Monday, October 21, 2019

2019 Cat Lovers Hop - Day 1

Hello, everyone!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome three new followers - Joy WilsonIso crealientje, and Shawn Foster (Debbie) - thank you for joining me!

Today is an exciting day!  It's Day 1 of the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop!  Woohoo!  Thank you to Janis at Her Peaceful Garden, who hosts this hop each year so we can all get together and share projects to celebrate our love of cats!  Check out the Guidelines and FAQ and then get creative with your cat images so you can join in the fun! Note that you need to sign in if you'd like to win a pawesome prize!   This is the fifth year for the Cat Lovers Hop, and I have participated in all of them - I wouldn't miss it!  The Hop runs until Saturday, October 26, so you have plenty of time to play along!  For those who are new here, I have 3 cats - you can see photos of them on my right-hand sidebar!  Honeydew and Kiwi are 15 years old, and Snowie is 14.


My card features a new digital image from Bugaboo Digi Stamps called Sign-it Kitty Cat Greetings. While I was shopping at Bugaboo, I noticed they have a whole section of their shop devoted to Cats so head over and take a look!  (The image I used is still on sale for 50% off at time of writing.)


The adorable image was coloured with my markers (Bic Mark-its and Dollarama markers).  The sign is pale pink, and so are the cat's cheeks and ears, although it's not showing up well in the photo.  I sponged some Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide for the sky and Mowed Lawn for the grass.  I stamped a sentiment on the sign from Jane's Doodles Cats, and then mounted on black cardstock. The crinkle ribbon is from DL.ART - Cabernet from the Vintage Vineyard Collection.  The patterned papers are from my stash (I think they are MME - I used scraps/snippets), and I finished off the card with three sequins at the top left.

I was inspired by the sketch at Catch the Bug's Stella Says Sketch Challenge 717:



Inspiration also came from Catch the Bug's October Bingo Challenge; I chose Flower, Player's Choice (Bugaboo image), and Ribbon:



I would also like to support the following challenges:  2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Critters 1/5; A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Ally's Angels 27 AG 1/3; Cardz TV 100 AG 1/3; Crafting by Designs October AG 1/3; Crafts Galore Encore AG 1/3; Crafty Catz 479 AG 1/3; Crafty Creations 400 AG 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper October UE; DL.ART October Linky UE 1/d; Dare 2B Artzy Cute Animals 1/3; Imagine That Digistamp Creative Playground 10 AG 1/3; Lil Patchof Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Pixie's Snippet Playground #23 (the patterned papers are all snippets) 1E; Polkadoodles 42 AG 1/2; Show Us Your Pussycats Furrything Goes UE; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG 1E (I didn't use the twist Dream or Nightmare); Through the Craft Room Door AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday 408-409 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk2 1/5

Thank you for looking at my card!   Wishing you a joyful day - and Happy Hopping!

57 comments:

valscraftings said...

Fabulous card, love the kitty image!

Val DT LeighSBDesigns x

New Creations said...

Wow! So cute, love the design with pink hues!
Sending love

Fikreta said...

Im so happy to see you in this blog hop!
YOur card is super adorable!
hugs

Jane Willis said...

Gorgeous! I thought the sentiment must have come with the image, it is so perfect for it, so I was really surprised to see it's a separate stamp

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG. How cute! Will have to check that out at Bugaboo. Love your colors and added dimension. Purr-fect! xxD

jimlynn said...

CUTE card and love the design for that image. Perfect - or should I say purr-fect.
Lynn

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card, loving the cute cat. I hope you have a purrfect day too.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Becca Yahrling said...

This is a darling image! Love your beautifully designed card & all the pretty details.

Andrea W said...

Cute card Kitty! You've colored the image beautifully and I really like the bow you added.

Gail said...

Sweet Kitty Card - happy you are back to participate in the Cat hop-- enjoy your journey and hope all is going great - blessings my friend, Gail in Michigan

Suzanne Harkinson said...

Hi Kitty! Wait until you see my card for today. It's almost exactly like yours. Great minds think alike. I'm so glad to see you in the lineup. Love your kitty stories.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Very cute & gorgeous colours Kitty.
Hugs
Cathy
xxx

Suzanne Harkinson said...

Hi Kitty! I don't know if my first comment posted, so forgive me if it did already. Wait until you see my card for today. It's almost exactly like yours! I'm so glad to see you. Can't wait to see your next creation.

Dotty Jo said...

Love this! Enjoy the hop, Jo x

Tink said...

Great card, Purr fect kitty!

Mrs A. said...

This is cute Kitty. Hugs ValeryAnne.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hi dear Kitty!!! So glad to see you again on blogging!! Adorable and so sweet card!! Such beautiful tactile feel has this card! The kitty (Snowie! :) ) is so cute!! Love the papers and the bow! The white picture with sentiment and the tiny one with the heart are delicious, as well the little outdoor scene!
So happy to see you at the Cat Lovers Hop! Waiting for other cards! :)
Big hugs!

Karenladd said...

So happy to see you on the Cat Lovers Hop Kitty! This is an adorable card and that image makes me smile!

Donna said...

Such a darling and uplifting card, so cute and beautifully colored. Like the patterned paper and your ribbon/bow! Looking forward to seeing you cat creations Kitty!

