Blue Poppy & Daisies

Blue Poppy & Daisies

Hello My Crafty Friends,

So happy that Susan is going with Spellbinders and that I am on her Design Team.  I will be linking more products once her new release comes out this September.  When you click on the linked items it takes you to the site where you can purchase you do not pay anymore this way but I do earn a small commision when you do this.

Today I have another sympathy card I created once again using Susan’s Garden Notes Poppy 2 and Shasta Daisy.  The background paper is a photo I had taken of some old peeling wallpaper then printed on white Soft Finish Cardstock.

Here is how I created it.

Step 1  6″ x 6″ card base.  Cut colored cardstock (black used here) 5-1/4″ square adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  Cut background paper 5″ square add to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 2  Create 3 daisies, 2 buds and 1 poppy  Susan’s video for these which can be found here

Step 3  Build flowers on left side of card front using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 4  chose sentiment stamp on white Soft Finish Cardstock edge with black ink adhere to upper right of card front using pop dots.

I do hope that you have enjoyed this simple tutorial and that it has given you some inspiration to create.

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


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


Cardstock – Black

Background paper

ink – black

Blue Copic Markers – unsure of color used as I did poppy a long time ago



Poppy Hugs

Poppy Hugs

Hello My Crafty Friends,

I do hope you are all staying safe and healthy.  We are staying home as much as possible only going to grocery store as needed.   Boy I cannot wait until hubby can take this job back I am not a fan of grocery shopping.  We are both in that bracket of being higher risk due to health and age he is 78 and I am 70.   Let ‘s hope that this is all over soon so we can get back to some kind of normalcy.

During my time at home I have been making some flowers and creating cards.  Today’s card is featuring the poppy and daisy.  Perfect timing on my part as I see Susan is doing a live today and one of the things she is demonstrating is the poppy so I will link that as soon as it is available.  Susan’s link came be found here for both the poppy and daisy.

Sadly I have several sympathy cards to make none being due to the virus thank goodness.

Exciting news from Susan Tierney-Cockburn she is going with Spellbinders and will have a new release of dies and tools this fall.  I am so excited as I love working with Susan’s dies as they make the most realistic looking paper flowers.

Here is how I created today’s card.

Step 1  6″ X 6″ card base

Step 2  Cut 5-3/4″ square water color paper and create a background using Distress Oxide Inks in colors of your choice.    Once dry adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.

Step 3  Sentiment was cut from black cardstock with Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Suzanne Cannon’s A Way With Words – Sending Hugs die set was used here. Adhere to lower left of card front.  Most of the time I add sentiment last but in this case space was an isssue so to make sure everything fit I added first.

Step 4 Cut 2 Garden Notes Canning Jar from clear sticker paper.  A blue color alcohol marker was used to cut front of one jar for the water although it is hard to see with the background.  Adhere second jar over jar that you have colored so color will be locked in between.  Add stems to jar down through jar opening stems will stick to jar to hold in place.  Add small pieces to back of stems so they are hidden by stems then adhere jar to lower right of card front.

Step 5  Create 2 poppies and 1 bud using Garden Notes Poppy 2 die set.  Mine were cut from white Soft Finish Cardstock then colored with Copics Alcohol Markers R29 & R08.  Create 1 Daisy and 1 Bud using Garden Note Shasta Daisy.  Adhere flowers to top of jar using Kids Choice Glue.

Step 6 Add Twine bow at neck of jar attaching with a dot of Kids Choice Glue.

Thanks for stopping by today hope it has been inspirational and you create your own paper bouquet.  Until next time – Happy Crafting!


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

Designer Hexagon Challenge


Hello Everyone,

Welcome to my blog.  Today is challenge day for the Elizabeth Craft Designs Design Team.  This month our challenge is Hexagon Inspiration this is the card I designed for the challenge.  Be sure to go to Elizabeth Craft Designs blog  at this LINK to see what the other Design Team members have created using Joset’s newly released Stitched Hexagons and Fitted Hexagon dies.  While there, be sure to answer the question for a chance to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate to Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The question for $20.00 giveaway this month is what is your favorite way to use Elizabeth Craft Designs Stitched Hexagons or Fitted Hexagons dies.  Winners will be announced Friday June 22, 2018.

Here is how my card was created.

Step 1  From green cardstock using Garden Notes Leafy Berry Branch cut 1 set.  Lay right side down on molding mat using medium ball tool rub backs of leaves to give a bit of dimension, turn over and run ball tool down stem and branches.  Using Nuvo Crystal Drops (Dandelion Yellow used here) make berries.  Set aside to dry.  When berries are dry on right side add berries to back side set aside to dry.

Step 2  Form 6″ X 6″ card base.  ( Elizabeth Craft Designs Soft Finish Cardstock -Cafe au Lait used here)

Step 3  Cut patterned paper 5-3/4″ square adhere to card front using Clear Double Sided Adhesive.  (ModaScrap – Wood Effects used here)

Step 4  From same cardstock as card base that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back  cut 2 frames using Joset’s Designs Stitched Hexagons.  Using 2 largest hexagons cut 1 frame then use next 2 sizes to cut second frame.  Lay 2 dies together lining up evenly tape together with removable tape lay on your cardstock then die cut.  Adhere to card front.


Step 5  Using Joset van de Burgt Words 4 – Remember cut twice With Sympathy from black cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive on back.  Adhere to card front in upper half of smallest rectangle frame to allow room for flowers below.

Step 6  Cut Garden Notes Maiden Hair Fern from green cardstock.  Shade using ink.  Lay right side down on molding mat use medium ball tool to rub back of leaves turn over run ball down stem.

Step 7  Cut 3 poppies from white Soft Finish Cardstock (you can use colored cardstock if you prefer) using Susan’s Garden Notes Poppy 2 die set.  Color/shade and shape your flowers.  Susan has a great video to help with this on her Facebook page Susan’s Garden Club found here.

Step 8  Assemble your bouquet on card front using Kids Choice Glue Starting with ferns then berry branches and last the poppies.

Here is another card I created using the Stitched Hexagons it was done for the Inspiration day of Joset’s new release and was posted on this blog with tutorial.


I do hope that you have enjoyed this post today!  For any of the Elizabeth Craft Designs products I used just click on pictures below it will take you to their site where you can purchase.   Don’t forget to check out their blog for what the other designers have created and answer question for chance to win $20.00 gift certificate.

Until next time – Happy Crafting!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Other Supplies

Cardstock – green, black, yellow

Nuvo Crystal Drops – Dandelion Yellow

Copic Markers – FBG2 & B12



My Pink Poppy

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Hello everyone today I have created a card for Susan Tierney-Cockburn Design Team from Elizabeth Craft Designs which features Susan’s Garden Poppy die set.  I was inspired to make a pink poppy by one that grows in my garden.  A dear friend shared some seeds with me a few years ago and I just love this poppy.  Here is a picture of the poppies that inspired me.  2016-07-02 09.48.27

The card’s finished size  is 5-1/2″ X 6″ and here is how it was made.

  1. Cut white Soft Finish Cardstock 5-1/2″ by 12″ score at 6″ fold on score line.
  2.  Cut 1 piece of printed paper 5-1/4″x 2-7/8″ and 1 piece of solid cardstock 5-1/4″ X 2-7/8″.  Cut 1 piece decorative strip to cover seam (ribbon could be used) 1/4″ X 5-1/4″.
  3. Cut 1 piece of chicken wire from white cardstock.
  4. Cut scalloped oval from white cardstock (next to smallest from Accordion Oval Card).
  5. Ink all edges of card base and all other pieces.  Vintage Photo Distress Ink used here.
  6. Stamp “Good Luck” from Joset’s General Sentiment Stamp set in black ink.
  7. From white 85# Soft Finish Cardstock cut 1 poppy, 2 sets of bud petals and 4 stamens.  From Green cardstock cut 4 bud petals, 2 stems, several leaves and 1 Leafy Branch.
  8. To color the poppy and petals Copics PP5 marker was used.  Colored right side of poppy, petals and stamen then on the back side just colored edges.  Using black PanPastels from set 1 color center of poppy and also a little at very base of each petal for buds.  Poppies are then shaped and assembled.  Susan has a great YouTube video which is very helpful for this you can find here  Note:When doing the center of poppy I did it a little different to be more like my inspirational poppy.  I used 3 green petals shaped with ball tool gluing them together forming a dome shape then gluing the 4th petal over the top of the dome.  Added a little glue and dipped in yellow pollen.  Take 2 stamen and glue end to end add a little glue along length of very bottom and roll around the little dome you made.  Repeat with last 2 stamens.  Fluff out the stamens.  2016-07-06 20.28.03
  9. Assemble card using Clear Double Sided Adhesive to attach the printed paper to left side of card the solid cardstock to right side (leaving 1/8″ all around edge of card) and decorative strip to cover the seam of two papers coming together.  Add Chicken Wire die cut using clear drying glue in a few spots.  (if you do not use too much glue you can lace the Leafy Branch through the wire in places).  Attach leafy branch, stem, poppy, buds and leaves on right side of card front.  Attach scalloped oval using pop dots.



Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies

Susan’s Garden Notes – Poppy

Pop It Ups – Chicken Wire

Accordion Oval Card

Joset Designs General Sentiments

Leafy Branch

Soft Finish Cardstock – white

Soft Finish Cardstock – Pink Peach

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

PanPastels – Set 1

Susan’s Garden 4 piece Tool Set

Molding Pad

Leaf Pad

Kids Choice Glue

Other Supplies

Green Cardstock

Printed Paper

Yellow Pollen Powder

Black Ink

Distress Ink – Vintage Photo

PP5 Copics Marker Pop Dots

I do hope that you have enjoyed this tutorial today and you are inspired to make your own card.  Be sure to check out all the great dies and other supplies at Elizabeth Craft Designs

Until next time Happy Scrapping!