Monday, 22 October 2018

Cat Lovers Hop: Leopard Jungle

I am having trouble with Blogger. 
I'm sorry, but I cannot comment on blogs that only allow Google account users to leave comments without moderation. I have no idea why and any suggestions are most welcome!


I'm so excited that the Cat Lover's Blog Hop is here! I love seeing everyone's feline creations and hearing about their kitty escapades!

Janis at Her Peaceful Garden hosts the blog hop and this is the fourth one! A tremendous amount of work goes into the preparations for the hop, and we are so grateful for the time and effort she spends to make this hop a highlight of the crafting year!

Janis has outdone herself this year with a stunning line up of 28 sponsors offering generous prizes. Janis will also host daily games and we will have tons of fun getting to know each other. I hope you'll come along and play - you don't even need a blog to be part of the fun!

So ... on to business. This year I treated myself to three sets of Laurel Burch cat stamps from Stampendous.

Here is my first card:

Yes... I've started with the big cats - this set is called Leopard Jungle. I coloured the image with Copics and fussy cut it (that took what seemed like forever!). To hide my imperfections  and to conceal any white card, I ran a black Copic marker around the cut edges. I popped the image on foam pads and attached it to a blended Distress Ink background. I matted my background onto black card and placed it onto a card blank.

That's all for today!
Come and join in the fun!


I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Cat Lovers' Blog Hop
Hiding in my Craftroom #375 Freestyle 27/10
Crafting from the Heart #225 AG 29/10
PIP Challenges #1842 AG 29/10
Ellibelle's Corner Outdoors/Nature 31/10
Crafter's Castle #10 AG 02/11 (#3)
Cardz TV #70 AG 02//11
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #92 AG 03/11
613 Avenue Create #214 AG 03/11

I'd really love some feedback and welcome any new followers!  :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 


  1. Gorgeous colors on this beautiful design, Carole! Awesome fussy cutting! I love all the Laurel Burch stamps, especially the cats! :)

  2. Wow, Carole, this is so bright & beautiful ... as, I think, Laurel Burch
    images should be! And I am always happy to see birdies in the mix, too.
    Sure hope those leopards leave them alone! lol

  3. fantastic and gorgeous Carole

    gr karin

  4. Fabulous card! Love the Laurel Burch cat stamps!

  5. Oh my goodness!! What a beautiful card! I admire your coloring skills - well, truthfully I'm jealous! You have done a fabulous job and the colors just pop off the card.

  6. WOW This is just Beautiful!

  7. Love your coloring and that incredible background, Carole! Lovely big cats. :-D

  8. Love the bright colors and the Burch-esque palms, too! I've never had that problem with Blogger and commenting. Sorry.

  9. Ooooh - that is just PAWsome ! Amazing colouring and fantastic stamps :-)

  10. Hi Carole this is a stunning card. I love the images and the bright colours you have used. Sorry about your troubles with commenting. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  11. Love your card with those fab images plus love life be the happy colours x

  12. Ooooh!!! I just LOVE love these kitties! (and stamps)!!! You've done them justice! Now I WANT!

  13. These are great stamps and you've colored them beautifully. I'm going to have look up Laurel Burch.

  14. Gorgeous colors and wonderful scene! I adore Laurel Burch! xxD

  15. What an absolutely fun card...I love the bright colors!!! It is such a cheerful card. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle

  16. Oooh, I love Laurel Burch designs and am the proud owner of several Laurel Burch pins and earrings from back in the 80's. I don't wear them anymore, but just keep them to admire, haha. Love this jungle scene and all that fussy cutting detail really pays off

  17. This looks absolutely amazing. Gorgeous colors and loving the animals. So artistic!
    Thank you so much for joining in at Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge this month!

  18. Wow! What a gorgeous card!!! Your colouring is really amazing!!!

  19. Love your image and card. Such beautiful coloring. Cats are such a great subject to talk about and make cards about, right? Thanks so much for sharing this with us at PIP Challenges!

  20. Hey, Carole! It's been a while! So happy to see you in the Cat Lovers Hop! Your card is absolutely stunning! Love the colours, love your colouring, love the gorgeous kitties!

  21. Oh, my, Carole....this is WONDERFUL!! I adore the LB leopards...I don't have those, but now they are on my wish list. Your coloring is fabulous and those bright colors give everything a happy, whimsical feel. You deserve a medal for that detailed fussy cutting!!!
    Thanks so much for being a part of the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  22. Your card is stunning Carole! Love the colours and stamps. Have a pawsome day! 😻

  23. I just LOVE your beautiful card! Those tropical cats under the palms wold be perfect here in Florida! Love the bright colors and the fun design!

  24. Love all of the bright colours and your colouring is great! Cool scene that you created too!

  25. Amazing colourful card! Such beautiful scene you have created!!!

  26. What a joyous card. Thank you for joining in the Craftying From the Heart challenge this week.

  27. I love your coloring on this card! So fun and cheery!


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