Montresor Castle


Posted by Pascale B

8 December, 2016 - , ,

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Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new layout featuring the “I wish” collection as well as the castle of Montresor (Loire Valley, France).

Montresor Castle by Pascale

As usual, I started to apply a layer of clear gesso to the background. When dry, I added a design with a stencil and white crackle paste. I let dry naturally to obtain a better result.

Montresor Castle by Pascale

In the meantime, I colored the flowers with some Primary Elements.

Montresor Castle by Pascale

I die cut some flowers and leaves.  I altered the blooming branches with the Rust Effect Paste as well as the leaves. But I colored the last one with  a green watercolor too.

Montresor Castle by Pascale

When everything was dry, I colored the background with different colors of Twinkling H2Os. When happy with the result, I glued all the embellishments with a 3D gel.

Montresor Castle by Pascale

To finish the layout, I added some glass  glitter, some micro beads as well as some mica flakes.

Montresor Castle by Pascale

Maja Design papers:

I Wish …
I wish those memories will last I wish for frosty mornings bs I Wish Paper pack
I wish those memories will last I wish for frosty mornings bs I Wish Paper pack


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Pascale B

Hello, I'm Pascale B. from France. Since I began to scrap, flowers are part of my layouts, and I gradually started to use mixed media as well. I don’t know how to define my style, perhaps something like free vintage shabby style could be a good definition. Visit me at

Happy Name Day, Mom!


Posted by Maja Nowak

7 December, 2016 - ,

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Good morning, dear Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today :)

Last Sunday my Mom celebrated her name day :) And so I took out the beautiful Vintage Romance collection (which is perfect for any theme, not just love 😉 ) and created a flowery card in delicate pastel colours to make the wintery celebration more colourful:


My Mom is a retired teacher and she used to spend hours deciphering students’ handwriting, and so I included this paper 😉 But I also added a big heart to show how much we appreciate her :)


But she’s still young at heart, and so the beautiful lady image was the only appropriate :) I also added the flower cluster in matching colours and beautiful lace:


I decorated the inside of the card too, with a sentiment stamped onto the tag I cut out from the journaling cards sheet:


I mounted the tag so that it can support the easel :)


…and it also adds some glam as it’s been embossed with golden ep:


My Mom was really pleased with the card, now it’s proudly exposed on the shelf to boast to her friends 😉


Here’s what makes the card:


flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; stemmed pearsl: the ScrapBerry’s; stamp: Lemonade; chipboard: Scrapiniec; lace: my stash.


See you later!





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Posted by Tina Ollett

6 December, 2016 - , ,

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Welcome back ! Tina O with you today to share my next Design Team project.

We recently celebrated our youngests 12th birthday, and thinking of what to buy her was a nightmare. It kept me awake for many nights let me tell you. But one night I had an epiphany!! Chickens!!! My husband thought that I had lost my marbles finally, but it turns out that it is the best birthday present she has ever received. This photo was taken of her a couple of days after she received all 6 of them. I think this photo captures her happiness. She is truly devoted to these little guys who may I add have grown so very quickly in the past weeks. They love to sit on her shoulder and eat from her hands. She even does her violin practice outside with them whilst they are running free under her strict supervision. It is just a beautiful memory to save. So with this I created a soft pretty page to help her remember her happiness at receiving these little guys. Oh and by the way the little fellow in the photo has been named “Duck”! So funny, but as funny as it sounds it really suits her!

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Ok so now onto the layout. Like I said I wanted to create something something soft and pretty, so to do this I have used  7th of April from the Vintage Spring Basics collection teamed with the 2nd of April bs. When I started out I really didn’t have much of an idea of where I was going with it but as the days rolled on I started to lean towards more of a mixed media layout.


8th of March / 7th of March and 2nd of April bs

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On the gorgeous 7th of April patterned paper ( I love polka dots) I have firstly embossed a favourite stamp “Postmarks’ randomly with Aged Silver embossing enamel. I dressed my Dusty Attic  chipboard ATC frame and Page Pebble #9 with a little Buttercup Liquid Pearls and then randomly added in a little of the Aged Silver embossing enamel to tie it all together.

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Of course to pretty this layout up I had to add in some lace to help the photos pop from the background. Also to help with this I added in some Inka Gold watered down and beautiful blooms.

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Vintage Spring Basics 8th of March was used for my little additions of those tiny tiny butterflies….they are just so adorable. And of course and yet again you might say, the clocks from The Vintage Autumn Basics sheet XVI. Love me some clocks to represent time! Always a great addition to any page I think. These have been dressed in Distress Crackle Paint.

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You can see more of the lace here and also the chipboard floral frame #2. The effect the Aged Silver embossing powder creates is more than stunning!

 Other Materials Used to complete this project are:

Dusty Attic Floral Frame #2, Page Pebbles #9 & ATC Frame

Versamark Embossing Ink

Stampendous Aged Silver Embossing Powder

Tim Holtz Distress Crackle

Viva Inka Gold Turkis Turquoise

Liquid Pearls (Buttercup)

Kaisercraft Clear Stamp – Postmarks

Large Lace Motifs

Flower Stems

Well that is all I have for you today. I am already working on my next layout. Hope I can surprise you with something a little different!! Until next time take great care of yourselves. x


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December Mood Board


Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

5 December, 2016 -

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Hi sweeties,

Thank you for coming by this Monday. So, it’s all of the sudden December and time for some Christmas preparations. Are you as surprised as me, and wonder what really happened with this past year..? 😉 It’s the same every year, I believe.
Now, I’m looking forward to a really amazing 2017. It will be a year filled with surprices and celebration (yeah, MajaDesign is turning 10 years next year!!) and a lot of wonderful inspiration on the blog of course. ♥
But, first, I want to present the new mood board challenge. I really hope to see many, beautiful creations this month. So, don’t forget to share this with all your friends..!


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 December 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 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 December 22nd at the latest.

Thank you & Good luck!


And here is some inspiration from our talented team:

Pascale B

Pascale B


Evgenia Petzer


Pascale B

Rachelle Sigurdson

Rachelle Sigurdson

Amy Voorthuis

Amy Voorthuis

Nancy Dynes

Nancy Dynes

Mary Catt

Mary Catt

I’m soo looking forward to see your contributions..! ♥


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Christmas Card *Home for the Holidays*


Posted by Evgenia Petzer

3 December, 2016 - ,

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Hello dear friends, its Evgenia Petzer with you today. I have prepared another christmas card for you today it uses the Home for the Holidays collection. I went with more muted, natural tones of this card.

Lots of different die cuts here, some chipboard and gold glittered stars.


and some close ups:

home_for_the_holidays_MB_det1 I also have used the gold thread to stitch the card, I love how gold looks on the christmas crafts.home_for_the_holidays_MB_det2 home_for_the_holidays_MB_det3 home_for_the_holidays_MB_det4

I have used the previous year Christmas collection- Home for the Holidays (the paper pad)

Have a great weekend,

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