Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Meg's Garden - Forget Me Not Collection

Hi Girls,

Well this is my first post as a Design Team Member for Meg's Garden.  This month Meg sent the us her gorgeous new paper collection called  "Forget Me Not" to work with and I decided to create a LO and a card.  As most of you would know one of my favourite techniques is fussy cutting and Meg's papers are just perfect for this.  I feel like I have died and gone to heaven.

Pop on over to Meg's site and be inspired by the stunning creations from the super talented Design Team and while you're there check out Meg's store to see her gorgeous range of pattern papers, ATC papers, embellishments and much more.

I love to take photos of my daughter... when she'll let me, and I find I nearly always have greenery or flowers in  my backgrounds.  So when I received my parcel, I knew instantly that I would use a pic from a recent photo shoot.  This photo has some lovely grey and green tones, which go beautifully with the new range of Forget Me Not papers.

So I pulled out my trusty scissors and went to town, cutting some of  the beautiful flowers, birds and butterflies. I also added a bird cage from the Green Toile range.

I am so in love with the La Blanche stamps... they stamp with such beautiful definintion.  I decided to use the new wrought iron fence stamp on acetate with Stazon Ink, then tucked it under the flower border.

I love to layer and add dimension so I cut up one of the paper lace doilies and used it to peek out from under my torn and distressed edges and another under the fussy cut flowers to make them pop. I cut out one of the butterflies and coloured the wings with a bit of blue Smooch Ink then layered it using foam tape, a punched butterfly and a small paper rose which I misted and highlighted with Stickles.  I also used the Stickles to highlight all the leaves and to add a little sparkle.

List of Materials:
Meg's Garden:  Forget Me Nots Collection- Blue Butterflies, Nesting, Butterflies & Blue Forget Me Nots, Green Toile pp, 10cm paper doily, LaBlanche Wrought Iron Fence stamp, 1.6cm white lace
Other:  KandCo chipboard word, Crafter's Workshop blossom stencil, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Versamagic ink, Inkessentials crackle medium, Glimmermist, paper rose, Ranger stickles, Acetate, Stazon ink

Thinking of You
I loved the stripy background on the Birds in Forget Me Nots paper and used it as the base on my card.  The white blossoms made me think of Spring, so I used the reverse side of the Graphic 45 Fashionista Perfumeries paper which has a lovely green check and created a beautiful contrast.  I fussy cut more of the white blossoms from the Nesting strip for the top left corner and framed it with some red bias ribbon.  Then I layered a paper doily, more the the green Graphic 45 paper which I diecut, a fussy cut circle from the Graphic 45 Fashionista Debutante paper and punched one of the Vintage French Ladies ATC's in a circle.  For my greeting I stamped the LaBlanche clock with an Inkadinkado stamp, then finished it off with one of the red butterflies topped with a small paper rose and finished off with a bit of lace to tie in with the paper lace doily.

List of Materials:
Meg's Garden:  Forget Me Nots Collection- , Nesting, Butterflies and Blue Forget Me Nots, Birds in Forget Me Nots,  Graphic 45 Fashionista- Perfumeries, Debutante, Vintage French Ladies ATC's, 10cm paper doilies, LaBlanche clock stamp, 1cm off white lace,
Other:  Spellbinders Picot Edge Circle Die, EK Success circle punch, Versamagic ink, Red binding ribbon, paper rose, Ranger stickles

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving some love.  Your comments really make my day.

Cathy :))


  1. WOW! WOW! WOW! That Layout is TRULY STUNNING....
    All the Fussy Cutting is GooooooooooRGEOUS!!!
    The Ribbon on the top corner on your Card is a Lovely touch!! ♥

  2. Just beautiful Cathy!! You know I LOVE your fussy cutting! Are you heading to the expo in June? Hope we can catch up then xoxo

  3. Oh wow these papers are amazing, but you have made them shine.. I love the photos of your DD, she is such a beauty for you to scrap.. the design is perfect, I totally love the layout.. and the card is stunning also, such elegant papers to work with!!

  4. Cathy your layout is so stunning, love all the fuzzy cutting, your daughter looks like you, beautiful...have a good week :)

  5. I love your page Cathy! Your work is truly an inspiration to me :). So many wonderful details to look at here! Awesome job!

  6. WOW WOW...Cathy stunning layout....and the card is GORGEOUS!!!!!! I love your use of colour and layering......such an inspiration!

  7. OMG!!!! Cathy your fussy cutting is just amazing!!!! Your layout is SO impressive!And your DD SO beautiful!!!TFS!!!!!

  8. You started beautiful way! Great photo of your DD!

  9. Oh Cathy both of your creations are just beautiful!

  10. Your LO and card are fantastic. Just stunning!!

  11. Cathy, I adore how you used Meg's Gardens products ... just beautiful. I really enjoy your design style and how you incorporate everything together ...

  12. So Beautiful, Cathy!! love all the fussy cutting and your daughter is gorgeous.
    Congrats on the DT!!! :) Wonderful work!

  13. Amazing work!!! You have showed off these papers to PERFECTION!!! Love your work!

  14. Wow! Stunning work Cathy! Love what you've done with the ribbon on your card. :)
    Hope you have a great weekend.

  15. This totally made my breath catch when I scrolled down! Exquisite!