Daisy & Chicory Envelope Card


Hello my crafty friends welcome to my blog.

Today I have an envelope card that I created and decorated with Susan’s Garden Note Daisies, Ferns, Chicory (created from Susan’s Garden Notes Aster die set) and Jasmine.

Susan did the envelope card a couple of weeks ago on her Garden Club Live found here.  Another good video for making the envelope card is by Sam Calcott it can be found on YouTube here.

From white soft finish cardstock created envelope and card base.  Used pattern paper to decorate envelope.  (An old Close to My Heart Paper used here)  I stamped  quote in black then used some little blotchy stamps with black ink to decorate inside of my card.  Close to My Heart stamp set – A Million Little Things was used.

Created 4 Susan’s Garden Notes Daisies, 6 asters (cut from blue cardstock), some Jasmine and ferns – Ladder and Maidenhair.  A few small branches were tucked in arrangement.

To create the chicory I cut off the very ends of the asters then with small sharp scissors cut into ends to give them a fringe.  The stems from the Forsythia die set were cut from green cardstock and asters added.

Using the smaller 3 dies from Spellbinder Candlewick Rectangles I created place for sentiment.  from black cardstock using the two larger dies I cut decorative base for sentiment then from white cardstock cut smallest.  Stamped sentiment with black ink using another Close to My Heart stamp set – Australian Thanks which is an old set.  Adhered sentiment to black decorative base then using dimensional tape adhered to card front.

Hope this has inspired you to create – have fun!

Thanks for stopping by I have linked some supplies below and listed the rest.  If you click on the linked items it will take you directly to the site where you can purchase.  There is no extra charge to you but I get a small percent for any sales.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


You only live once if you live right once is enough!


Other Supplies

Susan’s garden Notes:

1521 Shasta Daisy

1219 Aster

1194 Jasmine

1423 Ladder Fern

1425 Maidenhair Fern

1190 Stems & Branches

Close to My Heart:

D1925 A Million Little Things

C1586 Austrlian Thanks

Patterned Paper – Georgie



Happy Bouquet

Happy Bouquet

Hello My Crafty Friends,

Today I have a card I created using  Susan’s Garden Club Columbine, Beauty Berry Bush and Garden Notes Love In A Mist along with Spellbinders Vintage Treasures by Becca Feeken.

Card base is 6″ X 6″ created from 110# Cardstock then embossed front.  The embossing folder was found on Amazon.

Background piece was from my stash and die cut with the frame lit in Vintage Treasures die set.

From white cardstock Vintage Treasures was die cut background was attached to back of main die cut using Kids Choice Glue.  Dimensional tape was used to adhere to card front.

Several Beauty Berry Bush were cut from green cardstock flowers cut from pink cardstock then shaped and assembled. three Columbine were cut from white cardstock shaped and assembled as well as one Love In A Mist cut from blue cardstock leaves from green cardstock.

Once flowers were where I wanted them they were attached using Kids Choice Glue.

Hope my card has inspired you to create.  Thanks for Stopping by.

REMINDER:  Susan has a brand new release coming out from Spellbinder late August early Fall new dies and tools – SO EXCITING!!!

Until next time – Happy Crafting!



You only live once if you live right once is enough!


Forget Me Not

IMG_0220.JPGForget Me NotHello My Crafty Friends,

Warm weather has finally arrived here in Maine and it sure feels great.  I have been getting all my pots, window boxes, bicycle, wagon washtubs etc filled with lots of annuals now to keep everything watered.

The Forget Me Nots are in bloom and how pretty they are here in Maine the spring flowers are really beautiful.  Today my card has the Forget Me Nots along with the Pom Pom Dahlia and the Ostrich Fern. The Ostrich Fern,which are now starting to unfurl, are a spring time treat around here. When it first comes up and is still tightly coiled they are “Fiddleheads”. Many people start harvesting them and selling them roadside people steam them are said to be quite tasty and loved by many (not me). I don’t mind harvesting if the black flies are not too bad.

My card is a 5″ X 7″ A dot embossing folder was on front.

Beccka Feeken’s die set Nobel Chatelaine Etched was used to cut decorative pieces a solid green for backing and white overlay adhered together.  Clear dimensional tape was used to attach to card front.

Susan’s Garden Notes Forget Me Nots were die cut several times from White Soft Finish Cardstock then colored with alcohol markers tiny centers were cut from yellow cardstock and the leaves and stems from green cardstock.  Kids Choice Glue was used to build flowers.

Susan’s Garden Notes Ostrich Fern was cut from green cardstock then shaped.

Susan’s Garden Club Pom Pom Dahlia  was cut from white Soft Finish Cardstock colored with alcohol markers and shaped leaves are cut from green cardstock.

Kids Choice Glue was used to adhere flowers to card front.  Ostrich Ferns were adhered first then Forget Me Nots, Pom Pom Dahlia, leaves and Lady Bug.

I do hope that you have enjoyed my card today and it has inspired you to create!

