Maja Design Giveaway and October Mood Board

~A Little bit of Autumn~

I can't believe it's October. We are probably basking in the hot Southern sun as you read this. But it doesn't mean that Christmas is not on my mind. After all, it is only a few months away.
I've been eager to tuck away my summery palette for another season, and replace it with shades of aubergine, cranberry, frost and cinnamon...The changing colors and falling leaves are a sure fire sign that summer is officially over, and this couldn't be happier news to me, as it is officially time to embark upon holiday crafting.

My was inspired by the colors is this month's Maja Design Mood Board. I really hope you will have a chance to play along and use these pretty colors in a project of your own. And the best part is, playing along could mean that you win an entire Maja collection of your choice! All the details of how to enter can be found on the Maja blog.

Here is my take on the colors in this palette :)

I used the stunning new Vintage Autumn Basics collection to create this trio. 

For the card, I used prints: No. I, II, and III.
I layered the pretty floral print and the soft pattern for the base of the card, and use the beautiful crimson hounds-tooth pattern to die-cut the little embellishment. I used the Love Lives Here die collection as well as the 1 3/4 Limitless Layers Circles from PTI for the die-cuts.   

I stamped a sentiment using the Think Big Favorites #18 stamp set from PTI, in Scarlet Jewel Ink

To the top of the card, I added a vintage silk ribbon, and a soft pink button. 

I used liquid pearls and purple pearl adhesives to add a couple of finishing touches to the card. 

I decided to make two matching glassine baggies as well, and used a few of the same ingredients. I had a little hounds-tooth heart left over from my diecut, so I created another scalloped circle die-cut and stamped the same circle border from the Tag It's #1 stamp set. 

Inside, I tucked in a little note card, with more of the same printed paper, and a little die-cut doily using the Doily Details die from PTI. 

 For the second baggie, I used the rest of the little doily on the bottom half of the baggie, and hand-cut one of the beautiful florals from the No. II print. Oh I so wish I could show you just how lovely these papers are in person. The pictures just don't do it justice.

I stamped and cut out the same sentiment, and added a few sparkly hearts and purple pearls.

And....The best part about today's post is that you could win this entire collection!

 I am hosting a give-away this month for the  Vintage Autumn Basics collection from Maja, all you have to do to enter into the giveaway, is comment on this post. You do not need to follow this blog, but if you choose to do so, it would be greatly appreciated! :)

I also hope you will play along with the October Mood Board, as it is another great way to win some lovely Maja product. 
To submit a project using the Mood Board please visit the Maja Blog where you can find all the details.

Heaps of luck to everyone!


p.s. I will keep the giveaway contest open until October 29th and announce the winner on October 30th or 31st!


  1. They are stunning, each of them. Thank you for an inspiration. Can't wait to put my hands on these papers too

  2. Gorgeous tag lvana!

  3. love these cards! so stunning!

  4. I would love to have your paper.
    Your blog is great

  5. Oooh I love the mood board I have printed and will definately try give it a go this month. How awesome are your creations I am in love with those little rhinestone hearts and all the gorgeous Maja Design Papers of course love it all.

  6. Hi- this paper is gorgeous. I love the set of three items you made. Your work is so cool.thanks !!
    I have been a follower for awhile.

  7. Hi Ivana, I am trying to figure out how I missed
    this post!?! These are such a favorite for me!!
    Completely gorgeous!! OMW
    Such beautiful art~ Love these in all their detail!

  8. I love those cards, and it would be great to have these paper!

  9. your projects are always so captivating and beautiful... I could just look at them for hours!!

  10. Your projects are so beautiful, I love the gorgeous soft colours you use only found your blog by chance following a link on pintrest but will explore more angxx

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  13. WOW! Extraordinary! What more could I say?

  14. Super gorgeous lovelies here..
    have a bit of catching up to do on your beautiful posts.

  15. Such soft and pretty touches here and there. A lot of love goes into your projects. Congrats on the new house!

  16. Just stellar creations! But to the new home; it looks so exciting! You will be in before Christmas, even with all the chaos of moving, it will be so worth it! God bless!

  17. Your projects are stunning as always. Love that paper.

  18. such a pretty pastel cards! I love the liquid pearls and the purple pearl adhesives which really add oomps to it!

  19. I thoroughly enjoy following your blog, and I love Maja papers - the Vintage Autumn Basics is another gorgeous collection. Thanks for the chance to win!! Judy D.

  20. These papers are so beautiful! I love the way you have mixed patterns so elegantly and everything is so beautifully composed! The liquid pearls are a gorgeous touch.


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