A huge thanks to Tiffany..!

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

20 June, 2017 -

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Tiffany has now forfilled her mission to glorify the Maja Team with her presence during six months time, and it’s time for us to say THANK YOU and have a look at some of the magical creations she’s done for us.. ♥

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Tiffany

 

We are so thankful for having you on the team this year, Tiffany, and so happy for all the fantastic inspiration you’ve been giving us during this time.
Have a fantastic summer! ♥

With all our love,

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Camilla Lilliesköld

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

Mood Board June

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

5 June, 2017 -

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Dear Maja fans,

All of the sudden it’s June and it’s time for a brand new mood board. ♥ I hope you’ll be inspired..

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This is how we use the mood boards:

Definition mood board – n

[a board used by designers on which samples of various colours and textures are mounted to help in deciding which elements complement each other]

We are using mood boards for our challenges. We truly believe in creativity and art at Maja Design. You are free to interpret the mood boards in any way you’d like. They are supposed to set you in an inspirational mood without too much controlling. We would like you to be inspired by the poems, words and photos. They are not given rules, they are just there as inspiration. However – we highly recommend you to follow the theme.. Feel free to use any Maja papers you’d like as long as they follow the colour scheme.

We will pick a winner and present it here on the blog June 26th.

Have in mind that these challenges are a really great way for us to discover new talents and maybe some future Creative Team members…

How to participate?

♥ Create anything you’ll like – a layout, a card, something altered or maybe a canvas. Use Maja papers primarily! Take a nice picture of it and send it to moodboard@majadesign.nu. We also need to know your full name, address and a phone number. Please specify what collection you would like to win, if you are the lucky one. We will also want to know if you would like it in the size 12*12 or 6*6. Please send us the pictures in the size of 800 pixels on the width. We would be so grateful if you also could change the file name of the photo to your first and last name including your country.

♥ Feel free to send us more than one picture, from different angles or some close-ups – or why not more than one project?

♥ Publish the project/s on your blog (or/and any social media, e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest) with a link to our site. Please also add the image of the mood board.

♥ Feel free to combine your entry with other challenges.

♥ The winner will be revealed the last Monday each month, at the Maja blog. The winner will be sent one collection by their choice, and also a digital Winner’s Badge to use and brag with.

We need your creation by June 22nd at the latest.

Thank you & Good luck!

And here comes some fantastic inspiration from our incredible team:

Mary Catt

Mary Catt

Pascale B

Pascale B

Nancy Dynes

Nancy Dynes

Keren Tamir

Keren Tamir

Evgenia Petzer

Evgenia Petzer

Amy Voorthuis

Amy Voorthuis

 

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and I wish you the best of luck in the challenge..! ♥

Camilla

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Camilla Lilliesköld

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

Winner of the May mood board challenge

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

29 May, 2017 -

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Hello Sweeties..!

Finally the Summer has arrived here to the south of Sweden, and we are really enjoying ourselves outdoors these days. Sun, warmth, singing birds and happy faces – it’s really a joyful time of year..! ♥

It’s time to pick a winner of May’s mood board challenge. And I know I’ve said it before, BUT, this month is no exception – WOW! such a fabulous response..! I’m completely overwhelmed by the gorgeous creations you’ve shared with us..! I’m so grateful to have the honor to receive all these magical creations from you, all the talented artist out there. Thank you!

A little reminder of how the mood board looked like:

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And let me proudly present all the amazing entries:

