Special Guest Designer – Bev Rochester


Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

16 January, 2017 - , , , ,

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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 :)

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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.

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Thank you for visiting!


Guest Designer Anna Rogalska


Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

4 October, 2016 - , , , , ,

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Hello dear friends!
It’s Anna Rogalska with you today.



Today I’m back here with a new project for Maja Design.

I am so excited to share with you that I was invited here this month as Guest Designer.

I created art journal pages with beautiful ‘Heritage’ paper from Vintage Autumn Basics collection and ‘Minnen’ from Vintage Summer Basics collection.

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The other products are from 13arts.


The second project is wedding card with box.

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For this card I have used the lovely Vintage Romance collection. I just love the flowery papers!

I enjoy coordinating the inside and back of my cards with the design on the front.

In this card I used some flowers, lace, pearls, chipboard.


Here is the list of the papers used:

Art Journal: ‘Heritage’ paper from Vintage Autumn Basics collection and ‘Minnen’ from Vintage Summer Basics colection.

Wedding Card: ‘Love is in the air’, ‘Engagement’, ‘Love poetry’, ‘Walk with me’


Other products:

13arts mediums, Scrapiniec – chipboard, Anemone  – chipboard.

Thanks for visiting! Have a nice day!


Guest Designer Anna Rogalska


Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

19 September, 2016 - , , , ,

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Hi Everyone!
My name is Anna Rogalska and I’m happy to be guesting here
at MajaDesign!

I live in Poland with my family. I am a landscape architect, scrapbooker
and in my spare time I am a keen runner. I’ve been scrapbooking for
nearly 7 years. My scrapping style is a little bit of everything,
romantic, shabby and mixed media. I love to try new techniques!
I make layouts, cards, tags and altered items. I am definitely a flower
I absolutely love flowers, chipboard, stencils, mists and paints which
are usually incorporated in most of my layouts.
Currently I cooperate with many teams and producers around the world.

You can find me here: annar-mojepasje.blogspot.com

Thank you MajaDesign for having me as your Guest Designer!

My first project is romantic layout.

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I used three papers from the Vintage Autumn Basics collection  (Heritage, no.XXII, no.XVI) and two (Minnen, 1903) from Vintage Summer Basics colection to layer together and create my background. I just love those papers!

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I added white texture paste through a doily stencil. Then I embellished with blue, green and black flowers to compliment the papers.

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This is my second project.

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I created my tag using lovely papers: 1903 and Minnen from Vintage Summer Basics colection and Heritage paper from Vintage Autumn Basics colection.

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My two cards created with Heritage and no.XXII papers from Vintage Autumn Basics collection.



Papers Used:

Vintage Autumn Basics (Heritage, no.XXII, no.XVI)

Vintage Summer Basics Colection ( Minnen, 1903)

Also used……

13arts products.

Prima products.



Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoy it!


Guest Designer Tina Ollett


Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

12 September, 2016 - , ,

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Hello there….

My name is Tina Ollett, my family and friends call me Teen. And before I tell you more about myself can I just say how

very, very excited I am to have been invited here this month as Guest Designer.


I live in beautiful sunny Queensland, Australia with my husband, our three children and two furry friends. They are my ultimate inspiration for everything creative that I do. I am for the most part a scrapbooker, but on occasion I have been known to do smaller off the page projects. I love to use patterned papers, lots of  layers, dimension, chipboards and of course flowers…..lots of flowers with small amounts of media in a vintage / shabby chic style. My aim when scrapping is to keep the focus on the photo and to celebrate the memories that they represent.

I am currently designing on some wonderful Design Teams, and in my other spare time I share my love of scrapbooking through teaching at workshops and classes around my hometown.

I feel so very privileged and honoured to have been asked to Guest here at Maja Design’s this month. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for having me here.

To see more of my work you can visit me here :


For those that know me and my style…..Maja Design suits me beautifully with it soft romantic, shabby papers. I chose to use the Nyhavn collection. The softness of these papers cried out to be used with photos that have a beautiful memory attached. This is a photo of my gorgeous daughter with my eldest brother. He really is the biggest kid I know and whenever my kids are around him they continually pester him for piggy back rides! This is one of those times that I happened to have the camera out.

