Hydrangeas in Tub


Welcome my crafty friends,

Hope that you are all doing well.  Summer seems to be zipping right along I do wish it would slow down a little as here in Maine Winter sure is long.

Last week on Facebook I re-posted a picture of several bathtubs with different plantings so I decided to create a card with a bathtub of flowers.  I had some flowers left from the last card along with one of the backgrounds I recently created so that is what I have used.

Card base is 6″ X 6″ edged with Distress Oxide Antique Linen ink.

Background piece was created using 6″ square black cardstock then used a few Distress Oxide Sprays.  Edges were torn then inked with Distress Oxide Antique Linen.  Adhered to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

5″ square white Soft Finish Cardstock  was cut using 2 largest dies from Spellbinders Candlewick Squares taped together.  Square was attached to card front using dimensional tape.

Bathtub  (an old Karen Burniston die set from when she was with Elizabeth Craft Designs) was cut from white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back ( I cut 2) adhered one on top of other.  I rubbed  clear VersaMark over bathtub lightly trying not to completely cover then clear embossing powder was poured on then tapped off heated with heat gun.  Then I did some shading using inks to give an aged look.  Couple pieces of dimensional tape was adhered to center back of tub then adhered to card front.

Garden Notes Hydrangea 2, Baby’s Breath, Ostrich Fern and Ivy Vine were used to fill the tub using Kids Choice Glue to attach.

Hope you are inspired to go create a card – think outside the box look at your dies see what you might have that can be a vessel to hold your flowers.

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


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


Cardstock – whie, black and green

Distress Oxide Spray – Blueprint Sketch, Picked Raspberry and Lemon Squeeze

Distress Oxide Ink – Antique Linen

Dimensional tape

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Kids Choice Glue

Dies: Garden Notes 1293 Hydrangea 2, 1522 Baby’s Breath, Ivy Vine, Spellbinders Candlewick Squares, Karen Burniston Bathtub Pop Stand


Clear Embossing Powder








Forever Friends Lilac



Welcome My Crafty Friends,

Today I am posting another “Forever Friends” card.  Last month I posted a card I had made for my dear friend of over 50 years it had bachelor buttons on it well she showed it to a friend where she lives and the friend wanted a couple of cards one of which was just like hers and another one so here it is.  I chose to use Susan’s Garden Notes Lilac 2 die set.

Here is how it was created.

Step 1  From green cardstock cut Garden Notes Leafy Branch.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White add berries to branch set aside to dry then repeat on back.

Step 2  Form 6″ X 6″ card base from white cardstock.

Step 3  Cut patterned paper 5-3/4″ X 5-3/4″ patterned paper (ModaScrap Fly & Scrap used here).  Adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 4  From black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back cut Forever Friends using A Way With Words dies Forever and Friends.  Adhere to card front putting Forever to top left of card and Friends to lower right of card.

Step 5  Cut Garden Notes Ostrich Fern from green cardstock.  shade with ink shape by pinching up on fronds.   Using Kids Choice Glue on stem area only adhere to center of card.

Step 6  Add berry branch over fern using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 7  Make lilacs using Garden Notes Lilac 2 set.  You either cut flowers from white Soft Finish Cardstock and color with alcohol markers, cut from colored cardstock or as I have done colored cardstock first by lightly brushing marker over some areas darker in others then cut which gives variation in color.    My lilacs are really much more purple it is the picture.  Susan has a video on how to make the lilac on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club.  You can find it at this LINK.   These are built right on your card.

Here is both cards.


I do hope you have enjoyed my card today and will now make your own.  For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies I have used in this project you can just click on icons below and it will take you directly to their site.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock, green, black, white (for 6 X 6 card base)

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Simply White

Ink for shading

Copis Marker – FV2 Fluorescent Dull Violet





Bucket of Daisies


Welcome  My Crafty Friends,

My post today is a card I designed for Elizabeth Craft Designs Blog using some of Susan’s Garden Notes new releases.  I have chosen to use Garden Notes Fitted Frames – Ovals, Galvanized Bucket and Shasta Daisy along with older releases Ivy and Ostrich Fern.  You can find tutorial on their blog at this LINK.

