Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Hedgie Pumpkin and The Hop to Stop

Hello, everyone!  Before I get started, I would like to welcome two new followers - MiamiKel and April Reece - thank you for joining me!

Today I'm sharing a card I made with the adorable Hedgehog with Pumpkin from Gerda Steiner Designs. This is the October progressive challenge image, and I coloured it with Prismacolor pencils and fussy-cut so I could pop it up with foam tape.  I also added Clear Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents over the pumpkin.  It has a sparkly and glossy appearance but it does not come through on the photo.


I went with a purple colour scheme so I can support The Hop to Stop, a blog hop designed to raise awareness about domestic violence. One in three women will experience domestic violence over the course of their lifetimes. Just think about it... that's 33% of all the women you meet.  Purple is the domestic violence awareness colour.  I explained my connection to this issue in the previous blog post.


For my card, I used some snippets/scraps of Doodlebug patterned paper along the left edge. The hedgie is sitting on a strip of musical washi tape. The sentiment from Clearly Besotted - A Little Sentimental clear stamps is stamped vertically.  I added a few purple sequins to finish it off.

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: Beccy's Place October AG UE; Blog Quick Quotes Pumpkins 1E; Card Mania 1 Digi, 2 Patterned Papers, 3 Sequins 1/3; Chocolate Coffee and Cards Animals 3/3; Clique Kits October AG 3/3; Craft Your Passion Always AG 1/3; DL.ART October Linky UE 1/day; Fan-Tastic Tuesday Two Patterned Papers 1/4; Great Impressions For the Kids 2/3;  Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep on Creating AG UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Stitch at a a Time AG with Awareness (Domestic Violence Awareness) UE; Papertake Weekly AG 1/5; Pile it On 1-2-3 Recipe (1 image, 2 patterned papers, 3 sequins) UE; Pixie's Snippet Playground Patterned paper snippets 3/3; Scrapbook Blessings Club AG Use Digi Stamps Only UE; Scrappy Moms Stamps Pumpkin Patch UE; Simon Says Stamp Monday Autumn is in the Air 1/5; Sweet Stamps October AG UE; The Daily Marker - Kathy Racoosin's 30-Day Colouring Challenge Day 6; The Paper Girls Food (pumpkin) 1/3; Wednesday's Creative Inspirations AG Option Sketch UE

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

62 comments:

Donna said...

He is just adorable, and that music washi tape he is sitting on is too cute!

vinita jain said...

Another fab creation Kitty! Love the supporting way through purple! A sweet creation with beautiful PP and cute image!

Suchi said...

Hi Kitty! Thank you for leaving such sweet comments on my blog and following me..I followed your wonderful blog back..thanks for adding my candy to your side bar.. :)
Your card looks so adorable...and the sentiment is as true for us..your card made me smile! :)
Suchi xx

Bad Kitty said...

gorgeous card

Di said...

Love this Kitty! The hedgie with pumpkin cracked me up :) My post for tomorrow shows our resident hedgie having his nightly nosh :)

Hugs

Di xx

brenda said...

A cute hedgie Kitty, he looks a happy chappie.

B x

Gerda Steiner said...

Oh this makes me smile! What a fun card! I wish I could get my hands on that music washi tape!!! ;-)

KraftyKoolKat said...

Another really cute and beautiful creation for this very worthy cause sweetie.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

terrie said...

Your cards says it all...the little hedgehog made me smile he is so cute...
The placement of your image and embellishments is done perfectly...well done Kitty

Liz McGuire, said...

Aww, what a cute little hedgie, super card, Liz x

suzARTe said...

hi Kitty,
this is such a lovely card, I am so happy to see that you are still blogging.
Firstly, I would like to thank you for entering all your lovely cards before and just letting you know that I have started the link-up's at http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.com.au/ again and hope you will consider to enter your lovely work again.

suzARTe said...

hi Kitty,
this is such a lovely card, I am so happy to see that you are still blogging.
Firstly, I would like to thank you for entering all your lovely cards before and just letting you know that I have started the link-up's at http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.com.au/ again and hope you will consider to enter your lovely work again.

suzARTe said...

hi Kitty,
this is such a lovely card, I am so happy to see that you are still blogging.
Firstly, I would like to thank you for entering all your lovely cards before and just letting you know that I have started the link-up's at http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.com.au/ again and hope you will consider to enter your lovely work again.

suzARTe said...

hi Kitty,
this is such a lovely card, I am so happy to see that you are still blogging.
Firstly, I would like to thank you for entering all your lovely cards before and just letting you know that I have started the link-up's at http://justkeeponcreating.blogspot.com.au/ again and hope you will consider to enter your lovely work again.

Jacee said...

So cute, certainly did make me smile!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Monika Reeck said...

I just get your email (through follow by email) and I visit you through that mail yaayyy
I love this cuuutee Hedgie and I adore the color of fall here
your DP at left side is wonderfull Kitty
I wísh I can make many Purple card (my fav color)
But I must teach my son english hehe (LOL) he get english and france this year
I cant france but I can help him in English
CUTE Sweet and beautiful card Kitty
big hugs
Monika

Lindsey said...

