Sunday, June 30, 2013

Amanda Lawrence - June DT share

Can you believe that today is the last day of June?? Half the year is now officially gone and we're on that slippery slope that runs straight in to Christmas!! It's almost scary to think how fast the days just fly on by and is really a strong reminder to make the most out of every moment.

Today I have 3 projects to share with you all and I really hope the provide you with much inspiration.

Little Lollipop Thief

I love these cute little happy snaps of my daughter, they document the story of when she helped herself to a lollipop at the checkout. 

I used one of the nested hearts from the 12x12 set and simply inked it in black to creating a striking frame for my photos. The butterfly is from the 12x12 Linda's Scribble set. I impulse bought a set of metallic sharpies at a recent craft show and I am in love with them! They colour the chipboard so nicely and effortlessly and the best thing is there is no drying time at all.

I needed a smaller butterfly to put at the base of my layout and the micro sheet of Beauty Butterflies was perfect! Exactly the same design just smaller :)

To add balance to the finished page I added a smaller cluster where the heart frame tucked beneath the photos.

Memory Maze products:

Other products used:
Bazzil cardstock, Teresa Collins papers, AC Thickers, MoTEX tape writer, D-lish Scraps flowers and resin pieces, ink, metallic Sharpie, staples.



I just adore this photo! It captures a super sweet moment of my boy bonding with his guinea pig.

I framed the photo with a pinked circle from the 200x200 pack of nested shapes. I used the word 'together' from the word sheet for my title. I just love this loopy font. I have coloured it with my metallic sharpie in silver, have I told you how much I love my metallic sharpies yet?! ;)

To embellish I used a variety of stars from the multi pack and a mini camera from the micro sheet. I used inks to colour them and then highlighted the designs with my metallic sharpie. I was surprised at how effortlessly the sharpie went over the top of the ink and also that there was no bleeding of the ink from underneath.

I like to use typographic titles on my layouts that also incorporate a bit of journaling. The 'Sweet' flag from the banner words flag pack was perfect to do this. Again I inked first then used the sharpie to highlight the text. I tucked the flag through another star from the multi pack and finished off the cluster by tying some twine around the flagpole. 

Memory Maze products:

Other products used:
Simple Stories papers, D-lish Scraps foil doiley, chevron bag, washi tape and twine, Adorn It alphas, ink, metallic Sharpie. 


Swing High

On my daughters 2nd birthday we went for a walk to do a mini photo shoot. We stopped off for a break at the swings and I captured these images.

I used some chevrons from the micro sheet which I have inked in black. I found that by using a dauber to gently rub the ink on I could achieve a chalkboard effect on the chipboard. 

I used the same technique for the mini camera and I have added it to a paper covered heart from the hearts multi pack. I finished off by adding some pen around the edge and a small rhinestone heart to the camera lens.

A close up to show off the embellishing and hand stitching I added to finish off the page.

Memory Maze products:

Other products used:
Bazzil cardstock, Echo Park papers, Pink Paislee and Sasafrass alphas, MoTEX tape writer, D-lish Scraps flowers, rhinestone and cabochons, thread, pen, ink.


Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope I have inspired you to get out your stash and get creating!

Till next time 
Amanda x

Friday, June 28, 2013

Jolly June Fun

Hello from Susan and I can't believe we are already half way through the year. This time I thought I would show you ways to use your chipboard on different projects....

This isn't a typical baby layout but I love the brightness of it. The frame was crackled the original way of a 3 step proceedure. The base coat was painted in red acrylic paint and when it dried a layer of clear crackle medium was applied. When this layer dried a coat of pink acrylic paint was added then the crackling started. Once this was dry I adhered the flowers and the fairy in the corner with the butterflies. It really doesn't show up in the photo but I also brushed over a light coat of Perfect Pearls in interference red.

To decorate the fairy I used....Smooch in green apple, taffy and silver,Glitzy gllitter glue in crystal, Distress Paint in victorian velvet, Distress Stain in spun sugar, Kindy Glitz in pink and 3D Kindy Glitz in glitter hot pink.
Frame (      )
Fairy In My Garden(    )
Creative Imaginations paper, handmade foil tape frame, tags, bow ribbon, rubons.

I used a few different chipboard pieces on this beach inspired frame. The feet are part of the micro feet set. They were inked with a creamy coloured ink and topped with distress stickles in linen to give them a sandy look. The ATC frame was painted with Radiant Rain in yellow rose and Smooch in gold lame and kiwi. The word journey  was coloured with a papermania marker pen in brown and covered in Kindy Glitz in Aztec Gold.

The banner was first covered with Distress ink in wild honey and the edges sponged with brown ink. The letters were stamped on in black ink. It was then covered in Dimensional Magic to make it shiny.

