30 March, 2014

Adriana's "Adore Family" project

Hello Bloggers
A gorgeous layout from Adriana using the new collection:

'Hi there everyone, 
today on the Meg's Garden blog 
I am sharing a project with you all, using the latest paper collection 
designed by Denise Boddey.

I firstly paint this old frame, which I had
in the cupboard, it was all gold, but with
a coat of spray paint and a touch of
off white paint. This old frame has a new shabby chic

The papers I used are;
Damask Blue and Cream stripe
Damask Birds & Bees
Damask shades of Green
Damask Blue Belle Jardiniere

 I created some flower
clusters on the bottom, and each side of the frame
and also added touches of diamante bling and German scrap trims.

All the flowers and trims are all
available from Meg's Garden website.

I used nesting dies from Couture Creations,
 to create all the layers shapes.

Materials used from Meg's Garden website
here are the links to all the products...take a look!!!!

Please check out all the wonderful products 
and see all the design team members inspirational work at

Cheers Adriana XX  Happy Creating'

This is such a fabulous project - well done Adriana. It is even better when you can see the layers and how they all complement each other; the flower clusters of many different colours & textures are so beautiful & the die cut leaves just show them off so well.

Bye for now 

26 March, 2014

Hello Bloggers

We continue with projects using the Damask Garden papers with a card from Kerry-Jean:

Using the new 
The Damask Garden Mini Pack S120 and painstakingly cutting out the butterflies from More Butterflies Tr004 , I wanted to achieve a spring garden feeling in a card. I just love the butterflies! 

I distressed the edges of my patterned paper and inked it and then cut out 2 frames on my Silhouette: Cameo and inked those as well. Naturally where there are butterflies there are flowers too. So I used the Azaleas - paper flowers azaleaMini Rosebuds - white 1cm gt-wMini Rosebuds - ivory 1cm gt-ivSmall White paper Roses Wh Paper,  Small Latte Paper Roses latte rosesGreen paper leaves - sm gr leaves sm.

A very beautiful card - well done Kerry-Jean.  An extremely spring garden achieved. Love the frames & the many layers of flowers, leaves & curly wires.  The effect of the butterflies is awesome & the combination of greens, creams & pastels is simply gorgeous.

Bye for now

23 March, 2014

Heritage Layout by Kerry-Jean

Hello Bloggers

We continue with the DT promo collection with a heritage LO from Kerry-Jean using the new collection titled The Damask Garden Collection.  

'As part of the promotion of this collection the design team got together and created some projects.  

I started this layout by coloring my flowers. I really wanted flowers that coordinated with the papers. So I used Tim Holtz distress reinkers: Peeled Paint, Broken China and Black soot. Using a small amount of each color in different ratios, I added the ink to water in a mini misters, then sprayed my plain white 

Using the Damask Labels  P6382 and a few pieces from French Writing Ephemera 3377 I created a simple but very effective layout. I started by cutting out the labels and ephemera. I used my Prima distressing tool to achieve that really aged look. 

After working out my layout I stuck everything down and then misted the page with a bit of watered down gesso and some of the left over ink from the flower misting. I added the stencil design after to add some more detail that the layout was needing. 

After my flowers dried came the fun part, incorporating them in to the layout. I love adding the rose buds to flower clusters like this, adds a lovely level of details. After that flowers were added I noticed there was still some thing missing, leaves. Which were added sparingly. 

This is a very beautiful heritage LO - well done Kerry-Jean. An excellent use of the labels & the layering & distressing of them is fabulous.  Love the stencil design & the splatters - just the right amount of each.  The colouring of the flowers is perfect - the mix of blues & greens complements the papers & creates the perfect amount of colour to the LO.  The leaves are a gorgous fresh finishing touch.

Bye for now

21 March, 2014

In Step with Damask Papers by Marg

Hello Blogger
Today e start with the fabulous projects from the Damask Paper Collection displayed at the paper promo

'Hello everyone and welcome to the Meg’s Garden Blog.
   Margaret here again to show you another Step  Card, this time made with the beautiful new Damask range of papers.

