11 December, 2016

Spring has sprung over in Megs Garden,what a gorgeous collection of papers the Spring pastels collection are

Hello bloggers what a gorgeous collection Megs Spring pastels are

My Oval shutter card was quite hard to photograph but shows the
Spring collection really well

I think this middle image is from the vintage ladies collection

My LO is a photo of my granddaughter when she was a fairy

 I fussy cut the pretty paper and put my photo inside the aperture

 I fussy cut the flourishes and popped some pearls onto them
I hope you enjoyed your visit and like this gorgeous Spring Pastels collection
don't forget to pop over to Megs Garden and look at her great papers and many other goodies
And be inspired by the other DT members have created.
Cheers Trish

09 December, 2016

A card featuring Meg’s Garden Spring Pastels Collection

Hello Everyone,
My name is Barbara and this is my first submission for the Meg’s Garden Design Team. I hope you like my card.
‘Spring Pastels’ is the latest paper collection from Meg’s Garden, the laces and accessories all add to the lovely pastelly mix.  I have done quite a lot of fussy cutting for this card which is a 5 3/4″ square, but I really like the way it has turned out.

I sewed several times around the perimeter of the top layer in white thread, after sponging all the edges in a soft grey.  I tore a piece of co-ordinating paper and adhered it to the right hand side of the top layer after again sponging the edges. I fussy cut the feather and flower sprig and attached a metal embellishment to the front.  The words, imagine and inspire, were also fussy cut and sponged.  I popped them up on foam squares before adhering them to the card.
Lastly, you may notice the tiny daisy like flowers which I have added all around the front of the card, these were trimmed from the pretty ‘Flower Edge’ Organza ribbon  in white, and adhered to add some texture to the base. A pretty cream and blue flower finishes the front of the card.
I added a piece of cardstock with sponged edges to the inside and adhered another piece of the torn paper along the right hand side which I also sponged in grey, a few more of the little ribbon daisies were added to finish.  This would make a lovely birthday card and would fit many other occasions too
I have lots more ideas to share with you. Meg’s Garden designer  collections are so pretty and vintage that inspiration is flowing fast.  Together with some lovely embellishments and the filigree elements, I can see I will be spending a lot of time in the craftroom. My next card which is already in the pipeline is going to be a Christmas card made with the same paper collection.
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 Megs Garden items used
  • Spring Pastels Paper Collection
  • Flower Edge Organza White
  • White Nylon Lace 38mm
  • Blue and White apple blossom paper flower
  • Fleur dy Lys Filigree Trinket
I’m going to leave it at that for today because now I have to go away and work out how to upload this post to Meg’s Garden Blog.  Wish me luck, hope I don’t crash anything in the process.
Cheers,  Barbara

07 December, 2016

We Are Family - Display Frame by Brenda Caldow

Hello crafty friends and as always welcome to Meg's Garden. Today I would like to share with you my We Are Family photo display frame. I have created it using the very beautiful 

They consist of stunning shades of pinks, lavenders, greens and  blues. For my creation I decided to focus on the pink mix. Like I do with my pages, cards and off the page and more I done quite a bit of fussy cutting. It gives a great use of the papers and Meg's Garden papers are wonderful for this. 

I have used the beautiful spring coloured patterned papers on the background with a different one in the different sections. With the frame I painted it with with and then used some Distress Ink - Victorian Velvet sponges over it. 

I have even fussy cut around the boys and myself along with the watch on the chain, butterfly and period lady. The words are rub-ons and in the small square just below us I used a filigree long oval vintage trinket and placed a dot in the middle with liquid pearls. Behind our photo and on some of the other sections I used some Flower Edge Organza White lace, it is so delicate looking.

I have used some of the Green Tara Fantasy Blooms in the White and also the pink. When using the pink ones though I made sure to just use the ones from the pack that were white with the hint of pink center. I have also used a round large filigree vintage trinket and placed one of the Fantasy Blooms in the middle. 

I have used a chippies for the title and the ornate frames around my sons Riley and Harley. They have been coloured with a Pale Lilac Copic which has some out more on the dusty pink side so it goes well with the rest of the work. If using this method I would always recommend that you test on the back first to make sure your colour is coming out the way you want it to.


Again behind this photo of Riley I have placed the beautiful lace and the bird have been fussy cut from the papers, they are so cute. With the photo of my youngest son Harley I fussy cut one of the flowers from the papers. These papers are so beautiful and I love the flowers for fussy cutting just the same as the birds.

This beautiful dancing period lady was fussy cut from the papers along with the tags I have used. Again I have used more of the flowers and another of the Vintage Trinkets, the filigree strip and again I have used the Liquid Pearls in the middle. 

 I hope you have enjoyed having a look at my Display Frame and please keep scrolling down and have a look at the other beautiful creations we have to show you along with the stunning products we get to create them with. Please call over to the Megs Garden Store and have a look at how many other products await besides what I have used here today.
Happy Crafting xxx Brenda

Products Used - 

05 December, 2016

Memories - Spring pastels collection

This my first project for Megs garden design team, working with the delicate spring pastels collection which I adore.
I have decided to make a square wall hanging for my first project.  Its turned out beautiful, even if i do say so myself.

