Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Winter in Purple

Hello, everyone! This is my second post today! I am happy to be supporting The Hop to Stop. Thank you to Becca at The Damsel of Distressed for hosting this important event to bring awareness to domestic violence. Sadly, I have a personal connection to domestic violence, which I wrote about here. Far too many lives have been torn apart or destroyed by domestic violence and it's time for it to stop.


I made two cards, both for the upcoming holiday season. They both feature purple, which is the colour for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Both cards feature the same image.  It's one of my favourite winter scenes.  It's called A Crofter's Winter by Delicious Doodles.  I printed it in purple and added lots of diamond glitter. The sentiment on the first card is from Poppystamps, stamped with Simon Says Stamp Wisteria ink. The embossing folder is Die'sire Embossalicious - Let it Snow, and I added a triple-looped bow in purple satin.


For the second card, I added the strip of ribbon with the satin bow.  The embossing folder is Cuttlebug Snowflake, and the sentiment is from My Favorite Things, again stamped with Simon Says Stamp Wisteria ink.


Do you have a preference?  I like the first one!

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.

I would also like to join the following challenges: 613 Avenue Create AG 4/8; Allsorts Sparkle and Shine 1/3; Clique Kits AG 1/3; Craft Your Passion Always AG 1/3; Crafting by Designs Get Ready for Christmas 1/3; Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Crafty Gals Corner AG 1/2; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Use a Sentiment UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra October UE; Hiding in my Craftroom Any Holiday (Christmas) 2/3; Holly Jolly Christmas Snow or Snowman 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep on Creating October AG UE; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 1/3; Little Scrap Pieces Show it Off Saturday 1E; Love to Scrap AG 3/5; Not Just Cards October AG UE; Penny's Paper-crafty AG 1/3; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Work-it Wednesday Simon product (ink) 1/3; The Ribbon Girl Any Image UE; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday AG (I didn't use twist) 1E; Through the Craftroom Door AG 1/2; Word Art Wednesday AG uplifting Sentiment wk1 1/5

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


Note to my followers
I have fallen behind on my blog visiting!  My time has been going to the two blog hops I've been supporting this week. I will definitely get around to see you soon, probably on the weekend. Please be patient!  I haven't forgotten about you!  Thank you for your continued support and for all of your kind comments!

50 comments:

Barbara Godden said...

Oh my gosh both are gorgeous, Beautiful job. Love it in purple and sparkle. I really don't want to pick but I like the first one just a smidge better.

Richa Maurya said...

Beautiful winter scene...both cards are pretty..Love the purple..
love
Richa

Melissa Elsner said...

Gorgeous cards! Thanks for joining the fun at Clique Kits!

vinita jain said...

It's so beautiful Kitty, Love your winter scene in purple!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Scrap, good luck!!! Amy DT

brenda said...

Just stunning Kitty, love the scene and colours and of course the glitter, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

BEAUTIFUL Karen, just love this card design, like the first one myself. Thank you for your sparkle and shine for our current challenge of 'SPARKLE AND SHINE', such a lovely stamp..love the important colour combo....Thanks for joining in.
[aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

Jennifer Bradley said...

Stunning card, inking in purple and adding all the glitter looks amazing. Love the embossed background. A truly beautiful, elegant card.Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw and look forward to seeing you again. ~Jennifer DT member x

KraftyKoolKat said...

Two very beautiful cards. Love the soft colours.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Barb said...

Two absolutely beautiful cards Kitty. What a pretty scene that is. Barbxx

Tina Z. said...

both cards are absolutely stunning, I love peaceful winter scenes ...
big hug

Olga Fink said...

Wow Kitty these are fantastic! and the purple fits perfect for a Holiday card!
xoxo Olga

cotnob said...

Beautiful cards Kitty, such a lovely scene and pretty colours.
Pauline
x

Marjeta said...

Fantastic cards. But my first choice is no.1. Love colour you choose.

Marjeta

Bunny said...

First, I'm sorry that your memory is tainted with the ugliness of Domestic Violence. Thanks for giving awareness to this huge problem.

Card #1 is my favorite. I like both though. Love the embossing folder for that card, also.

Lisa said...

What absolutely stunning cards!! They are both so beautiful!! I love the winter scene and the sparkle you added!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Ine Swinkels said...

wow!! Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck.
Bye,
Groetjes van Ine (DT)
http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

scrAPpamondo said...

Oooohhhh!!! Such sweet and paceful cards! This image is really wonderful, I understand so well your love for this scene! Both your cards are just delightful! The embossing and the purple laces compliment them perfectly!!
My favourite is the first one, too! :)

Jean said...

