Guest Designer Eulanda Silvey

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

20 March, 2017 - , , , ,

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Hi,

My name is Eulanda Silvey and I will guest here at Maja today.

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My husband and I own our own business but we are lucky to have our weekends to ourselves.  This is where I find myself heading to my craft room when there isn’t other things we need to be doing.  We built a house recently and my craft room is only a set of french doors away from his man den.  I set it up this way so that I can open the doors and feel like I am spending a bit of time with him while he’s in his room watching tv and I’m in my room creating.  Clever huh?  LOL!!!  I’ve been crafting for about 10 years now and just love this hobby.  If I could play full time, I would!!

 

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Tea card 

I tried to keep this card from being covered in embellishments to show the gorgeous papers from the “Coffee in the Arbor” collection.  The image is from the “Delicious Moments” 12″ x 12″ and my bottom layers of the card are “Raspberries” and “Rose Garden” but from the 6″ x 6″ pad.  Yes I have both in many Maja collections.  LOL!  I layered with a square doily I had in my stash (well half of it) and a few more dies from Joy called “Cutting & Embossing Floral Edge Die” and “Cutting & Embossing Doily Edge Die”.  I’ve added various Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and a few leaves and finished it off with a row of white rose ribbon.

Cuddle Mice

Cuddle Mice  This card was fun to make but after I was finished I thought I should have made it into a canvas!  7″ x 7″ (almost 18cm x 18cm) and I still managed to have embellishments fall outside of that measurement! Well my thinking was that I wanted to added lots of embellishments but I also wanted to show some of Maja Design’s gorgeous “Vintage Romace” papers.  Ummm….well I tried!!!  LOL! The image is from Whimsy Stamps called “Cuddle Mice”. I added some “Diamond Dust”glitter to the pom pom on the hat and over the grey flooring.  FUN!!! After I added the WO English roses I put some glitter on those as well.  OH and I added more to the miniature glass jar.  Those are fun too!  The Marianne “tassel dies” are so easy to make but adding them under the “filigree flat back pearl”, wax cord bow and seam binding bow seemed like the perfect addition.

Summer Red

Red “Happy Summer” Card  I started with Dutch Doobadoo’s Card Art A4 Tent template and layered using Maja Design’s gorgeous Summertime collection.  For the image I used Summertime’s “In the Garden” and layered it over Joy’s “Framework with Rounded Corners” die.  For the top layer I added the “Happy Summer” strawberry stamp.  I then added some Wild Orchid Craft flowers as well as a hand made Foamiran flower (white) and layered all flowers with Foamiran leaves.  The shabby chic bow and rose charm were then popped on last for the finishing touch.

Summer Blue

Blue “Happy Summer” Card For this sweet card I did the same thing as the Red “Happy Summer Card” using the Art A4 Tent template from Dutch Doobadoo.  I loved the Summertime collection so I thought maybe I needed two of them.  The image is from the “By the Sea” diecuts paper and same with the “Happy Summer” stamp that I layered atop the image.  Under the image is a different Joy die called “Rectangle Frame with Circles”.  Again I made a flower bouquet using more Wild Orchid Craft flowers and another cream colored Foamiran flower.  I layered them with more Foamiran leaves but for this one I added a wood bark star from Noor! Design UK.  The filigree butterfly was from my stash.  

I hope you’ve enjoyed this one!  I know I did!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs!

 

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Guest Designer Monika Jakubowska

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

12 March, 2017 - , ,

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Hello Maja Design fans.
Monika Jakubowska with you here today.

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It`s nice to meet you here. Today I want to share romantic card made with Summertime collection.

I used paper “Garden bouquet” and added gorgeous image from the paper “Is always the best”. Flowers comes from Wild Orchid Crafts. To make the cluster look more natural I added leaves cut out with the paper “Greenery” .

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I also added some chipboards from Agateria and lots of cream beads.

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I hope you like my inspiration.

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Guest Designer Jaya Raghuvanshi

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Posted by Camilla Lilliesköld

20 February, 2017 - , ,

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Hello! I am Jaya Raghuvanshi from India, a dentist by profession and a truly creative person by heart. I am a mixed media style scrapbooker . I love playing with colours, textures & different mediums.Its been three years since I have been into Mixed Media.

Mixed media art gives me the freedom to go wrong, make mistakes, learn & create, which is why I am so hooked!!  Apart from paper crafts, I also love travelling & photography.

I would like to thank Maja Designs for having me here :)

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The Vintage spring basics by Maja Designs is a really gorgeous line!  I love the muted look of some of these papers. For this page I decided to go ahead with the ‘2nd of April’ paper from the same collection. It’s really soft light yellow with a hint of script texture. I absolutely loved that the papers handle all sorts of media so well!

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Prima 8″X10 “stencil- Enjoy

Prima watercolr confections- Pastel dreams

Prima watercolor confections- The classics

Prima flowers- Rossibelle collection

Prima Valentine vines

2Crafty chipboards- Handdrawn hearts

2Crafty chipboard- Precious loopy font

Prima wood icons- Epiphany collection

Prima Confetti hearts die

Kaisercraft texture stamps

 

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I just fell in love with the collection the moment i saw it. It has the most gorgeous papers and images. I loved fussy cutting a few to add on my page for some added interest. I decided to go with a monochrome look for this layout with a hint of gold.

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Maja designs papers-

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Summertime- In The garden- diecuts

2Crafty chipboard- Follow your heart

2Crfaty chipbaord- Grame Madeline’s flourish

Prima Marketing Inc- Art stones, Mini art stones

Prima Watercolor confections

Prima Stencil- Flourish Damask

Prima flowers- Royal Menagerie- Elizabeth

Prima Junkard findings- Black Street signs

Prima shabby chic resin treasures- Oval frames

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Thank you so much for having me on the Maja blog!

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Special Guest Designer Monika Jakubowska

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23 January, 2017 - , , ,

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Hello, I’m Monika Jakubowska.

I`m so honoured and thrilled to be a Maja Design Guest Designer,Thank you for the invitation. I think it will be a fabulous year.
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Today I want to present you my very first creation – a shadow box and a card made for Grandpa and Grandma.
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To decorate this set I used gorgeous, delicate Vintage Baby It`s a Boy VIN-732 and Vintage Baby Special Delivery VIN-737. These papers look so lovely here. I also used my handmade flowers, some chipboards and Prima metal and resin embellishments.

Some closeups:
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Thank you for visiting.

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Special Guest Designer – Bev Rochester

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Again I’ve carried the design to the inside of the card with these gorgeous vintage papers.

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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.

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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.

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And again, the inside finished off to carry the design through.

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Thank you for visiting!

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