29 September, 2012

Adriana uses the new Christmas papers


Adriana has created a fabulous layout using the new papers & she calls is 'Winter Wonderland'

'Winter Wonderland – Merry Christmas layout

Adriana says, “In Australia when we celebrate Christmas time we are in our summer. Usually our Christmas time is spent going to the beach, having BBQ’s, eating seafood, relaxing with friends and family. But in the northern hemisphere Christmas is celebrated in the middle of their Winter. Lots of snow, cold temperatures but it is a beautiful sight. One day, I would like to experience a wonderful White Christmas. I created a page showcasing the new papers Designed by Denise Ann and available from Meg’s Garden.

This new paper collection is called “Musical Christmas”

So rich in colour, with accents of blue, gold and white.

The background paper is “Plum Pudding” and the banner words are from the small strip that comes with the

“Noel Noel” paper. Using the German scrap border to decorate the edges and photos, they just highlight the colours in these gorgeous papers.

I just love that song “Winter Wonderland” so I printed the words of that song and included them on my layout.

Thanks for looking.'


Materials used from MEG'S GARDEN.
Plum pudding paper P6330
Christmas berry paper P6329
Noel Noel paper P6325
German scrap- white fancy border
Velvet flowers- Viola Posy Lilac pink Va350
Green holly leaves
Duchess Jewel Pin P136

Other materials: Distress inks,grape card stock. Glitter,diecuts, white cardstock

Fabulous layout Adriana - well done
Love the gold highlights on the fruit;  the die cut snow flakes are gorgeous - love the combination of the gold & white.  The white german scrap accents the rich & deep tones of the papers extremely well.

Having lived in the winter snows of upstate New York for many years, I can advise that the snow is not fun. Blizzards closed the City down for days several times with non emergency traffic not allowed; the Army reseerves were called in twice to clear snow; I can remember driving home on the expressway at 15 mph following the car in front (all traffic with emergency blinkers on) & hoping that he was on the road & could see in front - not fun at all. Supermarkets were closed!
Do not miss it - I still will not wear boots - they are reminders of having to & they were not cute boots.

Bye for now

28 September, 2012

A Musical Christmas Collection


The papers have been published.

The Design Team has the papers & the girls are being extremely creative.

I have 3 fabulous projects to show you in the next week that I am sure will give you lots of ideas.

Stay tuned for them

Bye for now


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23 September, 2012

Moments by Yuka

This is the last project that Yuka is presenting to inspire us - her term on the DT is expiring & she is moving on.
Yuka explains:
'I made a layout by using the Spring Paisley papers. I love the colors of this collection! I also used Meg's Garden's product "Lace - 1.6cm white"(L2920). I made this layout based on the sketch of Colorful Creations as a guest designer.

This is my last work for Meg's Garden. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to make my work with your beautiful products!

Yuka Hino


She finishes with a serious layout - several pieces of the Spring Paisley Collection of papers, fussy cutting of the skeleton leaves & some gorgeous flowers.

Love the lace used as a frame for the photo - well done Yuka.

Thanks you so much for being part of our Team of Design ladies - you have created some very beautiful projects & inspired us with your creativity.  We all wish you well.

Bye for now


Kirigami boxes by Vicky


'Kirigami box and card sets.

I created these pretty little kirigami boxes and cards using the brand new Spring Paisley collection. As we enter into Fall in North America, our friends "down under" are luckily in Spring time mode.

I heavily embellished this project with Green Tara products. Meg's Garden carries many Green Tara items so check out the store at http://megsgarden.com. Here is a close-up of of one of the gift set that I played up the peach and cream in the paper.
Here is a close-up of where I brought out the darker red and pink in the paper. Loads of  glue holding this project together!

The great thing about kirigami boxes is that they are just as pretty on the inside. Since they are folded, it means they are sturdy too due to several paper layers. My tutorial on how to create these boxes can be found archived on my blog at http://simplypaperandcreativity.blogspot.ca/2011/07/kirigami-box-tutorial.html

 Thanks Vicky - they are so beautiful - well done

Bye for now

21 September, 2012

Love the Beauty of Nature


'Beauty of Nature

Hello everyone, Adriana here to share a layout called “Love the beauty of Nature”

The Spring Paisley papers are so fantastic for fuzzy cutting and these leaves in “Spring Paisley” collections are divine.

I created a layout on Lime green and white cardstock, fuzzy cut the leaves and flowers, then surrounding my photograph with these leaves. Adding layers of flowers which are all available from Meg’s Garden website. There are velvet flowers as well as paper and fabric ones. I stamped the wrought iron fence on the bottom right corner with a La Blanche stamp also available from the website.'


Meg’s Garden materials are
Spring Green Toile P6317
Doily lace strips
Wrought Iron fence Le Blanche stamp LB1249
Chantilly Velvet leaves
Smoky blue flowers, Bridal Veil flowers, Cornsilk flowers
Viola Pansy antique silver velvet flowers
Gardenia Ivory paper flowers
Wasabi & white candy stripe ribbon, Feathers

Other materials are
Imaginarium Designs word “LOVE”, .Brown ink stamp pad

Thanks for looking Cheers Adriana.'

