Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Time

Just a quick view of my foyer, were I like ot set up the family christmas tree. My decorations are handmade from many years of crafting, 25 actually. I always enjoy adding something extra, I do love christmas time and decorating for my family is always a pleasure. When the kids were younger they would help, now I just take my time and enjoy the experience and the joy of christmas.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas Time

Feeling very Christmassy at the moment, so the tree will go up in the next few days...just love christmas. I like it better when the kids helped, they are older now and its not fun for them anymore, still fun for me...I put up some of their ornaments that they made at school and it makes me remember when they were little and controllable. Hoping to take some pics to share as my ornaments are handmade, I made a few every year and now I have a collection...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Design Team Family for Scrapmatts

Finally, we can announce to the world...Scrapmatts official Design Team Family...just love all the ladies. They are all individuals and very distinct and unique design concepts...I can't wait to see what they come up with...the future will see.
It was the hardest decision to make, I had to send out so many 'sorry, not this time...' emails, that hurts and i don't like hurting people.
More great news...we also have announced our new Ning Network everyone get along to our new network site Our DT Co-ordinator is the lovely Angella Peardon, also all our designers are showcased there as well as links to their albums and personal blogs.

Can't wait to see what the future will bring...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New Year, New Direction

I have spent the past week deciding on where I am going and where I am taking Scrapmatts, most definetly in a new direction for 2011, cant wait. This has given me a new mission. I enjoy what I do and love my product, sharing it has given me the most joy over the years.

With the announcement of our new Design Team Family next week, I intend on opening new doors and creating new avenues for my creativity and for the gorgeous and talented ladies who are joining our family.

So with a big smile on my face and standing tall(as tall as I can stand), I am moving forward and forward....

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Last Show for the Year

Just making the final touches for the last show of th year, Papercrafts Festival Should be a great show, I am conducting a christmas workshop, making an ornament and a card. Everything is packed and ready to go, Thursday is set up day and it takes a bit of time to get things right on the stand. I know I will see lots of familiar faces, as many have told me they are coming.
We will be having Azza Sedrak on our stand demonstrating and playing with our product.


Monday, October 25, 2010

Brisbane Craft Show

Well another show over, met lots of lovely ladies and had some fun too!! Angella Peardon was our demonstrator for the show and what a lovely lady she is, thanks Angella. The other picture is of Angella, me and the lovely girls from Flourish with a Bling, Lucy and Maggie, who stopped in for a chat, a photo and a druel over our new designs, thanks ladies.
Shows are always hard work and the reward is meeting our lovely customers and their support, thank you Brisbane. Last show of the year coming up and then rest and revive for next year.
Don't forget less than 2 weeks till the Design Team Call is up, choosing is not going to be easy some lovely applicantions already and I know still more to come, don't forget to get your applications in ladies, we intend to have fun.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Scrapmatts Design Team Call

Scrapmatts is looking for some talented artists that can showcase our unique chipboard range. If you love chipboard and use it on layouts, cards mixed media or Off the Page, then Scrapmatts is just right for you.
If you would like to apply, email us at applications will close on the 7th November, 2010.
Please include - A brief profile about yourself and why you would be an asset to Scrapmatts. Include any design team memberships and a link to your blog.
Submit 3 items that best represent your skills, include a layout, a card, a mixed media or Off the Page.
All entries must utilise chipboard, using ours is even better.
The term is for 6 months. You must have a personal blog adn be able to promote our product on
your blog.
Create 1-2 projects per month, layout, card, mixed media or Off the
Post and interact with other blog members on the Scrapmatts blog on
a regular basis.
What will you receive. Monthly product to use on your monthly projects. A discount on any purchases you wish to make on
The Scrapmatts Team

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

New Designs

Have just uploaded some juicy new designs for October, I know I am early, but I couldn't wait. Christmas is my favourite time of the year and I am still enjoying the festive season.
Lots and lots of reindeer this year, they are so elegant elegant on cards.
Hoping to put up more creations soon, am going to play some more...

Monday, August 30, 2010

New designs

Well what a month, show after show, no time left for me. I have just uploaded all the new designs for September, so go along to and enjoy all the new releases.
The cards are using some of the new designs.
Had a fantastic time at Paperific in Melbourne last weekend, sat and talked to many of our customers and fans, who enjoy using our product.
Having a bit of a rest now till the next show starts. Enjoy and happy crafting. Sofie

Monday, August 9, 2010

Time has flown...

It has been a while since I have blogged. Have just had 3 shows in 3 weeks and we are both tired...But not time for that, need to create new designs. All the customers loved the designs and we just can't wait for Paperific in Melbourne, great show and I have lots of fun with the customers...Bye for now, Sof

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Workshops in Wodonga

Well Wodonga was great. Meet lots of lovely ladies, who just loved Scrapmatts. I ran a workshop daily making 3 cards and the girls were great and very creative. It was great and a real buzz to have people enjoy making your designs. The cards were all so different and colourful.
I will be in Wagga Wagga in 2 weeks doing the same workshops and introducing Scrapmatts to new ladies.
Enjoy crafting ladies...Sofie

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Craft Alive, Wodonga

Going to the Craft Alive Show in Wodonga this weekend. This is a new show for us and we know we have lots of customers in that area. Might be a nice change to visit some of the smaller country shows. There are lots of crafters out there wanting something new and exciting, so I hope we can help them.
I will also be running card making workshops in Wodonga and also when we get to Wagga, end of July. Looking forward to meeting some lovely crafters from Wodonga and surrounding areas.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Craft Shows

Brisbane Scrapbook Expo finished on Monday and today Darling Harbour commenced..what a week it has been. It is fun seeing old familiar faces and people coming with lists of what they and their friends need. I like shopping lists, some people are organised. Hoping to get back into the swing of things next week and put some photos of both shows..Sofie

Saturday, June 12, 2010

More cards to show...

