Thursday, 23 February 2017

Happy Birthday

Hello everyone Candy here bringing you my last tutorial for the month of February
for Just add flair

I thought I would make some cards as my card box is getting very low,
a really good way of doing it.

I used a full sheet of 12x12 inch cardstock and cut one piece at 4x12 inches
then two at 6x8 inches, fold all these in half.
I have used pattern paper from the Simle stories collection
I have just cut my papers a little smaller than the cards.

This one is a shaker card

Just add flair products

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Other products

White cardstock
Simple stories love and adore collection papers, ephemera,
stickers and die cuts
Paper flowers
thin gold washi
heart sprinkles
white and yellow doily
lace flowers from my stash
resin flowers

thank you for visiting
Candy Chelepy
2017 Just add flair
Design team member


                         Hello everyone today it is my turn to create a layout using some chipboard
                                                         product for Memory Maze

                                   My layout has another photo of my grand daughter Zarna Rose
                         I am  being a bit biased here but never get sick of creating layouts about her.

I purchased a kit from Kitaholics and most of this is from that.
I have used black cardstock for the back and cut down my pattern paper 
1/2 inch two sides only. I cut a V at the side of my pattern paper and curled the edges.
Tape this to the black background and I then cut the frilly part from a pink doiley.
Gathered it up and and glued well into the V part (just on one side).

I have added flowers, ephemera, sparklets, epoxy stickers 
and a flair button to my background.
 I also used a black pen and went around my page and and the flowers 
to make these stand out a bit more.

I have used the word Angel  and painted it with white gesso.
 Then I used a versamark stamp pad covered the word well 
and sprinkled with sparkle embossing powder.
Heat with a heat gun and glue to the layout.

Memory Maze product

Other products

Black Kaisercraft cardstock
Simple stories Love and adore paper and ephemera pack
Pink doiley
Kaisercraft Candy epoxy stickers and sea breeze sparklets
Just add flair flair button
white gesso
versamark stamp pad
Hero arts sparkle embossing powder
Black zig pen

Thank you for visiting

Candy Chelepy
2017 Memory Maze
Design team member

Friday, 17 February 2017

Monochromatic Red

Hello everyone today on Creative Inspirations
we have a Friday Mini crop day.

This month I am the Guest designer.
Go on over and check out what the other girls have come up with.

When I decided to do a monochromatic project I thought this would be easy.
But how wrong was I Red is a colour that I don't create with much, mainly at christmas.
So I dived into my christmas paper stash looking for anything red.
I didn't want my project to look christmassy at all.
So this was a challenge. Thank goodness for Lindy's sprays
they are a savour.

I have decorated a large gift bag. Sorry the photo colour isn't that great.
I used a large red gift bag and covered it with pattern paper
both sides of the bag

I had some red hessian in my stash so I glued this to the top of the bag
on front and back of the bag. Then added a strip of red rose trim

I coloured the large white paper doily with the Lindy's spray
and when it was dry I used the scrip stamp and the archival ink
and went over the top of it. Do both of the large doilys the same.
I also did the same to the large white flowers all four of them.

Back view

Glue all these onto the front and back of your bag.
I added a tag. This tag has been embossed with an embossing folder.
I t was white so I used the Tim Holtz distress ink to cover it.
Then rubbed the Blazing red Staz on ink pad all over it.
Glue everything onto the front of your tag and tie to the 
front of your bag.

Products used
Red paper carry bag
2 sheets pattern paper
2 large Bo Bunny white doilys
4 white 12cm flowers
2 red heart doilys
Red hessian
Manor house red flowers
2 resin flowers
red twine
peg with lady bug
Tag which has been put through an embossing folder
2 heart stick pins
Lindy's queen of hearts spray
Tim Holtz distress ink festive berries
Blazing red staz on ink pad
Red geranium archival ink pad
Script stamp

Thank you for visiting

Candy Chelepy
February 2017
Guest Design Team Creative Inspirations

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

2017 Diary

Welcome again to another month. 
February is here and I am first up on the Memory Maze
blog. I bought myself a boring black diary for this year with the intentions of decorating it.
Turning it into something beautiful

Firstly I painted around the edges of my diary with some white gesso.
I had to give it two coats to cover the black.

I had some scraps from a Kaisercraft range left sitting on my desk. 
I covered the back, front and spine with the paper using matt medium as 
I knoew I wanted to use media on the front.
Then I took some more scraps and collectables from the same range
and placed them on top of each other
until I was happy with them. Stick these down as well then I curled the edges.
I used some light molding paste and a circle mask
Placing this all over the front of the book. 
I sprayed the three colours letting them dry between coats.
I stamped the background using archival black ink and a script stamp also went around the sides 

I painted my chipboard with white gesso and then used embossing powder
to emboss them.

Memory Maze products

Ohter products used

2017 Diary
Kaisercraft PS I love you collection
- scrap papers and collectables
White doily
Prima flower spray and metal handle
Matt medium
Prima gold crackle
Light modelling paste
Lindy's Cest la vie cerise, cuxoiuse chartreuse and Chateau rose sprays
Embossing powder tattered rose and embossing pad
Black archival ink and script stamp

Thank you for visiting

Candy Chelepy
2017 Memory Maze
Design Team

Monday, 6 February 2017


I was asked if I would like to be the Guest Designer for
Creative Inspiration
Wow of course I said yes.
I was given a sketch and this is what I created with it.

This photo is about 10 years old, funny what you find when you move house
This was at Lauries 60th birthday party.

Here is the sketch

Products used

White and pink cardstock
Kaisercraft PS I love you collection
- papers and collectables
clear gesso
light molding paste
Heart mask
Lindy's chateau rose and Plumeria pink sprays
Gold glitter
white paint
lace flower
wooden embellies
green tara flowers
Prima flowers and leaves
Magnoila flowers

Thank you for visiting

Candy Chelepy
February Guest Designer
Creative Inspriation

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Love Always

Hello again another month is upon us. 
I was told there is only 53 weeks until christmas. 
Now thats a scarey thought.
Today we have been asked the Design Team for Just Add Flair by the
 Sponsor co-ordinator for Off The Rails to do there monthly 
Mood board for February as they are one of the sponsors .
So here goes. 

The photo is of Laurie and myself much much younger version lol.
And look no grey hairs hehe
Now the base of this layout was one that I created a while ago. 
You know the ones that don't turn out they eay you want them to. 
I store mine in a box and when I was packing to move I found
them. So I thought I had better use them, all I did was add more spray
here and there and a little glitter.
And walla new background.

Here is the Mood board
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Sorry couldn't find the right flair button
but there are plenty to choose from.

Other products used
Kaisercraft white and pink cardstock
Kiasercraft PS I love you collection
- collectables and papers
Clear gesso, light modelling paste, white gesso
Heart and circle masks
Clear rock candy distress glitter
Black ink and script stamp
Lindy's Queen of hearts and Kaisercraft pink sprays
Spray water bottle, white ink
Green tara and prima flowers and leaves
Lace flowers
Prima pearl embellies
Wodden embellies

Thank you for visiting

xxx Candy
Just Add Flair 
2017 Design Team