Friday, February 15, 2019

My Besties International Challenge

Hi all. Well it's Bestie time again. This Bestie is super cute and in love her oversize glasses.
The background is done with distress oxides. The image is coloured using copic markers. The chipboard is from Scrapmatts. And the flower is from 49 and Market.
You can purchase her at

Thursday, February 14, 2019


Since my last post I was lucky enough to attend Creativation in Phoenix America. So many new products and ideas!! 
 I have also been challenged to find the Joy in scrapbooking/cardmaking again. I love designing, playing and teaching. As such it has meant that I have spent a lot of time trying to do what I think people want me to do, and somewhere along the way I lost the Joy. 
This year, with the help of the amazing Scrapmatts team, Shelley from the Scrapbook Superstore and my good friend Ruth, I've found the Joy again. I had so much fun doing this layout. 
The photo wasn't my first choice, but I thought it was important to do one of myself 

My challenge for you  - find a photo of yourself and create a page or a project using some of your favourite Scrapmatts products and other products that you love, create something that brings you joy, then come back and share it with us via the Scrapmatts blog/Facebook etc.
 I have used Scrapmatts chipboard flourishes, sentiments and frame. I have also used a couple of the stencils in the background  - details are below

 Thanks for spending time with me today. Looking forward to seeing your projects 

Heather Xxox       

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Creativation 2019

I just wanted to do a quick post about my trip to CreativatiON in Phoenix, Arizona a couple of weeks ago.
It was amazing. There was 2 days of classes to start. I did classes with Darkroom Door, Graphic 45, 49 & Market, Faber Castell, Ranger for alcohol techniques, plus a few business related classes.
Then on day 3 the show floor opened. For someone who hasnt been there before It was mind boggling. 
I saw some amazing products and met some amazing people like Tim Holtz, Dina Wakley, Wendy Vecchi and Debbie Moore - there are a few photos below.
I have ordered some new products which I am looking forward to designing with when they arrive.

Friday, February 1, 2019

My Besties International Challenge Blog - Australia Day

Good morning all
This post will be a little late for Australia Day, but Happy Australia Day anyway, I hope that you all managed to have a fun and relaxing long weekend. I spent Australia Day in a plane somewhere between LA and Sydney on my way home from Creativation (I'd say how good it was and what I saw, but I'm writing this post before I've even left)
When I saw Sherri Ann Baldy finish this design I knew that I had to have a play and turn her into a card
The background is done using distress oxides, a stencil and drops of water

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

My Besties January International Blog Challenge Jan 15th 2019

This beautiful girl is my next My Besties International Challenge
I have coloured her using copic markers, and accented her eyes with glossy accents
She can be found at

Monday, January 14, 2019

Scrapmatts - Dreamcatcher

Good morning all
Happy new year. I hope that you have all had a very merry Christmas and a safe and fun new year.
Very excited about this post - it's my first post as a design team member for Scrapmatts!!!!
If you haven't tried their chipboard and other amazing products, follow the link below for their website.
I have been wanting to try this altered Dream Catcher for a while, so when I got the Scrapmatts Dream Catcher chipboard I gave it a go. It turned out differently to what I had envisaged, but I am still happy with it. It hasn't photographed as well as I would have liked, but you can get the idea

To make the card I drew the colour inspiration from my altered dream catcher. There are layers of paper/cardstock, Scrapmatts stencils with white gesso, pearl flourish, tulle, art stones, flowers, lace, muslin, and of course the Scrapmatts chipboard feathers

The Scrapmatts products that I used are below and can be purchased at
CB5186 Dreamcatcher 01 8 Pieces

CB1222 Feathers 02

CB6100 Words 29

ST9050-A5 Stencil Hearts

ST9072-A5 Plus Signs


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

My Besties International Blog Challenge

This is my latest card for My Besties. You can find the image at
She is coloured using copic markers. 
The card is made using Prima papers, flowers and bling

My Besties International Challenge

Hi all. Well it's Bestie time again. This Bestie is super cute and in love her oversize glasses. The background is done with dist...