30 November, 2017

More Cards Using A Twinkling Christmas

Hello everyone! I hope that your week has been a good one. It is hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner and if you are like me, I am always worried that I haven't made enough! My friends and family are always waiting for my handmade cards so today I hope to share some ideas that I hope you may use for your own cardmaking.

I love regular shaped cards but for Christmas, I do like shaped cards. I used the largest die from Sizzix Ornaments Round die set to create my card base and die cut it again using patterned paper from A Twinkling Christmas from Meg's Garden. I used lots of flowers and die cut foliage to embellish as well as using a chipboard flourish from Scrapinec.

To add to my twinkling theme, I die cut my sentiment using glitter paper and added some rhinestones.

My second card also uses paper from A Twinkling Christmas. Again, I used lots of flowers to embellish  as well as some straws to add to the festive feel of the card.

I used some music paper from my stash to compliment the vintage feel of the paper and used a stamp from Kaisercraft as my sentiment.

A Twinkling Christmas Card Artist Pack

Thanks so much for stopping by Meg's Garden today!
Hugs from Cathy


Hello Everyone,

Liz here today showing you the new PARIS CHIC COLLECTION.   I was lucky enough to be given the new Journal pack in this wonderful collection.

But first let me tempt you with a 'Secret' mystery box that I created to hold the mini journal using Paris Chic.
And Meg's Garden new Box Handle Arch and decorative lock.  Stunning items don't you think?? Then I was inspired to do a little Decoupage on the lid, with papers from Paris Chic and Vintage Beauties.

Now for a little side view and inside peek.

I made the little Journal from a couple of 12x12 album page inserts, then set about decorating my Journal.
Some special brass corners and metal hearts.

Meg's Garden lace and ribbon really set the Journal off.

Meg's Garden heart shaped doily and beautiful floral ribbon.
 You will notice that I used a little 'Inca Gold' in gold to edge a few of the cutouts, which gives a real vintage look to the pictures.

Finally a little fussy cutting of the flowers and here is the end.

I hope you have enjoyed our little visit through Meg's new Paris Chic Collection and be sure to check out more HERE.

Thanks for taking the time to look and until next time........happy creating. ....Love Liz.

29 November, 2017

New Members on the Team

Hello Bloggers

The DT ladies are welcoming 2 new members to the Team;

  • Bec Jefferis from Orange NSW came to us as a recommendation from her friend  Mary

  • Marina Gridasova is from Russia & is a veteran papercrafter
I am looking forward to working with them & to appreciate their diffferent styles & views on papercrafting

Bye for now

Twinkling Christmas Cards

Hello Friends,
I needed a supply of Christmas cards so my 
range filled the bill beautifully 
I created 16 cards which I have paired in a frame
to save on an extra extra long blog post ...
all my cards are 14.5cm square & by adding 
some bling, embossed papers, flowers lace & pretty ribbons 
it makes them all a little bit individual 

I found these papers so versatile & 
enjoyed fussy cutting the ephemera 
My hope is you are inspired to create some cards to share.
Whilst you're visiting the blog please wander through the posts 
& be inspired with the beautiful creations from the GARDEN GIRLS
Twinkling Christmas papers
Forget-me-not ..Burgundy
Off-white open rose
Mini Rosebuds
Rose Leaves
Daisy Silver Trim
Fantasy Blooms .. White 
other products from my personal stash

wishing you a safe happy & blessed Christmas 
Happy Scrapping

Annette x

24 November, 2017


Hello Mary here with a layout using the beautiful In the Watercolour Garden Range. This is a DT layout for A2Z Scraplets Chipboard and I was just busting to use this beautiful Paper fom Megs Garden "In the Watercolour Garden Range" for my daughters wedding layout, so I wanted to share with you

I just love this range

I have used the lace , flowers, ribbon and leaves from Megs Store to embellish the layout.

I have fussy cut the large butterfly from the cut and create page and added the silver pearl trim down the middle of the butterfly.
I hope you visit Megs Store to view the rest of the beautiful range.
Until next time
Happy Creating
Mary x

22 November, 2017

In the Watercolour Garden ~ Smile

Hello Mary here today to share a layout using the "In the Watercolour Garden Range"
I created this layout for a challenge and Megs Garden paper and embellishments were just what I wanted to create with

This was for a sketch challenge and I love the softness of Megs "In the Watercolour Garden" papers to go with the vintage photo's of my Grandmother , Aunts and a Uncle at my Eldest Brothers wedding.
I have torn the 4 x 12 inch paper that comes with the 12x12 papers to give it a irregular edge which I have inked and placed my photo's on . The Smile sentiment is my title and is from the Cut and Create page that always have the most gorgeous images. The flower cluster  with the beautiful velvet flowers and ribbon add to the vintage feel. The fleurs image I have used as my tag with journalling on the back and it just tucks up under the edge and lace . I finished the layout off with the beautiful flower die cut, which I just love.

