Year 2018 Calendar

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

30 November, 2017 - , ,

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Hello our blog friends. Today I would like to show you my first calendar for 2018. This one will be use mostly at home, that’s why I could add a little bit more of volume. Here it is :

Year 2018 CalendarI decorated only the cover – it is the easiest way for changing the boring version of calendar.

Year 2018 CalendarFirst I created the cover and then glued it.  Used some mixed media products, chipboards and my favourites add-ons.

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Hope you will like my inspiration. Have a lovely day, Paulina

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Joyous Christmas!

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

29 November, 2017 -

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Hi everyone! Here I am back with a Christmas card. I have used some lovely papers from the Joyous Winterdays Collection.

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It is time for making those Christmas cards now. This time I have made a much more simpler card than I am used to. But I just had to sew around the image. I was joining an online workshop this weekend, so my card is inspired by Irene’s card. But I just had to add some Maja details;) I have used white embossing on the trees behind the image. It looks more like a Winter forest then, I think.  The image is coloured with Distress Ink, and I tried to get the red to match the red in the papers. I have used the colours Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany.

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The leaves are cut out from Maja papers, and I have added some white gesso on to it. Hope you like my christmassy card! Here comes the papers used (the ephemera is from the mini papers):

 With joy and love,

Camilla

Christmas Cheer!

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

28 November, 2017 - ,

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Hello, and welcome to the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy here, with a bit of Christmas cheer on this happy Tuesday. Are you in the midst of your holiday preparations? If so, then I’m certainly right there with you. Today I’m honored to share a card created with Maja Design’s fabulously festive ‘I Wish’ collection.

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The Santa Claus image and sentiment are part of the paper collection, and a perfect focal point for a cheery holiday card. The collection features many other vintage images that are equally delightful, making it a very difficult choice.

A simple spray of frosty greenery, pinecones, and berries adorn the right side of the card, with a loopy twine bow providing a finishing flourish.

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There is actually quite a bit of dimension with this card, which I’ll try to capture in the photos below, as well as a peek at the interior design. The design papers are distressed, layered, stitched, and popped up with foam adhesive.

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Maja Design Papers Used:

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Additional Supplies:  Twine, greenery and berries from my stash, foam adhesive, sewing machine, thread.

Thank you so much for joining us at the Maja Design Blog! Each time I’m here I count my blessings to be in the company of such wonderful people. I send wishes for happy crafting and a holiday season filled with peace and joy.

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Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.

Let us announce the winner of November’s mood board challenge

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

27 November, 2017 -

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Hi there..!

Thanks for stopping by the Maja blog today.
Christmas is closing in, and all the preparations has started, at least if I talk about myself. 😉 It’s really a lovely time a year, all though the Swedish winter weather is kind of schizophrenic at this point *LOL*. The other day it was a complete winter wonderland outside and now the snow is totally gone and the birds are singing again. I wish for the snow to arrive by Christmas again, meanwhile, I’m enjoying all the fantastic Christmas inspiration on the Maja blog and all the amazing entries we have received this month. ♥ I want to share them all with you today. Enjoy..!

A little reminder of the mood board;

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And this is all the amazing entries;

Boucham Faiza, France

Boucham Faiza, France

Camilla Hermansson, Sweden

Camilla Hermansson, Sweden

Debbie Dolphin, United Kingdom

Debbie Dolphin, United Kingdom

Diana Adamski, Germany

Diana Adamski, Germany

Doris therssen Belgium

Doris Therssen, Belgium

Jorunn Elin Rasmussen, Norway

Jorunn Elin Rasmussen, Norway

Lenet Mos, The Netherlands

Lenet Mos, The Netherlands

Marieke Slaats, The Netherlands

Marieke Slaats, The Netherlands

Marjut Laine, Finland

Marjut Laine, Finland

Maya Stenshagen, Norway

Maya Stenshagen, Norway

Melina Dahl, Sweden (1)

Melina Dahl, Sweden

Olesya Erankevich, Russia

Olesya Erankevich, Russia

Randi Thorsen - Norway

Randi Thorsen – Norway

Randi Thorsen, Norway

Randi Thorsen, Norway

Romy Veul, Netherlands

Romy Veul, Netherlands

Sanne Hein Nielsen, Denmark

Sanne Hein Nielsen, Denmark

Sarah Routledge, Canada

Sarah Routledge, Canada

Sofi Söderlund - Sverige

Sofi Söderlund – Sverige

Susan Tolley, United Kingdom

Susan Tolley, United Kingdom

Svetlana Moiseeva, Russia

Svetlana Moiseeva, Russia

Verezhnikova Elena Konstantinovna, Russia

Verezhnikova Elena Konstantinovna, Russia

 

And the winner is…

 

 

 

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Romy Veul from the Netherlands..!

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We totally love your beautiful tag and your wonderful interpretation of the mood board..! ♥
A whole collection of your choice is sent home to you, Romy.

Also, a huge thanks to all the participants this month..! You are so talented and it’s truly a pleasure to receive all these amazing entries. Thank you. ♥

See you next week!

Camilla

 

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I work as a Public Relations Coordinator here at MajaDesign and I have the pleasant task to coordinate this fabulous Creative Team, and from time to time also give you some exciting news and updates from the Maja Office. <3

Joy

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Posted by Mary Catt

26 November, 2017 - ,

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Hello dear friends!

It’s Mary here with you today and I have a new layout to share with you. A Christmas page which was made with the gorgeous new collection ”Joyous Winterdays”.

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As always, I found that photo on Pinterest and I choose two papers that was matching perfectly and combined them with some beautiful flowers, a few Christmas chipboards and several Christmas embellishments. But, before I continue more I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

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For my background, I used the ”Blizzard” paper and made two layers on it with torn pieces from the ”Snowball Fight” paper  using both sides of it. First, I gave my background a coat of clear gesso. When it was dried, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil and then I heat embossed the pattern with the ”Angel Wings Gold” Lindy’s Gang embossing powder. I continued by coloring my page with Lindy’s sprays ”Golden Doubloons” and ”Whale Watch Blue”.

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I heat embossed the ”Fernlike Snowflakes” chipboards with the ”Angel Wings Gold” Lindy’s embossing powder. The title and the ”Holly Twig Branches” chipboards were also embossed with the ”Orbit Olive Gold” powder. As usual all the chipboards I used are 2crafty.

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When everything was glued down, I made some splatters with white acrylic artists ink.

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That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

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