Oct 24, 2022

Cat Lovers Hop 2022 - I Don't Have to be Good

Hello and welcome! 

Did you hear there is a cat lovers hop hosted by Janis of Her Peaceful Garden going on right now?? This is only my second year participating but had so much fun seeing all the cat- themed projects last year that I made sure to join in again this year. And the time has arrived! 


And here is the card I made using a cute Christmas cat by Penny Black.


This cat is part of the set Gather Around, stamped with Versafine Onyx ink on Bristol Vellum paper. I recently decided to purchase the new Distress watercolor pencils and that's what I used here for coloring. I really didn't need another watercolor medium but since I like the range of distress ink colors and thought these would be something I could use for watercoloring while in the living room without having to bring all Distress ink pads downstairs, I decided to purchase them. I have set 1 and set 3. While I do like the intensity of actually distress inks more, these are a good alternative when not in my craft room. 


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The patterned paper is from a 6x6 paper pack I recently purchased at Hobby Lobby. Sentiment is also from a Penny Black set - Dear Santa. It works so well with all the cute critter stamps. I just love it!

Before assembling the card I used a dots stencil on the background. Then finished with some red and white twine



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By the way - if you haven't heard yet - I'm planning for another Year in Review hop at the end of the year where we will share our favorite creations of 2022 and I am looking for co-hosts. The sign- up is now available and you can read all about it HERE or simply click the logo below:

 


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60 comments:

  1. Ah ah ah :D Such fabulous sentiment! :D Love so much your card, that PB cat is always so adorable and such beautiful design!

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  2. Ellie, Nice background of patterned papers for your adorable kitty image... so adorable and great sentiment and a fun and pretty Christmas card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

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  3. So adorable! "Purr-fect" sentiment for this little cutie! Great papers and dies to frame out this adorable scene! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

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  4. Gosh I wish I was cute so I didn't have to be good! Fun image and really like the bauble look. So glad you shared your creature with us at Critter Crazy, CarolG

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  5. Fabulous card! The kitty stamp is so cute, and I love the sentiment!

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  6. Love that fat little confident kitty ... so very glad you shared your Creature Feature with us at Jingle Belles.

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  7. Ellie, such a sweet kitty card! Love the colors you chose, as well as placing the kitty in a circle to show him off!! Thank you so much for sharing your card and talents with us once again at Double Trouble!!! -Donna

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  8. Oh, Ellie, what a fabulous card! Such a true sentiment, too. :-D Good to see you in the Cat Lovers Hop again this year. :-D While I'm here, let me also thank you for playing in our brand new challenge at Crazy for Cats. NanaConnie DT

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  9. Hello Ellie, I'm visiting from the Cat Lovers Hop! I love the Penny Black stamps and this sweet little kitty is so cute. The sentiment made me smile! x

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  10. Tee hee....guess that means I have to be good. lol Adorable card! Such a fun sentiment and I love the design. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

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  11. I love that you made your own polka dot BG with a stencil. Not only is this kitty super cute, so is your card. Love the whole design!

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  12. Hop hop hop....Ooooh, this is the most cutest kitty card! Your shading is perfect! LOL, I agree, they can be sooooo cute and get away with being naughty! I look forward to seeing more! Visiting from Catlovers Hop!

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  13. Hi Elliebelle! I am hopping by from the Cat Lovers Hop!
    What a cute image! Lovely card!
    Happy Hopping!

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  14. Popping over from the Cat Hop to say hello! I love visiting the blogs of fellow cat lovers! I LOVE that Penny Black image! Such an adorable card!
    Hugs,
    Leslie
    Love To Scrap 2

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  15. I love this sentiment. It's so true. That little Penny Black kitty is adorable. Lovely work!

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  16. I LOVE your sweet Kitty Christmas card! Adorable!

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  17. I love this! It’s so adorable!!

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  18. Thank you Ellie for the smile that gorgeous card (and cute cat) gave me!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  19. Du weißt die Penns Black Stempel immer besonders schön in Szene zu setzen. Auch auf dieser Karte ist es Dir wieder super gelungen, tolles Design!!

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  20. Aw so cute, love the sentiment!
    Popped in from Cat Lovers Hop and from LeighSBDesigns
    https://LeighSBDesigns.blogspot.com

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  21. This is so cuuuuuuuute, Ellie! Yes, I agree, the cuteness trumps the naughtiness every time! Santa will understand! So nice to see you in the Cat Lovers Hop again this year!

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  22. That is an adorable cat themed Christmas card!

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  23. Just adorable Ellie and I laughed out loud at the sentiment! Vicky x

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  24. Aw so cute, love the festive kitty!
    Thank you for joining in Crazy for Cats Challenge!

