30 June, 2012

Heather's card


Heather has created this awesome card for us:

front of card

inside of card

back view of card

detail of heart on back

'This card is perfect for a celebration … birthday, wedding, anniversary or a special occasion.
The base is white cardstock and I folded the card in 3 to create an interesting fold.
The front of the card is laden with the beautiful velvet flowers, leaves and clock all available from Meg’s Garden.
I layered the  cut out scroll and  a Tim Holtz die cut as a base to attach the flowers, leaves, muslin  and clock .
The inside reveals the paper with a perfect cluster of flowers and a birds nest. I added a stitched layered heart to finish it off .
The back of the card also showcases a large heart…
I used the delightful Forget –me-Nots paper range  … just perfect for cards .
Birds in Forget me nots.. P6303
Nesting P6301

Thanks Meg and Denise, I adored creating with this stunning paper collection'

Items from Meg's Garden
Forget – me- Nots paper collection
Leaves copper and rust
Velvet flowers, Clock

Other items used
White card stock. Corner flourish ( Imaginarium designs) brads, Nestabilities heart die cuts

Fabulous card Heather - love the distressing, stitching & curls.  The addition of the patterned paper over the strip is great. Having detail on the back of the card is a very creative finish to a gorgeous card - Love it!!

Well done Heather

Bye for now

26 June, 2012

Eila's Laughter Layout


Eila is wandering down the path of mixed media & is having fun all the way.

Eila explains:
'Just finished my June page, which is rather different for me. Have been experimenting with mixed media techniques lately, and found it rather cool to combine wet mediums with shabby romantic papers.

This page is called "Laughter" although I just realised I have actually forgotten to stick down the title! The happy couple is my colourful scrappy friend Miss R in Florida and her husband Mr E. The photo was taken at their beach wedding in March 2012, I just love the spectacular light in all of their wedding photos. This photo makes me really so happy, I can almost hear their giggles!

I have used the Shades of Blue P6302 as background paper. Misted in different shades of blue, teal and sand, and then used modelling paste/mask on it.

I then used the wonderfully floral Delicate Blue P 6306 and Birds in Forget Me Nots P 6306 as base matting across the page. Just casually tore the papers instead of cutting them.

A paper lace doily 25 cm was cut in half and misted it in denim blue before placing it under the base matting. Two layers of frayed and misted calico were scrunched and placed under the double layer of photos before strips of chunky lace were tucked in.

A couple of tears on the sides and left over pieces of patterned paper placed in the tears. A bed was made of muslin, lace, strands of hessian and skeleton leaves before placing an abundance of flowers on top. A string of pearls and a butterfly trinket. The smaller cluster up to the left was created in the same way, with some fussy-cut forget-me-nots added at the base.

As a finishing touch, gesso, modelling paste and gold acrylic paint were randomly smeared out with my finger.
I wanted to show how the papers can be used in a rather modern but shabby way by adding mixed media techniques to them. It is very easy to get stuck in just fussy-cutting them, which I think would be a pity as there are quite a few scrappers out there who don't do fussy cutting but who could be inspired to use the papers anyway by adding other elements to them.'

Wow - what an inspiration Eila & so well done!!
Totally love it & I am in awe that you could see how the papers could be used for such a serious mixed media project. Fabulous - thank you so much

Bye for now

22 June, 2012

Adriana is Wishing & Dreaming

Adriana is wishing for a trip to Paris

Adriana explains her 'LAYOUT – Paris Forget Me Not

'The second collection from “The Forget Me Not” papers are so
lovely they compliment the first collection beautifully.
These papers are great for fuzzy cutting.
I created a layout of one of my favourite cities in the
world, PARIS. Everyone who know me, knows that
I would love to visit this wonderful and magical city.
One day my wish will come true but
until then I can only DREAM about this place.

Materials used from Meg’s Garden
All from the Forget Me Not collection 2
P6308 Forget Me Not & violets, P6312 Forget Me Not Alphabet
P6309  More shades of Blue Forget Me Not
German scrap – white small edges
P6306 Delicate Blue , P6305 Forget Me Not Fabric

Other Materials are:
Imaginarium Designs Ornate Frame - has been inked and crackle paint on top of it.
Inks, glitter, tim holtz tag, ribbon, forget me not flowers.'

and she then explains her 'DOOR HANGER - Dream

'This door hanger decorates my bedroom door now,
Using the small alphabets from the Alphabet papers
I created the word DREAM.
Just perfect, don’t you think?

Materials used from Meg’s Garden
P6306 Delicate Blue Forget Me Not, P6312A Forget Me Not little Alphabet
P6304 Butterflies & Blue Forget
Elements paper of Forget me not,
String of pearls, assorted Velvet flowers and leaves,
Paper doily, candy gross grain Chocolate & latte ribbon,
German scrap black border,
Small clock face in metal flower holder.'

