Noel Fairy


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Welcome to my blog thanks for coming.   It is time for another challenge for Susan’s Garden Design Team.  This challenge is to use one of Susan’s Fairy die sets.   Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog at this link to enter to win details below.

For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners. 
To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us If you had your own fairy, what would be 3 products on your crafting wish list?
We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing
The winners will be announced on Friday, October 13th, on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.
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For my challenge card I chose to use Susan’s Garden Notes Fairy – Rose Petal on a Christmas card using a non traditional Christmas color which is pink as I usually reserve it for floral cards not Christmas cards.  My fairy is sprinkling snow onto flowers below.
Here is how card was created.
  1.  White cardstock cut 6″ X 12″ scored at 6″ folded on score line to form 6″ X 6″ tent fold card base.
  2. Using Els van de Burgt Beaded Circle Frames cut 2 from silver mirror cardstock and 1 from pink glitter cardstock using largest die in set.
  3. Use next to largest die in set as a mask in center of card.  Using stipple brush and light pink ink stipple all outer edges (Distress Ink Spun Sugar used here).  2017-10-07 Noel Fairy 5
  4. Using Kids Choice Glue adhere beaded frames to card front silver – pink – silver staggering from top to bottom.
  5. Using Suzanne Cannons Noel die cut 1 from silver mirror cardstock and 1 from pink glitter cardstock.  Adhere pink to top of silver offsetting just a bit to give it a shadow effect using Kids Choice Glue.  Adhere in center of card.
  6. Using Susan’s Garden Notes Fairy – Rose Petal cut 2 bodies 1 with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back of cardstock.  Use either skin tone cardstock or use white Soft Finish Cardstock color with skin tone markers.  Adhere the two together giving depth and strength.  Cut rose petals from light pink cardstock.  Color fairy’s hair, dress top and shading on rose petals using markers.   Using Susan’s 4 piece Deluxe Tool Kit shape petals adhere to fairy for skirt.  For wings cut 2 from vellum that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on top.  Remove protective paper sprinkle on Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter tap off excess then burnish in gently with finger.  Fold 1 set of wings back adhere to back of second set wings using Kids Choice Glue.  Adhere to fairy back.
  7. Make 2 pinecones and several white pine boughs using Susan’s Garden Notes White Pine Boughs & Pinecone.  Susan has a great video for creating these you can find it here.  Make 1 white poinsettia using Susan’s Garden Notes Small Poinsettia. Susan also has a great video for this as well you can find it here.
  8. Adhere boughs to lower left side of frames using Kids Choice Glue.  Add pinecones, poinsettia and  a few poinsettia leaves.  Using dimensional tape adhere fairy to upper right side of frames.
  9. Dab a bit of Kids Choice Glue on areas of pinecones, pine boughs, poinsettia, fairy’s hair and some in her hand then sprinkle Papericious Frosting Powder tape off excess set aside to dry.

Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and it has inspired you to make your own card.  Be sure enter to win.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


Other Supplies Used:

Pink Glitter Cardstock

Silver Mirror Cardstock


Various color markers

Papericious Frosting Powder


Witch’s Brew

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Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog today.  Well it is officially fall and Halloween is fast approaching so my post today is a Halloween card that I have designed using Susan’s CountryScapes Build A Witch die set.  There are 2 witches in the die set and I could not decide which witch (hehehe) to use so I decided to design a card that used both.

Here is how the card was created.

