Tuesday, 5 December 2017

"This fills my heart" Maja Design Design Team Project

Hello and welcome back.

I am here with you today to share my next instalment for Maja Designs.

 I have to tell you a little secret that probably isn't a secret because I do share it quite often with my friends but I hate to say it out loud. I really don't do Christmas layouts....... there I said it. Over the years I have been known to avoid doing them at all. So today I decided to put my big girl pants on and give it a go.

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I have used Maja Designs new release collection Joyous Winterdays to create my Christmas layout with. And I have to tell you I am in love with it. It is no secret that I love blue and so that is what I went with along with a very old photo I dug up of my 3 sweet kids at a much younger age. I felt it really told a story and this is what I wanted to start the layout.


My first sheet that I used is called Santa Claus and it is simply stunning to say the least. But as you well know living here in sunny Queensland in Australia doesn't bring us snow at Christmas time ever! We swelter in the highest of temperatures most Christmas's. That is why we always sit by the pool.So anyway getting a little side tracked........ I tore the snow section from Santa Claus and backed it with Sparkle which I also very much love. Marie you have done a fabulous job designing this collection... thank you.

Santa Claus

Santa Claus bs


Ephemera bs


So from there I did a little stenciling using a Star stencil from Dusty Attic and some texture paste. Whilst it was still wet I sprinkled over some Dress My Craft Sparkling Dust. and allowed it to dry.

With the other papers above I created a matting for my photo.

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I have added in some gorgeous little pine cones along with lace leaves and beads baubles.

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I have also added in some beautiful chipboards that were embossed with seafoam and inked with Walnut Stain.

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I made some flowers using materials and coloured them with Ranger Distress Stain.

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Above and below you can see the layering of papers that I used along with the textures made with the stencil and texture pastes. Unfortunately you can't see all the sparkly effect made with the sparkling dust but rest assured it is definitely there.

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Well that is all from me today with my lastest project. I do hope you enjoyed it.
Until next time take care and happy scrapping.


Monday, 20 November 2017

"Summer" Maja Design and Dusty Attic Design Team Creation November

Welcome and a very big hello !
Today I have something beachy for you. Here in Australia Summer is a very special time for our family. Lots of trips to the beach and just getting out and enjoying the beautiful sunshine and our gorgeous beaches. 
The photo I have used today is of my youngest who just loooooooves the beach. And every chance she gets she will be found digging away in the sand, or mud digging holes or just building sandcastles. I adore this photo of her from back in 2012 at a holiday gettaway in Forster, New South Wales. Again she is digging away and very much caught up in the moment !

Since the togs she was wearing are a navy blue I decided to keep with these colours and add some neutral tones and keep it earthy. I have only used a little media being distress inks and gesso along with Rust Paste. I have listed below the papers from one of my favourite Maja collections that I have used to create this project...... Vintage Autumn Basics is just perfect for this particular project. 

Above you can see some of the gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboards that I used. The large chippie framing the photo is a new release doily...... love me these !! and also the "Summer" title is perfect for a smaller title to add to the tops of flower clusters and I have here. I have a full list of all the Dusty products used for this project below. If you click on the link below it will take you straight to the site.

Dusty Attic 


Dusty Attic Min Ships Wheel DA1675
Dusty Attic Ships Wheel Small DA1674
Dusty Attic Mini Tags #3 DA1814
Dusty Attic Corrugated Card


Dusty Attic Doily #10 DA1720
Dusty Attic Rope Knot #1 DA1737
Dusty Attic Fancy Flourish #2 DA0415

My starting point was tearing up my sheet of Vintage Autumn Basics and layering it using both sides along with some Dusty Attic corrugated board. These pieces were laid over the top of Vintage Autumn Basics and then primed with some clear gesso. I did some drying brushing with white gesso to give that whitewashed beachy look and also did some splatterings of white.

I have used some new Dusty Attic release beach chipboards, lots of 49andMarket Floral Mixology and Garden Seeds flowers along with some seashells to help with my embellishing of the page. The flowers used are listed below;


The chipboards were dressed in gesso and I randomly applied rust paste let it dry for a few moments and rubbed the rust paste until the colour bleed into the gesso.
Well that is all from me today, I do hope I have inspired you in some way big or small to create something this week for yourself! Enjoy the time you spend creating.

Big hugs Tina xo

2017 Maja Design Girl
2016 Maja Design Girl

Dusty Attic 2017 DT Member

49andMarket Design Team Member

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

"My Sunshine" 49andMarket / Dusty Attic Design Team Creation for December

Hello and welcome back!  I have for you my second share for this month and again I have decided to use the collection of Cottage Life. There really is something absolutely adorable about this collection that I am so drawn to. I have just realised that each layout I have created from this collection I have used the cute photos of my girls from when they were very young.

"My little ray of Sunshine"

 I decided to keep this creation very simple, light and pretty.

Cottage Life's Garden Seeds was used for the background page. I did a little stamping using the Whimsical Door Stamp's of Gabrielle Pollacco's with a little Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

I cut the door from Bicycle Alley along with some of the flower clusters and added them to my layout to help build the page. I also used some of the flowers from Garland for a little extra floral delight.

But to add to the dimension of this layout I have created with the 3D embellishments from Cottage Life. I only used the light green and pink embellishments from here. But they are just the perfect addition to add to any layout. I have even broken them up to go further around the page.

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You can see here how well these 3D Embellishments are to layer with chipboards and flowers. They are a fantastic addition. Love them!!

I have also used some gorgeously yummy chipboards from Dusty Attic. I have used the Ironwork Banner which comes in two identical pieces. I used the first one whole and the second one was cut in to several pieces and adhered to make it look like a fence posting. Well I certainly hope it looks like this to you. With the remainder I used it to sit at the top of the page to hang the cute chipboard mini tab "My Sunshine". I have also used another chipboard title "Sparkle". You can never have too many titles am I right?

Ironwork Banner DA0890W

Cameo Ribbon Slides DA0658

Mini Tabs #6

Word Pack #11 DA1267

The chipboards were all dressed in White Crackle Texture Paste and Distress Inks. The title had a little Star Dust stickles dusted over the top to help it sparkle! I also added some Star Dust Stickles to the centres of my 3D embellishment butterfly bodies and some of the flowers.

And from another view....

Above you can see the first clustering of flowers. I have used the Seaside Blooms in Natural Blush and Aloe. I also added in some of the Garden Seeds varieties because you can just never have too many flowers I think. I am so very addicted to these new addition of flowers to the 49andMarket line up. They are just perfect. I have pulled a couple of these apart to make them go further around my layout. There are so many layers in some of the flowers that you would just never know that they were pulled apart!

Well that is all from me for today. Take care and happy scrapping. x