“Love” by Tina Ollett


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13 January, 2018 - , ,

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 Welcome and a very happy New Year to you. Tina with you today to share my project for January.

This layout was inspired by the Dusty Attic Moodboard for the month. I saw it and immediately thought Maja and stylish elegance. And what better way to display all of these than with a wedding photo. A very special photo of my little family from quite a few years ago. But this photo I feel captures all that our day was…..pure happiness and love.

I hope you enjoy this!


Every now and then I come across a patterned paper that really projects gorgeousness in itself. And this piece I selected from the Walking in the forest collection is one of those that I am talking of. It was really all I needed to create this project with …….and em

Flannel Shirt bs


This piece which I find just gorgeous with the suttle foliage at the side I find really elegant. My background was stencilled with some hearts and accentuated using paints and texture paste. I also added a very small amount of stamping.

You can see above the minty colour paint I used to help the photo pop from the page.

I did some layering of chipboards to create a base for my photo to sit upon. I then clustered flowers and lace leaves around this to bring the photo to attention.

Here you can see more layering upon the gorgeous piece of Flannel Shirt bs.

And a few more photos from different views…………..

Above you can see the background hearts which have been dressed and heat set to create dimension.


Here you can see the gorgeous 49andMarket flowers. These have been layered and clustered around the chipboards.

I have also added some hand dyed soft leaf lace to help soften my project.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed your visit. See you again next time and happy scrapping.

“Adore” by Tina Ollett


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9 May, 2017 - , ,

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Hello and welcome Maja followers!

Tina Ollett with you here today to share my next Design Team creation. Last time I was here I shared something a little rustic /country, so this time around I have decided on something Shabby Chic to showcase this gorgeous photo of my two girls. And what better collections to use to create this with, but the ever gorgeous

Vintage Spring Basics and the Vintage Summer Basics.



Just perfect to create that pretty shabby page.

This I have titled “Adore”………

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 I used the Vintage Spring Basics 7th of May as my background page but I firstly cut a photo mat from the centre to save on paper. I then layered torn Vintage Summer Basics 1922 and the Vintage Springs Basics 4th of May over this. When creating shabby layouts I like to leave large areas of the white paper core to give it an complete border and it also saves on sanding or inking.

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Here you can see the layered torn papers and above that the photo mats with distressed and sanded edges.

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I have layered over the top of the background page two sections of lace. I have run a piece of seam binding through the top piece of the lace and I tied it in a bow at the right side of the photo where it hangs to hold the chipboard title “Adore”. This chipboard piece was simply dressed in gesso and Liquid Pearls was swiped across and around the edges to highlight the titled.

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I love to create flower clusters, and this one was no exception. I used leftovers from many of my flower baskets that sit under my desk. They were all whitewashed with gesso to keep in with the shabby chic design. To complete the layout I added in some Kaisercraft paper leaves, a Dusty Attic frame which was dressed in Platinum Liquid Pearls and cut into several pieces and also a little cheesecloth.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have enjoyed popping by. Until next time, take care and happy crafting.


“Truly, Madly, Deeply” by Tina Ollett


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31 January, 2017 - ,

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 A very warm welcome to the wonderful Maja Designs blog. It feels like it has been forever since I was last here.  Today my family and I are going to a engagement dinner for a lovely young couple who, we as a family have grown with over the past few years. It is ever so sweet to see these two uniting. So I thought I would create a simple but elegant card for them to help celebrate their unity as a couple.

This is titled

“Truly, Madly, Deeply”

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When I first had the idea , I knew I wanted to create something very elegant but not too vintage as they are only a very young couple. I also wanted to keep it clean and crisp and I think I kept to my plan pretty much.

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I had used the Vintage Romance collection previously with another creation and I had a few scraps leftover which is what I have used for this card. They are as below. I only used the strip from the bottom of Champagne which says “Truly, Madly, Deeply”. I cut and distressed this piece and used this to run through the middle of my embellishments. I have used both sides of  Happily Ever After and torn and layered these papers to a baby blue cardstock card measuring 4 inches x 9 inches. My favourite size at this present time. I think this size cards keeps things elegant and stylish.

