31 December, 2013

Denise's Dome

Hello Bloggers

Denise shares this fabulous project with  us.

'I thought I would revisit and share a project I started earlier in the year I have 98% finished it so thought it was about time I shared it. I loved creating this and it sits beautifully on my Chiffonier.
I have used a combination of my designs from different collections all papers available from Meg's Garden

I also have used my favorite chipboard Imaginarium
and the trees are graphic 45 papers

Fabulous Denise - so much work - well done.  Thanks for sharing it with us.  Each of the pieces of the dome have such beautiful elements & embellishing.

Bye for now

29 December, 2013

'In the Pink' from Marg

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This Card is brought to us from Marg's Blog - Heather emailed me about it, I looked at it & Marg was immediately invited to the DT - you can see why!

'In the Pink'
'Hello again everyone and a very warm welcome to my blog.  

Lovely to have you here. I want to share another card with you. This one is 
made with some gorgeous papers from Meg's Garden.  I love these papers, the
have such a lot of pretty detail in them.  Lots of flowers and different
images and the colours are so pretty too.  
No inking around the edge this time just a couple of rips and some sewing.

I added a little texture with a TCW Mini Tile stencil and some texture paste and then started
doing a bit of inking.  

Unfortunately  I didn't like the result and decided the extra colour wasn't needed anyway so then I had to cover it up again.  This was where a bit of watered down gesso came in very handy.  Covered up the 'whoopsie' very nicely and the little butterfly completed the camouflage.    

 I used a doily and some diecuts under the flower and added a little tag from G45.  The flower is from Prima and it was originally yellow and white which wasn't really right for this card so I sprayed the centre with Sugar Plum Glimmer Mist and also added a vintage brad.   I love how it turned out.

 The flower sprig die is the Honey Blossom Sprig from Memory Box. 
 The crystal sprigs are from Magnolia Ink.   

 The inside was decorated with more  dp from Meg's Garden.  You can see here what I mean about all the detail on these papers, you really don't have to add a lot to them.
 And there you have it!!  Another card finished.  I have more to show you, but they are for another day.
Thank you so much for visiting and for any lovely comments you might leave me.  Much appreciated.
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg 

An absolutely gorgeous card - well done Marg.  Thanks for telling us how you fixed your whoopsie - we all make them.  The embellishing is fabulous.

Bye for now

27 December, 2013

Christmas Sale starts today

Hello Bloggers

The Christmas Sale started today with 25% discount on all items in the Christmas Shop.

We also have a Christmas card from Vicky Alberto - one of our old DT members in Canada.

'I just LOVE the "White Christmas" theme this month. I've actually had mine done for 6 weeks now and can finally share it. I used some older papers from Meg's Garden and paired them with corrugated cardstock (I white-washed it with paint) and lots of gorgeous chipboard. I used a reindeer from the Santa sleigh and reindeer piece (I just cut off the last reindeer), a mini lamp post and some letters. I generously covered the reindeer and lamp post with Alabaster white paint then topped them with diamond dust glass and stickles glitter. The word JOY was plain chipboard topped with clear crackle varnish... I really the glossy crackle effect on plain pieces!'

Thanks Vicky for thinking of us.

Bye for now

26 December, 2013

Geraldine shares her Christmas projects

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Geraldine explains:

'Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Thought I would share some Christmas gift bags that I have made to give my presents that personal touch!

 Meg's Garden Products:
Tis Christmas Time Collection ~ Christmas Roses
Christmas Angels
Victorian Santas
La Blanche -Gate Stamp #1247

Today I wanted to get into the Christmas spirit and create a traditional Christmas 'Red and Green' toned layout. Whilst the photo is not a traditional Christmas image I think it captures the spirit of Christmas ~ 'The First Noel, the Angels did say'.......

Meg's Garden Products:
'Tis Christmas Time - Christmas Cherries
Christmas Angels
Forget me not - antique purple
Spring Paisley Collage
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
XX Geraldine.'

Gorgeous projects Geraldine - well done.  The bags are so great - lots of ideas here for the season & throughout the year.   The layering on the layout is fabulous.

