Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Cat Lovers Hop 2017

Hello, thank you for visiting me and for all your kind comments and thoughts about my not being well and not able to blog/craft lately.  You are all such lovely people!  I am still feeling pretty rubbish and am blogging a card I made a while ago - for my son Michael's birthday way back in May!  Its perfect for the Cat Lovers Hop so a good time for it.  Darren, my husband, and I both love cats but unfortunately are not in a position to have one these days with both of us being on long term sick.  Our finances are hardly enough to keep us so it would be unfair to  have a cat, as much as we would love one!  Their food, vet bills, insurance etc. being costly. Also looking after one would not always be easy for us.  We last had a cat with us four years ago.  Unfortunately he was elderly and got very sick and had to leave us.  We still miss him - his name was Lucky and he actually came with the house we live in as the previous owners could no longer have him.  He was very timid, absolutely gorgeous and so good tempered, bless him!  Here is a piccie,

Here is the card I made for Michael with cats on it that look complete pickles to me and not so timid!

The 'Son' is a Papermania stamp which was stamped with Versafine ink and coloured with Promarkers.  I then stamped the fun silhouette cats which are from a very old NBUS (never before used Schtuff) clear stamp set, The Cat's Meow  by Hunkydory and they were stamped in Black Versafine using my Misti so I could re-stamp several times to get perfect silhouette stamping and perfect placement. The footprints were stamped as a background using a footprint from the same stamp set in Vintage Sepia Versafine.   The sentiment is stamped in Black Versafine using Label Maker Sentiments from My Favorite Things on orange card then I finished off with card candy along with Glossy Accents on the 'Son' and the green cats eyes.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Cat Lovers Hop - 2017 - You must have a cat as the focal point of your project.

Penny Black and More - Close to Nature.
Bizzy Becs - Anything Goes.

Thank you again for visiting.  Hope you are having a fab week.  Take care. Christine xxx


Rebecca Yahrling said...

This is absolutely adorable! Love those silly cats. And love how "SON" looks with the glossy accents, very nice! Hope you're feeling better soon!
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Fikreta said...

so cute card!
love your kitty!

DonnaMundinger said...

So sorry you can no longer have a kitty, but Lucky was sure a handsome guy. Love the fun kitties hanging from the sentiment. Bet your son loved it. What a fab design. xxD dlmundinger@yahoo.com USA

Fliss said...

Really lovely card Chris and one cute puss too.
Fliss xx

dutchess said...

Sorry to hear your not well Chris...hope tomorrow brings a better day....
Loving the card you made for your son...have had a play day today just messing about crafting and watching tv...bliss....anearly bath and now in bed with a good book...take care xxxxx

Sue LD said...

Cute card--love those cats and the paw print background.
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KT Fit Kitty said...

So sorry you lost your precious Lucky, never easy and so heart breaking. He was a beautiful boy, and I know you must miss him.

The card you made for your son is adorable - I like how you applied the Glossy Accents - very cool effect! Yay for the Cat Lovers Hop!

D.Ann C said...

Those cats on your son's card are so fun! They made me giggle! Sorry to hear about your illness... Here's hoping today is a good day! I am in the same situation regarding keeping a cat... I could probably push the condo rules, but can't take care of myself let alone a cat... unless he could cook and clean and do dishes and laundry. lol! I get my fur therapy from my friend's cat.

Michele K. Henderson said...

This is such a cute birthday card! I love the little black cats hanging from the letters! Awesome!
Take Care!

Anne said...

Awww Chris, Lucky looks lovely, and the name suits because he was Lucky to have found such a loving home. They do leave paw prints on your heart but sadly not everyone is as responsible as you've been in recognising the commitment both financial and otherwise that they need. Hopefully you will both be well enough to have another furry friend in the future.
Your card is fabulous, not seen those stamps and I love how you've used them with the fun Son stamp!

Have a lovely day
Anne x

Redanne said...

Lucky sure was a handsome chap, he has such a beautiful face! I love the cats on the card for your Son too, they look quite mischievous! The word Son is beautifully done too. I really do hope you are feeling much better soon - you have been missed my friend! Hugs, Anne xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Love your crazy cats. They do seem super jazzed up and not at all timid. I enjoyed hearing about your cat that came with the house story.

June Macfarlane said...

I love all animals and i love your card and the cat photo.
Hugs June x

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Diane said...

Very sorry you no longer have your wonderful kitty. What a super cute birthday card design.

Hugs Diane

Beverly S. said...

I really like how you dangled the cat images from the "son" letters. Cute idea! I'm sorry you are not feeling well and I hope you have some "good" days soon. Hugs.

Darnell said...

Good to see you, my friend! Lucky was gorgeous with the coloring he had! And I got such a kick out of your card for your son! It's fun, fun, fun!! Hugs and more hugs, Darnell

brenda said...

A delightful and fun creation for our Close to Nature theme at Penny Black and More challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Mia said...

Fun and beautiful card, Chris! I lllllove it! Kisses, my friend.

Christi Conley said...

Stunning card - those look like MY crazy cats :) I'm sorry to hear of your illnesses, and anytime you need a cat pick me up, let me know! I'd be happy to send you some pics, a video, Facetime, SKYPE, whatever! Heckm come visit and you can cat sit ;) I love the glossy accents and the items you chose to highlight.
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Barb said...

A really super and fun card you made for your son Chris. I gather you all loved your cats dearly. We lost our Maggy dog nearly 4 years ago and miss her and talk about her every week. Barbxx

ike said...

Lovely card and a super sweet cat :-) He had such wonderful markings on his face.
Sorry to hear you are both in poor health and it's a shame you cannot have a kitty :-(
Lovely to meet you at the Hop.

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Jackie said...

I'm a dog person, rather than a cat person, but I can understand how these creatures really become a part of the family. It is really when hard when they are no longer with us.
I love your quirky card, and I hope Michael did too. It's such fun! Jx

Anita in France said...

So much fun, Chris ... love how those scatty cats are doing acrobatics off the bold, birght sentiment! Great picture of sweet Lucky ... thanks for sharing! Hugs, Anita :)

The Altered Paper said...

Love your fun card! The cats on it are sweet! thealteredpaper@gmail USA

Karenladd said...

What a fun and energetic card and a beautiful photo of Lucky. You are right about owning pets costing quite a bit of money and I hope that you and your husband have more good days than bad with your health. I find that crafting often helps with easing the pain from various illnesses and love what you shared on the hop.

Denise Bryant said...

Lucky was beautiful! Love the pic!
Very fun birthday card... I have this set of stamps and need to use them!

Carole said...

Love your birthday card, Chris, with the frolicking cats!

Janis said...

Oh, that Lucky was a handsome chap!!! Love the wonderful splash of black on his nose!! <3 I'm so sorry your health doesn't allow you to have a kitty now. Hope the situation improves in the future. Any kitty would be Lucky to be in your home!!

Love your fun and colorful card. It's so creative to have the kitties climbing around and hanging on the SON.

Thank you so much for joining in the #CatLoversHop2017!
<3 J

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Marina said...

Totally fun!!!