Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Cat Lovers Hop - Day 2 (Squinty with Mittens)

Hello, everyone!  Before I share my card, I would like to welcome my newest follower - Petra Swart - so happy to have you here!

Today I'm joining the Feeling Blue challenge at Impression Obsession - IO Blog. The guidelines are to use all IO stamps and dies, and the IO challenge must be listed first. Done, and done!


This is Day 2 of the Cat Lovers Hop, so you know I'm joining again today with my IO challenge card! Thank you to Janis for organizing the hop! You can check out the guidelines and FAQ over on Janis's blog here. If you like cats as much as I do, then you won't want to miss this hop!

I've had this kitty stamp from Impression Obsession for over a year and I thought it was high time he made an appearance! He's called Squinty with Mittens F7567 and I coloured him with Prismacolor pencils and added glitter on the white part of his hat.


I added strips of washi tape and blue glitter tape along the left side of the card.  I die cut Impression Obsession - Sm. Snowflakes Set DIE100-F from the glitter tape and placed them to look like Squinty is curiously gazing at them.  I stamped the greeting from Impression Obsession Clear Stamps Set - Sentiments 1 WP16 and adhered several blue and silver sequins.

I decided to finish the inside of this card so I followed a similar design with the washi tape, snowflakes, and sequins and then stamped the Impression Obsession - Furry Christmas C7583 sentiment.


Here are two of my cats in their Santa hats; sorry no mittens.  I don't think they liked the hats!

Honeydew

Kiwi

I would also like to join the following challenges: 
Fashionable Stamping Changing Seasons 1/3
Simon Says Stamp Monday Throwback - I chose the Jan. 6/14 challenge "Blues" 1/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

41 comments:

Karen Amidon said...

Adorable, I love Squinty! The snowflake and glitter tape are the purrfect trimmings for adding some blue. The inside is just as pretty and could be the front of a card. Your two cats look like they are ready for the holidays! Thanks for joining in the Impression Obsession Challenge.

Ros Crawford said...

What a fabulous card!! Love your photos too!

Jerrie said...

I saw this blog hop and thought of you!! Both of your cards are CATRIFFIC!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous card! Love the color combo & sparkle. That's a nice cat stamp, too.

marion said...

ahhhh this is too sweet, lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to your furbabys, glad to see your lovely cards today , Marion

Kuni said...

This is lovely, i olve it.
Hugs
Kuni

D.Ann C said...

What fun to see your cute kitties (they're both rolling their eyes right now!) and the one on your card, too! Great shadow job and I love the monochromatic color scheme!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This card is so cute and really pretty Kitty. A really gorgeous blue. I agree your babies don't look happy in their festive hats.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Petra Swart said...

Thank you so much for the welcoming words, Kitty!!!!
Isn't Squinty just the sweetest little thing with his party hat and mittens!!! Love the puzzled look on his face!!! The blues and the lovely glitter are so beautiful. Such a sweet sentiment on the inside!! Very cute card!!!
Your little Honeydew and Kiwi are darlings, but I think I have to agree that they don't like those festive hats!!!
Have a great day!!!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW, this is a beautiful card. I love the cat stamp you used. TFS!

Vicki G said...

Ohhh I should pull this stamp out! So darned cute! Thanks for joining us at IO stamps!

KandA said...

Such sweet kitties and a wonderful christmas card xx

Lisa Lynn said...

Great card, love the blue Santa hat. Wonderful pics I know my cats have hated when I have put things on their heads, hehe.

Hetty said...

Wonderful card and great pictures of your cat!

cotnob said...

A gorgeous card Kitty, such a fabulous image and great design - lovely blues.
Pauline
x

scrAPpamondo said...

The kitten you used is very cute, but your Kiwi and Honeydew are much more cutest!!! :D They hate the hats and also the mittens, I'm sure, ehehe :D
Your design is so clean and stunning, freally abulous with the strips of washi tape and glitter tape!! These stripes seem like a gorgous lace! And the kitten seems look at the snowflakes! Very fun card!

Tami said...

Love the BLUE Great card

vinita jain said...

Darn cute creation in my fave color blue! Love this cutest image with a Santa's cap and mittens! That glittery border with gorgeous snowflake washi tales are so beautiful and i adore the beautiful inside too! Love your cute cat pics in Santa's cap!

