Monday, December 28, 2015


Hello Bloggers,

I trust that your Christmas Celebrations went off well with lots of love of family and friends.  Now that you have time on yours hands, it is time to start being creative once again.
I have created a layout using a couple of photos of my granddaughter.  She recently had her 3yr old Kinder Orientation Day and gosh she did have some fun.


I have used the Memory Maze 'My Little Artist' Chipboard which has splashes of Gelatos.  They work really well on your chipboard pieces.

Memory Maze Product


 Now for something a little different.  Over the last school holidays, my granddaughter wanted to try some new.  So I had a little journal book sitting around so I thought I would educated her with the use of stencils and Gelatos.   Firstly some Gesso and then Gelatos.

Then she had some fun using all the Memory Maze Stencils.  So many to choose from.....

Then some finger painting and some Kindy Glitz and here is the end result......She now uses her journal to write her stories.

Memory Maze Products

Thank you for taking the time to look and be inspired.  This is my last post for Memory Maze as I am taking some 'time out'.  It has been a fun journey and I have enjoyed working with a wonderful team of girls.  I have also enjoyed using the Memory Maze Products and wish Sally and and team every success.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Layout and Canvas by Jodie Mason

I hope that this post finds you all well. Here in Australia it is now Christmas Eve, and the kids are all very excited as they await the arrival of Santa Clause. For me this is a bit of a bitter sweet post as it will be my last for Memory Maze. I have really enjoyed being on this team for the last year, but it is time for me to step down and take some much needed time out for me. I hope that you have enjoyed what the team and I have made over the past year and I know that the other design team members look forward to showing you many more of their creations in the new year.

Christmas Layout

As most of us with young children do, we lined up at our local shops so that the kids could have their picture taken with Santa. I dug through my chipboard stash and found some great Christmas themed ones (Memory Maze of course)! I used the new Christmas Emporium collection from Couture Creations for the papers and my layout was almost complete.

For the Christmas tree I first painted it in a green liquid acrylic paint, and once that was dry I added a few drops of Adirondack alcohol inks in different greens. The star has been coloured with yellow stickles and the baubles on the tree made with liquid pearls. I then glued a piece of the Christmas Emporium paper to the back of the tree and cut this out.

The flourish has been painted in black acrylic paint and then had a coat of clear embossing powder heated over the top. Both the baubles and the reindeer have been heat embossed in metallic gold, the only difference is that the baubles had the top layer peeled off to give them a more rustic (textured)look.

Christmas Layout

Close-up of reindeer and bauble

Close-up of the Christmas Tree

Memory Maze supplies used:

Border 40

Christmas Canvas

Lately I have been having a blast playing with some self levelling mediums and these small 4 inch canvases. It really is so much fun. You can use all different types of inks and paints to tint the medium with and then you basically just pour it on the canvas. Although you can have some input on your design, as it is incredibly fluid and takes many hours to dry properly, there is no way to tell exactly how the end result will look. Another great point of these type of mediums is that you can insert things (like chipboard pieces) into the wet product. The chipboard pieces have been heat embossed in metallic gold.

Christmas Canvas

Memory Maze supplies used:

Christmas Tree 2 Up

Merry Christmas

On behalf of the team members here at Memory Maze I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Years. I hope that you have enjoyed what I have shared over the last year, and it has been a privilege being part of this amazing team.

Thanks for visiting

Memory Maze Design Team 2015

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Christmas projects & a Layout -by Toni Herron

Hello crafting friends. I have been in super drive lately enjoying making so many different Christmas projects.
I can't believe that we are literally only a few days away from the most wonderful day of the year. The special Christmas Day lunch being held at my house is in full preparation at the moment. This first project will have the pride of place on display! 

Christmas Multi Frame 

Memory Maze products used; 


I still have all of these goodies leftover.. They are perfect for quick grab for cards in the future.. 

1 sheet Christmas Mini Album

This project I fell in love with the very first time I made it. I have now made many more and will be using some as Christmas gifts. 

Memory Maze products used; 

Leftover frames from the above project 



Memory Maze products used; 

Thank you so much for joining me today
Toni Herron
2015 Memory Maze DT Member

Monday, December 14, 2015


Hello Bloggers,
and a warm welcome to you all.
For you this post I have played around with lots of different pieces of Memory Maze Chipboard, to show you how versatile they are.

' SMILE ' 
I have to admit I had so much fun, cutting and playing around with my pieces.  Firstly, I set about laying my pieces on Kraft card until I was happy with the layout and then glued most of  them in place. 
The Arrow Circle frame I did not glue down at this stage, as I wanted to give it a special treatment so it was only placed on the layout.

Then with the other pieces glued down, I gave the whole page a coat of Gesso.
The I worked on the Arrow circle frame with some Inca Gold 'Purple' and some 'orange' and here is how good it looks once polished up....yes don't forget to rub your Inca gold so you achieve that shine.

Then I sprayed the whole layout with various colours of Glimmer mists.

 and gave the flourishes a little bit of extra treatment.

 and then photo and all the other little extras.


Tribal borders.
 Lattice Fence

For my Christmas cards, I thought that I would play along with some Memory Maze stencils and my Gelatos which I watered down a little for the background.

Then applied a couple of die cuts and the lovely Memory Maze words ' Merry Christmas'  with some Kindy Glize

and what do you know????  yes a couple of easy christmas cards created.

Now I trust that I have given you lots of inspiration for your layouts using lots of chippies on your work and also getting your christmas cards list underway.
Thanks for taking the time to look and until next time.......Happy Scrapping...from

Monday, December 7, 2015

Thank - you Canvases and Quick Christmas Card by Jodie Mason

Hi all. I hope this finds you all well. If your family is anything like mine life is absolutely hectic at the moment, but with the buzz of Christmas excitement in the air.

Year End Teacher's Thank-you Canvases

Today I had a bit more of a back seat job with these creations. In our house we prefer to give handmade presents when we can, and my kids will never say 'no' to a chance to get creative with me. So as a 'thank-you' to their teachers, the kids jumped at the chance to make up these canvases.

Beau's teachers present.

Zachary's teachers present

To see how they went about making these please check out this video.


Memory Maze supplies used:
Quick Christmas Card

I used the December card sketch over at Stick It Down as inspiration for this quick and simple Christmas card. The Santa was one that I had left over from a few weeks ago (you can view the technique video here), and the silly season has simply been covered in gesso, some green H2O's and a black marker.

Memory Maze supplies used:

Silly Season

I hope that this has inspired some of you to get creative, no matter what your age.

Until next time,
Thanks for visiting,

Memory Maze Design Team 2015