Winter Wishes

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

6 November, 2019 - , ,

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Welcome dear creative friends!

Winter is just around the corner and although I haven’t been able to develop any winter feelings yet,

I was totally enthusiastic about the new ‘Holiday in the Alps’ collection.

I love the colour combination blue – brown – white,

 optimal for every vintage style but you can also create very natural winter landscapes with it.

 I chose a picture of our Sheltie during a beautiful forest walk last year.

 

 

 

Winter wonderland

 Winter Wonderland

 Snowflakes

 Snowflakes

some details

 

 

and here can you find our newest Winter / Christmas collection

Let inspire you and take a look, it’s worth it!!

Happy time!

A Christmas card

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

2 November, 2019 -

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Hi everyone! Here comes some Christmas inspiration from me. I have used some of the lovely papers called Joyous Winterdays. Just perfect for any Winter/Christmas card. We are already in November, so now is the time to start with your Christmas cards, if you haven’t already.

The image is coloured in blue and brown to match the papers. I use Distress Ink for my colouring.

I have cut out some leaves from the papers, and added Fran-tage onto them.

Under you can see the card together with some other card also using the Joyous Winterdays Collection.

Here it is laying on an old platter which I have inherited. All dies used and image is from Magnolia.

Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design blog today! At the moment I am making some cards with the new collection Holidays in the Alps. Hopefully I will have one ready for you on my next post. Have a great weekend!

With love,

Masculine Birthday Cards

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

31 October, 2019 - , ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

it’s Elena here today to share a few cards made for the men.

Actually it’s a challenge for me to create something not feminine, with no flowers and no fussy cutting. But Denim & Friends collection is something that you can easy craft

I used the Snaphots images and combined the patterned papers with the Monochromes for my background and die cuts.

I like it’s Warn Denim feeling with the classy dots, stripes and plaid patterns.

I\ve just added the stitching to look it more “handmade”

Products used:

Best Wishes Balloons

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Posted by Maja Nowak

24 October, 2019 - , ,

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Good morning, dear Maja Fans, welcome to the blog today 🙂

What I love about the crafting community is that it brings together creative people willing to share their talent and support other crafters worldwide. I found some of my best friends through crafting sites and even though we’ve never met in person I feel I can rely upon them and they can really brighten my day. In my last post I shared a welcome baby card that featured a shaker element and I complained about how tiresome it was to build up the shaker window edge. And then in the comments I found a very useful tip that Maryann Laursen shared – using craft foam to die cut the shape. And that was it! Why did I never think of that? 😀

As you can see, I used a slightly more complicated shape to cut, but with the foam it was pretty easy to do and I only needed two pieces to make a decently deep window. So much easier than using foam squares or glueing at least 8 layers of paper! Then I traced the shape on the acetate with a permanent marker and cut it out by hand (now I found that diecutting acetate makes it crack like glass, and besides, craft foam die cuts a bit larger shape than paper due to its elasticity) and then for the top layer I used glitter craft foam:

I used the Celebration collection with the Monochromes papers too as I didn’t want to distract the eye with a pattern. I decorated the balloon with flowers and added some liquid enamel dots for more texture in the background:

I filled the shaker window with sequins of various colours and shapes and added some microbeads:

I was so happy with this new easy technique for shaker cards that I made another card of the same design and using the same papers, but in a more masculine colours:

This time I used a delicate stripes pattern for the background and added pieces of washi tapes to add some interest.

And I really want to give Maryann Laursen a shout-out here. If you go through the posts on our blog, you will barely see one she didn’t comment on! She is a lovely person who is always ready to appreciate creative work and share her knowledge too. Maryann – thank you for being such a loyal Maja Design fan, these cards are for you 🙂

Here is the list of supplies I used:

Maja Design papers:

Other: flowers, vintage ribbon: Wild Orchid Crafts; stamp: Lemonade; balloon die, washi tape: Action; sequins, wax string: my stash

 

That’s all for today – thank you for visiting and come back tomorrow for more inspiration!

When leaves are falling

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

17 October, 2019 - , , ,

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Hello creative friends!

Fall is knocking on your door, finally, you feel like saying, after months of heat and drought.
At the begin of October, the summer heat gradually gives way to cooler autumn time,
which cobers the landscape in spectacular wonderful colours.
 
Time to walk in the woods and rustle through the foliage.

 I used a background paper ‘The great Nature’ from the collection  Enjoying Outdoors’.

 

I love this nature feeeling with delicate leaves motifs, Simply adorable!!

Enjoying-Outdoors-P

 

 

The great nature

Beautiful Trees

 

Garden creatures

 

Tags & Journaling cards

 

some close up’s

 

Have you seen our amazing Moodboard this month?

I hope I could inspire you to create your very own autumn feelings project!

 Thanks so much for your visit!

Kerstin