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, 25 January 2022

Baubles and Candy Canes

The ABC Christmas Challenge is "B is for Baubles" and the Jingle Belles Challenge wants us to add candies, cookies, or other holiday sweets.

I pulled out a very old Stampendous stamp I've had for years.

It's stamped and watercoloured, and has a narrow gold shimmer border and a gold shimmer card base.  I used a Tim Holtz Chit Chat sticker instead of the usual stamped sentiment, placing it strategically to cover up a smudge of red paint.

The bow is watercoloured with a metallic watercolour paint and the ornaments have Glossy Accents on them.

ABC Christmas Challenge "B is for Baubles"

Jingle Belles Challenge "Add Candy, Cookies, Cake, or Other Holiday Sweets"

Stamps - Stampendous
Ink - Versafine Clair Nocturne
Paper - watercolour paper, gold glitter cs, dull gold shimmer cs
Size - A2
Accessories - watercolour paints, Glossy Accents, TH "sweet" Chit Chat sticker, fun foam


  1. What a fabulous image and love the shimmer and the shine too Susan x. Great save with the little sweet sentiment x.

  2. That is a great stamp and fits perfectly in the challenges. Beautiful water coloring on the candy cane stripes! You have a steady hand.

  3. what a beautiful image that is and of course your expert watercoloring has made it even lovelier! i especially like the subtle sparkle of a gold glitter mat and a soft shimmer mat as well...so very elegant! so pleased you could join our celebration of holiday treats at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  4. I am lovin' the glitter with the shimmer ... so glad you shared your sweets with us at Jingle Belles.

  5. What a fabulous stamp and you presented it beautifully. You must have a large collection of vintage stamps and I love seeing them. Great card, Susan!

  6. Love these bright candy canes and the festive greenery, Susan! You're already getting a good start on your Christmas cards!

  7. Beautiful watercoloring, Susan! The gold paint, and the gold glitter and shimmer cardstock are so festive! Great save with the sentiment sticker.
    Hideko xx

  8. Gorgeous card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


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