Saturday, October 27, 2018

2018 Cat Lovers Hop Day 6

Well I'm sorry to say it's the final day for linking up projects in the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden.  I wish I'd planned in advance and had more projects to share but that's the way it goes.  Thanks so much to Janis for the incredible amount of work that goes into the Hop and the fabulous sponsors and others offering prizes on their blogs.  Gotta say I've had a ball seeing everyone's projects but glad we have another day to comment, since there's always a flurry of activity at the end.

My final project is again real stamping.  I apologize to all my digi artist friends for not managing to color any of your gorgeous images but I'm in desperate need of new glasses and the eye strain is taking it's toll.  Those who know me know that coloring is generally my "thing" so I'm really bummed I couldn't manage any during the Hop.

This cutie is Tabby Cat from Carmen's Veranda and I've stamped him with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. The card is in monochromatic blues to enter the Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. Not quite the same, but as close as I could get.

I tried to do an "artsy" background with a number of different mediums but they didn't work out so when hubby was on his way to Home Depot I asked him to nab me some paint swatches.  Trimmed and matted them several times,  fussy cut the image and added a die cut sentiment and there ya go.

Of course I'm also adding this to the Lost Coast/Carmen's Veranda Cats and Dogs ChallengeSUYP Furrything Goes/Meowloween Challenge the DL.Art October Linky Challenge, ...


  1. Cute kitty and I like the paint chip background.

  2. Such a sweet card but a sad kitty. The paint thingy background is so clever - why don't I think of things like that ?? LoL x Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
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  3. Love your use of the paint swatches for the background! That sad and cute kitty melts my heart :)

  4. Oh those eyes! Makes me want to reach right in and hug this little kitty! Love the blue background too. And yes, I know what you mean about glasses - I need to make an appointment!!

  5. Love the use of the paint chips. Great idea. Another blue kitty for the Cat Lovers Challenge. Hope he gets that hug he needs.

  6. Awww!!! How cute!!! Love the colors!!!

  7. Gorgeous colour scheme - love your card!!

  8. Love the blue monochromatic, Donna, and the paint chips, and the sad face on that kitty! That's exactly how I feel now that the hop is over for another year. Loved visiting all your posts and seeing all your creations. Hugs, my friend.

  9. Ahhh, good ol' Home Depot saves the day! Hope you get your glasses soon, but it's also nice to see that stamps can look great without being colored! I've enjoyed seeing all of your projects this week and thank you for all the love you left on my blog!
    Warm, furry hugs,

  10. I have a ton of paint swatches ... always have to resist the urge to nab more because I don't use them THAT often! haha This is really sweet ... kitty looks so sad, but he's so precious, too.

  11. YES!! I thought I recognized the background as a paint chip strip. It works so perfectly with the inspiration photo and that adorable litle sad kitty. Someone needs to give that cat a big hug

  12. Perfect application of a paint sample card for the background! Nicely done! Thank you for joining in the Lost Coast Designs Portal to Creativity Blog Challenge!

  13. Love this sad kitty. She looks like she needs some love. Gorgeous with the blues. Paint chips eh?? Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenge. Hugz

  14. i love this kitty stamp and she looks so sad! she does need a hug! fun blue background too. thanks for joining the lost coast design challenge!

  15. However you did the card it's a SUPER one and that cat is adorable.

  16. Brilliant save using the paint chip background. Looks fab. Oh, that kitty looks so it because the Cat Hop is over???? Tell him to not fret. There will (hopefully) be more cat-loving fun next October during our big #5 celebration!!!
    I'm down to the last 30 projects or so!! Yay!! My spotty internet over the last week has been extremely frustrating. Glad it didn't do this during the actual hop!! Thank you so much for being a part of the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop!!!
    <3 J

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