15 August, 2018

Sherlock III - A New Case... R.R.R.

Hello everyone & welcome,

Leanne here with you today to share a mixed media project that I have created using Sherlock III - A New Case cut & create ephemera pages and corrugated cardboard. Plus lots of bits & pieces from my craft stash.
I have R.R.R...recycled, re-purposed and reuse a coffee jar for my project. I love to recycle and coffee jars are a great way to store lace, ribbons, button & charms. This was lots of fun to create I hope you will give it a try.

Until next time.
Have a wonderful day & happy creating.

14 August, 2018


Hello Mary here today to share with you a card using the New Vintage Journal cards now available at Megs Store.

For this card I used the gorgeous bunch of Lilac Flowers Vintage Journal card and I have framed it with the Large Oval scalloped die from the set of two dies and finished with a satin edged ribbon bow.

For the inside of my card I added a small doily the Lilac die , mauve ribbon and a image from the cut and create sheet. 
 The range of Vintage Journal Cards to choose from are Flowers ( which I chose ) , Vintage Ladies, Male/Grundge.
They can be used for a multitude of projects ~ Cards, Project Life, Happy Mail projects, Layouts you are only limited by your imagination.

Thank You for calling by , we love to know what you think , so appreciate your comments.
Happy Creating 
Mary x

13 August, 2018

So in Love with You ~ Spring Pastels

Hello Mary here today to share a layout created with the A4 Spring Pastels  Range

So in Love with You

The inspiration for my page started with the gorgeous Vintage Print on Vellum Image .I received it in the last Package of DT goodies and I was instantly drawn to the colours and then the sentiment ~ So in Love with You inspired me to create another page for my Daughters wedding album and how divine is the Spring Pastel PP !

I used the "Love" sentiment from the Cut and Create sheet which I shaded with mauve ink and also added the elegant lady from a Cut and Create sheet at the side of my photo.

In amongst the flowers I have made a bow with sheer ribbon and also placed Dodo vine wire and a couple of fussy cut flowers from the cut and create sheet 

I was really happy with how this layout turned out.
And because I hate to waste anything and had some paint left on my palette whilst doing a project I created a tag with a beautiful image from the Vintage Beauties Cut and Create Sheet along with the Dream Sentiment, I can now add this to a layout or a card.
You can find so many beautiful products at Megs Store for all your creating needs.

Thank You for calling by
Happy Creating
Mary x

12 August, 2018

Vintage Journal cards

Hello Mary again to share another card  using the Vintage Journal Cards

This card is a tri fold card and I have used the gorgeous Vintage Journal card on the front with satin edged ribbon, punched butterflies  and enamel dots. I added a decrotive border punch at the edge of the opening of the card.

On the inside of the card I have adhered Water Coloured PP and in the centre a Lace Paper doily and a Image from the cut and create sheet framed by the scalloped oval die.

Thank you for visiting , we love to read any comments you have .
Happy Creating
Mary x

10 August, 2018

Mixed Media Canvas

Hello everyone! I hope that you are keeping well. With each of the collections available at Meg's Garden, a special addition are the cut and create ephemera sheets.  I had a few left over from a few collections and I decided to use them as a collage to create a mixed media canvas.

I fussy cut the images with my scissors and adhered them using Prima's soft matte gel.
I used some stamps by Tim Holtz to create my background, and some of Kaisercraft's texture stamps to add a vintage look to the canvas.
I used inks and papers that were of similar colour when I was planning my design. It was also complimented with brown to add a vintage aged look.

After completing one canvas, I had a lot of fussy cut pieces left over so I made another canvas.

I linked images that had a similar watercolour look.

I also wanted the butterfly to be a main focus for the canvas.
Again, I used Prima sprays in the background, and kept them as muted as possible to keep in the same style as the main images.
The same techniques of adhering the images was used and the same stamps were used to create the background.


Meg's Garden - cut and create

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

08 August, 2018

Vintage Floral Journal Cards from Rose

Hello Bloggers
Our latest Guest on the Design Team is Rose Parker (aka my sister). I sent her a pack of the Vintage Journal Cards - Floral along with some ribbons, patterned papers, flowers etc. 

