19 February, 2017

Spring album

Hello, everyone!

Veronika here to share my new photo album with Spring Pastels collection
from Meg's Garden.
You can choose digital or paper version to create your own projects!
I love this tender papers with blue, lilac and pink accents and
 add some paper elements from other paper collections from Meg's Garden.
Almost all decorative elements, such as paper laces. fabric laces, flowers, tasselsmetallic embelishments are from Meg's Garden too.


Please check this amazing Spring Pastels collection
here in Meg's Garden.

Best regards,

17 February, 2017

Ready for more of Sherlock?

Hello Bloggers

The Sherlock Journal Vol. II is now here & is
available printed or by digital download.

Beautifully aged & distressed & ready for your individual touches.

5x7.5" pages - 

18 pages in total :

8 double pages that can be folded for stitching or cut apart for other attachments
1 double alternate page - use as a page in the album or as an accent on cover or another page - ideal in a set of pages
large cover & large inner cover
1 double lined pages to use as notes to the album; mats for pics;  planner pages or more ...
5 pages of ephemera chosen specifically for this album with tabs, tickets, postcards, envelopes, cabinet cards & more

Preview the papers at:


Cover of Sherlock Journal in process

Bye for now


Parisian Gardens Tags

Parisian Gardens

Hello All, today I am sharing some tags I made for  Meg’s Garden.
Having a general clean out in my craftroom I came across a pack of vanilla tags that I’d forgotten about. We crafters don’t like to waste anything as you know, and together  with the gorgeous Parisian Gardens Paper collection from Meg’s Garden , I decided to create some tags.
The tags are approximately 4″ x 6″ and have a nice shaped top.  To begin, I traced the shape of the tag onto my chosen designer paper and cut it out. There is a hole with a fairly large eyelet in the top of each tag and I wondered how I could cover the tag neatly. Luckily I discovered that my 1/2″ punch fitted  perfectly  around the eyelet. I glued the paper to the tag and sponged the edges before embellishing.
I used images from a few different Meg’s garden paper collections to complete the tags – for a full list of products used see bottom of this post. As well as the Cut and Create sheets that come with the Parisian Gardens collection I used images from the Lady’s Ephemera collection too.
Here is a closer look at each tags:

Sorry for orientation of the last photograph – I accidentally deleted a folder containing the edited version. This is my favourite of the three.
  • Cut and Create sheets from Parisian Gardens collection
  • Lady’s Ephemera Pages
  • Spring Pastels Paper Collection
  • Words from All of the above collections
  • Flowers and leaves – Meg’s Garden
  • Ribbon  – Meg’s Garden
  • keys and metal heart –  Meg’s Garden
  • from my stash – buttons, chains, metal bicycle, inks, netting, elaborate heart, twine, bling.
What I like most about making these types of tags is that they can so easily be turned into pretty greeting cards. They would also make excellent additions to your mini albums and other vintage creations.
Thank you for stopping by today.
Tip: There are some fabulous bargains available in the Meg’s Garden Clearance section.

15 February, 2017

Parisian Gardens Card and Card Envelope Box

Hello friends of Meg's Garden. I am thrilled to have returned to the Meg's Garden Design Team. It's great to back creating with such beautiful papers and products. Today I have two projects to share which use papers from the Parisian Gardens Collection.

For my card, I have used two sheets of the patterned papers and used one of the vintage images from the ephemera sheets as my focal image. I used lots of foam tape between my layers to add dimension.

The 'love' sentiment also came from the ephemera sheets. I fussy cut some tags from the ephemera sheets to frame the focal image. The edges of my base papers were distressed and all of the papers were inked with vintage photo distress ink. I used a variety of paper flowers to frame my image, varying the size to add interest and depth. The butterflies, doilies and chip board elements came from my stash.

I used up some of my left over paper to embellish this card envelope box so that it would coordinate with my card. Again, I used pieces from the ephemera to frame and create layers. This box accommodates my embellished 6 inch card perfectly.

The sentiment was a stamp and die set from my stash by JustRite. The doily is from Prima. The paper flowers are all available from Meg's Garden.

Below I have video tutorial showing how to make one of these envelope card boxes.



Parisian Gardens Collection

Thanks so much for stopping by Meg's Garden today.


11 February, 2017

Photo Diary by Brenda Caldow

It's Brenda here with you today and I would like to welcome you to Meg's Garden Blog and my DT post today is a small Photo Diary using the Parisian Gardens Collection.

I have made the Photo Diary using  a Fuji Film Scrapbooking Book which I purchased at the Harvey Norman after Christmas sale. I took one look and thought I know what I can make this into. Then I received my goodies pizza box from Meg and I thought perfect. 
Because of all the products I have used on my pages of the album I won't go into lots of writing but list the products I have used under the photos.

On the right side of the pages there is a frame mount made with cardstock to place the photo and on the left there are journal tags so you can do as much writing as you want about your photo. Also on each of the pages there are small areas where you can hand journal or make notes about the photo. 
Even though some of my embellishments go over edges of the photo mounts when the photos need to be placed I have made sure that I can tuck them in behind.

Finished cover - 

Parisian Gardens patterned paper used on the front. (The background is what the cover was liked when book purchased.)
Butterfly is fussy cut from Parisian Gardens Collection papers
Distress Ink - Walnut Stain (same ink used throughout the diary)
Leaf Die
Paper flowers balck/white - Fantasy Blooms from paper mixed size packs

Sand Mesh Ribbon
Fussy Cutting from the patterned papers
Antique Cream Nylon Lace
Fantasy Blooms - Ochre
Heart Chippie

Fussy cut embellishments
Fantasy Blooms - Lavender
Fabric Flower - Evening Blush
Lace ribbon
Script Stamp
Angle Holding a Heart Charm
 Pearl Trim

Fussy Cut embellishments
Chicken wire Chippie
Gold Skeleton Mesh


Fussy Cut Embellishments
Star Chippies
Medium Chicken Wire Chippie
Punched Hearts (From Patterned papers)
Die Cut Envelope
White Mesh Ribbon
Flower Edge Organza White Lace
Fantasy Blooms - Blue
Round Sliver Trim (Placed in the middle of the Brass on the envelope - I just cut one from the strip. They are great to use as a single or in the strip)
Round Brass Filigree 35mm Diameter

Fussy cut embellishments (Also flowers on left page from the patterned paper)
Chippie - Vintage Street Light
Caramel Mesh Ribbon
Fantasy Blooms - Orche
Fantasy Blooms - Blue
Mini Delicate Oval Filigree

I hope you have enjoyed scrolling through my post using the beautiful Parisian Gardens Collection and my fussy cutting along with the beautiful laces, meshes, flowers and other wonderful Megs Garden products. There are so many different ones to chose from. You are more than welcome to copy mine but once you are at the store you can chose other products and it will come up just as beautiful as the Photo Diary has.

For now though don't forget to keep scrolling down to see what the rest of the amazingly talented design team have been creating. Not only will you find other amazing products but you will be blown away by the ideas and talent from Meg's team.
Happy Crafting. Brenda XXX