Monday, October 23, 2017

DAY 1 - 2017 Cat Lovers Hop



Ever had this experience????  Then this Cat Lovers Hop is for you!!!  :)



https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-2017-cat-lovers-hop-and-link-up-is.html
Welcome to Day 1 of the
2017 CAT LOVERS HOP!!!

 If you have a project to linkup, please go to the Main Hop Page
(Please use #CatLoversHop2017 on social media!!)
 Also, please check out my
2017 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs

Hi, Friends.....

I am so glad you are here to join in the daily festivities of the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop!! Each day I will be posting some fun things to see and do and win! A few of our sponsors will be in the spotlight each day.  I will feature the prizes they are offering and cards made with those products. My thanks to the sponsors who kindly provided photos for me to use. It took a lot of pressure off of me!!  (Hey...I am ALL about that, right? :) )


Just a reminder.....ALL PROJECTS LINK UP ON THE MAIN HOP PAGE  by 11:55 pm Pacific, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.  Also,  I have my 2017 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs  in a handy tab just under my header at the top of each page.

Let's get started, shall we?

I was hunting around the internet image galleries for a cool photo of a cat in the spotlight to use for the Sponsor in the Spotlight features. I came across one I liked by a very talented photographer: “Fitzrovia on Flickr”. 


He has generously granted me permission to use and adapt his original photo for this feature. You'll want to look at the link to his photo and read the brief background on this shot. While you are there, please tell him "Thanks for lending your photo to the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!!"

Fitzrovia on Flickr

Okay on to the Day 1 festivities........

My Sponsors in the Spotlight today are:
Newton's Nook Designs, Paper Smooches, MHK Designs, MarkerPOP and, as always, our friend and cat-loving artist, Ike, of Ike's Art, who will be sponsoring our Daily Games.
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Fitzrovia on Flickr



Newton's Nook Designs




Newton's Nook Designs is our first company to help kick off the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop!!  Jen at Newton's Nook Designs has been a sponsor each year of the Hop.  Her support and kindness when I first began thinking of doing a Cat Lovers Hop is what gave me the courage to give it a try!!  So we all owe her a big THANKS!!








Jen made this adorable Newton card to share with us today, using her super-fun Newton Rides West set.   She has our Cat Lovers Hop and this card featured on this NND blog post. Love that she made it have a sweet girly look with the pink! (I'm sure the real Newton is used to this happening and doesn't care!! lol...)
 
 



Newton's Nook Designs is offering a $20 Gift Voucher to their online store.  





Please take time to visit Newton's Nook Designs at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"
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Fitzrovia on Flickr



Paper Smooches



 
I am thrilled to have Paper Smooches back as a returning sponsor this year.





 
 


Kim is offering the adorable Nine Lives stamp set as a prize for one lucky participant.   





 



She also kindly provided this super-pretty card by one of her DT members, using the Nine Lives set. (This sweet kitty is sooooo wanting me to pet her!! <3 )





Please take time to visit Paper Smooches at these social media spots: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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Fitzrovia on Flickr


 MHK Designs




 


I am pleased to welcome returning sponsor MHK Designs and the lovely Mynn back again this year.





She is generously providing her Friendship digital stamp set as the prize this year.












Mynn shared this charming country cat set with me.  I made this card for the Hop.  LOVE this image!!












Please take time to visit MHK Designs at these social media spots: Blog, Instagram, Etsy Store, and Facebook Group. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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Fitzrovia on Flickr


MarkerPOP








I am super-happy to welcome MarkerPOP as a brand-new sponsor.  Although MarkerPOP is new to the Cat Lovers Hop, it is not new to you card makers out there!  They offer an amazing selection of coloring products as well as a huge number of fabulous stamp sets and dies.  

MarkerPOP is offering a lovely prize package of two items to one lucky winner: a Doodlebug Kitten Smitten 6x6 Paper Pad plus the Waffle Flower Hello Stampurr stamp set.



Please take time to visit MarkerPOP at these social media spots: Blog, TwitterInstagram, Pinterest, and Facebook. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

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DAILY GAME TIME!!!!!
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The Daily Game is generously sponsored each day by Ike's Art!!!


