Friday, October 13, 2023

Day #11 The Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge - What, MORE Sponsors?


Welcome to Day #11 of The Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge where we are remembering our dear friend Janis Woolbright. 

I'd just like to say a HUGE, and heartfelt, thank you to everyone who is playing along, making cards, sharing kitty stories and spreading the love. I so hoped this would be a wonderful celebration of our sweet friend and of everything she achieved with her Cat Lovers Hops, and you guys have made it so magical and such a special tribute to her. Thank you. 

To kick off today's fun, I'm delighted to share more fabulous SPONSORS with you!

Please join me in welcoming Honey Bee Stamps. 


Crafting is soul therapy that feeds creative hearts.

At Honey Bee Stamps, we celebrate and support your creative journey by bringing you only the sweetest, highest-quality goods and supplies for your next project.

We are a small, family-owned business that opened in the Willamette Valley of Oregon in April 2015. Owner Melissa Hewitt dreamed for years of designing her own craft line that would combine her career as a graphic designer with her love of paper crafts—and Honey Bee took flight!

Our standards were set high from the very beginning. We design and manufacture our original stamps from the highest-quality photopolymer so that crafting with them is a delight from the first impression. We offer 100% steel dies, paper pads, stencils, and embellishments. Our innovative products get the job done right, but most importantly, they're fun and easy to use. We believe great crafting tools should bring you plenty of joy, inspiration, and encouragement to keep creating. 

This sweet company came on board as a sponsor for Janis in 2022, and I'm delighted that they've agreed to come back for our tribute challenge. If you're not familiar with their stamps I'd advise you to go take a look as their products are adorable!

Thanks so much to Melissa for her generous offer of a 

$50 Gift Certificate to be awarded as a 


Please take time to visit Honey Bee Stamps at these social media spotsBlogFacebookInstagramPinterestTwitter, and YouTube.  Don't forget to LikeFollowShare, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring 
The Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge, 2023!"


Now here's yet another company I wish it was easier to purchase from here in the UK where I'm based! 

Say 'Hi' to Taylored Expressions...

Taylor and the entire TE Family are committed to the idea that 
making and giving handmade cards is still one of the best ways to 
show someone else you care.

Beyond today's conveniences of texts and emails (and whatever may come along next week), cards made by hand are a beautiful way to connect with friends, family and even strangers to let them know just how special they are. They are a tangible expression of your love, which makes card-making, specifically, and paper crafting, 
in general, so much more than a hobby!

I just LOVE their stamps!

Taylored Expressions
are kindly offering 
$30 e-gift card as a 

Please take time to visit Taylored Expressions at these social media spotsBlogFacebookInstagramPinterest, and YouTubeDon't forget to LikeFollowShare, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring 
The Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge, 2023!"


Next, please welcome another of my favourite stamp designers

I love Jane B's images and was thrilled when she offered a prize...

$25 gift voucher for her Digital Images Store
for one lucky 

Jane has had a very busy few months as she now designs for Creative Expressions and has reduced the stock in her online shop, however she is offering a spending spree to her amazing DIGITAL STAMPS STORE. Jane is offering this prize as her tribute to Janis, and very much wanted to find a way of sponsoring our challenge despite all the changes.  Thanks so much for doing this, Jane. 

If you'd like to be in with a chance to winning some of Jane's beautiful digital stamps please, please, please make sure to say YES to digis when you sign up HERE on our Day #1 post

Just look at the card that Helpful Hopper Mandy has made using one of Jane's adorable Doodles!

Isn't this such a cute scene! I love how Mandy has captured that 'wobble' so well.

Here's a card I made using the same image from Jane's Doodles 
new Creative Expressions set called O Christmas Tree!

In my head the cat was dancing, while Mandy imagined he was balancing on some gifts!

Please take time to visit Jane's Doodles at these social media spotsBlogFacebookInstagram, and YouTubeDon't forget to LikeFollowShare, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring 
The Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge, 2023!"


Next up, please welcome the lovely folk of Waffle Flower!

Crafter and entrepreneur, Nina, started Waffle Flower in 2014. Waffle Flower set out to explore the possibilities in combining art and craft from day one and work with original illustrators and talented cardmakers to bring fun and unique products to the market. Alicia and Sunshine work at the office/warehouse in the beautiful desert of Mesa, Arizona, and share the tasks of production, sales, marketing, customer service, and shipping orders to both retail and wholesale customers in over 50 countries.

