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Monday, October 24, 2016

Cat Lover's Blog Hop ~ If the broom fits. . .

Hi all! I'm thrilled to be settled enough to enter my kitty cards in the Cat Lover's Blog Hop 

For those of you that haven't been reading my blog long, you can learn all about my fur babies by clicking on the page at the top of my blog, or, just click here

I had colored in a bunch of the Crazy Cats a while ago (I color while watching TV) and water colored them with Distress Markers and Kuretake Clean Color Markers.  If I can recall what I used for each design I will certainly let you know. Everything is stamped with waterproof black ink pads.

OK, enough housekeeping stuff, on to my first card:

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Watercolor Paper
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Crazy Cats Dies #661209
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Crazy Things Dies #660953
Distress Ink in Ground Expresso
"If the Broom Fits" Sticker by Echo Park, Hocus Pocus Collection, #HP91016
Blender Pen
Pop Dots

After seeing the card, I imagine it is fairly self explanatory, but, here are a few steps anyway.  I stamped the Crazy Cat on watercolor paper and proceeded to color it in.  I stamped the witch's hat, in black ink and the broom, in brown ink, from the Crazy Things set and then colored and die cut all the pieces out with the matching dies.  Glued the hat and the broom onto the cat, pop dotted the cat onto the card and lastly, stuck the sentiment sticker on.

I absolutely love Halloween, it's my favorite time of year, so don't be surprised that I'll be matching cats with the season.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I am sure Janis from Her Peaceful Garden would love it if you made a few cat cards and joined in the fun! ~ Christi
PS: Sorry in advance about all the Halloween kitties Janice :) 

I am entering my first cat card in the following challenges:
The Outlawz Challenge - Monday Greetings: Animal Antics
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge - #175, Things that go Bump in the Night (if you have cats, you hear bumps in the night all year round)
Make my Monday - #33, I put a Spell on You
Stamps & Fun - #287, Halloween/Autumn
The Paper Girls Challenge - #114, Halloween
DRS Designs - Inspired By Color 

25 comments:

  1. Well, I LOVE Halloween kitties and will be adding a few (or more) myself. Adorable card. I need those stamps. xxD dlmundinger(at)yahoo(dot)com USA

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    1. Thank you Donna :) Off to comment on everyone's cards now :)

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  2. Yea! I love Halloween and nothing goes better together than Halloween and Cats (although that peanut butter and jelly is close, along with chips and salsa...). Fun card! Somehow I got through the Halloween card making season without using the crazy cats. There must be something wrong with me. PJ from USA princessjudy4 @ yahoo.com

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  3. Love the Crazy Cat stamps - so why, I ask myself, do I not own them???? Great card, Christi, and love the sentiment sticker. How fun is this hop? Have a great evening. x Carole from UK caroleannjones2 (at) msn (dot) com

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  4. love this card!
    so cute!
    Fiki from Croatia
    fikreta.posavec@gmail.com

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  5. Haha, what a clever card, Christi! Your kitty looks right at home in that hat and on that broom!! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. What a fun card! Made me chuckle! That sentiment is too funny. Thank you for sharing with us at DRS Designs this week!

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  7. Hello, Christi! I'm glad you're back in blogland! I've missed you! So happy to see you at the Cat Lovers Hop - I was hoping you would be here! Your card is adorable! Those Crazy Cats always make me smile! I enjoy Halloween cards and I've made a few for the hop myself! Also wanted to mention that I'm in Canada - fitkitty1 at gmail dot com

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  8. The image is super and I really like the sentiment. Visiting from the Cat Lovers Hop!

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  9. I just love those Crazy Cat images and this card is perfect for Halloween. Love the fun sentiment to go with your kitty!
    kladd94803 at aol.com
    USA

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  10. Awesome sentiment to go with your awesome kitty! I think the broom is JUST the right size, but if kitty gets any bigger ... lol

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  11. This little kitty in the witch hat is ADORABLE! I love the idea and the image! Beautiful project!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  12. That's a good chuckle! I need to get out my crazy cats!! (USA - dcomer1 gmail)

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  13. you know how i feel about fur babies. i definitely have one or two that should be wearing that witch's hat! love how your card turned out.

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  14. I just opened my crazy cats stamps today Love them, and you Halloween card is gorgeous!
    USA thealteredpaper(at)gmail

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  15. Oh I love those crazy cats! I stamped a ton of them when I got that set. This is so cute! banaszakv58atgmail.com USA

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  16. Love this little kitty. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Mary

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  17. This is such a great card. Love the sentiment.

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  18. Super cool - I love how you coloured that fabulous kitty and your funny sentiment :-)

    Hugz
    IKE xx

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  19. Wow! Such amazing card!!!

    raggiodiluce82 at gmail dot com Italy

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  20. Fabulous. I like your coloring and the shape of the sentiment sticker.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com USA

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  21. Oh I LOVE your Crazy Cat on a broom!!! Fab card!! USA drwarrenankh at hotmail dot com

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  22. The Cat is to cute. Tanks for showing at SFC Challenge.

    Regards
    Lisa :)

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  23. Halloween cards are absolutely fine!! I didn't have time to make any this year because I was busy making sponsor cards for the hop. But I love the TH Crazy Cats...and your coloring is wonderful! That sentiment cracks me up!

    Thanks so much for participating in the 2016 Cat Lovers Hop!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  24. I'm yet to get TH Crazy Cats but they're high up on my list! You're making me want them even more urgently! Great colouring! pinkcraftymama(at)gmail(dot)com australia

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