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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Springtime Tea!



A happy hello to all of my crafty friends! I'm presenting today on the Maja Design Blog! I always get so excited about sharing my adoration of these beautiful papers with you. I'm feeling lots of love for the Coffee in the Arbour collection at the moment. Every single paper in the collection brings to mind the joy of a lovely spring day. I prefer tea to coffee, however, so I'm going with a teatime theme. With this 'Springtime Tea' card pastels are combined with a fun pop of bright color.  


Each paper is distressed, layered, and stitched to form the base of the card. The card is designed around the focal image, which is found in the paper collection.

Prima flowers, die cut leaves, glass pearls, and a twine bow round out the embellishments. 


Below is a closer look at the design paper. I know I say this all the time, but it truly is amazing how beautifully the papers work together. Honestly, the hardest part is narrowing down which papers to use. SO many choices!



Thank you so much for joining me today. If you are wondering where you can purchase these gorgeous Maja Design Papers, I have a link to the list of online sellers here. Would you like to win an entire set of Maja Design papers? All you need to do is check out our current Mood Board Challenge here and start creating. I send wishes for a week filled with all things bright and beautiful!

Hugs,
  Maja Design Papers Used: 

Additional Supplies: Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Prima Flowers, Glass Pearls, Natural Twine, Foam Adhesive, Sewing Machine, Thread.

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.)



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April Showers Card!


Hello! Welcome to one and all of my favorite people! What has been going on in your life lately? Are you busy in your craft room, or maybe outdoors planting beautiful gardens and taking in the lovely weather? I've been slack with my flowers so far, but have plans to finish my window boxes in the next couple of weeks. I'm busy preparing for my Man of Number's graduation. Mostly it's down to finalizing travel plans and packing our bags. Our family has changed so much since the last college graduation in that attendance has become much smaller. Our other children are busy and spread across the nation, and of course there is the loss of my sweet mother and major health issues with my dad. But our Man of Numbers will be well represented by his proud parents as he walks up to receive his diplomas.          

The big news today is our challenge beginning at The Frilly and Funkie Blog! The talented Suzz is our 'hostess with the mostest' this time around. She's chosen a delightful theme for this time of year, Aprils Showers! Her guidelines are as follows: Create a shabby chic or vintage project inspired by the word showers. Think rain, storms, umbrellas, baby showers, wedding showers whatever comes to mind and start creating.

At the end of the challenge the team will choose their top four picks. Our first place winner will be invited to join us in a Guest DT spot at The Frilly and Funkie Blog. Three additional talented participants will receive badges to display on their blogs. Everyone who enters and adheres to the challenge guidelines will be entered into a drawing to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique! For entry specifics and inspiration from my fabulous teammates just click on the blog link above. 

My mind went straight to 'April Showers brings May Flowers'. I know it's overused, but I love it and it has become the theme of my card. The sentiment below is computer generated. 



The umbrella is fashioned from part of a Spellbinders circle die cut. I made the umbrella scallops with a small circle punch. There are Prima flowers aplenty, as well as a twine bow for a frilly finish. 



Thank you so much for coming here and sharing your time and warm thoughts with me. It's time to turn the challenge over to you. Y'all are the heart of the challenge, so rush to your craft space and start creating your gorgeous art work! I send wishes for a wonderful day!  

Hugs,


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

'A Lovely Day' Card!


A happy hello to you! I'm so happy to be here with you today. I hope you're enjoying fine spring weather in your corner of the world.  

I'm presenting on the Maja Design Blog today, and in honor of this beautiful time of year, today's card is all in pastels from Maja Design's Sofiero collection. I absolutely adore this collection. It is the embodiment of all things springtime.

The design paper is distressed, layered, and stitched. Graduated sizes of Spellbinders circles and labels are layered and stitched as well. The sentiment is part of the paper collection. It is from the bottom border of the paper. Most brands of papers leave that section a plain white, but Maja Design makes wonderful use of that area by placing pretty designs and sentiments for use with our projects.



The circles are folded at the center to add dimension and to accommodate the sentiment. Paper flowers from my stash form a fresh and cheery floral bouquet.


Twine, lace, vintage buttons, and a tiny painted clothespin add finishing touches to the design.




Thank you so much stopping in. I truly hope you are having a lovely day. May your week be filled with fragrant flowers, warm breezes, and all the joys of spring!

Hugs,
Maja Design Papers Used:
Additional Supplies: Spellbinders Circles and Labels dies, Tim Holtz Distress Tool, foam adhesive, paper flowers, twine, clothespin, lace, and vintage buttons from my stash, sewing machine and thread. 

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.)

Monday, April 3, 2017

Maja Design April Mood Board Challenge!


Hello! How is your day going? I'm delighted to be back with a new project to share with y'all. This card is my interpretation of our newest Mood Board Challenge at the Maja Design Blog. The best news of all is that everyone is invited to join in the fun for the chance of winning an entire collection of Maja Design Papers! Below you'll find the inspiration board along with specifics for entering your own 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 color scheme.
We will pick a winner and present it on the Maja Design blog on December 26th.
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 moodboard@majadesign.nu. 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. 



Thank you so much for joining me. I hope to see your lovely projects over at the Maja Design April Mood Board Challenge.  Sending wishes for a day filled with sunshine and joy!  

Hugs, 
Maja Design Papers Used: 

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.)