The corner swirl was coloured in with a Papermania marker pen in mustard and coated with Distress Stickles in antique linen. The scallop border above this was a piece left from another project. It was coloured in with a marker pen and covered in Gllitzee gllitter glue in aqua.

The feathers are part of a sheet of feathers and I used Smooch in 4 different colours and dabbed them on to give a shimmery effect.
Triangle banner(    )
Scallop border(   )
Flourish corner swirl( so524)
Journey (goo78)
ATC frame(   )
Microfeet(   )
Feathers(   )
Kaisercraft frame & collectables,  handmoulded shells & perfect pearls, stamped acetate, ribbons.

I love seeing old photos of my Mum and Nan dressed up. This mini book is dedicated to my Mum and some of her fashions. The word memories was painted in olive acrylic paint and dabbed over the top with Dimensional pearls in olive. The swirl was simply coloured with green ink. The dress form is part of a set with coathangers.The dress was coloured with Distress paint in pink and coated with Glitzee glitter glue in crystal. The stand part was painted with Smooch in molasses.

These vintage scissors were painted with Smooch in silver.

This old sewing machine matched in perfectly with the theme and it was painted with Distress Stain in black soot and the trims with Smooch in silver.

On the left side, the cotton reels were painted with Distress Stain in bronze and Smooch in pink for the cotton. On the right, the vintage corset was dabbed with Distress Stain in peeled  paint and the edges touched with Smooch in crystal to add a bit of depth. The coathanger above it is from the dress form set. It was painted with Smooch in molasses and silver.

This is what the mini book looks like from the top view.
Dressform & coathangers(   )
Swirl(   )
Memories(   )
Sewing machine(co132)
Cotton reels(co128)
Vintage Corset(   )
Kaisercraft Needle & Thread -fabric & collectables, paper & acrylic doilleys, sticker corners, handmade paper & material flowers, haberdashery items, ribbon.
I hope you have enjoyed the niflty ways that Memory Maze chipboard can be used. For more details and pictures on the Seaside frame and the mini book, head over to my blog

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Well we are half way through the year...where has the time gone????
I know this term at school has been acceptionally busy and with work and sport for kids...I will be in need of the school holidays...LOL!!!
So todays shares for you:

Little Girl

This layout was created for a sketch challenge at Sketches with a Twist. This photo was taken of my niece. I just had to capture the look that she always gives when looking at you.


a close up:

Its the Little Things


Leaving the chipboard raw I found it shows up a lot of the small detail a lot better.

Love This

This layout was created for the challenge Bird is the Word. I have used the chipboard as a mask on my layout.



This layout I created for the 1st June sketch at STUCK.


and a close up:


This layout was created for the 15th June sketch at STUCK



This layout was created for the sketch at Anna's Craftcupboard for the month of June.


and some close ups:

Well I hope I have your mind ticking over and you are reading to create with Memory Maze Chipboard. As you can see I have used used it as a mask or directly on my page, raw or painted. It is very versatile.

thanks for stopping by....

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Julene Matthews June DT share.

"If I could turn back time" was made for a challenge.
 I used a misted with "Sugar maple" a Memory Maze kangaroo to be part of the Australiana on this layout.
                                            MEMORY MAZE Kangaroo S0584

This was for a colour challenge on the color room.
 Here are some close ups

                                       The chipboard flourish was painted with pink.
Full details are on my blog here
                                       Memory Maze used Corner Flourish L0114

Next, I've used one of our wooden pieces on this layout.
The gorgeous photo was taken by my daughter.
We were asked to do a monochromatic with something wooden.

                              Memory Maze Christmas Tree Swirly MDF 168x180 W0007.

                                                            FRIENDS CARD
A card using our vintage scissors for a friend of mine who sews.
Memory maze VOW002
And finally one last layout , VENICE WALL         
The scrolled  vintage corners are on this layout, raw.
Memory Maze Vintage corners C0139
Thanks for stopping by and I hope I've inspired you to buy some wonderful Memory Maze chipboard.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Ally is back with us today to share 2 layouts with you. Ally just loves the chicken wire and had made one piece now do 4 layouts.
So to show that some pieces have so many uses she is using the chicken wire again this month.

'Sweet Dreamzzz'

Some small pieces of chicken wire painted and wrapped in twine. A little postage stamp chipboard left raw.

Ally has cut the last few ZZZ of the chipboard word to use them as an embellishment above her grand daughter.

The leaves were removed from the Koala in the next page, then painted and used in the flower clusters in this page.

Sweet Dreamzzz word has been painted also.

Memory Maze Products used

Sweet Dreamzz word - code L0131
Postage stamp - code C0141
Chicken wire - code L0123
Koala - code S0585


'He's My Brother'

Chicken wire tucked under the photo and left raw.

Koala has had his leaves removed and the little Koala has been painted in silver distress stain and black pen used to draw his details.

Memory Maze Products used

Chicken Wire - code L0123
Koala - code S0585


Thanks for stopping by