24 July, 2016

Like from Attic..Part 1

Hi my lovely artistic friends,

  I've got small poem ;-)...

    Blue is the color of blueberry pie,
   A blue jay's feather and the bright moon sky.
   Blue is the color of ocean scenes,
   Picasso's art and my favorite jeans.

...yes "blue" is the major point of new,breathtaking collection "Watercolour in Blues" from Meg's Garden shop. I adore blue color and together with brown is most amazing and eye catching mix I thing. Therefore I couldn't resist start make my new project in this way.I can say that is something I never made before and I really hope you will like it as I do ;-) ...

...as this is "part 1" I will show you just a part of final project,but I have small photo tutorial for you, so hopefully you will enjoy create from this beautiful collection as I did.
  Here is my small tutorial for very easy and beautiful tag...

...when your embellishment will be ready glue it on a tag and start decorate with flowers & leaves..

..on the left underside of flowers stick small bow with rose in a middle...

...don't forget decorate left top corner with small pearls..

One more project belong to this "part 1".I don't have a tutorial for this but I will explain more in video which will be post in "part 2" of my project ;-)

 I hope you found some inspiration to create with Watercolour in Blues collection ;-)
If I can give you small tip, go pop up to Meg's Garden Blog check out amazing creations from Meg's girls.So many inspirations waiting there for you.
  It's all from me for today.Thank you so much for stopping by.
Have a wonderful time.
Hugs Eva xx

23 July, 2016

Wall Frames by Brenda Caldow

Hello crafty friends and welcome to Megs Garden and my latest creations with the beautiful 
Water Colour In Blues patterned papers. I love everything about these patterned papers and I know that you will too.

When I got these papers I couldn't wait to use them. I have a couple of friends with birthdays coming up so I decided to create a wall frame for each of them. 

For my first one I used a timber frame to place the gorgeous papers on. My center piece I fussy cut from the cut and create sheet, I distressed the edges and then inked them with Distress Ink. I found a verse and placed on it and then raised it up in the middle with cardboard. 
The edges of the timber frame I coloured with a Royal Blue Copic. 

I edged the center with pearls and fussy cut the butterflies from the patterned papers. I love the Organza and Pearl flowers, they have a beautiful soft feel to them. 

Behind the beautiful blue flowers and on the back of the frame I placed some of the White Nylon Lace. This lace is stunning and has an elegant look to it. The outside edge of the frame I inked with a blue/grey  Distress Ink. 

Now for my other wall frame created with the same stunning papers but this time I decided to go with the purple tones instead of the blue. 

  I chose this time to use a chipboard as my frame and I coloured it with a purple Copic. Again I fussy cut the beautiful purple flowers from the patterned paper and inked the edge with Weathered Wood Distress Ink. I also raised it with cardboard and then placed some gold pearls in the corners. 

The sentiment I also fussy cut from the patterned papers. As I said I love the Nylon Lace so again I used it on this wall hanger.The violas had that touch of purple and went perfectly. The other flower I used is a Blue and White Apple Blossom, they come in 5 different colors and look great on any craft project. The brass flying bird was my final touch.
On the bottom corner I used one of the Violas and then fussy cut the butterfly from the Water Colour In Blues patterned paper. 

I hope you have enjoyed having a look at my two wall frames. Don't forget to keep scrolling down and have a look at other stunning creations from the design team. There is always plenty of inspiration and amazing patterned papers, ribbon and many embellishment to see. The Megs Garden Store always has the amazing products we use and they are easy to find by clicking the links.
 Until my next post I hope you all keep warm if living in cold weather like me and that your crafty mojo flows. Hugs all - Brenda  


22 July, 2016

Cards with Chantilly Cream and Rose Quartz by Margaret Mifsud

Hello lovely visitors and welcome to the Megs Garden blog.  So nice of you to drop by and I hope you are all having a wonderful day.

I'd like to share two cards with you today.  One was made with the lovely Chantilly Cream papers and the other with the gorgeous Rose Quartz papers, both of which are, of course, exclusive to 

Card # 1 - Chantilly Cream.

