Showing posts with label Elizabeth Craft Designs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Elizabeth Craft Designs. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

ECD Challenge

Hello Friends !!!

The new challenge at the ECD blog is all about gifting!! Who does not love gifts !!! And if they are handmade, then such gifts become all the more precious. 

this week’s question is : What are some homemade and crafty gifts you have created over the years?

For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners. 

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What are some homemade and crafty gifts you have created over the years?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, August 18 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Here is my project . This is a PotPourri box filled with aromatic potpourri things along with a matching card.

To make this card, Cut the following pieces in white card stock using trimmer and dies.

Add double sided adhesive tape on one side of the long strips and attach to the die cuts
 Score at 1" on the square papers on all sides and cut tabs as shown
Stamp flowers on the back of the biggest square

Fold along the score lines and close the tabs to make box
Attach the die cuts as shown
  Add double sided tape at the base of the inside boxes and put inside one another.

Adhere two ribbons with double sided tape and adhere to box with a bow.

So do hop on to the ECD blog to see other creations
ECD products used

Blooms Time Stamp-arriving soon

Other products--Stampin up ink-cherry blossom, Ribbons

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Poppies and Lace with ECD

Hello to all !!! Welcome to the ECD blog!!! This is Anita here. Card making can be such a relaxing hobby and especially if you have beautiful dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs to beautify your projects. A huge range of craft dies has been released this month and I must say !!! All of them are awesome !!!! You can check them out here. For my card today, I have created a vibrant background using the ever popular Distress Oxide inks and have combined the poppies with a lace die. The vibrant and the bold poppies against the lacy die looks very beautiful.   
 To make this card,

  1. Cut a card panel from White Soft Finish Card stock 4.5" x 6.5" and swipe on a craft mat over Fossilised Amber distress oxide ink. Add some more Fired Brick distress oxide ink.
  2. Score the panel on a score board at 1/2 inch interval.
  3. Cut three Lacy poppy die cuts and a lace die cut.
  4. Colour the Lacy poppy die cuts with Candied apple distress ink. Add some black glitter balls in the centre.
  5. Colour the lace die with Twisted Citron Distress ink. Adhere on brown card stock and cut the outline.
  6. Arrange the die cuts on the card panel . Add splatter of black ink.
  7. Adhere on a mat layer of black card stock with double sided adhesive tape. Add twine.
  8. Adhere on a white card base 5" x 7" .
  9. Add sentiment .
Elizabeth Craft Designs products used
  White Soft Finish Card stock
  Lacy Poppies
  Flower Lace 2
Love Sentiments Die
Clear Double sided adhesive

 Other products Black card stock, twine, distress oxide inks-fossilised Amber, Fired brick, distress inks-twisted citron, black paint Do visit the ECD store for all the details. Thanks for stopping by.      

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Delicate Filigree Card

Hello friends!

It's Anita here with another project featuring one of the newly released ModaScrap dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. These dies are all lacy with intricate cut work, giving a filigree look to the card.
You can check the whole range here
Do visit the ECD blog for many more designs.

And here is my card -

This is the recipe for the 7" x 7" card:
  1.  Die cut white cardstock twice with the Oriental Card die. Trim off the flaps along the straight sides to get perfect corners.
  2. Cut a 6" x 6" white cardstock square. Use a Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink pad to smoosh some ink on the surface of a non-stick craft mat. Lightly spritz with water and swipe the cardstock square onto the ink to create a dappled background. Dry with a heat tool. Repeat if more ink is needed.
  3. Score lines at 1/2 inch intervals to create raised ridges and distress the lines with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink. Spritz with water and heat set.
  4. Adhere the die cuts as shown using 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape along the straight edges only.
  5.  Cut a 4" square from rose pattern paper.
  6. Die cut two squares using Stitched Squares dies in sizes that fit the center of the card front.
  7. Add a quote, printed on vellum, on top of the small square. Layer the small square to the larger one, using foam tape for dimension. Adhere to the rose pattern paper and then to the card front, tucked under the corners as shown.
  8. Adhere this card panel on a mat layer of white card stock 6.25" x 6.25".
  9. Adhere on the second mat layer of rose print pattern paper 6.5" x 6.5".
  10. Adhere the panel on a white card base 7" x 7".
  11. Add a satin ribbon bow and mulberry flowers to finish the card.
Elizabeth Craft Designs -
Other -
Distress and Distress Oxide Ink in Worn Lipstick
White cardstock
Satin ribbon
Rose pattern paper
Foam tape
Pre-printed vellum with quote
Mulberry flowers
Spray mist bottle with water

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Happy Birthday Card -Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello Friends !!!!

Today I have a very cute card from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I loved the simplicity of this card and the cup cakes look so awesome.

You can check the beautiful stamps from Krista Schneider here

Here is my card.

