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".

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Cup of Christmas Cheer

Squeaking in at the last minute for Merry Monday's Inspiration Challenge:

I have a great new stamp that seemed perfect for the challenge.

I stamped and watercoloured, trimmed the panel, and popped it up on some Christmas sentiment dp.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps - Stamplorations
Ink - Archival Jet Black
Paper - watercolour paper, linen cs, unknown dp
Size - A2
Accessories - Gansai Tambi paints, fun foam


  1. great Christmas image with the sweet cup of hot chocolate Love the DP background :)

  2. Clever way to use this stamp and the inspiration photo and the lime colour on the background just sets it off x

  3. such a lovely card...the script bkg is just perfect to help feature this image.
    Cozy, warm and inviting card mf.
    xx Karen

  4. That image is the perfect choice for the challenge, Susan. You did a wonderful job coloring it and love the sentiment. It's so true too!

  5. Love your dark red coffee cup and the perfect sentiment. It sure has been the weather for tea or cocoa. TFS my friend. Hugs..

  6. Nicely done, great sentiment!

  7. Love that red cup all ready for the holidays! Great job on using some DP.

  8. Cool cup image & I love the sentiment too, Susan! Perfect on the designer green paper! So glad you could join us at Merry Monday!!

  9. LOVE the image you used Susan and you watercolours it perfectly!! And the DSP goes fabulously with it! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday! 😊

  10. great image and love the use of the DP behind. I can just seen that Cadbury's flake melt in the the hot chocolate, look yummy :)

  11. A terrific stamp, and your coloring is lovely. I'll say right off, I envy your watercoloring skills! That sentiment is perfect for the weather so many folks are enduring, and I like the way you've done the script background...the red & green look great together on this card. TFS

  12. This is a very cool stamp. Love the text in the background and your delicious cuppa'! :) Just catching up on visits and sorry I missed this one earlier. xx


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