tissue box

Ohhhh….I really need some hugs!
Feeling a bit sad….. One week ago my youngest daughter left home to study in the States.
She will be gone for almost 7(!!) months!! I’m extremely proud of her but I think all moms can imagine how I’m feeling right now….
So today I have a tissue box to share with you all.
Think I will be needing those tissues a lot!!!! :)


Made this box with the Crea Diem collection.


I tore up some bits of papers and glued them on the box.
I made a mix of gesso and micro beads and glass filler, and applied it randomly.
Wanted to create a bit of a wintery effect.


Had this cute little house in my stash for awhile and I thought it would be perfect for this box.


Added some flowers, gauze, beads and chipboard (Dusty Attic) to create a little scenery.


Cut out the clocks from the -den oersattliga tiden- sheet.


Creating some lovely texture with the papers and the mixed gesso.

Papers used:


Kann dig sjalv
Sa lange jag lever
Ord flyger bort
Skapa dagen
Den oersattliga tiden

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx

Walk with me daddy plus a Christmas layout

Good morning! We have recently celebrated our second Father’s Day. It was a lovely day, filled with joy. I created a special card for Johan’s first Father’s Day last year. This layout continues the journey…walk

I shot this photo of Johan and Joel while Joel was very ill and went in and out of hospital last year. I’ve used the same poem for this layout as I used on the card. Freely translated it goes like this…

Walk with me daddy
Hold my hand while we’re walking
There’s so much I want to learn
And so much I don’t understand
Teach me how to avoid all the danger every day
Teach me to always do my best
And be happy for who I am
Every child needs a loving hand
So they can have support and security
Come and hold my hand daddy
We have a long way to walk
I have used Sofiero and Vintage Summer Basics scraps for this layout…walk2All flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts. Chipboard from Scrap FX, pearls from Michael’s. Lace from LSS.walk4I have used a stripe from one of the Sofiero papers for this beautiful Tim Holtz frame (painted with ordinary white gesso). walk3The acryllic frame is from Prima, doily by Wild Orchid Crafts. I’ve used scraps from Sofiero and Vintage Summer Basics to create the little circles. I’ve used Ingvild Bolme chalks and Distress Ink to stamp sewing patterns on them and the larger background scraps.
I have also got a Christmas layout to share with you today, created with A Gift For You…sentwithloveThis photo was shot of Joel on Christmas Eve last year. He was so tiny. Just two months old and very sick…sentwithlove2I have used a little hanger (7Gypsies) to put ribbon on it. Dies from Spellbinders, punches by Martha Stewart. Flowers from Prima, chipboard from ScrapFX. sentwithlove3I love to use stripes and die cuts from the various Maja collections. They really bring something extra.Papers used
Sent with love
Given from the heart
Boquet of poinsettias
Packed by Santas Elves
When the snow is falling
Die cut sheet

I hope you all got inspired. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Jenny

“Note Book” layout

Hello Maja Design fans and friends!

Larissa here with a new Maja Design project to share with you!

This time I have used the gorgeous Vintage Spring Basics line to create the layout below:

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Note Book – A day to remember

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This layout has 1st of April paper as a base to paste all the other layers of pieces of beautiful Maja Design patterned paper.

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As you can see I have decorated this page with a few cutouts, a bunch of flowers, blings, pearls, blings and shabby chic resins by Prima.

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Let´s take a closer look:

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I hope you´ve enjoyed it!

Thank you for your visit,

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It’s Winter Time

Hello,today I am sharing with you a LO I did,using the first photo’s with snow Oct 2014!!! Garden season is over,but this year I made a couple winter gardens,using my purple flowering cabbage,& pine,so I was excited to get the snow to get my photo’s.8af383ad-b0c9-46af-95a9-63ee8bb85d39_zps68ebaabe

