Sunday, November 11, 2012

Scrapmatts - November Challenge & DT Call

Hi Girls,
I have a bit to share with you on this post as I have my DT reveal for Scrapmatts this month.  Christmas is nearly upon us... I can't believe how quickly the year has flown by... so in the spirit of the season, the lovely Jenny Garlick has a fab challenge for you "3 cards/tags in 30 minutes".  I also have a Christmas LO and for something different... a canvas.  Scrapmatts also has some exciting news... we are have a DT call!!!  So I hope you won't mind that this posting will be a bit lengthy.

All You Need Is LOVE
I have been dying to have some time to play and experiment with some mixed media, and this is what I created.   I decided to have some fun with a canvas and went to town with gesso, texture paste, mists and glitter on my background.  I love aqua and used this as the base for my canvas, then added white and silver for a soft and pretty feel.  I covered the chipboard Heart Sprays, Leaves and Butterflies with Inka Gold - old silver and green/yellow for a lovely metallic finish, then coated the butterflies with some stardust stickles.

List of Materials:  Scrapmatts Heart Sprays, Leaves and Butterfly chipboard, Canvas, Gesso, Texture Paste, Glimmermist, Glitter Glass, Stickles, flower recycled from necklace, Prima Hearts and blossoms, Green Tara paper flower, Anitas foil butterfly stickers, Viva Inka Gold, Heidi Swap stamp, Kaisercraft rubons,  Craft Queen prouduct:  satin binding, pearl embellishment and Kaisercraft Bingo Card stamp.

Challenge - 3 Cards/Tags in 30 Minutes
I have the new challenge for the month which is hosted by the lovely Jenny Garlick.  This month's Scrapmatts challenge is to create 3 Cards/Tags in 30 mins.  When I first saw the challenge I thought this would be difficult for me as I love to add a lot of detail to my creations.  I wasn't sure where to start, so I pulled out some of my Christmas stash to inspire me and that is when I came across some lovely vintage style Bo Bunny diecuts, which were just perfect... all I did was layer some matching paper under the diecuts, colour the Christmas chippies with Inka Gold metallic paste and some Stardust gelly roll pens, then sprinkled the cards with watered down gold paint and there you have it 3 simple cards in 30 mins!!  Check out the link HERE for details on how to enter.

List of Materials:  Scrapmatts Christmas Ornaments and Words, Holly, Santa With Reindeer and Snowflake chipboard, Bo Bunny Diecuts, Websters and Memorybox 6x6 paper, Stardust pens, Gold paint, Brilliance inks

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Still going with the Christmas theme, I have created a LO with an aqua/red/white colour combo for something a little different. The chipboard Ornate Frame was coated in texture paste then sprinkled with some clear micro beads and coated with stardust Stickles to create a snowy feel. Andrew has created some gorgeous new Christmas Ornaments chippies which I used to highlight the Ornate Frame and topped them with holly chippies. I used Inka Gold... love this stuff!!! and Stardust Gelly Roll pens to colour them, then coated the holly leaves with gesso and stickles to tie in with the frame.  To add to the Christmas feel I attached some cute red Christmas bells and a bit of twine.  I must give a plug to Monica Brady who has started a fab shop called The Trinket Track... the beautiful aqua bling hearts come from her store.  Pop on over and check out her blog to see some of her gorgeous creations.
List of Materials:  Scrapmatts Christmas Ornaments, Holly and Ornate Frame chipboard, Stardust pens,  LYB, Pink Paislee and Echo Park pp's, Black cs, Trinket Track bling hearts, Crafters Workshop stencil, red paint, EK Success border punch, Dienamics doily die, Cricut Snowflake Cartridge, Heidi Swapp diecut, Kaisercraft bling, Stickles, Christmas bells, texture paste, clear microbeads, Craft Queen bakers twine
Attention all creative scrappers. Scrapmatts is looking for Australian & International designers who love to work with chipboard, who have an active blog and love to share their projects
on online galleries. 
The term will be from January - December 2013, you will be expected to create at least 2 projects per month (a card, off the page or layout).
Scrapmatts has a Ning network site and a Facebook page. Ning is where you will be required to upload your creations and comment on other DT member's work as well as
scrapmatts members' uploads.
Scrapmatts will also be running tutorials & challenges throughout the year.
You may also be required to supply samples to be displayed and showcased at major Craft Shows throughout Australia.
In return you will receive a generous amount of chipboard to let your creativity thrive and your creations will be promoted on our sites.
Check out the link HERE for application details
Applications will close on the 30th November, 2012 and the successful applicants will be notified by the 7th December, 2012 and be announced on the 14th December, 2012

Thanks so much for stopping by

Cathy :))


  1. Wow Cathy these look amazing!! I love the canvas it's fantastic

  2. Cathy, I juse love, love that aqua piece! So very inspiring and truly beautiful.

  3. All your projects are stunning, but I so love the top blue one!

  4. Gee whiz! LOVE your canvas - gorgeous colours & the design is stunning:)) Your Chrissy cards are really well done, too & LOVE the LO with the red/turqoise etc....& you're right, the Trinket Shack is a really GREAT shop:):):)

  5. HI Cathy, I am blown away by these, the cards are amazing, love the christmas layout in teal and red, and the canvas looks stunning.. really love these!!

  6. Gorgeous!!! Your canvs is fantastic! Love everything about it!

  7. Cathy, that canvas is one of the most beautiful pieces of art I have seen in awhile, something about it really caught my eye...absolutley fantastic!! I love that bright turquoise blue color, so gorgeous!!

  8. Wow! Love your creations! That canvas is absolutely stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Beautiful work Cathy. Your canvas is just breathtaking. Love the colours.

  10. I am always so thrilled and excited to come here Cathy ... so much beautiful work and inspiration from you ... love it all xoxooox

  11. Hi Cathy!! Goshhhh!! Your talent amazed me!! These are your best creations! That canvas especially, is incredibly beautiful! Well done!! Enjoy your Sunday! :)

  12. Oooooh Cathy you just blow my socks off! LOOK at that Canvas, totally adore it! The aqua, white and silver look and your details are absolutely stunning! Your page is also so beautiful, have to check out the details some more! 3 cards in 30 minutes - no way! they are all so pretty too. My goodnes girl, you are simply amazing! xoxo