Lucia by Camilla

Hi there! I am wrapping up the year with a photo from my daughter’s Lucia celebration. I have used the A Gift For You collection.
Lucia - MDThe papers are torn and punched and then layered on top of each other.

Lucia1I have also used some Prima masks to create some more patterns.

Lucia2Products used: Maja Design A Gift For You papers (When snow is falling, Hope to see you soon and On Christmas Morning), Prima masks, Prima flowers, Prima bling, seam binding, cheese cloth, Prima alpha stickers, border punch.Camilla-sign

Beautiful Winter

Hello Maja Friends, we had snow last week but there is none of it today. The rainy weather and still warm as if it is the Fall. Anyway, I am not kind of person who prefers winter because of its cold, but I feel that I need it right now as I am busy with Christmas preparations.

So I created several cards

HousesWinter_ElenaOlinevichIt is my attempt to enjoy the snow. So I used some embellishments to support my wish.

img2For this card I used just scraps of paper and even some negatives, but I still like to use every bit of Maja papers for my creations.

BlueWinter_ElenaOlinevichFor my second card I went further and used even some papers from non – Christmas collection, they are more spring and fresh, but I guess they look crispy frozen here.

img_7388and my last but not the least card, is a bit girly

FashionAddicted_ElenaOlinevichBut is was created for a fashion addicted person who is good in wearing trendy and feminine clothes even when it is freezing outside.

img_7392Again just leftovers and scraps but I guess no one will know about it.

Have a good day and I wish you a Merry and Bright Christmas.

Products used: Maja Design papers – Vintage  Frost Basics – 10th, 21th of December, Vintage Summer Basics – 1903, Crea Diem – Blomstra

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A Maja Farewell

Hello Maja friends! It’s Andrea coming to you one last time to bring you some delightful Maja Design goodness! This will be my last post as a design team member…I look back at my time here very fondly…Marie is wonderfully creative and generous, Jenny is super supportive and always helpful and the rest of the team, well, they’re just fabulous and wonderfully talented! I figured that my last post would be a collection of my very favorite Maja Design cards, so here we go: AndreaEwenAndreaEwenAndrea EwenAndrea_EwenAndrea_EwenAndreaEwenCSC166MajaCCSC161Maja JulydivaDareMClean MajaCApr1113 PCL090513clean RememberingYouMajaC ZvaJuly13blogHopMajaCleanThanks so much for all the wonderful comments over the past two years! Hope I’ve inspired you to go out there and create! Andrea-sign

Love Completely

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Hi there, it’s Gabrielle here with you today to share with you my last project for 2014!  I came across this photo of my dear husband and our oldest daughter Chloe from when she was just a little baby. We had a tradition of going apple picking in the Fall, even before our babies were born, and we continued the tradition on each year with our girls (and family).  This was Chloe’s first apple picking trip.  Now she is 16 years old and will soon be driving a car! Oh how time flies!

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I used 4 different Maja paper collections for this one.  It’s fun to combine the collections, the way I do it is to either go with the ‘warm’ colors from each of the collections or the cool colors.  I used a color combination that I have not used in a long time.  When I think of whimsical, the two colors I like to put together is usually purple & green…..but this time I went with purple and blue.  I tore some paper strips from left over scraps I had in these colors and layered them with some drywall tape (found at your local hardware store). I then decorated around my photo with some chipboard…the circle design is a new Dusty Attic chipboard piece from their String Frames Set.  I added some clocks from Vintage Autumn Basics XVI paper and tucked them around my photo area.  The blooms are from Tresors de Luxe.  And that diamond stamp you see around the photo and edges of my page?….That’s one of my new stamps that I designed!  I used to doodle this design by hand on my layouts, so I thought it would be fun to make a stamp of it!  You can find my stamp at The Scrapbook Diaries.

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Once I had my embellishing done around my photo, I went to add my title, another new set of chipboard titles from Dusty Attic.  I wanted the white letters to show up better so I did a little dry brushing with my Victorian Velvet Distress paint by Tim Holtz behind the title area….this allowed the title to pop.

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I added a small corner design to balance the page by moistening the Maja paper and pulling it back a little.  I love the way these papers withstand the rigors I put them through, LOL.  I then tucked a piece of lace in the exposed area and added some chipboard accents, again from Dusty Attic (Small Scroll #2).

Maja Design Papers used in this project:  

Coffee In The Arbour:  Raspberry Jam Cookies, Butterflies are Free (both sides), Raspberry Cupcakes

A Gift for You:  My Dear Friend

Vintage Autumn Basics:  XVI (clock designs)

Ska vi ta en Fika: Våffla m. björnbärssylt (both sides)

I hope you enjoyed my project, thanks so much for stopping by the Maja Design blog today! xo

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Christmas Cards

Hello there, Maja Fans!

It’s Maja here sharing two Christmas cards – as it’s the last moment to send them out :) I made quite a few this year, and of course I wouldn’t miss the chance to make these two using our Christmas release of this year, A Gift For You:

mdsil0For one of the cards, I used a vintage image of the Holy Family and placed it in the centre on the background of layered papers, tied a piece of vintage ribbon and tiny bells that jingle delicately with each move :)

mdsil1I die-cut poinsettias and mistletoe twigs for the flower cluster on my card:

mdsil2For the other card, I used the postcard image I cut out of the die cut sheet – I jus love placing mini postcards on cards! :) I added some chpiboard snowflakes that I covered with glitter and imitated snow caps with liquid pearls:

mdsil3Then I die-cut some poinsettias again, coloured them with mist and placed the button with the Nativity scene on a large snowflake:

mdsil4What do you think? :)

Supplies:

Maja Design papers: A Gift For You small pad, die cut sheet; Other: vintage image: LemonCraft; button: scrap.com.pl; dies: Magnolia; chipboard pieces: Scrapiniec, punch: Martha Stewart; stamp: Lemonade; ribbons: from my stash.

