Sunday, January 27, 2013

New Release Log Chipboard
I recently asked Sally if she could make me a log to go with a photo within days she came back with this, Cool hey..

"Totally Stumped"

I named this layout Totally Stumped because I looked at it for days trying to come up with a great caption, quote or title but it had me totally stumped...

For the tree stump I first painted it in a very light coat of white paint that had been watered down, I didn't cover the entire thing, then when dry I sanded it lightly and added a dark brown ink to the edges, I re-did the engraved parts in zig marker.

Large gate, padlock and key were all painted white with again a water down paint I then used a rusting powder to create the look of rust.

Thanks for looking stopping by my blog for more details and photos.

Linda xx

Only 3 days left to apply for the Memory Maze design team.
Do you love chipboard?
Then what are you waiting for, to see all details check our previous post below.
Are you a card maker?
We are also looking for card makers to work with our Stackums card sheets.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Memory Maze Reverse Canvas
Created by Linda Thompson

I wanted to create something to go in my girls new room. The entire canvas was painted in gesso then a dark purple, I then did a rough cost of white paint and once dry it was sanded to show areas of the purple this shows thru the swirl on the frame.

I used a brick template and texture paste to create the bricks on the sides and back wall of the canvas then sprayed it with 2 different tones of brown and added a darker brown ink to the edges to highlight certain areas.

Memory Maze 12x12 swirl frame had the center cut out of it and was painted in a lavender then touches of a dark purple added here and there the swirl center was painted in eggwhite (grey/white), Green Tara & Manor house flowers.

Prima vine was added up the inside edge behind the chair and green tara petals and flowers added to it.

Memory Maze Bird cage wrought iron was first painted white then a clear crackle paint was added once dry   I painted it with H2O paint and rub off the excess so only the paint remained in the cracks, the chain was also painted with nutmeg H2O paint, a little american craft thickers glitter bird was added to the cage. More Green Tara flowers, petals and flower sprays added.

Memory Maze vintage frame has been painted in an apricot colour with touches of purple added the clear embossed to give it a shine and Green Tara silver paper added to the back to make it look like a mirror.

Memory Maze Bird Bath small was first painted in eggshell (a grey/white colour) then highlights of white added to look like shadowing along with lines drawn in grey, little birds were also painted. I small rose garden made up with Green Tara rosebuds.

Memory Maze Street Lamp has been painted with nutmeg H2O paint and the glob painted with a gold shimmer paint.

Memory Maze Chair Large has been painted using purple in light and dark along with the eggshell paint colour. More Green Tara petals rolled up under the chair.

Another Memory Maze Corner treated the same way but a larger one this time slipped in behind the garden.

Memory Maze Fence with Chain has been painted in eggshell then clear crackle paint over the top. 

Memory Maze smallest corner from the corner set has been painted in the nutmeg H2O paint.

Memory Maze Products used

Swirl Frame - Z0020
Chair - S0610
Corner Set - Z0029
Fence - L0164
Bird Cage - L0084
Bird Bath - S0607
Street Light -
Vintage frame - J13003

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Have you workshopped one of our  Shadow box frames. Come flat packed great gift ide

Design Team Call

Memory Maze Design Team Call

Memory Maze is looking for its first Design Team, if you love chipboard then this call is for you. We are looking for papercrafters to make layouts, cards and Off the page items with our chipboard products.
The applicants will need to have an active blog and face book, to actively promote our product, and be able to take a great photos of their designs for uploading. The commitment is a small daily one rather than a large amount of time at any one time, but will require some computer and Internet skills.

As a member of the team you will need to complete 3 projects a month.
Be able to take clear photos of your work
Upload your projects to the Memory Maze blog and your own blog on your scheduled day/days
Participate in any challenges during your time
& promote Memory Maze products.
You may be asked to provide your work for display at craft shows and demonstrations.
Design team term Feb 2013 to Feb 2014


In return you will receive a generous amount of Memory Maze chipboard to play with for your DT commitments.
Promotion of your name and layouts on the Memory Maze blog, site and craft shows.
You will also receive a shopping budget for our website. Primarily for your own use, each month.
Applications open to everyone
Due prior to January 30th. International applications welcome
* Your Name
* Mailing Address
* Email Address
* Phone Number
* Blog Name (and a link)
 * Gallery Links
 * Please also include a short bio with your application 
 * Any current or previous DT positions held (newbies are welcome)

 Please include DT Application as the subject of your e-mail sent to
Applicants will be contact early Feb

Some of Our Products


Design Team Co-ordinator

Welcome to our Newest Member to the Memory Maze team Linda Thompson,
Linda is an experienced Scrapbooker and You are going to love her work.
Linda has taken on the job of Co-ordinator of the design team,
and has already made herself invaluable.