Beautiful You

Hello everyone,

Today I would like to show you all a layout I made with the pretty “Crea Diem” collection. Maybe some of you know I adore Gabrielle her work, as most of you do too. She was one of the first designers I met on the net when I started blogging. On my layout you may notice my “Gabi touch” as I call them. They are the cute rolls of papers on the sides of my page. I always try and compliment other designers if I use their ideas so thank you Gabrielle ;-)20150517_1117221
For this layout I used a picture of my sweet friend “Natalie May” she turned 40 on the 8th of May. The Crea Diem collection is really gorgeous to work with it has such gorgeous elements what I really like is the pretty darkened edges.20150518_101310 20150518_101233 20150518_10115920150518_101155
The flowers I used are not handmade this time but from Petaloo these flowers look so amazing with the Maja Design papers. For this layout I used: om du vill alskas, sann vanskap & fylld av karlekCreaDiem-P20150518_10114820150518_10113120150518_101134Today I would also like to share two other layouts made with some pretty Maja Design papers.20150228_125726mam0

I would like to thank you for stopping by the blog today and have a wonderful day.

Love

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It’s a Girl!

Hello wonderful Maja Design fans!

I’m in today after a nice family holiday to share a card I made using two seemingly different collections: Crea Diem and Vintage Baby.

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The colors in Crea Diem are quite muted, and complements the tones in Vintage Baby. The designs are also more flourished, so for those who prefer a different kind of background for their baby cards, it is a good alternative. Here, I used some of the neutral grey tones and layered my cut outs from Vintage Baby on top to get a card that is both classic and baby-ish at the same time.

The grey toned paper layers I used didn’t have the black border on all sides, so it was just a matter of inking the edges with black ink to achieve the same effect.

Some close-ups:

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A simple background of mists and stenciled texture paste over my layers of papers, plus my must-have floral cluster. Some stamping with a vine stamp as well to create the effect of spreading leaves and direction. I had also done some stamping on my cut-out from Vintage Baby before layering the beautifully drawn image on it.

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I like to add chipboard to my projects because it’s additional dimension and texture, and breaks up the monotony of just papers alone. On this piece, I have a few different layers of tones of pink and lilac to make it complement the papers.

And that’s all for now, thanks for dropping by!

Maja Design papers used:

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Sann vänskap, Ord flyger bort

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Ephemera cards, Journaling cards pink

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A Card to Inspire You

Hello Maja Friends, the spring has sprung and this is the most giving a hope season, I guess.

And today I have a lovely card to share with you.

CardPurple_ElenaOlinevichI combined some of my favourite sheets form different collections – Crea Diem and Vintage Spring Basics, and added some purple and fuchsia to pop up on the card

img_9753 img_9754I enjoy creating layers from the embellishments, adding lace, trims and strings.

Maja Design papers used – Crea Diem – Sann vänskap, Vintage Spring Basics – 3rd of May – BS.

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When craft is your lifestyle and paper is your devotion

Hi Maja friends!
What was your first thought when seeing the title of this post? Can you relate to that? I bet you can :)
Today I’m sharing one of my first works created with the supplies from my DT pack, which I did to celebrate the fact of joining one of my dream teams – Maja Design that is!DSC_0854 kopiera MD DSC_0857 MD DSC_0860 MD

Supplies Maja Design:
Nyhavn – Strolling along the canal, Cover page
Vintage Autumn – Heritage
Crea Diem – Känn dig själv

Other supplies : Prima flowers, brads, resin butterfly, stencil. Martha Stewart silicon form, Impressions Obsessions Worn Roses background stamp

Hope you are having an enjoyable day!

