30 April, 2020

Beaded Beauty

From A Lady's Diary collection, I wanted to not only showcase the beautiful paper range with this card, but also the exquisite embellishments available from Meg's Garden.

I started with pink muted damask paper for the background, and inked the edges. 

Next I placed lustrous cream ribbon to the left of the card. Using the same ribbon, I made a bow and attached two gorgeous velvet pink flowers to the centre. 

My favourite piece, the absolutely beautiful cream beaded and embroidered edging. This is placed over teased muslin and held in place with a crystal head hat pin.

Finishing with a simple sentiment.

Spend our days of indoors creatively, and take a stroll through Meg's Garden for inspiration.


28 April, 2020

Mary's take on a Junk Journal

Journaling takes on many forms, depending on the "eye of the beholder". 

This journal is a reminder of special days for our friends - a Birthday Journal. 

The papers, images, tags, flowers, ribbons, dollies and bling come from past and current Meg's Garden collections. 

Each month features a different tag, a beautiful emotive image of a lady and embellished with flowers, pearls, laces or ribbon - all of which are available from Meg's Garden.

The reverse side showcases the flower of the month, plus a small saying from Meg's range of Cut & Create.

This creation has taken many weeks to complete, but would not have been possible without the beautiful papers and ephemera from Meg's Garden.


24 April, 2020

Hello Paper Artists
I have been busy creating several new papers during my Stay at Home

Printed Papers:
A Lady's Diary

A Lady’s Diary – digital & printed on website; digital on Etsy
This Collection is called A Lady's Diary but, because it is very neutral in colour,
texture & design, it could be used for almost any style of journal:
The journal papers are 10" wide by 7" high giving page sizes of 5x7" - fold or cut
There are 12 papers total - there are no Cut & Create papers included with this journal
so that you can choose how you want to embellish & give it a name & style

Video of a completed journal using this Collection & the separate Cut & Creates:

A Lady Visits Paris in the 1890s - digital & printed on website; digital on Etsy
These papers were designed to accompany A Lady's Diary.
8 papers A4, The story behind my journal is set in London late 1890s –
the Cut & Creates are designed for this story but can be used as you wish

Digital Papers on Etsy
Let Spring Begin Journal Papers
8 papers to the Let Spring Begin Journal.
The papers are 10"x7" or can be cut in half to create journal pages of 5x7".
There are also 2 covers - front & back 5x7"

The backgrounds of the 8 papers are done in watercolour - blue, green, lilac, natural,
mint, peach, pink, yellow. Each one is decorated with a floral embellishment.

Perfect for cardmaking - add ribbons, laces & embellishments to highlight the images
Also perfect for little books, planners, and journals
Start a Spring Journal with the 'Let Spring Begin' Journal Papers -
collect words, phrases, empowering thoughts & more ...

Let Spring Begin Cut & Creates - digital on Etsy
7 papers to Let Spring Begin & brighten the world. 6 of the papers have
garden flowers & ephemera; the 7th paper has garden words

Lavender’s Blue dilly dilly - digital on Etsy
12 papers, high-quality 300dpi, JPG format of ephemera images. 10" wide x 7" high.
Fold in half or cut in the centres to make pages 5x7"

"Lavender's Blue" (sometimes called "Lavender Blue") is an English folk song
and nursery rhyme dating to the 17th century.
It has been recorded in various forms since the 20th century and
some pop versions have been hits in the US and UK charts.

Lavender's blue, dilly dilly, lavender's green,
When I am king, dilly dilly, you shall be queen:
Who told you so, dilly dilly, who told you so?
'Twas mine own heart, dilly dilly, that told me so.

https://www.youtu.be/Ow25lvYoKXo - video of Lavender's Blue,
dilly dilly song from Cinderella – what could be more inspiring than Cinderella

Lavender’s Blue dilly dilly Cut & Creates - digital on Etsy
6 A4 pages, high-quality 300dpi, JPG format of ephemera images

           The ephemera were chosen to highlight the Lavender's Blue dilly dilly Journal Papers
and will  also make very beautiful shabby chic cards

Seaside and Beach Cut & Create Ephemera Images - digital on Etsy
6 A4 pages with cut & create images of the seaside - vintage swimmers, shells, seagulls,
fishing nets, birds, fish, sandcastles - all the images to complete your beach or seaside paper art projects.

