Elizabeth Craft Designs – September Designers’ Challenge: Autumn

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today is the last day of September and that means it is our Designers’ Challenge at Elizabeth Craft Designs. Our design team was asked to create projects with the Autumn theme using the wonderful Elizabeth Craft Designs dies and peel-off stickers.

My first card is a fun Halloween card using the Katie Label Accordion die set, designed by the wonderful Karen Burniston. I used the Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter base for the peel off stickers and colored them with Copic markers. I also used the ‘B’ letter from the Happy Birthday die and cut out the ‘o’ letters from the Thinking of You die. To add a little more fun to the colored peel off stickers, I also added glitter dots for eyes.


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I also colored up some pumpkins over Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and created a simpler card that is easy to recreate too, perfect for our host for Thanksgiving. This time I used the Ring Accordion die set, also designed by the wonderful Karen Burniston.

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Thank you so much for stopping by today and please take a look at the beautiful creations of our entire team at Elizabeth Craft Designs.

hugs to you all, Rita

Supplies used today by Elizabeth Craft Designs:
– (903) Katie Label Accordion die set, designed by Karen Burniston
– (904) Ring Accordion die set, designed by Karen Burniston
– (783) Happy Birthday die
– (789) Thinking of You die
– (732) Candles die set
– (SKU 2585) Halloween in Frame Peel Off Sticker in gold
– (SKU 2538) Pumpkins Peel Off Sticker in black
– (SKU 7018) Glitter Dots
– (798) Four Bows die set
– Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Double Sided Adhesive

Other supplies:
– Fall & Halloween cardstock by DCWV
– Sweater Weather cardstocks by DCWV


Birthday Blog Hop with Milk N Coffee: Create Your Own Sunshine


Milk N Coffee is turning 3 years old on September 30th and to celebrate these wonderful 3 years with you, we are here with a fun Birthday Blog Hop.

Of course, the theme is THREE!

Our Design Team was asked to create projects with THREE and now we are here to challenge you too to create a project with the same THREE theme. It can be three embellishments, three colors, three papers, three elements or three patterns or something you can thing with three, basically Anything Goes with three.

Please note the rules of the hop:
1. Please visit each of our DT members blog (list below) and leave a comment on our Birthday Blog Hop post.
2. Return to the main blog & add your name to the linky: CLICK HERE

Our Design Team:
Rita (you’re here)

The winner of the blog hop will receive:
– ONE CUSTOM IMAGE from Milk N Coffee

The lucky winner will be drawn at random on 2rd of October. Please note:  we will be checking that the randomly drawn winner has left a comment on each of our DT member’s post. And something fun too! There’s a freebie at the bottom of my post — please use and enjoy it (click to enlarge it).

I would also like to share my card I created for my sweet friend, Tracy (psst, don’t tell her, she doesn’t know yet), dropped in and gone with the mail this morning.

My image today is the lovely Little Girl with Umbrella — just so darling!

I also used my 3 favorite die sets by the wonderful Elizabeth Craft Designs, designed by Karen Burniston: Lucy Label Pop Up, All Seasons Tree and Agatha Edges — used 3 trees.

My 3 different papers were: Sweet Sentiments by Graphic 45, The Gilded Paper Stack by DCWV and Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz by Elizabeth Craft Designs.

And 3 different embellishments: flowers by Joann Craft Store and Live and Love Crafts, ribbon by my local fabric store and little heart by Live and Love Crafts.

Thank you so much for stopping by and GOOD LUCK with the blog hop!

hugs, Rita

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Entering the following challenges:
– Little Miss Muffet Challenge #94 Anything Goes
– Crafty Sentiments Challenge Autumn Colors
– Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes
– Alphabet Challenge P for Pretty Petals
– Cute Cards Challenge #339 Awesome Autumn
– 613 Avenue Create Challenge #89 Anything Goes
– Ruby’s Rainbow Challenge #88 Anything Goes
– Crafting from the Heart Challenge #36 Anything Goes
– Artistic Inspirations Challenge #106 Anything Goes

Mom’s Hug


Digital Stamp Mom's hug

There’s something new again with Milk N Coffee, our design team has created some beautiful projects and it’s all about BACK TO SCHOOL.

I would like to share my new card with the super sweet Mom’s Hug. Can you believe that this is actually my sweet little daughter and me? THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH! I will love this little image forever. And the card is for my little girl’s 6th birthday. Happy birthday, sweetheart!

Please stop by Milk N Coffee Etsy Store to explore all the wonderful images. What can I say? I absolutely adore these little images as they’re drawn by two amazingly sweet ladies I hope to meet one day!

The gorgeous Garden Bench die set and the Katie Label Pivot Card are by the wonderful Elizabeth Craft Designs, designed by the talented Karen Burniston. I also used the Happy Birthday die by Elizabeth Craft Designs. There are lots of flowers today, all by Live and Love Crafts. My paper is K&Company, it’s very pretty combination of soft colors and beautiful design. For the card base, I used Martha Stewart Crafts Punch Around the Page Set, Eyelet Lace.

My coloring? I cannot thank Alyce, my friend and teacher enough — wonderful classes, coloring community, support, feedback and just awesome friendships along the journey! I honestly hope that you too will hop over to Kit & Clowder Coloring Community and sign up for the fantastic classes!