Please take time to visit Ike at these social media spots: BlogInstagram, Store, and Facebook Group. Don't forget to Like, Follow, Share, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop at Her Peaceful Garden!"

REMEMBER:  Ike's Show us Your Pussies - Cats Only Challenge theme this month is Furrything Goes + MEOW-loween.  So if you make a Halloween-themed kitty creation for the Cat Hop, you can also link it up over there!!  Yay!!


 


A lucky participant in Today's Game will win one of the images from this newly designed digital prize from Ike's Art.  So much kitty fab-ness!! 
 






Ike shared these new digis with me and I made this card for today's post.  I colored the tiny kitten with Prismacolors and blended with thinner.  I added a sentiment from Kellie Stamps.
(Another sponsor you will be hearing more about later!)



You can be in the drawing to win this sweet kitten digi by participating in the game below.

DAY 1 GAME:  Kitty Roll Call
Today, I would like for you to tell me the names of each of the cats that call your home (or back porch) their own....even if it is just a home away from home, as is the case with my part-time toms!!  During Kitty Roll Call, you can tell us a little about your cats and you also may add to the roll call any that you have lost since last Cat Lovers Hop.  :( :( :(

I will start.......I cut and pasted this list from last year's hop and added my comments. 


Here are the names of my kitties:

Chaienne - She's my Shy-Cat, the orange kitty in the header.  She is 16 now and gravely ill.  I didn't think she would last the summer, but she did.  Now I am not sure she will last this week....so sad to see her so frail.  :....(

Jetta - We haven't seen our solid black (with white brooch) Jet-Baby for a few months, but sometimes she disappears during the summer.  Last winter, she showed back up at our old house when it got cold.  I hope she is okay.  She was going to be the kitty on this year's badge, but Perdita got that honor instead.

Charlotte - She never successfully made the move from our old house (abt 1/2 mile away) and has been living at the neighbor's house ever since.  I haven't seen her for some time.  I hope she is still around over there.  I haven't asked recently....always kind of afraid to ask, in case she has passed.

Andale - In Memoriam.  We lost our sweet Andale this last year.  Years ago, we found her pregnant and hunting mice in our chicken house.  Not sure how old she was when she perished, but she was prob around 13 or so.  So sad.  She was one of our favorites.  :(  :(  :(

Andromeda - Still here with her soft, solid black coat.  She is outside only, but sneaks in hoping we will think she is Othello, who is also black but twice her size!  Sometimes it even works!!  Ha.

Big Bad Black - Part-time solid black tom that we haven't seen since July.  He never let us touch him, but we all admired him.  He disappeared with Judith in the summer...we always joked that he was always a bad influence on her!  We miss this big guy.

Tom-Tom AKA Dagwood - We discovered last winter that this cat belongs to the neighbors who live in our old house!  We went over to get Jetta last November and were surprised to see him!  He was a part-time tom over here but has since been neutered.  Now he stays at home....at his real home! 

Geneva - In Memoriam.  She was a sickly kitty from the time we rescued her..along with her brother and sister as little kittens.  Somehow, she managed to outlive her littermates, but was only 11 when she died.

Marshmallow - A big soft clump of something sweet.  He's a meek, very simple soul with a long coat and magnificent tail.  He has outlived two companions and now has Alexander for a best friend.  Astonishingly, with Alexander he has found someone who is even more simple-minded than he is!!  lol....  They are totally adorable together!!

Scamper - Littermate of Marshy.  The undisputed top cat of the back porch.  Don't mess with Scamper-Girl!! 

Ophelia - Never assume that people can correctly determine the gender of a cat!  We got Ophelia and Whiskers from a cat-loving friend who had found them abandoned.  She said the striped one is a girl and the B/W one is a boy.  Being busy, we didn't bother to inspect closely for several weeks.....hence the girl name for our big boy Ophelia!!!  (This is particularly embarrassing because my hubby is a veterinarian!!  Ha.)  Now Ophelia is a big lazy neutered male whom we affectionately call "Oaf-elia" or Oaf-Cat.  In the winter, he gets fat and becomes our "Loaf-elia" or Loaf-Cat. :)

Whiskers - Whisk-Whisk is a clownish Black and White kitty, the sister of Ophelia.  She's outside only, but one of our very favorites because of her perky personality.  She's a great huntress and loves her little head rubbed. 

