Monday, October 24, 2016

Purple Purr-thday (Knitty Kitty DT)

Hello, everybody! I've been waiting for it all year and it's finally here! I am excited and happy to celebrate my favourite animal with a blog hop!  Today is the first day of the Cat Lovers Hop - Yay! If you've been around my blog for awhile, then you will already know how much I love cats! I have 3 of them - Honeydew, Kiwi, and Snowie - and they are featured on my right-hand sidebar. Thank you to Janis at Her Peaceful Garden for organizing this fun event! There are lots of prizes and even a fun daily contest so please help celebrate kitties with us!


On a more serious note, I'm also supporting Becca over at The Damsel of Distressed - she has organized The Hop to Stop to bring awareness to domestic violence. I wrote about my personal connection to domestic violence here. It tore my family apart, but my mom and brother and I survived. We are still here; many other victims are not so lucky. Please consider showing your support for this important hop - and, yes, there are prizes!  Purple is the color for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month so participants in the hop are creating cards featuring purple.


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.

My card features the precious Balloon Kitty from Knitty Kitty Digis. I coloured the image with Prismacolor pencils and fussy-cut so I could pop it up with foam tape. I added Clear Wink of Stella on the balloons to add some sparkle.

Prize Alert: Knitty Kitty Digis is one of the generous sponsors of the Cat Lovers Hop, offering a prize of 3 digis of your choice! Now's your chance to win some Knitty Kitty Digis so be sure to check out the Cat Lovers Hop!


Continuing on with my card, I die-cut Memory Box Calm Countryside from white cardstock. I inked up a small panel with Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, and Wilted Violet Distress Inks, splattered it with water, and adhered behind the die-cut. The scene panel is popped up with foam tape on a pale purple panel, which I embossed with Cuttlebug Cross My Heart. I stamped a sentiment from My Favorite Things and finished off the card with some puffy heart stickers.

Here's a link to the cute image from Knitty Kitty Digis:

Balloon Kitty

I would also like to support these two challenges:
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5 wk 1
Crop Stop Linky 21 AG (Distress Inks available at Crop Stop here) 3/5

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

49 comments:

Barb said...

Oh Kitty your card is adorable. I love the colours and the image is so sweet. What a fun idea to have kitty balloons. Barbxx

Richa Maurya said...

Oo...Its monday...so the cat lovers hop has started...beautiful card..love the kittys with the fuzzy tail..
Love
Richa

Donna Ellis said...

Your kitty birthday card is extra sweet with kitty balloons! LOL Great coloring, and fantastic design! It would be perfect for the Cardz 4 Galz challenge, too! Hoping you enjoy a wonderful week, KT. hugs, de

Lisa said...

This is absolutely adorable!! The kitty is so sweet with the fun balloons!! The coloring is gorgeous!! Love the background, too, and the embossing!! And what a fun sentiment!! Beautiful card my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Tink said...

Great card! Love it

brenda said...

A hop made for you Kitty and of course you have made a super card to celebrate.

B x

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

happy to see you my dear friend!
your card is super cute!
love it!

Olga Fink said...

Such a gorgeous card Kitty! So super sweet and with an important message by using the purple color!
Xoxo Olga

Ros Crawford said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog ... I have to say as a cat lover and crafter your card is fabulous!!

katieo said...

So much Cuteness. I love how you popped up the adorable image on the beautiful background.

Andrea W said...

Darling birthday card! Your embossed background looks terrific and I love the cute kitty image.

D.Ann C said...

What a totally adorable card! Love that sweet digi and the way you colored the cat and popped him and the balloons up for great dimension! (USA - dcomer1 gmail)

KraftyKoolKat said...

Such a darling little creation Kitty.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love knitty kitty digis! I don't actually have any but I always admire them when others use them (must rectify that). Your card is so cute. I love your purple creation. That heart embossing folder was the purrfect background for your card. PJ from USA

Hetty said...

Wonderful card and so great to see you crafty again. Of course this hop is totally you!

Chriss America Real said...

Love this kitty card! Too cute!

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous colors! Love the sentiment. I gotta start coloring my Knitty Kitties. Fabulous! xxD

Dr Sonia S V said...

So adorable and love the embossed hearts background
Cheers
Dr Sonia

scrAPpamondo said...

