Scrapbooking & Papercraft Travel

‘Chelsea Gardens’ Australasian Blog Hop

Hi and welcome aboard our Chelsea Gardens Australasian Close To My Heart Blog Hop.

If you have arrived here from Doris’ Creative Inspirations, then you’re in the right place.  If you landed because you were just browsing my page, then you’re in for a treat.  Please join by following the link at the end of this post.

We’re showcasing CTMH’s new Chelsea Garden paper suite.

Chelsea Gardens is proving to be an all time favourite for many.   It’s easy to see why – these beautiful papers are not just stunning, but very versatile.  I’m sure you’ll see this as you’re ‘hopping’ on through.

Today I’m sharing with a layout that’s a wee bit of a hybrid.  It’s base is all Chelsea Gardens, but I have brought in a little bit of the ‘Make Waves’ paper suite.  This accents the purple in my photos (aren’t those lupins gorgeous?!).

These photos are from a trip we did just before Christmas to Southland.  The lupins grow wild all around the area, but there are fields of them on the road to Milford Sound.  It is a beautiful sight to see.

There’s a couple of wee things I’ve done on the page that you may want to know more about / how I did them.

The title was made by cutting a rectangle of watercolour paper, painting in complementary colours, and then cutting it out using CTMH’s Thin Cuts Block Alphabet – a must for any scrapbooker.

Thin Cut AlphabetWatercolour paints

The ‘Flowers’ was stamped using the Etched Alphabet stamp set – perfect for when you want a smaller title/journalling, and at just $12 it’s a steal.

Etched Alphabet stamp set

To create the leaves I’ve first stamped onto Vellum paper using clear Versamark.  I’ve then embossed using silver powder.  To finish, I’ve coloured using my Shin Han markers (from the back!).  And of course, the whole title is finished off with a couple of the super cute flower sequins from the Make Waves Sequins and Gems.

If you don’t have a consultant, and would like to order any of these products, they’re all available from my website at

I do hope you’ve enjoyed my layout – please leave a comment, or just a like if you do!  Now – to carry on the inspiration, click HERE to pop on over to Vandra’s Virtual CTMH Classroom.








  • Reply
    Doris Taylor
    January 15, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Beautiful layout, love the water colour title and the embossing on vellum.

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      January 15, 2018 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks so much Doris – I am a little bit addicted to watercolour!

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    Doreen Watkins
    January 15, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    I love the addition of the Pansy from Make Waves with the Chelsea Gardens, Megan. And your title is stunning!

    • Reply
      January 15, 2018 at 1:30 pm

      Thanks so much Doreen, I just love the thin cut alphabet set so much.

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    January 15, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Oh Megan! That watercolour title out of diecuts! Such a good idea. I also love that you have used some of the Making Waves with Chelsea Gardens as I have several friends who will need to look beyond the mermaids/waves next month 😉
    Can I tell you how lovely it has been to see your beautiful family in the Seasonal Expressions catalogue too?

    • Reply
      January 15, 2018 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks for all of your lovely comments Nell 🙂

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    Shaunna Richards
    January 15, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    I remember seeing the lupins in full bloom on my first visit to NZ – quite spectacular! I love the pop of pansy you’ve used on this layout. Beautiful as always Megan

    • Reply
      January 15, 2018 at 5:42 pm

      There’s just something about them isn’t there Shaunna?! Thanks for the feedback. 🙂

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    Vandra Stenton
    January 16, 2018 at 1:45 am

    I love your embossing and your watercolour mottled title with the thin cuts. Its just perfect fit for your photos with just enough purple and blue. Lovely!

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    Wendy Hopper
    January 16, 2018 at 2:51 am

    Really effective page

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      January 17, 2018 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks Wendy.

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    January 16, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Love the touch of purple & your watercolour title is just gorgeous.

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      January 17, 2018 at 12:36 pm

      Thanks Maz

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