Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Feline Thankful Blog Hop & Party


Hi everyone! Welcome to the Feline Thankful Blog Hop & Party!!! If you've just happened along or are popping in for a visit you'll want to head on over to the Feline Playful blog so you can start from the beginning. We are very excited to have you PARTY with us and want to say THANK YOU to all our followers and those who have been supportive of the Feline Playful blog. I never dreamed back when I started the Feline Playful blog that I would one day see it grow to over 500 challenges and 1800 followers and counting.

I'm so THANKFUL for Shelley sharing her love of challenges and taking ownership of the Feline Playful blog when I was no longer able to keep up. I knew from the moment I met Shelley that she and the Feline Playful blog were the perfect pair! I'm very THANKFUL for all the wondering ladies on the team who take time out of thier busy schedules to update not only the challenges but also the winners, DT Calls, Blog Candy and so much more! You ladies are the BEST!!!

We've joined forces with a very long list of FABULOUS SPONSORS who have donated images, gift certificates and GDT Spots to party WINNERS so be sure to visit Feline Playful to find all the ways there are to win. I'm excited to share the prizes I'll be awarding at the end of the PARTY:

One of our fabulous sponsors is Digi Doodle Shop


One lucky winner will win a
$10 Gift Certificate to the Digi Doodle Shop!!!


One of our fabulous sponsors is McMahon Five Designs
One lucky winner will win a
$10 Gift Certificate to McMahon Five Designs!!!

For a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Digi Doodle Shop or McMahon Five Designs be sure to leave a comment at the end of this post. I'll announce the WINNERS here on this blog after the PARTY on September 28th so be sure to stop back and see if you are one of the lucky winners.


For those of you looking to unscramble the secret message herE is the letter to collect from by blog.  The next stop on the Feline Thankful Blog Hop is Leesa, aka The Navy Wife so please hop on over to her blog, Gone By The Board, and enjoy the rest of the blog hop.

Thanks for joining our PARTY and hopping along with us today... hope you are one of the lucky WINNERS!


CREATIVE DESIGN:
  • Stamps:Flopsey Flowers (My Favorite Things)
  • Paper: Elegant Eggplant and Green Galore (Stampin' Up), White Cardstock (Papertrey Ink), Patterned Paper
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pale Plum (Stampin' Up), Copics RV93, RV95, E42, E43, E44
  • Other: Stitching, Grass Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Sponge, Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon, Buttons, DMC White, Orange Rhinestones (KaiserScrapbook), Glue Dots and Mounting Tape

149 comments:

Mette said...

Gorgeous card and would like to thank you for starting FP in the first place. It's a HUGE help when looking for challenges :).

Hugs, Mette

Scrappy Scatty said...

such a sweet card
Love Jan
xx

Indira Tanwar said...

Hi Karen! Congrats on 500 challenges and 1800 members at Feline playful. This is a big achievement in such a short span of 1 year.

Cheers,
Indira
http://arty-sorts.blogspot.com/

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card - such a cute image.
Thanks for starting Feline Playful - I look everyday for challenges to enter.
Denise xx

Shime said...

Excellent card! Like when card has many layers! Thank you for Feline Playfun project also check every day!

hannelie said...

I've been a follower of your blog for a while now and love your style!
Love this party too!

alethea said...

Love your card!! tha image is so cute!! Thanks so much for starting up FP! It is my go to place whenever I'm looking for a sketch or a challenge to join in with!!
Hugsxx

Bunny said...

Fab card,

xxxx

Caz

zuhause von bastelexpedition said...

Wow your card is so cute.
Thanks for your hard work at Feline Playful. I look every day for new challenges.
And thanks for the blog hop.

hugs diana

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card Karen....I use Feline every day....great hop!
xxx Margreet

Hussena said...

lovely card love that cute kangaroo congrats on the success of the feline and thanks for the fun hop.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Wonderful to " meet" the creator of Feline playful. Hats off to you

Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my goodness, Karen, this is gorgeous. The details, colors and your design is over the top fabulous. Love what you did with Flopsey!

Sandra said...

Karen congratulations! and your card is gorgeous:) Sandra H

cindy said...

Thank you Karen for starting this fabulous blog. I can't believe you ran it by yourself. That's a ton of work.
Love your card.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Great card, love the flower centers. :) Very cute!

