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".

Sunday 11 November 2018

Festive Wishes

The ABC Christmas Challenge is one of my new (new-to-me) favourite challenges - I really like being given a cue word.  This month it is either "W for Wishes" or "X for Xmas".  I went with the first as it was a good chance to use a sentiment stamp I hadn't yet used.

The partridge in a pear tree stamp was sitting out on my desk begging to be used again.  I stamped and heat embossed both the image and the sentiment in copper, trimmed it, bordered it with copper cs, and popped it up on fun foam on an embossed musical background (since the partridge in a pear tree comes from a Christmas carol!).

Since I used an embossing folder, I'll link it up over at CAS Mix Up:

I have an embossing folder, stamping, and heat embossing.

And The Sparkles Christmas Challenge is "Embossing - Heat or Dry or Both" - I have both.

Thanks for dropping by today.

Stamps - Old Island Stamp Co. Partridge in a Pear Tree, Penny Black sentiment
Ink - ColorBox Copper
Paper - PTI Vintage Cream cs, copper cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Ranger copper embossing powder, musical embossing folder, fun foam


  1. Susan, I wish I'd bought this stamp at circle craft. It is such a great Christmas theme.

  2. Simply beautiful Festive Wishes Christmas card with your dry embossed background and partridge in a pear tree image. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

  3. What a terrific card, Susan! I have no idea how you create day after day, all with different ideas. Love that color too. So beautiful against your music embossed background.

  4. The copper embossing looks fabulous on the striking partridge stamp. The embossing on the background gives wonderful texture too. Gorgeous card X

  5. Love this image embossed with copper, Susan! The embossed musical score makes a perfect background!

  6. I’m seeing a lot of copper creations lately and this is beautiful. Love the music notes embossed background. Great sentiment, too. xx

  7. I do love the copper with white, Susan. Very elegant Christmas card! This is such a beautiful image that looks amazing in every colour! xx

  8. The copper embossing looks fantastic, Susan! How clever to use the music note dry embossed background associating with the Christmas carol! Love the two-tone CAS-ness with the shine & texture!
    Hideko xx

  9. Your music sheet embossed panel looks lovely behind your pretty Partridge in a pear tree Susan - love the copper and cream colors you used! xx

  10. Gorgeous card Susan :-) the embossed background is fabulous and I love the partridge image absolutely stunning! :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge 🎄
    Lols x x x

  11. A gorgeous embossed card and perfect for our challenge at Sparkles Christmas. Thank you for joining in this month. Lynne DT x

  12. Such a beautiful and elegant card. Gorgeous embossing too. Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles. Good luck. hugs Debs DT. Xx


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