Thanks for reminding us Adriana to look around this spring - the green leaves are sprouting on the trees, the bulbs are in their last glory & everything is certainly looking beautiful.  I have several bird nests in the tree outside my office window & the birds are also very happy it is spring.

You have used the Spring Paisley papers beautifully - well done

Bye for now

19 September, 2012

Cherish layout by Cathy


Cathy uses her beautiful daughter in this layout she calls 'Cherish'.


'Can't help myself when I see Meg's papers... I just have to pull out my scissors as they just cry out to be fussy cut.  I have fussy cut and layered the Spring Pink Toile paper and Pink Paisley Flourishes, then used some of the Spring Green Toile and Caged Damask to form the ribbon banners.  The flower cluster was created with a mix of flowers, fussy cut elements and ribbon.  Everything on my LO except for the background paper and Martha Stewart Doily comes from Meg's Garden.

Items Used
Spring Pink Toile P6316 & P3616A
Spring Green Toile P6317
Pink Paisley Flourishes P
Paisley Labels P6323
Caged Damask 3401
Ivory Flower, Primrose Posy Dusty Pink, Grosgrain Stripe Wasabi and White ribbon
2cm off white floral lace
Tim Holtz adornments

Other Items
Crate paper pp, Martha Stewart doily'

This is such a beautiful layout Cathy;  love the fussy cutting & the way you have draped the banner across the page diagonally.  The ribbon paper banners are a fantastic addition.  Well done.
Love all the layered elements & the green distressing brings it all together.

Bye for now

16 September, 2012

Design Team Call Out

Hello and Attention to all Papercraft Artists

We are looking for a few awesome Papercraft Artists who can showcase
the Meg’s Garden products!!

If you LOVE Papers and lots of embellishments and use them to create layouts, cards & off the page projects then show us what you love to do!!

We are looking for talented artists who inspire others to create.

What is expected of a Meg’s Garden/Designs Galore Design Team Member?
 ·          The ability to showcase our products!
 ·          Take good photos or scans of projects

The Details –
·          Design Team is for 6 months from 15 October, 2012 – 15 April, 2013.
·          Create a minimum of 1 layout/project per month posting on both your blog and the Meg’s Garden Blog – dates will be given when team in picked.
·          Promote Meg’s Garden/Designs Galore by posting the above layouts/projects on other online galleries and blogs with working links to the blog.
For further details please email info@megsgarden.com

Meg Foreman – Mgr Director Meg’s Garden P/L which owns Designs Galore

Thanks & bye for now

Forget me Not Layout by Denise

Denise plays with her own papers & shows us this LO with a photos of herself & husband.

Denise has done some serious fussy cutting, punching & embellishing.
The LaBlanche stamp gives a very elegant & beautifully cut background to the fussy cut flowers & leaves. The butterflies fly around in the garden of flowers which needs so further embellishment.

Beautifully done Denise - love all the details. Well done

Bye for now


12 September, 2012

Scrapping her Mother's Life


Sandie shares some of her Mother's life with us using these 2 very beautiful layouts.


 'At the moment I am working on scrapping my Mothers life, this paper collection works perfectly for the photographs I have to work with.  My layout consists of the beautiful paper range called "The Spring Paisley Collection.  I really wanted to use several of the papers in the collection, so opted for the wall-paper look, separated by beautiful, guipure lace.   The paper 'Spring Paisley Collage' was perfect for die-cutting circles to add to the layout, teamed with some gorgeous blooms!  '

Meg's Garden Products:
The Spring Paisley Paper Collection
- Pale Green Paisley P6321
- Green Paisley Stripes P6314
- Spring Paisley Collage P6320
Laces in various sizes, widths, Roses and Rose Buds, Feathers, Stranded Pearls, Pearl Pieces, Beads.
Other: Green/White/Cream Cardstock, Cheery Lynn Designs Dies, Flowers, Ferns, Martha Stewart Leaf Punch, Carl Craft Flower Punches, Distress Inks - Shabby Shutters, and Vintage Photo, Helmar Adhesives, and Dew Drops. '

"Sweet 16"

'Another layout of my Mother, at the age of 16 wearing her first special occasion dress.  My second layout is based on Green Paisley Toile paper, from the 'Spring Paisley Collection', teamed with matching cardstock.  I built up layers using the various sized lace doilies available from Meg's Garden - sprucing them up with spray of Glimmer Mist, and touch of Distress Inks in various shades - really made them shimmer beautifully.  I used various elements from other papers in the collection to fussy cut elements and add around the edges of the doilies. '


Meg's Garden Products:
The Spring Pailsey Paper Collection
 - Green Paisely Toile P6320
 - Pink Paisley Flourishes P6351
 - Pale Green Paisley P6321
Lace, Doilies in various shapes, sizes.

