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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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Celebrate Every Victory

August 23, 2017

 

Hello friends, Piyanki here today welcoming you to a brand new post. Hydrangeas have been one of my favourites from the Susan’s Garden collection and I thoroughly enjoy using the hydrangea dies every single time I make a project with them. The flowers themselves are so vibrant and can be created with so many variations in the colors, just like in nature.

This time instead of using inks, paints, glitter, micro beads and such – what I usually do for backgrounds – I used some dies to create a simple, elegant white-on-white panel. I think the sentiment – “Celebrate every victory, no matter how small” – speaks volumes.

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Wildflowers

August 16, 2017

 

Hello to all you wonderful craft-loving friends.  Today is my turn to post on Elizabeth Craft Designs blog with a design for Susan’s Garden Design Team.

The card I created features the wildflowers that grow right here in Maine.  The flowers are arranged in Susan’s Garden Notes Pottery Pitcher, a die that is made to look like an old enamel pitcher.  I love having the actual flowers to look at as I create them in paper.  Most of the wildflowers are found growing either in my field or along the roadside as I drive into town.  The one I could not find was the blue chicory.  I had my husband driving around to find some, but we were a few days too early and by the time I was ready to create the chicory they were in bloom.

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Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge – August

August 8, 2017

Hi everyone,

Welcome to our August Susan’s Garden Design Team Designer Challenge. We had such a fantastic response to our first Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge last month, we are so glad that you all enjoyed it.

Susan Tierney-Cockburn not only designs beautiful flower dies for us to create with,  she also designs a line of CountryScapes dies that can stand alone or be combined to create beautiful scenes.

Our challenge this month is Home is where the Heart is – Use any of the Susan’s Garden House related dies to create your card/project.

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: “Which dies from Susan’s collection make you think of your home?”

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing.

The winners will be announced on Friday, August 11th, 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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Dreams of Hydrangeas

July 31, 2017

Hi everyone! Angela here. For today’s project I have opted to go with a tag using Tags and More 7 – Vine, Susan’s Garden Notes Hydrangea 2, as well as the CountryScapes – Country Fence 1 and Elizabeth Craft’s Leafy Branch. The grass and sky background were created using CountryScapes – Clouds and Grass.

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Susan’s Garden Designer Challenge – July

July 11, 2017

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.

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Purple Iris by the Sea

June 29, 2017

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.

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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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