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  25. oh this is so adorable card!
    Hi from Cat lovers blog hop! 😺

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  26. a lovely design to place your cute PB cat, thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz, Tilly

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  27. Hi. Hopping from the Cat Lovers Hop! Love your Penny Black card. The sentiment goes well with my chihuahua too 🤣

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  28. SO true and SO very cute! I love the the harmony of the green color you used :)

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  29. Adorable! Thank you for sharing with us at Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge.

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  30. Such a cute Christmas card!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    www.mynameislovely.com

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  31. wow, so cute, I like shades if green. Hello from the Cat Lovers Hop.

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  32. OMGoodness, how adorable is this chubby kitty? Love the card, Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Funday Challenge. We look forward to seeing more of your lovely designs.
    Donna xx
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

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  33. OMG what a fun image and your overall design is FABULOUS! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!

    Darlene
    PEACE ON EARTH
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  34. Love the traditional colours on this card. Thank you for sharing at AYLI. Sarah DT

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  35. Oh, this adorable kitty Christmas card makes me smile!! Love the sweet image and your fabulous coloring...with just a hint of rosiness in the cheeks. Sweet!
    The sentiment is just too true. And why is it that being mischievous somehow makes them seem even cuter??? lol.... They get away with way too much at my house!! :D
    Thank you so much for participating in our #2022CatLoversHop!! So glad you are joining us again.
    <3 J
    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  36. Rats....Google got me again! That comment was from me. <3

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  37. Such a cute card, and just how each and every cat really feels about life! A lovely card for The Cat Lovers Blog Hop! Jo x

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  38. Whimsy cat creation. Reminds me of Kliban (think that was nane/style) of a fav cat that had Similar looks. Visiting from Cat Lovers Blog Hop.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  39. I always enjoy visiting your blog Ellibelle, every card you, make is a joy to see. This is no exception!
    This is GREAT! So much fun and so fab to look at!
    Very happy to see this in our mailbox at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

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  40. I love your sweet and simple card. The sentiment is just perfect too! Lovely to see you joining us at Creatalicious Challenges

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  41. Popping in from the Cat Lovers Hop. Your sweet kitty is just too cute! Many of my cats have lived out that saying way too many times in my house.

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  42. Ellibelle you KNOW I love this card - so cute and so true! Congrats for being a Featured Guest at Inspire Me Monday #561 at Create With Joy! :-)

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  43. Cute Christmas card. Nicely designed. The sentiment is adorable. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  44. Gorgeous colouring and design and your sentiment made me laugh! Love your card. Stopping by from the Cat Lover's Blog Hop.

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  45. Totally and completely adorable! Love, love that senti!

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  46. Cats have such great personalities and this stamp captures it perfectly.
    Paper Funday Challenge DT

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  47. So cute. I like your coloring and the papers.

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  48. So very lovely, adorable kitty, I do love Penny Black cats, Hopping in from the Cat Lovers Hop and Crazy for Cats Challenges, thank you for playing in our first challenge!
    Have a wonderful crafty day!
    Cat 🐱
    Crazy for Cats Challenges
    https://crazyforcatschallenges.blogspot.com

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  49. What a pretty and creative card you have made. Thanks for joining our fun challenge at Lost Coast designs/Carmens Veranda challenge blog.

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  50. So cute, Ellie! I love the kitty image. Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble #123.

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  51. ohhhhh how CUTE is that sweet kitty and that sentiment sums up his expression perfectly! So pleased you could join our Creature Feature fun at Jingle Belles!

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  52. PB cat is so cute, and the sentiment is exactly what a cat would say!
    Personally, I love TH new watercolor pencils! I love the distress colors so much! I am here for the Cat Lover Hop! Thanks...

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  53. Love this PB cat, and a perfect kitty sentiment! I am here for the Cat Lovers Hop! Ty!

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  54. I am visiting from the Cat Lovers Hop. Your card is simply delightful and so sweet. Thank you for the inspiration. xx

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  55. LOL, those words are sooo true! Adorable Christmas card! Hopping in from the Cat Lovers Hop, thank you for visiting LeighSBDesigns Inspiration Blog and leaving us some love for the CLH, so much appreciated!
    Leigh
    https://LeighSBDesigns.blogspot.com
    https://www.Etsy.com/shop/LeighSBDesigns
    https://www.LeighSBDesigns.com

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  56. So darn cute! I love the colors on this. Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and good luck!
    Marie B -DT

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  57. Just delightful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah, Owner

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  58. Such a sweet card - love the sentiment!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

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