Friday, 20 March 2015


Hello everyone! I have a layout to share with you that is monochromatic in design with just a hint of colour. In Australia, we have moved into the season of autumn which is the paper inspiration for my layout. I pulled out all of the brown from the Vintage Autumn Collection and played around with them until I decided which ones I wanted to use.

To create the shape of my patterned paper and contrasting cardstock, I used The Crafters Workshop Trendy Bracket stencil. I inked the edge with Prima dark bark ink and used sewing scalloped scissors to create the scalloped border around the edge of the dark brown border. I have used regular scalloped scissors in the past and have found the sewing scissors gave me greater control and accuracy in my cuts. I also inked this Scrapmatts title using the Prima ink as well.

Not only are the Maja Design papers beautiful but the negative side of the titles are beautiful as well! I trimmed one to create one of my titles. I fussy cut one of the clocks from the collection as well to create an embellishment. I added a Prima and Green Tara flower.


To frame my photo, I used Spellbinders Card Creator Heirloom Legacy die. I love the details it has.

I inked a Prima Shabby Chic Treasure using the same dark bark ink to make it look aged. As you can see, I also inked my other papers with the same ink.

Maja Design Papers used:


 Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Saturday, 7 March 2015

Enjoy the Simple Things ~ Maja Design

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a card that I have created which shows my love of coffee!!! The inspiration..... The March mood board from Maja Design.

On a cold day, there is nothing better than having a great cup of coffee. For me it can make or break my my day...actually that applies everyday!
I used stamps as my focal images. I used a Prima Nature Garden stamp (cup image) and my sentiment is from Our Daily Bread Designs. I felt it summed up my feelings about coffee perfectly. I used Coffee in the Arbour Collection papers which coordinate perfectly with the mood board (notice the coffee pot and tea pot papers).

Supplies: Paper: Maja Design Coffee in the Arbour paper pad

Stamp: Prima Nature Garden, Our Daily Bread Designs Little Things

Ink: Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Memento Rich Cocoa

Flowers: Prima, Green Tara, Kaisercraft Fushia

Dies: Spellbinders Elegant Ovals, Classic Scalloped Ovals Large, Classic Ovals Large and Small, Memory Box Vintage Flourish, Cheery Lynn Horizontal Fishtail Banners

Other: Ribbon, White Lace.

Be sure to stop by the Maja Design blog for more inspiration from the other DT. Should you wish to enter you can also have the chance to win a collection of Maja Design papers of your choice!

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the simple things!

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