24 October, 2014

Sherlock Notes Mini Pocket Album - Angela Johnson

Hello my crafty friends.

When I saw Meg's Garden now had mini book kits in stock, I was so excited.
Who doesn't want to make their own books?
What makes this even better is that they can come in both a downloaded and printable version.

As soon as I got them into my hands, I just had to play.








I have used the Sherlock Book papers for my album, its tags and its inserts.
The papers are gorgeous and were so much fun to play with.

Meg's Garden Products Used
Happy Crafting Everyone.

22 October, 2014

The Book of Jones: A Mini Book for Meg's Garden

Hello fellow crafters! Cathi here with some more heirloom photos and family fun to show you with one of Meg's Gardens newest releases!!

This month I have done a mini book with the gorgeous new book kit I was sent in my DT parcel: The Sherlock Book Kit by WatsonThis kit is chock full of gorgeous vintage pages and vintage ephemera cut outs!  I have put my pages together by glueing them back to back and then stitching down the middle of the spine to bind them. I stitched the pages to the cover and then covered the stitching with the gorgeous textured piece to imitate an old book or journal. I love the look it gives!

For the cover details, I added a gorgeous ribbon from the Temptations in cream, camel, copper & brown set. I have used a vintage cut out from the The Sherlock Book Kit by Watson and then decorated it with gorgeous Chocolate Small RosesPaper Lilies and one of the beautiful Pen Nibs.

Here is a detail of the stitching binding all the pages to the cover:


Here is a look inside my mini, all of the photos are of my mother's side of the family, The Jones'. I guess I am keeping up with my Joneses in this album, and I am very lucky to have some really amazing photographs to share!!


Here is my first page. My grandfather Ernest Jones was a musician and had a big band back in the 30s and 40s, Ernie Jones and the Mound Citians! St. Louis was called the Mound City as there are actually some prehistoric passage tombs of early native Americans found in and around the big city!  I have used lots of ephemera on this page, a metal flower cut in half from the Temptations in cream, camel, copper & brown set, lots of background stamping and masking.


This next photo is a favorite of mine and I have it framed and hung up on the wall! This is my great great Uncle Leo and some of his pals. They demonstrated roller skating as a brand new "sport" at the St. Louis World Fair in 1904. I added lots of metal bits again from the Temptations in cream, camel, copper & brown set, choosing round ones and industrial type ones to tie into the roller skate theme. The vintage cut outs I used all tied in with new inventions and a globe, to fit the theme of the World's Fair. I have used mist, stamping and masking again to tie the pages together.


Here is a familiar photo  of my great grandfather again. I just had to add to my book again. I added gears from the Temptations in cream, camel, copper & brown set, and lots of vintage cut outs. I finished off the pages with more masking and stamping.


Here in the centre of the book is my beautiful grandmother Rosemary Furlong Jones. I had to add this familiar photo in too!! To decorate these pages I used the Ivory Small Roses and a 10 cm Paper Doily and more vintage cut outs from the The Sherlock Book Kit by Watson and metal flower from the Temptations in cream, camel, copper & brown set.


The next page is a photo of my grandmother a little older with her three younger sisters and...a goat...not sure about this one, didn't get a story to go along with this!!. I used some photo corners, a metal filigree and the white flower from the Temptations in cream, camel, copper & brown set and many many vintage cut outs.


My final page in the book is one of my favorites! The youngest girl from the photo above with the goat turned in my beautiful Great Aunt Marge. This photo she had taken for my Great Uncle Les so he could have a photo to remember her by during World War II. Such a stunning photo, I just love this one! I have again used the metal pieces, flowers and ribbons from the Temptations in cream, camel, copper & brown set as well as some 10 cm Paper Doilies.

I love how the book has turned out and hope you have enjoyed looking through it!!


Supplies from Meg's Garden:


21 October, 2014

Product Updates

Hello Bloggers 

 Updates on what's new in the garden of papercraft delights: 

  The French Garden Collection: 

a very gorgeous set of papers which are a must for the shabby chic paper artists - you will have lots of fun creating with these products;  pull out your laces, ribbons, flowers, tassels & more ....
  • 6 papers 12x12" with 4x12" strips plus a 12x12" cut & create ephemera page designed specifically for The French Garden
  • these same 6 papers reduced to 145mm - 2 of each design in a Mini Paper Pack 
  • the second Mini Book Kit also uses most of the French Garden Collection papers. This fabulous Kit is available from Meg's Garden as either a printed version or a digital download that you can print for yourself. 

There are also bundles of goodies in pink & green to add to your stash that are perfect for these papers


The Christmas Shop is Open

lots of papers, embellishments & stamps to choose from:

  • 12x12" with 4x12" strips in Christmas themes & colours
  • Christmas images to cut & create in A4 papers, 12x12" papers - ideal for tags, cards & other papercraft projects 
  • microscope slide papers with Vintage Santas in paper & transparency, Vintage ladies, Flowers, Oriental & Vintage French to create some exciting projects & gifts
  • Christmas cones in Vintage style or in Christmas reds & greens - perfect for gift inserts, decos for the tree or mantle or for Kris Kringles; decorate simply or over the top
  • there are 4 different collections in the mini packs to choose from for Cards & other projects requiring 145mm papers

  • for quick & easy cards, an embellishment to a papercraft project, have a look at these fab stamps on sale - gorgeous on dark cardstock with embossing powder
Stamps

and for embellishing:
German Scrap Holly, Christmas vines to use whole or cut into pieces, ribbons, jingle bells, skeleton mesh in gold or green is perfect for a gorgeous bow on a wreath & the new trinkets are fabulous to add to a project

Vintage Trinkets

several new ones added today & looking for more


Bye for now
Meg
www.megsgarden.com


20 October, 2014

Charlottes Memmories by Suzanne Crowther - Sherlock Collection designed by Kerry-Jean Watson


Hi Ladies, I am here today to share my project for Megs Garden design team. We have all made a book, it is amazing how very different they all are. The paper was designed by the very talented Kerry-Jean Watson. They are called Sherlock Kit and this is the first in the new mini book range.

I wish I had made a video but maybe next time. I started cutting everything out. I then used an old hard cover book. I pulled out the pages and I made my pages up I did place my paper onto cream card stock as I wanted the stronger page after all my papers were glued in I folded them in half so I could bind them into a book when they had all been bound together I started to make the cover. I wanted to make an old looking book that would be a keepsake. I used water and glycerine to make a faux leather cover. I did emboss it to add texture and I must say I am very pleased with how it turned out. When this was dry I sprayed it with a sealer and gave it a coat of sealer full glass.

My next step was getting my pages to fit into the spine of my old book. I glued it in with a flexible glue I then covered the inside cover and back with these beautiful papers. As the paper is caller Sherlock and designed by Kerry-Jean Watson I thought an old book with a lot of mystery would be ideal with hidden letters and little messages throughout the book.








 
Page 1 “The Mystery of the Chair? In the Paddock”
 
This is a photo of Miss Charlotte Grace heaven sent to mum by the Grace of God. White Rose Megs Garden then I just used some bits and pieces I had in a box gold trim is Green Tara





 
Page 2
 
Time is a great story teller pocket from the emphera paper clock. Stamp of a clock and metal dog tags from the past. These Sherlock papers are a real treat to work with. I did stamp the front of pocket with saying. I inked all edges in vintage ink and dark cashmere G45
 


 
Page 3
 
I used an envelope Sherlock papers and tag, some ribbon, vintage ink, beautiful trim cream from Megs Garden, mesh ribbon Megs Garden and brown raffle ribbon. I did stamp a sentiment on the front of envelope and added some ribbon. I also made a pin using beads all from Megs Garden. Edges inked in 2 inks vintage and dark cashmere.
 



 
Page 4
 
This is a pretty page stamped mystery woman? A light post some emphera Sherlock collection, lovely gold charm Megs Garden, odd butterfly, 3 round glitter stick ons couture creations, a piece of black trim and black lace that I had, ink used vintage and cashmere
 



 
Page 5
This is a page where I made an envelope out of Sherlock paper. I stamped a sentiment into it added a butterfly, white rose from Megs Garden. I put a couple of tickets out of the emphera and a phot of Miss Charlotte Grace Laughing. Inked edges vintage and dark cashmere graphic 45.
 


 
Page 6
This is a fun page a pocket made and covered with mesh trim from Megs Garden, piece of broken jewellery, pearl trim, 1 tag from Sherlock kit, tickets and emphera. I added a couple of feathers to fit in with vintage theme all edges are inked with Graphic 45 dark cashmere and vintage ink. With the tag I added a couple of rubons, chain keys and a flower with some emphera from Sherlock Collection. I used an old metal corner.
 


 
Page 7
I placed a photo onto some Sherlock paper I then used some doily from Megs Garden and added a trim to top and right side. I used a doily from Megs Garden and folded it to make a beautiful little pocket to add some special emphera tickets to. I added a piece of green ribbon, some lace and a beautiful flower from Megs Garden.
 


 
Page 8

This page I added some pleated fabric to the right, a photo of Miss Charlotte Grace, a flower from Manor House, word believe and prima charm. I also added an old stick pin plus a stamp of an old film camera. I then added black trim to the bottom of page and a row of pearls from Green Tara.




