Thursday, 23 November 2017

Advent Calendar

Hello ladies today I have created an Advent Calendar.
This is for my grand daughter Zarna.

I have just put together a Kaisercraft Advent Calendar
using good pva wood glue and clamps
to hold it together until it dries.
I painted the whole thing with some white gesso, I gave it 2 coats
This is just to protect it from the elements.

I measured and cut the christmas papers to suit. 
Then applied using matt medium.
Front of the draws, inside the square and also around the outside.

I painted all the chipboard pieces with white gesso.
Snowflakes, merry christmas, the two berries and leaves and also the scroll on the top.

The scroll I coated well with the shabby white embossing enamel.
The snowflakes and merry christmas word cover with seafoam embossing powder.
And the berries cover with red and the leaves with green embossing powder.

Put everything together and use some dimensional magic to make the
numbers 1 - 24 stand out.

Memory Maze products

Other Porducts used
Kaisercraft Advent Calendar
Kaisercraft Letters to Santa Collection
Pva glue, Clamps
White gesso, Matt medium
Dimensional magic
Bell garland, christmas tree ornament, flowers and berries
The word Believe from my stash

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Candy Chelepy
Design Team

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Photo canvas frame

Hello everyone. 
Welcome to another month full of creativity.
Today I have altered a 10 x 12 inch canvas and an old plasic frame
I had in my stash for Off the rails.
I have created this frame for my mum for christmas,
I am sure she will love it.

Here is the mood board I got my inspiration from

I firstly covered the canvas with white gesso and also the frame
as it was blue I had to use a few coats to cover it.
When the canvas was dry I glued on the 3 pieces of lace using matt medium.
Then added some spray, only a light cover.
I then glued on the frame and used clamps to hold until it dried.
I waited overnight so it was really dry.


Add the flowers with a strong glue.
Then I added some white gesso and prills
to the edges of the flowers and leaves.

The photo measures 3 x 5 inches
I sanded around the edges then addes some
white gesso with my finger then more prills.
I cut 3 lace flowers in half then glued them under my photo.
And I raised my photo to make it pop.

Products used
10 x 12 inch canvas
Old plastic photo frame
White gesso
Matt medium
450 glue
Lace and flowers from The Vintage Chics
Lindy's - Chateau  rose spray
Mini prills - silver and pearl

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Candy Chelepy
2017 Design Team

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

October Mini retreat

Well didn't we have fun girls.
Two classes, plenty of good food. Thanks to my husband.

Here are some photos of the girls creating up a storm
Friday night getting some inspiration from a couple of sketches and
a very full pizza box of goodies.

Now we move onto our class Saturday and Sunday
Making a start on our cigar boxes.

And this is what we have all finished
The front of the cigar box

We also completed a flip out album

Thanks for your company
Jodie, Thelma. Lyndell and Sharon

We made our own flowers from music paper, hesian and heaps of glitter

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Stay positive, work hard, and make it happen

Hello everyone...
Candy here sharing with you all my layout I created
 using the soccer ball chipboard.

I cut about 1/2 inch from 2 sides of the pattern paper 
then tape to the black cardstock.

Using three of the soccer balls, give each one
a good coat of the colour paste. I used a daubing
motion to give them texture.
Let this dry and glue the three to coloured pattern paper
and cut around the edge with a craft knife.

Double matt your photo and lay where you want your photo.
Place the cogs and soccer balls around your photo.
When you are happy glue these down.
I added a couple of sequins on the cogs.
Add your title and then using the grunge mask and
colour paste place around the edges of your layout.

Mmeory Maze product

Other products used

Black cardstock
Kaisercraft factory 42 collection
Machine and assembly line papers
Paper from the paper pad
Grunge film mask
Corbet creation veneers

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Candy Chelepy
2017 Design Team

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Butterfly cards

Hello everyone .....
Its me again ... Candy. 
Today I am sharing with you my butterfly cards
that I have created with the Birds on a branch chipboard.
Memory Maze

The card I have made measures 4x8 inches. 
The branch is from the birds on a branch chipboard.
I coloured the leaves with the Lindgrum metallic 3d paint
 and the branches with brown paint.
The paper butterflies I painted with the Hellblaw metallic 3D paint.
Just be careful if you are using paper flowers or butterflies as the are
very fragile and might fall apart.
So let them dry naturally.

I have made a 4x8 inch card base. 
Cut your pattern paper to measure 3 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches
and tape this to the base of your card.
I also roughed around the edges of the pattern paper.
Glue down the branch and add your butterflies, flowers and sediment.

An extra card for inspiration

Memory Maze products

Birds on a branch  220x160 min buy 3

Other products used

4x 8 inch card  base
Kaisercraft 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch paper pad
- also well wishes paper
Green tara flowers

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Candy Chelepy
2017 Design team

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Steam punk cards

Hello hello everyone. 
Today I have made three male cards.
When I saw this moodboard from Off the Rails
I thought yes steampunk.

