Friday, 10 July 2015

Life Is Good ~ Maja Design

Hello everyone! I would like to share a layout with you. As you may know, I am a school teacher and life is very busy. I am currently on school holidays and I try to catch up with friends and family and the other things that I normally don’t have time to do when school is on. I was fortunate to have had a beautiful high tea at the Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney. It was a sunny day and very cold (it’s winter here) but the champagne and coffee (I don’t drink tea!) warmed me up in no time. I had a wonderful time having a chat and gossip with my friends and a walk around the harbour afterwards (I’ll be sharing those photos soon in some projects I have planned). Naturally I chose to use the Ska vi ta en fika collection to document this great day!

About the collection:

Smell the coffee from the doorstep when you enter Leja’s CafĂ©. Listen to the cozy chatter while you pick your favourite cookies along with a cup of tea to enjoy with your best friends.
Chai tea, coffee, brownies, and apple pies. The “Let’s Have Some Coffee” contains something to meet everyone’s taste. The collection is filled up with the designer’s favourite recipes and hand-drawn illustrations. 

 This captures my day perfectly!

I chose muted neutral papers from the collection and accented them with the green papers that were featured in the photo. I matted my photo and die cut my butterfly using Marzipanbakelse and used Pratstund and  Havrerutoras my other background papers. I used a doily and a large Scrapmatts Clockface to frame my photo, to carry out the vintage theme. I also mounted my layers with some corrugated cardboard so that I could tuck things in as I went.

To alter my chipboard, I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang bronze embossing powder. It has a beautiful shimmer and it creates a really nice vintage effect. I used some Wild Orchid Crafts blooms that complimented the papers.

Maja Design Papers used:

Dies: Cheery Lynn Small Exotic Butterfly w/angel wings, Spellbinders Les Papillions Two

Stamp: BoBunny It Is Written

Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Distress Ink Walnut Stain, Lindy's Stamp Gang Midnight Bronze Embossing Powder

Flowers: Dusty Attic Leaves, Wild Orchid Crafts Apple Blossoms, White Open Roses and Pastel Tone Magnolias

Chipboard: Scrapmatts Page Borders, ScrapFX Chicken Wire, Wild Orchid Crafts Fullness of Summer cut out set, Scrapmatts Clockfaces, Dusty Attic Hashtag Sayings #1

Other: Lace, Flatback pearls, Ribbon, Doily, Kaisercraft Chocolate Flourish, Martha Stewart Swirling Lace Punch.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  1. A great LO Cathy,I can almost smell the coffee,love the chippies,layers and punch work !

  2. Sounds like a lovely time! I do love a good cup of tea!! fabulous layout.. enjoy the holidays.. soon school again!!


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