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".

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Tobogganing with a Friend

Paper Players is asking us to celebrate  "Friends" in their latest challenge.

I went with two little mice friends, tobogganing together - something my best friend and I used to do together every winter when I was a child living in eastern Canada.  We'd go to an old deserted sand quarry with our dogs and a toboggan - no adults with us as it was a time when kids just got to go off and play on their own.

I'd never inked up these cute little mice tobogganing on leaves - don't know why as it's such a sweet image!

Stamped, watercoloured, added Stickles to the snow, placed it on a kraft cardbase on which I scored some lines - pretty quick and easy to make.

Another for my Christmas card stash!  How's your's coming along?

Stamps - Penny Black mice, Great Impressions sentiment
Ink - Archival Jet Black
Paper - watercolour paper, kraft cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolourpaints, Crystal Stickles, ScorBuddy


  1. Just adorable!! Toboganing sounds like a lot of fun!! And these little mice look like they're having fun too...what a sweet way to use our friendship challenge! Thanks for sharing this with us this week at the Players!

  2. Love this sweet friend scene! So glad you were able to play along with us at Paper Players!

  3. Susan it is a fabulous stamp and I love the memory that is associated with it. I remember those days when we could go off and do things on our own! So glad you joined us at the Players this week

  4. Adorable!! Love these sweet mice tobogganing on leaves!! Wonderful watercolouring and fabulous design with the kraft base and scored lines. I'd be like the mouse at the front, covering up my eyes. :) xx

  5. Tobogganing on leaves!... who knew!? *lol*šŸ˜‚ These mice are so cute and you’ve watercoloured them beautifully. Love the Kraft and the embossed lines is a nice touch. xx

  6. Susan, your two little mice are so cute, these are now on my wish list :)

  7. This image is adorable, Susan. It sure takes me back to childhood days of sled riding. You colored it beautifully too. This one just makes me smile.

  8. These little guys look like they're having such a good time! This reminds me of when I was a kid too and your sand quarry story reminds me of a time I went to the gravel pit with my friend and we tried to slide down on cardboard. The cardboard didn't stay under us though and I wore out the seat of my pants! It was a fun ride though!

  9. These little mice are so adorable, Susan! Your watercoloring is beautiful and adding the score lines is a wonderful touch! I've never tobogganed and now I feel like I missed a big fun activity in my childhood. ;-)
    Hideko xx

  10. Super cute image and love how those adorable little mice are having so much fun. Great memories for you too x

  11. This image of him covering his eyes is so cute. A nice childhood memory for you and great waercoloring.


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