Hello Dear Friends,
“The modest Rose puts forth a thorn,
The humble sheet a threat’ning horn:
While the Lily white shall in love delight,
Nor a thorn nor a thread stain her beauty bright.”
The above ode to this exquisite flower by famous romantic poet William Blake signifies the love for lilies that people have had for centuries. The Day Lily symbolizes innocence, purity and thankfulness. It’s a flower used not only as a prenatal gift to expecting mothers but also as an anniversary gift and for other occasions, too.
Today I present to you a card using this immensely captivating flower. This card is for all of my friends, thanking them for being a vital part of my life’s journey.
Hello, Diana here with another card sure to brighten the day for that garden-lover in your life. My mom has not only a green thumb but her whole hand is green! Seriously, she can stick a stalk in the ground and it will grow. She had many, many kinds of flowers in her garden but dahlias always bring her to mind. I’m pretty sure she would like this card even though I know she prefers live plants! Who would you send it to?
Hello my friends
A warm welcome to the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog. It’s Pavitra here and today i have a gorgeous card to share with you. I created it for a special friend, using the Dahlia from Susan’s Garden.
Dahlias are such versatile flowers, they come in various colors and with Susan’s dies it is so easy to create them. For this card I chose various shades of pink.
Hi Everyone, Christine here with a card I designed for Susan’s Garden Design Team. My card was created using Susan’s newly released Garden Notes Peony 2 along with the Rose 3 and several other dies.
Piyanki here today!
A big welcome to all. Today I have some freshly-picked dahlias from Susan’s Garden for you, resting on a watercolor background. Dahlias grow in so many colors. You can stay true to the ones found in nature the way Susan always shows, or color in whatever way you prefer. All of the dies from the Susan’s Garden collection are so versatile. Designed to make it easy for you to succeed, they include scored lines to help you shape the petals and leaves.
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.
Hello to all!
This is Anita here.
Welcome to Susan’s Garden! Flowers are a beautiful part of our life and they bring happiness and colour to our world. Susan’s Garden Notes dies help us to make these beautiful blooms and keep them with us forever.
One such flower is the Sunflower from the newest release, and that’s what I chose for my card today. You can check them all out here.
This is Selma Stevenson today. It is a little early to start thinking about Christmas, but I couldn’t resist using one of Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s new Cottage die sets to create a Christmas scene. I also used a variety of Susan’s CountryScapes die sets to complete this card.
Hi All! It’s Angela here today. I am so excited to be writing my first post for the Susan’s Garden Design Team! Today’s card is one inspired by my time in Northern New Brunswick, Canada, on the shores of the Bay Chaleur. I get to spent a couple of months here every summer. This time of year the wild flowers are glorious! My father’s field is covered in buttercups and wonderful purple iris. So of course I had to create a card with Susan’s Garden Notes Iris and CountryScapes – Land and Sea.
Welcome friends to another post where I have used the beautiful Dahlias from Susan’s Garden, this time on a canvas. Creating the canvas reminded me of my childhood where I used to see my mother nurture these beauties while helping her in the garden. Working with flowers makes you fall in love with the nature all the more, and such has been my experience. Though I chose a canvas, you could adapt the idea for very special cards, shadow boxes, and other projects. Look at the close-ups and instructions then it’s your turn to replicate it!