Thursday, October 25, 2018

2018 Cat Lovers Hop Day 4


It's Day 4 of the 2018 Cat Lover's Hop over at Her Peaceful Garden and I decided to go out of my comfort zone and do a bit of REAL stamping.  There are so many fabulous stamp companies sponsoring this Hop that I think it would be fitting to show them that although I mostly use digis, I've actually got a TON of rubber and clear stamps and it's about time I start using them, eh?  Practice makes PURR-fect, after all.



So here's a mini Happy Birthday gift bag using one of the Party Cat Set from Lost Coast Designs.  I'm getting a little more comfortable using real stamps since getting a Misti, but this gorgeously detailed cat stamped purrfectly first time.  YAY!  kept the color scheme sort of gender neutral and the black and white seems to suit the majority of my friends, considering our age.  LOL  The small bags (from Mike's) work well for a number of things, including gift cards.  The Happy Birthday die is from Simon Says Stamp and I punched the paw print in a Pin Point Balloon die cut from Poppystamps.

I'm also entering this in the Lost Coast/Carmen's Veranda Cats and Dogs ChallengeSUYP Furrything Goes/Meowloween Challenge2 Crafty Critter Crazies AG/w Critter (4/5)Crafty Animals #19 AG w/Animals, the DL.Art October Linky Challenge, The Outlawz Festive Fridays Birthday theme...

24 comments:

  1. Donna, The expression on that cat's face makes me think she's not all that thrilled to have her birthday broadcast about! lol Maybe she's facing the big 20 and feeling fat and fluffy. If she is, I can only say I wish I was facing 20!

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    1. In human years, me too, but 20 in cat years is like 96 in human years... yep, that definitely explains the face!! lol!

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  2. Great card, Donna! Good to see you on the Hop!

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  3. The detail on this realistic cat is great! LOVE the paw in the balloon!!

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  4. Oh Donna, I reeeeally need to do the same! Use my stamps!! I've even got the misti! Maybe this will urge me! I LOVE your image, and the paw print on the balloon! Its lovely!

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  5. I use mostly digi stamps too but was thinking of getting a Misti to help me with my "real" stamping. Loving the bag!

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  6. Love this little gift bag and that realistic cat is fabulous!! A big pat on the back for using "real" stamps and getting creative. I only use real stamps because my printer died several years ago and I never got around to replacing it..eek!

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  7. Im so enjoy seeing your lovely kitties makes.

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  8. Super sweet kitty gift bag x

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  9. Adorable and funny project!!! Love it!!!

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  10. Love that fun balloon! Love the expression on her face ... maybe she doesn't want another birthday?!

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  11. Cute gift bag with the party cat.

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  12. Beautiful card and love the paw on he balloon!

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  13. Donna, I always chuckle when I come visit you - I also suffer from chronically FREEZING feet and cat addiction LOL What a cool creation (I am running out of adjectives!) - love this and everything you do :) xo

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  14. Oh I have this kitty stamp too and have used it many times. I just love the serious look on the kitty's face! It's a classic and I LOVE your card! Really like how you added the balloon!

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  15. Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, Very nice and Good luck!
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)
    http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

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  16. Love this black and white color scheme that you used on this gift bag! Great stamping too! Thank you for joining in the Lost Coast Designs Portal to Creativity Blog Challenge!

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  17. What a lovely party cat she is. Love this in B&W. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge. Hugz

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  18. This kitty doesn't look very happy to be having a birthday! LOL! Love your card!

    Thanks so much for being a part of the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop!!!
    rstevensoncreations.wordpress.com

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  19. You did a great job on this card! See stamps aren't so scary after all.

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  20. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Challenge. This is a cute bag. Anyone would be happy to get it for their birthday.

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Thanks for making my day!