2018 Cat Lovers Hop Review and Blog Candy Giveaway Winners

I want thank you all so much for all the love and kind comments you left on my blog and social media sites!! You all seemed to enjoy the 15 cat projects I was able to put together during the past year and I’m so pleased! So far, on Instagram, the video of this card has the most likes:  and I was pleased that it won top pick at the Art Impressions challenge! I was also tickled that Marabu reposted my marbling projects from this post!

It was wonderful to peruse the record 243 projects that were entered in this year’s hop! Why, there were crafters from ages 4 to, well, we won’t say (wink-wink), from at least 12 countries (including Australia, Canada, Croatia, England, Greece, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, the UK, and, of course, the USA) with many fabulous projects — and not all were cards! I bookmarked several cool techniques (thanks, ladies!!) and ideas, and my wishlist grew quite a bit, too! I hope you got to hop around and leave these talented folks some love. Now that everyone has commented on our hostess’ daily posts, it’s quite entertaining to go back and read all the kitty stories in the comments, too!!

For those of you wondering, here’s the answer to the number of different Spellbinders die sets that I used (as asked in THIS post), in the order that they appeared:

  1. Teardrop Circle
  2. Large Classic Circles
  3. Small Classic Scalloped Circles
  4. Spellbinders Conversation Bubble 1
  5. Purrfect
  6. Pawing Around
  7. Bella Rose Lattice Layering Frame
  8. Labels 40 Decorative Accents
  9. Lounge Around
  10. French Frills
  11. 5×7 Elegant Labels 4
  12. Conversation Bubble 3
  13. Sing It Loud 1
  14. Lace Hearts
  15. Card Creator A2 Divine Eloquence
  16. Isabella Frame
  17. Small Die of the Month Oct. 2018
  18. Small Classic Circles (note: For those of you who said 19… Large Classic Circles was already used!)

Whew! 18!! Who knew?! I must say, the largest percentage of my dies are Spellbinders. Now, if you weren’t one of the 2 people who got it right, don’t despair… I only said you had to e-mail me your answer, I didn’t say you had to get it right. lol! So all of you who emailed me got your bonus entries. : )

Well, I know you all are prancing around like a cat who’s heard the can-opener, waiting for your treats!!  I wish I had something for every single one of you, but that’s just not possible. Let’s hope the Clearance Bin Fairies continue to be extra generous with kitty themed goodies and that Janis at Her Peaceful Garden is kind enough to host the hop again next year so we can have some more fun prizes!

Aaaannnddd now…..

blankie

Is it me???!!!!!

Hold on to your tails, it’s the time you’ve all been waiting for! First I’ll list all the winners that were chosen using Random.org, then tell you all what to do to claim your prizes…

And the winners are:

  1.  Susan Renshaw wins the Cat die from Cheapo Dies featured HERE! Thank you Cheapo Dies!!
  2.  beccab33324 wins a $25 gift code (store credit) from Spellbinders to their online store! (Credit will not cover shipping costs, duties or taxes.) that was offered HERE! Thank you Spellbinders!!
  3. Verna Angerhofer wins my prize package #1 as seen HERE!
  4. Viki Banaszak wins my prize package #2 as seen HERE!
  5. Vivian Foo wins the Essentials by Ellen Leading Ladies Cat Lady by Brandi Kincaid stamp set from Ellen Hutson that was featured HERE! Thank you, Ellen Hutson!!
  6. Denise Bryant wins my prize package #3 as seen HERE!
  7. Roberta Stevenson wins my prize package #4 as seen HERE!
  8. ionabunny wins my prize package #5 as seen HERE!
  9. Ike IkesArt wins my prize package #6 as seen HERE!
  10. Janis in ID wins my January/February 2018 issue of Catser magazine as seen HERE!
  11. Suzanne Harkinson wins my March/April 2018 issue of Catser magazine as seen HERE!
  12. Sue D wins my May/June 2018 issue of Catser magazine as seen HERE!
  13. Donna Mundinger wins my September/October 2018 issue of Catser magazine as seen HERE!
  14. BONUS: I found my July/August issue of Catster magazine and drew another name…. Nana Connie wins it!
  15. Karen Ladd wins my 250 Instagram Followers giveaway as seen HERE!

