30 December, 2015


Hello Bloggers,

Well it is getting to the end of the year and I am guessing that some of you are not finding the time to partake in your hobby of cardmaking, scrapbooking and papercrafts.  But if you are like me, sometimes we have a quiet moment to work on an item we have had tucked away in our stash. 

I came across this glass fronted shadow box that was taking up too much space in my stash and really needed to take pride and place on one of my walls.  So take a seat and a cuppa and hopefully be inspired.

I have used Meg's Garden Collection 'French Garden' and  'Cafe au Lait' .

The French Garden Collection is perfect for making your own special embellishments.  I cut out  a butterfly,  girl and a gorgeous sign, which I have matted on black cardstock and then applied some dimensional magic and this is the result.

Then some more decorations from Meg's Garden, Flowers, metal trinkets and lace.

and then to protect it from dust, closed the glass top and decorated the front with hand made embellishments, lace and lace doily.

Well I hope you have enjoyed this journey and that you have been inspired.  Until next time....happy scrapping....Liz

24 December, 2015

Christmas Greetings

Hello Bloggers & visitors to Meg's Garden

Thanks for coming by.

I would like to wish you a safe & happy Holiday Season from the designers, artists & Design Team ladies.

We have some fabulous projects coming up after Christmas;
some exciting new papers, mini book packs & more in the New Year.

We also have a couple of spots opening on the Design Team - more on this to come

Bye for now


21 December, 2015


Hello to all & huge welcome MEGS GARDEN blog today 
Christmas is nearly upon us & 
I made this cute mini using the gorgeous Victoria Christmas pack
available also in downloadable form….
This is a quick project to make for that last minute gift giving idea.

I used a small box with a flip lid however you could one with a normal lid
Cut the out slide images & mount onto card stock,

Ink the edges
Cut 5 pieces of card to fit into box of your choice
Ink the edges
Flip over & make strip hinges about 1 inch wide
Firmly crease through the centre length wise
Adhere to back of each card ….   
Decorate each card separately being mindful it must fold to fit into gift box ..
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To complete the box, paint & trim with lace around sides
cut one of the smaller santa images ..
mount & decorate the top. 
I added some gold sparkle & beads.
box lid
opened box ...
        Note : these could be made as separate tags if desired,
I hope you like my gift idea
Check out all the wonderful products available on MegsGarden
I’m sure you’ll find something you ‘just have to add to your stash’

Wishing you all a blessed & joyous  Christmas &
may your New Year be filled with love, peace & happiness
Happy Scrapping
Hugz Annette 

19 December, 2015

Santa is knocking on your door 
by Sue Smyth 

For Christmas this year I have made a canvas to celebrate
the season, using the Meg's Garden microscope slide images of

They make awesome decorations, but I wanted to use them en masse!
So I have adhered them all to chipboard, trimmed them and edged
them in gold paint and then covered the edge with
dimensional magic and dipped into gold glitter.
When dry cover each image in dimensional magic for 
shine and sturdiness.

I have altered the lovely azalea flower by wicking. 
You may have seen this in past posts.

Wicked flower
1.Spray flower with water.
2 Spray craft matt with red dylusions ink
3 Dip flower into ink and twirl 
around to control the flower of ink
4 Dry off with a heat gun.
5. Spray with adhesive and sprinkle with a little 
white glitter

The microscope slides are then adhere to a textured canvas.

Add trinkets, like keys and door latches.

Cover the holly leaves in a little gesso to soften them and tuck
under flowers with teased muslin

I have finished by layering over top chipboard 

Meg's Garden materials 

Happy Crafting 

Sue Smyth

A Christmas Day Album by Margaret Mifsud

Hello everyone and welcome to Megs Garden, so lovely to have you drop by.

I'm here to share a Christmas Album with you.  A lot of people are making December Dailies and Christmas Planners but this Album is specifically for the photos I will be taking on Christmas Day!  I made one last year, which (for whatever reason!!??!!) never got finished and so it was never shared but this year I was determined to actually get one done, and here it is!!

As this is an album, albeit a small one, there are a lot of photos.  Might I suggest you grab a comfy chair and a nice cuppa, and here we go!!

The papers used are, of course, exclusively available from Megs Garden.  I have used ..

.. 'T'is Christmas Time' Mini Paper Packs. 

The flowers are also from Megs Garden.  The red one was actually a lavender colour.  I simply sprayed it with Cherry Pie Dylusions Spray. 

The labels were taken from a Kaisercraft collection.

Just for something different, I styled this album on Tim Holtz's file folder albums (minus the top and bottom flaps), so the pages are adhered to the side of the spine.  I find they sit really nice and flat that way.  Not something I would do all the time, but it was nice just for a bit of a change.

 The first two pages.

Page 1 (The inside front cover) has a belly band  ..

 .. which holds a small booklet.

I attached a plain paper journal spot in the center ..

.. which could be used for small photos as well if needed.

Page 2 has a pocket which holds a photo mat.

 I have only added paper to the front of the mat as I am not sure if I will wish to place another photo on the back or, I may use it for journaling.

Pages three and four.

Page 3 is simply a photo mat. 

I have not decorated the inside pages very much at all.  I feel that the papers themselves are the decoration but, on a couple  of them I have done a little stenciling as you can see here.  Using translucent stenciling paste still allows the patterns to shine through.

This is another design feature from TH File Folder.  I love this idea of having two small mats side by side.  One for journaling and one for smaller photos.  It just appealed to me, so I incorporated it into this album.  They are both attached to the same binding leaf so, if you turn one, the other turns as well.

Pages five and six.

This is, of course the back of page 4 so again, it is the double mat feature ..

.. as is page 6.  Can't wait to fill this album with photos to see how well this design feature actually works!!

Pages seven and eight.

Page 7 being the back of page 6!!  (Just thought I'd mention that in case you hadn't noticed!!  LOL!!)

Page 8 has another little pocket for another photo mat.

This is the page with the mat removed.  
Hope you are still with me folks!!  Not much further to go now!!

Pages nine and ten!!

Page 9 is just another photo mat.

.. as is page ten which has been stenciled (this time I added a little paint to the texture paste) and is also the inside back cover!!  Yayy!!

Ah!! Wait a minute .... there's more!! 

So, I was really happy I had finished the booklet, and then I took all the photos but .. I just felt there was something missing with the front cover.  Not that I wasn't happy with it, but there was just something ...

.. so I went back and I added some 'snow' (texture paste) ..

.. and some glitter (which, unfortunately doesn't show up very well on the photos)!!

 And now, I am happy with it!!  What do you think???

I do hope you have enjoyed this very looong post (I really hope you were able to stay the distance  LOL!!) and I hope I have given some inspiration to obtain some of these gorgeous papers for your own Christmas projects.  Maybe get some now and start on next years Christmas crafts!!  Awesome!!  If you do, please let us know so we can take a look .. would love to see what you create with Meg's wonderful goodies!!   

Megs Garden Products used

Thank you so much for visiting the Garden and, please, take a stroll around and have a look at all the wonderful creations by my Teamies!!  They are awesome!!

Take care and God Bless.
Happy Christmas crafting!!

oxox Marg