“The best place” by Tina Ollett


Posted by Tina Ollett

28 April, 2020 - ,

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Hi Maja Design friends, its Tina with you today to share with you my next project. I wanted to create something vibrant and happy to share with you today because I feel we all need a little uplifting at the time in the world.

This is “The best place”……

As you can probably tell I have used the new release “Little Street Cafe” for the inspiration of this project. I love the colours of this collection. They really push me to use brighter colours and I love a good challenge. I decided on using a black and white photo of my youngest daughter to make things a little easier. I have used the patterned papers “The best place” and “Hot drinks”. I took the barcode strip from “The best place” and cut it and used this for my title. Easy. Love that these pieces can be used as I hate to waste paper.


            “The best place”

                   “Hot drinks”

    I added texture to my background using a Dusty Attic Stencil and Crackle Paste in white. I added more layers of the gorgeous “Hot drinks” and adhered these to the top section of my page. These pieces were distressed a little and also layered up using some old chipboard pieces. I have used some Dusty Attic chipboards to help embellish my page. These pieces were all dressed similarly using white gesso and crackle paste. I used the Little Street Cafe patterned paper “Tea please” for the backing of my little chipboard window.

                            “Tea please”

And around this I added in some tea stained muslin. Once I added in the muslin I then decided on adding more orange tones to my project to keep it bright and happy. I did this by colouring around my photo area using some pigments in gold.

I also added in a little random stamping using 49andMarket’s Stitching stamps and some numbers.

Above you can see that I also added in some Rafia in the natural colour to hold the frame in place on my project. I added in some gorgeous 49andMarket florals in pinks and soft cashmere. These were dry brushed with a little white gesso to tone the colours. I also added in some splatters of white gesso and pink acrylic paint. I highlighted some of the bluebell chipboard foliage with Star Dust stickles to keep my project sparkling and then I was completed.

Well I hope that this post has bought some happiness to your day. Keep smiling and stay safe.


Home for the Holidays – our latest collection


Posted by Carita Ruckman

14 November, 2015 - ,

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Finally..! It’s here. ♥
Our brand new collection – Home for the Holidays.
We are hoping to inspire you, once again, with a crispy and sparkling new winter line, just in time for the holidays.


The colors are so soft and sweet.. And once again we are going back in time, to a magic space, filled with wonders and miracles. A time filled with warmth, love and tenderness.

This year is now coming to an end, and we are looking forward to spend some quality time with family and friends. To take a moment off and just enjoy the peace and quiet, cook some delicious food, maybe bake a cake.. Probably a little gift here and there..
To embrace the love we have around us, the warmth and care we need so much.
This time is all about magic, peace, love and thoughtfulness.


We have made our new paper line for you to make some special art of your winter holiday memories.
The collection comes in 12×12″, as well as 6×6″. Hope you will enjoy.
You can enjoy all the different designs here.


I also must tell you that our talented Heather must step down from the team, for now. We haven’t seen her for a while on the blog, but she has always been a beloved member in our team. Now she needs to take a real break though, and we wish her all the best in the world..! I also want to embrace the opportunity to say Thank you Heather, for all you’ve done and for all the amazing inspiration you’ve been giving us. You are a true star and we really admire you. With confidence, I say – See you soon..! ♥



With love,

The Maja Crew