Thursday, April 12, 2012

Scrapmatts - Celebrating Women

Hi Girls,

Have been busy with DT work for the last couple of weeks and I have this month's Scrapmatts creations to share with you.  This month is all about celebrating women and girls and I have created 2 LO's and 3 cards using some delicious new Scrapmatts chippies.  Check out the Scrapmatts site to see the all the fab new designs Sofie and Andrew have in the store.  Don't forget to check out this month's challenge to be in for a chance to win a fab Scrapmatts prize.

Miss You

I started to create this LO for a Guest DT spot at OUAS and realised I hadn't taken the sketch into account.  It was a perfect LO for this month's theme, so I have added a few more Scrapmatts chippies and tweaked it a little.  This was a difficult LO to work on, as it's about my mum, who passed away when I was 25.  I used an angel from the Kaiser Sweet Nothings pp's and added the Wings 01 chippies, which are in the white mist colour.  I ADORE the new Ornate Frames 13 and used the larger one to frame my photo.  I inked in 2 tones of green and then coated with crackle medium.  We have a new set of butterfly chippies which are fabulous... there are 8 different sizes in the pack!! I know this will become another of my favs.  The butterflies were inked and then topped with a pearl
List of Materials:  Pink Paislee Garden Botanicals, Kaisercraft Sweet Nothings and Graphic 45 Curiosities pp's, Scrapmatts chipboard, KandCo, Fancy Pants Basic Grey, Glitz Design and Crafty Secrets diecut stickers, Prima vine, flowers and resin bird, pearl brads, Kaisercraft pearls, paper doily, Bo Bunny alpha stickers, Shipping tag, Inkessentials crackle medium

Time Flies

Had some fun creating with different mediums on this LO.  The background is tissue paper which I misted in gold.  I made my own mist by mixing some Jo Sonja metallic paint and water... so easy.  Crafter's Workshop stencils are fast becoming one of my fav items.  I used the cherry blossom with some texture paste, then dusted the flowers with Perfect Pearls.  I softened the colours in the floral pp with cream whitewash so it would blend in with my colour scheme.  The title was inked in pink and gold, then coated with some crackle medium.
Used some pretty vintage chippies on this LO.  With all those fussy cut flowers I just had to add some of my fav butterfly chippies, which I inked and dusted with Perfect Pearls for a lovely shimmer, then gave them a pretty pearl centre.  The Clocks 03 I left as they were in the white mist colour and the Federation Corners 03 I inked in gold.
List of Materials:  MME Lost & Found, Girls Paperie, Prima  pp's, Tissue Paper, Scrapmatts chipboard, Crafter's Workshop stencil, Ranger perfect pearls, Martha Stewart border punch, vintage crochet doilies, muslin, Kaisercraft pearls, Jo Sonja metallic paint, texture paste, paint and crackle medium, Versamagic inks


How cute are the new cupcake chippies... they are perfect for jazzing up a birthday card!! I used the Cupcakes 02 which have 3 different styles in the pack.  The top was altered with some liquid pearls to look like frosting then topped with a resin flower.  The ATC Bracket 01 chippies are fab as a background for your sentiments.. I covered the chippie in pp and used a stamp and a rubon for my sentiment.  I also used one of the new Hearts 05 chippies which I painted in white then added a little rubon.
List of Materials:  Sassafras Lass Smitten & MME Miss Caroline 6x6 paper pads, Scrapmatts chipboard, Basic Grey and Imaginisce rubons, Prima stamp, Ranger liquid pearls, resin flower, Memento ink

Sweet Birthday Wishes
On this card I used the Cupcakes 01 chippies which are a bit bigger.  I inked the cupcake with pink and tied some organza ribbon around the casing, then used the little hearts which I cut from the Heart Spray 01 as sprinkles and inked them in mint green.  The Ornate Frames are also a great way to frame your greetings on your card, I just inked it and highlighted with a couple of fussy cut flowers.
List of Materials:  MME Be Happy and Basic Grey Bittersweet 6x6 paper pads, Scrapmatts chipboard, Inkadinkado stamp, Versamagic ink, Ribbon, Kaisercraft pearls, paper doily

