30 October, 2013

Linda creates a Gift Box

Hello Bloggers

'Hello Meg's Garden Fans, Linda back with you again today to
share a cute little gift box.

I'm enjoying created with the wonderful Megs Garden products, they truly are beautiful.

I started with the Dreaming in Lavenders paper from the Dreaming in Meadows collection and covered the bottom half of the box in the solid section of the paper, then cutting out a border piece from the flowers and leaves.

I glued the paper to the bottom of the box then added foam dots to the border piece to give it more dimension. I also added a few random leaves cut from the paper into the border.

Then I covered just the top of the box lid in paper, and added some lace and trim to hide any edge bits that may be showing.

I added a Drawer pull handle to the top of the box & a Lion head knocker to the side.

Topping the top with flowers and a butterfly then applied a small amount of purple ink to the lace & Gesso here and there all over.

Products used

Green Tara flowers & lace

IKEA small gift box'

Calling this a 'cute' box is a total understatement - it is simply gorgeous & what a fabulous way to give a gift.
Well done Linda - it is beautiful & the photos are really great & show us all the elements of the project.  The top of the box is a wonderful collection of flowers & leaves topped with a beautiful butterfly.  Love the fussy cutting around the bottom. Wow!

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28 October, 2013

Annette uses the Dreaming papers in her LO

Hello Bloggers

Annette calls her LO  Dare to Dream

Products used from Meg’s Garden
From the Dreaming in the Meadows collection
Dreaming in Duck Eggs Blue.... P6346
Dreaming in Willows.... P6349
From the Forget Me Not
Shades of Blue.... P6302

Arranged flowers under photo

Fussy cutting, bling & border punch

Fussy cutting, label & bling 

'I loved this feminine range of papers, they are so beautiful
& suit any style of photo from vintage to now
With lots of fussy cutting I created this page & added some bling & kindyglitz for added sparkle

Pop on over to MEG’S GARDEN
to check out the wonderful products
to see the inspirational work by the team' 

This is such a gorgeous LO - well done Annette. Your fussy cutting is wonderful. I love how you have created sections of the LO using the 2 different papers as a background and as a focus for your beautiful granddaughter in the photo.

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26 October, 2013

A Shabby Chic Cupboard from Jen

Hello Bloggers

Jen explains her 'cupboard':

'Hi everyone, as soon as I saw this little vintage children's cupboard I knew The Dreaming in Roses paper from Meg's Garden would be perfect to refurbish it. I started by sanding it down to get a smooth surface. I cut and glued all the papers to the cupboard and then attached some lace and a doily from my own collection.. I used Meg's gorgeous pearl trim to accentuate the shelves and top. I also used the gorgeous velvet flowers on the shelves and side. I gave the mini tray a goat of Gesso to make it white, then added some pink distress ink to add some colour. I used one of my dies and framed my vintage photo with more of the Dreaming in Roses paper. I just love this collection. I hope you like my shabby chic vintage cupboard. Until next time, Jen xxx'

 What a serious project you undertook but Jen it was so well done. I know that no-one will be allowed to touch it. It is so beautiful & the Dreaming in Roses was the perfect choice of paper with its delicateness.

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24 October, 2013

Geraldine's Fantasy LO 'Take Wing ~ Reach for the Sky'

Hello Bloggers!

'Today it's my turn here on the blog, 'Geraldine' and I want to share a layout featuring some fabulous

'Take Wing ~ Reach for the Sky'

 Look at these gorgeous 'Powder Puff Lychee' Fabric flowers ~ aren't they soft and feminine. I just love the colour and they are perfect for Vintage and Shabby Chic layouts or OTP.
 Megs Garden Products:

Do check out all the wonderful products at
 Megs Garden Website
and I hope you enjoy all the inspirational creations from the other DT members
Thanks for Dropping by the Blog....Geraldine!'

Well done Geraldine - what a fabulous LO. The embellishing elements are wonderful; the little butterflies scattered around, the fussy cut flowers & leaves; the lacy strip across the middle to centre it all work so well together.

