Pink Hydrangea & Feverfew

Pink Hydrangea & Feverfew

Hello my crafty friends – Welcome to my blog,

Today I have a card for you using Susan’s Garden Lace Cap Hydrangea, Feverfew, Frame It Stitched Susan’s Rectangle and Galvanized Tub.

Here is how I created it.

Step 1 Create a piece of background size to be determined by size rectangle used for cut out on card front..  My piece was created using several colors of Distress Oxide Sprays.

Step 2  Create 6″ X 6″ card base.  Cut a rectangle upper left side of card front.  Susan’s Garden Stitched Fitted Frame Rectangles were used but any rectangle die would do.

Step 3  Cut background piece a little larger than the rectangle opening.  Adhere to back of opening using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  Stamp made from Garden Notes Ladder Fern was used with green ink to stamp couple of ferns in area above tub so they would show above tub and flowers.

Step 5  Cut 2  Galvanized Tubs with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere 1 on top of other.  I cut 1 from silvery gray cardstock and 1 from black.  I distressed it a bit.  Remove protective paper add couple pieces of dimensional tape to bottom center of  tub pinch a little on sides to give it some curve adhere to lower right of card front I leave tub opening open to tuck stems down into.

Step 6  Create 3 Hydrangeas and 3 stems of Garden Notes Feverfew from white Soft Finish Cardstock color using alcohol marker colors of your choice.  Shape and assemble.  ( You can also use colored cardstock if you prefer.)

Step 7  Using Kids Choice Glue arrange flowers in tub and adhere.

Hope you have enjoyed my card today and it has given you some inspiration to create.

Thanks for stopping by and until next time – Happy Crafting!


“You only live once…but, if you live right, once is enough”


Pom Pom Dahlia Valentine’s

Welcome to my blog,

Today I have some Valentine’s cards I made this year. One of them is a quadra fold card that Susan Tierney-Cockburn had demonstrated last week on her Wednesday Live video. It is a fun card to make. The other 2 cards were pretty basic 6″ X 6″ cards. On all of them I did use Susan’s Pom Pom Dahlia Die.

Last week I had a tragedy in the family and so I didn’t get all the flowers I had planned to make and no tutorial which I am sorry.

Thanks for stopping by today and until next time – Happy Crafting!


Cup of Forget Me Nots

Hello My Crafty Friends,

My card today features some of Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s older dies Garden Notes Tea Cup, Forget Me Nots and Stitched Frames Circle.

This card was based on this inspiration picture

Image may contain: plant, flower and indoor, possible text that says 'Good morning'

Tea Cup was cut from White Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Tape on back. Adhere 1 on top of the other. Using Distress Oxide Inks I created a small background in center of cup. A few Forget Me Not flowers and leaves were penciled on over background. Water Color Pencils were used to color image. Several coats of embossing powder were added to cup.

Garden Notes Forget Me Nots were created from White Soft Finish Cardstock colored with Copics B23 marker. The tiny center flowers were cut from yellow cardstock and leaves from green cardstock which was shaded and shaped. Several sprigs were created.

Card base is a 6″ X 6″ created from White Soft Finish Cardstock. Yellow paper was cut 5-1/2″ square adhered to card front. Blue printed paper was cut 5-3/4″ square then using Susan’s Stitched Frame It Circle cut circle in upper left corner adhere to card front. Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock 5-1/2″ square then using next larger circle die cut into upper left corner emboss using embossing folder of your choice adhere to card front ling up over circle on blue paper.

Add a couple of pop dots to back of tea cup center bottom adhere to bottom right corner. Arrange Forget Me Nots and leaves in tea cup adhere using Kids Choice Glue. Add Ladybug.

Cut Susanne Cannon’s Small Happy Birthday twice from black cardstock with adhesive on back. Adhere one on top of other. Adhere to center of circle.

I do hope you have enjoyed my card today and it is an inspiration for you to get creating.

Until Next Time – Happy Crafting!


“You only live once…but, if you live right, once is enough”

Nasturtiums & Forget Me Nots

Hello My Crafty Friend,

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Hello My Crafty Friend,

Today my card is a happier card it is a birthday card for one of my nieces.

Tried a little foiling for the background of this card. Susan’s older Garden Notes dies were used for the Nasturtiums, Forget Me Nots and Trevi Urn.

Step 1 Form 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″ card base – I used a yellow cardstock.

Step 2 Cut black cardstock 4″ X 5-1/4″ using a stencil (Stampers Anonymous Mini Bricks used here), Transfer Gel and Foil ( Opal used here) make your background. Adhere to center of card front using Nuvo Adhesive Tape Runner.

Step 3 Make a frame from white cardstock using 2 nested rectangles adhere over foiled piece using Nuvo Adhesive Tape Runner.

Step 4 Die cut 2 Susan’s Trevi Urns from white cardstock with adhesive on the back. Adhere one on top of the other. Color and shade. Shape a bit with your fingers add a couple pop dots on center lower back then adhere to lower center of card.

Step 5 Using Susan’s Garden Notes Nasturtiums and Forget Me Nots dies either white cardstock and color or use colored cardstock and shade. Shape and assemble. Using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive arrange flowers in Trevi Urn.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today and hope this has been inspirational for you.

You can click on pictures below and it will take you to the site where you can purchase.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


“You only live once…but, if you live right, once is enough”

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