“Truly, Madly, Deeply” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

31 January, 2017 - ,

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 A very warm welcome to the wonderful Maja Designs blog. It feels like it has been forever since I was last here.  Today my family and I are going to a engagement dinner for a lovely young couple who, we as a family have grown with over the past few years. It is ever so sweet to see these two uniting. So I thought I would create a simple but elegant card for them to help celebrate their unity as a couple.

This is titled

“Truly, Madly, Deeply”

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When I first had the idea , I knew I wanted to create something very elegant but not too vintage as they are only a very young couple. I also wanted to keep it clean and crisp and I think I kept to my plan pretty much.

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I had used the Vintage Romance collection previously with another creation and I had a few scraps leftover which is what I have used for this card. They are as below. I only used the strip from the bottom of Champagne which says “Truly, Madly, Deeply”. I cut and distressed this piece and used this to run through the middle of my embellishments. I have used both sides of  Happily Ever After and torn and layered these papers to a baby blue cardstock card measuring 4 inches x 9 inches. My favourite size at this present time. I think this size cards keeps things elegant and stylish.

From the Ephemera Cards sheet I cut the doves and the hearts to help embellish my cards. I have also used the blue frame from Love Notes to sit under the doves and hearts as you can see below in the close-up photos.

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I have used a beautiful motif that is an absolute favourite. I have cut and extended this to fit under my ephemera. I have also added in a little cheesecloth along with some tiny blue roses and a couple of petals from a material flower.

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I dusted over a little gesso to the flowers and other embellishments to keep it calming. Then a little Star Dust Stickles was wiped over areas included the hearts and doves of the ephemera piece.

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The card from another angle layered around some more gorgeous laces and motifs. This collection is a sure winner in my books. It is simply elegant! Well that is all from me today. I do hope that I have inspired you in some small way to create a little something for yourself or possibly a loved one.

A great excuse to create with Valentines Day only day away.

Until next time take care and happy crafting.

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Winner of the January Mood board

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Posted by Marie

30 January, 2017 -

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January is coming to an end and it’s time to reviel the winner of the month. We are so happy about all the stunnig art work this month! There is a lovely mix of beautiful cards and layouts, a sweet tag and a gorgeous mini album page…  Lots of inspiration.. and a really hard competition.

A reminder of what the mood board looked like..

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…and here are the amazing contributions:


Adrijana Knez SloveniaAdrijana Knez, Slovenia

 

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Adrijana Knez, Slovenia

 

Anastasia Korvyakova Russia
Anastasia Korvyakova, Russia

 

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Anna Chasovskaya, Russia

 

Antonia_Moreno_Spain
Antonia Moreno, Spain

 

Boucham Faïza
Boucham Faïza

 

Camilla_Hermansson_Sweden
Camilla Hermansson, Sweden

 

Carmen Schmitt, Germany
Carmen Schmitt, Germany

 

Diana_Adamski_Germany
Diana Adamski, Germany

 

Dorthe_Pabst_Denmark
Dorthe Pabst, Denmark

 

Gitte_Hansen_Denmark
Gitte Hansen, Denmark

 

Helena_Wikman_Sweden
Helena Wikman, Sweden

 

Jacqueline_vd_Boor_Netherlands
Jacqueline van der Boor, Netherlands

 

Joanna_Krogulec_United Kingdom
Joanna Krogulec, United Kingdom

 

Kerstin_Inga_Peters_Germany
Kerstin Inga Peters, Germany

 

Kristina_Røst_Norway
Kristina Røst, Norway

 

Lucy Woods, United Kingdom
Lucy Woods, United Kingdom

 

Maja_Gomboc_Slovenia
Maja Gomboc, Slovenia

 

Marie_Gustavsson_Sweden
Marie Gustavsson, Sweden

 

Marjut_Laine_Finland
Marjut Laine, Finland

 

Pam Ellis Canada
Pam Ellis, Canada

 

Pernilla_Rosenlund_Sweden
Pernilla Rosenlund, Sweden

 

Pia_Baunsgaard_Denmark
Pia Baunsgaard, Denmark

 

Ramona Schmitt, Germany
Ramona Schmitt, Germany

 

Sabine_SasSa_Larsson_Sweden
Sabine SasSa Larsson, Sweden

 

Tetiana_Arkhipova_Ukraine
Tetiana Arkhipova, Ukraine

 

Tsaima_Eirini_Greece
Tsaima Eirini, Greece

 

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Tsaima Eirini, Greece

 

Vicky_Pass_UK
Vicky Pass, United Kingdom

 

Vija_Anton_Australia
Vija Anton, Australia

 

Vivi_Thomsen_Denmark
Vivi Thomsen, Denmark

 

Congratulations to all of you for such a great work!

