Monday, February 1, 2016

Maja Design February Mood Board Challenge!

Hello and welcome! Today begins a new month, and the unveiling of Maja Design's new mood board challenge! This is my first time participating, and I'm sooooooo excited about it!! Below you'll find  the mood board along with all the guidelines and a link for entering your gorgeous creations.     

This is how we use the mood boards:
Definition mood board – n
[a board used by designers on which samples of various colours and textures are mounted to help in deciding which elements complement each other]
We are using mood boards for our challenges. We truly believe in creativity and art at Maja Design. You are free to interpret the mood boards in any way you’d like. They are supposed to set you in an inspirational mood without too much controlling. We would like you to be inspired by the poems, words and photos. They are not given rules, they are just there as inspiration. Feel free to use any Maja papers you’d like as long as they follow the colour scheme.
We will pick a winner and present it here on the blog January 25th.
Have in mind that these challenges are a really great way for us to discover new talents and maybe some future Creative Team members…

How to participate?
♥ Create anything you’ll like – a layout, a card, something altered or maybe a canvas, take a nice picture of it and send it to We also need to know your full name, address and a phone number. Please specify what collection you would like to win, if you are the lucky one. We will also want to know if you would like it in the size 12*12 or 6*6. Please send us the pictures in the size of 800 pixels on the width. We would be so grateful if you also could change the file name of the photo to your first and last name including your country.
♥ Feel free to send us more than one picture, from different angles or some close-ups – or why not more than one project?
♥ Publish the project/s on your blog (or/and any social media, e.g. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest) with a link to our site. Please also add the picture of the mood board.
♥ Feel free to combine your entry with other challenges.
♥ The winner will be revealed the last Monday each month, at the Maja blog. The winner will be sent one collection by their choice, and also a digital Winner’s Badge to use and brag with.

This card is my interpretation of the mood board. I distressed, layered, and stitched Maja Design's Vintage Summer Basics papers to form the base of the card. All of my embellishments are created using the paper collection, including the handmade roses and eyelet lace. I randomly splattered a little watered down acrylic paint near the edges. I've included a few close up peeks below:  

The roses and lace are dusted with gesso. I layered several different papers along with the lace.  

The finishing touch is a rustic jute bow, because I adore them. 

A huge thanks for stopping by today! I hope you'll want to pull out your Maja papers and play along with the challenge. I send wishes for a heart filled with sunshine, no matter what the weather!  


Additional Supplies: Martha Stewart Punch, Rose Leaf die (manufacturer unknown), Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, Gesso, Jute, Heavy Weight Cardstock, Foam Tape, Sewing Machine, Thread, Acrylic Paints. 

Did you know Maja Design is on Social Media?

Pinterest: Did you know that Maja Design has a Pinterest Page? You can find it right here.
Facebook: You can follow us on Facebook right here and of course "LIKE" us.
Instagram: Maja also has an Instagram account – majadesigninsweden.
(Use the hashtag #majadesigninsweden or the tag @majadesigninsweden
with your Maja papers so we can find you.)


  1. What a fabulous moodboard Nancy and I just love what you have done with it. The colours, layers and textures in your card are just amazing. And of course that wonderful flower - so gorgeous! Jennie x

  2. This is another simply stunning creation, Nancy! I love your cards, they are my favorite out there!!! <3

  3. Wow another stunning card for Maja Design, love your posts with their papers.
    Hugs, Julie x

  4. So super gorgeous. I really love your work!

  5. Oh, what a beautiful card, Nancy! Love the flower!

  6. Beautiful as usual Nancy , love your work
    Elaine H X

  7. Just gorgeous Nancy!! I love your interpretation of the mood board, and your flower is just scrumptious!! So pretty. hugs :)

  8. How do you do this! Gorgeous and stunning design and your flowers are so scrumdidilyumptious! Wonderful colors and use of the mood board. Beautiful and shabbyliscious! Hugz. ~Niki

  9. Just looking at your amazing cards makes my day more sunshine-y! what brilliant use of those lovely papers! Your flowers and jute bow is just delicious! I would love to be a butterfly on your wall when you create! Hugs!

  10. Wow! This really is another of your stunners! The jute bow is the perfect finishing touch! Hugs, Chrisx l