Mistopheles - Started as a part-time tom, then we caught him and neutered him.  Now he is ours.  He's long-haired and solid black.  Body build, facial structure, and expressions look startlingly like Big Bad Black with long hair.  Would not be surprised if they are related.  

Othello - Ginormous part-Siamese solid black cat that nearly suffocates you sleeping on you.  Easily weighs over 20 lbs.  He's our Oaf-Fellow!

Alexander - Started as a part-time tom but now is neutered and inseparable with his best buddy, Marshmallow.  Alexander is afraid of our eyes, and will dart away if he sees you looking at him directly.  We often have to divert our gaze to be able to pet him, which he loves!  He's still too nervous to enjoy being held.

Brian - Bad Boy Brian is the sweetest kitty, but he got in his head that he needed to spray in the house.  So he stays outside now....except when he sneaks in. 

Caspian - A gentleman kitty with a gentle personality.  He is littermates with Brian and Judith.

Judith - So very sad that we haven't seen Judith since summer.  Still holding out hope that she and Big Bad Black will show up again.  She's a simple and sweet kitty.  I miss her a lot.  For a time we had a part-time tom that looked just like Judith.  We called him Punch.  :)

Skippyjon - Siamese-X and still a character!  Perdita has him totally intimidated.  Poor Skippy. 

NEW MEMBERS OF OUR CAT TRIBE SINCE LAST HOP:
Perdita - Again..Never assume that people can correctly determine the gender of a cat!  She was dropped off at a make-shift "pet store" in a tiny neighboring town.  They advertised her as a Free 3 yr old Siamese Male Cat.  She's not male.  She is the exotic, lovely creature in this year's Cat Lovers Hop Badge.  We've only had her a few months...but has established herself as a diva who only wants affection on her terms.  She wants cheese anytime, though.

Huckle - Part-time tom who looks an awful lot like Alexander, but seems smarter.  (Wouldn't have to be much of a contender to beat out Alexander in the brains department!  lol...)  Huckle won't let us touch him, but is getting more used to us being in his general vicinity.  He's the only one of our 5 part-time toms that were here this summer that's still around.  (Others were Tom-Tom AKA Dagwood, Big Bad Black, Punch, and Siegfried.)
  
TEMPORARY:
White Kitten AKA Ido - A month or so ago, we found an abandoned white long-haired kitten on a dark rainy night, miles away from any houses.  We took care of the little guy, dressing his wounds, vaccinating, deworming, etc. He was one of the very, very nicest kittens we've had for a long, long time so we wanted to make sure we placed him in a good home.  Some retirees contacted us in answer to the "Found Kitten" ad we placed in the paper, saying they were interested if we didn't find the rightful owners.  When we didn't hear from anyone else, they said they would take him.  I knew these were exactly the right people to adopt this precious kitten when they were willing to drive over an hour to our house to pick him up and the first thing the lady did was show me framed photos of their current kitty and of one that they had lost some time back.  She named this little guy...Ido.  (A Bible name, apparently...but not one I was familiar with.)  We miss him...but he had upset Skippyjon and Perdita something terrible, so it was good that we found him a new home.

So I guess that leaves us with 18 cats, although 4 are missing or elsewhere.   I still count them (all but Dagwood) as ours , though.  :)

This is how to play the game to be eligible for the prize drawing:

1.  Leave a comment giving us your Kitty Roll Call and anything you want to tell us about them.  I never get tired of reading about everyone's cats!!!
2.  After you finish your Kitty Roll Call comment, fill out your (own) name in the link up below.  This doesn't have any thumbnails so no photo needed!  You don't even need a blog!!!  This is for everyone!!!  I will draw the random winner from the link up, so don't forget to do that part if you want to be eligible!

