Friday, 25 October 2019

Cat Lovers Hop: Angel Cat


Have you heard? 
It's the Cat Lovers Hop hosted by Janis at Her Peaceful Garden.
This year is the fifth hop and it's a crazy week filled with crafting, commenting and celebrating cats of all sizes. There are fabulous sponsors and prizes to be won, but best of all, friendships to be forged with like minded cat lovers from around the world. Why don't you come and join us?

Here is my fifth card:

It's another Laurel Burch stamp and it looks like I have a lime green and turquoise theme going on this year! I coloured this sweet Angel Cat with Copic markers, adding my usual white dots and highlights. I was intending trying to make a CAS card, but it didn't quite turn out that way. 
I started the background by stamping with the Mini Distresses Tree Poly Plate from Crafty Roo. It's a little like a gelli plate, but with form and texture, I applied Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers DO inks to the stamp, spritzed with water and stamped to give a lovely, artsy, watercolour tree.
I stamped Angel Cat alongside the tree, placed some gold glitter washi tape and popped the fussy cut coloured cat on foam tape to add some dimension. The halo and stars were coloured with a gold Posca pen. I inked around the background's edges with a Twisted Citron/Peacock Feather mix and doodled a hand drawn border with a fine liner pen. The tree looked like it needed decorating, so I added some tiny, gold coloured crystal gems and some shiny gold sequins. I finished with a gold, heat embossed, wooden star and heart for the top of the tree. The background was matted onto turquoise textured paper and popped onto a 5 x 5 inch card base.

That's all for now!
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Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in the following challenges: 

Crafty Animals #31 27/10
Cute Card Thursday #605 Sparkles (#1)
Penny's Challenges #453 AG 28/10 (#1)
Winter Wonderland Oct Merry & Bright 31/10 (#2)
Ellibelles #Oct Stamp It  01/11 (#3)
SUYP #47 AG 04/11 (#5)
Crimbo Crackers #196 AG 06/11 (#1)
The House That Stamps Built #02319 05/11 (#2)
Crafty Creations #401 AG 12/11 (#2)
Christmas at Sweet Stamping Oct AG 12/11 (#3)

I'd really love some feedback :)      

I read and appreciate all your comments. 


Leslie said...

Your work just never ceases to amaze me! I love this! The colors are so brilliant!
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Jane Willis said...

That is an utterly perfect Christmas card!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful card! Love the cat design and the colors!

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous watercoloured tree and love the Angel cat but then again aren't they all lol
Carol x

Fikreta said...

gorgeous card!

NanaConnie said...

Really beautiful, Carole, and there's that wonderful color combo again! I have to say that none of the house cats I've ever known were that angelic when close to the Christmas tree. lol

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW! That tree is amazing and I'm loving your color scheme. Fab details with the sequins and doodled border, too. I think I need Angel Cat. xxD

Monika said...


Arianna Barbara said...

What a beautiful combo of colors!!! Love these unconventional colors for Xmas cards! Stunning Xmas tree!!!

Jackie T said...

Hi Carole this is a wonderful Christmas card. I love the cat and the tree. Have a great weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Karenladd said...

this is such a beautiful card and I'm all for lime and blue together! I love the angel cat's little glittery rug as a fun detail

Becca Yahrling said...

Ooooh, one of my favorites of this hop! So pretty! Love every single purrfect detail.

scrAPpamondo said...

WOW!!! Such fabulous work of Art!!! Love you background with the "tree" and ornaments!!! Stunning!! The cat and colours look awesome!!

Liz said...

Fabulous design, Carole, love the colours. xx

Heather said...

Cute! Fabulous color combo and I love how you decorated the tree! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

ike said...

This is so beautiful. Love the kitty and your colour scheme is just gorgeous.
Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
Also visiting from the Cats Lovers' Hop.
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Tink said...

Beautiful Card. Love your angel cat!

Janis said...

Hahaha....I have to agree with Connie!! :)

Janis said...

This is totally gorgeous, Carole!! I am loving everything you have done with these amazing colors. That tree is stunning! I have never heard of a shaped Gelli plate thingy , but I need to look into it. I ADORE that watery look and the gleaming sequin ornaments!!! WOW. Love your coloring and the white highlights on the sweet angel cat! (An image like that is obviously not inspired by any of my little scoundrels!! lol...) The glittery accents make this card super-pretty and festive. Everything is so beautiful.

Thank you so much for playing along in the #2019CatLoversHop!!
<3 J

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Vivian Foo said...

Really fabulous and that Christmas tree too.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very cool card, Carole! I am enjoying this colour combo and loving your Laurel Burch kitty stamps! More of your beautiful colouring here as well! I've not heard of a poly plate before but love the outcome! Also love the bling you added to the tree! Also like the doodling around the border and your white accents, which I haven't quite got the hang of yet. Not giving up though! Beautiful work!

Esther Asbury said...

Love that tree and the bright happy colors you used! So happy you linked up to the Anything Goes challenge on THTSB!

mandysea said...

Oh be still my heart!! That kitty and that christmas treee with its sparkles! Gosh.. love!

Susan Renshaw said...

Love that Laurel Burch Stamp! Lovely colour scheme!

Lisa J said...

Love the tree! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

Sue D said...

So fun in these colors.

Monica C. said...

Another cool Christmas card in non-traditional colors!
Hugs Monica

Rocky said...

This is so cute, who wouldn't love it. Thank you for sharing another purr..fect card with us at CASS.

Ellibelle said...

So nicely done and what a great blog hop idea!
Thank you much for taking the time to join in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
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