Adrijana Knez, Slowenia

Adrijana Knez, Slowenia

Alla Alluska, Ukraine

Alla Alluska, Ukraine

Antonia Moreno, Spain

Antonia Moreno, Spain

Autumn Clark, USA

Autumn Clark, USA

Bozena Moc, Poland

Bozena Moc, Poland

Cindy Wille, The Netherlands

Cindy Wille, The Netherlands

Daria Burmistrova, Russia

Daria Burmistrova, Russia

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Daria Burmistrova, Russia

Debbie Hawke, United Kingdom

Debbie Hawke, United Kingdom

Gry Veronica Andersen, Norway

Gry Veronica Andersen, Norway

JingWen Mi, China

JingWen Mi, China

Kejing Ren, China

Kejing Ren, China

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Kejing Ren, China

Korrieann Peters, Scotland

Korrieann Peters, Scotland

Kristina Peshko, Russia

Kristina Peshko, Russia

Lenet Mos, Netherlands

Lenet Mos, Netherlands

Lucy Woods, United Kingdom

Lucy Woods, United Kingdom

Maria Loyen, Netherlands

Maria Loyen, Netherlands

Marina Chukaeva, Russia

Marina Chukaeva, Russia

Marjut Laine, Finland

Marjut Laine, Finland

Noura Pompilla, Perú

Noura Pompilla, Perú

Olesya Erankevich, Russia

Olesya Erankevich, Russia

Olga Kulavskaya, Russia

Olga Kulavskaya, Russia

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Olga Kulavskaya, Russia

Pernilla Rosenlund, Sweden

Pernilla Rosenlund, Sweden

Ramona Schmitt, Germany

Ramona Schmitt, Germany

Romy Veul, Netherlands

Romy Veul, Netherlands

Rosette Camilleri, Malta

Rosette Camilleri, Malta

Suzi McManus Scotland UK

Suzi McManus Scotland UK

 

 

And the winner is…

 

 

 

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Cindy Wille from the Netherlands!

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We absolutely adore your creation! ♥ Thank you so much for sending it to us.
A collection of your choice is coming your way..!

 

And, a huge thanks to all the participants! ♥ It’s really been a pleasure to recieve your beautiful photos.

Camilla

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Camilla Lilliesköld

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

Guest Designer Julie Lavalette

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Hello Maja Fans, my name is Julie and I am from Scotland, today I am delighted to be sharing with you a mixed media project and two cards.

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I have been crafting for around ten years now and am at my happiest creating in my craft room watching the birds come into our garden. My love for flowers, bygone eras and antiquities I love to express through my creating.

I love bringing a piece of paper to life and creating a story within my card so it becomes a keepsake and has a true meaning for the recipient and I love adding special little touches of details.

My style is definitely vintage/shabby chic, I love using diecuts and making my own flowers, adding lace, pearls, chipboard and mixed media accents into my designs.

So why not grab a cuppa and let me share my projects with you.

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As a child I remember my parents had a Photo Cube in the house where family photos took pride of place and with all the beautiful images Maja Design have to offer I was inspired to making one in a shabby chic style. My cube measures approximately 3.75 inches square and was created by gluing beer mats together to form the cube, adding some coffee stirrer sticks at the joins internally to help strengthen my cube. Next I added tissue tape around all my seams and a little blue Distress paint.

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My papers were all cut to size and tattered at the edges, I then rubbed some Versamark Ink around the edges and heat embossed my Embossing Powders. I added a pretty lace to the back of my paper and positioned them all in place with foam strips on each side. This helps to give my lace more dimension than lying flush next to the cube.

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I tattered my images at the edges and added a little stamping to distress them before matting and layering in place on my cube.

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I decorated with lots of small flowers with a Pearl centre and some dried ones.

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I fussy cut out lots of butterflies using both the 12 x 12 paper and 6 x 6, gosh I adore these butterflies for a perfect finishing touch.

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I added a diecut banner onto the top of my cube with my chipboard sentiment which had been heat embossed with the same colours as the edges of my paper.

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My larger flowers were shaded with Distress Inks and Pearl Stamens added into their centres with some smaller butterflies added onto their petals.

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I finished off my cube by adding small brass feet from my stash that I added highlights of Gilding Wax.

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Finishing of with a few more images of my cube.

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Maja Design Products Used :

Vintage Autumn Basics – Heritage 12 x 12

Vintage Spring Basics 6th of May 12 x 12

Vintage Spring Basics 6th of April

Vintage Spring Basics 6 x 6 Paper Pad

 

Other products used:

Cheery Lynn Designs –

C184 Judy’s Blooms,

DL 278 Horizon Fishtail Banners

 

Sue Wilson Small Flowers – Delicate Garden

Stampers Anonymous – Correspondence Set

6 Square Beer Mats or Chipboard measuring approximately 4 inches square

Tissue Tape

Distress Ink – Victorian Velvet and Frayed Burlap

Distress Paint – Faded Jeans

Treasure Gold Gilding wax

Versamark Ink Pad

Gold and Penny Copper Embossing Powders

Anna Marie Dried Flowers

Flower Stamens,

Cheesecloth and Lace – Ribbon Girl

Scrapiniec Chipboard – Memories Captured

Pinflair Glue, Hot Glue, Cosmic Shimmer Glue, Foam Strip Tape

Tiny Pearls and Brass Feet – Hobby House

 

 

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This card uses the exquisite papers from the Sofiero Collection. I love the pretty feminine tones and the elegance of the images that compliment any craft project so well. This card measures approximately 5″ x 10″ and I intend to put it into a frame to keep as my ‘Precious Memory’ as a Guest Designer here at Maja Design.