Karenladd said...

Oh my gosh, why oh why don't I have that Squinty with Mittens stamp? I love IO stamps and dies and this is one of the cutest cat stamps I've seen lately. Your card design makes the most of the washi tape (which I always forget to use) and that strip of glitter tape adds just the right amount of bling! Love this so much! I don't think I would have been able to get a Santa hat on any of my cats at all, so I am suitably impressed!

Ellen Taylor said...

Super cute! Thanks for playing in the io challenge!

Kittie said...

I am such a cat lover and your card is absolutely precious. I love your use of the blues and white together. I also love your kitty pictures with their Santa hats on. I have four cats but don't think any of them would sit still for a second with a hat on for a picture. LOL!

Bad Kitty said...

super great card!
I love your cat with the hat
so cute!
have a nice day my friend
hugs

mandysea said...

Teehee... your kitties with their santa hats.... LOL, I have photos of mine not being very appreciating of their lovely santa hats too! Gorgeous card... the expression on that little cats face - priceless. striking colour - the blue pops!

marion said...

hi sweetie, just had to come back and search for the lovely pics of your lovely ones, owww they are definately not happy about the hats hehehe, but I am so glad you shared them, they always make me smile, such bundles of joy, sending big hugs, xoxo, Marion

Sandra said...

Such a cute card. Love the stamp. And even more that you've dressed up your cats to match the stamp. So funny! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Michele Henderson said...

What an adorable Christmas kitty! Love these pretty colors!
Take care!
Michele

ike said...

Adorable card Kitty and I just LUV that kitty stamp :-D :-D
Your kitty pictures made me chuckle - they look cute but also don't look very impressed LoL :-)

Hugz
IKE xx

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Janis said...

It's always a party at Kitty's blog and the Cat Hop is just adding to the festivities here!!!

Love this adorable card, Kitty. That look on Squinty's face is priceless. "What is this thing my human put on me?????" Not unlike the looks on your lovely kitties' faces, but they look more tolerant. :) Your card with all the sparkles and blue is just gorgeous. Love the beautiful inside, too!!!

Thanks so much for being a part of the Cat Lovers Hop!!!!
<3 J

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Team Clark said...

This is an adorable card!!!

Pia S said...

Every little cat in this post is adorable! I haven't seen this kitty image before and it might just be one of my favorite ones. Look at that facial expression, so cute! Great use of washi tapes and I realize I should try, at least once, to make my snowflakes in another color than white...

Monika Reeck said...

eek this is a cuuute Image Kitty and I love all the blue on your card
the Washi tape is YOURS I have so less sweety
and I pray that contractors really do his job and it will give you chance to make cards again
and Kitty are you crazy you comment all my post ooh dearr many many thanks you are soooo kind and I knew you are on blog break
dont put your self on difficulty but I AM SOO HAPPY you visit all
hugs hugs hugs
Monika
(Try to catch up my finger was between dors also it still painfull Kitty)

Davi said...

Your card is SOOO beautiful!! I love the blues and the sweet kitty image! You kitties and their hats made me laugh!

Karen Petitt said...

Absolutely awesome! Oh my I need more cat stamps and I really need the one you used here. Beautiful card huni, just love that! Karen x

Taunya Butler said...

Love, love, love this!! The blues and whites are incredible and the whole card is just so awesomely styled!! Good for you!!

Lisa said...

Oh my ... adorable... I need to find an owl lovers hop!

Andrea W said...

Darling card! I really love the blue and white with all the sparkle. The inside sentiment is awesome.

Your cats in Santa hats are absolutely adorable.

Christi Conley said...

This card had me giggling like a fool! Adorable! I love blue & white winter cards. . .and, I laughed at the thought of me chasing around the Fabulous Feline Five, trying to get a Santa hat on one of them :) xx

Daniela Dobson said...

This is so fun!

Jeanne Streiff said...

So dang cute! Love that kitty! Thanks for playing the Impression Obsession Challenge!

Sue D said...

Great coloring and I like all the snowflakes.
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Jenny Gropp said...

Squinty is great! I LOVE that you finished the inside to coordinate with the card front! Thanks for playing along with our Blue challenge! Love the added kitty pics too.. .my cats would not tolerate a hat or mittens long enough for a picture!