Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Scrapmatts - Christmas Creations

Well it's that time of the year, and hasn't it come up so fast... I can't believe Christmas is only a few weeks away!!!  This month the theme for Scrapmatts is everything Christmas and I've had such fun creating an OTP, some cards and a LO with the gorgeous Chrissy chippies which were sent in my parcel of goodies.

Christmas Lantern

I purchased this lantern last year with the intention of creating an OTP, but of course put it away and forgot all about it.  So when I came across it recently I decided I would create a Christmas Lantern with it and use it as a centre piece.   I love the colour red, so what better way to use it than on a Christmas project.  some gorgeous mulberry Poinsettias from my2angels, which came in a bag with red and white flowers in various size were the perfect embellishment and so yummy.  I fussy cut some flower sprays from Basic Grey Jovial which are one of my all time fav Christmas ranges and randomly poked in some berry sprays.   I made the Scrapmatts Christmas Ornaments sparkle with some Tim Holtz stickles in red and green and placed them in  amongst the flowers.  To finish off I added the Merry Christmas chippie words which I cut from the Christmas Scene chippie and altered with ultrafine white glitter.  Really love how this came out.

All is Merry and Bright

Adore the reindeer chippies... just love the curly antlers, and thought they would go perfectly with these pics of Brittany wearing some cute reindeer antlers!!  I embossed, inked and glittered them with stickles and used the little dangles from one of the new my2angels charming chains around the reindeer's neck.  The papers are from Girls Paperie Tinsel and Twig and I used more the the Basic Grey Jovial.  The gorgeous charm is made by Tracy at my2angels.  I took off the 2011 charm and made my own with some the Holly and the Joy Circle charms, also from my2angels.

Merry Christmas Card

For this card I used a 6x6 paper pad from MME.  I decided to use one piece of a Christmas Tree 3D Ornament.  I filled in the slot with a scrap of chipboard, but you could use cardstock, then covered it with some gorgeous Barbara Trombley's glitter glass in green and copper... so quick and easy.

Merry and Bright Card

Used the same MME paper pad with half of an Ornate 3D Christmas Ornament, which I cut in half and placed on the top and bottom of my background paper and again covered in glitter glass but used red this time.  I also used the reindeer chippie which I embossed, inked and glittered with some Tim Holtz stickles.

Happy Holidays Card

Again with the MME paper pad, and some LYB and Scenic Route pp's layered for the background.  I used the Santa's Sleigh and Holly chippies which I altered with some fine glitter in green and red.  The red rhinestone trim is available from my2angels.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love :))


  1. All of the projects are just gorgeous and I love the charms from my2angels I have got to use mine on some layouts or cards very soon.

  2. Holy beaners! So much to love here! That lantern is amazing!

  3. OH! WOW Cathy...
    All of these Creations are STUNNING!!!

  4. Your lantern centre piece is so beautiful...WOW!
    Gorgeous cards and fun layout!

  5. Just stunning all your creations are just stunning!
    Yet again you have manged to blow me away with your creativity!

  6. Wow, you have done it again. AWESOME work.

  7. Every piece is just stunning Cathy. I love that you daughter still has that Christmas cheer. And the reindeer is so so cute. Great cards and that Lantern will look fabulous on your table.

  8. Absolutely ADORE the lantern Cathy! Makes me want to just go out & buy one right now!! Cute layout & lovely cards too!!

  9. OMGosh Cathy haven't you been busy!!! I just love that BG Jovial range too.. so classically Christmas!! Love all these especially the glittery chip :) and the cute photo of your daughter with the antlers!!

  10. HI.. wow these are gorgeous.. i love the lamp it is amazing.. and the layouts and cards are really lovely.. certainly is getting christmassy!!

  11. Wow - you have been busy!!! Now THIS is what you've been up too behind the scenes! I ADORE your lantern - such a fabulous idea and stunning layout and cards. You have done such an amazing job of it all here!!! Double wow!!!

  12. Awww! I love the festive mood!!! Gorgeous projects!!!

  13. Absolutely stunning Cathy...each and every piece. Beautiful cards, stunning layout and OH that lantern is to die for. B-)

  14. Your Christmas projects are TO DIE FOR Cathy, I just adore your lantern. The BG Jovial paper is stunning isn't it. As you say perfect for fussy cutting. x