Unfortunately, our weather has been quite dull lately (lots of rain) and because the light was quite bad, the colour didn't photograph too well.  It is a lot creamier than it looks here but I couldn't leave it for another day because this had to be posted Interstate.
This card measures 4" x  5.5".

The doily and the lace are both available at Megs Garden.  I will leave a list of Megs products (and links) at the end of this post.

This is the lace I used.

As I wanted to  tuck it in under the paper layers, I didn't need the full width so I trimmed off the top section and used that at the bottom of the card and then the remainder was inserted at the top.

This way you don't waste lace that you don't see.  Much more economical.

The leaves were cut from cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo and I also sprinkled a few seed beads here and there. 

The frame was made with air dry clay and a small mould.  The lovely rose graphic glued to the center came from the Rose Quartz cut and create pages.

The flowers are from Prima .. had them in my stash for ages.  The ribbon is from Megs Garden.
I did wipe a little white acrylic paint around the card when it was done.

The inside has two pockets cut from the Chantilly Cream papers and edged with Martha Stewart's Floral Vine Deep Edge Punch.  One pocket is for a gift voucher and the other will have a personal message written on a journal card or tag.

That was the Chantilly Cream card and now for

Card # 2 - Rose Quartz

This one is quite tall .. it measures 3.5" x 7".  Don't think I have ever made one that size before, but I quite like it so I'm sure I will do it again.

I have used the same lace as on my first card.

I love these blooms.  They are available from Megs Garden and have not been altered in any way.  Once again, the leaves were cut from cardstock with my Silhouette Cameo.

This lace is just so gorgeous .. I love it!!  I didn't cut it apart this time though.

The tiny frame was made with hot glue and a Mod Podge mould.  First time I have used the hot glue .. works a treat, once you get the hang of it. 

Two pockets again on the inside cut from the Rose Quartz papers.  I don't always need a pocket for a voucher but it's handy to have one, just in case.

Thank you so much for dropping by to see my latest project.
While you're here, why not take a further stroll around the Garden to see the creations by the rest of the Team .. they are gorgeous and are sure to inspire you.

Megs Garden Products used
Rose Quartz Book Kit
Chantilly Cream Book Kit
Puffy Paper Flowers
Burgundy/Cream Open Paper Rose 
Lace 5cm White
10cm Doily

Enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg

18 July, 2016

Exploding Box with Mini Album inside

Hello Bloggers

This project is for those who love inspiration

Alena is using the Rose Quartz papers in the project which is in videlo format

Have a look & look for ideas


Bye for now


14 July, 2016

Watercolours in blue collection by Trish, using Megs Garden downloadable watercolours in blue colection papers and trims

Hello bloggers and lovers of beautiful paper and trims

Who doesn't love Blue,this collection of Megs is so pretty and delicate

With the downloadable papers you never run out!
For my first card I cropped and printed out this lovely photo of Hydrangeas, I cut the tiny wee butterflies and used dies and pearls to highlight the picture

My second card I have used the cute and create A4 paper and also
more of the watercolour collection on a blue cardstock.
I added Megs Garden lace with burlap and velvet flowers
with some of my own lace.

My LO called Blue
These are my  Hydrangeas which at certain times change colours depending on the soil
I used another A4 Size printable paper punched the edges
Tim Holtz masks,Megs Garden flowers and trims,white and blue spray mists

closeup of my not so blue  Hydrangea below

I hope I have inspired you to choose some of Megs gorgeous downloadable papers
And thank you for stopping and leaving a comment.
Cheers Trish

12 July, 2016

Watercolour in Blues mini folded book by Meredith Hilly.

Hello everyone. The project I am showing you today is a mini folded book.
Using a 12x12 page I then gluing another 12x12 onto the back. The 12x12 papers are from the Watercolour in Blues Collection. I then folded this into three even folds one way and then three even folds the other. Each small square is decorated and when folded back up makes a mini book.
This is the front.

This is the back.

This is the first three small squares you see when you unfold it.

This is the next three squares.

This is the mini book totally open.

This is the back totally open. Notice where the front and back cover small squares are. You will need to copy the same placement so you mini book will fold down correctly.

Thank you for popping in and having a look at my mini folded book.
Have a go yourself and find how easy it is to make using all the beautiful papers from Megs garden.

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