Monday, October 17, 2016

The Hop to Stop - Domestic Violence Awareness (2 more cards)

Hello again!  As promised, I'm back with two more cards for The Hop to Stop. This important hop is raising awareness about domestic violence.  Thank you to Becca at The Damsel of Distressed for organizing this hop for the third year.

One in three women will experience domestic violence over the course of their lifetimes. That's one-third of all the women you meet. Women between the ages of 15 and 44 are more likely to be injured or die as a result of domestic violence than through rapes, muggings and car accidents combined.

I want to be involved in this hop because this is an issue very close to my heart. I shared my connection to domestic violence here.

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.

Purple is the color for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month so participants in the hop are creating cards featuring purple.

Card #1

Sadly, approximately every six days, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. With this in mind, I created another sympathy card. This one features some of my older wood-mounted rubber stamps.

The coneflower stamp is from Penny Black called Blush. I used this one a lot when I first bought it many years ago. I stamped it several times with Your Next Stamp - Purple Passion. The sentiment is from Rubber Stampede, and it is stamped in Versafine Onyx Black. I added some shimmery grey ribbon and a silver butterfly charm from my stash. I CASE'd one of my own sympathy cards here:

Card #2

Domestic violence is a serious subject but I wanted to make a fun card. I was a small child when the traumatic events happened in my life, so the card I made is suitable for a child.

I recently won the Simon Says Stamp September Card Kit (thank you, Deedee!) and couldn't wait to ink up the stamp set, called It's No Secret! I stamped the two sizes of balloons repeatedly in purple inks (Memento Lulu Lavender and Grape Jelly, Simon Says Stamp Wisteria and Hot Mama). I added a white accent with a gel pen and clear Wink of Stella over each balloon, and doodled the balloon strings with a fine black marker (Staedtler). The sentiment stamp is from the same Simon stamp set, stamped with Versafine Onyx Black. The stamped panel is die-cut with Simon Says Stamp stitched rectangles. I die-cut Poppystamps Curious Cat in purple and adhered. The embossing folder is Momenta - Moroccan.

I would also like to support these challenges: 
Card #1
613 Avenue Create AG 3/8; Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges AG 1/2; Cardz TV AG 3/3; Craft Your Passion AG 3/3; Crafts Galore Encore AG 3/3; Crafty Gals Corner CASE it 2/2; Creatalicious AG 3/3; Creative Corner Sympathy 2/3; Glitter N Sparkle AG 3/3; Just Keep on Creating October AG UE; Love to Scrap AG 2/5; Not Just Cards October AG UE; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 3/3; The Ribbon Girl Any Image UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5 wk 1

Card #2
Blessings Ink Amusing Challenges AG 2/2; Creative with Stamps Sentiment C11 1/3; Crop Stop Linky 21 AG (Memento inkpad sold at Crop Stop here 2/5); Digi Designs Add a Sentiment 2/3;Just Keep on Creating October AG UE; Love to Scrap AG 3/5; MFP Stamp Shop Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the cats) 2/3; Not Just Cards October AG UE; Send a Smile 4 Kids Celebration Cards 4 Kids 2/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5 wk 1

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


Lisa said...

Both cards are beautiful my friend!! I love the beautiful coneflowers on the first one!! They look amazing in purple!! And the balloons are so fun and fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Andrea W said...

Terrific cards Kitty! The little cat looks like she is ready to pounce on the balloons and the coneflowers look wonderful in purple.

Dr Sonia S V said...

The statistics are so depressing and both your cards are beautiful and especially love the floral sympathy card
Dr Sonia

Verna Angerhofer said...

Wonderful cards and for such a good cause too! And domestic violence is not just against women but men and sometimes children as well.

Pia S said...

Lovely sympathy card, so appropriate, not too cheerful nor too depressive if you know what I mean? Fun birthday card with plenty of party feel and you even managed to sneak in a cat:)

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

very nice cards
losts of hugs

Eek Eek said...

Three fab cards, a very nice way to share an important cause. Annabel x

scrAPpamondo said...

Welcome back my dear friend! :) Blogland missed you!
Congrats for your won at SSS!!! Yay!!! It's a big won! So happy for you!!!
Becca's Hop has a very good cause, and I know that there are too much unlucky women in the world! I didn't know that fact of Canada!!! It's terrible! These violence must be stopped!!
Both your cards are fabulous, so vibrant and tought!! Love expecially the second one (I'm still a little girl, inside LOL) and that kitty is so fun while try to catch the balloons!! :D
Hugs and love!!

