Friday, 27 October 2017

Happy Anniversary Cats!

Hello from a sunny Bournemouth today - thank you so much for visiting!  Another cat card today in honour of the Cat Lovers Hop!  In my last blog post here I explained why we can't have a cat now and showed a picture of the last gorgeous cat we had.  Today, in honour of the Cat Lover's Hop, here is a photo of Lulu who was our previous kitty.  She was a little six week old kitten when she came to us.  She is a beautiful old lady here and we lost her about eight years ago.  She was adorable, cuddly and very good tempered and a bit haughty as she got older, which added to her charm!  We had Lulu and Lucky (from the previous post)  together for a while, she never tried to attack or hurt him but she did hiss at Lucky sometimes and do her best to ignore him but he absolutely adored her and followed her everywhere!  After we lost Lulu, Lucky was so sad and moped about for months cause he missed her so much!  We still miss them both incredibly!

No stamping at all on this card -  I made it for my Daughter and Son-in Law, Sarah and Dom's 5th Anniversary which was a few weeks ago.

I began with the square of white card from my bits box and used a circle stencil to ink through with various Distress Inks to give the appearance of a night sky.  I had also added the small circle mask before I started inking, for the moon.  I spritzed with glimmer mist, dabbed with some kitchen roll then removed the stencil and the mask and added some yellow ink to the moon.  I cut the stars from a scrap of yellow card using a Mama Elephant die then added these and the blue layer of card and glued to my Kraft card base.  As the fifth anniversary is signified by wood, I thought these two wooden cats would be perfect along with the little wooden hearts so I added them with Cosmic Shimmer glue.  I am pleased to say, Sarah and Dom liked it!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Cat Lovers Hop 2017 - You must have a cat as a focal point

Pixie's Snippets Playground - Use Snippets.
Bizzy Becs  - Anything Goes.
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you again for visiting me and take care! xxx


Bonnie said...

Love these little wooden cats and the beautiful starry sky!

Fikreta said...

so cute kitty!
your card its so nice!

DonnaMundinger said...

Aww, Lulu is lovely and she and Lucky are together in kitty heaven. Such a sweet anniversary card. They look like they still have stars in their eyes for each other. Brilliant using the wooden kitties and heart for the 5th. xxD dlmundinger(at)yahoo(dot)com USA

Tee Hall said...

Great post! Cats are family. Love the card you made with the beautiful background highlighting the loving cats! Gorgeous! thealteredpaper@gmail USA

Barb said...

What a beautiful picture of Lulu. Thank you for telling us about your dear cats. The card is lovely Chris. I love the little wooden cats. Barbxx

D.Ann C said...

What a great night sky for these two sweethearts!

Becca Yahrling said...

Great job on the night sky! Beautiful card.
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ike said...

Very sweet card. Your kitty was gorgeous. I am so sad you cannot have any more furbabies :-(
Lovely to meet you at the Hop. :-)
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Jester said...

What a lovely picture of Lulu. It's good you have it to remind you of her.
Your card is lovely, Chris, and it was such a clever idea to use the wooden cats and hearts to highlight the significance of wood at the 5th anniversary.

I have enjoyed catching up (I always seem to be behind at the moment!). Thanks for your visits and comments. Jx

Di said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Chris! What delightful cats Lulu and Lucky were - they do bring such a lot of joy into our lives. I would adore a little dog here but most likely it won't happen - I don't do hands and knees cleaning up after little accidents without a lot of difficulty and doubt if I could train a doggy to do that. Sigh. I do hope you're feeling somewhat better honey.


Di xx

Redanne said...

Ah, Lulu is such a beautiful cat, I just love her colouring.

Love how you did the sky on your card and the wooden cats make such a great focal point! A really beautiful card Chris. Hugs, Anne xx

Darnell said...

What a love story about how much you loved your Lulu and Lucky. I'm so sorry you can't have any more as you obviously would it. Your anniversary card for Sarah and Dom is, well, the cat's pajamas, Chris!! I love your inking and those romantic wooden cats!! Hugs, Darnell

Sue D said...

What a sweet anniversary card. I like the wooden cats and hearts.
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Mia said...

Beautiful card, Chris. I love cats!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your anniversary card is gorgeous! I like to make kitty anniversary cards too. So sorry about Lucky and Lulu, I know you must miss them terribly.

mandysea said...

I know exactly how you feel with your angel cats, they are forever in our hearts. Its a lovely tribute to them, to show them on your blog and speak about how you feel. Lovely card.. gorgeous colourings. Hasn't the hop been great! See and learn so many new things!

Beverly S. said...

Our cats leave memories on our hearts. Lulu was a beautiful "lady." :) I also like your "non-stamped" card. Made a very nice anniversary card. :)

Beverly S

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! Love the starry sky!

Karenladd said...

What a lovely card with those wooden cat icons and starry sky. Love the gorgeous photo of you sweet kitty too.

Fliss said...

Your Lulu looks so lovely Chris and I know you must miss her a lot (I still miss our beautiful Poppy the rabbit who we also lost 8 years ago).
Your card is lovely, so simply elegant and the 2 pusses are so cute.
Fliss xx

Jo Nevill said...

Cute scene you have created on your card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week. Jo x

Karen said...

Such a pretty card, love your inky sky to compliment your cats. Thank you for sharing and joining us at Bizzy Becs for our Anything Goes Challenge.

Janis said...

Lulu is gorgeous, too! She was perhaps a little haughty because she was jealous of Lucky's adorably black-splotched nose! :)

What a clever anniversary card using the wooden cats for the wood anniversary. Love that fabulous night sky!!

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

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Carole J said...

Gorgeous card - love the wooden kitties and the starry sky! x

Anita in France said...

Such a sweet kitty, Chris ... and a fabulous card ... such a romantic feel about those two wooden cats against the great big beautiful night sky! Hugs, Anita :)

Anne said...

awww Chris thanks for sharing the pic of Lulu, she looks lovely
Love the card, what a great idea for the wooden anniversary (I didn't even know 5 was wood!)

Anne x

Marina said...

How sweet - great for an anniversary. Funnily enough, I used a very similar idea (not cats) this week to make an anniversary card for my sister. ( I promise I didn't copy!) . I'll be posting it later.

Janis said...

Commenting once again on this lovely card to say CONGRATULATIONS on being a lucky winner over at the Playground! Doing a Happy Dance for you, Chris!!!
<3 J

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Karen Dunbrook said...

so sweet..
xx Karen