Yearly Archives: 2017

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas from all the team at A Maze of Memories! We hope you all have a wonderful festive time with family and friends.
This lovely card has been designed by Linda Clare. One of numerous beautiful cards that myself and the team have received. Thank you so much.
Our family  Christmas tree decorated by my daughters Sarah and Max.

I am taking a blog holiday over the festive season. The blog will restart on the 1st January 2018 with something BIG!

Bodnant Gardens

I have a scrapbook layout to share today, created by Jenny Williams for Magathon using the Creative Stamping Vintage Springtime collection.
Jenny has used the beautiful flower spray stamp as the focal image on her layout, plus butterflies and sayings from the same collection on her page.
So pretty. A lovely design that I have already scraplifted three times! Thanks Jenny.


What do you get is you combine the Creative Stamping Vintage Springtime collection, plus our November card club design?
This beautiful card created by our very own Jane Towse!
Wonderful water colouring using the zig pens:
Quite a stunning card:

If you would like this issue and stamps please let us know. At only £5.99 it is exceptional value.

Birds of a Feather…

Another of my sample cards using the Creative Stamping Vintage Springtime collection.
The feather wreath just called out for a circular easel card! And having die cut various circles I didn’t let the negative pieces go to waste:
If you would like this issue of the magazine please let me know.

First Flowers of Spring

This is one of the cards I made for our Magathon workshops last week. I used a combination of masking and paper piecing to create the design.
The flowers were water coloured with my zig pens. If you would like a copy of this issue of Creative Stamping Vintage Springtime (£5.99) please let us know.

Vintage Springtime

Thought I would share just a few of the creative ideas made by our local crafters at last weeks Magathon sessions.
Lyn Brown created a pretty trio of hyacinths:
Lyn also used the oval media plate to create this lovely card suitable fore many occasions:
Gemma Hart used the same stamp and the media plate and created this lovely design:
And  Barbara Francis created this really lovely pop up card:
Thanks for sharing ladies.

Thank you!

Many thanks to Tanya from Creative Expressions who ran a lovely free make and take in the craft room today for our local crafters!
The table was laden with Cosmic Shimmer products and Woodware stamps. All very tidy before the start! Did you spot the cake?
Everyone being very creative:
Our Christmas “café” was laden with goodies. Many thanks to everyone who contributed gorgeous cakes and scones, especially Marilyn Cassford and June Maine. All ably served by our very own Christmas elves, Jane and Pat!
Thanks you everyone for supporting the morning, and special thanks to Tanya for all the creative fun!

Hedgehog Spring Card

Gemma Hart was inspired by one of the designs in the Creative Stamping magazine and has used it as the base for her own design.
I really like the pleated effect of the patterned paper:

Gemma used a grass border die to create the grass, and then added the mouse and hedgehog form the Vintage Springtime stamp collection, plus the greeting:
We have some of the magazines/stamp sets left. At only £5.99 they are brilliant value.

Triple Tag Card

Karen Ballantine was inspired by some of the cards in the Creative Stamping magazine and has recreated this pretty triple tag design.
The card base is 6″ high and 9″ wide and has been scored at 3″ and 6″. The panels have been coloured with distress ink and then stamped with images from the Vintage Springtime collection.
More images have been stamped onto die cut stitched circles and rectangles. The white shapes were softly coloured with spun sugar distress ink. Three holes and some coordinating ribbon are the finishing touches.
We have some of the magazines/A4 stamp sets left. At only £5.99 for both they are amazing value. Please let me know if you would like one reserved for you.