2018 Cat Lovers Hop – Day 1 – Cat On a Fence Card

While I’ve been away chasing my tail, time has zipped by faster than a mouse running from a barn cat (waaayyy faster than running from a house cat!) and we’ve come ’round to my favorite time of year again…. The 4th annual Cat Lovers Hop has begun!

This year our fabulous hop hostess, Janis of HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com, has gathered a clowder of generous sponsors and prizes will be given among those who enter projects and those who comment on projects entered, so there are plenty of opportunities to win and to enjoy loads of feline crafting inspiration If you didn’t start at the beginning, you’ll want to click HERE to get all the details. (And don’t forget, to be a winner in her hop, you must also be signed in HERE.) The hop Guidelines & FAQs page is HERE.

To add to the fun, I am pleased to announce that there will be several blog candy giveaways on my blog during this year’s hop, starting with this very post! If you’re not already a subscriber, you will want to sign up so you don’t miss any posts and chances to win some fun crafty goodies.

My first card is this sweet Cat on the Fence from Cheapo Dies. They may be inexpensive, but they’re good quality dies… I have several of their dies and they’ve all cut well so far! You will want to stay tuned until the end as there will be a Cheapo Dies giveaway and discount code!! This die is made to cut completely out, but I covered both sides with some circle dies to frame it up and hold it in place for a see-through window.

I cut it out two additional times, One in white and one to back it. I used part of the one I cut out of the card for the envelope. I also cut the cat out again for the inside against the ‘sunset’.


  • Cheap-O Dies: Cat on the Fence
  • Spellbinders Tear Drop Circle, Large Classic Circles, Small Classic Scalloped Circles dies
  • Little B: Meow & Woof (just the paw print) dies
  • Recollections Elegance card pack – gold
  • Recollections white, brown & black cardstock
  • Copic Markers B39; C7, 13; E55, 71; R35, Y17; YG17, 63, 67
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks Jewel Tones
  • Simply Defined Stay-Put glue


*****      Giveaway now closed      *****

Now, for the news you’ve all been waiting for… the blog candy giveaway!

Cheapo Dies has kindly offered to give one commenter on this post (open worldwide) THIS darling cat die:

They are also generously offering a special discount code to all who are participating in this hop or reading this post: You can use the code  CAT for 10% of your  orders from Oct. 22, 2018 (that’s today!) until Nov. 7, 2018. Thank you, Cheapo Dies!!! There are at least half a dozen cat dies, all under $5 and oodles of other fun dies…. click HERE to check them out!

What do you have to do to be entered to win the above cute cat die from Cheapo Dies? Well, let’s show them some gratitude… First, go to their Facebook page HERE, like it and leave them a message thanking them for their generosity! Then come back here and leave me a comment that you did so. Easy peasy. One entry per person. This giveaway is open worldwide. You will have until Midnight, Eastern Standard Time, October 28, 2018 to get your comments in. Sometime after noon Eastern Standard Time on Monday, October 29, I will publish a post listing all winners from giveaways on my blog from this hop (chosen using Random.org). Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prizes so, if you’re not subscribed, be sure to check back later that afternoon for that post!!

Well, we’re off to a roaring start! Let the fur fly (and craft scraps, too!) as you get busy cranking out those Cat Themed projects. I can’t wait to see what you create! I’ll be back later today with another kitty project to aMEWs you. Meanwhile, big, furry hugs & purrs to you all!

If you’re continuing on the hop, the next entry is the talented ionabunny HERE



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35 thoughts on “2018 Cat Lovers Hop – Day 1 – Cat On a Fence Card

  1. Hi D.Ann!! Was wondering where you were … glad to see you!! 🙂
    I love how you framed this die, very pretty! And I like how you can see
    the silhouette from the inside of the card. I just bought this die, but
    haven’t used it yet … it’s on my table somewhere … lol
    (I’ve liked them on FB & thanked them as well). See you again soon, Becca

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  2. Love your card and how you have decorated inside and the envelope. Love that die!
    Liked Cheapo dies on Facebook and commented. But are the dates incorrect in your blog?

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  3. Love the window on this card and what a surprise to have another kitty inside! I have been to Cheapo Dies on Facebook and expressed my gratitude like a good girl 🙂 I always adore your creations and I’m so happy your playing in the Hop – Hugs! ❤

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  4. I adore the die you used and how you’ve colored it for more detail, D.Ann! Fabulous design, both inside and out and lovely envelope, too. I liked and commented on the Cheapo Dies page, but I don’t know where the comment went after I posted it. LOL

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  5. A beautiful window card, D.Anne. This is such a pretty little die-cut scene – I’ve liked and left thanks on Cheapo Dies Facebook page. Love how you framed your scene and made the sunset for the backdrop! xx

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  6. Your cards always amaze me and this one with the window cut out on the front is so pretty. What a fun idea to frame it with a scalloped circle for the peek a boo effect. I left a thank you on the Cheapo Dies FB page!

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  7. You always come up with something creative and beautiful and this peek at the kitty on the fence is so sweet. Love the soft pink color and greens and the way you colored that die cut ! Thanked Cheapo dies for the giveaway too!

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  8. Wow, D.Ann, I absolutely LOVE this! Love that it’s a window card, love your inking inside! Gorgeous colour combo too! What a cute giveaway – I’ll head over and thank Cheapo Dies now. P.S. Thank you for the kind words you left on my blog – they are much appreciated!

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  9. Thank you, D.Ann, for staying up so late on the East coast to link up the very first project on this year’s Hop!! I am so honored that you were willing to do that! This card is just adorable and so clever. Love the peek-through feature and the sweet scene you made. Thank you so much for hosting a giveaway on your blog, too!! I just visited Cheapo Dies on FB and left them a note of thanks for sponsoring!!
    Thanks so much for being a part of the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop!!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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