Products used

Thanks for stopping by. Do visit the ECD store for a whole range of stamps and dies.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Glittered flower card


Hello folks !!!
 Welcome to my blog.  It's die cutting time today and I am here to show how we can stretch our dies by re-arranging die cut pieces to create beautiful card bases.
Elizabeth Craft Designs' dies can be used in so many ways to create a variety of projects and it's great to play with them and take them beyond their original shape.
 I have used the Leaf Pocket die from ModaScrap for my card. Instead of leaving it it was first cut I have trimmed it into pieces within the design to create a background.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Sunshine blossom on purple card

Hello friends !!!!

How are the summer months going ? It's getting hotter each day !!!
So let me beat the heat with a cool purple card.
I have used Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies to make my card.
The fabulous range of dies are all available at the ECD Store

Here is the recipe for my card.

Cut a card panel 6.75" x 4.75" in white card stock and distress the background with Distress oxide ink-Wilted Violet.
Cut out two pattern paper of the same size with Fishtail Borders and position them as shown. Adhere on to the card panel with Double sided tape.
Adhere this panel on a mat layer a little bigger than this. Adhere it finally on a card base 7" x5"
Cut flower die cuts in white card stock using the Victorian Flower set 1 and leaves from Leafy branch 3. 
Colour the flowers with Archival saffron colour and centre with leaf green.
Colour the leaves with Leaf green and library green.
Layer the flowers using Kids choice glue . Add prills and let dry. Apply Cool Diamond glitter with clear glue.
Add the sentiment stamped with versafine Onyx black.

I hope you liked this simple yet pretty card.
Please find the list of ECD products below.
thanks for stopping by.

List Of ECD products

Tuesday, April 11, 2017



Hello friends. Welcome to the ECD blog. Colouring is such a beautiful way to release stress and tension. Colours bring a smile to every face and I love the whole process of colouring. I would call today's card 'Fun colouring' because the images are simple to colour and the results are amazing. I have used masking to create the moonlit sky. The cats out there are having a good time... Have a look .

To make this card, follow the instructions below.
1. Cut watercolour paper to 6" x 4". Die cut a 2.5" circle to create a mask for the moon and position the circle, centered, toward the top of the watercolour paper. Then use Distress Ink in Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot and Tumbled Glass to create the night sky.
2. Remove the mask. Ink the moon with Distress Ink in Mustard Seed and Scattered Straw. Shade a bit around the circle to create the halo effect around the moon.  Stamp dragonflies in the night sky (as shown).
3. Using permanent black ink, stamp the images from Purr Clear Stamps. Colour with Zig Real Brush Pens or other markers of choice. Cut with coordinating dies.
4. Cut another piece of cardstock for the brick wall (just slightly wider than the rectangle from step 1). Hand draw wall with Zig Real Brush Pens. Adhere the wall in front of the moon as shown in the project photo.
5.  Arrange and adhere the coloured and die cut cats, fish bones, and bowl using foam tape for dimension.
6. Die cut the word 'party' from black cardstock. Hand-write the word 'Let's' on white cardstock, cut as a small banner and border with black cardstock. Adhere these pieces toward the bottom left.
7. Add a white mat, visible at the left and right of the moon piece. Then layer the finished card front onto a 5" x 7" black card stock side-fold card base.

Here's another look at the finished card
 I hope you like my super cool cat card. Do visit the ECD store for so many amazing products. Have a nice day and happy crafting!

  SUPPLIES: Elizabeth Craft Designs - Purr Clear Stamp set Purr die set Party die Watercolour paper Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape Beacon Kids Choice Glue

  Other - Cardstock in black and white Inks - Permanent ink in Black; Distress Ink in Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot, Tumbled Glass, Mustard Seed and Scattered Straw Foam tape Zig Real Brush Pens

Simonsaysstamp wednesday challenge

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


Hello !!!!!

Welcome to my blog!!!!
Are you ready for some glittery fun!!!!
I have a super classy glittered card today and you will surely love making this as the end result is so beautiful, thanks to the silk microfine glitters from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
The store has an amazing range of colours and you can check them out here. But if you are still not sure about using them in the correct way , then Els has a beautiful video tutorial where she shows you how to use these glitters .
Check her out HERE
This is a series of videos showing everything about these glitters.

The new challenge at the ECD blog is Glittery Background.

Elizabeth Craft Designs have another designer challenge giveaway for you. We are giving away "3 x 1/2 oz containers of Silk Microfine Glitter in the colors of your choice"  to 3 winners. 

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What is your favorite technique using Silk Microfine Glitter”

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, April 7 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Here is my card for the challenge.

To make this card, follow the steps below.

The Rose pocket die is placed on the Double sided adhesive sheet, face down and run through the die cut machine.

This is what you get after die cutting.

Trim the edges of the die cut to get a rectangular piece and remove the top white  sheet . Put Vintage Pink Silk Microfine Glitter and cover the whole area.

