01 June, 2016

A Ladies Travel Journal by Meredith Hilly

My niece is going on an over seas trip soon and I wanted her to record her adventure. So I made her a ladies travel journal using these amazing papers from Megs Garden.

When I made the book I kept in mind that this journal was going to be pulled in and out of luggage so I had to keep a plastic cover on it to protect it.

I used lace on the spine of it and washi tape to bind it together.

The following photos are the pages in the journal ready for my niece to write or attach travel notes.

In between the pages I hung little travel embellishments  on the Italian paper clips from Megs Garden.

Using stamps from Megs garden I stamped on the inside front and back cover .

Some times I find it difficult to get what I have thought of. So I make it. The particular album size I wanted had to be made. I bought a A4 two ring book and measured the size I wanted. After drawing on the white plastic I cut it using good scissors as it is strong cardboard. 

       The cardboard from the front cover I decorated and slid in back under the clear plastic cover.

I cut the third white plastic page in half to made a pocket and using washi tape I bound the three front pages together.
I slide the spine out and decorated it then slid it back in. Again using washi tape to seal the edges.
Using the same method as the front cover I completed the back cover.
To make a title plaque I cut  a strip of tin and borrowed the hubbies letter punches.

I framed the plaque on black cardstock.

I was really happy how this journal turned out and with the beautiful papers of Rose Quartz its such a nice ladies project.
Thanks for looking at my journal.

Megs garden

My stash
A4 folder
tin strips


Hello Bloggers,

Well here in the Southern Hemisphere we are starting to get into our winter months and there is nothing better than keeping warm, cardmaking and of course anything else  paper related.

I trust that you have been using Meg's Garden new collection 'Rose Quartz' and today I have created a layout using some of these beautiful papers, along with an 'everlasting' card.

Firstly the layout which I have named 'Congrats'.  I did some work on the background cardstock and then set to placing this beautiful paper around my photo.
Teamed with Meg's Garden Doiley, charms and amazing lace.
This flower lace, you would have to agree is so divine and a pleasure to use.  With all that now completed here is the finished layout.
Next, I have created an 'Everlasting' card using some of Meg's Garden beautiful collections, which work so well together.  I have tried my hand at making a short video to show the workings of the card and how it unfolds.  It is perfect for using up all your little pieces of 'leftovers'.  You do, however, have to keep your embellishments to a minimum and not too bulky.


Thanks for taking the time to look and don't forget to keep a look out for the next new collection.

30 May, 2016

LIVE TODAY wall hanging

Greetings to all visitors & regulars to Megs Garden 
Annette here sharing the wall hanging created with one tiny piece of 
this beautiful range of papers is available 
also as downloadable to print yourself 
I gessoed a piece of board, adhered muslin using 
gel medium
and then sprayed in several colours, 
the woven mesh was a placemat 
(I just knew would come in handy one day) LOL !!!
 brick work stencilled onto Kraft,
adhered lace under on left & over on the right side
white card inked and glued hessian & narrow lace
bronze embossed my frame & butterfly
adhered frame & live TODAY, 
finished base with part of a doily,
 a dangly earring, 
hessian flowers bronze key and leaves with a twist of dodo vine 
Top right corner has bronzed butterfly, hessian butterfly 
velvet flowers, leaves & a cameo
to hang I crocheted a loop in string & tied a knot to finish 
 thank you for calling by 
products available at MEGS GARDEN are:
Chantilly Cream
dodo vine
pink velvet flowers & velvet leaves
 Please take some time and scroll through the blog to view
 all the fantastic work from the GARDEN TEAM 
happy Scrapping 
hugz Annette x

Vintage negative dies journal "Secret Garden" in box for Meg's Garden

“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...” 
― Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Secret Garden

I like this quote. When I received Meg's new paper collection "Rose Quartz" this book came up to my mind. I really don't know why,maybe because of all amazing flower images or maybe because that super amazing gem I received with all kit which I really love

..so I was quiet sure I am going to make journal or diary with my secret garden :D 
  Maybe you noticed that I am more in grunge style,not too much in shabby or pink so I was really surprised how easy was for me to work with this collection.That mix of soft pink and kind of purple,nearly brown purple (I know sounds crazy,but this color is very likable for eyes,can't describe it better) made me think about romantic garden, about magic, about girl who is keeping her diary hide somewhere from other people. So I made a box for her and her diary and I made a diary.

As my embellishments for a box I used images from Cut & Create sheet.This images look so great in metal frame.When we talk about metal,I used few charms from Meg's shop in my diary as well. Meg has amazing metal stuff in her shop.
 I am guessing it will be for long time to explain everything I made with a box and diary/ journal so I will let pictures talk behalf of my work ;-)

I also made a short video, so if you are interested...

So this is all my sharing for today.I really hope that you enjoy it,maybe you found some inspiration and hopefuly you will decide to make some your creation out of this amazing collection.For more inspiration go to check out other projects Meg's girls made.I am telling you those are fabulouse.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Have a wonderful time.
Hugs Eva xx

Alena plays with Rose Quartz in this video

Hello Bloggers

Alena has sent this video via her friend Jan - thanks Jan for helping Meg's Garden

video link

Have a look - awesome project with lots of ideas to use in any papercrafter art piece

Bye for now

28 May, 2016


Welcome to visitors of Megs Garden Blog
Annette here sharing two layouts I created using the new range
it's such a soft delicate pink & very romantic looking
photos are of my niece's wedding last October 
Pale pink card base with white card trimmed & distressed
all papers are inked in pale pink versamark
I fussy cut the spring blossoms to surround the paper doily.
die cut leaves using Cottage Cutz ' leafy foliage' 
cut tags, butterfly & advertising from ephemera sheet
velvet flowers #  20265 Carabella Rose Posy - fairy pink
tassles # ft68 Dusty Pink & ivory tassel 
spots of walnut ink & pale pink gems complete the picture 
 After I had finished all my projects I had these beautiful ephemera pieces left
I mounted them all on Kraft cardstock, distressed & inked the edges 
The photo is mounted on Kraft, pink stripe & I used 3D tape to raise it.
then arranged all my small framed pictures around the photo
papers # 20192 Rose Quartz Papercrafter Pack
velvet flowers # 20265 Carabella Rose Posy - fairy pink
cream cherry blossoms
leaves & pale green twine
finish the Layout 
thankyou for calling by 
stroll through the posts to see more beautiful work created 
by my fellow team members in the Garden
you are sure to be inspired
Happy Scrapping
 hugz Annette 

26 May, 2016

Beautiful - Adore - Dream with Chantilly Cream

Hi Astrid here with a layout designed with the gorgeous Chantilly Cream collection.

I used the Chantilly Cream 12 x 12 inch papers no. 5 & no. 2, the vintage photo and butterfly's
are also from the Chantilly Cream Collection design paper "Cut & Create"......
On the second layer you can see that I used an ice blue kind of paper, well I can tell you I found 
in my package a gorgeous business-card from Meg's Garden.
It was a great combination with the creamy colors of Chantilly Cream so I had to use it, and
if I may say so it turned out very nice!!

I could not help myself but I had to use the gorgeous Ice blue flowers from Prima Marketing they 
are a perfect match with the Meg's Garden business-card.
Beside the beautiful flowers I also used beads from Blue Moon and Pen Nibs for 
Tim Holtz - Idea Ology. 

 I hope I have given you a little more inspiration to try Meg's Garden papers and
embellisments, they are so very nice to work with.

Thanks for visiting the blog today, don't forget to pop on over to the Meg's Garden website to
have a look at all the other fabulous products available.  

Take Care......Astrid.