Saturday, 26 October 2019

* Cat Lovers Hop: Love of a 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 eighth and final card.
Thank you to those who have stuck with me to the end.
And a BIG thank you to everyone who left lovely comments along the way.
But most of all, THANK YOU to Janis, for organising the hop again this year. It has been such fun!
PS... I'm still making my way through all the lovely Cat Lover Hop entries. When I have finished commenting, I'll go back to Janis's blog and play along with the daily games. I haven't been as organised this year with my time :( 
For this card I chose another digital image from Vera Lane Studio. The cat is from the Love of a Cat digi set. The full set contains two different cat images and a sentiment.

My cat is coloured with Copic markers and fussy cut leaving a thin white border. He is popped on foam pads onto a sponged, Distress Inked (Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive and a little Vintage Photo) background. Some stamping with an Inkylicious flourish stamp was applied around the background's edges and some black and white paint spatters were randomly flicked onto the card. I decided to add some gold acrylic paint, using my fingers, as highlights and I edged the background with black archival ink.  The sentiment is also from the Love of a Cat set and it was cut into strips, inked along the edges and adhered directly onto the background.

I was honoured to receive this badge (by The Gray Muse) and beautiful postcard from D.Anne for my participation in the Cat Lovers Hop. Thank you so much!

If you like the Vera Lane Studio digital stamps I have used in the last 3 posts, you'll be pleased to know that I have three, single set, gift codes to give away (so you can choose the set of your choice - obviously it should be cat themed!) 
 Here is the link to the VLS cat digis and collages. (The ones I have used for this hop seem to be sold out at the moment, but will be back in the shop soon)
What do you have to do? Simply say 'Yes to VLS' in your comment and I'll draw out 3 winners on Monday morning. 
**I'll edit this post to announce the winners, so please come back to check.**
You may want to join our VLS Facebook group - it's a very welcoming, friendly and supportive group. We'd love to see you there!
Vera Lane Studio Facebook Group

* Karen Ladd *
* Jennifer Skull *
* Susan Renshaw *
Please email me for your coupon:

That's all for now!
Pop over to see what the others cat lovers have been up to
click here

Thanks for stopping by today.

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

Crafty Catz #480 AG  31/10
Allsorts #543Make Own Background 01/11 (#1)
International Art & Soul #70 Celebrate Autumn 02/11( #1)
Scrappers Delights # Oct AG 03/11
SUYP #47 AG 04/11
Polkadoodle #43 AG 04/11 (#3)
A Gem of a Challenge #1 AG 05/11 (#3)
As Yo Like It Favourite Papers & Why? 06/11
My own papers! 
Each one is unique and I can make any colour/design to match my focal point
Cardz TV  #101 AG 07/11

I'd really love some feedback :)      

I read and appreciate all your comments. 


  1. Your card is super cute and love teh coloring too. Yes to VLS. Thank You and blessings

  2. That's super nice card!
    Kitty image is adorable and love how you colored it.

  3. I love your coloring and its a Yes to VLS. I'm really enjoying these cats.

  4. Your fabulous background makes the cat pop and matches so well your colouring!!

  5. Love this! and I love Vera Lane, thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Awesome card! Love the cat design and the colors you used for your card!
    Yes to VLS!

  7. Gorgeous card! Such beautiful colors and a fabulous kitty. The sentiment is making me teary eyed. So true! xxD

  8. Oooh those big orange flowers.... like a dark ginger flower tabby!

  9. Wow, the rich colors and white pen detailing make this cat spectacular! Love the texture of the speckled background as well. Yes to VLS and thank you so much for the chance to win my own set of digis

  10. Another amazing card, you've done some stunning creations with those images so I'm saying Yes to VLS

  11. Love your colors and background as usual.

  12. Another fantastic card! Love your work.

  13. it's a beautiful card with a great background Carole
    Gr Karin

  14. Yes, to VLS! And thanks for the chance. I have absolutely adored all the kitties with their pretty designs. It's so unique and I love that. I love how colorful your kitties have all been, including this one. Your makes have all been quite delightful.