 
Page 9
On this page I made a pocket all edges were inked with dark cashmere and vintage ink. I used 2 more tags, tickets and emphera from Sherlock collection. I added a mirror tile, a couple of sentiments and some butterfly netting, Leather cord, rat tail cord and string. All edges inked with dark cashmere and vintage ink Graphic 45





 
Page 10

I started by adding a wooden corner piece I had. I used a frame piece from the emphera and it was perfect to cut the centre out of. I added a photo of Charlotte Grace and some copper lace trim you can find this awesome product at Megs Garden. I added some Green Tara trim and some sentiments I had in my stash. I also trimmed the photo in the beautiful white trim from Megs Garden and a brad.



 
Page 11
I used an envelope I had cut-out, I used a rub on for the word cherish then I folded a piece of emphera which was a note in half and placed in the top I also used a brad.

 
Page 12
 
I stamped a lamp post to this page and I inked all edges in dark cashmere graphic 45 and vintage ink. I also had an off cut from dusty attic.


 

Page 13

I used and mounted an emphera card and added a cog and some pink twine. I also used a white lace butterfly from Manor House. All edges are inked in vintage and dark cashmere Graphic 45

 
Page 14

Using the Sherlock paper I added a piece of chipboard I had for a while. I painted some flowers for my Megs Garden sign. On this page Miss Charlotte Grace is with her mummy reading books at nanny and poppy’s property. I used a I love you which I painted using viva metallic’s in gold the sign post was covered with fero by viva then a bit of gold metallic rubbed over it. This is a very special page because the word courage applies to both my girls my Daughter Elizabeth and beautiful granddaughter Charlotte Grace as they are both trying to cope with illnesses and I thought this was an appropriate word for this page and them as they both have more courage than they think. 

I found this little gold frame in my stash so I added a picture of Miss Charlotte and covered it with dimensional magic. I left it for 2 days to fully dry added a bow and placed it on this page.  Flowers are from Megs Garden little white flowers are Green Tara. All edges have been inked in vintage and dark cashmere Graphic 45






 
Page 15

I added wooden lace corner some emphera from Sherlock collection and a great photo. This is miss Charlotte Graces photo she wanted this so bad because she loves shoes, the photo was taken by Sara Fife Photography as where a lot of these photos. She is a wonderful photographer and friend some photos I took.  I used a metal happy word I painted gold because she is so happy to have a photo of her shoes. I also added a metal word Fun. I used a Prima flower and added gesso.



 
Page 16

This page is also featuring My Daughter Elizabeth and her daughter Charlotte Grace which is a happy photo of them in the paddock at our property and another photo of Miss Charlotte Grace sitting on the bull nose balcony. I used a Prima flower, piece of jewellery, metal word sing, a plastic bird from d-Lish that I painted with metallic paint and 1 prima charm. The metal word Laugh is also painted the bottom of the page has a piece of black trim.







Page 17

Featuring more Sherlock papers and Emphera mounted for a 3d look. I made a small tag and used the Sherlock emphera to decorate it I also used a brad and photo to hold the ticket in place. I also inked all edges in 2 inks vintage and dark cashmere graphic 45




 
Page 18

“Listen with your soul see with your heart” Written for Charlotte Grace by nanny with a little note about the book and 1 emphera ticket and a very old corner glued in place.





Page 19

The 2 tags I have fitted onto cardstock and added some rubons a copper square with Miss Charlotte Grace initials CC added brad and pen nib Megs Garden, rose Megs Garden. Ticket emphera Sherlock collection and a few bits and pieces, string gold thread ribbon







 
Page 20

This page features Sherlock note paper, I inked all sides and added metal corner. This page is a note for Charlotte Grace she loves to play inside, but she loves being out in the sun more.




 
Page 21

I added a piece of music paper I had plus some Sherlock emphera. I rolled a piece and used some brads to bolt it down. I rolled a piece of Emphera and tied it with a piece of leather. I used a piece of Laminate and added a piece of Emphera then added some white and gold string I also cut a butterfly and added it.





 
Page 22

Final!!! Yes you guessed it this features the Sherlock Papers by Kerry-Jean Watson. I used some washi tape on this just on the inside edge. I inked envelope and post card in vintage and dark cashmere. The post card has been addressed to Miss Charlotte and our favourite song is on the other side love from nanny. I have added metal corners here just to protect the edges. I have used a paper clip also this is where I am adding tickets from shows and plays we will see over the years.
 


 

Back to the Cover

I did not finish this until the whole book was complete. I added metal corners to all 4 corners someone gave them to me years ago so I used them up on this. The metal embellishments are from Megs Garden I just added a heart. The little door handle is so cute it is from Megs Garden and I have glued it on.

 
 

Products Used:

 Megs Garden

 Sherlock Papers Kerry-Jean Watson

Ribbon

Flowers

Metal Charms

Lace

Lace Doily

Trims

 
Other Products:

Old Book

Needle and Cotton

Ink

Ribbon

Spare Charms

Bits and Pieces from home.