Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Scrapmatts Design Team Post March 2016

Hello Scrappy friends, it’s lovely to have your company today.

Welcome to my first post as part of the 2016 Scrapmatts Design Team.

It’s exciting to be part of this talented group and I hope you find something to inspire you here.
It's a long post, so you may want to get a cuppa before you start.

My first project is, “Love the way you smile”
A page about my twin Grandsons.

I used Blue Fern paper, Sanctuary, "Meadows of time"

These two little boys are like chalk and cheese, as you may detect from the photo. One is outgoing and bubbly and the other more reserved and measured. One loves sport, the other loves practising his numbers and letters. One goes to sleep in an instant and the other one is still awake at 9 p.m. What they have in common however, is a love of board games, making a racket, swimming and general mischief. They are great fun to have around.

On the second layout,
“Happy Times”

The paper is from 7 Dot's Studio, Celestial Range, "Destination unknown"

I used one of my favourite Scrapmatts pieces, String circles to frame my three gorgeous DIL's.

They were having fun at a party.
Do you like the black wig? All the better for dancing to "Grease" music!

There may have been leg warmers on show too. We were at a party for one of our Son's important birthdays. The "Girl's night out" theme applied to the men as well.

For the final project,
“Happy Birthday”

I made a Birthday tag for someone special.

Using heavy weight card stock, I covered it with crumpled tissue before adding mists.
The cluster is formed around a vine,

for the full range of Scrapmatts chipboard, (Acid Free,) stencils and other products.

Thanks for calling in to say hello.
I truly appreciate any comments you may care to leave.


  1.'ve got me.....can't decide which one I like best! They are all fabulous and all so different. You are an amazing scrapper:) LOOOOVE that heart bg chippy with the boys..... & the little birds.... the girls look amazing and you've made them stand out so beautifully....& that tag. YUM! Simply divine:):) Thank you for the inspiration....oh! And that paper up the top....YUM, too!!

  2. Hi Helen, this is a wonderful first post for you! Your layouts are lovely, the photo in the first one is so cute.. fabulously fun photo in the second and beautiful tag too.. I have scheduled my post for friday.. fingers crossed it all works smoothly!!!

  3. I love both your pages and your tag. I love your words about your twin grandsons...your love for them shines through.

  4. Absolutely brilliant first post for these lovely chippies Helen, each and every piece is just gorgeous!! Your Grandboys are so cute and your description of their different characters is very much reflected in the photo. It looks like the girls had a great fun night out going by the photo on the second page and I love the Birthday tag. Cannot pick a fave out of these, they are al super gorgeous!! hugs xx

  5. Wow....3 stunning projects Helen! Love the first page...the colouring, photo and design are just amazing! Those chippies are really fab. The second fun and colourful and lastly the beautiful, soft and detailed tag! Gorgeous work sweet lady! ;-)

  6. Every one of these project is just beautiful! BTW, you are adorable in your blue glasses!

  7. Gorgeous collection of projects Helen! Your grandsons are precious! Great mix of papers, flowers and chipboard designs!

  8. Wow, Helen!! 3 fabulous projects and each so different. What a sweet photo of your grandsons and love how you extended the chipboard design with the insert pieces!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  9. Ah Helen congratulations on the new DT. So lovely to see you creating again and see your gorgeous layouts. I have missed seeing them. The layouts are so different and so much fun ... my how your boys have grown too :D That tag is lovely and so special. Lucky someone to receive it. Have fun on the new DT. I wish I could get back into scrapping or something. Just not feeling it right now. Anything for that matter :D

  10. Super projects all of them and wonderful photos used on your LOs!! Your two little grandies look adorable, always so interesting how twins can look so alike and yet be so different. The second LO's photo is super too and beautifully enhanced with what you did with it. Love the tag too!!

  11. Helen, my biggest heartfelt congratulations to you and let me say you are going to be such an asset to this team. These creations are just lovely!!! Hugs, Autumn

  12. Three gorgeous projects for your debut Helen and I love them all - the page about your grandsons is my favourite. You've shown off the chipboard pieces beautifully, I really love that string circles one too. :o)xxx