Pom Pom Dahlia Courage

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Back today with an encouragement card for a sweet woman fighting cancer right now.

Step 1 Form 6″ X 6″ card base. Tonic Diamond Corner Dot & Drop die was used for the 4 corners. Diamond Layering dies were used to cut center and frame. 6″ X 6″ green cardstock attached to back of card front.

Step 2 Using Nuvo Vintage Drops – Dusty Rose add drops on corner swirls following pattern. For corners on frame add dots using more of the dusty rose and Nuvo Crystal Drops – Bottle Green. Set aside to dry.

Step 3 die cut 1 Susan’s Garden Club Pom Pom Dahlia from pink cardstock. Shade center shape and assemble using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Step 4 Susan’s Garden Notes Jasmine flowers were cut, shaded, shaped and assembled.

Step 5 Tonic Verso Essentials Fallen Leaves die set was used to cut the long leafy branches then shaded and shaped.

Step 6 Arrange your flowers and leaves at bottom of card front using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Products used are linked below by clicking on any of the items it will take you directly to the site.

Thank you for stopping by today I do hope you have enjoyed my card and it has inspired you to create your own.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


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

Echinacea Hugs


Hello my crafty friends,

Having such fun with Susan’s new dies and Tonic products.  Today I have used Susan’s Garden Club dies Echinacea, Japanese Painted Fern and Ladybug & Stems.  I played with the two colors that I have of Nuvo Mica Mist for a background.

Card base is 6″ X 6″ using black cardstock cut 6″ X 12″ scored at 6″ fold to form card.

Added 5-3/4″ square Pearlescent Cardstock – Ivory Sheen using Nuvo Tape Runner

Using 5-1/2″ square of black cardstock put into a cardboard box (to protect area from over spray) spray Pecan Peach Mica Mist let dry (it dries quickly) then spray Nuvo Wild Olive.  Once dry adhere to card front using Nuvo Tape Runner.

Using Susan’s Garden Club Echinacea die cut 5 sets from white cardstock. Using Copic markers color flowers I did 3 in orange and 2 in yellow. Shape and put together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Cut florets from brown card stock using a toothpick cup each then adhere to center of flower.  Use a little liquid adhesive dab center then sprinkle with a little pollen ( I mixed brown and reddish orange together).  Cut several leaves from green cardstock shade with green ink and shape.

Cut 1 set of Susan’s Garden Club Japanese Painted Fern from green cardstock shade with green ink I did not color as a painted fern I just used as a regular fern.  Shape then using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive  adhere ferns to right side of card front.

Arrange flowers on card front once placed where you want them adhere using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.  Add leaves.

Cut Ladybug from white cardstock using Susan’s Garden Club Ladybug & Stems set, color with alcohol markers shape with small ball tool adhere to one of the leaves.

Die cut 1 diamond from black cardstock and 1 next size down from Pearlescent cardstock.  Stamp sentiment attach the two together using Nuvo Tape Runner and then adhere to left side of card front.  Add self adhesive black gems to each corner.  You could also use black Nuvo Crystal Drops but I did not have them.

I do hope you have enjoyed my card today and hope that it has inspired you.  Susan’s dies are available at the moment from only Create & Craft but after 30 days will be available through Tonic Studios – UK and January they will be available in USA.

Products are linked below just click on any one of them and it will take you to Tonic Studios USA.

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


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


Diamond Survivor

Diamond Survivor

Hello my crafty friends,

It has been a couple months since I last posted time has flown by.

As a lot of you know Susan Tierney Cockburn has joined Tonic Studios and yesterday they had a launch of her 1st release of her beautiful flower dies  under the Tonic Studios Logo on Create & Craft.   I am so excited to once again be a member of Susan’s Design Team I feel honored to represent her.

My post today features a few of those dies.

As you know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and so my card was designed for a friend that is a breast cancer survivor.

My card is 6″ X 6″ I used Tonic’s card base.

Embellishment Mousse (Spring Green) was used along with their Stencil Twisting Circles to create background in center.

Pink cardstock was cut 5-3/4″ square and Diamond was cut in center.  Next white cardstock was cut 5-1/2 square and Diamond was cut in center of it using next larger size.  These were layered over the background on card front.

Japanese Painted Fern was cut from green cardstock Copic E09 was used to color stems and white PanPastels was used to give it the dusty look.  Using tweezers pinch up on fronds.  Using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive adhere ferns to right side of diamond opening.

Beauty Berry Bush die was cut from green cardstock berries added by using Nuvo Crystal Drops Autumn Red.  These were added over ferns using adhesive.

Using the Helleborus die cut out 3 flowers from white cardstock colored with Copic Marker, shaped and put together.  Add to the berries and ferns.

Stamped sentiment on white cardstock then layered onto pink cardstock.  Dimensional tape was used to attach.

While Susan is in UK she is filming YouTube videos on creating these beautiful flowers.

Eventually I will try to get back to typing tutorials for my cards but at this time I will just try to get cards posted.

I do hope that you have enjoyed my creation today and hope that you will check back often to see other creations.

Below I have linked products used if you click on a picture it will take you to their site where you can purchase.

Unfortunately Susan’s dies are only available from Create & Craft for the next 30 days then they will be available from Tonic.

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


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