A beautiful autumn day

I am a pure autumn girl. I love when the darkness falls, there’s a chill in the wind and the leaves are changing colour. There’s nothing better then crawl up in the sofa in front of the fireplace with some hot chocolate. 
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I have used the wonderful Walking In The Forest collection for this photo. I remember I ran in the woods while Marie was drawing it and I texted her “rowanberries. We need rowanberries.” She answered “I already have :) ” Then I knew that this collection was going to be fantastic. autumn5_

I love all the beautiful cut out details in this collection. I have used the envelope on the die cut sheet here together with Prima embellishments.
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I love this branch that goes so well with the Walking In The Forest collection. The resins are perfect for it as well. The butterfly stripe is from one of the sheets in the collection.

Wishing you a wonderful Sunday…Jenny

Join me for a coffee?

I’m nuts about coffee. I really am. If I had a dollar for every cup I’m drinking I would be VERY rich. For those who know me it doesn’t come as a surprise that Fika is my all time favourite Maja collection. So when we released the Coffee In The Arbour collection this spring I had to restrain myself before going coffee crazy with it. But I eventually did. Here’s a coffee layout, freshly brewed.I shot this photo while having coffee with Marie at Lejas Café while we planned our trip to CHA. That was one exciting evening. I have used four different Distress Ink’s on the left side (Vintage Photo, Pumice Stone, Gathered Twigs and Frayed Burlap) to make it more alive.
A bit of Texture Paste for dimension in combination with flowers from Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts and Magnolia. All background stamps by Tim Holtz, bling from Prima.
All chipboard by Scrap FX. This one has been covered with Distress Embossing Powder Dusty Concord. Resin and background masks by Prima.

I have used the following papers from the Coffee In The Arbour collection…
Grandma’s Old Porcelain
Smell of Freshly Brewed Coffee
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“For You” layout

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!

Larissa here super excited to share a new project featuring the new Maja Design collection – A Gift for You:

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For You   - layout

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As you can see, the new collection is versatile and can be used for a non Christmas themed project.

And for this layout I decided to use a black and white with grey tones palette…

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Let´s take a closer look into its details:

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To decorate this page I have used a few  flowers, canvas pieces, chipboards, resins, stamps and other embellishments…

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I hope you´ve enjoyed the new collection as much as I did…

I can´t wait to use it also for a lot of Christmas projects!

Thanks for your visit,

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Precious

Hello,today I am going to share with you a LO I did,combining the Vintage Autumn Basics Collections, plus a couple cards I made, using the “new” A gift for You Collection…

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I used:No.X,No.I.No.II,No.II-BS,Heritage & a BS of a label

Vintage Frost Basics

I Used:19th of Dec

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail…..

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I did paper layers,some punch work,ripping & distressing. I did some hand stitching, & used ribbon in my layers.

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Lace with a BS of a label,on the title I used shabby pink Smooch……

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On the leafy flourish I applied picket fence crackle,then rubbed in a green chalk,once the crackle dried….

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I also glued on some pearls onto the leafy flourish…

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I made the headband,used it in the photo,then on the LO….

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Burlap flower from Prima…

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I used shabby pink Smooch on the fancy trim….

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I used picket fence crackle on the leafy scroll,then rubbed in green chalk on the leaves & pink on the flowers. For the flower center, I used shabby pink smooch,liquid accents &micro beads…

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Here is a card I made using the new Collection  ” A gift for You”

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A gift for you

I used: From Santa with Love,Underneath the Christmas Tree-BS,Packed by Santa’s Elves-BS,Given from the Heart,Shipped from the North Pole, & the Die Cut Sheet

The chipboard used is from Dusty Attic

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I did paper layers,ripping & hand stitching.I also used some corrugated paper & cheese cloth in the layers.  On the under part of the decorative Scroll, I use red pepper ink,then rock candy crackle. Once the crackle dried I rubbed in some black chalk,then some white chalk. On the top part of the Scroll I used MS texture effects white,& sprinkled on so glitter while the effects was still wet…

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Here is the next card….

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I used:From someone special,Given from the heart,Packed with Santas Elves,Wrapped in old newspaper,Wrapped in old newspaper-BS,Die cut sheet & BS of lables

The stocking banner is Dusty Attic. On this card I did paper layers,hand stitching & covered the chipboard with paper.

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Thank you for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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Happy

Hi everyone! I really hope you have ordered the new paper collection A Gift For You because it is lovely. This is my first layout using it and I made a none-Christmas layout. The reds, greens and greys are so beautiful.

