Monday, July 16, 2018

DayDream Island-By Leanne Nankervis

Hi Everyone!
Leanne here to share a layout with you today, using chipboard from Memory Maze Laser cuts.
Today I'm sharing a bright layout, a nice summery feel for the cool winter blues.
I had a couple of photo's of a friends daughters dance concert, which were so cute I had to use them.
I did a mixed media background using Dylusion paints and a stencil, with some layering behind my photo.

I used the Daydream Island title, which I foiled with Gold using my Go Press machine.

I used one of the small frames and foiled in gold as well, along with the butterfly.

Memory Maze supplies used:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today
Till next time happy crafting!

Leanne Nankervis Design Team Member
Memory Maze Design 2018

Saturday, July 14, 2018

My Story with Sarah Rosse

Hello crafty friends, Sarah here with a 12x12 layout for you today. For this layout I have used a number of mediums to create the background. Let's take a look...
This layout was created for a class I recently taught at scrapbook store Scrap 2 Relax in Drouin. It was fantastic to see how each layout completed was different and how the ladies took on the techniques and adapted them to suit their photos and colour choices. The base of this layout is created using distress crayons directly on the page and through stencils, a circular gel plate print, stencilling with black ink and stamping with both distress crayons and black ink. I also used my Posca black paint pen to add some hand drawn details.
The chipboard title My Story can be found on the MemoryMaze website here and the chipboard 'chicken wire' used can be found here. The chipboard pieces were painted with acrylic paints - for my layout this was a dark blue, then I went over the top of the pieces with a lighter, irredescent blue. I love the contrast this provides.
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. The new products for July can be found on the website at

Friday, July 13, 2018

Using your scrap chipboard with Candy

Hello and welcome
Today I have created four tags using some chipboard.
I seem to have a lot of scrap pieces of chipboard left over from
different projects.
So I have decided to use some up.
I have created four tags measuring 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches.

Cover each of them with some pattern papers front and back.
Then add whatever you have in your scrap box.
I have used paper doilys, flowers, leaves, lace and
assorted embellishments.
One has a calendar on it and another a small note book.
You could put a magnet on the back and put on the front of your fridge
for a keepsake.

Memory Maze Product

Thank you for visiting
Candy Chelepy
Design Team

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Picture Perfect by Suzanne Franin

Hey Everyone Suzanne here

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Today I created a frame with a picture of girl from a magazine which I fussy cut out and decorated it with a few bits and pieces from my stash just for something different

I painted the frame with black gesso then with some graphite texture paste I used the Door Wire Stencil over the background of the frame (I took the glass out and put that aside as I don't use that)

I then used some Linda's Magical Shakers - Alpine Ice RoseGrab a Guy GoldCowabunga Copper and I added a little bit of the Creme Brûlée Cream from the Sweet Treat Shimmer Set but I wasn't happy with that so that got covered up

I used the 2nd largest flourish from the Flourish Corner Set and covered it with Finnabair Art Alchemy Antique Brilliance Red Amber Wax and wasn't happy with it so I then went over it with some Metallique Rose Gold Wax 
I also used the Metallique Rose Gold Wax over some of the metal embellishments

With the magazine lady I liked the way her hair was styled except there was writing in it so I went over it with some brown paint and tried to follow the way it was styled with the brown paint
Then when I was glueing her down I added a bit of tissue under her hair to give it some dimension
I glued the flourish to her hair like a tiara and added a metal embellishment and some pearls

I then added my embellishments to the corners of the frame a few metal pieces a couple of velum flowers, a flower that I have had forever and it was perfect with the rose gold flourish that I used on her hair

I gave her a drop pearl and diamond earring

When I was happy with everything I added the Colour Blast Clear Shimmer Brush Marker to her face so she has a gorgeous shimmer to her

I also added it to the vellum flowers and butterfly - it gave them a more transparent look

Memory Maze Products I used -

Thank you for visiting and I hope you come back soon xx

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Lovely Moments- By Leanne Nankervis

Hi Everyone!
Leanne here to share another project with you today, using Memory Maze Laser cut products.

Lovely Moments Layout
Today I'm sharing a shabby chic layout,  I created with one of my wedding photo's, and my Persian Cat that I used to have. We had to have wedding photo's with him, he was such a beautiful boy miss him so much. Well it was 16 years ago, how time flies. I have used the beautiful fancy frame from Memory Maze, along with a smaller oval frame. I have used Kaisercraft papers and flowers from Blossom Tree Creations, along with some favourite flowers from 49 Market and D-lish Scraps.

The fancy oval frames I embossed with Stampendous embossing powder in aged ivory and mixed in a white with gold guilded embossing powder.

