Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Day #9 The Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge - Where the Sponsors Just Keep On Coming... and Game #3

I can't believe that we're on Day #9 of our Challenge

This is quite a lengthy post, so please hang in there as we've got a fun game after some chat and all our fabulous sponsor info!

One of the things I love most about Blogland is the friendship and the warmth of the relationships that are forged through our common love of making cards. This is how I came to meet Janis, and how I've met so many other kind, supportive and wonderful card making people from around the world.

Well guess what, I've just made a new friend and her name is Catherine or Cat!

It turns out that Cat is someone who runs some amazing challenges and this month she is running a really special challenge as a tribute to both Ike and Janis! Isn't that wonderful!

Her challenge starts today, so please head on over and say 'Hi'. Your Christmas kitty cards can be linked here as part of Cat's Anything Cat Goes theme!

Ready to meet more of our Sponsors? 

Here we go then...

Company founder, Deby, says "Inkylicious is a name born from my love of all things Inky and Stamping - from basic bob standard stamps, liquid inks and paints - all the way through to ink pads and the various ways and techniques of using them with Stamps and other mediums. Stamping now has come such a long way and the techniques are so varied and a constantly evolving craft which can incorporate much more than just an ink pad.


Inkylicious joined Janis's family of Sponsors for the first time last year and Helpful Hopper Carole was the lucky winner of one of their prize packs, which included the stamp she's used in this gorgeous card!


Carole has also created this beautiful card for this challenge. I love her sunsets so much, and just look at how she's created the mounds of snow. Stunning work! 

If you'd like to find out all the details of how Carole created her cards please head over to her blog here and be sure to leave her some love!

And Helpful Hopper Angela has created these beauties using the same set. I LOVE that sunset so much. Please drop by at Angela's blog and leave her some love too!

will receive the two Christmas kitties stamp 
plus a mystery stamp!

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


Lost Coast Designs is our next returning sponsor. 

This is a great rubber stamp company offering 'a sophisticated line of unique vintage, collage, shrine, angel, and other images to excite your creative impulses'. My crafting buddy, Gail, organises the LCD Challenge Blog and I'm delighted she's made a card for us to showcase some of their amazing products. 

Love this! I love how the cat 'pops' against that pretty background.

You can find all the details of how Gail made her card by heading to her blog.

Lost Coast Design are very kindly offering one lucky 
a $10 spending spree in their store.


Another returning sponsor for our tribute to Janis 

is Rubber Dance Art Stamps

Rubber Dance designs, manufactures and distributes high quality red rubber stamps, crystal clear photopolymer stamps and art stencils suitable for card making, scrapbooking, mixed media, collage, art journaling and altered art.

The rubber stamps are fresh off the press! All clear stamps are manufactured from high grade photopolymer. The clear stamps and the stencils are made in the UK.

Rubber Dance was founded in 2014 by Bibi Lindahl in Norway. In December 2018 the business moved to Germany and is now in the hands of Christian and Susanne Rose. The designs are mainly made from hand drawings of different designers. In the beginning of 2022 Rubber Dance also has started offering their designs as clear stamps. By the mid of 2023 artist stencils have been added to the range.

Suzanne is very kindly offering one lucky 

 10€ voucher for use in the online shop

Thanks so much, Suzanne!

Gail has made this stunning card using some goodies from Rubber Dance Art Stamps
You can find all the info about her card by visiting her blog and by heading here to see the post she's put together over on the Rubber Dance Stamps Blog

Please take time to visit Rubber Dance Art Stamps at these social media spotsBlogInstagramPinterestYouTube, and Facebook. Don't forget to LikeFollowShare, and Comment with a big "THANK YOU for sponsoring           The Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge, 2023."


Another firm favourite across card land is Whimsy Stamps. 

Their stamps are so much fun AND I've just discovered that they offer a huge range of Digital Stamps and digital papers... Mmmm, I feel like this could be expensive! 

We are a family owned art stamp company, in business since 2008. We are dedicated to providing crafters around the world with whimsical and fun crafting products. Our exclusive rubber stamps, clear stamps, metal craft dies, stencils, and papers are perfect for card making, scrap booking, and many other crafting projects.

With the help of our talented artists, we are happy to share the unique designs you see in our Whimsy Stamps collection of  products. We hope you'll find our stamps easy and fun to use. All of our stamps are made in the USA through premium quality manufacturing. Our rubber stamps are made from deeply etched rubber, mounted on Cling Cushion Foam, and once trimmed, they are ready to use with an acrylic block. And our Clearly Whimsy Stamps clear stamp collection are made from high quality photopolymer.

We hope you enjoy creating your craft projects with Whimsy Stamps!

Whimsy Stamps have some fabulous products and are generously offering a 
$25 gift certificate to one lucky 

Thanks so much, that's amazing.


Our fabulous Helpful Hopper Chris 
has made this fun card using some of Whimsy's products...

I just love that expression!
Please take time to visit Whimsy 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."


LeighSBDesigns Digi Stamps & SVG Cutz was founded on April 14, 2017 & offers a unique collection of original designs based on Leigh Snaith-Brunton's original art & photography.  

Leigh is offering 

one lucky RANDOM WINNER a $5 gift certificate. 

That's $5 off a regular price purchase over $5 from her new store

Leigh says: 
I'm so excited to announce my brand new website soft open at where you can shop my entire collection of Digi Stamps, Decorative Digi Papers and SVG Cutz!

