Showing posts with label SUSAN'S GARDEN. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SUSAN'S GARDEN. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Susan's Garden Designer challenge and Alstromerias

Hello to all !!!!

I am super excited to announce the brand new challenge with Susan's Garden notes dies at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
The challenge theme is ….
Susan Tierney-Cockburn designs flower dies that are realistic and to scale as those flowers we find in nature. For our first challenge let's celebrate with flowers! Create a card/project anything you want as long as it included one or more Susan's Garden flowers.
You can find all the details HERE.

For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a Susan's Garden Prize Pack which includes: Garden Notes Square Window & Flower Box, Sunflower 2 and an All Metal Tool Kit to 3 winners. 

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us "What  is your favorite flower from the Garden Notes collection?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, July 14 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

My card for the challenge has Susan's Garden notes Alstromeria .

ECD products used

I hope you have a nice day. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Hello to all!!!

A day started well brings happiness and all the energy to deal with the daily routine of our life. And what if the day start with beautiful blooming lilies.
Susan's Garden from Elizabeth Craft Designs has beautiful day lilies to start your day. These are amazing flower dies released just last week.
You can check the new dies from Susan's Garden here.

I have used the Garden Notes Square Window & Flower box die  to create a sunrise scene and the flowing Ivy leaves add the beauty of this. The day lilies have been made from the Garden Notes -Day Lily die

The lovely papers are from the Cucina with Love paper stack from ModaScrap.
Do leave your comments. Stay tuned for more flowers from Susan;s Garden. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Gerberas from Susan's Garden

Hello dear friends ,

Today I have some beautiful Gerbera blooms from Susan's Garden . 
Elizabeth Craft Designs has a whole range of flower making dies from Susan's Garden. They help you to make realistic flowers and are really beautiful.

Have a look here.

I have made this card using the Garden Notes Gerbera Daisy. I made the flowers by colouring them with copic markers and shaping on Susan's tool kit. Then I arranged the flowers and leaves on a die cut from Gatefold Elegant Roses die. The sentiment is from Dream sentiments, stamped on Vellum.
Do visit the ECD store for more details.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


  Hello Friends!!! Welcome to Susan's Garden! This is Anita here and today I have a pretty hydrangea bouquet on my card. Susan's Garden has fabulous flower dies with which to create beautiful realistic flowers and it's so much fun making them. You can check the whole range here.

Here is my card with instructions following.

1. Make a top-fold (tent-style) card base measuring 7" x 5 ". Add a mat layer, 1/4" smaller than the card base, in your favourite blue Soft Finish Card stock (Dusky Sky, Bonnie Blue, Time for Teal, Bluebell) or other hydrangea-compatible colour of your choice. Blue shown is from the Victorian Sampler Pack. Add another mat layer in white card stock 1/4 inch smaller than the blue mat layer.

2. Cut a piece of blue card stock measuring 4" x 6". Cut a piece of white card stock just a bit smaller and score raised lines, diagonally, to create a pattern as shown below. Sponge with Peeled Paint Distress ink as shown below. Adhere onto the blue card stock, then centre this panel on the card base.


3. Die cut hydrangea leaves and stems and ivy vine pieces from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Colour with Distress Inks shown below. Shape the pieces.

4. Randomly colour a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock with the Distress Inks shown below. Die cut the florets for the hydrangea heads, shape the pieces. Assemble as shown using Beacon Kids Choice Glue.
5. Colour a piece of seam binding ribbon with the Distress Inks shown below; air dry.
6. Cut a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Apply Distress Inks to a craft mat, spritz with a bit of water and swipe the cardstock onto the mat to pick up the colors. Heat set or air dry.
7. Die cut a dozen mini flowers (the center die from the Bunch of Flowers 2 set) and shape them. Pierce a tiny hole in the center of each flower. Insert a pre-made wired stamen and use floral tape to cover the wire for each stem. Alternatively, add glue and Pollen (powder) to a piece of wire and create your own.

8. Complete the card front in this order: Adhere the coloured cardstock panel vertically on the card base, using foam tape to add dimension. Stamp a sentiment onto White Soft Finish Cardstock, sponge color on the edges of the rectangle, mat to a contrasting color, and adhere per the project photo. At the left side of the sentiment arrange all of the hydrangeas, leaves, stems, some of the ivy, and ten of the white flowers as a bouquet and glue them in place, adding a bow that appears to 'tie' the bouquet. Adhere the two remaining white flowers and some ivy at the right side of the sentiment.


 I hope you liked this floral card and will make one yourself! Do visit the ECD store to see the entire range of fabulous flower dies from Susan's Garden.
See you again soon and thanks for stopping by.

  SUPPLIES: Elizabeth Craft Designs - Garden Notes Ivy Vine Garden Notes Hydrangea 2 Bunch of Flowers 2 Seeds of Thought Red Rubber Stamp Kid's Choice glue Susan's Garden metal tool set Leaf pad Soft Finish Cardstock - Victorian Sampler Pack (Any shade of blue or other color of choice) Soft Finish Cardstock - White Clear Double Sided Adhesive  10 mm Other - Distress Inks in Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn, Chipped Sapphire, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass,  Stormy Sky, Twisted Citron, VersaFine Ink in Onyx Black Scoring Board Twine Cardstock in White    

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.    

Monday, February 27, 2017


HELLO !!!! Welcome to the ECD blog. I hope spring is in full bloom in your garden. Flowers are blooming everywhere and winter blues are fading away. I have beautiful tulips for you from Susan's Garden and believe me!!! they are so beautiful. Here I have few of them on my card . You can check all the new flower making dies from Susan's Garden on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website. So have a look at these beautiful blooms.

To make this card, first make the wreath from the Entwined Ovals die set from brown card stock 5-6 times and adhere as shown in the picture.  

Make a card base with white card stock measuring 7"x 6" and adhere another mat layer of light pink pattern paper. Crush a grey pattern paper  3"  x 7"  with hands, smoothen out and adhere to the pink mat layer. Score a scrap of white card stock and adhere on the grey panel. Add the twine as shown.


           Colour the tulip petals on both sides with  Archival inks  Magenta Hue, Plum ,Pink Peony.
Cut die cuts in White Soft Finish Cardstock from Susan's Garden Note 2 Tulips. Shade the leaves with Archival Library Green and Leaf Green inks.

 Cut two die cuts from Garden Notes Ivy Vines and adhere on the wreath. Adhere all the tulip leaves. Cut die cut in white card stock from ModaScrap-Leafy Branch 3 and arrange at the top and bottom.

This is how they look after arranging them.  Add sentiments from Dream Sentiments stamp set.

The finished Card

Do visit the Elizabeth Craft Designs store and see some awesome craft goodies.  
Have a nice day ahead.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Products used
Inks - Black; Magenta Hue Archival , Plum Archival, Pink Peony Archival, Library Green Archival and Leaf Green Archival
That's all for today. I hope you had a nice time reading my post. 
Do leave a feedback if you like my work.