Saturday 29 October 2022

* Cat Lovers Hop: Cats on a Branch


Welcome to the Cat Lovers Hop 2022.

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

The Cat Lovers Hop, for those that don't know, is a fantastic annual event, hosted by the lovely Janis over on her blog, Her Peaceful Garden
This is its eighth year and an awful lot of work goes into its planning and preparation. The community of cat loving crafters is one of the best I have come across and I look forward to this event all year long.

If you like cats pop over and have a look at the fun games and awesome prizes that Janis has organised for the next few days. 

You'll find the link up and all the beautiful projects here. 
If you enter, make sure you sign up here to be eligible for prizes.


Inkylicious Stamps, a small family company in the north of England, is one of the many sponsors of the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop., and I am delighted to be guest designing for Janis at the Hop with this card:

For my card I used  3 sets of Inkylicious stamps:

The Cats on a Branch were stamped and heat embossed with clear powder and the background was coloured with Brusho pigments by sprinkling the powders onto card and lightly spritzing with water.

The moon mask was held in place and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide ink was blended around it, leaving the moon itself a paler colour.  The moon stamp was stamped using Antique Linen Oxide Ink. Chalk pastel pencils added some highlight to the moon and a silver sparkle gel pen adds a little shimmer around the edge of the moon.

The Bare Branches were added around the edges of the background and the edges were inked in black archival ink.

The sentiment is a sticker.

Cats on a Branch (Large)                  Bare Branches


Many thanks to Inkylicious for sponsoring the Cat Lovers Hop.
Deby has made a special stamp set featuring the Cats on a Branch, but with Christmas hats and a sleigh (Christmas Cats on a Branch) as a prize for our hoppers and she is also generously giving away 3 mini packs of products. 
Thank you, Deby!

That's all for now.
Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Lost Coast #154 Cats &/or Dogs 31/10
SUYP Challenge #82 AG Cats 31/10
Just Add Ink Choose Two (Day/Silhouette) 02/11 WINNER
Creative Fingers #241 AG 04/11 TOP 3
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #192 AG 05/11 TOP 5
Crazy for Cats Challenges #1 AG Cats 25/11 2/5 WINNER


  1. wow gorgeous Carole, fab bg and great stamps

    gr karin

  2. Just beautiful! I love the silhouette image and the colors!

  3. I'm in love with your card!!! I also have the cat stamp and like to use it. But I haven't had such a nice card yet. I love the colors, it looks like a beautiful fall day the cats are enjoying in the warm temperatures.

  4. Oh wow! This is sublime! Your background is so magical with beautiful double black kitty silhouettes against it. Happy hopping!

  5. So very beautiful with these gorgeous colors, wonderful sentiment and beautiful stamps creating this stunning scene! So loving how this turned out!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  6. Gosh this is so lovely! Beautifully created.

  7. The background is gorgeous. Love the
    kitties sitting on the branch, watching the
    world go by. Thanks for sharing and for
    participating in the cat lovers blog hop.

  8. A beautiful scene and colours!
    Popping in from the Cat Lovers Hop and Crazy for Cats Challenge!

  9. Fabulous card and background,love the colours and silhouette stamps
    Carol x

  10. Gorgeous card! The night sky is beautiful and perfectly accented with the silhouette stamps.

  11. Absolutely stunning, Carole! The kitty stamp is adorable and a big WOW on that amazing background! Such a gorgeous and beautifully designed card as guest designer for the hop!

  12. WOW!!! Amazing!!!! Just LOVE this!! It''s a masterpiece!
    Pinned! :)
    Happy Hopping!

  13. Absolutely lovely card, love the stamps used. I learnt the moon technique today 🤗. I think I will pop over to Inkylicous. 🤗

  14. Checking in from the Cat Lovers Hop. Gorgeous card!! I love how you combined all the different sets to make your scene.

  15. Absolutely stunning! I love everything about this beautiful work of art. And your card is purrrfect with all that inky-licious ink. ;-)

  16. Thank yo for the awesome kitty collage. I love cats! Great images and creations. Sue

  17. Just hopping by...WOW! This is a stunning card, love the silhouette cats against that colorful background and your 'pawsome' sentiment, too!

  18. Gorgeous sky, Carole! Great job putting all those elements together. Visiting from the Cat Lovers Hop again. :-D While I'm here, let me say Thanks for playing in our challenge at Crazy for Cats. NanaConnie DT

  19. This is really nice. Absolutely love the colors and textures in your sky background. Really makes the tree branches and the kitties pop. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

  20. Love this inky project! Those gorgeous colours are fabulous and perfect for showcasing your silhouette images. Thanks for sharing at Just Add Ink.

    1. Nikki Spencer- JAI design team.

  21. Popping over from the Cat Hop today to say hello! Such a gorgeous card! Love those images!
    Love To Scrap 2

  22. This one just makes my jaw drop, Carole. So incredibly beautiful. Such a lovely scene with the kitties and branches in silhouette against that spectacular sky and moon! Breath-taking!
    Thank you so much for Guest Designing for us with this amazing creation!!!
    And thank you so much for all your participation in the #2022CatLoversHop!!
    ❤ J
    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  23. Love the stunning background you created on this absolutely beautiful card! The cat silhouettes look magical on it!
    Thanks for participating in the 2022 Cat Lovers Hop! I'm hopping by to say hi to everyone and check out all of the amazing cat creations and inspiration.

  24. Your kitty scene is so very lovely! Hopping in from the Cat Lovers Hop and Crazy for Cats Challenges, thank you for playing in our first challenge!
    Have a wonderful crafty day!
    Cat 🐱
    Crazy for Cats Challenges

  25. Such a fabulous background of blended colour - you totally rocked the brusho's. Love how you've used the stamp images too. A gorgeous card all round. Thanks for joining our Choose Two challenge at Just Add Ink.

  26. LOVE LOVE your background and the Moon. You put together the entire work so stunningly.

  27. its so pretty!
    hi from cat lovers blog hop!

    Thank you for playing at SUYP/Cats only challenge
    Hope to see you again! Good luck!
    my blog: Bad Kitty's Craft Room

  28. This is absolutely beautiful. Love the background! Just hopping by from the Cat Lovers Hop!

  29. Wow--this is beautiful. Love the background.

  30. Awesome colors on this. Visiting from Cat Lovers Blog Hop.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  31. What a beauty, wonderful background for the kitties! Hopping in from the Cat Lovers Hop and LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog

  32. wow, wow, I wish I could do something like that. Hello from the Cat Lovers Hop.

  33. Beautiful card Carole. The background is stunning. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

  34. Carole, this is just fabulous, saw it as a top 3 at lil patch so congrats as well. You are so good at using the brushos. Plus I so wish there was an American distributor for Inkylicious. XOX

  35. This card is absolutely gorgeous! Had to hop here and see it closer :)


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