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".

Saturday, 20 August 2022

Mood Board Dog

For the new Peace on Earth challenge, I was inspired by the upper left image of the dog on the mood board (see it below).  It instantly reminded me of a stamp I've had for a few years but haven't inked up recently.

I stamped it, then watercoloured using my Inktense watercolour pencils.  I trimmed the panel and bordered it with a snowy dp.  I added glitter to the snowflakes and Fun Flock to the hat's brim and pompom.

Please come and join us at Peace on Earth Challenge.  We're an "anything Christmas goes" challenge if the mood board doesn't inspire you in some way.


I did another version of the same image, using different colours, different dp, and trimming the image panel smaller.

Stamps - Crafter's Companion Christmas with Barkley Let It Snow
Ink - Versafine Clair Nocturne
Paper - watercolour paper, snowy dp, cream cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Inktense watercolour pencils on the first one, watercolour paints on the second one, glitter, Fun Flock


  1. Oh Susan, this puppy in the snow is just adorable!! Wonderful take on the mood board! Wishing you a wonderful day ahead!

  2. He is just adorable with his Santa hat enjoying the snow.

  3. Both cards are absolutely adorable!! He sure is a cute puppers in his Santa hat, fabulous design too!!

  4. This pooch is so adorable no matter what paper you use to frame him, Susan! Adorable!

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  6. Fabulous great colours and brilliant result x

  7. Both cards are adorable, Susan! Love this sweet Snoopy-like puppy. Beautiful coloring, wonderful texture, and perfect borders!
    Hideko xx

  8. So adorable Susan. I can see why you immediately though of this image ... the mood board photo looks just like him. :) xx


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