A hedgehog with a pumpkin — so cute! Really like the card design, too. Sweet card!

KandA said...

Gorgoud card Kitty, love the little hedgie xx

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute card!!

Tammy Mohr said...

Love the little hedgehog. And what a wonderful cause you are supporting.

Christi Conley said...

Awwww! What a cutie! And I Love that designer paper you used ~ Christi

cotnob said...

A super card Kitty, such a cute image and lovely bright papers.
Pauline
x

Pia S said...

Always grateful for any idea on how to use washis, I've got so many lovely ones. Great way to ground your image. Fun paper strip detail too.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Fan Tastic Tuesday, good luck!!! Amy DT

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, Kitty, it's so sweet!!! Love hedgiehogs and yours it's just fun and wonderful, sitting on the musical notes and with this pumpkins in his hands! You used a very pretty paper and washi!! Beautiful card!

Annette Allen said...

heehee what a cutie..

Lisa Lynn said...

You are really on a purple roll. Your card is adorable. Love how your Hedgie turned out.

Becca Cruger said...

I don't think anyone can NOT smile when looking at that adorable hedgie! Seriously - the pumpkin is almost as big as he is! Super adorable creation and again - THANK YOU THANK YOU for linking up to the Hop to Stop!

Kelly said...

darling card!

Anet van Zyl said...

Adorable CAS card Kitty. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards. We would love to see you again ... Anet DT x

Beccy said...

Awwww, that is one cute little hedgehog KT, love it! I like the nice, simple sentiment you added too.
Cheers,
Beccy

Mrs A. said...

What a sweet hedgie he is. Do you think he might me one of Di's from the playground ! Lol. Hugs Mrs A.

suzARTe said...

This card has certainly made me smile, I love the main image. As I said before I am so happy to be back on your blog and seeing your new cards has been great. Thanks so much for sharing your cards at Anything goes October link-up, Just keep on creating. Look forward to what you will share next :):)

DIANA L. said...

Your hedgy is too cute!!
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes OCTOBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
DIANA L.

DL.ART DESIGN TEAM MEMBER
DL.ART
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com
http://dianamlarson.ctmh.com

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such a happy hedgie!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Michele Henderson said...

Oh, I just LOVE hedgehogs! This guy is adorable! Really cute card!
Take care!
Michele

Lisa said...

So adorable! Great card!

Sue Reynolds said...

Adorable card with a little bit of Halloween. I just got a bunch of hedgehogs images...anxious to use them in the near future.

katieo said...

So darn cute. I love the way you put a strip of cute paper on the side and how you did a vertical sentiment
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes OCTOBER Linky Challenge.
KatieO
DL.ART-DTmember

Avril Watson said...

Awe another wee cutie, Kitty, love this card my friend, hugs xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I never really thought of purple as a fall color, but it has such a nice fall feel here with that cute hedgie. Great card!

Mynn Kitchen said...

Kitty, this is darling! LOVE the sweet image and fun clean layout! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

marion said...

pure cutemess, lots of hugs and love and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This little guy is too cute! Great pattern paper too! Thanks for joining us over at Scrappy Moms! DT Member Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

Connie Mercer said...

So cute :) Thanks for joining us at Quick Quotes!

Taunya Butler said...

SO super awesomely cute and delightful times a gazillion!!! Love that cute hedgie!! I am so very impressed with the amazing amount of support you are giving to Becca and the Hop to Stop - just shows the size of your heart and how awesome you are!!! Love to you!!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card

Suzanne C said...

What a lovely way to highlight domestic violence and support the cause. The hedgehog is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Autumn is in the Air Challenge!

Mimi said...

A lovely creation Kitty, and yes domestic violence is a real issue and should not be tolerated in any shape or form for women or for men who tend to be so much quieter on the issue. Thank you for joining us this fortnight at OSAAT and we hope to see lots more of you super artwork :)

Evie said...

Such a cute card. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge. Good luck.

Evie - DT member

Jerrie said...

That little hedge hog is just a cute warm and fuzzy! Great card!!

Glittered Paws said...

How cute and love how you tied in the purple for the hop. Love Gerda Steiner designs.

Lisa said...

That little Hedgie is so sweet!! I love this card!! It makes me smile!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

hoptownracer1 said...

How did I miss your card? It is so stinkin' cute! Love your layout and the papers you used! Hedgie is adorable! :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a darling card!

Thank you for participating in the OSAAT "Anything Goes with Awareness" Challenge!

CraftyGirl said...

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

Aliza said...

Now I recognize the purple! Keep creating with it. Great design for this card.

Candace Perkins said...

Ack! Love that little hedgehog! So cute! Thank you for joining us at Clique Kits for the Anything Goes Challenge!

I'm just a simple gal said...

Adorable card. Thanks for playing along with us over at Clique Kits!

Melissa Vining said...

So super cute! Thanks for joining us at Clique Kits!

Cindy said...

Oh, he's adorable! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at SBC.

Justt said...

love it! :) thank you for joining us at Clique Kits challenge!