A New Challenge At Time Out – #158 – A Lot Or A Little Purple

Hello … bonjour!  Our new challenge has just started over at Time Out … and it’s a special one.  Today is Epilepsy Awareness Day … also called Purple Day, as the colour purple and the purple ribbon represent epilepsy.  It’s a day that’s close to our hearts at Time Out because Sandie, our beloved leader, has epilepsy.  You can find out more here … and by visiting Sandie’s blog here, where she talks about her own experience of living with the condition.  We’d like to help raise awareness of this often misunderstood and complicated illness … so our theme for this fortnight is … a lot or a little purple … with an optional twist of friendship (we thought it would be nice to send a purple card to a friend to give them a smile!).   Here’s the card I sent to give a dear friend a smile …

This delicious image and sentiment are from a set called Simple Things, from The Greetery … I love it!  I was delighted to be able to chose it (and another set) after winning a GC to the store last year … and promptly set about finding some inspiration for using it.  Unsurprisingly, given her delicious CAS style, Laurie at Soapbox Creations provided me with just that, with this card (thanks, Laurie!).  I just changed the colour palette … made my eucalyptus purple and did the sentiment in espresso ink … added those delicate splatters … and the set itself did the rest!


How will you interpret our special Epilepsy Awareness theme … and will you use a lot or just a little purple?  We’d love to see what you create in our gallery.  This time round, we’re sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays (thanks, Michele) who are offering a US$25 GC to a randomly drawn player who uses the optional friendship twist.  As usual, our overall winner will be chosen by the DT … and will be invited to guest design with us in a future challenge.  Details are over at Time Out … along with lots of fabulous ideas from our brilliant DT … and from our talented Guest Designer, Kavya at Handmade By Kavya.  Do pop over and visit Kavya … you can have a wonderful browse round the all the loveliness … and you can always say hello while you’re there!

My purple bloom is playing along at … .

Happy Little Stampers CAS – A Favourite Technique … adding splatter

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes

Watercooler Wednesday – All About Occasions

Hoping and praying that you’re all staying safe and well, wherever you are in the world.  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


32 thoughts on “A New Challenge At Time Out – #158 – A Lot Or A Little Purple

  1. sandie

    And it sure did give a friend a smile! I just love how this flower curls around the sentiment and the gorgeous splashes. This arrived on a day when I needed a hug in an envelope! Thank you hon x

  2. Judith Jarvis

    I don’t use a lot of purple normally but this will definitely encourage me to use it more…just beautiful as ever xx

  3. papierelle

    I think it’s especially great that you draw attention to it in times when there is only one topic. Your card is wonderful, designed in a great CAS style and it contains a nice message. Gundi

  4. Michele F

    Gorgeous, Anita! I’ve never seen purple Eucalyptus – so purple-icious! I love the texture of this cardstock, and those wonderful platters, too!

  5. djkardkreations

    Your CASlicious design should be the poster for the Epilepsy Foundation, Anita! It is so striking, more so because I love eucalyptus leaves. The schplatters make it even better! (I might have to check out that set! Eek! Even more NBUS!) I hope are doing well and staying healthy! ILYAMYMLF!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. conil

    You’ve done it again…the perfect sentiment matched to an image, so beautifully colored and shaded, that it touches the heart. Whoever gets this work of art is going to be filled with joy.

  7. Lisa Elton

    This is CAS perfection, not to mention PRETTY! Your two toned purple eucalyptus is marvelous. I’ll bet the little koalas would enjoy it too!

  8. Mac Mable

    Fabulous to see the eucalyptus in the shades of purple. What a perfect CAS card, which is stunning and breathtaking…Loving this one Anita x. Great cause too x.

  9. catcraig

    Oh Anita, what a lovely serene card in purple. This a wonderful color for the eucalyptus branch. Stay safe. HUgs.

  10. momentsofcrafting

    Wow! I love this wonderfully elegant CAS card, Anita! It is such a lovely image and the wonderful sentiment! A great win! Love the way you combined the 2 colours on your branch! A great card for a great cause! Thanks so much for joining us at HLS Watercolour Challenge this month! Take care!

  11. tinstar05

    Stunning card Anita. Love the purple and the added touch of the splatter. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

  12. TK

    Oh My! Brilliant, Anita! This is so adorable and so easy to see why you chose that set — it’s is absolutely perfect! I wasn’t aware what the purple stood for, but now I will try to join and be a part of something so wonderful!

  13. Hilary Wright

    Those colours are so vibrant and gorgeous, what’s not to like, especially with those lovely splatters xx

  14. Shauna

    Wow! I LOVE this sentiment font and the image. Your design is gorgeous and highlights the set perfectly. So clean and pretty!
    – Shauna

  15. Nonni

    Beautiful CAs creation, Anita… The sentiment goes perfectly with the style of the card. Love your use of purple! xx

  16. lollthompson

    Your eucalyptus leaves are the star … this is the perfect CAS design to show them off. Love the shades of purple and your beautiful scripty sentment. xx


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