Happy - MD And here are some close-ups of the layout:

Happy - MD1 Happy - MD2 Happy - MD3Products used: Maja Design A Gift For You papers (My Dear Friend, From Santa With Love, Underneath the Christmas Tree, Given From the Heart), flowers (Prima), metal lamp post (Prima), lace (Tresors de Luxe), title die (Sizzix), string, leaves, border punchCamilla-sign

Hello Autumn

Welcome to the blog today, Maja Fans :)

It’s been a while since I shared a layout here, so today I’m catching up :) I don’t particularly like autumn as there seem to be more and more dull and rainy days, but sometimes it’s really wonderful (like today!), with last warm rays of sunshine caressing the cheeks and tons of colourful leaves falling…My boy on the other hand love autumn and especially our chestnut and leves hunting in the park ;) And this is what this layout is about:

mdhautI used the Walking in the Forest collection that features all the colours from the photo. First I matted the photo with a couple of layers, adding a burlap pane as well:

mdhaut1Then I started filling the composition with cut-out elements – isn’t that owl great? :) I also added tags with leaf-shaped eyelets that i’ve had for ages!

mdhaut2I added lots of leaves to relate the design to the photo, in which my boys compare their collections of leaves and chestnuts :) I used paper, velvet and die-cut leaves by Prima:

mdhaut3I composed the title by die-cutting the word “hello” and adding letters I cut out from one of the papers:

mdhaut4Here are some more cut-out images:

mdhaut5I also hid some journaling in the envelope :)

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Walking-in-the-forest-POther: flowers: Petaloo; leaves and dies: Prima; metal zipper: Prima; burlap panel: DCWV; eyelets: Eyelet Outlet.

 

And what’s autumn like in your countries? Is it warm and sunny or cold and rainy?

 

See you!

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Desperately – Vintage Winter

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!  Nancy Hanttula here again.  Today I am going to share a wall hanging I created using the Vintage Winter paper collection.

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All of the Maja Design paper collections are so versatile in creating projects – not necessarily themed for say…”Winter” as the name of this paper collection suggests.

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I started by choosing my background paper (Skicka En Halsning – Send a Post Card- front side).

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I layered a torn piece of the next paper (December -back side).

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I then layered part of the packaging from some of the Prima flowers that I used, and a playing card (ephemera from Glitz Designs.) I also used some cardboard and some calendar wheels from Studio Calico.

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I used a frame that I bought out of the dollar bin at my local Michaels craft store….used some ink and used the paper, Julgladje – Christmas Joy, to stamp my sentiment.

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I adhered it onto my frame and the frame onto the background using hot glue.

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I also added an ornate belt buckle that I have had in my stash to the top of my frame.

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And finally, I layered a ribbon like piece of paper that I created but did not use on another project. (shown above)

Thanks for taking a quick peek into my latest creation.  I hope something has inspired you to create something amazing this weekend! Hugs!

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“Good Memories” layout

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!

Larissa here sharing a new layout with you.

This time I´ve chosen to create something using It´s Christmas time  line by Maja Design.

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This collection is so versatile and has such beautiful colors and paterns that it can be used for a non Christmas themed layout.

 

And that´s exactly what I have done! Let me show you…

 

Good Memories

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To create this page layout I have added a lew layers of gorgeous Maja Design papers and have included a few cutouts – all taken from It´s Christmas time line.

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I have also included new Prima embellishments (notepads, flowers, wood icons and blings) for a fresh new look.

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I hope you´ve enjoyed this layout!

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Thank you so much for your visit!

See you soon,

 

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Adore

Hello,today I am here to share with you a LO, I did using a photo of my BF’s Beautiful new little granddaughter….

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I used 6th of March & 7th of May

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I used 8th of Dec,7th of Dec,6th of Dec

The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail….

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I did many layers,some distressed,some with punch work & chipboard layers. I also did some hand stitching, & stitched on strings of beads….

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I did some stencil work, using TCW Art is & Viva Modeling cream (champagne). I stained the ivy with TA-GM chalkboard (decadence),& once that dried I applied a coat of  rock candy crackle. Once the crackle dried, I rubbed in some pebbles pearl chalk (off white), to bring out the cracks & also to try to get the color, closer to the leaves in the paper. On the hearts of the vine I used Viva Modeling Cream (rose)…..

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Shows some more layers & the top part of a heart. I used picket fence crackle on the scallop border & on the fancy trim I used shabby pink smooch,then inked the edges using a brown ink pad.

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Isn’t she beautiful!!!!

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I dry brushed on some LuminArte’ (heavenly white), on to the page pebbles & nameplate. On the outside edges of the name plate & the wordlet, I used shabby pink smooch,then inked the edges using a brown ink pad…

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The flower under the nameplate is Prima…

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I wrapped ribbon & beads around the photo,then made a flower cluster using Prima flowers…

Thank you so much for taking the time to look…..Rachelle

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Joy

Hi there! I have been working on a layout for my littlest niece. Just look at her face, she’s so content with being near her mom. For the layout I used papers from the Vintage Summer Basics collection. Joy - MD1To create layers in the middle I used a border punch for the lovely Maja Design paper and also added some Tresors de Luxe laces.

Joy - MD2I framed the cute photo using different Prima flowers and Blue Fern Studios chipboards.Joy - MD3 Products used: Maja Design papers from Vintage Summer Basics (1911, 1912), flower (Prima), chipboards (Blue Fern Studios), laces (Tresors de Luxe), seam binding, border punchCamilla-sign