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".

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Humourous Christmas Card

Well, I made this to sneak in under the wire for three challenges, but darn I've missed one of them - the Color Throwdown that was asking for black, grey, cream, and kraft - not what I'd usually pick for a Christmas card being the traditionalist that I am, but I like the way this turned out so am cross I missed the challenge!  But at least I'm in time for the Christmas Kickstart Challenge asking for comical or amusing cards.  I love this sneaky pup stealing the snowman's hat and scarf!  And it's a Penny Black image so it's going to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge (anything goes).

The image is watercoloured with Inktense pencils and bordered with kraft cs.  It's mounted on a cream card base.  I went over the snowflakes and the snow under the images with a glue pen and added some glitter.

Christmas Kickstart Challenge

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - anything goes

Stamps - Penny Black snowman and dog, Rubber Soul sentiment
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Paper - watercolour paper, kraft and cream cs
Size - 6.25x3.25" mini slimline
Accessories - Inktense watercolour pencils, glitter


  1. What a fun card and I love the little pup too Susan x. sorry you missed one of the deadline for this fabulous card x.

  2. Oh my gosh, this is adorable. The look on the snowman's face is priceless and the dog is so smug! I like the untraditional colors and they are great with this stamp. Great card, Susan.

  3. This is just gorgeous, Susan! Wish I had this stamp as it's a beauty. Love how you've coloured it. Thanks for playing at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

  4. Love your card...I too wish I had that stamp. Can't find it anywhere.

  5. What a fun stamped image, Susan! Love the neutrals!

  6. LOVE this PB image Susan! Perfect in those challenge colours. xx

  7. Love, LOVE this image Susan...totally made me laugh out loud this morning!! Beautiful job coloring it too! Someone is definitely going to be pleased to receive this card come the holiday season!! Hugs. :0)

  8. Great card, love the funny image. Thanks for joining Christmas Kickstart challenge. Anesha

  9. This is such a fun and adorable scene, Susan! Wonderful coloring with neutral colors. The sparkle from the snow is so pretty!
    Hideko xx


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