Friday, 19 September 2014

Creative Inspiration #5 projects - Couture Creations DT

The free product showcase magazine Creative Inspirations #5 is out now. Check it out to see the new Christmas ranges by Couture Creations. I thought I'd also take the chance to show the projects I created for the magazine. Any ULT product codes are from Ultimate Crafts, a sister company. All chipboard pieces are from Scrapmatts, of course. :)
Creative Inspiration Magazine Issue 5
 A simple rustic card to showcase this lovely nativity die-cut. It also comes with a donkey shape I didn't use. Materials list: CO723903 Merry Little Christmas Collection, Nativity Scene; CO723686 Ambassador Embossing Folder, Large Circles; CO721981 Glitzin Glamour Aztec Gold
Christmas tags are so much fun and you can actually use them on presents. Materials List:CO723914 Merry Little Christmas Collection, Pine Needles; CO723902 Merry Little Christmas Collection, 3 Peace Doves; CO723723 The Van Roe, Royal Oval.

I can't find this card in the magazine but I loved both the die cut and the embossing folder. Materials List: ULT157179 Feliz Navidad Collection, Christmas Tree Flourish; CO723909 Merry Little Christmas Collection, Trio of Trees; CO721990 Gemstones Vintage Gold.

Lastly, a greeting card I letterpressed with embossing ink and then sprinkled with silver embossing powder. Took a while to clean up before heating. Materials List: ULT157175 Feliz Navidad Collection, Snowflake Frame.


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Celebrating Special Occasions with Scrapmatts

I'm back with a new Scrapmatts DT post after taking last month off to spend some time with my new baby. Harrison Donald Tomecek was born on 5.8.14 and has consumed my life since that time. People tell me it gets easier after 6-8 weeks, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Right now though I'm managing on very little sleep and even less craft time. I did manage to whip up a painters tray as a Fathers Day gift for my husband though.
I love the variety of painters trays available (circles, hearts, stamps) and they are such an easy way to do an OTP project. Just pop in a photo or two, maybe a quote and embellish away!
Scrapmatts used: CB1078 Gears 05; CB1189 Scrapwords 01 and CB6094 Mini Tray Stamp 01.

My other project for this month was originally intended to be one of last month's projects, however my waters broke while I was working on it! I love doing Christmas layouts and find the Kaisercraft ranges work perfectly with the huge variety of Scrapmatts Christmas pieces available.

I have only used two chipboard designs on this layout but they are two of my favourite Christmas ones. The ornaments were coloured with distress inks and the stars have been embossed with gold.

Scrapmatts used: CB6081 Christmas Stars 02, CB1059 Christmas Ornaments 07.