Friday, November 30, 2012

Meg's Garden Blog Hop

Welcome to the Meg’s Garden Design Team Blog Hop!


if you arrived here from Vicky’s(
you are on the right way

We are circling the globe this weekend. We start in the Adelaide Hills at Meg’s Garden in Hahndorf, South Australia & then head down the hill to Adelaide to visit Adriana, Heather, Chantal & Denise. We then hop almost all the way across Australia to Ashby, Western Australia to Jen. After a long hop across the ocean to South Africa we visit Evgenia. Then North to Sylvie in France, Lillin Sweden, & Elena in Belarus. Another log hop across another ocean to Canada where we pop in to Stephanie & Vicky. Backdownunder again to Sandrine in Queensland, Shell in Victoria, then to Victor Harbor to blog at Gayle’s in South Australia & then up the hill back to Meg’s Garden.

How many time zones was that??

Each blog hop will have an Eye Candy especially chosen by that blogger from Meg’s Garden!
These will be shown on and also on that Design Team member’s blog.

Meg’s Garden is also giving away one goodies package to one lucky winner chosen from those who survived the oceans, desert & maybe some snow!
What will it be?? Posting at the start of the blog hop.

All you have to do is become a follower of the Meg’s Garden Blog and “like us” on Facebook, as well as visit each participating blog, become of follower of those blogs and leave a comment.

The blog hop order!

Meg’s Garden – Australia –
Adriana Bolzon – Australia -
Heather Jacob – Australia –
Chantal VanDenberg – Australia -
Denise Boddey – Australia -
Jenny Burns – Australia -
Evgenia Petzer – South Africa -
Sylvie Peixoto - France -
Ulrika Blomfelt - Sweden -
Elena Olinivech – Belarus -
Stephanie Dinnell - Canada -
Sandrine Dawes – Australia -
Shell Carmen – Australia -
Gayle Price – Australia –

When you have visited everyone return to the Meg’s Garden blog and leave us a comment letting us know how much fun you had!

If you post about this blog hop on your own blog you will be entered into the drawing twice for an extra chance to win!

We are sure you will be inspired by our talented design team
There are lots of goodies to win and you won’t want to miss out on one.
The blog hop is, of course, 0pen to international entries.

The hop will start on 30th November, 2012 at 5pm & you have until Monday 3rd December, 2012 at 5pm SA time (Central Summer Time South Australia) to complete the hop.

The winner will be announced on the Meg’s Garden blog on 5th December (Meg’s birthday).
Be sure to check back on that day to see if you have won…

This is the fabulous prize you could win on my blog, a delightful cardmaking paper pack, some ribbon and lace, doilie, matching blooms and a slide mailer!

Have Fun!

Meg’s Garden –

Monday, November 26, 2012

Fat Cats fun!

Just a quick share today, a layout created for Fat Cats using various dies available in the shop! A shabby layout about a kangouroo! For something different, I do love nature and Australian wildlife!

A bit of a monochromatic colour scheme to match the photo!
Products used:
- Cheery Lynn Designs Build a Flower #1
- Cheery Lynn chicken wire die
- Joy Craft Banner die
- Die-Namics Leaf set
- Mariannes Creatables Tiny Flower #2
- Nellie Snellen Rectangle Frames

I applied one coat of Picket Fence Distress Stain on some kraft cardstock and die cut it, I also added some white crackle paint around the page, used Meg's Garden German Scrap Border, some gauze, an old bread clip, a book page, some Pink Paislee scraps, my photo was mounted on some coiled rope for extra dimension! And some GM splatters!
Thank you for your visit! See you next time!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Meg's Garden's Design Team Blog Hop coming very soon!!!!

Mark your calendars for the

Meg’s Garden Design Team Blog Hop!

one of the longest Blog Hops ever done – around the World.

From Wikipedia: ‘Phileas Fogg is the main fictional character in the 1873 Jules Verne novel ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’.

Fogg attempts to circumnavigate the late Victorian world in eighty days, or less, for a wager of £20,000 with members of London’s Reform Club. He takes the wager and leaves with Passepartout, vowing to return by 8:45 pm on Saturday 21 December 1872. Under suspicion of robbing the Bank of England, he is followed by a detective named Fix. Fogg has no idea about Fix's true intentions and Fix (wanting to get Fogg back to England so that he can arrest him) works with Fogg in the last half of the book.

While in India he saves a widowed princess, named Aouda from Suttee during her husband's funeral. Passepartout rescues her and she accompanies Fogg for the rest of his journey. She and Fogg eventually fall in love and marry at the end of the book. Fix, who is really supposed to arrest Fogg, attempts to sabotage him by putting him in prison near the end of the book but he is quickly released. Fogg, who has been careful to keep track of every day in his diary, believes that he arrives home on Sunday and that he has lost his bet. However, he discovers, almost too late, that he has forgotten to adjust his timekeeping for having crossed the International Date Line and he wins his bet after all.’

Phileas Fogg had 80 days to circle the globe - we are allowing 4 days only but we have an advantage over his modes of travel – he had to catch trains, ride an elephant, an air balloon & more....

Make sure you complete the list – become a follower, like us on FB & leave a comment – at each blog.

Starts 30, November 2012 for 3 days at 5:00 p.m.

