Arabic night


Posted by Camilla Støen Bakke

14 June, 2017 -

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Hi dear Maja fans! Hope you are fine! Here comes my latest card which I finished yesterday. I wanted to make a pink and yellow card, so I found the perfect pattern papers in the Nyhavn Collection:


I have used a new image from Magnolia, and coloured her in matching colour as the papers. I use Distress Ink for my colouring.


The flowers are from Kort& Godt and WOC. To tone them down and to give them that shabby look, I painted over them with White Gesso. Under the flowers I have put some Sissal grass.


I have used drops of Liquid pearls in her hair. Behind the image I have put some cheese cloth and a doily.


You might have a better view of how the paper is built up under.


Here are the three pattern papers I have used:

Thank you so much for visiting the Maja Design blog!

With love, 


Memories of being your Mother


Posted by Amy Voorthuis

19 May, 2017 - , , ,

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Goodmorning & happy Friday Maja Fans,

Today I have a layout to share with you all in honor of being a mom. In life we all want our kids to grow up and be amazing young people and trust in what they can achieve…..Our boy is a charming 12 year old kiddo and I love him to the moon and back. Yesterday was a disaster day of creating that I tore a whole layout apart and threw it away! Am I the only one? Or are there more of you that have that sometimes. A couple of day’s ago I also deleted all my inbox messages from my hotmail too….so I think I am having a bad week lol. Hopefully all will get better soon so I don’t feel like I do now which is rushed…


I used the pretty Nyhavn sheet as my background and added two other colors to make the picture pop of my layout. It’s totally a different style then what I was creating before I trew it away….because that was all pink and girly. I really love to create with pink but this time it didn’t work at all. I used some stencils on my background with some black paste this time.




All the chipboard peices are treated with ink, spray’s, acrylic paint and embossing powder and they are all by Dusty Attic. I also added a flair too I am totally hooked on those at the moment.





The flowers I used are from three different companies which are 49 and Market, Petaloo and Prima. I love making flower clusters like these. They add so much to your page at least that is what I think do you agree with me??




Maja Design papers used: Vintage Summer Basics collection: 1934 bs, 1899 bs & 1904 bs, Crea Diem collection: Den Oersattliga Tiden, Nyhavn collection: King’s Square.




Thank you so much for stopping by I hope you enjoyed my post today, and I have inspired you to play with your lovely Maja Design goodies have a lovely weekend…..




Posted by Tina Ollett

8 November, 2016 - ,

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A very warm welcome to you! Tina O with you today to share my latest Maja Design creation.

I have titled this project “Adorable” which best describes my gorgeous eldest daughter at a much younger age. I have used Maja Designs gorgeous Nyhavn collection. This collection is so very versatile, I could go on using it forever.

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This photo of my daughter was taken back when we lived in a little mining town in regional Queensland. Her favourite pastime was swinging on the swingset. I have so many photos of her on it, but this one is by far my favourite. It of course is a little blurry due to my lack of photography skills,  but she looks so radiantly happy and that smile just melts my heart.

I have used “Eating Out” as my background page. It was kept pretty simple with just a little colouring of H2O’s. I also added splatterings of Dylusions and also some Liquid Pearl Accents.

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You can see here that I have layered strips of the boards from “Sitting at the dock”. These were all cut into random strips and distressed. I then layered them up using a hot glue gun as I find this the quickest way. The Harbour Hertiage paper was used to mat the photo and I also used a strip of it to sit at the top and bottom of the photo to give more layers to my layout.

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I have used some Dusty Attic chipboards to embellish my page. They were all dressed with liquid pearls in an array of colours to keep my page bright and fun.

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My flower clusters were created using Prima Marketing flowers and some Kaisercraft paper leaves.

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I have also added in a couple of Cabochons which I have coloured using liquid pearls.

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And from another view. The papers from this collection have been listed below for your convenience.


Eating Out 

Heritage Harbour

Sitting at the dock

Other Products Used

Dusty Attic Chipboards Elegant Swirl, Heart Arrows #2 and Word Pack #12

H2O’s Mystique, and Bashful Blue 

Liquid Pearls Robins Egg, Onyx Pearl, Lemon Chiffon, White Opal

Clear and White Gesso

Distress Ink Black Soot

Fairy Dust Glitter

Dylusions Black Marble and White Linen

Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers

Kaisercraft Paper Leaves


Well that is all from me today. I hope you have a very beautiful week.