To claim your prizes: You have 48 hours to contact me with your snail-mail info at d.annscraftingwhims (at) gmail (dot com) or I will draw a different winner. (That’s by 2:00pm EASTERN Standard time on Wednesday, October 31, 2018.) For those of you who won sponsored prizes, I will pass your information on to the sponsors as soon as I receive it.

Updated 10/31/18: All prizes have been claimed!

For those of you that didn’t win… as you dejectedly take to your couches,  couchunderstands

perhaps with a warm beverage, I’ll sing you this comforting song to console you…

softkitty

Again, please know that I appreciate ALL of you and your kind support! Looking forward to seeing your all again and to another Cat Lovers Hop next year (wink-wink Janis!)!

Have a PAWsome day!

Until next time…

– D.Ann

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pps: For those of you who weren’t with us for the Cat Lovers Hop in previous years, I close with this comic that always makes me giggle…

skyraisins

 

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T-I-double g-Rrr… Wobble Tigger Easel Card! Hoo-hoo!

Welcome to my final post for the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop! Yes, your inboxes will finally get a break from this cat card blitz. >^.^< Wohoo! We’ve surpassed our previous record and have over 200 entries in the hop already this year and there’s still half a day to go!!

This card sums up my feelings about the Cat Lovers Hop pretty well!

For a change, I’m going to start with the back of the card:

Knowing me, I’ll probably write a few funny lines back here like, “I wonder where I put the car keys?” or “I wonder where I left my glasses?” : )

When you open it up, it becomes a stand-up card easel-y (I just HAD to put the pun in!) using that pretty easel base by Anna Griffin, :

To get the leaves filled out with some depth and texture, I die cut the ornate frame and then embossed it into some green cardstock, too. I fussy cut along the outside, cutting straight across the top where the easel die would be attached. Then I affixed the die-cut piece over it and colored it up with chalks.

To hold the card in place, I put some felt cobblestones on the path. Tah-dah!

I was going to color Tigger, but thought it might be easier to just cut out the parts I would need in the corresponding colors and emboss the background for his stripes. It involved a little bit of fussy cutting but looks grrreat (oops! wrong tiger!).

Here he is bobbing around in all his glory on that tail that’s made out of springs… Bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy, fun, fun, fun, fun, fun!:

Supplies:

  • Character World: Disney, Winnie the Pooh: Tigger die
  • Anna Griffin Ornate Frames & Easy Easel dies
  • Mama Elephant Hooray die
  • Technique Tuesday DIY Say It Hugs
  • Recollections 100# cream cardstock,
  • Core’dinations 65# black, green, pink, orange & yellow cardstock
  • Spellbinders Platinum Pack 3 poster board – gold
  • Simon Says Stamp Action Wobble mini spring
  • Anna Griffin Pretty Prose vellum sticker quotes
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks Jewel Tones
  • Creatology embossed felt – cobblestone copper canyon
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky glue

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun:

Well, that brings the 2018 Cat Lovers Hop to a close – for me, anyway…. this cat’s tuckered out! Don’t forget to get your comments in for all of the giveaways before 11:59pm Sunday, October 27, 2018. For those of you counting the Spellbinders dies used, this completes my projects (Hint: there were non used on this card. lol!) I had someone ask if it was dies or sets, so I’ll clarify: It’s the number of different SETS. You can tell them apart by their names! Please be sure to look at my actual blog posts and not your email versions as I had to update a couple. Sorry.

TTFN (for those who don’t know, that’s Ta-Ta For Now from Tigger (and me))

~D.Ann

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Nosy Kitty Goes Nuts Over Secret Acorn! Fun Gift Card Holder

I had so much fun with this next card!!! It’d fit the Coffee Lovers Hop, but right now we’re doing the CAT Lovers Hop!

I just adore the look on the face of this Nosy Kitty stamp by Stampendous! What is he staring so intently at inside that acorn? See how his eyes glisten?!! He’s going nuts waiting  to tear into it, for sure! I love that fab Small Die of the Month Acorn by Spellbinders! It was serendipitous to find the acorn shaped gift cards at Starbucks… the perfect match! I had already snipped off the word Fall even though I ended up putting fall leaves around it. I had done a different background, but didn’t like it, so wanted to cover it up. lol!.

