Thursday 26 March 2020

Challenge #158

Hi All

Our challenge today is a special see why you can read further down.

But let's see what it is first:

We want to see a card that has lots or just a touch of purple on it.

And we have included our optional twist of 'Friendship'

If you take up our twist then you have chance of winning a prize of $25 from our super sponsor CAS-ual Fridays-we will do a random drawer for this prize from all our twisters!

The winner of the DT votes will get the chance to be our Guest Designer in a future challenge!

Our Guest Designer for this challenge is the very talented Kavya. Her cards are outstanding. If you haven't seen her blog then pop on over to Handmade by Kavya and we are sure you will come back a fan! We are delighted you are joining us Kavya x

Why a Special Challenge?

Today is Epilepsy Awareness day and we want to help raise awareness of this condition.

Purple is the colour for Epilepsy and a purple ribbon represents Epilepsy.

Epilepsy is a complicated condition that is often misunderstood. Many see seizures in the media as convulsive seizures but there are many types of seizures-many are silent and you wouldn't even know they were happening!

Rather than us explain Epilepsy in detail to you-take a look at this link to find out more. 

Also Sandie, our team leader, has epilepsy and she tells you her experience of living with this condition here-so visit her blog if you want to know more.

Plus there is a hop going on to raise awareness of Epilepsy with some super Guest Designer and some prizes along the way. Friketa is organising this-pop on over and hop along!

We chose 'friendship' as our 'optional twist' as we thought it would be nice to send a purple card to a friend to make them smile-especially now in this challenging time for us all. Goodness we all need love and care now and as a crafting community it would be great for us all to send a card to a friend-just this small gesture would help us all get through this time and we will!

Now lets see what inspiration Kavya and the Design Team have for you:


Using sponsor product  Peaceful Garden

Using Sponsor stamps Powerfull words and retired Sands of time

Using Sponsor product Hope Ribbon

Using sponsor products Mon Ami and Be stamps and the Bubble Box die

Using sponsor product-retired but similar ones are in the Encouragement and Support


Now it is your turn to join in the fun and add some purple to your cards....we all need some love now!

You have until 5pm GMT 8th April to play!

Take some Time Out!!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter


ÅsaJ said...

This makes me so happy that you raise awareness about epilepsy. I suffer from Epilepsy and will for sure create something in purple for this one. Thank you so much for this challenge! <3

Kampin' Karen said...

I didn't realize a purple ribbon represented Epilepsy. They have come so far with medication to combat this over the years. Purple is my favorite color. The DT and guest designer cards are wonderful. Glad I can play again after all that celebrating with #157!

Darnell said...

Great idea to link your challenge to Fiki's to raise even more awareness, Sandie! You and the DT made gorgeous powerful cards!! Stay safe! Hugs, Darnell

Kavya N said...

This is such a creative idea to raise awareness! Thank you for letting me be part of this special challenge :) loved seeing all the other DT cards 💜💜

Fikreta said...

oh look at these gorgeous cards!
love them all!
so many purple card!
thank you for support in this Purple blog hop!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Thank you for the awesome challenge and gorgeous inspiration in support of Purple Day! I am happy to link up my Purple Day card! Wishing you a wonderful day and please say safe and healthy.

Hetty said...

What a great set of cards on the blog for the Purple Day and so important to create more awereness for epilepsy.

Wendy said...

Great cause and wonderful design team samples. Thanks for the challenge.

Mary Marsh said...

DT samples are all so pretty. I also didn't realize the color purple is for epilepsy

Carol L said...

I was not aware that my favorite color is for Epilepsy Awareness, so I've learned something new! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration along with a fun challenge!

Ela said...

Wonderful projects from the team and great initiative. Hugs Ela

Doris Klein said...

Amazing DT works and many thanks for this fun challenge

Hugs and stay healthy
Kleido’s BastelStüble
*Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
*List Manager* Challenges for Days

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for raising the awareness x. Fabulous cards from the team and Kavya, strong and friendly too x.

Greta said...

I routinely send cards, but now I'm trying to increase the number. We all can use some happy mail, that's for sure! Beautiful DT work & so good you draw attention to epilepsy each year!

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for raising the awareness. Lovely work by the team.

Jeanne H said...

Looks like everybody loves purple. Lots of great cards. Thanks for making us aware.

Chris Dring said...

Thank you so much for raising awareness! Such wonderful projects by the DT!