A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Friday, 30 October 2015

Christmas Lights in a Snow Storm

Merry Monday is one of my favourite Christmas card challenges.  This week their challenge is "Christmas Lights and Glitter".  I don't have any stamps or dies of Christmas lights but I did borrow a stamp from my friend, Loll, called Twinkling Tree that is perfect for a tree lit up with Christmas lights. 

I've already posted a couple of cards where I stamped Twinkling Tree on white cs, but when I borrowed it, I also stamped a few in white on navy shimmer cs.  I decided to use one of these for Merry Monday - I used a Quickie glue pen and gold glitter in each of the lights on the tree and sprinkled Frantage Shabby White Embossing Enamel around the tree - it created a lovely snowy effect with bits of gold in it.   For the snowy ground, I scribbled my Versamark pen along the bottom and added the Frantage to it as well.

It called out for a gold shimmer cs cardbase and a gold die cut sentiment.  In real life, it is all very glittery and shimmery - so much so, that I decided to make a much calmer, cooler version that is more "me" in style:

For this version, I painstakingly put little shimmer stickers onto each light on the tree and then sprinkled Frantage Chunky White Embossing Enamel.

Let me know which version you like best!



  1. Stunning cards, Susan! I love all that glitter! xx

  2. Stunning card, Susan, the colours are so beautiful. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

    Love and hugs

  3. I love both versions of this, Susan! The first is very dramatic and the second is just as beautiful! Thanks for sharing these with us at Merry Monday!

  4. Very pretty cards, Susan! Love how sparkly they are! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

  5. Both are so pretty Susan. I really can't choose a favourite. What an amazing set of cards you have made with this stamp ... each one unique and beautiful! xx

  6. WOW! Gorgeous cards!! I love the second one.

  7. Awesome! Love your take on the Christmas lights, perfect for the challenge at Merry Monday, thanks for playing along this week.

  8. Beautiful. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.


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