NEW THIS YEAR: The Daily Game link ups will be open the entire duration of the Hop, including the extra day for comments. Entries need to be in by 11:59 pm Pacific, Sunday Oct. 29, 2017 to be eligible for the daily prize. So you have more than just today to comment and link up. I realize that not everyone has access to a printer or likes to use digis, so I am still keeping the link up gadget to make sure the digi prizes go to winners who can use them. But I am hoping EVERYONE will participate in answering the questions whether they are putting their name in for the prize or not.

Okay, now it is your turn!!  
By the way....I just read last year's comments on the Daily Game where we shared our current kitties and recently lost ones.  I noticed some very aged kitties on the list and am wondering if they are still with us this year.  I hope everyone will share....because I am worried about those old ones now!
REMEMBER: Link your cat-themed projects over on the Main Hop Page. (Please use #CatLoversHop2017 on social media!!) This link-up below is just to enter the drawing for the Daily Game after you have commented with your Kitty Roll Call. Thanks!!!

Thank you sooooooooooo much for being a part of the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop. Let the fun BEGIN!!!

<3
Janis







The 2017 Cat Lovers Hop and Link-Up is HEEEEEERE!!!!
















 

But then you remember the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop begins today!!!






https://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/2017/10/the-2017-cat-lovers-hop-and-link-up-is.html

HOORAY!!!
It's finally time for the

2017 CAT LOVERS HOP!!!

Hi, Friends.....

Welcome, welcome, welcome to the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop!!! This is our third hop and little by little it keeps growing. I am so excited you are a part of it!! This is the post where you link up your cat projects all week long. (Please use #CatLoversHop2017 on social media!!) I also will have daily posts that you don't want to miss because there are more fun things to see.....to do....and to WIN!! These will have post titles that include the day of the hop like "Day 1...." "Day 2....." so be on the look-out for them!

How to participate in the 2017 CAT LOVERS HOP:

Before you get started, PLEASE read the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs HERE. This will answer many of your questions, particularly if you are new to our hop!
There are three ways to get a chance to win a randomly drawn prize from our awesome sponsors:

1. The Cat Lovers Hop is open world-wide....so link up a cat-themed project (or projects...there is no limit) right here at the bottom of THIS post by 11:55 pm Pacific, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017.
(Please use #CatLoversHop2017 on social media!!)  You may enter your project in up to 3 other challenges in addition to this one...so a total of 4 challenges all together. See my 2017 Cat Lovers Hop Guidelines and FAQs HERE to see what qualifies as a cat-themed project, so you don't miss out on being eligible for the prizes!! Around half the prizes will be randomly drawn from projects linked on this page. Be sure to include my 2017 Cat Lovers Hop Badge in your post.


2. Leave a comment on any or all of the cat projects from the link up. The more comments you leave, the better your chances of winning! Comments on projects must be made by 11:59 pm Pacific, Sunday Oct. 29, 2017 to be eligible for the comment prize drawings. (Notice that you have an extra day for commenting on those projects that come in on the last day of the link-up.) Around half of the prizes will be randomly drawn from comments on the cat projects.

3. Participate in the games you will see on each of my daily posts (They will have post titles such as: Day 1....Day 2...etc) There is a daily prize!!  And no blog is required!!  :)

NEW THIS YEAR:  You can link up your entry to the Daily Games throughout the duration of the Hop, including the extra day for commenting.  Entries need to be in by 11:59 pm Pacific, Sunday Oct. 29, 2017 to be eligible for the daily prize.   Each of these daily prizes will be available world-wide! Yay!!

OUR FABULOUS SPONSORS AND PRIZES
I keep talking about sponsors and prizes, so I bet you want to know who they are and what they have donated as prizes.  Right???? Of course you do!!!

Returning Sponsors:
I am so excited and grateful to have the following returning sponsors. I think you will agree that their support and generosity have made our Cat Lovers Hops extra fun!!! A huge thank you to each one of them for sponsoring us in the past and coming back for more of the furry frenzy this year!!! Here they are with the prizes they are offering this year:


Art Impressions - Be Joyful Window AND With a Friend Window (a doubly sweet prize to one lucky winner!!!)

