16 August, 2019

Trinket Box

I love trying to "think outside the square". 

Even though I take great satisfaction in creating beautiful cards, once the event they were given for is over, the cards are placed away. 

Why not create something useful and on display throughout the year for all to see? Thus, my inspiration for this box. 

How many of us have gift boxes stashed in the cupboard taking up space and gathering dust?! The range of delightful floral pictures and mini paper flowers from Meg's Garden ideally suited my covered trinket box.

Picking various shades of pink, rose, fuchsia and rogue, I covered the box in textured paper and sealed with a paper sealer. The result, although protecting the paper, gave the feel and look of soft doe skin. 

Each side of the box is different - a foiled frame with Cut & Create images adorn two sides, the back is an old fashioned crochet doily with a pearl centre. The front of the box features an elegant Vintage Journal Card image, which I have framed in an oval mirror.

The lid was given the same treatment as the box, this time using paper from another of Meg's Garden collections. Fancy cut edges and antique metal corners adorn the lid, complete with a large fabric flower and ribbon bow.

What a transformation!


12 August, 2019

Tag ,with the beautiful lace image

Tag card
I LOVE lace ,so for this tag I used a digital image from Megs Tags range
Cut and create papers,ribbons, flowers and pearls

Close up

Thanks for taking a stroll through the garden
Cheers Trish

04 August, 2019

Art Tags Series 2

Hello Paper Artists

We are committed to continuing our creative year with some new ideas
New ART Tags – series 2

- Mixed Colours & Styles
Available  either printed or digital

The Art Tags are background papers 2.75x6" - 24 tags total -
ready for you to add your special touches
You can layer, embellish, add ties, use mixed media -
there are no rules - ART TAGS have no limits

Once finished:
add a sentiment on the back in a small envelope or on the front
add the tag to the front of a card
add a gusset to a blank card & use the tag inside the card
use on the front of a journal
add to an easel for display or add a strut to the back
make a 3 part card with the tag as the focus in the middle
make a special envelope that will fit

Available at:  https://megsgarden.com/

What a way to continue a magical year of inspiration!       

Bye for now 

Meg Foreman – Mgr Director Meg’s Garden


More easy cards using Megs VJC slightly masculine cards

For my cards today I have embossed and torn my papers
My embossed paper is from Megs range

 Again my background paper i have embossed MG papers 
Added some bits and pieces from my stash of MG goodies
Thanks for taking a stroll in the garden, 
until next time
Cheers Trish

29 July, 2019

Vintage Notebook

I enjoy recovering and reusing items, either for use with another purpose or simply made into something more decorative to give as a gift.

What started off as a plain and boring, simple notebook, is now a heavily embellished and functional piece.

The cover is decorated with pieces from a few of Meg's collections - a Vintage Journal Card (VJC) from a previous release, Cut & Create elements, and the background piece from the current Mini Junk Journal collection was the perfect fit. All coordinate and compliment each other.

As well as embellishing the covers, inside is not forgotten. 

Firstly I decorated with a few more Cut & Create pieces, clustered together. Using one of my favourite mediums, vellum, I created 2 pockets, front and back. Versatile in its practical use, and also translucent so you can still see the decorations - and other goodies you may put inside! 

From the new and exciting Mini Junk Journal papers, I created a bookmark, layered with Cut & Create sentiments and topped with ribbon.

To finish, as it is an item that will be handled, I inked all edges to give it an added distressed look, and coated with a sealer to ensure its lasting beauty.  


27 July, 2019

When is a tag not a tag?......when they are made into a card!

Hello and welcome bloggers
For my first card I used a digital download while waiting for the postie
I kept 2 tags together and added some pretties

 For my second card i used the pretty VJC,,s Journal cards with the this lovely image
Used over the pretty violet paper from the range

Thanks for taking a stroll through Megs garden today
Cheers Trish

12 July, 2019


Hi, Jacky here. Time for another share.

This share is made using the "Art Tag" cut and create which comes with 5 sets of tags in different colour stories, you also get 2 different types of labels. It's such a versatile kit, especially for a tag lover like me!

