01 November, 2020

Cat Lovers Hop Project #5 Watercolour Snarky Cat Card set

Hello Lovelies! 


Due to the limit of 5 projects per person on the main hop link up, many of mine will only be shared here and on my socials, so please keep checking back to get as many chances for the giveaway as possible!  I will also keep making AFTER the official Hop finishes, so please keep on checking back!

See, I promised you a card project before the end of the official hop (I'm cutting it really fine, though!) It's not the end for me!  I still have things I want to make which will could towards entries for the giveaway!

I've had the idea for a set of snarky cat cards like these for a while.  I used the Tim Holtz Snarky Cat stamp set, but I wanted to give some exercise to all my Dyan Reaveley snarky phrase sets too. 
These aren't for everyone,  but two of my closest friends are my crafty, snarky, coffee drinking besties and I know they'd have a laugh and not take it personally!

The Distress Ink watercolour is where is all fell down a bit.  The first one (red and orange) was more or less what I had in mind, except then they started to turn all monochromatic!  I'll be honest that I was still feeling pretty terrible so it wasn't going to be my best work no matter how you look at it. 

Once the watercolour was dry, I stamped the cats and sentiments, added a piece of fun foam a bit smaller than the card front then added the sequins.  Glue Dots are ideal for helping even out warped paper and giving extra hold where it might pull away from the card base.  
And sequins with wet glue and violently shaking hands as mine were today is a recipe for disaster!  Thanks, Columbus Trading!
I'm also not digging the sequins on some of them.  The placement of the stamp and sentiment on some doesn't help either, but overall I'm pleased given the circumstances! 
The hand shakes also explain the terrible photography! Soz!  

🎨 As I mentioned before, I'm going to keep making past the official end of the Hop on 31st (US Time) so keep coming back for more posts to comment on and get more entries!  There may be more Kitty fashions in the coming days 😜 and hopefully some card projects starting later today/tonight!

Snarky Cat Card Set

 Giveaway Prizes

🐱 Update! Since my first project (the cat masks) caused so much excitement, the three winners of the physical prizes can pick a cat fabric and I will make a mask to go with their prize (if they would like one).

Please understand that I can't do it for the electronic gift card prize, since it would mean shipping costs and the value of the gift card takes into account that I don't have to spend money on shipping.  Thanks so much!

MFT "Purr-Fect Friends" Stamp Set











Jane Davenport "Purr-fect Cat" Stamp Set











Cat Embellie pack 

with stickers, clips and half of the Echo Park "I Love My Cat" paper pad 











"Max's Choice" Bonus Prize

A gift card to the crafty store of your choice to the value of $20USD (or equivalent in your currency) to the closest denomination of card available.

Giveaway Rules

📌 I have three items (and a bonus fourth prize) to give away (pictured below) and I'll pull three names for the first three prizes.

📌For the  fourth "bonus" prize: it will go to someone who has entered the main blog hop (please let me know your project numbers if you would like to be considered.  You can wait til the blog hop is over (but before the close of the giveaway) to do this since the order changes sometimes.)

📌 The first name drawn gets first choice, second name gets second choice and so on.  Bonus prize will be TallCraftyDude's favourite project!

📌 This Giveaway is NOT SPONSORED.  I purchased the prizes especially for this giveaway.  This year I picked stuff other than just stamp sets to mix it up a bit


What Do You Have to Do?

You will receive an entry (or entries) for each of the following.  You absolutely don't have to do everything - just how ever many you like.

If you have previously followed my socials then these are already counted for you!  (unfollowers will not be counted)
📌 The giveaway will remain open until 11:59PM AEDT on Friday 6 November.   Please visit THIS SITE to calculate in your own timezone
📌 The winner will be drawn on Monday 9 November so PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE
❗If the winner and I can't make contact by Monday 16 November, I will have to draw a new winner since I need to get these prizes out all together.
❗Please try to email me at alex@pinkcraftymama.com This really is the easiest way for me to get in touch with you since not all blogger profiles have an email attached and if you JUST leave comments, I have no other place to search for you.

So...what do you have to do to get entries?

🐈 Follow this blog - 3 entries (in the left sidebar)
🐈 Subscribe to my YouTube Channel - 3 entries
🐈 Follow me on Facebook - 2 entries
🐈 Follow me on Instagram - 1 entry
🐈 Comment (once per day per person) on a project post between now and the close of the giveaway - 1 entry per post.  Index page with links to all my projects

Please don't hesitate to  email me with any questions at alex@pinkcraftymama.com

If you're entering the giveaway, comment below and tell me...is your car a fussy eater?  (or a cat you know if you don't have one) Or anything else if this doesn't grab you.

