Wednesday, October 23, 2019

2019 Cat Lovers Hop - Day 3

Hello, everyone! Today is Day 3 of the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop! Thank you to Janis at Her Peaceful Garden for hosting this fun hop with lots of games and prizes!  I've just been over there visiting all the links and I've seen some adorable kitty inspiration!  Lots of kitty photos too!  If you're a cat lover like me, you won't want to miss out!


Today I'm sharing a pumpkin-shaped card for fall! I dusted off another one of my old wood-mounted stamps! This one is by Stampendous - Fluffles the Cat, called Fluffles Leap dated 2005. I coloured the image with my markers (Bic Mark-its and Dollarama Crafts) and then fussy-cut.


I decided to make a big pumpkin using my decorative oval dies. I die-cut three ovals from orange cardstock and inked the edges with Distress Oxide (I used Carved Pumpkin, then Rusty Hinge, and then Brushed Corduroy until I got the look I wanted - the first two colours didn't show up very well). I mounted the centre oval on craft foam to make the shape look more like a pumpkin. For the stem, I used a fox's tail die and tied some eyelash trim for texture. My pumpkin shape was inspired by this YouTube video. I adhered Fluffles and embellished with three metallic leaves (red, orange, and gold). I love how this card turned out!

I would also like to support the following challenges: 2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG w Critters 3/5; A Perfect Time to Craft AG UE; Allsorts 542 - Add Something Gold and/or Silver (gold leaf sequin) 2/3; Ally's Angels 27 AG 3/3; Cardz TV 100 AG 3/3;Crafting by Designs October AG 3/3; Crafts Galore Encore AG 3/3; Crafty Catz 479 AG 3/3; Crafty Creations 401 AG 1/2; Cupcake Inspirations CIC481 Fall 2/3; DL.ART October Linky UE 1/d; Dare 2B Artzy Cute Animals 3/3; Die Cut Divas Fall or Fall Colours 2/4; Die Cuttin' Divas 443 Fabulous Fall 1/3; Double Trouble 41 Batty Colours - Thing 1 (I used Green, Orange, Yellow, Red, Brown) 2/4; Elliebelle's Crafty Wednesday Stamp It 2/3; Get Creative 85 AG Optional Shaped Card 1/3; Imagine That Digistamp Creative Playground 10 AG 3/3; Kat Scrappiness Halloween or Fall UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Lost Coast Designs Pets and Stamping UE; Papercraft Challenges Fall 2/3; Scribbles Designs 82 Colour Challenge 2/3; Show Us Your Pussycats Furrything Goes UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Fall/Autumn Colours 1/5; Stamping Sensations Trees and/or Leaves and/or Autumn 2/3; The Cat's Pajamas 362 Fall UE; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Inspiration Palette Challenge ~ O1619; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge ~ O2319; The Outlawz Tuesday Colour (I used orange, green, yellow, with twist of metallic leaves); Wednesday's Creative Inspirations Masculine or Halloween/Autumn 2/3; Word Art Wednesday 410-411 AG w Uplifting Sentiment wk1 1/5



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

55 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

I'm having lots of fun at the Cat Lovers Hop this week! I hope everyone will go over and check it out!

Linda Simpson said...

Another stunning kitty card. Loving the autumnal feel to the card.
Hugs
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

Love your pumpkin shaped card! Super cute. That little kitty looks like he's having fun too.
Lynn

ike said...

Such a brilliant idea to put those die cuts together to make a pumpkin and I LUV me some Fluffles :-) Such a great card.
Visiting you from the Cat Lovers' Hop :-)
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Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow!!! What a cool idea!!! Great pumpkin shaped card!!! Love it!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Brilliant idea! Love that fancy pumpkin. I may have to try it out. Adorable kitty, too. xxD

Laurie said...

such a clever idea for the pumpkin shape of your card. the kitty in the leaves is a really fun stamp and it all makes a cute, cute card. thanks for joining the lost coast design challenge.

Tink said...

Love this idea.. Great card!

New Creations said...

How clever, love the idea of making a pumpkin shape, so cute!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful and cute design on your card. That kitty is having a blast jumping in the leaves. I remember doing that as a kid too!

Michelle said...

Wow Kitty - how clever is your Pumpkin - love how you have made this and the image is so adorable - hugs - Michelle x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hi dear friend!!! Thanks for understanding my feel about Momo and for your delicate and sweet words for me. You are such a sweet friend!!!
Your pumpkin card is really CLEVER!! You are a genius! :) The decorative ovals dies really make a fabulous pumpkin shape and that fun cat jumping in the leaves make me laugh so much!! Love the metallic leaves and the eyelash trim finish the stem perfectly!!!
Biggest hugs ever!

papercraft.writer said...

This is darling! I think it’s finally time for me to pick up a set of oval dies.

mandysea said...

Its soooo lovely to say hello to you again this year!! How creative your pumpkin is, I had a closer look!! wow! Cute little kitty stamp! Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comment!!

jenny Ginger Ninja Crafts said...

Great card! I love how you made your pumpkin with the oval dies and that stamp is so cute! I do love kicking up some autumn leaves!
Jenny x
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Janis said...

