10 June, 2015

'The English Rose Garden' - Two cards by Margaret Mifsud

Hello everyone and welcome to Megs Garden.
Hope you are all having an absolutely wonderful day!!

Megs Garden has added another gorgeous collection to their paper range and I am here to share a couple of cards I have made using these beautiful  papers.  The new collection is called 'The English Rose Garden'.  It is available in 12 x 12 sheets and also a mini paper pack for card making and, I have to say, it is stunning!!  Floral papers with a vintage/shabby chic feel and so gorgeous.  I absolutely  adored creating with them, so much so, that it took almost no time at all to make these two cards.

CARD No. 1

Megs Garden Products used

 English Rose Garden Mini Pack


The chipboard pieces used on this card are from 2Crafty.  They are actually some leftovers bits from  pieces used in previous projects.  
I have fallen in love with those 'Carabella Roses', they are so velvety soft and pretty.  I had seen them before but hadn't actually had them in my hand until now and they are perfect for vintage and shabby chic creations but also would suit more modern projects as well.   They come in a few different shades and could also be sprayed and altered to suit.  I will certainly be using them  more often .. just adore them!!

I didn't use any sprays on this card but I did do a little stamping with Archival Ink and a Kaisercraft stamp.  I also added some seed beads in random places and doodled around the edge.

I used Matte Medium to glue the beautiful lace ribbon onto the edge of the card.  The small purple rose was originally white, I simply sprayed it to fit in with my colour scheme.
 I also did a tiny bit of stenciling with texture paste for added interest.

Love those Tim Holtz Keyholes, they are so handy to fill blank spots and you can paint and alter them as well.  In this case I simply swiped it over with some gesso.

The inside is simply decorated with some border punched strips of the same paper.

When all was assembled and dry, I randomly swiped around the card with gesso.

CARD No. 2

Megs Garden products used

 English Rose Garden



Used a lot of the same elements on this card as I did on the first, so they do look similar and yet are still quite different.

That gorgeous Carabella Rose again.  Did I tell you, I love it???  LOL!!  I anchored the Lace ribbon on one side of the page and then gathered it and glued it into the cluster.

A closie showing the cute mini rose buds and also the seed beads added in random places. 

The stamp is, again, from Kaisercraft and the stencil used is the Mini Sketch Grid from The Crafter's Workshop.

Same stamping and stenciling at the top of the card.

The inside of the card is, again, decorated with border punched strips of paper.

Once all was assembled I added a few tufts of gauze to the flower cluster and also randomly swiped the card with gesso to create some highlights.

Well, I hope you like my little cards and that I have given you some inspiration.
If you wish to take a look at the items I have used on these cards, simply click on the product photos and that will take you straight to the web site pages.  While you are there, why not take a look around the site, there are heaps of products that I'm sure you simply cannot live without!!  LOL!!

Thank you so much for visiting.
Take care and God Bless.

oxox Marg


  1. Wow,beautiful cards Margaret,I LOVE this range papers,so pretty and feminine as are your cards

  2. Both these cards are just beautiful!! Such a vintage shabby chic look. That Gesso swipe really does make a difference. Thanks for posting today. Beautiful!

  3. Wow. You have put a lot of work into these cards. They are beautiful. Well done.