Thursday, 5 February 2015


 Hello everyone.My offering for this month using The Butterfly Garden Collection from Meg's Garden is an Altered Art Box I found in my stash. I painted the edges of the box with black acrylic paint then sprayed it with Brushed Pewter distress spray stain, I felt this was the perfect choice for the  background. I didn't use any metal embellishments just Prima flowers and some chip board painted with burgundy paint and then sprayed with some glitter dust. I did use a Couture Creations and Cheery Lynn dies. The inside pull out has space for journal entries and photo mats that can be changed around.  I have used glossy accents on some of the butterfly's  but most of them are from the Butterfly Transparency sheet from Meg's Garden and a little gesso on some of red flowers. Hope you like my take on this little box

The Butterfly Garden Collection Paper
Butterfly Transparency's
White Lace

Couture Creations Ornamental Lace Die
Cheery Lynn Vine Leaf Die
Tim Holtz Stencil
Black Ribbon from Stash
Prima Flowers

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Male Pop up Card

Hi everyone, Miriam here with my latest project for Meg's Garden.

I love making pop up cards and  Kerry-Jean's Gentlemen's Collection was perfect for this one. I have only used cardstock and some embellishments as the paper didn't need anything else. I used craft card for the base and topped this with black card. Kerry-Jean's Gentlemen Collection and The Correspondence Cut & Create paper from Meg's Garden, with Do Do vine and Tim Holtz metal embellishments all from Meg's Garden. I made little bridges from black cardstock for the inside to stand up. 

Looking forward to the September challenge. Until next time.

Hand Stitched Journal

Hello everyone, Miriam here with my latest project for Meg's Garden. I have made a small journal to go with a concertina box and a card,. The journal is hand stitched and I made a mask to make the edges look aged and applied vintage photo, also added a few sentiments on alternative pages. On the inside I edged the concertina box with strips I have embossed and topped with vintage photo and did the same with the little card, also added a sentiment inside the card, hope you like these they were really fun to make .All products used are listed below

Meg's Garden Products
Correspondence and Sherlock Holmes papers
Metal embellishments
Jewelled pins
Double sided ribbon

Other products
Petallo and Prima flowers
Imaginarium chip board
Aged copper embossing powder
Brown satin ribbon
Tim Holtz bubble stencil
Leaf die

Sherlock Holmes Book

Hello everyone.This album is my latest project for Meg's Garden. I love making albums of any size and this one is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2.  I covered the chipboard cover with craft card and then the outside with Kerry-Jean's Correspondence collection, and inside I used her Sherlock Holmes collection, I also used inside a paper stack I had in my stash the went well with papers.I used gesso and a colour spray on most of the pages, then edged with vintage photo. In the middle pages I used a ribbon punch and threaded some narrow cut paper through. Some cork I had left over from another project also went well. There are plenty of tags and pockets with photo mats.Used a couple of magnets on some flaps also.

.Meg's Garden products.

Cream lace flower
French script print

Other Products

Kaiser Craft 6" paper stack "75 Cents"
Kaiser Craft Lace Doillie
Kaiser Craft post stamp 
Graphic 45 "Write Your Story"and "In Spire "stamps
Heartfelt Creations "Time"stamp
"2 Crafty "chip board 
Seam binding
Photo corners
Aged copper embossing enamel
"Heidi Swap " colour shine, Seafoam

Looking forward to my next project, cheers for now.