I love them both - with hints like this, Adriana should get to Paris soon.
The embellishing on both projects is so very beautiful.  The use of the Alphabet papers is extremely effective & a great lesson in creativity. The velvet flowers are the icing on the cake

Well done Adriana & congrats on your acceptance to the Kaiser DT.

Bye for now

18 June, 2012

Sandy's Mother


Sandy's presents her very special layout:

'The beautiful papers from The Forget Me Not 2 Collection and various elements from Meg's Garden were perfect to highlight, and record this special photograph.  The photograph was taken of my Mother, on her wedding day, alongside of my Mother is her Grandmother.

'Delicate Blue' was the paper I chose for the background, with its regal and very elegant scrolls and lacework leaves/fine flowers.  The layout consists of layers of cardstock, paper from the Forget Me Not 2 Cardmakers pack, paper doilies, edged with the gorgeous lace, various flowers, ribbon, pearl string, and the most gorgeous silver clock and key charms I have ever seen - everything really is so beautiful, and helped make this layout so special.

I adore the 2nd range of papers, just as much as the first edition of 'The Forget Me Not Collection'... each collection melds perfectly with each other.   

Meg's Garden Products For 'Getting Ready' Layout
Forget Me Not 2 Collection - 'Delicate Blue', Forget Me Not 2 Cardmakers Collection
Forget Me Not 2 Collection - 'Tag Transparencies
Lace Paper Doily's Large and Small
Boxboard Scroll
Flowers: Forget Me Not - Antique Blue Flowers
String Pearls, Flower Pack - 'Bridal Veil', Key and Clock Charms 'Silver'
Ribbon - 'Black/Gold'
Lace - 'White and Cream'

Other: 'Black' Cardstock, 'Black Soot' Distress Ink, Pearl Beads, Stickles, 'Black Magic' Glimmer Mist, White Gesso,  Kaisercraft 'Wooden Gates', Bee Charm, Martha Stewart Punch, Imaginarium Designs Chipboard 'Getting Ready'.

and her card to match the layout
Meg's Garden Products for Card:

The Forget Me Not Cardmakers Collection
Flower Pack 'Bridal Veil'
Ribbon 'Cream'
Other Cardstock, 'Wishing You Happiness' Chipboard, Martha Stewart Punch, Gesso, and Stickles.

They are so elegant & beautiful - love the embellishments & the neutral colours - what a beautiful photo

Well done Sandie - just gorgeous

Bye for now

15 June, 2012

Vicky & her Garden Girl


Vicky explains her layout:

'I had this cute close-up shot of my daughter as a toddler but hated the background so I fussy cut her out and created a garden scene for her to sit in. Oh where to start... I used a mix of papers beautiful floral papers from Meg's Garden (Garden of Blue Flowers and Le Belle Jardin and French Garden collections) and started piling on chipboard, flowers, trim, a doily, pearl bling (yup basically the kitchen sink, LOL). I think I have nearly 25 Green Tara buds and flowers on this one! 

Here is a close-up of my "garden" - purple gardenias, pink cherry blossoms, red rose buds and a beautiful large pink velvet rose.'

Thank you Vicky for your 'Garden Girl'  -  she is so precious.

Your 'kitchen sink' is so beautiful. Love the distressing of the paper edges & corners - the curls are fabulous.

Lots of detailed embellishment to review & enjoy

Well done.

Bye for now

13 June, 2012

Vicky creates 2 cards


This is what Vicky says about her cards:

'Meg's Garden papers make it so simple to pull together a few cards when you're in a pinch for time. The graphics literally do all the work for you and all you need is a few great embellishments. Here I have used gorgeous trims and flowers from Green Tara (you can find a nice selection of their products in her store). I actually made these from concept to completion in 45 minutes. Since I live 20 minutes from a shopping mall, well... that's 2 cards made in the same time as driving there and back and standing in line to pay for cards. I'm sure the recipients will appreciate handmade cards more than store-bought ones too!

 I cut one piece of paper to make these 2 cards. This first one is a more feminine in style, pulling out the cream in the paper and accenting with pearl beads and butterflies to compliment the pretty gardenias, cherry blossoms, cream and olive trim - that matched this paper so perfectly.'

'For my second card, I played up the black and green in the paper to be able to be able to give this to a man. Men like flowers too (my hubby gardens while I scrap, LOL!). These green cherry blossoms really pop against the vintage inspired paper and work well with the gold tones in the paper (that I also enhanced with some bling).'

'This is the lovely sheet from the "Forget me Not" collection that I cut in half and then simply folded to create these 2 cards. This paper has a real hand-stamped look to it without any work or mess.

Thanks for dropping by the blog today!


Thank you Vicky - they are simply gorgeous - love the difference between the 2 cards done on the same paper.  Well done

Bye for now

Mixing the Forget me Nots


Cathy explains her projects:
'This month at Meg's Garden we are still creating with the gorgeous Forget Me Not Collection. I used some of the new #2 collection mixed with the 1st collection to create an altered gift box and matching card.'

