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".

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

The AAA Cards Challenge right now is:

I was inspired by the image of the frog and thought it would be fun to do a Valentine with an animal on it so I made this card:

Love that cute pup receiving a Valentine from the butterfly.  My pup Tessa is quite similar so I coloured the pup in her colours:

She looks quite dignified in this photo, but believe me, she bounces around the garden in the summer chasing the butterflies!

I stamped and watercoloured, trimmed with my new wonky stitched rectangle die, and popped it up on fun foam on a red card base.

Happy Valentine's Day to all my blog followers!  Hopefully it involved some chocolate!

Stamps - Penny Black dog, SU sentiment
Ink - Archival Jet Black
Paper - watercolour paper, red cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, MFT Wonky Stitched rectangle die, fun foam


  1. So adorable. Love that cute pup ... well, actually love both of them. :) Tessa does look regal sitting pretty on the ottoman. :)

    Great Valentine's card ... Happy Valentine's Day to you too!


  2. Your card is so darn cute and colorful and your pup looks so much like Tessa:-) TFS Susan. Hugs..

  3. Happy Valentine's to you to Susan. Fun take on the challenge image and such a cute card and isn't Tessa adorable? x

  4. Adorable doggies and a very cute card. Thanks for playing along with the current AAA Cards Challenge.

  5. This is such a sweet pup that remind me of Tessa! Love that sweet expression on her face! Great job of watercolor!

  6. How fun that Tessa has a stamp designed just for her, Susan, especially now that we know she loves butterflies, too! Fantastic coloring!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Adorable card, Susan. Beautiful watercolouring as always. If Tesse could talk, she would be honoured to have inspire this card.

  8. Cute and adorable... both the card and your puppy! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards

  9. Darling card. Beautifully colored too. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards =) Tracie


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