Wedding Card

Happy I Do Day Card by Irene Tan1(resize)

Hello Maja Design Fans! Today I would like to share with you a romantic project which features Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics collection. I’ve used some of it’s neutral tones papers to create this wedding themed card.

To make it more elegant, I’ve used an acrylic card by Clear Scraps. I’ve run it through an embossing folder to get the textured damask surface on the card. Here are some details on it.

Happy I Do Day Card by Irene Tan2

I’ve cut out some vintage images from the pattern paper to embellish this card.To create the beautiful vintage frame, I’ve used a frame die with the pattern paper.Happy I Do Day Card by Irene Tan4To create the romantic feel, I’ve used some sweet textured flowers and pearl strings to decorate it.

Pattern Papers: Maja Design Vintage Summer Basics collection; Others: Clear Scraps acrylic card, Petaloo flowers and berries, pearls, liquid pearls, cardstock, ribbon, frame dies, adhesives.Vintage-Summer-Basics-PIrene-sign

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Pink – not only for the Girls

Hello Maja Friends,

today I want to share with you a canvas, that I have made for my class sample that I taught last 12 months. I am working right now on some new samples, so I thought that I can post something made for the classes also.

CanvasBoyWell, I always tell to my students, that pink is not only for the girls. So I took a picture of my baby boy and worked with grey, coral and pink colors to create this canvas.

My choice was a very stylish Crea Diem collection, really a perfect match for any project. especially when you are adding some paints.

IMG_2834I used dome scraps from the Vintage Summer collection as they have some good expressions too.  But the dots and script patterned papers are amazing for creating the layers.

IMG_2835I added some flowers and metal embellishments, great mix for the boy, I guess

IMG_2837I want to thank all the ladies who visited  my classes and I hope that you have enjoyed working with absolutely beautiful papers from Maja Design.

Products used:

Crea Diem Collection – Kärleken övervinner allt , Ord flyger bort , Den oersättliga tiden , Sann vänskap ; Prima Marketing sprays, stencil, stamps, flowers and trinkets, Canvas Stickers.


Saying thanks and good bye

Hello Maja Design fans!
I hope you are having a wonderful time, especially if it’s vacation season for you! The project which I’m sharing today is made using one of the most summery MD collections-Life in the country. When you have it in your hands, it feels like a swedish summer.
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Supplies: Life in the Country: Summer kitchen, Summer fields, Strawberries with ice, Vintage Autumn basics: no XIX.
Other: Dies: Magnolia, Sizzix, flowers: WOC

With this card I would like to say thank you for the time we’ve spend together on this space. It’s also a good bye from my side…life just got too busy and I’m taking a break from all my DT commitments. Maja Design is such a wonderful company and keeps a special place in my heart. I’m sure you will see more of fantastic MD papers in my projects within a few months. But for now, the break feels like a right things to do…


Moments Together…

Hello everyone!! I have tried my hand at so many crafts but i find nothing to be more satisfying than scrapbooking. I love that I am able to relive special moments when I sit down to create a page. My children and my family will be able to look into my albums and see how much I have treasured each and every moment I spent with them.

The pictures I used here was a series of shots of my two girls playing at the Gyeongbokgung Palace during our recent trip to South Korea. They were so tired from all the walking and we took a short break and rested on the garden. They took this opportunity to play with each other and create memories that will last forever.

Papers from the “Coffee in the Arbour” was perfect for the type of page I wanted… sweet, girly, fresh…IMG_1288 IMG_1290 IMG_1298 IMG_1296 IMG_1291Coffe-in-the-Arbour-P

Thanks for your visit!Iris-sign

We will remember

Goodmorning amazing Maja fans,

Finally summer is kicking in here in The Netherlands with temperatures above 25 degrees and I really love the hot weather. Two nights back it was really nice outside without any wind so we send a wishing balloon up in the sky for our loved ones that are no longer among us {and this time it finally worked} We did it before but they always got on fire while going up into the sky and one time it fell into the water :-)20150701_0943371For this layout I used the “Vintage Summer Basics” collection. I made all the flowers myself {except for the ones without the pearl centers} for me that is therapeutic and so much fun to do. Let’s have a closer look:20150701_09435820150701_094503First I took one sheet and cut 3,5 inches of it, then I took another sheet and placed the one I cut out on top of that to make it firm because of the pastes and stamps that I was going to use. As maybe some of you know I also design for Imaginarium Designs and all the chipboard I used are by them. I am a sucker for phrases so you will see me using those a lot with my precious Maja Papers. 20150701_094450The jute where I made my flowers with come in two different colors for my flowers I used the darker one and they are available in in strips of 1,5 inch. The centers of my flowers are made of dies. 20150701_09450820150701_094455Vintage-Summer-Basics-PPapers used: 1891, 1902, 1905, 1912 & 1915

