Thursday, December 14, 2017

3 layouts!

Hi everyone,

First of all I need to apologize.  I totally forgot about today's blog post!
My brain is somewhat frazzled - as I am sure many of you are feeling the same way at this time of year.

Today I have three layouts to share.

You may have noticed that a lot of my layouts have lots of lovely Scrapmatts chippy goodness on them.  Today's layouts are different.  I want to show you that Scrapmatts chippy is also great for a simple addition.

My first layout is for the December 123 Challenge.  I started by using a stencil to do the gold background.  I added the swirl and arrow as embellishments and use the words for my title.

 ST9003 Circles

CB4069 Ornate Frames 26  (I cut the swirl so it fitted with the cluster)

 CB1236 Scrap Words 22

 CB1192 Scrapwords 04
 CB6105 Assorted Words 23

 My next layout is another lovely family photo.  Again I used a stencil in gold (bit hard to see!).  I used some of the words for my title and embellies.

ST5011 Stencil Circles

 CB6113 Scrapwords 32

CB1209 Scrapwords 19

CB 5166 Leaf spray  15

My last layout is the cake my daughter made for her 21st in September.  Love how she decorated it with a rainbow surprise inside.  I started with two stencils and bright pastes and sprays.  A simple circle around the flowers with the arrow, and two words and a heart to finish it off.

ST5049 Lattice

ST5006 Stencil Circles

CB5140 String Circles 04

CB1159 Hearts 05

CB6095 Assorted Words 18

CB1236 Scrap Words 22

CB1192 Scrap Words 04

I hope my layouts have inspired you to make some time to create in this busy period.
Hopefully I will be able to do so over the weekend.

I hope you all have a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year
and I looking forward to seeing what 2018 brings for us all.

Lisette xox

Monday, December 11, 2017

Scrapmatts DT for December - Friendship and a Christmas card

Hello and welcome back to Scrapmatts.
It's Helen with you today.  How are your Christmas preparations going?
I'm still making cards and have a lever fold one to share with you.

After two years, it's time to step down from the Scrapmatts Design Team 
and this is my last post.  Sincere thanks to Sofie and Andrew for having me; 
I will be forever grateful for the opportunity and for your generosity.

But first I'm sharing a Boy's layout.  The photo was taken in an industrial area, 
so that I could use the Grafitti as a background.
The Turquoise paper is from Crate Paper, Cool Kid.
The Navy polka dot, is an older scrap from October Afternoon. 
and the red is also an older scrap, from Amy Tangerine.
I like the way the black chipboard ties all the different elements together. 
Scrapmatts Products used:-

CB1232 Film strips 05
 CB1072 Gears 01

Next up is a card to inspire you.   I challenged myself to make a lever card and it was easier than I imaged.  I'm really happy with the result.
I lined the inside with a mixture of Kaisercraft Christmas papers.  
One of the folds was left blank, to write a Christmas message. 
Scrapmatts products used:-
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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Beautiful you layout and a couple of Christmas Cards.

Hello there!
Here we are in December! How did the year go so fast??? How are your preparations going for Christmas? I am not to stressed .... yet!!!

I would like to share a layout I created for a challenge I am on.  And of course, I had to use some SCRAPMATTS    products on my page..

some closer views first!!
Love the keys which I have attached with some string... and those stencilled flowers are so cute too..

I added some flowers painted with a brad in the centre in my cluster.

Love those fabulous circles too!

Beautiful You..

and here is a list of the SCRAPMATTS products I have used on my page..

ST9041 Flowers and Butterflies


CB5152 Circles02 


CB1017 Keys 01 

CB1026 Flowers 06 

And I have a couple of Christmas Cards to share because you can never create too many cards!! They are simply designed using paper scraps and doileys and some fabulous Scrapmatts chippies..

The Scrapmatts I have used are..

CB1183 Christmas Ornaments 10 

CB1184 Assorted Words 12 

Well I hope you have a wonderful festive season, sharing with those you love, remembering our many blessings from this year. Have a very Merry Christmas and every good wish for a wonderful 2018.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Believe and Family - Lauren Tomecek

Hello chipboard fans. This is a very sad post for me, as it is my last design team reveal after 5 years with Scrapmatts. I have had such a great time on the team, made fantastic friends and loved every day of working with the amazing designs.

My last two reveals are both created for CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration. First up is the reveal for the current December challenge. I've used a 2016 Santa photo and can't believe how much older my boy looks in just one year. That wonderful title piece comes from CB6111 Assorted Words 27.

I love the range of reindeer chipboard designs available and had this lovely guy left over for a while now from CB5050 Reindeer 07. The 'falling snow' in the background uses the ST5003 stencil, first with gesso applied through it and then a bead mixture with matte medium once the gesso was dry. 

I loved the CB1053 Christmas Ornaments 03 and just coated them in some silver embossing powder. My flourishes are offcuts from CB4069, inked in black for contrast. 

If you want to see the CSI reveal, it is based on the below image. I used Christmas/winter elements, silver, circular elements and something fuzzy. I actually forgot all about the journaling component though. :(

Design number two was actually created for November's mid-month reveal so has already gone live on the CSI blog. My family travelled from all around the east coast of Australia to attend Harrison's 3rd birthday party and I was able to grab a photo of us all together. 

I've used a couple of different chipboard pieces in this one. I like using the shaped pieces to add some extra dimension to my backgrounds. If you cut them up they will last for ages, I've actually only used half of a sheet of CB5142 Retro Squares 02 on this layout but it looks like much more. The title comes from CB6105 Assorted Words 23.

I have used CB5056 Twigs 02 along the bottom of the photo to mirror the trees in the background of my photo. 

 I was inspired by the repeating squares/rectangles of 'The Scene' and used that to build up my paper layers. I loved 'The Scheme' with the focus on brown/green/white. My 'Evidence' includes clips, leaves, stamp, button, tags and string. My 'Testimony' has been written on a tag.

Thank you so much for looking at my work over the past 5 years. I hope it has inspired you in some way and look forward to seeing what you can create with Scrapmatts products. If you want to keep seeing more of my work please check out my blog or Instagram.