I'm still busy adding my entire catalogue to the store so stay tuned for the Grand Opening announcement but you can shop what's already up including all my Cat and Christmas themed designs and the brand new This is Halloween Collection and Poinsettia and Holly Christmas Collection releases!
MEtsy Boutique is still open and where I will only have new releases and featured goodies available for a limited time from now on!  I will also make any item from my entire catalogue available at Etsy if you request it, just send me a message via Etsy convo or email with the details of the item you'd like to purchase at Etsy.
I now have a new Etsy URL!
When you shop and link to Etsy please use

 LeighSBDesigns October Sale
All my Halloween, Cat and Christmas themed Digi Stamps, Decorative Digi Papers and SVG Cutz are on sale at through Oct 31 midnight pacific!

Our Helpful Hopper Suzanne has created this beautiful card using Leigh's digital image Santa Whiskers. Head here to see more of her lovely creations. 

  Just look at that sweet expression, and also how Suzanne has balanced the card so beautifully with her placement of the different elements!

Please take time to visit Leigh SB Designs Art Stamps at these social media spots: BlogStoreFacebook PageFacebook GroupInstagramPinterestTwitter, and YouTube.  Don't forget to LikeFollowShare, and Comment with a big 
"THANK YOU for sponsoring The Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge, 2023!"


It's time to play...

Our little 
 needs a name! 

You may have noticed that a little white cat has been working hard at the end of each post to direct you back to the start of our challenge where you can find the challenge guidelines, the linky gallery and all the sign-in information.  Sadly, this little chap or chapess doesn't have a name. I'm sure you'll agree we need to remedy this immediately! 

Can you help by suggesting a maximum of 3 names in the comments? Please enter the names individually (one per comment) and don't forget to include your own name next to each suggestion to go into our Random Raffle Draw for this game!

For helpful hints, plus a few giggles, why not take a look at these fun sites: Cute Cat Names, Clever Cat Names, or play with this Random Name Generator.

If you've just arrived you're joining the fun on Day #9 of The Cat Lovers Christmas Challenge. Please head here for the sign-in and the LINKY PARTY.  


  1. Oh, Wow, the list of generous sponsors keeps growing! Thank you to these amazing sponsors! Beautiful and cute inspiration cards as well! I am enjoying this challenge so much! Fun game today, I will comment below with my suggested names for the white kitty.

  2. Fluffball ... suggested by Fit Kitty.

  3. I would name her Blanca.

  4. I would name her Snowflake.
    Valerija xx

  5. I would name her Frosty.
    Valerija xx

  6. The name SNOWIE comes to mind quite spontaneously. Gundi

    Dear Kitty (KT Fit Kitty), I hope you like the idea.

  7. Oooh, love this game......... (mandysea) 'Pearl'

  8. Marshmallow - he does look like a squishy marshmallow good enough to eat!

  9. Wonderful inspiration again today from the helpers and such great prizes!

    Kitty Name Suggestion:

  10. She looks like a Boo to me... :)

  11. I did not look at any of the other comments so I hope I'm not repeating any suggested names. The first one I came up with is Snowball!

  12. P.S. I'm totally loving all the inspiration cards in this post! They are all fantastic!

  13. My neighbor has a new baby and they named her Wynter. That would be a good white cat name. (Suzanne H)

  14. What a fun post... I think "he" looks like Jack Frost.

  15. Gorgeous cards by all the helpful hoppers! And more great sponsors!! I'll leave my kitty name suggestions separately...

  16. Since the comment moderator is on, I can't tell if the names I'm suggesting have already been entered - oh well... 1) Puff (suggested by Linda Wetterlin)

  17. Kitty name suggestion 2) Mischief (suggested by Linda Wetterlin)

  18. Kitty name suggestion 3) Pom Pom (suggested by Linda Wetterlin)

  19. Wonderful cards to feature the designs! Thanks to all the fabulous sponsors and helpers!
    My suggestion for a name- Iceman (from Denise Bryant)

  20. I'd name her Rosie after a favorite cat in my family.

  21. Another round of generous sponsors! WOW!

    Yes, the hard-working kitty needs a name. Hmmm...looks like a little puff ball to me, so I'm going with "Puff".

  22. I think Suzie would be a cute name.

  23. Of course, we don't know if the kitty is a she or he. If a 'he' how about Frank?

  24. Alabaster would good name too.
    Denise Bryant

  25. Ivory is my third suggestion.
    Denise Bryant

  26. Thanks so much to all the generous sponsors!! And to you all for the inspirations! Totally agree with your words about the crafty community, it's a piece of Heaven. Love this game, quick, easy and creative :) My suggestions below:

  27. Charmin - white and soft just like toilet tissue. Suggested by Debi

  28. Fluffykins suggested by Chris. All the cards are so gorgeous! Freddy is trying to help me type, by biting at the screen! lol...

  29. Thank you sponsors!
    Gorgeous cards!
    Love that stamp from Whimsy stamps!

  30. Replies
    1. My mom-in-law's cat was called Misty. He was a beautiful grey pedigree.

  31. I'd call him Gwyn which means White in Welsh

  32. My second choice would be Squishy because she looks like one of those Squishmallow animals.

  33. My first suggestion would be Stella - after Wink of Stella, the white sparkly pen we use on our crafty makes to sparkle up the snow! xx

  34. My second suggestion would be Snowdrop xx

  35. My third suggestion would be Mr Bigglesworth - such a fun name and is the white cat in Austin Powers xx

  36. Or Milky Way? Thank you so much for this game ...

  37. Daissy definatell. Thanks allthosw sponsors who participate in Blog hop.


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