Suzie McFloozy said...

What a perfect card and a fab hop !
Happy International Day of Gratitude thanks for all that you done on feline playful YOU ARE THE STAR OF THIS SHOW XX - feline playful is one of my daily stops - what did I do without you !
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Harriet said...

aww what a cute card! I love bunnies!!! :) xxxxx

craftykitten said...

Hi Karen,
What a great job you did starting this fabby blog. Your card is super stunning. Love the stitching.
hugs
Dawn x

Barbara Colbert said...

AWW!! Cute!!!! Nice jobll

Eemeli said...

Your card is such a cutie and thank You guys for the work you do for us at Feline!
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

shersl84bed said...

super cute card, love the stitching, the image and the colors.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Carla said...

such a lovely card

Tammylee said...

I love all the stitching on your card! Cute project! Great blog hop with fun prizes.

Tammylee

Tracy said...

Love your card - great stitching too.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Karen, there you go again making a most magnificent card!!!! I love it!! Great hop!

Linda

NanaConnie said...

Love that bunny and the way you used the papers! Fantastic sky. I use Feline Playful every day to help me decide which challenges I can combine without twisting, out of all recognition, the theme on any one of them. Thanks for all the hard work you do!

Kelly said...

Feline Playful is the first blog i go to everyday! Thank you for the chance to win some amazing prizes!

Yelowflower said...

thanks for hosting this fun event....I love blob hops, I meet so many neat people this way!!!

Lisa said...

wonderful job, I love it!! Thanks for Sharing

Martha said...

such a gorgeous card.

craftybirdlisa said...

wonderful blog. Really love your bunny thank you card. its so eyecatching. just off for a hop (lol) before tea xx

Anita Kejriwal said...

Thanks for the amazing hop! I,m followinhg you now!

*Vicki* said...

You are on a roll girl!! Floppy is just precious here!! LOVE your coloring and sweet design!! TFS! :)

Georgia said...

great blog love the card

Priyanka Bokdia said...

lovely this is! loved all the colors! so cheerful and lively! the blog hop sounds fun! great going

Frea said...

Hi Karen, you must be so proud sweetie, you started all this and I'm grateful for it. I check every days which challenges are interesting and of course who won!! I love your card, so cute this litte (is it a hare??). Hugs, Frea

Nikki Byrne said...

Beautiful card, thanks for the hop :o)

Hugs

NIKKI

Ardilla said...

What a gorgeous card, Karen!!!

Thanks for your idea when you created Feline Playful... i go every day now :)

Crafterkhush said...

That's a gorgeous card Karen... Thanks for coming up with the idea of feline playful.. It's a huge help to us....

Bernadet said...

Gorgeous card Karen!!
Such a cute image, great colors

Tanya said...

Hi Karen! First your card is just darling I love Flopsey! Also thanks so much for all the hard work you do over on FP, you rock!

jimlynn said...

Karen.....did you ever in your wildest imagination think that Feline Playful would be the "go to" blog for everyone!!! Kudos for starting this wonderful blog....can't say thank you enough.
Love this fabulous card! Everything about it is just PERFECT!
Lynn

Julie said...

I just love this cute bunny card,You are the Feline Queen,Thankyou for making the art of entering challenges so easy! Long may you rein! Julie.x

silkeshimazu said...

What a cute bunny. I love your card and all the wonderful little details. Your stitching and coloring are fabulous!

Annette said...

Wow that is one cute bunny, and your stitching is so straight, mine always goes wonky!!
Annette
xx

Monika Reeck said...

ach what a cute Image Karen and lovely colors too love your card and love all the colors you have choosen...Great card...I just wanna say hallo to you and miss you....thanks for see my EMPTY blog...hugs

misteejay said...

What a cutie - lovely card.

Toni xx

Vicki said...

Pretty card. Love the bunny. Thanks for starting Feline Playful.

Wies said...

What a cute image and great card. Thanks for the FP blog hop.

Sugar said...

what a cute bunny! love the stitching!

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card. I love the bunny and the grass is fab.
Nikki x

trisha too said...

Karen, that card is SO cute! Thank you for this fabulous hop, and for all you do at Feline Playful! I remember the first time I found FP, I was just amazed at how organized it is!

:)

ladyjanet_56 said...