As you can see, I’ve incorporated a few different papers in this card to create the layers.  Some of these papers are from the Mini Pack and some are  scraps from the 12 x 12 sheets left over from another project.  The side panels were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black.

Here I’ve used a square doily which was cut in half and scrunched up a bit and placed a torn bit of the paper over  that.  I then added a piece of lace and another strip of torn paper.  I love using odd bits of paper.  The uneven edges look more interesting to me than regular straight cuts.  The flourish and the twigs were cut with my Silhouette and the label was fussy cut from the mini papers.  You’ll also see I’ve inserted some small branches in between some of the layers for extra interest.  The small gem sprays are from Magnolia Ink.

Just a closie of the layers.  You can also see that I’ve used a little bit of gesso in the corners.

This gorgeous flower was white originally, but it simply looked too stark against the rest of the card so I decided to give it a bit of a make-over.  I gave it a burst with My Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in Sea Grass Green and ‘Voila’ now it fits in beautifully.  Well, I think it does anyway.   I love that the centre is now more or less a solid green and the petals have also got some spots of colour as well.  Wetting the flower with the spray actually caused it to open out a bit and gave it more dimension … you could say the spray made it blossom!

The chippie border is from Little Birdie and I’ve simply
 colored that with some watered down Acrylic Paint.

And there you have it.   My Centre Step Card made with the New Damask Collection Papers.  These papers are truly beautiful - so much detail and such lovely colour.  Why not visit the shop and have a closer look, you won’t be sorry.
Thank you so much for visiting  …  Marg ox

List of Meg’s Garden products used
Blue Belle Jardiniere  12 x 12 Paper – P6380
Blue & Cream Damask 12 x 12 Paper – P6368
Framboise Fleur 12 x 12 Paper – P6371
Damask Mini Paper Pack – S120

A very beautiful card - well done Marg.  Love all the layering & your attention to detail.  The spritz of green certainly did make the gardenia blossom.  Step cards allow so much creativity & this one is extremely creative.  Love it!!

Bye for now

18 March, 2014

Damask Garden Promotion

Hello Bloggers

The Craft Trap invited Meg's Garden to promote the Damask Garden Paper Collection at their beautiful store yesterday.  The Design Team ladies created some awesome projects to display the many different styles of work using the same paper collection.  Denise Boddey did a LO class to several students from the Craft Trap; 3 of the DT ladies attended & did a fabulous show & tell using their projects.
It was a fun day for all.
I took the following pics of the display table that Denise arranged beautifully.

The Craft Trap is at 106b Sturt Rd, Warradale SA

 All of these projects will be featured in detail in future blogs

Thanks Margaret Lynn

Bye for now

12 March, 2014

Heather's Grunge Tag

Hello Bloggers

Heather shares this fab tag with us:


'Hello and a warm welcome to My Blog
Today I am sharing my March project for 
This month I thought I would create a steampunk / grungy masculine Tag 
for my man on his birthday .

Birthday/Valentine Tag 

Megs garden papers :
Top Hat & an Automobile
Take a Roadster for a Spin

These papers are perfect  for anything masculine . 
I feel the little pop of red is a smashing idea, creating contrast to the darkness of the earthy browns
 Red is the color of love, so I thought,  with Baden's birthday coming up ,
 what better than to create a tag , as an expression of my love . 
I covered a tiny heart shape in these papers and tied it with string .

I fussy cut the clock and light bulb and stacked them securing them with a brad .

Some close ups of the details.
 I love the look of stacked images and I added some pieces of inked chipboard .

I don’t feel a tag is complete without creating on the back side .
Here is an image of how I  decorated the back with these stunning papers.
I combined this with Baden's Birthday and Valentines day ..
" you are my world and you make my life so amazing in so many ways,
 I love you with all my heart and soul !
Happy happy Birthday my darling xoxox "

I added one of my fave Quotes,and my words on the back .

' Is not measured
by the number of breaths we take 
but by the number of moments that take
our breath away.'