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22 October, 2013

Hello Bloggers

Helen has also created a card with some very interesting elements:

Meg’s Garden Products used
TopHat and Automobile collection - “Choose an automobile”
Top Hat and Automobile collection - “The Roadster’s Front seat blanket”
Top Hat and Automobile collection - “Automobile Parts P6354

Other products used
white wash cardstock - Grandma’s Rocker
Stamp a lot stamp -  “Happy Birthday”
Martha Stewart Punch - String Lace
ink - Dark brown
Spellbinders die - Labels Eight, Lacey Circles, Fancy Tags
Couture creations embossing folder - Walrus and carpenter

Great card Helen - well done. The embossing on the front of the card & the touches of gold/mustard are extremely effective. Love the watch on the back of the card

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21 October, 2013

Helen's LO introduces us to Ellen Kean

Hello Bloggers

Helen explains her LO & you must read her journaling to meet Ellen Kean.

'I used the glorious Dreaming in the Meadows collection “Dreaming in Mulberry”
The strip I fussy cut and used to trim the top of the page.
The beautiful “Emperor pin”  is tucked into the cluster on the right 
The “Small rectangular Parisian frame”, I painted with Croco crackle and burnished with some gold acrylic glaze'

Other products used
Prima flowers & crystals, Martha Stewart punch, Ribbon
Life’s Journey Stamp
Wild Asparagus - Pale pink cardstock
Glimmermist - Pashmina

Tattered Angels Chalboard - Astrid

What a beautiful LO & I love the historical story - well done Helen. The embellishments used around the frame are gorgeous & lift the seriousness of Ellen's face in sepia.

Just beautiful

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18 October, 2013

A Vintage Trinket Box from Stephanie

Hello Bloggers

Stephanie shows us a fabulous idea for the upcoming season of gift giving - a box is an ideal spot for a combination of goodies that are difficult to package.

'Hi everyone, it's Stephanie here today to share a vintage trinket box that I made using a small box I got at a local dollar store. Before doing any altering on the box I painted the inside and outside of the box with a layer of Gesso.

 I then gave the outside and lid of the box a pink crackle paint effect; it’s a little hard to see the crackle effect in these photos. 

I love fussy cutting the flowers from the “Summer Bouquet” papers which I did for this altered trinket box and glued them down to the outside of the box. I then took some of the off white lace and used some Tea Dye distress ink to give the lace an older vintage look to it and then glued it down on the side of the top of the box.

 I used two of the Burgundy roses and two of the Rose Pink roses and three of the Dusty Attic medium paper leaves glued them to the top of the box.
 I had a couple of the wire stems which I twisted up and then popped them into the flower cluster.'

Materials Used from Meg’s Garden

Other Items Used

Tea Dye Distress ink

Fabulous idea - well done Stephanie.  There are some terrific items in the $1 shops

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16 October, 2013

Reverse Canvas by Sandra

Hello Bloggers

Sandra shares her gorgeous reverse bridal canvas with us & explains how she created it:

'I started with an 8” X 10” canvas with a side depth of 1 ½”, turned it over and prepared the inside surface with Gel Medium before adhering the Dreaming in Duck Eggs Blue. I fussy cut some of the leaves and flowers and also the flourish to use in the centre and outside of frame.

I used texture paste and a template to add texture to the outside of the frame before applying glimmermist in three different colours.  I wanted a softer look so applied gesso straight over the top of the glimmermist.

  The next step was to adhere the pearls from the Vintage Beauty Pack.
  The colour of the Cornsilk Blooms shows the colour after misting.

I included a bit of bling using the Flower silver trim and some rhinestones and I also wanted to include some of the tulle from the bride’s veil. 

 To balance the frame I made a banner from the Dreaming in Duck Eggs Blue patterned paper and inked the edges before applying the bling and
 threading the pearls.

The lace has been trimmed to give a softer edge and to mimic the design in the tiara.

Meg’ Garden Products:

Other Products Used:
Rhinestones – Pale Green
Glimmermist –  Latte, Electric Blue, Meadow Green
Versa Color Ink – Old Rose, Atlantic, Mint
Bridal Veil Tulle

What a beautiful way to give a gift to a bride - well done Sandra. Love all the elements.  Using a template is a great way to cover the back of the frame. Lots of creative ideas in this project.

