Monday, October 12, 2015

Happy Haunts and the Hop to Stop

Hello, everyone!  This is my final card for The Hop to Stop in support of domestic violence awareness.  It's been an emotional hop for me as I explained here, but it's enabled some healing I think. I encourage you to check out the purple beauties over at the hop. You still have a couple days to join; the hop closes on Wednesday at 12 noon CST.

None of my hop cards have focused on domestic violence or survival.  I just went with purple, which is the colour for domestic violence awareness, and that's what I've done again today. I made another fun Halloween shaker card - I started the hop with a Halloween shaker and I'm ending it with a Halloween shaker!  For this one I used the three creepy cats from Beccy's Place - Witching Hour Set (I won these in Beccy's challenge last month - thank you, Beccy!).


I printed the images on watercolour paper, masked the eyes, and sponged distress inks (Shabby Shutters, Dusty Concord, Shaded Lilac, Hickory Smoke, and Black Soot) to create a spooky background.  I added water droplets and made some splatters with Black Soot and Dusty Concord mixed with water.  The sentiment is from Newton's Nook Spooky Street, and the shaker frame is die-cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. I added lot of sequins in black, silver, and various shades of purple.

Please become informed about domestic violence, its impacts, and available resources. You can visit the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence for more information. Canadians can find out more here.  I hope to see you at The Hop to Stop to support this important issue.


I would also like to join the following challenges: Allsorts No Design Papers 2/3; Artistic Inspirations AG Halloween UE; Aud Sentiments Halloween Sentiment 2/5; Beccy's Place October AG UE; CRAFT Autumn/Halloween 3/5; Craft Your Passion AG 1/3; Crafty Calendar Halloween 2/3; Crafty Girls Creations 3/3; Creative Corner Halloween 2/3; Creative Fingers AG 3/3; Dies R Us Halloween 2/3; Di's Digi Designs Too Cute to Spook 1/3; DL.ART October Linky UE 1/day; DRS Designs Spooky or Cutesy UE; Get Creative Halloween 2/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep on Creating AG UE; Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Animals 2/2; Left of Center Sketch or LOC theme UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Stitch at a a Time AG with Awareness (Domestic Violence Awareness) UE; Our Crafty Corner Getting Ready for Halloween 2/3; Paperbabe Stamps AG UE; Pile it On Funky and/or Freaky UE; Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippet used for purple frame and black cardstock 2/3; Scrapbook Blessings Club AG Use Digi Stamps Only UE; Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Beginning with S (sequins, shaker, spooky) UE; Sweet Stamps October AG UE; The Corrosive The Dark Side 1/3

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

55 comments:

  1. This is an adorable shaker card Kitty and the colours a combination that I very much like.

    I am pleased that the Hop has helped you get some emotions out of your system.

    B x

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  2. What a great shaker card,kittyand those cats are super. A fun card for such a sad information,but important to keep being aware. As a teacher I know how important itis.

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  3. Wonderful shaker card Kitty.
    Hugs
    Kuni

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  4. gorgeous card
    you know I love it because this super cute cats!

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  5. I'm a cat person, I'm afraid of dogs but never cats, but I'm not sure I would fancy meeting these, they look quite spooky. Which makes them perfect for a Halloween card. Beautiful mix of sequins, I love shaker cards!!

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  6. Dear Kitty I adore that cat image
    so cool on your card
    and lovely Shaker card you made
    I never made shaker card
    because I dont like bulky card but I love to see it
    great all your purple card my friend
    big hugs
    Monika

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  7. Oh, these cats are so spooky!! Love your ink background, it's wonderful! And this is a great shaker card perfect for hallowen!
    I'm so happy that the Hop have helped you to healt yourself, my friend! You have made a lot of fabulous works for it!!

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  8. Hello again Kitty!
    Thank you for entering the playground with another fabulous card.
    The background that you have created is just perfect and I love all of those sparkly sequins.
    Eve xx

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  9. My goodness that is one awesome shaker card for halloween! I love it's spookiness, and that glow edge around the cats, that add to the atmospheric haunting feel! P.S. keep up your amazing work with The Hop to Stop xx

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  10. Fab halloween shaker card ! thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue J xx

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  11. Those kitties are definitely SPOOKY! Another fun Halloween card.

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  12. This shaker Halloween card is great Kitty, I love the colours and the cat spooky cat images are very cool as well. Thanks so much for sharing your cards at Anything goes,Just keep on creating. I always enjoy seeing your entries.

