My name is Eulanda Silvey and I will guest here at Maja today.
My husband and I own our own business but we are lucky to have our weekends to ourselves. This is where I find myself heading to my craft room when there isn’t other things we need to be doing. We built a house recently and my craft room is only a set of french doors away from his man den. I set it up this way so that I can open the doors and feel like I am spending a bit of time with him while he’s in his room watching tv and I’m in my room creating. Clever huh? LOL!!! I’ve been crafting for about 10 years now and just love this hobby. If I could play full time, I would!!
I tried to keep this card from being covered in embellishments to show the gorgeous papers from the “Coffee in the Arbor” collection. The image is from the “Delicious Moments” 12″ x 12″ and my bottom layers of the card are “Raspberries” and “Rose Garden” but from the 6″ x 6″ pad. Yes I have both in many Maja collections. LOL! I layered with a square doily I had in my stash (well half of it) and a few more dies from Joy called “Cutting & Embossing Floral Edge Die” and “Cutting & Embossing Doily Edge Die”. I’ve added various Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and a few leaves and finished it off with a row of white rose ribbon.
Cuddle Mice This card was fun to make but after I was finished I thought I should have made it into a canvas! 7″ x 7″ (almost 18cm x 18cm) and I still managed to have embellishments fall outside of that measurement! Well my thinking was that I wanted to added lots of embellishments but I also wanted to show some of Maja Design’s gorgeous “Vintage Romace” papers. Ummm….well I tried!!! LOL! The image is from Whimsy Stamps called “Cuddle Mice”. I added some “Diamond Dust”glitter to the pom pom on the hat and over the grey flooring. FUN!!! After I added the WO English roses I put some glitter on those as well. OH and I added more to the miniature glass jar. Those are fun too! The Marianne “tassel dies” are so easy to make but adding them under the “filigree flat back pearl”, wax cord bow and seam binding bow seemed like the perfect addition.
Red “Happy Summer” Card I started with Dutch Doobadoo’s Card Art A4 Tent template and layered using Maja Design’s gorgeous Summertime collection. For the image I used Summertime’s “In the Garden” and layered it over Joy’s “Framework with Rounded Corners” die. For the top layer I added the “Happy Summer” strawberry stamp. I then added some Wild Orchid Craft flowers as well as a hand made Foamiran flower (white) and layered all flowers with Foamiran leaves. The shabby chic bow and rose charm were then popped on last for the finishing touch.
Blue “Happy Summer” Card For this sweet card I did the same thing as the Red “Happy Summer Card” using the Art A4 Tent template from Dutch Doobadoo. I loved the Summertime collection so I thought maybe I needed two of them. The image is from the “By the Sea” diecuts paper and same with the “Happy Summer” stamp that I layered atop the image. Under the image is a different Joy die called “Rectangle Frame with Circles”. Again I made a flower bouquet using more Wild Orchid Craft flowers and another cream colored Foamiran flower. I layered them with more Foamiran leaves but for this one I added a wood bark star from Noor! Design UK. The filigree butterfly was from my stash.