From the Ephemera Cards sheet I cut the doves and the hearts to help embellish my cards. I have also used the blue frame from Love Notes to sit under the doves and hearts as you can see below in the close-up photos.

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I have used a beautiful motif that is an absolute favourite. I have cut and extended this to fit under my ephemera. I have also added in a little cheesecloth along with some tiny blue roses and a couple of petals from a material flower.

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I dusted over a little gesso to the flowers and other embellishments to keep it calming. Then a little Star Dust Stickles was wiped over areas included the hearts and doves of the ephemera piece.

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The card from another angle layered around some more gorgeous laces and motifs. This collection is a sure winner in my books. It is simply elegant! Well that is all from me today. I do hope that I have inspired you in some small way to create a little something for yourself or possibly a loved one.

A great excuse to create with Valentines Day only day away.

Until next time take care and happy crafting.


“Forever Love” by Tina Ollett


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17 January, 2017 - , , ,

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A huge welcome to you! It’s Tina with you today to share my next Design Team creation.

This project for January, I have titled

…..”Forever Love”….

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This, for me, was a layout of love. Scrapbooking for me is about the memories and sometimes the photos from the most special days of all, aren’t of the best quality but I always insist on using them no matter what. On our special day a professinal photographer was hired, but it was very unfortunate that during the development of our photos that something went horribly wrong. Due to the developing error we we did not receive a great deal of photo’s that were of a good quality or worthy of using to hang on our walls. We depended on our family and friends to help us with photo’s they had taken and this photo is one of them. We were so fortunate to have our two eldest attend our wedding. They were so excited the whole day through. My son walked me down the aisle with my Dad, something I will never forget and treasure always.

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I am mad for anything at present that I can fussy cut from papers. And I found this in the Vintage Autumn Basics No. II sheet that was in my gorgeous Maja stash. I have cut at least a half of this sheet up and layered it in and around the page.

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You can see above in the bottom of the photo the layering of journalling cards that I cut from Vintage Spring Basics “Days to Remember” and also from the Vintage Romance collections “Love Notes”. Amongst the several layers of journal cards I have alternated mats of “Raspberry Jam Cookies” from the Coffee in the Arbour collection. Yes I have mixed a lot of collections this time around . I find the beauty of Maja Designs ranges is that they just blend together so beautifully.
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I have layered the  project with paper doilies, lace motifs, Dusty Attic’s gorgeous chipboards cut up, muslin and even a sewing spool. The sewing spool was wrapped with the bar strip from Vintage Romance’s bside of “Passion”. Passion was used as my background piece with the frame cut from Vintage Romance’s “She’s my Lady”.

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This here, is the side on view of the base of the photo. The lace motif I have used here has been cut into many many pieces and divided throughout the layout to help give it movement.

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I have tucked a few doilies around to help break up the pink from the flowers and the background.

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I just loved these clocks found on the Vintage Spring Basics sheet. I have used the largest of the clocks and cut it to sit behind the photo so it did not overtake the whole layout. I cut some of the smaller clocks with the roses to sit on top of the large one layered.

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From another view…….

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and another…..

Maja Designs Papers used for this project were:


Maja Designs – Vintage Autumn Basics No.II


  • Maja Designs – Coffee in the Arbour – Raspberry Jam Cookies


Maja Designs – Vintage Romance – Passion -bs


Maja Desings – Vintage Romance – She’s My Lady


Maja Designs – Vintage Romance – Love Notes

Other Materials Used

Dusty Attic Ornamental Trim Set

Dusty Attic “Forever”

Wendy Vecchi Crackle Texture Paste

Art Basics Heavy Gesso

Liquid Pearls Chocolate

Ranger Distress Ink Walnut Stain, Ground Espresso, Victorian Velvet

E Line Pearl Crystal Prima Marketing Inc – Pearls and Crystals Item# 300470

A Place To Create’s Lace Motif (large)

Muslin, Wood Sewing Spool, Miscellaneous Wood Heart and Bracket

Acrylic Stamp Set Script

I so hope that you have enjoyed your time here today. If you have pieces of different Maja collections lying around in your stash, why not try combining them together like I have here today. Would love to see what you do!

