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

28 November, 2016


Hello Mary here to share a layout with the beautiful new Spring Pastels Collection
This range is 8.3 x 11 in size and is perfect for making cards, mini books or layouts. I thought it would be nice to do a layout in this size for a change as apposed to the normal 12 x 12 size, plus I have a couple of albums in this size that I really need to do more layouts for.
I love the soft dreamy colours and the gorgeous images on the cut and create sheets. This is what I created
She is Gorgeous

I have used the dreamy soft hydranga background and fussy cut the single hydranga flowers from the cut and create page  and have them falling down my page
To create the border around my photo I just used Kaisercraft paint and then added the lovely soft organza flower edged ribbon . The flowers are all from Megs Gardens Shop and I have fussy cut the butterfly from the cut and create page as well. The lovely thin mauve ribbon fits in perfectly amongst my cluster. I have also added some fussy cut pieces at the top of my photo and at the side , on which I have placed the title .

Being Spring in Australia at the moment and the days getting warmer, perfect to create with this beautiful range.
Until next time
Happy Creating
Mary x

26 November, 2016

Hens Party Box by Meredith Hilly

Hello to all. Hope you are enjoying a bit of sunshine.
Recently my daughter had her hens night and I scrapped her a book of all the fun things we got up to.
Not wanting everyone to be able to see these activities a box was needed to be made for the book to be stashed in.

I used a red chocolate container and recycled it into the box I needed by sticking ribbon and paper onto it. This fitted the book and also the some of the party favours I made for our guests on the night.

The flowers where made using two or three of the paper flowers from Megs garden. By holding the centre of the first flower and pinching the petals up you then repeat the same process with the second flower. Fold as many as you want for a fuller flower effect. Then gather them together and glue them down. I added green glitter to the centre of them for a deeper effect. I think they look like dahlias.

Beings a hens night my lovely hens donated some feathers to the decorations on the lid.

I am sorry I am not able to show you the hens book inside but "What happens on a hens night stays on a hens night."

Megs Garden

My Stash
Chocolate box
Red and cream ribbon

24 November, 2016


Hello Blogger,

Today I would like to share with you Meg's Garden new collection 'Spring Pastels'.  It is a wonderful range with so many soft pastels all matching, teamed with the Create and Cut pages.


I was so taken with this range, I decided to make a little card box to give as a present.  These are so easy to make and with the right papers and embellishments makes an idea gift.

I had so much fun placing the embellishments around the box.

As you can see the front has an acetate window to showcase a special card.
 I have incorporated a card to show how all things match perfectly.

Well thank you for taking the time to look and be sure to keep a look out next month for more matching cards.  Have a great month creating and until next time.....happy scrapping.....love Liz