CatLadyBox - One of their deluxe CRAZY CatLadyBoxes. (Me-WOWza!!)
Ike's Art - 5 newly released cat digital images (from the originator of the Show Us Your Pussies - Cats Only Challenge Blog, these digis will be prizes for our Daily Games.)
JessicaLynnOriginal - The Love Of A Cat clear stamp set (tame...with a touch of the exotic!)
Knitty Kitty - 3 Digital kitty stamps of the winner's choice! (I am in love with these potato-sack shaped cats!!!)
MHK Designs - Friendship digital stamp set (this country image stole my heart.)
Newton's Nook - $20 Gift Voucher to their online store (choose your favorite Newton!!)
Paper Smooches -Nine Lives stamp set (such fun felines!)
Sweet 'n Sassy - $15 Gift Voucher for their online store
Taylored Expressions - Care & Comfort - Pets stamp set (perfect for those sad occasions when we need a pet sympathy card.)
Waffle Flower - Flora Cat - Dream stamp set (whimsical sleepy kitties.....what's not to love???)



New sponsors:
And here are my new sponsors for this year's Cat Lovers Hop. I know you will be thrilled to see who has come on board with us this year! Let's hear some welcoming purrs for each of them. (Purr...purr...purr...)

Avery Elle - Furry Friends stamp set (love the expressions on these sweet faces!)
Brutus Monroe - Rock Star Pets stamp set (TWO winners will each receive one of these totally rockin' sets!!)
Crafty Kitty Cat Shop - cat die (Fiki's shop is full of sweet bargains!)
DL.ART - CATS Flair Buttons (choose 1 from 5 different sets of fab cats!)
Kellie Stamps - Cat's Life stamp sets (Two winners!! One will receive this set in digital format and the other will receive the clear stamp set. Purr-fect sentiments and labels!)
Leigh SB Designs - One digital stamp of the winner's choice (soooo artsy!!)
MarkerPOP -
Doodlebug Kitten Smitten 6x6 Paper Pad  PLUS  Waffle Flower - Hello Stampurr stamp set (One winner will receive both items!!)
Stampendous - Laurel Burch Indigo Cat stamp set PLUS the coordinating die set (My favorite Laurel Burch cat set!! One winner will receive both stamps and dies...WOW!!)
Sugar Pea Designs - What's Mew? stamp set (super-adorable!!)
Sunny Studio - $25 Gift Voucher to their online store
Technique Tuesday - Kyle the Cool Cat stamp set (fabulous set of whiskers!!)
The Greeting Farm - Kitty Stacks stamp set (use the kitties singly or make them sleep in a heap!)
Your Next Stamp - $15 Gift Voucher to their online store

Okay, now......just how incredibly fantastic is that line up????? Are you excited yet? I am!!! I am so humbled and appreciative that each of these wonderful sponsors has agreed to support the Cat Lovers Hop. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all these new and returning fabulous companies!!! I will be introducing them in more detail on my daily posts, so be sure to come back each day!!

As I was listing all these amazing kitty stamp sets, it occurred to me that many of you cat lovers might already own some of these sets. If you would like to tell me in the comments of this post which (if any) of them you already have, I will try to make sure that if you happen to be a lucky winner you will get a set you don't have yet! :)

NOTE: Since a few of the prizes are quite sizable, some sponsors sadly must limit sending them to USA addresses only...because of enormous international postage costs. I have lots of sponsors, however, who say world-wide is fine! Yay!!! So please tell me in your comment below if you are USA or International and PLEASE leave your email address (in code).
(Here's an example: "Love this gorgeous kitty card. The coloring is fabulous and that expression on its face is priceless!! <3 Janis jwoolbright at gmail dot com USA")
Unfortunately, if I cannot tell where you live, I will assume you are international and you will not be eligible for the USA only prizes.

All cat-themed projects must be linked up right here at the bottom of THIS POST to be eligible for prizes. 
(Please use #CatLoversHop2017 on social media!!)  I will have some other DAILY games and activities with a link-up on that day's post....specifically for THAT game. PLEASE do not link your cat project up in the daily posts......only right here on THIS POST. Thank you! Remember, you may enter your cat-themed projects in other challenges, but please limit it to 3 other challenges besides this one....so 4 total challenges. Thanks so much for this.

