Hello there, I’m Bev Rochester and hail from the North East coast of England. I was tickled pink to be asked to be a guest designer for Maja Design. I’ve been crafting for years but have concentrated on papercrafts this past 7 or 8 years. I’m very lucky in that I have a dedicated craft room (my hubby converted the garage and utility room for me) so have all the space I need to collect more craft stash than I will ever use!
My style has evolved over the years and I’m finding myself more drawn to soft, pretty and vintage colours, papers and embellishments and Maja papers are perfect for all things soft, pretty and shabby.
For my first card I worked with the Coffee in the Arbor collection – perfect for a pretty shabby chic card. The sheets used are Raspberry Jam Cookies, Raspberry Cupcake and Raspberry Lemonade.
I used dies and stamps from Whimsy Stamps, Rosy Owl and Magnolia and flowers from I Am Roses.
I also used a butterfly stencil from Whimsy Stamps with embossing paste and glitter to add texture to the card.
And of course a card is not complete unless you carry the pretty through to the inside
For my second card I went back to my first love and did some stamping and colouring to pair up with the exquisite Vintage Romance papers. The papers I used are Passion, She’s My Lady and Just You & Me.
I used Spellbinders, Rosy Owl, Magnolia and Whimsy Stamps dies as well as stamps from Whimsy Stamps, flowers from I am Roses. I used a faux stitches stamp around the edges of the paper.
Again I’ve carried the design to the inside of the card with these gorgeous vintage papers.
For my final project I used the absolutely gorgeous Sending Love collection. I used Enjoying Outdoors, Garden Creatures and I’m Happy. Oh my goodness! The colours in this collection are … I have no words except to say that this is my favourite collection. Just beautiful!
I decided to make a shaped card, the base is die cut with a Tattered Lace die set. I stamped a chicken wire stamp randomly on the top layer, it works so well with the outdoor theme of the paper collection.
I made a bird using a mould and paper clay, and also stamped out some butterflies onto the patterned paper and fussy cut them out to carry the theme of the collection through.
And again, the inside finished off to carry the design through.
Thank you for visiting!