Orchid Beauty


Posted by Pascale B

30 March, 2017 - , ,

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Hello Sweeties,

Today, I’m up on Maja Design blog with a new mixed media layout featuring both the “Enjoying Outdoors” and the “I Wish” collections.

Orchid Beauty by Pascale B.

Photo: Comfreak

As usual, I primed the background with clear gesso. While it was drying, I prepared a paste with 3D Gloss Gel and the Rust and the Gold Opal Magic Mica Powders. I added a first design with this homemade paste and a stencil.

Orchid Beauty by Pascale B.

I prepared a second paste with the Rusty Red Art Alchemy and the Texture Powder: the result is a matte paste. I used a second stencil to add another design and let dry everything.

Orchid Beauty by Pascale B.

I painted the orchids with the Rusty Red paint and added more gold to them with the Gold Opal Magic. I die-cut some branches in a watercolor paper.

Orchid Beauty by Pascale B.

I colored the background with Moonshadow spray ink and Magicals to match the colors of the photo. I added also some random stamping.

Orchid Beauty by Pascale B.

I cut some papers from the I Wish collection to match and add under the photo. I glued all the embellishments with a 3D gel.

Orchid Beauty by Pascale B.

Maja Design papers:  

Having tea in the sun I wish Santa will remember me bs I wish we will have a tree bs
Enjoying Outdoors
Having tea in the sun
I Wish
Santa will remember me bs
I Wish
we will have a tree bs
I wish you a Happy Holiday bs I wish for peace and joy bs
I Wish
you a Happy Holiday bs
I Wish
for peace and joy bs

”Cherished Moments”


Posted by Mary Catt

8 January, 2017 - ,

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Hello my friends and happy Sunday to all!!!

Mary here with you today to share my latest layout featuring the beautiful ”I Wish” collection. I really love these papers because although it is a Christmas collection can easily be used in non-Christmas pages. Take for example mine…

This time I made a soft romantic page with this beautiful photo, which as always found on Pinterest.  And, before I continue I want to give all the proper credits to the photographer.

Close up 1

For my background, I used the ”I wish to play in the Snow” paper and I made some layers behind my photo with the ”I wish you a Happy new Year”  and the ”I wish for frosty mornings” papers. I also placed some pieces from an old book and made a fussy cutting on some vintage clocks from the Vintage Autumn Basics ”No XVI” paper.

Close up 2

First, I gave my paper a coat of clear gesso and then I added some texture with modeling paste and a stencil. I heat embosed the paste with ”Golden Angel Wings” Lindy’s powder to make the texture more obvious. Then, I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang mists, ”Cowabunga Copper” and ”Cape Cod Coral” with some water to make a watercolor effect.

Close up 3

I heat embossed the floral chipboards and the title with ”Byzantine Bronze”. All the chipboards I used are 2crafty and the flowers are Prima Marketing. The metal embellishments are ”Scrap Unlimited”.

Close up 4

As a final touch, I added some bronze microbeads and some Prima Memory Hardware – Glass Pearls.


Papers used:



Well, that’s all for today, my friends!

See you again in two weeks!

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Xmas Card


Posted by Pascale B

22 December, 2016 - , ,

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Hello Sweeties,

Today I’m up on Maja Design blog with my last post for 2016. I made a final Xmas card with the I Wish collection.

Xmas Card by Pascale

I glued on the base two pieces of papers that I distressed. I die-cut a doily cut in two that I inserted between the two papers.

Xmas Card by Pascale

I cut the sentiment in the I wish Ephemera. I glued some sisal, a couple of flowers,  some die-cut sprigs of holly.

Xmas Card by Pascale

To add some sparkling, I added gold mica flakes as well as gold, green and red glitters.

Xmas Card by Pascale

I wish you all a merry Christmas.

Maja Design Papers:

I Wish
I wish we will deck the halls I wish those memories will last I wish you a Happy Holiday bs I wish - Ephemera
I Wish
we will deck the halls
I Wish
those memories will last
I Wish
you a Happy Holiday bs
I Wish



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

Merry Christmas!


Posted by Maja Nowak

21 December, 2016 - ,

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Good morning, Maja Friends, I’m so happy you’ve found some spare moment in the hot time of Christmas preparations to visit our blog :)

I’m in the middle of that fever too, with getting my home ready for 16 people 😉 and so just a quick post today to share an 8×8 layout:


I selected the ecru, red and brown patterns of the I Wish collection to decorate the photo of my boys in their Santa’s angels suits 😉 I layered the red and ecru papers for the background:


…and added some handmade tags nad the title I cut out from the signature strip:


I also placed a piece of the signature strip across the photo and added a Santa post stamp from the Ephemera sheet:


Then I added the flower cluster with glittery diecuts and a berry twig I found in some cheap store a couple of years ago 😉


I put the layout into a dimensional frame:


….and it will make a home decor Christmas gift for the Grandparents :)


I hope they’d like it!



Other: dies: Magnolia, no name dies; flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; chipboard: Scrapiniec; bling: Marianne Design; berry twig, button, clip: my stash

And now, before I get back to work, I’d like to thank you for visiting Maja Design blog this year, for your nice comments and appreciation.

I wish you the happiest Christmas and a fabulous creative New Year!


“Merry Christmas” by Tina Ollett


Posted by Tina Ollett

20 December, 2016 -

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Hello once again. Tina O with you here today with a little Christmas cheer.

I, as a rule do not do cards, but I felt as I should as we a coming into Christmas in only a few days time. With this in mind and the fact that it has been a long time since I have created a card, I have kept it pretty simple. I wanted to do something a little vintage with a shabby touch.

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To create this card I started with a Kraft Cardstock base and cut a 23 x 10cm card base. The top of this was then layered with some Dusty Attic corrugated board. And on top of the corrugated I have used the new “I Wish” collection. Because I wanted a vintage feel I stayed with the rustic brown colours with the addition of cream and green. I tore section of both “Those memories will last” bs and also “You a happy New Year” bs. These would have to be my favourites pieces from the collection as you will remember I used them in a previous layout using the I Wish Collection.

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The christmas leaves I have used for this project were dressed with some Walnut Gold glimmermist to take away the darkness of the green but also to add in a touch of gold.

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I wrapped the corrugation with a large piece of twine and left it hanging to the side. Over the top of the twine I added in some Dusty Attic Baroque Chipboard to cover my knot which was embossed and sanded.

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I have cut the postage stamp from the Ephemera Sheet and added it tucked above the cluster just peeping out.

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I dry brushed my embellishments with white gesso to tone the card colours down a little and to keep within the shabby/ vintage style.

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My title “Merry Christmas” was cut from the base strip of “I wish those memories would last”. These are always perfect for that little added addition to any card or layout. So don’t throw them away!!

Maja Design Products Used


Maja Design – I wish  – Ephemera

Maja Design – I wish  – “Those memories will last” bs

Maja Design – I wish – “You a happy New Year” bs

Other Products Used

Dusty Attic Baroque Corner Large

Dusty Attic Corrugated Board

Large Lace Trim

Ultimate Crafts Large “Seasons Greetings” Mixed Poinsettias ULT157663

Ultimate Crafts Large “Seasons Greetings” Small Mixed Poinsettias ULT157665

Miscellaneous Christmas Deco (White)

Liquitex Gesso (White)

Glimmermist Walnut Gold

Stamp It – Superfine Detail Embossing Powder

Versa Mark Ink

Clear Seed Beads

Tea Stained Muslin


Well I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a most 

fabulous wonderful and safe New Year.

Until next time…..Tina-sign