28 February, 2020

Gift Boxes

From the Pink & Green collection, I have created a collection of gift boxes, perfect for every occasion.

Pillow box

Using one paper design from Meg's Garden Pink & Green collection, as well as Cut & Create images, I constructed this elegant box. Something uniquely different!
A delicate sentiment tag and handmade bows in two sizes finishes the gift pillow box.
Simple, but beautiful. 

Gift Card Box

Taking inspiration from the Cut & Create sheets and ephemera within the collection, I fussy cut my desired images for this small box. I placed the images onto beautiful tags, with lace wrapped around the box. Embellished with paper flowers, bows and ribbon for the handles.
The insert that holds the gift card was quickly made from another of Meg's Garden papers and finished again with flowers. It is almost too good to give away!

Gift Bag

Easy to create and assemble using the Pink & Green collection, yet so effective. 
I bound the top edge with lace and attached sheer ribbon as handles. Cut & Create images feature on both sides of the box, mounted onto tags. 
More ribbon, a brass and pearl jewellery flourish, and finishing off with flowers and a sentiment complete the design.
Just perfect for a box of chocolates, a silk scarf, or in this instance, beautiful perfume.


26 February, 2020

A Journal of Lace & Flowers

Hello lovers of Journals

Shabby Chic Journals are a favourite at Meg's Garden.

Why Pink & Green? – because they are irresistible together!  Think of a pale pink rosebud just slightly open with shiny green leaves & a beautiful fragrance. 
Let your creativity enjoy these papers & create beautiful art.
The Journal/Junk Journal/Art Journal Papers includes:
  • 6 double pages 5 x 7"  12.7 x 17.8cm - cut them apart or fold
  • 1 A4 paper with black & white French typography
  • 1 A4 paper with pink & green tags - each tag 6x10cm
  • 6 A4 papers with Cut & Create Ephemera that coordinate with all
Pink & Green Papers Collection Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x17TWYGymOs&t=29s

Front of A Journal of Lace & Flowers

Video of the finished journal:  https://youtu.be/03nUZoojaMo

This Journal uses the Pink & Green Papers Collection for Journals & also includes Cut & Creates. When using papers that are faded at the edges like these, it is difficult to find the actual edge & end up with pages that are the correct size. The double pages are 10" x 7". To cut accurately: 1. mark the centre horizontally with a pencil - choose 1 paper that is the most obvious 2. put that mark at 5" on the cutter & cut the outside edge 3. turn paper & cut the other side at 10" 4. mark centre vertically at 3.5" & cut, turn & cut the other edge at 7" I cut several sheets at a time Products used: ribbons, laces, transparency butterflies, paper flowers & leaves, laser-cut chip frame, ivory cardstock, vintage trinkets, pearls, paper lace doilies, silk flowers, die cuts, laces w diamante centre, tea-dyed vellum. The papers are available either printed or as a digital download. The journal papers are available in 2 sizes - 5.5" x 8.3" used in this book & also 5"x7" at www.megsgarden.com

Bye for now

19 February, 2020

Pink & Green collection

Using one of the latest collections from Meg's Garden, I have created two cards in totally different styles.

Firstly, black and white - with a hint of colour. 

From the Cut & Create pages included in the Pink & Green collection, I fussy cut around a selection of Parisian notices and placed randomly to cover the base of my card.
The lovely lady in silhouette, fussy cut from an Art Tag, is mounted on top of the background. The card is finished with cream lace, bling and the touch of colour - two beautiful Cut & Create roses tucked under a final Parisian label.

Now for a totally different look, but still using the same versatile collection.

I started with a beautiful muted background paper for the front of my card. 
Taking inspiration from the details in the paper - the imagery of a rolled corner - I gently slit the rolled edge and slipped a Cut & Create fan and butterfly emerging from underneath the fold. I then made a corner feature of pale green ribbon with a pink accent ribbon on the opposite side for balance.

Finishing touches include pink embroidered lace with the Cut & Create sentiment atop, flowers, bling and a handmade bow.

Easy and simple when you have stunning images on superb quality paper, plus complimenting trims and flowers - all available now in Meg's Garden Pink & Green collection.


17 February, 2020

A Loaded Envelope - made with Love

Hello everyone & welcome,

I just love the colours and the images in the new paper collection called Pink & Green, now available from Meg's Garden.

To create my project, I started with a sewn pocket folder that I made from a manila file folder.

I then stamped and added gesso to the back cover.

For the front cover and pocket I trimmed & then inked the patterned papers using Tim Holtzs distress ink called: Old Paper before adhering in place.
To add a little more detail to the patterned papers I added some stamping.

Next I trimmed and fussy cut images & wording from the cut & create sheets; these wonderful sheets are part of this gorgeous paper collection.
To give my project more texture & dimension, I added layers of lace trims, a metal charm, a variety of paper flowers, buttons, self-adhesive pearls, ribbon, cheesecloth, and torn paper.
I then soften the look by dry brushing small amount of gesso here and there.

Next I created some delightful treasures for my pocket.

Here is what is tucked inside:
A book mark. I love to read so I always have a book mark handy.
A pretty card suitable for any occasion.
A cute little wish note book, ready to store all of your wishes.
A embossed & embellished envelope.
A flower rosette, topper or wand what ever you may like to call it, perfect to add to a gift or cake.
A tag, ready to add to a gift or journal.

Until next time.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
I hope you have a wonderful day & happy creating.

14 February, 2020

New release of pink and green Megs Garden paper range,you wont want to miss these pretties

I made a trifold shutter card, so easy with these beautiful papers

 Some closeups

 For my card I made a I made a shutter trifold card


 Dont forget to check all Megs Garden
Cheers Trish

11 February, 2020

Love these Megs Garden Vintage ladies and lovely trims,they make for timeless pretty cards

Here I have used some older Vintage lady images
Megs Pretty assortment of trims a my favourite die

Don't forget to visit Megs Garden and check out all the ptetties.
cheers Trish

10 February, 2020

More pretties,with a range of Megs Garden lovelies

I have been having a play with different papers and diecuts

 on the inside of my book card
I hope you have enjoyed looking at Megs pretty offerings
I have used some older ranges of papers amongst them Rose Quartz,French Garden plus new shabby chic papers,flowers and lace
Cheers Trish

01 February, 2020

A Wriing Journal Video

Hello Paper Artists

My latest journal video using A Writing Journal Papers Collection is now online;

Double pages: 10x7" - I chose to cut them in half & use cardstock Cardstock colours used: Mocha on inside pages of the journal; black for outside Covers: 5.5" x 7 5/8", spine is 2" x 7 5/8" There are 2 signatures: Scores for binding: score 1 at 5 3/16" is 0.75" or 2cm, score 2 is 1.5cm, score 3 is 1.25cm same for 2nd signature When you slice into a page for a tuck spot use tape at its edge to stop any tearing. For inserts & small books, I used cutoff cardstock Products used: Keys, Faux lock, Vintage trinkets, Natural jute ribbon, jute twine, pen nib,, clock face, tea-dyed vellum & Cut & Creates from the Writing Journal Collection. The cover features 1 of the papers fussy cut, foam mounted & decorated A Writing Journal Papers Collection is available either printed or as digital downloads; the Cut & Creates Papers are available as well separately

Lots of ideas used that can be adapted to any kind of journal or junk journal as well as any style of paper art

Bye for now