This what I have created

I am just going to feature one card for you
with the instructions on how to make it.

This is a 6x6 inch easel base made from cream cardstock
  1. Cut a piece of the pattern paper at 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches then a piece of the cream cardstock at 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches then put this through a cog embossing folder. I very lightly went over with some brown ink to make the cogs stand out a little more. Tape both of these to the front of your card base.
  2. I have used the collectable and just placed them where I liked them. Some are raised and some are flat. I also added a flair button.
  3. Now for the bottom. Cut a piece of the cream cardstock at 3 x 5 1/2 inches and also a pattern paper at 2 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches. Tape these together and use some faom tape to raise up. I added a sticker from the sticker sheet from the same range. 

Products used
Cream carstock
Kaisercraft Barbers shoppe collection - Comb, Razor and aftershave papers
- Collectables and sticker sheet
Burlap trim
Cog embossing folder
Funky flair studio flair buttons

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Candy Chelepy
Design Team

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Ten little fingers ten little toes

Welcome again to another scrappy month. 
Today I have  created a layout for Memory Maze
 using a leaf mask and a verse from 
the baby chipboard collection.

I trimmed the background pattern paper to 11 1/2 inches square
than taped it well to the cardstock.
Cover well with some clear gesso and let dry.
Using the larger leaf on the mask and the texture paste apply to the
base using three of these leaves on each side of
where you are going to place your photo. I then sprinkled my sprays
over the leaves and sprayed with water to make them run
. Do one at a time and dry between them.
Stamp around the edges using the black ink and the script stamp.
Splatter some ink around.

The verse I painted with some white paint. Mine was old and gluggy
this gave some texture I just daubed it on. Then before it dried
sprinkle over some clear glitter.

Glue down your laces, then double matt your photo 
I just used some scraps of pattern paper I had in my stash.
Tape down using some foam tape.
Then add your flowers, pearl sprays
butterfly and lastly your verse

Memory Maze products

Other products used

White cardstock
Clear gesso
Kaisercraft Lilac Whisper collection
- opal paper, paper pad
Texture paste
Lindys - Merci Beaucoup mint and Tea pot purple sprays
Thick white paint
Ranger distress stickles clear dry glitter
Script stamp and black staz on ink
Assorted lace
Green tara flowers, leaf spray and butterfly

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Candy Chelepy
Design Team

Friday, 1 September 2017

Happy Birthday card

Hello everyone today it is my turn on the
Celebrations this month as it is our 1st Birthday.
Happy Birthday to us....

My challenge I had to make a birthday card with a number on it.
So I made a 6x6 inch card

  1.  Use a 6x6 inch cream card  base.
  2. Cut some pattern paper at 5 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches and the corogated cardstock at 5x5 inches. Tape these together and add your pink twine doubled over around the top of the lemon card.
  3. Cut seven banners from a piece of pattern paper and tape some on faom and some flat along the top of the twine.Add a sticker banner one on each end and one in the middle.
  4. Using a small white doiley scrunch up in the middle to make this smaller. Then add three sticker flower to the middle , rolled flowers, leaves and a flair button.
  5. To the right side of the doily piece, cut a piece of pattern paper to measure 2x3 inches and cut a V in one end. Tape this over the lemon card then add the tag sticker, words and your bling.

Products used
Cream cardstock
Echo park Beautiful life collection - Banners paper, alpha stickers and
sticky elements
Rolled flowers from my stash
Leaf punch
Small white doily
Pink rhinestones
Funky flair studio flair button

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Candy Chelepy
 DT Member

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Hello You

Welcome ladies nearly the end of August wow the year is going so fast.
Today I have created a layout using a Memory Maze
heart template and fancy frame.
And of course my beautiful grand daughter
Zarna Rose. And she does like the camera.

I have applied some mint texture paste over the heart  mask
moving this around where I want my photo and frame.

The squares I cut from a full sheet of paper. 
Then used an edge distresser around all the edges.
The frame I covered well with the silver texture paste, daubing all over.
This has given a crackle messy affect.
When this was dry I glued on my photo to the back of the frame.
Add this to where I wanted it , then using foam tape under all the squares.
Taping them around the framed photo.
Add all the flowers and glass hearts, 
then scribble around the edge of the layout and the small squares.

Memory Maze products

Vintage frame

Other products used

Create paper - cut girl collection - cherry paper
Pebbles - Girl squad collection - hello friend
Heidi swap mint and silver texture paste
Prima flowers
Corbett Creations glass hearts
Black pen

Thank you for visiting
Candy Chelepy
Memory Maze
2017 Design Team