Saturday, 26 October 2019

* Cat Lovers Hop: Cat Life


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 seventh card.

 Last year I made a couple of cards using Vera Lane Studio's Les Chats. Well this year I have a pre-coloured digital collage sheet of the same cats, called Cat Life, and I have made a couple of ATCs.

As you can see I had hoped to make other projects with these quirky cats, but it was not to be, so they are fussy cut ready for use some other time. You might also see that I add colour to the cats' eyes and personalise them with white dots and dashes. You can also add glossy accents, glitter, trim and colour over with pens and pencils, so that they become a fusion of pre-coloured image and your own artwork.
I started by making the background by braying acrylic paints in pink. I stamped over the painting an AAll & Create stamp and added white doodled marks with a Posca pen. I cut the ATCs to size and inked the edges in black. I added a piece of black texture trim and popped the cats on top with foam tape. I finished with stickers from Tim Holtz's Small Talk pad. Here are the 2 ATCs in more detail:

I must love Franoise the most as I've just realised I've used him in both ATCs!
I'm also going to pretend that the burgundy spots of ink on the above ATC's cat were intentional :) !

Cat Life                                       Les Chats

That's all for now!
Pop over to see what the others cat lovers have been up to
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Thanks for stopping by today.

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

Crafty Animals #31 27/10
SUYP #47 AG 04/11 (#6)
Polkadoodle #43 AG 04/11
A Gem of a Challenge #1 AG 05/11
Cardz TV  #101 AG 07/11

I'd really love some feedback :)      

I read and appreciate all your comments. 


  1. Wow!!! Wonderful ATCs!!! Colours are amazing!!!

  2. Quirky and fabulous. Love the colours. Hugs ValeryAnne.

  3. These are such darling, quirky cats, Carole, and the "personalizing" with the white ink really works! I love all the different colors available on that one sheet. Great fussy cutting.

  4. Wow, these are so colorful and fun. Love the touches of white gel ink that give even more personality to these cats.

  5. Okay, here you go again... I'll be broke before this hop is over, lol! I do love these - amazing work!
    Love To Scrap 2

  6. Awesome ATC cards! I need those images..

  7. Really cool backgrounds and I LOVE your purr-sonalization of the pre colored images. Love those sentiment stickers, too. I can't live without them. Adorable! xxD

  8. I love how you add your own color to a pre-colored image. It does really add life to it.

  9. OMG, who wouldn't love to own one of these beauties?!
    They are all gorgeous; love how vibrant the colors are.

  10. Fabulous ATCs and so your backgrounds!!

  11. I'm totally in love with your style, these cats are so striking in colour! Beautiful!

  12. Absolutely stunning, so vibrant and fun

  13. I love your ATC's using those great cat images! The added touches you give really do make a big impact. So much beautiful color brings lots of smiles! Will look forward to seeing what you create later with the other cutie cats!

  14. So beautiful and such gorgeous colours :-)
    Neither of these Sheets are available in the Etsy shop either :-(

    Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP cats Challenges.
    Also visiting from the Cat Lovers' Blog Hop.
    IKE =^..^=

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  15. You have a great printer because the colours here are so bright and vibrant! They do not look pre-coloured. Do you have to use specialty paper? Really love the look and how you add the accents to make them your own. Your backgrounds are always so beautiful as well! Gorgeous ATCs! I know what you mean - I wanted to make more kitty projects too but just ran out of time.

    1. My printer is nothing extra special, Kitty - an HP Envy. I use a smooth white card called Colour Copy for printing out my digis. It take alcohol markers a treat! Best of all it is inexpensive and in my opinion is as good as Neenah Solar White. I usually add to the pre-coloured images with either Copics or pencils, but generally I find VLS collage sheets to be bright and colourful enough without the extra input. Hope that helps. xx

  16. Love all those kitties! Awesome ATCs and coloring!

  17. Another amazing collection. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  18. Fabulous ATCs. Love the colour and the Vera Lane images!

  19. These are so beautiful, colourful and cheerful
    Jenny xx
    Visiting from the Cat Lovers Hop

  20. These are so fun and colorful.

  21. Oh, my goodness.....I had forgotten about Vera Lane images. I LOVE THEM and have included them on my future sponsor possibility list. Thank you so much for sharing these gorgeous ATCs. I adore how colorful they are and how you personalized the pre-colored images. Your backgrounds are fabulous!!!

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

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  22. I love your ATCs. So much going on on them and all the detail to look at.
    Hugs Monica

  23. Hello ,

    Awsome work I love it
    Good luck with the challenge Anything goes at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge
    Hugs and Creativity

  24. Love the cats, the colors the energy, everything! Thank you for play with us at Gem of a craft challenge, Good luck with your entry.


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