Path of Positivity Challenge – Desire

The first Monday of each month sees the start of a new challenge over at The Path of Positivity. For February the theme is ‘Desire’. It’s is quite apt in our family at the moment. This summer is going to be an exciting and possibly challenging time of us. My husband will be retiring from parish ministry and so we will be moving out of the Vicarage. We recently sold our house and have just put in an offer on another a little bit further away from the parishes we are working in. One of the stipulations of the Church of England is that you cannot retire to your parish. So, naturally we will also be moving house at some point. Also at the end of August our youngest is getting married.

All these life events involve desire; my daughter desires her fiance and I expect also a good wedding day. My husband and I desire a house to turn into a home. My husband desires to retire. As for me, I desire that everything goes smoothly!

In view of possibly the most exciting of all these events, the wedding, I chose to go with that theme for my card.

Materials used:
Ikes Art – With This RingSAM_2591(watermarked)
stamping card
printer card
white A5 card blank
blue card
frame die
congrats die
Copic pens
siver glitter pen
snippets of blue and centura pearl card

Print out three copies of the image and colour with Copic pens, adding some silver spots to the lady’s sleeve with the glitter pen. Cut the hands from one of the images and just the lady’s sleeve from one. Layer them up using a temporary glue and cut all three layers with the frame die. Take the layers apart and then layer them up again using gel glue to add dimension.

Make up a sheet of backing paper using words from the wedding vows and printing it out in grey on white printer card. Matt onto blue card then attach to the card blank.

Die cut ‘congrats’ in blue and centura pearl card and stick together slightly off set. Stick the topper and the sentiment to the card front.

I went with the blue colouring because my daughter is going with blue for her bridesmaids and it is as good a colour as any!

I really enjoy the Path of Positivity Challenge, it does require a bit of thought as you have to say in what way your creation links to the theme. It does not need to be a whole essay, just a line in the link up is fine. There are two great sponsors this time and some great prizes:

  • A $10 gift certificate from Scribbles Designs, one of our guest sponsors this month, for the post or project that the DT deems most inspiring of the bunch.
  • A $15 gift certificate from Ike’s Art, one of our guest sponsors this month, for a person chosen in a random draw based on all entrants.
  • One digital image from Creative Bug Digital SnapShots for each person chosen as a DT Delight.

There will also be:

  • A small selection of digital designer papers from Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles for one lucky person who leaves a comment on posts published during the challenge timeframe.
  • One digital sentiment for every single person who enters the challenge.

So come on over and join us – please, a wam welcome awaits  you.

Thanks for dropping by. Take care.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Crafty Girls Corner #56 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Crafty Challenge-Blog #262 – Celebrations
Create and Inspire #38 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #13 – Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks #7 – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #13 – Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #348 – Love/Valentines/Anniversary
Simply Create Too Challenge #101 – Something New (I used a new image and a new die)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #26 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #70 – Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends – Love
Just Keep On Crafting  February – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards # 29
Sisters of Craft February – Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #297
Crafting From the Heart #97
That Craft Place – Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge #84 – Love is in the Air


About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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16 Responses to Path of Positivity Challenge – Desire

  1. Florence says:

    Beautiful card Pippa. You sound like you have a busy year ahead of you. Lots of exciting changes and challenges. Love the cats whiskers card on the previous post.
    Take care, Flo x

  2. I really enjoyed reading your post Pippa, I hope everything goes well for you with everything coming up. This card is gorgeous and I love how the picture stands out on the background. Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes February link-up, Just keep on creating. I hope to see you around again 🙂
    Susan xx

  3. SARN says:

    Great card Pippa. I certainly hope that your desire for all the life changing events due this year going smoothly comes to fruition.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. IKE says:

    This is just soooo beautiful 🙂 I love how you coloured and cut it. Amazing !! 😀
    I hope all your moves and changes go well for you all – it certainly sounds like an exciting year for everyone.
    Thank you for using one of my images – it was a pleasure to Sponsor you.

    IKE x

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  5. Katrina says:

    Pippa, what a year you have coming! Your card is beautiful; I love the way you used the text in the background with your image. Best wishes in all the desires of your family!

  6. jmhave44 says:

    Loved this post, and the way you’ve tied in what is going on in your life with the Positivity theme. I expect it is a bit sad to have to leave your current abode for a new home, even if it is exciting. Hard to leave old friends, but you will be making new friends, that probably will become dear as well. And great that your DH can look forward to retirement and doing things at his own pace & desire. I hope that all these wonderful events will go very smoothly for you all. Loved the card. A very special image, and looks grand placed over the print background. TFS & Blessings.

  7. Rae Ann says:

    Best of luck to you and your future events! This card is beautifully colored and I love this image in a CAS design.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Anything Goes challenge.

  8. aunty sue says:

    lovely creation thanks for joining us at CRAFT in this weeks challenge. Good luck

  9. brendan808 says:

    Pippa, I hope all these desires come true for you and your family! This is a lovely card, such a wonderful image and your design is perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at CRAFT Challenge!

  10. Dewi says:

    Gorgeous! Thanks for joining at Creatalicious: Love is In The Air

  11. An unusual theme and a lovely card. All the best with your family desires for the coming year, I desire that my husband’s op goes well next Thursday ! Thanks for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck and best wishes, Anne DT x

  12. Melanie says:

    A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our “love is in the air” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (DT Crafty Friends)

  13. aileen says:

    Beautiful card Pippa, love all the layers and your colouring.

  14. Jeanette says:

    Such a sweet card!

    Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!

  15. M Samuelson says:

    Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks.
    MaryAnn, DT Member

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