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".

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Two Very Different Challenge

I have some spare time today so I'm here to post cards for two very different challenges.

First up a Christmas card for AAA Cards:

Using an old hexagon punch and a bunch of scraps of glitter cs, I created a border around the simple heat embossed sentiment "noel" that is also punched out as a hexagon.

Next up, is a card for a good friend.  It's one of my favourite friendship sentiments.  It's for the Less is More challenge.

I sprinkled red brushos over a heart stencil and spritzed with water.

I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment over them in black, bordered with red, and popped up on fun foam.

I'll be back tomorrow with cards for some other challenges.  It's too hot to work in the garden today so a good chance to do indoor crafty things!!

Supplies for card 1:
Stamps - Rubber Soul sentiment
Ink - ColorBox Gold
Paper - white cs, scraps of glitter cs
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - gold embossing powder, hexagon punch

Supplies for card 2:
Stamps - Kay Foley sentiment
Ink - Versafine Onyx black
Paper - white and red cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Heidi Swapp "confetti" stencil, red brushos, clear embossing powder, fun foam


  1. How fun to make 2 different cards on an indoor kind of day. I have been outside the last 5 hours..a nice breeze keeping the temperature comfortable. Now I have 6 qts of strawberries staring at me! Yoga and dinner 1st...

    You make me want to stamp, my friend. TFS your creative cards. Hugs.

  2. you are right about it being too hot to be outside. It's nice to see you were able to play along with some challenges :)
    Great cards, your friendship sentiment is perfect for those very special friends.

  3. I agree it’s too hot to play outside. 😉 Two wonderful cards, Susan! Your glittery geometric Christmas card is so fun. Your second card for your friend is so sweet and she’s going to love it. Thanks for joining us at Less is More. xx

  4. Yep, I've been inside for the past several days as well. Thank goodness for air con. Having fun creating in the studio as well. We should get together and craft! Two fun and colourful cards Susan. xx

  5. Love the contrast of your two cards Susan! The sparkly geometric card is full of festive cheer, but that sentiment on the second is just amazing! I can see why it is one of your favourites. Great work with the brushos too. Thanks so much for sharing that one with us at Less is More xx

  6. Wonderful shimmer on your Christmas card Bonnie - and a lovely sentiment with the hearts on your friendship card!

    1. Sorry! I had just been at Bonnie's blog!! meant to type Susan of course!!! (got to slow down!!)

  7. Thanks for all your comments!

  8. Love those sparkly hexagons, Susan! What a great Christmas card! And I still love that friendship sentiment! The stenciled hearts are perfect scattered about the sentiment!

  9. Super shiny and glorious first geometric card. Adorable second card, with a great sentiment and love the tumbling hearts, the brusho's and the spraying though the stencil, great effect x

  10. Popped across from the LIM blog to admire your entry but your other make is pretty fab too!


  11. Such a beautiful and glittering card! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa


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