Monday, November 29, 2021

Tis the Season …

This is it ... the First of December is just around the corner and it's well and truly time to get cracking on Christmas shopping, Christmas decorating, Christmas cooking and Christmas crafting 💚

We absolutely adore this season in our home and every year I take photos
 with next years layouts in mind lol 😆

This year I've been having a ball with all the traditional Christmas colours and some gorgeous templates. Here's where it all started - with fairy lights and stars...

I love fairy lights and the warm glow they bring to everything, to emulate this effect I decided to use Inka Gold wax with some of the different size star templates that Scrapmats sell in a set... 

I find the cheap make up brush applicators that you can buy in sets from Kmart do a fabulous job of gently working the wax into the fine corners of stencils. 

I also added extra chipboard stars to the mix to compliment the chipboard title.


And of course I just had to toss in some Christmas pine and holly decorations ... all of which I inked simply while they were still sitting in their chipboard bases.



These wonderful holly flourishes are gorgeous embellishments that colour up beautifully! 

For the next layout I leaned into a red and raw colour scheme, 
using all the white coated chipboards as they came...

I stole the pine needles and pine cones from this gorgeous circle set ...

... and mixed up different styles of chipboard words to create my title again


I also inked in some red hearts for a bit of background action...


... then I used this ink to cut in around the outside edges of the whole page as well... this pulls the page together by ensuring the same colour used in the centre appears around the edges.

More beautiful Christmas themed flourishes 

And last but not least we have the start of the 'special' Christmas cards... I always go to trouble for a few close family members and make sure they get beautiful unique hand made cards.

This year I chose a simple paper and dressed it up with Christmas tree and star stencils ⭐  topping it all off with some of Scrapmatts' divine reindeer chipboards.

I used different size trees from all 3 stencils.



A bit of Gold ink on the title tied all the elements together nicely.

and these gorgeous reindeers only needed a small amount of Crystalina Kindy Glitz to finish them off.

Have a wonderful Silly Season everyone ... 
stay safe and have a very beautiful and blessed Christmas 

Cheers from Kel xo


Friday, November 26, 2021

Believe in Christmas with Heather

Good morning all This month I have continued on my Christmas theme with a layout with one of my favourite photos of my hubby at my work Christmas party a few years ago.
I started by using the ST9071 Circles A4 Stencil on the background with some texture paste I then used some of the Australian Federation Tray 05 frame which is embossed with black embossing enamel.
CB6111 Assorted words 27 - some pieces I left in the raw and other pieces I just simply inked with oxide inks
I hope that you are all enjoying being able to shop again and are almost ready for Christmas Thank you for spending time with me again this month Heather

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Gorgeous Girls


Hi everyone, Lisette here with a couple of layouts for November.

Love these layouts as they are of my beautiful girls.  It was my husband significant birthday earlier in the year.  Amongst other celebrations around Covid restrictions, we had a fabulous lunch by the beach.

Earlier in the year I posted some other layouts from this day, but realised I hadn't shared these.  The girls will kill me - but they will never know!

Each of the layouts are quite different, just like these two sisters!

I love using the Scrapmatts chipboard flourishes as part of a flower cluster.


ST5064 Stencil - Scallop Pattern

CB4069 Ornate Frames 26

CB1115 Leaves 01

CB6103 Scrap Words 21

This one is a little softer.

ST5007 Stones Stencil

CB6043 Card Borders 05

CB6103 Scrap Words 21

I hope my layouts have inspired you to use the wonderful Scrapmatts Chipboard and Stencils. I can't believe that my next post will be just before Christmas.  What a strange year we have had!

Keep safe and I hope you enjoy the festivities in the lead up to Christmas.

Happy Scrapping