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, 5 October 2021

A Cake with Kisses

Seize the Birthday challenge is asking for cakes.  I have a new stamp that was a free gift with an order I placed with ArtSpecially.  So I'll also enter the card in Darnell's NBUS Challenge.

ArtSpecially is a Dutch company so I had to check the meaning of the word "Kusje" under the cake - it means kisses which makes perfect sense with the row of three "x's" under it.

I stamped it and coloured with coloured pencils, added a small birthday sentiment in pink, and popped it up on fun foam on a pale green dry embossed background.

Seize the Birthday


NBUS Challenge



Stamps - ArtSpecially cake, SSS sentiment
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Rose Bud
Paper - white and pale green cs
Size - A2
Accessories - coloured pencils, fun foam, Sizzix embossing folder


  1. What a pretty cake, all decorated with flowers. A sweet sentiment for someone special.

  2. This is such a pretty cake and a lovely free gift, Susan! Love the sentiments!

  3. Such a pretty colour combo! Lovely colouring of the cake, and a pretty embossed panel. Thanks for linking up with us at Seize the Birthday!

  4. Your cake looks delicous, Susan! Pretty colours and beautiful image. xx

  5. Yummy cake card all set off with the fabulous dimensional background and pretty cake x.

  6. This is so pretty, Susan! You know I am always impressed with your colored pencil results! And I love the lime chiffon cake with the matching background! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Great card and a well deserved HM honours at STB! 👏 Congratulations!


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