Sunday, 9 October 2016

Scrapmatts October projects - Love and two Christmas cards

Hello, hello, welcome to my blog.

It's my turn to share some projects for
I've been eager to use the large circles as a photo mat;
to do so, I had to cut into them and rearrange the pieces.
I'm really happy with the result. CB5152 Circles 02
They were heat embossed with Stampendous Aged Teal.

The floral paper is from Cocoa Vanilla, Make a Wish, "Fresh cut"
and the spotty papers are from a Lawn Fawn 6x6 pad,
"Polka dots in the meadow."
For the Mixed media, I applied texture paste through

ST1004 Stencil Bubbles

before splashing some acrylic paint over the bubbles.
Just realised I forgot to acknowledge Laura Whitaker
when I used her wonderful sketch from June 2016 My apologies Laura.

The love title was lightly brushed with Pearl paint.

CB6115 Assorted Words 28

The sub title - You and Me arrow, is from a pack of eleven.
CB6105 Assorted Words 23
I love the little heart foliage tucked into the cluster.
Heart Spray 01
This is one of my favourite photos of you with Pa.
The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-

You were perched on Pa’s knee in your special Elsa dress and helping him to blow out his Birthday candles. The look between you two clearly shows the unconditional love you have for each other. This year in Pa’s Father's day card, you dictated your words to Mummy to write for you. You said “Thank you for taking me to the cafe with you. We hope you had a very good Father’s day, we treat you and keep you and don’t let you die. I love you”

Photo 5th April 2015, your words September 2016 - love Granny

When I spotted the Vintage children at Christmas SC007 in my happy mail from Sophie, I thought they deserved a very special card. I had seen a video by Collette Mitrega on her You Tube channel and this is my version.

I had to adjust the size to fit the images.
I challenged myself to use some older papers to make a Christmas card.
My thoughts were that that the great range of Scrapmatts goodies
would transform the papers into something special.

I'm love the way it turned out. What do you think?

The PEACE title CB6111 Assorted Words 27, was wet embossed;
CB5144 Layered Poinsettias 01 on the belly band were
painted with distress inksand topped with dimensional magic.

This photo trying to show the way the card opens.

The Christmas Tree CB1060 Christmas Trees 02
was wet embossed too and trimmed with Kaisercraft pearls.
The Merry Christmas ornament comes in a pack of fifteen.

The final project is also a Christmas card with a pop out centre.
I found many different versions on Pinterest.

The Joy title was wet embossed, CB6111 Assorted words 27
The Merry Christmas Ornament is from the same pack of fifteen.

The hanging stars were created with texture paste
and gold paint through a Star stencil

The stars and the tree on the presents are from
Assorted Words pack
Well that's all for me, I hope you've found something to inspire you.

All the SCRAPMATTS products are available direct.
I'd love to see you upload your projects to the gallery.

Until next time - Happy Crafting.

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


  1. Wonderful LO Helen and I always so love the journalling you do to accompany your photos! This is another beauty! You Christmas cards are genius! Thaks for the link to the youtube. Off to watch....

  2. Oh Helen what a beautiful page to show off that wonderful picture! So many details I love, like that gorgeous aged teal embossing looks really cool and I love the pink bubbles. The cards are gorgeous too, I am always on the lookout for clever folded cards, they are such a lot of fun to make and receive. Oh and how sweet those words your grand daughter said for her Pa xxx

  3. oh wow Helen, you have been busy! I love the layout, the photo is so sweet and I love the circle frames too.. those new words from Scrapmatts are gorgeous and your designs on the cards are fantastic.. beautiful creating once again.. have a great week!

  4. Wow Helen, what a spectacular post. From the beautiful layout to the Christmas cards, each piece is just pure delight!! Love how you rearranged the circle chippy to frame that gorgeous photo and the bubble background is brilliant!! Those Christmas cards .. how special are they??? Awesome design .. so unique .. whoever gets those is going to be gobsmacked .. love them!!! Off to take a look at the videos!! Love, love, love all of these!! hugs xx

  5. Wow Helen! What a beautiful layout! Such a sweet photo! Love the circle embellishment and pretty papers! Your cards are gorgeous! So fun and festive!

  6. Oh. My. Gosh! I cannot believe those Christmas cards.....the middle twisty one? Cheryl O'Brien taught us that at our Scrap 'camp'! And I was fully frustrated with it even then! Both yours look AMAZING. Loooove the dimensional magic, too. And your page is YUM. So delish and sweet & what gorgeous words your Grand girl used for her Pa!!! All round fabulousness in this post!!

  7. That photo is amazing and the layout is so complimentary! The cards turned out great. Love your clever use of scraps. What a great stash builder! Hugs, Autumn PS. To answer your question about the Cloisonné embossing powder - unfortunately my powder is about ten years old. It was a stamping phase that went out of style, sadly. I've tried to locate it online, but the company is out of business.

  8. Beautiful projects Helen, I especially love your layout, the photo says it all and you have really made it pop with your choice of colour palette. As always your journalling is a treat. A layout that will be treasured I am sure
    Mary x

  9. Gorgeous projects Helen! I looove the cute and precious and fresh for that little girlie and her granddaddy. The photo is priceless and such a gorgeous memory to keep! Love the styling of the page and the chippie is gorgeous! The cards are so festive and beautiful too! ;-)

  10. Oh wow... Now I don't want to send you your Christmas card. Those are amazing I love them all ... so clever Helen. The layout of your little girl and her grandpa is so beautiful and so special and her words to him are certainly to be cherished forever. So lovely. She has grown into a beautiful little girl.

  11. Oh what a wonderful photo & layout--truly a treasure! Your Christmas cards are amazing!