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".

Monday, 17 June 2019

The Snowbaby's Gift

Reminder time for CAS Christmas!  And the theme this month is "Gifts".

I went with a sweet little snowman - more like a snowbaby, with too big a toque for its little head, sitting in the snow, wondering what the package is!

Stamped, watercoloured, trimmed into a square, bordered with an offset red square to balance with the red gift.  I used gold watercolour paint for the gift's ribbon and went over it with Wink of Stella for more sparkle.  And added Stickles to the snowy ground and Fun Flock to the pompom and brim of the toque.

Please head over to CAS Christmas to check out more cards featuring gifts - by the Design Team and this month's talented Guest designer, Leslie (Running with Scissors).  You have until June 24th to link up.  Please keep your cards clean and simple, and be sure to include the theme of gifts.

Stamps - Penny Black
Ink - Archival Jet Black
Paper - watercolour paper, cream and red cs
Size - 5" square
Accessories - Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, Wink of Stella, Stickles, Fun Flock


  1. So adorable Susan!! You have coloured this little guy so perfectly. The added details of the sparkle, gold and fun flock make a huge impact. I'm so happy I got to see this in person. xx

  2. So cute Susan, I really have to pull out my fun flock. Great inspiration with this adorable snowman :)

  3. ooh such a sweet snowman with his little pressi! Love it. xxx

  4. Your snowbaby is so cute, Susan! I love the fluffy trim on his hat and the pretty package tied up with sparkly gold ribbon! The extra touch of red makes this even more festive!

  5. He does look like a big snowbaby! How adorable! Love the flock on his hat. Super cute, Susan! Thanks for having me as guest designer this month. It was great fun!

  6. I just love this snowbaby with one eye peeking out from his hat! Cute image and a darling card! Heart Hugs, Colleen

  7. Such a sweet snowman and so beautifully watercoloured. Love the sparkly to details... gold paint, WoS, Stickles and fun flock. xx.

  8. Your adorable card has just brought a smile to my face Susan....Thank you x I love the image and I love how you've coloured it x.

  9. A snowbaby! Why haven't I thought of that? I have and love this little guy and he DOES look like a baby now that you mention it! He must have been outside a little too long, however, cuz most babies would be reaching for that pretty package to put it in their mouths, lol!! Love this, Susan! Hugs, Dolly


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