Monday, October 26, 2015

Cat Lovers Hop - Day 1 (Kiwi Pretty Wings)

Hello, everyone! I'm back again today with another card for the Cat Lovers Hop! Thank you to Janis at Her Peaceful Garden for organizing this fun hop!  Guidelines and FAQ can be found here. I hope you head over and check it out!

I've been on a blog break and haven't had any time for crafting, but I remembered some cards I made a while back that I haven't shared on my blog. They are my "Honeydew and Kiwi" collection - it's a set of 12 cards, each one featuring either Honeydew or Kiwi (2 of my 3 cats).  I shared one of the cards from the set previously - you can see it here.  I have chosen 5 cards from this set to share this week in addition to the cards I already have scheduled!  So I hope you like kitty cards because I have a lot to share this week!  I want to support the Cat Lovers Hop as much as I can - I am hoping it's a huge success and that it will become an annual event!

This card features Kiwi! This is not my usual style but I think it's so fun! I started with a kraft card base (Stampin' Up) and stamped the ledger (Stampington and Co. - Clearly Impressed) in black and the small butterflies (Hampton Art, NicoleCrafts) in purple.  I stamped the butterfly wings on a pale plum scrap and then fussy-cut. The sentiment (Studio 18) was stamped in purple on a pale plum scrap and then I tore all around it. I fussy-cut Kiwi from a photo and popped up with foam tape.  I finished off the card with epoxy butterfly stickers (Studio 18).

I think this card fits perfectly with Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge, where the theme is Butterflies plus N for Numbers.  The ledger stamp has lots of numbers, so I will be linking up there as well.

I would also like to join these 2 challenges:  
Just Keep on Creating AG UE
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5

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


  1. What a fun way to use the puss Kitty, who is a beauty, not unlike our Clyde in colour.

    B x

  2. Gorgeous card and gorgeous kitty Kiwi is :-) I love the background to this too - very clever stamping. :-D

    IKE xxxx

  3. Love how cleverly you used the ledger stamp for numbers, Your Kitty Kiwi is so pretty, love this beautiful creation!

  4. Fabulous job on the card, love Kiwi she is gorgeous and looks so elegant in her butterfly wings. Must check out this challenge as I have oodles of kitty stamps.

  5. so happy to see you at the Cat Lovers Hop!
    your card is wonderful!
    love it!
    you did great job!

  6. Hi Kitty, What a lovely card. Kiwi looks like a real little angel with her purple wings. Barbxx

  7. Such a darling card featuring Kiwi as your focal image! Fun idea!!!

  8. A really beautiful creation Kitty. Kiwi is a beauty.


  9. Kiwi is so sweet, Kitty!! I love her pretty purple wings!! What a fabulous card this is my friend!! So adorable!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. That's a gorgeous cat! And I love the background, too.

  11. Kitty....what a beautiful and creative card!!! LOVE how you have used the butterfly wings with your pretty Kiwi. The lavender color and the wonderful background are just magical. What a totally awesome challenge entry for Mrs. A's blog, too!!!

    I have two striped and white kitties:
    1. Aliyah, the aging queen of tarts who rules the roost with her life-long rival Shy-Cat. They are both 14 and have been enemies ever since they were babies. Aliyah was part of a feral litter we stole from the nest of a feral barn mommy (our method of curbing the feral population is: "Tame and Spay/Neuter"). Shy was born the day after her mommy was "given" to us by a relative who didn't want kittens. Shy's mommy wanted NOTHING to do with the feral kittens and there has been bad blood between the progeny ever since.

    2. Ophelia, who we embarrassingly thought was a little girl when we rescued him during that difficult-to-tell-the-gender stage. His sister, Whiskers, we mistook for a boy!! Did I tell you my hubby is a vet? That's REALLY embarrassing for a vet's family to make this mistake!! Ha. Gives me much compassion for people who can't tell the difference!!

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful card and helping kick-off my Hop!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

    CAT LOVERS HOP going on now through Oct. 30 at

  12. Hi, Kitty, I'm your latest follower!!!! Thanks for visiting my blog, leaving a sweet comment and joining!!!!
    I am so glad I came to visit - I am an absolute cat-lover and are definitely going to visit the Cat Lover's Hop!!! Your little darlings are beautiful!!! We have a siamese and he is for sure the boss around here - we love him to bits and he is spoiled rotten!!!
    I love your great card - the purple and kraft is a lovely combination and I love all the butterflies!!!! (...and of cause the beautiful cat!!!)
    Looking forward to enjoy all of your lovely work in future!!!
    Have a great day!!!

  13. Adorable little pretty kitty card! I love the purple and kraft color combination! This cat lovers hop is so much fun! I knew I'd see you on it too, KT Fit Kitty! Looking forward to seeing your terrific kitty cards all week!
    Take care!

  14. Love the background you created for this. The little butterfly kitty is adorable! So fun and cute.Lynn

  15. This is adorable. You have a gorgeous cat.

  16. Yes, it's different from your usual style, which I love, but who can resist this purple beauty with Kiwi having been given angel wings? I can't... Love it!!

  17. A fabulous card KItty, Kiwi looks adorable and your design is brilliant.

  18. Yay!! Kitty, I will love surely see all your family cards :D with Kiwi and Honeydew!! They are so photogenics! Kiwi with the wings is just a popstar!! :D Love the background you added to his photo, the purple looks fabulous with him! And you idea to will become Cats Lovers Hop an annual event is just purrrr...fect!! Such wonderful and genial idea!! Love it!
    I can't wait to see the other your five cards! :D

  19. How creative featuring your cat's, great card and like that you fit it to Mrs. A's challenge too!

  20. Oh Kitty day one and two beautiful card?
    you are so busy girl
    and this is so sweeet cat with butterfly wing
    love all the purple
    cute card my friend
    lovely imagination you have
    hugs Monika

  21. Kitty, this card is certainly not your usual style but I totally love it, so eclectic and arty. Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating

  22. Hahaha! Darling kitty card! Great colors, too! Hope you are feeling better, KT. XXOO

  23. oooh, Kiwi is just adorable and adding pretty wings..... weeeeell.... double adorable! I hope like you that the Cat Lovers Hop will become annual.....what fun hey!!!!

  24. Beautiful card, Kitty. Great collage background.
    Her majesty the cat fits perfectly.

  25. Kitty your card is fantastic. Love the numbers theme you have gone with. Brilliant idea. Doesn't Kiwi look grand sporting those butterfly wings. Hope your renovations are going well. Thankyou for fluttering by especially to enter this in my #41. Hugs Mrs A.

  26. ahhh this is too sweet, love it, lots of hugs and love to you and cuddles to Kiwi, Honeydew and Snowy, Marion

  27. Love the colours you've used on this card and the butterflies are a great addition. Good job!

  28. Great job my friend. Love the winged kitty

  29. Oh!! I LOVE this card! It combines all of my favorites....a cat (of course), a vintage look, collage stamping, fussy cutting and layers! I especially like the way you combined a photo of your actual cat with all the stamped images for a gorgeous result!

  30. I love that! Gorgeous purple wings for the cat - just awesome! I especially love the background you created - will have to look out for some stamps like that as it has a real retro collage look and it's a style I struggle with. TFS Karen x

  31. Fun and SO wonderful!!! Love the butterfly wings on the cat!! Such a great card!!

  32. Love it! I love the wings on the cat... who would have expected that! And I'm a poet and didn't know it... very cute! Gives it a vintagey feel...

  33. Love this one, kitty with wings, awesome for the Cat Lovers Blog Hop!

  34. Fabulous with the wings!
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