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 3 December 2022

Robin and a Plant Pot

I love it when I see a mood board or an inspiration challenge that immediately makes me think of a stamp I have!  That's what happened with this card for the new Peace on Earth Challenge.

Stamped and watercoloured, bordered with copper shimmer cs, and embellished with a Quickie glue pen and glitter on the snowy bits.

Here's the mood board for Peace on Earth.  You'll immediately know which image inspired me!

Please come and join us at Peace on Earth.  You can be inspired by the mood board or you can enter an "anything Christmas goes" card.  There's lots of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

Stamps - Penny Black
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Paper - watercolour paper, cream cs, copper shimmer cs
Size - A2
Accessories - watercolour paints, glitter


  1. Wow Susan, you certainly 'nailed' the mood board and I agree it's great when an inspiration board makes you immediately think of a stamp set! Your card is absolutely beautiful, love the design and the stamp set you have used!!

  2. A perfect take from the mood board and a beautiful card. I love the copper.

  3. WOW what a great take on our mood board and your coloring is perfect! Nicely done my friend!

  4. You do have the perfect stamp for the Peach on Earth Challenge, Susan! And you colored and framed the image so beautifully. The sparkly snow is a wonderful finishing touch!
    Hideko xx

  5. You certainly had the perfect stamp for this mood board, Susan! Beautifully watercolored!

  6. Gorgeous colouring of this amazing stamp, Susan. When I saw the mood board, I thought of this stamp you have. :) Perfection, my friend! xx

  7. your little Robin on the clay pot is so sweet and so perfect for the mood board xx

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! Fabulous colouring and perfect stamping x

  9. wow this is gorgeous and fabulous painting so clever x


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