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Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge – December

December 12, 2017
Hi everyone!

The Susan’s Garden Design Team are back today with our final Designer Challenge for the year.

Christmas is now only a couple of weeks away. When people think of Christmas and colors, the most traditional colors that come to mind are the colors red and green. For our challenge this month, our design team are to include the colors red, green and white with either gold or silver on their projects. It doesn’t have to be a Christmas card as these colors can be used throughout the year.

For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: “What Susan’s Garden products would you like to find under your Christmas tree this year?”

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, December 15th, 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 will open up in a new window.

 

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Blooming Gerbera from Susan’s Garden

October 6, 2017

Hello Friends

Autumn is finally here and the leaves are turning to shades of orange and red. I love the fiery colours, so vibrant and beautiful.

The Susan’s Garden collection has many flowers that bring the essence of fall to my table. One such flower is the Gerbera Daisy.

My card today features these delightful daisies. Can you feel fall  here, too?

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Celebration Treat Box with Susan’s Garden Notes Dahlia

September 27, 2017

Hello Dear Friends,

September marks the beginning of the fall season, accentuating life’s fleeting nature and the spirit of letting go, starting anew. I am in love with this season because it is the beginning of a protracted festival season in India, the time of year where we not only invite light into our homes by lighting candles and our fireplaces, but also bring light into our lives by inviting our friends and family over to share in laughter, music, singing, dancing, food and drink. We clean our homes, open our hearts, and cleanse our souls of past misgivings – just like the trees letting go of old leaves, knowing that fresh new green life will follow.

I have created a Treat Bag to help make the gatherings memorable, the brand new Susan’s Garden Notes Dahlia to make my flowers. Here in India, the Dahlia is considered to the flower of the Fall, symbolizing being graceful under pressure and achieving success against all odds. I chose fall hues in shades of yellow and orange to heighten the effect of the season.

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Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge – September

September 12, 2017
Hi everyone!

The Susan’s Garden Design Team are back today with another fun Designer Challenge to share with you.

This month the challenge is …. Home Decor – create a project which could be used as a Home Decor item which includes any products from Susan’s Garden.

Susan’s Garden has many die sets which would work wonderfully to create home decor items, and as you will see by our Design Teams projects there are a lot of ideas you can use to decorate your homes or even give as gifts.

For our Challenge today we are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website to 3 winners. 

To enter, simply leave a comment on this blog post below and answer this question: What Home Decor items do you like to create to use in your home?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, September 15th, 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 will open up in a new window.

Selma Stevenson starts us off this month with this beautiful frame she created to help decorate the house for autumn/fall. To decorate her frame Selma has used Susan’s Garden Garden Notes Sunflower 2; Woodland Leaves; Garden Patch – 7/8 inch & Mini Leaves; CountryScapes – Build a Scarecrow; CountryScrapes Country Critters 1. Selma also used the Pumpkins die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs; A Way with Words – Amazing Beautiful and 4 Seasons die sets. White and Sunflower Soft Finish Cardstock, PanPastels and Prills were also used to create this frame.

Christine Pooler has created this beautiful lantern to decorate her house this fall. To create this project Christine has used Susan’s Garden Garden Notes – Sunflower 2; Woodland Leaves and Garden Notes – Grapevine Wreath. Christine used White Soft Finish Cardstock and PanPastels for her flowers and leaves.

Piyanki Biswas has created a beautiful card for our challenge today. To create her card Piyanki has used Susan’s Garden Garden Notes Anemone and Garden Notes Ivy Vine. Piyanki used Soft Finish Cardstock when creating her card.

Angela Whelton has created a beautifully decorated notice board for our challenge. Angela has used Susan’s Garden Garden Notes – Sunflower 2; Garden Notes – Aster; Garden Notes – Zinnia and Garden Notes – Queen Anne’s Lace to decorate her notice board.

Pavitra Chanchal has created a stunning photo frame. Pavitra has used Susan’s Garden Garden Notes – Lily 2; Garden Notes – Dahlia; Stitched Rectangles; Stage it Stencils – Paisley to decorate her piece.

Shalini Pahwa has created this stunning ornamental fan for your project for today’s challenge. Shalini has used Susan’s Garden Garden Notes – Alstroemeria; Garden Notes – Dahlia (leaves); Garden Notes – Ivy Vine, as well as the Entwined Circles die set.

For our final project today we have Anita Kejriwal who has decorated a frame for her home decor piece. Anita has used Susan’s Garden Garden Notes – Dahlia; Garden Notes – Rose 3 and A Way with Stencils – Dotty to  decorate her frame.

Thank you for visiting our blog today. We hope you enjoyed seeing all the wonderful creations our Design Team created this month and that it has inspired you to create your own Home Decor items. 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, September 15th.

Happy Creating!


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Celebration with Susan’s Garden Tuberous Begonia

August 30, 2017

Hello Dear Friends,

Celebration is not a specific human phenomenon. The fluttering birds, the dancing leaves, the sprinkling droplets of water, the dance of the animals, the roar of clouds, even the inconsequential insects find reasons to celebrate. God has however, given us, humans, a much larger proportion of reasons to rejoice our existence, our civilized bondings, our togetherness and our victories.

In the urban changing lifestyles fraught with stress and pressures, we should find every reason to get together with our loved ones and celebrate our special moments and our smallest of victories. My creation today is a thematic card dedicated to the spirit of celebrations on each such small occasion. Let’s all ease out our burdens and strains and join our loved ones for such celebrations… Cheers!!!!

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Day Lily Thank You Card

July 26, 2017

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.

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Window Box of Begonias

June 7, 2017

Hello everyone Christine here from Susan’s Garden Design Team I am so excited to be using  a couple of Susan’s brand new releases coming soon at Elizabeth Craft Designs.  This card has Susan’s Garden Notes Begonia and Garden Notes Window w/window box.  My card is a 5-1/2″ square tent fold card but it can certainly be made in another size and could be a side fold card.

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Happiness with Gerberas

June 2, 2017

Hello !!!!

This is Anita here with another flower filled card from Susan’ s Garden.

Gerberas are beautiful blooms that can be found in many colours. They range from white, pale pink, peach to hot red , yellow , orange and so on.

I have created many such colourful gerbera blooms with Susan’s Garden Notes die.

You can see the other cards with gerberas here and here

My card today features the beautiful gerbera with the new ModaScrap papers.

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“HELLO” – SUNSHINE TULIP CARD

May 30, 2017

“A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different…

It doesn’t have to. Its different…”

These lines from America’s celebrated spiritual teacher and author Marianne Williamson describes the spirit of the Tulip flower. Tulips have been known since centuries as the symbol of perfect endearing love between partners or family members.

Today I dedicate this card to the bonhomie I share with a childhood friend of mine whom I have connected with after almost 30 years. I have used Yellow tulips in this card as they mean “there’s a sunshine in your smile”. Yellow tulip is a great medium to express affection and care for your friends and loved ones. I dedicate this card not only to my friend but also all my fellow designers as a mark of warmth and camaraderie I share with each one of you.

This “Hello ” card is a layered card.

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