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, 28 March 2018

Merry Christmas Puppy

Merry Monday is asking for a Christmas card with a dog on it.

I love Penny Black's dog images - many of them remind me of my English Cocker Spaniels.  So I used one of them to make this card.

I watercoloured my image with Gansai Tambi paints, trimmed it with a stitched rectangle die, and added red and green mats to match the dog's stocking.  "Joy to the world" seemed a fitting sentiment as the dog looks quite joyful!

It's a nice flat card for easy mailing.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps - Penny Black dog, Wordsworth sentiment
Ink - Archival Jet Black
Paper - watercolour paper, red and green cs, PTI Vintage Cream cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, Lil Inker stitched rectangle die


  1. Awwwww...could he be any cuter?!! Beautiful water coloring and yes, the sentiment is perfect!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday Susan!! :0)

  2. I love this image, Susan and you did an terrific job water coloring it! He really is just adorable! Love the red and green mats too! How fun is this?

  3. I knew this challenge would be a favorite for you, Susan! Your puppy looks so cute with his Christmas stocking!

  4. Darling pup with bone in stocking, Susan! Perfect with that sentiment! So glad you could join us at Merry Monday!!

  5. Adorable puppy with lovely watercoloring. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

  6. Such a happy and sweet pup beautifully watercolored, Susan. I think you chose the perfect sentiment too. TFS Hugs...

  7. I can just imagine my two with a stocking in their mouths. Great card and great watercolouring :)

  8. What a cute card! I too enjoy water coloring. Aren't pups the best? Yes!

  9. Your cute dog image sure does look joyful with a stocking full of bones....adorable card and great colouring x

  10. Adorable! Love the image Susan. Great watercolouring!! xx

  11. Quel amour, c'est trop chou, biz

  12. Adorable card, this image is darling. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.


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