Winter Greetings

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Posted by Nancy Dynes

4 February, 2019 - ,

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Hello! I send a warm winter welcome from all of us at the Maja Design Blog! It’s Nancy here on this beautiful Monday. I hope everyone is staying toasty and finding ways to conquer to the chill in the air. The flu got the best of me these last few weeks, but I’m finally recovered and so thankful to be back with you all.

My  favorite activity for a cold, damp day is spending cozy time in my craft room. That is exactly what I did this weekend, so I have a new card to share with you! I had some extra papers left from Maja Design’s newest collection, Christmas Season, and want to share ways you can incorporate holiday papers into your projects once Christmas has passed. This versatility of every Maja Design collection is just one of the wonders of their beautiful papers.

Today’s ‘all occasion’ card is monochromatic and focuses on the gorgeous shades of blue that are abundant in this collection. I feel like blues are always ideal for winter creations.

Stitched layers form a base for the florals and various embellishments, which come together to create a peaceful and wintery focal point.

Below is a view of the interior of the card.

 

Maja Design Papers Used:

Other Products Used: Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Dies, Flower Shaping Tools, Tim Holtz Alterations Ephemera, Wooden Key, Purchased Small Paper Flowers, Glass Pearls, Prima Resin Frame, Twine, Sewing Machine, Thread.

Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope you’ll have a chance to participate in the new February Mood Board. The winner receives and entire collection of lovely Maja Design Papers, which is a great way to begin the New Year. May your week be filled with all things good and wonderful!

Hugs,

Nancy Dynes

My name is Nancy Dynes. I love creating with layers, dimension, and all things feminine. Maja Design Papers speak to me and inspire my imagination. I am honored to be a member of this amazing Creative Team, and look forward to growing in my craft while working alongside these talented artists.

Joyous winterdays!

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

2 February, 2019 - ,

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Good morning! I am back again today. We have a new schedule at Maja Design, so I will post here the 2nd and the 16th every month. Since it was so suddenly after my last creation, I have not had the time to make a new card. So I will show you a card I made for the Ett Trykk Magazine for December. It is not that easy to spot, but I have made an open frame in the front of the card. And the cute image is inside the card. The gorgeous papers is from the collection called Joyous Winterdays.

So nostalgic! I have used papers in red and green.

Here are two houses I made with some dies from Magnolia. The image is also of course from Magnolia.

The image is called Joyful Tilda, and I have coloured her with Distress Inks, in colours to match the papers. She is masked together with this circle of snowflakes.

Thank you so much for visiting the Maja design blog today. I will be back the 16th with a new card I am working with now. Wish you all a great Saturday!

With love,

Magic Winter Time

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Posted by Kerstin-Inga Peters

30 January, 2019 - , , ,

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Welcome friends!

Recently we have made a beautiful winter trip in the mountains ‘Harz’.  

Snow and ice magically transformed the landscape into a winter fairy tale.

 

… and then we discovered a beautiful castle that looks like

 it was torn right from the pages of a storybook.

I choose for my mixed media layout the ”Sparkle” paper from the Maja Design ”Joyous Winterdays” collection.

I started as always by applying a coat of clear gesso on the background and then I cut out a handmade half moon from a white structure paper. I painted the moon with some watercolors and a little bit glitter paint and some deco stars for a magical effect. 

 It was a good background for a Dusty Attic chipboard and some winter trees made with cutting dies.

 

and  some another close up’s

a small cluster in the upper left corner

snow texture and glitter paints for some dreamy winter impressions

another bigger cluster made with frosted roses, silver winter berries, feathers and laces

I framed the cut out photo with a chipboard and used the moon as magical background.

I colored the flourish frame with white acrylic paint only on some places and white embossing powder to match to a wintry layout.

a wooden tree disc, snow paint and some paper leftovers

and a beautiful saying on a tag as addition and memory on a wonderful day

 

 used Maja Design papers from the ‘Joyous Winterdays’ collection

 

Many thanks for your visit and I hope I could inspire you to create your very own, amazing idea.

 

Happy crafting!

 

Imagination

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Posted by Mary Catt

25 January, 2019 - ,

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Hello dear friends!

Mary with you today and I have a new layout with a video tutorial to share with you. I made it for my January inspiration using papers from the gorgeous ”Denim & Friends” colection and some of my favorite chipboards which I placed around a beautiful photo I found on Pinterest.

When I saw it I knew I had to scrap it and the Maja Design papers along with The Dusty Attic chipboards were just perfect for it. But, before I continue more I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

 

You can watch all the procedure here…

 

And here are some close ups…

I choose for my page the ”Worn Indigo” paper from the Maja Design ”Denim & Friends” collection. I started by applying a coat of clear gesso on the background and then I created texture with modeling paste and a stencil.

Made some stamping here and there and used a Lindy’s Gang spray to add color.

Next, I painted all the Dusty Attic chipboards with Finnabair acrylic paints.

When everything was glued down I added some art stones and glass beads. The final touch was made with some splatters with white acrylic ink.

 

Paper used:
 

 

I hope you enjoyed my project!

Thank you for stopping by!

 

For Grandma And Grandpa

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Posted by Maja Nowak

23 January, 2019 - , ,

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Good morning, Maja Friends, welcome to the blog today 🙂

I think grandparents are second important people in a child’s life, right after parents. In Poland it is common that retired grandparents take care of their grandchildren when the parents are at work. And so they play a very important role in kids’ life, helping to raise them and spending a lot of time with them. And I think grandparents so much deserve a special celebration! And so in January we celebrate Grandmother’s Day on the 21st and Grandfather’s Day on the 22nd. For that occasion I made two cards:

I used the Denim & Friends collection for both cards. For the card for grandma I used the turqouise hues of the collection, using also some Monochromes sheets.

I used a humorous carved chipboard pieces for my cards, and I decorated them adding a bit of colour and some glitter. Then I put each piece against a background of layered papers:

I also added a flower cluster and some pearl brads to the grandma’s card:

In the card for grandpa, I opted for the brown-navy blue palette:

I added screw-like brads and a star charm tied on plaid-patterned ribbon:

I think grandparents would appreciate hand-made cards from their grandchildren more than anything money can buy 🙂

And here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps: Lemonade; chipboard pieces: Egocraft; brads: Craftmania, Rayher; dies: Rosy Owl, Spellinders; flowers: Prima, Wild Orchid Crafts; button: Lemoncraft; crystal gems: Prima; ribbon: my stash.

And that is all for today – see you soon!