These are the 2 cards she made using the Blue Florals:

They are both done on white cardstock with 2 different blue cardstock mat layers

Card #1:
The little book on the front sits on a large white die cut frame on a torn embossed blue-grey mat; as well as a white curved die cut border strip at the bottom on a torn white corrugated paper.

The little book uses the same blue-grey cardstock & carries the colour of the torn mat.  On the front is the Blue Bird Floral card embellished with 2 corners in the same cardstock: it is embellished with blue iris satin ribbon & 2 white silk flower forget me nots. The little book has plain paper inserts held in by the satin ribbon tie - you could also use lined paper, some poetry, pics or a special message.

Card #2:
Many layers on this one:  The first is an embossed white panel that goes the full width of the card & about 2/3 down topped with a torn pale blue-grey cardstock square, a blue small envelope & then a white die cut decorative circle.  At the bottom of the card is a  piece of lace topped with a strip of white torn corrugated paper & a strip of border punched cardstock has been used on the bottom of the card embellished with 2 pearls.  The front of the card has a small organza bow with a white paper lily & a blue paper wild rose.

The Vintage Floral Journal Card is mounted on the pale blue-grey cardstock (same as the mat), then a white cardstock mat with the borders punched edges & a double ribbon used as an opener.

The pic below shows how the front looks with the Vintage card open - the envelope can hold whatever you want.  The top pic shows the Vintage Card closed (magnet on both sides).

Hope you enjoy her cards - there are 4 more to be shown - each different, all with many layers & lots of ideas

Bye for now
Meg - sister of Rose

PS. The Floral Vintage Journal Cards have been used in our First Card Kit

06 August, 2018

Vintage Journal Cards - Flowers

Hello bloggers
Bec Jefferis here.  I wanted to pop in and share a card I made this weekend, using Meg's Garden NEW Journal cards - floral designs.
These are absolutely stunning floral designs with so much versatility to be used on cards, in happy mail, and as part of your journal.
I have made this card for a dear friend's birthday, in fact she was the one that gave me the dimensions of this unique card.
Of which you'll understand when you see the pictures and video below...
I used the blue tits journal card on the front with the blue watercolour background paper, that come with the card kits in Meg's NEW products.
I used navy watercolour paints to add some splatter dots and used crafters grass to nestle the image on the front of card.
I backed the journal card with a navy card stock and scratched the edges to create added dimension.
This is what the inside of the card looks like...
I used four more of the floral journal cards to create the pop up display. 
They sit so well together backed with the pink watercolour background paper.  I used a rub on birthday sentiment to finish the card.
I have made a video of the card opening for you to see the full effect.
I hope you have enjoyed some different inspiration on the blog today.  Hope you get the chance to use your Meg's Garden products in a similar way.
Have a wonderful day
Take Care

02 August, 2018

Design Team Callout

Hello Bloggers

Design Team Callout for

We are looking for those with a genuine love and passion for papercrafting that can showcase Meg’s Garden products!! If you love creating cards, mini books & paper projects then show us what you love to do!!

What's expected of you?
 The ability to showcase our products!

 Take good photos or scans of projects

 Participate in blogging, facebook & invite friends to like & visit

The Details –

Design Team is for 6 months which can be extended

Create a minimum of 1 project per month posting on both your blog and the Meg’s Garden Blog – promote Meg’s Garden by posting the above projects on other online galleries and blogs with working links to the blog.

The Meg’s Garden Design Team will receive -

Meg’s Garden products for your term will be shipped bimonthly - one for each of the following 2 months. Because our papers include both card, mini book, A4 papers (no 12x12's) you will be given a choice. We would like you to have some input in the papers you would like to work with. Embellishments etc can be requested from www.megsgarden.com at a discount.

How to Apply –

Send your bio & blog address info to megsgarden@outlook.com with “DT applications” in the Subject line The Project – can be anything you love to make - Cards, mini books, altered art… Just think out of the box and impress me…

Joining our blog is a MUST and is very important to the success of our team!

All entries MUST utilize Paper if you can use ours even better!! Work submitted must be recent and can be previously published or displayed on blogs or online galleries.