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I started with tattering the base pink layer of my card with my scissors, this would help frame the soft tones on my design. I gathered lots of little scraps of paper from my Sofiero Collection and cut into approx 1″ squares, tattered at the edges and placed onto my card with foam strips. I now added on my torn layer of paper with tattered edges, some stitching and lace for extra detail.

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My dressing table mirror was diecut in white cardstock and I stippled on some Gesso for extra texture and once dry I added some Gilding Wax for highlights. You will also notice I replaced the mirror part of my diecut with a oval chipboard which had been painted and gilded in the same way. My beautiful image was glued onto an oval chipboard adding Pearls around the frame, finishing with a flower in her hair and a small Pearl added to her choker for extra detail.

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My Ivy chipboard has been painted nestling some small flowers around them and adding a few diecut leaves.

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My lilac flowers were created with Distress Inks and adding Pearl centres, my other flowers have all been creating using Maja Papers.

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Products Used List.

Maja Design Products Used –

Monochromes Shades of Sofiero Blush / Rouge 12 x 12

Exuberance of Flowers in Bloom 12 x 12 

Ephemera 12 x 12

The Sofiero Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pad

 

Other Products Used –

Cheery Lynn Dies –

CABD 72 Chrysanthemum

B338 Black Eyed Susan Strip

B178 Flourish Leaf Strip

CAFLRS 13 Flourish#13
Scrapiniec – Ivy and Precious Memories

Dusty Attic – ATC Frame

Marianne Creatables Vintage Mirror

Spellbinders Hydrangea

Gilding Wax – Rose

Gesso

Sewing Machine, White Thread

Lace, Cheesecloth

Mini Pearls, Pearl Ribbon

Distress Oxide Peeled Paint

Distress Ink Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac Foam Strips

Pinflair Glue and Cosmic Shimmer Glue

 

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The inspiration for this card which measures 7.5 x 5.5 inches came from the love between a mother and daughter on my image and the beautiful Vintage Romance 12 x 12 paper called Engagement. I knew these would compliment each other so well and I could replicate the pretty flowers from the background paper onto my card.

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I started by adding tattered layers, accents of cheesecloth, touches of lace and Frantage for a shabby feel.

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My roses were die cut out in coordinating papers and inked with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink, I also added some small flowers with a mini Pearl into their centres.

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My floral arrangement was positioned onto my card with leaves which were inked at the edges and a few flourishes for added detail.

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I finished with a small double layered heart chain, some dried flowers and a little thread positioned through my bouquet.

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Maja Design Papers Used :

 

Vintage Romance Forget Me Not 12×12

Vintage Summer Basics 1924 12×12

Vintage Romance Engagement 12×12

Vintage Summer Basics 6×6

 

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

B304 Ivy Strip

B241 Rose Leaf Strip

B291 Mini Fanciful Flourish Right

B117S Mini Fanciful Flourish Left

B376 Tiny Flower Kit

B433 Small Gardenia Strip

B339 Gardenia Strip

LPC-16 Rectangle Pierce and Cut Tool

DL270 Horizon Boutique Rectangle Stacker Frames

B115 Heart Chain Border

B569 Curved Border Set

 

Other Products Used :

Lace, Cheesecloth

Image from Stash

Antique Linen and Victorian Velvet Distress Inks

Stampendous Shabby Green Embossing Enamel

Stampendous Aged Bronze embossing Enamel

Craft Consortium Pearl

 

Thanks so much to Camilla for giving me this opportunity which shall be forever in my heart and for the super talented Design Team at Maja for their endless inspiration.

 

Crafty Hugs to all,

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Bottle Message from Russia…

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

7 May, 2017 - , ,

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You know that feeling when you once in a while come across something very beautiful and special, something that just makes you stop and really marvel.. It makes me so happy when I can find such a thing, all created in Maja papers. ♥
Just have a look at this absolutely stunning mini album;

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A huge thanks to Julia Utkina, from Russia, for creating this fabulous mini album, and for sharing it with us..! ♥
You can see more from her here.

 

Don’t forget to tag MajaDesign in your creations, when you post them in social media, so we can find them.. Maybe it’s you that will be up on the Maja blog next time..

Camilla