Thursday, September 29, 2011

Scrapmatts - Spring Fever

This month at Scrapmatts the theme is Spring, which is right up my alley... gorgeous flowers & pretty butterflies and  lots of yummy colour!!  Pop on over and check out this link HERE to see some of the new chippies available.

All The Flowers

I have come across a gorgeous range of papers from Pion Designs which were perfect for this month's Spring theme.  The background paper has a beautiful violet design.. so pretty.  I was sent one of the new packs of  Ornate frames in my parcel and they are gorgeous, there are several sizes in the pack, starting from a 12x12. I painted my frame white and backed it with some pp then painted the insert purple, lightly sponging over with a creamy white to soften the colour..  I added some of the cute little microchips and inked them in green.

The gorgeous branch was part of my prize pack from Marivic at Berry Blue.  I cut it up and added some chipboard leaves which I inked in green.  I just love this birdcage chippie, it's one of my favs and I thought one of the microchips would be perfect as a chain to hang the bird cage.. a couple of pearls to make it look soft and pretty and a gorgeous Collections butterfly.

I have a thing for quotes and found this lovely one for my LO.. it reads "All the flowers of all tomorrow are in the seeds of today."

OTP Project - Peace

I found this lovely gift shop which has opened up nearby and they sell the most wonderful pieces which are perfect for OTP projects.  I covered this wooden item with one of the new Prima romantique pp's and altered the butterflies on the design with inks to suit my pp, then glossed  to make them stand out.  I can never resist adding the cute little Scrapmatts butterfly chippies  to my projects... I inked them, added a mini rose centre and gave them a romantic feel by adding bit of muslin underneath them.

Again I found a beautiful quote which I printed on some pp and framed with one of the Nested Shapes chippies to use as a frame for my quote, then topped it with some of the microchips.  The quote reads " The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart.  The most powerful weapon you can be, is an instrument of peace."  The Federation Corners with a couple of pearls were the perfect finishing touch.

A Couple of Cards

As well as selling gorgeous chipboard Sofie and Andrew sell some gorgeous paper tole products and I used these sweet little fairies on my cards.  They went beautifully with the chipboard frames and cute butterflies and of course the Pion Design papers.  You just pop the fairies out of the page and layer them with foam tape, which means no cutting and a quick and gorgeous 3-dimensional design.  The chipboard frames I used come in a whitewash colour and I just lightly inked the oval frame around the edges and added a couple of blossoms and on the square butterfly frame I used the gelly roll pens to colour the cute little butterflies.  The little butterfly chippies where painted white, stamped with a script stamp, inked around the edges and I added a stitched button centre for a bit of detail.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love.. your comments really make my day :))


  1. I AM Speeechless!! In a GOOD way... LOL
    OH! No I have 1 word that has come to mind!!!!!!!
    GEE! Cathy I could just type all day long on what I think is AMAZING about each Creation.. I have been just Staring for the last 15mins...
    SO many BEAUTIFUL Details.......
    BUT I just don't know how long a Single Post Can BE!!!!!!! hehehehehe
    LOVE IT ALL... xx

  2. LOL! I ment to say..
    "I don't know how long a Single Comment Can Be"
    See was was blown AWAY with these Gorgeous Creations.... I can't even type probably!!! hehehe

  3. What Rachel said LOL
    You amaze me always Cathy.....BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!!!!

    Love and Peace xox

  4. Oh WOW!!!! Cathy these projects are SO stunning. I just ADORE those fairy cards. How totally sweet. :-)

  5. Wow ! you have been very busy ! Love your LO page, so soft, so pretty and your OTP project is beautiful, love the combination of papers you have used. And those cards, just beautiful Cathy. The Pion paper really lends itself to cards I thinks , it's so soft and subtle and you have worked them perfectly with gorgeous results. xx

  6. Wohoo Cathy, these are absolutely beautiful creations!! Love love loving them all!! Have a happy Thursday!! XOXO.

  7. Firstly Cathy i have to say FUNNY to Rachael im still laughing!!!lol
    Your creation here Cathy are just beautifully STUNNING!!!!
    I so so Love them all and yes i agree with pretty much everything that Rachael said!!! just stuck with words!!!
    Take Care

  8. All these creations are gorgeous Cathy!!! So much detail and love the colours and design - can't pick a fave :)

  9. Three amazing pieces of art!! Love the LO and the gorgeous cut frame and perfectly beautiful embellishments!! ~ Blessings

  10. I am speechless yet again.
    The layout is elegant, the OTP project WOW
    and the cards stunning!!!!!!!!

  11. I see what you mean by the muslin behind the butterflies ... glad that you change it LOVE the effect. No wonder it was a short phone call(S) yesterday lol you have been busy ... as Rachel said STUNNING!!! (and all done while stressing over an 18th birthday party!!!!)

  12. Wow Cathy. Your creations are always so inspiring and amazing pieces of art. I love all the work you put into them and those cards are simply stunning. Mel xxx

  13. Wow! Cathy your creations are absolutely gorgeous! That project is so, so the close-ups! Such a pretty lo and those cards are just so sweet!

  14. oh these are stunning.. wonderful designs and colors and the cards are marvelous.. love all of these..

  15. stunning creations Cathy. love those micochippies how cute are they?!

  16. I am totally speechless Cathy!! I can't even begin to describe how stunning all your creations are... I can't pick a favorite, So, I think for now, I will just say 'WOW!'

  17. oh wow Cathy I am sitting here with my mouth wide open ..... these are totally out of this world stunning .... those cards and exquisite ... love all of these ... hugz x

  18. Totally Fabulous Cathy. You really know how to rock the Scrapmatts.

  19. Wow what absolutely awesome projects!! Love them all - those Pion papers are the epitomy of prettiness & your attention to detail is just magnificent!! The layout is perfect & the peace 3D thingie is also sooooo pretty!! Beautiful cards too - all in all awesomeness :)