Let it Snow

Hello,today I am here to share with you, a LO I did, using the CreaDiem Collection. I hope this is the last Winter LO, I do until next Winter! I am still looking at snow & so looking forward to Spring!

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I used:fylid av karelek,kann dig sjalv-BS,sann vanskap,ord flyger-bs,karleken-bs

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Other products used: MFT die, Petaloo flowers,wild blossoms mixed,fushia, Prima butterflies & resin zipper, the Crafter Workshop Stencil,seed beads…..

Here are some close ups of detail….

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I did lots of distressed,hand stitched layers….

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Shows some weaving of the paper & rolling…

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Ripped layers,ATC frame,brads & resin zipper……

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I stained the tree,ATC frame & alpha with Tim Holtz  black soot….

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Then I put drops of liquid accents on the tree & the frame,then sprinkled on seed beads. I painted the nameplate with picket fence crackle. I used MS texture effects on top of the alpha….

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Here is a card I made, using the Vintage Spring Basics Collection…..

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I used 1st of March,1st of March -BS,9th of March & a BS of a label. The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic, The flowers are Petaloo & Prima…

Here are some closeups of detail…..

 

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I did some distressed,hand stitched layers. I left the frame & chicken wire raw,except for inking the edges. I used two shades of green paint on the leaves of the bamboo & once that dried I applied rock candy crackle….

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Shows layers,burlap trim from Prima,& chicken wire inserted under a ripped,distressed piece of paper…

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Thank you for taking the time to look & have a wonderful Easter weekend….Rachelle

 

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Creating Wall Art with Maja

Wall Hanging

Hello Maja fans!  Gabrielle here with you today to share a home decor project!  It’s no secret that I’m a big lover of the shabby-chic style, and I say why not take it off the page and into the home.  For my project I used a variety of Maja Design papers and just had some fun tearing and painting away with them.    I made a video step by step on how I created this project, so grab yourself a cup of coffee, kick back and enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed my video tutorial.  Here are some individual shots of the each of the panels in this decorative wall hanging….

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I used Vintage Spring Basics (4rth of April) as the base of this panel.  I also added clocks from the Vintage Autumn Basics (XVI) paper to decorate the panel.  The chipboard is from Dusty Attic Designs (Cherry Blossom Branch) and the butterfly is from Angelica’s Little Scrap Shop.  I used home-made texture paste and a Crafters Workshop stencil (Mini Time Travel) for the clock designs.

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I did a fair bit of layering with my patterned papers for the middle panel.  I used a pretty blue paper from Crea Diem (Leva och växa) for the top layer, the next gingham layer is from Ska vi ta en Fika? (Två fröknar – bs) and then a bright blue layer from Crea Diem (Skapa dagen).  I needed a lighter layer for my stamped quote (Tim Holtz stamp), so I used a scrap piece I had left over from my last project from the Vintage Spring Basics (6th of March).  The stencils I used for this one were Crafters Workshop ‘Art Is’ and ‘Brick’.  The stitch I used was from Prima.  The cute lil frame and the butterflies are from Angelica’s Little Scrap Shop.

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For my final panel I used another part of the Crea Diem paper I used in the middle panel (Leva och växa) and created a peek-a-boo tear showing a strip pattern paper from Vintage Spring Basics (4th of April-bs).  I again used a Cherry Blossom branch from Dusty Attic and the ‘Art Is’ and ‘Brick’ stencils from Crafters Workshop.  Here are a couple more views of the panels…

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I hope my project has inspired you to give Maja Design papers a go when creating home decor projects. Thanks for taking the time to watch my little tutorial! xo

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Winner of the March Mood Board and a new Creative Team member

This months Mood Board has generated so many beautiful projects… MarchMB

Here are our contributions for this month…

And the winner is….Lainie Michel_USALainie Michel, USA!

The Vintage Summer Basics collection will be sent out to you as requested.

