Guest Designer Jaya Raghuvanshi


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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 🙂


Jaya - layout 1

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!

Maja Paper – Vintage spring basics  602-2nd-of-April-BS

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-

Summertime- 12×12 inch-

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!


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.


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.


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!


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


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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


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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:

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!