“Once upon a time” by Tina Ollett

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Posted by Tina Ollett

24 July, 2018 -

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Hello and a big welcome today Maja fans. Tina O with you to share a little project that I have created today for my post here. Sometimes I run late with projects and they are the days I find I am the most productive. In saying this they are also usually my most favourite projects. And this one is no exception.

 

This is “Once upon a time………

I have used the Celebration collection. I am so drawn to pokadots and also black. Although this isn’t a true black I still am very drawn to it. And because it is not a true black I always think it is much easier to co-ordinate a multitude of colours with it.

I have used a photo of my gorgeous daughter at her formal this year. She looked absolutely gorgeous I think but I am bias of course. A real princess. All she needed was a crown. For my project I decided to draw the colour from her dress into the layout by using browns and greens along with the black and cream from the Celebration papers. The papers I used are listed for you below.

I tore Let’s Celebrate to sit over the top of the polkadots of Let’s Party. It didn’t add any mixed media just lots of soft laces and some gorgeous flowers to do all the embellishing of this page for me. I love every now and then to keep it very simple and clean.

 

The chipboards have all been dressed in Black Distress Ink and then wiped over with White Gesso and a little White Liquid Pearls to give a shimmer.

I love lace and recently I attented the Brisbane Expo where I found some of the most gorgeous pieces ever. Some of them I have used here. They have been cut into sections to sit around the flower clusters and to help take away from the black of the page.

I have added many layers of lace and chipboards to keep the focus on the prettiness of my background paper.

The gorgeous flowers used here are from 49andMarket. I have used the Aloe and Sandcastle colours to help coordinate with the page.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed my project and your visit to our blog.

Until next time happy crafting and take care.

 

Gifttube for Birthday / Anniversary gift

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Posted by Lenet Mos

31 May, 2018 - ,

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Hello sweet Maja fans.

A few of the things I love is recycling pretty packaging.

Every time I get a gift or buy something I take a close look at the package and see if I can make something nice out of it.

Good thing I have enough space to store all the interesting items , the only thing I need now is time , lots of time , but think that is a common problem we crafters have.

Anyway  I got some scented sticks ( love those too)  and the came in this tube .

We had a anniversary and double birthday party coming from friends , the asked money so they could buy something nice that was very expensive.

I think just giving money is boring , so wanted to make a nice package to put it into and I had this tube lying around so cut half of it and made this out of it.

on the top lid I glued a lot of flowers .

Under the lid I glued a satin ribbon that you can pull to take the lid of and it’s also a handle to hold the gift.

and a little birthday card to go with it and voila, gift tube is done.

For this project I used the Celebration Collection , what better papers are there to use for this gift tube than  the celebration Collection right?

Flowers are from Wild orchidcrafts , pearls and ribbon from my private stash.

Thank you for visiting.

I hope you like my project for this week and hope I gave you some inspiration for recycling those tubes.

I have more tubes lying around so will be back with another one soon.

 

 

 

 

Make the Time

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

16 May, 2018 - , ,

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Hello everyone!

Kerstin is back with a vintage layout. I used a very old photo from my ancestors, a beautiful memory for our family. 

 

The latest amazing Maja Design Collection ‘Celebrate’ http://majadesign.nu/products/celebration/
was very suitable to my photo to this very special day so many years ago.

 

 It’s always a good idea to create with frames on scrapbooking layout.

I added a printed chipboard frame on the lower right side with a very wise saying in it.

The second frame around the photo was made with cutting dies and old crafty paper in weathered look.

 some details
fussy cutting flowers from paper sheet ‘You’re invited’ and flowers with
Sizzix Thinlits die ‘Small tattered flowers’ from the papper sheet ‘Glamour bs’
a frame made with craft paper, that’s leftovers from a cutting die
a printed chipboard frame with a wise saying on transparent foil from Scrap FX
Thanks for your visit!
Happy crafting!

Imagine

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Posted by Mary Catt

15 May, 2018 - ,

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Hello dear friends!

Mary here with you sharing my latest layout for my May inspiration. This time I made a colorful page with lots of flowers, laces, chipboards and metal embellishments and I choose a dark paper to combine them. I don’t really remenber if I have already told how much I love that combination. The contrast is just amazing!

 

As you may already know, I love searching on Pinterest to find photos to scrap and this time I came across with that beautiful photo. And, the new gorgeous ”Celebration” collection was just perfect for it. But, before I continue more I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

For my background I used the ”Ephemera” paper on the back side. To start, I gave my background a coat of clear gesso and I applied a small amount of white gesso behinde my combosition. When it was dried, I added some texture with paper texture paste and a stencil.

I made some stamping here and there and then I heat embossed the patterns with the ”Venus Violet Blue” and the ”Sunset Yellow Orange” Lindy’s Gang embossing powders. Continued by coloring my page with the ”Tea Pot Purple” and the ”Magnolia Magenta Gold” Lindy’s sprays.

I painted the ”Small Scroll #2” flourish chipboard with the Sparks ”Iris Potion” acrylic paint.  The ”Clockworks Small” chipboard was also painted with the metallique ”Steampunk Copper” paint. The chipboards I used are Dusty Attic. 

When everything was glued down, I added some art stones and sprinkled some glitter on them. The final touch was made with some splatters with white ink.

Papers used:

 

That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

 

 

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Mary Catt

Hello! My name is Mary and I live in Greece. I met scrapbooking two years ago. I love creating layouts but I also design tags, cards, mini albums, canvases and altered items as well. My style is mixed media, with a little vintage and some shabby chic touches.
If you want you can see more of my work here: http://maryscraftymoments.blogspot.gr/

Alice

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Posted by Lenet Mos

3 May, 2018 -

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Hello sweet Maja Friends

I think like many of you I always loved Alice in wonderland.

I especially love the Alice movies Tim Burton made , the costumes,  the art,  make up ..everything.

Recently I rediscovered scrapping  at 6 x12inch papers . And I must say it’s really fun to scrap this size .

So one and one makes two and I decided to make a Tim Burton Alice serie in this half size and here you have the first one.

Alice.

i printed a queen of hearts I found on pinterest and tucked it behind Alice her picture like she is peaking around the corner , nosy as she is.

 

I added a bunch of roses from wild orchid craft

And a pocket watch, from the white Rabbit.

I used papers of the celebration collection , the strips with text are from Tim Holtz