Just love the trees. The first I have left bare and just added some birds in the tree, this is the medium size tree. The background has been painted then embossed using the cuttlebug machine.
The second card I have painted the trunk randomly using a brown stamp pad, then added green flower soft, leaving some of the branches bare, really like this one, great for a man's card...Sofie

New designs for June...

I just had to put some new designs up for the fans who could not come to Scrapbook Expo, so enjoy. I will put up some more tomorrow..
These are the new corsets. The first one I have laced with silk ribbon and the second one I have used flower soft to make it more naughty..Bye for now, Sofie

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

June is busy...

June is such a busy month for us, we have the Scrapbook & Papercraft Convention this weekend in Brisbane, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at the Brisbane Convention Centre, this will be a fantastic show, freight is packed and on its way to Brisbane. We finish up on Monday and fly home and Tuesday morning we set up for Darling Harbour and a five day show...busy, busy, busy.
We will have be releasing new designs at the Scrapbook Show and then in Sydney, can't wait, I have been busy with Azza, my demonstrator, making new samples for both shows, thanks Azza!!
Hoping to post from the show in Brisbane with some pictures..

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

ATC fun

Azza and I had some fun playing, so we made these ATC's for Paperarts yahoo group, it was fun. I have made quite a few card samples also using scrapmatts, hope to get them up soon, or you can go to the facebook page for, to view the designs.
We are going to the Scrapbook and Papercrafts Convention, long weekend in June, in Brisbane, really looking forward to it. It is one of the best shows for cardmaking and scrapbooking..
Bye for now,

Sofie R

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Kanthi's bag

Hi sofie, I am thrilled to show you the bag I made out of old jeans. LOOK WHAT IS FOCAL POINT. It is one of your beautiful creations. Thank you for that. It is admired by everyone. Once again thank you for your beautiful creations. Kanthi
This is what Kanthi sent to me this week, isn't it just gorgeous, she has sealed the back and front of the chipboard to use it on her bag.. good work Kanthi and thank you for sharing....Sofie

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sofie had some play time...

As you can see I found some time to play..I have quite a few more cards, I will be posting all the samples I made on the facebook for, to give everyone some new ideas for card making and how to use our fabulous scrapmatts. Enjoy!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

May Release and give away...

Hi all, new samples to be posted soon, some are already on our facebook, so if you get a chance pop in and have a look.
New competition this month for the new designs..just leave a message here, please don't forget to leave your name, winners will be picked on Monday, 10th May 2010..

Monday, April 26, 2010

Dress Form Card

Just thought I would share this sweet little card I made, I am thinking of using it for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day, she enjoys sewing.
I have just tied some pink organza ribbon around the waist and added some paper flowers, stamped a few flourishes, added some bling and added a few small daisies at the bottom of the skirt of the dress form.
I was really pleased with the end result..
I have been working hard for the May release of new designs, I have made a few samples and I will get them up on the weekend, I promise...

Monday, April 12, 2010

And the winner is....

Well it is time to announce the winners and I am going to give a prize each to Tarrah and Deb H. I have Deb's address, Tarrah could you please email me you snail addy at so I can post out a prize for you. Next month there will be another competition for the new designs I am currently working on.
Bye for now, Sofie R.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New designs for April and a give away...
We have just uploaded the new designs for April, some lovely retro cats and birdcages, these were released at the Brisbane show last week, they where very well received. My favourite though is now the dress form, wow. It is small enough for a card, hoping to make it other sizes soon. Now to think of ways to decorate it, I am thinking of putting some silk ribbon around the waist and maybe some tulle or organza, to look like a skirt.
Please write what you would like to do with them and I will give away a packet of dress forms and a packet of birdcages. You have until the 11th April and the winner will be announced on Monday 12th April, 2010.
Sofie R

Sunday, March 7, 2010

New cards

Melbourne Paperific was sadly cancelled for the last day and part of the second, due to the horrific storms in Melbourne. But I did manage to finish off 2 cards. The dragonfly card was a stamped image highlighted with the Stardust Pens and our dragonfly CB1038. The second card has one of our lamp post CB5027 in black and highlighted with golden star pen, then glossed with dimensional magic.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Getting ready for shows...

Getting ready for Paperarts in Brisbane next weekend and I have managed to get a few new samples done. Our new lamp posts are just beautiful, they come in different sizes for scrapbook pages and for card making. i love the elegant look they give a page.
Valentines day is coming up and I just had to make a card, maybe it will be for someone special, anyway it is just fun to play with the hearts. Hope to have more time to play soon.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Craft Shows for 2010

All the dates for the Craft Shows for 2010 have now been uploaded on our website. We have a big schedule for 2010. The first of the year will be in Brisbane, Brisbane Papercrafts Festival, at RNA Showgrounds from Friday, 5th Feb till Sunday 7th Feb, 2010. Should be a great show. Our 'Scrapmatts' stand will be there with a new look and great new designs...cant wait.
Hope to see lots of our great customers there.