Friday, October 28, 2016

Garden Trellis Kitty and 3 ATCs

Hello, everyone! I'm happy to be supporting two important hops today! One celebrates my love of kitties, and the other is an awareness hop for domestic violence. Both subjects are very close to my heart. I'm referring to the Cat Lovers Hop and The Hop to Stop. My projects today all feature purple, which is the colour for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I shared my connection to domestic violence here. Not an easy subject for anyone, but we are shedding some light on it with this hop.

Tomorrow will be the final day of the Cat Lovers Hop (sad face). I hate to see it end - I've really enjoyed making all my kitty cards!  Thank you to Janis at Her Peaceful Garden for hosting this fun and inspirational event!  There are still two more days left for The Hop to Stop.  Becca at The Damsel of Distressed would love to see your purple cards - you still have time - please come and support this important cause!

Garden Trellis Kitty Card
I made a garden scene with an adorable kitty that I won from Christina Hor Designs last month (thank you, Christina!). The image is called Mademoiselle Kitty and I did some quick colouring with markers. I wanted her to look like my Snowie! I then fussy-cut so I could pop her up with foam tape.

My card began with an inky sky background using Milled Lavender Distress Ink and a homemade cloud mask (I die-cut Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Borders from acetate and it worked perfectly!).  The grass is Lawn Fawn Grassy Border and the trellis is an unmarked die from China. I added a whole bunch of tiny purple flowers (Impression Obsession), each with a purple gem in the center.  I also added a Cheery Lynn butterfly in dark purple, also with a center gem.  The stamped birds are from Newton's Nook, and the sentiment is from Clearly Besotted, both stamped in Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 4/5
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 3/5

ATC #1
I made some more ATCs! Yes, I'm working on another pocket letter! To find out more about pocket letters, see here. I haven't finished my Halloween pocket letter yet, but I'll be working on it today and will be back to share what I make!

Die: Frantic Stamper Cute Kitten
Stamps: Sentiments (Newton's Nook and unmarked), Cup (unmarked - gift from Hetty - thank you!)
Patterned paper:  Forever in Time

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 5/5
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 4/5

ATC #2

Die: Spellbinders Kitty Play
Stamps: Sentiments (Newton's Nook and unmarked), Cup (unmarked)
Patterned paper: Forever in Time
Misc: Washi tape from my stash

Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper October UE
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment Wk1 5/5

ATC #3

Dies: Simon Says Stamp Coffee Cup, Your Next Stamp Coffee Fancy Coffee, Impression Obsession Cat
Stamp: Sentiment (Paper Smooches)
Patterned paper: Forever in Time
Misc: Washi tape from my stash


Please become informed about domestic violence, its impacts, and available resources. For more information on domestic violence in Canada, see hereIf you are a woman experiencing abuse in Canada, there is someone you can reach out to any time of day or night; see here.

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


Andrea W said...

Wow! You have really been crafting this week. I love all the purple ATC creations and your Garden Trellis Kitty card is beautiful. Your friend from Oklahoma, USA.

Denise Bryant said...

Love your pretty card and the fun set of ATCs! You have some great kitty dies!

Verna Angerhofer said...

All are so wonderful but I really like the Garden Trellis Kitty card. That is so beautiful and cute too.

Barb said...

What a sweet "Snowie" with the trellis. The little flowers look really pretty too. I really like your set of ATCs and look forward to seeing the finished pocket letter. I particularly like the first little kitten. He has such a sweet face. Barbxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

I'm having fun at the Cat Lovers Hop!

KT Fit Kitty
fitkitty1 at gmail dot com

Lisa said...

All are so gorgeous!! I love "Snowie" under the trellis!! The colors of each one are fabulous!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your kitty trellis card is so pretty, Kitty! And your three ATCs are just delightful and so perfect for the Hop!! Hugs, Darnell

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, I'm so happy to see all your cat's works, my friend! The card is a delight with that lady-cat and the stunning trellis with the tiny flowers! Your cloudy sky is fabulous, well done!
And love the ATC's, too, very pretty design! Fab use of washi, as always! :D Love the kittens, the sentiments and the papers you used!

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

Im in love with all that dies!
and you made wonderful atc cards!
love them all!

ike said...

Oh WoW !!! The trellis kitty is stunning and your ATCs are delightful :-) xxx

cotnob said...

You have been busy, a lovely selection of Kitty cards.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Somehow I didn't realize I was reading your blog, so I was all like "Oh someone else is doing a cat themed pocket letter." Okay. Okay, got it now. It doesn't take much to get me off course. I really like your trellis kitty card. That kitty in it is so sweet!
PJ from US, princessjudy4 @

Carole said...

Love your kitty under a gazebo card - it's a beautiful kitty and the gazebo die is gorgeous! Fab ATCs too! x
caroleannjones2 (at) msn (dot) com

Becca Cruger said...

What a purrrrrfect lineup of adorable cards. They are great for both the cat lover's hop AND the Hop to Stop! YOu are so creative!

DonnaMundinger said...