Altered Gift Box

I have had this little box in my stash for a while, waiting to be transformed, and thought it would be lovely to give to one of my dear friends for her upcoming birthday. The thyme green colour of the box is a perfect backdrop for the Forget Me Not collection.
Couldn’t wait to use the gorgeous new Dusty Attic flowers. The Grassy Knoll and Smoky Blue were the perfect match and look so pretty with the fussy cut paper and stripe ribbon.

Materials Used - Meg's Garden: Forget Me Not Collection, Dusty Attic Flowers -grassy knoll and smoky blue, Candy Grosgrain blue and white stripe ribbon, Paper Lace Doily - bond square, Lace - 1cm off white, Tim Holtz Locket Keys, Tim Holtz safety

Other: Basic Grey pp, Scrapmatts Aust Federation chipboard corners, Kaisercraft pearls, metal pin, Basic Grey lace stamp, Heidi Grace greeting stamp, Versamagic ink

Matching Card

The altered box came out so well that I decided to make a matching card. I knew straight away that I would use the gorgeous La Blanche Wrought Iron Door stamp on my card. I stamped it on some plain cardstock in blue to match the new mini Forget Me Not papers and cut around the door so that it would open up to show my stamped greeting.

Materials Used - Meg's Garden: Forget Me Not Collection #2, La Blanche Wrought Iron Door stamp, Paper Lace Doily - bond square

Other: Basic Grey pp, Kaisercraft bling, Grant Archival frame stamp, Heidi Grace greeting stamp, Pink Paislee bird cage stamp, Butterfly charm, Rhinestones, Versamagic ink,

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Cathy :))'

Thank you so much Cathy for your 2 gorgeous projects. Love the way you have combined the greens & blues & lacy background.  Your friend is going to love her decorated box
Well done

Bye for now

05 June, 2012

New papers - The Forget Me Not Collection 2


This Collection has just been released and is a companion set of papers to Forget Me Not #1.
Designed by Denise Ann in subtle blues, creams & greys - it is absolutely exquisite.

Available in:
  • 6 papers in 12x12" with 4x12" strip
  • 1 paper in 12x12" with 4x12" strip - Alphabet - designed in the same colours as the papers
  • Tag paper in A4 on cardstock or transparency
  • Mini pack of 144mm sq papers - 6 designs
These are thumb nails of the papers:
Delicate Blue - P6306

Chasing Butterflies - P6307

Forget Me Not & Violets - P6308

More Shades of Blue - P6309

Nesting in the Forget Me Nots - P6310

Scrolls with Forget me Nots - P6311

Forget Me Not Alphabet

Forget Me Not Tags - 1074 in cardstock, Tr107 in transparency

Embellish with:
  • lace, flowers & ribbons
  • German Glass Glitters in Robins Egg Blue & Cameo.
  • Paper Gardenias distressed with Broken China or Antique Linen inks are gorgeous as are the Blue & White apple blossom flowers
  • add unique interest to your mulberry petals with some stamens
  • do not forget the velvet vintage Forget me Nots in Cream & Antique Blue - also have a look at the new ones in pale blue
  • add some fringe tassels in Champagne & Silver Blue
  • the Butterfly transparency (Tr015) is also great for cutting butterflies for embellishing - tinge the edges of their wings with glass glitter, stickles or your favourite glimmer highlighter.

The papers can be purchased at Forget Me Not Collection 2
If you are interested in wholesale sales, please visit www.designs-galore.net

The Mad Hatter & his friends invite you to a Tea Party at the Tweety Jill products Category to take partake of all the goodies on sale - choose from books, card kits, stamps, collage papers & packs - all at wonderland prices.

Bye for now

03 June, 2012

Guest Designer - Ruth Limoux

Ruth joins us today as a guest designer - she used to live in Adelaide, which is where I met her. She now travels a lot, teaches many classes & is an accomplished paper artist


Ruth describes her layout which she calls:


I have distressed the burgundy cardstock
The main sheet of paper has been distressed then stamped on the back at the edge then ripped and rolled in a v shape
With the other sheet of paper I have fussy cut the flowers and
layered them over the top of main sheet using foam tape.
Kindy glitz around the flowers to give them sparkle.
Chipboard has been inked and the 2 birds have been covered in the paper then inked
Fussy cut the branch and 3d it with foam tape and dimensional magic all over.
Mulberry paper roses have been added to give a more dimensional look.'

 A beautiful photo for a gorgeous layout. Green Toile paper from Le Belle Jardin Collection is the
paper of choice for Ruth.

Well done Ruth - love all the elements in the layout. The distressing is superb, the fussy cutting of the flowers which sparkle with the glitz is magical.

Loved having you as a guest designer

Bye for now

02 June, 2012

'The Keys to Knowing Eila'


This is a fabulous layout from Eila.
Guess what her favourite things are!!


What a fabulous layout - well done Eila.
I love each of her faves - each done differently & then pulled together beautifully on 1 of the papers from The French Garden Collection called Caged Damask.

Bye for now