Loves and Kisses
On my final card I played with more new gorgeous chippies.  The Antique Stands 01 go perfectly with the Micro Chips 20 Birdcages and Birds.  I inked them to fit in colours then added the new Leaf Spray 01 which I cut up to add a little greenery and topped with a mini paper rose.  I used the mini Ornate Frames 14 to frame my sentiment.
List of Materials:  Basic Grey and Creative Imaginations pp, Kaisercraft Chanteuse 6x6 pad, Scrapmatts chipboard, Echo Park sticker, Ranger liquid Pearls, Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll Pens, mini rose, Brilliance ink

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


  1. WOW what can I say!!! FULLY mind blowing GORGEOUS.... All of this is Cathy!!
    Your Miss You layout is just BEAUTIFUL!!! the fussy Cutting, the layers & that Beautiful photo of your Mother!! GORGEOUS...I know the Feeling when Scrapping about a LOVE one that is no longer with Us...
    Your Time flies Layout is Gorgeous as Well!! The tissue paper is just FAB!!
    Your 3 Cards are Delightful..
    The Liquid Pearls Frosting TOTALLY AWESOME.. ♥

    1. Fantastic works Cathy!!
      I love the texture of the second project!!

  2. wow you've been busy - all amazing as always!

  3. Cathy, such beautiful creations!!! Hope you had an awesome easter with the family :)

  4. WOWOWOW!!!! I don't know where to start...Fantastic projects Cathy!!!! I guess I was mostly impressed by the background of "Time flies"!!! It looks awesome!!!! Thanks for sharing and for all the inspiration!!!!

  5. HI.. these are all so beautiful.. pretty papers and lovely embellies.. always love what you create!!

  6. Ooooh I totally adored your GD page over at UOAS and this is every bit as wonderful too! that green frame is PERFECT with the precious photo of you mum, and just look at all the fussy cutting and layers. Just LOVE the effect of the misted tissue paper and the cherry blossoms are just smack on gorgeous on top of it! How yummilicious does the icing on the cupcake look, all achieved with liquid pearls you say? The last two cards are also really so pretty, the recipients are truly very lucky to get them! Take care, xoxo

  7. Wow you have been busy there Cathy, love the page about your MUM, so lovely,
    and Time Flies background, so amazing, have a great week :)

  8. wow, so much lovely projects. I`m very sorry about your Mom, I lost my Dad when I was young and miss him so much...every day. Hugs!
    ps.Your DD looks beautiful!

  9. Wow! You've been very busy! Love everything! My favorite is the first one...simply beautiful!

  10. So Beautiful creations, Cathy!! my favourite is the first one. The background in the second lo is WOW!! love it! Take care!!! :)

  11. You have been scrapping up a storm.....such beautiful work Cathy. Your two pages are so full of lovely textures and details, that Crafters Workshop Cherry blossom stencil is so pretty, I think I will have to track one down. xx

  12. Oh Cathy everything is wonderful. Your work is always so amazing and inspirational. I have so missed visiting your blog - it really is one of my favourites. Hope you are well!

  13. Beautiful Cathy. Love them all but my favourite is 'Miss You' layout. Love all the layers and your use of the papers. Stunning!!

  14. WOW! Beautiful layouts and cards :)

  15. Totally adorable Cathy! Fab papers, fab images, fab cuting paper flowers. I love the colors you've used and the sentiment on 1st layout is darling.

  16. Cathy,

    What a beautiful LO of your mom. If she would've seen this LO, she would love it and she would be so proud of what beautiful creations you've done. Thanks for sharing with us a little glimpse of your special time with your mom.

    And of course, the rest of the projectts you've done are just beyond words..what is another word for amazing, beautiful, magnificent, gorgeous, stunning..whatever that word might be, that will sum up all the work you do.

    Keep it up!!


  17. Hi Cathy...just adore that beautiful layout of your must have been so hard to lose her at such a young age but she would just love what you have done for her...beautiful and stunning work as always..hugs :))xx

  18. You have been so busy since I last visited... and as always, beautiful creations to see. I adore the layout of your Mother...
    and I enjoy seeing how you use all the embellishments, papers, etc... always so much eye candy!

  19. Gorgeous work babe - the papers you have used are stunning and all that gorgeous detail!!
    Love the cupcakes - the one with "frosting" is good enough to eat ;0)

  20. Wow - these are all so brilliant!!! Love the texture you achieved on the one of your beautiful daughter! Gorgeous work all round! :D