I hope both you and the addressees would like the cards :) See you!

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set of cards

I just love to sent cards to family and friends. I was almost running out so I decided to make some more. You can never have enough cards he? :)

Made these with the *A Gift for you* collection.


I used the *sent with love* sheet for the background.
Cut some strips of the *hope to see you soon* sheet.
Also added some bits of masking tape and some lace.


Added some modeling paste on the background using a template.
Some paint splatters for an extra color touch.
Made the circles with a white pen.


A lovely cluster of Scrapberry’s flowers and resins and some gauze,
together with some ribbon flowers and twigs from 13 Arts.


Added some flat turquoise pearls for an extra touch.

And here is my second card:
The text paper is from the *hope to see you soon* sheet.
Some punched flowers are also from this sheet, added with a brad.


The resins and the white/turquoise flowers are from Scrapberry’s


Some turquoise stitching.


Papers used:
* hope to see you soon
* sent with love

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

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

Vintage Winter Mini Album

Hello Maja Friends, today I am sharing a Mini Album I created for the Christmas memories. It can be used as a December Daily as well but I keep it as a present for a special friend of mine.

VintageWinter_Album_ElenaOlinevichI used one of my favourite Winter collections ( so I admit I love all of them) – Vintage Winter. I just love the blue tones of it, it is so traditional for a Russian Winter.

I used a clear album and decorated my cover page with clear ornament ball:

Clear_Ornament_AlbumAnd a first page with a circle photo frame

VintageWinterAlbum1My next pages:

VintageWinterAlbum2I didn’t want to cover the beautiful background papers with many layers, so I kept some of the pages clean and simple – just for adding the photos or some notes.

VintageWinterAlbum3I added some envelopes and folded books to place more photos inside:

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CoverBackVintageWinterProducts used:

Maja Design – Vintage Winter Collection: Winter Night, Fun in the Snow, Lovely Winter Day, It’s snowing, Christmas Joy, Die Cut Sheet; Clear Scraps Mini Album, Marianne Design  and Prima Marketing Dies, 2Crafty Chipboard.

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“Life is full of wonderful moments”

Hello Maja Desing fans and friends!

Larissa here sharing a layout with you!

This time I´ve used the “Ska Vi Ta En Fika?” collection to portray one of my life´s special moments:

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Life is full of wonderful moments

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As you can see I´ve decorated this page using a yellow-lilac-green pallete.

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This layout has a beautiful  Blue Fern chipboard frame as the base of its design and includes a gorgeous bouquet.

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Let´s take a closer look into its details so you can check how dimensional it is:

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Thanks for your visit,

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Peace & Joy

Hello,today I am here to share with a few Christmas projects I did, here is the first one,a card using “A Gift for You Collection”…..7ab70e7d59dd4356a5082e03317c2725

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From Santa with love (BS)

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wishing you peace & joy-BS

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handwritten Post Card

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Packed by Santas Elves-BS

711 - Wrapped in old newspaper

wrapped in old newspaper

712 - Die cut sheet

die-cut sheet & a BS of a label

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

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I dipped the poinsettia in water,then heat gunned it so that the petals would curl up.Then I applied 2 coats of red pepper color ink,then a thick coat of  clear crackle.Once the crackle I dry brushed in some black chalk to bring out the cracks.I then applied Prima white sand texture,sprinkling on some glitter as the texture was still wet. I also traced the outer piece of the poinsettia,to make leaves under with the paper I was working with. I then glued all the pieces together,using tweezers,to hold it together & giving the glue time to dry…

Here is a LO I did using the, Vintage Frost Basics Collection……

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I used 6th of Dec,7th of Dec,10th of Dec,19th of Dec-bs,2oth of Dec-BS & the Christmas die cut sheet

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

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I cut the Corner Flourish in half,then painted it with white crackle. Once the crackle dried I rubbed in brown chalk & inked the edges using a brown ink pad……2e09c7a151a44817bcba388fd06f3b67

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I used Shimmeringz (Baby’s Breath) on the page pebble,then inked the edges….

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I used white crackle paint on the string & bows of the Christmas Banner. I painted the ornaments cloudy blue,then I applied a thick coat of clear crackle, sprinkling on clear glass glitter & rock candy glitter while the crackle was still wet…..

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I painted the lace border, with white crackle,& rubbed in the chalk, once the crackle dried. I traced the lace border, on to a piece of paper, I was working with. I then cut it out, applied a thick coat of clear crackle on the paper,then placed the lace border on top of that. I then sprinkled on the glass glitter & rock candy glitter….

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Here is a Christmas Stocking Card, using the Vintage Frost Basics Collection….

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I used 1st of Dec,1st of Dec-BS,3rd of Dec,18th of Dec,Christmas die cuts & a BS of a label

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

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Here is a Christmas Stocking Card using, the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection….

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I used:no.X111,no.X1V,no.XX111,no.XX1-BS,Heritage & a BS of a label, I also used 16th of Dec from Vintage Frost Basics

The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic0fc38011a2b340689141470597a9b7f6

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For my next post I will be doing a TUT,or should I say I will be trying to do a Tut (LOL). Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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