Friday, 13 July 2018

Using up your scraps of chipboard

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

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Candy Chelepy
Design Team

Monday, 9 July 2018

A little bit shabby

Hi everyone welcome, welcome, welcome...
Today I have used the colours of the mood board as my inspiration
and theme for my card.
The card base I have used measures 5 x7 inches.

This is the mood board for this month

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Cut the background pattern paper to 4 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches
using an edge distresser or your scissors, distress around the four edges.
Crinkle up the top right side corner. 
Then tape to your card base. 
Don't tape to the edges just incase you want to add anything underneath.
Curl up the edges here and there.
I went through my stash and found some different
laces and some wedding veil tuile.
Nothing is really measured. I just layered the tuile then the laces
on top of each other to give some shabby layers.
 I fussy cut out 2 large and three smaller flowers. 
You can always use pre-made ones if you like.
I distressed around the edges of the flowers, 
then cut the petals to the centres.
Scrunch them up then straighten a little.
Glue one large and one smaller flower on top of each other.
You will need two of these. Three flowers in total.
I added a little doily in the centre of the flowers and also some blue
string pearls.
Glue all these down then add some tuile and feather yarn underneath the flowers etc.

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Candy Chelepy
Off The Rails Design Team

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

8 x8 inch Album

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

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Candy Chelepy
design team

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Happy Birthday card

today I have made for you all a 5 x 5 inch card
Using Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Collection 
and a Butterfly, Happy Birthday and corner scrolls
from Memory Maze.

For the chipbaord pieces
I painted them all with white gesso.
Then used my embossing enamel to emboss them all.
They look very striking I wanted them to look a but shabby.

Memory Maze products

Other Products used

5x5 inch white card base 
Kaisercraft Rose Avenue Collection
- scrap papers and sticker sheet
White lace flowers and flowers from my stash
White string pearls
Stampendous shabby white embossing enamel
White gesso

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Candy Chelepy
2018 design team
Memory Maze

Sunday, 22 April 2018

The best things about memories

Hello paper crafters
today I have created for you a layout
using some chipbaord from 
Memory Maze.

The photo is my grand daughter Zarna and her crazy
Aunty Tracy giggle giggle
they are both wearing the dogs feed dishes on
there heads.

To alter the frame and the bow
I just painted them white with some gesso.
Then sprayed with some pink spray
and daubed some of the colour off
just to tone it down a bit
making it a bit shabby chic.

Memory Maze products

Other Products used
Kaisercraft Ballet cardstock
Scraps of Rose Avenue collection papers
- Collectables and sticker sheet
Prima flowers, leaves and butterfly
White enamet dots
White paper doily
Whits ink and brush to flick the paint with
White gesso
Pink spray

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Candy Chelepy
2018 Design Team
Memory Maze

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Sweet Memories

Hi everyone and welcome.
My turn to bring you my layout using some wonderful
Memory Maze products.
The photo is my gorgeous grand daughter
Zarna Rose

I pulled the 2 wrought iron gate pieces from the chipboard pack and also
the large ornate frame from its pack.
I glued the wrought iron gate pieces to the sides of the ornate frame.
Then mixed together some white gesso, or you can use white paint.
And the magenta ink, just a little as we only want it light.
Paint this over your frame and while it is still wet
cover with some clear fine glitter.
Put aside to dry.

I tore the two papers wider one end and thinner the other.
Taped them onto the white cardstock.
I then rolled the edges of the papers to make a curl.
Add all the frame, flowers amd emphoria
then draw a line around the edge of the layout as well as your emphoria pieces.

Memory Maze products

Other products used

White cardstock
Cocoa Vanilla Studio Wild heart collection
- doble dot and memento papers
- emphoria
White gesso
Magenta ink
assorted flowers
Black gel pen 

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Candy Chelepy
Memory Maze Design Team

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Creative Inspirations Blog hop

Welcome everyone
We are trying something new and hopefully fun at Creative Inspiration.
Visit all the blogs below leaving a comment that you have been there.
Then using something you saw on the hop that inspired you create and share in comments your project
and who and what inspired your project. You have all month long to play along with us.


I have fussy cut out a lot of flowers from a sheet of pattern paper.
Double matt your photo I have just used some scraps
from the same paper range.
Tape your photo to the middle of your cardstock using
some foam tape.
Place all your fussy cut flowers around the two sides of your photo
and when you are happy glue down.
Some of mune are raised up to give some demension.

Glue the paper flowers over the top of your fussy cut flowers,
adding some leaves.
Add the xoxo and the word Perfection for your title.
Then some puffy hearts and stars in and around your layout.
I have splattered using the pink and tourquoise spray,
then go around the edges of your layout with a black gel pen.

3. Barb -
4. Joan -
5. Lisa -
6. Tracy -
7. Phillis -
8. Colleen -
9. Julie -
10. Candy - you are here 
Now hope back to Creative Inspiration to enter your creation.
Hope to see you hop along!

Products used
White cardstock
Simple Stories - Love and Adore - Hello Beautiful
Assorted scraps from the same range
The Mix puffy stickers
Kaisercraft - Epoxy stickers
- Pink and Tourquoise sprays
Black gel pen

Thank you for visiting
Candy Chelepy
Creative Inspirations DT

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Happy Birthday card

Hi everyone today I have my creative pants on for
Off the rails scrapbooking.
The theme was colour bombing
and the moodbard was really bright and cheerful colours

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I decided to make a card it is a 6x6 inch easel card.
I have used Tim holtz daubers and just daubed them
everywhere on my cardstock.
Decorated with some flowers and used a Happy Birthday stamp

The flowers came from my stash 
Such a bright and delightful card for someone

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Friday, 9 March 2018

Black and White card

Hi everyone Candy here
today I have creted a card for you all using the moodboard
Black, white, one other colour and stitching

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I have used a 6 x6 inch easel card for the base.
There are two layers of coloured papers on the base one will measure
5 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches and the other 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches.
Use an edge distresser and distress around the edges of these two papers.
Tape the 5 7/8 inch square to the front of the cardstock base with tape
 then using foam tape under the 5 3/4 inch pattern paper square.

I have cut 3 rectangle pieces at different widths and then cut a V at one end.
Distress around each of these and tape down.
Add the pink heart doily, flowers, pearl leaves and sprays 
and the Happy Birthday sediment.
Now for the base of the card cut two pattern pieces one at
4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches and the other at 4 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches.
Distress around the edges as well.
Tape down the smaller to the bottom paper piece
then using foam tape tape this to the card base towards
the front of the card.
Cut a rectangle of black cardstock at 4 x 1/2
 and another using white at 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches then cut a V in one end
 and distress around the edges and tape down onto the pattern paper 
then add your flowers.
I used a black pen to add some false stitching lines to the spotty

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Candy Chelepy
Design team
Off the Rails

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Lovely Day

I told you I have had a busy start to the month.
Today I have another design for the
Creative Inspirations Design team.
We had to follow this sketch

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And here is my interpretation of it
Zarna enjoying her outside time on the swings.

Products used
Simple stories - beautiful - simply wonderful, be amazing papers
- die cuts and sticker sheet
Crate paper - gold glitter on vellum
Kaisercraft soft pink rhinestones
Colourblast colour shimmer spray - bling

Thank you for visiting
Candy Chelepy
Creative Inspirations
Design team