* ⬅⬅⬅ Acronyms and strange terms in left sidebar!  
Love and stay safe,


  1. Your snarky cards are so cool! They made me smile! Great idea to water color the background and then stamp the image.

    1. My numbers are 87,88,118,119 and 161. Thanks so much for offering everyone a chance to win one of your wonderful prizes!

  2. What a fun set of cards! Love the sentiments and these Snarky Cats! The watercolor looks great!

  3. Ohhhh these are my kind of makes! I love those cat stamps and I love those snarky sentiments and put together with the monochrome backgrounds they are just purr-fect!

  4. I absolutely adore these!! I'll have to find these stamps, just wow! So fun! Love the expression on each kitty and laugh at the sentiment each is saying...like I said...so fun! Happy hopping with Cat Lovers!

  5. Wow, amazing designs. I love your all cats.

  6. You did get some cards in - the very last entry!! lol Love the rainbow of colors - they are all very cute and make an awesome card set!! I love snarky (my aunt, who is 83, only wants snarky cards - and sends them, too!). Thanks for all the fun inspiration!! I hope you get to feeling better, too.
    Here are my card numbers: 5, 45, 70, 100 & 139

  7. Oh these are amazing!
    Love them all!
    some looks like my cats LOL!

  8. All of your kitty cat cards are great! I love how you colored just the kitties, it really makes them stand out and their facial expressions are precious! Thanks for giving me a big smile!!

  9. OH MY! These are wonderful! I love the sentiment - Don't rush me, I'm waiting for the last minute. My friend would love this!! She does her best work under a time crunch. Thanks for the chance to win and I hope you feel better soon. My card numbers are 14, 44, 61, 96 and 130.

  10. My previous cat eats veggies so he is not fussy. Love all your different colors backgrounds Cats cards

    1. My entries numbers are: 6, 27, 52, 91 and 124.

  11. Visiting on my last round from the 2020 Cat Lovers Hop... these are all gorgeous and I love the colors! Very kind of you to have all the giveaways on your blog too!

  12. Oh my goodness!!! I can't decide which sentiment I love the best! They all made me chuckle!!! You have such a bright and cheery blog! So nice to have met you through this Cat Lovers Hop!

  13. I LOVE these, Alex! Your watercolours are fabulous and I adore these snarky cats and their funny sentiments! Such an awesome set of cards! As for fussy eaters, my 2 boys are not fussy at all, but Snowie is. She much prefers people food to her cat food. It's been a joy to see all of your cat projects this week, so much variety, thanks for inspiring! And thanks for all of the giveaways. I left my numbers on another post but I'll leave them again here: 9, 33, 77, 98, 133. And I follow you on all the things!

  14. Eeek!! I am just loving these snarky kitty cards. Let's face it, cats have attitudes to begin with. Give them a Tim Holtz snarky cat stamp set and STEP BACK!! The watercolor backgrounds are just perfect to let those cats take center stage, as cats love to do. My cats were never fussy eaters. They liked to eat the very sample kibble every single day! Oh wait, except for those little salmon treats that they scarfed up and then barfed up, oh my!
    My entries for the hop are: #13, 54, 55, and 114.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  15. LOL, those snarky cards are hysterical!
    Stay Safe!

  16. Oh, Alex, I adore every one of those cats and especially those snarky sentiments! Too funny!!

  17. HAHA! love your fun cat snarky cards! I really like the water colored backgrounds too!

  18. Such awesome fun cards! Love these. Thank you so much for sharing all of your amazing creations this week! I had fun seeing them all.

  19. Me long time blog follower. This is a really cool set and a great idea for quick cards. Take care. Hugz

  20. I like the backgrounds for these snarky cats.

  21. So sorry your arthritis is acting up, but you would never know it from the quality of your projects. This set of cards are among my favorites of the hop! I just love the combination of CAS styling, watercolor splotches, and those snarky little kitties. Personally, I love the way you scattered the sequins. It's just the way a cat would do it...none of that "placed just so, and in perfect asymmetrical design".
    I entered at No. 22, 53, 103, 110 and 111.
    Thanks for sharing your unique and beautiful projects. Thanks to Fitz as well for his catwalk debut!

  22. Your snarky cat cards are fabulous, Alex! I love the snarky sentiment that you chose to go with each one! xx

  23. I LOVE THESE!!! This might actually be my favorite project you entered, although how could I choose between all the awesome makes you shared???! These are colorful, catty, and comical. Only you would know "Arthur" was being a pest.
    My Perdita is a very fussy eater. Jetta is much less. The outside cats are just happy I keep food out there for them to eat. :)

    I am finally on the homestretch of visiting and commenting on all the awesome cat projects! I have had a lot of fun looking at everyone's work. Thank you so much for going cat crazy with us during the #2020CatLoversHop!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com