Happy Birthday my darling
You are my soul mate, you are my everything .
I love you with all my heart and soul xoxo

Thanks for looking everyone, 
Until next time, take care and happy scrapping x'

You continue to blow me away - well done Heather!!
How do I comment on this project?  Every element is totally fantastic. I will  let you comment!!

Bye for now

10 March, 2014

Meg's Bundles of Goodies

Hello Bloggers

Denise arranged to have a special promotion at some of the local stores in Adelaide for one of her new designs - The Damask Garden Collection.  As a special feature for the days, she requested that the local girls on the Design Team (we meet for lunch once a month), design some projects using the collection for a spectacular display table.  These projects will be featured on the blog this month. From what I have seen so far they are totally fabulous.

The colours in the collection are shades of blues & greens.  I thought that I had better contribute something so I pulled out ribbons in different shades & textures - organza, plaid & double sided satin, then the flowers in silk, velvet & paper, embellishments in different levels - pearls, glitz and then some diamante trim, pearls & beads, little bottle to put the tiny beads in & anything else that I thought might work.  Forgot the fibres

When I saw the blue & green collection of goodies, I thought maybe you would like them too.  So I put my projects aside & created the following bundles of temptation.
Blues bundle of goodies

Green goodies bundle
Pink bundle of goodies

Each collection of colour bundles to tempt contains:
12m ribbons, 1 or 2 bottles of beads, 4mm double sided satin ribbon, a handful of fibres, diamante trim, paper petals, beads, genie stones, velvet daisies, silver pearls.  Each bundle will change slightly as I run out of goodies & find more to add.

There will be more bundles added to:
Bundles of Goodies

Bye for now

05 March, 2014

Bloggers' Cards

Hello Bloggers

I am always interested in the projects done with the Meg's Garden papers.
Here we have 2 cards from Wicked Lady Cards:


Just wanted to share a couple of cards using some of the Meg’s Garden papers – I really enjoy that they don’t require a lot of embellishments to look great!



Thanks for sharing them with us Wendy - well done.

Kind regards


02 March, 2014

Garden of Dreams by Sue Smyth

Hello Bloggers
This is Sue's first posting to the Blog & we welcome her

'Garden of Dreams 
By Sue Smyth 

'Hello bloggers, this is my first post as a Meg's Garden design team
member. I am so thrilled to be here and those that know me
will know I love flowers and frills, so I should be right at

I loved the iron fencing on this paper and thought straight away of a garden
with a fairy in it. Of course the photo is of  my daughter, now a lot older, but still
she was my little fairy back then.

To start with I have fussy cut the gate and layered over the top of the 
image on the bottom. This way I could make the gate
seem a little further up the page.

I love to alter papers, even when they are as nice the Damask Garden Collection.
I have splattered a little purple Glimmer mist and White dylusions over the surface 
to add depth to the background.

I love to coil the wire on paper roses and dab them with 
a little gesso to soften the look.

I have cut out the striped flowers in the Damask labels. I like to roughly
cut them out first, then use a dry glue stick to adhere
the shape to smooth white cardstock.

Then I fussy cut the image, this makes the element sturdy and 
you can attach it to your layout with less 3 D foam tape.
Ink the edges with black ink to disguise the white card on the sides.
I have done this for the vines at the top right of the 
layout too.

I have sprayed the chipboard gate with black spray paint, then covered with Dimensional magic
while wet I added micro beads. Allow to dry, then
swipe with gesso to bring up the texture of the micro beads

I have trimmed the tassels of the band and adhered them to the rail of 
the gate. 

Meg's Garden Products 

Other items
Edward Relief Door Chipboard
Sophia Mimi dies
pearls & lace 
Glimmer mists and black ink
Muslin and gesso

Happy Crafting 
Cheers Sue'

What a start to the team - well done Sue. Love all the fussy cut flowers & butterflies & also the coils of wire from the flowers - they really add another dimension to the page along with the black chipboard gate.  Great description of what you did & why - thanks.
Kind regards