 Other: Imaginarium Designs Chipboard elements, Distress Inks, Glimmer Mist, Flowers, Leaves, Helmar Adhesives, Ribbon, Cardstock.

What a wonderful scrapbook this is going to make - it is so important to keep all these old precious photos.  They are critical to keep for future generations. So many of the photos that my sisters & I have are in boxes & we do not know some of the people in them.
Beautifully done Sandie - the flowers, pearls & papers are perfect for the photos
Bye for now




Adriana's cake & prize ribbon

09 September, 2012

From the Blue Sash Lady


Adriana has made us a cake - actually she made it for the Adelaide Royal Show in the OTP section & has allowed us to see it.

She won first prize & has promised a pic showing the cake with its blue prize

'Wedding “LOVE” Cake

Hello everyone, Adriana here to share a special project with you all. Many people decide to get Married in spring, it seems the best time of the year, its never too hot , the days are so sunny and flowers are usually at their best around this time. Today, I have created a Wedding cake made of paperboxes and paper. I covered the boxes with some ivory embossed paper from my stash. I handmade all the flowers using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals diecut and papers from Meg’s Garden “Spring Paisley” the latest collection of papers available from Meg’s Garden. With the leaves I used the Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves diecut and punches.'


Meg’s Garden materials are
Pink Eau de Lavande P6318, Spring Green Toile P6317
Doily paper small circle,Doily lace strips
German scrap fancy scalloped border in white.
Pearls drops in loops.

Other materials are
Diamonte studs, Small flowers
Florist wire for flowers, Foam tape
Imaginarium Designs word “LOVE”
Gold paint.
Thanks for looking Cheers Adriana.'

What a fab idea - well done Adriana & congrats on the 'blue sash'
Love all the elements - the flowers & pearls on the lace are gorgeous
Bye for now

07 September, 2012

Affirmations by Heather

Heather has created a project using the Spring Paisley papers for her affirmation card with tags & envelope




I am a lover of positive affirmations and quotes.
I decided to create a small card for myself  which holds tags and envelopes with affirmations .
Creating OTP items has always been a fave of mine since I began scrapbooking back in 2003 .

This card/booklet  sits in my art area where I can glance at the affirmations about art and admire the beautiful papers from Meg’s garden while I work.

 Items used from Meg’s Garden
‘NEW’ Spring Paisley papers by Denise mini pack
Copper leaves
Velvet flowers Burgundy F38b

 Other Items used
Kraft paper, kraft envelope , kaisercraft blossoms and sparklets , metal fillagree,  nestabilities diecuts , Imaginarium designs chipboard.

I hope I have inspired you to have a play with the stunning NEW SPRING PAISLEY papers ….

They are such a delight to work and play with

Warm hugz from heather x'

Fabulous project Heather - well done.  We always need some positive affirmations to remind us that life is wonderful particularly if we have art.
Love all the elements of this project.
Bye for now

04 September, 2012

Teacups by Chantal


Chantal has a beautiful little girl called Heidi & she shows some pics of Heidi in this fabulous LO
using the new Spring Paisley Collection
'My layout is called "Teacups" and it's a girly one ;)...

I have used the delightful brand new line of patterned papers from Meg's Garden; "The Spring Paisley Collection".  The papers I've specifically used are Spring Pink Toile and Spring Green Toile.  I've fussy cut around Spring Pink Tolle to make a frame and I've trimmed Spring Green Tolle a little to show a little cardstock underneath which has had it's edges dry-brushed with brown acrylic paint.  I think these two papers work so well together.  

I love how Meg's Garden patterned papers come with an extra skinny sheet to work with.  Instead of using these for fussy cutting in this instance, I have actually layered three of them together.  The green strip has been cut in half and separated to give the illusion that it's bigger - so it pokes above and below the pink strip.

Here's another detailed shot, so you can see my paintwork, machine stitching and fussy cutting - all techniques that lend themselves so well to this beautiful range...'
What a fabulous LO Chantal - well done.  You have a perfect little model in Heidi.
I am loving the layers & how you combined the 2 papers - beautiful
Kind regards

01 September, 2012

A Perfect Day


Gayle says she  'loved using the new Spring Paisley Collection, so fresh and pretty.'

'A LO page using The Spring Paisley Collection. I have lightly gessoed over the background paper and used lots of fussy cut details, along with some stamping and embossing.
PAPERS:    "Pink Eau de Lavande", "Pale Pink Paisley", and "Pink Paisley Flourishes" all from the new Spring Paisley Collection.'

Card & Envelope:

MATERIALS USED: PAPER "Spring Paisley Collage" and "Spring Paisley Toile" from the Spring Paisley Collection

Love both of these projects Gayle - well done.
The light layering of gesso on the background paper to the LO has created a very unique texture. Love the fussy cut elements from the Paisley paper.

The card with its matching envelope is so elegant & a gorgeous gift to someone special

Bye for now