My goodness you're a busy gal! Loving all of your inspirational creations. I'll never think of purple the same way again. Love how you've done your clouds with the milled lavender and the sweet kitty looks thrilled to be in such a lovely gazebo. I'll comment on your ATC's individually. xxD dlmundinger(at)yahoo(dot)com USA

*Vicki* said...

Wow all of these are absolutely stunning!! Your trellis kitty is quite amazing and I just love how you've combined the two causes together! :) I love it! HUGS

The Altered Paper said...

All your cards are adorable-cats are amazing. Gotta love them!
Tee USA thealterdpaper(at)gmail

SHartl said...

I saw your purple cards on Flickr and love that you are supporting the Hop to Stop as well as the Cat lovers hop. Your Trellis cat card is just beautiful!

Lisa Lynn said...

Your card are just stunning and it is amazing how you get them to work for both your causes! You should have the Coffee Lovers in here too, hehe. You are just so amazing!

TracyM #6773 said...

SUPER CUTE kitty card and ATC's!!!
They're all FUN designs and such pretty purples!!!
Thank You for sharing them on Becca's Hop To STOP.
PS - I tried to comment on each one on Flickr but even though I was logged in, the comment section would not work for me

vinita jain said...

Wow Kitty! I love your garden scene with this cutest Kitty and love all your ATC!

StampedByBibi said...

Your card and the ATC's are adorable! Love all the purple :)
Thank you for your sweet comment on my Cats Galore card!
xx Bibi (stamplist @

StampedByBibi said...

... I'm in Norway.

Karenladd said...

Your ATCS and this beautiful garden trellis card are wonderful. Love that sweet cat sitting in the garden.
kladd94803 at

Donna said...

These are all beautiful, that trellis is absolutely stunning! Have a fabulous weekend!

Barbara Godden said...

Love the kitty in the trellis card, and the ATCS are fabulous love them all. I never even got one card made for the Cat lovers blog hop, again. We have been dealing with a sick kitty this week.

Lisa said...

Oh my... how adorable! I'm hoping to play along with this one before it's over, but not sure if that will be possible... I will however be creating some more purple cards... maybe one will have a kitty on it :) ... love all of these!

Eek Eek said...

Love trellis Kitty, the clouds behind worked great! Frantic stamper diecat is so cute! Lovely set of ATC's :D Loving your packed posts :)
Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So awesome, all those cat cards! Makes me want to make a cat card, too!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such gorgeous creations Kitty, I love them all.

Arianna Barbara said...

Gorgeous cards!!!

raggiodiluce82 at gmail dot com


Christi Conley said...

Amazing! That card is so pretty & I love those ATCs for your pocket letter! You are an amazing crafter - your ideas inspire me :) Christi ~ StampinDiva at Yahoo dot com ~ USA

Viki Banaszak said...

That trellis is awesome! So intricate! I love your kitty ATC's too. banaszakv58atgmaildotcom USA

Rebecca Yahrling said...

LOVE the trellis of flowers and that sweet white fur baby.

laurie said...

That trellis is SO pretty! I love the tiny flowers.

D.Ann C said...

Gaaaa!! Cuteness overload! Some of these are my favs so far!! That amazing trellis of flowers is perf for that princess of a cat! That Frantic Stamper cute kitten is too stinkin' cute! Love that paper in the background, too! The Spellbinders kitty is so regal and I love that background paper, too! And Coffee Cat is a great play on words and a fun card! (USA - dcomer1 gmail)

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love your kitty under the trellis card! Very pretty!

Helen said...

A great card and ATCs.

Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.

Helen x

Hetty said...

Your card is the sweetest, Karen, with all those flowers and the sweet kitty.
The atc's are all a feast for the eye! Super.

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Love your card, especialy the flauwers on the arch, looks so amazing!! And your purple ATC's are super great!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Lori Kobular said...

Your kitty cards are all so beautiful! Love all that purple too!

Sue LD said...

Cut cat and very pretty trellis. I like your ATCs too.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com USA

Olga Fink said...

Your card is fantastic! and your small ATC's are super adorable!
xoxo Olga

Janis said...

Another treasure trove of gorgeous creations! I will visit and comment on the Flickr posts of the others and concentrate on the beautiful trellis card. What a lovely die pretty with all the flowers you added. The kitty beneath it looks so happy and sweet, watching the butterfly!! Great sky technique, too.

Thanks so much for participating in the 2016 Cat Lovers Hop!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Melissa Bove said...

Adorable card and ATC's!! So sweet!! Love that trellis card!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Christina Hor said...

Oh I just love love all your kitty cards Kitty! Each one are so CUTE in their own way. I believe I've seen you created a card with that happy cat of the ATC #1 card before as I recall that happy expression. As if it's singing a happy song. And you've taken my breath away with the soft purple inking of the clouds on your Trellis Kitty card! It feel so magical in combine with the beautiful trellis and tiny flowers. What a beautiful magicallittle garden scene you've created with sweet Mademoiselle Kitty! She looks so happy and right at home. Thanks so much for sharing Kitty and I'm so glad that you've fun working with her. Have a lovely weekend.