 The small ornate oval frame I embossed the same way as the large fancy oval frame.

Memory Maze supplies used:

Fancy Ornate frame
Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Till next time happy crafting!
Leanne Nankervis
Design Team member 2018

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Awesome Autumn with Sarah

Hello crafty friends, Sarah here with another scrapbooking layout for you with a number of gorgeous Memory Maze goodies.
This layout today is of my youngest son playing in the crunchy Autumn leaves! Love the expression on his face...he was having so much fun! The background of this 6x8 inch layout is from my gel press plate. See my previous blog posts to learn more about this. I often print on a whole lot of papers and later use them for project as they fit - I loved the multiple colours in this paper to compliment the colours of Autumn.

The layout came together simply with the photo adhered to the background, the 'awesome' wood veneer word from Memory Maze as the title with some letter stickers. There is a range of new wooden veneer words from Memory Maze this month. Be sure to keep an eye out of the website for these. The Australian birds on a branch chipboard pieces was inked with black archival ink and clear embossed.
The range of birds and chipboard pieces in this theme can be seen on the Memory Maze website here. This layout was quick and easy to come together. I hope you enjoyed it.
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. The new products for June can be found on the website at

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Sweet & Sassy by Suzanne Franin

Hey Everyone Suzanne here

My turn on the Blog today 
With this layout that was inspired by these two little cuties
(my son in laws niece's)
They are such gorgeous girls 

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I used the Swirl Stencil on the background using parts of it twice on the page under where I put the photo

I then sprinkled some Lindys Alpine Ice Rose Magical Shaker over the background spraying water as I go until I'm happy with the colour and the amount of where the colour got into the grooves of the stencil

I then stamped with a background stamp into some versa mark ink then I used some Butter Zing Embossing Powder over the background and over the title 

I did two coats of the embossing powder on the Sweet & Sassy Chipboard title to make sure it had a good cover

I then added a yellow doily I had in my stash and lots of little flowers

I've had these metal clips forever and the colour was perfect and just added that little extra something the layout needed on that side 

Then I added lots of little glass pebble rocks all over the page for that little extra dimension and thats it

Memory Maze Products I used

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will be back soon xx

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Mixed Media Chipboard tags with Sarah

Hello crafty friends, Sarah here with you to showcase the amazing chipboard tags by Memory Maze. There are 18 different designs and can be found on the website here.
These chipboard tags are 130x50mm and are ideal for tag swaps, creating bookmarks or an off the page project. For this post, I used Distress Crayons to jazz up the tag. Lets have a look at the naked tag first so you can see the full design.
Firstly I adhered some die cut shapes to the tag. This creates texture and interest on the tag. I then covered the whole tag with white gesso. Gesso acts as a primer and because I wanted to move the distress crayon around on the the tag, gesso was the best base for this to easily occur. I applied three colours of Distress Crayons to the tag and smudged them using a baby wipe. I then applied some stamping using black archival ink.
I applied a little more gesso with my finger over the die cut area to add some defined areas and finished off the tag by adding some Prima Opal Magix wax in Vintage Silk to add some shine...beautiful! Outlined the edges of the tag with black ink.
Here is an example of a tag, a different design, where I did not add the die cut pieces at the beginning and did not apply gesso to the background. The colours are not as bright but I like it for a varied effect. I added a small photo to this one as a little memento piece.
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.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Handmade 8x8 Album

Hi everyone Candy here
sorry I have been awal for a while but been away
on holidays then when I came home no computer.
So hopefully all good now.
So today I have created an 8 x 8 inch album using
some  A4 chipboard as the cover.

I used 2 pieces of the A4 chipboard and cut an 8 x8 inch square from both.
using one of the left over pieces cut a piece at 4 x 8 inches this piece is for the spine.

Lay 2 pieces of white 12 x 12 inch card stock beside each other and
tape together. Using tape, tape around all edges and middles of your card stock
and lay onto your white card stock.
Centering the smaller one (spine) in the centre of the card stock.
Laving about 1/8 inch between the pieces.
This allows the book to bend.

Mitter the corners of the card stock

Use your bone folder to go around the edges of the book 
and then gently bend your pieces to fold over the edges.
Add some tape to these edges and tape down. 
Crease the center spine and also gently bend not to crack your card stock.

Cut 2 pieces of white card stock at 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches and also a piece at
3 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches this one is for the centre spine.
Tape down using plenty of tape as this will be opened and closed
you need it to be strong.
Now your base is finished.

Memory Maze products 

Other products

White card stock
Good strong glue or wide double sided tape for strength

I have included a video of the album all covered
and ready for embellishing etc
Sorry if this is a bit shaky I had my phone in my hand

Thank you for visiting
Candy Chelepy
design team