Our next Mood Board is full of life and Easter feelings. It’s light colours and dreams of the warming sun will sure keep you inspired for the coming month. There is now a second reason for you not to miss it. I will pick one of our Seasonal Girls (Winter) among the Mood Board contributions this year. That means that you will get a box of Vintage Frost Basics to play with and become a guest in our cozy little corner…

And. Speaking of Seasonal Girls. Our first Spring Girl made such an impression on us that we decided to keep her. So here’s our new Creative Team member that you will meet on our blog every second Thursday, starting next week…Larissa-Albernaz

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Shabby Chic Card Video Tutorial

Hello, Maja Friends. Elena is here to share with you my new card I made using some scraps left form the previous projects. I have already told you I am a savvy scrapper, so I can not afford to throw even a small piece of paper. I know it sounds strange, but sometimes you can create something awesome just using those leftovers.

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IMG_3312  I added some embellishments, made a simple work on the background and a pretty card is ready to be given for someone special.

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I have made also a video tutorial for you, so you can follow my simple instructions to revise your stash of leftovers.

 

 

Hope you have enjoyed it.

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Loving Life

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Hi everyone! Gabrielle here with you today to share with you my latest Maja Design project.  Yep! I’m one of those scrappers that often forgets to scrap about myself. I have a big family and have lots to scrap about so I don’t often think to do a page about me.  The photo in this layout is one that one of my daughters took of me when we were on a walk together.

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I used mainly papers I still had in my stash from the Limited Editing Sofiero collection.  I chose colors in the pinks and taupes with just a hint of green.

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I really hate to waste any of my Maja Scraps so I save anything bigger than a couple of inches for upcoming projects.  I had this piece of ‘Enjoy the Frangrance’ paper left over from another layout I made and decided to keep the angle cut the way it was. I just lightly moistened the paper and gave it some folds along the diagonal edge. When it dries, it gets quite firm and holds it’s shape well.

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I added some lacy die cut pieces from Memory box along the cut edges of the paper (Norwich Corner, Quinn Flourish) and tucked them between the papers. Texture was added with some homemade texture paste and a Crafter’s Workshop Stencil (Gothic Romance).  The soft pink in that I used behind the photo is a chalk ink by Ingvild Bolme called Sweet Pea.

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The blooms were handmade from some pink scraps of Maja papers I had in my stash, I used a pale pink paper from Vintage Summer collection, deeper pinks from Crea Diem and a deep rose from Vintage Summer.  To make the blooms I simply used a scissor to cut a wavey edge circle (in different sizes).  Then I cut a wavey spiral into each circle and rolled them up  (working from the outside – in) to make the roses.  Then just glued down the spiral design to the center part of the circle.  I added a pearl bead to each center.

Maja Design Products:  Sofiero (Enjoying the Fragrance-bs, Princess Margareta’s Garden-bs, The Elegant Winehouse), Vintage Summer Basics (1923, 1922-bs), Crea Diem (Fylld av kärlek), Vintage Autumn Basics (III-bs, XVI), Vintage Spring (6th of May).

Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja blog today and hope you will give these beautiful Maja products a try on your next project! xo

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Hugs and Smiles…and Lots of Cards!

Morning Maja friends! It’s Andrea here with you today, bringing you some cards I’ve made over the past 2 weeks. I had another chance to get away for a girls’ weekend…and I was very productive! Usually I chat the weekend away and have nothing to show for it, but this time was different! This first card features Maja Design’s Vintage Autumn Basics collection:

CSC182mThis next card uses the Crea Diem papers:

VerveMarchInspirationHop2014M Here’s another with Vintage Autumn Basics along with Verve stamps and Zva Creative pearls:

Mojo335m This card is from last week’s Mojo Monday sketch and I used the Vintage Spring Basics paper to create the fade at the bottom of the card:

MojoMonday334mThis next card is a CASE of a card Jenny sent to me featuring the lovely Vintage Summer Basics series:

Smile And lastly, a whimsical card spotlighting Crea Diem:

BelieveThanks for spending part of your day with me today…hope you’ve enjoyed the many different collections I’ve featured here today!

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Crea Diem…

Happy Monday!!  It’s Marilyn here today and I will share with you a tag that  I made using the beautiful Crea Diem collection…

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I worked with the  Av hela mitt hjärta and the Kärleken-bs papers from the Crea Diem collection in my tag.

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I added some gesso and molding paste in the background using a stencil then I draped the paper to create dimension.

