweet one featuring my newest grandson, Harvey and his beautiful mumma!

For this layout I have kept the design simply, just using the gorgeous papers and the beautiful chipboard, and allowing the photo to take centre stage.

[Handsome Dude]

Now, I know the actual photo is a little blurry, but I still LOVE this shot of little Harvey smiling at his Mummy. 

Melts my heart.

 Scrapmatts Products Used


The gears I have used in this layout are left over from the beautiful chipboard layered heart 


Onto my second layout...

The photo's I have on this 2nd layout I have wanted to scrap for a few years now and I finally came across some Christmas papers that I liked for these fun shots.

Now, I don't usually do multi-photo layouts but I just needed to for this one. 

You see, I always used to take photo's of the children decorating the Christmas for some reason I had put my phone down and stepped out of the room and days later as I looked through the pic's taken my girls had taken quite a few extra that gave me a good laugh!

Here is my second layout

[Christmas Joy] 









 I hope you have enjoyed taking a look at my latest creations for Scrapmatts?

This year is my 8th year of being on this amazing team, creating with amazing products and I just wanted to say a huge Thank You to both Sofie and Andrew for having me here.

It truly is a dream team 

Until next time

Happy Crafting from

Kim Ewins