Remove the excess glitter and rub very well with finger tips to get the glittery shine. Buffing the glitter with finger tips makes it more sparkly.

This is how the glittery background should look.

Cut a frame from Dotted Scallop rectangle die from dark pink card stock.

Using the Celebrate die, cut a piece from the double sided adhesive sheet.

Using black silk microfine glitter, cover the die cut and buff with finger tips to bring the shine.

using 3mm double sided adhesive tape, adhere the pink frame on the glittered background piece. Mat it on a layer of white card stock that is little bigger. Mat the whole panel, on another pink card stock and finally adhere the whole panel on a white card base 7 1/2 " by 6". Add a strip of vellum in the centre and adhere the celebrate die cut. Finish with black sequins.

Do stop by the ECD blog to see other DT work.

List of ECD products used

Basic black-Silk Microfine Glitter

Other products

White card stock, vellum, sequins 

I hope you liked my card. Do leave your comments. Have a nice day.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tulips In A Vase-Susan's Garden Notes 2

 Welcome to Susan's Garden. 

 This is Anita here and I am so happy to present before you such beautiful dies designed by Susan Tierney Cockburn. Flower making gets a new definition with Susan's Garden dies. 
 Today I have beautiful tulips in a vase. I loved the way this card has turned out. I tried a new technique of colouring for making these tulips and I think this way , it gives a very realistic look to the flowers. But before that do have a look at the card.


  1. Colour pieces of water colour paper with any water colour medium. I have used Gansai Tambi water colour paints. Mediums like Zig markers, re-inkers, water colour pencils also give good results. Wet paper with water and add colour on the paper and continue till you have a smooth colour effect on the paper. Dry with heat gun. It is very important to dry thoroughly to get crisp die cuts. I have used various shades of red, orange and yellow to get my coloured paper.
  2. Similarly colour the leaves green with water colour.  Add some shading using the pan pastels.
  3. Shape and mold the flowers on the molding pad using the Susan's Garden tool kit.
  4. Cut the vase die cut from White soft finish card stock. Distress the edges with distress inks-Weathered Wood and Pumice Stone.
  5. Mold the vase a little to give a curve shape.
  6. Distress a 6" x 6" white card stock with Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw and Bundled sage. Make score lines at 1/8 " interval.
  7. Cut a stitched square frame from white card stock and adhere to this panel.
  8. Add strips of stitched die cuts as shown.
  9. Adhere the vase with Double sided foam tape.
  10.  Add the tulip flowers and leaves using Kids Choice glue. Add some foliage from leafy branch die.
  11. Cut two die cuts in green card stock and white card stock from Suzanne Cannon Celebrate die and adhere the two together offsetting a little. Adhere to the card front.
  12. Add this card panel to a mat layer that 1/4 inch bigger on all sides.
  13. Adhere the card panel on the card base that measures 6.5" x 6.5".
Elizabeth Craft Designs products used
  Susan's Garden Notes-Tulips 2
  Garden Notes Pottery Pitcher
  Kids Choice Glue
  Susan's Garden Metal tools
  Leaf Pad pack
  Stitched Squares
  Leafy Branch 4
  A way with words-Celebrate
  Soft Finish Card stock -white
  Water colour paper  

 Other products
 Gansai Tambi  Water colour, Distress inks-Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood, Shabby Shutters, Pumice stone.
 I hope you liked my vase of flowers. Do try this way of colouring and shaping flowers.
Visit the ECD store for a large number of flower making dies and stamps under the Susan's Garden section.
Do share your reviews.
Thanks for being with me.    

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Hello to all,

Welcome to my blog. I have a beautiful coloured card on my blog today. This is the flower power stamp from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I have used water colour technique to colour the flowers. I have used a combination of dry and wet colouring on the flowers. this type of colouring gives a beautiful look to the flowers.

There is Fabulous Flowers Challenge going on at the ECD blogECD are offering an amazing give away for the challenge this week … a product from each of our designers .

First have a look at my card.

To make these flowers, stamp the image from Flower Power stamp and colour with Distress re inkers seedless preserve. Add fine strokes and shading with Water colour pencil.
Add some water colour on a card panel. 
Add stitched fishtail dies and adhere with foam tape. Add the leaves and all the elements shown.
Add sentiments from Dream Sentiments stamp set.

For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a "Fabulous Flowers" prize pack to three winners. This give away will include:  Joset Designs Pinwheel; Els van de Burgt Flower Cluster 1; Susan's Garden Tulip 2; A Way with Stencils -Butterfly Kaleidoscope Stencil; Krista Schneider Spring Blooms Stamp & Die set and ModaScrap Happy Flowers.

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What is your favorite springtime flower?”

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, March 24 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog

Elizabeth Craft Designs Products used

Do visit us again for more flower inspiration. Thanks for stopping by.