I hope you enjoyed my post and now I am going to enjoy some nice summer weather. Thank you so much for your visit and if you could make a wish what would you wish for?

Have a wonderful and sunny day!


The Carament tower

Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new photo taken in Château-Renault (France): it’s the Carament Tower.


I added a layer of clear Gesso before adding a design with a stencil and Light Moldeling Paste. When dry, I colored the background with some Twinkling H2Os.


While the background was drying, I covered the geometric chipboards first with Black Gesso, then with Graphite Paste.

CRenault_detail2_PascaleWhen all the embellishments were in place,I added some Art Ingredients: Glass Glitter and Micro Beads.


I finished by adding some splaters of Twinkling H2Os and some random stamping.


Maja Design papers:

Vintage Summer Basics: 1899
Crea Diem: Ord flyger bort


Girly Stuff

Hi there, Maja Design Fans :)

Being a mom of two growing boys, I do miss delicate pinky flowery girly creations from time to time. Even though I almost always include flowers or lace in my boy pages, it’s not the same 😉 And so I love taking sweet girly orders like this small notepad for a little birthday girl:

mdnotlShe likes purples, so I chose purple designs from the Ska Vi Ta En Fika? collection and added some cute embellies to make it really sweet:

mdnotl2 mdnotl1 I coloured the sitting Tilda stamp with Distress inks:

mdnotl3I also decorated the inner cover with a little chipboard heart and decorating the frame of the stamp with glitter for some glam effect:


My second project for today is for a slightly older girl 😉 The school year is coming to an end and so I make many thank you cards for teachers, like this very feminine pink card for a dance teacher:

mddanceI chose the delicate colours of the Coffee in the Arbour collection for this one and used a filigree die-cut background for the rosy panel with a die-cut ballet dancer silhouette:

mddance2I tied some chiffon ribbon to resemble delicate dancers’ dresses and added little roses, pearls and a small dress and pointe shoes charm to complete the card:

mddance1I couldn’t resist a little dimension between layers 😉


Maja Design papers: Fika-PCoffe-in-the-Arbour-POther: dies: Spellbinders, Nellie’s, Marianne Design; stamps: Magnolia, Basic Grey; punch: Martha Stewart; stickers: Authentique; frame: ScrapBerry’s; charms, flowers – my stash.

Have a nice day and see you later!


birthday cake gift box

Hi there Maja friends!
Ingrid here today with a small birthday gift box.
This was a pre made cake box with I decorated with paper and paints.
There is room inside for a small present.


Made this with the Ska Vita En Fika and Vintage Autumn collection.


From the Ska Vita En Fika collection the ‘chaite’ sheet at the top.
NoXII from the Vintage Autumn collection at the bottom.
Some lace, ribbon and puffy paint.


Made some confetti from the papers as well.
I put the cake on a CD disk with a doily.


Some fiber paste at the top with micro beads.



Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx


Baby Cards

Cathy - Congratulations - Vintage Baby

Hello Maja Design friends! It’s Cathy here today and I have two baby cards to share with you. A colleague of mine recently went on maternity leave and I thought I would create a card for her. As this is her first baby, she doesn’t know what she is having…she wants a surprise…so I am covering my bases and have created a card for a baby boy and girl. I have used the Vintage Baby Collection for both cards.

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As you know for my other projects, I use a lot of die cuts in my projects. I used the reverse side of Vintage baby Cherish to create the onesie and the butterfly, just from some left overs from the background of my card base. I used Little B Baby die set to create the onesie and Cheery Lynn small exotic butterfly w/angel wings die.

cathy - Congratulations 3- Vintage Baby

To create the base of my card I used Vintage Baby Flowers For Mum and Cherish. I also incorporated Flowers For Mum in the centre as shown. I layered all elements of my centre with foam tape to add dimension. I also love how beautifully Maja Design papers look when you distress the edges. It really adds a vintage look. I tend to distress first then ink the edges with an ink. I chose Vintage Photo distress ink as it’s not too dark. I added some lace and a doily for a shabby chic touch.