So, I set about making an acorn window/pocket to hold the gift card. My original thought was to make it see-through to the cute pair inside, but I have to admit, by this point I was like a kitten after gorging on milk… barely holding my eyes open. (insert cute viral video of kitten falling asleep here. Lol! >^.^<) I thought the better of chasing my tail all night and kept it fairly simple. Maybe some other time!

On the inside I stamped this cute couple of chipmunks inside the acorn (it must be HUGE). I didn’t want to color them with Copics as they’d bleed through to the back, and they looked too plain uncolored, so I got out my Polychromos and colored them up. This will make a great Thank You card for a couple of coffee loving friends!

To finish off the project, I stamped the cat and a chipmunk with an acorn on the envelope:

Supplies:

  • Spellbinders Small Die of the Month – October 2018
  • Stampendous Nosy Cat stamp
  • Neat & Tangled My Favorite Nut and Purrrfect stamp sets (inside & envelope)
  • Core’dinations white and kraft cardstock
  • Colorbok Shiny Rust Foil Cardstock
  • Tsukineko Memento dye ink: Rich Cocoa & Tuxedo Black
  • Copic markers (cat): C7; E55, 71; G24; R20, 22; Y32; YG17, 61; YR02, 24, 31
  • Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils (inside of card) Brown Ochre, Burnt Carmine, Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Yellow, Dark Cadmium Yellow, Deep Red, Green Gold, May Green, Olive Green, Orange Glaze, Pink Madder Lake, Raw Umber, Van Dyck Brown
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks Jewel Tones
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen – clear
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • Nicole Maple Leaves
  • The Paper Studio paw gemstones
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
  • Misc: Starbucks gift card, ribbon, envelope

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun:

 

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Today’s giveaway is really 4! I received a free sub to Catster Magazine and have 4 individual copies to give away! Most are missing a small square where the address label was and one has some pages that were folded by accident, but they’re still a fun read. Here are the magazine covers:

  1. January/February 2018 issue:

2. March/April 2018 issue:

3.  May/June 2018 issue:

4.  September/October 2018 issue:

What do you have to do to be eligible to win ONE of these magazines? If you’re interested, just leave me a comment using the word “Catster” somewhere in your comment. If you have a preference for a particular issue, please let me know. Sorry, international peeps, this one needs to be US residents only as they’re a bit heavy.

Bonus entry option #1: Be a follower of my blog and leave me another comment.

For a second bonus entry, follow me on Instagram (@d.ann.c), like and comment on the post featuring this project. (It doesn’t have to be a long comment, just a heart will do.) Come back here and leave a comment letting me know that you did it and your Instagram name.

Bonus entry option #3 (for a total of 4 possible entries): Follow me on Pinterest(@dannscraftingand re-pin any one of my cards or projects that you like. (If you don’t like them, you don’t have to pin any. lol!) Come back here and leave a comment letting me know your Pinterest name.

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!!

 

~D.Ann

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Clearly Besotted Fluffy Furball Stand Up Card

Good morning sweet kits! It may be the penultimate day of the Cat Lovers Hop, but we’re not winding down! It’s full steam ahead, tho’ some of us are just running on catnip and coffee by now!

If you’re not one of them (or, perhaps, even if you are), you may look as bright eyed and bushy tailed as these cute kits:

I stamped and fussy-cut them, then stacked them up, intertwining their tales. With Glossy Accents, their eyes almost look like googly eyes!

This stand-up card starts out flat, to fit in the envelope. The top flap lifts up and folds back down.

Here’s a view looking at the back:

There is a small tab on the ‘base’ that it rests against to hold it up for display.

