Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a photo of the beautiful Oriental Park in Maulévrier (France).


I started by gluing together two papers of the Sva vi ta en fika collection. Then I added a design with gold crackle paste and a stencil that remind of the glittering of the water.


When the crackle paste was dry, I used some Ecoline to color the background in different shades of green and brown.


I used some Silks paints o color the different leaves. For the flowers, i worked with the Twinkling H2Os.


I split the dragonly’s wings to give them more litghness. When the wings were dry, I covered the body with the graphite paste and the wings, painted with Twinkling H2O, were covered with crackle accent.


Maja Design papers

Ska vi ta en fika:


Ska vi ta en fika

Wishes Layout

Wishes Layout by Irene Tan1(resize)Hello Maja fans! Today, I would like to share with you a layout featuring Maja Design Ska vi ta en Fika? collection. I love the purple hues in this collection. It is so luscious and romantic!Wishes Layout by Irene Tan2I’ve used several stamps to add details to this layout.Wishes Layout by Irene Tan5To make it more soft and romantic, I’ve added some gorgeous flowers by Petaloo.Wishes Layout by Irene Tan3

Hope you all like this layout! See you soon!

Pattern Papers: Maja Design Ska vi ta en Fika? collection; Others: Clear Scraps masks and acrylic border, acrylic paints, texture paste, crystals, Petaloo flowers, stamps, adhesivesFika-PIrene-sign

Life Is Good

Life Is Good - Cathy

Hello Maja Design friends. It’s Cathy here on the blog today and I would like to share a layout with you. As you may know, I am a school teacher and life is very busy. I am currently on school holidays and I try to catch up with friends and family and the other things that I normally don’t have time to do when school is on. I was fortunate to have had a beautiful high tea at the Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney. It was a sunny day and very cold (it’s winter here) but the champagne and coffee (I don’t drink tea!) warmed me up in no time. I had a wonderful time having a chat and gossip with my friends and a walk around the harbour afterwards (I’ll be sharing those photos soon in some projects I have planned). Naturally I chose to use the Ska vi ta en fika collection to document this great day!

About the collection:

Smell the coffee from the doorstep when you enter Leja’s Café. Listen to the cozy chatter while you pick your favourite cookies along with a cup of tea to enjoy with your best friends. Chai tea, coffee, brownies, and apple pies. The “Let’s Have Some Coffee” contains something to meet everyone’s taste. The collection is filled up with the designer’s favourite recipes and hand-drawn illustrations.

This captures my day perfectly!

life Is Good 3 - Cathy

I chose muted neutral papers from the collection and accented them with the green papers that were featured in the photo. I matted my photo and die cut my butterfly using Marzipanbakelse and used Pratstund and Havrerutoras my other background papers. I used a doily and a large Scrapmatts Clockface to frame my photo, to carry out the vintage theme. I also mounted my layers with some corrugated cardboard so that I could tuck things in as I went.

Life Is Good 2- Cathy

life Is Good 4- Cathy

To alter my chipboard, I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang bronze embossing powder. It has a beautiful shimmer and it creates a really nice vintage effect. I used some Wild Orchid Crafts blooms that complimented the papers.

Maja Design Papers used:


Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!




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


Barcelona : Carrel del Bisbe

Hello Sweeties
Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with this photo taken during a recent trip to Barcelona.


I started by adding some black gesso with a sponge, then some big splatters of white diluted gesso.


While the background dried, I covered the chipboard with some graphite paste.


I die cut the leaves in assorted papers, then I put them in shape after shading them.


I colored the flowers with some Twinkling H2Os.


Maja Design collections used: 

CreaDiem-P1 Fika-P Vintage-Spring-Basics-P


Circa 1909

Hello Sweeties

Today, I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new family photo taken around 1909, I guess, in view of the age of my paternal grand-father and his two sisters.


I began my background with watered Gesso, Graphite Paste that I added with a stencil and some Twinkling H2O…


… and to finish some random stamping with two inks.


I dry brushed the flowers with white Gesso in order to give them a faded look.


I painted the chipboards with several colors of Twinkling H2Os before covering them with a clear crackle paste.


And to finish, I added some Glass Glitters and beads.


Maja Design Papers

Fika-PKaffetåren den bästa är



Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout about a busy little bee. I take this photo in the beautiful garden ot the Abbey of Fontevraud (France).


I started to glue some strips of paper from the Vintage Spring collection on the background. Then I added some big splatters of watered Gesso. When dry, I added also some splatters of purple colors.


I let completly dry all the paints before adding some tiny dots with a gold crackle paste.


I die-cut the leaves in a coordinated papers and used Twinling H2Os to color the flowers.


I used the same colors of Twinklings H2O to color the lace flowers and I used the same colors of Twinklings H2O to color the lace flowers and I added small touches of gold with some Glass Glitters and Mica Powder..


I stamped the wings of the bees on a a recycled plastic, the body on a paper that I colored afterward. I glued all together with Glossy Accent that I used to cover the body too.


To finish my layout, I added some random stamping with two differents colors, a black ink and white Gesso.

Maja Design Papers:

Ska vi ta en fika: Blåbärssylt, Pratstund & Chaite
Vintage Spring Basics: 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th of April
Vintage Summer Basics : 1981


Happy Birthday Card

Hello Sweeties,

I’m up on Maja Design blog today with two Birthday cards.


I chose one of the paper as a base for my card. Then I glued some scrap of papers after distressing them. I added a doily die-cut in a matching paper.


I painted the bookplate with a mix of Mica Powder and soft matte medium before covering it with clear crackle paste.


I added some flowers and leaves. I used purple and teal Mica Powders to color the bookplate and the background and added different ingredients such as Glass Glitter, Mica Flakes, Glitter with a soft matte gel.


I stamped the one of the paper with a leaves design and cut them. After gluing the doily, the flowers and the leaves with 3D matte gel, I added some white crackle paste that I colored with some Mica Powders.


When the crackle paste was dried, I added different ingredients such as Glass Glitter,  Mica Flakes, Glitter with a soft matte gel.

Maja Design Papers:
Ska vi ta en fika – Lejas Café ;
Ska vi ta en fika – Två Fröknar ;
Ska vi ta en fika – Mandelkaka.


Birthday card

My niece is celebrating her 10th birthday this weekend. A huge step for a little beautiful lady. I created this birthday card for her and I hope she will like it.josephineI have used a combination of Vintage Summer Basics, Vintage Autumn Basics and Ska Vi Ta En Fika for this card. The papers are so beautiful themselves so you really don’t need much to create an eyecatcher. josephine_detailThe die cuts have been created with Spellbinders Romantic Rose set and the butterfly with a die from Bo Bunny. Ribbon from Elena (thanks sweetie) and a LSS. I have always preferred to use Pearl Pens instead of Liquid Pearls since I find it easier to created pearls with them.

I hope you will enjoy your Easter weekend!

Papers used:
Vintage Summer Basics
Vintage Autumn Basics
Ska Vi Ta En Fika