November 30, 2012

Blog hop

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

if you arrived here from  Chantal’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, Lill in Sweden, & Elena in Belarus.   Another long hop across another ocean to Canada where we pop in to Stephanie & Vicky.  Back down under 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 -

You Are here Denise Boddey – Australia -

Jenny   Burns – Australia -

Evgenia Petzer – South Africa -

Sylvie Peixoto  - France -

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…
Have Fun!
Meg’s Garden –

  I would also like to share some very exciting news about whats available over at Megs garden just in time for Christmas. So after you have hoped all over, take an extra hop to   and be delighted at whats available.
These stunning Aprons

and these gorgeous bags
very excited about this new range cant wait to wear my apron to class

 I also thought, I would share some pages I made using the spring Paisley Collection

yes I love Fussy cutting, and now my Studies have finished for the year I am wanting to spend some more time blogging not just on mine but visiting every one else's.
enjoy your hoping and thanks for dropping in

November 23, 2012

mark your calenders

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 !!

November 6, 2012

Busy hands

Wow its been a month since my last post, how quick the time has flown buy wont be long and it will be Christmas. I am slightly ashamed that I have been neglecting my blog and am looking forward to having a little more spare time coming my way.
My hands have not been idle thou, I have been working about 10 months in advance creating designs for next year, cant wait to share. Meanwhile I have a lot to post of recent projects,

My new Tilda stamp that I couldn't wait to colour
All using The Musical Christmas collection available at Megs Garden.

this design of card is becoming one of my favorite designs.

These two cards I have recently taught at Seriously Scrapbooking on the weekend,

 a sash holds  it tight

 the second card a gate fold card

Two cards I taught at Charlotte's Web in October,

A sneak preview of whats coming next 

had lots of fun creating this box and stay tuned to whats inside, 

October 7, 2012


I'm visiting Magnolia down Under this week, the girls have kindly let me join in on the challenge
as I haven't got my Copics out for awhile I was feeling the urge to colour and use one of my new stamps.
This weeks challenge is to use your favorite colours, what are mine I asked as they change over time I thought I will go with what I am enjoying at the moment and what colour card stock I am always running out of.
My colours are Plums Cream and Blue

 a little treat I bought two days ago some bling with a bit of old world charm
drop on over and check out what all the lovely DT girls have made at Magnolia Down Under

Today is the day

Sunday at the fair
a few more display items that will be on display at the papercraft fair today drop on by should be a great day.

 had so much fun creating my time box I wanted to put a wind up music box in it as well but surprising had trouble locating one, if any one knows of a place in Australia that sells them, would be welcome knowledge.

the Musical Christmas papers will be available at Charlotte's web stall