16 January, 2019

Pocket of Roses

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. 

Let's kick start our creativity for 2019 with Meg's new collection French Roses. I have designed a pocket card with concertina sides, inside holding a coordinating greeting card.. and yes, something else naughty!

The Cut & Create images with this collection are stunning, and feature both on the pocket and greeting cards. I have also embellished with ribbons and paper leaves from 
Meg's shop and used pearl brads for the closure. 

As the final touch to the pocket, I included a fitting message from the Cut & Create pages, a perfect reminder to us all - you are beautiful, inside and out!

I look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations using Meg's new collection 


13 January, 2019

Megs Garden French Roses collection

Hello and welcome to Megs Garden
I LOVE this paper from the French garden collection I didn't want to cut into the paper,
I was very brave and cut the flowers out,then I added some inks and glitter
 I also dampened the petals with water and molded them

 A cute paper butterfly lace and gems to finish off

Don't forget to visit the garden and check what the other DT members create
Cheers Trish

12 January, 2019

Decorative door hanger

Hello everyone & welcome!

Today I would love to share with you a project I created for Meg's Garden Blog.
A decorative door hanger using A4 watercolour paper and the Vintage Journal cards series: called Vintage flowers. 

I so love this pretty image and the delicate shades of pink.
My hanger was created from scratch. Firstly I traced around a door hanger shape onto stiff cardboard & cut
out. I traced this shape onto the A4 watercolour paper.  This was then cut out & inked in a soft brown shade before being adhered onto the cardboard door hanger shape.
Layers of lace, tulle and die cut shapes were added. A cluster of pink roses & rose buds and leaves adorn the corner of the image. To finish I added some glitter glue & pearls. A gorgeous project to create. My door hanger now sits on a cupboard door in my craft. 
Stop by Meg's Garden online store for all of these goodies and create your very own unique door hanger.

Until next time.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day & happy creating. 

11 January, 2019

The French Roses Collection...cards

Hello everyone,
Wishing you all a Happy & Creative New Year.

What a lovely way to start the New Year than with this gorgeous new paper collection called French Roses. This very pretty feminine shabby chic paper set is A4 in size with 12 background sheets and 6 cut & create image sheets. Just perfect for any paper crafter.
I have created two simple cards with lots of layers.
My first card I thought would make a lovely sympathy card.
 I have distressed & inked my background paper before adding to my card blank. Next I cut out, then distressed & inked these beautiful images & wording from the cut & create sheets. Each of the images & wording were fixed in place using 3D foam tape.
I added touches of stickles glitter glue to each of the images.

 For my next card I have torn, then inked the background papers before adhering in place. I love these images, they are so pretty and compliment each other well.
 I added lace, a pink satin bow, rhinestones, and glitter glue to finish.
Both of these cards were quick and easy to create. Be sure to stop by Meg's Garden online store for these pretty paper & so much more.

Until next time.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Have a wonderful day & happy creating.

09 January, 2019

Spiral Note Book ...I've got you covered

Hello everyone and welcome,

Today I would love to share a Meg's Garden post with you.
I have decorated the cover of a spiral note book using A4 watercolour paper and this lovely image from the vintage ladies journal card series.

 I have distressed and inked the papers. A paper doily and a gold metal charm were added to the top right hand corner.
Hand dyed lace and nylon lace were added. Plus a cluster of paper flowers and leaves.
To finish I added some self-adhesive pearls and glitter glue. This was a quick and easy project and such a lovely way to decorate a plain note pad.
Stop by Meg's Garden online store for all of your pretty papers and supplies.

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

07 January, 2019

A Creative New Year

Hello Bloggers

Choose from 3 Paper Collection:  to start your New Year of creativity & fun

1.  French Roses - a classical shabby chic Paper Collection - in shades of pink with roses & flowers


French Roses Papers - https://youtu.be/KwTSRrI3rgk

French Roses  - A Cards Class in a Box  https://youtu.be/gAr0_GE4e5Y

French Roses completed mini album - https://youtu.be/44C644xbKC4

2.  Alchemy 202 - exciting grunge Paper Collection

Alchemy 202 Papers -  https://youtu.be/bGKiwS8SxH4 

Alchemy 202 - A Cards Class in a Box - https://youtu.be/bBpGHxcoH4k

Alchemy 202 completed mini album - https://youtu.be/59AGxkwWH9s

Each of these Paper Collection has 18 papers in total available in printed & digital - 12 background & 6 with Cut & Create Images.  The Cut & Create papers are also available as a separate purchase
There are also 2 sizes in the papers:  A4 & 5x7" for mini albums

3.  Watercolour Backgrounds  - the perfect backdrop for cards

Blue, Green, Yello, Lilac, Natural & Pink
Available in 2 sizes A4 printed & digital & 145mm squares for cards

4.  Vintage Journal Cards in the French Roses Paper Collection

 - the easiest way to start a card.  Just let the Vintage Journal Card lead you into the style, colour combinations & embellishments.  You choose the textures, layers & card size.

The Vintage Journal Cards Collection also comes with an A4 paper of words & phrases as well as a pale lined paper;  all printed & digital A4 papers

A Hint:
When cutting the images that have a background behind them (as do French Roses & Alchemy 202) - leave a narrow margin of the background as a mat. When matted on cardstock it appears that the image is double matted. A great cheating technique

Bye for now

05 January, 2019

French Roses,collection DT post

Megs Garden French Roses papers collection and goodies are so pretty and feminine

 The bag of goodies are no exception, i especially love the roses
The flowers,dodo vine ,plus the crystals are also from Megs
Don't forget to drop in a see what the other ladies create also
Cheers Trish

03 January, 2019

Hello ~ Spring Flowers

Hello everyone! Best wishes to you and yours for the holiday season. It has been a while since I have created a project for Meg's Garden and I felt my sentiment of 'hello' was fitting. Today I am using papers from the Spring Flowers Collection. There are soft pastel tones, vintage ephemera and lovely delicate images to create shabby chic projects.

To add dimension to my layers, I have used lots of foam tape! I used a large die from Poppy Stamps called Big Hello. I liked the thin script so you can see the beautiful papers beneath.
I  added some Nuvo Glitter Accents to add a bit of sparkle in random places including on the flowers.
I layered an older border Spellbinders Parisian accents die from my stash to compliment the lace. I also cut down a doily to frame one of the ephemera cards. These all add to the shabby chic feel of the card.


Thanks so much for stopping!
Hugs from Cathy