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Hello, Maja Fans, welcome to our blog today :)

It’s Maja here with a layout to share. Last year during a routine check at the doctor’s we discovered our elder son needed glasses. I remembered that during my childhood kids wearing glasses had rather tough life at school – but luckily now that changed and glasses can even make your more popular LOL Besides, I do think he looks great wearing them, doesn’t he? :)

mdadorableThe inspiration for the colour palette came from the great combo of blue-green-creme and brown in the striped design of the Bulle m. blåbär sheet from the Ska vi ta en fika? collection. I matted it with the Winter joy paper and topped with the Julstämning sheet – yes, that’s right, I used winter-Christmas papers for this layout :) Then I sprayed some mists over the paper and stamped the faux stitching:

mdadorable1mdadorable2Could I do without flowers? Of course not! And here’s the cluster in matching colours. I also added the owl charm, as the bird looks so much as if wearing glasses :)

mdadorable4Other embellies include the butterfly button, chipboard star-shaped buttons and the die-cut title:

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Maja Design papers: Vintage Winter: Winter Joy, Ska Vi Ta En Fika?: , Gammaldags Jul: Julstämning bs. Other: flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; die: Kesi’art; stamp: Prima, chipboard: Scrapiniec; button: Lemoncraft; charm: my stash.

Have a very nice day and drop by tomorrow for some more inspiration from our DT :)

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Two romantic city cards

Hello dear friends! Its Evgenia Petzer with you today. Its finally started feeling like a spring here, so I ahve a bit of romatic mood that I decided to express through my cards. And of course, Maja Design papers are so perfect for this type of mood. I added lots of Dusty Attic    chipboard on my projects.

On the first card  I have used the image with London and here is what I came up with. Here I used lots of natural elements- dried roses, spices and wood.

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card1det2and my second card for today’s post is with dreams of Paris. I again made this image as a central point of my card.card_paris_maja_petzer lots of layers and stitching on both cards. Little bits f lace, acrylic dew drops, I like when there are lots of elements that you can look at your cards.card2det1 card2det2

On both cards I have used the combination of different Maja Design collections: Fika, Vintage Spring, Vintage Summer basics and of course this wonderful sheet (Minnen) with images:

Have a wonderful spring day!

 

 

 

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere

Hello Maja Fans, welcome to the blog today :)

It’s Maja here to share my recent creations. Both feature the Ska Vi Ta En Fika? collection with its beautiful beiges, purples and greens to add some colour to greys of these days :) I do miss the spring!

The first one is a layout in which I added some blues and white shades to cold crisp beige background:

mdymmhI stamped the bacgkround paper with stamps designed by my fellow DT member for Maja, Gabi Pollacco – great work, girl!

mdymmh1For the top layer of the background, I cut the Kaffetaren… sheet diagonally to omit the coffee pot image and feature just the flourish corners. Then I distressed and curled out the edges:

mdymmh2I placed the flower cluster tucking the flowers and other elements between the background paper and the curled edge of the top layer:

mdymmh4To make the photo section more interesting, I used the same photo in two sizes, placing the small one into a resin frame:

mdymmh3Blue is not an essential colour in the “Fika” collection, but I think it looks great with it :)

Now let’s have a look at my other creation – a wedding card:

mdslfHere I combined the warm beige papers of the collection with delicate purples. I was inspired by the rose motif of the Chaite paper and delicate flourishes that happen to be very similar to the chipboard floruishes I had in my stash :)

mdslf1I built my flower cluster around the printed roses, making them a part of the design:

mdslf2I mounted each layer on 3D dots for more dimension. I also added several liquid pearl dots as a finishing touch:

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Supplies:

Maja Design papers: Ska Vi Ta En Fika?: Kaffetåren den bästa är, Kaffetåren den bästa är bs, Chaite, Lejas café, Havrerutor bs. Other: flowers: Prima, Petaloo, my stash; stamps: The Scrapbook Diaries; chipboard: Wycinanka, Scrapiniec, Blue Fern Studios, 2Crafty; resin frame: Prima; Liquid Pearls Biscuit – Ranger.

 

Have a nice day and don’t forget to drop by tomorrow for more inspiration from our Team :)

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Some fika cards

Hello dear friends! Evgenia Petzer with you today, showing 2 card that I made out of one of my favorite Maja colletions- Ska vi ta en Fika. I must confess, I am not too much a coffe drink, actually I dont drink coffe at all, but I absolutely love the lavender color that this collection represents as well. And I also admire the mixture of these beautiful tones- beige/brown/ lavender with some honts of green. And I do hope that my cards will inspire you for something beautiful.

maja_fika_jan2_petzer Maja Design papers used: Cheesecake (the back side), Lejas café, Kaffetåren den bästa är

and some details (all the chipboard pieces are from Dusty Attic):

I have applied lots of beads around the resin heart and chipboard, and as some of you might have noticed, Maja design papers have beautiful stripes of paper (where the names of collections are), I often use them at my cards, so here the “postcard” stripe is this cut off as well.

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and here is my second card for today’s pst, same yummy colors.jan_fika_petzer1

Maja Design papers used: Söders Höjder, Kaffetåren den bästa är

For both of my cards I have used this wonderful collection:

Have a wonderful day filled of love and good emotions,

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Live Beautifully

Hello,today I am here to share with you, a Altered Journal I did,using this months Mood Board. I cheated & used the colors, in this months Mood Board, instead of choosing my own colors…

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I used Kaffetaren den basta ar-BS from the Fika Collection, & Wrapped in old Newspaper,Handwritten Post Card, & the Die cut Sheet from the A Gift for You Collection.

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

Here are some closeups of detail……

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Here is another project I did, a LO, combining a few of Maja’s Collections….

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The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic                                                                         Other products used:Flowers are: Bobunny,Prima & Petaloo. Petaloo,Berry Stems,Prima crackle,mica flakes,burlap,mesh,cheescloth,beads,Shimmerz-goldie lox,Perfect Pearls mists-bronze,chalk,brown ink pad,Tim Holtz stencil,Viva Modelling cream,gold liquid pearls…

Here are some closeups of detail….3d2ff4ed-cf69-477e-94e8-525e45a853a1_zps3991a2d1On the fish net panel,I used bronze perfect pearls. I used clear crackle on all of the sea shells,then rubbed in either, the rust color chalk,or blue chalk to bring out the cracks. I also inked the edges using a brown ink pad….3224a9e7-21ce-4af0-98f2-39e1fa980aa5_zps23473643I   used the bronze PP,on the string frame,& Seagrass,then inked the edges. I used gold liquid pearls for the tops of the sea grass….35992087-9e19-4846-b157-7abdd2890e66_zps1f200cf6

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11990c21-e936-4286-b392-c57d8bf23c93_zpse5b31d1dI  used Bronze PP on the Barb Wire,inked the edges,glued it on to stained cheese cloth,then sprayed it with clear varnish, & sprinkled on the mica flakes, while the varnish was still wet. Then I glued on some beads….e6ceaf22-ec31-48b3-8944-d515f895413e_zps80b16066

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!!! Today I am going to share with you a card I made & some LO’s I did for the year 2014,using the Beautiful Maja Design Collections……

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From the Vintage Autumn Basics Collection I Used:no.XIX,no.XIX-BS,no.XXI,no.XXIII.no.XIII-BS,no.VII-BS,no.XX,& Heritage

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

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Thank you so much for taking the time to look,& all the Best to You & Yours for the Year 2015! Happy New Year….Rachelle

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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)

 

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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“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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