The prize for one lucky 

is a 

$25 gift certificate to

I'm so grateful to Nina & Co. for supporting our tribute to Janis with such a generous prize.

Here's a card I made using a lovely kitty stamp from Waffle Flower. 
You can find all the details about my card over on my blog.

Please take time to visit Waffle Flower Crafts at these social media spotsBlogFacebookInstagram, and YouTubeDon't forget to LikeFollowShare, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring 
The Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge, 2023!"


I'm delighted to welcome another of Janis' Sponsor Family to our challenge...

Our team is excited to provide you with an impeccable online shopping experience and remains available to assist at any time. If you have questions, comments or concerns about your order or the content found within this website, please feel free to leave a message here and one of our experienced team members will get back to you right away.  Again, thanks for visiting our store and we look forward to serving you in the future.  

A big thank you to Jeanne for offering 
a $25.00 Prize for one lucky RANDOM RAFFLE WINNER!

Please take time to visit Poppystamps at these social media spots: BlogFacebookInstagramPinterest, and TwitterDon't forget to LikeFollowShare, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring           The Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge, 2023!"

And finally, here are more of the kittens that we're helping at the Rescue where I volunteer...

Meeting fancy Clancy!

Lovely Lollipop.

Ed Sheeran and Freddie Mercury - can you guess which is which?

If you've just arrived you're joining the fun on Day #11 of The Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge. Please head here for the sign-in and the LINKY PARTY.  


  1. Those kittens are so cute, I wish I could cuddle them.

  2. Ed Sheeran & Freddie Mercury!!! Fabulous names and they fit them so well.

  3. Another round of awesome sponsors! The rescue kitties...oh my! So much sweetness!

  4. Big thanks to all the wonderful sponsors, and fabulous cards with the adorable kitty designs!
    Your rescue kitties are so cute! Hoping for good homes for them soon!

  5. Lots of fabulous sponsors also today!! Thanks so much to them and also to you, Jo, and to all the Janis' Helpful Hoppers for all your work. So appreciated. I think that the special tribute to Janis is becoming a really wonderful celebration. Fabulous cards from Mandy and you.
    The rescue kitties you are caring are so adorable!! Fingers crossed for heartfelt new families for all of them! Very well done for you work at the Rescue Centre!
    Freddy Mercury is the black&white, isn't it? And Ed Sheeran the other. :)

  6. Thanks to all of the amazing sponsors! You are all so generous. Those kitties!!! Too cute.

  7. Your Cards are wonderful Jo and I'm absolutely loving seeing your rescue's kitties... please keep showing us!! (my heart!!)

  8. Great sponsors, cards and rescue kitties - thanks for sharing!!

  9. Such wonderful inspiration by each one of you! And thank you to the fabulous sponsors! So generous of them! The kitties are so sweet too!

  10. Great inspiration by your helpers! And great names were chosen for the kitties!

  11. Ed & Freddie have beautiful markings! All the kittens are sweet. They are sure to find homes.

  12. Fabulous, generous sponsors - thank you to all of you!! It's so nice to see Mandy again this year ... making cards! I love it! Although her layouts are always fabulous, too. And Jo, your cards are just adorable. I love both kitties, but a floral kitty? Yes, please! hehe The rescue kitties are so sweet.

  13. Oh my, the cuteness! Thank you to the awesome and very generous sponsors listed today! Your and Mandy's cards are adorable, Jo! I'm really loving the inspiration! Loving the kittens too! Such cute names! Fancy Clancy and Lovely Lollipop are my favourites, love their markings, but Freddie and Ed are sweet too! I hope they all find forever homes! I would love to take them all home myself!

  14. Mandy and Jo! Your cards are adorable!!! I didn't know that Jane's Doodles had digis! So happy to learn that! Thank you all of the wonderful sponsors! And those kitties at the rescue are just the cutest ever; please give them pets for me! :)

  15. Fabulous inspiration cards and those kittens are all so sweet!

  16. Thank you for also showing photos from the rescue center and thank you for this work.

  17. Thank you sponsors!
    love Janes doodles! If you didnt know she lives in Croatia!
    Few hours from where I live :D
    super cute cards!
    oh these are so lovely cats!

  18. great sponsors! and great prizes!
    Suzanne made such a beautiful card!


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