09 February, 2016

Chantilly Cream layout and Cards

Hello ! Mary here with my very first post as part of the DT for Meg's Garden , I am really happy to be part of the team and to create with Meg's beautiful products.
Today I would like to share a layout and two cards created with the gorgeous Chantilly Cream Range,
This range makes me think of Romance and softness, so with that in mind I chose a photo of my Aunt that I thought would be perfect.

I kept the layout quite simple

I tore the Chantilly Cream 05 PP at the side and added some Chantilly Cream 01 underneath. Then I placed some wide cream ribbon and on top of that some cream lace to this I added the pearl spray .I punched some butterflies from the Chantilly Lace 01 PP and added some perfect pearls and a touch of pink water paints for highlights. In the corner of the photo is the lovely little butterfly trinket. I also mounted my photo on the Chantilly Cream 05 PP

To add some romance I used a stencil and texture paste for the lovely vine pattern around my photo and then added the acrylic paints for a little colour. Satin Seam binding would be one of my favourite products, it is so soft and versatile and falls really nicely. The Satin seam binding was white, but I wet it, scrunched it and then just tipped my water brush into the paint and added some pink here and there for a little colour. I thought I would show you the page below before I decided to add the soft pink paint . I think it is subtle but makes a big difference. I have also added Perfect Pearls to the flourish Pattern on the paper.

Then I decided to make a couple of cards with the ephemera from the Cut and Create

Gorgeous vintage flower trinket , pearl spray, cream lace and cream cobwebbing , finished off with a big cream bow

Ephemera cuts make life so easy . I added a punched edge, a flower made form the Chantilly cream PP with a added cream , woven edge organza ribbon bow . I cut the butterfly from the ephemera cuts and used a Paris stamp
I hope I have given you some ideas to create with this lovely romantic range.
Until next time,

07 February, 2016

Wish card with Chantilly Cream by Katrina Thompson

Hello everyone. It is very exciting to be sharing with you all, my first DT project here at Meg's Garden. All of the beautiful images I have used are from the Chantilly Cream Papercraft Pack and the background print is from the Chantilly Cream Book Kit. A step by step follows:

I have cut the images in the Papercraft pack to use as features on the card.

 Gesso the Small Rectangle Parisian Frame then dab with various coordinating inks until you get a desired colour. It will dry a lot lighter as the gesso acts like a resist.

Insert your image behind the frame then add the Antique champagne tassel and the Tattered net trim.

I have used an assortment of the Organza Lace flowers with diamante. Cut varied portions and reconstruct them to make your own unique flower set.

        Cut a section from the middle of the background paper so your design fits nicely into the arc.

Once you have all your elements prepared attach all your pieces. I have popped some muslin behind the image to soften and age and then some seam binding  to dangle from behind the feature flower.

                Dab around the edges of your coordinating cardstock to create an aged  look.

This flower has been inked and scrunched to coordinate. It is the Cornsilk flower pack in the fabric flowers section of the website.

                      To complete, I have added a few diamantes onto the flowers in the background.

Thankyou so much for looking. Until next time, Happy creating!! K

02 February, 2016

Chantilly Cream Mini Album

Hello readers, welcome to one of my first posts here at Meg's Garden.

  Today I have a vintage inspired mini album to share using the 12x12 paper kit and the cut out sheet.  This versatile little mini really is so fast you can get it done in a day and can be customised to suit any occasion.  It only takes 2 pieces of cardstock to create the base. 

I have chosen Kraft cardstock for this mini.  I think it went perfectly with the cream tones of this lovely paper. I have covered my pages with the following papers.

Chantilly Cream 01
Chantilly Cream 02
Chantilly Cream 03
Chantilly Cream 05
Chantilly Cream 06
I have embellished the mini through out with the Cut & Create sheet.

Along with the embellishments that were included in the kit.

Here is my mini.  This mini measures 4 1/2 x 6 inches.
 I have used the mesh, pearls and flowers that came in the kit to embellish the front and added a few items from my stash.  I have used magnets to create a flap closure.

