Monday, 21 October 2019

Day 21 of 31 Days of Halloween / Day 1 of Cat Lovers Hop

Once again Leigh is hosting 31DOH!

Oct 1 - 31, 2019

The Blog Hop  linky party opens Oct 1st at 5 past midnight PDT and ends at midnight on Oct 31st!

For more details go to

🎃 LeighSBDesigns annual 31 Days of Halloween Blog Hop🎃

I will be sharing today's Halloween make on Leigh's page...Day 1


Today I am sharing another page from my Halloween scrapbook.

When Witches go riding and Black Cats are seen.
 The Moon Laughs and Whispers Tis’ Near HALLOWEEN !

However we still have 10 days to go - so currently the cats are still asleep!!

Recently I treated myself to this fabulous stamp from Noolibird.

On today's page I have used this stamp and the poem by Eleanor Farjeon.

Eleanor was born in London in 1881, educated privately, she wrote childrens stories and fantasy stories, and soon became popular with both children and adults.

Cats sleep, anywhere,
Any table, any chair
Top of piano, window-ledge,
In the middle, on the edge,
Open drawer, empty shoe,
Anybody's lap will do,
Fitted in a cardboard box,
In the cupboard, with your frocks-
Anywhere! They don't care!
Cats sleep anywhere.

As on each preceding page I have made a collage of tags:

The technique on this tag is Distress Stain: Stained texture
 (Tim Holtz Creative Chemistry LIVE 2017).

  1. Apply opaque texture paste through a stencil with a palette knife.
  2. Allow to air dry.
  3. Spray dry textured surface with Distress Stain and blend colour with water if required.
  4. Dry with heat tool.
  5. Blot textured areas with damp paper towel to lift colour.

The technique on this second tag is Wrinkle Free Distress.

  1. Smear several colours of Distress ink on craft sheet
  2. Mist heavily to produce droplets of colour.
  3. Press tag into the ink and dry with heat tool.
  4. Repeat.
  5. I added the cat stamp embossed in black embossing powder. 

The technique on the tag behind the words of the poem is Archival Resist.


  1. Stamp images with bright colours of Archival ink onto gloss paper.
  2. Dry with heat tool.
  3. Apply dark colour Distress Ink all over stamped images covering the tag.
  4. Wipe away excess Distress Ink with a soft cloth to reveal the images. 
  5. Stamp additional images with black Archival ink and heat dry.

    The technique on this final tag is Distress Markers - direct to stamp.

    1. With different Distress Markers colour randomly onto the stamp.
    2. Breathe onto the inked image and stamp onto tag.
    3. Spritz with water to let colour wick out and dry with heat tool.
    4. Repeat the procedure to layer images using same stamp or a different one.
    5. Distress edges with suitable Distress Ink.
    6. I added the cat stamp embossed in black embossing powder. 

    This is also my first make for the Cat Lovers Hop

     I am joining in with the 2019 Cat Lovers Hop

    Do pop over and find all the details on Janis' Her Peaceful Garden blog

    Ike is sponsoring both Leigh's 31DOH and Janis' Cat Lovers Hop.
    I will also link this page to Ike's SUYP Challenge 47
    Ike has a lovely freebie on her page:

    I will also link it to Lost Coast Portal to Creativity who now have a second challenge up for October - Pets

    Anyway I will link my page up to this challenge and the Halloween one.

    Happy Hopping!

    Please pop by to see more of my 31DOH Halloween makes... and maybe answer some of my Spot Prizes - all your names will go in the hat and prize winners will be announced at the beginning of November.

    For Spot Prize 7  please look back to Day 19

    Happy Day 21 of 31DOH!


    1. Cool techniques! Your kitty scrapbook page is beautiful! Love how you used tags for your layout. I'm hopping over from the Cat Lovers Hop - Happy Hopping!

    2. What a beautiful piece of art. That poem is perfect with the lovely sleeping cat inage.

    3. Such a fabulous cat poem and page, Susan! I feel badly that I.m not hopping or participating in 31 days but I'm hoping I can at least manage the Cat Lover's Hop. xxD

    4. Paw-some poem and love how you incorporated it on your project.

    5. Hi Susan. Fabulous little cat stamp and oooh look, they do get everywhere LOL. Thanks for joining the fun at both the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity Challenges. Hugz

    6. I'm hopping over from the Cat Lovers Hop. All of your techniques are so impressive and I love those dancing skeletons!

    7. Love the Cat.. Another great page!

    8. The poem captures the essence of a cat perfectly and your sleeping cat stamped on your tags looks great as a collage.
      Hugs ValeryAnne.

    9. Nice work! I had to smile at the "cats sleep anyway" poem. :) I know mine do! :)

    10. What a prrrr.fect page . love the colors and images. hopping along for the 31 Days but will pounce back for the Cat Lover's Hop soon..

    11. Great tags, must look out for some kitties myself x

    12. Great project! Love all the tags and layers.

    13. Thank you for providing us with the how-to for those great looking tags!

    14. Back again for the Cat Lover's Hop.. Still loving this page. The sentiment/poem is a prrr..fect match for the images.

    15. Awesome stamp! I love the poem! These tags are just wonderful!

    16. Love your cat stamp! Love all the techniques you used... great page!!! Happy 21st Day of Halloween!

    17. What a clever project!! I adore all those curled up sleeping cats and how you incorporated the poetry! BTW...You'll be able to try your hand at some cat poetry yourself in one of the Daily Games coming up in the Hop this week...Fun!!
      Thank you so much for playing along with the #2019CatLoversHop!!
      <3 J

      jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    18. Oh WoW ! That is absolutely gorgeous. Really amazing work. I would love to come and craft with you :-D
      Fur-bulous cat stamp :-)
      Lovely to see you at the 2019 Cat Hop.
      IKE =^..^=

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      1. Wouldn't it be great to craft together?
        Maybe some day!!

    19. Hello Susan - good to see you at the Cat Lovers Hop again! Your journal page is fabulous - full to the brim with colour, texture and kitties! Love the poem you depicted - thanks for sharing! x

    20. Such a beautiful project, I love that snoozing cat stamp and the tags show such beautiful inky techniques and great colours.
      Jenny xx

    21. Your tags are wonderful and I love the stamped cats.

    22. Thanks for sharing your cool technique. Great backgrounds.

    23. Beautiful scrapbook page!!! Love the technique!!!

    24. Happy Day 21! PURRtastic Page, that sleeping kitty is cute, love the poem!

    25. Dear Susan
      Love everything abut your card and specially teh lazily sleeping cat. Blessings

    26. Such fun cats and tags, Susan! It's great to see so many of us doing the Cat Lovers Hop.

    27. Marisela Delgado said: Great card.

    28. Oooh, those tags are beautiful! I love the cat image stamped in black over your inked backgrounds

    29. I absolutely LOVE your kitty page! Great attention to detail! This is my first year participating in the Cat Lovers Hop - we have eight fur babies (Poopie, Molly, Jack, Walter, Tigger, Milo, Dusty and Mocha Latte) that we love to the moon and back! I'm so happy to see you here also and have the chance to visit your blog!
      Love To Scrap 2

      1. Thanks for calling!
        Don't forget to enter my Spot prizes too!

    30. This is so cool how you created your stamped images over the backgrounds! They all look amazing! Love how you made all of the tags into the gorgeous collage.

    31. Love your scrap book page.... and the kitty stamp...... and you tag!!


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