This cat's hop is just perfect for you, Kitty!! :D Good luck with all your cards!!! This one looks very cute and fun with this lovely image! Your sweet scene pops out so well on the embossed hearts and love the white countryside!!!
Your purple sky is a delight, and surely perfect- as the heart balloons- for the Hop to stop!
Hugs my friend!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Your card is adorable. Love the image and those adorable cat balloons!

Karenladd said...

This card is both cute and beautiful. I love that adorable kitty with the cat shaped balloons, and a wonderful entry for the Cat Lovers Hop, and the Hop To Stop.
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DonnaMundinger said...

OOps! dlmundinger(at) yahoo(dot) com USA

cotnob said...

This is such a pretty card Kitty, lovely colours.
Pauline
x

Donna said...

This is just darling, I like how you used the embossed heart background and the heart embellishments to compliment your colors!

Carole said...

Hello Kitty - good to see you back in blog land - hope you had a good break! I'm in awe of how much kitty cat stash you have. Your card for today is gorgeous - brilliant digi set on a beautiful background and in purple to support raising awareness of domestic violence. Purr-fect! Can't wait to see what else you create for this fun blog hop. xx I'm in the UK caroleannjones2 (at) msn (dot) com

Christi Conley said...

Such a lovely card! You colored and cut out that stamp puurrrrfectly! I am also returning to blog land after a bit of a break (health stuff & moving) and it is SO good to see you again :) Christi ~ StampinDiva at yahoo dot com ~ USA

ionabunny said...

Such a cute image with the kitty balloons. Hugz

ionabunny said...

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Darnell J Knauss said...

Yay for a kitty hop and yay you for combining it with Becca's important hop against domestic violence!! I love your adorable card, Kitty! Your execution is flawless!! Hugs, Darnell

Michele K. Henderson said...

I LOVE your kitty with the pretty balloons! Amazing card!

Lisa Lynn said...

This is such an adorable card...and I knew you would have them for this hop. Love that stamp.

VanessaB said...

happy cat hop! ;) i loooove cats. i miss them (my dh is deathly allergic). your card for becca's hop is soooooooo ADORABLE! love it!!

Eek Eek said...

I love silver tabby balloon kitty! She looks super fussy cut and the lilac combo is so pretty :) Thanks for doing such a fabulous job :) Very happy to be a sponsor of the blog hop! Thank you.
Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

ike said...

Eeeee !! What a super sweet card - lovely colouring and I just adore knitty kitties :-)

Hugz
IKE xxxx

Barbara Godden said...

Adorable card, love that kitty with the balloons, I will check the hop out and hope I have some time to play.

vinita jain said...

Such fun creation with cuteness Kitty, adorable!

Lucinde | Lucilight said...

Such a cute card!

Viki Banaszak said...

OMG!!!!! Those kitty balloons are adorbs! MEOW! banaszakv58atgoogle.com

Becca Cruger said...

Love the subtle texture that embossed background gives to this cute little number! You're such a Hop to Stop rockstar. Thank you, my friend!

Lisa Dryden said...

I'm visiting you from the Cat Lovers Blog Hop, stunning card xx Lisa from the UK .l.dryden06@sky.com

Janis said...

Such an adorable card, Kitty! I love the colors and those kitty balloons. Annabel's images are just so wonderful. Thank you for also promoting awareness with Becca's hop. I wish I hadn't been so busy with my own because I would love to have participated, too!

Thank you for being such a great supporter of the Cat Lovers Hop. Your help and encouragement mean a lot to me!!!
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

KT Fit Kitty said...

I'm having fun at the Cat Lovers Hop!

KT Fit Kitty
Canada
fitkitty1 at gmail dot com

SHartl said...

This is the cutest little card with those kitty balloons! The pretty colors make it even more special.
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Dana said...

Sweet card!! I love the little kitty balloons! So so cute!! USA drwarrenankh at hotmail dot com

Lisa said...

Well, this is awesome and adorable!!! LOVE that image and love the design of your card!

Sue LD said...

I like your coloring and the scene you created for this cute image. I like the heart background too.
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Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Such amazing card!!!

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Monika/Buzsy said...

Tee-hee... this is super cute. Love the kitty balloons! Pretty color combo.

Alexandra Trofimov said...

Great way to use purple! I love fat fluffy cats especially! pinkcraftymama(at)gmail(dot)com australia