Saturday, 26 October 2019

Cat Lovers Hop: Fat Cats


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 sixth card:

For this card I chose a digital collage sheet by one of my all time favourite digital artists Vera Lane Studio. Janet creates quirky and whimsical digital images in black and white for you to colour as you wish, but she now makes pre-coloured digital pdf sheets for quick and easy cards and journals. 
I have used the Fat Cats Collage Sheet for my card.

I printed the sheet and fussy cut the cats. Once cut I always run a black marker around the edges of the image to hide any cutting imperfections. I added some colour to my cats' eyes and a few areas of shading, plus my usual dots and highlights.
The background is a gelli print made with PaperArtsy chalk acrylics and a Carabelle texture plate. The edges are inked with Broken China DO and black archival ink.
I arranged the cats into a group photo position and adhered to the background, the front two rows are popped on foam pads for dimension.

Fat Cats Collage Sheet                 Fat Cats Digi Stamp Set

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
Penny's Challenges #453 AG 28/10 (#2)
Allsorts #543Make Own Background 01/11
SUYP #47 AG 04/11 (#6)
Crafty Creations #401 AG 12/11 (#3)
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. So much fussy cutting! Aren't they a "sweet?" gang of kitties. Wonderful coloring.

  2. WOW, great fussy cutting, Carole! Loving each and every one of those fat cats. What a delightful CAS design. It really shows off the cats. :-D

  3. Brilliant card. love the colours. Thanks for the tip about the black marker - I always seem to spend ages trying to shave off sneaky bits of white that show after I've fussy cut

  4. Awesome colors for these cute kitties!

  5. Some more fabulous cats. So bright and cheerful just makes you smile to see them. Hugs ValeryAnne.

  6. When I spied this project on the Cat Lovers Hop I had to scurry on over to take a closer look because this is ADORABLE! I love the way you colored up these guys, and that black marker tip is one that I only recently discovered.
    You added wonderful depth with your fussy cutting and layering in this fun card

  7. OMGosh, you are such an enabler! ;) I love these cats... I think these are my new favorite digis! Your card is amazing!
    Love To Scrap 2

  8. Love all your Fat cats! Great card..

  9. Wow, this is one of my faves of the hop! So colorful and happy and quirky, too. I love that!

  10. Love, love, LOVE them! What great colors. This takes me to my "happy place". xxD

  11. Love Vera Lane and your fab coloring!

  12. Gosh!! Each individual one is just fabulous! love the colours (and I love fussy cutting so totally get this!!)

  13. What fun cats! I have several Vera Lane images and love their quirky style. Your card is just so cheerful and happy! :)

  14. look these cute cats!
    gorgoeus card!

  15. Eeee ! That is just PAW-some. I am so in love with those kitties. What a fur-bulous creation.
    Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP cats Challenges.
    Also visiting from the Cat Lovers' Blog Hop.
    IKE =^..^=

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    1. Oh SO SAD ..... I went to buy these but it says they are both Sold :-( :-( :-(

    2. They should be back in stock very soon, Ike. xx
      PS - I have a Vera Lane Studio give away coupon draw on my last post - I'll enter you you in the draw! xx

  16. Well I'm a big fan of pre-coloured images - these look hand-coloured! Awesome job with your fussy-cutting too! Really love this group of fun and colourful kitties! Pause... I was just interrupted by Kiwi who needed a cuddle! He gets insulted if I don't give him my full attention. Gorgeous work here, Carole! I've had a few favourites on the hop and your cards have been among them!

    1. :) Thank you Kitty - so sweet of you to say! xx

  17. Such a colourful bunch. Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  18. Aw I love these cats and I want to join the gang! So colourful.
    Jenny xx
    Visiting from the Cat Lovers Hop

  19. Love this image and ypur colouring!

  20. These kitties are totally fabulous!! Genius to put them together in a big group. The colors are so pretty and I love your added highlights.

    Very impressed with that lovely Gelli print background. I am getting inspired to grab my plate (Stampendous brand) and finally try it out! I look at it every once in awhile and am not sure I am ready to commit to being addicted to yet another technique! Ha. I might be getting closer after seeing your amazing work!!!

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

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  21. How cute!! I love their photo positioning. So clever to run the black marker over the edges - I'll need to start doing that! Wonderful card!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's, and good luck with your entry! :)

    Lemon Biscuit

  22. How fun with all of these colorful fat cats.

  23. Oh they are just brilliant!
    Hugs Monica

  24. Wow, such a great card! Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges!
    Crafty hugs

  25. Beautiful card �� thanks for joining us at Gem of a Challenge �� Good Luck ��

  26. Wow, I love cats at all and yours are great. Thanks for playing with us at Polkadoodles. Good luck. DT Beata


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