Thursday, April 29, 2021

Inspired by the products ...

 Most of the time I start my scrapping with my photos - I grab the one I want and then go hunting for papers and embellishments that suit. 

Occasionally though I find I am completely inspired by beautiful products.

This month I had the fabulous title 'Our beautiful Family' sitting on my desk for weeks 

along with the 'Bohemian Bliss' papers from Bee Arty ... 

proving that if I stare at something long enough then I can't resist using it! lol 😂

Below is the page I created using these products ... 

with the left overs I also made a similar themed step card.

To highlight the various shades of blue in my photo I inked in some background action using 
this gorgeous patterned stencil (ST9034)

I used the A4 sized stencil for this layout but will often combine stencil sizes when creating this kind of background, descending in size from the A4 around the outside edges gradually moving down to the A5 to create a bit of a zoomed out perspective... its a vey cool trick. 

For the title chipboard I simply ran over it with a Sharpie... but you can buy it in black - CT091.


And of course you know I can't leave a page alone without sticking some 
mood inspiring chippie words on it! 😉 CB1236 Scrap Words 22


With so many beautiful papers and chipboards left over from making my page 
I just had to indulge in one more step card.

I used the same ink and stencil set that I did on the layout for the card, 
although I used the A6 sized stencil this time.

The lamp posts are a very simple easy addition to any project - just colour the chipboard and add some coloured paper behind the lamp. I love the way the lamps sit off the card in this design ... these lamp posts are the perfect size for card embellishments. 💛 CB5028 Lamp Posts 06

And how brilliant are these embellishment words! 

A single pack of these goes a long way for me with both scrapbooking and card making.
CB6103 - Scrap Words 21 and CB6113 Scrap Words 32

And these I keep a constant supply in in stash of, they are perfect for any kind of card project.
They are super fine and dainty - CB1049 Words 01

Mind you ... looking at this picture, I must recommend you take your time sticking them down 
as once you have stuck them on wonky (as I've managed to do here) they don't move again! 😂

Thanks for popping by for a look,
I hope you take away some inspiration.

Cheers form Kel 

Monday, April 26, 2021

Fussy cutting with Heather

Hi all This month I've done 2 projects, a cute page of my friend's very cute daughter, then an altered paint pallet.
This is a simple layout done with layered fussy cut flowers. I kept the chipboard natural on this project.
For the title I had just the words left from a previous project
my paint pallet was done with a couple of layers of paint and crackle glaze. I then added some pale blue paint to some texture paste to spread through my Scrapmatts stencil.
The flourish chipboard was simply inked with black ink, then the flourishes next to the paint brushes had a light layer of white gesso over the top

Friday, April 23, 2021

April Creating

 Hi everyone

Lisette here with my layouts for April.

My first layout is for the April challenge at Just Add Flair.  Had a great day hiking with the ladies from Women Want Adventure was one of the lovely speech therapists that I work with.  Just had to get a photo of the MWP connection.

Products Used:-

ST9088 Cobblestones Stencil

CT041 Picture Perfect

CB1236 Scrap Words 22

CB5177 Wildflowers 04

My next layout is from Father's Day 2020.  We had dinner at the Pub not far from home.  
I love this paper, and it makes for a quick layout.

Products Used:-

CB6118 Boho 01

CB6101 Assorted Words 20

CB5180 Chains & Gears 01

I hope you have found some inspiration in my layouts.

Until next month, stay safe and happy creating.


Sunday, April 18, 2021

'Adorable' layout by Kim Ewins


Hello all...Kim here with you today, to share a layout I created using some gorgeous Scrapmatts chipboard.

Let me show you my layout!


It's so easy to create great layouts with Scrapmatts chipboard!!!
I have kept this layout relatively simple, just using layers, fussy cut elements and the Scrapmatts chipboard and some twine.

Adding cardboard or foam dots behind your layers creates interest to the eye.

I do hope you have enjoyed looking at my layout...Harvey is a very cute subject to scrap.

The Scrapmatts Neville Retreat is not to far away now! 

Hope to catch up with a few of you there!

Until Next Time

Happy Crafting 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

April Creating with Lizzy.

 Hello there! I hope you are having a lovely day.. I am sharing my April Creating with you today.. 

Although the weather we are having here is absolutely splendid, I do love the beach so I have a beachy layout to share. And when it is a photo of my Granddaughter, then you know I have enjoyed creating this page!! I found lots of Scrapmatts to use too!

How about some closer views of my layout..  I started with some water colors paints that I splodged over my back ground.. Then I used a fabulous Scrapmatts shell stencil to add some interest and texture.. 

I used two colors on the back ground, a blue and a light brown..


Now to begin embellishing!

Some closer views..

I love this castle, I think we all have built a sand castle at the beach before!! I have used the same water color on the chipboard as what I used on the back ground.. 

Just the cutest beach umbrella!!


And a touch of sunshine with this sun chippie!! Painted a soft yellow!!


And these Scrap Words are great for popping on a page!

Perfect Beach Day!

And here are the Scrapmatts I have used on my layout with a link to where to find them at the online store!

                                                         ST5070 Stencil Shells 

                                                               CB1251 Scrap Words 34



Thank you for dropping by today, I hope I have inspired you to feel a bit beachy and perhaps create a summery layout from your summer photos!

Until next time,
Happy Scrapmatting!!