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Posted by Maja Nowak

6 June, 2018 - ,

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Good morning, dear Visitors to the Maja Design blog 🙂

Today I have a layout to share, featuring a photo of my younger son with his signature look, that is smiling widely 🙂

Since the moment he was born he was a very joyful child, always positive and ready to play. When I look through our family album, on almost all photos he looks like this:

Of course, there are moments of a worse mood, especially now that he is in his early teens, but if I were to characterise him in one word, that would be “smiley” 🙂 And I wanted to document this in my layout.

For my page I used one of our older Christmas collections, I Wish (I always use Christmas papers for non-holiday projects, usually the papers are too beautiful to use them once a year! 🙂 ) The design is very simple: just a couple of banners, some buttons and the title made of chipboard sticker alphabet:

I also added some stamping in the background:

In the flwoer cluster I put a clay face that looks very similar to my boy’s smile 🙂

I do hope my son would always have a reason to smile!

And here’s the list of my supplies:

Maja Design papers:

Other: stamps: Tim Holtz; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts, Prima; molds: Prosvet; art clay: Martha Stewart; cotton ribbon: Prima; buttons Dovecraft, glitter ink: 13@rts.

And that’s all for today, see you soon!

Favorite Tales

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Posted by Mary Catt

29 October, 2017 - ,

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Hello my dear friends!!!

It’s Mary here with you today and I have a new layout to share with you.

As you may already know, I love finding my photos on Pinterest and this time, while I was searching I found that beautiful photo. So, I choose paper from the ”I Wish” collection and combined it with some beautiful flowers and a few metal embellishments. But, before I continue more I want to give all the proper credits to the ”unknown” photographer.

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For my background, I used the ”I Wish For Peace and Joy” paper. First, I gave my background a coat of clear gesso. When it was dried I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. I continued by coloring my page with Lindy’s sprays ”Danny Zuko’s Denim”, ”Green with Envy Green” and ”Grab a Guy Gold”.

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I heat embossed all the chipboards with the ”Orbit Olive Gold” Lindy’s embossing powder. As usual all the chipboards I used are 2crafty.

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When everything was glued down, I added some copper micro beads and made some splatters with white acrylic artists ink.

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Paper used:

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That’s all for today, my friends!

Thank you for stopping by!

Some winter inspiration!

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Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

18 October, 2017 - ,

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Here is a paper bag I have decorated with gorgeous papers from the collection I wish.

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Only days ago I came back from a holiday in beautiful Croatia! I stayed in a beautiful small village called Cavtat, just outside the city Dubrovnik. I was told that the people in Dubrovnik first settled down in Cavtat, before they had to escape and settled down in Dubrovnik. I guess thats why they built that fantastic city wall -to keep the enemies away. In Croatia it was still Summer, and blue sky every day! Inspite of that I manage to get the flu and sinusitis. Luckily this happened the day before we went home, so I really enjoyed my time there.

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But because of all this, I had no new card to show you. This paper bag was published in the magazine Ett Trykk last February. But I have saved it for the blogs when it was time to show some winter/Christmassy inspirations. I have made it to show my style of crafting.

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The image from Magnolia is coloured with Distress Ink, re-inkers.

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I have decorated with different types of flowers, cheese cloth, wycinanka, die cuts and pearls.

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I have added some Frantage around the image, which is matching the colours of the papers perfectly. The edges are sewed with my sewing machine.

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Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design blog today!

With love,

Camilla

First Christmas card by Padoriaa

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Posted by Paulina Monasterska-Tronina

28 September, 2017 - ,

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Hello our blog friends. This time I would like to show you my first Christmas Card. I received the Christmas paper collections a long time ago. Couldn’t wait to use them! Finally I can say – the season for the Christmas cards has started ! 🙂 Here is my first proposal :

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I cut out the Santa Claus from the “I wish – Ephemera” paper sheet, then created the background by adding layers one by one. Chipboard, paper flowers, some soft pom-poms and little bells.

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Do you feel this magical atmosphere of Christmas here  ? I do 🙂 Hope I will inspire some of you to  creating the Christmas cards, decorations etc. a little bit earlier. Hope this card is a good sign and I will find time to create more projects like this. Hugs, Paulina

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Horse

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Posted by Pascale B

25 May, 2017 - ,

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Hello Sweeties

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with a layout featuring the I Wish collection even if we are not in winter. I chose a photo I’ve taken during my trip in Prague of the “Horse” from David Černý: a statue of St Wenceslas riding his dead horse upside-down.

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I primed the background with clear gesso. When dry, I added a design with a stencil and clear crackle paste which I let dry naturally.

Horse by Pascale B.

In the meantime, I die cut a few leaves on a watercolor paper and I colored them with differents Twinkling H2Os. I sprayed some flowers with a gold shimmer.

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Next, I colored the design area with different Twinkling H2Os

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I cut a few papers to add under the photo and I glued the flowers and leaves.

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I added some random stamping. To finish the layout, I added some mica flakes and glass glitters.

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Maja Design papers:

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Pascale B

Hello, I’m Pascale B. from France.
Since I began to scrap, flowers are part of my layouts, and I gradually started to use mixed media as well. I don’t know how to define my style, perhaps something like free vintage shabby style could be a good definition.
Visit me at www.pbhobby.blogspot.com