Bye for now

Meg Foreman – Mgr Director Meg’s Garden


Megs Garden.....pink and green paper range and trims.Three easy cards

Pretty pink Roses and lace on my first card from Megs
 with lace and trims
 For my second card I have highlighted the owl
with a chipboard frame and added some micro beads

for  my last card I have again highlighted the wording
with an embossed chipboard frame

The pink and green range cut and create papers
make for easy pretty cards
don't forget to visit the garden for all your
scrapping needs
cheers Trish

15 April, 2020

A Vintage Journal

Today, I have another take on a 'junk journal'. 
With so many uses - practical or decorative, Meg's Garden papers make it beautiful. 

It can be closed and tied and opened like a book. Or as a decorative piece, splayed out forming a star. Perfect for a table decoration or stationary piece. 

Each half section has a vellum pocket, creased and inked to highlight the distressed detail. They hold either a handmade card or Art Tag. All using the wonderful imagery pieces from Meg's Garden. 

The pockets can hold just about anything. Papers, stamps and envelopes for correspondence or as I have done, the go-to place for handmade cards. 

Metal embellishments, paper and ribbon decorations and interactive elements feature in each segment. 

There are endless possibilities for this star junk journal. 

Take care, and have a stroll through Meg's Garden for all your creative needs!


12 April, 2020

Twist & Pop

The beautiful papers in pastel shades in Meg's Garden Pink and Green collection work so well here.
Lots of lace, paper flowers, an antique look filigree trinket and a delightful saying from the collection complete the front of my interactive card.

I used pastel pink papers as a base, with exquisitely detailed doilies over top, gently inked with a coordinating colour, and also another sentimental quote on the bottom.

The four feature sections were ideal to showcase the beautiful images and papers from the Pink and Green collection. For added definition, I cut the pieces in a postage stamp design and mounted each section on black cardstock.

I finished the feature sections with a foiled chipboard saying and puffy stickers.
 Satin edged ribbon completes the overall card.

10 April, 2020

Butterflies in Pink & Green

Who doesn't love butterflies? Using Meg's Garden Pink and Green collection, I have created another two cards, ready to fly.

The base is a delicate green damask design, with distressed edges and inked in a toning colour. 

I selected two butterfly images from this beautiful collection, and cut around with decorative scissors to look like postage stamps, and mounted on cardstock using the same effect.

A piece of muslin is placed between the two butterflies, with a delicate pink paper flower, sheer ribbon bow and a small satin bow completing the look. 

This card could quite easily be used for a birthday, thinking of you, or get well soon sentiments.

With Mother's Day in mind, I used similar techniques and design for this card, but in pinks. The muted base again sets the perfect start for embellishments.

Delicate pink embroidered ribbon is placed at opposite edges to the butterflies, add in feathers, a pastel pink flower, satin edged ribbon and fancy bling complete this pretty in pink look.

All available now in Meg's Garden!

07 April, 2020

Codes to use for discounts

Hello Paper Artists

Let's come together while we're apart! Whether you need the inspiration to get you going, community to fill your heart, or more goodies to dig into, we're here for you! Our community is filled with encouragement, love, and support.  The shops are full of goodies galore.  Whatever your creative heart needs to get you through, we are here for you. After all, we are ALL in this TOGETHER.
The shops are open 24/7, no need to leave the house! Stay home, stay safe, come get inspired and challenge yourself!

We love you and we're here for you!
 There are 2 coupons for you to use - 1 for ETSY shoppers & 1 for website shoppers

1.  Digital papers at Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/MegsGardenPapercraft30 % off all listings starts 06 April 2020 & ends 05 May 2020
Code to use: CREATE

2. All Embellishments at website – https://megsgarden.com/30% off all starts 06 April 2020 & ends 30 May 2020
Code to use:  EMBELLISH
https://megsgarden.com/discount/EMBELLISHONLY AU SHOPPERS PLEASE for physical goods

The next paper collection is called “A Lady’s Diary”
& will publish early April 2020 on both sites
Bye for now

05 April, 2020

Pink and green cards from Megs Garden P + G collection

For my first card I made a step card with fussy cut butterflies

 My second card i embossed the dotted background paper
Then embossed my chipboard frame and painted with liquid pearls
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to head over to the garden to see
all the lovely papers and trims
Cheers Trish