So.....Are you ready????

On your claws. Get set. Gooooooooooooooooooo!!! Have fun with this and let me know if you have any questions!

<3
Janis 







Sunday, October 22, 2017

One More Day Until the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop!!!!




  STARTS TOMORROW (Monday Oct.23)!!!
Be sure to get your cat crafting supplies dusted off for the
2017 Cat Lovers Hop
Oct. 23-28, 2017
Right here at Her Peaceful Garden.
Read the Guidelines and FAQs HERE.
(goes live just after midnight early Monday morning!!) 

Don't forget
TODAY (Sunday Oct.22) IS THE LAST DAY TO GET IN ON  
the pre-hop GIVEAWAY for
displaying my 2017 Cat Lovers Badge.
http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/

Hi, Friends......

Are you excited for the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop to begin?????  I sure am!!!

I am here with a quick post to show you this fab Cat Lovers Hop sneak peek emailed to me by my crafty pal D.Ann of D.Ann's Crafting Whims.  WOWZA!!  Look at all those awesome cat projects!!!  D.Ann often has fun extra features... (pssst....sometimes there's even a giveaway!) ....during Cat Lovers Hop Week, so you will want to visit her blog each day of the Hop (Oct. 23-28)!!

Not sure what super-cool thing D.Ann did with my Hop Badge graphic for this photo, but I think she indicated that her printer was merely running out of ink!!  Ha.  I totally love the fab effect.....our sweet diva Perdita looks wild in those surreal colors!!! 

D.Ann also has started a hashtag for the Hop: #CatLoversHop2017.  I don't have a device that can post to Instagram (although I sure do seem to spend a lot of time over there commenting and trying to win stuff!! Ha.) but I would love for everyone to tag their Cat Lovers Hop photos with it if you are posting your things on social media.  THANKS!

One other thing before the hop starts:
Did you know that Fiki of Bad Kitty's Craft Room has entered her kitty, Coffee, in the Simon Says Stamp Pet Costume Contest on Facebook?  Please vote for Coffee, the sweet little ballerina by following this link HERE and clicking VOTE.  Thanks for your help!!  Incidentally,  Fiki is sponsoring the 2017 Cat Lovers Hop with a prize she has selected from her Crafty Kitty Shop.  You'll learn more about that later!!  :)

Please VOTE for Fiki's kitty Coffee:  HERE



Well, that's about all the housekeeping for right now.  The MAIN HOP PAGE AND LINK UP will go live just after midnight tonight Pacific Daylight Time.  Yay!!!...so excited!!  See you soon!!!

<3
Janis
  

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Pastel Stenciled Christmas Cards




Be sure to get your cat crafting supplies dusted off for the
2017 Cat Lovers Hop
Oct. 23-28, 2017
Right here at Her Peaceful Garden.
Read the Guidelines and FAQs HERE.

Don't forget the GIVEAWAY for
displaying my 2017 Cat Lovers Badge.
http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/


Hi, Friends......

I realized I hadn't made a stenciled card for the Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Challenges, so it is a race against time for me (who is both the slowest cardmaker AND the slowest blogger on earth!!) to get this posted in under the wire.  


Then after making my first stenciled background and die cutting the JOY, I liked it so much that I decided to make another one for a set.  Eeek!!  

Will I get these blogged and linked up in time??? We'll see.....



My backgrounds are stenciled with Distress Inks and then heat embossed with clear sparkly powder. LOVE!!!! My glittery word die cuts are layered and off set slightly over white cardstock.
Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Scenery: Multi-Faceted Creative Screenings
Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, and Shaded Lilac
Clear Sparkle Embossing Powder
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Joy Cutaway die
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Noel Cutaway die
DCWV Glitter Cardstock
Core'dinations heavy duty white cardstock
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Mix sequins
DCWV Premade Pastel Card Bases
Hope you enjoyed seeing my pretty pastel Christmas cards. I wish you could see how sparkly they in real life!! Thank you for bearing with me on this last-minute flurry of W&W cards. Thank you, Shay, for another fun WCMD event!! You are so kind and generous.