Supplies:

  • Clearly Besotted: Fluffy Furball stamps
  • Sizzix Card, Playful Stand-Ups dies
  • Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise cardstock
  • Recollections cream & white cardstock
  • Graphic 45: Raining Cats and Dogs
  • Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black & Desert Sand (env.) dye inks
  • Copic Markers: B21; E31, 51, 55, 57; W1
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks – Jewel Tones
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • Simply Defined permanent adhesive runner
  • Simply Defined Stay-Put Glue

’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun:

You know cats are gonna win this one hands down! >^.^<

In my next post, I’ll have today’s giveaway put together… Skedaddle on to the next person on the hop for now (after leaving some love here (and on Instagram or Pinterest if you wish). Thank you, sweeties!! : )

~D.Ann

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Take Life One Cup At a Time -The Cat’s Pajamas Get Well Card

I’m closing out today with a sweet kitty get-well card for the Cat Lovers Hop.

This month’s TCP Tuesday Challenge (#351) theme is holiday. This is a stretch, but in Europe saying you’re on holiday means you’re on vacation. Well, where I worked, vacation days and sick days were all lumped together, solving the problem of people calling in sick when they just wanted a day off. Since taking a day off in bed IS a kind of forced holiday, I’m entering this in the challenge…. let’s celebrate getting better!  : )

Ah, yes, sit back and milk it, taking life one cup at a time!

Tip: Take a little Brutus Monroe Alabaster pigment ink on your finger and run it over embossed details to highlight them.

Good ol’ Glossy Accents and a Sparkle Pen jazz things up a little.

And, if you don’t have the right color of faux pearls, take a Copic marker to white ones!

Supplies:

  • The Cats Pajamas Big Cups & You Sick Thing stamp sets
  • Spellbinders Isabella Frame dies
  • Recollections 110#  blue cardstock; 65# white
  • Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Brutus Monroe Alabaster pigment ink
  • Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen – clear
  • Copic markers: C1, 3; G24; RV02, 04, 63; Y13
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks Jewel Tones
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • Simply Defined Stay-Put glue & Permanent adhesive
  • Misc. ribbon, faux pearls and puffy heart

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun:

What? You were expecting something here before I sign off? Ok, I DO have another pic for ya….

Bwahahahaha… This is where I’ll take a picture of TOMORROW’s giveaway. You didn’t think I could have a giveaway on EVERY post, did you? The clearance bins were generous this year (plus I didn’t have a blogiversary party), but not THAT generous. Lol! : ) Now that I’ve got the bulk of them posted, there will still be another giveaway posted tomorrow and more on Saturday, so off you pop to play with your four-legged fur-babies and keep an eye out for upcoming posts! Meanwhile, you can comment on this post without having to come up with a specific word. : ) Likes on Instagram and re-pins on Pinterest are still appreciated! Thanks for all your support!!

~D.Ann

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Dreamerland Wondering How You Are Doing Kitty Card

Hello again, sweet kitty loving peeps! (and everyone else, which is probably about 1% of you. lol!)

The Cat Lovers Hop continues and, of course, I have yet another kitty card!

Isn’t she just the sweetest? So, is Kitty wondering how the girl is doing or is she writing to someone wondering how they are doing?

One small detail: To give our gal some depth, after stamping and diecutting, I popped just her head up with a foam dot. The girl got folded at the knees and just her feet and head got foam dots. Also, the first pile of stamped books I fussy cut so they’d appear farther back than the diecut pile with the edge.

Supplies:

  • Dreamerland Crafts: Just a Note to Say & Wondering How You are Doing stamp & die sets
  • Tonic Studios: Ornate Frame dies
  • Recollections 110# ivory cardstock
  • Tsukineko Memento Rich Cocoa & Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Copic Markers: B21, 24; BG13, 45, 72; BV04; C1, 3; E00, 11, 23, 31, 33, 37, 51, 55, G02, 25; R22, 24, 29, 89; RV17, 19; V04, 06, 12, 15, 17; Y17, 28, 32; YG63, YR04, 07, 31
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks Jewel Tones
  • Shuttle Art Gel Pens
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents (window panes)
  • Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops – Copper Penny (window latches)
  • Simply Defined Stay-Put glue
  • Misc. Foam Dots

 

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Lets have another giveaway! Check out this little package (#6) of feline goodies that I have to for one of you:

A cat scarf, pen, color in post cards, kitty tissues, cat eraser, washi tape, sticky notes, a magnetic bookmark, and even a glow-in-the-dark cat necklace! Furbulous fun, eh?!!

