Special Guest Designer Kerstin-Inga Peters

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Hello Scrapbooking friends!
I am very excited and honored to have been invited here this month as Guest Designer. Thanks so much for your invitation!

My name is Kerstin- Inga Peters and I come from Germany. I have been creating for many years now, always in search for new techniques and yet unexplored territory in craftland.
I’m a modern girl with a big vintage heart and my big passion are photos, colours and textures. With Scrapbooking and Mixed Media Style I have found ‘my’ perfect favourite genres – as it combines words and pictures, thoughts and feelings, and the application of various innovative products, techniques and the idea of telling stories.
I love the sea forever and ever. That’s my place for relaxation, dreaming and inspiration.
As I saw the wonderful papers I thought, amazing the right colors for sea, beach and so much more.

My first layout shows our family sunshine ‘Filou’, it’s a sheltie and he has always so much fun on the sea. His favourite occupation is to get sticks or balls out of the water.

Summer Fun

Used materials

Maja Design papers: Summer Time -Having fun-; Life by the sea -Regatta-; Life by the sea -Marina-

Prima flowers, Scrap FX chipboards, Gauze, Texture paste white, Distress Stain Walnut ink, Embossing powder, 3D pearls, sea shells, metal embellishments, driftwood

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IMG_2820A crumpled craft paper with burlap leftover, some self-collected shells and a piece from edge stripe.

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Some stains and splashes with paints diluted with water, together with some cut outs from the ‘Marina’ paper (flags and lighthouse).

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Can you see the waves on my photo? I love the idea to continue some photo elements on the background paper. Here I used a white texture paste and a fan brush for more sea waves.

I also used some hand torn stripes together with colored gauze and a lot of little blue flowers.

 

Good day – We don’t remember days, we remember moments

Sunshine, beach, the sea and more: while the little ones dig in the biggest sandpit, the grown-ups lounge in a beach chair enjoying the sun or take a refreshing dip in the sea.

Used materials:

Maja Design papers: Life by the sea -Sailing-, Life by the sea -Regatta-

Stencil ‘Coral’ Scrap FX, Clear stamps ‘Maritim’ Viva Decor, Dies – Lighthouse, Beach grass, Tattered flowers, white gesso, Chalkboard Glimmer Mist ‘Boogie board’ Tattered Angels,

burlap,metal embellishment, tags, chipboard word from Scrap FX

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 Hanse Sail

Maja Design papers: Sailing – Vintage Romance -Words of Love-, Life by the sea -Marina-

Embellishments – wooden seahorse, metalic charms, feathers, starfish, rope

3D pearls, Distress stain ‘Walnut ink’, chipboard wordlet Scrap FX, circle dies, stencil ‘Bubbles’

embossing powder ‘Burnt copper leaves’

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I’m a big fan of old sailor ships. The ‘Hanse Sail’ shall take place once at year on the Baltic Sea. You can see there very impressive windjammers,

traditional ships and museum ships. IT’s really a highlight for me and my vintage soul.

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So I used here more vintage colors, various brown shades and a wine red.

For the wooden seahorse I used a transparent crackle paste in combination with distress ink and a little bit copper wax creme.

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Some motifs from the ‘Regatta’ were very suitable for my photo and I decided to use a round die to cut out these elements.

 

More of my projects can you see here

https://scrapdesigns77.blogspot.com/

Many thanks for your visit!

Happy crafting!

Winner of our Giveaway..!

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

16 July, 2017 -

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Hello!

It’s time to reveal the winner of our giveaway..! ♥

A whole set of Denim & Friends (including Monochromes)..!

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Will be sent to…

 

 

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Jean Marmo..! A huge congrats to you!
Please contact us at kenth@majadesign.nu with your complete address, including phone number, to receive your price..!
(Please have in mind that it might take some extra time to receive the package, due to vacation time here at the Maja office.)

I wish you all a great summer!

Camilla

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Camilla Lilliesköld

I work as a Public Relations Coordinator here at MajaDesign and I have the pleasant task to coordinate this fabulous Creative Team, and from time to time also give you some exciting news and updates from the Maja Office. <3

Mood Board challenge for July & August

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

10 July, 2017 -

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Dearest Maja fans,

It’s summertime here in Sweden, and the new mood board really reflects just that – happiness and vacation time. ♥
As we use to do this time of year (as we ourselves like to have a bit of vacation during the short, Swedish summer)  – is to combine July and August in to one mood board challenge. This means that you have twice as much time to create your project and send it to us.

Are you curious? :-) You don’t have to be anymore;

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This is how we use the mood boards:

Definition mood board – n

[a board used by designers on which samples of various colours and textures are mounted to help in deciding which elements complement each other]

We are using mood boards for our challenges. We truly believe in creativity and art at Maja Design. You are free to interpret the mood boards in any way you’d like. They are supposed to set you in an inspirational mood without too much controlling. We would like you to be inspired by the poems, words and photos. They are not given rules, they are just there as inspiration. However – we highly recommend you to follow the theme.. Feel free to use any Maja papers you’d like as long as they follow the colour scheme.