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Variations Challenge
2. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Background Building/Pattern Making Challenge
3. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Layers Challenge
4. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Stenciled Challenge

5. DL.ART October Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
6. Just Keep on Creating - October Anything Goes Link Up
7. ABC Christmas Challenge - U is for Unlimited and V is for Vibrant
8. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #355 - AG Christmas w/ opt Stripes  

9. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #17
10. Crop Stop October Link Party #33 - AG using Products from Companies CS Carries (I used Distress Inks and Core'dinations cardstock.) 
11. DL.ART 5th Annual Linky Pinky Party

Noel Noel Noel Gift Bags



Be sure to get your cat crafting supplies dusted off for the
2017 Cat Lovers Hop
Oct. 23-28, 2017
Right here at Her Peaceful Garden.
Read the Guidelines and FAQs HERE.

Don't forget the GIVEAWAY for
displaying my 2017 Cat Lovers Badge.
http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/


Hi, Friends.....

Here with another super-quick post to get these gift bags in for the Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Challenges. The gates close in just a few hours!! Since I've been working on getting my Cat Lovers Hop ready this week, I haven't had much time for working on the challenges. But I wanted to try to get a couple more in before the deadline. :) So glad to see a great turnout for these fun games!!!

I made some very simple gift bags using glittered cardstock on regular solid cardstock for a bold graphic design. I like the uncomplicated look.



Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Noel Cutaway die
DCWV Cardstock (glitter and regular solid)
We R Memory Keepers - Gift Bag Punch Board
Ribbon and cording from my stash

Thanks for stopping by. I might be able to squeeze in one more project before the deadlines....we'll see!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering these gift bags in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Anything But a Card Challenge
2. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Variations Challenge
3. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 CAS Challenge
4.
Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #17
5. DL.ART October Linky Challenge - Anything Goes 
6. Just Keep on Creating - October Anything Goes Link Up
7. ABC Christmas Challenge - U is for Unlimited and V is for Vibrant

8. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #355 - AG Christmas w/ opt Stripes

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Rainbow Colors - Merry Christmas




Be sure to get your cat crafting supplies dusted off for the
2017 Cat Lovers Hop
Oct. 23-28, 2017
Right here at Her Peaceful Garden.
Read the Guidelines and FAQs HERE.

Don't forget the GIVEAWAY for
displaying my 2017 Cat Lovers Badge.
http://herpeacefulgarden.blogspot.com/

Hi, Friends......

Super-quick post here to share this card I made for some of the Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Challenges. I am also entering this into the Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge #24 - Our Town.




Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Our Town stamp set
Distress Ink - Candied Apple, Carved Pumpkin, Scattered Straw, Mowed Lawn, Blueprint Sketch, Wilted Violet
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Noel Cutaway die
DCWV Blue foiled cardstock
Core'dinations heavy duty white cardstock
Darice - Snowflakes (white behind the NOEL is dry embossed)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
It was fun making a rainbow colored Christmas card! Hope you like it, too. Thank you for stopping by!!

<3
Janis


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge #24 - Our Town
2. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Background Building/Pattern Making Challenge
3. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Layers Challenge
4. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Rainbow Challenge
 

5. DL.ART October Linky Challenge - Anything Goes 
6. Just Keep on Creating - October Anything Goes Link Up
7. ABC Christmas Challenge - U is for Unlimited and V is for Vibrant
8. Crop Stop October Link Party #33 - AG using Products from Companies CS Carries (I used Distress Inks, Darice embossing folder, and Core'dinations cardstock.)
9. Cardz-TV Anything Goes Challenge #17

Vote for Fiki's Kitty, Coffee!!!


Hi, Friends......

Here with a fun and quick post to let everyone know that one of our own dear cat-loving friends, Fiki, of Bad Kitty's Craft Room, has entered her kitty in the Simon Says Stamp Pet Costume Contest. Let's all go over and VOTE for Coffee, the Ballerina!!! <3 <3 <3




Best of luck, Coffee and Fiki!!!

<3
Janis