CCEE1743 ~ All about Cats!

Hi friends!

This is Frances' last week as hostess for the CCEE Stampers this month.
  Tomorrow is Black Cat Day (10/27) and Sunday is Cat Day (10/29)
  She challenged us this week to include a cat on our cards -- black or not :)

 Fun fact!  
Cats are the most popular pets in the US ~ 
There are 88 million pet cats (and only 74 million pet dogs)...
I was so sure dogs were #1  ~ surprise!
A group of cats is called a clowder. 
And while black cats are thought of as bad luck in the US,
they are considered to be good luck in the United Kingdom and Australia ♥
 I was so excited to ink up a cat stamp that I've had for awhile
that I skipped right over all of my Halloween cat stamps!
I used the Penny Black coloring guide to color these two kitties,
and used my blender pen to 'wipe off' some of the color
 for a faux watercolor look. 
The card was a little busy (and big!) with the image and sentiment
so I gave it a simple gingham background and wooden dots.

Please be sure to stop in over at the CCEE Stampers blog
and see the wonderful cat cards!
And if you link up a card to a gallery for this theme, 
use the keyword  CCEE1743.
We hope you can play along!

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥
I'm entering my card into the 2017 Cat Lover's Hop!
You can find the details here!


  1. Purr-fect!!!!! love those scruffy cats!

  2. A fantastic card and a super stamp you've used too.

    Sue xx

  3. Oh Kelly, what a fantastic pair of cats, you can't go wrong with Penny Black images. Love that fact that you put them is a tree, just purrfect with the sentiment

  4. Well, that does surprise me too. I would have also thought dogs were #1. This colorful duo is so adorable - I'd let them hang out in my tree - even though I'm not a cat person!! So creative with the coloring and your framing and dots lets them shine! Great make Kelly!

  5. I love this cute stamp. Cat's are probably #1 because they take better care of themselves and fits into people's life style's better. You can leave a cat alone for a couple of days, unlike a dog. My husband is the cat lover at my house, so guess who gets to do the litter box?? HIM.

  6. o this is cute and a beautiful card Kelly
    Gr Karin

  7. Awww, this is too cute Kelly...love your coloring!!!
    xxx Margreet

  8. Adorable image......love the fun colors!!

  9. I'm having trouble with comments today. I hope this isn't a duplicate. A fun card for two best friends . . . great coloring!

  10. How cute is this furry pair with their long whiskers and their arms around each other. If you are stuck up a tree, it's always best to have a friend!! Love this wonderful card, Kelly!!

  11. What a cute kitty stamp and fun colors. Of COURSE kitties are #1! LOL xxD dlmundinger(at)yahoo(dot)com USA

  12. So absolutely adorable!! I love the kitties!! The sentiment is perfect!! I'm a dog person, yet I have three cats :) Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  13. This is darling! I love the image...and great job coloring the kitties!!!! I also like the black and white gingham paper you used...just the perfect finishing touch. :)

    Beverly S.

  14. Thanks for the fun facts! LOVE these two cuties and your fab choice of colors!

  15. Love these kitties and a great fun card. The sentiment is brilliant Kelly. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  16. I love these frazzled PB cats.....cute one

  17. How fun and cute image!!! Adorable card!

  18. This cute card just made me all melty inside. The bright colors are really a fun touch and they remind me of my two little girls (when they aren't fighting that is..lol)

  19. what a fun image this is, and colored to purr-fection.
    rebyah1 @ gmail dot com USA

  20. So sweet. I like how you colored the cats and the gingham background. Our cat is black and I consider her good luck.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com USA

  21. Fabulous card Kelly - looks as though the cats may have got to play with a hair straightener!! :-) Love how you have coloured them with the pink and orange

  22. These two kitties look like they are frazzled and truly have been through a lot together. Fun colors really make this card adorable.

  23. A sweet sentiment and totally adorable cat buddies...love this!

  24. I think any cat is good luck and I love these two buddies sitting up in the tree..AWEsome card Kelly.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  25. I love the bright colors in your fun card!

  26. thank you for facts!
    love this card!

  27. Really adorable hugging cats Image! Great coloring!A Gorgeous card!
    thealteredpaper@gmail USA

  28. Amazing cat facts and such a super card. I love that image.
    I've always considered black cats as lucky but they are not here in Greece :-( They don't regard cats as house pets either :-(
    Lovely to meet you at the Hop. :-)
    IKE x
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  29. Aaaaaaw, such a sweet card! Love how you coloured the kitties! Great cat facts! Glad you're enjoying the hop!

  30. This is really adorable!

  31. Love the fun colors you used! Adorable card!

  32. So cute. Coloring is so fabulous. Of course kitties Rule!

  33. Ooh this is just awesome! Love those crazy cats! xxx
    smith dot craftychris at gmail dot com uk

  34. Love your great card layout, not a cat lover, but would be perfect for a friend that is one!

  35. Wonderful card. I love the image and the colours you used - I would never think to do that! Thanks for the inspiration! x

  36. Great coloring effect. The paper is perfect for it. I would have thought dogs would out number cats too!

  37. Super-fun card with the cats in those colors!! Love that image!! Thank you for sharing the kitty cat facts....interesting!!

    Thanks so much for joining in the #CatLoversHop2017!!! (I am gradually making my way through every entry...I don't want to miss a thing!!)
    <3 J

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