Purple day Epilepsy Awareness Blog Hop 2020

 Hello Everyone and welcome back to my blog!

I am so excited to have been asked to be part of the Purple Day Blog Hop in support of Epilepsy Awareness.


Fikreta is organizing this blog hop for the second year in a row and I would like to thank her for inviting me to be part of something so important.

Some crafty friends and I, we have all created projects including the color Purple and you have until March 31st to hop with us,

So I created 2 cards for this blog hop,


  • For my first card, I have used the image called Sweet Carlina by our sponsor Digi Doodle Studios
  • I colored it with alcohol markers and Polychromos pencils and fussy cut it.
  • For the background paper I have used a digital paper provided on the Making cards and papercraft magazine, and I colored some of the hearts in purple.
  • I matted the background paper with black card stock and adhered it on a cream card base.
  • I added a strip of the black card stock and adhered the image with foam tape.
  • The sentiments I added are from Simon Says Stamp. They are pre-made sentiments on card stock that you cut yourself.


  • For my second card, I have used the image called Puppy Love by our sponsor Ikes’ Art
  • I colored it with alcohol markers and Polychromos pencils, I drew a heart under his legs and colored it as well. And then I fussy cut the image.
  • I used the same steps as for the previous card to assemble it.

Our sponsors are

Digi Doodle Studios and Kinda Cute by Patricia
So you could win an image of your choice from our sponsors!

Digi Doodle Studios Facebook page
Kinda Cute by Patricia Facebook page

Ike from Ikes’ Art and Annabel from Knitty Kitty Digis are giving away images as well!



Ike’s Art Facebook page
Knitty Kitty Digis Facebook page

And there are also giveaways along the hop.
So make sure to hop along and leave us a comment in order to be in the draw for the prizes.
It would be nice if you could follow us and subscribe to our blogs but it is not necessary in order to be in the draw.
Follow the links below, hop along and get inspired!

Olga – You are here

I am giving away these 2 cards that I have created for the blog hop. So please leave a comment so you can be included in the draw.

Please take a moment to read about 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 stigma 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.

Formation and History
The concept of Purple Day was initiated by a 9-year-old named Cassidy Megan, and was motivated by her own struggle with epilepsy.

The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia helped to develop Cassidy’s idea, and the first Purple Day event was held on March 26 2008, and is now known as the Purple Day for Epilepsy campaign.

In 2009, the New York based Anita Kaufmann Foundation and Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia joined to launch Purple Day internationally and increase the involvement of numerous organizations, schools, businesses, politicians and celebrities around the world.

On March 26, 2009 over 100.000 students, 95 workplaces and 116 politicians participated in Purple Day. In March 2009, the official USA Purple Day Party launch was organized by the Anita Kaufmann Foundation. Canadian Paul Shaffer of the Late Show with David Letterman attended the official launch at Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York City.

In March 2012, Purple Day received the Royal Assent and became a legal day for Epilepsy Awareness in Canada.

In December 2015, Electronics retailer Dick Smith had arranged a major corporate partnership with Epilepsy Action Australia to support Purple Day in Australia with a $50.000 cash sponsorship, prizes and exclusive distribution of Purple Day merchandise. A week prior to Purple Day Celebration in 2016, Dick Smith was placed in receivership. Later, the Retail Food Group provided a $50.000 donation to match Dick Smith’s previously promised sponsorship.

Epilepsy Myths:

MYTH 1: You convulse when you have Epilepsy
FACT 1: Not every seizure means a person jerks convulsively, nor is a person always unconscious during a seizure. Convulsions while unconscious are usually associated with tonic clonic seizures. There are a range of seizures which have different side effects and can affect people differently.

MYTH 2: Flashing lights cause seizures in everyone with epilepsy
FACT 2: Around 1 in 100 people has epilepsy, and of these people, around 3% have photosensitive epilepsy. Photosensitive epilepsy is more common in children and young people (up to 5%) and is less commonly diagnosed after the age of 20. Triggers differ from person to person, but common triggers include a lack of sleep, stress and alcohol.