We will pick a winner and present it here on the blog August 28th.

Have in mind that these challenges are a really great way for us to discover new talents and maybe some future Creative Team members…

How to participate?

♥ Create anything you’ll like – a layout, a card, something altered or maybe a canvas. Use Maja papers primarily! Take a nice picture of it and send it to moodboard@majadesign.nu. We also need to know your full name, address and a phone number. Please specify what collection you would like to win, if you are the lucky one. We will also want to know if you would like it in the size 12*12 or 6*6. Please send us the pictures in the size of 800 pixels on the width. We would be so grateful if you also could change the file name of the photo to your first and last name including your country.

♥ Feel free to send us more than one picture, from different angles or some close-ups – or why not more than one project?

♥ Publish the project/s on your blog (or/and any social media, e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest) with a link to our site. Please also add the image of the mood board.

♥ Feel free to combine your entry with other challenges.

♥ The winner will be revealed the last Monday each month, at the Maja blog. The winner will be sent one collection by their choice, and also a digital Winner’s Badge to use and brag with.

We need your creation by August 24th at the latest.

Thank you & Good luck!

And here comes some fantastic inspiration from our incredible team:

Elena Olinevich

Elena Olinevich

Camilla S Bakke

Camilla S Bakke

Jennifer Snyder

Jennifer Snyder

Keren Tamir

Keren Tamir

Maja Nowak

Maja Nowak

Mary Catt

Mary Catt

Padoriaa

Padoriaa

I wish you all good luck! See you in August!

Camilla

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Camilla Lilliesköld

I work as a Public Relations Coordinator here at MajaDesign and I have the pleasant task to coordinate this fabulous Creative Team, and from time to time also give you some exciting news and updates from the Maja Office. <3

Our brand new collection – Denim & Friends (giveaway!)

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

3 July, 2017 - ,

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Hi Sweeties!
Happy to see you here today. ♥

Don’t you just love a pair of well-worn jeans!?

We do. And we don’t think we’re alone.. This new line is all inspired by the love of Denim, what to wear with it and when to use it… There are lots of worn & torn blues in this line, and it’s got a bit more masculine touch to it.. Enjoy!

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We are soo excited to hear what you think..!

If you share this blogpost, make a comment and tell us what you think about this collection (good and bad) and also what you think about our new single-colored papers “Monochromes” – you can win a whole set of these gorgeous new papers..! ♥

Looking forward to hear your thoughts.

Camilla

Winner of June’s mood board challenge

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

26 June, 2017 -

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Hi everyone..!

It’s time to pick a winner of June’s mood board challenge. I’m so very proud of all of you..! Your contributions are gorgeous!

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Alla Alluska, Ukraine

Alla Alluska, Ukraine

Anna Kalnitskaya, Russia

Anna Kalnitskaya, Russia

Antonia Moreno, Spain

Antonia Moreno, Spain

Bente-Heidi Mjornaren - Norway

Bente-Heidi Mjornaren – Norway

Bozena Moc, Poland

Bozena Moc, Poland

Chasovskaya Anna, Russia

Chasovskaya Anna, Russia

Cindy Wille, the Netherlands

Cindy Wille, the Netherlands

Daria Burmistrova, Russia

Daria Burmistrova, Russia

Heidi Turcios - Denmark

Heidi Turcios – Denmark

Irene Haaheim, Norway

Irene Haaheim, Norway

JingWen Mi ( Jane Mi ) - China

JingWen Mi ( Jane Mi ) – China

Joanna Krogulec, United Kingdom

Joanna Krogulec, United Kingdom

Carina Lange, Switzerland

Carina Lange, Switzerland

Lenet Mos, The Netherlands

Lenet Mos, The Netherlands

Marie Ringstad Vassbotn, Norway

Marie Ringstad Vassbotn, Norway

Marjut Laine, Finland

Marjut Laine, Finland

Nicola PaperProfusion, Ireland

Nicola PaperProfusion, Ireland

Pia Baunsgaard, Danmark

Pia Baunsgaard, Danmark

Szandra Brezanóczy, Hungary

Szandra Brezanóczy, Hungary

 

This time we have decided to pick not only one winner, but TWO..! ♥
And the winners are…

 

 

 

 

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Daria Burmistrova from Russia..!

Daria Burmistrova, Russia

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And Lenet Mos from The Netherlands..!

Lenet Mos, The Netherlands

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A huge congrats to you..! Both of your creations are truly gorgeous.
A whole collection of your own choices are coming your way..

I wish you a fantastic week!

 

And psst.. Don’t miss to check out our brand new line – Denim & Friends..!

Camilla

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Camilla Lilliesköld

I work as a Public Relations Coordinator here at MajaDesign and I have the pleasant task to coordinate this fabulous Creative Team, and from time to time also give you some exciting news and updates from the Maja Office. <3