Ireally love this card & it's so apt having a rabbit for a blog hop card It's lovely love the bow. Janet T

Enjoy your hopping

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love the vibrant colors (especially that shade of green) on your adorable card. Love Feline Playful too!

downrightcrafty said...

Hi Karen, it is lovely how the Feline team have carried on your fabulous idea and lovely to visit you again, gorgeous card and love the soft sky, stunning
thank you all for the hop
hugs Kate xx

Lorie said...

Another gorgeous card!

♥Jan♥ said...

Thanks for all your work - I know it has made my life much easier !! --Jan--

Samantha said...

Oh what a fun card, darn cute to! fab blog! awesome hop and brilliant team of playfuls! thanks for the chance to win xx

Samantha :0)

Shari said...

What a wonderful idea you had one year ago - I don't know how you did it by yourself for so long, but your dedication is truly appreciated.

Kathleen said...

what a great card.
and just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all the hard work you put into setting up and maintaining the FP blog.
it certainly makes life so much easier!!

Kathleen Mc xx

Merry said...

Karen, I am so glad you came up with the Feline Playful blog and got it all started. I really appreciate everyones time and effort that they put in. Love your card....wonderful colours.

Sue said...

Gorgeous card, I *need* that border punch!! Thank you for everything you have done to set up Feline Playful, such a great idea and so glad that it as become such a success Sue xx

Sandra said...

Hi Karen, just over half way through the bloghop and l'm just loving it, its a great idea and knowing anyone can take part its also a good way of viewing other blogs and follow them if one want too l have added a couple more while l have been doing this and as l havn't finished the blog l'm sure to add even more anyway your card is fabulous l commented earlier on before l started the bloghop and many congratulations on well you did this for a year by yourself yours an inspiration to us all carry on the good work and l will be looking forward to seeing many more of your great projects:) Sandra H

Karen McAlpine said...

Love Flopsy! Great coloring and the clouds look great! I have been visiting Feline Playful since it's beginning. Love it!

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love the dimension to it. Thanks for a great blog hop!

Jen

Laura said...

Hello Karen, WOW what an adorable card. I love everything about it. TFS. That cloud background is the coolest Ive seen yet.

Sammibug said...

Karen, your little bunny card is so darn sweet! Oh, and Thank you for starting Feline Playful! You rock, lady!

Robin said...

beautiful card
love following your blog and thank you soooo much for starting the feline playful blog, I've gotten so much inspiration from it

Shelby said...

Thank you for your wonderful brainchild! If I hadn't found Feline Playful, I doubt I would've started a blog much less entered challenges:)!

Shelby

Roberta said...

Lovely and sweet card!

Debs said...

Adorable bunny and your stitching is perfect, thanks so much for all your hard work and for such a wonderful blog hop
Debs R
xxx

Dawn said...

totally cute Karen. It's amazing what you started and how its evolved. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

Kathy D. said...

OH I like Digi Doodle shop pick me pick me!! thanks for such a fun hop.

Tracy said...

So sweet! I love the little bunny and the cheery papers. TFS!

Carly said...

Such a suitable card for hopping :)

The colours are great and love the stitching.

julieprice3 said...

Feline Playful is awesome, Thanks so much for keeping us updated with challenges, Great blog hop. Delightful card Karen
Hugs Julie P

Miss Sue said...

Cute bunny! Thanks for much for all your hard work on Feline Playful. I'm really new to the blog, but am loving it! Thanks for the blog hop as well.

LaJanette said...

What a cute card you have here; loving this cute little bunny and the stitching is just right! Oh and how can I not mention those FAB clouds!

Thanks for all of your hard work at FP!

Hugs;
Janette

Marjo said...

All I know is that we can't thank all of you team members enough! You do an amazing job keeping all of us informed and on track.

Thanks ever so much, awesome card!

xoxo Marjo

Gale said...

Beautiful card. Love the stitching, can't quite get myself to do that yet!
Thanks for the hop!

:) Gale

NancyD said...

Beautiful card Karen! Thank you for thinking of such a great support to all of us who enter challenges. It is much appreciated! NancyD

Pauline said...

Hi Karen.... thanks for sharing your gorgeous creation on the Feline Playful bloghop... what fun this hop is! And thank you for starting Feline Playful.... the girls there are a fabulous tribute to you in keeping it all going for us.... you're worth your weight in gold, and diamonds, and rubies, and emeralds.... you get the picture!!!
hugs,
Pauline

juelmarie said...

