29 June, 2018

Chapter 88

Hello Crafters,

Haven't we all struggled at some point trying to make a masculine card? I certainly have! Never fear, as we now have Sherlock on the case - Sherlock III A New Case solves the mystery of just how do I make a male card look pretty?! Elementary, my dear Watson.

Using the new Sherlock collection along with the coordinating Cut & Create Ephemera Sheets, I created a card album, with a specific gentleman in mind for a special occasion.

I still wanted to keep the look and feel of this as being a card, rather than a book or album, so simply adhering two large cards together gave me my starting point. The rest came together easily using this collection.

I made sure to have an embellished page next to a slightly toned down page throughout, ensuring space to personalise at a later date and not to overwhelm the overall design.

The background papers are the perfect size for a slightly larger card. I enjoyed having more space to create, and it was ideal for this project for the extra space to write on.

Embellishing was exciting, using keys and charms that all toned in so well together with the papers and ephemera. I added a touch of ribbon and twine to add dimension and also make the charms function.

On most pages I added stamping detail, only lightly, to blend into the background. And as always, distressing and inking around the edges - which was perfectly suited to this collection.

I cannot wait to give this card to the gentleman, and hope he enjoys looking through it it as much as I enjoyed making it!

Head on over to Meg's Garden and be inspired, rather than afraid, to give masculine cards a go.

Creative wishes,

28 June, 2018

more cards with Shades of Green collection

Hello crafty ladies! Marina is here with another part of inspiration with with  Shades of Green collection.
The first one is soft and light

and the second one is a litte bit darker but still with lost of layers ))))

This time I wanted to create flat cards, so used only print flowers from ephemera sheets and some embellishments.
And also today I want to share some tips with you about layering. Actually I don't like to use cards with people portraits or something like that, but these elements are great to create multilayered composition! You can rotate them and get lovely accent. Just look at the first one card - on the top of the card (left corner) you can see layer with some picture looks like smoke or something like that. This is one of the pictures with girl's portrait which was turned uside down ))))) So don't forget to use your imagination and create great projects!

Have a great day,

27 June, 2018

AT the BALL .. cards

Hello friends 
Welcome to MEGS GARDEN 
today I'm sharing four cards made with the 
fussy cutting from the ephemera sheet & around the pink roses on the background paper
adding cherry blossoms & small roses,  leaves & tying a bow on the watch 
completed this pretty card 'DANCE'
More fussy cutting, adding lace, ribbon, chiffon flower,
medium & small roses, rose buds & leaves 
'LIFE calls the tune we DANCE'
Using my craft knife I cut around the ribbon on the background sheet 
& slid my image under, framed the image with tiny pearls,
added more flowers & rose buds scattered a few pearls & tied with a green bow.
Frayed muslin, fussy cutting & image framed in pearls all tied with a soft green bow
'Take TIME to love the little THINGS' 

Thank You for calling into Meg's Garden, 
Why not take a stroll through the garden posts
and see what the Garden Girls have created with this very pretty range
you are sure to be inspired
Happy Scrapping
Hugz Annette
Design Team Member

23 June, 2018

Molto Bello ~ Sherock 111 a new case

Hello Mary here to share a travel layout created with the new range Sherlock 111 A New Case

The Italians really know how to create beautiful balconies. This is a balcony in the Piazza Navona in Rome.

I thought this particular paper from the new Sherlock 111 a New Case suited a travel page as it has the lovely  Post Card image on it. I added some clock washi tape and clock stamp and also used a blossom stencil with texture paste . I used the Lattice and circles die cut under my photo and then I used the branch with flowers die to contine the flowers from the balcony trailing down my page, into this I added a couple of DoDo Vine pieces. 

The clock image I fussy cut from the cut and create sheet and secured with a Filigree. The postal images are also fussy cut from the cut and create sheet and I have added some Mesh ribbon to my layout 
Finally I wanted to share a card I made for my Friends who sadly had to say goodbye to their fur baby 

The image of the dog is from Pinterest and then I have used The Shabby Chic card Artist background papers for my base. 
Fussy cut the large cogg from the New Sherlock 111 A new Case cut and create sheet and placed the metal cogg in the centre.  The cherish word from the cut and create sheet  I inked and then added twine and mesh ribbon to the card , all from Megs Store

Inside my card I have layered images from the cut and create sheets . With the envelope piece I used a craft knife to cut a opening to tuck the sentiment in.

