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, 26 February 2018


Addicted to CAS has a simple code word this time:

In keeping with my personal goal to get lots of Christmas cards made well ahead of time, I went with a Christmas cat.

My Dad lives in a retirement residence and was very lonely after my Mum and then, a year later, his little dog passed away.  We knew he was too old and frail to look after another dog so we talked him into a cat to keep him company.  My sister found a perfect 8 year old indoor cat who had lived with a senior before and needed a new home.  My Dad adores her, despite telling us he wasn't a cat person.  So I made this card with him in mind as she is black and very fluffy.

I stamped and watercoloured the cat, added a sentiment, framed it with a pierced frame die that I cut twice and glued together for a bit of dimension, and popped it up on fun foam.

Be back tomorrow with another Christmas card for another challenge - thank you to all of you who run Christmas challenge blogs as you keep me motivated!

Stamps - Penny Black cat, Make an Impression sentiment
Ink - Archival Jet Black
Paper - watercolour paper, PTI Vintage Cream cs
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, MFT square pierced frame die, fun foam


  1. A lovely story about your dad - cats are great company - and easier to care for than dogs - your cat is so big and fluffy! a fun Christmas card for him!

  2. So sweet! LOVE this fun cat ... the expression on his face says he is excited about Christmas, as all cats are. :) It's great that your Dad has a cat for company! He will love this card! xx

  3. What a thoughtful and personal card for your Dad x Super cute card x

  4. Great job of coloring this kitty, Susan! He looks very festive with his arms full of gifts! It's good that your dad can have a pet. They are so soothing.

  5. So sweet, that's such an adorable little Kitty. We are all animal lovers at heart :)

  6. Your dad will Love his cat Christmas card made and beautifully watercoloured with so much Love. TFS my friend. Hugs..

  7. Love this gift laden kitty and the way you've colored him. Touching story about your dad too. Made me smile. Thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS.

  8. That's one fat cat love it. Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS.


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