Friday, 27 November 2015

Noel ~ Maja Design

Hello everyone! I cannot believe how quickly the time is passing. The month is nearly and over and my year at school is nearly over as well (I'm doing a happy dance atm). It feels strange creating a wintery Christmas card to share with you as Christmas in Australia is simply the we celebrate Christmas in summer! However I couldn't resist the wonderful images in the beautiful collection Home For the Holidays.

I love the blue tones of the papers. I created my own poinsettias using Magnolia Christmas Poinsettia dies. I applied some Ruby Rock-It Snow White Course Glitter on top of them to add some shimmer. The foliage is die cut using Tim Holtz Holiday Greens and the tag is also from the Tim Holtz Tag Collection. I incorporated my sentiment here as well which is from JustRite.

I used a Memory Box Catalina Wreath and die cut it twice. By placing it slightly off centre, it created a lovely shadow effect.

I am slowly creating my Christmas cards...I haven't made a dent into my intended target but once school finishes and all my deadlines are met I can really get stuck in and get creating. I have ideas but sadly only 24 hours in a day (sigh).

Maja Design products used

6x6 paper stack

Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope to have more to share with you soon.

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Friday, 20 November 2015

Thank You

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. Today I am sharing a card with you that is one that I created on a night that I had a 'brain break.' Term four is so busy and I am working seven days a week with school, so I treated myself to a craft night. I haven't participated in any challenge for the longest time so I thought that I would enjoy the chance and do so. I have followed the current Mojo Monday sketch and also the latest JustRite challenge which is to create a card for someone that says something nice.

I  have used a stamp from JustRite Violette Vintage Labels stamp set and coloured it in using Distress markers and shaded it using a Dove blender pen. I stamped the sentiment Thank You as shown.

Here are some close ups....


Paper: Maja Design Enjoying Outdoors, Strathmore watercolour paper

Stamps: JustRite Violette Vintage Lables

Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Distress Markers

Other: JustRite Label and Banner Dies, Green Tara Cherry Blossoms, Magnolia Rose Leaf Die, Doily.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Friday, 13 November 2015

Laughter ~ Maja Design

Hello everyone! I hope that you are all well. Today I would like to share a layout that I have completed using the latest collection from Maja Design...Enjoying Outdoors. I took this opportunity to create another page for my brother's album that I have been working on. This photo is of my siblings many years ago with one of the dogs we had growing up.

The photo dictated my title. I used a Blue Fern title and applied two coats of gesso. Then I used some Gelatos and rubbed it in with my fingers to create the ombre effect. It was so easy to achieve!

Every part of the papers has potential. The title strips formed my journalling. I also used some left overs to create some banners as shown. The butterfly was stamped using a script stamp from Bobunny to give it a vintage look.

The collection has so many beautiful greens and purples. I selected approx three papers and inked the edges using walnut stain distress ink. I selected a dark, a medium and a light in terms of pattern so that they wouldn't compete too much with each other. As it is the outdoor, I used peeled paint distress ink as part of my background and the applied TCW chicken wire reversed stencil on top. I also did some stamping and added some random pieces of printed tape in places.

I can never get enough of flowers! I have used some Green Tara flowers here. These are called azaleas and I love that they are not too bulky but have enough dimension and also compliment the papers perfectly!

Maja Design papers:


Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Saturday, 7 November 2015

Merry and Bright ~ Maja Design Moodboard

Hello everyone! Today I am sharing a layout with you. Each month, Maja Design have a moodboard that inspires you to create. It's great to have something to guide you, especially if you are feeling a little bit bit 'stuck' for an idea yourself!

 I used a 2 Craft chippie here and applied LSG embossing powder. Its hard to photograph it but it really does shimmer! On the snowflakes, I used glitter and also some Kaisercraft rhinestones and a sparklet.

I created these baubles using Spellbinders holiday heirloom reflections dies. A also die cut the foliage using Tim Holtz holiday greens and added some Versacolor gold ink on top.

The frame is from Scrapmatts and I embossed it using another LSG embossing powder. I also used some Petaloo flowers and vine throughout. They have some wonderful flowers that are festive. The vine is older, I have been hoarding it for a little while now!

Be sure to stop by the Maja Design blog to see the full details of the moodboard if you wish to play along.


Maja Design Papers:


 Flowers: Petaloo Canterbury Collection Poinsettia and Berries white, Botanica minis red

Chipboard: 2 Crafty Merry and Bright title, Scrapmatts Ornate Frame 04

Stamps: Kaisercraft Clearstamp Sheet Music, December 25th, Stampin' Up! Winter Post

Dies: Spellbinders Holiday Heirloom Reflections, Tim Holtz Sizzix Hilday Greens

Ink: Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Versamark, Memento Rich Cocoa, Versacolor Gold

Other: Stickles Dry Fine Glitter Diamond, Kaisercraft Rhinestones Silver and Sparklets Crystal, Pearl Strip Champagne, Tim Holtz memo pin, Doily, Lindys Stamp Gang Midnight Bronze and Bouganville Red Teal Embossing Powder.

Thanks for for stopping by!

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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Manilla Folder Mini Album plus a tutorial~ Meg's Garden

Hello everyone! I hope that you are well. Recently I have been interested in finding projects to create that are time effective. At work, I often hear that you need to 'work smart not hard' in terms of time management. We are all time poor, yet we always have to 'do more.' I found some mini albums on the internet that looked interesting and I am so excited to be able to share this one with you. This album is constructed with a manilla folder and I made and decorated the entire album in one evening!

This is the inside of the album. I modified the manilla folder to accommodate the mini papers from the French Garden Collection. As you can see, there are pockets filled with ephemera and cut aparts from the collection. There is also room to fit in photos and other personal items that you may wish to add.

I also decorated the back of the album. You could leave it plain or it provides another place to add photos.

This really is an easy album to construct. I have a video tutorial for you so that you too, can create your own. With just one manilla folder you can create a mini album in a relatively short amount of time. Once you see how easy it is, I'm sure you'll start making your own and adapting the dimensions to suit your purpose.

Meg's Garden Supplies

Other: Wild Orchid Craft frame, doily, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Distress ink vintage photo.

Thanks for stopping by!
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