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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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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Seize Every Day

Hello Maja Fans, I’m so glad you’re here today :)

This time I have a special layout to share. My friend has a disabled son and a group of crafty gals gathered to help her raise some money for his rehab. Some of us donated handmade cards or jewellery for auctions, other just spread the news – any kind of help is needed and appreciated. My idea was to make a layout for the highest bidder in an auction, with their photos and to their taste. And here’s the result:

mdjolaI got this photo of the winner’s kids and thought of this double-view idea, with the photo in the background in sepia. And then the colours of the photo in the foreground made me think of the Ska Vi Ta En Fika? papers, and as it was taken in the woods, I thought this blackberry paper would give a nice forest climate :) Then I decided on the title – Carpe Diem, seize the day. I think even the littlest moments in life are important because they are unique, nothing ever happens again so each second is precious. And thus the golden mist I sprayed all over the background and flowers and the glitter on the letters:

mdjola2I added some die-cut twigs and leafy branches:

mdjola1mdjola3…and flowers matching the colours of the kids’ clothes. The rest of the embellies include the resin house I painted brown to make hte details pop, a chipboard clock covered with Crackle Accents and the silvery key charm.

mdjola5This is already the second auctioned layout and I’m so happy I could help even this little – I believe what goes around comes around and it’s so important to help whenever we can. One person can’t help everyone, but together we can change the world! :)

Supplies:

Maja Design papers: Ska Vi Ta En Fika? Other: flowers, mists, resin house: Prima; stamp: Bo Bunny; dies: Memory Box, Taylored Impressions, Kesi’art; chipboard: Crafty Moly; studs: ScrapBerry’s; key charm: my stash.

 

see you!

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Scrapping Greens & Creams

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Hello Maja fans!  Gabrielle here with you today to share my latest layout using a variety of Maja design collections.  Green has always been one of my favorite colors to scrap, but lately I’ve been scrapping a lot of pinks and purples.  I thought it was high time to play with some of my old favorite green toned papers mixed with some soothing neutrals.

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I love the warm green in the Ska vi ta en Fika collection, so I used one as my backdrop for my layout design.  I then chose one of the neutral papers from the same collection for my next layer.  I wanted to play a bit with the side edges so I chose to use a chipboard Zipper design From Dusty Attic, moistened the sides of the papers and pulled back the paper in the center, creating small pleats.  I then attached the zipper chipboard pieces (painted with some Bronze 3D paint (Scribbles) and glued it behind the edges of the paper.  The title and the number chippies are from Dusty Attic as welll.

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There are some tag images in the Walking in the forest collection, so I cut these out to used along the top of the photo as a page accent and a place to put a little journaling.  I also cut another tag out of a Coffee In the Arbour paper and stamped one of my Signature Word stamps ‘fabulous’ that I recently released.  (My word stamps can be found at The Scrapbook Diaries).

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I wanted to keep the page accents naturalistic so I chose a new Dusty Attic chipboard piece called Wildflowers #3 to add alongside my photo of my two little great nieces.

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And finally in the corner of the photo I accented with a few blooms from a tin of flowers from Recollections.  I did a bit of background stamping as well with some green Moss Lawn color from Ingvild Bolme.

Maja Design Products used in this project:  Ska vi ta en Fika? (Smulpaj m Applen, Havrerujor, Pratstund), Walking in the Forest (Klippark, Flannel Shirt), Vintage Autumn Basics (XVI), Vintage Frost Basics (Days of December), Coffee in the Arbour (Feel the Grass Between Your Toes).

Thanks so much for stopping by the Maja blog today!  Hope you get a chance to play today! xo

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JT Holland 2010

Hello,today I am here to share with you a LO I did using the beautiful Fika Collection….

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The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic & the flowers are from IamRoses. Here are some closeups of detail…

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Shows punch work,distressing & hand stitching….

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I used DA forrest paint, for the green, used on the chipboard. On the flower of the vine, I stained it with plum alcohol ink,then applied a coat of rock candy crackle. Once the crackle dried, I dry painted on DA sugar plum paint,to bring out the cracks & tone down the color…

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I used black gold TA glimmer mist on the Alpha,numbers,gate & hanging post…

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Shows some stamp & stencil work….

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The stencil used is TCW,confetti,I used Viva modelling cream,champagne. When the cream dried I rubbed in some plum pebbles chalk….

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Thank you, for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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