Thursday, March 26, 2020

Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness (Blog Hop)

Hello, everyone! Today I'm joining my friend Fikreta in a blog hop for Purple Day in support of epilepsy awareness. Each participant in the hop has made a card featuring purple.  I hope you'll hop around and see what everyone has made!

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Our blog hop runs from March 26 to 31, and there are giveaways to be won! Thank you to our generous sponsors, Digi Doodle Studios and Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez, who are each giving away one digital image of the winner's choice.  In addition, Ike from Ike's Art and Annabel from Knitty Kitty Digis both have giveaways as part of their stops along the hop, including one from Dr. Digi's House of Stamps!  To be entered to win, please comment on each stop of the hop and tell us what you learned about epilsepsy.  I would be so happy if you became a follower but it is not necessary to win a prize.

Here's the card I made for Purple Day:

The adorable image is Digi Doodles Studios - Gracie & Nibbles. I coloured it with markers and fussy-cut so I could pop it up on foam tape. The background paper is from Fred She Said, and I stamped a sentiment from Newton's Nook.  I added a die-cut shape and some lace behind the image and then finished the card with two punched butterflies and some purple gems.  

My card design was inspired by Sketch 3 at Crafting Vicky:

Please take a moment and read:

Purple Day
Purple Day is a global grassroots event formed with the intention to increase worldwide awareness of epilepsy, and to dispel common myths and fears of this neurological disorder.  Further intentions of this movement are to reduce the social stigmas commonly endured by many individuals afflicted with the condition; to provide assurance and advocacy to those living with epilepsy that they are not alone in their ongoing endurance; and to initiate individuals living with the condition to take action in their communities to achieve these aims.  The day occurs annually on March 26. You can read more about epilepsy here.

What to do if someone has a convulsive seizure

Blog Hop
Fikreta (host)
Kitty (you are here)

You may also wish to check out our sponsors' Facebook pages:
Digi Doodle Studios

Ike's Art
Kinda Cute by Patricia Alvarez

Knitty Kitty Digis

I would also like to support the following challenges: A Bit More Time to Craft 111 AG UE; A Perfect Time to Craft March AG UE; Allsorts AG Animal Kingdom 2/3; Creative Fingers 182 AG 2/3; Digi Doodles 25 Ribon or Lace; Digi Doodles Facebook AG 1/3; DL.ART March AG UE 1/d; Jan's Digi Stamps AG 5/5; Show Us Your Pussycats 52 Furrything Goes UE; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday AG 3/5; Tales from the Craft Room Furry Friends 1E; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions Anything Goes Challenge ~ M2520; The House That Stamps Built Repeat Impressions DCC M420 ~ It’s Raining Cats and Dogs; The Outlawz Tuesday Colour Lavender Monochrome Palette; Time Out 158 Lots or a Little Purple UE; Word Art Wednesday 432-433 AG w Uplifting Sentiment 3/5 wk1

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


Andrea W said...

Your card is darling and a great way to bring awareness about epilepsy.

Fikreta said...

this is so sweet card!
thats one of my favorite images from Digi Doodle Studios!
Thank you for joining me and friends in this blog hop!

*Vicki* said...

Awe! Kitty, your card is absolutely precious!! I adore that image and your stunning purple ombre background to go with it too! The sweet sentiment and butterflies add a wonderful warmth to it! Thank you so much for your support and help with the blog hop!! HUGS

Lori Kobular said...

Oh my goodness! I am in love with that adorable image! It is so sweet and you colored it to perfection for the Purple Day Blog Hop! Thanks for being a part of this blog hop!

Hetty said...

Hello Kitty, what a lovely card you made for the Purple blog hop. Such a sweet kitty and a lovely colored purple heart.
Today we also learned more about epilepsy that I did not know.

HandmadeCardsByGeorgia said...

Thanks for sharing with us at "A Perfect Time To Craft". A Purr-fect card. Good Luck!
Georgia DT for

cotnob said...

A beautiful card, such a cute image and for a great cause.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Barbara Godden said...

What an adorable kitty, and beautifully coloured great use of the sketch. Purple my favourite colour too. I'll have to check the hop out.

jimlynn said...

