Thursday, 1 October 2015

The Hop to Stop

Another post for me today which has been a few weeks in the making. 

Becca Cruger has set up a blog hop as October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in the USA (was back in March here in Australia). This blog hop is designed to raise awareness about domestic violence, an issue that impacts 1 in 4 women, and the resources that are available to assist victims of domestic violence.

I am very proud to be part of this blog hop not only as a participant but as a sponsor. Happy Little Stampers will be giving away a

Here is my card -

I really concentrated on purple because that is the colour that is associated with DV Awareness.

I created my background with my Brushos, starch and cling wrap. Once dry I used a star stencil and embossing paste for some texture. When nearly dry I brushed over some perfect pearls to give the stars a golden shine. 

The butterfly and sentiment are from Happy Little Stampers Butterfly Birthday set. The butterfly was embossed on vellum with purple powder. The sentiment was embossed in white.

I really hope that you can play along with the hop. There are heaps of prizes to be won. Not only that but we can come together and raise awareness for this serious problem.

If you are in Australia and are a victim or need help due to Domestic Violence (female or male) please go to the Domestic Violence Support Website.

Womensline 1800 811 811
Mensline 1800 600 636

Thanks for stopping by -


  1. Stunning card, Kylie! I love how your stars pop against the purple background and your butterfly is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing a link for assistance, for joining in this blog hop, and for sponsoring it...DV is such a serious problem, and needs to be addressed on all corners of the globe! God Bless You!

  2. Very optimistic card, the butterfly is a harbinger of good changes.

  3. It's horrifying to think that 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence - thanks for taking part in such an important cause. Your card is gorgeous - love the butterfly done on vellum and the starry background. I need to try using starch with my brushos - interesting technique, and thanks for including it in your tutorial awhile ago.

  4. Kylie, YOU are the very best. I'm so grateful that Happy Little Stampers is sponsoring and even more grateful that you have used your creativity to create this beauty. It's positively stunning! Every time I see one of your brusho cards, I just swoon! Gorgeous design and thanks for linking it up to the Hop to Stop.

  5. Really beautiful card Kylie. It's wonderful that you are participating in this blog hop ... and sponsoring. Your card is so pretty with the starch and brushos background. I still haven't gotten any starch!! Love the purple with the gold stars. xx

  6. Kylie, your card is gorgeous, showcasing one of my favourite butterflies from your set (the other two are favourites as well *grin*). My card will be sporting this fluttering delights as well. Thank you for sharing your creativity and your generosity in being a sponsor is yet more evidence of how amazing you are!

  7. Your card is smashing Kylie! Those brushos are so cool. I have to get some.

  8. Just swooning me away! Love the effect of brushos and that fluttering vellum butterfly! Thanks for sharing for a good cause and awakening awareness and generosity as being a sponsor!

  9. Very pretty card! Love these little stars!
    Take Care!

  10. Oh how absolutely yummo! (It's breakfast in Portugal and I'm hungry!) LOVE the colours... gold and purple are perfect for a grand cause.
    hugs, Asha

  11. Absolutely stunning card, Kylie! Purple and gold - very sophisticated combo, and such delicate!

  12. Llove your cling wrap background! Your card is so soft and femine! Beautiful job!!

  13. What a beautiful card! LOVE that background and the stars make that sweet butterfly pop!

  14. This is a gorgeous card Kylie - I love the beautiful background and the texture from the embossing paste. Such a great cause to be involved with too.
    Carol x

  15. Beautiful! the stars...the background is awesome...

  16. What a pretty card! I LOVE the fabulous textured background! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

    PS: If you're looking for another chance to win with the Hop to Stop, make sure to stop by my blog and comment! :)

  17. Hi Kylie, that is one amazing card! And the butterfly looks so stunning.. :)
    Suchi xx

  18. I love butterfly creations. They have a special meaning to me. This is gorgeous!!
    Karen C

  19. Such a beautiful card for The Hop to Stop. Your purple beauty caught my eye and I stopped in to get a closer look. I love the background you made and the gorgeous butterfly. Thank you for sponsoring and supporting this worthwhile and very serious issue.

  20. Beautiful and super wonderful card - love the purple and the great details you used on this card!!!!!

  21. Gorgeous card. Awesome background.


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