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, 8 October 2019

Hanukkah and a Creature

Jingle Belles wants to see a Hanukkah card instead of a Christmas one.  Here's what I made:

I sprayed a piece of mixed media cs with blue spray for my background and added a silver glitter die cut and silver heat embossed sentiment.

I trimmed the panel with a stitched rectangle die and popped it up on fun foam.

And then over at Addicted to CAS, the challenge is "Creature".

A very CAS card for my sister who is a fellow dog lover:

A simple heat embossed image and sentiment on a deckle edged rectangle, popped up on fun foam.

I'll be back next time with some Christmas cards.  Thanks for stopping by.

Supplies for card 1:
Stamps - SU sentiment
Ink - ColorBox silver
Paper - white and mixed media cs, silver glitter cs
Size - A2
Accessories - blue spray, PTI Star of David die, Lil Inker stitched rectangle die, silver embossing powder, fun foam

Supplies for card 2:
Stamps - Raintree dog stamp, TH sentiment
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Paper - white cs
Size - A2
Accessories - clear embossing powder, Spellbinders deckle edge rectangle die, fun foam


  1. love the sprayed background ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  2. CAS perfection and beautiful x 2! Love the splatters and silver glitter on your Hanukkah card. Your sister’s going to love that sweet puppy card. x

  3. Love that Star of David die and the splattered background, Susan! And it looks like Tessa posed for this dog stamp. A simple but fantastic card!

  4. CAS perfection with both cards. Striking first one and super adorable on the second x.

  5. Wonderful splattering for your first card and love the image of the sweet spaniel, a mix of Will and Tess :)

  6. oh my gosh TWO gorgeous cards, though of course i'm bound to say the hanukkah one is my favorite right? :) and truly it is a CAS masterpiece of elegance! so happy you could join our JINGLE BELLES fun.

  7. Two wonderful cards Susan! Love the bright blue spray with the silver glitter paper. Gorgeous together. And your sister's Christmas card is perfection! :) xx

  8. What beautiful cards Susan! I love your hanukkah card with that stunning background and sparkly die-cut but the card with the beautiful spaniel is so CAS and elegant (and I adore dogs) that I can't take my eyes off it! Vicky x


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