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, E04
Mom’s Hair: E40, E42, E44, E74, E47, E49
Mom’s Dress: BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05
Girl’s Dress: R81, R83, R85, R89
Girl’s Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37, E29
Thank you all for stopping by on this fun Thursday! And really, thank you so much for checking out my blog, hugs, Rita
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Entering the following challenges:
– Live & Love Crafts Challenge #27 Things with Wings
– Natalie and Amy’s Challenge #24 Things with Wings
– Little Miss Muffet Challenge #93 Blue and Greens
– Brown Sugar Challenge #109 Anything Goes (didn’t enter)
– Crafty Sentiments Challenge Anything Goes
– The Squirrel and the Fox Challenge #76 Spring or Autumn
– Through the Craft Room Door Challenge Anything Goes
– Alphabet Challenge O for Ombre
– Cute Cards Challenge #337 Rainbow (didn’t enter)
– 613 Avenue Create Challenge #87 Anything Goes
– Ruby’s Rainbow Challenge #87 Keys (didn’t enter)
– Crafting from the Heart Challenge #34 Anything Goes
– Artistic Inspirations Challenge #107 Anything Goes

Framed Art for Auction

Hi Crafty Friends,

I would like to invite you today to take a look at my framed art that I’m auctioning off.

Why? I would like to help out a very sweet friend who has a huge veterinarian bill to pay and is very much struggling to pay it. She is a very kind crafty friend and now seeing her having to sell her craft supplies just hurts me. I am so hopeful that with your help, we can ease her struggle.

Each item will fit in a standard USPS box, which comes with insurance and a tracking number, please add $12.85 to the total for US shipment. International shipments depend on final destination, I’m happy to calculate the shipping costs.

Each item starts at $20 and the auction will end on September 7th, midnight PST. Please leave your message below with the item# and your US dollar value.

I truly appreciate your support and hope to raise enough money so she can keep her markers, cutters and all.

Hugs and love, Rita

Item# 1 is Hello Charlotte Clock, click link for full details: HELLO CHARLOTTE


Item# 2 is Fairy and Little Butterfly in Whimsical Garden, click link for full details: FAIRY AND LITTLE BUTTERFLY IN WHIMSICAL GARDEN


Item# 3 is Fairy in Daffodil Field, click link for full details: FAIRY IN DAFFODIL FIELD


Item# 4 is Little Fairy in Hidden Forest, click link for full details: LITTLE FAIRY IN HIDDEN FOREST


Item# 5 is Bedtime Story, click link for full details: BEDTIME STORY


My Lighthouse


Good morning crafty friends,

Today I would like to share my nautical themed card with you, my Elizabeth Craft Designs DT card.

I have been fascinated by light houses as long as I can remember and never miss a chance to visit one. Of course, light houses were built to guide sailors and bring them back to land safely and that’s exactly how I think of them in our daily lives too. To me, a lighthouse can symbolize our homes, our friendship or something special and can be used as a special guide to bring our loved ones back to us safely.

I hope you have a nice cup of coffee or tea in your hand so you can sit back and enjoy my tutorial.

This is how you can create this fun nautical card:

1. Cut light blue cardstock 6″ x 12″, score and fold at 6″. Put aside.

2. Cut light blue patterned paper 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″. Cut white zig-zag patterned paper 2″ x 5 3/4″. Set aside.

3. Using the Accordion Fancy Label, die cut one accordion panel from yellow anchor paper. Cut out center label and trim off the long side tab to create one fancy label. Set aside. 

4. Die cut fancy label from blue diagonal paper using the largest accessory die from the Accordion Fancy Label set. Set aside.

5. Die cut 10 flags from patterned paper using the triangle flag die from the Lots of Pops set. Set aside.

6. Using the large bubbles of the Rubber Ducky die set, die cut craft paper. Set aside.

Picture below will show you all the cuts for our card.


7. Next we will work with the Double Sided Adhesive, Peel-off stickers and white cardstock. Peel off the release sheet from the Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and adhere the adhesive side to white cardstock. Peel off the other release sheet and place it upside down on your craft mat (shiny side up). Place lighthouse and life ring peel-off sticker upside down on the release sheet (sticky side up) and place your white cardstock with the Double Sided Adhesive Sheet applied to it on top. Turn over, remove the release sheet and cover adhesive and peel-off sticker with Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish and brush off the extra glitter. Fussy cut around each image.

8. Use your Copic or other alcohol markers to color peel-offs. Els also has a wonderful video of this technique on YouTube: Silk Microfine Glitter – Coloring with Alcohol Markers

9. Adhere the smaller Accordion Fancy Label onto the larger die cut with foam squares and prepare the large die cut with foam squares. Also adhere the magenta-white zig-zag piece onto the blue tile page.


10. Adhere the little flags onto natural hemp cord creating two separate strings. Also adhere the craft paper ‘bubble’ die cuts to create a ‘metal ring’ from more natural hemp cord.


11. Adhere the earlier assembled elements onto the card. Also adhere the lighthouse onto the Accordion Fancy Label die cut and place the life ring to the right with natural hemp cord connecting the two elements.


12. For the inside of our card, cut your desired page to 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ and add ‘Missing You’ large peel-off sticker from the “Thinking of You” Peel-off sticker sheet.

As always, I would like to thank you for following my tutorial and I hope that you enjoyed reading it as much as I did creating it.

hugs, Rita


Elizabeth Craft Designs supplies used today:

– (778) Lots of Pops die set
– (771) Accordion Fancy Label die set
– (920) Rubber Ducky die set
– (SKU 2574) Lighthouses Peel-off Sticker
– (SKU 2580) Thinking of You, Large Peel-off Sticker
– (502) Double Sided Adhesive
– (641) Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Other supplies:
– Natural hemp cord
– 6 x 6 Glitz paper pack , Uncharted Waters by Traci Smith
– Light blue and white cardstock
– Foam squares