Friday, 26 October 2018

* Cat Lovers Hop: Les Chats

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It's Day 5 of the Cat Lovers' Blog Hop. Have you visited Janis's blog yet?  There's lots going on including giveaways, games and crafting ideas! Pop over and take a look!

 I'm back to share another of my makes - this time a couple of cards using a digital image set called Les Chats from one of my favourite digi stores - Vera Lane Studio.

There are many things I like about digi stamps:
* They are easy to store on your computer and don't take up physical space.
* They can be resized to fit any project.
* They can be digitally coloured and saved for use again and again.
* They can be flipped, reversed or inverted to give a different look.
* They are relatively cheap, compared to rubber stamps.
* They don't need cleaning and no inky fingers.
* They don't get damaged or wear out.

I love the quirky, whimsical characters who live on Vera Lane. I also like that most of them have a name. For today's cards I used Luce and Franoise from Les Chats.

Here is Luce:

Hehehe - I loved Blair and Remi's blue cats, so I thought I'd create my own! I coloured her with Copics and gave her some white Posca pen highlights. She is on a background made by smooshing the card (with the edges masked off) in Distress Oxides and water. I popped some torn washi tape onto the background to ground Luce, stamped the sentiment and added some white mulberry flowers. Done!

Here is Franoise:

If you like Les Chats I have a little give away for two of the Cat Lover Hoppers - a gift certificate to use at the Vera Lane Studio Etsy store to purchase the set. If you are not a digi user - why not give them a try?

Here is the full set of digi stamps:

So, what do you have to do to be in with a chance of winning a gift certificate?
1. Be an active participant in the Cat Lovers' Hop.
2. Just leave a comment below indicating that you would like to be in with a chance of winning the set - please include your email.
3. Share the project you make with them on social media & tag me into them:
Instagram: carole.jones2
Facebook (not much happens on here!): Carole Jones
flickr (no photos uploaded yet): Carole Jones

UPDATE:  NanaConnie and KT FitKitty 
are the random winners!

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

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Cat Lovers' Blog Hop
Penny's Challenges #403 AG 30/10 (#3)
Just Keep on Creating AG 31/10 
Crafty Catz #435 AG 01/11
My Time to Craft #382 Halloween or Cats 01/11
Jo's Scrapshack #257 AG 02/11
Aud Sentiments #215 Use a Funny Sentiment 05/11
Cardz 4 Galz #83 Let's Go Digital 07/11 (#3)

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


  1. Love, love, LOVE digis AND Vera Lane! Really love how you've colored these cuties, the pretty card shapes and the fabulous backgrounds. I've got to try the smooshing technique. Would love to win the digi set, but I already have it. Of COURSE I do! LOL Had to go check since I lost a ton of my digis in a computer crash (and backup failure), but the one's from Etsy, at least, were retrieved. YAY! xxD Im not sure if the GC would be good on another set so I'll give you my email just in case. dlmundinger(at)yahoo(dot)com

  2. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

  3. Love those Vera Lane images and how you have coloured them!!

  4. Love these cute cats from the Les Chats set! Please put me in for a chance to win the set! Love your cards with the pretty backgrounds and color combos! The kitties are adorable!

  5. Blair really started a trend with the blue cats. I love digis and would love a chance to win. suzanne.harkinsonatgmaildotcom

  6. I don't usually use digis but these are too cute to pass up! Love how you colored these sassy cats and would love to be in your drawing.
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

    1. I don't know how to tag you on FB because I can't figure out your FB account!
      P/S: So tickled that you loved Blair's blue cats. She's my granddaughter and I love everything she makes of course!

    2. Hi Karen! I've added my details on the post above. Thanks for leaving me some lovely comments. It's been a fab hop again this year! x

  7. Wow! Your cards are too cool! Love the colouring!

  8. How GORGEOUS !!! The colouring on these is amazing. :-) I have these Chats somewhere but I forget to use them LoL xx

  9. OMG, how original and cute and just darling these are!!! Love your
    pretty cards. I love shaped cards! I'm not good at digi's but I would
    love to try these!! Please count me in. :-)
    rebyah1 @

  10. Hi Carole these cards are gorgeous. I love them both. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  11. I love how you colored your cats. And of course I love Vera Lane and love to have the chance to win. pingvf (at) rocketmail (dot) com

  12. I LOVE these gorgeous cats! They are so colorful and bright! I don't often use digit, but I would love to play with these kitties and give it a try! Thanks for being a part of the Cat Lovers Hop!

  13. These cats are charming and I'm in love with how you colored them and their backgrounds! I just haven't been able to get into digis myself... Thanks for adding to the fun of the hop, tho!

  14. These are so precious, Carole, and I love the Chats! Marvelous coloring. I'd love to be in on a chance to win and I'm already a follower. :-D

  15. How cute cards!! Love the shape and how you coloured those digi!

  16. Absolutely beautiful! Love the kitties, love your colouring, love the inky background, love the card shape, gorgeous! And YES YES YES I would love to be in the drawing for your giveaway - love these funky felines! I might not get to make a card right away but I will do #3 as soon as I get back to crafting/blogging again - hubby is supposed to be discharged in a couple weeks.

  17. Oh wow! these kitties are just gorgeous, love the fancy details on them... you've created a really mystical mood for them.. beautiful colourings! Yes, LOVE these images!!

  18. So fun and colorful. I like the flowers too.

  19. Wow!!! Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz xx

  20. What a fun card! I love the cute little cats, and the watercolored background is fabulous.
    Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack!
    DT Member

  21. Such colorful and adorable kittens. And your coloring is great. Thanks for joining us at Penny's this week. DT Kathy []

  22. I love these imaginative and artistic cat images, love the colours as well.
    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at the

    October 2018 Anything goes link-up at Just Keep On Creating.

  23. 2 very pretty cat catds, thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge and don't forget we have a DT spot running

  24. Carole.....I totally LOVE your whimsical French cats!! The expressions on their faces just make me smile. Lovely backgrounds and beautiful coloring.
    How nice of you to offer blog candy and big congrats to Kitty and NanaConnie for winning!! I didn't get here soon enough to be in the drawing because of my crazy weather-sensitive internet.....IDAHO!!! lol.. But thank you so much for adding to the fun of the hop.

    I am trying to visit as many projects as possible while my internet is still working. It has been down or spotty for several days which really messed up my commenting!! Thank you so much for being a part of the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  25. Lovely Card .. Love The Cats .. Thanxx For Sharing With Us At Jo's Scrapshack...
    Sherry Lynn
    DT Member @ JSS

  26. These cards are prrrr-fect for the cat lover in you life.. They are both fabulous.. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Fun Friday. Sorry for the late comment. AJ DT JFF


  27. Lovely card for a cat lover
    Like the stamp a lot adorable
    Thx for joining Aud Sentiments Challenge
    Hugs MiaPuh DT Aud Sentiments

  28. I LOVE these images! And the cards are super fun! Wow! Thanks for joining us at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. Hope to see you again soon.

    x Lise Mariann, DT


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