Bye for now

Denise's Layout

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Denise explains her LO:

'This layout is inspired by the colours of the rainbow & it was a challenge to work with these colours.
I have used texured paste and glimmer mist on my background paper and combined with lots of cutting out to achieve multiple layers without having too much height in my album'

 I have used papers from Meg's Garden
My Ode to Summer Collection and Dreaming in the Meadows


A beautiful LO Denise - well done.  Love all the layers, fussy cutting & embellishing - just gorgeous

Bye for now


25 December, 2013

Seasons Greetings

Hello Bloggers

Hope you have enjoyed the awesome Christmas projects 
created by the ladies of the Design Team.

Have a wonderful & safe Holiday Season from all at


We are working on some fantastic papers & projects for the New Year.

Are you currently using Megs Garden papers & products?  Do you have a project that highlights Meg's Garden that you would like
 to share as a Guest Designer on the megsgarden blog? Then I am looking for You!!

Send me an email (email address at the bottom of this blog post) with Gu
est Designer' in the subject line, along with a few pics of your project featuring megsgarden products and I'll email the details of how to submit your project for a possible Guest Designer spot.  

Bye for now



A Farewell to Christmas (for this year only) from Kerry-Jean

Hello Bloggers

Kerry-Jean explains her gorgeous LO:

'Hello all

I thought this month I would do something pretty. So this naturally required flowers, butterflies and bright flowery paper, the outcome of which evokes feeling and spring time glee.'

'I wanted to add a bit more dimension the the background paper,
 so I used a mask.

I covered the Large Oval laser frame fr006 with crackle paint and after it dried I applied some ink to age it a little bit. The lovely old photo of the two angels came from the 'Tis Christmas Time Collection (Christmas Angels P6366) as well as the background paper (Christmas Flowers P6362), which I like for the red and vintage white pallet.
 The flowers and leaves were just plain white ones that I misted with some crimson Glimmer Mist. 
Of course there had to be butterflies which you can get here, love the colors of them so much.'

This is such a beautiful LO - well done Kerry-Jean.  Love the colours, the masking & flowers.  The butterflies are gorgeous on the LO & add a touch of whimsy.  Also love the way you have curled the pic of the angels inside the frame.

Bye for now

24 December, 2013

Annette has been creating up a storm for Christmas

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and she explains her projects:

'Christmas Cherries (P6363) paper just perfect as my favourite fruit of
 all time  - at Christmas is cherries.

Fussy cut around a few bunches of the cherries to use on my floral trim.

trimmed, inked & distressed the edge of the paper
inked the chipboard frame(fr007)added a few gems for Christmas sparkle.
trimmed with coffee burlap (burco) to give it a country look.
Red ribbon, gold bells, green & gold leaves with a beautiful red open rose completes the layout'


 'the 'Tis Christmas Time Collection is perfect for all your upcoming Christmas photos. enjoy.

Merry Christmas & Best Wishes from Annette' 

 'Seasons Greetings'

'Trimmed inked & distressed Christmas Greetings(P6361).
Added paper lace doiley(bond20) slightly off centre, 
Cut the music sheet from Christmas Cherries(P6363),
Triple mounted angel by the tree & Christmas lanterns
from Christmas Angels(P6366),
Fussy cut roses & wreath from Christmas Roses(P6364)

Trimmings include:
lace, lace doilies, roses, red ribbon with the luscious olive green vine(2800)
title Season's Greetings & December 25th are from Christmas Day (P6367)
Pop along to the Christmas Shop on Megs Garden to see these scrumptious papers sure to suit any Christmas project you have in mind


'The easel has been sitting in my cupboard for a few years & I thought the laser cut chipboard frame(fr007) was perfect addition to create a free standing Christmas decoration. I embossed the frame with 3 times to give it a beautiful high shine. after I had painted the easel with gesso I rubbed with gold ink to give it a slightly greeny gold patina. Cut Christmas Decorations (P6360)as background behind the 3D mounted Christmas Angels (P6366). I adhered beaded frill to inside ledge of the easel. Glued the frame added silver  trim(RBY36)fussy cut roses, wired gems, red roses, green leaves, a sheer silver bow & the title. Noel P6366 completed the project.
Tis Christmas Time collection is a lovely range of papers to play with.
bye for now Annette xx' 

What a fabulous group of Christmas projects - well done Annette.  Love them all - great ideas not only for Christmas but also for other times of the year.
Your fussy cutting & embellishing ideas are really inspiring.

Bye for now