Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Singing The Song Of Our Peoples


Hello and welcome.  Anyone who's ever been "owned" by a cat totally understands the middle of the night Opera "shows".  Possibly the furry "overlord" is expecting breakfast at 3am (or in my house it's 5am opera feed me alarm shows).  Perhaps your morning alarm isn't a clock but getting the "feed me" smack in the face?  I have and my toes have been bitten as an alarm.  Either way, cats have their own special way of reminding human servants who rules, and runs, the house.  With all of this in mind, my card for today's Cat Lovers Hop pays homage to our clever, sneaky but talented, furry members of our families.

I originally bought these stamps from the Rubbernecker Stamps booth from one of the stamp conventions held in San Jose, California (don't remember the name) at least 10-12 years ago and never used.  Boy did I get a steal from the Rubbernecker booth - several individual stamps and 3 grab bags all for a steal of a price.  My grab bags didn't have any duplicates either - now how often does that happen.  However, I digress.  I've checked the Rubbernecker site and don't see them for sale anymore. 
I started out by stamping the background in memento tuxedo black ink onto white card stock before stamping the remaining images (there are 5 total here) onto scrap white card stock before coloring using prismacolor pencils.  I then trimmed down the colored images before adhering them to my background using some Bearly Arts glue I received for my birthday then layered the panel.  I then stippled Tim Holtz chipped sapphire, walnut stain, and mowed lawn distress inks using blending brushes from Picket Fence Studios. After adding some white brads, I adhered the finished image panel to a navy card using glue dots.  The only other embellishments added were, crystal ice stickles around the moon and a clear glitter gel pen to create night stars in the sky and highlight the trash can lid.

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Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day and don't forget to hop along (link is above).  I once again leave you with greetings of two more of my cats.

Puff aka THE Princess (and she knows it too LOL) (age 10)

Miss Lily - our loving but very timid lady (Puff's sister age 10)

Our dear, sweet Mama - she was a kitten who had kittens in our woodpile outside eating moldy lunches our son would hide from us back then.  As soon as we saw her and her kittens, they were upgraded to the guest bathroom with good foods, water and a warm/cool play to live.  She really was mama to Spot (day 2 hop), Bubba (day 1) Lily (day 3) and Princess Puff (day 3).  We kept her and her whole surviving litter.  The worst thing she did in life was ever so lightly tap on our foot/lower leg when she wanted pets.  She passed away Sept 2021 from kidney failure and seizures. The picture was taken the night before she passed.  She is so missed.
Stamps:  Rubbernecker
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire, Mowed Lawn, Walnut Stain
Card Stock: Stampin Up; Scraps
Accessories: Prismacolor Pencils, PFS Blending Brushes, Brads, Ice Stickles, Gel Pens, Glue Dots


  1. A super, cool image of the 'singing' cats and so beautifully coloured, Bonnie. Ahhh - Princess, Lily and Mama - gorgeous photos of your sweet kitties and so sorry for the loss of Mama. x

  2. Adorable cats and so sorry for your loss of Mama, she surely was very sweet.
    Amazing card, it's so fun and makes me smile!!
    And yes, me too! My morning alarm is my favourite and old cat, that at six o'clock puts her nose on my face and meows in my ears to have food, also on Sunday! :D (The remnant five cats sleep in another room and not in my bed, luckily! ) LOL :D
    Happy Hopping!

  3. Oh Mama cat - its so hard to loose our special ones. Thank you for rescuing her and her kitties. I'm sure she knew how loved she was. I do know exactly what it is like to hear the early morning choir, the patted face and nipped toes! THE reason what they no longer are allowed to sleep with us much to their disgust! What a scene you have created in your beautifully crafted card. Serious skills shown. Thanks for sharing your kitties with us. Happy hopping!

  4. Haha! I had to come read your post just from the blurb I could see on my read! I knew immediately you were speaking of cats. We once had a cat that did not make a peep during the day, but as soon as we were in bed, she had PLENTY to say! I hear you about Rubbernecker Stamps! I always feel like I am stealing from them! LoL The coloring on your card is fantastic! I can almost feel the chill of the night air! LoL

  5. Hi, hopping from the Cat Lovers hop. Love your singing kitties scene. Our fur babies are never forgotten however long they left us.

  6. I had to laugh out loud now, your card is so funny and I imagine that our cats do the same every night.
    And thank you for introducing us to your beautiful cats. Happy hopping again!!

  7. oh so fun card!
    awww so pretty cats!
    Hi from Cat lovers blog hop! 🐾

  8. Such a fun scenic image and simply wonderful card!
    Your cats are all so very sweet. So sorry to hear you lost Mama cat :(
    Ellibelle's Corner

  9. Your kitties are just the prettiest kitties!! Thanks for sharing them. And your card is such a fabulous scene, colored beautifully.

  10. Wonderful cat scene on fence card. Visiting from Cat Lovers Blog Hop.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  11. Fabulous card, such a cute scene - nicely colored.

  12. Aaaw, your Puff, Miss Lily, and Mama are adorable! I am so sorry you lost Mama last year. We lost two of ours in 2020 and 2021 and still mourning their loss. We only have one kitty remaining and he's 18. Your card is so cute and beautifullyl coloured! I love the fun nighttime scene!

  13. What a delightful scenery card and the performance looks right out of a movie, too. How fun to pull out those old stamps. XOX

  14. A card that is so typical of cats - love it! You have some gorgeous cats too! Thank you for sharing at NBUS.

  15. cute card thanks for joining us at colour crazy

  16. Oh, I am so sorry about Mama Kitty. So heart-breaking to lose a beloved pet. Your home was a dream come true for her and babies. Bless you for rescuing them and keeping them all. (We can never give kittens away, either!! lol...) What a precious picture of her before she passed. Her babies that are all grown up now are beautiful cats!!

    Love your fun card!! Yes, we all know all too well about that "song of their peoples"!!! lol... You did a great job putting this scene together. Fabulous background and coloring!!
    Thank you so much for participating in the #2022CatLoversHop!!
    ❤ J
    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  17. Love your scene! Just hopping by from the Cat Lovers Hop

  18. I like this fun and colorful scene.