I made a tag mini using 4 tags from the brown colour story. I'm a bit of a vintage girl so they are perfect for this project.

I've backed the tags on to some card stock leaving a tiny gap between each tag. I was then able to score in the gaps and fold into a concertina.  On the back side of the mini I've sewn in some pages, these pages are cut slightly smaller than 2 tags laid side by side, but folded down the middle not cut.

Next the fun bit... decorate!

For the decorating I've used some images from the"Spring Flower" cut and create and Meg's "German Glass Glitter" in black.  OMG! for the glitter lover this stuff is amazing!

Anyways, I hope I've given you a little inspiration using some of Meg's beautiful products. 

'til next time, Happy Crafting!

10 July, 2019


Hi Everyone. It's Jacky here,

I've been busy again, inspired by some of the lovely metal hardware Meg has in her store. This project is a mini book, just big enough to be stored in an up-cycled box.

The box has been covered with some tea-dyed paper, lightly stamped and embellished with "German Glass Glitter" in Cameo...such beautiful Glitter! and I've used one of Meg's "metal handles" on the lid of the box.

 The cover of the book has some more "German glass glitter" and to protect the book corners these "Metal corners" are ideal.

The book has 5 signatures and 2 pocket pages to hold tags and tiny concertina albums.

Throughout the project I've also used "Spring Flowers" Cut and Create digital...I just love this book-in-a-box with the metal hardware and the German glass glitter. 

'til next time Happy Crafting!

05 July, 2019

A Little Vintage Pocket Book

Hello everyone & welcome,

Today I have a mini Accordion Pocket Book that I would like to share with you. I have created this little book using the Shades of Green collection pack available from Meg's Garden online store.

This little book measures 13x13cm. The hard covers are decorated with shades of green patterned paper & images from the ephemera sheets. The inside covers & the accordion spine is made using coloured cardstock. I have inked the edges using Tim Holtz's distress ink: old paper to add a touch of vintage flair.

Seam binding is used as a closure it wraps around from the back and then is tied in the front. 
Pretty lace and pictures are added through out.
There are 4 handmade brown paper pockets ready for some special treasures.
You could add a tag or two.

The last page has a tuck.
Here is a picture of the back cover with & without it's seam binding closure. A delightful and simple little book to create. I hope I have inspired you to give this book a try. Don't forget to stop by Meg's Garden store there are lots of lovely paper packs to choose from.

Until next time.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
I hope you have a wonderful day & happy creating.

17 June, 2019

Megs Garden VJC cards..... are such fun,easy cards to make

For my first card I used assorted dies,cardboard and craft paper
as well as old lace

 For my second card I titled it 
Fabulous as the image is fabulous

My last card is made with some embossed leftovers, dies,
MG flowers
and butterfly 
Thanks for browsing in the garden today.
Until next time
Cheers Trish

13 June, 2019




I do enjoy making cards as it is so lovely to give 
& receive beautifully handcrafted cards 
so precious... 
 I loved the new Vintage Journal Card papers from 
to design with 
these images of the flappers era really appeal to me
as it is my favourite 
I chose to leave these  5x7 inch cards in a simple format  
to enhance the matted images

frayed muslin, a beaded tassle, lace ribbon & a matching rose to highlight 

double matted image, lace, chiffon flowers, ribbon & bling 

double matted image, tied ribbon, feathers & flowers with a tangle of thread to complete

Now for the more masculine cards 
we all manage to create feminine cards when it comes to a design for the men in our lives we tend to take a big deep breath & shudder at the thought 
I hope these help to inspire 
Fussy cut around the gentleman with a top hat & leaned him on the 'Celebrate' ticket, a few cogs, mesh ribbon & a tied knot of string 
corrugated cardboard is always handy to have 
adding a few metal & wooden cogs & again string in a reef knot to finish

corrugated cardboard, tied ribbon, arrows, photo corner &
 a metal embellishment bring this card together
I hope these cards have inspired you to create 
Whilst your here wander through the blog posts &
 see the gorgeousness the GARDEN GIRLS have created
Thanks for visiting
Hugz Annette