You can click on any of the icons below to review / purchase.

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


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Frame It Challenge


Hello my crafty friends!

Once again it is time for another Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team Challenge and this month our challenge is “Frame It”.  For this challenge I have chosen one of the new frames by ModaScrap – Happy Frame along with a couple of Susan’s Garden new releases Primrose 1 and Leafy Berry Branch.

For today’s challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use to frame something on a card, scrapbook layout of home decor item?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, March 23rd on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Here is how the card was created.

Step 1  Cut 2 Leafy Berry Branches from green cardstock.  Add berries using Nuvou Crystal Drops (Rhubarb Crumble used here) set aside to dry.  Wile cutting from green cardstock cut set of Garden Notes Ostrich Fern.

Step 2  Background made from black cardstock but also could be done on white cardstock.  You will be working with ECD Diamond Background die cut as stencil when finished making background save stencil to be used on another project.  Die cut 1 Diamond Background from cardstock lay on top of piece of black cardstock cut 3-3/4″ X 5″ hold in place with piece of low tack tape.  Using sponge apply Viva 3D paint in 3-4 different colors working paint down in being careful not to bend up stencil.  (You can also use Distress Oxide Inks they just will not be as bright or sparkly.)




Using Distress Oxide Inks and sprayed with Glitter DustIMG_6103

Step 3  From 100# white Soft Finish Cardstock using ModaScrap Happy Frame cut 4 times. Trim 2 pieces to 5-1/4″ (trimming from straight end) trim 2 pieces to 3-7/8″ build frame.  Els just did a Technique Friday video on making Happy Frame XL it can be found here.

Step 4  Using Clear Double Sided Adhesive attach frame over background piece.

Step 5  Card base cut black cardstock 3-7/8″ x 10-1/2″ score at 5-1/4″ fold on score line.  Attach frame and background piece to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 6  Using ECD Corners 1 die set cut 4 corners from white Soft Finish Cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back (I chose corners that had five dots which I saved and added back in) attach corners to frame.

Step 7  Cut 5 Primrose 1 from white Soft Finish Cardstock (or you can cut from colored cardstock and shade) color using Copic Markers YR15 and Y38 used here.  Shape using Susan’s Garden 4 pc Tool Kit and Molding Mat Susan has a video on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club found here.  Cut several leaves from cardstock either green cardstock or white cardstock coloring with Copics Markes YG97 and G85 used here.  Shape using leaf tool and leaf mat.

Step 8  Attach ferns and berry branches to card front using Kids Choice Glue build your primroses onto card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 9  Cut Happy Birthday twice once from black cardstock and once from white Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back attach white Happy Birthday on top of Black.  Attach to bottom of frame using Kids Choice Glue.  Note:  the die I used was an ECD Stand Up Helper Die that is no longer available which I discovered when preparing my tutorial I apologize but I did check out the new release of dies and #1465 Words 1- Celebration has a “happy birthday” die which is a bit longer but you could attach happy to the top of frame and birthday to bottom as well as #783 Happy Birthday and #1284 Happy Birthday.

Hope that this tutorial is an inspiration to you to try your own design.

Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs to enter to win and see what all the other design team members have created.

If you want to purchase any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies I have used to create this card just click on any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs Product pictures below it will take you right to that item on their site.

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


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies


Other Supplies

Cardstock – black, green

Viva 3D Paint

NuVou Crystal Drops – Rhubarb Crumble




Framed Lilacs

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Hello welcome to my blog!

Today’s post is a card I designed focusing on Susan’s new Lilac 2 and Leafy Berry Branch dies along with ModaScrap’s  new Happy Frame.  They are all available now from Elizabeth Craft Designs.   The following supplies are linked directly to website just click on any of them.  Be sure to check out Elizabeth Craft Designs blog and all the great designs our Design Team has come up with using the new releases.

Other Supplies
Cardstock – Brown, green ( 2 shades)

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Violet Galaxy

Distress Oxide Inks – Wilted Violet & Seedless Preserves

Distress Oxide Re-Inkers – Twisted Citron & Seedless Preserves

Thanks for stopping by I do hope you enjoyed.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!