What do you have to do to be eligible to win my prize package #6? If you’re interested, just leave me a comment using the word “hairball” somewhere in your comment.

Bonus entry option #1: Be a follower of my blog and leave me another comment.

For a second bonus entry, follow me on Instagram (@d.ann.c), like and comment on the post featuring this project. (It doesn’t have to be a long comment, just a heart will do.) Come back here and leave a comment letting me know that you did it and your Instagram name.

Bonus entry option #3 (for a total of 4 possible entries): Follow me on Pinterest(@dannscraftingand re-pin any one of my cards or projects that you like. (If you don’t like them, you don’t have to pin any. lol!) Come back here and leave a comment letting me know your Pinterest name.

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!!

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~D.Ann

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You Make My Heart Smile – Altenew Friendship Card

Hello once again and welcome to another day of cards and fun giveaways for the Cat Lovers Hop!

Let’s start off with a simple window card:

The inside sentiment is probably too small to read in the picture, so here it is:

A bunch of smiles and a little note to tell you that I care, that’s what I’m sending out to you from my little heart over here. I feel all warm and fuzzy inside when I think of what you mean to me. It brightens my day and puts a smile on my face!

What a wonderful sentiment showing gratitude for friendship! Why, I’d send it to all of you, dear readers!

I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: The gold top shine that you get with the Brilliance inks is, well, brilliant!!

Love the halftone heart as a background for an open heart window!

I’ve been making an effort to finish off my cards with something inside and out and on the envelope, too. Don’t always get it done, but this time I did. : )

Supplies:

  • Altenew: Halftone Hearts, Layered Letters AFG & Modern Cats stamp sets
  • Spellbinders Lace Hearts & Card Creator A2 Divine Eloquence dies
  • The Paper Studio orange card
  • Recollections white and peach cardstock
  • Tsukineko Brilliance Rocket Red Gold pigment ink
  • Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Brutus Monroe Alabaster pigment ink
  • Shuttle Art gel pens
  • The Ribbon Boutique paw print ribbon
  • Simply Defined Stay-Put glue

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun:

 

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Since some kitties like to scarf down their food (now WHERE did that idiomatic expression come from?!!), how ’bout a kitty scarf giveaway?! Check out this little package (#5) of feline goodies I have to give away to one of you:

Furbulous! Cat scarf, pen, color in post cards, kitty tissues, cat eraser, washi tape, sticky notes, a magnetic bookmark, and even a glow-in-the-dark cat necklace! Fun!

What do you have to do to be eligible to win my prize package #5? If you’re interested, just leave me a comment using the word “scarf” somewhere in your comment.

Bonus entry option #1: Be a follower of my blog and leave me another comment.

For a second bonus entry, follow me on Instagram (@d.ann.c), like and comment on the post featuring this project. (It doesn’t have to be a long comment, just a heart will do.) Come back here and leave a comment letting me know that you did it and your Instagram name.

Bonus entry option #3 (for a total of 4 possible entries): Follow me on Pinterest(@dannscraftingand re-pin any one of my cards or projects that you like. (If you don’t like them, you don’t have to pin any. lol!) Come back here and leave a comment letting me know your Pinterest name.

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!!

Phew! Time for this cat to take a little nap… see you on the prowl later today!

~D.Ann

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Adventures with Marabu Easy Marble Marbling – Purrfectly Marbleous!

Ok, it’s time to break away from card and try a different craft for the Cat Lovers Hop which is 1/2 over already! Wahhhh!

Warning… This post will be extra long, so I won’t be offended if you just scroll through. I’ll put the cat stuff first. To dangle a little catnip…For those of you who hang in there until the end, there will be another giveaway. : )

My crafty pal Mary and I got together recently to try out the new-to-us Marabu Easy Marble paints. Talk about addictive! Once we got the hang of it, we wanted to marble everything in sight. Lol!

As promised, I’ll start with the cat items I wanted to marble. I had a ceramic toilet brush holder (Tuesday Morning) a plastic soap dispenser (Burlington Coat Factory) a pen (the Dollar store) and a wooden tape dispenser that Mary had given me.

