Thursday, 24 October 2019

Cat Lovers Hop: Holly 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 fourth card:

I love Laurel Burch images! I'm a big fan of colour - the brighter, the better in my book, so Laurel Burch images are purr-fect for me! Holly Cat was the prize that I won in the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop and I have kept it in its packaging until now. 
I used to have a cat named Holly - a sweet natured, tuxedo that we adopted as a tiny kitten. She lived happily for 18 years and loved to travel in the car when we went to visit friends for the weekend. 

I coloured the image with Copic markers and added some white highlights and dots with a white Posca paint pen. I made the plaid-like background by brayering Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxides horizontally and vertically onto 300 gsm card. The card edges were inked with Peacock Feathers and then black archival ink.
I fussy cut around the frame of the image and popped it on foam tape for dimension. I stamped the sentiment (free with a magazine last year) onto white card, inked the edges with Peacock Feathers and glued it directly onto the background. 

Please bear with me, Cat Lovers - I am such a slow commenter. I'm only half way through at the moment, but promise I'll get to all your posts before the end of the hop!

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
Crafty Sentiments AG 28/10 (#3)
Winter Wonderland Oct Merry & Bright 31/10
Ellibelles #Oct Stamp It  01/11 (#2)
613 Avenue Create #226 AG/Opt: Spotlight 02/11 (#5)
SUYP #47 AG 04/11 (#4)
Creative Moments #179 AG 05/11 (#3)
The House That Stamps Built #02319 05/11
Crafty Creations #401 AG 12/11 (#1)
Christmas at Sweet Stamping Oct AG 12/11 (#2)

I'd really love some feedback :)      

I read and appreciate all your comments. 


  1. Oh wow! What a cool Xmas card! Love the unconventional colors!!! : D

  2. OOH! This is beautiful! LOVE your bright colors and the white highlights really POP. Nice tribute to your sweet Holly. xxD

  3. Wonderful colourful project, love it.

    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. Hi Carole this is a fantastic card. I love that cat he looks amazing. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Beautiful card! I love the colors you used to color the image...very striking! :) And I smiled reading about your cat which loved to cats howl and carry on something awful if I take them for a ride. They act like I am taking them off to be murdered but it's only to the vet....but in their mind, same thing I guess. ha-ha

  6. LOVE the Laurel Burch cat designs.... my favorites! Awesome card with fabulous colors!

  7. So cool and different Christmas card! Love the green cat and your amazing colouring on the background!

  8. Love this holly cat! Makes a great Christmas card!

  9. Such a gorgeous card, Carole! Really loving these Laurel Burch images - you won a fabulous prize and I'm glad you featured it this year! Your colouring is always amazing! I enjoyed reading about your Holly kitty too!

  10. This is phenomenal! Love, love, love that image!
    Love To Scrap 2

  11. Extraordinary card! Wow the use of those oxide inks! You've done that Burch kitty stamp justice! Bless your Holly, its hard when they are gone, I know what you are feeling after losing my 18yr old Blackie last year. What a beautiful card and stamp to remember her by. Hugs to youxx

  12. Oooh, so very pretty! Lovin' all that lime green. You've really
    colored this beautifully. I have this stamp sitting on my desk, but
    not sure I'll find the time to color it up. It's such a pretty stamp.

  13. Oooo - that is excellent. Marvelous colouring and I just LUV your colour scheme.
    Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
    Also visiting from the Cat Lovers Hop.

    IKE =^..^=

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  14. Carole, thanks so much for introducing me to Laurel Burch, what a great image. I think the majority of the reason I like the image so much is your beautiful, bright, happy colors! What a wonderful card.

  15. Carole, thanks so much for introducing me to Laurel Burch, what a great image. I think the majority of the reason I like the image so much is your beautiful, bright, happy colors! What a wonderful card.

  16. What a stunning image. I love your colouring too, and choice of zany colour scheme.

  17. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment - I've been overwhelmed by all the lovely comments left by everyone in the hop - something not often seen in blog land anymore! Your green cat is so stunning - I'm going to sit here with my coffee and browse a while.

  18. I love the bright colors you have used on this wonderful stamp! How exciting that it is not only a prize, but it shares the name with a beloved family member. I have had cats over the years that enjoyed traveling with me, and others that didn't take to it quite so well. It's nice when they can go on adventures with you! :)

  19. Fantastic color combo, Carole, and I love that cat! I've only recently been introduced to the Laurel Burch cats and am now on crusade to collect them all. lol

  20. Hi, great to see you using your prize from last year's Hop!! YAY!! How appropriate that it has the same name as your beloved Holly. So sweet.

    I love the wonderful bright colors you used...very much in keeping with the spirit of Laurel Burch's affection for vivid color schemes. Your background is beautiful and the nuances of shading and highlighting with your coloring is phenomenal. Everything is just fabulous.

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

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  21. Oooh!! Looks like I need this fun Laurel Burch stamp now too! I love the bright colors you used, that make it POP!

  22. These Laurel Burch images are terrific. You can really let yourself go when coloring them. So pretty!

  23. Very cute! Great image and a very unique color combo for a Christmas card, but it works! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  24. I love the vibrant colors you used on this fun card! So happy you linked up to the Anything Goes challenge on THTSB!

  25. Aww, this is so fun! Wonderful Christmas creation. Thank you so much for joining in the fun with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Hugs, Wends xoxo CaSS DT

  26. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Moments, hope to see you again soon
    {Creative Moments Owner}
    Alex x

  27. I always find your colours so inspiring! This is gorgeous! Thanks for making this hop on the Cat Lover's Blog Hop so fun! #2019CatLoversHop
    Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

  28. This is such a bright Christmas Card. Adorable image too. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty Animals. Lisa DT

  29. Love, love this color combination - very fun card. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  30. Cool card! I love the lime-green and blue with the one pop of red.
    Hugs Monica

  31. Awesome color combo! That image really pops. We're so happy to see your artistry at 613 Avenue Create.

  32. A purr..fect card for a cat lover, it's fab. Thank you for sharing it with us at CASS.

  33. Such a beautiful creation! The cat stamp looks amazing and a great design all around!
    Thank you much for taking the time to join in at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner


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