Stunning, love them both, my favourite colour.
Thanks for joining us over at Penny's for our Anything Goes Challenge
Jean DT XXX

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Wow, bouth amazing cards, I can not decide witch one is better, I love the glitter roof of the first one but the gliter part around the house on the 2 card. The bow is the same but I prefer it on the 2 one. Sentiment on the first one and love bouth of the embosed background :D Not mutch of a help from me hihihi.
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Gina Knott said...

This is such a beautiful winter scene, and it looks fabulous in purple. Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Hugs
Gina xx
http://www.ribbongirl.co.uk/catalog/

Kuni said...

This is such a beautiful card Kitty.
Hugs
Kuni

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful winter cards and I love that scene. I am so sorry you had to experience domestic violence but I am hoping you have been able to overcome it. You are strong! Believe in yourself!

Donna said...

What a stunning winter scene, the purple is beautiful with the glitter on it! Hope all is well with you Kitty, hugs, Donna

Craftnut said...

Thank you for entering our sparkle and shine challenge at Allsorts Tracy x

Hetty said...

Oh what a beautiful winter scenery, Karen. Really love your beautiful card.
No worries about not visiting my blog, life is more important. Stay well, hugs!

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

both cards are gorgeous!
love how you colored them!
and love your bows!
I dont know make such nice bows!
lots of hugs

Jeanne H said...

Like both your cards. Great bows...I never think to use ribbon anymore.

Lisa Lynn said...

Love the color of this beautiful image. I actually like the second one with the bow on the top, but they are so similar and are both gorgeous. Great cause.

Barbara Bruder said...

Boy these cards are both beautiful, however I like the 2nd one the best. Like that color purple you used. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Virginia Lu said...

Gorgeous monochromatic card!What a great cause for this blog hop. So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday” Anything Goes” Challenge! Awesome details and design! Super work!

Debi said...

Lovely cards. The embossed snowflakes are more delicate on the first card, so it gets my vote.

Jackie P Neal said...

WOW KT!! I just LOVE these cards! Both are beautiful,but loving the snowflakes on the first one more! I just love that you used purple! So non-traditional and my fav color!
Jackie ")

Tracey said...

Both cards are so pretty...love the wintery scene! Hmmm a favorite..can't choose like both!

Eek Eek said...

Agree, first one does work better, tho hard to put my finger on why! These are lovely cards, I can't wait to start making some for Xmas now!
Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

Karen Letchworth said...

Who would ever think to do this stunning scene in light lavender? YOU, that's who! And WOWZERS, it's absolutely amazing all lightly kissed with snow. Great job, my crafty friend. I'm just blown away with your amazing talents, and can't thank you enough for sharing with us. It's such a blessing to have you play along, and I sincerely hope that you will join us again soon.
Blessings,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com - I hope you will visit me sometime.

Becca Cruger said...

Wowzas! How stunning are these?! Very stunning, to answer my own question. That glittery "snow" just adds to the elegance of that scene. If I haaaaad to choose between the two, I think you're right - I like the subtle snowflakes in the first background. Thanks for adding this gorgeousness to the Hop to Stop gallery!

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card… Its very stylish looking.
Please join us again next time. Good luck!
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like the first one better too but they are a both STUNNING! Breathtaking, even.

Jeanie Ellis said...
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Jeanie Ellis said...

Another very beautiful card, Kitty! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Regards,
TTCRD DT
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door
ttcrd.blogspot.com

Linby said...

I've just seen these in the top 5 on Allsorts - so beautiful. Never thought to use purple like this and it's my fav colour thanks for the inspiration.

Lisa said...

These are beautiful!! Love that cuttlebug folder ... those snowflakes are gorgeous!!

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely cards. Thanks for joining us for our SNOW/SNOWMEN challenge at Holly Jolly. Hope to see you again. Good luck.
Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Holly Jolly DT

Pia S said...

Hi Kitty! I've been away on holiday, I've just browsed your blog to see what I've missed out on and just had to leave you a comment for these two cards. This image looks fantastic in purple and with lots of sparkle, I just can't pick a favorite of these cards, even though similar they're very different too. A little change of detail can do so much!

Snowflakes and Lilies said...

Absolutely adorable card. Love the image and that bow is so kewt. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Destination and hope to see you again. Good luck.
- Khushboo Gandhi, DT
http://snowflakesandlilies.blogspot.in

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Both cards are just lovely. I do like the embossed BG on the first card better (I have the one from Cuttlebug, but now that I see the one from Delicious Doodles, I love that one!).

Judy V said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

suzARTe said...

This is a really beautiful card, I love the main image and the background really stands out as well, such lovely details in this card.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
Anything goes October link-up, Just keep on creating
Susan xx

Cara said...

Two stunning cards. Glad to hear that life is better for you now too. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge. Cara DT x