Thursday, December 31, 2009

January 2010

Hi, welcome to January 2010, a new year, a new fresh start and we starting off the year with a bang!! I have uploaded 14 fantastic new designs on our website..I just love them, have been trying to do hearts for ages and now we have made a start. Can't wait to start playing with these, they are great for scrapbooking pages, card making and off the page.

Monday, December 21, 2009

More christmas cards

More cards as promised. These two great cards are from Judy in Sydney. She loved the sleighs when she first saw and went home and cam up with this great idea. Our sleighs have been highlighted with gelly roll glitter pens and snow has been added to the base. The presents are leftover stickers and recycled old cards, they look great filling up the sleigh.
The scrapmatts words have also been highlighted with gelly roll pens and then glossed with dimensional magic. Can't wait to see what Judy comes up with next!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas time...

This fantastic card was done by Vicki, from Sydney. She has used 4 trees and offset them on top of each other, very clever. Vicki has used the Gelly Roll Glitter Pens to colour in the trees. Vicki's top matt has been embossed on the cuttlebug machine, to give texture to the trees. Well done, I am always impressed what these ladies can do.
More cards to come from our ever clever and creative ladies.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Lamp Posts

Exciting new Lamp Posts designs have just been uploaded to our website. Just perfect for all those photos of a European Holiday or on a card with flowers and vines twisted around them. These are great for vintage photos and designs.
Am feeling generous and I will be begin lots of give aways for the coming stay tuned.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Christmas Sleighs

Well hasn't this year gone so quickly. Christmas is so near and there is still lots to do. Here are pictures of our new Christmas sleighs, they come in 2 sizes and a variety of colours. I have embellished them with Gelly Roll Pens and on the picture on the right tow of our new words 'peace' and 'believe' have been added on, how cute do they look. Don't know if you can see the one in raw, I have cross-hatched gold lines in the Metallic Gold Pen, click on it for a larger view.

Monday, November 23, 2009

More Fan Mail...

WOW, just had to share. Shirley T. bought these at a recent Paperific Show in Melbourne, Shirley has used one of our frames, flourishes and butterflies and has cleverly coloured them in using the Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust Pens, which give a great glitter finish.
Shirley also wrote to me and said..''I'm totally in love with your new chipboard range..including the Sakura gelly roll markers, I've created htis fantastic layout using both products and couldn't be happier with the results.
Thanx so much for having such amazing products at even more amazing prices...Hope you like my work'.
I love your work Shirley, hope the magazine publishes your work..

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fan Mail

These 2 fantastic layouts have been sent to me by Marion M from Victoria, they are just great. The word 'racing' has been done in counted cross stitch, very creative Marion, I just had to share with everyone.
We have just returned from Paperific in Melbourne, last show for the year, now we start planning new designs and working out the show schedule for next year.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

New designs for November

Hi, I've been playing again. These are just a few samples of our new designs for November. I have used the Gelly Roll Stardust pens to colour in the ornaments and then highlighted with Dimensional Magic, just little droplets of it to give a bit of dimension to the ornaments. The larger ones you can put a photo inside, they come with a solid back. I think I might put photos of the kids in these for the grandparents, then they can just use them as ornaments on their christmas trees!!
We will be at the Adelaide Craft & Quilt Fair this week for some fun and to meet some of our lovely customers.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Christmas is coming

Well I finally got some play time and I have just made this simple card with our new christmas ornaments, have coloured them with the gelly roll stardust pens, then used dimensional magic in selected areas.
Now I need to get back to designing for next month, almost here!!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Playing with Stardust Pens

My lovely demonstator, in Melbourne, Robbie from Loft Studio Designs, was playing with the Stardust Pens and blended them, so you get this fantastic effect! Had to share, well done Robbie, can't wait to be at Paperific with you!! Of course mine is not finished as yet, only the word 'Merry' is done, so you can see a before and after...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Christmas is coming...

Well is Christmas is well and truly coming as everyone keeps reminding me. I have made a start with our new christmas ornaments and our new words form our scrapmatts range. I still have the gold thread to put on to attach the baubles, but I am very pleased with them. They are hollow, so I have used my left over papers to decorate inside them, I will try my leftover flourishes inside next time....I have stamped the words in gold and the other Merry Christmas I have used the red Gelly roll pens, found some gold sequin stars and have attached them on as well, I like my bling at Christmas. New designs will be in for Christmas in the next 2 weeks.
We are currently at the Melbourne Craft Expo, so busy setting up for that now...

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Words are here at last.. They will be available in chipboard only. But I enjoy a bit of bling, so on the complete 'merry christmas' I have used gold and silver brilliance stamp pads, much easier thank painting. The 'congratulations' has been stamped with black brilliance. They have all come up fantastic and they are the perfect size for cardmaking.
Hoping to get a few samples made up as soon as I can, not much time, busy creating and packing for upcoming shows.

