Thursday, 1 October 2015

Eclectic Ellapu October: For A Cause

Hello October! It's time for another month-long challenge over at  Eclectic Ellapu.  Thank you so much for playing along with us last month. So many gorgeous entries! I hope you'll join us again this month.

As always the 2 teams - Pinks and Purples - are playing together, but in their respective sandpits. The Pinkies are playing "For A Cause" and the Purplies are doing all manner of spooky with "Halloween / Dark / Horror".

As a Pinkie, this is an extra special challenge for me. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and this hop is designed to raise awareness about domestic violence, an issue that impacts 1 in 4 women WORLDWIDE. No matter where you live, someone near you is living in fear and in silence. Domestic Violence does not only affect women but also their children.  For more information on Domestic Violence, the social impact and how you can help visit your national domestic violence resource centre.

If you are in Portugal and need help or know of someone who is in need of support, please visit Apoio à Vitima de Violência Doméstica or call Linha da Apoio à Vitima (Hotline) 116 006 Services provided are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.

Our teamie Becca Cruger, better known as the Damsel In Distress, is hosting an extra special Blog Hop to raise awareness among the crafting community. Any type of papercraft/mixed media art project is welcome, as long as it features the colour purple (for domestic violence awareness).

For more details on how to participate in this event please visit the Hop To Stop Facebook Page. A linkup for the hop will be posted on October 1 and will close October 14 over at Becca's Blog Damsel In Distress. Prize winners will be announced October 17. There are TONS of amazing sponsors for this blog hop, so you don't want to miss out!

Here's my card for this cause using papers and sentiment by MHK Designs: Rainbow of Ribbons and Positively Purple. I'm keeping it simple so that the message will stand out.

The only extras in this card are the Prima Flowers and sequins. I've cut out a couple purple ribbons from this digi set and used the smaller one to make the 'o' in you.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: AG
Wonderful Wednesday #30: AG
Word Art Wednesday #203: AG
Inspiration Destination #52: AG
Crafting By Design October: AG
Hop To Stop: Domestic Violence Awareness


Now it's your turn to create and link up your labour of love over at the Eclectic Ellapu Challenge Blog. Remember, we have 2 concurrent challenges: "For A Cause" for the Pink Team and "Halloween / Dark / Horror" for the Purple Team. You can enter one or both challenges as many times as you wish, but make sure you link up your projects by 11:59pm UK on 31st October 2015.

Thank you for stopping by today and have a fabulous month!



  1. Gorgeous card and My Favourite colours Asha..Loz

  2. Thoughtful and beautiful card! Love the use of oval dies and purple! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes”” Challenge!

  3. Beautiful cards...gorgeous coloring. Thank you for supporting such a worthy cause.

  4. Wow, Asha... I just love the whole design of this. You've really showcased the ribbon well and I have to tell you, I teared up reading through your heartfelt words. Thank you for spreading awareness by linking up to the Hop to Stop.

  5. This is a wonderful card with a very thoughtful sentiment. I like how you used Mynn's beautiful papers.

  6. Beautiful card Asha, I like how you used the papers and your window! Donna

  7. Simply beautiful work with a great sentiment, and the thoughts for spreading some awareness through his good cause!

  8. An awesome card for an awesome cause. I love the ribbon used for the "o".

  9. Beautiful card! I love the pretty purple ribbons!
    Take care!

  10. Lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

  11. This is such a cool card...Love the purples. We are blessed that you joined our Challenge this week at Word Art Wednesday. I want to leave you with the Word of God in Psalm 12:1-2 which says, "I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth." Hugs always...

    JO ANN

  12. Love the layout and the wonderful purple ribbons! The bit of bling from the sequins is just perfect!

  13. Hi Asha, beautiful card and such a great cause. Domestic violence is just so awful and has such a knock on effect and leaves the victims so traumatised, something I know first hand about, well done for highlighting the problem, Kate x

  14. Hi Asha! You've created a beautiful card for this awesome cause. I love how you replaced the "o" with the ribbon! Very clever and creative!

  15. What a beautiful card! What a pick me up sentiment for someoune ths is down!! Love the little purple ribbon!

  16. Very beautiful card. thank you for showing your support for this important cause.

  17. A beautiful card Asha, love the sentiment. Carol x

  18. Hello Asha, Fantastic card. I am visiting you via Becca's blog for the Hop To Stop Cause.

    Jade xx

  19. Beautiful card! Love all the different purple shades and patterns you used! The ribbon paper is perfect!

  20. I am stopping by from the "hop to stop". your card is just lovely and I love all your post. I shall have to stop by eclectic ellapu as well. thank you for your inspiration. xo

  21. Lovely card Asha! I really like the purple ribbon paper and fun sequins.

  22. Oh dear I love all the purple on your card
    great oval and great embelishment and I love that sentiment too
    great Purple card my friend..
    hugs, Monika

    1. forgot to tell I love that ribbon too Asha

  23. Asha, this totally ROCKS! I LOVE the layout, bits of shine, and fabulous frame you created! Thank you so much for your support! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  24. Oh lovely this is Asha!! Wonderful design! Thanks so much for joining us at Kraftin' Kimmie.

  25. BEAUTIFUL card!!!
    LOVE all your pretty purples, perfect papers, great design, finished off perfectly with the sparkling sequins!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing :)

  26. Fabulous card and love the papers! TFS

  27. You have made a truly fantastic and courage bringing card!! Love the purples and the designs you used to give this card such an encouraging feel!!! Wonderfully done!!!
    Taunya Butler

  28. Your beautiful card paired with your touching post speak volumes about your support of this worthwhile cause.


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