That is the most wonderfully beautiful pumpkin I have ever seen...and made from fancy oval dies. Who would have guessed? I just love that image of Fluffles in the leaves...he's having so much fun!! Wheeeeee!! Although I think he might be a bit worried that was over-confident. Ha! Love the metallic leaves and the fancy fluffy eyelash trim!!
Thank you so much for playing along in the #2019CatLoversHop!!!
<3 J

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(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

How fun. Love the pumpkin shaped card and the kitty playing in the leaves.

Becca Yahrling said...

I love shaped cards and this came out just fabulous and pretty!
And that's a sweet image from Stampendous!!

Suzanne H said...

You are too clever Kitty. Love that kitty jumping into the pile of leaves.

Karen Letchworth said...

Such a cool and creative way to piece together a pumpkin. It's adorable.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
Word Art Wednesday

Donna said...

How adorable, like how you created the pumpkin and your cat image is adorable!

Fikreta said...

Love how you made pumpkin from dies. So great idea.
Your pumpkin card is so nice.
Hugs

D.Ann C said...

LOVE how the layered ovals look... fab back-gourd for this fun stamp!

Heather said...

How cute!! This pumpkin shape is perfect for a fall themed card! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Jacq said...

What a great card Kitty! Love the pumpkin shape, very creative and I love this little fella jumping in the leaves.
Thanks for sharing this one with us over at The Outlawz Colour Challenge!

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome colouring on your image, super pumpkin base a fabulous card. Gotta love Fluffles (going to use one for the kickstart challenge.

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty this is awesome. That pumpkin and leaves are perfect with that adorable image. Great coloring.

Elizabeth Hart said...

This is such a fun fall image with the cat and the pile of leaves -love it! Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty CReations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wonderful card Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck
Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
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cotnob said...

A super card, such a fun image and great design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

brenda said...

A very sweet creation, many thanks for joining in with our 'Gold/Silver' theme at Allsorts challenge.

B x

brenda said...

Back again, this time to thank you for joining in with our 'Trees/Leaves/Autumn' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Susan Renshaw said...

A brilliant idea to male the pumpkin. Like the distressed look of the edges. Great stamp for the topper... in all a super design!

Paper Scissors Glitter said...

Love this pumpkin card and the added addition of a cat which is very cute. Thanks for taking the time to enter our challenge at Creative Inspirations this month and good luck. I love your blog and love every cats too. x

Vivian Foo said...

Fab idea on your creations.

Jennifer Scull said...

I love that adorable cat stamp and the pumpkin shape you used. your card made me smile just as soon as I saw it. :) perfect for fall!

thank you so much for the very kind and encouraging comment you left on my blog. I am sorry to hear that your brother has had to deal with the dreaded cancer also. I pray that his treatment has been a success. I know how hard it is on the family to have someone go through this. your comment meant a lot to me. :)

have a wonderful day!

NanaConnie said...

Too funny, Kitty, but we both know that's exactly what every cat wants to do when they see a raked pile of leaves. lol

Leslie said...

What an adorable pumpkin! I love that image, and your coloring is fabulous!
Hugs,
Leslie
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jimlynn said...

Oops.....forgot to thank you for joining in at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.
Lynn

crafty-stamper said...

Great pumpkin shaped card and love the cute image and Autumn leaves.Thank you for joining us at Get Creative
Carol DT x

Carole J said...

I would never have thought to use three oval dies to make a pumpkin - how clever! It looks fabulous, Kitty, the way you have decorated it. I love your cat stamp - such a cute expression on his face as he jumps in the leaf pile! A really beautiful, autumnal, kitty card! xx

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card , great design, thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts. Xx

Karenladd said...

How clever to use dies to form a pumpkin. I am loving all your cards with older stamps as it's a reminder that new isn't always better. We love our old stamps just as much, and it's fun to dust them off once in awhile. Can you believe that I never got a Fluffles stamp way back when?

Dora said...

Beautiful card and how you made this like a pumpkin. Great idea.
Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is lovely & made me smile Kitty.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Suzanne Reynolds said...

What a cool idea using the oval die cuts to make your pumpkin...I'm going to check out the tutorial and will have to try that...love the kitten jumping in the leaves...great fall card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Crafting Happiness.

Mariann Jakobsen said...

Another stunning card from you.
Thanks again for your participating in Ally´s Angels challenge
DT-Mariann

Esther Asbury said...

What a clever way to make a pumpkin! So cute! So happy you linked up to the Anything Goes challenge on THTSB!

Denise Bryant said...

Perfect for fall! Love your card and that cute kitty stamp!

ionabunny said...

Fun pumpkin. Very cute cat. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge. Hugz

mum of two said...

How cute! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
Purple Monkey Moments

mum of two said...

This is so fun! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
Purple Monkey Moments

Carole J said...

Hello Kitty! Wow - look how many lovely comment you receive! I'm still playing catch up from last weeks hop :) I'm here with my Crafts Galore Encore DT head on this time. And I'm so glad I get another chance to see you lovely cat in leaves card again! The image is adorable and I love the oval die pumpkin!
Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” October Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

Arlene said...

That cat makes me laugh. Such fun! So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Ellibelle said...

Love seeing all these cat themed card for the blog hop. This one is also so very cute with Fluffles the cat!
Thank you much for taking the time to join in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner