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".

Monday 21 August 2017

Perfect Winter Holiday

The new Less is More challenge is:

I once rented a cabin with friends in the winter and we nestled in with our books, some jigsaw puzzles, lots of good food and wine, and spent our days relaxing by the fire after going out for lovely walks in the perfect sparkly snow.  It was heavenly!

Here's my card:

I chose a stamp of a little cabin with very distinct smoke coming out of its chimney so I'm sure there's a lovely warm fire inside.

I did some minimal colouring with Copics, then went over all the snowy bits on the roof, ground, and trees with a Quickie glue pen and added glitter. Because it's a small image, I used a very fine glitter - it doesn't show up very well in the photo, but it's quite sparkly in real life.
The sentiment makes it work for either a Christmas card or a winter notecard.

Stamps - Penny Black cabin, PTI sentiment
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper - white and green cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Copic markers, Spellbinders deckle rectangle die, Quickie glue pen, glitter


  1. This is such a cozy scene! I can almost smell the smoke from the fireplace!

  2. Your card makes me want to have a Winter Cabin experience. I have hiked and backpacked in the snow...but not exactly warm and cozy, but it is always gorgeous. TFS your story and gorgeous card my friend. Hugs.

  3. Susan, I have this stamp and love the different ways you used this! It looks wonderful colored with copics and I love the idea of super fine glitter on the tiny details. Wonderful Christmas card and your get-away sounds heavenly too!

  4. love the minimal colouring and the touch of glitter. I have a few winter cabin stamps I should pull out :)

  5. Such a lovely holiday memory, Susan. Thanks for sharing. I can just imagine that is what is going on in that sweet cabin in the woods. Very peaceful card. xx

  6. Classy and super sophisticated. Love that little wintry scene and the added sparkle is just brilliant. Thanks for joining us at Less is More this week.

  7. Oh, that holiday sounds heavenly! Nothing better than being all cosy by the fire when it's frosty outside. Love this little scene with the added glitter, and the deep green frame really sets it all off.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  8. A beautiful card, such a lovely winter scene.
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Pauline (Guest Designer) - Crafting with Cotnob

  9. Such a wonderful CAS card. I love the stamp you used and the minimal coloring with glitter details looks amazing, I love the simplicity and shine. Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

  10. Congratulations on being a Showcase winner! I love how you created such a cozy scene while keeping you card beautifully CAS!


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