I have titled this “Special”……

I hope you enjoy it!

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I used Maja’s Nyhavn “Strolling along the Canal” for my background piece adding a little texture paste through the Dusty Attic Script Stencil and a sprinkling of silver embossing powder. I left it to dry for a short time and then heat set the embossing powders so as not to make the texture paste bubble. The title and the pendants were embossed a couple of times with silver embossing powders to create a thick covering.

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The Dusty Attic Baroque Corners and Ornate Frame were both dressed in White Crackle Paste and left to dry. Once it dried and crackled I washed it over with a mix of watered down Sugar Plum acrylic paint and a little gesso. I also applied a dabbing of Star Dust Stickles over the edges of these to highlight the colours a little more.

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Pearls have been added to the pendants and flower centres and I have also sprinkled in some silver Prills to highlight the Baroque Corners which I have faced back to back and placed under the photos. The Prima Marketing Flowers were adhered to the base of the photos with the addition of some of my favourite Kaisercraft paper leaves. They were then dry brushed with a little gesso to tone the colours of the leaves and flowers down and to add that hint of shabbiness.

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I have cut the chains from the Dusty Attic elegant chain and embossed with silver embossing powder. These were hung from under the floral cluster at the base of the photos. I have also added in one of the string pendants from under here to keep the page consistent.

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Here you can see the cute little mini chipboard bird….they are just so cute. It has been dressed with a little gesso and Star Dust Stickles and adhered atop of the flower cluster. And also the Vintage Nameplate was cut up into pieces and dressed similarly to the bird and added to the left and right edges of the layout as shown in the main photo.

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I have also coloured some cheesecloth with a little watered down Victorian Velvet distress ink and heat set it. It was distressed and placed amongst the flower clusters. I only had one square Prima resin frame left on my table so I decided to cut it up and add it to the top left and bottom right of the photos to tie the photos together.



Also used……

Dusty Attic Ornate Frame #1

Dusty Attic Creative Script Stencil

Dusty Attic Elegant Chain DA1453

Dusty Attic Word Strips

Dusty Attic Mini Clocks

Dusty Attic Mini Birds #3

Dusty Attic Baroque Corners

Dusty Attic Vintage Nameplate

Dusty Attic Wordpack 33

Dusty Attic Word Strips

Dusty Attic Acrylic Paint – Sugar Plum

Silver Embossing Powder

Liquitex White Gesso

Prima Marketing Resin Frame

Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers

Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers

Prima Crackle Paste


Ranger Star Dust Stickles

Ranger Texture Paste


I have so enjoyed working with these papers and I really think you will too!! I hope you find some time this week to create a little something using papers from this gorgeous collection or maybe another from this wonderful company.

Thank you for taking the time to visit.

Take care……..


Guest Designer Malin Ellegaard


Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

9 July, 2016 - , ,

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It is so nice to be here again.

Today I have two cards to share with you. The first one is a little 10x10cm card that I actually made  from my left over papers. I CAN NOT throw ANY of the gorgeous papers away so even the smallest leftovers from when I have made other cards will be used for example 10×10 cards.
There are always something you can do with the smallest pieces you get over!


For this card I have been using leftovers from the collection “Summer Crush” and from my smallest pieces I actually punched out some small leaves that I used on the card. Love it!

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The small blue butterflies is also from a small peace of paper since I really wanted the same colour as it is in the bike on the picture I have been using.


The white butterfly is from another paper from the “Coffee in the Arbour” collection. I really really like when they have this kind of paper that I can cut out from and they also have several collections with butterfly paper that you can use this way!
To have this little vintage look I have used a little lace, doilys, gesso and so on and I really hope you like it.


This card will be sent to a very very nice girl I meet on the internet! 😉


This second card is a 15x15cm card, this is the ones I usually do.
I have been using paper from the “Coffee in the Arbour” collection and I really like the color in it. I love that there are also a paper with picture to use on my card if I don´t always want to colour stamps and so on.

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A little card just to invite someone for a Swedish ” fika”. We love it here in Sweden. 😉

Hope you will get some inspiration from it and I hope you all have a wounderful summer!
THANKS for having me as a guest again.