Until next time….take care.


“True Story” by Tina Ollett


Posted by Tina Ollett

11 October, 2016 -

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Hello and welcome. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend refreshed to start all over again.
Tina O with you here today with my very first blog post as a Maja Girl!  I am extremely happy to be here. A sweet dream come true. Thank you so very much for having me!For my first post I have created a layout titled……

……….”True Story”……..

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It is funny the things I remember and the things I forget about my children from when they were young, so it is a wonderful thing that I can reflect on photos which usually ignites those memories. This is of my youngest who will be turning 12 very soon! From this photo I remember the pure sassiness and I must admit stubborness she emitted. These are the things that I so love about her and I wouldn’t want her to be any other way!


My background was created using Maja Designs Nyhavn Collection. This would have to be one of my most favourite collections. I think because it has a lot of grey / black through them which I am extremely fond of at present.  I have incoporated a sheet of A Dockside in Bloom from the same collection and the reverse of it also….it has the crowns on the reverse which I thought was only fitting for a project encapsulating this photo and all that it means.The background page Kings Square was layered up with A Dockside in Bloom and primed with clear gesso. I added in a little texture using the Dusty Attic Distressed Diamonds stencil and crackle paste. While it was still wet I sprinkled over some silver prills and left to dry. I also painted in some Twinkling H2O’s to give the paper a little more colour. I have listed the papers below that I have used for this project.

 Maja Design – A Dockside in Bloom bs

Maja Design – Kings Square bs

Maja Design – Kings Square

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                  I have distressed torn leftover pieces from the Nyhavn collection to matt my ever so gorgeousphoto of my girl. They have been layered  to help give my page dimension.

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          The large chipboard piece was dressed in a mix of black gesso, crackle texture paste, and art stones along with a little iridescent medium to give my pieces a shimmery effect. The foliage chipboards were dressed clear crackle paste and then covered with liquid pearls once they dried. I have some more close-ups photos for you below……2016-10-09 Maja - True Story 026 2016-10-09 Maja - True Story 027 2016-10-09 Maja - True Story 028

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I also added in some tea stained muslin to highlight some of the darker areas of my page and add more texture.

Other Materials

Dusty Attic:Dusty In Colour Cashmere DA0904, Bird Baths 2 pk DA0395, Crown #2 DA0156, Leafy Stem #5 DA0156, Ornament Trim #2 DA0156, Word Disks DA1195, Distressed Diamond Stencil – DA1480,Foliage #2 DA1292, Foliage #5 DA1295, Cameo Ribbon Slides DA

Other:49andMarket Rustic Barn Blooms, Collections Butterflies, Liquid Pearls Black Onyx, Silver Pearl , Bisque, Lace, Prills – Silver, Gesso Black,White and Clear, Gel Medium, Muslin, Prima Metal Clocks, Prima Art Stones, Prima Crackle Paste White, Prima Marketing Inc. Flowers – Item # 590062, Twinkling H20’s #29517 (Buttercup), Black Distress Spray.

Well that is all from me today. I hope you have a lovely day.





Posted by Bec Genet

30 August, 2016 - ,

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Hi everyone. Sadly this is my last post for Maja Design.
I’m pregnant with baby #2 and my mind and body aren’t cooperating the way that I would like, so I’m taking a break from some of my scrapbooking commitments to try to get a little more rest.
For my last layout I have used the Nyhavn Collection to create a vintage style layout.

I used three papers from the Nyhavn collection to layer together and create my background. These papers were, The Sunny Side, A Dockside in Bloom & Kings Square.

I added white texture paste through a floral and diamond stencils.

I coloured my chipboard with Distress Ink in Hickory Smoke to match the colour of the King’s Square paper. Then I embellished with yellow, peach and grey flowers to compliment the papers.

Maja Design Nyhavn Collection Papers:
The Sunny Side
A Dockside in Bloom
King’s Square