I used the “A gift for You Collection” with the Vintage Summer Basics Collection…gift                                                                   I used: On Christmas Morning & Wrapped in old News Paper, I also used Vintage Summer Basics                                                                                                                  The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail…..72712488-e3a6-4e22-936e-0fab190b1950_zps3295ed36My dogs have been on my mind, with winter coming. We love the snow,but I worry about them when it turns really cold. So I guess that is why they ended up in my flower clusters…5899a745-cd93-4213-9769-6aa7731651a5_zps84c738c9

a0d869ba-984b-473b-801f-80517763e922_zps39b2755eThe large flower is Bobunny. I used Tim Holtz Die,Festive Greenery,for most of the foliage used on this LO. I cut the pieces,applied rock candy crackle,then dry painted on gesso to bring out the cracks. I then applied MS white texture effects,& while the effects was wet,I sprinkled on some glitter. Milo’s nose was in the snow in the photo & now it is in the effects..e4aa0d8b-fda6-482c-bb75-b58ed72acd30_zpse1d36362I painted the wagon wheel with rock candy crackle,rubbed in the brown chalk,then dry brushed on some gesso & applied texture effects…..07773358-c1d7-4a37-b40a-28f7cca4d0b5_zpsd90ed14f

59130435-1b9f-4cc4-846e-e6b438c1d16d_zps603387dbI painted on some plum color wash on to the tiny roses,once that dried I applied some texture effects & glitter….the roses were cream & are IamRoses…e3fb9371-8238-4b82-bd60-4de6178336aa_zps8cb1ec75

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When Leaves are Falling

Hello,today I am here to share with you a fall LO,using the beautiful Walking in the Forrest Collection….

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Walking-in-the-forest-PI used: Bird Song,Flannel Shirt,Jeans,Mountain Ash,Orchestra of Nature & a BS of a label.. The Chipboard used is from Dusty Attic. Here are some closeups of detail….9ee05fcb-b592-4eb0-a0e5-8e0b58906558_zps66f4b90cI did distressed payer layers,using burlap & corrugate paper in my layers….1ad6c93e-7f40-4896-b3c5-db3b76eee2b9_zps13dc9435On the birds on the branch,I stained the branches with Vintage photo,& on the leaves I used green & barn door red. I then applied a thick coat of rock candy crackle. & once the crackle dried brushed on some gesso,to bring out the cracks & to tone down the color. I also cut out the birds from the Collection, & glued them on to the branches….3f650372-f974-4e0c-a39b-6d67de2142c0_zpsb110f9f0Chicken wire under the fence….3f650372-f974-4e0c-a39b-6d67de2142c0_zpsb110f9f0

2b60cf91eb2c45efbdcc110dbff62bc1I also did some stencil work,using CWS confetti & Viva Modelling cream. When the cream dried I rubbed in brown & orange chalk….6d092730-3dda-4798-a9e8-84487efa42ab_zps764eac06

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865b34817dce40dfaf53379aec5d40b3Thank you so much for taking the time to look….Rachelle

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In our Sofa – my scrap area

Hi everyone and a warm welcome . Today it is my turn to share with you the space where I create . I have a tiny space for my scrapbooking, but I manage . The space is very bright and light and looks out on to my garden . I have storage spaces in other areas in our home . Here we go … follow me as we take a walk through my creative space .

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my tiny scrap space over looking my garden . Heathers scrap roomHere is my tiny space, it has to be organised ( well most of the time ) as I cant find anything if everything piles up. You know what I mean .. LOL  !!  5 scrap room drawers     A wider view showing some storage drawers .    storage drawers These drawers contain all my stamps, distress inks, punches, masks, chipboard etc. drawersextra store roomAbove is my main storage area, only a few steps from my scrap space . I just love the way I can close the door here . Everything is pretty organised . papers, Layouts, albums, photos, projects, cardstock and paper .   organised  storage storage photos, photos, and more photos !!!!!    scrap room storage love my little shabby chic mini drawers xoxo  more storage These little tins are all magnetic so they dont move and slide around . I keep all my little bits and pieces here . .. lots of metal embellies.   Messy inky Pallet   my messy inky pallett … paint brushesscrap room work in progress 3

scrap room   works in progress !  reading in the garden        Just outside my creative space … one of my fave spots in my garden …peaceful  xHeather stitchingstitching at my Faithful Bernina Sewing machine .. loveeeeeeeeeeeeee my stitching.  17 scrap room post cloth rust stainingtwine      Dyed twine .