Too fun!! Thanks for the hop!

Neha Jain said...

awww...what a lovely card...

Lori said...

Your work is so well done, Karen! I've enjoyed looking around your blog today :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Have a wonderful, crafty week!
Love n hugs,
Lori

inkypinkycraft said...

Fab hoppy card, fab hop trace x

Fiona said...

gorgeous card, cute little bunny and I do love your clouds...

Fi
x

Margo said...

Hi Karen,
I love your card, congrats with the Feline Playfull blog, it's so helpfull if you want to combine some challenges !
Hugs
Margo

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh I love the purple clouds what a fantastic hop!

Dot said...

Such a cute card. Thanks for your hard work at Feline Playful. I look every day for new challenges.
And thanks for the blog hop.
Dorte,x

dmbennett said...

Adorable card. Thanks for all you ladies do...

Celeste said...

oh wow your card is sooooo pretty

Julia said...

Love your project!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

So cute Karen! Love how you layered it & continued the scene! Great stitching too! Thank You for creating Feline Playful. Your hard work started all of this!

*CAFE said...

Oh, I just adore your Flopsey card! How super cute he is! Thank you so much for creating your wonderful blog and putting together such a great resource for us all! It's such a fun playground! :0)

Joanne Gilch said...

Awesome card. Lovin the grass and sky and the layers and the sewing...and...and....and....just fabulous!!!!

Yone said...

Really cute card ! Having fun on this Blog Hop ! Hugs from Brazil, Yone

Barbara said...

Hi Karen, your card is darling. I expecially love the sweet image and your awesome stitching! I want to thank you for starting Feline Playful. Without your hard work, all of this posting would not have been possible. What a devoted team that works so hard each week posting challenges and winners. Our thanks to everyone. Hugs

Susan Hogan said...

A bunny hop of course! don't let the cat catch that rabbit! So cute....and so well made and coloured.

dj1952 said...

Your card is awesome! I love everything about it. Also thanks so much for getting this blog started. It has really be a great tool to help others find their challenges. Hugs, dj1952 (Debra)

CardArTart said...

You started a wonderful blog with feline playful and your card here today is pretty darn good too! love that grass, how it continues on both layers :)

Lyndi said...

Oh! I love that bunny card. Look at the size of those ears :). Mega cute xx

Thanks for all the work you girls have put into Feline Playful - it is very much appreciated.

Lxx

Scrappycath said...

Oh my gosh, the ears on that bunny are adorable! The whole card is so cute!!! Thanks for all you do!

ike said...

What a super card. I love the way you use stitching on your cards:-)
Thank you soooo much for starting Feline Playful and for all your hard work.
Ike xxxx

Tessa en Anke said...

Lovely card...And will be a fun hop..xx

Renee said...

Such an adorable card!! Thanx for sharing..
hugs-
Renee

Kassiah said...

Cute card! xo

Suzi said...

Wow!! Karen, you should be so very proud of what you started sweetie, I and many others would be lost without you (the creator) and the girls over at Feline Playful, thanks for all your hard work. You have created an adorable thank you card hon.
Hugs
Suzi x

Sandi said...

Karen - love your creation and super job over at Feline Playful!
☺ Sandi

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my goodness, what a fun card! :)

Ms. Jen said...

Adorable card Karen. And thanks for making the whole "feline" possible. I was one of your first followers and still enjoy them to this day.

Hugs - Jen

Jenn Zeeb said...

Thank you for feline playful, you have blessed us with something wonderful.

Hugs
Jenn

CTgirl said...

What a lovely fun card!
Thanks for starting FP!!
Thanks for the hop!
Your blog is really full of inspiration!

Sazzle said...

This is my first blog hop - thought it was about time I took part in one! Great job girls - keep up the good work :-)

xx Happy crafting & glittery hugs xx

Sazzle

http://sazzlecraft.blogspot.com/

Carmen O. said...

What a fabulous card! I love everything about it...great detail and layers, beautiful coloring. Thanks for starting such an awesome blog!

Marion E. said...