So very pretty and for a wonderful cause too. Love the cute image and your fantastic card.

aussie aNNie said...

Great card and for a special awareness, good on you.xx

Heather said...

This is so adorable!! Such a sweet image and all the purple is fabulous! I love the shape of the die cut you used, too! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Janis said...

Hi, Kitty!
Thank you for participating in this important hop. Hasn't Fiki done a great job in getting it all organized!? Your card is so adorable with the sweet kitty hugging the purple heart! Beau iful coloring and I love the touch of lace. So sweet.

I'm so glad to be a part of this hop, also, and to be reminded of some important things abt someone having a noting the time the seizure started. I prob would not remember to think of that!

Hope you are doing well during this virus thing. Stay safe and healthy.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Scrapper69 said...

What a super sweet card! Loving the purple and that adorable kitty! This hop is such a great way to bring awareness about Epilepsy - Thanks for the info and the link!


New Creations said...

So adorable card. Love the cute cat image with Purple and Thanks for spreading awareness!

Jan Mahew said...

Karen, Adorable creation for a fantastic cause! Thank you for playing along with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge and sharing your special cause info and your wonderful talents with us. Good Luck, stay safe and wash your hands often! HAPPY CRAFTING!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp shop)

sandie said...

Such a pretty image and just love the added sparkle and the lace the perfect match for the image. Thanks for helping us spread the word and joining us at Time Out x

brenda said...

What a sweet image and so prettily coloured, thanks so much for sharing and joining in at Allsorts this week. Stay safe and well.

B x

ike said...

Oh, such a Purr-fect little kitty card :-) Really gorgeous. Lovely to see you on this Hop :-)
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Eekers said...

Beautiful purple project for purple day! Happy to be sharing in this hop with you. Hope you are well and safe. Annabe x

Donna said...

What a great cause, I did not know that 1 in 100 people had epilepsy. Your card is beautiful, darling image, like your coloring and the lace. Glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built!

MadeByMeghanK said...

What an adorable little kitty! So cute! Thank you for being a part of this awareness hop!

Olga Fink said...

Hello Kitty! your card is so cute and adorable!
Such an important message we are sharing! And it's so fun to be sharing in this hop with you!
Stay safe, xoxo Olga

Chandhini said...

Purple is one of my favourite colour. I love your card with cute image. Thanks for spreading awareness.

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty I am soooo far behind. LOVE your card. Those butterflies and lace are so beautiful. Great info.

Subhashini said...

That's a cute card for anyian to resist!! I learnt that we should not hold down the person during an attack nor should we put anything into the mouth. Thanks for spreading awareness.

SHartl said...

Oh, I just want to pick up that little kitty and hug him! We can't have cats anymore because my husband and daughter are allergic but I really miss them. Thanks for sharing your card and participating in the hop. I learned a lot about epilepsy, especially not to hold someone down or put anything in their mouth when they are having a seizure.

Joyce said...

So very glad you decided to use a lot of purple. Love this adorable card and your sweet kitty. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

Patsy Long said...

Your card is so lovely and for such a good cause. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Studios-Patsy

Crafting Vicky said...

Your card is so adorable!!! thank you so much for participating in the challenge!!!

jimlynn said...

Oops....back again to tell you thanks for joining us at Jan's Digi Stamp Challenge - and once again, I love your card!

Karenladd said...

Your card is just so adorable and I love how you colored up the image. The lace and butterflies give this design a lovely look for springtime too. Thanks so much for participating in the hop and sharing your card. The epilepsy fact that stood out for me is not to put anything in the person's mouth when they are having a seizure, contrary to popular belief.

Alyson Mayo said...

Purple is purr-fect for this card - and that beautiful pair. Wonderful colouring and a great set up for your card.

Sue D said...

Pretty purple card. Love the kitty and the lace
I learned that There are six main types of generalized seizures-- all involve loss of consciousness and typically happen without warning.

Darnell said...

This is a fabulous design, Kitty! I love that blended pp and how you've built your card from it! If only the people of the world could get along like your sweet kitty and mouse! I hope you are taking care and keeping safe! Hugs, Darnell

Valerija said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, love the cute image.
Valerija xx

Gerrina said...

Such a sweet card! I love the sponged background! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

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