MYTH 3: You can restrain someone during a convulsive seizure and put your finger in their mouth.
FACT 3: During a convulsive seizure you should never hold the person down or put anything in their mouth. It’s important to know exactly what to do when someone has a tonic clonic seizure so that you can act quickly. Here are the 10 first aid steps for someone that has a convulsive seizure.

MYTH 4: Epilepsy is rare.
FACT 4: Epilepsy is anything but rare, over 500.000 people in the UK have epilepsy. That’s about one in every 100 people. There are also around 60 million people with epilepsy in the world. Anyone can develop epilepsy, it happens in all ages, races and social classes.

MYTH 5: The only side effects of a seizure are tiredness and being confused.FACT 5: Having epilepsy can affect people in different ways. Knowing that a person “has epilepsy” does not tell you much about what happens for them or how epilepsy affects them. For example, some people may have problems with sleep or memory and for some people epilepsy may affect their mental health.

What to do if someone has a convulsive seizure

I had so much fun creating these cards and I hope you like them!

Don’t forget to leave me a comment before your next hop.

Please consider subscribing to my blog so you can see more of my creations.

Feel free to pin the pictures on your Pinterest board for later reference and inspiration.

Thank you for visiting!



I would like to link my cards to the following challenges:

Time Out challenges

Simon Says Stamp – Wednesday challenge

Show us your Pussycats challenge

27 replies to “Purple day Epilepsy Awareness Blog Hop 2020

  1. A beautifully written post and two terrific cards for the Hop, Olga! It’s lovely to be spreading the word with you. I hope you are taking care and keeping safe! Hugs, Darnell

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  2. Both cards are adorable!
    I learned that there are six main types of generalized seizures– all involve loss of consciousness and typically happen without warning.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  3. Thank you for participating in the hop and sharing your beautiful cards. Your puppy is colored so perfectly that I can almost reach out and pet him! 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.


  4. I love how you made that puppy a heart shaped rug to sit on! Your coloring technique is amazing and so realistic too! Thanks for supporting this hop and sharing your cards. I learned a lot about epilepsy, especially not to hold someone down or put anything in their mouth when they are having a seizure.


  5. Both the cards look fabulous, I live the coloring on Sweet Carolina, the mane looks gorgeous. Thanks for spreading awareness.


  6. These are wonderful cards, adore your card for Time Out-she is so sweet and love the heart background, Thanks for helping us spread the word and joining us at Time Out


  7. Really beautiful cards and fantastic colouring.
    Thank you for using my image Olga.
    Stay safe.
    Lovely to see you on this Hop.
    IKE =^..^=


  8. Lovely to see you back Olga, and two wonderful cards so beautifully coloured too. It’s great to see epilepsy being showcased – my brother had it and so I am quite familiar with it – as well as several friends over the years
    Stay safe


  9. Hi, Olga…..
    Thanks for being a part of the Epilepsy Awareness Hop! Your cards are so adorable. I love how you drew a heart under the doggy. 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 seizure….like 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.
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


  10. What a great set of cards, Olga, for the Purple Blog Hop. Love the background paper and the beautiful colored images. I learned a lot about epilepsy during this hop.


  11. Wow Olga, your creations are just fabulous my dear! I love your coloring of these images! I love the way you’ve kept both backgrounds similar on your designs with all of the hearts! 🙂 Thanks so much for the wonderful information here about Epilepsy and your support with the blog hop! HUGS


  12. Hello, Oga! Your cards are so cute and adorable! The puppy makes me smile! Your colouring is always so beautiful! Happy Purple Day! I learned a lot about epilepsy during this hop. The point I keep in mind is that during a convulsive seizure you should never hold the person down or put anything in their mouth. Please take care of yourself and stay safe and healthy!


Thank you so much for your comment! It always makes me so happy when I read them! xoxo Olga

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