Saturday, 27 October 2018

Card 3 for Cat Lovers Hop 2018


The third and final card for the Cat Lovers Hop

The stamp set I'm giving away (giveaway now closed) is not just good for cardmaking, it works just as well for scrapbook layouts, travellers notebooks, planners, BuJos etc etc!

Click HERE to see Card 1
Click HERE to see Card 2

Click on the cat graphic below to go to main Blog Hop Page

 

Oh and did you know 27 October is Black Cat Day?  (There is also Black Cat Appreciation Day in August)  Sadly, our sweary black boy (aka OtherCraftyCat) passed away 2 years ago.  😿😿😿


Now back to papercrafts...

 This one is all about the boys!
 

It uses another attempt using the Distress Oxides.  I did a similar thing to card 1, but I spritzed the whole thing with water to activate the ink.  I love the way the green looks.  The Crushed Olive (at the bottom did a weird thing, but I don't mind it.  It has a few droplets of the resist and I wondered whether I'd prefer the background after adding some soft brown stars and I do.


I thought it was the perfect base for the Hipster Cat stamp (and die) also by Tim Holtz.  Fortunately I stamped with Archival so once I saw it against the background it looked a bit stark so I gave it a soft wash of watercolour with the nearest set of paints I could reach.  I didn't bother much with shading.

 
The glasses frames were begging for Glossy Accents and the SmallCraftyDude helped pick which of the sentiments in the set to use.

 

Be sure to also check out Devon at PinkPueblo.com (and the usual socials) for her custom stamps and lots more.  She also made my headers, clever lady that she is!








Fancy some NewCraftyCat outtakes?  He's quite the photobomber around here.

Yes NCC*, you are defo CRAY!


 

 

 

 

 

 





Uh Oh.  Someone is a bit cranky with me for outing him and his "habit" and he's flipping me the bird.  Charming as ever! 😹😹😹


*acronyms in left sidebar ⇐


Love and catty creativity!
 

31 comments:

  1. Love your card, the background is very nice too

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  2. Beautiful look for your card, love how you used the TH stamp and the blended background!

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    1. Thank you! I'm still getting the feel for the oxides. I hope with more colours I can do even better stuff!

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  3. What a cool card! beautiful cat stamp and amazing background!!!
    1. Follow the blog (Arianna Barbara)
    2. Liked your Facebook page (Arianna Barbara)

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate the blog love and your entries! I'm really looking forward to this!

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  4. Excellent card :-) I did the FB bit but I still can't see any Followers bits on any Blogs I visit and I don't have Instagram :-(
    What does Cray and Sup mean ??

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    1. It's all good! You did fine. Cray (or cray cray) is teen speak for crazy and Sup is basically "what's up" since young people tend to mumble and non enunciate properly!

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  5. That kitty is quite the hipster for sure. Love your background and glasses detail and SCD picked out fab sentiments. Very cool custom stamp and logo, too. I"ll be checking that out.
    I've done the other stuff previously. YAY! xxD

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    1. We had a slight disagreement over "lmao". Even though it's just an acronym, some people might still find it a bit rude. His response was "you want to look like you made the card in 2018, don't you?" Do check our Devon's site! She iis also on Etsy. Tell her PinkCraftyMama send you!

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  6. I love the images you have used this challenge. Also the photo bombing. Today my cats worked together to fully open the ribbon drawer which was just ever so slightly open. I'm sure you know what happened after that.

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    1. Oh they didn't??! :-O What a disaster! This guy operates in stealth mode...just as you're about to press the shutter he appears in the frame. We just roll with it for the most part, but Hubz's slightly more pro photos don't lend themselves to the odd tail or furry butt in the shot.

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  7. I love your hipster boss cat! He looks adorable!

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    1. That image makes me LOL every time! I only have the doe for the cat, but I bought the full stamp set of hipster animals and they're hysterical!

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  8. He's very cool as is your background. Love the glossy accents on the glasses;
    definitely gives that hipster vibe. I can't believe your kitty flipped you the
    bird (so rude!). LOL Cutie!!

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    1. Right?? lol he's a cheeky one, that's for sure! Thanks for the blog love!

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  9. this is so great card!
    your cat is adorable!

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    1. He's very funny - I jusr wish he would get along with his sister!

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  10. Love the card, Alex, but even more I'm enjoying the photos of your real cat checking out your project. :-D Great use of the oxides on that background!

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  11. Love your card - I love your use of oxides too!

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  12. Wonderfully PURRcious card! I'm busy playing catch-up and hopping in reverse ;0)

    Leigh
    LeighSBDesigns Art Stamps
    https://www.Etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns
    https://LeighSBDesigns.blogspot.com

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  13. LOVE that distress oxide background and cat with attitude. Even more so when your kitty critic photo bombs.

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  14. Looks like kitty approves and so do I! A very dapper cat and fab background!

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  15. Aaaaw, your beautiful big black boy! I did a double take, he looks so much like my boy (passed away end of May) Love your photobomber too! Way cute! Your card is fabulous - yes, I'm to conquer the oxide inks yet - you have done a fabulous job of it!

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  16. That is a great distress oxide background. THanks for sharing.

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  17. Love the photo bombing! One of my cats, Kiwi, used to do this all the time! It's so fun! Love your gorgeous card! Such a fun stamp and sentiments, totally makes me smile! Your inky background is beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway! Would LOVE to win this awesome stamp set - I make a LOT of cat cards so it would come in handy! I follow your blog, FB, and IG!

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  18. Love your card, Alex - great Distress Ink background - especially with the additional stars! Mr Hipster cat is looking cool in his spectacles! And your cat is adorable! x

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  19. I like the background for this cool hip cat. I follow you on IG as waterlily57
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  20. HaHa! I see that your cat approves! this cat image cracks me up! He's just so hilarious! I really like the blended colored background that you did too it's very cool looking! I followed you on everything too! caholmes67@gmail.com

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  21. Lovely photo of your big black baby....oh, he is beautiful. I know you miss him terribly. Wonderful card with that fabulous Hipster cat image!! So funny with the photobomber kitty.

    I am trying to visit as many projects as possible while my internet is still working. It has been down or spotty since Saturday night, which really messed up my commenting!! Thank you so much for being a part of the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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