22 January, 2017

True Beauty - Karen McLaughlin

Karen back to show you a page I have created using the Parisian Gardens Collection.  The greens and the purples work so well together don't you think?  The beautiful lace really gives the page a feminine touch.  At Meg's Garden there is a great selection of laces to buy.  All of which can be found at www.megsgarden.com

Thank you for looking.  Karen x

20 January, 2017

Parisian Gardens Altered Box

Parisian Gardens – Altered Box with Ornament

I want to share with you a small altered box that I made over the Christmas break using Meg’s Garden latest paper collection called Parisian Gardens.
I like to ‘repurpose’ items as often as I can, and this little box was much too gorgeous to throw away after the fragrant candle it had contained was long melted and enjoyed.
Because the box was in very good condition, I didn’t have to do anything much to it. It was a neutral craft colour and very sturdy and well made. I covered the top of the lid with a circle punched from one of the papers to hide some wording that was stamped there and using the same paper for all parts I covered the box.
I fashioned the top handle from one of Meg’s metal filigree embellishments, the birdsnest and eggs are from my own collection/stash. You may be able to make out the cutest little bird just arriving to keep the eggs warm, to the right of the nest. I didn’t think to get a closer photo.
I wasn’t sure whether to have this as the back or the front of the box.  As I have left most of the main box free of embellishment, I suppose, it can be either.  I have added another few metal filligrees ( all are attached with Glossy Accents). These are easy to curve to the shape that you want. You can also cut them if you desire (but don’t use your favourite fussy cutting scissors for this.
I initially had a pretty green bead in the shape of a heart dangling from the lid of the box. I removed it because it interferred with the handle on the top of the bauble.
Shows bauble (on it’s side and interior of box). I finished all exposed edges of the original box with a gold Sharpie. I also sponged the edges of all paper pieces before adding them. The elements inside the bauble are fussy cut from the Parisian Gardens Cut and Create sheets. The pink flower is Green Tara.  I created a stand for the bauble using two of the filligree flowers which you can see better in the photo of the box with Buddha below.
A few more photo’s show the other side of the bauble, the bauble stands on top of the upturned box with the ever helpful Buddha assisting me with the shot. And finally one of the box in front of our gorgeous bougainvillea which will be getting a severe haircut when it stops flowering.
I hope you enjoyed this look at what you can do with the lovely Parisian Gardens paper collection and some of the pretty embellishments from Meg’s Garden.
Until next time, Happy Crafting

18 January, 2017


Hello Mary here again. I couldn't resist creating another layout with the New Parisian Gardens Range, I just love this range so much and wanted to create a layout with one of the ideas I had when looking through my DT goodies Meg had sent me.

My idea came from when I saw the envelope image on the Cut and Create Sheet.

I decided to cut around the opening with my Kraft Knife to create a opening to keep a Newspaper cutting about my Mother and Fathers wedding. Now it has a place to live , is safe and tells the story of my page.

I fussy cut another image from the cut and create sheet  of the music book image to place my photo on .  The fancy oval frame houses the beginning of my bouquet of flowers, containing the lovely lemon flowers and the gorgeous glass flower . I have sat the word Dreams , cut from the cut and create sheet and shaded with mauve ink amongst the bouquet , along with some pearl trim lace and muslin . A mauve ribbon ties it altogether . To the side sits a gold dragonfly charm.

Everything besides the "happy" word chippy , that I have embossed in mauve can be found at  Megs Store
Thank You for calling by. I looking forward to creating some more projects with this range and I hope you are inspred to do the same.
Until next time
Happy Creating
Mary x

16 January, 2017


Hello Bloggers,

As the year comes to an end, we have a New Collection to inspire you for the New Year.

I am sure you will agree it is a wonderful collection, with lovely soft colours, all matching beautifully with the 'Cut and Create' Sheets.


For this layout, I have used 2 sheets of the 'Parisian' collection, with some cut outs from the 'Cut and Create' sheets.

The  'diamond' shapes are cut from the Parisian papers and as you can see all match perfectly on the doiley base.  Ribbons, flowers, fibres and metal from Meg's Garden.

Thanks for taking the time to look and hope you have fun in the New Year creating with Meg's Garden new range Parisian Gardens Collection.  Until next time....happy scrapping....Liz.

12 January, 2017


Hello Mary here to share a layout with the beautiful new range Parisian Gardens .
Oh my , when I opened the box I was in heaven &  literally could not wait to create with it. As I looked at each of the beautiful pages , I had ideas running through my head.
I did sit down and create a page that afternoon and busting to create more projects with this range when I get home from holidays.

Once again I have kept my layout quite simple , as the papers are so beautiful , they don't need a lot of embellishment I feel.

I have fussy cut the music/ script/bird piece from the images on the cut and create sheet and inked it slightly with a blue shade. I made a tag from the image of the beautiful lady on the cut and create sheet  and embellished it with the gold butterfly charm , rosette and vintage trinket and lace
The Word Cherish I have used as my title and cut it from the cut and create sheet.
The only product not from Megs Garden is the Circle Chippy, all other products I have used you can find in Megs Store
Until next time
Happy Creating

10 January, 2017

Ribbon and Roses

Roses, Ribbon, butterflies and a Pretty Lady


Roses, ribbon, a gorgeous butterfly and a pretty lady.  This is definitely a card for the Romantic female who loves vintage.

Hi Everyone, Barbara here from Meg’s Garden Design Team.  Now that Christmas is behind us, it’s time to venture back into the craftroom for some creativity.
I began this card with a piece of  heavy duty white cardstock.  I sponged the edges of all the pieces before layering them onto the card base.  The butterfly is fussy cut from one of Meg’s ‘Ephemera cut and Create pages,’ and also edge sponged for a neat finish.
Above is a closer view and the finished inside of the card.  Again all edges were sponged before attaching to the card and another fussy cut butterfly to tie in with the card front.
If you would like to create similar cards to mine, pop over to Meg’s Garden and browse the pretty paper collections, embellishments, ribbon and ephemera that are available. You won’t be disappointed and you will be amazed at the choices.
Until next time, happy papercrafting.

08 January, 2017

Parisian Gardens Papers Collection

Hello Bloggers

Welcome to this New Year 

I know you all have very itchy & clean fingers!!  

ITCHY - because you have not done a project this year

CLEAN - because you have not used any distress ink, paints or mixed media either.


Parisian Gardens Paper Collection.

Available in digital download or printed;
Mini album 5x7" size pages or 8.3x11" full pages

There are 20 papers in each :
12 patterned papers plus 8 full of ephemera, tags,
 tickets, vintage ladies, words, antique style post cards & more...

The DT ladies have the papers & their blog posts are awesome

Have a look at the video & decide what size you want to work with & whether you want to print or purchase already printed

For digitals:  http://megsgarden.com/contents/en-us/d10758.html

For printed:  http://megsgarden.com/contents/en-us/d739.html

New molds are also on order - expected mid January
& there is a new Fancy Paper Lace Doily Square 25cm

Bye for now

Meg Foreman – Mgr Director Meg’s Garden