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10 October, 2013

When Meg's Garden becomes Versaille's Garden

Hello Bloggers

This is what Sylvie calls this small shabby chic card and its matching box envelope & she explains this beautiful project: 
I cut in differents papers: Birds in Forget me Nots P6303A, Old Writing from the Element Collection, Old World Time 1037; Summer Beauty from the Ode to a Summer's Day Collection, Antoinette 3373A.

This is what I like about Meg's Garden papers; there are so many small patterns that can be kept & all the paper falls to create  an entire  project... I love above all flowers and foliage..Just take a look at the card frame or the Eiffel Tower embellishment at the  back of the card to see how these small patterns work together to adorn themselves as a part of the project.
 I used  paper lace doily square to create an envelope. I just  folded the doily paper and I stiffened it with cardboard. I then cut another lace doily paper and this time I kept the pattern inside the square. I colorized it with pastel Brown chalk. To finish I used gesso on the flowers, round silver diamante trim and  iridescent gold paint on the frames to remind me of the gilding of the castle of Versailles and its gardens...

What a beautiful card & box envelope - well done Sylvie.  The way you have put so many different papers together is fabulous & each of the embellishments & elements is terrific.

Papers used:

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08 October, 2013

Denise's Layouts

Hello Bloggers

Denise has created this wonderful layout that features her beautiful daughter using the papers she designed & some serious fussy cutting.

Her second layout is a vintage with some very serious embellishments & ideas - also using her own papers  Top Hat & Automobiles Collection

Fabulous layouts Denise - well done. Love the hand holding the pic in the bottom LO.

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06 October, 2013

Little Bird Nest - Triptych by Adriana

Hello Bloggers, Adriana has created a Triptych -

Adriana explains,
"Hi Everyone, today I have a special little project 
that I have created for
my DT work for Meg's Garden.
It is a Triptych, you may ask
"What is a Triptych?????" it is  pronounced "Trip-tik"

It is a picture or carving on three panels, hinged together vertically and used as an altarpiece but in my case it is an Altered Art piece! 

I made the panels from the Tim Holtz
"Artful Dwellings" die cut
covered it with the latest release of papers -

German Scrap border

The side panels are just flat but the middle panel I made it into a little house. 
Inside the opening is a little cute birdie. 
I made his nest with Fibres and a Mulberry 
paper flower all from Meg's Garden website.

                   around the back I covered with the
and did some fuzzy cutting of the flowers from the papers.
My Little Bird Nest - Triptych

All the products I have used are all from Meg's Garden
Please check out all the wonderful products at
and see other DT members inspirational work at
Meg's Garden Blog 
Until next time 
Cheers Adriana XX :)"

A very whimsical art piece - well done Adriana. Love all the little pieces & embellishments.  Great ideas!

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02 October, 2013

Sister's Love Layout by Adriana

Hello Bloggers, today we have Adriana's layout using the new paper collection
Dreaming in Meadows, Adriana explains her layout .....

"Hi everyone
 I have created a layout for
my DT work for Meg's Garden.
Using the latest release papers
Dreaming in Meadows paper collection

Sister's LOVE- layout by Adriana Bolzon
The story behind the photo.
This photo is of my Great Aunties on my 
mother's side of the the family. 
Taken around 1937.
The one on the far left in the photo, is Iseta, 
she was getting married and was leaving the family 
to live in Roussillon in France with her new husband. 
So this was the last photo of them together, 
she is the only one still living, 
but she now lives in Italy, 
she is now in her 95th year. 
The other two sisters, married as well 
and migrated to Canada with their husbands.

The paper I have used for the background 
is the Dreaming in Willows paper 
from the new paper collection.
 I just love the soft greys and with 
touches of lavendar and white.
I used a leaf Stencil and soft ink on the background

In the bottom right hand corner is a small collage tag the
Paris Effiel tower placed on a
Vintage tags and elements sheets tag, 
Elements paper and an old airmail envelope 
are tuck underneath the layout, 
depicting the many letters that were written to 
each other back in olden days.

Clusters of paper and velvet flowers and leaves.
German Scrap border
Transparencies Collage sheet in the
top right hand corner, creating a flourish around 
the photo and some Lace on the bottom of page. 

Check out all the wonderful products from
and see more inspirational work from

Thanks for looking, Cheers Adriana XX :)

Very beautiful Adriana - well done.  It is so nice to see old photos & thank you for giving us some history of the 3 ladies.

Bye for now