Until next time take care and happy scrapping.Tina-sign

“Dream with your eyes wide open” by Tina Ollett


Posted by Tina Ollett

3 January, 2017 - ,

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Well hello to you and a very very Happy New Year!! I certainly hope 2017 is kind to you and blesses you with many wonderful suprises.

Tina O with you today to share with you my first Maja Project for the year!!

Unfortunately the start of 2017 has not been so kind to me. I had a small incident whereby I dislocated my shoulder…..arghhhhhh. So this typing is done one handed (lefthanded) with my other in a sling. Scrapping has been somewhat difficult and let’s just say it takes twice as long to do things! So I am hoping for a very speedy recovery. But with that being said I still got to meet my deadline and here it is…..

“Dream with your eyes wide open”

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My youngest girl just adores our fur family and every chance I get, I photograph her with them. I shot this photo last week with our beautiful boy Rafael and I just adore it. My project here today was created using Maja Design’s “Enjoying Outdoors” collection. This was one of my very first collections to choose when I first come on board Maja. I so love all the earthy tones combined with the pinks and purples. For my background I chose to use “Woodlands”. I preped the background with clear gesso and some Crackle texture paste through the Kaisercraft 12 x 12 Damask Stencil. I also did a small amount of stamping with some Walnut Stain distress ink.

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I used Maja Designs Enjoying Outdoors both front and back to create my layered background for the photo. I tore and distress these papers and I also added in torn journaling cards and tags from the Enjoying Outdoors Tags & Journaling sheet. I tucked in some torn paper and white doilies around the photo matting to help start my page off. You can see some of the layering I did above.

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Above and below you will see that I have used quite a bit of chipboard . I used the Dusty Attic String Frame to frame my photo which I printed off in a sepia tone. The String Frame was inked in Walnut Stain Distress Ink and coated with a small amount of Distress Crackle Paint to highlight and deepen the colour. I then wrapped moss and green florists wire around the String Frame. This was then adhered to the photo.

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You can see the string frame above.

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Another view of the string frame wrapped in moss. You can also see here some of the foliage chipboards that I added into the flower cluster. These were dressed the same as the string frame but with just a hint of Forest Moss Distress Ink added in.

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I love this title chipboard I have used here…..It would have to be a favourite quote of mine.

“Dream with your eyes wide open”

This was dressed in Antique White acrylic and then I inked the edges with some Walnut Stain and Forest Moss to compliment the rest of the project.

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These little tags from the Tags and Journaling sheet are just gorgeous and I love adding in little elements with numbers that just don’t mean anything, but is a lovely addition to add interest.

 Below I have listed a complete materials list for your convenience.


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  Maja Designs Enjoying Outdoors Colourful


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Maja Designs Enjoying Outdoor Woodlands


Maja Designs Enjoying Outdoors Tags & Journaling Cards

Other Products Used 

Dusty Attic Fancy Flourish DA0349

Dusty Attic Foliage #5

Dusty Attic Foliage #2

Dusty Attic String Frame Small DA1185W

Dusty Attic leaves

Kaisercraft Damask Stencil

Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers

Miscellaneous Small flowers Cream

Distress Inks Forest Moss, Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso

Distress Crackle Paint

3D Gloss Gel

Wendy Vecchi Crackled Texture Paste

Dylusions White Linen

Kaisercraft Antique White Acrylic Paint

Teastained Muslin


Art Basics Heavy Gesso

Liquitex Clear Gesso

ArtExtravagance Mini Art Stones

Inka Gold Hydrangea

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

Until next time.Tina-sign