And the winner is..

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Kerstin Inga Peters from Germany with her beautiful, soft and dreamy layout “Life is nothing without Passion”

CONGRATULATIONS Kerstin Inga! The collection of your choice will be sent to you.

To all of you who didn’t make it all the way this time – Thank you for inspiring us with your great work. We hope you will be back to play along with next month’s challange, the February Mood Board, which will be presented next Monday.

Thank you for stoppng by today!

Marie

Cherish the time spent together

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Posted by Amy Voorthuis

29 January, 2017 - , , ,

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Goodmorning lovelies,

Today it’s my turn again on this lovely blog and i’d like to share a 12×12 layout using several beautiful Maja Design paper collections. This time I have used a picture of my little family this picture makes me smile because hubby didn’t want to have his sunglasses on and now it looks like he needs to poop lol….

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For my layout I used a whole bunch of new {well for me they are new} stamps from 49 and Market for the background. but also for my chipboard pieces. I just love the way this layout turned out because purple is my favorite color. The chipboard are all by Dusty Attic and I colored them with two different color distress ink + Faber Castell gelatos fig. Also I used some of the cute lavender prills…..and some paste with a stencil.

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The flowers are by Little Birdie and Prima Marketing I was planing on using some amazing shimmer flowers by 49 and Market but somehow I ended up with these…..I really love the brown background sheet I used because of the text on it and that you can use it for any occasion.

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For the first time I actually used a blending tool to do the colors on the background except the purple Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray I used it was totally different for me but great to do. I also cute out two sizes Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry doily’s to add behind different parts of my layout to give it more flair.

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Maja Design papers used: Vintage Spring Basics: 10th of April bs, 11th of April bs, A Gift for You: Die cut sheet bs & It’s Christmas time: Christmas thoughts.

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Thank you so much for visiting the blog today and have a wonderful week!

Love

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Vintage romance card

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Posted by Evgenia Petzer

28 January, 2017 - ,

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Hello dear friends, its Evgenia Petzer with you and I am sharing a vintage romance card with you today. Again lots of layers, pearls, die cuts and some flowers.

I really hope this card will be a nice gift for someone’s wedding.

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the roses I fussy cut from the vintage autumn papers, all other papers are from Vintage Romance paper pad.vintage_romance_det2 vintage_romance_det3 vintage_romance_det4

the beautiful vintage romance collection:

have a lovely weekend!

Shabby Chic Journal Cover by Keren Tamir

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Posted by Keren Tamir

27 January, 2017 - ,

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Hi everyone,

I’m super excited to be joining the Maja Design DT and today I’m showcasing my first project.

I created a Shabby Chic Journal Cover to give as a gift to someone and I knew the Vintage Spring Basics collection were perfect for covering the journal.

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Below, is a short step by step video tutorial on how I created it.

Here are some close-ups of my journal cover:

To create texture in the background I used a script The Crafters Workshop stencil with some modelling paste. I wanted to keep it very clean and shabby.

I used some matching Prima Marketing flowers, leaves and vines to embellish the book.

The doily under the flowers was cut out of the 7th of May Vintage Spring Basics paper using Prima’s die-cut metal doily.

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To cover the book I used the April 3rd paper and for the doily I used the May 7th paper from the Vintage Spring Basics collection below.

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Keren Tamir

I'm Keren Tamir a self taught scrapbooker, mixed media artist and designer. Since I was a child, I always loved art. I used to doodle on my notebooks and on anything I could get my hands on. ​ Fourteen years ago I discovered scrapbooking and fell in love with it. One of the main reasons I started scrapbooking was to preserve memories and photos for my children. Scrapbooking opened a creative door to something that I had longtime forgotten I'd loved. It gave me peace of heart and mind. visit my blog for more inspiration: https://kerentamir.blogspot.ca