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, 8 July 2016

Cards for National Chocolate Day

When I saw yesterday's SCS Ways to Use It challenge, I discovered that yesterday was National Chocolate Day - never knew there was such a thing, but I took it as an excuse to go out and treat myself to some lovely chocolates and to make two cards that refer to chocolate.

The challenge is "Celebrate Chocolate" by using brown, white and/or cream with the option of red, gold and silver.

I have two fabulous sentiment stamps by Kay Foley that refer to chocolate so decided to make two cards so that I could use them as my focal points.

For the first card, I used the option of gold:

I used cream cs, stamped the sentiment in brown, and framed it in brown. I stamped a bit of Gorgeous Grunge splatter on the card base and scattered some gold sequins around the frame.

And for this card, I used the option of red as it toned in well with the reddish colours that come out in brown bister:

I stamped the sentiment on a piece of coated cs that had been sprinkled with brown bister, spritzed, and air-dried. I then layered it with red and brown borders, and used a cream card base.

It will make a great get well card next time I need one.

Speaking of dogs, as the second card does, my sweet pup, Tessa, is growing so quickly.  Here she is out on the back porch soaking up some sun:

Thanks for dropping by today!

Supplies for the first card:
Stamps: Kay Foley sentiment, Gorgeous Grunge splatter 
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Bazill brown linen cs 
Ink: Memento Rick Cocoa 
Accessories: gold sequins, MFT pierced frame die  

Supplies for the second card:

Stamps: Kay Foley
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, coated cs, brown and red cs
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Accessories: brown bister, clear embossing powder, fun foam, Nesties matting basics rectangles    



  1. Fun chocolate cards! Cute pup! Darn I missed chocolate day. I love chocolate. I did have a bit.

  2. I love both your cards Susan. So beautifully framed wonderful Quotes all celebrating chocolates...what fun! BTW, Your sequins look great!

    Tessa is so adorable basking in the sun with her toy :-) TFS all...Hugs, Nancy

  3. Two fabulous cards to celebrate chocolate!! Who knew??!! :) Tessa is getting big fast. She is so adorable. Can't wait to meet her next Saturday! xx

  4. I had no idea we had a National Chocolate day! Maybe that's just in Canada, but it should be world wide! I love both of these sentiments and the way you've presented them. The second card reminds me of chocolate covered cherries! Tessa is so sweet! Is she settling in well and not missing her original family? I'm sure she doesn't want for loving attention.


Thanks for leaving me a message! I love hearing from you.