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  13. Your creation is just stunning,. Love that sweet image and your creative goodies as always.xxx
    {The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

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  14. EEK! Another scary card!! Just kidding! I love shaker cards and you have made a fantastic one!

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  15. Love this adorable shaker card, the background is glowing so well with darkness! Stunning always!

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  16. omg... biggest shaker yet... love it! Those spooky cats are pretty cool too...

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  17. Ooooooo! Spooky! Those cats are super Halloweeny! Kitty, I can't thank you enough for all of your support for the Hop to Stop. Sending BIG HUGS your way!

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  18. the cutest shaker.. those cats are too cool

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  19. Oh Kitty, I am a survivor of domestic abuse, and I am so glad that this hop, has helped you, your cards have been fabulous...much love my friend xxxx

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  20. WOW! This is an amazing treat for the eyes! Sending big hugs! Thanks for joining us this week for CRAFT Challege. Brenda

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  21. That's a beautiful shaker card..thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :)

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  22. This is a great card. Those cats look like spooky shadows! Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Aud Sentiments Challenge

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  23. I love these spooky cat stamps and your distress inking technique is perfect! Even though the cause is very serious it is energizing and fun to see what people create. xo

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  24. I love everything about your card. Just too cute! Thanks for joining in our 'Get Your Boo On' challenge at Dies R Us!

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  25. great card Kitty, Love the shaker, all the diffrent sequince you put in it are beautiful

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  26. Another gorgeous creation sweetie. You have done well in doing this hop for this very worthy cause. I hope it has help you too in some way. Bless you.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxx

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  27. This is an adorable shaker! I love his the background seems to glow around the cats! thanks for sharing!

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  28. your card is wonderfull as the kitty are in the background, lots of hugs and cuddles to your furbabys, Marion

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  29. Super shaker card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Get Creative this time. Good Luck. Christine DT

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  30. OMG this is too cute! Thanks for inspiration on making a shaker card ... I never think to go that route! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘GET YOUR “BOO” ON’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  31. Another fabulous shaker card from you KT, love it! The background you made looks fantastic... I really like the way you spattered the water droplets on to give that mottled look. I also love your choice of colours for the sequins, they are perfect for Halloween.
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  32. Love the fabulous shaker card, Kitty!! The scene is awesome and spooky!! Perfect for Halloween!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  33. Wow- this is such a cool card- love the images, the sequins in the shaker & love all of the purple. Glad to meet you on this HOP!

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  34. Your card is AWESOME!! Every detail is absolutely perfect. Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog and for helping to raise awareness for domestic violence. You ROCK!!

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  35. Outstanding shaker card - love those spooky cats in the background - Michelle x

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  36. Oooooh spooky kitties. Such a great shaker.

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  37. Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for the Craft Your Passion Challenges, hope to see you again next week. Helena DT xx

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  38. Such a cool shaker card with those spooky cats! Love it. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

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  39. Love your shaker card! Those cats are awesome! Purrrfect for Halloween :) Alos, thank you for leaving kind words on my blog :)

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  40. Awesome shaker card and your Background is awesome! Love the colors and the card. Thanks for sharing this with us in the DRS Designs Challenge! Hugz

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  41. What a fantastic card..I do admit to loving the cats..I have 11 of my own..and most are black..lol. This is your second entry..and I have to say that they are both fantastic. Thankyou so much for sharing with us at LOC. Good Luck. Genny DT xxx

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  42. This shaker card is fantastic, love the purple colour! Thank you for joining in our challenge at Allsorts this week!

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  43. Fabulous card and cause! Love the cats. Thank you for joining us this fortnight at OSAAT and good luck. NIKKI DT

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  44. super kitty card Kitty crafty hugs Judith xxx

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  45. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com

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  46. Great shaker card, love it! Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Sandy

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  47. Great shaker card! Those cats look like they're taking over! hahaha

    This perfect for our current Aloha Friday Challenge with Kitty Bee Designs. Mahalo for joining us!

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  48. Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations. Louise DT x

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  49. This is so perfectly Purple and so spooky and cool!! Way to go - this really rocks!!!

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  50. Great scary shaker card. Thanks for sharing with us at SBC.

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  51. This is a great spooky Halloween card ! thanks so much for playing with us at LOC, hope to see you next week !

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  52. Fabulous shaker card,love the spooky cats and sequins----Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner
    Carol DT x

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  53. I love shaker cards and I love cats! so this card is perfect!

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  54. Kitty, you won over at http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com.au/2015/11/sparkle-bling-embellish-with-crafty.html
    xx  { aNNie}

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