Wednesday, 10 June 2015

'The English Rose Garden' - Two cards for Megs Garden

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.
Hope you are all having an absolutely wonderful day!!

Megs Garden has added another gorgeous collection to their paper range and I am here to share a couple of cards I have made using these beautiful  papers.  The new collection is called 'The English Rose Garden'.  It is available in 12 x 12 sheets and also a mini paper pack for card making and, I have to say, it is stunning!!  Floral papers with a vintage/shabby chic feel and so gorgeous.  I absolutely  adored creating with them, so much so, that it took almost no time at all to make these two cards.

CARD No. 1

Megs Garden Products used

 English Rose Garden Mini Pack


Tim Holtz

The chipboard pieces used on this card are from 2Crafty.  They are actually some leftovers bits from  pieces used in previous projects.  
I have fallen in love with those 'Carabella Roses', they are so velvety soft and pretty.  I had seen them before but hadn't actually had them in my hand until now and they are perfect for vintage and shabby chic creations but also would suit more modern projects as well.   They come in a few different shades and could also be sprayed and altered to suit.  I will certainly be using them  more often .. just adore them!!

I didn't use any sprays on this card but I did do a little stamping with Archival Ink and a Kaisercraft stamp.  I also added some seed beads in random places and doodled around the edge.

I used Matte Medium to glue the beautiful lace ribbon onto the edge of the card.  The small purple rose was originally white, I simply sprayed it to fit in with my colour scheme.
 I also did a tiny bit of stenciling with texture paste for added interest.

Love those Tim Holtz Keyholes, they are so handy to fill blank spots and you can paint and alter them as well.  In this case I simply swiped it over with some gesso.

The inside is simply decorated with some border punched strips of the same paper.

When all was assembled and dry, I randomly swiped around the card with gesso.

CARD No. 2

Megs Garden products used

 English Rose Garden



Used a lot of the same elements on this card as I did on the first, so they do look similar and yet are still quite different.

That gorgeous Carabella Rose again.  Did I tell you, I love it???  LOL!!  I anchored the Lace ribbon on one side of the page and then gathered it and glued it into the cluster.

A closie showing the cute mini rose buds and also the seed beads added in random places. 

The stamp is, again, from Kaisercraft and the stencil used is the Mini Sketch Grid from The Crafter's Workshop.

Same stamping and stenciling at the top of the card.

The inside of the card is, again, decorated with border punched strips of paper.

Once all was assembled I added a few tufts of gauze to the flower cluster and also randomly swiped the card with gesso to create some highlights.

Well, I hope you like my little cards and that I have given you some inspiration.
If you wish to take a look at the items I have used on these cards, simply click on the product photos and that will take you straight to the web site pages.  While you are there, why not take a look around the site, there are heaps of products that I'm sure you simply cannot live without!!  LOL!!
To take a look at the fabulous creations made by my Team mates HERE is the link.

Thank you so much for visiting and enjoy the rest of your day.
Take care and God Bless.

oxox Marg


  1. This is so, so beautiful! So soft and pretty with a real touch of elegance. Love it!

  2. Apologies Margaret for not stopping by more often. Think a doppelgänger is needed for commenting duties alone!!! I LOVE what you've done with these products; the lace, the stamping, the hints of texture and gorgeous flowers all combining with those papers to make two outstanding cards... again! Jenny x

  3. Hi Marg! I hope your day has been good! These cards are gorgeous.. I love the floral papers and those flowers do look so pretty.. the hint of stamping and texture are fabulous.. and the inside is never forgotten either.. beautiful creating! Enjoy the rest of the week!

  4. LOL....Meg's Garden is a DANGEROUS place to visit!!! Too many yummy things! LOOOVE the lace and the pp you've used here....& the seed beads....must drag mine out. They really do look super cute:):)

  5. Oh my goodness - your cards are just so very gorgeous! The papers are lovely and your design of each is outstanding. The lace is really such an elegant touch!

  6. Very pretty Marg! Such gorgeous stash to work with!! WOW!!!!

  7. Wauw these are two gorgeoous cards, so romantic. The papers are lovely and your stamping and embellies make the cards perfect! hugs, Marlies

  8. Love these elegant and vintage style cards Margie. Each one is little piece of perfection. Like you, I'm inspired by the Carabella flowers. Beautiful, beautiful work. Thanks for sharing :D

  9. perfection plus ... just glorious Margy, soft and velvety ..... sigh, pure delight x

  10. great and gorgeous cards, lovely embellishments

  11. You built such perfect backgrounds for your cards, and then just kept adding one gorgeous layer of embellishments after another. Really gorgeous! :-)

  12. Both cards are lovely and those papers are just wonderful. I love the little beads. Just lovely.


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