10 December, 2017

BLUE BUTTERFLY BOOK

hello friends, 
Today I'm sharing my little book created with
'In a Watercolour Garden'
I enjoy making these as gifts 
I loved the soft hues of the blues, 
the uplifting words & butterflies.

FRONT COVER
I Sketched around the butterfly & flowers & adhered blue beads to the wings & flowers
a metal embellishment is highlighted with Blue INKA GOLD
and the journal is tied with a soft blue crystal organza ribbon

INSIDE FRONT COVER
A chipboard butterfly added to the printed paper 
makes the frame pop ( it almost looks 3D)

PAGE #1

PAGE#2 

PAGE #3

PAGE #4

PAGE #5

PAGE #6

I hope you have been inspired by these gorgeous papers
& make little book to give joy to the recipient,
whilst here on the blog please accept an invitation to scroll through & see the beautiful creations from the GARDEN GIRLS.
PRODUCTS from MEGS GARDEN:
In a Watercolour Garden papers & ephemera
Blue Bonnet fabric & paper flowers
Rosebuds
Temptation in Blue bundle

 all other product is from my personal stash

Happy Scrapping
Hugz Annette x 

07 December, 2017

Hello, my friend...

Hello Everyone,
Introducing myself to the Meg's Garden blog, with my first project.

My name is Bec Jefferis, an unknown crafter from Orange, NSW, Australia.
I moved to Australia from the UK, back on the 30th of December 2010.  I have always been a card maker and was introduced to scrapbooking by the stunning Mary Bennetts 5 years ago.
Through Mary, I have met some beautiful scrappers and am delighted to call them forever friends.

When Mary suggested I ask to become part of Meg's Garden DT, I jumped at the chance.  Thank you Meg for this opportunity. 

I have used the French Chic Pk.1, Card Artists' Packs/Mini Papers in my first project.

  

On this card, I have used a heart lace doily, some fine tulle, and a single white rose from Meg's collection.
Absolutely love this PP with a touch of everything elegant.


 

This sage green PP was so beautiful with these yellow centred cherry blossoms, the white nylon lace and tulle tucked under, all sat on top of a semi circle of a doily.

I wanted to leave the sage rose and white lily on the PP exposed but had a lot of white space so I used some pearl vines to fill the space.





Last but not least I used the soft pink rose PP on top of the soft pink floral pattern, with a cream organza ribbon and the small pink paper roses.

Meg's products are so versatile and easy to use in all varieties of products so I would definitely head over to the website to see what amazing wonders she has. 

Thank you for taking the time to see my post.

Take Care from



04 December, 2017

Using up those little pieces left over

Hello Mary here today and I thought I would like to share a few simple ways to use those pieces we have left over after completing layouts.
Travel Notebooks are very popular at the moment and I have just completed my first one documenting my daughters Hens dinner


I found the 4" x 12" strip that comes with the 12 x 12 papers works well for decorating my pages with . By placing the strip length wise it is the right width and I just needed to trim some off the bottom.



One side of your notebook is a plastic sleeve, so you can pop sequins etc in as well if you choose and then use a fuse tool to seal the opening

The cut and create images are great for decorating your page as well , or you can create your own embellishments by puching shapes like butterflies, hearts , stars etc from the small pieces of PP, punch a circle to layer them on , add some ribbon a quote .




I am keen to make another Travellers note book, they are great for documenting a event or daily life.
Next I made a birthday card 


I constructed the card by layering little squares of Left over PP from the Sherlock Holmes Papers ,I also layered some images from the cut and create sheet and fussy cut the gentleman from the Cut and Create sheet. I distressed and inked around the edges with Vintage Paper Distress Ink.
I hope I have given you some ideas on using your left over stash . Don't forget to visit Megs Store as there are gorgeous new ranges available for you to create with. 
Happy Creating
Mary x


30 November, 2017

More Cards Using A Twinkling Christmas


Hello everyone! I hope that your week has been a good one. It is hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner and if you are like me, I am always worried that I haven't made enough! My friends and family are always waiting for my handmade cards so today I hope to share some ideas that I hope you may use for your own cardmaking.

I love regular shaped cards but for Christmas, I do like shaped cards. I used the largest die from Sizzix Ornaments Round die set to create my card base and die cut it again using patterned paper from A Twinkling Christmas from Meg's Garden. I used lots of flowers and die cut foliage to embellish as well as using a chipboard flourish from Scrapinec.

To add to my twinkling theme, I die cut my sentiment using glitter paper and added some rhinestones.

My second card also uses paper from A Twinkling Christmas. Again, I used lots of flowers to embellish  as well as some straws to add to the festive feel of the card.

I used some music paper from my stash to compliment the vintage feel of the paper and used a stamp from Kaisercraft as my sentiment.

Supplies:
A Twinkling Christmas Card Artist Pack

Thanks so much for stopping by Meg's Garden today!
Hugs from Cathy







SECRET MYSTERY BOX & MINI JOURNAL with new PARIS CHIC COLLECTION

Hello Everyone,

Liz here today showing you the new PARIS CHIC COLLECTION.   I was lucky enough to be given the new Journal pack in this wonderful collection.

But first let me tempt you with a 'Secret' mystery box that I created to hold the mini journal using Paris Chic.
And Meg's Garden new Box Handle Arch and decorative lock.  Stunning items don't you think?? Then I was inspired to do a little Decoupage on the lid, with papers from Paris Chic and Vintage Beauties.

Now for a little side view and inside peek.


I made the little Journal from a couple of 12x12 album page inserts, then set about decorating my Journal.
Some special brass corners and metal hearts.


Meg's Garden lace and ribbon really set the Journal off.


Meg's Garden heart shaped doily and beautiful floral ribbon.
 You will notice that I used a little 'Inca Gold' in gold to edge a few of the cutouts, which gives a real vintage look to the pictures.

Finally a little fussy cutting of the flowers and here is the end.

I hope you have enjoyed our little visit through Meg's new Paris Chic Collection and be sure to check out more HERE.

Thanks for taking the time to look and until next time........happy creating. ....Love Liz.

29 November, 2017

New Members on the Team

Hello Bloggers

The DT ladies are welcoming 2 new members to the Team;


  • Bec Jefferis from Orange NSW came to us as a recommendation from her friend  Mary

  • Marina Gridasova is from Russia & is a veteran papercrafter
I am looking forward to working with them & to appreciate their diffferent styles & views on papercrafting

Bye for now
Meg

Twinkling Christmas Cards

Hello Friends,
I needed a supply of Christmas cards so my 
range filled the bill beautifully 
I created 16 cards which I have paired in a frame
to save on an extra extra long blog post ...
all my cards are 14.5cm square & by adding 
some bling, embossed papers, flowers lace & pretty ribbons 
it makes them all a little bit individual 













I found these papers so versatile & 
enjoyed fussy cutting the ephemera 
My hope is you are inspired to create some cards to share.
Whilst you're visiting the blog please wander through the posts 
& be inspired with the beautiful creations from the GARDEN GIRLS
MEGS GARDEN PRODUCTS USED:
Twinkling Christmas papers
Forget-me-not ..Burgundy
Off-white open rose
Mini Rosebuds
Rose Leaves
Daisy Silver Trim
Fantasy Blooms .. White 
other products from my personal stash

wishing you a safe happy & blessed Christmas 
Happy Scrapping


Annette x