When craft is your lifestyle and paper is your devotion


Posted by Zaneta Glowa

10 April, 2015 - , , , ,

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Hi Maja friends!
What was your first thought when seeing the title of this post? Can you relate to that? I bet you can 🙂
Today I’m sharing one of my first works created with the supplies from my DT pack, which I did to celebrate the fact of joining one of my dream teams – Maja Design that is!DSC_0854 kopiera MD DSC_0857 MD DSC_0860 MD

Supplies Maja Design:
Nyhavn – Strolling along the canal, Cover page
Vintage Autumn – Heritage
Crea Diem – Känn dig själv

Other supplies : Prima flowers, brads, resin butterfly, stencil. Martha Stewart silicon form, Impressions Obsessions Worn Roses background stamp

Hope you are having an enjoyable day!

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With a spring feeling – Easter cards


Posted by Zaneta Glowa

27 March, 2015 - , , ,

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Two cards which I would like to present today are only made of paper scraps left from other projects. Isn’t that a great thing that Maja Design collections coordinate so well? The possibilities of mix-n-match are endless and nothing goes to waste 🙂 Just add a few embellies and the card for any occassion is ready.DSC_0750 md DSC_0765 md

I used similar layout and materials for both cards, but I change the colour schemes and the card shapes. I just love the tiny flowers and butterflies which can be cut out from MD papers!
Vintage Spring Basics : 1st of  May, 3rd of May, 7th of May, 3rd of March, 10th of March
Coffee in the Harbour : Flourishing garden
Sofiero : Princess Margaretha Garden
From my stash : lace, mesh, flowers, rafia, leaves.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope your spring cards are coming out totally gorgeous!

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A little flower fairy


Posted by Zaneta Glowa

13 March, 2015 - , ,

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I’m happy to have you here again 🙂 Today I’m sharing a simple 20×20 canvas, with my daughter (here at the age of 2) looking like a sweet flower fairy.
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I have used Vintage Spring basics pieces, with the flower branches as the main decorative element. There are hardly any mixed media used here, except for the drops of liquid accents- it’s all about the papers really 🙂
Supplies: Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics : 1st of May, 4th of May.
From my stash: chipboard window, flowers, brads, dies.

Thanks for visiting us today at Maja Design blog!

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Enjoy the beauty of the season


Posted by Zaneta Glowa

27 February, 2015 - ,

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It’s still a bit early in our corner of the world to be enjoying this season yet…but we can always pick up Maja Design ‘Vintage Spring’ (or any other flowery joyful collection for that matter) some photos from last year and fill your heart with the spring feeling, right? Well, that’s what I did at least and I can confirm – it works its charm 🙂DSC_0620 MD Zanka
I love the soft neutral tones of this paper, but I added just a bit of watercolours around the photo. I primed the area with the transparent soft gel first. I also added some stencil and splashes of white ink.DSC_0639
This layout has no traditional flowers, instead I used cut-outs from different papers to add more dimension. The title comes from one of the sheets too – I’m sure you already know that each Maja paper has this decorative strip in the bottom, which can be a fabulous addition to your project!

Supplies Maja Design:
Vintage Spring Basics : 8th March, 10th of March, 6th of May, 6th of April, Days to remember.
Supplies others:
chipboards – Blue Fern Studios, gesso, white ink -13 arts, watercolours – H2O by Luminarte

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A tertial calendar for 2015


Posted by Zaneta Glowa

13 February, 2015 - , , , , , ,

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Today I would like to share with you a calendar which I made for 2015, using ours kids school photos and the beautiful papers from Maja Design various collections. It is my first ever handmade calendar and I was a bit afraid that I will not have a patience to make a page for each month 😉  Instead I made a 4-pager – one page for each tertial (and each of our children) and one with the whole year overview.

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I found a website where you can print out a year calendar in different formats. I printed one on a piece of Maja Design paper cut to a size A5. I decorated the corners with a collage of cut outs.

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I composed each page in 2 parts- one plain, containing the calendar and the upper part decorated with photos and papers. The calendar is free-standing, mounted on a triangle cardstock base, so each page could get as much dimensional elements as I wanted.

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As the bottom part is plain, I could pick almost any pattern to set the theme for the upper part. Many of MD collections have a paper with cut out elements which are perfect for the matting under the photos.

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For the ‘boy’ page I created a fairytale scene with the houses of Nyhavn and the vintage baloons of Vintage Autumn Basics.

Products I used:
Nyhavn – Old townhouses, Strolling along the canal, Sitting at the dock
Vintage Autumn Basics – No II, No XVI, No XIV, Heritage
Vintage Summer Basics – 1922,
Vintage Frost – 22nd of December
Vintage Spring Basics – Days to remember
Coffee in the harbour- Flourishing garden
Crea Diem – Ord flyger bort

Other supplies: gesso, chipboard (BFS) , flowers

Thanks for stopping by, it was a long post so I hope you have enjoyed it 🙂

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