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


You only live once but, if you live right once is enough!


Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, yellow

Micro Fine Black Pen

Copic Markers

Clear Dimensional Tape


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”


Tiny Treasure


Hello My Crafty Friends,

Weather here in Maine has turned cold and we have had a little snow – has gone now but I know that we could get the big one anytime so all gardening will be in paper for the next several months.

Susan Tierney-Cockburn as many of you know has teamed up with Tonic Studios and has come out with her first release of flower dies under Tonic logo and they are beautiful as always. Tonic Studios has a lot of great supplies.

Today my card is for a card I designed for a dear sweet friend that has just become a Mom for the first time – It’s A Girl!

Step 1  Cut 2 Beauty Berry Bush from green cardstock.  Shade with ink shape leaves.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops – Plum Pudding add berries to branches set aside to dry.  When dry add berries to back side set aside to dry.

Step 2  Cut 3 layers graduated in size (Tonic’s Memory Book Maker Layered Cascade Die Set used here) colors of your choice.

Step 3  Using Tonic 6″ X 6″ White Card Base or form your own base.  Using Nuvo Tape Runner add decorative layers to front of card base.  I embossed the card front.

Step 4  From green cardstock die cut 2 Japanese Painted Ferns (I did not use as painted ferns I just used as regular ferns) use green ink to shade.  Bend fronds up to shape.  Use Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to adhere at bottom of card front.

Step 5  Adhere Beauty Berry Bush to card front ( when berries are dry).

Step 6  Cut, color and shape 1 Pom Pom Dahlia.  Using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive build Dahlia on lower center card front.

Step 7  Cut sentiment twice.  I used Tonic’s Tiny Treasures (not sure that it is still available) but another sentiment would work. Adhere one on top of other to give dimension.   Adhere to center of card front.

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Well that is all for today hope this card has inspired you to go create your own card.

Products are linked below just click on any item to purchase it brings you directly to their site.

Thank you for visiting my site today and 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”


Tub of Spider Mums

Tub of Spider Mums

Welcome my crafty friends,

Susan’s new dies are so much fun.  Several of my cards have been done for a while hence I do not have all the particulars that I did as I was having so much fun playing with the dies I forgot to write info down.  Going forward I will try to do better but I get playing and get lost in what I am doing.

Today my card uses Susan’s Garden Spider Mum, Tub and Japanese Painted FernSusan is now with Tonic Studios and boy do they have lots of wonderful product.

The Tonic 6″ X 6″ white card base is used then colored cardstock cut 5-3/4″ square added to card front.  From white 5-1/2″ square cardstock a circle was cut in upper left of the piece.  You can use any background behind the circle but what I have used was an actual picture printed on white cardstock of my little building (which we call the basket shop as I use to make baskets there).

My tub was cut twice adhered together then colored with Copic markers and metallic rubs then adhered to card front.

Cut couple Japanese Spider Ferns color and shape.  Add to tub using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Cut several Spider Mums (cut a few extra pieces of the smaller petals to make buds) color as desired using alcohol markers.

Arrange flowers in Tub use Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive to adhere in place.

Another card that can be used for many occasions I do hope you have enjoyed it.

Tonic Studios products are linked below.

Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop by.  Until next time – Happy crafting!


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




Columbine on Stained Glass


Welcome my crafty friends,

Another card using Susan’s new release with Tonic.  Today I have featured the Columbine and one of my favorite perennials these are 2 of the colors I have.

Tonic’s 6″ X6″ white card base layered with green cardstock 5 – 3/4″ square.  White cardstock cut 5-1/2″ square the upper corner was cut using a die from my stash and bottom edge was cut with old Martha Stewart Punch.  Before adding to card front I cut a piece of white cardstock that was a little bit larger than the stained glass cut out.  Distress Oxide Sprays were used to color background then attached behind the cutout.  Add to card front.

Using the new Susan’s Garden Columbine die 5 flowers were cut from white cardstock then colored with Copic Markers.  They were shaped and put together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive. From green cardstock Japanese Painted Ferns were cut,color, shape adhere to right side of card front.  Add some berries (mine are old berry branches I had already made) add flowers.

This card could be used for any occasion just add sentiment of your choice.

Link to Tonic Studios products are added below.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by I do hope you enjoyed my card.

Tonic has so many great products to work with.

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”



More Sympathy Cards

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Welcome my crafty friends,

It has been a long time since I posted and I am sorry but it just has been a crazy summer.  I do hope that you are all enjoying your summer.

I have worked on cards but just haven’t taken the time to post and unfortunately these cards do not have tutorials but I have links to the products I used so you just have to click on the picture and it will take you to the site.  If you have questions on how I did something please message me and I will gladly respond.

For those of you who don’t know Susan’s Garden has gone to Tonic Studios and she will have a new release of dies in September and she has asked me to be on her Design Team which I feel honored as well as excited and of course I accepted so be sure to keep checking back she has some great dies coming.

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