 

These paints are as smelly as nail polish (containing acetate and a bunch of other strong, stinky chemicals), so you need a well ventilated room, for sure. You will also want to use gloves. I used cheap latex gloves that I could easily toss for another pair when they got too much paint on them so I didn’t smudge what I was dipping.

It’s so simple to do: drop a few drops on top of a tub of water deep enough to submerge what you’re going to marble. (When I searched for videos on Marabu marbling, I saw someone marble an amazing guitar in a bathtub!) I preferred to use cheap little plastic basins I could throw away as some paint would build up on the sides of them. (However Mary cleaned them up so well that we saved them for future projects.

Next, drag a pick of some kind through the paint to make your swirling designs. (I used metal tweezers that I’d used for holding the paper I marbled) Don’t over-do it or it will start sticking to your pick  You have to work fast as the paint will start to dry and glob up in only a minute and a half or so. Then you submerge your item. Try to find a place to hold the item that won’t need marbling. This is easy for glasses, open containers and this brush holder… just put your hand inside. For paper, it’s good to have a tweezers… make sure to clean them after each dipping lest the paint build up on them. You’ll also want to have a place set aside for drying. The paint tends to dry quickly, but porous materials like paper need more time to dry.

 

As you can see, my basin wasn’t quite big enough so I had to dunk him twice.

The results are ever so fun! (Yes, I added regular paints (Martha Stewart Crafts Metallic acrylics and Prima Art Alchemy Opal Magic) to define some of the features afterward, such as the eyes, noses, etc.) The paint will scratch off, so I sealed it with a clear acrylic paint sealer when dry.

Of course I HAD to work on some other home decor items… like my Bygel containers from IKEA for my Raskog cart

  

If your paints aren’t mixing well, you probably need to clean the water. We learned that you definitely want to clean as much of the paint off the water as you can before the next dip. for larger amounts of leftover paint, use a tag or scrap of paper. To get the scum and little bits off, drop a paper towel on the surface, then push the corners down and toward the middle, catching all the scum in the paper towel, pull out of the water and squeeze out the water.

  

A little goes a long way with these! I used the Aqua Green, Turquoise and Gold on most of these items for my house and still have about 1/2 a bottle of each left!!

There is a difference between how the colors show up on white and on dark surfaces as you could tell by the cats and by these papers:

You can also marble paper, cloth (the leaf) and acetate:

The paints even work on candles:

 

The colors don’t mix, so you can use as many as you like without making mud! I added some amethyst to the turquoise, aqua green and gold here:

For my final project, I did a silver picture frame from the Dollar Store using aqua green, turquoise, aubergine, amethyst and black:

  

And used it for a picture of Mary’s mom’s cat, Charlie (See more pics of this cutie-pie Maine Coon cat HERE)

Yep, playing with these left me feline pawsitively marble-ous! I’ll definitely be doing more of this in the future!

 

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Thanks for hanging in until the end! Check out this little package (#3) of feline goodies I’ll be giving away to one of you:

Hip, Hip Purray! Cat knee-highs, a color in cat card, a magnetic bookmark, sticky notes, washi tape, cat eraser, kitty tissues, and even an adjustable cat ring! Pawsome!

What do you have to do to be eligible to win my prize package #3? If you’re interested, just leave me a comment using the word “catatonic” somewhere in your comment.

Bonus entry option #1: Be a follower of my blog and leave me another comment.

For a second bonus entry, follow me on Instagram (@d.ann.c), like and comment on the post featuring this project. (It doesn’t have to be a long comment, just a heart will do.) Come back here and leave a comment letting me know that you did it and your Instagram name.

Bonus entry option #3 (for a total of 4 possible entries): Follow me on Pinterest(@dannscraftingand re-pin any one of my cards or projects that you like. (If you don’t like them, you don’t have to pin any. lol!) Come back here and leave a comment letting me know your Pinterest name.

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!!

Next up I will have something that reminds us what everybody wants to be…. can you guess what the song says that is? >^.^<

~D.Ann

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Paw-sitively My Purr-sonal Favorite – Cat Card

Hello and welcome back to the mid-way point of the Cat Lovers Hop!

There is a super special surprise with this post, so be sure to read all the way to the end!