Thank you for calling by , I hope I have inspired you to visit Megs Store and grab some gorgeous products that are sure to inspire you to be creative.
Mary x

22 June, 2018

Sherlock III+Shades of Green

Hello Meg's fan! Marina is here today with lovely mix of 2 our latest collections.
When I saw Sherclock III preview I decided to mix it with Shades of Green collection to create femine cards, so let's have a look what I create ))))

Here for background I used Sherlock III and some elements from ephemera sheet. To create more colorful composition I used fussy-cutted flowers and clock from Shades of Green collection.

the second card
 a few close-ups:

Here I used more Sherlock papers for layers and details and used Shades of Green only for stamped and fussy-cutted leaves and several elements from ephemera sheet.
Hope you enjoy my little experiment with these collections ))))

Have a wonderful day,

17 June, 2018

SALE for Year End move

Hello Bloggers

Space needed  due to Warehouse moving sale

Printed Papers:

Book/Album packs - 50% off  

A4 packs - 50% off

Card Packs - 50% off

Dies with Stamps Bundles - 50% off  

Dies - 30% off   

Flower Packs - 50% off  

Tassels - 50% off

Doilies - 50% off

Pins of Jewels - now available as individual products

Some designs, colours or collections are limited in quantities.  Orders will be processed by receipt

Take advantage of the move

Bye for now

16 June, 2018

Sherlock III: a New Case - We create our tomorrows by what we dream today...

Sherlock III: a New Case
Bec here, showcasing the new collection from Meg's Garden.
With this amazing collection of vintage papers, I have created a layout for this awesome composition photo of my nephews. I have used 3 of the A4 papers to create this background and have layered them to show how effective they are together.
Here is a close up of the crackled background paper that I placed just behind the photo to co-ordinate with the brickwork and walls in the photo.
I used 3 of the metal embellishments down the side of the photo to draw the eye back to the main piece on the page.
I have layered the clock face charm on the round filigree trinket.
I have used a saying from the Ephemera from the Poetry ephemera sheets. I felt it linked well with the photo.
I stamped a diamond pattern along the edge of the background paper and the opposite side on the compass background paper
Here is the stamping on one of the new collection A4 pages.
I have placed black rhinestones on the corners of the layers to define the corners.
All of these products can be found on Meg's Garden website, follow the link below or click on the links I have provided to the individual products.
I hope you like what you see. 
Take Care

14 June, 2018

My 'Dar' by Meredith Hilly

Hello everyone.
 I have made a book using the Sherlock 111 papers. It's about my grandfather who we called  Dar.
I was very lucky to know him as a child as he was a really good grandfather.
I made the cover of the book out of corrugated paper. And fussy cut out different pictures.

 I added a smaller book that slides out from behind a photo.

I just love the tassels that Meg's Garden sells. Sometimes to make a picture have more depth I outline it with dimensional magic. Like a top hat. Which makes the hat shine.

Instead of making another book I slid photos behind some pictures I cut out.

Thanks for dropping by to have a look at my latest project.

Megs Garden

13 June, 2018

Sherlock III: a New Case - Be as awesome as you can...

Sherlock III: a New Case
Be as awesome as you can.
I am popping in to show you my latest creation for Meg's Garden, using the NEW collection.

Using the Sherlock III, paper collection, I have created this layout of my nephew, Nathaniel.
I have tried to replicate the peeling paper with the brown kraft paper on the background.

I have used the layered papers from one of the background sheets as ephemera.

I really like the reflection of the owl in the water so I tried not to cover it.

I have used black enamel dots to repeat the black brad holding the sentiment tag.

I hope you like what I have created today with products from Meg's Garden, follow the link to her website below for more of an idea of what she sells.


Take care everyone