Friday, October 28, 2016

Cat Lover's Blog Hop Entry #5 ~ Trick or Treat Kitties

Hi all! Here is card #5 that I made to participate in the Cat Lover's Blog Hop 

If this is your second (or more) time here, feel free to skip all this stuff until you get to "What I Used to Make my Card", that will be different for each card I make for the 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 final card:

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Watercolor Paper
Black Cardstock
Tim Holtz Stamps Crazy Cats #CMS251
Tim Holtz Stamps Crazy Things #CMS237
Tim Holtz Stamps Mini Cats & Dogs CMS272
Tim Holtz Stamps Crazy Talk #CMS236
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Crazy Cats Dies #661209
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Crazy Things Dies #660953
Kuretake Real Brush Clean Color Markers
Skull & Bones Punch from EK Success 
Pop Dots

The list of ingredients makes this card seem much more complicated than it was to make.  The clown kitty was spotted with my set of Clean Color Real Brush markers, as was the tie and his hat.  The little kitty (I sorta had a theme in my head that this was Dad's first time taking his son Trick or Treating alone and the Dad cat has NO idea what the son cat is dressed as - but is too scared to ask) is dressed up in a skull and bones punch, using that white Sharpie again to make the white eyes on the black card. I die cut all the pieces, glued the hat & tie on the big kitty, attached all the skull & bones pieces to the little kitty, and pop dotted the pumpkin and the cats onto the card base.  Finally I stamped the sentiment onto the card using Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black. You can see the dimension in the picture on the left.  It should get larger if you click on the image, please let me know if it doesn't!
I really enjoyed participating in the Cat Lover's Blog Hop - seeing all the amazing creations, saying hi to my "old" cat lover friends, making new cat lover friends and the fabulous prizes - well, let's just say Janis did a FABULOUS job as always! If you didn't make it this year consider marking your calendar (and following Janis' blog, Her Peaceful Garden) so you'll remember! Thank you all who have commented so sweetly on my creations ~ hugs! Christi

I would like to enter my Trick or Treat Kitties in the following challenges:
Creative Friday - #165, Spooky
Cut it Up - #108, Halloween in Non-Traditional Colors


  1. OMG! This is hilarious! Love those crazy cats and tneir fab costumes. xxD dlmundinger(at)yahoo(dot)com USA

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  3. Haha, that clown cat is too much! I already love the Crazy Cats, but this is really creative and will have me laughing all evening!
    kladd94803 at

  4. HAHAHA! LOVE this :-) absolutely FABULOUS!! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  5. Way too cute! Thanks for joining us for our Halloween with Non-Traditional Colors at Cut it Up!


  6. Hahahaha - that is awesome. !! Those cats are so funny. A brilliant card. Thanks for the smile today :-)

    IKE x

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  7. I love that you dressed your cats up for Halloween to go trick or tricking (cats are all about tricks). That clown cat is brilliant, actually so is skull and crossbones cat. Too fun!
    PJ from US, princessjudy4 @

  8. Hahaha - clown cat dad does look scared and skull and bones kitty simply looks cute! Great dimension.Hasn't this been fun? x
    caroleannjones2 (at) msn (dot) com

  9. Oh my gosh!! How utterly ADORABLE! Those crazy cats have been delightfully artfully coloured with so many fun elements! Well done! Thanks for your lovely comments visiting my blog and what a treat this Cat Lovers Hop has been!

  10. The crazy cats are so funny! I love their costumes! You are so creative, Christi! Never would have thought of this! I'm so happy you've been at the hop all week - I've had so much fun!

    KT Fit Kitty
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  11. so cool card!
    love it!

  12. brilliant card, love how you put this all together.

  13. Hahahah absolutely cool!!!

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  14. I love your trick or treaters!So cute and creative! Tee
    USA thealteredpaper(at)gmail

  15. This is so cool! I love the dots on the big kitty. banaszakv58atgmaildotcom USA

  16. I love your colorful Halloween theme! This is so cute! Great color and design too!

  17. What a fabulous clown!! I've thoroughly enjoyed your posts this week! Thanks so much for all the love you've left on my blog!! (USA - dcomer1 gmail)

  18. This is so stinkin' cute and very clever idea. Love it!

  19. Perfect Halloween card! Fabulous inking and design! Thank you so much for entering Simon Says Stamp Wednesday "Anything Goes" Challenge!

  20. Crazy cute--love the outfits.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com USA

  21. What a wonderfully hilarious card!! I LOVE the back story of the Dad-cat taking Junior trick or treating...and not being sure what he is dressed as....LOL..What a riot! AND so true to life!! There comes that day in the life of all parents when you are just not sure about your kids. Ha. Fortunately, it *usually* sorts itself out...but not always!! lol...

    I LOVE how you did the clown costume with the brightly colored dots....and the skull and cross bones costume with the punches is pure genius! This gave me a big smile as I remember a favorite skeleton costume I had when I was a kid. So much fun!!!

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

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  22. Fantastic Halloween card.

    Thanks for playing with us @ Cfeative Friday.
    Hugs, Katja

  23. LOL! This is such a fun, cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at Cut It Up.

  24. great card!Thanks for joining us at creative friday! Hugs,Beate


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