Beverly S. said...

Pretty card...just love the cat image and patterned papers used.

Susan Renshaw said...

Love the image! Great design!

Donna Ellis said...

Such a sweet kitty design, and darling scene, KT! Dont'cha love that smiling sun? So good to see you crafting again. So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Hope to see more of your creations in the future.
Crafty Smiles,
Donna
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Joy Wilson said...

Super fun card! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
Hugs, Joy
Joyfully Stamps
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

Verna Angerhofer said...

Super fun and cute card.

Sharon said...

You have a talented eye for colors! The shot of blue goes nicely with the shades of red tones(pink) in the kitty card.

Monika Skinner said...

Beautiful! Love the layers and sweet kitty image.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

What a beautiful card. Love the image and the designer papers you used.

Lisa Lynn said...

That is so gorgeous and glad you have one of the new images. Great take on the sketch and BINGO. Now for my other role...thanks for joining in the Catch the Bug and Stella Says Sketch Challenges, Lisa Lynn DT.

Janis said...

Hi, Kitty!
That is a SUPER-cute kitty image!!! Love this sweet scene you made....and the colors you chose. I agree with Jane's comment that the sentiment is so perfect with the image that I thought it all came together, too!
So glad you can join us again for the FIFTH YEAR!!! Thank you so much for all the support and encouragement you've given me over the years. Hugs!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

ike said...

What a purr-fect card and such a sweet kitty. Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
Lovely to see you at the 2019 Cat Hop.
Hugz
IKE =^..^=

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Carole J said...

Hello Kitty! So lovely to see you taking part in this year's Cat Lovers Hop - and what a great hop this is! You've made a sweet, sweet card with this Bugaboo image (and I wouldn't have guessed it was Bugaboo - it seems different to Jodie's usual style). Lovely papers and a gorgeous ribbon enhance your beautifully coloured kitty image. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog post . xx

jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts said...

Gorgeous card! Such a cute image and beautifully composed. So nice to "meet" your three cats too, they are gorgeous and I love the names.
Jenny xx
https://gingerninjacrafts.wordpress.com/

Lori Kobular said...

Purr-fect card to start off the Cat Lovers Hop! That sentiment and that sweet kitty make me smile!

Barbara Godden said...

I love Bugaboo images and this one is adorable. Great take on the sketch. Super cute card.

Debi said...

Adorable card, Kitty. I sure am glad I follow your blog! You are always on top of fun challenges like the Cat Lovers Blog Hop.
Hugs,
Debi

Vivian Foo said...

Very sweet card.

Jennifer Scull said...

This is such a cute image, and I love the card you have put together using it. :)

I hope you have been well. I apologise that I have not been by in so long. Have been dealing with some pretty icky health stuff, so don't get online and crafty the way I would like.

Take care and have a great day!

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my! How cute!!! Adorable and sweet kitty card!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I'm having fun at the Cat Lovers Hop! I'm not sure if I need to comment on my own cards. Oh well, I will anyway! I love how this one turned out!

NanaConnie said...

So cute, Kitty! I love how you used that sketch. So good to see you in the Cat Lovers Hop. :-D

Jean said...

Darling!

Leslie said...

I absolutely LOVE your kitty card! Great attention to detail! This is my first year participating in the Cat Lovers Hop - we have eight fur babies (Poopie, Molly, Jack, Walter, Tigger, Milo, Dusty and Mocha Latte) that we love to the moon and back! I'm so happy to see you here also and have the chance to visit your blog!
Hugs,
Leslie
Love To Scrap 2

Creaine said...

Love your Critter card!
Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, Good luck in the challenge and hope to see you again next time!
Ine (DT) http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

Creaine said...

Love your Critter card!
Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, Good luck in the challenge and hope to see you again next time!
Ine (DT) http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

Crafting With Jack said...

A purr-fectly lovely card x

Unknown said...

Super cute creation. Thanks for playing along with us at Catch the Bug. Good luck.
Lynn aka Lynnpenguin

Mariann Jakobsen said...

Nice card
Thanks for joining us this month at Ally´s Angels.
DT-Mariann

Di said...

Super card Kitty - and great how you used up some patterned paper snippets. I missed the Cat Lovers Hop, sigh. Knew it was happening but just never got time, sigh.

Hugs

Di xx

Fiona said...

Such a fun card - your little kitty is adorable - I'm so glad I found this cat blog hop.

Dotty Jo said...

What a cute image! Love that tubby little kitty, Jo x

SHartl said...

I am just loving that chubby little kitty and the pretty ribbon and papers really show her off!

Denise Bryant said...

Adorable scene! Love that cute kitty!

Roberta Stevenson said...

Your card is adorable! Have fun with the hop!

Ann-Marie said...

So cute and beautifully designed. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles and hope you will join us again.

Take care,
Ann-Marie (DT)
My Little Patch of Heaven

Megan J said...

Hi Kitty, a fun card for a cat lover, thank you for sharing with us at Lil patch of Crafty Friends, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT LPoCF

Catie Cuddles said...

Really cute card.
Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Helen said...

Great card and a cute digi too.

Thanks for joining us at the Creative Playground with Imagine That Digistamp.

Helen x