Becca Cruger said...

Look at you and your parade of purple cards!! You're crafting up an awesome storm. I especially like the swath of purple balloons!!! Thanks for creating for the Hop to Stop and raising your voice for victims of domestic violence.

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Beautiful cards, love the baloon one!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

cotnob said...

Fabulous cards Kitty, they are both so pretty.

Vickie Y said...

Sweet card. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Stamps Challenge.

Rae Ann said...

Love this in both colors, but I especially love the purple. The butterfly charm is the perfect finishing touch.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our CASE It challenge.

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Both your cards are beautiful. I love the balloons!! Thanks for joining in at MFP Stamps Challenge!

Donna Ellis said...

Sweet cards, KT! I love all the birthday balloons! XXOO

Anet van Zyl said...

Just beautiful Kitty. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Penny’s Paper-Crafty. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

NanaConnie said...

I love the coneflowers, KT, and the utterly simple and elegant design of that card. Breathtaking! Now, putting on a DT hat -- It's so much fun to see you entering our "Anything Goes" challenge at Crafts Galore Encore this month. Hope to see you playing again. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie DT

Richa Maurya said...

Yup... its very sad..all over the world domestic violence is rising..Very pretty cards the flowers and the baloons..and missed you..:)

Christine said...

Such simple and pretty cards, KT. Prayers for all those suffering from DV.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous cards for a very sad subject.

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful cards, I too love that coneflower but never bought one.

Olga Fink said...

They are both fantastic cards Kitty! and your post shows a very important subject that we should all keep in our minds!
thank you for sharing!
xoxo Olga

Michele K. Henderson said...

These cards are so pretty, Kitty! I like the little butterfly embellishment too!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Beautiful cards, Kitty. Love the pretty cornflowers in purple and love the way you did the ribbon. And look at all those yummy purple balloons!! Purr-fect.

Lisa said...

Beautiful cards! Coneflowers are one of my favorites... and the balloons are so much fun!

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful cards Karen, love the cone flowers

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful cards Karen, love the cone flowers

Dotty Jo x said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us over at Creative With Stamps and that you are part of Becca's Anti-Domestic violence hop, Jo x

Preety said...

such elegant cards :) love them both

Monika Reeck said...

Many thanks to join our challenge at the Creative with Stamps Kitty
I love purple
and I love your card
hey how are you miss lady
sooo long time not seen you on my Blog
hope you are doing well
I have no Mojo still writing application for job
also my Blog is empty if you visit it it was last 15 Oktober last post :)
see you soon sweety

PS: my fav one is the elegant one the first card..the second card sweet with the little kitty there

Billie A said...

Beautiful card. I love the flowers and sentiment. So glad you shared over at Creative with Stamps.
Billie A
Creative with Stamps
Inspiration Destination
Catch the bug
Aud Sentiments

Jerrie said...

Both of your cards are fantastic! I love the soft purple flowers and the varigated purple balloons is so fun!

rachel taylor said...

lovely cards thanks for sharing with Creatalicious Rachel DT

Cara said...

Beautiful cards and a wonderful cause. Sorry, I'm so late in visiting. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Cara DT x

Kat W said...

Both these cards are so lovely and your stamping is gorgeous...I especially love the flowers though :-)
Thanks for playing along with our challenge at The Ribbon Girl!
Kat x

Donna Ellis said...

More pretty cards, KT! They are lovely. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge "Anything Craft Goes". I hope you have enjoyed playing along as much as we have enjoyed seeing your talent. Please check back to see if you are a winner!
crafty hugs,

Anonymous said...

Stunning make , thanks for joining us this week at Glitter n Sparkle Lisa DT x

Wendy said...

Beautiful cards..Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge.
Wendy xx

Anonymous said...

very nice card for this occasion
thanks for taking part at Creative Corner Challenges

Tracey said...

Two really pretty the floral stamp!

Bonnie Taylor said...

Your card is so lovely. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion. We would love to see you again!
~ Bonnie DT

suzARTe said...

This is such a lovely Sympathy card, i love the flowers and the butterfly adds a sign of hope.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
Anything goes October link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Both cards are simply stunning!! Love the stamp on the Sympathy card .. so delicate and pretty! This is such a worthy cause and it is so good of you to help spread the awareness!

Lori Kobular said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous! The sympathy card is amazing! Those statistics are frightening! Lets hope that awareness will help put an end to domestic violence!

Melanie said...

Lovely cards!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional Halloween” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)