 I wanted to add just a subtle touch of colour to the flower, so I have dusted it lightly with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain and added a few glass beads here and there.
 The inside cover has a small tuck spot with a journalling tag that I have created from one of the cut outs and layered on manilla cardstock and then stamped in Tim Holtz Disress Ink - Black soot.  The second page is a place for a photo.
 Page 3: I have left this page blank for a photo and the pocket houses a single sided photo mat
 Pages 4 & 5.  These pages have two little corner pockets with two photo mats and little journal tags created from more of the images from the cut and create paper
 Pages 6 & 7:  I have used a small die cut from my stash and teamed it up with some lace to create a small tuck spot for a photo and added one of the tags for journalling.
 Pages 8 & 9:  I have used some Kraft cardstock to create two side loading pockets to house two single sided photo mats and journalling tags.  Again I have used a mix of Manilla cardstock and Kraft to layer the journalling tags. 
 Pages 10 & 11:  I have used the other half of my diecut to create another tuck spot and added a tag from the Cut and Create sheet.  I have added some lace and ribbon to embellish the pocket and added a single sided photo mat.
Back Pages:  These pages I have only lightly embellished as by now my mini was getting just a tad lumpy and I feared that it wouldn't close.  So I have added some stamped embellishments that I created using some of the offcuts of paper.  

Lastly, this is the mini from behind and from above.  As you can see it is only about an inch or so think.  Hopefully I have left some growing room for the photos.

Products I have used are:

Thanks for stopping by.  Please pop on over to Megs Garden and take a look at what is new and exciting...

30 January, 2016


Hello Bloggers and Happy New Year to you all.

I hope that now all the festivities are over that you will find some time to get your creative juices flowing.  And what better way to start with Meg's Garden brand new collection 'Chantilly Cream'.
For my project today, I have used  'The Chantilly Cream Papercraft Pack' along with the 'Cut & Create' Sheet.

Ribbons, lace, flowers and trinkets all my Meg's Garden and now here is the side and back view.

I then set about making some cards using this wonderful collection.  I am really happy with the end result and hope you are too.

Here are a couple of close ups for you to see how versatile this range is and how well it is suited for your cards.

Well thanks for taking the time to look and I hope that you have been inspired to restart your new projects with this fabulous range.....Until next time .....happy scrapping....Liz

27 January, 2016

Chantilly Cream Cards with Flowers

Hello Bloggers

This post really should be called leftovers & mats since I used some of the ephemera that were not used on the Chantilly Cream mini book & created some cards using the Flower ephemera & different mats.

Vanilla bazzill was used, antique linen distress ink & leftovers from Chantilly Cream Papercraft kit - 3 pieces of ephemera featuring cream flowers.

Card no. 1:
The Snowdrops ephemera was mounted on green cardstock & then onto a sage green fibre material.
A butterfly charm, green ribbon & a pearl spray were used to embellish.

Card no. 2:
Was matted on blue/grey cardstock & then onto vanilla bazzill. It was them embellished with a small piece of tattered net, paper rose leaves, 2 blue paper flowers & an antique blue velvet forget me not. A blue ribbon was tied around the front of the card, a piece of dodo wire tucked into the
 flower posy & a ladybird charm added for whimsy.

Card no. 3
Is a tall slim card using the cream roses ephemera matted on sage green cardstock & then onto the vanilla cardstock.  The embellishing is again kept very simple - a cream woven edge organza ribbon, a pearl spray & a heart charm

The 3 cards were made in very little time; they used leftover ephemera, scraps of cardstock in my stash for mats & were embellished very simply.

The ephemera were all printed on a cream patterned background so, when cutting them out, you can use part of the this background as an additional mat - this is what I did with cards 1 & 2; card 3 had none used.

Hope these give you some ideas on simple cards

Bye for now

25 January, 2016


Hello all,
Annette here.. 
Welcome to Megs Garden Blog 
Today I'm sharing an album I created to show photos of my mum's family 
I have a lovely collection of pics dating back to pre/post WW2
mixed medium COVER using paper towel ( thanks Suzanne) 
muslin, gesso, texture paste, spray & colour paste 
page 1
page 2
page 3 is an envelope to hold extra memorabilia 
Page 4 . .. back of envelope 
page 5 
page 6 
page 7  is 3/4 size 
Page 8 ..will have a pic of my mum who was a dressmaker/designer 
page 9 opens out for extra journalling  
page 10 
 page 11
 I hope you have been inspired to use these fantastic paper packs available also in digi form 
 this is 'Cafe au Lait'  collection 
 Happy Scrapping all 
hugz Annette