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The quote translates to… “If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus one day. So I never have to live without you”  Winnie the Pooh

Supplies: Kärleken-bs, Av hela mitt hjärta by Crea Diem Collection, Prima flower, Latina Crafter – Spanish stamp, Prima lace, Liquitex gesso

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“Delight” layout with Sofiero and Crea Diem

Hello everyone! Nadia here again with you today !  I hope all is well with you.
Today I wanted to show you a layout I created with the gorgeous Crea Diem collection and the absolutely gorgeous Sofiero from Maja Design . I REALLY love the soft pinks in both these collections and for this layout I added a touch of orange to match my baby girl’s top!
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This layout was also inspired by my talented friend Riikka’s tutorial in the Pop & Colours #2 online workshops , and the composition of it was based on Shirel’s take on Riikka’s class. Thank you girls for the incredible inspiration you have provided in these workshops. I am also teaching a class at these workshops and you will find the information on that HERE

 

I started by preparing the base paper, which is the “Royal Summer Residence” paper from the Sofiero collection , with Gesso. Just a light layer so it withstands the mixed media mediums I will place on it.

I then cut strips from the “Fylld av kärlek“ paper from the Crea Diem collection and placed them behind the place where my photo will be. I added some modelling paste with a stencil directly on top and then added some stamping when that was dried. 

 

I then, following the ideas of the tutorial,  took out a number of colour mists, inks etc in the same tones and applied them with some water and brush. Others I applied directly with tip of the mist bottle to give it a different finish.

 

Here is a close up of the Manor House Creations flowers I have used.

And some more gorgeous purple flowers from Manor House Creations. In the image above you can also see some strips of the Crea Diem papers I used on my background.

 

Materials List

Paper Collection: Cream Diem -  ”Fylld av kärlek” ,  Sofiero- “Royal Summer Residence”

Flowers: Manor House Creations : “Imagine”- Berry Pink , “Sunflower” – Purple

Stamps:Prima Marketing Stitch stamp – Circles, Lines , Prima Marketing Checker stamp, Glitz Design Giant Roller Doodle Stamp – triangles

Die Cuts: Heidi Swapp – Mixed Company Collection – Die Cut Acetate Cardstock and Vellum Pieces

Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Dusty Concord,  Aladine Pigment Izink - Anemone,  Dylusions Ink Spray - Crushed Grape,  Dylusions Ink Spray - Funky Fuschia

 

Blog hop with Swirlydoos

Today we are having a real treat for you…. A blog hop in cooperation with Swirlydoos Kit Club.

If you came here from Rae’s blog then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos’ blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today. Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win. Don’t forget to like us on Facebook.

MajaDesign Corp is situated in Uddevalla, Sweden. We are dedicated to create unique and high quality, vintage inspired patterned paper for scrapbooking and crafts. We hope our beloved designs will inspire you to create great joyful creations.

MajaDesign was founded in November 2007, and since then has been growing to over 450 registred retailers around the world.

We carry 16 collections in stock and during this blog hop we have a grand prize for you. Our four Vintage Basics collections are designed to be timeless favourites and drawn to be mixable with eachother. There are 108 patterned papers in total and they can all be yours…

And here follows some inspiration created by our lovely Creative Team.Andrea EwenAndrea EwenCamilla EkmanElena OlinevichGabrielle PollaccoGabrielle PollaccoHeather_JacobHeather JacobIngrid GooyerJennifer SnyderJenny GrotherusMaja Nowakmarilyn_Marilyn RiveraNadia CannizzoNancy HanttulaRachelle SigurdsonRachelle Sigurdson

You have until midnight, eastern time, on Thursday 2/6 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on Friday 2/7. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down. 
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence. 
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can’t wait to hear from you.

Our special word is : only

The party continues over at Angelica’s blog. Have fun!Jenny

Crea Diem layout

Hello everyone! It’s Nadia here with you today sharing a layout I created with the gorgeous Crea Diem collection!

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I started by preparing the Av hela mitt hjärta paper with some modelling paste and a stencil.

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I then added some strips of Fylld av kärlek  before matting my photo on top.

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As you can see I have played around with some art mediums like Silks, gesso, mists etc

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Paper Collection used: Crea Diem collection - Fylld av kärlekAv hela mitt hjärta

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