Els van de Burgt
Els van de Burgt, founder and co-owner of Elizabeth Craft Designs, was the first of the company’s designers. Her simple, bold and graphic style has been admired by our loyal following from day one. She is best known for her beautiful butter ies, owers, holiday ornaments, her Tags & More series and Fitted Frames series. On top of designing both dies and peel-off Stickers, Els is also a gifted teacher, delivering classes that are in demand all over the world. She is the face of Elizabeth Craft Designs, a proli c card maker, a proud mother and most recently, a proud grandmother. Hailing from the Netherlands, Els has been proud to call many places home, including Belgium, Canada and the U.S. When she’s not working, Els loves the outdoors, nature, traveling, or spending time with her family and friends in the beautiful surroundings of Pine, Colorado.
Joset van de Burgt
Joset van de Burgt, daughter of Els van de Burgt, has been heavily and happily involved in the family business since the very beginning. Unsurprisingly, Joset learned how to craft from an early age, visiting all her favorite craft shows in the Netherlands with Els. These days, Joset is inspired by beautiful pictures and her hobbies. She loves to create happy, colorful and cute projects and designs, which is very tting with her personality. Joset and her partner Tony live in Canada where they keep busy with their first-born, Annika. When Joset is not designing, working, and spending time with Annika, she enjoys skiing, baking, and riding her road bike.
Karen Burniston joined Elizabeth Craft Designs in 2014 as our first licensed designer. She is well-known in the industry for her unique and innovative interactive card designs and has years of experience translating those designs into easy-to-use dies. In addition to Karen’s active blog and social media, she also posts regular Pop it Ups™ video tutorials on her YouTube channel and travels to teach at stores and events throughout the world. Besides her messy studio, Karen’s favorite room in the house is the family room, where she spends time with her husband and twin teenagers watching their favorite shows or having family game nights. She also enjoys reading, puzzle-based apps and chaperoning her daughter’s marching band at Texas football games. Find out more about Karen on her blog, karenburniston.com or by subscribing to her YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/karenburniston1.
Susan Tierney-Cockburn (pronounced Co-burn) is a multi-talented artist and papercrafter known worldwide for her realistic 3D paper flower dies (Susan’s Garden), low relief realistic flower dies (Garden Notes), realistic small scale dies for creating scenes (CountryScapes), and rubber stamps (Seeds of Thought). She is also an avid gardener, baker and blogger, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and a retired nurse. She loves tree houses and sketchbooks, animals (especially her lively kitties), and as you might have guessed by now she needs little sleep and has nearly boundless energy.
Suzanne Cannon is the third licensed designer to join Elizabeth Craft Designs. She brings with her decades of experience as an artist, designer, calligrapher, card maker, and paper crafter. Her dies will take your projects to a whole new level of elegance and sophistication. The words and greetings begin with Suzanne’s own unique pen and ink hand-lettering, not computer fonts. Dies are large enough to star on card fronts and they are perfect for journal pages, mixed media, and more. One of our favorite things about Suzanne’s charming and graceful dies is that they mesh seamlessly with other products from the Elizabeth Craft Designs collections.
Bianca Petroschi is an artist through and through. She paints, sketches, draws and then draws some more. Bianca and her talented sketches joined Elizabeth Craft Designs as our fourth licensed designer in 2015. Her first assignment was to create stamps, both clear and cling-mounted red rubber, which was an easy task for an artist of her caliber. She is a woman of many styles, ranging from realistic (birds, animals and more) to whimsical (Daisy the Hedgehog). Bianca lives in beautiful Romania with her husband of twelve years and her son. In addition to designing stamps, she is a prolific and imaginative paper crafter. Bianca is inspired by Mother Nature, all seasons and anything colorful. When she’s not at her work table or easel, Bianca loves to listen to country music, practice aromatherapy, or relax with a scented candle and her favorite art magazine.