“Just another lemon tree”

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Posted by Camilla St√łen Bakke

11 January, 2017 -

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Hi there lovely people! Here I am again with a new card for you. I long for the Spring, and have therefor used papers from the Vintage Spring Basics. Hope you like it!

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I will list you the specific papers at the end of the post.

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I have coloured the Magnolia image Italy Tilda from the Stamp & Cutz CM-16. She is coloured with Distress Ink, re-inkers and Markers. I have tried to use the same colours that you find in the papers. The colour of the dress is Bundled Sage.

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The cute little butterflies are cut out from a Vintage Spring Basic pattern paper. I have just inked them on the edges with Distress Ink pad, Walnut Stain; as all the paper edges. The heart tags are made with a Doohickey from Magnolia, others are made mostly with dies from the DooHickey box vol 9, Fairytale.

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Some new texts on my tags this time, they are from the Norwegian magazine Ett Trykk, Norsk Stempelblad. I have been chosed to be one of their guest designers for 2017. There will be six magazine this year, and in each you will among many others find some of my cards. And ofcourse I use my Maja papers ūüėČ

The tags are made with Bazzill Kraft and I have added some Maja papers to finish the cute look :) The shape of my card is made with a GoKreate die. The lovely laces are from the shop LLC, the same as my doilies. And as you see I have coloured with white Gesso here and there.

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Here is a list of the wonderful papers used:

Best of wishes from

Camilla

“Happiness”

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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.

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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

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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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A Girl’s Diary

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Posted by Maja Nowak

23 November, 2016 - , ,

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Good morning, Maja Design friends, welcome to the blog today :)

With November coming to an end, I think it’s time to think of Christmas presents, especially if you intend making them yourselves. And so today I have a girly diary to share.

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As the little lady, who will be writing her secrets in this notebook, likes purples, I chose to work with the Ska Vi Ta En Fika? collection with a bit of the Vintage Spring Basics set, which offered both cold and warm shades of purple, paired with browns and greens too. And so I adapted the same palette for the diary. I layered some papers on the front cover:

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…added a ribbon bow and a butterfly charm on the wire:

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…and decorated the front with a stamped and hand-coloured image:

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On the inner cover, I added the girl’s monogram in a decorative heart on the background of the butterfly and plaid patterns:

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There’s also a bonus stamped image at the back of the diary:

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…and a little envelope to put in special secrets :)

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I hope the girl would like her secret diary :)

And here’s what I used to make it:

Papers: Ska Vi Ta En Fika?: Nybakat, Chaite, Mandelkaka, Lejas café; Vintage Spring Basics: 11th of April BS, 9th of April BS. Other: stamps: Magnolia, Basic Grey; ribbon, twine: Rayher, charm, plate: my stash.

Have you started making your Christmas gifts yet?

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Special Floral Album

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Posted by Elena Olinevich

28 October, 2016 - , ,

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Hello Maja Friends,

you know how much I love creating albums, soft, shabby and floral, so I’ve got one more to share with you.

This time I took only some shots, just to show how Maja Design papers are beautiful along with flowers.

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I wanted it to be delicate and to look a bit fragile

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I’ve mixed 2 collactions – Vintage Spring basics and Vintage Summer basics, a perfect combination for me

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I left some papers white, I guess it adds a bit of freshness to it

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and the yellow, that I try to escape in my daily life, well I have to admit it looks so springy with the blue.

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I really love the mauve colors the 2 collections have, I guess thay are one of my favorite and it’s quite easy to create with those shades.

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However I like the pale colors my album has.

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I like adding die cuts around the fututre phot in the album , it help to pop up the main image then.

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Products used:

Spellbinders Dies, Prima Marketing Flowers, May Arts Ribbons.

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I’m going to be an Aunt <3

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Posted by Silje Kristin Aunan

23 October, 2016 - ,

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Hello Everyone :-)

Today it is my turn to present one project for Maja Design. 

The project I’m going to show you today is one project I created 25 August, but because of bad images, the time was never right, it never got published. But today it’s time, and you know what is funny is that these images are the first pictures I took of the project.

You know I’m going to be a Aunt, for the first time in February next year <3 But to tell you how this project started, we need to go some months back. My sister called me at the start of August to tell me she was pregnant, and the due date is February the 18. She also told me that she wanted to tell it in a very special way, in fact she whant to tell it with a specal project. How this project was going to be, it was all up to me, but it had to be a calendar on it, since we not at that time knew if it was a boy or a girl, the project had to be in neutral colors.

I liked the idea right away, I liked it alot, and that this is not a project you see each day. What is special about this box is that this is the first project I make to my aunt children <3

For this box I’ve used paper from two different Maja Design collections. Vintage Romance and Vintage Spring Basics. I have chosen out those sheets in a gray and bright tone.

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After I had covered the box with pattern sheets, I attached silver feet below the box, glue on buttons and pearl ribbon on the sides and the edges.

On the lid of the box I made one plateau, this I did because it would be easier to decorate and put things I create in 3D and other details.

On two of the sides I have decorated with one locomotive (my own tutorial), an elephant that I found in a folding book for children, butterflies, flowers, buttons, pearls, cheese cloth and blocks.

On the other two sides, I have many of the same details, but here I have one 3D plane (put together with my own turorial) and a Giraffe folded from the same children book that the elephant.

Atop of the plateau i have a easel that I have made myself, with a calendar on. Around the due date which is the 18 I have a heart and on the top of the calendar I have written February. February is punched out with one set of dises from kaBoks.

On the side of the calendar are several blocks, these blocks I have used one dies of one train and placed on blocks that I have put together. The other details are pearl and butterflies.

One very special project from me today, that means a lot to me that I got to make it <3 <3 <3

And before I quit my blog post, I would like once again to say congratulations to my sister and the great man she is with <3¬† You’re going to be a great dad and mom to a little boy coming in February <3

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