“Sun Kissed” by Tina Ollett


Posted by Tina Ollett

13 March, 2018 - ,

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Hello and welcome Maja fans. It is Tina with you today to share my next Maja project with you.
As you are all aware I am sure, I love anything to do with the beach. My heart skips a beat when I think sunshine and sand. And yesterday while I was clearing away my desk of the Nyhavn collection from another Maja creation I came across 3 pieces that I had not noticed before. The colours of these papers instantaneously sent mind mind thinking ……. aha a beach layout that will be perfect.

This is “Sun Kissed”

And below are the 3 sheets of papers from the Nyhavn Collection that I have used to start my project.

I used Historical Atmosphere as my background piece. I then did some tearing of the Sunnyside. I have to say that this piece is just magical in my eyes. I could not go without using this piece. I adhered pieces of Sunnyside throught the centre of my layout running vertically. I then did some matting of my black and white portrait photo. These pieces of matting were distressed and sanded a little to give that worn look that you often see with beach layouts.

Once everything was glued in place including my photo, I primed the papers using some clear gesso.

I also added in some stencilling using the “Cobblestones” stencil from Dusty Attic. I then painted some white gesso over my papers to lighten certain areas and to highlight others. I then went on to give my page more colours using some Dusty Attic Acrylic paints in Bisque and Faded Denim.

I then went on to change up the colours of my 49andMarket flowers from older collections to co-ordinate with my page. Some of these flowers were a bluebell colour which looked beautiful with the faded denim over the top. I also added in some beautiful Dusty Attic chipboard frames and flourishes and an anchor to help embellish my page.

And lastly I adhered all my coloured embellishments along with some extra seashells found at our last trip to the beach. some of these were quite bulky so I had to cut the backs away to fit them where they needed to sit.

Well that is all from me today. Thank you for taking the time to visit and have a look at my project.

Until next time happy crafting.


“Summer” by Tina Ollett


Posted by Tina Ollett

21 November, 2017 - ,

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Welcome and a very big hello !

Tina O with you here today. It has been a couple of months since I was last here and I am so very happy to be back on board creating again for Maja Designs. I have been away recuperating from shoulder surgery but I am very happy and so glad to be back at my table again creating.

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Today I have something beachy for you. Here in Australia Summer is a very special time for our family. Lots of trips to the beach and just getting out and enjoying the beautiful sunshine and our gorgeous beaches. The photo I have used today is of my youngest who just loooooooves the beach. And every chance she gets she will be found digging away in the sand, or mud digging holes or just building sandcastles. I adore this photo of her from back in 2012 at a holiday gettaway in Forster, New South Wales. Again she is digging away and very much caught up in the moment !


Since the togs she was wearing are a navy blue I decided to keep with these colours and add some neutral tones and have kept it very earthy. I have only used a little media being distress inks and gesso along with Rust Paste.

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My starting point was tearing up my sheet of Vintage Autumn Basics and layering it using both sides along with some Dusty Attic corrugated board. These pieces were laid over the top of Vintage Autumn Basics and then primed with some clear gesso. I did some drying brushing with white gesso to give that whitewashed beachy look and also did some splatterings of white.

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I have used some new Dusty Attic release beach chipboards, lots of 49andMarket Floral Mixology and Garden Seeds flowers along with some seashells to help with my embellishing of the page.

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The chipboards were dressed in gesso and I randomly applied rust paste let it dry for a few moments and rubbed the rust paste until the colour bleed into the gesso.

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Well that is all from me today, I do hope I have inspired you in some way big or small to create something this week for yourself! Enjoy the time you create and happy scrapping.


Salty Kisses


Posted by Amy Voorthuis

8 September, 2017 - ,

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Goodmorning lovely Maja Fans,

Today I am showing you a beach layout using a picture of myself en the always pretty “Vintage Summer Basics” collection. Also we are promoting “PETALOO” flowers this month from the 12th – 24th and on this layout you will see a bunch of them. You see the promotion doesn’t start in couple of day’s but I wanted to give you a little taste on how pretty they are.


