18 February, 2019

Beautiful Thoughts

Hi Everyone, 

Today I have another card to share with you, using papers from both French Roses and Spring Flowers collections. 

Whilst slightly sombre in theme, it is still beautifully respectful in muted greens and creams. 

I used several die cuts on this card - the frame, sentiment and flowers, cut from papers in the collections. Meg's papers not only are great to use alone, they are also the perfect thickness and quality to run through your die cutting machine, even with the most intricate detailed die design.

The 3 cluster of flowers I hand rolled into shape, from a flat die cut design. I filled the centre of each with one of my favourite craft supplies - glitter! 
I love using up scraps, so I kept the off cuts from the frame die cut to include with the flower cluster. 

I placed my sentiment atop a lovely flower cut from the Cut & Create pages in the French Roses collection, and embellished with more die cut flourishes and a tonal fabric flower.

Inking lightly around the edges and raised areas, I kept the colours muted, for the beautiful cherub to be the stand out image. 

Meg's Garden shop has everything you need to create for all occasions life throws our way.


16 February, 2019

Awesome Foursome

Hi Everyone,

I was inspired by the large and beautiful single flowers featured in the Cut & Create sheets, I gathered all my left-over bits and pieces and used them to make four simple but stunning cards.

The Cut & Create flowers are easy to trim around and mount - I then layered with laces, ribbon tied into bows, bling, pearls and paper flowers.

Spoilt for choice in the French Roses collection, I selected a background paper with delicate pinks to feature the bold blood red hues and a muted cream paper to tone with one exquisite ivory bud. 

Finally, to make a decision on a sentiment! French Roses has so many evocative and whimsical words and phrases with delightful fonts to pick from. 

This collection has been a joy to work with.


13 February, 2019

A Trio of French Roses just for you

Hello everyone & welcome,

I have 3 very pretty cards that I would love to share with you today. The patterned papers I have used are from Meg's Garden online store. This set of papers is from the French Roses collection.

Each background paper and the images from the cut & create sheets were selected to match each cards colour tones of either soft pinks or creams. Embellishments of flowers, lace, and ribbon in the same soft pastel shades were used to decorate each card. For that final touch of glamour, I added pearls & rhinestones. Each card was easy to create with some simple fussy cutting, layering, distressing and inking.

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

10 February, 2019

Megs Garden French Roses collection papers

Hello and welcome to the Garden
Today I have created a Tri-fold shutter card

I fussy cut the flowers each side 
then used various dies and punches for the smaller images

The ribbons, lace and a paper butterfly
were in Meg's bundle of goodies

Thanks for taking a stroll through Meg's Garden
Cheers Trish

07 February, 2019

Memories Shared

Hi Ladies,

Isn't craft, whether it be scrapbooking pages or handmade cards, a wonderful way to create and share memories?

I think so, and the beautiful sentiments from Meg's new collection French Roses inspired this card.

I fell in love with the rose paper, so elegant and so perfect for any occasion. And roses just make everyone smile, too. 
I used a long card, rather than a standard size card to capture the rose in full. I die cut the Memories sentiment and embellished just one corner, using ribbon, feathers and a fabric flower in tonal colours.   

I gave one embellishment to the rose, a heart charm, and finished with pearl bling before mounting the sentiment to the card.

Inside, I placed an insert with the second sentiment that inspired this card. I used one design paper from the Spring Flowers Collection and die cuts for the journal area.

Both these sentiments can be found on the Cut & Create pages in Meg's Garden new collection French Roses, be sure to wander through the shop today - as I know they will inspire you, too!


04 February, 2019

Vintage Journal Cards - Floral

 Hello Bloggers

Two cards using the Vintage Journal Cards - great ideas from 
Guest Designer Rose Parker.
Both are very elegant,  quite unique & use the 2 VJC's with  pink roses

The first one has a window box decorated with 4 pink puffy roses & 
a gathered pink lace.
The Vintage card sits in the window box & comes out using 
its pink ribbon flap

Underneath you can see the details of the die cuts used

The second one will also give you some great ideas too:

More die cuts with a pink one to accent the little book. 
The book has a magnet close & an oval stitched die
cut which frames the vintage journal card. 

 The little book is embellished with some silk flowers.  Have a look at the tiny pale pink rosebud wrapped in the same pink satin edged organza ribbon
as the pull on the vintage journal card - gorgeous touch.  
The vintage journal card is backed with a distressed-edged pink cardstock

Lots of different shapes have been used in the die cuts - great texture interest

I am sure that you are able to use many of the techniques & ideas used here.
Thank you so much Rose

Bye for now

01 February, 2019

Crazy Patch Card

Hi Everyone,

Inspired by my love of patchwork, the glorious range of patterns and tonal colours in the French Roses Collection made selecting 11 papers and ephemera for my card a delight.

After cutting pieces to the desired size, construction and placement came easy. 
The pink hues all blend nicely creating an overall eye-catching design. Inking around all edges in a complimenting pink ink also adds interest and frames each piece. 

Then came the part I love the best - embellishing! Finishing off the card with delicate ribbons, flowers, and pearls which coordinate so perfectly with the French Roses Collection, and adding gold highlights to accentuate the vintage tones in the Cut & Create images

Creating something so intricate with ease could only be possible because of the extensive range of the French Roses Collection and embellishments in Meg's Shop.