23 April, 2012

Cathy plays with the Forget Me Nots

Hello - today we welcome Cathy

'Hi Girls,
Well this is my first post as a Design Team Member for Meg's Garden. and I’m very excited to be part of Meg’s amazingly talented team of ladies.  This month Meg sent us her gorgeous new paper collection called  "Forget Me Not" to work with and I decided to create a LO and a card.  One of my favourite techniques is fussy cutting and Meg's papers are just perfect for this.  I feel like I have died and gone to heaven.


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I love to take photos of my daughter... when she'll let me, and I find I nearly always have greenery or flowers in  my backgrounds.  So when I received my parcel, I knew instantly that I would use a pic from a recent photo shoot.  This photo has some lovely grey and green tones, which go beautifully with the new range of Forget Me Not papers.  So I pulled out my trusty scissors and went to town, cutting some of  the beautiful flowers, birds and butterflies. I also added a bird cage from the Green Toile range.  Love the softness you can create with a touch of white, which was created with some gorgeous lace and the pretty lace paper doilies.'

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List of Materials:
Meg's Garden:  Forget Me Nots Collection- Blue Butterflies, Nesting, Butterflies and Blue Forget Me Nots, Green Toile pp, 10cm paper doily, LaBlanche Wrought Iron Fence stamp, 1.6cm white lace
Other: Basic Grey pp, K and Co chipboard word, Crafter's Workshop stencil, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Versamagic ink, Inkessentials crackle medium, Glimmermist, paper rose, Ranger stickles, Tim Holtz distress ink, Acetate, Stazon ink

Thinking of You

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I am often inspired by pattern papers when I create and I love to mix different ranges together.  I loved the stripey pattern on the Birds in Forget Me Nots paper and used it as the background for my card.  The pretty white blossoms on the Nesting strip have a lovely Spring feel, so I thought the reverse side of the Graphic 45 Fashionista Perfumeries paper which has a vibrant green check would create a lovely fresh contrast and add to the Spring theme. I couldn’t resist the paper lace doily and a bit of lace for a bit more contrast.

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List of Materials:
Meg's Garden:  Forget Me Nots Collection- , Nesting, Butterflies and Blue Forget Me Nots, Birds in Forget Me Nots,  Graphic 45 Fashionista- Perfumeries, Debutante, Vintage French Ladies ATC's, 10cm paper doilies, LaBlanche clock stamp, 1cm off white lace,
Other:  Spellbinders Picot Edge Circle Die, EK Success circle punch, Versamagic ink, Red binding ribbon, paper rose, Ranger stickles

Beautifully done Cathy. I love the distressing on the layout with the hint of the doilies peeping through;  the strip pretending to be ribbon with the end cut & curled & edged with lace; and the overlap on the photo with the fussy cut pieces.

Also really love the card with its green & red contrast sitting on a lace doily - very unexpected but works so well.

Well done CathyBye for now



  1. Cathy, your layout is so appealing, I adore what you have done with the Meg's Garden products... so pretty!! Your card is certainly delightful too...

  2. wow wow wow !!!!! with a capital 'W' this is exquisite .. loveeeeeeeeeeeee it so much Cathy ... you have created a masterpiece of beauty .. hugz x

  3. ohhh what gorgeous fussy cuts - so perfect!

  4. Wow Cathy! love that La Blanche stamp, and the birdcage and beautiful fussy cutting! gorgeous page! Your daugther really is such a stunning young lady. Oooh the card is absolutely delish with the red scrunchy seam binding, the cluster and the fussy cutting. Both of your projects are really smashing! xoxo

  5. Wonderful page Cathy, love all the fuzzy cutting and details.:)

  6. Beautiful Cathy, gorgeous page and that card is so, so pretty, love the red on it, really brings it to life.

  7. This layout is totally STUNNING Cathy. All that "fussy cutting" looks amazing. Beautiful layout & card. Cheers Di xo