Cathy - Its a boy - Vintage Baby

For my second card, I have created an inchie or a patchwork card. I used the Vintage Baby paper pad to create this card. Before scrapbooking and cardmaking became my main craft, I also used to make quilts! Drawing upon my knowledge of quilts, the types of fabrics you need to create a quilt are light, medium and dark so this influenced my choices of papers from the paper pad.

cathy - its a boy 2 - Vintage Baby

Each of the squares has been machine stitched and inked. I used foam tape to attach each square to my card. I used Vintage photo Distress ink again.

cathy - its a boy 3 - Vintage Baby

This panel is also from a page from the paper pad. The sentiment was a borderstrip from it which I trimmed to fit. I die cut Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Rectangles to frame it and mounted everything with foam tape and finally framed everything with my flowers. This card was so much fun to make!

Maja Design Papers used:


Thanks for stopping by the blog today!



Green Fingers

Hello Maja friends!

I’m in on a hot Thursday afternoon to share with you my latest project made for Maja Design using the Antligen collection. By the time I finished my layout, my fingers were all purple and white, but what I really want them to be is green! I’ll explain why later, but firstly, here is my page:


I’m using the Antligen collection from Maja Design, which is really all about Springtime and the earth coming back to life with beautiful flowers after a long cold winter. That fitted the nature theme in my photo perfectly (although the photo I chose was one I took of my favourites – Lavender Augustafolia, was in autumn). Now, the climate here in Singapore is really not suitable for growing lavender because of the over-bearing humidity which kills off the plant by encouraging root rot. In my last tries, I managed to get the seeds to germinate and sprout, and then suddenly they all died off after a month. Then someone gifted me a pot of blooming ones, but they all never survived more than two months even with full sunlight and careful watering. Bear in mind I’m someone who can actually kill cactus…. So when we booked ourselves into the Lavender and Berry farm on our Perth trip, you can imagine how gaga I went over the gorgeous flowers in bloom. And it was effortless for them. *Green eyes* Now I’m trying to grow some cherry tomatoes but they all seemed to have stopped at the seedling stage. Maybe I should give up and just paint my fingers green instead.

So my long story aside and back to the project. I’ve kept my paper layering to a minimum, with just enough to create the flow in my composition and focused a lot more on the background details this time round. Maja Design collections come with a mixture of beautifully drawn images as well as neutral plain papers, which are perfect for adding on mediums to create your very own background if you are into experimenting with mixed media like me. The colors also make it easy to match papers across different collection as well.

Some close-ups:


Back to my usual style of tucking in chipboards in between my papers. I have strips of green and purple paper from the Antligen collection, as well as some fussy cut flowers from the collection to fill out the composition nicely. To make the fussy cut flowers stand out, I doodled the edges with black gelato. The chipboard I colored with three different shades of purple, two shades of green, and adhered clear Distress Glitter on the edges for some interesting texture.


A closer look at what I did for the background – stenciling and doodling around the relief, sprinkling of transparent and black microbeads, splatters of watercolor and acrylic inks.


Hidden details behind the photo with random stamping, a painted metal water fountain with little roses tucked in. It’s starting to look like an English garden! My title is “Great Outdoors” and it describes so well my love for everything under the sun.


Filling out the bottom part of the composition nicely with some chipboard vines. I painted with two different shades of green and sprinkled on clear microspheres when the paint is wet. And just in case, I sealed the beads with a thin layer of gel medium.

So that’s all I have for today. Before you go, I would love to hear some of your gardening wins and woes too!

Maja Design papers used:


Syrenen blommar, Kaffe pa trappan, Naturen dofta, Forsommar, Vardagjamning

Other supplies:

Flowers and embellishment: Prima Marketing Inc, Wild Orchid Crafts,
Stencil: Prima Marketing
Chipboards: Blue Fern Studios
Mediums: 13@rts (modeling paste, gel medium, acrylic inks, paints, microbeads), Shimmerz (Inklingz), Rangers (Distress Paint and Stains), Twinkling H2Os
Stamps: Kaisercraft, Blue Fern Studios