  1.  Card base is black glitter paper cut 12″ X 7″ scored at 6″ folded on score line to form 7″ X 6″ card so both witches would fit.
  2. Cut orange cardstock 6-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  3. Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 6-1/2″ X 5-1/2″ .  Cut circle approximately 2-1/2″ from scrap paper (just a mask for moon) add removable adhesive to back place on white cardstock where you would like your moon to be.  Using Distress Oxide re-inkers place a few drops Spiced Marmalade, Wilted Violet, Wild Honey and just a couple drops of Black Soot onto craft mat spritz with water tap cardstock into ink turning paper in different directions to cover entire piece.  You may want to do this in stages drying with heat gun in between so as not to muddy too much. Give it a quick spritz of water.  If you do not have re-inkers you can certainly sponge colors on you will just have a slightly different look.  Remove your mask let dry.  When completely dry attach to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.
  4. Using CountryScapes Build A Witch die set cut 1 of each witch body then cut 2 each of everything else from black cardstock (this just adds dimension) then cut witch bodies from patterned paper (NOTE: when cutting body of standing witch you must flip paper to make her face the opposite way).  The hats, legs / shoes were cut from black glitter paper.  Orange Stickles were used on leg areas, band on hats and some dots on their dresses.  Purple Stickles was also used on their dresses make sure this dries completely before assembling.  I assembled the witches before placing onto card front.  The broom cut approximately 5 times from brown cardstock then cut 1 broom part only from yellow cardstock.  Adhere 1 broom on top of the other then add just the yellow broom part on top for flying witch’s broom adhere 1 on top of other cutting away the broom part leaving just the handle for stick in caldron.  The remaining 3 handles cut into sticks for fire.
  5. The cat was cut twice from black cardstock using CountryScapes Critters 1 die set.  Adhere 1 on top of other.  Use tiny green gems for eyes.
  6. For the caldron I had a Halloween window cling setwith caldron in it that I traced around onto black glitter paper then “fussy” cut.  Fire was hand drawn onto white cardstock cut out then colored to look like flames. Logs were cut from brown cardstock using the broom handle die then cut into pcs.
  7. Build your scene onto card front using Kids Choice Glue to adhere.  For the flying witch pop dots were used for extra dimension.  For the steam coming from caldron wool roving was used (I do a little rug hooking) but you could use any fiberous material that you can pull out wispy.

Hope you have enjoyed this simple card tutorial and that you will make your own version of this card.

Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs to for all their great products!

Until next time ………Happy Crafting!





Autumn Light

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Hello everyone welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by.  Today is Susan’s Garden September Challenge and the challenge this month is Home Decor using Susan’s dies.  I chose to decorate  a lantern that I have had around for a while and have not been using.  Sorry about photo quality as it is very hard to photograph things with glass.

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

To enter, simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog post and answer this question: What Home Decor items do you like to create to use in your home?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, September 15th, on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.



Here is how I did it.

1.  Cut 7 or 8 Garden Notes Grapevine Wreath from medium brown color cardstock.   Shade each one using inks or PanPastels (Distress Oxide re-inkers used here)  Lay each one face down on molding mat using medium ball tool from Susan’s 4 pc. Tool Kit rub branches all around then turn over and rub branches here and there with ball tool this gives some dimension.  Using small amounts of Kids Choice Glue attach wreaths together stacking them as you go.

2.  Make 5-7 Sunflowers in colors of your choice using Garden Notes Sunflower 2 die.  Susan has a video on Facebook – Susan’s Garden Club page showing how to do her sunflowers and the Woodland Leaves.

3.  For leaves use White Soft Finish Cardstock colored with PanPastels Set 1 rubbing colors all over paper then cut leaves from paper.  You could also cut from colored cardstock and shade with PanPastels Set 1.  Cut a variety of leaves so you would have enough to go all around the wreath.  Lay leaves on leaf mat and using leaf tool from tool kit put vein lines in.  Center line is done on back  then turn over and put side veins in.


place wreaths inside lantern.   Cut a large clear plastic cup so you have approx 2″ ring.    Attach Sunflowers to plastic ring using Kids Choice Glue.  Add a little glue to just top back of sunflower press up against plastic ring evenly spacing sunflowers all around.  Add the sunflower leaves.  Place ring into lantern setting inside center of wreaths.  Add Woodland leaves randomly all around attaching with a little Kids Choice Glue. (if you don’t attach and just lay leaves in it would be very easy to change for the seasons).

