Sunday, January 23, 2022

January layouts

Happy New Year!

Can't believe it is almost the end of January and we are all still dealing with Covid.  I hope everyone has managed to stay well.

My first layout is the one I planned to do before Christmas - but didn't get there!  It is from Christmas 2020 which was a bit messed up due to Covid -who would think that January 2022 we are still dealing with it.  

I wanted to tell the story of the week leading up to Christmas.  This is a lot more journaling that I normally do.  It took me a while to work out how I was going to achieve this.  I realised I had some 6x6 page protectors.  This page will sit next to the layout in my album.






ST9010 Diamond Stencil


ST9050 Hearts Stencil


CB4072 Wildflowers 01


CB1060 Christmas Trees 02


CB4069 Ornate Frames 26


CB1068 Hearts 01


The challenge over at Kraft+ is all about the travel that we wish were able to do.  

We were lucky enough to have a trip to Uluru in May 2021.  We had booked it to coincide with our 30th Wedding Anniversary in May 2020 - but that didn't happen.
Our timing was spot on this time, as boarders closed again only a few weeks later.









ST5006 Circles


CB4069 Ornate Frames 26


CB1068 Hearts 01


CB5128 Circle Mesh 01


Well that's it for my January post.

Until next time

Happy Scrapping 

Lisette XO


Monday, January 17, 2022

A Few More Christmas Creations by Kim

 


Hello...hello, Kim here with a warm welcome to my first post for Scrapmatts for 2022.

 The projects I'm sharing today are some Christmas Gift Tags, created using beautiful Scrapmatts chipboard, stencils and lace.

Let me show you!



Scrapmatts Products Used




Scrapmatts Products Used





Scrapmatts Products Used

I do hope you have enjoyed looking over my Christmas Gift Tags?
It's never too early to start on projects like these, because before we know it Christmas will be here yet again!
And if you are stuck at home, why not get crafting.


2022 has started off a little rocky...I hope that you and your families are keeping safe and well.

Until Next Time

Happy Crafting

from




Friday, January 7, 2022

WELCOME TO 2022

 Welcome to 2022. We all know how bad the last two years have been  so the hope for this year is that it will bring us good health and peace. Crazy times are still ahead of us but we can either give up or just keep doing the best that we can and crafting is certainly one way of giving some time back to ourselves.

I started these two pages at the Scrapmatts Retreat in Neville towards the end of last year and finished them when I came home and am pleased to be able to share them with you today.

The pics I used on both pages are of a friends very photogenic daughter and with her permission I have used them.





I used a lot of different colored inks that I purchased at the Retreat, got to love irl shopping. The Brand is Brilliance and colours Pearlescent Beige, Pearlescent Thyme, Pearlescent Chocolate and Starlite Silver. All are available on the website and there are so many pretty colours. For the kookaburra I used Moonlight white and a yellow from my stash. I decided to extend a twig branch across the top of the pic to mimic the branch she was hanging from. The seagulls had some white texture paste rubbed on and then a light coat of Starlite Silver ink. 

The stencil gives the background the impression of waves flowing across the bottom of the page and is perfect for the Stormy Sky distressed ink. 

The addition of the muslin, small shells, glass domes and clear stones all helped to add to the beauty of the gorgeous pic.

As a final touch I covered the photo and did lots of white splatters which gave it that little bit more of an ocean feel.

PRODUCTS USED

ST5071 - STENCIL WAVES


CB5191 AUSTRALIA 04



CB6127 SHELLS 03


CB6128 CARD ELEMENTS 005 SHELLS


CB5056 TWIGS



For the second page I added some stencil work to the background to further enhance what was already there and by using a green ink close in colour made it blend perfectly.

I also used a lot of the same colour inks from the previous page for the pieces. The Brilliance inks give a fantastic cover and only need one pass.

Adding the Galah with some gum leaves and pine nuts added to the top corner gave the impression that she was indeed looking at something like that in the pic. The grass chipboard gave a nice height to the sides of the page and of course the title sums up the pic.



PRODUCTS USED

CB1260 SCRAP WORDS 43



CB5100 GRASS 02


CB5190 AUSTRALIA 03


ST 9011 PATTERNS STENCIL A6


Well that is all from me for this month. I really do hope that I have managed to inspire and don't forget to check out the Scrapmatts online strore, there are some truly amazing products there to help you create whatever you want to.

I wish you all the best for the New Year.
Hugs and love till next time.
Annette
xo