Monday, 25 October 2021

* Cat Lovers Hop Day 1


Welcome to Day 1 of the Cat Lovers Hop 2021.

A big hello to all my furry, feline-loving friends!

This is an annual event hosted by the lovely Janis over on her blog at Her Peaceful Garden.
If you like cats pop over and have a look at the fun games and awesome prizes that Janis has organised for the next 6 days. 

 I used newly released AALL & Create stamps to make my Halloween card. I stamped the images, coloured and fussy cut them, then added them to the rainbow sky background.
The background is blended Distress Oxides, splattered with water to bleach out some colour. The moon was made using a set from Inkylicious which includes a moon stencil, mask and stamp. It was out long before Tim brought his out :) I then stamped the background with various AALL & Create background stamps to add texture and a border. I also used the Batosphere stamp to create the web and bats in the top corner.
The cat and hat were stamped onto the background so that the blots and squiggles would be there when I added the fussy cut images. I am distraught that I misplaced the hat in my eagerness to complete the project - oh well, let's say she has a levitating witches hat :)
I added some silver glitter pen to the web and around the edge of the moon.

Cat Lovers Hop 2021

That's all for now.

Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Creative Knockouts Halloween 27/10
Crafty Animals #55 AG 27/10
Two Old Bats Halloween 28/10 Honourable Mention
Crafty Calendar #10 Halloween 28/10
Creative Fingers #217 AG 29/10
613 Avenue Create #11 AG 31/10 TOP ROCKER
Lost Coast  Halloween 31/10
SUYP #71 AG Cats 31/10 WINNER/ TOP CAT


  1. Oh, this is awesome. What a fab cat. So glad you linked up to the 31 Days of Halloween fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz

  2. What an amazing Halloween card! Loving all of the stamps you combined here to create this spooky scene, and fabulous colors! And the cat is definitely too cute to spook! The spiderweb and bats are definitely spooky though!!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  3. Great colors and design! LOVE the glasses! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at the Two Old Bats Halloween challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back each month. Remember, if we have 50+ entries, we will give a PRIZE.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  4. Carole, your cat is fantastic! Loving the spooky background sky with the bats. So good to see you in the Cat Lovers Hop this year. :-D

  5. Clever with the levitating witch's hat! Love the vibrant background and the cheeking expression on your kitty's face! Hop hop hop over from Cat Lovers!

  6. This is terrific! Such a cute image and your background is fabulous.

  7. Gorgeous card absolutely gorgeous hugs x

  8. Your card is amazing! The ink blending and bleach splatters make a fabulous background. Love everything about it. The cat is too cute to spook, for sure! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Two Old Bats!

  9. This is so stunning and fun and just gorgeously purrfect.
    I always love your projects.

  10. this is so pretty!
    Hello from Cat Lovers blog hop!

  11. Your Halloween cat card is AWESOME! I LOVE it! Halloween cards are my favorite to make and yours is so much fun! I love the cat image on the card and how you colored the cat plus background. I envy the person that receives this super card in the mail. :)

  12. Super Halloween cat! Great colour scheme...

  13. I just love that cat and your Halloween scene is amazing. Great design and colored background, and kitty's expression cracks me up!

  14. That cat just gives me the giggles!! And you fussy cut it!! That is one of my least favorite things to do and yours came out brilliantly - Hugs & Purrs, Christi

  15. Love the colors and the cute cat! Fun card! Pretty moon and great bats and web too!

  16. Wow, this is a fabulous card and that levitating hat is the perfect touch, haha! So many beautiful details to admire here.

  17. Love this card! Such a great cat too!

  18. Spooktacular card and background for this fab kitty!

    Val S - LeighSBDesigns DT

  19. Wow, I love your cats. Fantastic card! Hello from Cat Lovers blog hop!

  20. Super cute cute card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Two Old bats!
    Diane TOB DT {Nellies Nest}

  21. Waving hi from the Cat Lovers Hop! Your card is AH-maaazING! I love every detail! Those stamps are awesome!

  22. I like the too cute to spook cards. Great slim line and beautifully colored. [Bunny]

  23. Gorgeous background and adorable cat with glasses! Love it.

  24. Spooky background and great snarky expression on the cat in the hat.

  25. Marisela Delgado said: So beautiful!

  26. This kitty is too cute to spook! Love this fun design and your great use of color!

  27. What an adorable kitty in her witch hat! Love all the work and detail you put into your card; it is fabulous!!!

  28. Gorgeous card, love the funny image and fantastic background. Thanks for linking up with us at 613 Avenue Create. DT Vesna

  29. Hello there, this is just fabulous! I love the details you've added with the inks and backgrounds but the cat is my absolute favourite!

    Many thanks for joining in with us this time at Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Sarah R
    Crafty Challenge DT

  30. Super cute Halloween card, Carole! This kitty is adorable! I love the detail on this stamp!


  31. Oh what a fabulous card! The image is great, love the wink with it's tongue sticking out!

    Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts- good luck!

  32. This is stunning, beautifully done! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lost Coast Designs and have a very happy week, Sue xx

  33. LOL... LOVE your card! Thanks for joining our October Halloween challenge at Two Old Bats!

  34. What a really awesome card, Carole! I also love your background. enjoy your day.

  35. What a great card! I love this cute kittie stamp!

  36. That's super. Such a fabulous background and what a wonderful kitty image :-)
    Lovely to see you on the Cat Hop.
    IKE =^..^=

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  37. Wonderful Halloween card! Your background is great and love all the colors and images you used. So much to see here! Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

  38. Love love! Thank you so much for leaving your comments on my Cats pages.

  39. LOL....levitating witch hat...just adds to the spooky mood!
    What a great card and wonderfully sassy cat. I love your blended background and the background stamping with all that fabulous assortment of stamps from AALL & Create. Thank you for introducing me to this is new to me. I have made a note of them!! :)

    Thanks so much for participating in the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop.
    <3 J

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  40. beautiful card!
    thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create!

  41. FaBOOlous vintage grunge look on this card! Love the stamps you used!

  42. OMGosh, I love this kitty with his over sized glasses and he's winking... so cool. Love the spooky background and the blended colours. Waving hi from Cat Lovers hop and thanks for visiting my blog, much appreciated x


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