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Maja Design Papers and Watercolors…

Hello everyone! Iris here and I’m very happy to be posting here for the first time as a part of the creative team of Maja Design. I adore the papers of Maja Design and one thing I noticed is the quality of the papers. I love to dabble with mixed media and I wanted to experiment a little and add some watercolors to the sheets and see what would be the outcome. I was pretty sure the paper could handle the moisture from water-colour mediums and I was very pleased with the results…

I would like to share with you a bright pastel Maja Design page…IMG_1026

These photos were taken during a summer vacation in Baguio City, Philippines. I wanted to use my Maja papers but also wanted the page to reflect a bright pastel tone. It’s really possible to use the shabby and romantic designs of Maja papers even for bright pages. I just used colouring mediums to make it happen…IMG_1032

The hot air balloons I used here were cut from the Vintage Autumn Basics paper, while the flowers were cut from Crea Diem.IMG_1033

The bird and butterflies are from Vintage Spring Basics…IMG_1037

I also cut some neutral patterns and individually coloured each strip with watercolors. I then cut it again in smaller strips and layered them up to create a textured and multi-colored strip of page.IMG_1042

The  flowers were also cut from the Vintage Autumn Basics paper…IMG_1044

papers used from this collection:

Thanks for your visit! Hope you will have a fun and creative day!Iris-sign

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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Memories, memories …

Hi Maja fans

Zanka here…I’m so happy to be sharing my first official work as a DT member of Maja Design, a team of my dreams !!! As I celebrated my birthday recently, for my first project I picked one of my favorite baby shots with my Mom. It’s a vintage scene and I could almost pick any of Maja papers to frame it, but eventually I picked an elegant palette of greyish beige combined with dusty pink and purple. Not so much media added- I really wanted to showcase the subtle tones and patterns of the papers ! Would you say that I combined 4 different collections here? They coordinate in such an perfect way.

timeless memories Zanka

I have combined the papers with the pieces of a vintage lace and I layered few scraps of different collections to have some variation in the background.

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A close up : I love the rose images which can be found in few Maja Design patterns. It’s worth some patience to fussy cut and the roses will lift any blank space!

Supplies Maja Design:

1903 – Vintage Summer Basics

No X – Vintage Autumn Basics

No II – Vintage Autumn Basics

4th of December – Vintage Frost Basics

Ord flyger bort – Crea Diem

From my own stash:

Vintage lace, flowers and zipper by Prima, white twigs by 13arts, oval frame die by Sizzix.

I’m looking forward to share with you more of my works for Maja Design. Stay tuned:)

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A Farewell…

Happy Monday! It’s Marilyn here today and I’m sad to say that it is my last post as Maja’s Design Team. I had two wonderful creative years working with this talented team. I appreciate so much the opportunity that Jenny and Marie gave me, Thanks ladies!     … Why does it take a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye?-Author Unknown.   And for my last post,  I selected some of my favorites Maja projects that I made during these last two years.DSC_4160

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Thank you so much for all the lovely comments and support during the past two years!!  xxxMarilyn-sign (1)

 

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

Prima Marketing flowers and embellishments, 2Crafty Chipboard, Prima and Marianne Design Dies, Prima Marketing Art Ingredients – Glitter and Glass GlitterElena-sign

 

tissue box

Ohhhh….I really need some hugs!
Feeling a bit sad….. One week ago my youngest daughter left home to study in the States.
She will be gone for almost 7(!!) months!! I’m extremely proud of her but I think all moms can imagine how I’m feeling right now….
So today I have a tissue box to share with you all.
Think I will be needing those tissues a lot!!!! :)


Made this box with the Crea Diem collection.


I tore up some bits of papers and glued them on the box.
I made a mix of gesso and micro beads and glass filler, and applied it randomly.
Wanted to create a bit of a wintery effect.


Had this cute little house in my stash for awhile and I thought it would be perfect for this box.


Added some flowers, gauze, beads and chipboard (Dusty Attic) to create a little scenery.


Cut out the clocks from the -den oersattliga tiden- sheet.


Creating some lovely texture with the papers and the mixed gesso.

Papers used:


Kann dig sjalv
Sa lange jag lever
Ord flyger bort
Skapa dagen
Den oersattliga tiden

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx