Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge – July

Hi everyone!

Welcome to our first Susan’s Garden Design Team Designer Challenge. Some of you asked for this challenge earlier in the year and we are so happy to finally be able to include it.

Susan Tierney-Cockburn designs flower dies that are realistic, just like those we find in nature, and they are scaled so they can be used together in bouquets. For our first challenge let’s celebrate with flowers! Create a card/project anything you want as long as it includes one or more of Susan’s Garden flowers.


For our Challenge today we are giving away a Susan’s Garden Prize Pack which includes: Garden Notes Square Window & Flower Box, Sunflower 2 and an All Metal Tool Kit to 3 winners. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What  is your favorite flower from the Garden Notes collection?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, July 14th, here on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

Now let’s take a look at the wonderful creations our talented Design Team have created for the Challenge this month. For more information about the cards, click on the designer’s name under each card to be taken to the designer’s blog post and open the project in a new window.


Selma Stevenson starts us off this month with a colorful card featuring Garden Notes – Grapevine Wreath and Garden Notes – Lily 2 from Susan’s Garden using White, Dark Chocolate, Sunflower and True Green Soft  Finish Cardstock. Selma used ModaScrap’s Romantic Corner & Pair of Leaves 1 die sets and the Celebrate sentiment from Els van de Burgt Studio. She also included the bird from Krista Schneider’s Bird-day Party Clear Stamps and coordinating dies.

Christine Pooler is sending hugs with the beautiful card above. To create her card, Christine used the Garden Notes Dahlia from Susan’s Garden along with the A Way with Words – Sending Hugs Kisses and Corners 1 from Els van de Burgt Studio. She also used White Soft Finish Cardstock and PanPastels Set 3.

Anita Kejriwal has used the Garden Notes – Alstroemeria from Susan’s Garden to create the beautiful card above. Anita also used papers from ModaScrap Sweet Vintage Rose Paper Pack as well as sentiments from the Dreams Sentiments Clear Stamp set from Joset Designs.

Angela Whelton  is next with a cup full of flowers. Angela chose the Garden Notes Day Lily and Garden Notes  Victorian Tea Cup and Saucer from Susan’s Garden to create her card. She also used the Fitted Frames 1 Lace Rectangles and Leafy Branch from Els van de Burgt Studio, White Soft Finish Cardstock, ModaScrap Sweet Vintage Rose Paper Pack and PanPastels 2.

Pavitra Chanchal has created a bunch of peonies for her card using the Garden Notes Peony 2 and Garden Notes Fairy – Rose Petal from Susan’s Garden. She also used the ModaScrap Oriental Card, General Sentiments Clear Stamps from Joset Designs and Mustard Soft Finish Cardstock.

Shalini Pahwa says hello to us with her card. She used Garden Notes Sunflower 2 from Susan’s Garden. Other dies include ModaScrap Flower Lace 2 and Postage Stamp Rectangles from Els van de Burgt Studio. For the background of her card, Shalini chose the Paisley Stage it Stencil. The sentiment is from the General Sentiments Clear Stamp set from Joset Designs.

Piyanki Biswas shares a piece of bottle art she has created using the Garden Notes – Tuberous Begonia from Susan’s Garden.  She used White Soft Finish Cardstock and PanPastels to create her flowers.


Thank you for visiting our blog today. We hope you enjoyed seeing all the wonderful creations our Susan’s Garden Design Team created this month and that you will be inspired to create some beautiful flowers using Susan’s Garden flower dies. Don’t forget to visit our designers’ blogs by clicking on their names to find out more about each project.

If you would like a chance to win our giveaway, be sure to leave your comment on TODAY’S blog post. We will select three lucky winners in a random drawing and the winners  will be announced here on our blog on Friday, July 14th.

Happy Creating!