Monday, November 12, 2018

Altered Violin- By Leanne Nankervis

Hi Everyone!
Leanne back to share another project with you today, using Memory Maze Chipboard.

Altered Violin

Today I'm sharing an altered violin I created at a retreat weekend a few weeks ago, I have used lots of Memory Maze chipboard on this project. I had so much fun creating this project and I'm really happy with the way it turned out.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Merry Christmas with Sarah

Hello crafty friends, Sarah here with you to show some more brooch cards using the gorgeous new Australian Christmas designs by Memorymaze.
I'm sure you'd have to agree that the designs are beautiful- extending from my last post to now include a Wombat, kangaroo, koala and a platypus all with cute Santa hats on!

The designs pictured above are Aussie Christmas tree and kangaroo, koala and pelican in Christmas stocking - so adorable. The extensive Christmas range of wood veneer, chipboard and acrylic pieces can be found online at
These pieces would look fantastic on Christmas cards, off the page projects, scrapbook layouts. The animals are also available without the Santa hats for a more generic use. Hope you enjoyed this post and it inspired you to get crafty!

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Butterfly by Suzanne Franin

Hey Everyone Suzanne

This weeks project I created a canvas with a quote that I  think a lot of us should listen too especially me

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The photo is very dark so I wanted to go with soft colours to make it look how we should feel after the change - different

It's a simple canvas with not a lot on it but I wanted the quote to speak for itself and the embellishments. just to soften it

I started off by using the Door Wire Stencil in random places on the background paper (I love this stencil it works with anything you're doing)
I then mixed a bit of Colour Blast Colour Paste -Blush and Sunshine each with a bit of water to make a thin paint consistency so I could make it drip through the lines of the stencil the Sunshine worked great but I think I put too much water with the Blush

On the Butterfly Corner Flourish I spritzed some Colour Shimmer Dust in Sunshine first and then a little bit of Lollipop I have them made up already in bottles very lightly over the top 

With the Heart with Wire insert I spritzed that with the Colour Shimmer Dust in Peacock for a contrast

Here you can see the Sunshine Colour Past in the grooves of the stencil 

I then just finished off with my favourite embellishment - flowers and some tiny metal pieces and that's it 

Memory Maze products I used

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will come back soon x

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Just for you card with Candy

Hi everyone
I am back from a little break and ready to ctreate again.
Today I have made a lovely little girls card.
Using a fancy scroll and a word phrase.

I have started with a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch card base.
I cut the first pattern paper layer at 51/4x51/4 inches.
The second is cut from white glitter paper
 and it is cut at 5 x 5 inches.
The third is using another pattern paper and cut that one at 
4 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches
Distress around the edges of all three then tape the first two onto the
card base.
The third pattern paper curl the right top corner
use a little glue to hold this in place. Then tape onto the card using foam tape.
I have matted my photo and put foam tape underneath to raise it up.
Now for the corner swirl and the word phrase
all I did was give them a couple of coats of white ink. 
When dry glue onto your card.
Add a little piece of lace under the corner roll and then add some flowers
to finish off.

Mmeory Maze products

Other products used

6x6 inch paper pad
white glitter paper
Assorted flowers, lace
White ink
3D picture for front of card
Foam and double sided tape.

Thank you for visiting
Candy Chelepy
Memory Maze DT

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Unicorn Love by Suzanne Franin

Hey Everyone Suzanne here

I have a couple of friends that love unicorns but one in particular who saw this picture and loved it so I HAD to make her something with it 
So for my Memory Maze project this week this was created for her

Don't forget to check out the rest of the blog for any of the latest products or news or just have a look around at some of the awesome Design Team work for inspiration 

Because the photo is so colourful I wanted the background to be neutral and simple but still have texture

So I started off by using texture paste through the Mini Divided Heart Stencil once each layer dried I went over it again for extra height

I then used clear gesso over the top of them and made sure I carefully pushed into the divided lines of the heart 

I stamped archival in with the Vintage Baroque Stamp randomly over the canvas but because there are so many raised areas it didn't show up very well

On the word Unicorn I used Colour Embossing Powder in Snow White which showed up silvery because I painted the all the embellishments in black gesso

Here I spray Colour Shimmer Spray in Dusty Charcoal to enhance the grooves in the hearts 

I used the Unicorn from the Set that has a few different sizes, the word and some stars in it 
With the medium Unicorn I used Colour Embossing Powder in Bling
I also used it on the arrow

I used the Unicorn Acrylic White and the Double Heart Vintage Frame which I also used the bling Colour Embossing Powder raising two of the corners up using the Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots it's great for having height without having to use white dots that you can see

Here I filled the glass bottle with little beads I have a heap of and used a flair button from Flutterby Designs

Memory Maze products I used

Unicorn Set

Arrow from a set

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will come back soon x

Sunday, October 28, 2018

NEW Artist Trading Coins from Memory Maze Lasercuts

Hello crafty friends, have you seen the latest trend of Artist Trading Coins, or ATCs as they are affectionately referred to? We have seen Artist Trading Cards and now coins are hitting the market. They are meant to be little pieces of artwork that you can trade with other artists. So much fun to work in miniature!
With a set of blank coins measuring 2.5 inches and 9 other new designs, we couldn't wait to share these with you! Let's take a look...
You would have to agree that those little chihuahuas and tropical themes are divine. The chipboard pieces can be painted, inked, embossed or left raw.
Perfect as an embellishment for those boy themed projects, these ATCs can be layered on top of each other and used on your scrapbook layouts as the perfect page addition.
This cat design is so cute and who cant go past a Christmas design.....perfect for adding to the front of a Christmas card or pocket page layout Documenting December. There is also a set of blank coins available at the online Memory Maze store.

Stay tuned for some upcoming projects from the design team show casing various ways to use these new Artist Trading Coins. Memory Maze also has many other ATC designs for every need - ATC sized frames, tags and more. The range can be found online at

If you are interested in any of the Memory Maze products, be sure to contact your local craft store or Memory Maze for your local stockist where we can place our local sales reps in contact with them.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

I believe in ART by Suzanne Franin

Hey Everyone Suzanne here

This week is my turn on the Blog and I created a mini canvas with a quote I thought most craft/art people would understand and appreciate 
Make sure to check out the rest of Blog and take a look at everything else that's going on over there

I painted all the chipboard with white gesso first to prime it all for what I was going to do next

On the frame I used the Frank Garcia Artisan Powders to make the chipboard look like timber

The Colour Shimmer Sprays I used in Just Blue, Singing the Blues, Envy and Snow White I used to make my painting in my frame and add to the jar of water to make it look like it had been used for the painting and the Bling I used on the paper clay key hole I painted a few layers to get the depth of colour I wanted

 Colour Paste in Fire Engine, Sunshine and Singing the Blues not that you can see the Sunshine through the Paint Brush Stencil Jar splats to add to the art part of the canvas
It's a great stencil as it has the jar, the brushes and the splats 

 I also used the Colour Shimmer Spray Fire Engine Spray on the handles of the scissors painting it on a few times so it came out nice and deep and then used some Finnabair Old Silver Wax on the blades to make them look more like real scissors lol

On the border I used Colour Shimmer Cube Tangerine Dream 
I added a Heart from Charms Creations and a flair button from It's and Bits Craft Supplies 
And loads of flowers lol 

Memory Maze Products I used 

Frame from around another ornate frame

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will come back soon x