  15. Yes to VLS! :)

    Your ginger cat is adorable, and I love the bg you created for it. What really stands out to me is that great black and white polka dot strip he is standing on. Marvelous!

  16. Another beautiful creation, Carole! I bought all these VLS digis you've used and can't wait to use them! I'm going to create some backgrounds today to get started! I've so enjoyed visiting your blog this week! ;)
    Love To Scrap 2

  17. How fantastic that is. Gorgeous colouring on the kitty and that background is awesome :-)
    Visiting you from the Cat Lovers' Blog Hop.
    IKE =^..^=

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  18. Carole, I'm going to miss the great things you do with the Burch cats! :-D Love your coloring on this one. Hope we'll all play again next year and get to share more love of our felines. :-D

  19. This is gorgeous, Carole! Absolutely gorgeous! Her images are so much fun to colour because any colour works! Your colouring is beautiful (as always!) and I love your fall colour combo! Always intrigued by your interesting backgrounds too!

    And I can't type this fast enough - YES TO VLS!!!!! I was lucky enough to win last year but of course I would be thrilled to win again! Thank you for your generosity! I've enjoyed each and every one of your cat projects! The hop has been a blast!

  20. Awesome card!!! Your colouring is totally stunning! Fabulous background!!!
    Thank you so much for your kindness so 'Yes to VLS

  21. Such a beautiful stamp and I love your colours with the background.
    Jenny xx
    Visiting from the Cat Lovers Hop

  22. Yes to VLS... love Vera Lane stamps!! Love your creation...lovely colour and background!

  23. Great sentiment and fun and colorful cat.

  24. VLS!!! I hope I am getting in here in time to get in the drawing for the prize. It isn't past the deadline for commenting yet...amazingly! This is the first year I will finish on time, I think!! But I still won't if I keep writing books for every comment!! Ha.

    Love this Vera Lane cat and the fabulous background!! Gorgeous and super-fun!! The sentiment is sooooooo sweet. Awwwwww.
    Thanks so much for playing along in the #2019CatLoversHop!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  25. He's a super cat and such a lovely colourful card, thanks so much for sharing and joining us this week at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  26. Fantastic card Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck
    Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  27. A beautiful card but, unfortunately, cannot be included in our challenge at INTAAS as it was made before the challenge date. Hazel x

  28. Oooppps!!
    So sorry - I missed that. xx

    1. No problem, you've still got time to enter with another card. lol

  29. Your colourful cat looks great on your background. Such a fun bright card.
    Thanks for taking part in my "make your own background" challenge at Allsorts this week.
    Lynn x

  30. Congrats to the winners, Karen, Jennifer and Susan. Thanks for the chance to win and a new blog to follow!

  31. What a truly colorful cat! It looks like you had a blast making all these cat cards.
    Hugs Monica

  32. Thank you for choosing me as a winner!!

  33. Thank you so much for choosing me as one of your happy winners! And congratulations to Karen & Susan, too! :) I will send you an email as soon as I finish here. I love Vera Lane images!! How exciting! All of your projects for the hop were so cool. :)

  34. Congrats to the 3 lucky cats! I know they will enjoy this prize! Thank you, Carole!

  35. Such a fun image. Thank you for supporting International Art and Soul, I love seeing your creativity and imagination at work. We hope to see your inspiring talent again in the near future. Love ‘n’ hugs Sall, International Art and Soul DT

  36. OMG amazing work. Love details and colours. Thanks for playing with us at Polkadoodles. Good luck. DT Beata

  37. Fabulous image and I love the colours! Thank you for joining in the Scrapper's Delights Challenge this month. Hope to see you again soon.

    Crafty Hugs, Vannessa

  38. I am falling in love with your cats, Thank you for play with us at Gem of a craft challenge, Good luck with your entry.


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