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I love to sip on a cup of tea as I work.. when finished I use the wet bag to splash on my work .

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Thanks for looking and walking with me through my scrap space .love and hugz from Heather xHeather-sign

A Card for you…

Marilyn Rivera-MajaDesign-Nov. Happy Monday! Marilyn here with you today to share this card that I made with the new A Gift For You collection. I chose the “made by Me”  as my card base paper and I cut out some tags, illustration, and cards from “Santa with love” paper.

Marilyn Rivera-MajaDesign-Nov-.jpg-1 I worked with two different stencil, Ranger distress ink, Color Blooms and molding paste in the background.DSC_7853-1

 

I made layers in my card with some lace from Tresor de Luxe and 2Crafty Chipboards.

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I used the bottom edge of the paper to add it to the bottom of  my card as you can see in the photo.

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You will find a variety of pretty tags in “from Santa with love” paper.

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Supplies: A Gift for You: from Santa with love, made by me. 2Crafty Chipboards, Tresor de Luxe-lace, Prima – flower, die cut, Color Bloom, molding paste, gesso, Martha Steward-punches.

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Happy cousins with Camilla

Hi all! I have made a new Maja Design layout. This time I used the Coffee in the Arbour collection.Happy cousins - MDTo frame the photo I used some flowers and some die cuts together with a bow made of seam binding.

Happy cousins1I have torn a bit in the Maja Design papers to make some Tresors de Luxe lace visable.

Happy cousins2Products used: Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour papers (Butterflies are free, Lovely weather), lace (Tresors de Luxe), flowers (Prima Marketing), seam binding, dies (Magnolia)Camilla-sign

Winter is Close

Hello Maja Fans,

Elena is here today to share with you some winter isnpired projects. Though it is not there, I am working on Christmas gifts, so that is why I am digged into something wintery.

And I couldn’t resist a temptation to show you something made with the new collection A Gift For You

Cozy_Christmas_ElenaOlinevich I really love the color combination Marie has chosen for this collection, as you might have known I prefer soft and pastel colors. So I used grey and white, and they really worked great together.

img_6571  I used some of new Art Ingredients in my card, they are not so sparkling as a glitter is but it adds more depth to the background.

closieSC I created a little video tutorial how I embellished this card. Please, enjoy it:

You can find it here  – on Maja Design YouTube channel

Th image I use was found on Pinterest here

And I also would like to share with you a mini album I made for my Christmas classes that I have already taught.

Christmas_SockAlbum_ElenaOlinevichI won’t show all the images just some of them. I used Vintage Frosted Basics.

Stocking1_ElenaOlinevichSome parts of it as well as some embellishments are acrylic clear, so i saved on my papers and showed 2 sides of it.

Christmas_Stocking_ClearI made many folded books inside for the photos or Christmas Cards

img_6587img_6616There are many vintage images that I used too, they are mostly hidden inside the folded paper books.

img_6600I added some of my favorite lace and ribbon trims as well s flowers and die cuts.

Hope you have liked my creations this month.

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A Gift For You

Morning Maja friends! Andrea here with you today bringing some Christmas goodness in the form of ‘A Gift For You’ papers…the latest release from Maja Designs. I had some beautiful crochet lace and gingham ribbon that I thought would look lovely intertwined with each other…so here’s the result of my inspiration: MajaNov6I used images from the ‘from Santa with love’ papers and roughed up the edges. The silver holly leaves are from a Christmas ornament that I broke down into its many pieces. Each year after Christmas, I scour the stores for clearance ornaments, usually the ones with lots of details, and use them for parts. It’s a great way to find little chochkies to add to your cards. To the gingham bow, I added a double twine bow and some velvet jingle bells. The edges are a cut up frame from Spellbinders Detailed Scallops set. The original dies did not fit around my card, so I cut out two smaller designs and adjusted them up to fit around the edges. (The back of the card is not so pretty…). Finally, I added some Zva Creative pearls. There is no stamping and the only sentiment is the one on the bottom which is the bottom strip to ‘given from the heart’ papers.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by! Andrea-sign