Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Smile with Rikki Graziani

Good morning how are you? Rikki here today with some new layouts for course featuring the awesome Scrapmatts Chipboard. I have been busy working away and I cant believe we are in September already !!!! 



A handy tip when you have frames that you want to show two sides of, just cut them in half that way they extend around the photo your working with...




CB4069 Ornate Frames 26



CB6117 Assorted Words 30


And now for something a little bit more rustic.....


CB1240 Scrap Words 26


So till next time have a Creative Day.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

September with Lisette

 Hi everyone, I know we always say it but boy its busy in my house at the moment.

We had the end of the netball season with the grand final last weekend - unfortunately DD's team lost. I am on the executive of the association so this is a very big time of year for us.

This Friday night we have having her 21st at home.  I almost forgot about my post!

Have just put a couple of slices in the oven, so time to sit down and let you know what I have been creating.  I know that this time of year is really busy for me so I have prepared some layouts earlier!! (always wanted to say that)

The theme for 123 Challenge this month is A sketch, words - Love Always and 3 colours - Denim, Sky Blue & Sand.  Here is my layout -






I love the simplicity of this layout, and I haven't used a stencil as a background!

Products used:-













CB5142 Retrosquares 02








CB1159 Hearts 05


CB6116 Assorted Words 29


CB6095 Assorted Words 18



This was my DT layout for the August 123 Challenge.

I have used









CB1209 Scrap Words 12


CB6105 Assorted Words 23


CB5123 Chains 01


CB4060 Ornate Frames 16 - I have used the horizontal pieces as well as the negative from the inner circle.

Hope you have enjoyed my layouts and they have inspired you.
I did get the slices out of the oven in the middle of this post.
I think I need to do some more scrapping!!!

Until October

Lisette XOX



















































































Monday, September 11, 2017

September with Helen

Hello and welcome back to Scrapmatts.
It's Helen with you today.

First I'm sharing a layout about a newborn baby meeting her Daddy.
The photo was slightly out of focus, but too precious to discard, so I added a watercolour filter, to blend in with the ombre background paper.
All the papers are from the  Kaisercraft collection, "Indigo Blue." 
The flair is from Studio Fourteen 40.
The puffy clouds is from Amy Tangerine "Cute overload".
I'm not sure where I got the spotty flair, apart from the bottom of my stash, maybe G45?
I left all the chipboard bare apart from the heart which I wet embossed with 
Stampendous "aged Taupe."

Scrapmatts products used:-
CB1229 Chains 02
CB1071 Hearts
CB5142 Retro Squares
CB6112 Scrap words 31
Heart Stencil

I based my layout on a sketch by Laura Whitaker.



Next up is an older photo from a Christmas 2014.
Still stash busting, I've used scraps of older papers to make the red and patterned trees;
then combined them with a new Kaisercraft Christmas collection "Letters to Santa",
for the green tree and green mat.  I think that the gorgeous
 Scrapmatts products have added a touch of festivity and sparkle.
I used various water colours and Tim Holtz Oxides to paint the Holly leaves.
The Believe title, the Frame and the stencilling was done with Nuvo Mousse. 
Scrapmatts products used:-
CB5163 Holly leaves Holly 04
CB 6111 Assorted Words 27
CB6093 Ornate Frames
ST 1037 Bling
ST5041 Stars

I based my page on a sketch by Laura Whitaker

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CLICK HERE to see the amazing range.

Thanks for calling in today - you can see more Design Teams reveals every couple of days, so be sure to check back for more inspiration.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Happiness is knowing you're beside me...

Hello there,
Here we are in September... Now I am not going to even say anything about how close Christmas is getting, but it is getting so close!!!! Sorry I did mention it didnt I??!!

I would like to share with you a layout I created using lots of wonderful SCRAPMATTS products..  I have used a photo of my Hubby and I taken earlier this year..  So without further a do...

some closer views first highlighting the wonderful Scrapmatts..

So many Scrapmatts chipboard pieces layered up...


I love the Hearts stencil... and see the sweet little birdies too!!

I cut out my heart and then used the Stencil Lattice and then added little rhinestones to make a very pretty embellishment for my layout.. and of course I had to use the lovely chipboard word 'love'.

and my layout...

Happiness is knowing you're beside me..


and here is a list of all the Scrapmatts I have used for this layout..

ST5047 Lattice



ST1037 Stencil Bling


ST5035 Stencil Hearts



CB6105 Assorted Words 23


CB5140 String Circles 04



CB1088 Birds 03



CB1202 Roses 02



CB6112 Scrap Words 31



CB6117 Assorted Words 30



CB1020 Card Borders 03



So lots of wonderful SCRAPMATTS products on my page, and lots of ways to use them too.. I hope you come back again soon to see what else the Design Team are up to using fabulous Scrapmatts products.. and dont forget to pop by the SCRAPMATTS STORE and see what is new over there!

Until next time, happy Scrapmatting!!


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Toddler Adventures - Lauren Tomecek

Welcome back to the Scrapmatts blog. Today I'm sharing two layouts featuring my son because in my unbiased opinion he's the cutest toddler around. ;)


I used CB6115 Assorted Words 28 as my title on this one. The yellow hexagons were created using Stencil 9002 in the A6 size.


I also used CB5124 Hexagon Mesh 03 in the background, painting the mesh light grey and the popped out hexagons a sparkly charcoal.





I have used CB5133 Africa 01 and acrylic paints to create a little animal scene. I love adding details and depth with paints on chipboard pieces. CB5150 Sticks 01 has been cut into smaller pieces and tucked under all the photos. Cutting the sheet up is a great way to get more value for money and make it last longer.


Hope you enjoyed the shares today. I'd love to see what you create if you've been inspired.