30 October, 2021

2021 Cat Hop Day 6



Hello Lovelies!

Today is another make for Janis using a digital image by Ike's Art who has been sponsoring the Cat Hop for all 7 years!  Thank You Ike!

This year Janis will feature one of six images each day and today it's this adorable little guy peeking over a table or something.

I am much happier with my colouring on this card!  I wasn't putting myself down with the previous one.  It's just that part of my usual process is to conduct what I call a "post mortem" afterwards and assess what I liked and what I might do differently.  

I keep it real and find it helpful when so much online is sanitized.  

Working on shading and a realistic light source is something I'm really trying to improve on.  I can easily tell when it isn't "right", but not quite so easy to tell how to get it right!

This little ginger cutie isn't totally perfect in that regard either, but at least the colour blends I was pleased with.  I have ALWAYS wanted a ginger cat!

I pulled out a cat themed 6x6 pad I got last year and used some papers to make an easel fold card.  The notebook punched border was an afterthought and has more contrast IRL.

I performed some stamp surgery to remove the word "favorite" from the phrase since I prefer to avoid American spelling if possible (MFT Cat-Astrophe) and that was basically it!

Rather simple for me actually!

Please don't forget to register with Janis and all the info and links you need can be found on Janis's MAIN HOP PAGE

Giveaway Info

Giveaway Rules

📌I Have TWO electronic gift cards to the crafty store of your choice (Value $20USD or approx equivalent in your currency)

 📌One prize will be a random draw and the second prize 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 second prize is traditionally TallCraftyDude's favourite project!

📌 This Giveaway is NOT SPONSORED, but costs lovingly covered by yours truly as a way to support the hard work Janis puts in every.single.year!

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 Sunday 7 November.   Please visit THIS SITE to calculate in your own timezone
📌 The winner will be drawn on Wednesday 10 November so PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE
❗If the winner and I can't make contact by Wednesday 17 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 - 2 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. 

Bonus Project 1 
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 there a PART of a cat you love most?  For me it's that little snout which might be why I was so drawn to the image!

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


  1. So cute! Like
    the design and
    Carla from Arizona

  2. this is so cute card!
    will be later with my numbers for giveaway!
    thank you for chance!
    Hello from Cat lovers Blog Hop!

    1. forget to answer :D
      I like my cats paws! so adorable paws!

  3. Hi from Cat Lover's blog hop! Your card is so cute! I adore that cat. Great coloring too. My projects are 64, 135, 176. Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Good gravy your card is so cute. Your coloring skills are lovely mad. I swear I think I called dibs on one of your cards already. Can I call dibs again?

    Thanks for being a GD on the Cat Lover's hop.

    I think I like the cat's purr the best. It's the fur that my family doesn't get along with. Sigh.....[Bunny]

    1. I forgot to give you my card numbers. They are 65, 93, 128, 185 and 211.[Bunny]

  5. I love that cat peeking over the edge. I think I like my cat's tail best. It's so expressive.
    Thanks for the chance to win. My project numbers are 8, 44, 85, 125 and 168.

  6. I love those papers you used together and all the pretty colors. The kitty is gorgeous! The green eyes are pure purrfection with a ginger!! I love a kitties purr; warms the heart to hear! Here are my project numbers: 13, 18, 63, 94 & 180. Thank you so much for your generous giveaways!! And your beautiful inspiration. :-)

  7. Fabulous coloring, Alex! Love your card!
    Cat feet are my favorite! I love to touch Coco's feet and she allows me to do that!

  8. Hello, Alex! Your colouring is phenomenal! Whatever you're doing (light source or whatever), please keep it up because your cards are beautiful! Thank you so much for being a guest designer for Janis this week - I've really enjoyed your cards! As for a favourite body part on kitties, definitely the belly! My cats have always enjoyed long belly rubs! Thank you for the giveaways - I already follow all of your account. I think I already left my first four entry numbers (5, 43, 83, 126), so here is my final number: 166. Thank you for making the hop more fun!

  9. Waving hi from the Cat Lovers Hop! I absolutely LOVE this card! Your papers (especially the fish bones, lol) are awesome! You talked about your coloring... I am in total awe of your coloring skills! Everything of yours I've ever seen is fabulously colored! ;)

  10. This is colored so beautifully, and I can understand why you're happy with it. Your kitty just glows with mischief and cattitude. Love the themed paper as well and the sweet sentiment. Thanks so much for stepping in as guest designer and making the Cat Lovers Hop even more fun. I already follow you in all the listed ways, and I think I gave all my project numbers as well.

    1. Forgot to say that my favorite part of a cat is their eyes. I find them mesmerizing! Although, I have to admit that the bottom of kitty feet also has its definite pluses!

  11. Wow, this might be my favorite card yet! Your coloring skills are always amazing, but this one is really impressive. My favorite part of a cat are their little pink paw pads. I love it when they knead you!

  12. Hello from Hop Cat Lovers! Cute card and sweet cat.

  13. Incredible coloring, Alex! I love this image and if I'm not lucky enough to win it, I'm definitely going to go and buy it (due in no small part to your coloring and design with it.) :-D Waving hello from the Cat Lovers Hop and I'm really sorry that it's over already.

  14. What a fabulous card! Love the design and these gorgeous colors! Such a sweet cat image!

  15. Your coloring is gorgeous! So vibrant and flawless! Adorable card! Thank you for supporting the Cat Lover's Hop and being a Designer! It has been a lot of fun!
    My projects are #71, 121, 122, 147 and 196. Following all your platforms. I still have a lot of hopping to do! :)

    1. Oops, forgot the question. I love their paws and their foreheads. I just love to smooch their foreheads, and their paws and paw pads are so cute!

  16. Love the peeping kitty, fab card!

    Val S - LeighSBDesigns DT

  17. Beautifully colored Alex!! I already left my numbers and info on my other post, but, just in case, 20,58,98,181 & 210 & sent you an email :) Happy hopping, Christi

  18. Your ginger kitty colouring looks perfect to me, Alex. I have this Peeping Tom digi and should have used it during the Hop. I've enjoyed seeing all your projects this last week. Thanks for the kind words you left on my posts. xx

  19. Wow, weeell this is gorgeous! I love your shading on your kitty from the deep burnt orange to the pale yellow. I do love how its peeking - might have its eye on a bird! Its been lovely visiting your blog this past week! Happy hopping from Cat Lovers Hop!

  20. Cute easel card. I like your ginger cat.
    I follow your blog and am subscribed to your YouTube channel.

  21. Favorite part of a cat???? Love their purr and their fur!! <3
    Thanks for your lovely giveaways, Alex. I follow you on all those platforms and my entry is #199.
    I am almost done commenting...finally!! lol.. But I would not want to miss telling you how phenomenal your coloring is on this cat. You just make him glow with those amazingly warm colors. Such a beautiful card.
    Thank you so much for partnering with me as a guest designer and joining in the fun at the 2021 Cat Lovers Hop!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  22. This little guy is one of my favorite images! I use him so many times! Your coloring is super! The depth is fabulous!

  23. That's just amazing. Your colouring is rockin' !! I love ginger cats. I lost my old boy last year but he was nearly 20 when he passed :-)
    Thank you very much for using one of my images.
    Visiting from the Cat Lovers' Hop.
    IKE =^..^=

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