Here’s what to include with your emailed submission –

  We want to know all about you! – Your bio

  What’s your style?

  Why would you like to be on our team?

  Link to your active blog.

Final decisions will be made ASAP . If you know of a card artist who would be interested please forward this blog post

Good Luck!!!!!

Meg Foreman – Mgr Director Meg’s Garden



31 July, 2018

NEW product line for Card Artist Bloggers

Hello Card Artist Bloggers

We have an exciting announcement:

The First  of our Card Kits is now available

Card Kit #1 - features the 

Vintage Journal Cards - Flowers

Vintage Floral Journal Cards 

The Video shows the actual cards & the papers used for the finished cards

This is the Contents of the kit:

6  square cards with envelopes – the cards are 240gsm in ivory/cream  & measure 5.5”, the envelopes are 120gsm

1  A4 sheet of Vintage Floral Journal Cards – 6 images each 3”x4”

6  sheets of A4 colour printouts of actual cards in full size,  including close-ups & brief instructions
1  A4 sheet of Small Butterflies printed on translucent vellum  (only 2 butterflies used on these cards)
4  A4 sheets 8.3x12” for layering on the cards – 3 of them are in watercolour – rose pink, cornflower blue,  grass green & the 4th is a baroque damask. Each sheet is 12” long so will need to be cut to fit the cards which are 5.5”.  Before cutting  make sure of the measurements needed for that card – there will be enough to add a strip on the inside of the card
1  A4 sheet of labels
1  A4 sheet of Cut & Create ephemera
The embellishments on the cards included in the kit – all laces, ribbons, leaves, flowers & pearls.

Additions needed if you wish:  coloured cardstock for mats, words & labels, Diecuts, additional embellishments as well as any interior of the card details including words & sentiments.

Kits will normally retail at $25 - this first one has a discount of 20%
Additional Kits are planned - the 2nd is already started

Bye for now

30 July, 2018

Pretty Lady Cards by Meredith Hilly

Hello everyone.
I am showing you my cards I made using Megs Garden Vintage Ladies Journal Cards.

These journal cards make card making easy. With Meg's beautiful laces and pretty embellishments, you can't go wrong.

Megs Garden

28 July, 2018

Bow by Merdith Hilly

Hello everyone.
My latest page is one using Megs garden Sherlocks 111 cut and create. I wanted to create a page
which had a vintage farm feel. My handsome tom turkey is getting very impressive. Not something you see scrapped much. LOL

I love the leaf dies from Megs garden. They gave my page a country feel. Different clour green
cardstock makes more depth to the leaves. Half the page I used corragated paper which I was trying to represent corrigated tin.

Thanks for having a look at my page.

Megs Garden

26 July, 2018

Fill their fields with laughter and scatter the sun on their day ~ Sherlock 111 A New Case

Hello Crafters,
Mary here with another layout using the Sherlock Holmes 111 A New Case Range, I have really enjoyed creating with this range.

Fill their Fields with laughter and scatter the Sun on their Day

This is a photo of my cousins both now in their eighties and nineties respectively . The young girl is also my Godmother.

I love this Die from Megs Store and I think it is perfect to continue the foliage in the photo . Behind my photo I have used the 4 x 12 strips of pp that come with the 12" PP and cut it in strips to mat the photo. I've added Dodo Vine and mesh ribbon beneath the die cuts and added jute twine and a little antique chess key .
For my sentiment "smile" from the cut and create sheet I highlighted the word with distress ink and stapled it along with Gold Skeleton Mesh webbing  to a ticket stub , also fussy cut from the cut and create sheet.
I hope I have inspired you to visit Megs Store and grab supplies to document your memories.
Thank You for calling by and Happy Creating
Mary x

24 July, 2018

Getting in gear for a new case.

Hello everyone,
I have a new layout to share with you today. I have used the Sherlock lll A New Case 12"x12" patterned papers, the cut & create sheets & corrugated cardboard to create my vintage grunge style page.

I have used the following products:-
Metal dies: Gears Large:M277 
                   Greenery: M338
I have used lots of metal charms & some ribbon, jute twin, mesh trim, products available form Meg's Garden Online Store.

Until next time.
Have a wonderful day & happy creating.