Sunday, November 1, 2015

Cat Lovers Hop Ends Today (Kiwi Rose Garden)

Hello, everybody!  This is my last post for a while... I'm going back on my blog break! Before I share my card, I would like to welcome my newest follower - gailknapton - thank you for joining me!

I mentioned yesterday that Janis at Her Peaceful Garden surprised us by extending the Cat Lovers Hop - it's open until tonight!  You know I couldn't resist joining one last time, so I am sharing another card from my "Honeydew and Kiwi Collection." Actually I could share a few more (it is a set of 12), but I will save some for next time!

Today's card features Kiwi in the rose garden!  I started by stamping the roses (Micheals) in black on a white card base. Next I stamped Inspiration Words (Laura Ashley for Image Tree) in grey on a scrap/snippet of patterned paper and then trimmed with decorative-edge scissors. I stamped the same roses on an orange snippet, tore all around the edges, and adhered. I fussy-cut Kiwi from a photo and popped him up with foam tape. I finished off the card with a 3-D butterfly sticker and a strip of black gems.

If you hurry, you can still join the Cat Lovers Hop

I would also like to join the following 3 challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper November UE
Jo's Scrap Shack AG 1/3
Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets of orange cardstock and patterned paper 1/3

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


jimlynn said...

A pretty way to add that butterfly and gems to an already pretty kitty! Kiwi is so pretty! Love your card Kitty!
Enjoy the rest of your blog break.

vinita jain said...

Love the pretty backing paper in black, super gorgeous one and really enjoyed all your unique creations along this hop! You are awesome!

brenda said...

So very sweet with the cat Kitty, enjoy your blog break and see you when you are back.

B x

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Kiwi is so pretty in her rose garden! Lovely card. Love the black & white rose background. Love the butterfly. Beautiful.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Very pretty Kitty, I have enjoyed your lovely array of cards.

Di said...

Really lovely card Kitty! Kiwi looks a real sweetie :)


Di xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, this is so sweet and has a bit of "japanese art", I think. Fabulous!!!
Surely your Honeydew and Kiwi Collection is a true delight!!! One more beautiful then the others... All are just wonderful, there isn't one favourite, they are all super!!!!
Great work, my friend!!! I hope you will win a prize, you well deserve it with all these beauties!

Pia S said...

A great choice of card for the finale, love the feminine look of this card, super flower stamping! Enjoy your blogging break:)

Donna Ellis said...

Darling card, Kitty! Love your use of black and white!

Lisa said...

So sweet, Kitty!! Kiwi is precious!! I love this!! Enjoy your break my friend!! Happy November :)

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KandA said...

Gorgous card Kitty. Love the colour combo xx

Bad Kitty said...

super cute card!

Karenladd said...

I'm already recognizing Kiwi and Honeydew just from your thumbnail photos so it looks like these sweeties are making their way into my heart as well as yours! The stamped rose background is wonderful in black and white and the perfect match to Kiwi's beautiful markings. I love the vintage look!

Lisa Lynn said...

Kiwi is a cutie in the rose garden. I have been off doing other things and just realized that it was extended. I was so busy making cat cards my Halloween cards are being mailed out late, hehe.

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely rose garden on Kiwi Background and love that on white stamped Paper Kitty
really swet card with that butterfly
I am not having time to commenting sweety was busy with kids Halloween and Indonesian meeting at Saturday night and sunday noon
I try to catch up

Lilian YF said...

This card is so great! Love it and all the other projects!
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aussie aNNie said...

awww how cute.xx{The Journey Is The Start  aNNie  my personal blog}

ike said...

Very pretty and I am so in love with Kiwi :-D

IKE xx

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Janis said...

Beautiful setting for Kiwi!!! Love the damask background in black and white and the wonderful background paper for the kitty. The partial frame of black rhinestones is perfect.

Thanks so much for all you have done to support the Cat Hop, even while you were on blog break and in the middle of packing up house. You are a gem.
<3 J

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Last day to LINK: Nov. 1. Last day to COMMENT: Nov. 3.!!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Kittyy what a wonderful card, clever work indeed and think Kiwi is sooo cute. Not that Kiwis are favourites after beatign us in World Cup :)
Thanks so very much for joining in my candy you are appreciated .. Shaz in oz,X ps thanks for posting it on sidebar too

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cotnob said...

Another super card Kitty, lovely colours and design.

Barbara Godden said...

Great picture of your kitty and a fabulous card. love the butterfly and gems.

SARN said...

Aww . . .cute card K.

Hope you're coming to the next Playground party on Thursday night.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

D.Ann C said...

Another gorgeous Kiwi card! Drat! I just got back on the internet from my trip and see I missed the extension. Oh, well, I didn't have a backup stash of kitty cards with me to post anyway. : ) Hope your repair job goes smoothly and quickly. Looking forward to seeing you back in action soon!

Petra Swart said...

Of all your cat cards, this one is my fave, Kitty!!!! What a beautiful photo of Kiwi and he looks so lovely against the orange bg!!! The black gems and the pretty butterfly really look great!!! You really had fun on this hop, hey - hope Janis will do another one next year - it was fun to see all the cat cards!!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!

Annette Allen said...

your cards are so sweet.. another cutie.. :)

Olga Fink said...

such a lovely card! and Kiwi is so precious!

UTs Hobby Time said...

Adorable card. Love your handmade background paper.

Georgie C said...

Hope you're enjoying your break my lovely and your card is a delight, your kitty is so cute too!! xx

Lori said...

How cool - love how you featured Kiwi - just wonderful!

aussie aNNie said...

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Jenny L said...

Hi Kitty,
what a great card, and a very lovely design too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kellie 0:) said...

Cute little kitty cat. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

weim house said...

So creative!!!!......:) Beautiful thought out design! Hope you are enjoying the sun shine! It is still and calm here! Beautiful day! heading out now! :) Can't believe I been on here this long! :( But I did make a snow flake ornament this am ; was waiting for the glue to dry/ turn on the computer and down loaded pictures! Hours later! But happy I stopped by to say Hi! You are awesome! :) Take care!