Thursday, October 27, 2016

Balloon Kitty Birthday Card

There are several wonderful blog hops going on right now! I decided to combine The Cat Lovers Hop with The Hop to Stop raising awareness for domestic violence. That meant I needed to use purple and a cat... no problem! A few other challenges helped to inspire this Balloon Kitty Birthday Card and here they are:
It's been awhile since I've used a stencil and I'm ashamed to admit the Quarterfoil one I used today sit new in a drawer for over a year. I need to break my patterned paper addiction and make more of my own backgrounds, but it's SO hard!!! The stencil is from Clear Scraps and Lavender dye ink by Hampton Art along with Purple Passion powder puff by Quick Quotes were used for color. This adorable kitty image is from Whimsy Stamps and the birthday sentiment is from Hero Arts. That's it! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!


  1. This image is so cute the cat looks like a bundle of fluff, love the contrasting paper and stencilled background.

  2. Wow, you may have taken a year to use that stencil but you made it worth the wait! Beautiful background and an adorable kitty card!
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  3. Andrea, I love your Quaterfoil inked background; the black and white edge really makes it pop. The kitty is so sweet and adorable holding on to his balloon. Very cute card! x
    caroleannjones2 (at) msn (dot) com

  4. super sweet card!
    Fiki from Croatia

  5. Great stenciling! I NEVER use mine, so why do I buy them? LOL Sweet kitty, too. Love the purple and black and the blue spotlights the cute stamp. Fabulous! xxD dlmundinger(at)yahoo(dot)com USA

  6. So sweet, Andrea, I love balloon kitties! I like your stencilled background! It's nice to see you at both of these hops - one for fun and one very serious. It's good to shed some light on this dark subject.

    KT Fit Kitty
    fitkitty1 at gmail dot com

  7. This is so sweet! Wh0 doesn't love a fluffy kitty. banaszakv58atgmaildotcom USA

  8. CUTE card. Love the stenciling. I think you are in good company when it comes to things sitting in drawers unused....
    PJ from US, princessjudy4 @

  9. Well your background is absolutely beautiful! I love playing around with stencils and sometimes find it hard to use my hoard of patterned paper so maybe we need to switch brains? haha. Thank you for joining in the Hop to Stop and helping to raise awareness for victims of domestic violence.

  10. The purple with the black and white trim is really a great mixture. Cuddly cute graphic of the cat!

  11. Andrea, your card is so adorable. Love this want to give that kitty a squeeze it looks so fluffy.

  12. Love the contrasting background,and super cute kitty! A lovely card! Tee USA thealteredpaper(at)

  13. A stunning background for your sweet kitty. I just love the colours. Glad to hear that you broke that stencil out of hiding and messed it up a bit !! LoL Super :-)

    IKE x

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  14. This is really cute indeed, and for such a great cause too! Thank you for playing along with our cute theme at Aud Sentiments,

    Hugz Tinz

  15. So sweet!

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  16. You did an excellent job on your background - the card is lovely! You matched your purples puuurfectly! Christi ~ StampinDiva at Yahoo dot com ~ USA

  17. Your card is so sweet and how wonderful that it is part of a campaign to raise awareness for domestic violence. Your stenciled background is fabulous! So glad you pulled out your stencil!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon!

    Small Bits of Paper

  18. What a darling kitty and lovely ombre background!! (USA - dcomer1 gmail)

  19. What a wonderful card.
    PS: my new challenge blog start on the 10th november and i hope to see you.

  20. Very pretty! I love the Quatrefoil stencil. And the little kitty is just darling.

  21. So sweet with all the purple.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com USA

  22. Such a happy and pretty card!! Love the white and purple colors and that very sweet kitty image. I am definitely keeping Whimsy images in mind for a possible sponsor for next year's hop!!

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

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  23. So cute! Love this sweet kitty. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments Challenges. Hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs, Sandy DT


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