This card features the ever-so-fun Essentials by Ellen Leading Ladies stamps designed by Brandi Kincaid – especially Cat Lady.

Fun, right?! After stamping, coloring and fussy-cutting, I used a Viva Perlen-Pen to make the ice cream look realistic and some Nuvo drops for the Cherry…

And, I stamped up an envelope to match:

Supplies:

  • Essentials by Ellen Leading Ladies: Cat Lady & Celebration Lady
  • Spellbinders Lounge Around, French Frills (for table base), and 5×7 Elegant Labels 4 dies
  • Fine Touch metallic poster board – blue
  • Recollections 110# cardstock – white; 65# cardstock white & brown
  • K & Co SW Spring Blossom Seed Packet Die Cut Cardstock packaging
  • Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black & Desert Sand (env.) dye inks
  • Brutus Monroe Alabaster pigment ink
  • Tombow Markers: 28, 31, 32, 50, 52, 60, 67, 70, 71, 91, 92, 96
  • Shuttle Art gel pens
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks Jewel Tones
  • Viva Perlen Pen – Ice White
  • Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops Silver Lining & Gloss Red Berry
  • Simply Defined Stay-Put glue
  • Misc. Foam Dots

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun:

 

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Aaaannnnd now…. drumroll…. Guess what????!!! Ellen Hutson has generously offered to give away the Essentials by Ellen Leading Ladies -Cat Lady stamp set to one person who comments on this blog! Open worldwide!

What do you have to do to be eligible to win this prize? Let’s start by showing the kind folks at Ellen Hutson some gratitude… First, go to their Facebook page HERE, like it and leave them a message thanking them for sponsoring the generous giveaway for the Cat Lovers Hop on DAnnsCraftingWhims blog! Then come back here and leave me a comment that you did so. Easy peasy.

Bonus entry option: (for a total of two possible entries per person), follow me on Instagram (@d.ann.c), like and comment on the post featuring this card. (It doesn’t have to be a long comment, just a heart will do.) Come back here and leave a comment letting me know that you did it and your Instagram name.

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!!

My next post should have everyone feline marbleous! Be back soon!!

~D.Ann

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Hero Arts Fiesta-ive Thank You Card

I’m so glad you could stop by today! The Cat Lovers Hop continues!!

This time with a Hero Arts fiesta-ive thank you card. That background is also a stamp! I just colored it up with some Tombow pens, huffed gently and… Tah-dah!

Materials Used:

  • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero April 2018 (MH0418C) stamps and dies
  • Hero Arts Cinco de Meow stamp set
  • Hero Arts Blanket Pattern Bold Prints background stamp
  • Tsukineko Memento dye ink: Tuxedo Black
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens
    • Background: 055, 443, 856, 933
    • cat, mouse and banner: N15, N89, 025, 055, 433, 703, 723, 761, 856, 873, 904, 933, 942, 985 and a colorless blender pen
  • Core’dinations cardstock: white, red, black and turquoise
  • Scotch permanent adhesive dots
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
  • Simply Defined “Stay Put” glue

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun:

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Since this is a Thank You card, whaddyasay I thank all of you with another giveaway?!! Check out this little package (#2) of feline goodies:

Meowza! Cat nap footies, color in postcards, washi tape, cat eraser, sticky notes, a magnetic bookmark, kitty tissues, and even an adjustable cat ring! Purrfect!

What do you have to do to be eligible to win my prize package #2? If you’re interested, just leave me a comment using the words “cat nap” together somewhere in your comment.

Bonus entry option #1: Be a follower of my blog and leave me another comment.

For a second bonus entry follow me on Instagram (@d.ann.c), like and comment on the post featuring this card. (It doesn’t have to be a long comment, just a heart will do.) Come back here and leave a comment letting me know that you did it and your Instagram name.

Bonus entry option #3 (for a total of 4 possible entries): Follow me on Pinterest(@dannscraftingand re-pin any one of my cards that you like. (If you don’t like them, you don’t have to pin any. lol!) Come back here and leave a comment letting me know your Pinterest name.

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!!

Tomorrow will have everyone feline marbleous, so be sure to check back!!

~D.Ann

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