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Other Supplies:

Lantern (this one is 13″ high 5″ dia)

Distress Oxide inks in colors of your choice

Cardstock in colors of your choice


I do hope that this has been inspirational and gives you some ideas on repurposing  an old lantern.  If you don’t have an old lantern I have seen them at places like A.C.Moore, JoAnn’s and Hobby Lobby.  Mine is fall but you could do any season or decor that you like.  By attaching flowers to plastic ring and not attaching leaves but just laying them in there you can certainly change out for different seasons.  I am thinking this would be beautiful with Susan’s Garden Notes Rose 1 and the Ivy Vine.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for all their wonderful dies and supplies.   Also be sure  to check out their blog for details on this months challenge to see all the Design Teams creations and a chance to win.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


Happy Thoughts

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Hello Everyone welcome to my blog.  Well fall is quickly closing in and I don’t know about you but I am not ready to let go of my flowers yet.

Today my card is a “Twisted Easel Card” featuring Susan’s Garden Notes Dahlia.  This is really a fun and easy card.    I belong to a scrapbooking group and our demonstrator taught us this card the other night and I could not wait to make it again.  Let’s get started!

  1.  Card base: Cut cardstock 4-1/4″ X 11″ score at 5-1/2″ fold on score line.   (Note: Fold on this card is actually on the right and will seem a bit strange.)  Open card up score right half of card from lower left at center score line to top outside right edge as shown in photo.  If you look close you can see little x marks that are lined up in cutting channel.2017-08-25 Happy Thoughts2

Fold on score line.  2017-08-25 Happy Thoughts3

Add Clear Double Sided Adhesive to lower half of fold. 2017-08-25 Happy Thoughts4

2.  Cut White Soft Finish Cardstock 4″ X 5-1/4″ dry emboss using embossing folder of your choice (Mosaic used here).  Attach to lower half of folded section centering so you have even edge all around.

3.  Apply strip of Clear Double Sided Adhesive to back of cardstock  wide enough to cut 2 Bead Strings 1 from (I used same cardstock card base is made from).  Attach one to card front and 1 to inside of card.

4.  Cut white cardstock 1″ X 3″ stamp sentiment in black.  Susan’s Garden Words That Means A Lot used here.  Round corners.  Cut matching cardstock 1-1/4″ X 3-1/4″ round corners.  Attach sentiment to colored cardstock using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

5.  From white cardstock cut 1 stitched circle using next to the smallest die.  Using Joset Designs General Sentiments Stamp Set stamp Hugs in black ink.  Cut 1 fitted circle from colored cardstock using next to smallest die.  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach white circle to colored circle.

6.  Cut ModaScrap Pair of Leaves twice from green cardstock and cut 3 of smallest ModaScrap Dandelion Fluff from white cardstock.  Using Medium ball tool from Susan’s Garden Tool Kit lay all pieces right side down on Molding Mat rub ball tool over giving some shape.

7.  Create 1 Susan’s Garden Notes Dahlia in color of your choice.   Susan has stepped out how to create Dalhia on her blog.

8.  Arrange leaves and fluffs  to your liking (do this before gluing down trust me as I am not real happy with mine).  When you have them where you want attach using Kids Choice Glue.  Attach Dalhia and leaves.  Using dimensional tape add sentiment to right of Dahlia.  Inside card add the Hugs circle using dimensional tape place to left about 3/4″ from bottom this will be your easel stop.  Add a few sparkles.


I do hope that you have enjoyed my post today and make your own version of this card.  Be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs to see all their great supplies!

Until next time – Happy Crafting!



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Hello my Crafty Friends!  This card was designed for my post on Elizabeth Craft Designs for Susan’s garden Design Team.  It features the wildflowers that are in bloom in my area of Maine right now.  For tutorial on how card was made and to see all the great products be sure to visit Elizabeth Craft Designs!

Thanks for stopping by today!