You've made a great card. I love all the layers that are mounted with space.. gives the card so much depth!
Then I have to say that you've started an amazing blog with challenges. Thank you for working out such a great idea and put so much time and effort in it. I'm very glad that you've found Shelley to take over the blog! She is a sweet and adorable lady and does a fantastic job with the blog.
So from me to you.... THANK YOU! for being the birthMom of Feline Playful.
Big warm hug
Marion

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

I'm a fan of Feline Playful! Thanks so much for being there for crafters like me. =)

Cute and wonderful card. I just love that kangaroo!

Kath
Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Karen... your cards always make me smile! They are always BEAUTIFULLY crafted! Thanks for all your hard work at Feline Playful ... it's a FABULOUS site!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Thanks so much for all the hard work you do at Feline Playful! Your card is adorable! Love the layers and stitching and the bunny is the sweetest! xxD

Berenice R. said...

Your card is adorable! Thanks for sharing :)

Vivi Casale said...

ohh. totally adorable!!!
xxx

Iulia said...

One totally adorable card! Love your creations!
Hugs, Iulia

Glo said...

Really funny this bunny! :)

Pink Dandelion said...

Thank you to all the team for keeping us up to date with all the latest challenges. Fab card, really cute. Debs xx

Wendy Colledge said...

Fabby card Karen! Awesome Feline Playful hop & prizes, thank you for the chance to win! xx

Cat said...

I just LOVE that card!

ferrellgraph-x said...

Thank you so much for making the hop so fun! Your artwork is so clean and perfect!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Karen & thank you for starting Feline Playful it is soo helpful :)
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Jessica said...

Gorgeous image...I just love those big ears. Great dimension, too!!
:O)
Jessica

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Wooo hooo! Happy Feline Thankful Blog Party!!! You girls rock, thank you so much!!! Hugs, Joanna xx ;))

Anne said...

What a beautiful card! So sweet with lovely colours, image and colouring!

The FP blog is a brilliant idea, thank you for all the hard work you put into it, it's highly appreciated of all 1800 followers ++ :-) Thank you also for the wonderful blog hop!

Best regards,
Anne

ChickieChirps said...

I love your card Karen!

Thank you so much starting such an awesome blog! I use it every day!

Arabella

jo said...

Gorgeous card - bunches of thanks to you too!
Jo x

weewiccababe said...

gorgeous card Karen, and thankyou for having the idea for FP - genius!
Debbi
x

Romina's Cretive Crafts said...

i'm besotted by your bunny !!such an attractive creation !!

Renee VanEpps said...

OMG your cards are so gorgeous!!! Perfect attention to every detail.. Love this little bunny! Thanks so much for maintaining this site, it's an enormous help to me :) Hugs!

Scrappy said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing it! I also want to thank you for starting Feline Playful! I visit the site everyday and really appreciate everything you and the whole team have done to make finding appropriate challenges easier! Bless you! :)

Shazza said...

such a cute card x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

fantastic card. love your clouds!!!

hugs :)

Scrapalajen said...

Karen, such a sweet bunny card! TFS!

stampsnews at gmail dot com

sparklingblackrose said...

Your idea has revolutionalised the blogging community for crafters-thank you so much! Thank you for all the hard work that goes into Feline Playful! Elaine-xxx-

Regena said...

Such an adorable bunny card!!

Lisa M said...

First off what an incredible lady you are for having this vision of an organized website where all other crafters can come to that makes their lives a little easier. WONDERFUL idea. :)
Thank you so much for Feline and all the amazing people that work with you to keep me sane. :D
Your card is adorable btw, love the perfect details and crafts'woman'ship to your card. Very talented stamper.
Thanks again,
Lisa xx

Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

very cute card!
great hop

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

What a beautiful card, Karen! That sky is amazing. Thanks for Feline Playful, it is very helpful! And thanks for the fun hop!

squiggle7 said...

Such a cute, fun card Karen and the buttons and bow just finish it off beautifully.

Thanks for starting feline playful, it's such a fab blog to stop us crafters going mad trying to keep up!

Emma

Trina said...

Love the dimension on this!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I did not want to leave a comment until the end, as I know I am excluded from the prizes. I remember the early days of the Feline Playful- and now look at it- fantastic idea and more!!! Your card is so darling- I love everything about it- love how you did the sky and grass and your colors- too dang cute! Miss chatting- how is your cat?