Thank you – memories hanging

I chose the memories page because of it lacy delicacy, and because the project is by way of a 'card' to my work colleagues on the occasion of my leaving.  The beautiful stitching was a perfect ready made title for the project.

1. On a 24cm square base of recycled card, paint about 3cm all around the edge in gold acrylic paint
2. Layer a 23cm square of darker co-ordinating paper (recycled A4 mauve paper from my paper drawer)
3. Trim spring pastels ‘memories’ sheet to 21.5 cm square, retaining the white border
4. Fussy cut hydrangea flowers from the ephemera sheet, lavender chalk the back and add dimension with a ball tool
5. Inspired by the stitch effect of ‘memories’ use a rough stitch effect to outline 3 rectangles on the page approximately 6x10 cm each
6. Mask the centres with a post it note, and use walnut stain distress ink to tint the background leaving the 3 panels the original colour.
7. Fussy cut the floral design on the paper to allow the edged ribbon and lace to slip in behind them.
I chose the lace and ribbon because I wanted to continue the delicate theme and not obscure the background.
8. Cut a 14x7cm luggage tag from dark card, I found a deep plum in my paper darwer.
9. Cut the same shape from a section of the ephemera page, leaving a 2mm border all round.  I just adored this section with its designand text.
10. Tuck behind the lace and adhere on foam tape for dimension
11. To match the gold border, apply gold gilding wax to the flower vintage trinket and adhere the small white rose in the centre.  Apply a small amount of purple chalk ink to define the edges.
12. Make a triple circle from the length of string.
13. Wind the two small rosebud stems around the string and tuck the sharp ends under the vintage trinket. Tuck the large rosebud and leaf in the hole of the tag.
14. Fashion a couple of loops from the pearl trim and 5mm ribbon, secure the ends in place with cotton thread, and tuck under the vintage trinket.
15. Make a slot in the top centre of the card and thread through the sage organza ribbon to make a hanging loop.
16. Finish the arrangement by positioning the fussy cut hydrangea flowers (making sure any stems align with similar lines on the background page), add diamante gem centres and a little glitter glue highlights.

I think you will agree these spring pastel papers make the perfect memories wall hanging,


Spring Pastels Collection - P1013
Spring Pastels Ephemera page
White Nylon Lace 38mm - L6899W
Green Leaves 5cm - gr leaves
Lg Mini Rosebud semi open - irt30
Mini Rosebuds white - gt-wh
Small Rose white - 005wh
Vintage trinkets Flower - al 101
White Pearl Trim
5mm purple silk ribbon
10mm purple edged organza ribbon
20mm Sage organza ribbon

1mm diamante gems
Glitter glue

Gold gilding wax
Gold acrylic paint

03 December, 2016

Hello Bloggers,

Well there is such a lot happening at home and at Meg's Garden.  We have new members on our Design Team and their work is amazing with lots to inspire and showcase Meg's new collections.

Today for you I am showcasing the new 'Spring Pastel Collection'.  You may remember last month that I completed a Card Box?  Well here today are the cards I have created to place inside the box.  I hope you agree that this makes a lovely present for a special friend.

This Spring collection is amazing, with suiting various  colours of cardstock .

With this frame, I reworked an old plastic frame, that I am sure we all have in our stash somewhere :)
A bit of gesso and some embossing powder and then Stayz On  stamping and there we have it....a new frame to suit.

A couple of Meg's Garden embellishments, lace and some fussy cutting from the 'Cut and Create' range here.

With this final card, ribbon and string pearls to finish off this card.

I hope that you have be inspired here and take a closer look at the Spring Collection HERE.  Until next time ....happy creating   and hope you can have some time to create of the Christmas break.  I wish you all a happy Christmas.  Liz.

01 December, 2016

Hello Boggers

Welcome to December - today is the 1st & you all know what is around the corner.
I can help you.  Meg's Garden is having its biggest sale ever

I need some Space for New Products coming 
1st Jan 2017


Christmas Shop - ALL PRICES REDUCED up to 50%

New ChristmasDigital Journal/Planner in Red & White special at $7.95 - start crafting almost immediately

18 papers 300dpi, 8.3x11", JPG format
1 quotes on red, 1 red only, 9 background papers, 1 template, 1 tags & strips,
3 ephemera, 1 photos planner & images.
reduce for cards or mini books

Papercrafter packs:  reduced from $5 to $3.75
Card Packs:  reduced from $5.50 to $2 or $3.75
12x12" papers:  from $2 to $1 or $0.50
Vintage Beauty Strips:  from $0.65 to $0.33
Mini Books: some on sale from $18.00 to $9.95

Stock up NOW for Christmas Gifts or your own stash

Bye for now

Meg's Garden sales

30 November, 2016

Happy Birthday - Karen McLaughlin

Hi Bloggers.

This is my first blog for Meg's Garden and I am so pleased to be on this team.  For my first project I thought I would ease myself in slowly and made this card using the Spring Pastels collection.  I haven't made cards for a while now and I really enjoyed making this little one.  The papers are so easy to use and co-ordinate so well together it really was very easy putting the papers together.

I hope you like this card and I am excited to show you my next project using these delightful papers.

Please like us on facebook to stay up to date with all the latest releases.

Thanks for looking.  Karen xx