Wednesday 9 November 2016

Scrapmatts DT post - November

Hello again Scrappy friends, thanks for visiting today.
I have some projects to share using Scrapmatts wonderful products.

First up is a page about our darling GD.  
The photos were taken recently and show how much she's grown in the past few months.
Because the Maja papers are a bit busy, I kept the page clean and simple.
The circle chipboard was lightly sponged with distress ink. I used it as a frame.
The flowers responded well to inking and the addition of tiny beads.
The bow to gathered them all together.
Love the new chipboard words which I inked randomly 
with different greens and topped with Glossy Accents.
The gold spots were added through a stencil with Silks acrylic glaze.
Products used:-

With Christmas in the air, I also made a two festive projects.
The first is a fun Bon-Bon card inspired by Collette Mitrega.
When it's closed it measures about 4" x 4"
and when pulled completely open it's 12" x 4"
The folds look a bit complicated, but it was quick and easy to do.
Great for using up all those little scraps and giving them a new life with some gorgeous chippies.
Scrapmatts chipboard used:-
CB6111 Assorted Words 27,  (the little tree comes with these words)
CB1228 Christmas Ornaments 14
CB1229 Chains 02

Finally, I made a shaker Christmas tree ornament.
CB6089 Christmas Tree 05
This comes in two sections.  I painted the chipboard at the back,
then the raised tree outline with a slightly darker green, with gold for the star and the base.
When all was thoroughly dry, I hand cut a piece of acetate to fit.
Popped in some sparkly bits, added the acetate on top and voila!

Thanks for calling in and for any comments you care to leave,  I love reading them.
Do you use Scrapmatts products?
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  1. You've been busy making great projects! Beautiful granddaughter & love the purple dp which goes perfectly with her outfit. Very creative Christmas card & love the ornament!

  2. These creations are really lovely, I love how you have got the flowers gathered with the bow, and great cards.. the bon bon one looks amazing.. and I love the scrapmatt words too.. have a great week!

  3. A BIT complicated? That card is giving me the shudders....eeeeek! I am sooo bad at that sort of project. it's cos I can never be bothered measuring & of course, that's the end of THAT!!! LOOOOOOVE the little project Christmas tree....totally CUTE & your LO is YUM! Love the purple [who'd have THOUGHT!!!!] especially the little flower bunch, clever way of using that chippy! And I am impressed by your playdough colours, I must say!!!

  4. First...stunning Christmas projects...hats off to you. I just never get around to doing them.

    Your page is beautiful...I love the simplicity with the busy background paper and how awesome that she will be a leader and not a follower.

  5. Stunning projects Helen! Love the soft the cracker Christmas card and gorgeous little Christmas tree! So love the card...its fabulous! ;-)

  6. What a lovely layout! Love all the shades of pink! And wow to that extending card - how cool and amazing! Hugs, Autumn

  7. What a lovely page Helen, very pretty colours, love how you've treated the title letters and the way your journalling describes your granddaughter's personality so well. I'm also very impressed with that card too, I always like those clever folds!

  8. Oh you have been a busy lady :D Maja designs is just my favourite range and you have used them so beautifully in your layout of Esther... Oh how she has grown too :D I love that you manage to keep it CAS despite the business of the papers and the colours were perfect for the photos too. How wonderful to be able to bake with them. I guess I am going to have to sharpen my pencil in that regard :D
    That bon bon card is just exquisite - looks so complicated but the end result is absolutely worth it.
    What a good idea for a Christmas decoration. I may have to scraplift that idea. I don't know if I am going to be able to get it done before Christmas this year. DH decided to have our whole house painted :O it will be stunning but I only had one day to pack it up and get it moved 750 sq mts of house :O and in 10 days we are off overseas. I am a tad freaked out right now. However, big girl panties on :D thanks for the break. It was lovely to come for a visit.

  9. Beautiful soft layout of your Granddaughter on busy paper,you have made it work beautifully, the little beads on the flower looks fabulous. As always your journalling is wonderful, your Grandchildren are going to treasure all these stories when they are older.
    The card, wow ! looks far too complicated for me to even think about ! Your little Christmas tree looks wonderful.