Monday, August 31, 2009

ATC Swap with Robbie

I should really call this Robbie's challenge!! This was sent to me by Robbie who challenged me with sme green metallic ribbon. Robbie is so talented and has used scrapmatts ATC's, Microchip flourishes, flowers and nested pieces. It is now my turn to produce a masterpiece, my background is done, now for the inspiration... Hopefully, within the next week I will have achieved.
There are also new desings on the webiste, long awaited words, that everyone has been asking for!!! So enjoy.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Stitches & Craft Show Rosehill

Well, what a show!!! It was fantastic, lots and lots of fun people, just wanting to see our range of chipboard. It was really exciting, the new range was extremely well received and I am listening to all the lovely ladies who made wonderful suggestions, but they all take time.
In the photo I have Azza demonstrating, with her fan club around her. Azza knows so many people and they just love her. She is a very talented lady, who devotes her time to craft.
I have been working on new designs for our range, can't say too much it will spoil the surprise for the 1st of Septmeber!!! Aren't I cheeky!! You will all just have to check out on Tuesday morning.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Music to enjoy...

Finally, we have managed to do the music sets I have wanted and needed. Both kids are into music and have lots of photos to scrap... no excuse now. I am really pleased with the results, the sets all look great and they are so cute! I can even see these being used on cards and gift tags, books and all sorts of places...There will be lots more music sets to come as well as instruments, which lots of people have been asking for, I have not forgotten you. Please enjoy using them, as much as I have, designing them.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Bags, bags, bags...

Lots of new bags to play with, because I just love shopping so I need plenty of new bags...Just love the new designs and the colours match the shoes!!! I like to colour in the designs with the Gelly Roll pens then use Dimensional magic to gloss, they look almost real. I am sitting here now trying to decide which one I will use first, just love them all. We all know that a girl can never have enough bags!!!
August is almost here, so that means new designs, I get to play some more...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Craft Shows

We have just finished 3 craft shows in a row!! Brisbane Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo, Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair and Melbourne Paperific. I demonstrated for Scrapmatts and wow, met some lovely ladies who just love our designs. The ladies from Dunedin (NZ) had to get their daily fix of Scrapmatts.

The picture is of our stand in Brisbane, what a fantastic show.

In Sydney we had Azza and myself demonstrating, it was fun, Azza and I just love to play with our new designs. We were using Gelly Roll Pens, which are glitter pens that work well with our chipboard designs, they will soon be available on our website. We have some fantastic new designs due for the month of July!!! No hints, you will have to wait to see what is coming up next! Not even Azza knows and sometimes she is more excited than me, her mind goes a million miles an hour and has already designed the card or ATC before she has even seen the sample!!

Our next show will be in Melbourne again in July, all our new designs will be available and I will be busy designing, though I would rather be playing. Have new samples to make, some of them grew legs in Melbourne!!!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Darling Harbour

Scrapmatts just finished the Brisbane Scrapbook Expo, which was fantastic. Met quite a few of our regular customers and we had the best compliments about our range, especially from the New Zealand ladies, who were lovely!! My mind is racing with new ideas and designs, it is great to know that people love your designs.
Last night we set up for the Craft & Quilt Fair in Sydney, it is the biggest show in Australia and to look at it from above is a crafter's heaven. Azza & I will be sharing the demo table, we should have lots of fun together.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Brisbane Scrapbook & Papercraft Expo

Scrapmatts is currently at The Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo in Brisbane. What a day it was today, it was great to meet the ladies that love and order scrapmatts regularly. We had great new products and new ideas, I was run off my feet, but it was fun!! I talked and talked, not that it was hard to do! Our product is so unique, fresh and different! I was demonstrating all day and I did not even finish 1 card, maybe tomorrow!
Hoping to put up some photos of the show and the Scrapmatts stand, soon.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

More Cards

Just a few more cards I have made. I am off to the Australasian Scrapbook Expo in Brisbane for the longweekend. I will be demonstrating for I am sure I will meet a lot of people who love using our product.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Azza and Me

Azza and me, deciding what we are going to play with next!! We have not had a play day for a while, both of us are getting fidgety and stressed, need some craft relief!!
Autumn is here and the parks are full of colour, burnt oranges, rusts, ambe yellows, inspiration and mood are always a good way to star and get in the mood to play with paper and mediums.
So, lookout as Azza and I are let loose in her craft room!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Brisbane Stitiches & Craft Show

Well the Brisbane Stithces & Crat Show opened today, with huge crowds waiting for the doors to open.
Always exciting, the show has really been revamped. We have a huge range of new card frames now uploaded on the webiste. These are just a few of the samples I have made for the show. The card frame can be used for both card making and scrapbooking. The card frame used is Scrapmatts CB6001 and fits the card sheets of the actors beautfully, probably a wedding shot or kids playing, would also look great.

Monday, April 27, 2009

New Frames

We have uploaded 25 new chipboard designs for cardmaking or scrapbooking. They are different and I am very excited about them. The students in our studio have absolutely loved them and they want to try all of them! They are simple to use and we have done most of the work for you.
I will upload more samples, but we are currently at the Brisbane Stitches and Craft, which will be a fantastic show, new look show and very different!
The sample is made with design CB6011 (purple) and the 3D card sheet used is from our Die-cut section and is 83056.

Monday, April 20, 2009


This is a cute butterfly using Scrapmatts ATC frame with butterfly from the butterflies collection. I have sponged the ATC and butterfly with a gold stamp pad and used a gold pen to outline the butterfly. Only the body has been glued down, so the wings remain raised, as if in flight. You can tell I like butterflies!! More to come soon.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Designing Day

We have spent most of the morning working on some new designs for our Scrapmatts line. I have more ideas in my head than can possible be accomplished in one day. I always go off on a tangent and want to do other things that are rolling around in my head!!