Monday, May 21, 2018

Its getting Chilly!!!

Hello and Welcome 

Well its finally getting a little chilly here in Brisbane, and this makes me very happy.

Cooler weather is perfect to not only get into the craft room, also to get outdoors.  I know I'm possibly a little weird when it comes to this sort of thinking, however I just love the smell of all the dewy freshness.  

With that in mind I thought why not scrap some photos that are out doors.  First up I have a pic that was taken of my daughter whilst we were visiting family.  This was taken down near Margaret River in this place.... so many beautiful things to see, eat and drink.  If you've yet to visit put it on your bucket list.

I went minimalist on my pages this month, I think its important to show all scrapbookers no matter what your budget you can create with as much or as little as you desire.  Sometimes we just need to let the photo's speak.  

My second layout is me out doing a early morning boot camp, another reason why I love early morning.  Again I have just used a lot of paper as well as some lovely chipboard.  The white mist chipboard's are probably my all time favourites as you don't need to do much.  Just a little swipe of ink around the edges and its good to go.

Scrapmatts products used:

Wildflowers 04

 CB1249 Stars 04

String Circles 03

That is all from me this month, I hope you've enjoyed my projects/.

Until next time, take care Fi!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

''Sun and Sand" With Rikki Graziani

Good morning how are you? Rikki here with this months share and as you can see I am still feeling the Summer and Sunshine, the weather has seem to forgotten that it is Autumn, mind you its a little bit nippy when trying the water.......... so I will reminisce some Summers past and catch up on my scrapping layouts.

CB6062 Shells 02

Till next month.....

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Hello Adventure Nautical Layouts

Hello Adventure
Nautical Layouts

Good Morning and welcome to May
Today I will be sharing with you layouts I have completed from my recent trip to the South Pacific with Melissa Kennedy.


This layout was inspired by a Bingo challenge that Melissa handed out, as well as a scavenger hunt challenge.
Items collected are shells from the beach, embellishment bought onboard (chipboard) and picture of the ship (in the background of the photo).

I have used the beautiful BEACH SHACK COLLECTION from Kaisercraft.

I have used the CB1221 Nautical Designs from Scrapmatts. 
I have also used the very new - CT008 - Hello Adventure Word 

I decided not to colour the chipboard, as I like the look of the natural colour with this layout.
This is the chipboard used on the layout. CB1221.


This layout is the second one I have created using the left overs from the Beach Shack Collection.

This layout is for our scavenger hunt challenge.
On this one the items used are the shore collection guide, shells found on the beach and a doily.

Chipboard used on this layout again is the CB1221 and the word is a new product CT009.

If you wish to purchase any of this chippy head over to the website.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out all the other fabulous designs from our amazing design team and please welcome our newest members by showing a little love.

Until next month
Stay safe and warm.


Sunday, May 13, 2018

May Layouts

Happy Mothers Day!

Hope all the mothers out there are being looked after today.  Hopefully you have been able to have some creative time for yourself.

I have always been intimidated by the CSI challenges, but as we were asked to be guest designers I thought I would give it a go (maybe because we were on holidays when I received the email 😄).  It really isn't that hard - funny that!  Why not give it a go?

 Products used:-

 CB6106 Assorted Words 24

 CB1236 Scrapwords 22

CB1192 Scrapwords 04

 CB4071 String Circles 07

 Stencil 9003 Circles

My second layout is of my Christmas Fairies.  My daughter was so excited when it was cool on Christmas morning - she could wear her Christmas jumper.

Products used:-

CB5158 Triangles 03

CB1060 Christmas Trees 02

CB1209 Scrapwords 12

Hope you have found some inspiration in my layouts.

Happy creating


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

My MAY Creating with Scrapmatts.

Hello there,
So great you have come by today! I have two layouts to share with you and I have used photos of my cute nephew when he was much younger.  I have used the same photo a few times now because it shows his fun side and I just think it captures his nature so well..Scrapbooking can be about remembering a moment and if the photo really inspires me then I use that photo over and over..

The first layout is one I created a while ago but I haven't shared on here yet. It is a simple layout using older papers and fun photos of my nephew..  Here are some closer views..

The cogs are always my go to embellishment for male layouts..And they are so easy to cut to size to suit your page. and I simply coated these in black gesso.

Gota love a splat or two and those Words were painted in bright green paint.. and a few arrows look great to add some movement to a page..

my layout..

Just goes to show a great design fun photos and a few well placed embellishments make a simple yet eye catching page!

Here are the fabulous SCRAPMATTS  products I have used on my page with a link to the online store..

ST5012 Stencil Paint Splatters 


CB5107 Arrows 01 


CB1162 Assorted Words 08 


CB2006 Page Borders 05 

And my second layout was created for this months challenge over at Color, Stories, Inspiration  where the Design Team from Scrapmatts are guesting as Scrapmatts are a sponsor this month... If you play along you could win some wonderful prizes!!

This is for #253 which was released on the 1st May. You can find details of the challenge over on the C.S.I. BLOG.

Some closer views.

 I began with white cardstock which I added some colors to using a dauber and ink and stencils. The details you can add this way are endless using the many SCRAPMATTS STENCILS  

I love these words which have been painted in blue paint.. and another splat!!

Lurve the Scrapmatts filmstrips too!

I also added some Scrapmatts Flags painted in blue and placed them alternately with paper ones..  Adds some dimension to the look.

 I popped a little kite flying up in the air and my page was done!

Here is a list of the Scrapmatts I have used on this layout..

ST9003 Circles 

ST5012 Paint Splatters 


CB1162 Assorted Words 08 

CB5036 Kites 01 


CB1232 Film Strips 05 

CB5101 Flags 02 


Thanks for coming by,  I cant believe it is May already...Happy Mothers Day to all the Mums!!
  I hope you will pop back again to see what all the Design Team are up as there is always something creative happening here on the Scrapmatts Blog!!

Happy Scrapmatting!!