This picture was taken back in 2010 and I never used it on a layout before…all the chipboard pieces are by The Dusty Attic and where treated with white gesso and Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays but also I used some different sizes art stones and some stamps and stencils. The stamp I used is a new one from 49 and Market designed by own very own Pascale….awesome job girl love it!






Maja Design papers used: Vintage Summer Basics: 1935, 1946, 1936 and 1934


Thank you for visiting the blog today and I¬†would like to wish you all a wonderful week, vacation time and so much more. Hopefully I will see to back on my next post ūüėČ



“Picture Perfect” by Tina Ollett


Posted by Tina Ollett

1 August, 2017 - ,

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Hello and welcome. Tina O back with you today.

My newest creation, “Picture Perfect” has been designed¬†using the gorgeous Denim and Friends collection. This is such a versatile collection that I decided to do a beachside layout. My favourite thing to create, as we live in one of the most beautiful beach inspired places in the world ! Much of our spare time and holidays are spent at the beachside, therefore I have an endless supply of photographs from these memorable moments.

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I have kept my layout very simple using a smaller sized portrait colour photo of my youngest daughter at the beach getting very very muddy. I caught her unawares as you can see from the photo. Denim and Friends has many gorgeously stunning pages that would work perfectly for a beachside background page. Today I decided to use the bs of Fashion to start my layout. I primed it with gesso and did some stenciling using the Dusty Attic Confetti stencil with crackle texture paste. Once it dried a did some colouring with Rusty Hinge Distress Ink and water.

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I did lots of layering of chipboards (Dusty Attic) to create a design to work a photo into. These chipboards were dressed in Rust Pastes, Gesso, Distress Inks and Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.

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I made some acetate embellishments using 49andMarket’s Sand and Sea stamp set. Other embellishments included a lace motif and beautiful 49andMarket Sea Side Blooms in Sea Breeze colour.

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I wanted to emulate the mud that my daughter was digging in. To do this I have used fibres coloured with rust pastes. I dried these and gave them a coating of gesso and then randomly wiped over with Rust Pastes. I also adhered over the fibres with some Art Stones with 3D Gloss Gel. And then coloured them using some Nuvo Mousse.

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Well that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed your visit here today.

Until next time happy scrapping. x






Posted by Amy Voorthuis

18 July, 2016 -

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Goodmorning lovelies,

Are you all enjoying your summer? Well for me that starts in little under one month, hopefully all will be better in Turkey by then as we leave to go on our vacation. For today I would like to show you some more projects showing of the newest “Summertime”collection! I am not sure what it is but this is such “must create” with collection that I just can’t put my finger on it hihihi. For my projects I used all pretty dies by Cheery Lynn Designs what better way to show off that gorgeous collection right?

Amazing Summertime:


As you can maybe see this card looks a lot like the card on my last post but only here I used a different color scheme more of a beach feeling. The pictures in this collection are super cute that it draws you to fussy cute them and create any kind of project with it.



Maja Design papers used: Only the blue and creme papers plus the¬†6×6 paper pad & It’s my favorite, Cute summer dress, Playing at the beach bs,¬†Glittering water,¬†Having fun bs,¬†Wind in my hair bs.


For the other card I used the other pretty colors in this collection and made a birthday card which is a very large card by the way the flowers on this card are also handmade. And I used a pretty new embossing folder and lots of dies. I am very pleased with how both cards turned out so very differently while using the same collection.

Happy Birthday: 

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This card was made with lots of layers as you can see and I probably used all the papers in this collection for the flowers. For the flowers I mostly use scraps because then I use my scraps because when I don’t the pile of scraps will become massive. What do you do with your scraps I wonder???



Maja Designs papers used: Only¬†the red, pink, green and creme papers plus the¬†6×6 paper pad &¬†Wind in my hair bs,¬†Taste the strawberries,¬†Light scarlet,¬†Taste the strawberries bs,¬†Flowers everywhere bs,¬†Is always the best bs,¬†Is always the best,¬†Greenery bs.


Thanks for being here with us today and I hope you will visit my blog later today ==> “HERE”¬†<==¬†for your chance at winning this gorgeous collection….. next time I will have a layout to show you ūüėČ have a lovely weekend everyone!