Thursday 9 June 2016

Love that and Masculine Card

Thanks for joining me today, to see my Scrapmatts blog for June.
I really enjoyed playing with one of the new Stencils ST5030 Flowers to create some texture for this layout.

I used heavy water colour paper for the background, knowing I wanted to get it wet with sprays and texture paste and it performed really well.

I used a sketch by Laura Whitaker, with her permission. She created it for ScrapMuch. 
Thank you Laura.

I added some tiny beads to the centre of the stencilled flowers.
The small flower buds are from Scrapmatts. They come in a pack of 25.
The paper is from Lemon Owl, "Forget me not".

Scrapmatts chipboard used:-
CB 5131 Bubbles 01 and the arrow title CB6095
Assorted Words 18, all were heat embossed.

The stamps are from Prima.

The photo was taken during the school holidays, when we had all four Grandchildren for the day.

The journalling is on the back of the page and it reads:-

It was fun seeing you all play together and getting along so amicably. Esther, you were patient all morning and went along with the boys Star Wars Lego games. You did try clapping your hands together at one stage and saying, “Listen up Boys”, but when you got no reaction at all, you gave up on that approach. Eventually, after lunch, you managed to coax your cousins outside with the idea of mud play, although somewhere along the way, the playing evolved into a skirmish, with mud flying in all directions. You got your wish, which was to “Get filthy with mud up to my eyebrows”!

26th April 2016. Love Granny

My second project is a masculine card for any occasion.

Scrapmatts chipboard used:-

CB 1188 Birds 06
CB 1204 Ribbon Banner 01
CB 1221 Nautical Designs 04
CB 1189 Scrap Words 01

The papers are from Maja

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


  1. What a delightful photo of your grandies Helen .. they all look so happy and contented. Love the page you created. The splashes on the background and the little embossed flowers are absolutely gorgeous. Love the journaling too .. good on Esther for finally getting the boys outside .. must have been wonderful fun. Stunning 'man' card too. Love the colours and the nautical look. Fabulous post!! hugs xx

  2. Hi Helen, I love coming by your blog to see what you have been up to.. And I am loving your layout with the delightful photo and pretty stencilling. Love the chippies you have under you photo layers.. And love the nautical feel to your card, love the colors and love the lighthouse chippie too! Enjoy the rest of your week!

  3. GIGGLES.....'listen up boys'...oh! What A CLASSIC!!!! Shame it didn't work!!! Good on her for getting in the midst of it with them. ANd what a totally GORGEOUS LO and your bg work and the colours. Right up my alley! And my scrap room survived. I put everything up, then pulled it [thankfully!] down. We were a lot luckier that many, many other peeps. Awful mess around the country :/

  4. Beautiful work Helen. Love that forget me not paper, works so well with your beautiful photo. Love the chippy circles and how you have positioned the flowers around it and the flair looks just beautiful. Your journalling I love, "Get filthy with mud up to my eyebrows" that is gold and will be always remembered now that you have documented it . I am sure there will be chuckles for years to come over that comment :)
    Your card is fantastic and like you said could be used for many occasions.
    Have a lovely weekend Helen

  5. Hi Helen, I love your page, the texture of the flowers looks great with the beady centres and that is such a happy pile of grandchildren! Brilliant man card too, the muslin works perfectly with the nautical feel of the design. I love all the mixed media work you bring into your pages because it looks beautiful but achievable so I can copy our ideas! X

  6. Wonderful projects Helen! Such a darling photo! Love all the pretty papers and blossoms!

  7. wow Helen !!! I just love your page and your card, so many lovely details , have a great weekend :)

  8. BEAUTIFUL layout! The photo is truly the star of this beautiful show. And I love your fabulous sea themed card, great design!

  9. Gorgeous and soft page Helen! Absolutely love the soft and delicate touches that make this page so special! Looove the chippies and that gorgeous and precious photo too! Love the masculine card....ships and shippings...LOL...nautical is always so cool for a guy! You did a stunning job! ;-)

  10. How awesome to have all four grandies together, especially now they are at the age where they can play together... HOW did you get them so clean and happy for the photo :D ??? I LOVE this layout. So soft and gentle and calm. The flowers are perfect and the blue matches the shirts. Perfect mix of colours. You nailed this one and I just love your mm style. Maybe one day I will get back into it all. I know I owe you a mail too. SOON! :D <3

  11. Oh I forgot to say that card is just perfect. I love anything nautical it just makes my heart happy <3