Eye Candy at each blog & a prize at the end !!

Monday, November 19, 2012

She is my Muse!

Good morning,

Another share, now this is a special layout because I got to use my prize won on the amazing Stacey Young's blog, I was so spoiled! Anyway I went grungy yet again and I think it is so me! I love the dirty/shabby look and it was so fun too! That is so important to have fun!!! I used loads of haberdashery items from my evergroing stash!

There was quite a lot of introspection while creating this layout, my layouts are always very photo focused, it always starts with the emotion I captured in a particular photo, in this photo I see my child and I love the look she gives me and I know she looks very dirty (she has just smeared the face paint I just put on, trying to make her look like a poodle lol) but it is her, little miss personality! Since the photo was face painting fun I decided to let loose with the gesso, my background is gesso heaven and all my handcut flowers and metal clasps, chain and denim got a slim layer as well!
I got my journalling rolled up and stashed into a spool. Also threw some sequins around the place, wrapped some Baker's Twine around a chipboard circle frame, splattered some TA glimmermist.
I got an old pair of jeans and cut out my photo frame, lollipop flowers and a banner, very cheap!
Well that is it for me today! Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Xmas Project for Meg's Garden!!!


I am very happy to share with you my very first project for Meg's Garden! I am using one of my favourite Xmas paper "Red & Cream Lace" out of The Vintage Christmas Collection , it has a traditional colour combo of red, beige and gold!
It also has gorgeous flourishes through it!
Every year I try to create little decorations to scatter around the house to decorate and make it feel like Christmas. And yes! every year I dress up the kids for a photo shoot, I do not have to force them they love dressing up and they actually have lots of fun too! The 2 photos I chose for my mini canvases are from last year but they are so cute and I haven't had a chance for a photo shoot yet this year.

What attracted me to this paper was the colours and the gorgeous flourishes so ideal for fussy cutting!
After knowing the colour combo I was playing with for my project, I went through my own supplies for paints, inks and matching cardstock. I like to organise a little before I start any kind of work. I first painted my canvases with some cream acrylic paint. I then proceeded with working with the gorgeous chipboard frames also available from Meg's Garden. Distress Ink Pad "Fired Brick" is the perfect match for the paper, after covering each frame with ink I added a coat of Crackle paint in "Rock Candy" it gave the frames a luscious red crackle effect! Perfect for the festive feel I wanted to create. I used the border around the paper to cut 2 rosettes. I then added some gold glitter in the centre of each rosette. Those canvases have loads of layers and mounting foam to give lots of dimension. I chose a giant banner as the bottom layer of my canvases as it is so trendy at the moment! I added some stamped words and punched circles around the canvas for balance and also some cut out flourishes/branches out of the paper. For a little bit more detail I added some inked German Scrap and a little gold bell hanging off a bit of rope. Meg has an amazing array of products it was so so fun to play!


Thank you so much for your visit, it always makes my day!!!
Have a lovely week-end!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Not So Spooky

Hello bloggers!

I hope you are all having a nice week-end! I just finished a layout using new Papers from Scrapping Outback! Another green layout but I have some black, cream and white for a vintage feel! DD dressed up in her witch costume, I could not call her spooky hence the title "Not so Spooky", she is too cute for words :)

"Not So Spooky"

The chipboard title was inked using Distress Ink Bundled Sage and I added a coat of Rock Candy Distress Stickles. The Papers are WeR Memory Keepers Halloween theme, availalble here.
I am also still playing with Pink Paislee papers and stamps from the Portfolio collection, I am enjoying stamps so much lately!
My next project is coming soon and is a Meg Garden's project!!!!
Thanks for passing by!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

On 2 Wheels...


Another sunny day here in Queensland! Today I would like to share my layout for White With One November Challenge: Greens with chevrons!
I used October Afternoon "Midway" collection available here. Also made papers with October Afternoon Sprinklers "Witch's Brew", added some We Are Memory Keepers twine in green, and of course cut out chevrons out of patterned paper. The photo is DS riding on 2 wheels, I was so so proud of him that day!

Just a quick post today! Will be back soon with more ideas!
Have a lovely day and thank you for coming!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012



I can't believe it is November already! OMG I have already bought Xmas presents for my family in France this year is going so so quick!!! I have something to share with you today, a layout for Scrapping Outback November Chipboard tutorial! It is a very easy technique to create coral texture, here is a link to the full tutorial.
Here is my layout, full of textures:

"Angel of the Sea"


I mainly used Pink Paislee Papers with a splash of Kaisercraft and a variety of flowers from Manorhouse, Prima and Kaiser. Also had fun with Marianne Designs Dies and of course with Chipboard.
The circle frame is WOW covered with a couple of coats of Picket Fence Distress Stain and Bundled Sage Distress Ink pad, I also roughened the edge a bit. For the Seahorse and Crab (Scrap FX available here) I covered it with beads, gesso and sprays  and inks :) It was a lot of fun!!!
These are the other medium/textures I used: Gesso background with old credit card + stamped gesso cap around the page. Lots of recycled plastic netting and some gauze, some crunched up doilies.
This layout is now hanging on DD's bedroom wall!
Will be back soon to share more projects, thank you for all your lovely comments!