Winner of the February Mood Board

It’s finally time to pick a winner… Here’s what the February Mood Board looked like.Moodboard-February15And here are our lovely contributions for this month…

And the winner is…SylviaVanDerSteen_NetherlandsSylvia Van Der Steen!

Congrats Sylvia. The Vintage Summer Basics collection will be sent to you.

Don’t miss our next cozy spring Mood Board that we will present on our blog next Saturday.Jenny

A Valentine’s Day special… and a new team member!

Today we are celebrating Valentine’s Day by introducing an old friend as our new Creative Team member. Please welcome back our former Maja Educator and Summer Girl Iris Babo Uy.Iris-Babao-UyIRIS BABAO UY is a designer based in The Philippines who specializes in teaching classes that marries the beauty of traditional scrapbooking with the vinrant colors and rich textures of mixed media. Iris is known for her shabby chic and romantic style but also enjoys working with bold patterns and striking colors.

Iris’ work has been published many times in different international magazines.

Iris has been teaching classes for years now all over Asia, The United Arab Emirates, Australia, and Europe. A generous teacher when it comes to sharing her knowledge and techniques with both beginner and advanced scrappers.

You can see more of Iris’ work in her blog: http://www.irisbabaouy.typepad.com

She has created a soft beautiful Valentine’s Day canvas for us to enjoy.

IMG_0813She has combined Vintage Summer Basics and Vintage Spring Basics for this fantastic creation. Here follows a couple of close up’s…IMG_0823 IMG_0827 IMG_0831We will be enjoying Iris’s art on selected Saturdays. Jenny

February Mood Board

February is here with it’s crystal snow and cold winter nights. What could possibly be better then crawling up with your loved one and celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Our February Mood Board has a love theme and is based on our latest Nyhavn collection.Moodboard-February15

And here’s a little reminder of what our mood boards are used for…

Definition mood board – n

a board used by designers on which samples of various colours and textures are mounted to help in deciding which elements complement each other

We are using mood boards for our challenges. We truely believe in creativity and art at Maja Design. You are free to interpret the mood boards in any way you’d like. They are supposed to set you in an inspirational mood without too much controlling. We would like you to be inspired by the poems, words and photos. They are not given rules, they are just there as inspiration. They are all inspired by a Maja collection, but you are free to use any Maja papers you’d like as long as they follow the colour scheme. We highly encourage you to follow the theme of the mood board as well.

We are presenting a new mood board the first Saturday of every month. We will be presenting all participating creations that fulfill the requirements below February 28th. We will also draw a winner who will be winning a Maja Design collection of their own choice in 6×6 or 12×12.

After your creation is done, take a photo and send it to moodboard@majadesign.nu without any watermarks (size 600×600). Include your full name and address in the e-mail together with what collection you would like if you win. Don’t forget to write down if you would like 6×6 or 12×12. We need your creation February 25th at the latest.

We will only publish creations that fullfill the requirements!

And here comes inspiration created by our new fabulous Creative Team…Evgenia Petzer Evgenia Petzer Evgenia PetzerHeidiAugustsonHeidi AugustsonJennyGrotherusJennyGrotherus2Jenny Grotherus
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Winner of the January Mood Board

Our popular Mood Board challenge is back and our mailbox has been completely flooded with contributions. Here’s what the Mood Board looked likeMoodboard-January15This months challenge was to create a Mood Board yourself about what inspires you, using the colour scheme above.

And the winner is…

Katie Kempton!Katie Kempton_CanadaKatie Kempton_Canada2 Katie Kempton_Canada3She has used reds and bakery as her inspiration. Here are some more photos of her fantastic card. Congratulations Katie. The Nyhavn collection will be sent to your doorstep.

The February Mood Board will be presented next Saturday, so don’t miss it!Jenny

This years first bottle message

A whole bunch of cards came floating my way, finding it’s way through our icy harbour. I could see the intricate details through the glass, taking my breath away…Nancy creates the most fantastic cards imaginable. I am so grateful that she has shared her talent and wonderful creations on her blog http://mytatteredtreasures.blogspot.se/

We want to express our gratitude for the joy she has given us and we will therefor send her a little present. Nancy, please contact me at moodboard@majadesign.nu and give me your address and phone number so we can send you a surprise package with goodies.

So don’t forget to upload your creations on your blog and our Facebook page. You never know who picks it up!Jenny

Winter layout

I really enjoy creating Christmas cards, but there’s something special with a winter layout filled with snow… winter_

My previous layout on the Maja blog was packed with flowers. This one hasn’t got any flowers at all. I have used one of my favourite papers from Vintage Frost Basics for the background.

I sprayed a Tattered Angels mask with Glimmer Mist Slate and used it as a stamp on the background. I added stains of Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Gold Lame and Tinsel). I added white gesso on the snow flake mask (also Tattered Angels) and used that as a stamp as well. I added Viva Decor gold wax here and there. I’ve used a Tim Holtz mask and Shimmerz Texturez (Gritty Graphite and Teal Me No Lies) as well as Mica Flakes from Golden. winter2The chipboards have been layered and sprayed with Glimmer  Mist Slate and Color shine Golden Lame. Padlock from Prima. I have added some snow paint on the chipboards as well. winter3A final close up…

A very happy Christmas to you all!

Jenny

From Paris with Love-Nyhavn

December on the Swedish west coast is always a story about rain and wind. How the wet cold finds it’s way through all the clothes you so carefully put on in the morning and makes you soaked before you cross the threshold to the office. It makes it very easy to let your thoughts wonder away to a sunny Paris.

parisI have had the privilege to play with our new Nyhavn collection during the Lucia weekend. As always it’s a pure joy. Don’t miss the fact that it’s a limited one so when it’s gone it’s gone. And. You get a bonus sheet if you buy the collection pack. It is not sold as a single sheet so it’s an extra treat. paris_1We went to Paris on our wedding anniversary a couple of years ago. It’s lovely to just stroll around Montmartre and soak the romantic atmosphere. I have used laces and tulle from a LSS and Michaels.

I love the modern, but still romantic feel of this collection. I had a really hard time to tear these lovely sheets apart this time. Our last limited collection Sofiero sold out so quickly so I never got the chanse to replace my favourite sheets. Wise from the lesson it feels like I need to open up a bottle of champagne and make it a ceremonious ritual for every single sheet that I use.
paris_2Flowers by Prima, Michaels and Magnolia. Metal from Prima, bling from LSS and Michaels.paris_3Funny thing. I got this tulle a month ago thought the colour was lovely. And then Marie releases Nyhavn with the exact same colour. It’s not the first time. Our style is very similar. Resin from Prima.paris_4

The lovely chipboard is from ScrapFX and has been painted and inked with three different colours (Ingvild Bolme and Tim Holtz inks). Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts. Doily die by Prima.

I hope you got inspired by my first Nyhavn creation, it will definitely not be my last. I am completely in love with the Old Townhouses sheet and must use it asap… For this layout I have used the following sheets:

Old Townhouses
A Dockside In Bloom
Romantic Lunch
Strolling Along The Canal
Veteran Ships
Eating Out
Sitting At The DockJenny