Everything I have used to create this layout is from Megs Garden Shop 
Thank You for calling by , I hope you visit the shop to see how gorgeous this range is  and be inspired create with the beautiful papers and embellishments.
Happy Creating
Mary x

19 November, 2017

If You could see yourself through my eyes ~ In The WaterColour Garden

Hello ! Mary here creating again with the Beautiful In The Watercolour Garden range.
This time I have used it to document my Daughters Hen Lunch for her up coming wedding.
The range is so pretty , just perfect for such a theme and for wedding layouts :)

I added some texture with a stencil and texture paste. The cluster is created with flowers from Megs store, Flower edged ribbon  and vine wire . At the side of my photo I have tucked the Love Ephemera from the cut and create sheet.

Some washi strips , little pearls scattered here and there and some stamping completed my layout.
Thank you for calling by, I recomment you visit Megs Store for the most gorgeous papers and embellishments
Happy Creating
Mary x

17 November, 2017


hello friends
 have been playing in my craft room with the MEG'S
gorgeous Christmas papers 
'Twinkling Christmas' 
to go with the theme I made a reverse canvas 
& added miniature fairy lights
It was fun creating something a little different...

I made the frame with texture paste through a stencil 
then painted with gesso & 
added some jacaranda blue mixed paint to highlight the texture 
fussy cut many elements from the ephemera sheets & papers & adhered them to chipboard to give them strength .. 
the Christmas trees are from my stash. 
Adhered the background paper & all trims then added the lights.

Flowers, flourishes, silver leaves & sparkles completed the scene 

Products used:
Take time to visit through the site & check out all the pretties available 
& then scroll  through the MEGS GARDEN BLOG 
to be inspired by the GARDEN GIRLS

happy crafting
Hugz Annette x

16 November, 2017


Hello friends 
Thank you for stopping by, 
Annette here 
Today I'm sharing three cards I created with the very pretty range 

'In the Watercolour Garden'

these cards are based on a similar design using square doilies as a lacy feature.
I deliberately left off a greeting as they could be used for any occasion,
birthday, thank you, get well or thinking of you ..
I hope I have inspired you to make some cards from these very pretty papers.
Products used:
In the Watercolour Garden ....papers & ephemera 
Whilst your here why not spend a little time scrolling through the garden blog 
to oooh & aaah over the beautiful work from the garden girls 
sure to set your creative juices working

Happy Scrapping
Hugz Annette x

14 November, 2017

Twinkling Christmas cards

Hello Bloggers I hope you will enjoy my Twinkling Christmas cards.
From Megs Garden amazing and different Christmas range of papers and trims.
Twinkling Christmas is a nice change with the blues and pinks.

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to drop in and see
what the other DT ladies create.
Have a great Christmas.

12 November, 2017

So Very Beautiful ~ In the Water Colour Garden

I was so thrilled when I received the "In the Water Colour Garden " Range of papers from Megs Garden, I knew it would be perfect for my daughter's up coming wedding ~ and it is

So Very Beautiful 

I love this photo of my daughter. I kept the layout quite simple as the papers are so pretty and I wanted the photo to shine.

I have added the delicate fligree in the corner of the photo and popped a pearl flower in the middle.

Thanks so much for calling by, I recommed you pop over to the shop and be inspired by the beautiful In the Water Colour Garden Range and many more beautiful products in the store.

Mary x

10 November, 2017

Mini Album with Folder Inside Video

Hello Bloggers

I love Alena's projects but love her videos even more.

Here is her latest:


Enjoy it & get lots of ideas

Bye for now


09 November, 2017

It's starting to look a lot like Christmas ~ Twinkling Christmas

Hello Mary here today to share with you the rest of my cards I created with the Twinkling Christmas Card Pack ~ seriously made my  life so much easier to create my Christmas Cards with this gorgeous Card Pack.

How cute are the Christmas Fairies that I have fussy cut from the Twinkling Christmas Cut and Create Ephemera sheet.
For the card on the left I added the gold stars ( they come on a strip with a sticky backing you peel off to adhere to your project )
I then added the gold doily which I cut in half, the gold & cream holly leaves .
The card on the right I once again fussy cut the Christmas fairy added her amongst the baubles and ribbon pattern on the Paper . I added a extra bauble fussy cut from the Ephemera sheet raised it with a foam adhesive attached it with the gold star and gold pearl trim to the branches. To finish I added the large butterfly also fussy cut from the Ephemera Sheet ( so many gorgeous images to choose from )

Next fairy is in the more traditional Christmas colours of Red and Green. I made a tag to attach her to and fussy cut the Christmas Balls and little Christmas cluster of butterflies and ribbons attached to the tag behind the fairy.  A little gold stick on gem on the tag and Christmas Balls to finish off the card.

Another in the traditional colours of Christmas, with the fabulous image of the lady shopping in her magnificent clothes , what style ! I again created a tag with the red brick background and simply added some snowflaces and I created a sentiment with a clear pebble.

I simply added St Nicholas from the Ephemera Sheet and then added the gold and white holly leaves tucked in the branches fussy cut from the Ephemera Sheet... Card done

and finally I have layered the fussy cut images from the Ephemera Sheet, the bauble, Saint Nicholas and the gold leaf , I then added thin silver ribbon to the bauble tied in a bow at the top.
I hope I have inspired you to start creating your Christmas cards , with this beautiful pack and images to create with you will have them done in no time at all !
Happy Creating
Mary x