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

Kejing Ren, China_

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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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

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Posted by Mary Catt

28 May, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello my dear friends and happy Sunday to all!

It’s Mary here with you today and I want to share with you my latest layout made with papers from the ”Enjoying Outdoors” collections.

A soft romantic layout in purple and earth tones that was inspired by the beautiful photo which I found on Pinterest. And, before I continue I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

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I used for my background the ”Flourishing” paper from the ”Enjoying Outdoors” collection. I also used some tags and a journaling card from the ”Tags & Journaling cards” paper to mat my photo.

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I primed my background with clear gesso and when it was dried, I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. Then, I colored my page using Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays ”Tea Pot Purple” and ”Pegleg Pete Purple”.

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I heat embossed the ”Fishing Net Bit” chipboard with ”Pop Rock Purple” Lindy’s embossing powder. The title was also embossed with the ”Angel Wings Mauve” powder. All the chipboards I used are 2crafty and the flowers and embellishments are Prima Marketing. The flair is from Cuts2luv.

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To finish my page, I added a few shells in my clusters and some licorice glass beads with gel medium.

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Papers used:

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That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Stars and Stripes

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Posted by Jennifer Snyder

27 May, 2017 -

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Jennifer Snyder here today to share my U.S. patriotic themed cards created using the fabulous Maja Design “Life By the Sea” collection.

Over in the U.S., we are celebrating our Memorial Day holiday honoring our military heroes who have given their lives for our freedom.  It’s a major holiday in the United States – most businesses are closed and families typically gather for parties, grilling and picnics.   It also signals the start to summer in the US – our official summer begins with Memorial Day.
Where I live in New York, farmers in my region do not plant crops until Memorial weekend.  Homeowners can start getting their gardens in shape (with fingers crossed that no more snow will fall.)
Another fun fact about our Memorial Day holiday…it’s long been the standard of fashion in the US.  For decades, women dared not wear anything white before Memorial Day.
The Life By the Sea collection is perfect for my patriotic and nautical projects.
Here is my first card.  It’s simple and classic.
I love this collection because it can be easily used for vintage projects simply by adding  a little inking on the edges of the papers.  It’s also my favorite paper to use when I am creating anything with an “Americana” theme -which I adore.

 Here is my second card.  This also has the fun star chipboard from Creative Embellishments.  It looks amazing resting atop the bold blue of the paper.

 

Here’s to a wonderful warm summer filled with friends and family, health and safety (plus some paper crafting fun too).

Maja Design Collection – Life By the Sea
Marina Hovering
Landmark paper
The West Coast
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Summer is almost here

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

26 May, 2017 - ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

Few days are left before the Spring ends and the summer officially comes.

I can not believe that finally I will enjoy the outdoor activities and hope that I will have time to craft at the same time.

For today’s post I prepared 5 cards.

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I have a blast working on 5 cards at once. The reason is that I love so much Life in the country collection. It seems that the summer starts and I craft only with these particular papers.

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I mixed red, green and cream brown colors for my cards. They remind me about berries, trees with the leaves and the wind whisper.

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I have been waited so long for this time of Season.

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My cards are almost the same  but they are different, as I didn’t use any similar sketch for them.

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They are mostly celebration cards, I made different sentiments for them as – Congratulations, Anniversary and Birthday.

I do like to have several cards by hand for any occasion, and working on the cards at once gives me the chance to be ready for any special date.

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My recipe for this kind of cards is:

few flowers, string, some dies.

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Adding some craft elements can make it look more bright.

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Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Products used:

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Horse

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Posted by Pascale B

25 May, 2017 - ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a layout featuring the I Wish collection even if we are not in winter. I chose a photo I’ve taken during my trip in Prague of the “Horse” from David Černý: a statue of St Wenceslas riding his dead horse upside-down.

Horse by Pascale B.

I primed the background with clear gesso. When dry, I added a design with a stencil and clear crackle paste which I let dry naturally.

Horse by Pascale B.

In the meantime, I die cut a few leaves on a watercolor paper and I colored them with differents Twinkling H2Os. I sprayed some flowers with a gold shimmer.

Horse by Pascale B.

Next, I colored the design area with different Twinkling H2Os

Horse by Pascale B.

I cut a few papers to add under the photo and I glued the flowers and leaves.

Horse by Pascale B.

I added some random stamping. To finish the layout, I added some mica flakes and glass glitters.

Horse by Pascale B.

Maja Design papers:

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I Wish collection
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I wish for peace and joy
I wish for peace and joy
I wish for frosty mornings bs
I wish for frosty mornings bs

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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 www.pbhobby.blogspot.com